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Congratulations to Ireland Seagle, an English major with a concentration in Professional Writing, for getting hired as a consultant at Longwood’s Writing Center! Ireland will begin her training next semester. In the fall of 2021, Ireland completed an internship with Dr. Heather Lettner-Rust to create a Canvas site for Civitae, Longwood’s general education program. Ireland collected […]

  Senator Mark Warner has recently recognized Amber Thomas, an English major with a concentration in Professional Writing and a member of Cormier Honors College, for her academic achievements and professional work at Longwood University. In the fall of 2021, Amber worked for Longwood Writing Center (both as a consultant and an assistant director), where […]

Congratulations to Emily Robertson, one of our new Professional Writing minors, on a successful semester serving as a Feature Writer and on being elected to serve as a leader at two major student organizations at Longwood! During the fall of 2021, Emily has served as a Feature Writer for The Rotunda, Longwood’s Student Newspaper, where […]

Congratulations to Chris Crider, an alumnus of our English/Professional Writing Program at Longwood, for being promoted to a Junior Copywriter at Mission Lane Visa®! “I have been really enjoying [the position of Junior Copywriter] at this company. I have the privilege of copywriting and revising inbound copy requests across departments, so the copies are very […]

Congratulations to Haley Vasquez, a star alumna of our English/Professional Writing Program at Longwood, for accepting the position of Creative Director at Letterpress Communications! Haley is returning to her home state, Virginia, after two years of working as a technical writer at PlayStation in San Diego, California. Haley notes: “I’m so thankful to all my […]

Longwood’s Professional Writing Program has finished Spring 2021 on a great note! Congratulations to our brilliant Professional Writing students on receiving multiple awards of excellence from the Department of English and Modern Languages this year! Payten Bovat: The Marion Camper Fuller Award Ireland Seagle: The Rosemary Sprague Award Amber Thomas: The Maria Bristow Starke Award […]

Check out the changes and NEW course offerings in the Professional Writing Program (starting with the 2020-2021 catalog year)! Here are the upcoming Professional Writing course offerings: SUMMER I – 2021ENGL 210 Introduction to Digital Writing – Online/2 sections – Guler OR Lettner-Rust: “What happens when we hit ‘enter’? And how can we ensure our […]

Congratulations to Amber Thomas for recently receiving the Maria Bristow Starke Scholarship Award, nominated and awarded annually by Longwood’s English and Modern Languages Department to one student for excellent performance in English studies! Ms. Amber Thomas is a junior Longwood student who is majoring in English with a concentration in Professional Writing and a minor […]

Congratulations to Karyn Keane, one of our senior Professional Writing students, for receiving fully funded offers from the Rhetoric and Composition Master’s programs of multiple universities such as UMass Amherst, University of Tennessee, and Michigan State! Karyn was also invited to fly out to Miami University in Ohio and has just announced that she’s committed […]

Proud of our recent Professional Writing alumni! Breanna Henshaw (on the left) has successfully been working as a licensing specialist for the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation. Savannah Dyer (on the right) was recently hired as a researcher at a security company in McLean, VA.