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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.

Congratulations to Haley Vasquez, one of our recent Longwood Professional Writing alumni, for being hired as a senior technical writer at PlayStation/Sony! Haley was one of our superstar Professional Writing students who has recently also received an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University.  

Chris Crider, one of our recent Professional Writing Program alumni, has been hired as a Digital Content Writer at VMek, an international agricultural technology company based in Richmond, VA. Chris has been an active student in the program, previously completing an OSR/CURIO project with Dr. Elif Guler as well as internships with organizations such as  Steps, Inc. […]

Congratulations to Karyn Keane, one of our Professional Writing concentrators, for winning the Rosemary Sprague Endowment Scholarship at the EML Awards Banquet on March 26, 2019! The Professional Writing Program at Longwood is proud of her continuous accomplishments!