The Professional Writing Program @ Longwood U


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Selected students of the Professional Writing (PW) Program have effectively presented the top rhetorical analysis papers from ENGL 301-Rhetorical Criticism at Longwood University’s Spring Symposium. (CLICK on the link for the related tweet.) Held on April 24, 2018, the panel symposium featured Karyn Keane (English, concentration in PW), Kim Daucher (Criminal Justice, minor in PW), Savannah Dyer (History, […]

Chelsea Smith has recently presented her paper, “Fluid Manifestation of Gender in Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report at Little No Horse: The Ojibwe Tradition,” at the 2018 Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS) held at Liberty University from April 13-14, 2018. Chelsea’s paper focuses on Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No […]

Congratulations to Karyn Keane, English student concentrating in Professional Writing, for winning the Rosemary Sprague Endowment Scholarship! According to the Longwood University – English Department, “This scholarship is given to a student whose talents and abilities have consistently displayed themselves in the classroom.” Karyn Keane (on the left) at the English Department Award Ceremony

Congratulations to Haley Klepatzki and Charleigh Kondas, both students of the Professional Writing Program, for receiving the William L. Frank Book Award and the Susan H. May Book Award, respectively! The awards are presented to Longwood University English students with the most outstanding academic achievements. Haley Klepatzki (on the left) with Dr. Guler Charleigh Kondas (on the left) with […]

Charlotte Dash, English/Professional Writing Charlotte Dash, a Rhetoric and Professional Writing concentrator, has recently received a CURIO program grant (The Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities) from The Student Research Advisory Council at Longwood University. As part of the CURIO program, Charlotte will complete a research project with the prospective goal of developing and designing an intercultural guidebook, synthesizing the […]

Congratulations to Kimberly Daucher, a Criminal Justice student with a minor in Professional Writing, for successfully completing an internship with Arianna Sharfman Photography in Los Angeles, CA! Kim’s internship focused on developing a professional website and creating/maintaining social media accounts. In Spring 2018, Kim will also complete a study focusing on professional writing in her field of […]

Congratulations to Christopher Crider for successfully completing an internship with STEPS, Incorporated during the fall semester of 2017. STEPS, Inc. is “an internationally accredited, multifaceted regional nonprofit with a 30-year history of positive results to help people break the cycles of poverty.” The organization “creates effective partnerships with local governments, state agencies and other non-profits, […]

Charleigh Kondas has successfully presented her senior paper, “Perhaps We Are All Immigrants: Postcolonial Hybridity in Rupi Kaur’s Poetry,” to a full Martinelli Board Room at Longwood on Friday, December 1st. Charleigh’s expected graduation is in May 2018. Charleigh delivering her paper (on the right) Charleigh has also completed an internship with the Rhetoric and […]

Hi, Rhetoricians: Check out this opportunity for civic writing in London. As the flyer states, for more information, email or or visit You should also consider Longwood in Spain to work on your Spanish as well as civic writing courses. Here is the program website:

During the summer of 2017, Chelsea Smith successfully completed an internship at The Greenwood Library. Chelsea, who studied professional writing with Dr. Heather Lettner-Rust and technical writing and rhetoric with Dr. Elif Guler, reflects on how her studies in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program at Longwood University have informed her experience: “I enjoyed completing my internship with Greenwood […]