Writing Center

Writing Center Staff

 

Writing Center Director 

Gina R. Evers directs the on-campus Writing Center at Mount Saint Mary College. In this capacity, she hires, trains, and supervises the Writing Center staff; collaborates with Mount faculty and staff on writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives; develops co-curricular, writing-related programs and celebrations; and oversees the day-to-day administration of the Writing Center.

Evers holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Ithaca College. Prior to her work at the Mount, Evers taught College Writing courses at American University, where she also tutored a diverse student population in two different writing-center environments. Evers has worked within the field of higher education for the past 10 years, serving in the areas of residential life and judicial affairs, campus activities, and alumni relations. She is also a published poet and nonfiction writer. Evers is originally from Chicago, Ill. She can be contacted at either gina.evers@msmc.edu or 845-569-3626.

 

Writing Center Administrative Assistant 

Lily Frank is the Administrative Assistant for the on-campus Writing Center at Mount Saint Mary College. In addition to welcoming visitors into the Writing Center, she is responsible for the management of the Writing Center schedule, maintenance of the Writing Center's web presence, coordinating Writing Center events, and working with Writing Center work study students.

Frank is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentrations in Hispanic studies, business, and psychology. She also served as a Writing Center tutor from 2012-2014. In addition to her studies and work at the Mount, Frank is a part-time clerical youth services librarian in Walden. She is originally from Montgomery, N.Y. She can be contacted at lily.frank@msmc.edu or 845-569-3629.

 

 

 

Writing Center Tutors

Writing Center Tutors are current Mount Saint Mary College students who assist their peers in all stages of the writing process. Through one-on-one, fifty-minute consultations, tutors can help students brainstorm and organize ideas; structure sentences, paragraphs, and essays; strengthen their arguments; incorporate research and appropriate systems of citation into their writing; improve their grammar and style; and more! Writing Center Tutors are also involved in planning and facilitating writing-related, on-campus events.

 

Tess Allen is a senior English Adolescent Special Education major at Mount Saint Mary College. She is an active member of The Literary Society, The Poetry Club, Habitat for Humanity, and The Rotaract Club. Writing has always been her passion. Some of her strengths include organization, planning essays, subject focus, sentence structure, brainstorming, and making the editing process less intimidating. She loves learning about the writers through their work. Allen is originally from Grantham, New Hampshire.
Rebecca Colombie is a junior Physical Therapist/ Psychology major at Mount Saint Mary College. Though her major is not English based, she has always enjoyed writing. She is able to successfully compose a broad spectrum of writing projects and can help with writing process for any class. Her strengths include brainstorming ideas as well as a keen focus on the grammar and mechanics of an essay. She is from Litchfield, CT.
Emily DiBiase is a senior at Mount Saint Mary College, and she has been working at the Writing Center since September 2013. DiBiase fell in love with writing during her high school years, when she discovered her talent as a short-story writer. It was this passion for writing that led her to become an English major at the Mount, where she is also working toward a minor in religious studies. DiBiase was previously employed as a freelance reporter for a local newspaper and has since worked on a few independent projects. Her strengths include attention to grammatical details as well as writing with sensory description, allowing scenes to come alive on the page. DiBiase is originally from Mahopac, N.Y.
Rebecca Gordils is a junior at Mount Saint Mary College. She is majoring in Communications-Journalism with minors in both Public Relations and Theater. She is the columns and features editor as well as treasurer for Mount Messenger, the online campus newspaper. She writes for an online fashion blog for Boottique Inc. and has previously won an Editor’s Choice Award for her poetry which she has performed at nationally ranked poetry competitions and slams. Her strengths include creativity and brainstorming, as well as making writing enjoyable to write and interesting to read. Gordils is originally from Bronx, NY.
Danielle Nunziato is a sophomore nursing major at Mount Saint Mary College. She has always enjoyed the writing process and helping fellow students get their ideas on paper. Some of her strengths include organization, planning, grammatical revision, and establishing coherence throughout her work. She has a passion for supporting other students and their writing, as she focuses on conveying the student's argument throughout his or her paper. Nunziato is from Warwick, NY.

Anna Salvatore is a junior at Mount Saint Mary College. She is in the Education Program, studying childhood and special education with a Math major and a Psychology minor. She is the president for Aging United as well as the secretary for Big Brother Big Sister at the Mount. Her strengths as a writer are grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. She loves to encourage students to work hard, while showing them that writing does not have to be a painful task. Salvatore is originally from East Lyme, Connecticut. 
Kate Terry is a graduate student at Mount Saint Mary College, where she is pursuing her Masters Degree in Literacy and Special Education. She has a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and is currently a teacher in the Ellenville Central School District. As an educator, Terry is adept at working with students in multiple areas of study and all levels of education. As a writer, Terry's strengths are brainstorming, organizing ideas, essay structure, grammar, mechanics, and the overall writing process. Her enthusiasm and energy help make the writing process both productive and enjoyable. She is originally from Middletown, N.Y. 
Amanda Wright is a junior at Mount Saint Mary College. She studying Adolescent Education with Special Education Certification and a concentration is English. She enjoys reading, writing, and performing in Different Stages. Some of her strengths include creating coherent essays and paying special attention to spelling and grammar. She hopes to inspire students to improve their writing skills and develop an appreciation for writing. Wright is from High Falls, N.Y.
  

Writing Center Work-Study Students

Mount Saint Mary College work-study students are a vital asset to the Writing Center. Our students aid in welcoming visitors into the office, and assist in the important behind-the-scenes duties that are important in ensuring the the Writing Center run smoothly. Work-study students are also involved in the planning and facilitating of writing-related, on-campus events.

 

Rebecca Gordils is a junior at Mount Saint Mary College. She is majoring in Communications-Journalism with minors in both Public Relations and Theater. In addition to being a Writing Center Tutor, Rebecca also works as a work-study student. She is the columns and features editor as well as treasurer for Mount Messenger, the online campus newspaper. She writes for an online fashion blog for Boottique Inc. and has previously won an Editor’s Choice Award for her poetry which she has performed at nationally ranked poetry competitions and slams. Gordils is originally from Bronx, NY.
Leanne Labetti is a sophomore at Mount Saint Mary College. Her major is in Public Relations with a minor in Business and a Pre-Law concentration. She aspires so obtain a law degree. Writing has always been her strong suit and she enjoys helping others in strengthening their writing skills. She loves to travel and take road trips with friends. Labetti is originally from Long Island, New York. 
Kayla McKnight is a sophomore at Mount Saint Mary College. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. She has always enjoyed writing and strives to incorporate it into her daily life. McKnight is both friendly and easy going, and enjoys meeting and helping others. McKnight is originally from New Paltz, N.Y.
Brooke Simmons is a freshman Nursing major at Mount Saint Mary College. In the future, she hopes to fulfill her nursing career in pediatrics. Some of her strengths include organization, planning, and time management. She is eager to help whenever needed, on any given task. Simmons is originally from Wayne, New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

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