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. and has served as a Writing Center tutor from 2012-2014. She is also an artists who focuses in acrylic painting. 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 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.

Nichole Lopez is a junior at Mount Saint Mary College. She is currently studying Biology and Adolescent Education with a certification in Special Education. She was previously an English Elementary Education Major and has always enjoyed the literary courses offered here at The Mount. She believes that writing is a great way to communicate a message to others. Her strengths include her use of vocabulary, sentence structure, and organization. Working as a Writing Center Tutor is her way of keeping up with her passion for reading and writing. Lopez is originally from Cranston, RI. 

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.
Barbara Rybacki is a senior studying Communications-Public Relations at Mount Saint Mary College. Writing has always been a passion of hers. Some of her strengths include making a writing piece flow, the organization and delivery of an argument, and the editing process. She enjoys all styles of writing but her strength is mostly in journalism related material. She has also written for The Mount Messenger. Rybacki is originally from Washingtonville, NY.
Daniel Witke is a senior at Mount Saint Mary College. He is a double major in Public Relations and Production. Witke is a member of the tennis team and has been a great contributor in each of the last three seasons. He has contributed to the Mount Messenger newspaper and is actively part of the on-campus clubs, Mount Media and The Essence of Poetry. Witke loves film writing and recently created his own short film titled "Evening Anxiety," that can be viewed on YouTube. As the newest member, he is excited to learn while providing fresh insight to the Writing Center. Witke is from Brooklyn, NY. 


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.

Lily Chimenti is a freshman at Mount Saint Mary College, majoring in Nursing. Her interests include reading, acting, and writing poetry. She strives to always be friendly to others and lend a helping hand where one is due. You will never catch her without a smile! Chimenti is originally from Long Island, NY.
Jacqueline Kavana is a junior at Mount Saint Mary College. She is currently studying English in Childhood Education with Special Education and Middle School Extension with a minor in Psychology. She is an active member of the on-campus club, Habitat for Humanity. She is passionate about reading and writing and is always looking for new ways to strengthen her skills. Kavana is originally from Cortlandt Manor, NY.
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 sophomore resident at Mount Saint Mary College. She is majoring in nursing and aspires to become a traveling nurse in developing countries. She became fond of writing after she spent a year working in the Writing Center, and has since contributed to the college’s student newspaper, Mount Messenger. She loves to keep herself organized and motivated. Simmons is originally from Wayne, New Jersey
Tanner Tait is a sophomore majoring in English and Media Studies with a concentration in Production. He is an aspiring author, hoping to fill the shoes of his mother, a published children’s author. He has a passion for poetry and is inspired by Poe, Dante, and Shakespeare. He is currently working on a novel, “From Echo,” which he hopes will one day hit the big screen. His strengths come from creativity, word flow, and a plentiful usage of metaphor. Tait is from Wappingers Falls, NY.
Kelly VanDerlofske is a freshman at the Mount majoring in Nursing. She is a lacrosse player, who loves to run and exercise, and follows a vegetarian diet. She has a passion for writing because she believes that it gives people the ability to be open without criticism. VanDerlofske is from Vernon, New Jersey. 

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