NEWS

Mount celebrates its writers

May 16, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

The winners of the 2017 MSMC Writing Contest, left to right: Graduate Honorable Mention: Christian Plaza of Newburgh, N.Y.; Undergraduate Winner: Troy Watson of Marlboro, N.Y.; Undergraduate Honorable Mention and Excellence in Research: Lily Goodman of Brewster, N.Y.; and Graduate Winner and Excellence in Research: Smitha John of Carmel, N.Y. 

 

Mount Saint Mary College’s Writing Center recently recognized the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff writers at the Celebration of Writing event.

In addition to showcasing writing from across the curriculum with an open mic session, there were also readings by winners of the 2017 MSMC Writing Contest. The winners were:

  • Undergraduate Honorable Mention and Excellence in Research: Lily Goodman of Brewster, N.Y.
  • Undergraduate Winner: Troy Watson of Marlboro, N.Y.
  • Graduate Honorable Mention: Christian Plaza of Newburgh, N.Y.
  • Graduate Winner and Excellence in Research: Smitha John of Carmel, N.Y.

The Writing Center sponsors a variety events for students throughout the year. The center’s tutors assist Mount students in all stages of the writing process, including brainstorming and organizing ideas; structuring sentences, paragraphs, and essays; strengthening argumentation; incorporating research; appropriate systems of citation; and improving grammar and style.

“Our goal is for every writer to learn and practice at least one writing skill during every consultation,” explained Gina Evers, Writing Center director. “When writers leave the center, we want them to feel confident in their ability and know what the next steps are for their continued improvement.”