Writing center lends a hand to students

By Abigail Keefe
November 12, 2004

The office is plain and simple, not filled with degrees from different colleges, or awards that have been earned over the years. Not the type of office one would expect from such an accomplished woman. Susan Waller, the coordinator of the writing center, is a new entity to Cabrini. She is a well-educated woman and Cabrini is very fortunate to have a teacher with so much to offer to her students.

Susan Waller has had extensive educational opportunities. She attended Hunter college in New York and earned a masters in English, along with an adult education masters from Widener University. From there she did her graduate studies at Grace College in Indiana. As of now Susan is ABD, all but dissertation, in the higher education leadership ed. D program at Widener University, and has received her doctoral in higher education. Waller has even had her work published in magazines such as, “Exceptional Parenting” and “Conflict Resolution.”

“Working at Cabrini has been a nice change but an adjustment none the less,” Waller said. Previously, she has worked at Christian Academy High School, Delaware Community College and Northern Junior Christian College. Waller also has extensive experience in writing center, having been an integral part of Widener’s writing center for several years.

“I love writing and teaching, but honestly I love working one-on-one with people,” Waller said. She enjoys seeing the progress people make with their words, “It’s like detective work. You find out new things and see how people write.”

Even though she has been here a short time, Waller has come in contact with numerous rewards but is quite disappointed at the fact that not many people know about the writing center. ‘The center exists for all writers,” Waller said. “The people who do take advantage of the center’s facilities are mainly freshmen and even then the attendance is sporadic. The center needs more upperclassmen.”

“I would like to invite all the members of the Cabrini community to take advantage of the resources that is there for them,” Waller said. People can stop in anytime they are having trouble, or just have a terrible case of writers block. The writing center is there for that very purpose and Waller and her team are more than willing to help.

Posted to the web by Cecelia Francisco

Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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