The Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive, welcoming environment where all Graceland students can work together with trained tutor on improving both their writing knowledge and skills. The Writing Center assists students in all majors and at any stage of the writing process to become better, more confident writers.
Students will work with writing tutors. These peer tutors are experienced readers and writers specifically trained to assist students of all levels and abilities with their writing.
The Writing Center offers both face-to-face tutoring (for students on the Lamoni campus) and online tutoring (for any distance, Graceland University students).
MEET THE GU STUDENT WRITING TUTORS:
Name: Demeia Johnson
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Major (s): Criminal Psychology & Sociology Minor: Hispanic Studies
Activities outside of the Writing Center: Reading
Favorite Quote About Writing: "A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world." by Susan Sontag
Name: Trevor Rogers
Hometown: Riverton, Illinois
Major (s): Communication
Activities outside of the Writing Center: Sports fan
Favorite Quote About Writing: “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers” by Isaac Asimov
Name: Kassidy Topliff
Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
Major (s): Nursing
Activities outside of the Writing Center: Graceland Softball
Favorite Quote About Writing: "You can make anything by writing." by C.S. Lewis.
Name: Tabitha Watson
Hometown: Sugar Creek, Missouri
Major(s): Business Administration with minors in Accounting and Ag Business
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Gadets
Favorite Quote about Writing: "We write to test life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." by Anais Nin.
Name: Georgia Seagraves
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Major(s): Hispanic Studies and International Studies
Career Goals: High School Spanish Teacher
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Student Pastor, Theater, Chaplain, Music Enthusiast.
Favorite Quote About Writing: "Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences." by Sylvia Plath.
Name: Abby Dodd
Hometown: St Louis, Missouri
Major(s): Criminal Justice and English, minor in Philosophy
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: symphonic band, history club officer.
Favorite Quote About Writing: "Geniuses can be scintillating and geniuses can be somber, but it's that inescapable sorrowful depth that shines through -- originality." by Jack Kerouac.
Name: Kamryn Leavitt
Hometown: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Major(s): Elementary Education
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Rugby, reading, Hiking, Thrifting.
Favorite Quote About Writing: "If you waited for perfection, I would never write a word." by Margaret Atwood.
Name: Molly Sharp
Hometown: Locust Glove, Oklahoma
Major(s): English, minor in Hispanic Studies
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: cheer, very active on her hall, which is Paloma!
Favorite Quote About Writing: "A writer is by nature a dreamer-- a conscious dreamer." by Carson McCullers.
Name: Jordan Denny
Hometown: Folsom, California
Major(s): Criminal Justice
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Wrestling, House Council, COSA Representative
Favorite Quote About Writing: "If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal -- you have a wish." by Steve Maraboli.
MEET THE GU WRITING CENTER DIRECTOR
Name: Dr. Roger Powell
Hometown: Creston, Iowa.
BA, English, Graceland University, 2012
MA, English, University of North Dakota, 2014
PhD, English: Composition and TESOL, 2018, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Activities Outside of Writing Center: Traveling, Hiking/Backpacking, Watching the Kansas City Chiefs, and Hanging out with my wife, family, and friends.
Favorite Quote About Writing: "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all else: read a lot and write a lot." by Stephen King.