University Writing Center 40th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Program: Remarks at 2:00pm in Schumacher Flex Commons (1st floor of Moody Library); Reception and Open House to follow in the UWC (2nd floor of Moody) until 3:30pm


  • Provost Nancy Brickhouse
  • Dean Lee Nordt
  • Dr. Dianna Vitanza, founder and first director of the Writing Center (retired)
  • Dr. Kara Poe Alexander, director of the University Writing Center and professor of English
  • Kylee Schwartz, undergraduate consultant and junior social work major

Honored Guests

We are delighted that the former directors of the Writing Center will be in attendance: 

  • Dr. Dianna Vitanza, Founder and Director of the Writing Center, 1983-1991 
  • Ms. Mary Massirer, Director of the Writing Center, 1991-1996 
    • We are delighted that Ms. Massirer will be represented by her husband Van Massirer and her daughter Laura Scott.
  • Ms. Jerrie Callan, Director of the Writing Center, 1996-2004
  • Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman, Director of the Writing Center, 2004-2017 


Please RSVP so that we can get a head count for food and drink.