Awards

The SWCA sponsors annual awards that recognize excellence at both the tutor and supervisor levels. Awards are presented at our annual conference. See below for details about awards and the nomination process.

 SWCA Tutor Awards recognize leadership, commitment, and overall excellence of individuals working in an SWCA writing center. Individuals can be nominated in one of three categories: 
  • Undergraduate Tutor
  • Graduate Tutor
  • Professional Tutor
    The SWCA Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding, sustained body of work of a writing center director or supervisor to a particular writing center, the SWCA, or the writing center community at large.

Information about Nominations

  • Nominations and self-nominations are welcome for all awards categories, and are due by Friday, December 10. We have extended the nomination period this year to accommodate changes to the conference format.

  • To submit a nomination, please email the required information to the SWCA Awards Committee Chair, Megan Minarich, at megan.l.minarich@vanderbilt.edu

  • Nominees should be from schools within the SWCA region. For a nominee to be eligible for an award, the nominee, their center’s director, or their institution must be an SWCA member by December 10 of the year in which they are nominated. Award winners are encouraged, although not required, to attend the SWCA conference.

Nomination Requirements: Undergraduate Tutor Award

i. Nominee’s name, email address, and phone number

ii. Nominee’s institutional affiliation and Director’s name

iii. Award  Name—Undergraduate Tutor Award

iv. An explanation for why this person should receive this award (no more than one page)

Nomination Requirements: Graduate Tutor Award

i. Nominee’s name, email address, and phone number

ii. Nominee’s institutional affiliation and Director’s name

iii. Award Name—Graduate Tutor Award

iv. An explanation for why this person should receive this award (no more than one page)

v. A statement (no more than one page) of nominee’s writing tutor philosophy

Nomination Requirements: Professional Tutor Award

i. Nominee’s name, email address, and phone number

ii. Nominee’s Institutional affiliation and Director’s name

iii. Award Name—Professional Tutor Award

iv. An explanation for why this person should receive this award (no more than one page)

v. A statement (no more than one page) of nominee’s writing tutor philosophy

Nomination Requirements: SWCA Achievement Award

i. Nominee’s name, email address, and phone number

ii. Award Name—SWCA Achievement Award

iii. Nominee’s institutional affiliation

iv. An explanation for why this person should receive this award (no more than two pages)

v. A statement (no more than two pages) of the nominee’s writing center philosophy

vi. The nominee’s CV

vii. A statement of support from a peer in the writing center field

Recent Award Recipients

Note: The year shown marks the year these individuals received the award at the annual SWCA conference in February.

Christine Cozzens Research Grant & Initiative Program Spring 2021 Recipient: Emma Catherine Perry & Christina Noelle Lee, University of Georgia, “Between You and Me: Engaging Graduate Students in Conversations about Academic Writing”

Undergraduate Tutor Award: Eileen Bunch, Transylvania University

Graduate Tutor Award: H. Bondurant, Duke University, and Monique Cole, Nova Southeastern University

Professional Tutor Award: Jeff Howard and Kendra Slayton, Georgia Institute of Technology

SWCA Achievement Award: Kirsten Benson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Undergraduate Tutor Award: Genevieve Onyiuke-Kennedy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Graduate Tutor Award: Erika Nelson, Vanderbilt University

Professional Tutor Award: Aaron Colton, Georgia Institute of Technology

SWCA Achievement Award: Russell Carpenter, Eastern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Tutor Award: Keely Mruk, Georgia Institute of Technology

Graduate Tutor Award: Hannah Dean, Nova Southeastern University

Professional Tutor Award: Leah Misemer, Georgia Institute of Technology

SWCA Achievement Award: Bonnie Devet, College of Charleston

Undergraduate Tutor Award: Jordan Long, Transylvania University

Graduate Tutor Award: Jacqueline Lytle, Nova Southeastern University

Graduate Tutor Award: Emalee Shrewsbury, Nova Southeastern University

SWCA Achievement Award: Randall Sessler, Wallace Community College

Past Award Recipients

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