Department of English

(Left to Right) Kathleen Bure, Kayla Smiddy, Ms. Sumerel, Ellen Watts, and Renee Poland are all proud to have received the national Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2013/2014 year. UNCW's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta received this award at the annual convention in Savannah, Ga.
(Left to Right) Kathleen Bure, Kayla Smiddy, Ms. Sumerel, Ellen Watts, and Renee Poland are all proud to have received the national Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2013/2014 year. UNCW's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta received this award at the annual convention in Savannah, Ga.

Service Learning

For Students

"The depth of the course (Introduction to Professional Writing) has increased professionalism in my job, as well as in my other classes." ~ Former Professional Writing Student

While students may embark on service learning in a variety of English classes, English 204-Introduction to Professional Writing focuses on service learning projects for the entire semester. This course has no prerequisites, serving as a gateway to the Professional Writing Program.

ENG 204 is open to all majors.

For more information, contact Michelle Manning.

For Clients

"Working for an actual client has better prepared me for the professional workplace." ~Former Professional Writing Student

Clients and their student consultants form a symbiotic relationship: The organizations receive needed aid while the students gain real-world experience in the field of professional writing.Shontoya Janay Saddler holds some celebratory balloons after her Spring 2012 induction into Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. - Photo by Shirley Mathews

The Professional Writing Program encourages agencies to work with students on semester-long projects. In the past, students have created brochures, pamphlets, publicity packets, instruction manuals, as well as updated Web sites.

The program needs approximately 20 clients per semester. If interested, please contact Michelle Manning.