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Attention Writing Center Alumni
Email Tom Denton ( email@example.com )your updated contact information if you wish to be included in the alumni directory. Be sure to include your current, preferred email address (and phone # for Angel registration purposes only). If you wish, please include a brief current bio and digital pic for our Alumni News column. We'll be glad to post for you.
Jerusha Aman ('09) After graduating from Dutchess Community College in 2009 with an AA in liberal arts-humanities and AS in business administration, I transferred to Boston University where I received a BS in communication/public relations and a minor in dance. Looking for a quick and creative way to earn extra money right out of college, I tutored two Taiwanese students in conversational English and one Ethiopian student in writing. Thanks to Mr. Denton and the DCC Writing Center, the tutoring skills I developed played a key role in enabling me to support myself as a dancer and to make my artistic dreams become a reality. This past spring while interning for a Boston-based contemporary dance company – Urbanity Dance, I had the opportunity to develop community partnerships and lead Urbanity in receiving a $20,000 grant from the BPS (Boston Public Schools) Arts Initiative to expand arts education opportunities for high school students. As a result, I was hired full-time as the Community Relations Manager where I train with company dancers, teach dance to children and youth of all ages, and lead the community outreach efforts of the company.
Kenyatta McKenzie ('09) Since graduating from DCC in 2009, I have become the Grand Emperor of a chain of several small islands in between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Florida. I am a good ruler. In fact, in 2011, I issued an edict that wholly eradicated unemployment and taxation. I am a good ruler. I presently have plans to build many new science and technology facilities. In 2012, I received a B.A. from Hampshire College.
NEWS FROM THE WRITING CENTER
All of you former tutors: have you ever heard of the LiveScribe pen? You would if you were with us now. Google it. LiveScribe is going to become part of our regular tutoring practice. And we're checking out Google Docs for online tutoring. Things are changing. But we still love best our down and dirty face-to-face tutoring. This year we'll be doing special projects with ESL students and the nursing program. We just finished loaning our space to Smart Start, a summer program focused on college readiness for new students. 2012-13 will be another very busy year.
We love seeing old friends/tutors who visit the Writing Center. Many of you are moving forward in your lives to destinations we wouldn't have predicted . . . in a good way! If you can't visit, keep in touch by sending some news about where you are now, what and how you are doing. I will be happy to post it on the alumni news page.