Thanks to you, IWCA 2021 was a success. Almost 650 attendees members of our community attended over 125 presentations. If you were not able to join us, we are pleased to share links to our three featured presentations, which “Reimagined [Writing Center] Communities of Practice” within International and Indigenous Contexts, and Sherry’s Opening Remarks, which include information about the Board (incoming and outgoing).

In addition to sharing these critical messages, we’d like to share the 2020 Award Winners:

Outstanding Article:

McBride, Maureen, and Molly Rentscher. “The Importance of Intention: A Review of Mentoring for Writing Center Professionals.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 17, no. 3, 2020, pp. 74-85.

Outstanding Book:

Shannon Madden, Michele Eodice, Kirsten T. Edwards, and Alexandria Lockett, editors. Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers. Utah State University Press, 2020.

Future Leaders:

    • Tetyana (Tanya) Bychkovska, Northern Arizona University
    • Emily Dux Speltz, Iowa State University
    • Valentina Romero, Bunker Hill Community College
    • Meara Waxman, Wake Forest University

Please join us in celebrating a successful conference, in acknowledging our award winners, and in thanking the many volunteers whose efforts made all of this possible.

We’ll close this brief message with a list of people we would like to thank:

    • Conference Chair: Georganne Nordstrom
    • Conference Committee: Kat Bell, Joe Cheatle, Leigh Elion, Brian Hotson, Lingshan Song, Travis Webster, Scott Whiddon
    • Awards Chairs: Lingshan Song and Leigh Elion
        • Article Awards:
            • Candis Bond (Chair)
            • LaKela Atkinson
            • Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison
            • Alexandria Lockett
            • Beth Towle
            • Scott Whiddon
        • Book Awards:
            • Nicole Irene Caswell (Chair)
            • Dianne Baldwin
            • Elise Dixon
            • Becky Jackson
            • Karen Moroski-Rigney
        • Future Leaders:
            • Rachel Azima (chair)
            • Tammy Conard-Salvo
            • Wonderful Faison
            • Sohui Lee
            • Anna Treviño
        • Works-in-Progress: Joseph Cheatle
        • Ideas Exchange: Katrina Bell
        • Mentor Matching: Molly Rentscher and Maureen McBride
        • Sponsorships: Laura Benton
        • Social Media: Brian Hotson
        • Poster Session: Red Douglas
        • Ignite Session: Avree Ito Fujita and the members of the IWCA Executive Committee
        • Our IWCA Treasurers Elizabeth Kleinfield and Michelle Milley
        • Proposal Review: Holly Ryan
        • Program: Sherry Wynn Perdue

With Great Relief and Appreciation,

Your IWCA Leadership Team