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Meet the Center for Writing and Oral Communication Consultants

 

Hayley Buzulencia
Consultant
Major: Environmental Science
Minors: Sociology and Public Health
Bio

Kyle Dreger
Kyle Dreger
Consultant
Majors: Computer Science and English Writing
Bio
Matt Gorman
Matt Gorman
Consultant
Majors: English Literature and Writing
Bio
Jamie Laubacher Jamie Laubacher
Lead Coordinator
Major: English Literature
Minors: Writing and Religion
Bio
Scott Manusakis

Scott Manusakis
Consultant
Major: Psychology
Minor: Intervention Specialist
Bio

 Rachel OConnor Rachel O'Connor
Consultant
Majors: Japanese and Early Childhood Education
Bio
Emily Phillip

Emma Phillip
New Tutor Coordinator
Major: History
Minor: Philosophy
Bio

Gabriella Pishotti

Gabriella Pishotti
Consultant
Major: English
Minors: Writing and Japanese
Bio

Daniel Pritchard Daniel Pritchard
Consultant
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Bio
Abigail Reigle Abby Reigle
Consultant
Majors: Criminal Justice and Economics
Minors: Sociology and English
Bio
           
Hannah Shaffer

Hannah Shaffer
PR/Events Coordinator
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Business Administration and Psychology
Bio

Beth Shockey

Beth Shockey
Lead Coordinator
Major: Writing
Minors: Legal Studies, Political Science, and Psychology
Bio

Alyssa Suffron

Alyssa Suffron
Consultant
Major: Intervention Specialist
Minor: Early Childhood Education
Bio

   
Dr. Cordaro

Danielle A. Cordaro, Ph.D. | Director
Assistant Professor of English
Office: KHIC 230
Phone: 330 823-4893
cordarda@mountunion.edu
Bio

Consultant Bios

Hayley Buzulencia
I am a junior environmental science major with minors in sociology and public health.  Taking a variety of classes at Mount Union has given me plenty of experience in different types of writing: lab reports, citations, literary analysis, and even creative writing.  I really like to work on style. Words are wonderful things, and helping you learn how great they can be is one of my goals as a   consultant. I also have experience doing presentations. Like many people, I get nervous when I have to talk in front of a lot of people and I have methods to share that can prevent these jitters.  When I’m not working at CWOC, I like to be on the run (literally).

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Kyle Dreger
I am a computer science and English writing major with a passion for web design, great typography and public speaking. My love for public speaking comes from an endless pursuit for exceptional writing, and the expressing of that message to an audience. Outside of CWOC, I enjoy playing golf, writing for my website and arguing the finer points of pens, notebooks, text-editors and typefaces. Come stop by!

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Matt Gorman
Hello! I am a sophomore here at Mount with a double major in English literature and writing. One of the things I am familiar with - and enjoy writing - is poetry and forms of creative writing. What I really enjoy doing is reading what other people write, whether it be a professional piece or personal or creative. I think one of the most important parts in the writing process comes immediately following the first draft because at this point the writer’s ideas are on the page ready for organization. I’m able to help with titles, transitions, organizations, and connection to the audience when dealing with oral communication. Besides starting my first year at the CWOC, I sing in the concert choir and also work at Jimmy Johns. I am looking forward to assisting other students in whatever way I can to help them develop on their own to excel in both writing and oral communication.

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Jamie Laubacher
I’m a junior majoring in English literature, with minors in writing and religion. Ideas and the ability to communicate them in different ways and through different mediums has always been something that’s captured my interest, and it’s a big part of why I enjoy working at the CWOC. I enjoy working on the logic and structure of an idea, whether it’s in a paper or a speech—basically fine-tuning the message so that it’s saying exactly what the author is trying to communicate, in the best way possible. I’m looking forward to helping students leave the Center feeling confident not only in their writing and speaking skills, but in their ideas as well.

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Scott Manusakis
I am a senior psychology major with a minor in intervention specialist. I plan on becoming a school psychologist one day, therefore; I find myself comfortable in one-on-one settings. I spend a lot of my time as an assistant high school football coach outside of the time that I spend in the Center for Writing and Oral Communication. I enjoy the overall writing process and working on getting a paper to reflect my strengths as a writer. Not only do I focus on being a good writer but being a good speaker and presenter as well. This happens to be another focus at the Center for Writing and Oral Communication so feel free to stop in anytime if you need help or if you would just like to talk anything psychology/sports related because I’m all ears! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Rachel O’Connor
I am a senior majoring in Japanese and early childhood education. I spend most of my time studying for my next Japanese exam of planning lessons for K-3 students. I am an avid Harry Potter fan and am the co-founder of Mount's intramural Quidditch team.  As for writing, I love helping students work on papers at every stage of the process. Writing has always been one of my favorite ways of expressing what I feel or have learned. Oral communication, on the other hand,  is something that I dreaded up until I started at Mount. I know how terrifying it can be, but I also know that with practice you can work through the fear, and I love to help clients work toward that goal. As an education major, I enjoy helping people in any way I can and I am really excited to be working at the Center for Writing and Oral Communication. I hope to see you soon.

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Emma Phillip
I’m beginning my junior year here at Mount Union as a history major and a philosophy minor. I enjoy reading everything from Aristotle to Harry Potter, and reading is what got me into writing. When I’m not at the CWOC desk or reading, I am also involved all over campus. I’m involved with Greek life, Student Senate, RPB, and finding free food wherever I can on campus, so I understand what it’s like to be busy. Before coming to Mount Union, I participated in show choir and worked at Chick-Fil-A. (And yes, I still love Chick-Fil-A!) I encourage everyone to stop by the CWOC sometime during their four years here because there is so much to learn about writing and giving speeches, and you can only benefit from it. Don’t be shy and I hope to see you soon!

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 Gabriella Pishotti
I am a sophomore English major and a writing and Japanese double minor. I love assisting with any stage of the writing process, especially in areas such as outlining, brainstorming, and building arguments. I have had experience working on research papers and creative writing, as well as cover letters and resumes. I'm experienced in public speaking and understand the nerves that usually come with it. I love helping others become more comfortable with their own presentations and speeches. Besides writing, you will usually find me with my nose in a book or attempting to recreate my latest find on Pinterest. Please feel free to stop in and see me - I'd love to help you out in any way possible!

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 Daniel Pritchard
I am a sophomore biology major with a minor in chemistry, though I enjoy English literature and writing.  I am very familiar with the format of biology and chemistry lab reports, but also have experience with MLA style.  Though I am a science major, I nearly studied writing so genuinely enjoy the process and helping people along in their own way. I also have a lot of experience with organizing lab reports and planning how to best use evidence throughout. I used to run cross country and still run on my own, and am also very involved with my fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, along with Student Senate.  I am a very friendly person so would love to help you with anything you need, feel free to stop by!

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Abby Reigle
I am a senior double majoring in economics and criminal justice, with minors in sociology and English. After graduating from Mount Union, I plan on attending law school and eventually becoming a corporate attorney. While I have the most experience with research-related papers and papers analyzing literature, I’m happy to help with any genre of writing. I am comfortable working with APA format and citations, in addition to MLA.  I also have a good deal of PowerPoint experience and would be happy to assist with any sort of presentation or public speaking project.

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Hannah Shaffer
I am a senior public relations major with a double minor in business administration and psychology. I aspire to work in the event planning or journalism field upon graduation. I love summer, traveling, chai tea lattes and Taylor Swift. I am available to help with all stages of the writing and public speaking process, from outlining to perfecting the final draft. I look forward to helping you recognize your creativity through brainstorming and hopefully turning the writing process from nerve-wracking into a rewarding experience!

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Beth Shockey
I am a senior writing major with minors in legal studies, psychology, and political science. I love to read and watch movies in my spare time. After I graduate from Mount Union I plan to attend law school. I am comfortable helping out at any point in the writing or speech giving process, from brainstorming ideas to working on a final draft. I look forward to working with you in the future, so feel free to come see me anytime!

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Alyssa Suffron
I am a sophomore intervention specialist major with a minor in early childhood education. I enjoy modern literature such as the Harry Potter series, but my favorite author is Jane Austen. I am a sister of Alpha Chi Omega and I currently serve on our executive board. I love the theatre and get involved in as many productions at Mount Union as I can. If I ever find free time it is spent with my friends, watching Grey’s Anatomy or Game of Thrones, and skiing in the winter. When I write for fun I compose poetry, but my greatest strengths are in presenting. Whether you need to pick a topic, consolidate your sources, or just need practice delivering your speech, I am more than happy to work with you through any step of the oral communication process. If you have concerns about a writing assignment, I am just as excited to help with that, too. Stop by anytime for an appointment, I always love visitors!

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Danielle Cordaro
I am the director of the University of Mount Union Center for Writing and Oral Communication. I have a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition from Purdue University. It is a privilege to work with consultants who are committed and passionate about helping peers tackle challenging writing and speaking projects. The most significant reward of my work as director is seeing students across our campus benefit from the hours of training and ongoing education that consultants receive. In addition to CWOC work, I am an assistant professor of English and teach a variety of writing courses, including Writing and the Web, Intro to Creative Writing, and Professional Writing. I am also a member of the Ohio Mushroom Society and enjoy collecting outsider art, hiking, biking, sunny days and sleeping in on weekends.

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