Alumni and Faculty News


WRD alumni and faculty share their recent professional and academic achievements.


Jessica Vician (MA in NMS 2013) and colleague Libby VanWhy (MS in HCI 2014) launched, a parenting website that provides community support for child success, in December 2013.

Laura Collins (MA in NMS 2013) designed the winning logo for the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation’s new project, Gen Ops Plus.  The project expands grant-making opportunities for Chicago-region art groups.

Ana Milena Ribero (MA in WRD 2009) received the Scholars for the Dream Award from the Conference for College Composition and Communication.  Ribero is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona.


Professor Darsie Bowden and Associate Professor of English Lucy Rinehart presented two Teaching Commons workshops on “Reading Strategies — Helping Students Read Effectively.”

Professor Darsie Bowden received a 2014 CCC Research Initiative Grant for her project “Instructor Comments on Student Papers:  Student Perspectives” in January 2013.

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