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Digital, Written and Oral Communication Studio

The Digital, Written and Oral Communication (DWOC) Studio is located in the Mount Union Library, across from the circulation desk. Its mission is to provide a space, technologies, and peer consultations to Mount Union students who are working on writing, oral presentations, and multimedia projects. Consultants provide help with critical thinking at the beginning stages of a project and with support through the writing, speaking, and production process. We can help with essays, reports, employment and graduate school documents, public speeches, PowerPoints, Prezis, videos, audio projects, ePortfolios, and with the Raider Foundations Portfolio required of all second year students as part of the Integrative Core.


DWOC Consultant Schedule Spring 2024

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Meet the Consultants

  1. Joy Beach

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    Hi there! My name is Joy, and I am a third-year Biology and English double major on a pre-med track! On campus, I play the trumpet for the marching band, jazz band, and spring wind ensemble. I am also the Vice President of Membership for the Iota Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national band service fraternity. In addition, I am the Co-Editor and Treasurer of Calliope and am a member of the Honors Program, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Residence Life. In my minimal spare time, I enjoy reading, sleeping, and listening to music. I am looking forward to getting to meet you and helping you with any of your communication needs!


    Pronouns: she/they
    Majors: Biology, English
    Minor: Chemistry
    Year: Junior

  2. Rae Carruthers


    Hi folks! My name is Rae, and I’m a Senior with majors in Writing, Spanish, and Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice. On campus, I am a member of the Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, and Alpha Mu Gamma. In addition, I participate in clubs such as H.O.L.A and S.A.G.E., and I am a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Campus Liaison. I am looking forward to returning to the DWOC Studio and helping you with any communication needs you may have!


    Pronouns: they/she
    Majors: Writing, Spanish, Sociology
    Minor: Criminal Justice
    Year: Senior

  3. Abigail Franks


    Hey there! My name is Abby Franks, and I am a junior here at UMU! I am an Accounting major with minors in Business Administration and English. On campus, I am the Vice President of UMU's Accounting Club and a member of the women’s tennis team, the Honors Program, Delta Mu Delta, and Alpha Lambda Delta. I also work in the Integrative Core Office. Outside of class and tennis practice, I love watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with my dog. I look forward to another year as a DWOC Studio consultant and hope that I can help as many fellow students as possible!


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: Accounting
    Minor: Business Administration, English
    Year: Junior

  4. Ashton Knappenberger

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    Hey there! My name is Ashton, and I am a junior triple majoring in Public Relations, English, and Spanish with a minor in Communications. On campus, I am a Student Ambassador, Preview Guide, RA, the PR chair for Honors Council, the VP of PRSSA, and more! I also work as a liaison for a non-profit organization, Beyond the Game. Outside of classes, I relax by reading murder mysteries, going on walks, or watching Cleveland’s sports teams. I look forward to helping you refine your work and learning from the students that come into the studio!


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: Public Relations, English, Spanish
    Minor: Communications
    Year: Junior

  5. Alexandria Patrone

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    Hello, everyone! My name is Alexandria, and I am a senior here at Mount Union. I am a Management major, with the aspirations of attending law school next year. On campus, I actively participate on the women’s golf team as well as in my sorority, Alpha Xi Delta! Aside from my involvement on campus, I am also a seasonal assistant coach for the PGA Junior League teams at my home course. In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, getting coffee, all things Disney, and spending time with my friends as well as my younger sister. I am extremely passionate about writing and public speaking and am looking forward to seeing you in the studio!


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: Management
    Minors: Leadership Studies, Writing
    Year: Senior

  6. Marissa Scott

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    Hi there! My name is Marissa, and I am a senior majoring in English with a minor in AYA Education. You can find me all around campus, from performing with the theater to giving campus tours to incoming families. In my spare time, I love creative writing, community service, and dance. As much as I enjoy writing, I find it even more exciting to help people get the thoughts in their heads into the world, whether on paper or spoken. I’m looking forward to another great year at the DWOC and hope to see you soon!


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: English
    Minor: AYA Education
    Year: Senior

  7. Emma Staley

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    Hello! My name is Emma Staley, and I am a senior English major here at UMU, with minors in History and French. I am very involved on campus, as I am a Raider Guide, a Raiders Rise Peer Coach, a member of Greek Life, and am involved in several other extracurricular clubs on campus in addition to being a DWOC Consultant. I am always happy to help out with your writing, whether it be your Raiders Foundation Portfolio, your resume, or even a rough draft you need a second opinion on. I am super excited to help everyone meet their academic goals this year!


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: English
    Minors: French, History
    Year: Senior

  8. Kara Williams

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    Hi! I'm Kara, a senior here at Mount Union. I am double majoring in Biology and Studio Art. In addition to the DWOC, I also work in the Center for Student Success as a Raider Guide, a student assistant in the Raiders Rise program, and Greek Life. If you ever need some help or a fresh set of eyes, I'll be here!


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: Biology, Studio Art
    Year: Senior

  9. Claudia Yuhasz

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    Hi! My name is Claudia, and I'm a Junior here at Mount Union! I am majoring in Biology and minoring in Neuroscience and Chemistry. One day, I hope to either become a physician assistant or something else in the healthcare field. In my free time, I enjoy watching rom-coms, going for walks with my puppy, and spending time with friends. On campus, I am involved in our co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, where I serve as the secretary. I also am involved in Tri Beta National Biological Honors Society and the Association for Pre-Physician Assistant Students. I’m excited for my second year as a DWOC Consultant and look forward to helping you with papers, presentations, and anything else you may need!


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: Biology
    Minors: Neuroscience, Chemistry
    Year: Junior

  10. Cecilia Zucchero

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    Hi, my name is Cecilia. I am a sophomore, and I am interested in studying Writing, Business/Marketing, and English. I am a part of the Calliope magazine here at Mount Union, as well as the Honors Program. Outside of school I enjoy writing (poetry mostly), watching movies, and anything involving music. I love writing (…and making pretty PowerPoint presentations…), so I look forward to working with you on anything you might need. :)


    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: Undecided
    Minor: Undecided
    Year: Sophomore