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Writing & Rhetoric Student Organization (WRSO)

The Writing & Rhetoric Student Organization (WRSO) was founded originally as the Writing Program Student Organization on September 10, 2014. Comprised of six executive board members and several active members, the WRSO works to bring together undergraduate writing majors and minors for social events, professional development workshops, community service initiatives, and networking.

The mission of the WRSO is to build community and share opportunities within the Writing Program by connecting students to resources and fostering relationships between faculty, WRT alumni, and each other.

2024-2025 Officers

  • Ilhy Gomez Del Campo Rojas, President
  • Katherine Nikolau, Vice President
  • Ross Sammons, Secretary
  • Kate Phillips, Fiscal Agent
  • Tori Baker, Social Media Coordinator & Graphics Chair
  • Poe Porter, Social Media Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Mulz, Graphics Chair
  • Cynthia Pope, Faculty Advisor

Year in Review

Connect With Us!

We’re always looking for creative ideas to help our fellow Writing majors. If you have any ideas for an event or if you would like to help the WRSO contact us on Facebook, Instagram or via Email at

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Maryann Akinboyewa and guests

The Writing Rhetoric Student Organization’s goal is simple: to build community within the Writing Program. “We wanted to make an organization that could forge a bond between faculty and students in the Writing Program. Everyone working together, networking their resources, and making a stronger program as a whole,” says WRSO co-chair Johnathan McClintick, "We were super-excited by the turnout at the WRSO social, and feel it’s just the beginning of great things to come.”

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Assistant Professor Brice Nordquist and Writing and Rhetoric Major Chamelia Moore chat.

Three students from the Writing Program—Chamelia Moore, Annemarie Menna, and Johnathan McClintick—shared their writing at the social. Moore and Menna, read pieces from Professor Kevin Browne’s class WRT 422: Studies in Creative Nonfiction: Memoir and Spoken Word.

“All of us on the Writing Program faculty have hoped that we would someday have a student organization since the major was established in 2009. We are grateful that this group of student leaders has brought the WRSO into being and are excited about this group’s plans for the future,” says Lois Agnew, Chair and Director of the Writing Program.

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WRSO Group Photo: Eric Weyand, Gilmarie Perea-Ruiz, Morgan Conover, Yevgeniya Muravyova, Maryann Akinboyewa, Johnathan McClintick, and faculty advisor Patrick W. Berry

As the semester winds down, the WRSO looks optimistically towards the future of the Writing Program and its newly founded student organization. “I am looking forward to next semester,” says WRSO co-chair and senior Writing and Rhetoric major Maryann Akinboyewa. “We have so many exciting things planned for all the Writing majors. Everything will be bigger and better.”

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Co-chairs Maryann Akinboyewa and Johnathan McClintick

For more information, email us at or visit the WRSO Facebook page or the WRSO Instagram page.

—story by the Writing Rhetoric Student Organization