Atlanta, GA— The International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) has awarded Dr. Michele Eodice, Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and Director of the OU Writing Center, the Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award (MHOSA), IWCA’s highest honor.
Dr. Eodice was recognized for both the breadth and depth of her long-time, exceptional service to the IWCA and the profession. This service includes her continued leadership of the OU Writing Center, award-winning books and research, generous mentoring and support of writing center students and professionals worldwide, and past service as president of IWCA and editor of the field’s flagship publication, The Writing Center Journal. As nominators and committee members noted, Dr. Eodice “has modeled inclusivity; supported writers, tutors, directors, and researchers; connected people and helped people identify their individual callings; and turned her vision for writing centers into action that has impacted her communities locally, nationally, and internationally.”
Given only every two years, the MHOSA is awarded at the IWCA annual conference in recognition of an individual’s significant and sustained service to the writing center community. The selection committee for this award is comprised of previous MHOSA recipients and several IWCA past presidents. While Dr. Eodice was unable to attend the IWCA Awards Program, Professor Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison, a former student and OU Writing Center Alum accepted the award on Dr. Eodice’s behalf.