NSC Writing Center Programs Coordinator Paige Hall
Salutations! As you’ve likely noted whilst hyperlink-clicking, my name is Paige. I’m a recent NSC graduate, who now holds a Bachelor of Arts. After transferring from CSN—where I also worked as a Writing Specialist and earned an Associate of the Arts with an English emphasis—I joined the NSC community in 2014 as an English major and Communication minor.
From first speaking to a professor in the English department during Open House to receiving my degree in the mail, my time at NSC was chock-full of opportunities and brimming with support from all directions. I’ve served as an NSSA Junior Senator, spent two semesters as an English 102 Course Assistant and a summer as an English Course Assistant in the Nepantla Summer Bridge Program, continued learning as a Writing Specialist, co-presented at a national writing conference, attended a week-long women’s leadership workshop at UNLV, and completed an honors thesis. Plus, and this is so crucial it requires a separate sentence, I’ve met and worked with mind-blowingly amazing people.
In fact, each of those experiences trace back to someone at Nevada State College, and I therefore feel both gratitude and pride when thinking of our NSC community. In my work as the new Programs Coordinator, I hope to contribute something positive to students’ experiences and take part in fostering a space in which all writers have the opportunity to flourish.
I hope to fill this role for approximately one year, as I want to start law school in August 2017. Right now, however, I want to empower students to learn effectively, to create and share knowledge, to understand academic writing, and to use that understanding in crafting an academic voice that is comfortable and reflective of an individual writer, a unique person with something to say and a reason to say it.
With the prose now tall on the page (and written by a tall Paige at that), I will leave you with a beautiful thought first shared over thirty years ago by an influential and inspirational activist writer:
“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood."