Blake Lubinski, '17, received a scholarship for graduate study to James Madison University. Ms. Lubinski will pursue a master’s degree in writing, rhetoric and technical communication at James Madison University. While there, she will also will work as a graduate assistant in the University Writing Center. At Loyola, she was a double major in writing and communication with concentrations in journalism and advertising/public relations. Her primary interest is in rhetoric and its ability to effect social change. After learning how to write proposals, white papers and other persuasive works, she applied those skills to class assignments about physician-assisted suicide, the legalization of marijuana and other contemporary issues.
She writes, "Loyola’s Writing Department significantly influenced my education and career path. Through its diverse courses, the department introduced me to professional, technical and other writing genres that I enjoyed, yet had not known existed. In addition, thanks to the department’s knowledgeable faculty, I received helpful guidance about classes and graduate school programs that fit my interests. And, through the department’s extracurricular opportunities, including Corridors, Pi Epsilon Pi and more, I realized my hope to collaborate with other writers."