Warren Wilson student Ilinca Popescu of Woodside, N.Y., has been named North Carolina Student Tutor/Consultant of the Year.
Popescu was honored for her exceptional tutoring on campus and in the community and for her leadership in the area of multilingual writing. The award was presented at a conference of the North Carolina Writing Center Network in Greensboro.
Popescu is a second-semester senior double majoring in creative writing and gender and women’s studies. This is her third semester on the Writing Center Crew.
In addition to tutoring her peers, Popescu has worked as a community writing tutor with adults through the Literacy Council of Buncombe County and the Steadfast House. She also has led a writing center book club devoted to learning about how to best tutor multilingual writers.
Popescu and the rest of the Writing Center Crew received funding from Warren Wilson’s Work Program Office to attend the conference in Greensboro.