Co-Authored Article Appears In National Publication
Hannah Scheckelhoff ’11 has shown excellence on the field for three years as a standout for Wittenberg’s field hockey team. Following the publication of her first nationally published article in Library Media Connection in October 2009, co-written with her mother, Terrie, her fine writing skills are also on display.
Both mother and daughter are involved in different ways with guiding students: Hannah as a peer editor in Wittenberg’s Writing Center, and Terrie as an administrator at Columbus School for Girls, and a national presenter and author on youth-related topics.
“The summer before my freshman year of college, my mom received her Ph.D. in higher education,” Scheckelhoff said. “Between the two of us, we decided we had an interesting perspective on a variety of academic topics and wanted to publish something together.”
They chose a subject that drew on their common experiences — the finer points of writing for students before entering college. The finished article, titled “Learn from the Experience of a College Writing Center Peer Editor: The Basics for Pre-College Students,” takes a prospective college student through writing basics in a friendly, yet informative manner.
“We had many ideas, but this particular one seemed to come to life very easily,” said Scheckelhoff, a political science major and English minor who hopes to go on to law school after graduating from Wittenberg. “Because of my work at the Writing Center, I had been talking a lot with my mom about some of the major issues even college students still have with writing.”
Scheckelhoff has helped the Tigers to a 35-21 record during her career, including last year’s records of 12-6 overall and 10-2 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). Wittenberg won the 2009 NCAC regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the eighth time in program history.