English department presents annual tech writing prize

Tech Writing Prize

Tarleton State University

Monday, November 26, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton’s Department of English and Languages recently announced this year’s recipient of the Technical Writing Award, established to encourage students to write and communicate professionally and effectively.

Mattie McClean, a senior from Midlothian, Texas, majoring in criminal justice, was named the winner of the annual award that comes with a $250 prize. Dr. Jeanelle Barrett, associate professor and head of the Department of English and Languages, presented McClean the award, which is funded each year by a Tarleton alumnus. McClean was a student of Barrett’s during the fall 2011 semester. Her entry was, Trap-Neuter-Return for Feral Cat Management: A Feasibility Report.

McClean’s report has resulted in the formation of a new student organization to address feral cat management on and around the campus.

“I’m very proud to see that Ms. McClean’s attempt to solve a real problem on this campus has exemplified how well we ‘Keep It REAL’ at Tarleton,” said Barrett. “Ms. McClean has compassionately addressed a need by utilizing her knowledge from several areas and effecting a long-lasting and vital change that will make Tarleton State a better campus. This is real world learning at its best.”

The Technical Writing Award is awarded each fall and given for the best report written by a student in English 309, a technical writing course.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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