FDTC’s New Writing Center: The Journey Begins

Amtrak was late. We were supposed to depart at 11:39am. It was 11:59 instead. Thus the journey towards Florence-Darlington Technical Colleges's new writing center began. It has always been a journey that started late. In a way, it actually seems fated. When I first came to FDTC in the fall of 2008, my then-department head Sylvia Holmes asked me to visit the school's Success Center to convey the English faculty's complaints to its director. She supposed that my pastoral training would help me convey our disappointments gently and persuasively. Unfortunately (as she half-expected, she told me later), the Success Center director had no intention of hearing any complaints. She brought along her supervisor Carmen, and the two of them proceeded to assault every complaint tag-team fashion. "So you don't have…
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