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Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center

Jim and Judi Herbert

Dean Lee invites all faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences to join her in honoring Judith Herbert during the dedication ceremony for the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center Friday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 212.

Judith Herbert grew up with a love for literature and graduated from UT with a degree in English in 1963. Through the years, she worked with college students and noticed a lack of good writing skills. When she and her husband Jim reengaged with UT, Judi wanted to make sure all UT students have the opportunity to graduate with excellent writing and communication skills.

Given Judi’s love for English and the written word, the family set up the Jim and Judi Herbert Excellence in Writing Endowment, which provides funding to support the undergraduate tutoring program, services to upper-division students who are not English majors, and develops workshops for faculty across all disciplines to discuss best practices for designing and assessing writing assignments.

“It makes no difference what students are doing – nuclear physics, business, science, agriculture – they still need to be able to express it,” Judi said. “It’s one thing to know it, but to be able to communicate it to someone else is very important.”

Read more about the Herberts’ investment in our college.

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