Writing Studies Alum Wins Grants to Help the Healers

When Alexis Sininger took WRIT 2400, Languages of Advertising, it was the start of what would eventually become a career.  

Students in that class worked on integrated marketing campaigns for Wilderness Health Minnesota, a network of independent hospitals in northeastern Minnesota.  Their projects imagined communicating the value of telehealth to doctors and patients alike in rural areas.

Shortly after graduation, Wilderness Health offered Alexis a job.  Now, she’s administrative secretary – but her BA in political science and her minor in professional writing have prepared her for the next phase in her work – grant writing and reporting.  Alexis recently helped to craft a winning proposal for a federal grants to support mental healthcare across the region.

According to Alexis,

"Healthcare has always been a passion of mine. I am happy my degree can be used to assist the medical facilities of the north shore in their grant and marketing needs."

For more information about the Writing Studies major and the Professional Writing minor, visit the Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies website at cahss.d.umn.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/majors, or email program coordinator David Beard at [email protected] 

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