The CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence Selection Committee, chaired by Martha Townsend, and including Tina Good, Susan Marie Harrington, Michael Pemberton and Dan Royer, had the difficult task of choosing among an outstanding field of submissions. The Marquette program was chosen as the one of the best.
The selection committee found Marquette's program exemplary for its integration into its university community, with significant outreach to disciplines across campus; its particular sensitivity to diversity issues and attempt to create a writing program that contributes to social good; and its attempt to base programmatic effectiveness on student writers and writing.
Marquette's First Year English writing program is publicized on the CCCC Web site and in other venues. The selection committee presented Krista Ratcliffe, the First Year English representative, with a certificate at the awards session of the annual CCCC conference in Chicago, in March 2006.