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Colleen Dieckmann

Associate Faculty

I currently teach English Composition at Valencia College. An instructor for over 15 years, I have taught regular semester and summer sessions, accelerated, hybrid, online, and service learning classes in English Composition, Technical/Professional Writing, and Creative Writing. I enjoy guiding students on their journey to become stronger writers – both for academic success and for their own writing exploration and path toward publishing.

Although my first love is writing and the arts, I have a strong background in business as a team member and subsequent assistant manager in the family resort business. I earned my BA in Business Administration and Organizational Communication and continued my diverse business and writing experience while completing my Masters in Creative Writing at Murray State University and beyond.

My passion is poetry, written and spoken, and I have been active in the spoken word community in several states. I'm also very active in several community organizations. I sing with Voices of Valencia (Valencia East Campus) where I had the opportunity to sing Candlelight at Epcot in December for several years. I was also a member and board member of the Orlando Circle of Friends that produced shows and other fundraising events to support local community partner organizations such as Freedom Ride and New Hope for Kids. For several years I was the webmaster and a board member for Boaters for Books that collected donated books and delivered them to school libraries in the Caribbean Islands. Other roles I have enjoyed include sailing instructor, home school director, band mom, and college application advisor. I also enjoy reading, dancing, and Tai Chi.

For more writing food for thought and resources, find me online here: https://www.facebook.com/ColleenPens
https://www.youtube.com/user/ColleenPens

Email: cdieckmann@mail.valenciacollege.edu

Office: East Campus

Location: EC or TCHS By appointment

Hours:
By appointment

Note Regarding Published Syllabi: Courses may change semester to semester, so be sure you are loading the current semester syllabus. See 'Important Information' below.

     

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All course information is listed on the posted syllabus. Assignment requirements, communication, and deadlines are all available to enrolled students via our Online Blackboard account. If you would like more details regarding any of my classes and are not an enrolled student, please contact me at cdieckmann@mail.valenciacollege.edu to set up a conference. I would be happy to answer your questions.
Last updated 1/13/2015




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