Hometown: Ebensburg, Pa.Ian Sonafelt

Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Activities outside the writing center: Reading, Psi Chi Honor Society, and participating in Active Minds

Favorite quote about writing: "Novelists have, on average, about the same IQs as the cosmetic consultants at Bloomingdale's department store. Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought over and over again, improving it just a little bit each time. It is a lot like inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it. All it takes is time." —Kurt Vonnegut