Pat Morelli, Director of the Centralized Tutoring Center, has been involved in post-secondary writing center and academic support work for 35 years, 24 of them here at the University of Hartford. Pat is the inaugural director of the CTC, which was launched in fall 2019. Pat’s studies have been in English, Composition, and Secondary Education. Pat's other academic interests are poetry; history; women's studies; music, film and other mass media. She is a published poet, and she loves baking, cooking, reading, and hanging out with her two grandsons. Pat joined the University's First-Year Writing Program in fall 1997, and she has been a Learning Community faculty member since 1998 and on the Leadership Team of the Atlantic Center for Learning communities.