On November 4, John Sweetland was honored for his long-time work with the Dean’s Advisory Committee.  He will retire from the Committee at the end of the Fall 2010 term.  A panel of Sweetland students spoke of the importance of the Sweetland Center for Writing to achieving their goals — both for their written communication skills and for their future careers.  Sweetland’s director Anne Ruggles Gere presented John with a memory book highlighting Sweetland events and including letters from former directors since 1997, when he endowed the Center.