Cornerstone Press consists of a group of students enrolled in the
semester long English 349: Editing
and Publishing class.
His manuscript was selected by
the class during the Fall of 2012.
The group of 23 students, led by
UWSP faculty member Dan Dieterich,
edited, promoted, advertised, and
sold Rogers’ book.
of the Cornerstone Press group that
selected Rogers’ submission in Fall
of 2012, it was an honor to help make
his dream of getting a book published
become a reality.
On behalf of that semester’s
Cornerstone Press staff, I’d like to
say it was a pleasure to work with
Rogers, and publishing his book, “Among the Leaves: A collection of
Outdoor Essays,” was a memorable
“George is someone who after
you have met him once, you feel
like you have known him forever.
Just talking to him and his wife
for a half hour made you feel like
you were at home,” said Stephanie
School, Cornerstone Press’s Fall 2012
associate social media coordinator.
“Although I never worked with
George Rogers one-on-one, I was glad
to have been able to get to be a part
of the team who got to meet such
a wonderful, intelligent man. His
captivating words and his personality
will definitely be missed,” said Lisa
Deakins, associate substance editor
for Rogers’ book.
Copyeditor for the book, senior Connor Falk, considers himself lucky
that he was a part of the publishing
“He gave all of us at Cornerstone
Press an opportunity to learn and
grow together. And, for that, I can’t
possibly thank him enough. George
will be dearly missed by all of us,”
His passion for the environment
influenced many of his columns.
“Among the Leaves” solidifies many
of the outdoor pieces he wrote.