What an honor to be named an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC)!
After filling out an application that documented what I have done for the Society and the profession, my application was reviewed by a committee of my peers, who evaluated my career and accomplishments against established criteria.
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I’ll receive recognition at the annual conference Summit in May.
2017 Distinguished Chapter Service Award
The Distinguished Chapter Service Award (DCSA) is presented by the Board of STC. The Council of each chapter can nominate candidates each year. The number of nominees allowed from a chapter depends on the size of the chapter. The DCSA committee reviews the nominees and submits those approved to the Board for consideration. The Board reviews the nominees and determines which nominees will win the award.
Not every chapter nominates candidates each year. Sometimes there are no members who meet the criteria for the award. Criteria include length and variety of service to the chapter. Nominees are also expected to have contributed throughout the time they have been members.
2015 Carl E. Klug President’s Award
In 2004, the Rochester STC council named this award, previously the President’s Award, for Carl E. Klug, its first recipient in 2002. Carl served the chapter as treasurer for two terms and volunteered for many other chapter activities. Everyone enjoyed working with Carl, a dependable and knowledgeable chapter member. His quiet competence impressed all who knew him and his understated sense of humor lifted our spirits.
The criteria for the award is established each year at the discretion of the Chapter President.
2013 Barbara Knight Most Valuable Member Award
The Barbara Knight Award was established as a distinguished service award at the chapter level, and was presented to Barbara Knight for her great service to the Chapter. Subsequently, the award was called “the most valuable member award.” With Barbara’s untimely passing in 1984, the award was named for her.
Traditionally the Barbara Knight Award is given to a member who does not hold an elected office. This is because Barbara Knight has been remembered primarily for service in non-elected roles. However, Barbara was the long-time recording secretary of the Chapter. Ordinarily, only one award is presented each year.