An Excellent Year for our Chapter of Distinction

Patricia Cruz

By Patricia Cruz
Chapter Achievement Award Chair
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC

2012 was a great year for the Orlando Central Florida Chapter. Just a few highlights:

  • We had a lot of fantastic meetings with knowledgeable speakers in the field of tech comm–Joe Welinske, Tristan Bishop, Paul Mueller, and our very own Debra Johnson.
  • We kept the mentoring program alive and well with a new batch of technical communication students eager to learn from our more experienced professional members.
  • We networked with our colleagues all over central Florida at the regional mixers that were held in Melbourne, Lake Mary/Heathrow, and Kissimmee. We even had the pleasure of welcoming Shuoyi Li, a technical writer visiting from Shanghai.
  • We achieved full endowment of the Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship, our scholarship for UCF students in the Technical Communication program.

These and many more are documented in the chapter’s application for STC’s Community Achievement Award (CAA). The award will collectively recognize the members of our community who have devoted their time and efforts into putting together quality programs for the chapter. We hope to earn the “Distinction” award, the highest level of recognition from STC, for the second year in a row. We will keep you posted on the award results, which will be announced early next year.

If you have been impressed or inspired by any of our programs this past year, we encourage you to submit an article about STC to your favorite newspaper or magazine. It will help get the word out about the Orlando Central Florida Chapter. Did you have an article about STC published in the past year? Let us know by emailing our chapter president at We’d love to hear your STC story!

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