STC recognition for members

by Lori Meyer 

At  this time of year, STC and its communities offer many opportunities to recognize the achievements and volunteer service of members. STC’s “recognition season,” covers most of October and early November. Here’s where you can find out more! 

Distinguished Chapter Service Award

During this time period, chapters can submit nominees for Distinguished Chapter Service Award. Any chapter member in good standing who has a strong record of contributions to the chapter can be nominated. That includes AdCo members, except for the current chapter president or anyone currently serving on the STC Board of Directors. 

The current chapter president typically submits the nomination based on input from chapter leaders or members. The nominee is not informed that they have been submitted for this recognition. 

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Associate Fellow 

Senior members of STC who have an exemplary record of contributions to one or more communities, STC, and the profession can apply for the Associate Fellow honor. These applications are typically due the first of November or shortly thereafter. Applicants can self-nominate, or be nominated by an STC member in good standing from any STC community. Applicants must be STC members in good standing, and have at least 10 continuous years of STC membership, and 15 years of experience in the profession. 

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Fellow 

Those who have been Associate Fellows for three years can apply for the rank of Fellow. All applications are self-nominations. Applicants must have been Associate Fellows for three years as of the date they applied for Associate Fellow. For the class of 2021, this would mean that you need to have applied for Associate Fellow in October or November of 2017. The applicant must show increasing contributions to STC and the profession since becoming an Associate Fellow. 

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Academic honors for students 

Students can be nominated for membership in two academic honor societies: 

  • Membership in Sigma Tau Chi is given to students enrolled in a program in technical communication, who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, are exemplary in participation in STC, and demonstrate a potential for significant contribution to the profession.
  • Membership in Alpha Sigma is given to students enrolled in a program in technical communication who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, demonstrate active participation in STC, and have the potential to contribute to the profession.

Membership is awarded only once and honorees retain the membership only as long as they are members in good standing of the Society

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Survivor Tools for the Digital Age on September 24

Survivor Tools for the Digital Age

Tool Tips: Mini Presentations

In our digital age, there are always new tools to learn. We’d love for you to join us on Thursday, September 24, 6:30 P.M. for networking and at 7:00 P.M. to hear from our chapter members on the tools they use and their tips and tricks for making the most out of them. RSVP now!

Each presenter will have a mini presentation followed by Q&A. 

Madcap Flare from Bethany Aguad

MadCap Flare is a help authoring tool designed for advanced topic-based authoring, single-source publishing and content management.

Oxygen XML Editor from David Coverston

Oxygen XML Editor provides a comprehensive suite of XML authoring and development tools for creating, editing, and publishing XML documents.

Slack from Alex Garcia

Slack is a communication platform that provides chat rooms organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging. 

Discord from John Clement

Discord is freeware instant messaging and VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities with text, image, video and audio communication between users.

Event Details

Event Timing: September 24, 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Location: Online through Google Meet

To RSVP for this meeting, please send your meeting payment through PayPal on our Meetings Payments page. We will be charging the following rates for this meeting:

  • $6 for STC Florida Chapter Members
  • $12 for all other attendees