Associate Fellow

Associate Fellow is one of the three honorary ranks in the Society. It is the second highest rank that the Society can confer upon a member, Fellow being the highest. This honor recognizes members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the arts and science of technical communication, and for sustained and significant service to STC.

Associate Fellows retain this honorary rank for life, unless they are elevated to the rank of Fellow.

The Associate Fellows Committee carefully considers the accomplishments of candidates in the following areas:

  • Professional qualifications
  • Intellectual contributions
  • STC Chapter, SIG, and Society-level service
  • Recognitions and awards
  • Involvement with other professional organizations

The committee then recommends the candidates to be honored as Associate Fellows to the STC Board of Directors. Upon a two-thirds majority vote of the board, the rank of Associate Fellow is conferred upon a recommended candidate.

We are extremely proud of our Associate Fellows for their outstanding accomplishments in the field of technical communication and contributions to STC. We look forward to honoring the new Associate Fellows at the STC Summit following their approval by the board.

Honoree will be notified of approval: After vote by STC Board of Directors, usually in March.

Awards Presented: At the Honors Reception at the STC Technical Communication Summit.


Nomination Process

Consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Eligibility

To be considered for Associate Fellow, a candidate must have:

  • Been active in technical communication for at least 15 years
  • Fulfilled ten years of service as an STC Member (with at least five years at the level of Senior Member), as of the application submission deadline.

Any Senior Member of STC may nominate a candidate to the Associate Fellows Committee. In addition, a member may self-nominate. Individuals who nominate themselves must provide the name of one endorser who is a Senior Member of STC.

2022 Calendar Year Applications are due:  8 November 2022. 

Associate Fellow Honorees

  • Lisa Melonçon
  • Scott P. Abel
  • Mark J. Ace
  • Stephen Adler
  • Beth Agnew
  • Ramesh Aiyyangar
  • Mona M. A. Albano
  • Gerald L. Alred
  • Aslihan Ugur Akinci
  • Robert Rhyne Armstrong
  • Jane E. Aronvitch
  • Bernard Aschwanden
  • Kathleen B. Aughey
  • Karen L. Bachmann
  • Craig Baehr
  • Jonathan W. Baker
  • Ann Balaban
  • Sandra J. Balkema
  • Valerie Ball
  • Francis Bao
  • Mark Barnett
  • Margaret Batschelet
  • Susan C. Becker
  • Christopher J. Benz
  • Karen A. Bergen
  • Patricia J. Bishop
  • Ann R. Blankinship
  • Nicoletta A. Bleiel
  • Carolyn Boiarsky
  • Alisa Bonsignore
  • Maryann Bowen
  • Bege K. Bowers
  • Daniel Brantley
  • Cynthia J. Brock
  • Barbara B. Brogan
  • Lori J. Brown
  • M. Katherine Brown
  • Christine V. Browning
  • Rebecca E. Burnett
  • Sharon V. Burton
  • Barrie Byron
  • Jerry F. Callahan
  • David Caruso
  • Steven M. Cascone
  • Mark Clifford
  • Louellen Sue Coker
  • William L. Collins
  • Marella M. Colyvas
  • Lori Corbett
  • Mary Jo David
  • Nicki L. Davis
  • David D. Dayton
  • Yvonne G. DeGraw
  • Menno D.T. deJong
  • Todd DeLuca
  • Charles E. DePaepe
  • Angela Dianetti
  • Robert J. Dianetti
  • Viqui Dill
  • Timothy Esposito
  • Jeannette P. Evans
  • Maria Antonieta Flores
  • Alyssa Fox
  • Elizabeth Fraley
  • Amy S. Friend
  • Ray Gallon
  • John Garison
  • Sharon K. Garrity
  • Jamie Gillenwater
  • Bonni J. Graham
  • Kelly Graham
  • Ann Grove
  • MaryKay Grueneberg
  • Susan M. Haire
  • Lynn A. Harris
  • Barbara A. Harrison
  • Peter C. Heikes
  • Sally Henshel
  • Elizabeth Herman
  • Patrick Hofman
  • Rob Houser
  • Dr. Tharon Howard
  • Lorraine O. Hughes
  • Joseph Humbert
  • James M. Hunt
  • Robert G. Hurst
  • Paul E.T. Jensen
  • Susan M. Jensen
  • Debra Johnson
  • Rita B. Johnson
  • Steven Jong
  • Duncan A. Kent
  • Miles Kimball
  • Meredith Blackwelder Kinder
  • Fred Klein
  • Mary Ryba Knepper
  • John Kohl
  • Robert Krull
  • Norman Lambert
  • Nancy Larbi
  • Eugene S. Larson
  • Lori M. Lathrop
  • Mark Lewis
  • Karen Levine
  • Ann Liggio
  • Taryn Light
  • Kim Lindsey
  • Gail W. Lippincott
  • Rick Lippincott
  • Sheila Loring
  • Patrick Lufkin
  • Carolyn Luttrell
  • Janette Lynch
  • Victoria J. Maki
  • Lori A. Marra
  • Ed Marsh
  • Jack A. Massa
  • Preeti Mathur
  • Brian E. McCaleb
  • Jill McCauslin
  • Dorothy E. McDuffie
  • Joel Meier
  • Lisa Melonçon
  • John A. Mignot
  • Barbara J. Miller
  • Carlton C. Miller
  • Elisa Kaplan Miller
  • Richard H. Miller
  • Betty M. Montgomery
  • Jennifer (Jenna) Moore
  • Aiessa M. Moyna
  • M. Gwaltney Mountford
  • Beth Lisberg Najberg
  • Margaret Boone (Bonnie) Nestor
  • Lynn Nickels
  • Marth A. Nord
  • Rose L. Norman
  • Ruth L. Oldfield
  • Sarah S. O'Keefe
  • Brian O'Malley
  • Michael Opsteegh
  • Cynthia Pao
  • Anna Parker
  • Neil Perlin
  • Robert Perry
  • Barbara J. Philbrick
  • Don K. Pierstorff
  • Scott Prentice
  • Carmel Priore-Garlock
  • Andrew E. Quarry
  • Elaine F. Randolph
  • Jeffry A. Randolph
  • Michelle Ratcliffe
  • Li-At (Ruttenberg) Rathbun
  • Gloria A. Reece
  • Lu Rehling
  • Daniel Riordan
  • Kay Robart
  • Naomi B. Robbins
  • Linda Enders Roberts
  • Paula Robertson
  • Kimberly Rosenlof
  • Judith Rosenberg
  • Nad Rosenberg
  • Wendy Ross
  • Jamye Sagan
  • Jerilynne V. Sander
  • Scott P. Sanders
  • Rick Sapir
  • Marlee Sautter
  • Howard J. Scheiber
  • Kelly Schrank
  • Edward See
  • Jan D. Shelton
  • Lynda R. Shindley
  • Henrietta N. Shirk
  • Deborah H. Silvi
  • Elizabeth Overman Smith
  • Jane L. Smith
  • Heather Sommerville
  • Sally J. Spahn
  • Tricia Spayer
  • Yoel Strimling
  • Vincent E. Swanson
  • Frank E. Tagader
  • Beth Tanner
  • Hugh E. Templeton
  • Amy Vogt
  • Carolyn L. Watt
  • Andrea Wenger
  • Roberta (Bobbi) Werner
  • Chauncey E. Wilson
  • Jane Wilson
  • Ben Woelk
  • Marilyn Woelk
  • Douglas C. Woestendiek
  • Kristin R. Woolever
  • Linda F. Woolf
  • Rebecca B. Worley
  • Kathleen A. Young
  • Mark Randol Zachry
  • Muriel Zimmerman
  • Cheryl Locket Zubak