Distinguished Community Service Awards
The Distinguished Community Service Awards recognize the hard work and commitment of STC’s community leaders. The three awards-Distinguished Chapter Service Award, Distinguished SIG Service Award, and Distinguished Service Award for Students-recognize an individual’s exemplary effort, energy, and dedication to their community and its activities. This is the highest level of recognition that a member can receive for service to their community. The Distinguished Community Service Awards are administered by the Distinguished Community Service Award Committee.
Consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.
- Any STC community member
- Members with student membership status during the entire period for which the award is given (DSAS only)
With the following exceptions:
- Chapter President
- Chapter Vice President
- SIG Managers/Co-managers
- Members who have already received the DCSA from that chapter
- Members who have already received the DSSA from that SIG
- Members who are on the STC Board of Directors
The professional chapter, SIG, or student chapter executive council.
Due date: October 30th, 2021
Please consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.
2022 Honorees (DCSA) Distinguished Chapter Service Award
Nicholas Ducharme: For your abiding service, technical skills, and proactive leadership that strengthened our member engagement and provided valued support to the chapter leadership team.
Michigan Great Lakes
Peggy Frizzo: For outstanding leadership in multiple roles in the regional chapters before, during, and after the merge into the Michigan Great Lakes chapter – for inspiration, enthusiasm, wisdom, and dedication to the community.
Kelly Smith: For your sustained contributions to the Southeastern Michigan and Michigan Great Lakes chapters through your exceptional service as Membership and Social Media Managers.
North Texas Lone Star
Agnes Mends-Crentsil: For serving the North Texas Lone Star chapter in various leadership and committee positions with acts of service to evolve and grow the chapter through mentoring, membership campaigns, continuous improvement, and general advisory and counsel, we sincerely tank you for your devotion to our chapter.
Richard Poydock: For your sustained contributions as a champion of the Rochester chapter – including your service as treasurer. Your experience, knowledge, and continual support are very much appreciated.
San Francisco Bay
Rachel Lamb: For extensive contributions to the San Francisco Bay chapter as Program Manager, assisting with our chapter website conversions, helping the chapter pivot to a greater virtual presence, and brightening our meetings with optimism and good cheer.
Erin Weidemer: In recognition of your efforts to provide value to the members of the Silicon Valley chapter and of your creativity, dedication, and drive in our chapters' last year.
Joyce Lam: In recognition of your stellar efforts to revitalize the STC Toronto chapter; for outstanding service as President and Vice President; and for your continued contributions to chapter activities.
2022 Honorees (DSSA) Distinguished SIG Service Award
Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP
Marcia Shannon: For your dedicated service to the Instructional Design & Learning community in a variety of volunteers and leadership roles, and for inspiring confidence in new volunteers through supportive outreach and mentoring.
2022 Honorees (DSAS) Distinguished Service Award for Students
John Clement: For your enthusiastic and inspiring engagement of fellow technical communication students, exemplary leadership, willingness to teach colleagues of all ages, and support of technical communication as a valuable and promising career choice.
Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP
Anita Matechuk: For displaying enthusiasm, initiative, and commitment in all your contributions to the Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP as a volunteer and emerging leader.
Tika Thapa: In recognition of your exemplary efforts to single-handedly create a digital database of historical content of the Toronto chapter and of your continuing contributions to other chapter activities.