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.
2021 Honorees (DCSA) Distinguished Chapter Service Award
Phoebe Forio: In recognition of your exemplary efforts to revitalize the STC Atlanta chapter; for outstanding service as President and Vice-President; and for your continued contributions to chapter activities.
Cathy Sprankle: For the variety of ways that you volunteer your expertise and for your sustained commitment to preserving the important financial records of the Carolina chapter.
Rajib Borkataki: To recognize your exemplary efforts to revitalize the India chapter, continued contributions to chapter activities, and for your wisdom, experience, and sound advice that sustain and advance the chapter.
Michigan Great Lakes
Alison Phillips: For your exceptional contributions to the Southeastern Michigan chapter; leadership in establishing the Michigan Great Lakes chapter; and for continuously exemplifying professionalism, kindness, and concern for all members.
Steve Jong: For your extensive, distinguished service to the New England chapter in a wide range of leadership roles, and proud representation of the chapter through your many contributions to STC.
North Texas Lone Star
Bob Want: For serving the North Texas Lone Star chapter in various leadership positions; consistent dedication, extensive mentoring; growing the chapter's legacy of excellence; and exemplary devotion to the technical communication profession.
Danielle Villegas: In recognition of your exemplary efforts to revitalize the Philadelphia Metro chapter, and for your continuing contributions to chapter activities.
Christine Christensen: For sustained contributions and service to the Rochester chapter in many roles, and for exhibiting enthusiasm, team spirit, focus, and a commitment to quality.
San Francisco Bay
Gale Naylor: For outstanding leadership of the East Bay chapter, contributions to modernizing the website, and for continued wholehearted support in sustaining our infrastructure.
2021 Honorees (DSSA) Distinguished SIG Service Award
Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP
Lori Meyer: For your dedication to the Instructional Design and Learning SIG, your unfailing commitment to leadership, and for displaying compassion and wisdom in calm and troubled circumstances.
Technical Editing SIG COP
Yoel Strimling: For developing the Technical Editing SIG's Corrigo Journal and for elevating its credibility and prestige through your excellence as an editor, by providing relevant, high-quality information to the community.
2021 Honorees (DSAS) Distinguished Service Award for Students
Washington DC – Baltimore
Tavia Record: For leadership in establishing the All-Stars in TechComm Webinar Speaker Series, managing our TechComm Competition, and inspiring everyone with innovative ideas and dedication.