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.

Nomination Process

Consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Eligibility

  • 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:

Ineligible Members

  • 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

Nominators

The professional chapter, SIG, or student chapter executive council.

Due date:  20 November 2020

2020 Honorees (DCSA)

Alberta

Jeanne Gonnason: For sustained contributions to the Alberta Chapter-for your wisdom, experience, and sound advice.

Arizona

Rachel Houghton: For sustained contributions to the Arizona Chapter- for your wisdom, experience, and sound advice.

Carolina

Christina E. Mayr: For exceptional leadership and outstanding contributions as the Competitions Manager of the STC Carolina Chapter.

Northeast Ohio

Jason Vensel: For your willingness to initiate and support innovative and successful Northeast Ohio Chapter activities through strong public relations campaigns and steadfast leadership.

New England

John Garison: For sustained contributions to the New England Chapter-for sharing your expertise, sense of humor, ad sound advice.

Orange County

Michael Opsteegh: For sustained service as the webmaster for the Orange County Chapter, and recruiting students to the chapter as a technical communication lecturer at the California State University of Long Beach.

Toronto

Mona Albano: For sustained contributions to the Toronto Chapter-for your wisdom, experience, and sound advice.

Toronto

Vanitha Krishnamurthy: In recognition of your exemplary efforts to revitalize the Toronto Chapter and of your continuing contributions to chapter activities.

Washington DC-Baltimore

Richard Bogacz: For your exceptional leadership of our competition, events, and chapter over several years and your encouragement and support as a mentor in our profession.

2020 Honorees (DSSA)

Policies and Procedures SIG

Louise H. Tincher: For your longstanding commitment, leadership, and generous sharing of your time and expertise to the Policies and Procedures SIG.

2020 Honorees (DSAS)

No award presented