Each year, the Community Achievement Awards recognize a SIG, professional, or student chapter’s outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society’s goals through a wide range of programs and activities. Communities are awarded Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. The Community of the Year is chosen from among the Platinum Communities (previously Communities of Distinction) and announced at the STC Summit.
This year’s Community of the Year is the Philadelphia Metro Chapter. The citation reads: For a truly remarkable 2017 Community Achievement Award year filled with strong activities, including student outreach programs, unique social networking events, and your annual CONDUIT conference. STC Philadelphia Metro is a solid example of a successful STC chapter that fosters communication, education, and outreach in the technical communication profession.
This year, a Most Improved Community was also selected. The Most Improved Community is given to the community that “stepped up their game” the most from one year to the next, based on their applications for the Community Achievement Award (CAA).
This year’s Most Improved Community is the Texas Tech University Chapter. The citation reads: For a 2017 Community Achievement Award year that showed an impressive increase in student outreach activities and quality education programs, as well as strengthened social media presence. STC’s Texas Tech University Student Chapter clearly demonstrates a strong dedication to the development of future technical communicators.
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Metro and Texas Tech University Chapters and their members!