Ken Rainey Award The Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research was established by STC in 2006 to celebrate and honor Professor Ken Rainey’s passion for research that results in improvements to technical communication, especially to practice. The goal of the award is to encourage quality and excellence in technical communication research by honoring those whose research studies have made an outstanding contribution to the field. The committee for this year’s award is Ann Blakeslee, Ph.D.; Michael Albers, Ph.D.; Saul Carliner, Ph.D., CTDP; Nancy W. Coppola, D.A.; and Laurie Kantner. This year’s winner is Charles Kostelnick. The citation reads: For a lifetime of quality and influential research in the field of visual communication, a superior publication record, a well-deserved national and international reputation in the field, and influence on generations of teachers, scholars, and practitioners. Congratulations to Charles for this well-deserved honor.