Presenting the 2023 STC class of Distinguished Community Service Awards

The newly awarded recipients of the 2023 STC Distinguished Community Service Awards will be officially honored at the 2023 STC Technical Communication Summit & Expo Honors Event & Lunch on Tuesday, 16 May 2023, in Atlanta, GA.

The 2023 STC Distinguished Community Service Awards recognize the hard work and commitment of STC’s community leaders. The three awards-Distinguished Chapter Service Award (DCSA), Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA), and Distinguished Service Award for Students (DSAS) – 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 Award Committee administers the Distinguished Community Service Awards.

Award winners retain this lifetime achievement award for the community they serve.

Each year, leaders from STC Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)/Communities of Interest (COIs) nominate members and student members who have served their specific community. The STC Distinguished Community Service Award Committee considers the qualifications, contributions, and achievements of those members whose community achievements have been submitted for review, and then submits recommendations for awardees to the STC Board of Directors. Upon a two-thirds majority vote of the board, the rank of Associate Fellow is conferred upon a recommended Senior Member. The Society takes enormous pride in recognizing these Associate Fellows at the STC Summit following the vote of the board.

Congratulations to our newest recipients of Distinguished Chapter Service Awards for 2023:

Zohra Mutabanna – North Texas Lone Star Chapter
Citation: For your exceptional leadership as a STC North Texas Lone Star chapter president, support as a mentor, inspiration, enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication.

Katherine Baeckeroot – Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
Citation: For your exceptional leadership as STC Michigan Great Lakes chapter president, innovative programming, and inexhaustible enthusiasm for providing additional value to the membership, and for your wisdom, experience, and sound advice.

Tavia Record – Washington D.C.-Baltimore Chapter
Citation: For your exemplary efforts to revitalize the chapter through forged international partnerships, fostering collaborations, and servant leadership, and continued commitment to uplifting all teammates to strive for new heights on behalf of the STC Washington DC Baltimore Chapter.

Kelly Webb Bronstrup – Ohio Chapter
Citation: For your sustained contributions to and leadership of the STC Ohio Chapter—for sharing your wisdom and experience while serving as a mentor to others in our profession.

Laura Harding – Twin Cities Chapter
Citation: For your support of the STC Twin Cities Chapter in a variety of ways. You are a stalwart member who keeps our momentum going by stepping up to meet the needs of the chapter or sieze an opportunity to be of service.

The complete list of requirements for this honor can be found on the Distinguished Community Service Awards page. For a complete list of all honorees who have achieved this milestone, see the lists at the bottom of the same page.

The STC Board thanks the Distinguished Community Service Award committee – Karen Levine (Chair), Marcia Shannon, Kim Rosenhof, and Alison Phillips – for their work this year.

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