What is an Associate Fellow

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Associate Fellow is one of the three honorary ranks in the Society. It is the second highest rank that the Society can confer upon a member (Fellow being the highest). This honor recognizes members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the arts and science of technical communication, and for sustained and significant service to STC.

Associate Fellows retain this honorary rank for life, unless they are elevated to the rank of Fellow.

To be considered for Associate Fellow, a candidate must have:

  • Been active in technical communication for at least 15 years
  • Fulfilled ten years of service as an STC Member (with at least five years at the level of Senior Member), as of the application submission deadline.

Any Senior member of STC may nominate a candidate to the Associate Fellows Committee.  In addition, a Member may self-nominate. Individuals who nominate themselves must provide the name of one endorser who is a Senior Member of STC.

The Associate Fellows committee carefully considers the accomplishments of Associate Fellows in the following areas:

  • Professional qualifications
  • Intellectual Contributions
  • STC Chapter, SIG, and Society-level service
  • Recognitions and awards
  • Involvement with other professional organizations

For more information about the selection criteria and guidance for the application process, please refer to the following documents:

We are extremely proud of our Associate Fellows for their outstanding accomplishments in the field of technical communication and contributions to STC.

Nominations due date: 1 November 2017

Committee members:

  • Nicky Bleiel (committee chair)
  • Aiessa Moyna
  • Craig Baehr
  • Kirk St.Amant

Staff Liaison: Elaine Gilliam