Awards and honors

The Carolina chapter is one of the oldest and most award-winning chapters in the Society for Technical Communication. These accomplishments represent the individual and collective success of the people who give of their time to make this chapter, their communities, and the profession better. Thank you for all that you do.

Chapter awards

Achievement Award

Recognition of a community’s outstanding contributions, with Platinum the highest honor. For more information, see the STC site.

2022

Platinum: In recognition of the robust gathering of value you bring to members, the Society, your community, academia and the profession as a whole, ensuring that the future of technical communication is bright.

2021

Platinum: In recognition of the high level of value provided for members, exemplified in dedication, profession, and support; a shining beacon of light for future technical communicators.

2020

Platinum: For strong virtual events in the face of challenges meeting in-person, and a strong social presence promoting local events, other chapter events, and STC-level events.

Pacesetter Award

Recognition of innovation that can serve as an example to other communities. For more information, see the STC site.

2022

In recognition for your efforts to reduce barriers, encourage, and help current or aspiring technical writers gain experience and practice through masterfully crafted workshops about structured authoring, providing a valuable service for the Society and our profession.

2021

This past year, we invested in improving our virtual collaborative tooling by migrating to Google Suite for Nonprofits, which gives us the ability to provide our volunteers with personalized Google accounts so that docs, sheets, slides, and other resources that are stored in Google Drive do not take up their personal account space. It also gives us Google Meet, Chat, YouTube, Forms and other tools to connect more with our members.

2020

We achieved this award by our partnership with MadCap to provide training licenses to their Flare technical authorship software for our members to learn. Special thanks to MadCap and to all the people who took advantage of this program.

Community of the Year

The Society’s highest honor for a community, awarded to only one community each year and presented at the STC Summit conference.

2022

Carolina chapter: In recognition of the high level of value provided for members, exemplified in dedication, profession, and support; a shining beacon of light for future technical communicators.

2015

The Carolina chapter also won Community of the Year in 2015.

Individual honors

President’s Award

Chosen annually by the chapter president and presented at the awards gala, recipients have a strong history of serving the chapter in a variety of roles.

2022

Michael Peter: For combining your passion for community and technology together with your knack for creative events management to energize the chapter’s virtual programming.

2021

Bridget Potter: For pivoting the mentorship program to a virtual offering, taking time to pursue continued education in technical communication, and coming back to serve on the council this year as Secretary.

Distinguished Community Service

Recognition at a Society-wide level of service to the community. For more information, see the STC site.

2022

Marcia Shannon, DSSA: For your dedicated service to the Instructional Design & Learning community in a variety of volunteers and leadership roles, and for inspiring confidence in new volunteers through supportive outreach and mentoring.

2021

Cathy Sprankle, DCSA: For the variety of ways that you volunteer your expertise and for your commitment to preserving the important financial records of the Carolina chapter.

Fellows and Associates

An honorary rank within the Society for Technical Communication, based upon rigorous screening of experience and years of service. For more information, see the STC Associate and Fellow pages.

Coming soon!

If you are a Fellow or Associate Fellow, please let us know.

Other recognition

Competition winners

Check out the winners of the chapter’s annual competitions.

Competition judges

The competition would not be possible without our many talented and tireless judges. Thank you!

  • Bill Albing
  • Rennie Bidgood
  • Loretta Bohn
  • Christina Brunk
  • Samson Daniel
  • Suzan Flanagan
  • Sayee Jadhav
  • Chulpan Khismatova
  • Addison Kliewer
  • Yeqing Kong
  • Patsy Kravitz
  • Dave Lines
  • Tami Love
  • Lavanya Mandavilli
  • Mary Ellen Muesing
  • Sree Pattabiraman
  • Bridget Potter
  • Lelani Prevost
  • Maria Rehman
  • Jeana Routh
  • Marcia Shannon
  • Mariia Smirnova
  • Catherine Sprankle
  • Ingrid Towey
  • Samantha Zerger

 

Merrie Aiken
Loretta Bohn
Alexandra Braconi
Mary Elizabeth Brown
Kevin Chin
Jack Filiault
Sayee Jadhav
Griffin Judy
Khawar Latif Khan
Patsy Kravitz

Larry Kunz
Dave Lines
Tami Love
Lavanya Mandavilli
Gwynne Monahan
Barbara Musumarra
Sree Pattabiraman
Amanda Patterson
Bridget Potter
Lelani Prevost

Matthew Rodriguez
Jeana Routh
Erin Marie Schaffer
Marcia Shannon
Mariia Smirnova
Amy Spears
Cathy Sprankle
Peter Villani
Matthew Watson

 

Volunteers

Many thanks to the council members who volunteer with us, year after year.

Welcoming the STC Carolina admin council for 2022-2023

As a volunteer-led and member-centric chapter, STC Carolina thanks you for your continued dedication to the craft of technical writing. An excellent way to express such dedication is by recognizing leaders in your local community, so thank you also to everyone who...

Welcoming the STC Carolina admin council for 2021-2022

As a volunteer-led and member-centric chapter, STC Carolina thanks you for your continued dedication to the craft of technical writing. An excellent way to express such dedication is by recognizing leaders in your local community, so thank you also to everyone who...