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.
Recognition of a community’s outstanding contributions, with Platinum the highest honor. For more information, see the STC site.
Platinum: For promoting the technical communication profession through a robust mentoring program.
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.
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.
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.
Recognition of innovation that can serve as an example to other communities. For more information, see the STC site.
For your “Office Hours” program and other innovations that promote regular engagement of your members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Carolina chapter also won Community of the Year in 2015.
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.
Tami Love: For your diligence and persistence in managing the chapter’s finances, including new processes instituted by the Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christina Mayr, rank of Associate Fellow: For your ceaseless advocacy of the profession and STC through Society leadership and education of the next generation of technical writers.
Check out the winners of the chapter’s annual competitions.
The competition would not be possible without our many talented and tireless judges. Thank you!
Mary Elizabeth Brown
Khawar Latif Khan
Erin Marie Schaffer
Many thanks to the council members who volunteer with us, year after year.