Thursday, May 17, 2007

Outstanding, innovative, and sustained performance

On Sunday, we let you know that STC Chicago had received a Community of Excellence Award for creative and effective initiatives that tell STC's powerful story and add substantive value to members.

At the Honors' Banquet on Tuesday, STC Chicago members proudly accepted the Community of Distinction Award for a geographic community with 301 - 600 members. This is the highest community honor conferred by the Society of Technical Communication.

According to the guidelines for Community Achievement Awards, "the awards not only acknowledge that the obligations of a properly functioning community have been met, but that the winning communities have performed well beyond expectations. The awards program recognizes, in a visible and meaningful manner, communities that demonstrate outstanding, innovative, and sustained performance in advancing the goals of the Society."

Associate Fellows
In addition to our achievements as a community, STC conferred the rank of Associate Fellow on three of our members: Dan Brantley, Beth Lisberg-Najberg, and Mary Ryba Knepper. Election as an associate fellow recognizes of the contributions and achievements of an STC member in the professional or educational fields related to technical communication, towards advancement of the Society at all levels, or both.

Competition Winners
Finally, three of our entries to the International Competitions received Distinguished Awards:

Murdock Groundwater Cleanup Project: Signage & Visitor's Guide), Argonne National Laboratory (Art)
- Michele M. Nelson
- Karen Haugen
- Patricia Weikersheimer

Zebra® XiIIIPlus™ User Guide, Zebra Technologies Corporation (Technical Publications)
- Donna Jones
- Jeff Rufenacht
- Carla Martinek

Zebra® RFID Programming Guide, Zebra Technologies Corporation (Technical Publications)
- Donna Jones
- Tony Brown

These are truly stellar achievements - congratulations everyone!

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