History: Fellows

Individual Honors

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Society-level honors recognize STC members’ outstanding contributions to the Society and the advancement of the technical communication profession. Individual Society-level honors include Exemplars, and the elevation of membership levels to Fellows and Associate Fellows of the Society. The following shows the achievements and honors of Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter members.

Exemplars

The highest honor that the Society can confer upon a member is that of exemplar. Those who become exemplars are members who have provided support and inspiration to the technical communication profession.

WDCB is proud to recognize its exemplars:

Recipients of Exemplar

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The first column shows the year awarded Exemplar, the second column shows the year awarded Fellow, the third column shows the name of the recipient, and the fourth column shows the citation.

Year Exemplar Awarded Year Fellow Awarded Recipient Citation
1999 1984 Lola M. Zook
Tribute
photo of Lola M. Zook"Lola M. Zook, of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter, has served as writer, editor, and publications manager in a wide range of military, government, and technical organizations in her distinguished fifty-two year career. Through her many publications and presentations, Lola has shaped the direction of the technical editing profession. She was a senior editor at EEI Communications in Alexandria, Virginia. Lola was elected a fellow of STC in 1984."

Honorary Fellows

The Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter is proud to recognize its distinguished STC honorary fellow members:

Recipients of Honorary Fellow

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The first column shows the year awarded Honorary Fellow, the second column shows the name of the recipient, and the third column shows the citation.

Year Fellow Awarded Recipient Citation
2006 Vinton G. Cerf, PhD photo of Vinton G. Cerf‘Vint’ Cerf is a computer scientist who is often called the "Father of the Internet". He has received many honorary degrees and awards that include the Living Legend Medal, National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition to becoming an STC Honorary Fellow in May 2006, he and Robert Kahn were both inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Cerf currently works for Google as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist. As an STC Honorary Fellow living in this area, Dr. Cerf became an automatic member of our chapter. See also:

2006 Robert E. Kahn, PhD photo of Robert E. KahnRobert Kahn invented the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and along with Vinton G. Cerf created the Internet Protocol (IP), the technologies used to transmit information on the Internet. Dr. Kahn is the Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which he founded in 1986. CNRI is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership and funding for research and development of the National Information Infrastructure. As an STC Honorary Fellow living in this area, Dr. Kahn became an automatic member of our chapter.

Fellows

Those who become fellows are associate fellows who have attained such eminence in the arts and sciences of technical communication that they are deemed worthy of being designated among the select few whose service has distinguished both the Society and the profession.

WDCB is proud to recognize its fellows:

Recipients of STC Fellow

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The first column shows the year awarded Fellow, the second column shows the name of the recipient, and the third column shows the citation.

Year Fellow Awarded Year of Associate Fellow Recipient Citation
2016 2011 Carolyn Kelley Klinger Photo of Carolyn Kelley Klinger"For her boundless enthusiasm, her advocacy for STC as the voice of the profession, and her unwavering devotion to recruiting, training, and supporting STC volunteers."
2015 2012 Lori Meyer photo of Lori Meyer"For outstanding service to multiple STC communities and to the Society as a whole; for achieving distinction as an innovator and pioneer in her service to STC and in her professional career."
2007 1999 Thomas E. Pinelli, PhD photo of Thomas E. Pinelli"For advancement of best practices in technical communication through independent research, creative vision, convergence of communication disciplines, and charting of new territory across visual and multimedia production modes."
2006 2002 Doreen A. Mannion photo of Doreen A. Mannion"For excellence as a manager, writer, and mentor in technical communication, quality, and technology management; and for long-standing support at all levels of the Society."
2004 2002 Cynthia A. Lockley photo of Cynthia A. Lockley"For significant contribution to the technical communication profession as a writer, editor, manager, mentor, and webmaster; and for distinguished service to the Society at all levels."
2004 2002 Mary R. Wise photo of Mary R. Wise"For exemplary contributions to promote the value of effective technical communication, and for providing innovative leadership to numerous Society postitions, particularly as STC president."
1998 1994 Constance L. Kiernan photo of Connie Kiernan"For demonstrating excellence as a writer, editor, consultant, and manager of technical communication; for valuable contributions as a mentor to new communicators; and for outstanding service to the Society at the international level, particularly in annual conference management."
1998 1996 Janice (Ginny) C. Redish, PhD photo of Ginny Redish"For extraordinary efforts at creating, encouraging, and researching plain text English and usability in documents, and for major contributions to the Society's publications and research programs."
1998 1996 Annette D. Reilly, PhD photo of Annette D. Reilly"For exemplary leadership as a writer, editor, and publications manager at Lockheed Martin; for dedication to promoting professional recognition and respect for technical communicators; and for distinguished performance in numerous STC positions, particularly as STC President."
1992 1985 Gerald A. Mann photo of Gerald Mann"For outstanding publications management in the U.S. Bureau of the Census, for contributions as developer and teacher of technical communication courses, and for exceptional service to the Society for Technical Communication."
1991 1984 David B. Dobson photo of David B. DobsonDavid B. Dobson is recognized and honored as a Fellow for demonstrating initiative and resourcefulness in technical printing and for distinguished performance in STC programs and activities."
1990 1984 J. Dexter Nilsson photo of Dexter NilssonJ. Dexter Nilsson is recognized and honored as a Fellow. For all-around, innovative leadership in step with the swiftly, unfolding dynamics of technical communication and for selfless response to the needs of the Society of Technical Communication."
1986 no record H. Nelson Fitton photo of H. Nelson Fitton"For dedication and leadership in the technical publishing activities of the Federal Government."
1984 1981 Lola M. Zook
Tribute
photo of Lola M. Zook
no record
1981 no record Herman M. Weisman photo of Herman M. Weisman"For his significant contributions to communication science and to the education of technical communicators and journalists, and for distinguished service to the Society."
1978 no record Peter Smith
Tribute
photo of Peter Smith
no record

Associate Fellows

STC recognizes and honors deserving senior members by conferring upon them the rank of associate fellow. Those selected as associate fellows are exceptional individuals who have demonstrated a consistent pattern of meaningful contributions to the Society and to the profession over a period of years.

WDCB is proud to recognize its current and past associate fellows:

Recipients of STC Associate Fellow

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The first column shows the year awarded Associate Fellow, the second column shows the name of the recipient, and the third column shows the citation.

Year Recipient Citation
2015 Ugur Akinci photo of Ugur Akinci"For technical communication leadership through multiple media, passionate outreach to students, and encouragement and support of the profession in the Greater Washington Chapter and local communities."
2012 Lori Meyer photo of Lori Meyer"For your outstanding, selfless service to the profession and the Society through innovative uses of Web technologies to maintain a virtual, enthusiastic presence in multiple geographically disbursed STC communities."
2011 Carolyn Kelley Klinger photo of Carolyn Kelley Klinger"For continuing leadership, innovation, and unfailing energy assisting the advancement of technical communication as a profession and for encouraging participation in serving the chapter and the Society."
2009 David D. Dayton, PhD photo of David Dayton"For outstanding contributions to STC in conducting practical research focused on practitioners; in teaching and mentoring students and developing curricula; and in playing a key role in the groundwork for creating the technical communication knowledge portal."
2007 David Dick photo of David Dick"For extensive, enduring commitment to the communities of STC and for developing the careers of technical communicators."
2003 Charles Fisher photo of Charles Fisher"For outstanding dedication to the Society, including serving as program manager for annual conferences and manager of the International Student Technical Communication Competition, passion for mastering the latest technologies in our field, and continued commitment to training future technical communication professionals."
2003 Betty Montgomery photo of Betty Montgomery"For dedicated service to the Society and her community in the areas of education and communication, her commitment to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter, particularly the Austin T. Brown High School Technical Communication Competition, and her enthusiastic participation in Society conferences and activities."
2002 Cynthia A. Lockley photo of Cynthia A. Lockley"For outstanding service as a trailblazer in the use of the World Wide Web for STC communication, for creative promotional materials, and for passionately supporting all people with special needs."
2002 Doreen Mannion photo fo Doreen Mannion"For mentoring aspiring and current technical communication managers through the Management SIG, inspired speaking talent at Annual Conferences and chapter programs, professional excellence in writing, quality assurance, and indexing, and leadership as a chapter competition judge and newsletter editor."
2002 Mary R. Wise photo of Mary R. Wise"For superb leadership of the Society and its members in the areas of branding and image definition, team and project management, personal leadership skill development, training, and distance learning, while motivating others to do their best through the vehicles of humor and a deeply felt sense of purpose."
1999 Thomas E. Pinelli, PhD photo of Thomas E. Pinelli"For distinguished contributions to the profession, the Society, and the public as a researcher, author, editor, manager, and educator."
1996 Janice C. Redish, PhD photo of Ginny Redish"For innovation, energy, and creativity in identifying the challenges of technical communication, and for skills in teaching, investigating, and applying solutions to issues related to technical communication."
1996 Annette D. Reilly, PhD photo of Annette Reilly"For outstanding leadership in the Society, management innovations, and continuous interest in and support of colleagues."
1994 Constance L. Kiernan photo of Connie Kiernan"For community service as an author and volunteer, for annual conference management, and for outstanding service to the Society for Technical Communication."
1992 Marian O. Norby
Tribute
photo of Marian Norby"For outstanding success in helping authors, and dedicated service to the Society for Technical Communication."
1986 Austin T. Brown
High School Communication Award
photo of Austin T. Brown"For continuing leadership and encouraging participation in the growth and enhancement of the profession of technical communication and for steady support of the goals and objectives of the Society for Technical Communication."
1985 Gerald A. Mann photo of Gerald Mann"For his numerous and valuable contributions of time, energy and expertise to the Washington Chapter and the international Society, and for his continuing commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching the principles of effective technical communication."
1984 David B. Dobson photo of David B. Dobson"For his long and tireless effort to advance the state of the art in technical communication, as well as for his service to STC and its publications program."
1984 J. Dexter Nilsson photo of Dexter Nilsson"Society of Technical Communication recognizes and honors J. Dexter Nilsson as an Associate Fellow. For contributing significantly to the introduction of computer technology to technical communication, for service to the STC, and for material support of the Huntsville and Washington Chapters."
1983 H. Nelson Fitton photo of H. Nelson Fitton
no record
1981 Lola M. Zook
Tribute
photo of Lola M. Zook
no record
no record Herman M. Weisman photo of Herman M. Weisman
no record
no record Peter Smith
Tribute
photo of Peter Smith
no record
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