History: Chapter & SIG Service Awards

Individual Honors

The Society awards STC members who provide distinguished service to their chapter or a society-level special interest group (SIG). The awards given are

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Chapter-Level Service Awards

Throughout the 60-year history of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter, many dedicated volunteers have contributed to its success. Chapter-level service awards recognize a member's outstanding contributions to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter. Chapter members are nominated by the chapter president for a Distinguished Chapter Service Award (DCSA) from the Society.

Distinguished Chapter Service Awards

This award acknowledges the work of chapter members who provide exemplary service to the Society through their dedication to the chapter and its activities. Recipients are selected on the following basic criteria:

  • Length of chapter membership
  • Consistency of service over the time of chapter membership
  • Variety of service to STC

WDCB is proud to recognize its DCSA recipients:

DCSA Recipients

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

Year Recipient Citation
2014 Lori Meyer "For sustained contributions to the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. For your diligent attention to deadlines and details, experience, innovative ideas, wisdom, wealth of experience, and dedication. For your perpetual good cheer, goodwill, and volunteerism that goes well beyond the call of duty."
2013 Eric Anest "For your organized and thorough handling of the chapter's finances for two years, your cooperation with the STC office regarding our tax status, and efficiencies you introduced in our event payment structure."
2013 Viqui Dill "For your masterful, facts-based use of social media to the benefit of our chapter and its activities, the creative images you create to advertise our events, your encouragement of other chapter leaders, and the positive attitude you bring to everything you undertake."
2013 Charlotte Glenn "For your steadfast support of our chapter's competitions and for an exemplary year as Chapter President, during which you handled our merger with the Baltimore chapter with enthusiasm and a positive spirit."
2008 Jennifer Reed "For your unfailing willingness to initiate and wholeheartedly support innovative and successful Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter activities."
2007 Kathy Bine "For outstanding leadership of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter-for inspiration, enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication."
2005 Carolyn Kelley Klinger "For your outstanding leadership of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter, and for your continuing contributions to its success in every effort it undertakes."
2004 Leslie Reed "For the responsiveness, technical skill, and sound advice you have shared with the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter as our assistant webmaster."
2003 Allen Rotz "For your dedicated leadership of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter's Usability Special Interest Group, worthy representation of our chapter among related organizations in the DC area, innovative ideas for chapter administration, and genuine enthusiasm for the technical communication profession."
2002 Janet F. Scharp "For devotion to quality in chapter procedures, and for dedicated attention to the management of activities for the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter."
2001 Lynn Gandy "In recognition of your dedicated support of chapter activities and exceptional contributions to the Capital Letter, the newsletter for the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter."
2001 Susan J. Grodsky "For sustained contributions to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter—for your wisdom, experience, sound advice, and dedication to supporting chapter activities."
2001 Scott M. McDaniel "For your exceptional leadership in establishing the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter's Usability Special Interest Group and for your enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication to managing the SIG and supporting chapter activities."
2001 Lissa W. Roberts "For your impromptu leadership during the 1998-99 competitions; your excellent judging management during the 1999-2000 competitions; your participation in the 1998-99 ITPC; and your unfailing willingness to support chapter activities."
2000 Constance L. Kiernan "In recognition of your efforts to create and manage the Washington, D.C. mentoring committee, as well as your long-term leadership of the chapter."
2000 Cynthia A. Lockley "For exceptional leadership in guiding the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter into the age of Internet communication."
2000 Doreen Mannion "For outstanding dedication to Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter communications and management of the chapter newsletter, Capital Letter."
2000 Ann B. Ray "For outstanding leadership and contributions to the Employment Committee of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter."
2000 Elizabeth M. Jackson Joined us from Baltimore Chapter—citation is not available
1999 Lee Blue "For dedicated professional support of technical communication in the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter, particularly in newsletter production."
1999 Melissa A. Brown "For leadership in online activities and dedicated support of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter."
1999 Betty M. Montgomery "For continued support of chapter activities and dedication to education in technical communication in the Washington, DC area."
1999 Leslie O'Gwin-Rivers "For dedicated leadership of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter renewing its spirit and building its competitions."
1998 Astrid Adler "In recognition of your unfailing willingness to initiate and wholeheartedly support innovative and successful Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter activities."
1998 Laura Jackel "For exceptional contributions to the annual technical publications and art competition for the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter."
1998 Robert Kleinfeld "For exceptional service to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter as chapter Treasurer and in recognition of your continuing contributions to chapter activities."
1998 Randee Markowitz "In recognition of your exceptional service to the Washington, DC
chapter as secretary and of your continuing contributions to chapter
activities."
1998 Annette Reilly "For outstanding development of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter's online communication competition and for continuing its management and growth."
1998 Laurel Rosinger "In recognition of your exemplary service to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter as the Membership Committee Manager and of your continuing contributions to chapter activities."
1997 Thomas A. Vallar "For being the Superman of Service to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter."
1997 Ann Ray no record
1996 Charles D. Fisher, Jr. ""For exceptional leadership as Washington, D.C. chapter president and for continuing contributions to chapter activities."
1996 Alice Alspach Jones "For sustained contributions to the Washington, D.C. chapter—for
inspiration, enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication."
1996 Gerald A. Mann no record
1996 Peggy A. Yates no record
1996 L. Anthony Caruso Joined us from Baltimore Chapter—citation is not available
1994 David B. Dobson "For your unfailing willingness to initiate and wholeheartedly support innovative and successful Washington, DC activities."
1994 J. Dexter Nilsson no record
1994 Cynthia Paella Martin Joined us from Baltimore Chapter—citation is not available
1993 Tracey C. Chiricosta "Outstanding contributions to the programs and competitions of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter."
1993 Paula A. Hollingsworth no record
1993 Kathleen McCormick no record
1992 P. Elaine Bearden no record
1991 Austin T. Brown no record
1991 Michelle A. Didier "For continued commitment to excellence for the Washington, D.C. chapter and the Society, and for the ability to expand the meaning of technical communication."
1990 Nancy C. Corbin no record
1990 Marian O. Norby no record
1990 Mimi Simms no record
1990 Renee K. Barnow no record
1990 John S. Burlison no record

Society-Level Service Awards

Distinguished STC SIG Service Awards

In 2002, the Society initiated a formal awards program to recognize the commitment and hard work of members of its special interest groups (SIGs). The Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA) acknowledges the work of SIG members who provide exemplary service to the Society through their dedication to a SIG and its activities. Recipients are selected on the following basic criteria:

  • Length of SIG membership
  • Consistency of service over the time of SIG membership
  • Variety of service to STC

The Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter is proud to recognize its Distinguished SIG Service Award recipients:

DSSA Recipients

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

Year Recipient SIG Citation
2005 Cynthia A. Lockley AccessAbility photo of Cynthia A. Lockley"In recognition of your outstanding leadership qualities as the unparalleled AccessAbility SIG Web diva, and for your dedication, creativity, and professionalism."
2005 Allen Rotz Usability & User Interface photo of Allen Rotz"For your steadfast leadership of the Washington DC Usability SIG and for enthusiastically giving so much time, effort, and creativity in STC Usability and User Experience activities."
2002 David J. Dick Usability photo of David Dick"For leadership as the Managing Editor of Usability Interface and for continuing selfless contributions to the Usability SIG."
2002 Donald S. Lenk Quality photo of Don Lenk"For your sustained contributions to the Quality SIG and for your dedicated willingness to take on any and all tasks, large or small, to keep the SIG active and productive for its members."
2002 Beth Mazur Information Design photo of Beth Mazur"To be provided."
2002 Janice C. Redish Usability photo of Ginny Redish"For founding the Usability SIG and for her continuing support and leadership. Her unflagging work as a champion of usability within the STC and in the community at large has led the way for us all."
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