History: Special Recognitions

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Individual Honors

Chapter-Level Special Recognitions

Recipients of a Chapter-Level Honor

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The first column shows the year awarded, the second column shows the name of the recipient, and the third column describes the honor given to them.

Year Recipient Honor
1991 Shirley G. Carter photo of Shirley G. CarterShirley G. Carter Memorial Award. This is a chapter-level award to assist college students in the Washington, DC metropolitan area who are pursuing established degree programs in some area of technical communication and have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. As of 2010, awards are given to the Best Student Entry in the chapter's Technical Communication Competition.
1989 Austin T. Brown photo of Austin T. BrownThe chapter's High School Science Writing Contest Scholarship was renamed as the Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award. (The fund was started in 1962.) This is a chapter-level award for high school students in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to encourage the development of technical writing skills among students in grades 10, 11, and 12. As of 2010, awards are given to the Best Student Entry in the chapter's Technical Communication Competition.

Society-Level Special Recognitions

Recipients of a Society-Level Honor

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The first column shows the year awarded, the second column shows the name of the recipient, and the third column describes the honor given to them.

Year Recipient Honor
2007 Marian O. Norby
Tribute
photo of Marian NorbyMarian Norby Scholarship. STC established this scholarship in 2007 as a bequest of Marian Norby. The scholarship was for full or part time U.S. federal government females who work as a secretary or administrative assistant and are interested in studying for a degree or attending a continuing education or training course related to technical communication. The scholarship was suspended in 2013 and converted into the Marian Norby Legacy Society that collects funds when STC is named as a beneficiary in your Will or Trust, your life insurance policy, or your tax-deferred retirement account.
2004 Dr. Janice (Ginny) C. Redish photo of Ginny RedishSTC President's Award—"For your unstinting contributions of expertise, time, energy, and commitment from the earliest days of the STC Transformation effort."
2002 Alice Philbin, Ph.D., James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Alice PhilbinJ.R. Gould Award—"For the time and resources she devoted to making sure that her students received the education that would benefit them the most."
2002 Mary R. Wise photo of Mary R. WiseSTC President's Award—"For your long-time dedication and unconditional service to STC, and especially for your involvement with the implementation of our new brand."
1997-2000 Tracey Chiricosta photo of Tracey ChiricostaDirector–Sponsor, Region 2
1999-2000 Mary R. Wise photo of Mary R. WisePresident of the Society
also served as
Director–Sponsor, Region 2, 1994-1997
1999 Austin T. Brown
High School Communication Award
photo of Austin T. BrownSTC President's Award—"For years of dedicated service to the Society, for his passion as a leader at the Society and chapter levels, and for his wisdom as a teacher and mentor."
1996 Annette Reilly photo of Annette ReillySTC President's Award—"You are the ideal volunteer, always generously giving of your knowledge, time, and energy and never taking the much-deserved credit. STC is enriched by your contributions."
1993-1994 Annette D. Reilly photo of Annette D. ReillyPresident of the Society
also served as
Director–Sponsor, Region 2, 1990-1991
1991-1990 Suzanne
Porter–Kuchay
photo of Suzanne Porter-KuchayDirector–Sponsor, Region 2
1991 Marian O. Norby
Tribute
photo of Marian NorbySTC President's Award—"In recognition of her sustained and dedicated effort in managing a vitally important Society committee, and for contributing to the quality of member newsletters." Marian served as the Manager of the Tellers Committee for over 16 years.
1988-1989 Austin T. Brown
High School Communication Award
photo of Austin T. BrownPresident of the Society
1983 Dr. Della A. Whitaker photo of Della Whitaker and Frank SmithDella A. Whitaker International Scholarship. This was a Society-level scholarship to assist college students who were pursuing established degree programs in some area of technical communication and had completed at least one year of post-secondary education. Two awards were granted to graduate students, and two to undergraduates. The scholarship was suspended in 2010.
1982-1986 Austin T. Brown
High School Communication Award
photo of Austin T. BrownDirector–Sponsor, Region 3
1979-1982 Shirley G. Carter
Chapter Memorial Award
photo of Shirley G. CarterDirector–Sponsor, Region 3. Shirley was the first African-American female elected to the STC Board of Directors.
1975-1976 Peter Smith
Tribute
photo of Peter SmithPresident of the Society. Peter was among the first in STC to emphasize the need to attract young students to the profession. In the early 1960s, he helped establish, promote, and implement the Washington, D.C. chapter's Science Writing Contest for high school students in the Washington Metropolitan area. In the late 1960s, Peter played a key role in the establishment of what has become a major society program: publications competitions. After conducting a successful chapter-level competition, he was asked to help organize and guide the first Society-level publications competition.

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