Recognitions Committees



  • Jay R. Gould (Tharon Howard)
  • Ken Rainey (Nancy Coppola)
  • Frank R. Smith (Jan Uljin)
  • Associate Fellow (Linda Oestreich)
  • Fellow (Cindy Currie-Clifford)
  • Honorary Fellow (Paul Mueller)
  • Sigma Tau Chi/Alpha Sigma honor societies (Pam Brewer)
  • Marion Norby Scholarship (TBD)


  • Community Recognitions (Tricia Spayer)
  • Community Achievement Awards (Tricia Spayer)
  • Distinguished Service Community Awards (Cindy Pao)
  • Pacesetter Awards (Tricia Spayer)

Staff Liaison

  • Lloyd Tucker

Board Liaison

  • Nicky Bleiel


  • To encourage excellence in the practice of technical communication and in service to STC.


  • Recruit members of evaluation panels.
  • Review criteria and procedures.
  • Submit nominations to the board of directors.


Associate Fellows

  • Linda Oestreich (chair)
  • Brian Lindgren
  • De Murr
  • Mike Markley
  • Carolyn Watt


  • Cindy Currie-Clifford (chair)
  • Linda Oestreich
  • Phylise Banner

Jay Gould

  • Tharon Howard (chair)
  • Thomas Barker
  • Kirk St. Amant

Ken Rainey

  • Nancy W. Coppola (chair)
  • Ann M. Blakeslee
  • Patricia Egan
  • Bernadette Longo

Frank R. Smith

  • Jan Uljin (chair)
  • Michelle Corbin
  • Luc Desnoyers

Honorary Fellow Nominating Chair

  • Paul Mueller (chair)
  • Chris Hester
  • Alan Houser
  • Nicky Bleiel

Sigma Tau Chi/Alpha Sigma Honor Societies

  • Pam Brewer (chair)
  • David Dayton
  • Herb Smith
  • Ken Kittle

Marion Norby Scholarship

  • TBD

Community Achievement Awards and Pacesetter Awards Committee

  • Patricia Spayer (chair)
  • Jackie Damrau
  • MaryKay Grueneberg
  • Karen Lane
  • Mak Pandit
  • Jamye Sagan

Distinguished Community Service Awards

  • Cindy Pao

Criteria for Success

  • Committee members filled by July 2010.
  • Criteria and procedures reviewed by September 2010.
  • Nominations presented on time to the STC Board in accordance with well-defined standards upon which those nominations are based.
  • Nomination process and results publicized in such a way as to encourage similar achievements by others.