Fellows

What is a Fellow?

The rank of Fellow is the highest honor an STC member can receive and may only be awarded to Associate Fellows who have continued to excel in the field of technical communication. STC Fellows contribute to the profession and the Society at the highest level, as indicated by their publications, presentations, awards, mentoring, leadership, and community service.

See also the "What is an STC Fellow?" page for more details.

Who are Fellows?

STC Fellows are some of the top technical communicators in our Society. For more information on those who have reached this status, see the bullets below.

How can I become a Fellow?

Application for Fellow (Word)
Guidelines for the STC Fellows Nominating Process (PDF)

Nomination process: Please consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Who is eligible: To be considered for Fellow, a candidate must be an Associate Fellow with three years at that rank. Members of STC’s Board of Directors are ineligible for nomination.

Who may recommend a candidate: Eligible candidates complete their own applications, and are contacted by the Fellows Committee when eligible.

Due date for nominations: 1 October 2014

Honorees notified: After vote by STC Board of Directors, usually January

Awards Presented: At the Honors Banquet at the STC Technical Communication Summit.

Associate Fellows

What is an Associate Fellow?

An STC Associate Fellow is a Senior Member who has been formally recognized by the Society for having attained distinction in the field of technical communication.

Associate Fellows have accomplished one or more of the following:

  • Been responsible for important work in the field of technical communication.
  • Done notable original work that has contributed to the advancement of technical communication.
  • Made significant contributions to the Society and helped to tell STC’s powerful story.

See also the "What is an STC Associate Fellow" page for more details.

Who are Associate Fellows?

STC Associate Fellows are some of the top technical communicators in our Society. For more information on those who have reached this status, see the bullets below.

How can I become an Associate Fellow?

Nomination for Associate Fellow—application form (Word)
Guidelines for Nominating and Recommending Candidates for Associate Fellow (PDF)

Who is eligible: To be considered for election as an Associate Fellow, a candidate must have been active in technical communication for at least 15 years and have fulfilled ten years of service as an STC Member, as of the application submission deadline.

Nomination process: Please consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Who may nominate a candidate: Any STC member. Members of STC’s Board of Directors and the Associate Fellows committee may not nominate or serve as references for candidates.

Due date for nominations: 1 October 2014

Honorees and Nominators notified: After vote by STC Board of Directors, usually January

Awards Presented: At the Honors Banquet at the STC Technical Communication Summit.