What is an STC 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.

STC members who have been active in the field of technical communication for at least 15 years and have been Senior Members for at least five years, as of the recommendation submission deadline, are eligible to be considered for advancement to the rank of Associate Fellow. In addition, Associate Fellow candidates must 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.

Associate Fellows are among the stars of our profession. They usually have held multiple leadership positions, published papers, or written articles or books; they’ve given dozens of presentations and mentored those who are new to our field.

Senior Members can self-nominate for the rank of Associate Fellow or they can be nominated by another STC member. Any voting STC member can submit a completed Nomination for Associate Fellow form to the Associate Fellows Committee. The committee reviews the completed forms and recommends to the STC Board of Directors the candidates it believes have met all requirements. The Board considers each recommended candidate and votes whether to select him or her as an Associate Fellow.

We are extremely proud of our Associate Fellows for their outstanding accomplishments in the field of technical communication and contributions to STC.