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Sigma Tau Chi

STC sponsors Sigma Tau Chi (ΣTX) to recognize exemplary technical communication students in baccalaureate or graduate programs.

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Community Achievement Awards

The community achievement Awards (CAA) program recognizes STC chapters and special interest groups (SIGs) for exceptional accomplishments in meeting Society goals. The awards not only acknowledge that the obligations of a properly functioning community have been met, but that the winning communities have performed well beyond expectations.

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Follow the 2011 Summit on Twitter

Even if you aren't able to attend the 2011 Summit in Sacramento, you can follow it via Twitter—and even get a little taste of the conference to boot! Username @stc2011 will issue all the official announcements and information on speakers, preconference courses, and more.

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2011 STC Election Results

STC is pleased to announce the results of its 2011 election. Online voting concluded at 4:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) on 30 March 2011. There were a total of 4,469 eligible voting members and 853 voters used their ballot, amounting to 19.09% of eligible voters. The percentage voting was 6% higher than previous years, so thank you for your participation.

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Jay R. Gould Award

The Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication honors the distinguished teaching career of the late Professor Jay R. Gould, whose academic mentorship guided many into the technical communication profession. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must have been a member of the Society for Technical Communication for at least ten years and must have been involved in postsecondary education for at least fifteen years. The committee this year includes Thomas Barker, Maury Maryanow, Sonya Borton, and Michael Albers.

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Ken Rainey Award

The Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research was established by STC in 2006 to celebrate and honor Professor Ken Rainey's passion for research that results in improvements to technical communication, especially to practice. The goal of the award is to encourage quality and excellence in technical communication research by honoring those whose research studies have made an outstanding contribution to the field. The committee for this year's award is George Hayhoe, Carol Barnum, Judy Ramey, Ann-Marie Grissino, and Dan Portwood.

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Frank R. Smith Award

Each year, the Editor of Technical Communication appoints a judging committee to select the outstanding article from the previous year's issues. Judges base their decisions on article content and form. The award honors the memory of Frank R. Smith, during whose 18-year tenure as editor, Technical Communication became established as the flagship publication of STC and the profession. This year's judging team for the Frank R. Smith competition consisted of Tom Warren (chair), Han Yu, and Jeff Hibbard.

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