Sandra W. Harner Named Fellow

by Maurice Martin

Arlington, VA - Sandra W. Harner of Cedarville (Ohio) has been named a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Harner is the director and professor of the technical and professional communication major at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Harner’s citation reads “For educating, nurturing, and supporting students in creative ways; for excellent training and development of programs; for innovative promotion of the profession; and for outstanding service to the Society.” The Society for Technical Communication is a professional organization for technical writers, editors, illustrators, managers, and educators. It is the largest professional organization in this field, with more than 25,000 members in 153 chapters worldwide. Information about STC and its programs can be found at the STC office Web site: The highest rank that the Society can confer upon a member is that of fellow. Those who become fellows are associate fellows who have attained such eminence in the arts and sciences of technical communication that they are deemed worthy of being designated among the select few whose service has distinguished both the Society and the profession. Less than 1 percent of STC members achieve the grade of fellow. In 1996, Harner received STC’s Jay R. Gould Award for excellence in teaching technical communication. She is currently serving STC as the Assistant to the President for Academic and Research Programs.