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TPC Program Receives International Recognition

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TPC Program Receives International Recognition

The Cedarville University STC student chapter received a Pacesetter Award at the 56th Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication. Left to right: Adam Evans, Advisor Sandi Harner, STC International President Mark Clifford and Erin SanGregory. Photo provided by Sandi Harner

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

July 6, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—The technical and professional communication (TPC) major at Cedarville University has shown that even small programs can do big things.

Cedarville’s student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) recently received a Pacesetter Award at STC’s 56th annual conference. The international society presents this award to a student or professional chapter that contributes to the society’s goals through an innovative and effective program activity. Cedarville’s chapter was recognized because of its fundraising initiatives that provide both portfolio pieces and professional experience.

“This award means that our chapter of STC was doing something right,” says Adam Evans, a 2009 graduate who served as the president of Cedarville’s chapter. “I never expected to be recognized for the work we did this year, but it’s always nice to know that others appreciate what you’ve done.”

Present at the conference in Atlanta to receive the award were Sandi Harner, professor of technical communication at Cedarville and faculty advisor of Cedarville’s student chapter of STC, as well as TPC students Adam Evans, Matt Pretty, Erin SanGregory and Genelle Schedlbauer.

Two Cedarville students received individual recognition. Evans earned an international Distinguished Service Award for his leadership at the STC regional conference hosted at Cedarville in Nov. 2008. This award recognizes a student’s exemplary dedication to a student chapter and its activities.

SanGregory, a 2009 graduate, was inducted into Sigma Tau Chi, the STC honorary society. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, be exemplary in participation in their STC student chapter, and demonstrate potential for significant contribution to the profession. SanGregory served as the webmaster for Cedarville’s chapter.

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