Distinguished Service Award

Established in 1998, the CPTSC Service Award honors members with a distinguished service history.

Criteria

Persons nominated to receive the Distinguished Service Award will in general possess the following characteristics and attributes:

  • They must be members of CPTSC at the time of their nomination.
  • They should be members of long standing in CPTSC with at least seven consecutive years of membership sometime during their careers. The Distinguished Service Selection Committee (DSSC) can recommend exceptions to this rule but only for members of extraordinary merit.
  • The nominees must have made significant long-term contributions to programming in technical communication. It is expected the DSSC will consider only members who have established significant careers in programming, working both on the local and the national levels. The key question will be, “have technical and professional communication programs been significantly affected in a positive manner by this person’s career”?

Honorary Distinguished Service Award

An honorary Distinguished Service Award may occasionally be given to non-members. Such honorary recipients should have made significant contributions to CPTSC or to programming in technical, professional, or scientific communication. This contribution could be either as a career-long emphasis or as a significant special contribution.

Past Recipients

2017
no award given

2016
Donna Kain

2015
Sam Geonetta

2014
Tracy Bridgeford

2013
Kelli Cargile Cook and Nancy Walters Coppola
Honorary George Hayhoe

2012 (no award given)

2011
Stuart Selber

2010
Jan Tovey (posthumously)
Jeff Grabill

2009
Gerald Savage
Honorary DSA Michael Steehouder

2008
Bruce Maylath
Honorary DSA Donald Cunningham

2007
Sherry Little
James Zappen

2006
Karen Schnakenberg

2005
Katherine Staples

2004
Ken Rainey
Debby Andrews

2003
Steve Bernhardt

2002
Dan Riordan

2001
Carolyn Rude

2000
Mary Coney

1999
Thomas Warren
Laurie Hayes

1998
Tom Pearsall
Virginia Book
Marilyn Samuels