Established in 1998, the CPTSC Service Award honors members with a distinguished service history.
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.
Honorary: Lori Peterson, Managing Editor, JBTC
no award given
Kelli Cargile Cook and Nancy Walters Coppola
Honorary: George Hayhoe
2012 (no award given)
Jan Tovey (posthumously)
Honorary DSA Michael Steehouder
Honorary DSA Donald Cunningham