2024 STC Slate of Candidates

The STC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the final slate of candidates for the 2024 STC election.

Offices Automatically Filled


  • Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Herman will automatically succeed from the office of Vice President.

Immediate Past President

  • Timothy Esposito will automatically succeed from the office of President.

Treasurer (two-year term)

  • Roberta (Bobbi) Werner will complete her two-year term.

Offices to Be Filled

Director (two-year term)

  • Dr. Jackie Damrau
  • Dr. Guiseppe Getto
  • MaryKay Grueneberg
  • Dr. Amanda Patterson
  • Dr. Wendy A. Ross
  • Danielle Villegas

Nominating Committee (two-year term)

  • Joana Donovan
  • Kelly Smith

To read more about the candidates, visit https://www.stc.org/elections/election-slate/

IDL SIG Receives CAA Platinum & Pacesetter Awards

We are “over the moon” because the IDL SIG received a Platinum Community Achievement Award (CAA) for the third year in a row, as well as a Pacesetter Award.

The awards are to be presented at the 2024 Summit, so plan to join us if you’re attending. If you can’t attend the Summit, join us at the virtual awards celebration on June 6. Details coming soon. Continue reading “IDL SIG Receives CAA Platinum & Pacesetter Awards”

Manager’s Column, Q1 2024

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

Hello IDL SIG members,

Spring has sprung in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m enjoying a day of sunshine after weeks of cold, rainy weather. The colorful flowers, brilliant sunshine, nesting birds, and budding trees all bring hope into view.   

With hope on the horizon, I’m looking forward to May and the 2024 Summit in Bloomington, Minnesota, May 17–19. The conference is conveniently located near the Mall of America and close to the airport. The Mall boasts many fun activities for kids of all ages, special events, food & drink, and shopping. I plan to check out the SEALIFE Aquarium and Nickelodeon© Theme Park to catch a roller coaster ride.

Incidentally, the STC Summit is the premier educational experience and a place to network with folks who love, promote, and share technical communication

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Review of Marketing March with Melissa Pagnotta

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

Melissa Pagnotta is a Communications Manager and Strategist with a robust marketing background. She entered the marketing field while studying television production in college. Several years later, she found herself promoting comedians for a New York City comedy club.

Melissa’s presentation goal was to simplify the understanding of marketing. By breaking down the process into simple steps, she hoped attendees could apply marketing methods to a work project, a self-promotion project, or another promotional product.

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The Distinguished Community Service Award goes to…

Each year, the Society for Technical Communication awards members who have offered extensive service and exemplary commitment to their communities. Each community nominates one or more members for an award around November. The STC evaluates the nominations and presents its recommendations to the STC board of directors for approval. The STC announces the winners in the following calendar year.

We are proud to announce the Instructional Design & Learning SIG’s Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA) recipient:

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