Anita Matechuk and Marcia Shannon receive STC Distinguished Community Service Awards

The IDL SIG is proud to announce its 2022 STC Distinguished Community Service Awards recipients:

  • Anita Matechuk, who received the Distinguished Service for Student Award (DSAS)
  • Marcia Shannon, who received the Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA)

Each year, the STC awards members who have offered extensive service and exemplary commitment to their communities. Each community nominates one or more of its members for an award in October. 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.

Anita has been an active student volunteer from the moment she joined the leadership team early in 2021. She immediately filled the role of Secretary and has advocated for students from the onset. Anita conceived of the Student Member Communication Center on the SIG website and First Fridays @ 5, a networking event run by student volunteers under the mentorship of professional technical communicators. Currently, she is our Volunteer Coordinator, where she matches SIG roles or small jobs to new volunteers.

Anita’s citation reads:

For displaying enthusiasm, initiative, and commitment in all your contributions to the Instructional Design & Learning SIG as a volunteer and emerging leader.

Marcia became immediately and enthusiastically involved as a volunteer with the SIG, and was willing to take on any task that would help her learn about our community and grow her leadership skills. As Secretary understudy, she occasionally wrote minutes until she took on the official role of Secretary late in 2016. In 2019, Marcia stepped up as IDL SIG Manager and assumed that role until the end of 2020. She has been a judge in our Student Article-writing Competition, mentored volunteers, and taken on assorted tasks for the SIG. She currently holds the position of Membership Manager.

Marcia’s citation reads:

For your dedicated service to the Instructional Design and Learning Community in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles, and for inspiring confidence in new volunteers through supportive outreach and mentoring.

Our deepest thanks to Anita and Marcia for their service to the IDL SIG — and heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved DSSA and DSAS awards!