STC-SM Receives Awards at Summit

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, three members of the STC-SM chapter attended Leadership Day at the STC Summit in Denver, Colorado. Katherine Baeckeroot, Maryann Bowen, and Kelly Smith participated in networking and breakout sessions with other STC committee, SIG, and chapter members. In addition, we accepted two awards on behalf of our chapter: the Platinum Community Achievement Award (CAA) and the Pacesetter Award.

The Platinum CAA was granted for our chapter’s cumulative achievements throughout the year. The CAA recognizes a SIG, professional or student chapter’s outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society’s goals through a wide range of programs and activities. The inscription on our certificate reads, “For providing formal and informal outreach and activities to members, and strength in student membership.”

The application process for the CAA is extensive, and involves gathering supporting materials throughout the year for the different events, communications, social media activity, and other chapter-related activities we perform. The application provides a roadmap for all of the things STC communities should be doing throughout the year to meet the goals of the Society.

Unlike STC’s other community achievement awards, the Pacesetter Award recognizes the successful implementation of a single beneficial innovation that may be implemented by other STC communities.

Our chapter won the Pacesetter Award for our virtual coffee meetups. The inscription on our certificate reads, “For a well-developed plan and the follow-through action on virtual workshops, presented in a way that allows other communities to develop similar programs as well.”

Thank you all for helping us achieve this recognition from the STC. We look forward to another award-winning year in 2019!