What is an Associate Fellow?

An STC Associate Fellow is a Senior Member who has been formally recognized by the Society for having attained distinction in the field of technical communication.

Associate Fellows have accomplished one or more of the following:

  • Been responsible for important work in the field of technical communication.
  • Done notable original work that has contributed to the advancement of technical communication.
  • Made significant contributions to the Society and helped to tell STC’s powerful story.

See also the “What is an STC Associate Fellow” page for more details.

Who are Associate Fellows?

STC Associate Fellows are some of the top technical communicators in our Society. For more information on those who have reached this status, see the bullets below.

How can I become an Associate Fellow?

Nomination for Associate Fellow—application form (Word)
Guidelines for Nominating and Recommending Candidates for Associate Fellow (PDF)

Who is eligible: To be considered for election as an Associate Fellow, a candidate must have been active in technical communication for at least 15 years and have fulfilled ten years of service as an STC Member, as of the application submission deadline.

Nomination process: Please consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Who may nominate a candidate: Any STC member. Members of STC’s Board of Directors and the Associate Fellows committee may not nominate or serve as references for candidates.

Due date for nominations: 30 October 2013

Honorees and Nominators notified: After vote by STC Board of Directors, usually January

Awards Presented: At the Honors Banquet at the STC Technical Communication Summit.