Chapter Awards

Each year NEO STC leadership recognizes the people who make our community a success. Awards are presented at our year-end recognition event in May, in the following categories:

  • President’s Achievement Award
  • NEO Volunteer of the Year
  • NEO Committee of the Year
  • NEO Rookie of the Year
  • NEO Volunteer Recognition

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!

NEO STC President’s Achievement Award

This recognition is awarded to individuals by the Northeast Ohio community president for consistent contributions to keep the community running smoothly over the years.

  • Lisa Mileusnich, 2019
  • Bob Young, 2018
  • Kim Lindsey, 2017
  • Tricia Spayer, 2015
  • Janean Voss, 2014
  • Jill McCauslin, 2013
  • Denise Kadilak, Tricia Spayer, 2009
  • Renee Murray, 2008
  • June Muhic, 2007
  • Brian Baddour, 2006
  • Ken Rogers, 2005

NEO STC Volunteer of the Year Award

This recognition is awarded to an individual annually by the Northeast Ohio community president for their outstanding efforts to help the community accomplish high goals.

  • Julianne Forsythe and Tricia Spayer, 2019
  • Lynn Nickels, 2018
  • Lynn Nickels, 2017
  • Lynn Nickels, 2016
  • Lynn Nickels, 2015
  • Tricia Spayer, 2104
  • Ginny Haas, 2013
  • Janean Voss, 2012
  • Denise Kadilak, 2011
  • Ginny Haas, 2010
  • Ginny Haas, 2009
  • Renee Murray, 2009
  • Anne Paczula, 2008
  • Michelle Kastro, 2006
  • Barb Philbrick, 2005
  • Karla Caldwell and Sharon Ambro, 2003
  • Stephanie Webster, 2002
  • Kristen Jackson and Mark Blake, 2001
  • The Tri-C executive board and instructors, 2000

NEO STC Committee of the Year Award

This recognition is awarded to a committee annually by the Northeast Ohio community president for their outstanding efforts to help the community accomplish high goals.

  • Public Relations, 2019. Jason Vensel
  • Newsletter, 2018. Sara Buchanan, Jeannette Evans, Lynn Nickels
  • Website, 2017. Kim Lindsey, Jennifer Loudiana
  • Newsletter, 2016. Jeannette Evans, Lynn Nickels
  • Academic Relations, 2015. Lynn Nickels, Janean Voss
  • Newsletter, 2014. Jeanette Evans, Lisa Mileusnich, Lynn Nickels
  • Competitions, 2013. Nicole Derr, Barb Philbrick
  • Competitions, 2012. Nicole Derr, Carrie Cianciola
  • Membership, 2011. Amy Vogt, Genelle Pretty
  • Membership, 2010. Sharon Jendrisak, Julie Mason
  • Competitions, 2009. Jeanette Evans, Sherri Henkin, Kristen Jackson, Lori Neuman
  • Membership, 2009. Sharon Jendrisak, Julie Mason
  • The Crucial Communicator Core committee, 2008. Members included: Stephanie Webster, Bob Young, Kim Lindsey, Jean Church, Paul Holland, Denise Kadilak, Ginny Haas, Angie Dianetti, Sherri Henkin, Sharon Resar Sternburg, Tricia Spayer
  • Programs, 2007. Jessica Hendricks, Kris Henige, Kim Lindsey
  • Education, 2006. Denise Kadilak, Amy Vogt
  • Employment, 2005. Sarah Burke, Namrata Malik, Sherri Henkin

NEO STC Rookie Volunteer of the Year Award

This recognition is awarded to a new first year chapter volunteer annually by the Northeast Ohio community president for their outstanding efforts to help the community accomplish high goals. This award was first introduced in 2013.

  • Kathleen Gaughan, 2019
  • Lisa Scovern, 2018
  • Brian Walters, 2017
  • Jason Vensel, 2016
  • Christine Barger, 2015
  • Debbie Mekker, 2014
  • Claudia Thompson, 2013

NEO STC Volunteer Recognition Achievement Award

This recognition is awarded to volunteer(s) annually by the Northeast Ohio community president for their volunteer efforts and active participation during the year.

  • Angie Dianetti, Christine (Kelly) Graham, Lisa Scovern, 2019
  • Jeanette Evans, Julianne Forsythe, Tricia Spayer, 2018
  • Kim Lindsey, Lisa Mileusnich, Lynn Nickels, Robert Young,  2017
  • Carrie Cianciola, Jeanette Evans, Jill McCauslin, Lisa Mileusnich, Tricia Spayer, 2016
  • Carrie Cianciola, Ginny Haas, Ashleigh Petts, Claudia Thompson, Janean Voss, 2015
  • Jeanette Evans, Lisa Mileusnich, Lynn Nickels, Joann Rasmussen, Claudia Thompson, 2014
  • Paul Holland, Lisa Mileusnich, Genelle Pretty, Joann Rasmussen, Tricia Spayer, 2013
  • Ginny Haas, Lisa Mileusnich, Tricia Spayer, Amy Vogt, Janean Voss, 2012
  • Paul Holland, Denise Kadilak, Barb Philbrick, Tricia Spayer, Amy Vogt, 2011
  • Ginny Haas, Kim Lindsey, Jill McCauslin, Amy Vogt, 2010
  • Jean Church, Bob Clark, Angie Dianetti, Elena Dunne, Ginny Haas, Sherri Henkin, Paul Holland, Kristen Jackson, Denise Kadilak, Kim Lindsey, Jill McCauslin, Renee Murray, Barb Philbrick, Trish Spayer, Amy Vogt, Bob Young, 2009

NEO STC Scholarship Award

This scholarship is awarded to encourage local academic excellence, provide the profession with educated communicators, and promote awareness of and participation in the Society for Technical Communication.

  • 2015: Lee Murray, Youngstown State University, MA in Professional and Technical Writing
  • 2013: Sarah Perrine, Youngstown State University, BA in Professional and Technical Writing
  • 2011: Josh Palmer, Minnesota University, Mankato, MA in English – Technical Communication (online program)
  • 2010: Rachel Thompson, Cedarville University, BA in Technical and Professional Communication
  • 2009: Corwin Briscoe, Cedarville University, BA in Technical and Professional Communication
  • 2008: Katie Marburger, Cedarville University, BA in Technical and Professional Communication