That’s right, we’ve switched from Recognition Thursday to Recognition Monday—everything gets topsy-turvy when the Summit is in session!
The 2012 Summit officially opened last night with the Opening General Session, keynoted by Scott Berkun. One of the highlights of the Opening General Session was STC President Hillary Hart announcing the winner of the President’s Award.
Prior to the Summit, Hart commented, “Steve has brought the most extraordinary dedication to bear upon achieving a long-term goal of the Society: a professional program of recognition for the value that technical communicators bring to their companies and to society. He has worked tirelessly over the past few years leading a team to plan, develop, and administer a technical communication certification program that will provide tangible benefits to technical communicators themselves and to the employers who hire them. I am so proud to be able to give him the award that means the most to any STC President.”
STC CEO Kathryn Burton has worked closely with Jong on certification and praised the selection as well. “Steve’s due diligence in making sure the STC Certification process meets the highest standards, his willingness to get involved in all aspects, and his leadership of the Commission Board have truly been extraordinary. Working with Steve on this has been a pleasure and an honor.”
Congratulations to Steven Jong for this high honor, and thank you for your service to the Society.