Community leaders will be glad to hear that the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) has got their back in 2014-2015. If you need help, feel stuck, or just want ideas, look to the CAC as your connection to STC resources, Board of Directors, and staff.
This is the third of three CAC posts (see post one and post two here). In this post, we will meet our Student/Young Professional Outreach Team Lead, Michael Opsteegh, our Student/Young Professional Outreach Team Liaison, Samantha Gale, our Community Technical Solutions Lead, Rhyne Armstrong, and our Communications Lead, Viqui Dill.
Student/Young Professional Outreach
Michael Opsteegh is the chair of the Student/Young Professional Outreach Task Force. The Task force is committed to brainstorming and evaluating STC’s support and outreach to students and young professionals and ensuring these critical segments of STC members are well served.
Contact Michael if you have questions about starting or maintaining a student chapter or if you have suggestions about engaging students and young professionals. Read more about Michael at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mopsteegh.
Student/Young Professional Liaison
Samantha is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University and now works in marketing communications in Atlanta, GA. Along with other members of the CAC and the Academic SIG, she is working as the Student/Young Professional Liaison, bringing a fresh perspective to helping STC develop outreach strategies and working to make STC more accessible for new and future technical communicators.
Contact Samantha to be connected to the Student and Young Professional Outreach Committee or one of the resources STC has for students and new TCs. To connect with Samantha, find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/samantha-gale/46/719/50a.
Community Technical Solutions
Rhyne Armstrong administers the STC AdobeConnect subscription among communities.
Contact Rhyne for training and support on our Adobe Connect account. Rhyne will sherpa you through the first few journeys and then set you up so that you can connect on your own. Read more about Rhyne at http://lavacon.org/2013/rhyne-armstrong/.
Viqui Dill spreads the good news about CAC and STC initiatives by tweeting, retweeting, posting, reposting, emailing, and circulating the information for maximum coverage.
Contact Viqui for help setting up a social media plan for your community or if you need an additional channel for getting information out to communities. Read more about Viqui at http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/chapter-bios/dill-bio/.