The mission of the Eastern Iowa Chapter of STC is to provide professional, social, and community service activities for technical communicators in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, Dubuque, and the surrounding areas.
The Eastern Iowa Chapter of STC began in 1991 as a chapter of a greater (national) Society for Technical Communication (STC). As the Society evolved, so did the chapter. STC is now an international organization, the largest professional society in the world dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication.
Our chapter offers industry leadership and the education, networking, and information required in a world where change is “the way it is.”
Eastern Iowa STC Highlights
- 1997: Eastern Iowa STC hosts the STC Region 6 Conference in Amana, IA.
- 1997: Sherri Edwards earns a Distinguished Chapter Service Award.
- 1998: A 1998 Achievement award among chapters of 40-75 members marks Lines as an international contender.
- 1999: Irv Emig earns a Distinguished Chapter Service Award.
- 1999: Lines wins an Excellence and Most Improved award. Congratulations to Sherri Edwards, newsletter editor, and all the contributors.
- 2001: Darlene Doehrmann earns a Distinguished Chapter Service Award.
- 2001: Eastern Iowa STC celebrates 10 years.
- 2003: Lines wins an Excellence award in the 2003 STC newsletter competition. Congratulations to Editor Diane Borgwardt, article contributors, and proofreaders. Our newsletter placed at the top of our category, chapters with 75 or fewer members.
- 2004: Charles Crawley earns a Distinguished Chapter Service Award.
- 2005: Eastern Iowa hosts a day-long writing workshop to sold-out attendance. Special speaker Susan Moore presented writing skills.
- 2006: Eastern Iowa STC helps to host the first ever Corporate Spelling Bee to earn money for a local charity, the Catherine McCauley Center. Our chapter continues its tradition of helping the Catherina McCauley Center with this now-annual event. The Catherine McCauley Center provides tutoring to adults students who are learning English as a second language or have never learned to read.