Join STC Florida for 2020

We would love to have you as a member of the Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication this year! We look forward to an exciting year and encourage you to take advantage of the programs and services we offer. As STC Florida leaders, we have all enjoyed the opportunity to grow as a technical communicator and make connections with other people like you in the profession.

We typically hold monthly educational meetings on the third Thursday of each month that you can attend either face-to-face or virtually. All of these events benefit our community and promote a strong camaraderie among our members. You can view our upcoming events and additional resources here on our website. We want to make sure you are aware of all the Florida chapter membership benefits available:

  • Reduced educational program meeting fees ($6 for educational programs)
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Job listings
  • Networking with a variety of technical communicators
  • And more!

If you are joining or renewing, please select the Florida chapter as your community for all of these benefits.When you are signing up or renewing your membership, make sure you scroll down and check the box for the Florida chapter! It will not be checked by default even if you are already a member.By checking that box, you become a member of our chapter when you sign up or renew your membership. We hope to speak with you at one of our meetings!

Your STC Florida Administrative Council

Make a Difference Scholarship Honors Mike Murray and his Legacy

Our long-time chapter leader Mike Murray has been the inspiration for a brand-new graduate scholarship at UCF, which was announced this month. It has been his dream to Make a Difference in the lives of people who live with disabilities and other health challenges, and it is his hope that this scholarship will support students whose careers will place them on the front lines in patient care and the development of best practices.

The scholarship fund is accepting contributions, for those who wish to support this worthy endeavor and honor our friend and colleague Mike in the process. Read the full story in our October/November Memo to Members newsletter.

Successful Mentoring Program Kickoff

Mentors and mentees met for the first time at Olive Garden on Wednesday, November 6.

 

Student Members: Apply for the STC Scholarship

The STC Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year, to be awarded in February 2020 to assist students who are pursuing an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree or graduate certificate program in some aspect of technical communication.. They are accepting applications through November 30: STC Student Scholarship

Applicants are eligible to apply for an STC scholarship if they meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education.
  • Applicants must be working toward a bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or a graduate certificate in communication of information about technical subjects.
  • Applicants must have at least one full year of academic work remaining to complete their degree program, although under exceptional circumstances an award may be granted to a student for the final half-year.

Review the application instructions or contact the STC Scholarship Committee if you have questions about your program’s eligibility.