[Academic-discuss] Student Volunteers at STC Summit

Pam Estes Brewer brewer_pe at mercer.edu
Fri Apr 27 13:11:10 UTC 2018

I think this is a good idea and agree with Sally’s suggestions.  I also want to give a shout out to Beth for serving as manager and encourage others to step up for leadership roles in the SIG.  STC is a great place for students to make their first connections into the field, and the Academic SIG is a great place for building bridges between education and industry.


Pam Estes Brewer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director MS in Technical Communication Management
Department of Technical Communication
School of Engineering
Mercer University
Brewer_pe at mercer.edu<mailto:Brewer_pe at mercer.edu>

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Subject: [Academic-discuss] Student Volunteers at STC Summit

Hey colleagues,

As you know, student volunteers are invited to the STC Summit to assist with logistics and otherwise generally help out. This year, we are short on the number of student volunteers needed. One of the sticking points is that such volunteers need to be STC Student Members. For many of the students even the discounted $58.50 student membership fee is out of their meager education budgets.

I propose the Academic SIG sponsor 2 (two) student memberships so that the Summit can have at least 2 more student volunteers attend. The students get a lot out of the Summit, are able to attend sessions and network with the SIGs, especially ours, and it's a great opportunity for us to bring students into the fold as they are starting their Technical Communication careers.

Do I have your approval to spend a total of $117.00 of our SIG budget for these two sponsorships? Upon what criteria do you want to select these students?

Further, does anyone want to volunteer to be the Academic SIG treasurer, or hold another office in our group? 😊

Many thanks for your thoughts on this.



Beth Agnew, CPTC (E)

Academic SIG Manager

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