Program Report

STACIEs Awards Banquet, 2003

A Night of Achievement

By Andrea Squires

The air outside was frigid, but the mood inside the Sheraton Lexington Inn was warm on Thursday, February 26, 2003 as the Boston and Northern New England STC Chapters celebrated excellence at the STACIEs Awards Banquet. "Your work has raised the bar for technical achievement. This evening is about you," Boston Chapter President Taryn Light said to the winners.

Photo by Ilana Sztaimberg  

STACIE (STC Technical Achievement in Communicating Information) is the collective name for awards given to winners of the annual STC Boston/Northern New England Chapters' Technical Publications, Technical Art, and Online Communication Competitions.

  Passing out awards
  Passing out awards
  Photo by Ilana Sztaimberg

Sponsors for this year's STACIEs banquet were eHelp, nSight, and Bentley College.

In addition to the three Best of Show winners, the chapter presented 33 awards of merit, 30 awards of excellence, and 37 awards of distinction. For a complete list of winners, visit the Competitions Page.

Aside from the awards ceremony, Paula "Why Do I Work in Italy" Berger, Helen "Alex Trebek" Chen, Hans "Prussian Penguin" Fenstermacher, and John "I Almost Ran Over John Lennon" Garison were brave enough to compete in two rounds of Jeopardy. Their hilarious improvisations were a great addition to the evening.

Something new this year: STACIEs Coordinator Ellen Lidington notes that two Best of Show winners are first-time entrants. First-time wins were in the categories of Technical Publications and Online Competition.

Best of Show

The following entries received Best of Show awards.

Competition Best of Show Winner
Technical Art Enterprise Virtual Array Poster, Hewlett-Packard Company, Douglas Bonin, Jimmy Maleki, Alex Hart
Online Communication Web-based Training: Database Administration Essentials, Progress Software, Computer-Based Training Development Team
Technical Publications MATLAB News & Notes, The MathWorks, Editorial and Production Team, Writers and Contributors, Advisory Board

Many thanks go to STACIEs Coordinator Ellen Lidington, Boston Chapter President Taryn Light, and all the judges and volunteers for a memorable celebration of technical achievement.

STACIE awards  
STACIE awards  
Photo by Ilana Sztaimberg  

View the photo gallery of the awards banquet.
View the photo gallery of Distinction award winners.
View the photo gallery of Excellence award winners.
View the photo gallery of Merit award winners.

Andrea Squires joined STC this year. She can be reached at .