Congratulations to APCC 2003 Award Winners
Consulting Success has the pleasure of announcing the 2003 APCC Awards recipients. This year the organization is recognizing members for their contributions in writing and service.
- Pat McNees is the 2003 winner of the APCC Excellence in Writing award for the publication “New Formulas for America’s Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering.” Under contract to Low & Associates and working with a team of researchers and designers, Pat wrote the copy for the book and website that describes 225 projects funded by the National Science Foundation’s Program for Gender Equity—projects to promote science education that broaden women’s and minorities’ participation in the fields of math, science, technology, and engineering.The NSF document, which took a year to write, has the potential to change science and math education and the resulting make-up of women and minorities in related fields of work. The document avoids scientific, education, and bureaucratic jargon, telling stories, providing examples, and using plain English accessible to all potential readers. These include educators at all levels, NSF grantees, human resources personnel in high-tech or bio-tech firms, and parents who want to encourage their children’s interest in science and math. Pat received the 2003 award because of the quality and breadth of the NSF document and its potential sphere of influence.
- For their collaborative effort to launch the organization’s new web site and develop a system for regular updates, APCC has also recognized Marty Nord and Lynn Hanson with an Award for Significant Service. In response to member suggestions from the 2000 member survey and recommendations from the Board of Directors, the web site assists members in staying abreast of recent news and trends and provides ongoing support for communication consultants and their activities. In addition, the web site allows APCC to shift from paper communication to online communication, a transition which is quickly becoming a necessity for professional organizations that function in “virtual” environments. Marty and Lynn received this special award for contributing to the visibility, currency, and advancement of APCC.
In recognition of their dedication to clear communication,
APCC sends kudos to all of its winners for 2003.