Mileusnich and Nickels Named for Distinguished Service

NEO STC is proud to honor senior members Lisa Mileusnich and Lynn Nickels with Distinguished Chapter Service awards for their continuous contributions to the chapter.

Lisa has served tirelessly on the NEO STC Board of Directors as treasurer (2010-2012), vice president (2013-2014), president (2014-2015), and immediate past president (2015-2016). NEO STC was awarded Community of Distinction by STC during Lisa’s presidential year. Members always enjoyed her monthly president’s column in the chapter newsletter.

Lisa volunteered as co-editor (2012-2014) for the chapter’s newsletter, Lines & Letters, which earned an APEX Award of Excellence in 2014. She volunteered on the Programs committee (2015-2016). Lisa has been a member of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG for two years. She belonged to the Information Design SIG (which was disbanded), along with a number of other inactive SIGs.

Lisa presently co-chairs the Academic Relations committee. She attended student project presentations at Youngstown State (2014-2016), presented to students from John Carroll (2016), Cedarville (2016), and Walsh (2013) universities, and presented at a symposium for local English degree programs (2016).

Lisa’s article, Handy Hint: PowerPoint 2003 Keyboard Shortcuts, first published in the October 2007 issue of NEO STC’s Lines & Letters, was reprinted by the Carolina Chapter’s Carolina Communiqué in January 2008.

Lisa’s citation reads, “For outstanding leadership of the Northeast Ohio chapter—for unwavering dedication and service, and for your support and encouragement of strong relationships with local colleges and universities.”

Lynn joined Youngstown State University’s student chapter while earning her Master’s degree in English with concentrations in Professional Writing and Editing, and Teaching of Writing. She became chapter president and held that position for two years, until she was graduated in 2000 with her bachelor’s degree.

In September 2008, Lynn joined NEO STC and immediately volunteered as Programs committee co-chair, a post she held for three years. In 2013, she moved to the Newsletter committee as co-editor, and continues in that role today. NEO STC’s newsletter, Lines & Letters, received 2014 and 2016 APEX Awards of Excellence in the Online Newsletter category. Lynn added co-chair of the Academic Relations committee—NEO STC ‘Committee of the Year’ in 2015—to her resume in 2014—a post she holds today. Lynn was named NEO STC ‘Volunteer of the Year’ two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016. She is a member of the Technical Editing SIG and a past member of the Freelance SIG.

Lynn is a frequent speaker for chapter programs. She twice represented NEO STC as a speaker at John Carroll University workshops, in 2012 and 2014. She presented the webinar ‘Writing across Genres’ at the national level. Lynn’s article, “Welcome to the North Market in Columbus!” was published in Intercom in January 2015. She also was recently elected to take the position of vice president of the NEO STC chapter for the 2017/2018 year. That role will begin in September.

Lynn’s citation reads, “For sustained contributions to the Northeast Ohio chapter, and for your unbridled enthusiasm for educating young people about careers in technical writing and editing.”

By Kelly Graham