On March 29, 2007 STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter members Gary Samartino, Rob Sims, Steven Lungren, and Dana Madonna took time out of their busy work schedules to speak at La Salle University about careers in Technical Communication. Gary, Rob, Steve, and Dana spoke in Dr. Dolores Lehr’s Introduction to Technical Writing class, each bringing a different message and perspective to the class. Dr. Lehr posted flyers around La Salle’s campus for this speaking event, and spoke effusively of the presenters to her students.
Steve began the session by recommending STC-PMC as a terrific community and resource, and then showed slides from a presentation on clear business writing that he and Dana gave at their company, IDP, in June 2005. He used this presentation as an example of the diverse assignments that technical writers often receive at their places of business, and to suggest that clear communication skills matter and are marketable. This was Steve’s second visit to Dr. Lehr’s La Salle classroom. In 2005, she invited Steve and STC-PMC members Dot Olonovich and Theodora Landgren to address her students. Rob spoke next, focusing his presentation on the many manifestations of technical communication.