Technical and Professional Writing Program {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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Past Semesters

Fall '13

Attention current TPW students! The San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is offering a scholarship for up to $500. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 20, 2013 by 5 pm. For more information and a link to the application, please visit the scholarship resource page.

 

Fall '13 TPW Advising

Last Names A - L
Neil Lindeman
by appointment only:
lindeman@sfsu.edu

Last Names M - Z
Lu Rehling
by appointment only: rehLingL@sfsu.edu

 

Spring '13

 

The 2013-2014 Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications from qualified technical communication students. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2013. For more information and the application, please visit our scholarship resource page.

 

Spring '13 TPW Advising

 

B.A.

Alicia Bermudez
Jacob Bernhardt
Steven Birdwell
Melinda Bocash
Jacalyn Dela Cruz
Christopher Embusch
Sara Jay
Sabrina Lu
Clarence Mackey
Christopher Mark
Stefan Milett
Chris Voxland

Minor
Paul Atwater
Mayo Inoue
Patricia Pham
Erika Rivas
Valerie Veteto

 

Certificate
Kimberly Diamond
Sridhar Harnur
Nathan Ladd
Kathleen Ludlin
Megan Valenzuela

 

Last Names A - L
Neil Lindeman
by appointment only:
lindeman@sfsu.edu

Last Names M - Z
Lu Rehling
by appointment only: rehLingL@sfsu.edu

Fall '12

Attention current TPW students! The San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is offering a scholarship for up to $500. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 21, 2012 by 5 pm. For more information and a link to the application, please visit the scholarship resource page.

 

Congratulations to Megan Valenzuela (TPW Certificate student) who won a Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship! The Gordon award is based on merit and is sponsored by the Northern California chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

 

Fall '12 TPW Advising

Last Names A - L
Neil Lindeman
by appointment only:
lindeman@sfsu.edu

Last Names M - Z
Lu Rehling
by appointment only: rehLingL@sfsu.edu

 

Spring '12

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.

Christina Antos
Steven Birdwell
Carl Bloomfield
Michael Brown
Scott Castle
Joanie Chew
Jacklyn Dela Cruz
Christopher Embusch
Taryn Goomishian
Andre Motley
Chad Richards
Bellavy Ros
Mark Rozzano
Philippe Van Lieu

Minor
Brett Ferrara

Certificate
Chasiti Effort
Sarah Kotcher
Katharina Mack

 

The Technical Editing Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication is now accepting applications for 2012 Scholarships for qualified Technical Editing or Technical Communication students who are pursuing a career as a Technical Editor. The deadline to apply is June 17, 2012. For more information about the scholarship, eligibility, and the online application process, scholarship resource page.

The 2012-2013 Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications from qualified technical communication students. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2012. For more information and the application, please visit our scholarship resource page.

Congratulations to Marco Lean (TPW Certificate student) on winning the Spring 2012 STC scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Marco was awarded $500.

The annual Association for Business Communication Student Writing Contest is accepting entries. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 20, 2012. Complete contest information is available here.

Spring '12 TPW Advising

Last Names A - L
Neil Lindeman
by appointment only:
lindeman@sfsu.edu

Last Names M - Z
Lu Rehling
by appointment only: rehLingL@sfsu.edu

 

Fall '11

Attention current TPW students! The San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is offering a scholarship for up to $1000. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 6, 2010 by 5 pm. For more information and a link to the application, please visit the scholarship resource page.

Spring '11

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Pamela Barrameda
Dario Calabrese
Regina di Gualco
Mieko Futamase
Taryn Goomishian
Keyoe Halsey
Sean Harnedy
Christine Hendricks
Miranda Jilka
Angelica Maduell
Greg Orzech
Jessica Snyder
Timothy Towers
Lisa Wilson

Minor
Valerie Evangelista

Certificate
Glen Kunene
Bradley Casenave

Please join us for a speaker event on Tuesday, April 12 from 3-4pm in HUM 587. Gavin Austin, a technical writer at SalesForce.com, will be speaking about technical writing career opportunities at SalesForce.com. All are invited!

The Technical Editing Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication is now accepting applications for 2011 Scholarships for qualified Technical Editing or Technical Communication students who are pursuing a career as a Technical Editor. The deadline to apply is June 12, 2011. For more information about the scholarship, eligibility, and the online application process, scholarship resource page.

Congratulations to Sarah Kotcher (TPW Certificate student) on winning the Spring 2011 STC scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Sarah was awarded $500.

Spring '11 TPW Advising

Neil Lindeman
Thursdays 1-4 pm
or by appointment: lindeman@sfsu.edu

Fall '10

Attention current TPW students! The San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is offering a scholarship for up to $1000. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 6, 2010 by 5 pm. For more information and a link to the application, please visit the scholarship resource page.

Congratulations to John Conley and Meghan Weimer, both TPW Certificate students, who have won a Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship! John and Meghan were awarded $1000 each. The Gordon award is based on merit and is sponsored by the Northern California chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

Fall '10 TPW Advising

Last Names A - L
Neil Lindeman
Thursdays 2-5 pm
or by appointment: lindeman@sfsu.edu

Last Names M - Z
Lu Rehling
by appointment only: rehLingL@sfsu.edu

Office Change Notice: Professor Lu Rehling's office has moved to HUM 545.

Julia Jackson, a former TPW 490 student, has recently landed a job as a grantwriter for a university near Sacramento. Congratulations, Julia!

Spring '10

We recently learned that Bridget Dixon is now working at a public relations firm in the city. Congratulations, Bridget!

TPW Program Change in Office Hours: Beginning, Monday, May 17, the TPW Program Office will be open from 1-5 PM Mondays through Fridays.

Summer 2010 Advising Notice: For Summer 2010, Dr. Neil Lindeman is the TPW Advisor. Summer advising is by appointment only. Please contact him at lindeman@sfsu.edu for an appointment.

Angelica Maduell's internship at a local home design magazine has led to several freelance writing projects for the magazine. Way to go!

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Danya Adolphs
Katy Birnbaum
Sarah Bogen
Adrian Carstens
Ann Cruz
Kevin Davison
Riley Fitzpatrick
Todd Levinson
Angelica Maduell
Hector Maldonado
Michael McClure
Jeremiah Michaels
Kim Navarro
Sarah Renton
Lauren Rosenthal

Certificate
Shira Behiri
Larissa Ranzolin

We recently learned that TPW Certificate student Matt Monte's internship in the media division of a large publishing company in the city has converted to a staff position there in the production department. Congratulations, Matt. That is outstanding news!

Attention current TPW students! The San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is offering a scholarship for up to $1000. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by 5 pm. For more information and a link to the application, please visit the scholarship resource page.

The 2010-2011 Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications from qualified technical communication students. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2010. For more information and the application, please visit our scholarship resource page.

The Technical Editing Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication is now accepting applications for 2010 Scholarships for qualified Technical Editing of Technical Communication students who are pursuing a career as a Technical Editor. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2010. For more information about the scholarship, eligibility, and the online application process, scholarship resource page.

Technical and Professional Writing professors, Lu Rehling and Neil Lindeman, have written the article, "Vive la Difference: What we learn from Each Other by Teaching Together," that was published in Business Communication Quarterly. They also wrote the article "Including Technical Communication in General Education: The Proposal, Design, and Outcomes of a New Course," which was published in Programmatic Perspectives. Congratulations on the article publications, Lu and Neil!

A third edition of Nonprofit Kit for Dummies which Frances Phillips, who teaches Grantwriting, wrote with Stan Hutton, has recently been released. Congratulations on the new book edition, Frances!

We just learned that Danya Adolphs (BA ’09) is now a Freelance Medical Writer for a national “nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating the progress of mood disorder research, treatment, and education.” That is excellent!

IMPORTANT NEWS: CHANGE IN TPW DIRECTOR
Letter from Lu

Spring '10 TPW Advising

Last Names A - L
Neil Lindeman
by appointment only: lindeman@sfsu.edu

Last Names M - Z
Lu Rehling
by appointment only: rehLingL@sfsu.edu

Fall '09

Christine Sparacino (Certificate '09) has been working as a grantwriting consultant for a leading health nonprofit corporation. Her many responsibilities include "tracking expenditures, multi-year budget projections, preparation of subcontracts, [and] Interim and Annual Progress Reports." She has learned a great deal about grant budgets and hopes to continue as a consultant in the future. Sounds great!

Nick Pellicciotto (Certificate '08) dropped us a line. He is now working full-time and remotely for a local technology company. He has also "started to write feature articles for a print/web professional music technology/trade publication." Congratulations, Nick! We hope you stay in touch!

Check out what Money Magazine has to say about technical writers! You can view the article here.

Danya Adolphs (BA '09), a recent TPW graduate, has informed us that an article she wrote during her internship has been published on multiple medical websites by a prominent nonprofit organization. Please see her article here. Congratulations, Danya!

Applications to the Society for Technical Communication's Sigma Tau Chi and Alpha Sigma honorary societies are now being accepted. Students are encouraged to apply before the November 1, 2009 deadline. For the application and more information about the application process, please visit the STC website.

Shushannah Akin (BA '09) is working as a development assistant for a local organization that serves many universities in the city. The organization is "devoted to creating exciting, innovative social, cultural, educational and religious activities." Congratulations on the new position, Shushannah!

IMPORTANT NEWS: CHANGE IN TPW DIRECTOR
Letter from Lu

Fall '09 TPW Advising

Last Names A - L
Neil Lindeman
by appointment only: lindeman@sfsu.edu

Last Names M - Z
Lu Rehling
by appointment only: rehLingL@sfsu.edu

Summer '09

TPW's annual BBQ is on Saturday, July 11, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Lu's house. Come and celebrate summer and all that's TPW!

We just learned that Kelly Hong's (BA '09) internship at a publishing company in the city has turned into a full-time temp position. The company "is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences." Congratulations, Kelly!

Spring '09

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Sushannah Akin
Christina Antos
Sarah Bogen
Catherine Brosnan
Danya Bueneman
Regina Fisicaro
Jacob Hidas
Kelly Hong
Todd Levinson
Hector Maldonado
Jeremiah Michaels
Lauren Rosenthal
Angela Tsao
Patricia Wallace
Barbara Winther

Minor
Roberto Daza
Jamie Stubblefield

Certificate
Joseph Catera
Michael McClure
Ayelet Prizant
Vinilta Sagran
Christine Sparacino
John-Paul Walti

Jeff Scattini (BA '06) has recently returned to the Bay Area from London. His job moved with him, as he continues to work for a major Silicon Valley software company writing help manuals and user guides for enterprise data security products. Great to have you back, Jeff!

Christina Antos (BA expected '09) says she "absolutely loves" her new job as a part-time grant writer for an East Bay health care company. She's already impressed her boss with what she knows about the non-profit sector and generously credits her TPW studies for that. We're happy for your success, Christina!

Congratulations to Sarah Bogen (BA expected '09), who is this year's TPW distinguished graduate!

Don't miss TPW's annual Spring Career Workshop on Writing Careers on Monday, April 13, 2009, from 6-8 pm in HUM 587. This year's workshop will host a panel of experienced technical and professional writers. All students, grads, and interested others are welcome to attend. Please feel free to drop in late or leave early. Everyone is welcome!

Larry Mann (BA '97) has landed a position as a senior technical writer on the information technology team for a major gas and electric company in Northern California. Good news and good luck in your position Larry!

The Technical Editing Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication is now accepting applications for 2009 Scholarships for qualified Technical Editing of Technical Communication students who are pursuing a career as a Technical Editor. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2009. For more information about the scholarships, eligibility, and the application process, please see our scholarship resource page.

Congratulations to Rebekah Cheung (BA '07), Kelly Hong (BA expected '09), Layne Karafantis (BA '06), Todd Levinson (BA expected '09), Nina Morrison (BA '08), Rudolfo San Miguel (BA in progress), and Shannon Seaberg (Certificate '05) who all had articles published in the Fall 2008 edition of InterSci magazine. "Intersci is a publication of the San Francisco State University College of Science and Engineering. It features research in all areas of the sciences, and highlights the work of faculty and graduate students. The authors are students in SCI 560, Science Writing. The course is part of a professional training program in career writing."

Congratulations to one of TPW's Grantwriting instructors, Frances Phillips, who has been contracted by Wiley Publishing, Inc. to co-author a third edition of The Nonprofit Kit for Dummies with Stan Hutton. Frances has also written the introduction to Cheryl Clarke's new edition of Storytelling for Grantseekers, which was published a few months ago.

The 2009-2010 Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications from qualified technical communication students. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2009. For more information and the application, please visit our scholarship resource page.

Congratulations to Sarah Bogen (BA expected '09) and Adrian Carstens (BA expected '09) on winning the Spring 2009 STC scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Sarah and Adrian were each awarded $500.

We just learned that Kelly Hong's (BA expected '09) internship at a publishing company in the city has turned into a continuing temp position. The company "is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences." Congratulations, Kelly!

Fall '08

Good news from Catherine Brosnan Dow (BA expected '09) whose internship at a data management company on the peninsula has turned into a permanent position with the company. Congratulations Catherine!

Mark Rozzano (BA expected '09) has recently been promoted to a contract position as a Technical Writer/Editor at a major financial institution headquartered in the city. He is creating a document structure template for Word and Wiki content and also defining processes used in the document life cycle. This work is especially cool, because he's finding ways to apply his previous experience working in the biotech industry. Way to go!

Attention current TPW students! The San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is offering a scholarship for up to $1000. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 1st, 2008 by 5 pm. For more information and a link to the application, please visit the scholarship resource page .

Thanks to all our TPW Returning Grads Panelists for sharing all of their experiences and tips with our students.

Matt Brown, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Nick Pellicciotto, Digidesign, a division of Avid Corp.
Stanley Radtke, Law Offices of Haitham Ballout
Hillary Russak, Genentech, Inc.
Leah Scampoli, Technical Safety Services
Trason Young, MA Labs

...and thanks to all who attended!

Robyn Brode Orsini, who teaches our TPW 555 Professional Editing course, was recently featured in the STC Technical Editing SIG newsletter. She was one of the panelists who discussed "educational opportunities available to those who want to enter technical writing". Click Entering the Field of Technical Editing: Many Approaches to see the full article. Thanks for representing TPW, Robyn!

Don't miss TPW's Returning Graduates Panel on Monday, November 17, from 6-8pm in HUM 587. All students, grads, and interested others are welcome to attend. Feel free to drop in late or leave early. Everyone is welcome!

Graduate Panel Speakers include:
Matt Brown (BA, '07), IT Documentation Specialist/Technical Writer for Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Nick Pellicciotto (Certificate, '08), Technical Writer Contractor for Digidesign, a division of Avid Corp.
Stanley Radtke (BA, '02), Associate Attorney for the Law Offices of Haitham Ballout
Hillary Russak (BA, '04), Change Controller and Technical Editor/Writer for Genetech, Inc.
Leah Scampoli (BA, '06), Technical Writer for Technical Safety Services
Trason Young (BA, '07), Technical Writer for MA Labs

Christine Sparacino (Certificate expected '09) reports that she has been writing grants and proposals to a variety of companies. She says, "One of the grants I wrote for a Domestic violence Advocate (for a police dept.) was funded - $248,612." Way to go!

Martha Larson (Certificate, '06) recently emailed us saying that her current job at a well-known biotech company on the peninsula now allows her to work remotely from the East Coast. She continues to write documentation and is "involved in training writers on structured FrameMaker." Sounds great!

We have heard good news from Joe Catera (Certificate expected '08) who has informed us that his internship position has turned into a full-time staff position as a Technical Writer for a major Internet portal provider headquartered in Silicon Valley. He's writing documentation for programmers who are developing mash ups with social networking data. Way cool!

We recently heard good news from Julie Strubinger (Certificate, '05) who, while living in Northern California, is in charge of client and marketing operations for two online companies. According to her online biography, "she manages the online marketing processes for all clients, and serves as a consultant to drive traffic and create successful campaigns."

Kalonica McQuesten (BA, '01) is now working at a major university in the East Bay. One of her projects consisted of redesigning and editing the police department's annual publication. Her supervisor nominated her for a Spot Award, which highlights her exceptional work on the publication. The Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police commented on the publication saying, "Everything from the cover design, to the interior color scheme, to the very nice layout inside the front cover, to the streamlined text makes this year's Safety Counts the best in years." That's great!

Good news! Gina Crescenti (BA, '02) is working in business development at an experience design firm in the city while pursuing her MBA. She says, "Every day at work I utilize something I learned from the program: documentation management, writing, editing, documentation development". That is fantastic!

Congratulations to Christy Blackman (Certificate expected '09) who has won a Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship! Christy was awarded $750. The Gordon award is based on merit and is sponsored by the Northern California chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

We recently heard from Carol John (BA, '06) who has been accepted into a postgraduate certificate program at Indiana Univesity, Bloomington. She is also working as a contractor with a major computer company in Silicon Valley where she says the "work is intense, but a great place to learn new skills."

Heather Reynolds (BA, '07) has landed a job in the South Bay working as a tech writer for a major computer company. She found the position through networking at our annual TPW Spring Career Workshop. Nice networking!

We have our own VIP! One of TPW's faculty members, K.C. Price, who teaches Grantwriting, was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article detailing his promotion to executive director for a non-profit company called Frameline. Frameline is a company that sponsors and distributes film and video programs in the LGBT community as well as hosts the well-known San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Congratulations K.C.!

Summer '08

Amanda Farren (BA, '08) has landed a contract position doing desktop publishing for a Silicon Valley health care products company. Good gig!

Charles Fannan (BA, '03) checked in from what was initially a one-year contract that has turned into a responsible position for more than two years, working at a healthcare insurance services provider in the city. He's on a software development team, where he creates document templates, writes and revises developer and administrator guides, and creates and organizes software release documentation for the AQ, testing, and infrastructure group. Best of all, Charles reports, "I've learned a lot and it's been a great gig--the best one so far in terms of pay and experience."

Bill Cracraft (Certificate, '04) is now the assistant editor at a private school in the South Bay. He is in charge of putting out the monthly newsletter and updating the news pages for all three of the school's campuses. Sounds like interesting work!

Richard Adhikari has informed us that he is a senior writer at an online news agency.

Jeff Scattini (BA, ’06) told us that his company will soon be transferring him to London to continue his technical writing work there. Sounds like fun!

Good news! Mike Polce (BA, ’07) has been hired on as a technical writer at the Silicon Valley office of a major computer corporation.

Mark Leonard has been working in the city as a technical writer for a company that provides customer relationship management, customer support and other business services. He’s enjoying working with a great team and it’s a great opportunity to work with the latest XML tools.

We heard good news from Charles Bartlett. He’s delighted to be working in Australia as a business analyst. The position includes project management, customer support, and training material development.

Spring '08

Congratulations to the TPW 2007 - 2008 Graduates!

Major:
Ray Angelo
Greg Austin
Catherine Brosnan Dow
Oscar Cardenas
Anne Clements
Flora Cortez
Amanda Farren
Dennis Feliciano
Nina Morrison
Joy (Arnold) Nieman
Joy Ramirez
Angela Tsao

Minor:
Mallory Bickley
Roberto Daza

Certificate:
Inna Aivazova
Patrick McPhillips
Nick Pellicciotto

The 2008 -2009 Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship is available now for Technical Communications students to apply for. Applications are available on campus in the TPW office. Deadline for application is June 30, 2008. For more information please visit our scholarship resource page.

Congratulations to Catherine Brosnan Dow (BA, ’08), who is this year’s distinguished graduate of the TPW program.

June Lee (Certificate, ’96-’96) writes saying she is continuing to live in southern California and was recently promoted to technical writer in a major computer company.

Ayelet Prizant (Certificate expected ’08) is living in New York City and is freelancing as a Documentation Editor for a large magazine publisher.

Leah Scampoli (BA, ’05-’06) reports she is very happy with her new position working as a technical writer with a major personnel agency in the city.

Trason Young (BA, ’06-’07) sent us an update that he is working as a full-time technical writer in Silicon Valley for one of the leading computer component distributors in the United States. There’s a lot of research to the job and he’s enjoying it!

Good news from Marie Oliva (BA, ’07). She accepted a new job as the marketing communication specialist with a Silicon Valley company that develops multimedia software.

JP Walti (Certificate expected ’08) said he has moved from being a proposal writer to a marketing writer with a South Bay company, thanks to his TPW internship experience.

Kelly Hong (BA, expected ’08), is the winner of the $1,000 Spring 2008 scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Congratulations, Kelly!

Fall '07

We recently heard from Rebekah Cheung (BA, ‘07), who is now working as a Technical Editor for a global engineering and manufacturing company in Colorado. She’s been busy editing contracting proposals for various government projects.

Matt Flores (BA, ‘07), is living and working in Southern California. He’s working as a contract writer for a company that strips down, overhauls, and rebuilds jet engines for 737’s. Now that’s a serious job!

An update from Martha Larson (Certificate, ‘06), who continues at a biotech firm on the peninsula and was promoted to Senior Writer. Congrats on your promotion, Martha!

Marie Oliva (BA, ‘07), is having a creative, busy time at a company in the South Bay that is currently in transition from using InDesign for its documentation to using Framemaker. It soon will be releasing the first motherboard manuals that Maria developed. It’s good to hear of such accomplishments.

Talk about challenging work! Mike Polce (BA, ‘07), gave us an update about his work as a documentation intern with a software company in the South Bay. He’s working with the company’s technical writing team and is responsible for writing documents for the company’s embedded Linux operating system for customers that use desktop, mobile, and carrier-grade platforms. We’re glad to hear him say that he’s been able to utilize the core principles of technical writing learned from his TPW classes.

Jeff Scattini (BA, ‘06), emailed us saying he was offered a full time permanent position with a company in the city. This was after working three weeks as a contractor with them. Good news and good luck in your new position, Jeff.

It was great hearing from Amy Marie Wheeler (BA, ‘05). She’s knee deep in public relations work and loving it! She reports it’s a great job. Wonderful news!

David Castro (BA, '95), is ecstatic and grateful. He’s celebrating a recent promotion to Senior Technical Writer for a government subcontractor on the East Coast and this promotion involved a substantial salary increase! Way to go, David. Much success to you.

Many, many thanks to the wonderful presenters at the annual TPW Grad Panel in Novermber 2007. The speakers for the Grad Panel were Ray Angelo (BA, '07), Charles Bartlett (BA, ‘00), Lauren de Bruyn (Certificate, ‘07), Martha Larson (Certificate, ‘06), Todd Levinson (BA, expected '09), Dana Oliver (BA, '04), Maria Vierra (Certificate, '07).

STC Scholarship applications are due December 3. This scholarship, sponsored by the San Francisco chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, is exclusively for TPW students. Learn more about the scholarship and download an application.

Summer '07

Stan Radtke (BA, '03) now has a law degree, too, and applies them both in his current position working for an immigration firm on the peninsula doing appeals court brief writing. Now that's professional writing!

Just learned that Kim Lessard (minor, '99) is now a Publicity and Promotions Manager for a private college in the city. She writes for the alumni website and magazine, plus does media outreach. Sounds like a great position, involving lots of professional writing!

Hillary Russak (BA, '04) has moved on and up into a management job at the major East Bay biotech company where she had been working as a Technical Writer/Editor. She's now in the department responsible for directing and maintaining documentation quality in line with regulated requirements for good manufacturing process. She does a lot of editing, works with a sophisticated electronic document management system, contributes to internal training and decision-making, and, importantly, "adores" her coworkers and the "humor, heart, and collaboration" she finds in her workplace. Here's to all that!

Nice to get an update from Stacey Madamba (BA, '00) who is now writing test plans and test cases for a major Bay Area electronics manufacturer.

Tim Sammon is happy to be a technical writing contractor again, currently working downtown in the city for a major regional utilities provider and also parttime for a Silicon Valley client. So, business is good!

Recently heard from: Colette Turbeville (BA, '05), who is Marketing & PR Director for a conference and exposition to be held in the city on environmentally sound practices for home construction. Sounds like an important and rewarding job!

Excellent! Marie Oliva (BA, '07) has gotten her first full-time staff position as a technical writer. Her new position is in San Jose, writing user manuals for computer motherboards, and she is looking forward to having the opportunity to learn new technology.

What an excellent new position for Lauren de Bruyn (Certificate expected, Fall '07), who is now Foundations Manager at a well-known environmental advocacy organization headquartered in the city. She will be writing grants to support political action that helps our planet. Very worthwhile!

Mike Bailey (BA, '05) is living and working part time in the city, but the company he’s working for is in Las Vegas. He’s revising the company’s website and appreciating the convenience of online client communications!

Spring '07

Reynaldi Lolong (TPW special major, Theater Marketing, '05) has a position as a Development Assistant at an arts foundation in the city. And, best of all, he obtained this job through a contact he made in our Grantwriting course. Great connection!

Dana Oliver (BA, '04) is back in the city--and she's working as a marketing copywriter for a well-known cosmetics company with a chain of retail stores. Sounds great!

Donji Cullenbine (BA, '00) has moved into a new position as a application designer at a major computer and electronic consumer products company headquartered on the peninsula. Very impressive!

Josh Thorp (BA, '04) has returned to a staff position with a major pharmaceutical company that has offices worldwide. His position is in an East Bay biomedical research center, and his work includes both marketing and scientific affairs writing. Sounds great!

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Matt Brown
Rebekah Cheung
Amanda Farren
Matthew Flores
Carol Hassler
Miranda Jilka
Layne Karafantis
Alisa Mahoney
Marie Oliva
Omeed Rafizadeh
Michael Polce
Heather Reynolds
Timothy Towers
Trason Young

Certificate
Janice Amador
Xavier Gomez
Terry Regan
Kamil Walas

Congratulations to Heather Reynolds, TPW 2007 distinguished graduate.

Great to hear from Maria Vierra (expected Fall '07) that she is now holds the job of Grant Writer for a North Bay non-profit dedicated to the protection of marine mammals and related conservation, research, and education efforts. What a terrific way to apply her education!

Kamil Walas (Certificate, '06) has made a career move and it's an exciting one: He's now in Global Sales Training at a major computer and personal electronics company in Silicon Valley, working as an Instructional Designer/Communities Developer. His job entails writing instruction for sales reps and maintaining a communities page/blog for Education reps. Plus, he's happy to be doing much more writing now than in his previous job. Sounds excellent!

Don't miss TPW's annual Spring Workshop on Writing Careers on Tuesday, May 1, from 6-8 pm in HUM 587. This year's workshop will host a panel of experienced technical and professional writers. All students, grads, and interested others are welcome to attend. Please feel free to drop in late or leave early. Everyone welcome!

The 2007-2008 Gordon Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications from qualified technical communication students. The deadline for application is June 30, 2007. For more information, please visit our scholarship resources page.

A talk about Localizing Publications for a Global Audience will be held on Monday, March 5th in Hum 587. For more details check the events section.

Here's a welcome update for Leah Scampoli (BA, '06): Her contract at major bank headquartered in the city has converted to a full-time staff position. She is still developing web content and happy in her work. Nice going!

Matt Brown (BA, '07) is now a contract technical writer at a pharmaceuticals company in Silicon Valley. He develops procedural documents and computer system test documents for FDA validation. Sounds like an excellent experience!

TPW project gets published: "What IS Instructional Design?"—a paper that Steven Baratz wrote for our Fundamentals of TPW course—appears in the current issue of the newsletter of the Society for Technical Communication's Special lnterest Group concerned with Instructional Design and Learning. What a great way to extend the value of TPW coursework and contribute to our field!

Lance Santin (BA, '01) checked in and reports that for the past couple of years he’s been on staff as writer with a credit analysis products and services company in the city. Good to hear!

Congratulations to Ayelet Prizant (Certificate expected, Fall '07) on winning the Spring 2007 STC scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Ayelet was awarded $1,000.

Leah Scampoli (BA, '06) is now working with a TPW alum, Julia Cope (Certificate, '02). Leah is writing articles for the internal newsletter/website of a bank headquartered in the city. Sounds like a great gig!

Fall '06

Greg Roensch, a friend of TPW who spoke at one of our annual Spring Career Workshop events in 2005, has been profiled recently about his work as a writer at Electronic Arts, in an article that appeared in the November 2006 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. All interested in gaming and also interested in writing as a career might enjoy reading this article.

It's great to hear from Duane Kendrick (BA, 00), who is an officer in a branch of the US military and, stationed in SoCal, works as a Technical Writer, writing and editing Standard Operating Procedures in top secret security information technology. Duane also is working on a master's degree, plans to pursue a doctorate, and says of being the service for three years "I ... absolutely love it." All good news!

Kudos to Ray Angelo (BA, '06), who has snagged a technical writing job at one of the biggest and best known computer companies, which is headquartered in Silicon Valley.

What a good gig for Alisa Mahoney (BA, '06), who has a part-time contract position handling public relations communications for a website development firm in the city that works with e-commerce clients. Alisa also is developing website content and providing bilingual writing and translation services. She says she likes the work and the perks!

Congratulations to the former TPW students whose work has appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of InterSCI, the journal of the College of Science & Engineering here at SF State: Greg Austin (BA, expected '07), Beth Brauer (BA, expected '07), Matt Brown (BA, expected '07), Patrick Moore (BA, expected '07), Stephanie Solomon (Certificate, expected '07), and Amy Wheeler (BA, '05). These students’ articles for the Science Writing course offered by the College have now been published—and what beautiful portfolio pieces that are!

An internship has turned into a full-time staff position--and "a great job"--for Todd Levinson (BA, Spring '07). He is creating end-user software documentation and help files for a financial software company on the peninsula, working on converting documentation into a new authoring system, designing templates, and doing lots of editing. He's happy about the work, the people, and the benefits; and we're happy for him!

Thanks to our TPW Returning Grads Panelists for sharing all of their experiences
and tips with our students.

Glenn Chadwick, State of California
Geremy Cohen, ActiveGrid
Julia Cope, Wells Fargo Bank
Carol John, Cisco Systems
Layne Karafantis, OSIsoft
Kamil Walas, Genentech

...and thanks to all who attended!

Julie Strubinger (Certificate, '05) reports working in the city doing for a small Internet company. Her work includes writing marketing and business communications. Plus, she says the online writing class she took here has proved to be very helpful. Sounds like interesting and fun work!

Carol John (BA, '06) has a new job and she'll be working for a hiring manager who presented at one of our career events. The position is in technical writing and Carol will be working for a major computer hardware company on the peninsula. Excellent!

Karina Kubota (BA, '04) has landed another position in eLearning—and this time she’s a project manager. Her new position is in the city and she feels that it’s “a step in the right direction” for her career. Sounds exciting!

Patricia Holloway (certificate, '03) has just been hired to provide contract development services for an educational foundation. Sounds great!

The Society for Technical Communication (STC), Phoenix Chapter, is running an international technical writing competition for college students. The deadline for entries is February 28, 2007. For more details check our scholarship section.

Tim Sammon (BA, '97) has moved on to a technical writing position with a medical systems company on the peninsula, where he will be providing publications support for a division that provides systems and supports to hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Sounds like worthwhile work!

Kathy Pallis (certificate, '00) has taken a big step, launching her own technical writing and consulting business in New Mexico. After years working (lately long distance) for a biotech company on the Peninusla, Kathy now is finds it "very exciting and energizing" to be heading her own company. She is specializing in the areas of biotech, diagnostics, and medical device products. Here's wishing her new venture well!

Big news from Layne Karafantis (BA, Spring '06) whose internship at a software development company in the North Bay has turned straight into a fulltime technical writer position. She works directly with software developers and produces a variety of documents--responsibilities which, she says, ensure that she learns something new everyday. And just to wrap up the good news: Layne walks to work from BART and says her environment on the job is "very relaxed."

Larry Mann (BA, '97) has a new full-time position and it sounds perfect: He is documenting software used internally by various departments within a union for public employees. Larry’s East Bay home is just a bicycle commute away from work, too!

TPW students are now able to apply for San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication '07 Scholarship. For more details check our scholarship section.

Glenn Chadwick (certificate, '99) checked in and reports that he's moved from writing software manuals to working as a writer in state government. He is now a research writer in research and adminstrative office of the state government. That's an interesting career story, with a nice ending in what sounds to be an interesting job!

Summer '06

Congratulations to Pat Wallace (BA expected Spring '07) and Marie Oliva (BA expected Spring '07), who both have received Kenneth M. Gordon Scholarship awards (of $1000 and $500, respectively, plus complimentary memberships in the Society for Technical Communication). These competitive awards are sponsored by the Northern California chapters of STC and are based on a review by technical communication practitioners of applicants' academic achievements, technical communication samples, and recommendation letters, as well as personal statements. Winning recognizes potential for success in our field and is an important achievement.

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter, is now accepting applications for the 2006 Mentorship Program. Applications due July 21.

It's that time again: Come one, come all who feel part of the TPW community to our annual TPW BBQ.

Donji Cullenbine (BA, '99) has moved on to a major computer company headquartered in Silicon Valley. She works as an interaction designer. Nice work!

Liz Owens (BA, '05) has landed a position with a publishing services company that will include work as a publicist and editor. Sounds great. And she'll be working in wine country, too!

Frank Welsch (certificate, '99) has a new job and he says that it’s just what he’s been looking for: He is now working in the city for as an Information Developer for a major computer company. Frank found out about the position when it was posted on our TPW listserve. And, to round out the TPW connection, TPW alum Nancy Weir (BA, '04) is a co-worker.

Katie Wunderlich (certificate, '03) has a new job with an up-and-coming biotech firm on the Peninsula. The job description, as part of the Technical Writing team, and the company culture feel like a good fit to her. So, three cheers!

Spring '06

Tim Sammon (B.A., '97) reports that he has landed what "may be the perfect job" as a Technical Writer for a Silicon Valley company that makes systems for use in the biotech industry. Excellent!

Amy Wheeler (B.A., '05) reports landing a job that she is "passionate about": writing status reports and grant proposals for a health services non-profit organization in Southern California. And she wants current TPW students to know how much her hiring manager was impressed by writing samples from TPW courses.

Alan Bank (B.A., '06) has a new job working as an advertiser for a worldwide auction company headquartered in the city. His duties include writing and editing online catalog listings and ads. Sounds like a great first position in the field!

David Castro (B.A., '95) is celebrating a recent promotion and we are happy about it, too. He is now a Senior Technical Writer for a government subcontractor on the East Coast and his promotion involved a substantial raise in salary.

What an interesting gig for Jeff Scattini (certificate, '04) who has been hired for a long-term contract with an international organization in a position based in Bern, Switzerland. Jeff will be developing tutorials and help files for applications given to developing countries to aid their infrastructure. Sounds like worthwhile work!

Thanks to all the Career Workshop panelists for sharing all of their experiences
and tips with our students.

David Blazevich, Director, Foundation Relations & Special Program Initiatives KQED

Susan Caldwell, Ph.D.Principal & Medical Writing Consultant Biotech Ink

Linda Saldana, Senior Technical Writer, Platform Technology (Autocad) Division Autodesk

Mira Wooten, Director, Client Services Oak Hill Corporation

How exciting for Heather Reynolds (B.A. expected '06) who will soon begin work as a Technical Writer II at a well-known software company headquartered in the North Bay . Heather is excited about the company and its campus, her team, and especially the expert mentor who will be guiding her. Sounds great!

Frank Welsch (certificate, '99) is a an award winner! As Editorial Production Manager at a publisher on the peninsula, he can take a good share of credit for the fact that two of the journals that he has worked on have earned APEX awards of excellence. One of the journals won awards in two categories, Design & Layout AND Magazine & Journal Writing. The other journal won in the Best Redesign category. Very impressive!

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Austin, Greg
Bank, Alan
Karafantis, Layne
Galli, Lisa
John, Carol
Mahoney, Alisa
McKenna, Patrick
Owens, Elizabeth
Scampoli, Leah
Schmitz, Dan
Stepanskaya, Irina
Towers, Timothy

Certificate
Larson, Martha
Nishimura, Saori
Seaberg, Shannon
Strubinger, Julie

Congratulations to Leah Scampoli, TPW 2006 distinguished graduate.

David Grabstald (certificate, '03) will be starting soon in a new position at a major biotech company on
the peninsula. He'll be an Associate Editor/Technical Writer and is looking forward to his new responsibilities. Sounds great!

Frances Phillips, who teaches TPW's Grantwriting course also is a poet. And, it turns out, she's a poetry reviewer, too. Check out her most recent publication in the Washington Post's Sunday Book World.

Kamil Walas (certificate, expected '06) has landed a job that will apply what's he's learned in both TPW and ITEC courses: He's joining a cross-functional team, the Learning Technologies Group, at a major biotech company on the peninsula, where he'll be developing assessments for delivery of online training in support of sales and marketing.

Congratulations to Professor Neil Lindeman, who recently won a prestigious honor: the 2006 “Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication,” offered by the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Neil's dissertation, written for his Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Technical Communication (from Iowa State University), is titled “Blurred Boundaries of Science and Advocacy: The Discourse of Scientists at a Conservation Organization.” So, next time you see him, be sure to ask him all about it!

Of interest: Money Magazine ranks being a technical writer, editor, or writer as among the best jobs in America: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/top50/index.html.

Martha Larson (certificate, Spring '06) has made the move from contractor to full-time staffer at a well-known biotech company on the peninsula. She will continue to be a part of the company's Information Development group, writing documentation for biosafety and forensics products. Interesting work!

Kudos to Paul Etcheverry (certificate, expected Spring '07) whose funding proposal that he helped to research and write as his final project for the TPW Grantwriting course has netted a $10,000 award for the seniors program run by a major social services non-profit in the city. What a great way to apply our course work to make a difference in our community!

Congratulations to Cara Wiley (B.A. expected, Spring '06) on winning the Spring 2006 STC scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Cara was awarded $1,000. Well deserved!

Carol John (B.A., '06) is celebrating the conversion of her TPW internship into a full-time staff position. And we're celebrating, too! In her new position, Carol will be a Web Support Writer in the Technical Support Center of a Silicon Valley-based company that specializes in e-commerce payment solutions. She's already been enjoying working there, so this is a welcome step for Carol.

Fall '05

Matthew Parn (B.A., '05) has found the full-time technical writing staff position that he wanted: He will be documenting hardware for a growing semiconductor company in Silicon Valley. And Matthew initially learned about the job through our TPW listserve, which is also nice to hear. Yippee!

Simone Rowe (certificate, '05) has moved to Oklahoma, where she is working at a natural history museum. She reports that one of her first big projects in the new job is writing an instruction manual, too!

Thanks to our TPW Returning Grads Panelists for sharing all of their experiences
and tips with our students.

Victoria Fleming (B.A., '05)
Project Coordinator
Genentech

Ben Jimenez (B.A., '01)
Technical Writer II
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Matthew Parn (B.A., '05)
Technical Writer
Polaris Wireless

Hillary Russak (B.A., '05)
Technical Writer/Editor
Genentech

...and thanks to all who attended!

David Miller (B.A., '03) has found another SoCal technical writing job, this time with a Fortune 500 employee-owned research and engineering firm. Congrats!

Michael Diederich (B.A., '03) has a new position as a contract writer for cutting-edge biotechnology company on the peninsula. He's excited about his new workplace and about the career opportunities there for him. And we're happy to hear that!

Joseph Fong (B.A., '03) is now a project manager. He's working for an Internet business headquartered in the East Bay that handles online leads for various industries. Sounds like an interesting field!

Susan Baumrind (B.A., '05) has a new gig as an editorial assistant in a professional graduate school program at a university in the city. She is learning about academic research and journal writing--and appreciating those new challenges!

Geremy Cohen (B.A., '04) has a new job working for a cutting-edge company as a Systems/Sales Engineer. Sounds like a great position!

Collete Turbeville (B.A., '05) has been promoted: She's now the CIO of a soon-to-be-launched company in the medical research field. She's also been working as an information design contractor/consultant to several local businesses. Obviously, she's busy, but she's happy, too!

Matthew Parn (B.A., '05) has checked in to report that he's got a contract with a wireless services company, developing a user manual for the customer interface with a database product. Sounds like worthwhile work!

David Castro (B.A., '95) is still living out east, but he has a new job now: he'll be working for a government contractor and is excited about the new opportunity.

Dave Fonseca (certificate, '99) has an article, "Et Tu, Technical Communicator" in a recent issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication: Et Tu, Technical Communicator. Dave is now in SoCal, working for morgage company and writing/editing its user documentation for inhouse-developed applications. He also is an active contributor to his local STC chapter, having published other articles in the chapter newsletter. Great to hear news of a TPW alum who is such a successful and generous professional!

Congratulations to Lauren DeBruyn (B.A. expected 2006) and Leah Scampoli (B.A. expected 2006): Both have won Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarships sponosored by the Northern California Chapters of the Society of Technical Communication. These TPW students were judged based on their potential for success in technical communication. And both impressed the team of judges!

Summer '05

Shannon Seaberg (BA expected '05) will soon be starting her first full-time staff job in the field. She'll be writing up new clinical drug trails and helping to manage projects for the biosciences division of a well-known nonprofit R&D firm located in the Peninsula. What a great career launch!

Ann Ruiz (BA, '00) sends word of her promotion. Still at a major computer company, she chose to transfer out of state and recently has been promoted. She's now responsible for managing the development of all services collateral for her company. She describes this as "a dream job that brings together tech writing and marketing writing and tons of cross functional collaboration." Sounds wonderful!

Susan Powell (BA, '01) reports that her TPW education "is very much paying off." She lives outside of the Bay Area now in a "beautiful" area and feels lucky to be happily working for the Marketing & PR Department of ther local hospital. Terrific!

Angela Bleackley (BA, '02) sent word of her promotion to Senior Technical Writer after just one year working for a major accounting firm in SoCal. Way to go!

Hoorary! Dana Oliver (BA, '04) has "a great job." Her new position is as a Production Artist for an East Bay toy company. Now that really sounds like fun!

High five to Jeff Scattini (certificate, '04) who finished up one contract and rolled right into the next, which, in turn, has now converted to a full-time staff position. His employer is located on the peninsula and creates back-end financial software for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Jeff will be creating an entirely new set of user documentation for a company, including tutorials, user manuals, and online help. Sounds like a lot of good work!

Heard from Vince Russell (BA, '99) who reports that he is still working for a major computer networking products company in Silicon Valley. Vince is now a project manager for the Technical Support web site team, helping to lead projects that develop on-line applications that help customers solve problems with networks and also to help them to find information on a sprawling web site. His job allows him to work from home most of the time, plus travel sometimes, too. Sounds like a great position!

Shannon Seaberg (BA expected '05) has a contract writing network software documentation for a pharmaceutical company on the peninsula. & the best news is that she's enjoying it and working with people "who are very fun and energetic." Sounds great!

Donji Cullenbine (minor, '00) has another good job: She's working for a major web portal company headquartered in the South Bay. As an Interaction Designer for the company's travel group, she says that she applies analytical approaches and publication process and project management skills learned in the TPW Program all the time. And, most importantly, she "absolutely loves" her work!

Good to hear news of Barbara Klare: She is a partner is a small (and growing!) technical writing firm. She works out of the North Bay on global document development projects.

Spring '05

Nancy Weir (BA, '04) not only has a new job as a technical writer working in the city, she also works for a company that she first learned about as part of an assignment for TPW's introductory Fundamentals course. Nancy's position, of course, goes beyond fundamentals: she writes and produces user guides and online help for her employer, a provider of database and application development tools. Excellent!

Mike Kushner (certificate, '05) has checked in to say that his internship last summer for a major game developer on the peninsula, which initially converted to a contract extension, has now led to a full-time staff position. Mike creates and maintains his department's process and procedure documentation; he also manages the flow of software and artwork to companies that make game players. He says that the work is both challenging and enjoyable & we're happy to hear that!

Julia Cope (certificate, '99) moved back to the Bay Area last year and now is working in the city for a bank, where she is Assistant Vice President and Communications Manager. And she'll soon hold an even more lofty title with the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, having recently been elected to become its new President. Hoorah!

The 2005-2006 Gordon Memorial Scholarship is available now for Technical Communication Students to apply for. Applications are available on campus in the TPW Office. Deadline for application is June 30, 2005. For more information please visit our scholarship resources page.

Thank you to our esteemed guest speakers for their participation in this year's Spring Workshop on Writing Careers. It was a smashing success with an excellent turnout! We also had a lot of fun at the alums event afterwards in The Pub!

Matthew Parn has been selected as this year's distinguished graduate! Excellent work Matthew!

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Michael Bailey
Susan Baumrind
Geremy Cohen
Victoria Fleming
Arel Gonzales
Matthew Parn
Hillary Russak
Yolande Salyer
Colette Turbeville
Amy Wheeler
Dorothy Wozei

Certificate
David Grabstald
Raina Han
Steven Heitman
Jennifer Pavia-Nilmeier
Simone Rowe

Minor
Lauren Quinn
Alexander Vincent

Don't miss TPW's annual Spring Workshop on Writing Careers towards the end of this month on Wednesday, April 27th. This year's workshop hosts a panel of experienced technical and professional writers. All students, grads, and interested others are welcome to attend. Please feel free to drop in late or leave early. Everyone welcome!

Charles Fannan (BA, '03) just landed a long-term contract working in the East Bay for the IT department at a healthcare company. He'll be creating policies, standard operating procedures, work flows, templates, and a comprehensive style guide. He's excited about implementing a brand new business model, which means that he can create templates and help to write the original policies and procedures. Sounds great and we're excited for him, too!

Hillary Russak (BA, '04) is now working as a Technical Editor/Writer for a local major biotechnology company in their Quality Assurance department. Sounds like a great opportunity Hillary!

On Wednesday, March 30th TPW is co-sponsoring (with Speech & Communication Studies Department) a career event featuring IABC professionals. Be sure to come.

In January the TPW Program gained recognition as only one of 11 programs worldwide to win the first Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. Click here for the full article, "Need good business writers? Look to SFSU".

Jeff Scattini (certificate, ‘04) has just landed a contract with a software company in Redwood City. He is busily writing two user's guides. Great news Jeff!

Chris Besey (BA, '98) has been working with a group based in San Francisco, dedicated to protecting and enhancing the forests and wildlife habitat of California through educational, legislative and electoral activities. He first became acquainted with this group a few years ago through a TPW group project! Keep up the great work Chris!

Congratulations to Shannon Seaberg (B.A. expected, '05) on winning the Spring 2005 STC scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Shannon was awarded $1,000. Well deserved!

John Cordano (certificate, '01) has moved into a new position working for Marimba, a Mountain View based company. As an Information Developer, John will be responsible for writing administrator guides, help systems, release notes, and GUI text. Marimba handles application deployment, patch deployment, operating system management, and server management. Sounds like a great gig!

Fall '04

Julie Carroll (BA, '03) has been promoted: She'll be moving to Washington, DC and into a position where she'll be doing "lots of writing" and taking a lead in a government agency's plain language initiative. Important work & exciting!

Excellent news for Philip Tanner (Certificate '02): His contract with an East Bay biotech firm has converted to a career staff position in which, Philip reports, he combines his TPW-developed skills in writing corporate communication with corporate training skills developed in SFSU's Instructional Technologies master's degree program. Sounds like a great fit!

Daria Hutchinson (Minor '98) has moved into a new position: She's joined a major database company on the peninsula as a Senior Technical Writer. It's wonderful to hear of her success!

Congratulations to Jeff Edman (Minor '00), who has a new position working from his home office in the city and managing editorial processes, procedures, and schedules (not to mention other editors, production staff, designers, and authors) for a specialized publishing group headquarted on the East Coast. Sounds like a big job!

David Grabstald (B.A. '04) has moved into a new copywriting position, working in the East Bay for a division of a major worldwide advertising company that specializes in marketing communications for retail and catalog merchandisers. Great gig!

Diane Fitzgibbon (B.A. '04) has been promoted. She is now supervising a group of sales assistants who do outside advertising sales for a newspaper in the city: a position in which she'll need to be developing informational and instructional documents. Diane also reports that lately her job has required "learning more about PhotoShop than...ever imagined"! Sounds like fun!

TPW students are now able to apply for honorary societies, Alpha Sigma and Sigma Tau Chi.

Check out the "Shifting Gears: New Directions In Science Writing Workshop" to be held at SFSU by the Northern California Science Writers Association.

Returning Grads Panel to be held September 21, 2004 in HUM 386. Come hear recent TPW graduates talk about getting a job in the technical and professional writing fields and see their portfolios.

Panelists include:
Anthony Jean-Baptiste (B.A. '04)
Karina Kubota (B.A. '04)
David Grabstald (Certificate '04)
Vicki Lee (Certificate '04)
Laurel Robinson (B.A. '00)
Nancy Weir (B.A.'04)

Congratulations to Dorothy Wozei (B.A. expected '04) & Leah Scampoli (B.A. expected '04) on winning Gordon Memorial Scholarship Awards (sponsored by the Northern California Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication). Dorothy was awarded $1,500 and Leah $1,000. Well deserved!

Summer '04

It was great fun to schmooze and share news with the TPW students, alums, and faculty (present and past) who attended our annual bbq this August. Thanks to all who came and for the rest of you...hope to see you there next summer!

Mike Kushner (B.A. expected '05) has seen his internship developing documentation and marketing materials for a computer game developer on the Peninsula extend into a six-month position. Excellent!

Karina Kubota (B.A. '04) is excited to accept a job offer at a downtown E-Learning company. After 3 months as a contractor they have extended the offer to a full-time position. Our congratulations go out to her.

Good news from Patrick McKenna (B.A. expected '05)! He's landed a temporary position doing tech writing for a big hardware/software company's office in the South Bay.

It's a small (bicoastal and online) world for TPW grads: Vicki Lee (certificate '00) who works in Silicon Valley reports that, due to reorganizations within their company, she is now on a writing team with Asher Miller (B.A. '98), who works in Boston's high tech corridor.

Josh Thorp (B.A. '04) continues in his biotech job on the peninsula, working along with TPW colleague Elaine Cull (certificate '01). He likes the industry and we're glad to hear it!

June Lee (certificate '97) has checked in from Orange County to let us know that she is now doing technical writing for an independent networking division of a large computer products company.

Annual TPW & Others BBQ. This is always a fun event and we hope for a good turnout again this year. All students, grads, faculty, and their guests are invited. If you haven't already received your evite, please email the Director, Lu Rehling

We have heard from David Miller (B.A. '03). He will be co-presenting at the STC region 8 conference at the University of California, Davis. The presentation is "The Perils of Poor Team Work and What You Can Do About It" and will be held on Tuesday, July 27th from 4:15-5:30. David encourages fellow TPW students in attendance to come by and say hi.

Congratulations to Josh Stanley (B.A. '01). He has just accepted a position as a technical writer for a major provider of database systems located in the peninsula. He is joining the server applications group, where he will write deployment and user guides for enterprise software products. Josh says that his co-workers are nice and the job seems great.

Monika Gill (certificate '00) has checked in: She is a contract technical writer with an information analysis team in a Federal government department branch office in the East Bay. It is always good to hear about the success of our graduates!

Spring '04

Nice to hear that Jeff Scattini (B.A. '04) is doing tech writing for a big hardware/software company.

Good news from Yolande Salyer (B.A. expected '05)! She is doing tech writing for a big hardware/software company.

Tim Sammon (B.A. '98) has a new job: He's working in the IT division of a major dental insurance company. Great news!

Laurel Robinson (B.A. '00) has taken a new contract position working in a hot new area for tech writers: developing Sarbanes-Oxley documentation. Plus, she's able to work from home three days/week. Great gig!

Katie Wunderlich (certificate '03) stopped by to tell us about her research position at the university in the city where she did her internship and where she is doing a lot of grantwriting. She's also doing technical editing contract work for a clinical research organization on the peninsula. Lots of work is good!

A successful step for Michael Bailey (B.A. expected '04). His internship turned into full-time contract.

Allison Skidgel (certificate expected '04) checked in, reporting that "the TPW Program prepared me for the work I'm doing," which is both copyediting and layout for a South Bay publisher of high-tech books. Sounds perfect!

It's a full-time staff position for Charles Fannan (B.A. '03). He'll be an Instructional Designer developing operating procedures and training materials for an East Bay provider of home networking products. Cool!

Here's to Dana Oliver (B.A. expected '04)! She reports that she is excited about her first fulltime, salary job working as the web and graphic designer/marketing person at a winery in St. Helena. We'll toast to her success at her new job.

Thanks to our Career Workshop presenters; to the students, alums, and faculty who attended the workshop; and to all who also joined together at the alums networking/social event afterwards in The Pub. The evening was both worthwhile & fun!

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Diane Fitzgibbon
Victoria Fleming
Claudia Jordan
Loretta Knight
Karina Kubota
Wendy Leung
Sheila McCarthy
Corey Mleynek
Julie Mori
Dana Oliver
Heather Reynolds
Mitch Salem
Kiesha Thomas
Josh Thorp
Nancy Weir
Lieske Wetherwax

Certificate
Angela Blacut
Bill Cracraft
Allison Skidgel
Anthony Jean-Baptiste
Tim Kampa
Marilyn Latham
Nicolas Liu
Eloise Maki
Matthew Parn
Regina Randolph
Jeff Scattini
Erwin Steinbeisser
Charlotte White

Minor
Raina Han
Jason Heffel
Stephanie Lim
Kelly Smith

Marilyn Latham (certificate '04) translated a TPW networking contact into a tech writing contract for a small East Bay consulting firm specializing in the area of financial services. Nice going!

Kudos to Nancy Weir (B.A. expected '04) who is this year's distinguished graduate of our TPW program.

Gordon Memorial Scholarship is now available for Technical Communication Students.

Karina Kubota (B.A. '03) reports and "interesting and exciting" contract with an e-learning company in the city. That kind of news is interesting and exciting to hear!

Larry Mann (B.A. '97) checked in from Southern California: He's comfortably settled as a Senior Technical Writer at major accounting firm, documenting tax software.

Big news: our own grantwriting instructor, Frances Phillips, will be speaking in the John Landrum Bryant Lecture Series for the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. For more info check out http://www.gse.harvard.edu/aie/lectures.html.

Congratulations to Nancy Weir (B.A. expected '04), who won $1000 scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of Society For Technical Communication available only for technical writing students.

Great news from Charles Fannan (B.A. '03): He has been working at a technical writing position that was listed on our tpw-posts listserve. This job is almost complete and he is looking forward to other opportunities.

Kristina Wong (B.A. expected '04) reports that she's still working where she did her TPW internship, at a major computer systems company on the peninsula. She now manages beta test programs and is happy in her work!

Good news from Nancy Weir (B.A. expected '04)! She is doing tech writing for a big hardware/software company.

We have heard from Mari (Dungo) Fuentes (B.A. '98)! She is currently a graphic designer/UI designer for a wholesale bank.

Fall '03

Good news from Gina Crescenti (B.A. '02)! She got a marketing writing job in San Francisco using the TPW list serve.

Congratulations to the current and former TPW students whose articles appear in the Fall 2003 issue of Intersci: Journal of the College of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University:

Michael Bailey (B.A. expected '04)
Susan Baumrind (B.A. expected '04)
Charles Fannan (B.A. '03)
Claudia Jordan (certificate expected '04)
Martha Larson (certificate expected '04)
Marilyn Latham (certificate expected '04)
Rebecca Peters
Regina Randolph (certificate expected '04)
Simone Rowe (certificate expected '04)
Yolande Salyer (B.A. expected '05)
Jeff Scattini (B.A. expected '04)
Charlotte White (certificate '03)

Great news from Jeri Bonilla (certificate '03). She landed a Technical Writer position at a major biotech company on the peninsula - not just a good job, but a raise in salary as well.
Frank Welsch (certificate '99) has checked in and reports that he’s working at a publishing house on the peninsula, as a manager in the area of journal production. The position is a good fit for him now, so we’re happy to hear that he’s landed there!

News from David Grabstald (certificate expected '04). He got a full-time job as a copywriter on the sales promotions team within the Marketing Department of a large retail department store.

Congratulations to Anthony Jean-Baptiste (certificate expected '04)! He has accepted a full-time tech writer/editor position in the Process Science department of a bio-tech company in the East Bay.

We have heard from Miko Tachibana (B.A. '01). She interned at a nonprofit in Sonoma County serving children and families with HIV/AIDS and afterwards the Executive Director of the nonprofit asked her to head their grant writing efforts. She also keeps herself busy with a variety of writing and fundraising. It is good to hear that she is doing well.

Scholarship opportunity: The Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group for Documentation is offering $500 scholarships for next year. For details go to ACM SIGDOC's website.

Here is some news and advise from Demi Rasmussen (certificate '97). She has recently incorporated her business, Reasons for Hope, Inc., whose mission is to provide rational, pro-social communications. Here is her advice: "The tech writers I've known who are most secure in their positions are the ones who run their own job shops. There are many facets to consider, and professional societies help with many of them."

We have heard from Richard Strohm (B.A. '01), who is doing well working at a major database software company in the Peninsula. Up to this point he has been writing internal documents for a product, and now he has been asked to help write a deployment guide for the product that will be published by an outside publishing company. He may soon have his name on a cover! Always good to hear what our grads are up to, thanks Richard.

Good news from Bill Cracraft (certificate '04). He has a part-time position as a Communications Associate at a private school taking pictures and creating brochures, programs and invitations to events. He says he working with kids is a riot. We wish him the best.

Diane Fitzgibbon (B.A. '03) isn't changing jobs, but she is getting new work opportunities since she completed her TPW internship at her long-time place of employment, a major newspaper publisher in the city. Her next new project is editing and re-designing an important internal publication. We know she's the right person for the job and are glad that her employer now realizes it, too!

Jeremy Steiner (certificate '04) just let us know of his job designing and writing courses for an industry leader e-learning company headquarter in the city. Jeremy's working with SME's, visual designers, and production people to develop online training courses. He likes the work and we like hearing his good news!

Check out new TPW Spring 2004 schedule.

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Owens-Vianni (B.A. '96) will be back Spring 2004 to teach SCI 560 Science Writing. This skills elective course will be offered Mon 1610-1855.

Great news from Angela Bleackley (B.A. '02). She entered a grant proposal to rehabilitate a historic elementary school in rural southern Arizona. Her proposal was ranked first out of 27 proposals. Good going!

Congratulations to Nick Liu(certificate '03). His internship at a Silicon Valley company, that provides knowledge-driven, process-improving software and related service solutions to major healthcare providers, recently turned into a full time job.

TPW students are now able to apply for San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication '04 Scholarship. For more details check our scholarship section.

Beth Brauer(B.A. expected '05) has gotten a writing and editing position in the publications department of an engineering consulting firm in the East Bay. This is her first tech writing job, so yippee!

Super news from John Cordano (certificate '01). He's obtained a long-term technical writing contract, working for a Silicon Valley e-commerce company.

Way to go: Anthony Jean-Baptiste (certificate '03) has parlayed his internship at a research laboratory on the peninsula into a contract writing and editing position.

Good news from Laura Bourg (B.A. '03), who's now in Florida and has a contract that will have her writing reports on oversight of local government agencies. This is an interesting professional writing opportunity that will call on her research skills, too!

Thanks & thanks again to the four alums who presented at our annual Recent Grads Panel this Fall. The assembled students and faculty heard about Ben Johnson's (B.A. '02) work for a user-centered documentation group, Paul Lucas' (minor '01) experiences as doing just about everything as the lone writer for a small high-tech firm, Steve Crouch's (certificate '01) job writing online help for an international hardware manufacturing company, and Phillip Tanner's (certificate '02) contract work developing technical and instructional publications. What an articulate, helpful, positive, and fun group of speakers, some of whom also shared the portfolios that got them their employment in the field!

News from Eva Guralnick (special major '87)! She runs her own writing/editing/graphic design consulting company which has a staff of two. They specialize in nonprofits and small businesses and have been in business since 1998.

Congratulations to David Castro (B.A. '95) on his new technical writing position at a company that brings technology to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, located on the East Coast.

Kudos to Yolande Salyer (B.A. expected '05) who had an article published in the August edition of Estuary magazine. The article should be available online soon at www.estuarynewsletter.com.

Great news from Eloise Maki (certificate expected '03). Her internship turned into contract doing grantwriting for a Peninsula high school district. This is important community work and Eloise is the right person to do it!

A successful step for Alicia (Bell) Robinson (certificate '00). She has just accepted an offer to work for a software company in San Diego. She will be documenting network storage software using Frame, Acrobat, PhotoShop, and HTML. She is also excited about an opportunity to create and design on-line help for the company.

Congratulations to the winners of the Gordon Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Northern California STC chapters! This year all of the recipients were our TPW students.

Laura Miller (certificate expected '04) - $1000 award
Hillary Russak (B.A. expected '04) - $2000 Yolande Salyer (B.A. expected '05) - $1500 award
Nancy Weir (B.A. expected '04) - $2000 award

Summer '03

Great news from Charles Fannan (B.A. '03)! He got a technical writing contract at a sports nutrition company in the North Bay. He is working on SOPs there.

Elaine Cull (certificate '99) and her husband are in the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, where they are teaching English and also are working on writing new English textbooks for the schools where they teach. Sounds like a challenge!
Scholarship Money available to TPW students. The Gordon Memorial Scholarship has extended its deadline for entries to August 1st. This is a great opportunity for our students. For information go to their website at: http://www.stc-touchstone.org.

Loretta Knight (B.A. expected '04) has gotten a job supporting the CEO of an international company that deals with solar lighting electrical systems in developing countries. Several of her TPW projects were on alternate energy sources and now that hard work is paying off. She is thrilled and we are happy for her.

Our congratulations go out to Alicia Robinson (certificate '00). She was offered a position within her current company in San Diego. She will be writing data sheets and white papers for the company's development boards.

Good news from Yolande Salyer (B.A. expected '05). She has found a full-time paid position in a Public Affairs office here in San Francisco.

Congratulations to Kaya Balke (B.A. '99) who has landed a job as a Program Manager in the financial district. The job promises to be interesting as well as challenging.

We have heard good news from Tre Trefethen (B.A. expected '04). He has been offered a three month contractor position at the same place he has been interning. He is using new software called ClearCase and enjoys it.
 

Spring '03

Great news from Hillary Russak (B.A. expected '04). In April she was elected to the STC leadership/chapter-officer position of Manager, Meeting Arrangements for the East Bay STC chapter. She is also a volunteer involved in planning the next STC Region 8 Conference.

Advising Update

  • Lowered prerequisites for Advanced Topics (TPW 625)
  • Lowered prerequisites for Writing for Online (TPW 585)
  • All TPW courses offered for letter grading only (no CR/NC)
  • A minimum of C required for courses applying to major, minor, or certificate

Whoo-hoo and congratulations to Asher Miller (B.A. '98), who just received word that his “Sun Fire V480 Server Parts Installation and Removal Guide” won a Merit award in the international STC Competition. He says, “It’s all because you taught me how to write good.” Hmm.

For a complete list of winners at the STC international competition:
http://www.stc.org/internationalCompetitions.asp

There were also TPW award winners in the Touchstone Northern California Technical Communication Competition:

Best of Show for all print publishing went to AvantGo; those who worked on the document set that won the Distinguished award included:
Mary Brune (B.A. '99)
Mary Miller (Tsao) (B.A. '00)
Josh Thorp (certificate '01, B.A. '03)
Lu Rehling (TPW Director)

Also, in an Online category, a Merit award went to AvantGo; those who worked on this winning product tour were:
Mary Miller (Tsao) (B.A. '00)
Lu Rehling (TPW Director)

For a complete list of winners at the Touchstone Northern California Technical Communication Competition:
http://www.stc-touchstone.org/2002/documents/2002Awards.pdf

The Writers in the Workplace Conference was held in Sacramento Saturday March 29, 2003. Three TPW faculty—Annette Castro, Fiona Fincannon, and Lu Rehling—staffed our TPW booth. Thank you also to the 9 TPW alums/students who wore the “Ask me about SFSU’s TPW Program" badges and answered questions.

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Jeremy Atkinson
Laura Bourg
Julie Carroll
Lisa Disterheft-Solberg
Charles Fannan
Diane Fitzgibbon
Joseph Fong
Amber Genteman
Ben Janis
Thais McAbeer
David Miller
Stan Radtke
Matt Schneider
Kiesha Thomas
Josh Thorp
Lieske Wetherwax

Certificate
Alex Agbay
Jeri Bonilla
Lewis Bracy
Katherine Dere
Patricia Holloway
Leslie Marder
Heidi Shuler
Katie (Perry) Wunderlich

Minor
Lou Chan

Great news! Julie Carroll (certificate '01, B.A. expected '03) has been announced the TPW Program's honoree this year: our distinguished graduate among all majors from August '02 to May '03.

What a great Career Workshop! Around 30 mostly-TPW students attended to hear experienced workplace writers Beau Cain, Gordy Slack, Peter Weygant, and Melissa White. The presentations were lively, as was the discussion that followed. Thanks especially to our speakers and also to everyone else who came.

And after the workshop, the alums social event was a good time, too. When the venue changed from The Boathouse to Chevy's, a big table of us celebrated with margaritas and swapped workplace writing tales. Thanks to Tim Sammon (B.A. '98), President (for life?) of our Alumni Affiliation Group, for bringing us together for some late-semester socializing!

Kathy Pallis (certificate '00) works out of her home, as a Senior Technical Writer for an out-of-state bio firm. Not only does she write some software and instrument documents, but also chemistry protocols. Moreover she does regulatory documents for another bio firm.

Good news from Bob Duffy (certificate '97). He has been accepted to the Masters of Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University in the fall.

Check out the current STC's publication of ActiveVoice. There is an interesting article by our student Hillary Russak.

A word from Josh Thorp (certificate '01) he's been offered the full-time position at the company he's working for. The company seems great, and the subject matter is interesting — equipment, software, and procedures related to screening blood for HIV, Hepatitis, and West Nile Virus.

We are happy to announce that Ben Johnson (B.A. '02) got a job at a major computer firm in one of Silicon Valley offices. He is very excited to be working with such a good company and great people. He'll be working on their database software.

Ben Jimenez (B.A. '01) is doing pretty well. He has been temping as a tech writer with an East Bay biotech firm. Recently, he has accepted a permanent position there as Tech Writer II, where he'll continue writing, revising, and managing chemical manufacturing procedures, and he'll take on the added tasks of becoming the site-expert. Also, he hopes to develop an additional document control system for a on a new project.

Great news: TPW 490 Grantwriting will be offered this summer during 8-week session (June 23 - August 17) on M, W 6pm - 8:35pm.

Congratulations to Brook Rice (B.A. '98): he picked up a job in September. He writes software and hardware documents for network applications and he loves it. The atmosphere in his new office is laid back and he can make an impact.

The Writer in the Workplace Conference is sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication Sacramento chapter. This conference is the only chapter-level conference west of the Rockies, and it's a great way to meet other technical communicators and share your knowledge. It will be held Saturday, March 29, 2003.
You can learn more about the conference from the STC Sacramento Web site at http://www.stcsacramento.org/WIW2003/index.htm

If you have questions, e-mail conference coordinator Eric Butow at ceo@butow.net.

Fall '02

Our congratulations to Asher Miller (B.A. '98) for winning the regional STC Technical Publications Competition Distinguished award for the Parts Installation and Removal Guide. Not only did he organize and write the whole thing, but also did about half of the illustrations for it! Moreover, Asher won regional STC Technical Publications Competition Excellence award for Site Planning Guide for Entry-Level Servers.

New TPW Skills Electives!
ANTH 497 Writing for Museums, Galleries, and Other Cultural Institutions
DAI 475 Exploring Information Technology on the World Wide Web
PHIL 440 Ethics at Work
For more information refer to TPW Skills Electives section.

Daria Hutchinson (minor '98) is now working as a Senior Technical Writer for Moonlight Systems, a new start up company. She is also involved in judging for Touchstone.

Check out the new Scholarships section!!!

FREELANCE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
NOVEMBER 2 NCSWA FREELANCE WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 2, 2002 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University

The Northern California Science Writers Association (NCSWA) invites all Bay Area writers to join us for a workshop on the rewards and challenges of freelance writing (non-fiction). The day-long workshop will include keynote talks by Jane Stevens, a freelance multimedia journalist who has written and produced stories for Discovery Online, MSNBC.com, the New York Times Television's Science Times unit, National Geographic and Discover magazines, and the Boston Globe and San Francisco Examiner newspapers; and Michael Bowker, a freelance journalist in Placerville. Bowker has a book coming out in December called "Fatal Deception," an expose' on the asbestos industry that combines science with a strong human narrative. Registrants also will attend two of the following panel discussions on topics of interest to beginning and veteran freelancers alike:

1) The Legal Side of Freelancing
2) The Business Side of Freelancing
3) Writing for National Magazines
4) Writing Books
5) Alternative Markets

The workshop will include an extended lunch period, during which attendees are encouraged to talk informally with speakers and panelists. A box lunch is included with workshop registration.

Workshop cost -- $10 per person ($5 for students) NCSWA is subsidizing the cost of the workshop to keep the program affordable for students and early-career professionals.

Registration forms are now available at the NCSWA website: http://www.ncswa.org/workshop-reg-11-02.html. The registration deadline is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18. Confirmations that include directions and parking information will be sent via e-mail to registered participants.

Please contact workshop co-organizers, Sally Stephens and Robert Irion, with any questions: stephensfw@mindspring.com or irion@nasw.org

Thank you to:
Mary Brune
Trudie Folsom
Mary Miller
Lance Santin
Rich Valentine

for taking the time to come present at our Grands Panel on September 24th. The presentations were extremely well put together and helpful to our students. The social event afterwards was a lot of fun and Lu was happy to see so many alums there.

Ckeck out the new skills elective category - Foreign Language!

New TPW Skills Elective!
Fundraising in Museums
What? Museum Studies 860
When? Th 4:00-7:00pm
Where? HUM 506

News from Jeff Edman: he has been working for Siebel Systems since Sept. 2000. He started as an intern tech writer (contractor), then hired as Assoc. Writer, then promoted to Writer, and received TechPubs Contributor of the Year Award for 2001. He loves his job and --knock on wood-- he'll be there for awhile yet!

We got a word from Carlina Ospina (B.A. '01) and Elaine Cull (certificate '99) that they both are working as tech writers at Chiron.

Steven Crouch (certificate '01) now is working for Kyocera Mita writing online help.

News from Stephanie Martin (B.A. '02) - she's working in the TPW field, however, as a Visual Multi-media Designer for an Instructional Design company.

We are happy to announce that David Castro is going to do another presentation, with WinWriters at the JumpStart Conference, being held in Boston, MA.
He will be discussing putting his company's documentation into a database to be served from a web server. For more information go to: http://www.winwriters.com.

Duane Kendrick, who is a technical writer at Brocade, is back at SFSU to get his Masters in Speech & Communication studies.

We congratulate David Grabstald, a TPW student, on being one of the three winners of the Gordon Memorial scholarship. The Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial scholarship is sponsored by the Northern California chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

Ronald-Philip Lee Tanner (certificate, Fall '01; MAEd/ITEC Spring '02) finished his graduate-level internship at Genentech and has been hired on as a consultant through the end of 2002. He is continuing to lead the movement of Genentech's Enviroment, Health, and Safety (EHS) group into the world of eLearning. Philip continues to strongly campaign for a full-time career position somewhere in the company.

Spring '02

The Career Workshop on Thursday, May 2nd was exciting. There were excellent presentations from Margaret Rea (San Francisco Foundation), Bob Dvorak Ph.D. (Abgenix, Inc.), Kathy Krumpe (Recruiter, TechProse), and Emmy Aricioglu (Hewlett-Packard).

Congratulations to Trudie Folsom and Katie Perry, winners of this year's STC San Francisco Scholarships.

A move to the Nation's Capital. Fred Guidry (certificate '00) is now living in Washington, D.C. and works for a high tech firm in Fairfax, Virginia. He is a technical writer assigned to proposal writing.

Ed Rawlings (B.A. '99) has moved to the East Coast. He is with the same organization but now works in their New Jersey offices. He recently designed and implemented a custom online help system for an administration GUI.

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Gina Crescenti
Trudie Folsom
Benjamin Johnson
Robert Lee
Stephanie J. Martin
Robert J. McCloskey
Bonnie McInturf
David Miller
O’nell Myers
Stanley Radtke
Matthew Schneider

Certificate
Monika Gill
Sue Gotelli
Nancy S. Hung
Harmony J. Mercedes
Michael J. Palmieri
Jennifer R. Sauers
Beverly A. Thorman
John R. Valentine

Minor
Kimberly L. Schultz

Fall '01

Welcome back! Demi Rasmussen (certificate '97) just returned to California from Florida. Demi now lives in San Diego and works as a medical writer with an infertility research group.

David Miller (B.A. '01) is enjoying the sunshine in San Diego. He is working for a "really cool" hardware/software company down south.

Congratulations to Carlina Ospina (B.A. '01) for writing a successful grant that benefits the Parks and Recreation Department of a Peninsula city. Carlina has moved on and now works with one of the foremost Bay Area biotech corporations.

Need some dirt?? Teresa Benton (certificate '01), has just accepted a position as a Public Relations Assistant, a civic job on the peninsula. She'll be working on campaigns, with her focus being business outreach and media contacts.

Yeah for June Lee (certificate '97), who just got a new job as a technical writer at a networking company in Southern California! This company focuses on networking and connectivity solutions for homes and small businesses, and June will be working on data sheets, quick installs, and user guides.

Society for Technical Communication has just announced it's STC scholarship program. Fourteen awards of $2,500 each will be granted for academic year 2002-2003. Application forms are in the TPW Program office.

We saw portfolios. And we heard job-hunting stories. We met the recent grads: Michael Diederich (certificate '00), Ginger Pielage (minor '01), Frances Sturtevant (certificate '00), and Josh Thorp (certificate '01) at the 2001 TPW Graduate Panel. It was unbelievably informative! Thanks to everyone who came. And an extra special thanks to our recent grads that spoke.

This last Alumni Event was great fun! It was fun schmoozing with everyone. If there are any alumni out there who have yet to be on the alumni listserve, or want to be a TPW Alumni member, contact Tim Sammon (B.A. '98).

Would you like some money for tuition? Are you a current TPW student? Then apply now for a scholarship sponsored by the San Francisco chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. It is exclusively for TPW students! Pick up an application today in HUM 414.

See our very own Frances Phillips (TPW 490 instructor) and Stan Hutton, co-authors of the Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, speak about finding funds for new nonprofits. This special talk will be held at the Foundation Center in San Francisco, Thursday, October 25, from 10am until noon. Don't miss out!

Please join the TPW Program for our annual TPW Graduate Panel, being held Thursday, October 4, 7-8pm, Room TBA. Meet recent graduates of the TPW Program. See their portfolios and hear their job-hunting stories. Afterwards, join the TPW Alumni Group for an Alumni Event at The Boathouse (1 Harding Drive, SF, on Lake Merced) for a no-host get together. All TPW students welcome to both!

David Castro (B.A. '95) will be speaking at a conference this coming February in a major city in the Northwest. This conference typically has a participation of 1,200 people. Don't get stage fright, David!

Good for Sherry Grant (B.A. '01), who has been hired on to a start-up company in the Peninsula that deals with the delivery of electronic transactions. Her title is Customer Documentation Specialist, and she will be writing user manuals, prod specs, and online help. Let's give a big disco "whoooooop!" for Sherry!

Summer '01

This news just in. "It's cool!" says Kelly Lucas (B.A. '01), who is now Senior Documentation Training Co-ordinator for an applications software company. The peninsulan company is treating her well. More to come if details arrive...

We have a transcontinental professional in our midst. Silver McDonald (B.A. '96) has started her own consulting business and is going back and forth between the Bay Area and New York. Hot stuff!

Ken Delpit (certificate '98) has been progressing in his tech writing career. He is now managing the Tech Pubs department at a telecom start-up in the North Bay. Not bad. Not bad at all.

TPW's Program Director and Adivsor, Lu Rehling, will be on leave of absence from the university again during the academic year 2001-2002. She will miss everyone, and will also miss being around campus. She hopes that students, recent grads, and alumni will stay in touch by email at rehlingl@sfsu.edu, and she wishes everyone a fantastic and productive year! You go, girl.

In addition, Johanna Weir will be continuing as Acting Director and Advisor to the TPW Program. She has already announced changes to Fall teaching assignments and looks forward to another awesome year. If you see her, yell, "That Johanna...what a champ!"

Seems like all of the female faculty are up to something! Frances Phillips, TPW's very own grantwriting maven, or more well known as "that really smart chick who teaches TPW 490," has just had a very helpful book published. It is called Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, and is published by Hungry Minds. It even includes a bonus CD. So what are you waiting for?! Get one today.

Spring '01

Let's tip our hats to this year's Undergraduate Honoree, Joshua Stanley, who has shown outstanding work throughout his TPW program career. Good for you, Josh!

Congratulations to our graduates who applied for these credentials this year:

B.A.
Ellen Chandler
Greg Coffey
Janli Degenhardt
Sherry Grant
Marsha Howard
Ben Jimenez
Robert McCloskey
Kalonica McQuesten
Dave Miller
Daniel Milne
Leslie Mondot
Chris Morris
Carlina Ospina
Susan Powell
Lisa Reeves
Lance Santin
Joshua Stanley
Richard Strohm
Miko Tachibana
John White

Certificate
Chungte Cheng
John Cordano
Steven Crouch
Elaine Cull
Connie Curran
Andrea Drugay
Victor Fascio
Fred Guidry
Anisha Kahai
Winnie Lew
Pamela Ong
Trina Slabiak
Susan Strehler
Frances Sturtevant
Joshua Thorp

Minor
Andrew King
Paul Lucas
Virginia Pielage
Karen Simon
Gabriele Maier

Thanks to all who came to the 2001 Career Workshop. There were great speakers this year, as well as great questions asked of them. We hope to see more folks at the 2002 workshop. The Alumni Event that directly followed the workshop was an equal success.

Congrats to Andrea Drugay, Gabriele Maier, and Richard Valentine who got their writing printed in the newest edition of SFSU's Journal of the College of Science & Engineering, Intersci. Well done!!!

Great news! The results are in, and Ellyn Farrelly (certificate '01) and Gabriele Maier (B.A. '01) have won the two $500 scholarships awarded by the San Francisco Chapter STC. Congratulations Ellyn and Gabriele.

Fall '00

We have a Director of Quality Assurance and Testing in our midst. She is Sophie Jasson-Holt (certificate '97) and she works at a Web applications development/service company located in the city. Quality assuring quality. We like the sound of that!

Larry Mesple (certificate '00) is doing a mix of online documentation and marketing writing and editing for a company (in SOMA) that rates analysts and improves Stock Market predictions. If you see a guy on a push scooter with a TPW text in hand, say, "Way to go, go, go! Wait! Got any investment advice?!"

Ellen Chandler (B.A. expected '01) has landed a position as a Technical Writer working on user documentation. She is working in the Engineering Department for a software company that is located in the Peninsula. Looks like she's engineering her way into a great career. Go Ellen!

Apply now for the scholarship exclusively for TPW Program students! This scholarship is sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Application forms are in the program office.

Great news! Ben Jimenez (B.A. expected '01) is now a permanent staff writer for a leading mobile wireless data management company, located in the South Bay. Enjoy your new status, Ben.

The Society for Technical Communication. has just announced its STC scholarship program. Fourteen awards of $2,500 each will be granted for academic year 2001-2002. Application forms are in the program office.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Recent Grads Panel this last September. Another thanks to those that made some fun over at the Boathouse for our latest and greatest Alumni Event yet. Both events made it a night to remember!

Vince Russell (B.A. '99) He is at Cisco and cranking away as a Program Manager for the Technical Assistance Center Web team. His team helps analyze and develop web based tools so customers can try to solve network problems without calling out engineers. Also, he will be published in August or September! His colleague came up with an idea for a book about Cisco's web based technical support and they hammered it out over the last year. It will be published by Cisco Press and will hit the shelves in late August or early September.

Congratulations to Ed Rawlings (B.A. '99), who has just received a nice promotion! He is working in the E-commerce Server Division (in the city) of a company that produces a Java application server.

Apply now for the Sigma Tau Chi Scholarship sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication. Details are on the TPW bulletin board.

Life is indeed good! With higher pay and less commute, Fred Guidry (certificate expected '00) has accepted a job in the East Bay as a Staff Writer. His company provides software to the container shipping industry for marine and intermodal operations.

Laurel Robinson (B.A '00) has landed a job in the city for a professional services company and is working as a proposal writer. Not only is it hip, but she is kept in shape mentally with activities like Foosball and Sega games. Either way, we're sure she'll be working hard! She works at Sony Computer Entertainment and also worked as an editor for Space Systems Loral.

In mid-October Frank Welsch (certificate '99) will be taking a permanent staff position as a technical writer for a Swiss broadband multimedia company in the city. Good on ya, Frank!

Duane Kendrick (B.A. '00) has moved from his internship at a major Silicon Valley high-tech company into a job there writing release notes. Oh happy day!

Summer '00

Donji Cullenbine (minor '00) has recently been hired on at a major internet service provider on the peninsula. She is a production designer developing web sites. Definitely something to be proud of, Donji!

Tim Sammon (B.A. '98) has gone from contract to staff at an East Bay telecommunications company where he's been working for some time. Great people, good pay, decent hours, and he'll be able to telecommute most days. Sounds like success!

Asher Miller (B.A. '98) came back for a West Coast visit and reported that he's still 100% happy with his Boston area tech writing job (working for a division of a major computer company). He's writing manuals, wizard, animation scripts, and lots else that's interesting.

David Castro (B.A. '95) is now a Senior Information Developer, doing documentation for a brand new tool being developed--apparently a flagship product! He'll be telecommuting from his home while making three times more than his first job's salary. Good for you, David!

Hillary Russak (B.A. expected '01) has landed a new position with an Internet start-up in the city as a Senior Technical Writer. This change is in concert with her move across the Bay. Looks like she keeps moving in a great direction!
In terms of work... she left Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in September of 2000 to join a 7-member technical writing team at an Internet start-up in the SF Financial District (her title was Sr. Technical Writer). The company laid off the entire writing team and she was part of the second wave of layoffs in April of 2001. Two months later, she rejoined SLAC as the supervisor of the technical writing team with which she'd formerly worked (her current title is ES&H Writing Team Coordinator; the past year was her first opportunity to serve in team leadership, supervisor, and process creation roles).

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! Ben Johnson (B.A. expected '02) has received the Northern California STC's Kenneth M. Gordon Scholarship. Mighty impressive, Ben.

John Cordano (certificate '00) has begun working for a software development company on the peninsula that designs and constructs e-commerce web sites capable of handling a high volume of secure transactions. He'll be writing documentation. Write on!

He's got the job and is now officially a technical writer. Jason Davis (B.A. expected '01) is writing for an Internet company in the East Bay.

David Wisz (certificate '00) has moved on to a job as a HTML developer at a start up in the city. He'll be learning new tools and is happy about the move.

Ben Janis (B.A. expected '01) has moved on to a job in the city as Senior System Administrator for an astrology web site. He's happy that he gets to work "with some amazing hardware"--and smart people, too.

Kelly Lucas (B.A. '00) impressed her internship employer--a hot enterprise software company. So now she's there on staff as a tech writer, working on the peninsula. Nice going!

Yes, yes, yes--Frances Sturtevant (certificate '00) is joining a biotech firm on the peninsula as a Tech Writer II. She'll be writing documentation for scientific equipment.

Rich Valentine (B.A. expected '01) is happy about his new job with a major bank and brokerage firm. He'll be writing press releases, instructions, internal documentation, and presentations. Good position and close to home in the city, too! He is still a technical writer for Bank of America. There is some word that his department may be outsourced at the end of the year, so he is brushing off his resume and building a web site to advertise his skills.

Spring '00

It's a new assignment for David Wisz (certificate '00) whose employment with a consulting firm has got him building web pages for an Internet startup on the peninsula. He says it's a great opportunity, too!

Big news: Chris Mays (certificate '99) has been appointed as a tenure track library faculty member in our campus library. He's been there for two years already, doing a lot of work on Internet projects. Now this is an important step up.

Good grantwriting! Kalonica McQuesten (B.A. '00) wrote a grant proposal for our Grantwriting course that won a $30,000 NEA award. The recipient will be TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools).

Congrats to Duane Kendrick (B.A. '00), who's just started a techwriting job on the peninsula for a major computer products company.

Mary Miller (B.A. '00) has joined the tech writing group of a peninsula company that develops web applications for palm computing. She's looking forward to working there with people she knows from TPW--instructor David Koehn and Mary Brune (B.A. '99).

Update from Erin Feeney (certificate '96): She's now a software engineer for a startup in Tucson, Arizona that develops web sites and portals. And she's happy to be there!

Good move--Rachel Mabry's (B.A. expected '01) job as a Marketing Coordinator just became permanent. Her work includes editing for the in-house online marketing department of an e-business on the peninsula.

Michele Gelow (B.A. '98) has a new technical writing job--working for a waste management company in San Francisco. She says the writing is fun and she enjoys the commute and her co-workers. Sounds great!

Elaine Cull (certificate '99) is officially a tech writer now-- her first professional position with that title is at an East Bay company that makes equipment for the biotech industry. Hooray!

Jennifer Cast (B.A. '00) will be working in the information development support department of a Silicon Valley company that makes automated business programs. Great position!

Thanks to all who contributed to this year's annual career workshop:
David Castro (B.A. '95)
Eva Guralnick (Special major '92)
George Mena (Journalism B.A. '98)
Craig Newmark (craigslist)
Janelle Metz (Career Center)
Daria Hutchinson (minor '98)

...and thanks to all who attended!

Congrats to all who applied this year for these credentials:

B.A.
Kaya Balke
Mary Brune
Damon Carroll
Jennifer Cast
Janli Degenhardt
Kellie Doyle
Sherry Grant
Marsha Howard
Kelly Lucas
Dalton Kingsbauer
Duane Kendrick
Stephanie Martin
Linda Michaels
Mary Miller
Daniel Milne
Leslie Mondot
Deborah Rech
Laurel Robinson
Ann Ruiz
Marie Shell
Richard Strohm
Miko Tachibana
Stacey Madamba

Certificate
Crystal Carroll
Donji Cullenbine
Cassie Divine
Glenn Chadwick
Dave Fonseca
Kumiko Kiyose
Daisy Leung
Kirsten Merrill
Larry Mesple
Phyllis Peltola
Jennifer Pleich
Trina Slabiak

Josh Stanley (B.A. '00) has jumped into a job writing about XML applications. His new employer, located in the city, will have Josh working in engineering, writing internal software documentation. He's excited about the opportunity to learn and work with new technologies.

Moving on...Daria Hutchinson (minor '98) loves her new job with an online community that provides self-help information and how-to's. This dot-com is headquartered in the city.

Leslie Marder (cetificate expected '00) has a new job! She'll be joining a documentation team for cross-platform products at a major database company on the peninsula.

Take a look at what Daisy Leung (certificate '99) has been writing on her new job: You've Got the Whole World in Your Hands.

Kudos to Ann Ruiz (B.A. '00) who is this year's distinguished graduate of our TPW program.

Wincy Wong (certificate expected '00) is off to a great start in her first full-time staff tech writer position. She'll be working in Silicon Valley developing inernal documentation for a major maker of network servers.

Former TPW student Tess Napili worked her way through the ranks from job-to-job and from intern-to-staff employee at a major computer company in Silicon Valley. She's now in a fast-paced position as a software writer.

Happy to be working in dot com ... Amber Rapp (minor '97) is now a Usability Specialist for a digital publisher headquartered in the city. She's developing active storyboards, conducting tests, and reporting the results.

Julia Cope (certificate '99) has found her Southern California job and will be working as an HTML Writer for the Information Architecture group of the Technology Department of an online toy retailer headquartered in Santa Monica. Julia reports that her job is "great"--drawing on her creativity, organizing skills, and writing abilities.

Linda Michaels (B.A. '00) is now the new Documentation and Communication Specialist at an international shipping company headquartered on the peninsula (but soon moving to the city). Travel, benefits, and lots more are making Linda happy!

Come one, come all to our annual spring career workshop!

Crystal Carroll (certificate '00) is celebrating obtaining her first staff position as a tech writer. She'll
be working in the city, for a major financial institution. We're celebrating, too, Crystal!

Asher Miller (B.A. '98) is now working in the division of a company that produces the most profitable and growing product line of a major Silicon Valley company. And he's doing that in the Boston area!

Doria Hutchinson (minor '98) has been promoted to lead Tech Writer/Analyst at the local software company where she works. She now supervises other writers.

Sandra Wong (certificate '98) is happy about her new job as a marketing copywriter for a high-profile web firm headquartered in the peninsula that publicizes technology events. We're happy for you, too, Sandra!

Congrats to John White (B.A. expected '01), who just got hired for his first position as technical writer. He'll be updating and developing documentation for a major bank in the city.

Good news! Daisy Leung (certificate '98) is a tech writer for a North Bay company that sells web-based software and services. She's writing and editing both articles and reports, plus helping to maintain a website. Her co-worker, btw, is Dave Fonseca (certificate '99) who is a technical journalist for the company.

Stacey Madamba (B.A. '99) has moved from contract work to a staff position with doing tech pubs work for a Silicon Valley company that is a supplier of semiconductor processing equipment.

Look it's an internship...no, it's a job...for Maura Boyle (minor expected May '00) who quickly moved from intern to staff Financial Writer for a business in the city that provides database research for venture capital firms.

Nice to hear from Lisa Owens-Vianni (B.A. '96) who is keeping very busy as a freelance science and environmental writer. Look for her article in the February issue of Landscape Architecture.

Mary Brune (B.A. '99) has a new job on the peninsula and with a familiar colleague, too--TPW instructor David Koehn. She expects to keep very busy and learn a lot. Sounds great!

Apply now for the Gordon Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Northern California Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication. Application forms are available in the program office.

Congrats to the TPW students whose articles appear in the Fall 1999 issue of Intersci, the Journal of the College of Science and Engineering: Chris Morris (aka Trevor Graham) (B.A. expected S'01), Mary Miller (B.A. expected S'00), Josh Stanley (B.A.expected S'00), Richard Strohm (B.A.expected S'00), and John White (B.A. expected F'00). Well done!

News from Stephanie Martin (B.A. expected '00)--she's in Tucson where there's a big demand for web designers, so she's happily up to that!

Ken Delpit (certificate '99) reports he's moved on to an exciting position with a North Bay telecomm startup. Way to go!

Good to hear recently from some former TPW students:

Marta Bright (certificate '97) is still keeping busy as a telecommuting contractor who writes case studies, e-commerce promotions, and other high tech marcomm. Barbara Klare loves her work developing online documentation, currently for an exciting startup in the North Bay. She works at a B-to-B software company in Emeryville called Extensity (GEAC). And Sharon Tellyer continues at a peninsula biotech firm where she is researching usability testing for her technical communications department.

David Castro (B.A. '95) has moved on and up to a position at the North Bay office of a company that makes hospital scheduling software. He'll be writing context-sensitive online help. Other pluses: The job allows for some telecommuting, David was almost immediately promoted to the position of Senior Information Analyst, and he's making twice the pay of his first tech writing job!

Ann Ruiz (B.A. '00) has joined a major hardware producer in the South Bay. She'll be a technical editor, working with quality assurance engineers, developing training materials and doing some training, too. Great first tech writing job!

Danna Hoshino (B.A. '98) continues to progress in her career. She's been promoted from contract content writer to Senior Web Producer for a high-tech start-up company in the city that provides a text-based messaging service for cell phone owners. Cool!
 
Fall '99

Asher Miller (B.A. '98) is working for a major Silicon Valley company--but he's at their Massachusetts campus--documenting mid-range servers and associated software. He's settling into life in the Boston area and reports "it's cool"!

Frank Welsch (certificate '99) is moving on to a new tech writing position. He will be working for an E. Bay vendor of open-source software. A good move!

Larry Mann (B.A. '97) reports in from Southern California where he is working for a small company. He is documenting hardware and software. It's interesting work and he's glad to be there. Congrats!

Another scholarship: The Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group for DOCumentation is offering $500 scholarships for next year. For details go to ACM SIGDOC's website.

Jennifer Pleich (B.A. '99) has just landed a position as a technical writer for an electronics and software company on the peninsula. A great career step!

Kaya Balke (B.A. expected '00) has been hired on as documentation manager at a city-based company that has launched an educational portal on the web. Sounds like a great job!

Daniel Milne's (B.A. expected '00) book is out! No, he didn't write it, but he did do all the page design and desktop publishing (over 450 pages in PageMaker). Edited by an SFSU professor, Philip King, the book is International Economics and International Economic Policy, published by McGraw-Hill--out in 2000!

Kevin Kelly reports that his TPW class in grantwriting was the key to his obtaining a major role developing a large grant proposal for a campus department. And now that the proposal has been fully funded, he's got the job of project manager. A very happy ending!

Ronald-Philip Lee Tanner (certificate '01) recently finished his masters over in ITEC (MAEd, Spring 2002) and encourages everyone to take as many ITEC classes as they can while at SFSU. Armed with his ITEC and TPW skills, Philip immediately started a graduate-level intership at Genentech in the company's Enviroment, Health, and Safety (EHS) group. Philip's skills in procedural documentation and technical editing are already making waves: he will be revising several mandatory training programs to make the programs more focused and user-friendly, in addition to assisting in implementation of the company's new internal learning management system -- while strongly campaigning for a full-time career position somewhere in the company.

Interested? The Society for Technical Communication is awarding membership in the honarary society, Sigma Tau Chi, for students whose scholastic achievements, contribution to the field of technical communication, and efforts give promise of future contribution to the profession of tech comm. Go to HUM 414 for more details.

Scholarships in Technical Communication! The San Francisco Chapter of STC is offering a $500 scholarship just for our students for next semester. In addition, The International STC will be granting 14 awards of $2,500 each to students for the next academic year. Applications and more details about both scholarships are available in HUM 414.

Come to our recent grads panel and alumni social event!

Valerie May (B.A. '98) reports that she has been working in the city for the information design services group of a technology consulting firm. She's enjoying the variety.

Phyllis Peltola (certificate expected '99) has landed a tech writing job in the East Bay. She'll be developing documentation for office software products.

Great job news: Amie Smith (B.A. '99) has launched her career with a position as a marketing assistant at an asset management firm in the city.

Michael Diederich (certificate expected '99) is joining former TPW students Kathy Pallis and Sharon Tellyer at a biotech firm on the peninsula. He's very happy about his fulltime staff job as a tech writer.

Sheldon Siegel (certificate '90) reports that he's moved on to a new position in Seattle, as a user education supervisor. Congrats & thanks for staying in touch!

Vicki Lee (certificate expected '00) is now a tech writer for a major computer company on the peninsula. She will be writing software and hardware documentation and is looking forward to working with the senior writers in her technical publications group.

Stephanie Martin (B.A. '99) is excited about her new position as a development engineer for a company in the city that develops e-commerce web sites. We're excited for you, too, Stephanie.

Daisy Leung (certificate expected '99) is on assignment as an editor for a university relations department in the East Bay. She'll be helping to develop alumni publications and mailings.

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