Published on August 29, 2019

Every year, we recognize professional achievements and contributions to our profession and society by presenting awards to individuals or groups. Our 2019 winners were presented with their awards at ProComm 2019 in Aachen, Germany.

We are currently looking for nominations for our 2020 awards.

  • The Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communication
  • The Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society
  • The Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education

Additional details about these awards can be found here. Please email nominations to Each nomination letter should address the criteria under the award category for which you are nominating an individual or group, as well as the nominee’s title and contact information.

Rob Irish is presented with the 2019 Ronald S. Blicq award at ProComm 2019.
Menno de Jong is presented with the 2019 Alfred N. Goldsmith award at ProComm 2019.
Traci Nathans-Kelly is presented with the 2019 Emily K. Schlesinger Award at ProComm 2019.
Clay Spinuzzi is presented with the James M. Lufkin Award at ProComm 2019, for a paper co-authored by David Altounian and Gregory Pogue.
Laura Burbach is presented with the Hayhoe Fellow Award at ProComm 2019, for a paper co-authored by Patrick Halbach, Johannes Nakayama, Nils Plettenberg, Andre Calero Valdez, and Martina Ziefle.