BALA AWARDS

The Binion Amerson Leadership Award (BALA) recognizes enthusiastic dedication, willingness to accept challenging goals, and inspiring leadership in service to the Lone Star Community. LSC members may nominate a community member through a written description of his or her achievements relative to the Award criteria, after which a panel of judges will identify the BALA recipient. Binion Amerson will present the Award to the recipient.

Award Criteria

Nominees must be Lone Star Community members and should demonstrate qualifications in the following areas:

  • Displays enthusiasm for any organizational activity, large or small.
  • Seeks difficult challenges, even extending the goals, to deliver excellence for LSC membership.
  • Inspires others to participate and excel in LSC activities.
  • Enhances the reputation of LSC as a leader in both the Society and the technical communication profession.

Past Recipients

2017

Mike Hiatt

For being an invaluable member of the Chapter Board for over two decades, redefining the roles of Treasurer and Parliamentarian for all who followed him, answering any call for assistance, and serving with unwavering honor and integrity.

Paula Robertson

For continuous leadership by example with the highest possible standards in the field of editing and serving with dedication and distinction to STC at the Lone Star Community, Regional, and international levels and the technical communication profession over the last 16 years.

2015

Alice Leal

For continuous and sustained exemplary leadership of the Lone Star Chapter and the LSC Admin Council, incredible judgement in selecting, fostering, and promoting excellent community programs, always pressing forward in the face of any difficulties, and service to the Society and the Technical Communication profession for over 12 years.

Darice Lang

For leading the Lone Star Chapter through tough times resulting in finding new members to propel the Chapter to new perspectives, always being willing to help and mentor, serving as a true RoboHelp SME, and contributing at the community, regional, and international STC levels for over 30 years.

2011

Paul Holland

For your consistent service, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Lone Star Community and the Society over the past several years.

2010

Mel Haughton

For consistently exemplifying the highest standards of leadership, service, and dedication to the Lone Star Community, the Society, and the Technical Communication profession.

2009

Kathryn Poe 

For consistently leading by example, taking on major tasks with a smile, and contributing at the community, regional, and international STC levels over many years.

2008

Dale Erickson

In recognition of your exemplary leadership, service, and dedication to the Lone Star Community, the Society, and the Technical Communication profession.

2007

Jackie Damrau

For consistently exemplifying the highest standards of leadership, service, and dedication to the Lone Star Community, the Society, and the Technical Communication profession.

2006

Binion Amerson

For being the brightest star in Lone Star’s history and for your undaunted enthusiasm, your visionary leadership, and your inspiration for excellence.