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Volume 42, Issue 3
From the President
Society Meets Chapter
by George Slaughter, Information Developer, BMC Software
This month we recognize STC Houstonians who have been active on the Society
level, and encourage you to join their ranks.
STC Houston’s Mount Rushmore
If you were to create a Mount Rushmore for STC Houston —recognizing those who
have been movers and shakers on Society and chapter levels—the first two names
must be those of the late John B. Colby and the late Marx Isaacs.
John and Marx were two of the founders of STC Houston back in 1962. Both became
STC Fellows. John ultimately moved to Austin, but Marx remained in Houston and
was a fixture at our program meetings, encouraging participation in chapter
Another person who belongs on STC Houston’s Mount Rushmore is Janis Raymond
Hocker. Janis led STC Houston to its first Chapter Achievement Award during
her chapter presidency in 1978–1979. She is also the only STC Houston member
to serve as Society president (1987–1988). Like John and Marx, Janis was elected
an STC Fellow.
Faces in the Crowd
STC Houston today has many people who have served on the Society level and
participated in Society-level activities. Most prominent among these is Linda
Oestreich, another STC Fellow who currently serves as our Region 5 Director-Sponsor.
STC Houstonians also volunteer for select Society activities. Wayne Schmadeka,
our treasurer, and Deborah Long, our immediate past president, are helping to
review a treasurer’s handbook that the Society will share with chapter treasurers
in the future. Last April, Sherri Smith, an STC Fellow, organized the international
competitions judging events that took place in Houston.
Your Place in History
While Mount Rushmore has only four personages represented, STC Houston’s rendition
of Mount Rushmore has room for many more, including you. Take a look around
and see how STC Houston can help you master knowledge for success!