Volunteer of the Month—Steve Shriver
by Dorothy Murray, Senior Technical Writer, Sercel, Inc.
Steve Shriver is STC Houston Volunteer of the Month for March for his work on the Employment Share-the-Knowledge (STK) session. Gary Foster, chairman of the Employment Committee, went to Oklahoma for the Christmas holidays, expecting to return to Houston in time to finalize arrangements for the STK session. For personal reasons, he was unable to return as planned. Gary telephoned Steve, a new committee member, and asked him to complete the arrangements. With so many STC members unemployed, interest in the event was expected to be high.
Steve contacted the four presenters to determine their needs for space and audiovisual equipment. He persuaded 13 leaders from the technical communications industry, human resources departments, and staffing agencies to review résumés and conduct mock interviews. On Saturday, January 10, he ensured that room arrangements at the Westchase Hilton Hotel were satisfactory, welcomed the STK participants, settled them into their stations, and then greeted STC members and guests as they arrived for the event. He even wrote an article about the event for the March issue of Dateline Houston.
According to George Slaughter, president, "Steve picked up the ball and ran with it on one of our major chapter activities. His attention to detail, his compassion for his fellow STC members and our guests, and his enthusiasm made the event an unquestioned, absolute triumph for STC Houston." Gary Foster agreed: "His attention for detail and his methodical way of conducting business made him a natural ... Steve and I share the same passion. We both like to help people. What other way to help people best? Help keep them employed."
Steve has a BS degree in News-Editorial Journalism from the University of Kansas, and he is accredited by Information Mapping® Inc. He works as a contract consultant for Baker Hughes.
STC Houston is pleased to honor Steve Shriver as March 2003 Volunteer of the Month.
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