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NCRA announces the 2014 class of Academy of Professional Reporters Fellows

August 2, 2014

Seven new fellowships awarded

SAN FRANSICSO, Aug. 2, 2014—The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that seven of its members have been awarded fellowships in the Academy of Professional Reporters, which recognizes recipients for their outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience. The announcement was made during a special awards luncheon during NCRA’s Convention & Expo, held in San Francisco, July 29 - Aug.1.

“Membership in the Academy of Professional Reporters is by nomination only, so to be granted fellowship is a high point in a reporter’s career,” said Jim Cudahy, executive director and CEO of NCRA. “Criteria for being accepted include exhibiting outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of shorthand reporting, as well as having been active in the practice of reporting for at least 10 years. In addition, candidates for fellowship are required to have attained distinction as measured by such activities as the publication of important papers, creative contributions, service on committees or board, and teaching.”

The 2014 class of Fellows are:

Carole A. Bartkowicz from Chicago, Ill., a court reporter for 45 years who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMRS);

Donna S. Cascio from Somerset, Pa., a court reporter for 40 years who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) and Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMRS); 

Ronald L. Cook from Seattle, Wash., who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR);

Nancy C. Davis (Ret.) from St.  Louis, Mo., a court reporter for nearly 50 years, who holds the nationally recognized professional certification of  Registered Professional Reporter (RPR); 

Sandra A. German from Alberta, Canada, a court reporter for more than 25 years who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Broadcast Reporter (CCB), Certified CART Provider (CCP), Certified Realtime Instructor (CRI), and Certified Program Evaluator (CPE) ;

Patricia K. Graves from Monument, Colo., a court reporter for 35 years who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified CART Provider (CCP); and 

Viola Zborowski from Long Valley, N.J., a court reporter for 32 years who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). 

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at CareersInCourtReporting.com. For information about captioning, visit CaptioningMatters.com.

 

About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit NCRA.org.