NCRA recognizes the 2014 class of Academy of Professional Reporters Fellows

NCRA recognized the 2014 class of Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters during the Saturday Awards Luncheon at the NCRA Convention & Expo in San Francisco.

The 2014 class of Fellows are:

Carole A. Bartkowicz, RMR, CMRS, from Chicago, Ill., a court reporter for 45 years;

Donna S. Cascio, RDR, CMRS, from Somerset, Pa., a court reporter for 40 years;

Ronald L. Cook, RDR, CRR, from Seattle, Wash.;

Nancy C. Davis, RPR, (Ret.) from St.  Louis, Mo., a court reporter for nearly 50 years;

Sandra A. German, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, CRI, CPE from Alberta, Canada, a court reporter for more than 25 years;

Patricia K. Graves, RDR, CRR, CCR, from Monument, Colo., a court reporter for 35 years; and

Viola Zborowski, RMR, CRR, from Long Valley, N.J., a court reporter for 32 years.

“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.”