Retired NCRA member Pamela Spangler Reis recently donated to the NCRA A to Z® Scholarship program.
Chair of the NCRF Board of Trustees Tami Keenan, FAPR, RPR, CPE, Battle Creek, Mich., said: “It’s through the gifts of people such as Pamela Spangler Reis that we will be able to make this program a success.”
Reis worked as a court reporter in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Through my entire career I relied on NCRA, [the Ohio Court Reporters Association], and STAR for further education as well as mentoring, which was such an invaluable resource,” Reis said. “I have so many great memories of friendships formed over the years.”
“I saw my first murder trial when I was 14 and was doing some summer filing for a common pleas court reporter,” she said. “It seemed like I was watching a Perry Mason show. In fact, it’s the only murder trial (one of many) where I remember all the details from beginning to end. When I was 19 and being tutored by a court reporter, I became a typist for a legally blind court reporter to help finance my way through court reporting school. I was hoping to become a court reporter to finance my way through college to become an attorney. I was a court reporter for 40 years. Thirty-three and a half of those years I owned the firm of Spangler Reporting Services, Inc.”
The scholarship supported by Reis’s donation will go to a student who has completed an NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program and is enrolled in a court reporting program.
“I am so proud to have been part of this incredible profession,” Reis said.