Eileen Beltz from College of Court Reporting honored with 2017 CASE Award

Jeff Moody, president of the College of Court Reporting, accepted the award on Beltz's behalf.

Jeff Moody, president of the College of Court Reporting, accepted the award on Beltz’s behalf.

Eileen Beltz, CRI, CPE, an instructor at the College of Court Reporting in Valparaiso, Ind., was honored with the 2017 Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) Award of Excellence. The announcement was made at a special awards luncheon held during the NCRA Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 10-13. Beltz is from Avon, Ohio.

NCRA’s CASE Award of Excellence recognizes the important role student education plays in the court reporting profession and honors educators for their dedication, outstanding achievement, and leadership. Recipients are nominated by an NCRA member.

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Nominations being accepted for the 2017 CASE Award of Excellence and Student Scholarships

student-group-tabletsThe Council on Approved Student Education has announce that it is now accepting nominations for the Award of Excellence to an Outstanding Educator, which is given in recognition of dedication to students and extraordinary contributions to reporter education. Recipients are nominated by an NCRA member.

CASE is also accepting applications for three student scholarships in the amount of $500, $1,000, and $1,500. Applicants must meet a number of requirements to be eligible, including attending a NCRA-certified court reporting program, write between 140 and 180 wpm, and submit a two-page essay on a pre-selected topic. Nominations and applications are being accepted through April 7.

Please contact a member of NCRA’s Education Team with any questions.

Kelly R. Moranz, CRI, an educator from Parma, Ohio, named CASE Educator of the Year

Kelly R. Moranz, CRI, an instructor at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Parma, Ohio, was named 2016 Educator of the Year and presented with the CASE Award of Excellence by NCRA during a special awards luncheon held Aug. 6, during the Association’s Convention & Expo in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 4-7.

NCRA’s CASE (Council on Approved Student Education) Award of Excellence recognizes the important role student education plays in the court reporting profession and honors educators for their dedication and outstanding achievement and leadership. Recipients are nominated by an NCRA member.

Moranz, who holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Certified Reporter Instructor (CRI), has been in the court reporting field since 1985 and is a graduate of Tri-C. She has worked in multiple freelance firms in a variety of roles and became involved in education in 2006 as a part-time faculty member at Tri-C. She currently serves at the school’s court reporting program manager.

Moranz has been instrumental in developing courses, curriculum, recruiting, and expanding the program. She also facilitates a mentorship program that has been recognized by Tri-C for its unique approach in supporting students. She was awarded the Ralph M. Besse Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 by Tri-C and received the inaugural JCR Award for Leadership and Team-Building in 2016.

At the same luncheon, three court reporting students were awarded CASE Scholarships based on their winning entries in an essay writing contest Recipients included:

And Alisson Sandoval from Long Island Business School, Commack, N.Y, $1,500; Keegan Sheppart, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, $1,000; and Jessica M. Fizzell, College of Court Reporting, Hobart, Ind., $500.

The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) also awarded two Intern Scholarships of $1,000 each: Aspen Keech from the Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Stephen Sudano of the Long Island Business Institute, Commack, N.Y.

Nominations being accepted for the 2016 CASE Award of Excellence and student scholarships

Bonnie R. Shuttleworth, CRI, CPE, an instructor at College of Court Reporting in Hobart, Ind., was named 2015 Educator of the Year

Bonnie R. Shuttleworth, CRI, CPE, an instructor at College of Court Reporting in Hobart, Ind., was named 2015 Educator of the Year

The Council on Approved Student Education has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the Award of Excellence to an Outstanding Educator, which recognizes an instructor’s dedication to students and extraordinary contributions to reporter education. Recipients are nominated by students, fellow faculty members, administrators, or NCRA members. The deadline for nominations is April 16.

CASE is also accepting applications for three student scholarships in the amount of $500, $1,000, and $1,500. Applicants must meet a number of requirements to be eligible, including attending a NCRA-certified court reporting program and writing between 140 and 180 wpm. Applicants must submit three recommendation forms and a two-page essay on a pre-selected topic. Nominations and applications are being accepted through April 16.

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Dom Tursi honored with Santo J. Aurelio Award for Altruism

TursiLong-time NCRA member Dom Tursi, CM, was named recipient of the Santo J. Aurelio Award for Altruism during a special awards luncheon held at the Association’s 2015 Convention & Expo held July 30-Aug. 1 in New York City. Members of the 2015 class of the Academy of Professional Reporters, NCRF intern scholarship winners, and Bonni R. Shuttleworth, CRI, CPE, recipient of the 2015 CASE Award of Excellence, were also honored at the luncheon, along with Josephine Nosker, Tracey Tracy, Angeli English as the winners of the CASE essay scholarship.

The award is presented by the NCRF and is given to a working court reporter with more than five decades of experience who has given back to the profession and to the court reporting community with no expectation of any reward.

Tursi, an official court reporter from Central Islip, N.Y., has worked as a freelance reporter, an official court reporter, and a videographer. He has also been a partner in a firm, opened his own firm, founded a court reporting school, taught court reporting, provided closed captioning for clients, and reported proceedings in at least a half-dozen countries. Tursi is also the author of a number monographs and has served in many capacities at the local, state, and national levels, logging thousands of volunteer hours on behalf of court reporting.

A long-time supporter of the profession and students, he has shared his expertise as a seminar presenter for his state association and law firms, and as a lecturer and mentor to countless students. He is also a national and multi-state winner of numerous speed contests in Literary, Legal Opinion, and Q&A, and has also provided live dictation numerous times for NCRA for the RPR and other tests.

As part of NCRA’s People to People program, he served as an ambassador to China in 2007 and is credited with creating a true respect between the American and the Chinese court reporting communities.

In September 2010, he opened the Gallery of Shorthand in his own courthouse, a museum-like venue that showcases the history of the court reporting profession. The museum and its collection of artifacts are considered to be that of Smithsonian quality.

Bonni R. Shuttleworth, educator from Crestwood Ill., named 2015 Educator of the Year

ShuttleworthBonnie R. Shuttleworth, CRI, CPE, an instructor at College of Court Reporting in Hobart, Ind., was named 2015 Educator of the Year, at a special awards luncheon held during NCRA’s Convention & Expo in New York City, July 30 – Aug.2.

Shuttleworth, a 27-year veteran in the field of court reporting education, holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Midstate College, in Peoria, Ill. She also holds the nationally recognized professional designations of Certified Reporting Instructor and Certified Program Evaluator.

 

Nominations being accepted for the 2015 CASE Award of Excellence and Student Scholarships

The Council on Approved Student Education has announce that it is now accepting nominations for the Award of Excellence to an Outstanding Educator, which is given in recognition of dedication to students and extraordinary contributions to reporter education. Recipients are nominated by an NCRA member.

CASE is also accepting applications for three student scholarships in the amount of $500, $1,000, and $1,500. Applicants must meet a number of requirements to be eligible, including attending a NCRA-certified court reporting program, write between 140 and 180 wpm, and submit a two-page essay on a pre-selected topic. Nominations and applications are being accepted through April 1.

For more information and nomination forms, visit the following web sites:
CASE Award of Excellence  – click here
CASE Student Scholarships – click here

Mary Beth Johnson honored in local media for receiving Educator of the Year

An Aug. 24 post on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website compiling local business announcements included Mary Beth Johnson, CRI, who was named 2014 CASE Educator of the Year. Johnson teaches at the Community College of Allegheny County.

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NCRA Convention & Expo: CASE Educator of the Year

CASE_KandtSharon Kandt, CRI, (right) was named Educator of the Year during the 2013 Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tenn. Kandt, who teaches at Macomb Community College, began her career in court reporting in 1975 as a freelance reporter and is currently working as an official reporter, a position she has held for the past 36 years. She accepted a teaching position at Macomb Community College in 1976 and is currently the program coordinator of their NCRAaccredited court reporting program. Kandt is also a director on the board of the Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters. As committee chairperson of the Students, Testing, and Education Committee, she administers and oversees the NCRA examinations as the Chief Examiner for the state. Kandt was named the recipient of the 2013 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award through Macomb Community College.