TSTCI Awards

TSTCI Legend Award

TSTCI Legend Award, introduced in 2014, is an award bestowed on a TSTCI Member to recognize years of commitment, dedication, service and love to the rural telephony industry. The Award recognizes individuals who have made a legendary impact on our industry and have made marks on all of our directional, service and moral compasses. This is the spirit of those that are deemed TSTCI Legends.

Scott Hart
Scott Hart, South Plains Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
2015 TSTCI Legend Award Recipient

Past Recipients


James R. (Bob) Wilson, Wes-TexTelephone Cooperative, Inc.

Jim Whitefield, Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Sandy Vandevender, Five Area Telephone Cooperative, Inc./West Plains Communications


TSTCI Friend of Rural Award

TSTCI Friend of Rural Award, introduced in 2014, is an award that recognizes someone – internal or external to TSTCI – who through word and deed exemplifies our slogan “Rural Matters.” As an Association, TSTCI is very fortunate to have many in our membership and many outside our membership who support our mission. The TSTCI Friend of Rural Award recognizes individuals whose words and deeds make a difference to rural areas, lifestyles, commitments and the economic viability of the rural areas and rural citizens.

TCEI Award

Texas Communications Expo, Inc.
2016 Friend of Rural Award Recipient

Past Recipients


Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA


James West, JSI-John Staurulakis, Inc.