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 who are deemed TSTCI Legends.

2017 TSTCI Legend Award — Alvin and Gracie Fuhrman


Past Recipients

2016
Scott Hart, South Plains Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

2015

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

2014

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
words and deeds, 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.

2017 Friend of Rural Award — Senator Charles Perry


Past Recipients

 
2016
Texas Communications Expo, Inc.
2015
Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA

2014

James West, JSI-John Staurulakis, Inc.