Honors and Awards

    Grand Prize. $1000, Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, “Raising the Bar” competition, 2009
    Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Education, Northern Illinois University. 2003
    Alumni Citation, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio,  2002
    Governor Robert D. Ray Award, Outstanding Volunteer Service, Iowa Sister States, 2007
    Outstanding Volunteer, Terengganu Country committee, Iowa Sister States, 1997, 1998
    Community Service Award, Indianola Chamber of Commerce, 1997 Outstanding Volunteer, Iowa Sister States, 1996
    Governor’s award, Gov. Terry Branstad, State of Iowa, 1995
    Faculty Research Award, Simpson College, 1994, (Award valued at $1000)
    Faculty Service Award, Simpson College, 1994 (Award valued at $1000)
    Faculty Award for Campus Leadership, 1994
    Distinguished Service Award, Simpson College, 1989
    2005 A.J. Harwood Merit Award in printmaking, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana
    Fourth Place Award, Iowa Water Color Association state wide member competition
    2002 Honorable Mention, “Missouri River Untamed”, Bismarck Art `Association, Bismarck. N.D.
    2000  Fourth Place Award, Iowa Water Color Association, state-wide member competition
    1998 Firstar Award in sculpture, 100th Annual Art Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum. November
    1997 Merit Award, Iowa State Fair, Exhibition of Fine Art
    Who’s Who in America, 2007
    Who’s Who in American Art, 1986 to present
    Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1981-1992
    International Woman of the Year, 2001 to present
    2014 AWE Award, Metro Arts Alliance, recognizing contributions making a
    difference in the community