Awards

Honors and Awards


  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Kentucky, 2015
  • Robert L. Doty English Graduate Support Fund Award, University of Kentucky, 2015
  • Patricia and William Stacy Endowed Fellowship, University of Kentucky, 2014
  • Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2013
  • Travel Grant, Northeast Modern Language Association, 2012
  • Program of the Year for The Journal of Military Experience, Student Veterans of America, 2012
  • National Literacy Grant, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2011
  • Recognized, Kentucky State Assembly, 2011
  • Madonna Marsden Writing Award, Eastern Kentucky University, 2011
  • Graduate Writing Award, Eastern Kentucky University, 2011
  • Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Fellowship, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010
  • Creative Non-Fiction Award, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010
  • Graduated “Summa Cum Laude,” Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
  • Dean’s Award, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
  • McNair Scholar Scholastic Achievement Award, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
  • Presidential / McNair Scholarship for Excellence, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
  • Stellar Scholar Award for Non-Traditional Students, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
  • Undergraduate Writing Award, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
  • Outstanding Service Award, Eastern Kentucky University Student Government, 2009
  • Graduated with “High Distinction,” Somerset Community College, 2008
  • Academic Achievement Award in “History,” Somerset Community College, 2008
  • President’s Award, Somerset Community College / Eastern Kentucky University, 2008-2009
  • Dean’s List, Somerset Community College / Eastern Kentucky University, 2007-2009
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Army, 2006
  • Purple Heart Award, United States Army, 2005
  • Army Commendation Medal, United States Army, 2005
  • Good Conduct Medal, United States Army, 2005
  • Army Certificate of Achievement (2), United States Army, 2005
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, United States Army, 2004
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, United States Army, 2004
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), United States Army, 2003-04 & 2005
  • Overseas Service Ribbon (3), United States Army, 2003-2006