Honors & Awards

2020. Quality Enhancement Program Leadership Grant. Eastern Kentucky U.

2019. Honorary Induction. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

2019. Delta Gold Award. Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Success.

2015. Dissertation Year Fellowship. U of Kentucky.

2015. Robert L. Doty English Graduate Support Fund Award, U of Kentucky.

2014. Patricia and William Stacy Fellowship in Graduate English Education. U of Kentucky.

2013. Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship. Conference on College Composition and Communication.

2013. Nominee. Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year. Eastern Kentucky U

2012. Travel Grant. Northeast Modern Language Association.

2012. Program of the Year. Student Veterans of America.

2012. Veterans Trust Fund Grant. Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

2012. Travel Grant. Northeast Modern Language Association.

2012. Chapter Fellowship. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

2012. Research and Training Grant. The ArtReach Foundation.

2011. National Literacy Grant Recipient. Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

2011. Recognized. Kentucky State Assembly.

2011. Madonna Marsden Writing Award. Eastern Kentucky U.

2011. Graduate Writing Award. Eastern Kentucky U.

2011. Technology Grant. Eastern Kentucky U.

2010. Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Fellowship. Eastern Kentucky U.

2010. Creative Non-Fiction Award. Aurora Journal of Literary Arts.

2009. Dean’s Award. Eastern Kentucky U.

2009. Outstanding Service Award, EKU Student Government Association.

2009. McNair Scholar Scholastic Achievement Award. Eastern Kentucky U.

2009. Presidential / McNair Scholarship for Excellence. Eastern Kentucky U.

2009. Stellar Scholar Award for Non-Traditional Students, Eastern Kentucky U.

2009. Undergraduate Writing Award. Eastern Kentucky U.

2008. Academic Achievement Award: History. Somerset Community College.

2008-2009. President’s Award. Somerset Community College / Eastern Kentucky U.

2007-2009. Dean’s List, Somerset Community College / Eastern Kentucky U.

2006. Honorable Discharge. United States Army.

2005. Purple Heart Award. United States Army.

2005. Army Commendation Medal. United States Army.

2004. Good Conduct Medal (2004). United States Army.

2003. Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. United States Army.

2003. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. United States Army.

2003-2005. Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars). United States Army.

2005. Army Certificate of Achievement (2 Awards). United States Army.

2002-2006. Overseas Service Ribbon (3 Awards). United States Army.