2001-painter-for-the-people_Page_1      2001 SPJ Winners

One award of which I am especially proud is my First Place Feature Writing Mark of Excellence Award, Region 4, from the Society of Professional Journalists, which I received in 2001 for my first cover story, “A Painter for the People,” published in Impact Weekly (now the Dayton City Paper).

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  • Graduate Assistantship, Ball State Alumnus Magazine, Ball State University 2005 – 2006
  • Recognition in “The Chancellor’s List” published by Who’s Who in American Graduate Schools, 2004 – 2005
  • Presidential Commendation for Excellence, 2004
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2003
  • Frank I. Salsburg Memorial Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • Wright State University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, 2003 – 2004
  • Second Runner-up, WSU Phi Kappa Phi and Mudrock Writers Is Diversity Working for You? Contest for original song, “Love in the Same Way,” 2002
  • Wright State English Scholarship, 2001 – 2003
  • Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award; Region 4 First Place Feature Writing award for “A Painter for the People,” published in Impact Weekly, Dayton, Ohio, 2001. Read the Full Story: Click here.
  • Wright State University Alumni Association Scholarship, 2001
  • The Guardian “Most Improved Writer,” 2000
  • Member of Wright State University Honors Program, 1999 – 2004
  • Charles H. Hewitt Performance Scholarship, 1999 – 2004
  • President’s Award for Educational Excellence, 1999
  • State Board of Education Award of Merit, 1999
  • Society of Academic Excellence, 1998 -1999
  • Superior I. Rating for Flute solo, 1998
  • Recognition in Who’s Who Among American High School Students, 1997 – 1999

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