Academic Awards & Scholarships

  • UNT Library Staff Scholarship, University of North Texas, 2010
  • The Clarke, Kennerly, Thomas Library Science Scholarship, 2005
  • University Graduate Grant, University of North Texas, 1999-2000, 2004
  • General Academic Scholarship, Hardin-Simmons University, 1995-99
  • Gayle Featherston-Huffman Art Scholarship, Hardin-Simmons University, 1996-99
    • awarded for academic effort and artistic talent
  • President’s List, Hardin-Simmons University, 1997-99
  • Canyon Lake Art Guild Scholarship, Canyon Lake, TX, 1995, 1998

Writing Awards

  • President’s Writing Award, 2nd Place Expository Writing, University of North Texas, 2002
    • awarded for exemplary expository writing, editorials, essays, poetry
  • Nancy Robinson Writing Award, Hardin-Simmons University, 1996
    • awarded for extemporaneous writing in a field other than English literature

Fine Art Awards

  • First Place 2-D Art, Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery, Abilene, TX, 1998
    • Eyes of a Child #1: Introspection, oil on canvas
  • Kappa Pi Art Award, Hardin-Simmons University, 1998, 1999
  • Individual Art Studio Space, Hardin-Simmons University, 1996-99
    • six studios are annually awarded to students on a competitive basis
    • awarded for academic effort and artistic talent