Awards and Achievements

SCHOLARLY/PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
. English Department Chair since 1980
. International Poetry Forum Advisory Board ~ 1979-2009
. President of the Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English ~ 2011-present
. Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Board Member ~ 1978-2001
. PCTELA Vice-President for Colleges, 1990-2001
. State Coordinator for NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing competition 1978-1991
. Coordinated the annual six-day International Assembly of the Sisters for Christian Community, summer of 1989, 1997
. Planning Committee for Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English fall
and spring conferences, NCTE regionals of 1989 and 1990; also served on    Committee for WPCTE annual English Festival for regional high school students ~ 1993 to present.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
2012 La Roche College 50 Distinguished Alumna Award
2003 La Roche College Dedication to Achievement Award
2001 PCTELA Award for Outstanding Service
1995 Brother Gregory Nugent, FSC Award for Excellence in Teaching
1993, 1994 Nominated as CASE Professor of Year
1992 Elected Class Marshal by senior class
1991 Nominated as Outstanding Advisor for AWC Student Chapter by Area AWC Professional President
1991 Fellow, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project
1989 Appeared in Who’s Who in American Education: 1989-90
1988 Voted one of Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women
1985 Distinguished La Roche Alumna Award