• Inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.
  • Key contributor to a Pulitzer Prize for the San Jose Mercury News.
  • Two-time Distinguished Alumna of Indiana University
  • Winner of National Press Photographers Association’s top “Sprague Award” and also the only woman or minority to win the organization’s top three awards for accomplishment and service to the profession: The Sprague Award, The Joseph Costa Award, and The Morris Bierman Award, which was defined much differently than it is now.
  • Former National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year.
  • Many other portfolio and competition awards for picture editing and newspaper and magazine design.