Awards

  • 2010 John B. Oakes Award for Environmental Journalism, certificate of merit
  • 2010 Disabled American Veterans Bugle Award for journalism
  • 2010 National Alliance on Mental Illness Outstanding Media Award
  • 2008-2009 Rosalyn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow
  • 2008 finalist for Michael Kelly Award for “Blood Brothers”
  • 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award/Editorial for Military Times Publishing
  • 2007 Selected for Medill’s Covering War, Conflicts and National Security course
  • 1999 First-place Deadline Reporting, Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association
  • Denver Press Club’s 1996 Damon Runyon scholarship for creative journalism
  • Selected for the Poynter Institute’s “Leadership and Ethics for College Editors” seminar in August 1996
  • CSU’s Outstanding Graduate, news/editorial sequence
  • 1996 First Place Feature Writing, Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association
  • SPJ Helen Verba Scholarship, CLS Alumni Scholarship, Rowene C. Danbom Scholarship, Julia Klug Scholarship, Margery Monfort Wilson Scholarship
  • Selected for CSU’s President’s Leadership Course, which included seminars on intercultural communication, understanding diversity, management styles and problem-       solving
  • The Collegian received the 1996 Pacemaker Award, which placed the paper as one of the top five university dailies in the nation in a competition judged by The Washington Post. In spring 1997, the paper also received a Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which placed the paper in the top 10 percent in the nation.
  • Elected president of the CSU Society of Professional Journalists chapter in 1995 and 1996.