National Education Awards
"    National Catholic Education Association, Secondary School Art Department Award of Excellence, 1989
"    The National Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2004, 2005
"    National Art Education Association:
"    Standards Program of Excellence Award for nine years, 1989 through 1997
"    National Art Honor Society Sponsor Award, 1989
"    National Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor Award, 1989
"    Kentucky Art Educator of the Year Award, 1993
"    National Scholastic Art Awards Citation of Excellence in Visual Arts for eight years, 1990 through 1997
"    National VFW First Place Plaque, 1992, and National Golden Eagle Award, 1992
"    National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Sponsor Award,1992
"    National School Traffic Safety Award for Superior Art Instruction Plaque 1998 and Certificates, 1990-1998
"    Nominated for the Western Region, National Art Education Award, 1991
"    Nomination for the Southeastern Region, National Secondary Art Educator Award, 1993
"    Cambridge Who's Who Honored Member, 2007, and Cambridge Who's Who VIP Member, 2008

Kentucky Education Awards
"    Kentucky Art Education Association
"    Kentucky Art Educator of the Year Award, 1992
"    Kentucky Secondary Art Educator Award, 1992
"    Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor Award, 1993
"    Dix Award for Excellence as a KAEA Officer 1992-1995
"    Governor's Scholar Outstanding Educator Award, 1992
"    Commonwealth of Kentucky Award for National Art Honor Society Achievements. 1993
"    Ashland Oil's Kentucky Golden Apple Achiever Award 1990 through 1994

Local Education Awards
"    Archdiocese of Louisville's Outstanding Catholic Teacher of the Year Award, 1995 Fr. McGee Award
"    Finalist in the Holy Cross Teacher of the Year Award, 1986-1987 Holy Cross H. S. Teacher of the Year Award, 1987-1988
"    Holy Cross High School Hall of Fame 2009-2010
"    The Owen Badgett Education Award, 1990
"    Induction into the University of Louisville's Gold Key National Honor Society, 1988

Highlights of Education Career
"    Taught religion, math, visual media, media/broadcasting, and art.
"    Moderated Pep Clubs, Math Clubs, Photography Club, and Yearbook
"    Helped students to win 11 national art awards in 1993 and over $100,000 in scholarships, with over 200 national awards in the next few years

Kentucky State and Local Civic Awards and Activities
"    The Senate of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Award, and the House of Representatives Commonwealth of Kentucky Award, 1993,1996, 2006
"    Commonwealth of Kentucky, Commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, July 31, 1987
"    Governor's Certificate of Recognition, March 25, 1997
"    Bashford Manor Area Association Board of Directors, 1989-2010
"    Neighborhood Block Watch Co-Captain 1980-2010
"    Louisville, Division of Police First District Advisory Board Member 1998-2000
"    Louisville Metro Police, Sixth Division Advisory Board Member 2006-2010
"    Mayor of Louisville Distinguished Citizen Award, 1989; Mayor's Citizen Block Watch Council Award of Merit, 1992; and Mayor's "Good Neighbor Award" Plaque and Certificate, 1996
"    Board of Aldermen "Spirit of Louisville" Award, 1991 and 1994
"    Very actively involved in many local development, cleanup and beautification projects for Bashford Manor Area and Beargrass Creek