• Spring 2017, Women Working (joined community)
  • Spring 2017, Business Professional Women’s Foundation (joined community)
  • Autumn 2016, MindTools (joined)
  • Summer 2016, the Learning Consortium (joined)
  • Summer 2016, eLearning Guild (joined)
  • Spring 2016, Autumn 2015 and 2014 Gold badge for virtual curation, Scoop.it–Aev’s News of the Aetherverse
  • 2014 Journal of Virtual Studies (JoVS)–Copy Editor
  • 2014 SFL in SL (American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Second Life) co-captain–Team Caledon
  • Winter 2014 Silver badges for virtual curation, Scoop.it–Aev’s News of the Aetherverse and Virtually Educated threads
  • 2013 Artisan Badge–GamesMOOC 3
  • 2013 RFL in SL (American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Second Life) project chair–Team Caledon
  • 2012 Intent.com Ambassador program
  • 2012 Awarded the Exemplary Volunteer award for the 2012 Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference
  • 2010 Association of Virtual Worlds (joined)
  • 2008 RezEd.org (joined)
  • 2008 International Positive Psychology Association (joined)
  • 2007 Mid-South Educational Research Association (joined)
  • 2007-2008  President–USA Instructional Design and Development Student Group
  • 2007  Phi Kappa Phi (initiated)
  • 2006-2007  Secretary–USA Instructional Design and Development Student Group
  • 2004 Graduate Research Paper Award–University of South Alabama Gender Studies Conference
  • 2003 Alpha Theta Chi (initiated)
  • 2003 President’s List–University of South Alabama
  • 2003 Certificate of Appreciation for Service (poem written for program)–Council of International Student Organizations–University of South Alabama
  • 2002 Shelley Memorial Poetry Scholarship
  • 2002 Honorary Service Membership in NAEOP (National Association of Educational Office Professionals) and MAEOP  (Mississippi Association of Educational Office  Professionals)
  • 2002-2003 Fiction Editor, Oracle: The Fine Arts Journal of  South Alabama
  • 2002-2003 Vice-President of Pi Pi Chapter (University of  South Alabama)/Sigma Tau Delta
  • 2001 Special Recognition in the field of Poetry–Angela and Steven Stokes Scholarship
  • 2000 President’s List–University of South Alabama
  • 1999 Noted by online “AncientSites” for assisting in the organization of their New Orleans convention.   Also, commended for initiating an email campaign to major media conveying the need of thorough coverage of Native American issues.
  • 1994 Alpha Psi Omega (initiated)
  • 1992 Sophomore Representative, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College–Jefferson Davis  Campus–Student Government Association
  • 1992 Mentioned for appreciation–Pascagoula School System–for design assistance on the Colmer  Jr. High Yearbook, the NASA/PMSSD partnership program, Colmer Jr. High Marching Band, Color Guard and Colmer Chorus show designs
  • 1991 Held state office, Southern VP–Mississippi Junior/Community College Press Association
  • 1991 State Writing Award for articles, “Everyday Santas” and “Coker’s Comedic Cast”–MJ/CCPA
  • 1991 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County Campus–Journalism Award
  • 1990 Delta Psi Omega (initiated)
  • 1990 Vincent P. Ros Memorial Scholarship