Poetry Society of Texas Award, 2017

Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize

2014

Co-winner of the Blue Horse Press Chapbook Contest

Poetry Society of Texas, 2008

Eakin Manuscript Award

Southwest Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1994

National Storyteller Award

1991-2017

First Place Winner in numerous State Poetry Society of Texas (PST) contests (all anthologized in PST's Book of the Year)

judged by Josephine Jacobsen

Finalist in national Sow's Ear poetry competition

1993

Snake Nation Press Finalist, "Boy with Down's Syndrome,"

Byline Magazine, 1994

New Talent Fiction Award

National Federation of State Poetry Societies

National Finalist and publication, Encore

Selected to present papers and readings at numerous conferences, based on juried proposals ( selected examples listed in "PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE")

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Key Lecturer and Workshop Leader for Lucidity Poetry Retreats for 10 years

Trinity Valley Community College, 1993

Teaching Excellence Award, "Teacher of the Year,"

Trinity Valley Community College, 1999

Innovator of the Year Award