Awards & Honors

A collection of awards and honors for professional and volunteer activities:

Leadership and Education

  • Leadership Pensacola Class of 2012
  • Rollins College Leadership Foundations, Fall 2006
  • Leadership Winter Park (Florida) Class of 2006
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Society (Valencia College)
  • Valencia College Student Government Association Most Outstanding Member, Spring 2000

Professional Awards

  • 2012 Communicator of the Year – Nonprofit/Government, Florida Public Relations Association Pensacola chapter
  • FPRA Pensacola chapter Grand Image Award, UWF Online Newsroom, 2012
  • FPRA Pensacola chapter Image Award, UWF Online Newsroom, 2012
  • FPRA Pensacola chapter Judges’ Award, UWF Online Newsroom, 2012
  • FPRA Pensacola chapter Award of Distinction, UWF Prescribed Fires Public Information Campaign, 2011
  • Finalist, American Resort Development Association Awards, Electronic Newsletter category, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, 2008
  • PRNews NonProfit PR Awards Honorable Mention, Interactive PR and Marketing, Rollins College student blogs, 2006
  • FPRA Orlando chapter Award of Distinction, Rollins College R-Journals Web Page Recruits Students, 2006
  • FPRA Orlando chapter Judges’ Award, Rollins College R-Journals Web Page Recruits Students, 2006
  • FPRA Orlando chapter Image Award, WPRK FM Guinness World Record Marathon, 2005
  • FPRA Orlando chapter Award of Distinction, WPRK FM Guinness World Record Marathon, 2005
  • FPRA Orlando chapter Award of Distinction, Communique Website Enhances Student Recruitment, 2006
  • FPRA Orlando chapter Judges’ Award, Communique Website Enhances Student Recruitment, 2006
  • William R. Boone High School “Best All-Around Journalist Award,” 1996-97

Volunteer Activities, Leadership Roles and Awards

  • West Florida Pep Band Pioneer, 2010-11, Awarded for efforts to assist in the creation of the University of West Florida’s first ever Pep Band to coincide with the launch of UWF’s new football program
  • UF Alumni Association “Clubbie”, 2009-10, awarded for the annual Gator Gala event to raise funds for the Florida Opportunity Scholarship program at UF
  • Betty Barnes Spirit Award, Central Florida Gator Club, 2008-09
  • Vice President of Programming, Florida Public Relations Association, Aug. 2011 – May 2012
  • Vice President of Communication, Central Florida Gator Club/UF Alumni Association, 2004 – 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation from St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, for volunteer services following Hurricane Katrina, 2006
  • Teach-In 2005 Honorary Teacher, Orange County, Florida
Gator Clubbie
Awarded the UFAA Clubbie for conceptualizing and implementing the first ever Gator Gala fundraiser for the Central Florida Gator Club


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