Light Up for Literacy Award from Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2015

Named a “Trailblazer” at Women Who Mean Business Awards, Acadiana Business Community, 2014

Story Named Best Feature of 2012 by New Orleans Press Club

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010

Monte M. Lemann Award by Louisiana Civil Service Commission, 2010

Named Honorary Alumna, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana, 2009

Wide Awake in the Pelican State selected for inclusion in 2007 University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary Libraries by American Association of University Presses

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Distinguished Professor, 1983