- 2008 Mississippi Humanities Council Recipient for Chair’s Special Service Award for Public Achievement in the Humanities
- 2007 Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson
- 2007 Presidential Letter from President George W. Bush
- 2009 – Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember, solo documentary photography exhibit with supporting materials, acquired by the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History Archives Center. The collection is already used at colleges and universities not only as a gallery show, but also as a teaching resource for gender studies, sociology, art, history and meteorology, among other subjects. The photographs and documents capture a wide cross-section of Mississippi Coast residents of all ages, genders and backgrounds.