Honors and Awards

Community Awards and Honors

  • Walla Walla University 2018 Alumni of the Year Award (2018)
  • Centennial Vanguard Award, LLUAHSC, April 9, 2006 (04/2006)
  • Scholastic Achievement Award in Social Work, Walla Walla College (1978)
  • Rita Paprin Social Policy Achievement Award, Adelphi University (1988)
  • YWCA/Loma Linda University Riverside, Women of Achievement Award, Riverside, California (1990)
  • The Thomas and Violet Zapara Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, La Sierra University (1992)
  • The Thomas and Violet Zapara Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, National (1992)
  • Movers and Shakers, NASW California Chapter (1997)
  • Best Practice Award, National Association of Counties, Received for the Early Steps Project, Co-PI, Co-recipient (2003)
  • Lifetime Achievement Aware, NASW, Region F, Inland Empire Unit, March 26, 2008 (03/2008)
  • Richard A. Winn Assessment and Accreditation Award, Loma Linda University (2017)
  • Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (awarded October, 2010) (2010)
  • Distinguished Service, San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Commission, November 2010 (2010)
  • Distinguished Service, Southern California Regional Partnership (2010)
  • Distinguished Service, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors (2010)
  • Best Practice Award, Naitonal Association of Counties, Received for the San Bernardino County, Department of Behavioral Health, Leaderhsip Developent Program, Co-PI, Co-recipient (2012)
  • The Institutional Accreditation Merit Award, Loma Linda University (2020)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Adventist Development Relief Agency, Inter- American Division (2014)

University Awards and Honors

  • Alumni of the Year, School of Social Work, Eastern Washington University (2013)