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Awards

2014

  • International Writing Centers Association Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award, October 31, 2014
  • TYCA West Service Award, October 11, 2014

2012

  • Ron Maxwell Award for Distinguished Leadership in Promoting the Collaborative Learning Practices of Peer Tutors in Writing
  • TYCA West Service Award

2011

  • SLCC Student Life & Leadership Recognition for Support of Student Clubs
  • SLCC Innovation of the Year Award (Writing Certificate of Completion)

2009

  • Utah Campus Compact Civically Engaged Staff Member
  • International Writing Centers Association Recognition of Service

2005

  • International Writing Centers Association Summer Institute Leader Recognition

2003

  • SLCC Outstanding Staff Award

2001

  • TYCA West Service Award

1999

  • SLCC President's Writers and Creative Works Award

1997

  • SLCC Disability Resource Center Recognition of Dedication to Students with Disabilities
  • SLCC Outstanding Staff Award

1987

  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Utah
  • Cum Laude, University of Utah

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