Distinguished Alumni Award from Mount Mercy College in 1985 for exceptional accomplishments by an alumni in providing service to the community.
The Service Key Award by the Iowa State University Alumni Association in 1994 in appreciation for outstanding community service which has honored Iowa State University and her alumni.
Honored by the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 1995 as Cedar Rapids Community Leader with entrepreneurial spirit and subsequent article they published titled “Beacon of Change Lights Way”
Community Trustee Award in 1996 which is the top community leadership award given by the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
Gerald R. Hinzman Corrections Center named by the Department of Correctional Services in 1996.
National Probation Executive of the Year in 2004 named by the National Association of Probation Executives for demonstrating exceptional leadership in the field.
Sam Houston State University Award in 2005 honoring a practitioner who has published an article concerning probation, parole or community corrections that provides new information and insight into the operations, effectiveness or future of the community corrections profession.