Awards



Media Awards


2013

COLUMN / NEWS JOURNALISM

National Federation of Press Women
3rd place, Columns
HM, Special Articles/Social Issues
HM, Special series

 
Pennsylvania Press Club
1st, Column
1st, Special Series
1st, Government and Politics
1st, Social Issues
1st, Religion
HM, Education Reporting

RADIO

Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association

1st, editorial/commentary


 
2012


PENNSYLVANIA PRESS CLUB

Communicator of Achievement (lifetime)

Sweepstakes Award

 

BOOK: Before the First Snow

Finalist, USA Book Award (literary fiction)

Finalist, ForeWord Reviews, Book of the Year (general fiction)

First, General Fiction, Pennsylvania Press Club

COLUMN / NEWS JOURNALISM

 

National Society of Newspaper Columnists

HM, column

 

Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Columns (General)

1st, Columns (Personal Opinion)

2nd, Columns (humorous)

1st, Specialty Articles (Education)

1st, Specialty Articles (Food)

2nd, Specialty Articles (Business)

2nd, Specialty Articles (entertainment/arts)

2nd, Specialty Articles (Religion)

3rd, Specialty Articles (education)

HM, Specialty Articles (government/politics)

HM, Specialty Articles (Social Issues)

 

Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association

1st, Columns (commentary)

HM, Arts and Entertainment

 

RADIO

 

Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association

3rd, editorial/commentary,

 

Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Radio Commentary

 

MISC.

1st, Direct Market Advertising





2011

National Federation of Press Women
2nd, advisor of college publications

 

Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Personality Profile
2nd (with Rosemary R. Brasch), Specialty Article/Education
2nd, Specialty Article/Environment
2nd, General Column
2nd, Humor Column
2nd, Publication Editor
1st, Faculty Adviser

2010


Society of Professional Journalists (Spotlight Awards)

1st, Commentary

National Federation of Press Women

 1st, news column on the air
2nd, media kits
3rd, Faculty Adviser of a Student Publication

 

Pennsylvania Press Club

1st Specialized Column (government/politics)
1st, Radio Column
1st, Commentary written for the Web
1st, Advisor for a Student Publication
1st, News Release
1st, Media Kit
2nd, News Article Written for the Web
3rd, Specialized Column
3rd, General Column
Honorable Mention, Social Issues Reporting
 
Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association
2nd, Sports
3rd, Editorials



2009


National Society of Newspaper Columnists

HM, Online Journalism


Society of Professional Journalists (Spotlight Awards)

1st, Commentary
1st, Environmental Story


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Editorial/Opinion
1st, Personality Profile
1st, Special Articles: Government/Politics
1st, College Publications Advisor
2nd, Special Articles: Social Issues
2nd, Columns (specialized)
Honorable Mention, Columns (humorous)
Honorable Mention, Radio Commentary


USA Book News

Winner, Current Events: Media/Entertainment



2008


National Federation of Press Women

1st, Faculty Advisor, College Publications


Pennsylvania Press Club

3rd, column (general)
3rd, column (humor)
2nd, social issues
1st, Publications Adviser
1st, Non-Fiction Book


Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group

Finalist, Indie Award, non-fiction political affairs (book)


USA Book News

Winner, political/social (book)





2007


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Personal Columns, general
1st, Special articles/social issues
1st, faculty advisor of student publications
1st, book
1st, research paper
1st, news release
1st, direct market mailing
1st, media kit


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

1st, Commentary



2006


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Personal Column/general
2nd, Personal Column/humor
1st, Research
1st, Non-Fiction Book
1st, Faculty Adviser/Student Publication
Honorable Mention (with MaryJayne Reibsome), Website




2005



2004


National Federation of Press Women

1st, Web-based newspaper

Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Personal Columns
1st, Headlines
1st, Web sites / news
2nd, Personal Web Site
2nd, Advisers, College Publications



2003


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Social Issues Reporting
1st, Government Reporting
1st, Arts/Entertainment Reporting
2nd, Column/general
2nd, Column/humor


National Federation of Press Women

3rd, Advisers, College Publications


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

3rd, Commentary


2002


National Federation of Press Women

1st, Non-Fiction Book (The Joy of Sax)
1st, Advisers, College Publications


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Column/General
1st, Social Issues Article
1st, Editorial
1st, Advisers, College Publications
2nd, Features


Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association

HM, Columns



2001


National Society of Newspaper Columnists:

2nd, Column (Business and Consumer)


Nominee, Maxwell Riddle Medallion


National Federation of Press Women

1st, Outstanding Faculty Adviser of Student Publications
2nd, General Column
2nd, Non-Fiction Book (history/biography)

Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Column/General
1st, Advisers, College Publications
1st, Non-Fiction Book
2nd, Social Issues Article
2nd, Column/Humor


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

Honorable Mention, Commentary



2000


National Society of Newspaper Columnists:

Herb Caen Memorial Award
(1st place for Items and Short Subjects)


National Federation of Press Women

3rd place, Advisor of a College Publication


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

2nd, Commentary


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Advisers, College Publications
2nd, Column/General
2nd, Personality Profile
2nd, Special Series
3rd, Brochure, Non-Profit Organization



1999


National Federation of Press Women

Outstanding Advisor of a College Publication
2nd, Journalism Research (print)
3rd, Essay or Chapter in a Booknot written by the entrant


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

Honorable Mention, Commentary


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Non-fiction Books, chapter
1st, Columns/Humorous
1st, Columns/General
1st, Interview or Talk Show
1st, Journalism Research
1st, Advisers, College Publications
2nd, Special Series
3rd, Personality Profile


International Association of Business Communicators

Silver Medalist, Editorial and Opinion Writing



1998


National Federation of Press Women

2nd, Adviser, College Publication


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Column/humorous
1st, Column/general
1st, Interview or Talk Show
1st, Non-Fiction Books, General


Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association

2nd, Columns


Pennwriters

2nd, Articles
“Top 10” Finalist, Short Fiction



1997


National Federation of Press Women

1st, Journalism Research
2nd, Faculty Advisers of Student Publications


Pennsylvania Press Club

Finalist, Column
2nd, Feature


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

Honorable Mention, Commentary


Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association

3rd, Column


International Association of Business Communicators

2nd, Media Kits




1996


National Society of Newspaper Columnists:

Finalist, Column


National Federation of Press Women:

Outstanding Adviser of a College Publication
2nd, Non-Fiction Book, General
(for Enquiring Minds and Space Aliens)
3rd, Columns/General


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists:

HM, Commentary


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, General Column
1st, Feature Story
1st, Adviser, Student Publication
2nd, Education Articles
3rd, Humorous Column
HM, social issues article
HM, Business Article



1995


National Society of Newspaper Columnists:

2nd, Column—Items
HM, Column—General Interest


National Federation of Press Women:

3rd, Feature Story


Spotlight Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

1st, Sports Reporting
2nd, Commentary


Pennsylvania Press Club

1st, Feature Story
2nd, Humorous Column
HM, Environmental Articles




1976–1994


Capital Awards, International Association of Business Communicators

Gold Medal, Opinion and Editorial Writing, 1994


International Biographical Centre

1st Place, Quarterly Writing Competition, 1987


Press Club of Southern California

Honorable Mention, Commentary, 1984


Press Club of Southern California

1st Place, Press Release, 1983


Pacific Coast Press Club

Best Education Writing, 1983


Press Club of Southern California

Runner-up, Freelance Story, 1982


Writer’s Digest Magazine Writing Competition

5th Place, Articles, 1981


Press Club of Southern California

1st Place, Sports, 1979
1st Place, Review, 1979


Press Club of Southern California

Runner-up, Freelance Story, 1978


Twin Counties Press Club

Best Sports Feature, 1978
2nd Place, Entertainment, 1978


Press Club of Southern California

1st Place, column, 1977


Twin Counties Press Club

2nd Place, Feature, 1977


Press Club of Southern California

Runner-up, Freelance Story, 1976




1966–1976


Several awards in news and features from

California Newspaper Publishers Association

APME/Iowa

Iowa Press Association

 

Special Awards