PhD, Communication, 2009, University of Kentucky

     • Bruce Wesley Scholarship for Outstanding Student in Mass Communication
     • Co-chair, Graduate Student Association

MA, Communication, 2005, Auburn University

     • Bert E. Bradley Excellence Award, Top Female Graduate Student, Department of Communication & Journalism
     • Top 10 Master's Candidate, Auburn University Graduate School

BA, Communication Arts: Public Communication, 2003, University of North Alabama

     • Turris Fidelis Award for most outstanding graduating senior, class of 2003
     • Undergraduate Woman of the Year
     • Greek Hall of Fame
     • Most Promising Alumni (one of eight selected)
     • Undergraduate Service Award
     • Highest GPA in Communication Arts: Public Communication
     • Phi Kappa Phi