Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Lambda Delta; Kappa Delta Pi; Sigma Alpha Eta. Member, Mortar Board, Women's Honorary, 1971. Recipient: Edmund J. James Scholarship; Rehabilitation Services Administration Graduate Traineeship, 1972-1973; State of Illinois Teacher's Educational Scholarship, 1969-1972; Presidential Who's Who, 2008; Congressional Medal of Distinction, June 17, 2008; Metropolitan Who's Who Registry, April 17, 2007; Congressional Order of Merit, June 9, 2007; National Leadership Award, Hon. Chairman, Business Advisory Council, 2007; Honors Edition, Biltmore Who's Who among Executive and Professional Woman, January 18, 2007; 2001 Business Woman of the Year- Illinois, Business Advisory Council, Republican Natl. Com., 2002; People's Choice Award, Best Attorney; Alton Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, October 30, 1997; Urban Law Annual, Washington University, 1980-1982; Nationwide Register of Who's Who in Executives and Business, 1999; Nationwide Register of Who's Who in Executives and Business, 2000; Judge, Soroptomist of Alton; Fourteenth Annual Youth Citizenship Award, Alton, Illinois, 1984; Awards Dinner, February 16, 1984. Prior Professional Certification: Administrative & Supervisory Endorsement, Administrative Type 75, State of Illinois; Early Childhood Education, Type 02, State of Illinois; Temporary Special Education Early Childhood Certification, State of Illinois; Speech and Language Impaired, Special K-12, Type 10, State of Illinois; Speech Corrections, Special K-12, Type 10, State of Illinois; Speech Corrections, State of Missouri, for life; Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech & Language Pathology, American Speech & Hearing Association, 1974. Certification/Specialties: Special Needs Adoption/Guardianship Certification, Illinois Dept of Children & Family Services, 2001; Special Needs Adoption Certification, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2001; Adoption Mediation Certification, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2001; Mediation Certification, 1992. Published Works: "Adaptive Re-use of Public School Buildings", Journal of Law and Education, 1982; Contributing Author, Planning and Law Division, American Planning Association Newsletter, 1982; "Early Childhood Education for the Developmentally Delayed: Diagnosis, Intervention and Evaluation", Language and Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, March, 1979; "East Alton Pre-Kindergarten Screening Procedure", Illinois Speech and Hearing Journal, October, 1977; East Alton Special Education-Early Childhood Education Program, S.I.R.S.E.A., September, 1977; "Teaching Basic Concepts: A Programmed Approach", Illinois Speech and Hearing Journal, May, 1977; "Early Childhood Education for the Developmentally Delayed: Diagnosis, Intervention and Evaluation.", Illinois Speech and Hearing Journal, February, 1977; "The Clinical Interview Form with Parents of Children Sustaining Communication, Learning, or Emotional Problems: An Organized Outline.", 1973; "Client-Directed Therapy for a Non-Organic Voice Disorder: A Case Study, Journal of Language Speech and Hearing Services in School, January, 1973; "Investigation of Client-Directed Voice Therapy: A Case Study", 1972.