President's Award for Distinguished Service, The United State Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2010
2010 Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year, Education Category
Excellence in Pedagogical Teaching and Innovation by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, 2007
Top 50 Universities for Entrepreneurship by Women 3.0, 2007
Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, 2006
International Athena Awards Finalist, Greater Cincinnati, OH region, 2006
Freedoms Foundation Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, 2005
AACSB Innovation in Leadership of Business Education Award, 2003
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Supporter of Entrepreneurship, Kentucky and Southwest Ohio Region., June 2003
Strongest Influence Faculty Award, Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association, February, 2001
Dean’s Outstanding Service Award, Northern Kentucky University College of Business, Fall 2000
FUNDED GRANTS and PROPOSALS
2006 National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Fifth Third Bank. ($70,000)
The Institute for New Economy Technologies funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. ($800,000)
“Creating campus wide entrepreneurship programs grant” funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO ($50,000).
“Creating the Kentucky Entrepreneurship Research Center at NKU and Designing an Entrepreneurial Assessment Tool,” funded by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp, Lexington, KY ($225,000).
“Entrepreneurship Education and Awareness Grant,” funded by The Coleman Foundation,” Chicago, IL. ($25,000).
“Proposal for the Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship at Northern KentuckyUniversity.” Funded by The Jacob Schmidlapp Foundation (Fifth Third Bank), Cincinnati, OH ($1,100,000).
Summer Fellowship, Northern Kentucky University - To pursue research on changes in banking strategy and structure 1980-1996 in the states of Kentucky and Virginia.
Summer Grant, Northern Kentucky University - To pursue research on changes in banking strategy and structure 1980-1996 in the states Kentucky and Virginia.