1993: Master of Arts, Communication, University of Illinois, Springfield (formerly Sangamon State University)
1984: Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
First Place, "Gold Camera" Award, 33rd U.S. International Film & Video Festival 2000, Documentary Category: "Roll on Columbia."
Panelist, "Excellent Eyes Into the Past," Referencing the Past in Documentaries, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, August 2, 2004.
Mid-Oregon Production Arts Network
Association of Independent Video & Filmmakers
International Documentary Association