President's Bio: Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition





  • Keynote Speaker at Jilin International Studies University Commencement


  • Honoree at the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
  • Honoree at the Executive Women of New Jersey’s “Salute to the Policy Makers Awards Dinner” 
  • 2016 Philippine-American Friendship Committee Inc. (PAFCOM) Grand Marshal
  • Special guest at the Fireworks Viewing Reception and Dinner at the Chinese Consulate General in New York City
  • Guest of Congressman Frank Guarini at the John Cabot University New York Gala


  • Special guest at the Reception in the Chinese Consulate on the occasion of Ambassador Zhang Qiyue assumption of the post of Consul General of the People of China in New York
  • Special guest at the New York celebration of the Chinese new year sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Beijing and the Consulate’s General Office
  • Special guest of Congressman Frank Guarini at the John Cabot Gala
  • Guest of Gerald Keenan, Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Alliance for Action, 2015 Golf Classic Dinner
  • Special guest at the One To World 25th Annual Fulbright Awards Dinner 


  • Special guest of the Philippine-American Friendship Committee, Inc. Grand Marshals Gala
  • Awarded Outstanding Alumnae for Georgia State University
  • Special guest at the Portugal’s National Day
  • Honoree at the United Way Luncheon for the Mary Norton Award
  • Invited guest at the Festa della Primavera-Spring Awards reception hosted by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders


  • Invited attendee as guest of Senator Cunningham, Governor’s Budget Address
  • Invited guest at the Festa Della Primavera-Spring Awards reception hosted by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, honoring Congressman Frank Guarini
  • Invited guest to march in the Philippine-American 23rd Parade and Festival
  • Invited guest at the Philippine-American Friendship Committee, Inc. of the Consul general and members of the Philippine Consulate in New York


  • Special guest at the celebration of the 190th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, The Consulate General of Brazil in New York
  • Honorary Member, The National Society of Leadership and Success


  • Participant in focus group meetings of Presidents and Vice Presidents to think about the future of higher education and what training programs might best prepare future leaders, hosted by American Council of Education, Philadelphia Pa.
  • Served on Administrative Expert Team from the United States to lead the Higher Education Workshop for the University of Rijeka and the Croatian Rectors’ Group funded by the State Department


  • Served on APPA’s Thought Leaders’ Summit, resulting in a report to APPA


  • Participant in Advancing to the Presidency, American Council of Education, Washington D.C.


  • NAACP N.E.-Queens Chapter Leadership Award


  • Chosen for the Institute of Educational Management in Higher Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Chosen by Queens Courier as Top 10 Business Women in Queens


  • Selected for CUNY Leadership Class


  • Member of Leadership Gwinnett Class, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of AACSC Grant to improve Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors, 2001-2002
  • Member of Quality in Undergraduate Education Project – Pew Charitable Trust Grant for Quality in Undergraduate Education, 2000-2002
  • Georgia Teaching Fellow Program, University of Georgia Faculty in Resident Recipient, 2000-2001
  • David Baker Award, Rotary Club of Dunwoody, 2000-2001


  • One of four recipients of Board of Regents grant: Calculus curriculum revision for semester conversion for DeKalb College, 1996
  • Faculty Development in Georgia Sabbatical grant for graduate studies in Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1994-1995
  • One of five principal investigators for National Science Foundation grant for the implementation of Mathematics in the Calculus curriculum-“Project 2000”, 1993
  • Outstanding New Faculty Teaching Award, DeKalb College, 1990
  • Outstanding Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1987
  • Star Teacher, Lithonia High School, 1982
  • Teacher of the Year, Lithonia High School, 1979
  • Outstanding Student Award, Mortar Board, Georgia State University, 1974