M.A., Jazz Studies, 2006, Northern Illinois University.
B.A., Music Education, 1971, Knox College.
Boston Music Award.
Elizabeth Carter Brooks Community Educator Award.
Take a Stand Award for using her gift of music and song, giving voice to freedom and justice, 2003.
Award of Appreciation, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Music Department, 2003.
Steppin' Out Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the music world, and the rich cultural life of the community, 2002.
Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, 1988.
Campus & Community Involvement
International Association for Jazz Education.
Music Educators National Conference.
Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.