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.
Michael Cooke and Ritu Gyawali are chosen for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which awards up to $5,000 for costs related to studying abroad.
John Podesta, a Knox College graduate and member of the Board of Trustees, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, according to media reports.
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.