MS Communications, University of Tennessee, 1989
BA Journalism, with honors, Columbia College Chicago, 1983
Coursework in English, Engineering, and Psychology, Auburn University, 1978-1982
Scholarship, National Science Foundation Summer Studies Program, Subject: Energy and National Policy. Researched energy sources, production, and emergency resources and plans. Group report and recommendations forwarded to local, state, and federal officials. Dr. Frank A. James, Project Director. Wesleyan College, 1976
2010 Polarity Management Team Training Workshop, Purdue University;
2001 Small Is Beautiful (MEMs), 2001: A Genomics Oddessy, You Say Your Father Was A Chardonnay, SCIENCE DOT COM(MUNICATION): Ethics and Enterprise for Converging Media, (Leader) Science Interested Public roundtable discussion, NASW workshops, Berkeley, CA.
2000 Murder Investigations, Then and Now, NASW workshop at National Museum of Health and Medicine, focusing on forensic anthropology and associated collections, Washington, DC.
1990 Space Commercialization, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL; and SF 101: Writing, Editing and Marketing Science Fiction, LibertyCon IV, Chattanooga, TN.
1987 Nuclear Arms Race: Teaching Technical and Policy Aspects, American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference, Chicago, IL.
1984 Reader’s Digest Magazine Writers Workshop, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
2009 Fellow, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, seminar on “U.S. Military: New President, New Outlook?”
February 15-20; Fellow, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, seminar on “Digital Life: Policy & Privacy
Online” May 26-29
1994 You’ve Communicated Brilliantly, But – So What?, PRSA/IABC seminar, Nashville, TN;
1993 Access to Space, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; Space Science Overview, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; Space Station Freedom, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; and Materials Processing in Space, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL.
1991 Protein Crystal Growth Program Overview: History, Current Programs, and the Future of Protein Crystal Growth and Protein Crystallography, the Center for Macromolecular Crystallography, the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; Direct Solar Heated Furnace Satellite Technology Development, TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Recent Advancements in the Crystal Growth of GaAs Using the Liquid Phase Electro-Epitaxial (LPEE), TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Techniques for the Reduction of Natural Convection Effects in Bridgman Furnaces, TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Astro-1 Science Results Colloquium, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL.
1990 Targeted Technology Markets: 1. Japan: Competitor/Customer, and 2. Finding and Developing Commercial Markets, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL; and A World to Secure: The Role of the Liberal Arts in Technical Education, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL.
1986 U. S. Space Academy, Huntsville, AL.
2012 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (IS700); Introduction to Incident Command System (IS100); ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident (IS200); NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) (IS701); NIMS Public Information Systems (IS702); NIMS Resource Management (IS703); NIMS Communications and Information Management (IS704); NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid, An Introduction (IS706); National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS800); Indiana Guard Reserve Basic Ground Search and Rescue Course; Deployment Basics for FEMA Response Partners (IS102); EOC Management and Operations (IS775)
1991 Doing Business in Japan: A Protocol Approach, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; International Trade and Marketing Basics, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Export Licensing and Control, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Strategic Planning for the Global Marketplace, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Legal Issues and Risks of International Trade, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and International Finance, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL.
1987 Ethernet Services on the 860 Computer, Arnold AFB, TN; ViewPoint Basic Graphics, Arnold AFB, TN; and Viewpoint FreeHand Drawing, Arnold AFB, TN.
1986 Introduction to Office Automation, Arnold AFB, TN; and Introduction to Xerox Viewpoint, Arnold AFB, TN.
International Marketing/Management, 1991
U. S. Air Force Physiological Training, 1984 (not current)
Private Pilot Certificate, 1980 (not current)
National Eagle Scout Association
Indiana Guard Reserve (CPL)
State Guard Association of the United States
New Media Principal, Consultant (April 2003 to Present)
Blogging and new media activities began at http://www.windsofchange.net in early 2003, and quickly grew into a personal site at http://laughingwolf.net in April of that year. That site was consistently in the top 500 (and often in the top 300) most read sites in the blogosphere for most of the next two years. In November 2005, activities expanded with an invitation to become a member of the team at http://www.blackfive.net as Civilian-in-Residence. These activities have resulted in a variety of new media activities, from business development to embeds in Iraq, as well work helping develop new blogs, social sites, and media strategies that incorporate new media activities and responses. They have also resulted in serving as a track leader for the Blog World and New Media Expo.
Chairman & CEO, Cooking with the Troops Inc. (April 2010 to September 2012)
Co-founded and served as Chairman of the Board and volunteer CEO of Cooking with the Troops, a 501(c)(3) charity that supports U.S. and Allied troops, families, and caregivers through food events, culinary careers, homefront support, and frontline support. Worked to establish Board, National Advisory Board, and related structures; secure funding from donations, grants, and related sources; develop an operating structure with input from industry and experts; meet all regulatory requirements; and, develop an international team to grow the charity.
Marketing Consultant, Purdue University (March 2009 to September 2010)
Performed strategic marketing consulting for clients within Purdue University, including development of strategic marketing plans, marketing briefs, and other activities to help advance clients and ensure integration into overall Purdue strategic plan and branding efforts. Key accomplishments include:
Assumed project manager duties for video project that was behind schedule, going into production in three weeks; assembling a marketing tiger team for the project and submitting a full marketing and use plan to higher in less than a week; and, heading a crash effort that used unused footage to provide the Big 10 network with a 3-5 minute video in less than a week.
Used social and new media expertise and networks to showcase effectiveness of same using “5 Students who are Veterans” web feature. In process, established benchmark metrics and made it one of the most viewed 5 Students features of the year.
Coordinated efforts around the death of Medal of Technology recipient Leslie A. Geddes, including but not limited to drafts of notices, editing of same, coordination between different divisions of Purdue, and acting as point of contact for all requests to the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering for quotes, information, and photographs. Efforts earned commendation from head of Marketing & Media
Served on special assignment to Online Experience for social and new media activities.
Biomedical Engineering (BME) Project Editor, Purdue University (January 2005 to March 2009)
Working within the Engineering Communications Office, provided marketing and communications for the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. School head credits efforts with being critical to achieving Top 20 U.S. News & World Report graduate program ranking within three years.
This entailed researching, developing, and implementing a strategic communications plan in less than three months, and completing major objectives in less than three years — including development of visual identity and key branding segments and coordination with higher level branding.
A series of targeted communications products were developed, tested, and implemented, with the basic text being used in all products/media. Print products were deliberately kept limited in both number and quantity, reflecting both research on print usage and taking advantage of recent developments in small-run print technology. Using these advances allowed both reductions in printing costs and allowed the school to update the publications as needed with minimum waste.
Given changes in information usage, primary emphasis was placed on web-based activities rather than print. A WWW site redesign and expansion was implemented, and participation in the engineering web leadership meetings allowed that redesign and to be part of flagship operations for the College of Engineering redesign efforts. In addition, a variety of new and social media activities were implemented, and video operations were begun. To facilitate this, a cine-cam was purchased, along with associated hardware and professional video editing and production software. Training was provided to other staff members within the school to ensure the widest possible use of the equipment and production of video for the web site.
Industry-style exhibit activities were initiated, reaching several thousand participants in events and resulting in partnership discussions and applications for students and potential faculty. The exhibit had to function both at university and academic events, and at industry events. Research provided options that allowed rapid reconfiguration of the display, and allowed an older table-top model to be upgraded as much as possible for use in specialized circumstances and/or by student groups as needed.
A variety of specialized activities were undertaken as needed. These included working with various industry consortiums, academic consortiums, and with industry partners on internal, external, and joint projects. These targeted efforts were considered extremely successful by the School as well as the University. In addition, crisis management and other preparedness preparations were undertaken.
Consultant/Freelance (November 2002 to December 2004)
Provided services to a broad range of clients.
Provided materials to traditional and online outlets ranging from the Microgravity Yearbook to Military History magazine. Served a cooking internship at the award-winning 801 Franklin under Executive Chef Matt Martin to improve both cooking skills and the ability to write about food and wine. Provided consulting services to companies including Synectics, providing the latter with strategic and tactical planning expertise available for both internal and client use, and marketing services, while serving as a founding team member
CST, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (August 1998 to November 2002)
Director of Outreach, NASA Space Product Development (SPD) Program
Developed “from scratch” and implemented strategic and tactical outreach (marketing) plans conforming to NASA strategic and programmatic goals. In less than three years, met the five year goal of increasing positive exposure within the agency, within the government, within industry, and increasing the number of industry partners for the Commercial Space Centers. This was done by the creation of an integrated, targeted, print, electronic, and trade show presence on a limited budget; alliances or partnerships with major industry organizations and trade show developers; dedicated outreach to science media; a specialized program for outreach to the entertainment industry; and, the creation of materials for congressional and administrative use.
This entailed developing, testing, and getting local and Headquarters approval for the first slogan for the program, a new cutline, a new logo, establishment of basic branding, and both strategic and tactical communications/outreach plans. In the course of testing, a new type of display for trade shows and other events was developed that replaced traditional pop-up overlays with lightweight hardboard displays featuring photographic backgrounds with 3-dimensional stand-outs. The new system is less expensive to ship, relatively inexpensive, and can be easily mounted onto almost any surface with Velcro. In addition, a backlit display was purchased and developed for high-end trade shows and events. Developed text and site design for a SPD WWW site, oversaw graphic design of same, tested the prototype site, brought it online with more than 20 pages ready for public viewing. Site received monthly or better updates and overall site management was delegated to a site manager.
A series of targeted communications products were developed, tested, and implemented, with the basic text being used in all products/media. An initial core of five publications was created to reach target audiences, and this was later expanded to include a corporate-style annual report, bookmarks, WWW cards, and other collateral materials. Both commercial printing and short-run duplication were used to meet various needs and goals. Commercial printing allowed for certain items to be printed in bulk and to present the proper image to various audiences, while high-end duplication allowed materials to be created for specific events or testing while maintaining near-commercial print quality. An initial SPD video was developed and plans created for updating and for the creation of several targeted videos.
Other publications work included developing in less than one month the SPD materials for the STS-95 (John Glenn) mission and providing guidance and assistance to NASA Headquarters with the development and production of the overall mission brochure. Briefings NASA Executive Staff, Congress, Industry, and others were routinely developed and edited, and assistance was provided for speeches and other activities by SPD and NASA management. Responded to other NASA Headquarters brochure and publications requests on a regular basis.
Served as the NASA SPD liaison to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and worked on organizing committees for several annual BIO conventions. This work helped result in a Memorandum of Understanding being signed by NASA and BIO. Developed an ongoing working relationship with, and served as the NASA SPD liaison to, the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, and established an initial relationship with the National Venture Capital Association. Worked extensively with other industry trade organizations in coordination with the Commercial Space Centers, and developed relationships with several international trade show producers. Began establishment of cooperative ventures with other government laboratories and agencies, including Argonne National Laboratory.
Acted as point of contact and spokesperson for SPD with science and general media at various trade shows and events. Coordinated activities where appropriate with NASA PAO and trade show organizers to increase media opportunities, including providing commercial hardware, products, and display space as backdrops for media live shots and interviews. Developed disaster preparedness/crisis management plans and preparations, including emergency operations protocols for exhibit/trade show activities.
Provided initial detailed budget estimates and requests each year to NASA SPD management and assisted with various budget exercises. Worked with NASA management to secure additional grants or monies, and to create new initiatives for headquarters consideration.
Powers Communications, Various Locations (1996 to 1998)
Provided communications products and services, consulting, and related professional services to a variety of customers. Writing and editing services were provided to journalism outlets ranging from Discovery.Com (science) to IEEE Spectrum magazine (disaster preparedness/crisis management), and to institutions including the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Broadcast work included a monthly science radio show on KNLS. Consulting was provided to a proprietary list of clients on communications, crisis management, and disaster preparedness; and, public speaking was done for groups of up to several hundred people. Additional services, including trade show staffing and voiceover work, were also available.
Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama (January 1990 to September 1996)
Served as project manager for publications and support on six NASA missions, and provided general support to NASA and Essex corporate as needed. In addition to project management, provided business development activities, writing, editing, video development, presentation, disaster preparedness/crisis management planning, and network administration. Business development entailed seeking new work and clients, developing bids, working on bid and proposal teams, and developing and maintaining customer relationships.
Was project manager for the First United States Microgravity Laboratory mission (USML-1), the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory mission (USML-2), the Astro-2 mission, the Gamma Ray Observatory lesson from space (flight visual), Spacelab J mission, and the first Tethered Satellite System mission (TSS-1). This included oversight on all publications and production schedules, editing, writing, and related issues, and in providing 24/7 support in Spacelab Control to the mission manager. This work included console staffing, developing internal reports and logs, review of all materials, and distribution of mission management reports to all levels of NASA.
In addition, worked as a staff member on the first Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL-1) mission, first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission (IML-1), Astro-1, and the Gamma Ray Observatory mission. Developed presentations for various NASA missions, programs, and offices; wrote professional papers for scientists and administrators; worked on both NASA and corporate annual reports; and was involved with art development and publications for the U.S. Navy and other clients.
Faulkner University, Huntsville, Alabama (June 1990 to April 1991)
Taught and developed curricula for introductory science and physical science classes. This entailed researching various science topics, developing class handouts in lieu of a course text, presenting the material, conducting examinations, and developing new methods for class participation.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (August 1988 to May 1989)
Graduate Research Assistant.
Performed academic research and administrative support in the School of Journalism of the College of Communications. Portions of the research conducted for major assistantship advisor, Dr. Edward Caudill, was used in his 1989 book, Darwinism in the Press: The Evolution of an Idea. In addition to providing general support to Dr. Caudill, administrative support included setting up a review and tracking system for the review of the large number of papers submitted to the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference. Forms developed for this purpose have received continued use as responsibility has rotated to other universities.
Schneider Services International, Arnold AFB, Tennessee (October 1985 to December 1987)
Senior Science Writer.
Worked in the Public Information/Public Affairs office in support of base operations contract. Wrote, edited, and developed both general and aerospace science stories, marketed them to target media and helped support Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) marketing efforts. As a part of general marketing efforts, developed press release distribution list and labels, largely from personal address file; marketed stories and/or tours by phone, letter and in person to local, regional, national, and international media; and conducted tours and briefings for a variety of guests. Also started SSI participation in public television fund drives.
As Editor of Test Highlights, the AEDC technical magazine, oversaw text and illustration development and monitored AEDC, Air Force and DoD clearance and approval cycles. Developed computerized tracking system and archives for both the magazine and general press releases. Developed focus articles for the magazine which highlighted different areas and capabilities, including articles on space systems testing, rocket testing, and support capabilities. These articles were also sent out as “background” press releases to the media.
Managed office automation development and procurement, a project valued in excess of $75,000. Also advised and otherwise assisted USAF Public Affairs with their office automation efforts.
Managed disaster preparedness planning, which included: Developing the first draft of an office disaster operations manual; developing computer generated internal emergency forms; developing pre-prepared press releases; stocking and upgrading of office “crash” kits; creating personal “crash” kits for key personnel; preparing for emergency computer operations; and procurement of necessary hardware. As a part of these and normal office duties, took part in disaster drills and training. Responded to the J-5 explosion and was the SSI PI/PA lead on the J-5 recovery effort, and underwent AF Security Police Augmenter training and refresher training. Qualified military expert with M-16 and issue pistol.
Managed productivity analysis, which included: Tracking publication of products, developing new methods of charting productivity; and participating in corporate productivity efforts. Worked on a Thunderbirds air show, including direct promotion, media promotion, and assisting the Air Force Public Affairs sergeant the day of the air show.
Often served as acting manager in absence of SSI Public Information/Public Affairs manager.
Space World Magazine, Various locations (January 1983 to June 1986)
Correspondent at Large.
Worked out of residence to develop and write stories, and take photographs, on space exploration. This included: reviewing press materials; reviewing journals and other publications; developing, contacting and maintaining sources in both the aerospace community and the media; visiting NASA and other aerospace facilities; writing and editing stories; taking photographs, processing and printing both black-and-white and color film, and having film processed commercially as needed.
ConFederation, Atlanta, Georgia (1986)
Manager of Media Relations, 44th World Science Fiction Convention.
Managed Press Room operations, supervised a staff of four, oversaw media relations, developed pre-prepared emergency press releases/crisis management plans, handled the unexpected, and coordinated media news and publicity releases.
Oxford Books, Atlanta, Georgia (November 1983 to July 1984)
Supervised night shift staff of five, distributed and collected funds, recommended staffing levels, secured premises at closing, created displays, and assisted with science and science fiction book selection and stocking at the largest bookstore in the Southeast.
Playboy Magazine, Chicago, Illinois (January 1983 to August 1983)
Assisted in major photographic shoots, assisted with set design and operations, managed or handled equipment in studio and on location, and performed photographic and related services.
Auburn Plainsman, Auburn, Alabama (1980 to 1982)
Staff writer; movie reviewer; theatre reviewer; music reviewer; photographer; editorial columnist; technical editor; ad representative; and headline specialist.
Wrote and edited stories, took photographs, produced a by-lined editorial column, performed layout and design, typeset text, wrote and produced headlines, and did other duties as necessary to produce camera-ready pages for publication. In addition, sold advertising, wrote advertising copy, designed and laid out ads, and did other work as required to support advertising operations.
WAUD Radio, Auburn, Alabama (March 1980 to August 1980)
Announcer and News Anchor.
Selected music, selected and edited news, and produced spots and commercials at an AM Top 40/AOR radio station.
WEGL Radio, Auburn, Alabama (1979 to 1982)
Announcer, News Anchor, and Reporter.
Covered news stories, selected and edited news stories, read news stories and anchored news segments, selected music, and produced spots and programs at an FM alternative music station. In addition, trained as an assistant to the station engineer.
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:
Chairman and CEO (unpaid), Cooking with the Troops Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity, 2010 – 2012
NASA Space Product Development Program Liaison to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), 2000-2002
Member, BIO 2001, 2002, and 2003 Annual Convention Committees, including invited participation in Executive Committee meetings, 2000-2002.
NASA Space Product Development Program Liaison to the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, 1999-2002.
Director, Clan Donnachaidh Society of the South, 10/95 to 10/97.
Southeast Regional Director of the Aviation/Space Writers Association (AWA), 09/90 to 04/91.
Member – Essex Corporation Safety Committee, 01/90 to 03/90.
AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS:
Letters of Commendation from Mr. Joseph H. Rothenberg (Associate Administrator, Office of Space Flight), Dr. Kathie L. Olsen (Associate Administrator, Office of Life and Microgravity Science and Applications), and Mr. A. G. Stephenson (Director, Marshall Space Flight Center) for work with the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) exhibit at the American Association of Retired Persons and American Telemedicine Association conventions, August 17, 2000.
Letter of Commendation for “excellent and highly professional service” from Robin Henderson, Acting Manager, Microgravity Research Program Office, January 26, 2000.
NASA Group Achievement Award, Space Product Development Program STS-95 Team, “for dedicated service and exceptional contributions to the successful flight of 8 Space Product Development Payloads with 26 different commercial investigations on STS-95.”
Certificate of Appreciation, Protein Crystal Growth on STS-95: “This certificate is presented to Blake Powers in recognition of your outstanding achievements.”
Certificate of Appreciation, MSL-1 Mission: “This certificate is presented to Blake Powers in appreciation of your contributions to the MSL-1Mission.
Tartan Award, Clan Donnachaidh Society of the South, “For Outstanding Service To The Clan During 1997.” Presented at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, October, 1997.
President’s Award, Clan Donnachaidh Society of the South, “For Outstanding Service To The Clan During 1996.” Presented at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, October 19, 1996.
NASA Group Achievement Award, Astro-2 Mission Team, “For dedicated service and exceptional contributions to mission preparation and operations that were essential to the outstanding success of the Astro-2 mission.”
NASA Group Achievement Award, USML-2 Mission Team, “For dedicated service and exceptional contributions to mission preparation and operations that were essential to the success of the USML-2 Mission.”
NASA Group Achievement Award, ATLAS-3 Mission Team, “For dedicated service and exceptional contributions to mission preparation and operations that were essential to the success of the ATLAS-3 mission.”
Certificate of Appreciation, USML-2 Mission: “This Certificate is presented to C. Blake Powers in recognition of your contribution to the successful flight of the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory flown aboard Columbia, STS-73, October 20 – November 5, 1995.”
Excellence in Technical Communication Award, Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter Technical Publications Competition, Informational Brochures category, for Astro-2: Continuing Exploration of the Invisible Universe, January 23, 1995.
Achievement in Technical Art Award, Society for Technical Communication Huntsville and Birmingham Chapters Technical Publications Competition, Annual Report Design category, for Microgravity Experiments Projects Office 1992 Annual Report, February 16, 1994.
Certificate of Appreciation, Astro-2 Mission: “This Certificate of Appreciation is presented to C. Blake Powers in recognition of your contribution to the successful flight of the Second Astro Mission flown aboard Endeavor, STS-67, March 2-18, 1995.”
Certificate of Appreciation, ATLAS-3 Mission: “This Certificate of Appreciation is presented to C. Blake Powers in recognition of your contribution to the successful flight of the Third Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science (ATLAS-3) flown aboard Atlantis, STS-66 ‘The Continuing Mission to Planet Earth’ November 3-14, 1994.”
Certificate of Appreciation, Spacelab J Mission: “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration presents this certificate to C. Blake Powers in recognition of contributions made to the Spacelab J Mission, STS-47.”
NASA Group Achievement Award, First United States Microgravity Laboratory Team, “For exceptional contributions to the integration and operation of the USML-1 payload, extending man’s knowledge of materials science, fluid dynamics, biotechnology, and combustion science.”, February 10, 1993.
Certificate of Appreciation, IML-1 Mission: “This certificate is presented to Blake Powers in grateful appreciation of your contributions to the successful flight of the First International Microgravity Laboratory.”
NASA Group Achievement Award, First United States Microgravity Laboratory Team, “For exceptional contributions to the integration and operation of the USML-1 payload, extending man’s knowledge of materials science, fluid dynamics, biotechnology, and combustion science.”, February 10, 1993.
Best of Show Award (Writing and Editing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville and Birmingham Chapters Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for The First Mission of The Tethered Satellite System brochure, January 21, 1993.
Distinguished Technical Communication Award (Writing and Editing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville and Birmingham Chapters Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for The First Mission of The Tethered Satellite System brochure, January 21, 1993.
Commendation, from NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin and Marshall Space Flight Center Director T. J. Lee, “In recognition of outstanding support to the USML-1 mission flown aboard the orbiter Columbia, June 25, 1992.”, August 4, 1992.
Certificate of Appreciation, Astro-1 Mission: “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration presents this certificate to Blake Powers in grateful appreciation of your contributions to the successful flight of the Astro-1 manned astrophysics observatory.”
NASA Group Achievement Award, Astro-1 Public Affairs Team, “For exemplary contributions to an extremely effective public affairs campaign that focused national attention on the very successful Astro-1 Spacelab mission.”, March 24, 1992.
NASA Group Achievement Award, Astro-1 Space Classroom Assignment: The Stars Team, Office of Human Resources and Education, “In recognition of exceptional contributions to NASA’s educational goals through an unique outreach project to enhance space science in our Nation’s classrooms.”, March 10, 1992.
Merit Award (Writing and Editing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for the Astro-1 Postmission Summary Report, January 14, 1992.
Achievement Award (Writing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe: A Guide to Astro-1 Observations, January 14, 1992.
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Premier Edition, selected for inclusion 1991.
Kappa Tau Alpha, the National Journalism Honorary, inducted 1990.
Bickle Scholar, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1988-1989.
Certificate of Appreciation, for outstanding support to AEDC security police, Arnold AFB, 1987.
Right Stuff Award, U. S. Space Academy, 1986.
Second Place, Professional Photojournalism, Auburn University Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi Statewide Exhibition of Professional and Amateur Photography, April 29, 1982.
Eagle Scout Award with Silver Palm, Boy Scouts of America, 1975.
God and Country Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1974.