I Gotta Enter More Contests


  • Honorable Mention for Creative Nonfiction. “Vigoro: How a Promising Young Truck Driver Nearly Became Plant Food. 7,000 words. Writers’ Workshop, Asheville, NC.
  • Ketner Award for Excellence, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Service improvement in child protection through team-based community intervention model developed by social worker Kelly Dotson. I developed research model, wrote policy and procedure, collected and analyzed data, wrote and presented findings and recommenations. (Reduced time in service by 25%.)
  • Award of Achievement, Society of Technical Communication, Knoxville, Tenn. Co-wrote complete revision of Personnel System User’s Guide, Hospital Corp. of America.
  • Commissioner’s Letter of Commendation, Texas Rehabilitaton Commission. “An MH/MR Caseworker’s Guide to the Texas Rehablitation Commission.” Wrote on own initiative to orient large, newly hired mental health staff to working with vocational rehabilitation.
  • Quill and Scroll Award for excellence in high school journalism. (Stuck this in here for Betty Wilson, my high school English teacher and lifelong mentor. Sadly, she died from complications following hip replacement surgery.)

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