• 2013 – Receipient of the "Monument Builder Award" by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • 2013 – Chosen by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to receive the "Politics and Social Justice Award"
  • 2013 – Named "2012 State Representative of the Year" by the LA Orthopaedic Assn.
  • 2012 – "Phenomenal Woman of Excellence Award", Beautiful Black Girls, Inc.
  • 2012 – NAACP's "Political and Government" and "Great Expectations" Awards
  • 2012 – Received the first Martin Luther King Distinguished Leadership Award in Politics, the Fannie Lou Hamer Political Award, Grambling State University
  • 2011 – Selected to the 201Henry Toll Fellowship Program
  • 2010 – Appointed to the House Executive Committee, LA House of Representatives
  • 2010  Appointed as a Kentucky Colonel by thGovernor of Kentucky (Southern Legislative
  • Conference Center for the Advancement of LeadershiSkills program iArkansas)
  • 2010  Selected as Legislator of the year by the LA School Board Association
  • 2009  LANO'Legislator of the Week
  • 2009  Honored by BarancoClark YMCA Black Achievers Program with their "TrailblazerAward"
  • 2008  Honored by the Louisiana Carpenter'Regional Council as "Legislatoof the Year"
  • 2007  Elected tthe Louisiana Housof Representatives District 67
  • 2007  1sVice Chaiof the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus
  • 2007  Vice Chaiof the House Democratic Caucus
  • 2006  Elected for fourtterm on EBR Parish School board
  • 2006 – AppointebGovernor Blanco tthe LA Educational Television Authority
  • 2006  Served on the LA School Boards Association Board of Directors
  • 2003 – Candidate for LA Senate District 14
  • 2002- Elected for third term on EBR Parish School Board
  • 2000- Selected to serve on the National Advisory Board of Black Achievers
  • 2000- Recognized by Representative Sharon Weston  Broome & UREC as Outstanding Community



  • Recognized by Phi Delta Kappa for Servicto Education
  • Recognized by Leland College Committee for Outstanding Service to Education
  • Recognized by the CatholiDiocese as an Outstanding Graduate of CatholiSchools
  • Received 2nd place awarfor Good Citizenship at the AKA Regional Conf. in San Antonio, TX.
  • Receivethe YWCA Woman of Achievement Award Corporate Div.
  • Participated in a Political Awareness Program
  • Graduate of GBR Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program
  • Ran as a candidatfor EBR Parish School Board



  • Served four terms on thEBRSchool Board
  • Elected to twtermas President of the EBR Parish School Board

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