2010 Distinguished Educator; Education Section, APTA
2009 Ruby Decker Endowed Professor in Physical Therapy; SHP, Dept of PT
2008 Abstract Recognition of Excellence for the PT 2008 Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association; "IMPRINTS: Outcomes of a Post-Professional Program in Early Intervention"; C Baker, D Wild, V Niebuhr, C Utsey.
2008 Selected as one of 40 Outstanding Faculty to be honored at UTMB SAHS 40th Anniversary Celebration
2007 Outstanding poster at the 'Babies at Risk" Conference, UTMB, November 27, 2007. "IMPRINTS: Outcomes of a Post-Professional Program in Early Intervention"; D Wild, C Baker, V Niebuhr, C Utsey.
2004 William Gould Memorial Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty Award, Texas Physical Therapy Association
2003-06 Who's Who Among America's Teachers (3 years)
2002 SAHS Instructional Excellence Award
1996 SAHS Instructional Excellence Award
Departmental Outstanding Teacher Award
1993 SAHS Outstanding Teacher Award
1984 Outstanding Graduate Student/Teacher for College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
1976-1977 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Texas Woman's University, Houston campus.