Honors and Awards (Selected)


2016 American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) Academic Achievement Award

2016 CAFÉ de California Executive Board’s Latina Spirit Award

2016 California State Resolution Commendation for exemplary service as a scholar and for history of service to the people of California

2015 Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) Latinas of Excellence Award

2013 Sacramento Cultural Hub’s Exceptional Women of Color Award

2012 First Latino Honor Society Established in Illinois in Higher Education, Adela de la Torre Honor Society (ATHS) at Northern Illinois University established in recognition of mentorship work of Latina/o students

2011 Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community

2009 ASHE Appreciation Award for excellent service. ASHE is the Board of the American Society of
Hispanic Economists

2006 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Award

2006 Designated Important/Influential by Carmela Castellano, CEO of California Primary Care Association in Hispanic Business Magazine

2006 Finalist, Excellence in Education Award Ceremony, May 23

2005 Recognition for Service as a Member-at-Large of the National Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts, U.S.A.

2001 The Director's Citation for Exemplary Public Service, U.S. Office of Personnel Management,
Clinton-Gore Administration