Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017-18, UT Austin Visiting Scholar via ACC Global Citizenship Alliance Seminar (Potsdam, Germany) & Globalizing Curriculum Faculty Learning Community (FLC).
  • 2017, Texas State University, Alfred Nolle Chapter of Alpha Chi “Favorite Professor” for outstanding dedication to teaching, pedagogical skills, and influence on students
  • 2017, Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS Award Regional Service Honoree
  • 2017, Texas State Everette Swinney Faculty Senate Teaching Award
  • 2016, Invited Speaker for TEDxTexasStateUniversity Event, Competitive, Live and Video
  • 2016, Invited Speaker for Bobcat Preview on Teaching/Mentoring, Texas State
  • 2016, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science appointment, Microbiology Advisory Group (two years) – Development of IFBLS documents for WHO, CLSI and ISO TC212
  • 2016, ASCLS Scientific Assembly Bio-Rad Professional Achievement Award – National Award for Microbiology & Public Health
  • 2016, ASCLS Scientific Research National Award for Prevalence of Staphylococcus, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in a Physical Therapy Educational Facility. Journal of Allied Health 12/2015; 44(4):215-218.
  • 2016, Texas State Alumni Association, Teaching Award of Honor
  • 2016, Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS Award Regional Service Honoree
  • 2014   Texas State Alumni Teaching Award of Honor Nominee
  • 2014   ASCLS Scientific Research Award for Epidemiology of rabies in bats in Texas, 2001-2010. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013;243:1129–1137. ASCLS, July 2014
  • 2014   TACLS Presidential Commendation Award for Mentorship and Professionalism
  • 2014   Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS Award National Honoree, TACLS Conference, Corpus Christi, TX
  • 2014   TACLS Presidential Commendation Award for Mentorship and Professionalism, TACLS Conference, Corpus Christi, TX
  • 2013   Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS Award National Honoree (State Service), TACLS Conference, Austin, TX
  • 2013    CLS Distinguished Author(s) Award, ASCLS National Award for Clin Lab Sci publication of Interim MRSA Report in Nursing, July 2013
  • 2012    Nominee for 2013 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award
  • 2012    Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-Up, Academic year 2011-12), CHP, Texas State University
  • 2012    ACC Teaching Excellence Award Finalist (nominee), ACC, Austin, TX (June)
  • 2012    ASCLS, Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, ASCLS Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012    Induction Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity, ASCLS National Honor (Research, Teaching, & Service to profession), ASCLS Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012   Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS Award National Honoree, TACLS Conference, Ft. Worth, TX
  • 2011-12 Awarded Faculty Development Leave Fall 2011 and, including one of five selected proposals for Research Leave during spring 2012. Research Project:
    Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students
  • 2011   Presidential Award for Excellence in Service Activities (University Runner-Up, Academic year 2010-11), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2011   Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 8th edition, Marquis Who’s Who Publications, NJ, USA, www.marquiswhoswho.com
  • 2011   ASCLS Key to the Future Award, TACLS & ASCLS conference, National and State Recognition
  • 2011   Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS Award National Honoree, TACLS Conference, Austin, TX
  • 2010   Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-Up, Academic year 2009-10), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2010   Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS Award National Level Service, TACLS Conference, El Paso, TX
  • 2009   ASCLS Education & Research Grant-in Aid (Restricted), ASCLS Awards Ceremony, Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, Ill
  • 2009   Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-Up, Academic year 2008-09), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2009   Texas State University, Associated Student Government Graduate Scholarship, Ph.D. graduate work, 2009-10 academic year
  • 2008   Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-Up), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2008   Texas State University, Associated Student Government Graduate Scholarship, Ph.D. graduate work, 2008 academic year.
  • 2008   ASCLS Education & Research Graduate Scholarship – Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity, ASCLS Awards Ceremony, Capitol Hilton, Washington D.C.
  • 2007   ASCLS Scientific Research Award for work on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Texas County Jail (Journal of Correctional Health Care, July, 2007)
  • 2007  Texas State University, Associated Student Government Graduate Scholarship, Ph.D. graduate work, 2007 academic year
  • 2007  Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-Up), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2007  CDC/ATSDR Charles C. Shepard Scientific Award nominee (Assessment & Epidemiology category for 2006 publication “Bat-associated Rabies Virus in Skunks”)
  • 2007  Presidential Seminar Award Nominee, Texas State University
  • 2007  Texas State University, Alfred Nolle Chapter of Alpha Chi “Favorite Professor” for outstanding dedication to teaching, pedagogical skills, and influence on students, (April 2)
  • 2006  Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-Up), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2006  Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP) Conference: Allied Health in Texas: Developing a Vision.  TSAHP Research Grant Recipient.
  • 2006 “Honorable Mention”, Presidential Seminar Award, Texas State University
  • 2005  Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-Up), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2005  Presidential Seminar Award Nominee, Texas State University
  • 2005  Texas State Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award
  • 2004  Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (University Runner-up), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2004  Presidential Seminar Award Nominee, Texas State University
  • 2003  Nomination for Distinguished Alumni Award, Texas State University
  • SHS 2003 COMMENCEMENT_SPEECH for Smithville High School graduation, May 30
  • 2003  Request from Microbes.info! to use self-created ACC microbiology course website (www.austincc.edu/rohde) as an informational resource for microbiology aspects
  • 2002  Nomination for Faculty Excellence Award (teaching), College of Health Professions, Texas State University
  • 2002  Appointment Approval for Graduate Faculty, Texas State University
  • 2002  Honorary Luncheon with College President for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty, ACC
  • 2001  Multiple Semester Term Appointment, ACC
  • 2000  J.V. Irons Award for Scientific Excellence from Bureau of Laboratories, DSHS
  • 1997  DSHS, Act of Kindness Award
  • 1990-91 Graduate Laboratory Assistantship Stipend, Texas State University-School of Science
  • 1990  Graduated Cum Laude, Texas State University
  • 1988-89 1st Texas State student selected for Summer Internship at UTMD Anderson Cancer Research Center-Science Park, Summer 88 & 89
  • 1987  Who’s Who Among American College Students, Texas State University
  • 1986-90 Certificate of Scholarship, Texas State University-School of Science
  • 1986  Golden Key National Honor Society, Texas State University
  • 1985  American Legion, David Fitzgerald, Jimmy Klutts, Presbyterian Scholarships
  • 1985  Graduated “Top Ten”, Smithville HS
  • 1984  American Legion Boys State, Smithville HS
  • 1983-85 National Honor Society, Smithville HS
  • 1983  Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award, Smithville HS

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