Barbara Watkins, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Higher Education


  • 1973: Received the Outstanding Young Woman of America Award
  • Recipient of multiple national and regional awards for her work as codirector of the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project
  • Twice recipient of the NUCEA Phillip E. Frandson Award for Continuing Excellence in Programming in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities
  • 2001: Recipient of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service
  • 1956-1963: winner of several city, university, and state tennis championships