In addition to being on the Dean's List every semester at Samford, Katie has also earned the Wheeler Medal, the Seal Medal, and the Wheeler Hawley Award for excellence in French. She also received the James L. Treadway English scholarship. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Delta Phi, and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies. The summer after her freshman year, Katie studied abroad in Paris, France, She spent the fall of her junior year in London, England. When she is not focusing on her studies, Katie is a member of the University Fellows Leadership Council, A Capella Choir, and Howard College Ambassadors. For the past two summers Katie taught English with a Chinese cultural exchange in Dallas and she traveled to Hong Kong last summer to teach English.