In June 2009, Denise traveled to Turkey and Greece on
assignment, where she continued documenting ancient
Christian sites. She also attended NPPA's Board of Directors
meeting & Convergence '09 workshops in Las Vegas.
was selected from 200 nominees to recieve the 2009 Beckman
Stewart Award for Excellence in Academia by the Southern
Short Course in News Photography.
Denise debuted her first solo exhibition, "Priceless
Souls," a career retrospective, at Stephens College
David Art Gallery in Columbia, Mo. Denise is grateful
to all the friends, family and media who attended.