Honorary Doctorates

1991 – West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia

1992 – Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina


1989 – Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award, DC Public Schools

1989 – The Delores Kohl Education Foundation “Teacher of the Year,” Chicago, IL

1991 – Washingtonian of the Year – Washingtonian magazine

1991American Heroes in Education Award – Reader’s Digest

1992 – Received Catritz Foundation education grant to study choral music in Graz Austria

1993 – The Catholic University Alumni Award in Music

1993 – “Portrait of a Teacher” and Award of Excellence – The Campbell Soup Company

1998 – The George Washington University President’s Medal

2015 – The Roland Carter Living Legacy Award, Centennial Hampton University Ministers Conference

Dr. Joyce Garrett (Photograph by Lois Kebe)