- IPFW Alumni Citation Award (2010)
- Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Denice Beights earned her B.Mus.Ed. in Instrumental Teaching from IPFW in 1994. She was active in Sigma Alpha Iota, a women's music fraternity, and Pi Beta Phi, also a women's fraternity, and served as president of both organizations at IPFW. Since graduation, Beights has served on the IPFW Alumni Association Board of Directors as the Visual and Performing Arts representative, an Alumna Advisory Committee member for the IPFW chapter Pi Beta Phi, and currently serves as an advisor to the local IPFW Zeta Psi chapter. Professionally, she joined the Fort Wayne Children's Choir in November 2009 as the executive director.