- IU School of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumni Award (2014)
- Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
BIOGRAPHYSheila Gilbert is the national president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She is a past president of the society's Indianapolis Council and currently facilitates its educational program, Changing Lives, a 26-week training and educational program that helps low-income families exit poverty.
She was a St. Mary of the Woods College adjunct faculty member and previously served as director of Project CLASS, a career development and work experience program of Indianapolis Public Schools for more than 800 economically disadvantaged adults.