Lee is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, International Men of Achievement; International Directory of Distinguished Leadership; Who’s Who in American Publishing; Who’s Who in American Education.

  • The Steve Allan Individual Award, by United Mental Health, Inc.
  • Chancellor’s Award for Public Service
  • Meritorious Service Award by American Council on Transplantation
  • Howard Blakeslee Award by the American Heart Association for “Outstanding Journalism”
  • Golden Eagle Award by Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE), for the film, A Place Just Right
  • Recipient of National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Pittsburgh
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Chatham University