In 1990, she received the Teacher of the Year Award for the School of Allied Health Professionals and was also awarded a Certificate of Leadership at the 1990 Leader Lunch given by YWCA of St. Louis. In 2006, she was named a Saint Louis University Woman of the Year.
Edwards served as a trainer for the Teaching Improvement Project System for over 15 years and was invited to be a speaker on the subject on various occasions. She was invited to speak at 28 different professional meetings, published three peer reviewed scientific journal articles, two abstracts and one web-based publication. Her academic excellence earned her induction into Alpha Eta Honor Society, the national scholastic honor society for the allied health professions.
Edwards was very active in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science as well as the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. She held professional certification in both major certifying bodies for laboratory science; the American Society for Clinical Pathology and NAACLS. She has held membership in four different professional organizations and has maintained membership in ASCLS from 1975 until present.
She served as a consultant for the laboratory educational program at Marquette University. During this project she served as an accreditation reviewer and site visitor on four separate occasions.
Peggy Edwards has established herself as an exceptional educator in the health care community and an exceptional member of the SLU community.