Faculty advisor for the institution’s ASCE Student Chapter from 1992 to 2014 and the collegiate section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) from 2002 to 2014, Sulzbach has received the award of Outstanding Faculty Advisor 8 times. While under her guidance, the Mines’ ASCE Student Chapter hosted the National Concrete Canoe Competition in 2000 and the National Student Steel Bridge Competition in 2004, as well as 2 ASCE Rocky Mountain Student Conferences.
Throughout her distinguished academic career, Sulzbach has received numerous awards and honors. After serving on the CSM Alumni Association (CSMAA) Board of Directors from 2002 to 2007, in April 2011 she received the CSMAA Outstanding Alumna Award and the Board of Trustees Outstanding Faculty Award. In 2006 she was honored as the Faculty Senate Distinguished Lecturer, and in April 2014, Mines honored her with the Distinguished Achievement Medal.
At the national level, Sulzbach was a member of ASCE’s Committee on Student Activities (CSA) from 2002 to 2007, serving as secretary the last two years of her membership. She was also a member of ASCE’s Committee on National Concrete Canoe Competition from 2002 to 2006 and is currently in the third year of another appointment to that same committee, serving as its chair.