Distinguished Service Award Given to Bonnie Wright
The Stan and Paula Warmath Distinguished Service Award was established this year by a generous donor and friend of the Psychology Department, who wishes to remain anonymous. The award is given on an annual basis and recognizes a staff member or specialized faculty member for their dedicated service to the department. Bonnie Wright was selected as the recipient of this $1,000 award in its inaugural year. Bonnie is the Lead Grants Analyst in Psychology. She was selected for her significant contributions to the success and productivity of our department. From the pre-award to post-award stages, Bonnie has done a superb job of coordinating very complex grant projects, often under extreme time pressure. Bonnie cares about the success of every faculty member and student with whom she works and goes far above and beyond expectations. Her innovative ideas, valuable suggestions, impressive knowledge, proactive approach, work efficiency, and personal qualities make her an indispensable member of this department.
The Stan and Paula Warmath Distinguished Service Award was established as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of Stan and Paula Warmath and their loyalty and service to the department. Paula earned her BS in psychology at FSU in 1980. She worked for the department for two years after graduation and it was during this time that she and Stan met. Stan earned his BS in psychology at FSU in 1969 and an MS in experimental psychology in 1978. He became labs manager in 1980 and ended his time in the department as the Director of Facilities and Operations. In that position, Stan played a significant role in the planning of and move to the new Psychology Department Building. In the two years prior to his retirement in 2011, Stan served as the renovation and building coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences.