Distinguished Service Award Given to Sandy Saunders

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The Stan and Paula Warmath Distinguished Service Award is given on an annual basis and recognizes a staff member or specialized faculty member for their dedicated service to the department. This award is made possible by a gift from a generous donor and friend of the department, who wishes to remain anonymous. Sandy Saunders is the recipient of the 2018-2019 award.

Sandy is the Business Manager in Psychology and oversees all fiscal matters. She was selected as the recipient of this award for her significant contributions to the success of our department. Sandy is absolutely committed to doing a good job. She's usually juggling quite a few tasks at once, but still manages to quickly and accurately answer any question. Her work is thorough. Ask Sandy for a rough estimate, and she'll give you the exact number. Sandy's attention to detail, impressive knowledge, valuable suggestions, proactive approach, work efficiency, and conscientiousness 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.