Distinguished Service Award Given to Tiffany Hardy-Williams
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. Dr. Tiffany Hardy-Williams is the recipient of the 2019-2020 award, and is made possible by a gift from a generous donor and friend of the department, who wishes to remain anonymous.
Tiffany is the Associate Chair in Psychology and took over after Ellen Berler, who had been doing an excellent job for 27 years. At the time of this transition some faculty members expressed concerns that nobody would be able to fill Ellen's shoes. In her first year of eligibility for the award Tiffany received a record-breaking number (six) different nominations for the Warmath Distinguished Service Award. Fellow coworkers express their enthusiasm for Tiffany's service contributions:
"Her performance has been outstanding in every way and the department has continued functioning in the best possible way since she joined us."
"She is always thinking of ways to improve and support the department and the students."
"It doesn't hurt to have a boss who is kind, considerate of others, a joy to be around, and who bakes a winning cupcake!"
"It is thanks to her as a motivator, organizer, and collaborator, that our undergraduate major remains one of the most popular limited access programs on campus."
"Our department, and especially the front office, have been truly blessed by Tiffany each and every day."
"Tiffany embodies the outstanding departmental service that this award recognizes."
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.