The William C. Lazarus Memorial Award was developed by the FAS Board of Directors in 1985. It is named for the late William C. Lazarus (1911-1965) who made significant contributions to Florida archaeology, site preservation and education. Lazarus was an active FAS member in the late 1950’s to mid 1960’s, serving in the Northwest Florida Chapter and as an FAS officer, including FAS President in 1961. He was instrumental in helping preserve the Fort Walton. . .
[The following excerpt is taken from an article regarding the first award recipients, Col. Donald H. and Patricia Randell in April 1989 SWFAS newsletter] The distinction is conferred in recognition of major accomplishments in any of three fields: archaeological research, education in the area’s prehistory, and conservation of archaeological resources. Eligible are individuals in these categories: Landowners and/or developers, educators, government employees, worker in both print and electronic media, and both amateur and professional archaeologists.. . .
The SWFAS Golden Trowel Award was started in the early 1980’s by Art Lee and John Beriault to award outstanding work and dedication to SWFAS. The award is awarded by the president of SWFAS at his/her discretion to a deserving individual and is to be awarded at a SWFAS meeting. The award itself, consists of an archaeological trowel, spray painted gold and has a small plaque with the following: SWFAS GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD, THE NAME. . .
2018 Janet Gooding Certificate of Achievement from the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) On Saturday May 12, 2018 Janet Gooding was awarded a 2018 Florida Anthropological Society Certificate of Achievement at the 70th Annual FAS meeting at St. Petersburg, Florida. Janet is a long time SWFAS member and deserves this recognition. Congratulations Janet! Janet was unable to personally attend the meeting and the award was presented by FAS President Jason Wenzel and reads as follows: The Southwest. . .