Rannel Tinsley accepting award from univerisity president

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a graduate or friend of the university in recognition of their commitment to the ideals and objectives of the Stetson University Alumni Association and dedicated service and advancement of the university's goals.

See the dates below to view award recipients and their bios.

 

Ranell Tinsley Mason '00 

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Certified Paralegal and the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida.  After graduating from Stetson in 2000, Ranell joined Bankers Life Insurance Group in their Annuities Department.  During her tenure at Bankers she worked as a Compliance Coordinator – Filing Analyst and later as a Paralegal for the corporate headquarters.  Most recently, in 2011, Ranell joined Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida as their Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal.  During her time at Masonite she has been a team member of the various mergers and acquisitions and senior note offerings equaling over $4 billion dollars.   

Ranell is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association (TBPA).  She has served as a member of Stetson’s Alumni Board since 2006 in various areas including District Chair for Pinellas County, Regional Vice President, President Elect, Board President and is currently the Alumni Board Past President, finally completing a 17-year tenure on the Board this past June.  

Photo of Ranell Tinsley Mason

  • 2022 - Dr. Shawn Copeland '99
  • 2021 - Primrose Cameron, MS '02
  • 2021 - Michele Skelton '84
  • 2020 - Nancy K. Daves '72
  • 2020 - Richard C. George '76
  • 2019 - William "Ray" Holley '91, JD '97
  • 2019 - Rebecca "Becky" O'Mara '03
  • 2018 - Linda P. Davis '73
  • 2017 - Ronald D. Clifton, Sr. '63, MA '65
  • 2016 - Harlan "Butch" Paul '76
  • 2015 - Kathleen Linehan Graf '76
  • 2014 - Jane Edmunds Novak
  • 2013 - Geoffrey A. Jollay '75
  • 2012 - Sarah "Sally Mathewes Sartain Jane '62
  • 2011 - Betty Drees Johnson '59, MA '62
  • 2009 - H. Douglas Lee and Margaret Easley Lee
  • 2004 - Michael R. Fronk '74
  • 2003 - Michael W. Raymond* '68
  • 2002 - Thomas E. Stringer, Sr., JD '74
  • 2001 - Gary A. Meadows '59, MA '65
  • 2000 - Dennis C. McNamara '44
  • 1999 - Joseph J. Master* '58
  • 1998 - Lowell Edwin Renfroe
  • 1997 - Glenn N. Wilkes '81
  • 1996 - Sandra BeVille Furches '72 and John W. Furches '70
  • 1995 - Janelle Bozard Latour '78
  • 1994 - Gloria Hall Edmondson '80 and Graves Edmondson, Jr. '50
  • 1993 - Thomas P. Prince '67
  • 1992 - Mark C. Hollis* '56
  • 1991 - William M. Roberts III '66
  • 1990 - Wendell N. Jarrard, Sr.*
  • 1989 - George R. Williams, Sr.*, MA '64
  • 1988 - Sally Igo Gillespie, MA '65
  • 1987 - Margaret Flexer Duncan* and Pope A. Duncan*, Hon '87
  • 1986 - Paul E. Raymond*, Hon '82
  • 1985 - Marie Dawson*
  • 1983 - B. Frank Wheeler, Jr.*, BA '43, Hon '83
  • 1982 - Barbara Rowe*, MA '42 and Etter McTeer Turner*, BA '35, MA '36, Hon '83
  • 1981 - John L. Pelham*, BA '50, Hon '76
  • 1980 - Kenneth P. Kirchman*, BS '58, Hon '80
  • 1976 - Margaret Linzel Walker*, BA '42

*: Now Deceased