Alumni & Friends

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Patricia Y. Warren, Ph.D. (2015) is an associate professor at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, completed her Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University in 2005 before joining our college in 2006.

Since 2012, Dr. Warren has served as the director of the College’s undergraduate program, supervising the academic program and advising services for over 1700 undergraduate criminology majors. She has served on several undergraduate honor thesis committees and many master’s and doctoral student committees. Beyond her work with our students, her service to the college includes several years on various committees, including the Eppes building renovation, faculty recruitment, comprehensive examinations, and scholarships. She is currently serving on the provost search committee.

Dr. Warren’s service to the field is just as impressive, proven by her award of the 2011 McKnight Faculty Fellowship. She is a member of the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network sponsored by Ohio State University and the National Science Foundation, and serves on the editorial board for “Social Problems.” She is currently the program co-chair for the 2016 Southern Sociological Society (SSS) annual meetings, and a member of the 2016 American Society of Criminology (ASC) program committee. She also serves as a member of the program committee for the Crime and Justice Summer Institute: Broadening Perspectives and Participation funded by the National Science Foundation.

Larry Bourdeau (2014) began his law enforcement career as a Police Officer in 1996. He worked for two different agencies, Tallahassee Police and the Quincy Police Department. Larry worked in various law enforcement capacities during this time to include investigations, Computer Voice Stress analyzer Advanced Examiner, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Operations Captain. After retiring from Quincy, he became the Law Enforcement Coordinator at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana, Florida.

He is a member of the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association, where he serves on the Executive Board as the Chair of Higher Education Committee. He also serves as a subject matter expert for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with law enforcement curriculum projects. As a part of his duties at the academy, Larry works closely with Florida State University’s Criminology students who are in the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy internship program and is a guest lecturer in various FSU criminology classes.

Margarita Frankeberger (2013) is currently the assistant program director in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. In this capacity she serves as an advisor for current and prospective graduate students – both on campus and online.  Prior to coming to the College of Criminology, Margarita worked at FSU’s Center for Economic Education for 10 years with teachers, students and administrators in a twelve-county area to promote economic education through workshops and training.  She also worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years in the states of Ohio and Florida.  Margarita’s bachelor’s degree is in elementary education from The Ohio State University and she earned her master’s degree in instructional systems from Florida State University.