Almand, a volunteer with the Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary for nine years, has served in many areas including the Floyd Medical Center Gift Shop, The Breast Center at Floyd, surgical services and the First Steps program.
She also organizes school tours and creates a fun and learning experience for children.
Almand earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Mercer University, Macon. She earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Georgia, Athens. In addition, she completed the Education Specialist program at West Georgia College in Carrollton.
An active member of Second Avenue Baptist Church, Mrs. Almand has served as a Mission Committee Chairperson, sings in the choir and is a member of the Handbell Choir. A Sunday School teacher, she is a substitute organist and pianist when needed. She also has volunteered her time with Habitat for Humanity, Heroes Great and Small, Inc. and has served as an Advisor for the Tri-Hi-Y club for five years.
Almand is a member of the local chapter of the Georgia School of Retired Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma and Leadership Rome VIII. She resides in Rome.
The Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year Award honors an individual who has gone beyond expectations in his or her respective field of volunteer service. It is awarded each year in observance of National Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Also at the event, four individuals were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award which is given to individuals who not only show outstanding achievement in their service but also a long-standing commitment. The recipients are Clarice Long, Gordon Leiter, Dale McKinney and Sheila Shaw who have each dedicated countless hours of assisting patients and families in hospice care for nearly 17 years.