From his arrival at FSU in 1946 until his retirement in 1973, Dean Mode L. Stone actively worked for intercollegiate athletics. For 15 years (1955-1970), Dean Stone was on the Athletic Committee, serving as chairman on several occasions. An active fundraiser, he was also an invaluable recruiter. He was a major influence in obtaining a football series with Florida and in convincing the cross-state rival to play a regular home and home schedule. The Hall of Fame committee named an award after Stone and Dr. Coyle E. Moore known as the Moore-Stone Award.