Patty Kanies, branch manager of Sandia Federal Savings & Loan's 5th South Branch, has been named student of the year by the Utah Chapter of the Institute of Financial Education.

Kanies was awarded a diploma of merit and a certificate of merit during the ceremony. The diploma of merit is given to students who have completed 14 courses in various aspects of the savings and loan business.Maxine Black, supervisor at the Centerville branch, also received a certificate of merit, which recognized the completion of five courses. Two tellers, Carol Usher and Bill Webb, were named honorable mention students.