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Sponsors: Senators Martin, Alexander, O'Dell and Waldrep
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Introduced in the Senate on May 19, 2003
Introduced in the House on May 20, 2003
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 20, 2003
Summary: Dr. Don Garrison
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/19/2003 Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-4 5/20/2003 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-10
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO EXTEND THE APPRECIATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO DR. DON C. GARRISON OF PICKENS COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AS PRESIDENT OF TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE, FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THIS STATE THROUGH HIS WORK IN HIGHER EDUCATION, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, Dr. Don C. Garrison has served as President of Tri-County Technical College since November 1971; and
Whereas, Dr. Garrison served as interim President of Greenville Technical College from 1967-68 and 1969-70; and
Whereas, Dr. Garrison received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University in 1956, his Masters of Education degree from Furman University in 1964, and his Doctorate in Education degree from Duke University in 1972; and
Whereas, during the 2001-02 college year, Tri-County enrolled 5,707 credit students and 10,239 non-credit Continuing Education students; and
Whereas, the Association of Community College Trustees, representing America's 1200-plus community and technical colleges, recognized Dr. Garrison as the nation's outstanding two-year college president in naming him the "Community-Technical College President of the Year" in 1983; and
Whereas, he has received numerous awards including the "Silver Crescent" in 2003 and "Educator of the Year" in 1995 by readers of the Anderson Independent/Mail. He was also recognized by his peers for his outstanding leadership in being named as the recipient of the South Carolina Technical Education System's premier "A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year" award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a staff or faculty member in technical education; and
Whereas, in 1988 Dr. Garrison received the "Order of the Palmetto", South Carolina's highest award; and
Whereas, Dr. Garrison is a Trustee Emeritus of the Aerospace Education Foundation, a past board member of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, and a past Chairman of the National Tech Prep Awards Committee of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges; and
Whereas, Dr. Garrison is an active member of the Anderson County Economic Advisory Board, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Economic Development Board of Pickens County, the Community First Bank Board, the Pendleton Workforce Investment Board, the Center for Workforce Success Advisory Board of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Vice Chairman TEC Inc. Board of Directors, the South Carolina Army National Guard 263d AAMDC Family Readiness Board, the Clemson Rotary, the Anderson County Development Partnership Board, and the South Carolina World Trade Center Advisory Board; and
Whereas, Dr. Garrison currently serves as deacon and is a past member of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Easley; and
Whereas, Dr. Garrison is married to Carol Smith Garrison and they are the proud parents of one son and two grandsons; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina commend Dr. Garrison on the occasion of his retirement from Tri-County Technical College, where he has been President since 1971, and express their best wishes to him in all his future endeavors. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, extend their appreciation to Dr. Don C. Garrison of Pickens County on the occasion of his retirement as President of Tri-County Technical College, for his many years of service to this State through his work in higher education, and wish him much success and happiness in his future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Don C. Garrison.
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