Nominations Open for GC Distinguished Alum, Athletics Hall of Fame

Garrett College (GC) and the Garrett College Foundation (GCF) have recently announced the establishment of the Garrett College Athletics Hall of Fame and The Garrett College Distinguished Alumni Award providing two ways to honor alumni of Garrett College. Individuals will be selected for these recognitions through nominations which are currently being accepted from members of the community.

Those to be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame and selected as recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award will be honored at a ceremony during the 2014 Autumn Glory Celebration. Nominations must be received by August 9, 2014 to be considered for this year’s recognitions. The nomination forms are available on the Garrett College website www.garrettcollege.edu and in the Garrett College Athletics and Foundation offices.

The announcement from the college and the GCF also stated that two committees have been established to review nominees. Dennis Gibson, Garrett College Director of Athletics, will chair the GC Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee, and Joyce Bishoff, member of GCF Board’s Alumni Relations Committee, will chair the GC Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee.

The Garrett College Athletics Hall of Fame will honor former student athletes, teams, and others including coaches, trainers, staff, individuals, or companies whose sports achievement and character have reflected positively on the GC and its Department of Athletics.

Criteria for induction of an individual alum requires that as a student the person participated in at least one season of athletics at Garrett College and been in good academic and disciplinary standing. The athlete cannot be considered for at least five years after he or she participated.

Teams that will be eligible for induction must have exhibited exceptional levels of success and served as exemplary representatives of Garrett College. An individual or company who has made special contribution(s) to the support, growth, popularity and/or community acceptance of the intercollegiate programming at Garrett College may also be nominated for the GC Athletics Hall of Fame. Self-nominations are acceptable and nominations may be made in memory of an athlete.

Supporting material may accompany nomination forms and while statistics will be important in considering the nominees, applications may be submitted without this information.

Garrett College Distinguished Alumni Award honors former students who have excelled in their academic and professional pursuits. This award is one of the most prestigious awards bestowed upon former students and alumni. Consideration for this award is restricted to those who demonstrate outstanding professional growth, community involvement, and an ongoing interest in Garrett College. Other criteria will include the individual’s special achievements, awards, honors or other distinctions along with an educational background which features honors and involvement in special activities.

Those to be considered as nominees for the award include an individual or company who has made special contribution(s) to the support, growth, popularity and/or community acceptance of the intercollegiate programming at Garrett College. Self-nominations are acceptable and nominations may also be made in memory of a former student.

Questions and requests for additional information on the GC Athletics Hall of Fame may be directed to Coach Gibson by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Those seeking additional information on the GC Distinguished Alumni Award may contact the Foundation office at 301-387-3131.