FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2004
Contact: Svetlana Ganea
MUW alumna to be honored for
outstanding achievement and service
COLUMBUS, Miss. – A Celebration of Service reception in honor of
Mississippi University for Women alumna Dr. Barbara Garrett, class of
1956, will be a part of Homecoming festivities Thursday, April 15.
The fish fry will be held at 5 p.m. at the Plymouth Bluff Center.
Garrett, professor emeritus of health and kinesiology, retired from MUW
in 1991 where she taught for more than 24 years and served as tennis
coach for 13 years. While at MUW, Garrett was recognized as Faculty
Member of the Year in 1991 and was the recipient of the Outstanding
Faculty award presented by the Mississippi Legislature on Higher
Education Appreciation Day in 1992. In 1995, she was as a recipient of
the MUW Alumni Achievement Award for her contributions to the community,
state, nation and alma mater.
She is the author of the book “Nonverbal Interaction with Adult Clients:
Strategies for Caregivers,” which was published in 1994 for health-care
practitioners and family members who serve as caregivers.
Having a major interest in nonverbal communication, Garrett has focused
on nonverbal communication skills in many workshops across the country
and her articles have appeared in various periodicals.
Garrett is a member of the following professional organizations: Phi
Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
and the Mississippi Chapter of APTA.
She received both her masters in education and doctorate in educational
administration from Mississippi State University. She received her
physical therapy certificate from Duke University.
A native of Yazoo City, Garrett resides in Columbus.
For more information about the reception and other events scheduled for
Homecoming, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (662) 329-