Dr. Calvin B. Garland joined the health education faculty in the School of Public and Allied Health in 1965 after receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Tennessee State University. His specialty areas of teaching included emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured, safety education and accident prevention and consumer health education. He was named Distinguished Faculty Member in 1976 and was further honored by being designated Professor Emeritus on his retirement from the university.
In addition to his teaching load at the university, Garland was an American Red Cross instructor for advanced first aid and emergency care, standard first aid and personal safety, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation-basic life support. An emergency medical technician for Tennessee Emergency Medical Services, Garland also taught radiological monitoring for the Tennessee Department of Civil Defense.
Dr. Garland was named Outstanding Educator of America in 1972 and 1975 and received an American Red Cross Service Award in 1973 as s well as a certificate of appreciation in 1986. He is listed in the Who’s Who in the South and Southeast, the Dictionary of International Biography, and Personalities of the South.
A member of the Tennessee Public Health Association and the Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education, Dr. Garland was also a Phi Delta Kappa and Eta Stigma Gamma honor society member. He served on many service committees at ETSU and as a consultant for such outside agencies as W.C. Brown Publishing Co, the National Forrest Service and Johnson City-Washington County Emergency Medical Services. He also participated in the semi-annual instructional television services through WSJK covering such topics as hypothermia, frostbite, and senior adult growth in education.
Mr. Garland rendered exceptional services to ETSU, the School of Public and Allied Health, and the Department of Health Education. He was an outstanding professor who readily gave of himself to make sure that the need of all students were met.