Dr. H.T. Garner of Monroe earned a degree in Business Education at NSU in 1948 and a graduate and master’s degrees in at the University of Arkansas in 1952 and 1962. He retired as Acting Dean of Graduate Education at ULM in 1993. Throughout his career, he held membership in numerous professional and civic organizations, including Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, National Elementary Principals’ Association, the National Education Association, Louisiana Principal’s Association, American Association of School Administrators and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Garner said his most memorable teaching experience was during his first semester as an English and social studies teacher at Vivian High School.