Dr. George Garlid, professor of history was named the recipient of the UW-River Falls 1977 Distinguished Teacher Award.
Garlid joined the River Falls history faculty in 1963 and was active in campus and system-wide planning and governance. His concern for the quality of education at UW-River Falls was displayed in his hours of service on the campus faculty senate. Also respected by his colleagues throughout the state, Garlid was appointed to the UW System Advisory Task Force and the System Faculty Consultative Council.
Garlid's public service included two years as vice chairman of the Pierce County Democratic Party and the Prescott, Wis., School Board.