AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make
1954 and 1955
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education and Master's of Education, Elementary Education
Sam Houston State University
Eleanor Garrett, along with her husband, Charles, established Garrett Electronics, Inc., a metal detection empire whose name is recognized globally. Today air travelers around the world either walk through a Garrett detector or are scanned with a Garrett hand-held wand, and Olympic athletes are protected during games by security devices built at the family-operated factory in Garland.
Garrett is a 1954 and 1955 graduate of SHSU. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the university in May 2010.
Garrett has been commissioned as a “Yellow Rose of Texas,” an honorary recognition granted only by the Texas governor.