Garry “Gibber” Gibson and his wife Dorothy have served Augustana for over 30 years. Their motto has been, through outdoor leadership and athletics, to lead young people to a greater awareness of the natural world, themselves, others and ultimately, their God. They continue to be involved with Augustana, church, and sports.
Based on his PhD research in 1976, Garry designed the Outdoor Leadership Program at Augustana. He helped devise Augustana's cross-country and biathlon programs: in 1973, with a $5,000 grant for ski equipment from the Camrose Rotary Club, Garry was able to start the cross-country ski program. He coached the program until he retired in 1996.
Garry received Augustana’s 1995 Betty Osterud Award for excellence in service in 1995.
The mission of the Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame is to honour and recognize individuals and teams and their contributions to the university, community and the different sports they represent. The inaugural Wall of fame dinner was held September 8th at the Convocation Centre at the University of Alberta—Augustana Campus.
Honoured as an inaugural Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee in 2012.