The four-story academic building at Appalachian State University formerly known as the CAP building on Rivers Street has been named for the late John A. Garwood of Wilkes County. The building houses the departments of chemistry, computer science and physics and astronomy.
Garwood graduated from Appalachian in 1957. He played football at Appalachian for two years before he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He died Nov. 30, 2010.
“Dad was a longtime supporter and very proud ASU alumnus,” his son John B. Garwood said during the dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon. “Throughout his whole career in public service, he always had education at the forefront of his mind, particularly ASU. He knew education was a way to level the playing field (for the underprivileged). He said (ensuring that) all children had access to an affordable college education was not only the right thing but our moral duty as citizens of this great state.”Read more