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Garrison gives $1m for Walton College Chair. (Awards).

Sheridan Garrison of Harrison, founder and chairman emeritus of American Freightways Inc., and his wife, Cindy, have donated $1 million to the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to establish the Garrison Chair in Supply Chain Management.

The $1 million gift will be matched with another $1 million from endowed Walton College funds.

Lisa Williams, Oren Harris Chair in Logistics and professor in the marketing and transportation department, will be the first holder of the Garrison Chair.

Supply chain management refers to the integration of business processes, from original supplier to end user, that provides added value for customers.

Garrison graduated with honors from the UA business college in 1955 with a bachelor of science in business administration degree in marketing. He founded American Freightways in Harrison in 1982.

Before FedEx merged with American Freightways in 2001, the company's 2000 revenue was $1.4 billion, and it employed about 1,900 people in Harrison and some 16,200 across the country.
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Date:Apr 1, 2002
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