Valentines: Sally & Ken Garber


Sally (Henry) Garber, CCAS BA ’80, and Ken Garber, CCAS ’75

GarbersFor both Sally and Ken, attending GW was a family affair.

Sally’s mother, Jocelyn Clark, completed her undergraduate work at GW in 1952, while her father, Edwin S. Henry, got an undergraduate degree in 1948 and a J.D. in 1950 from the university.

Ken’s father, George Garber (GSHED BS ’40), not only went to GW but the former men’s basketball star was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.

Sally and Ken were four-year GW varsity athletes (tennis and soccer, respectively), and they met during Sally’s freshman year. Ken, who graduated a year earlier, had just finished playing professional soccer in Boston and returned to GW to help coach the men’s soccer team. The two became friends and started dating in March of 1977.

Throughout her last few years of college, Sally, who lived in Strong Hall just like her mother, continued her courtship with Ken. In 1982, two years after she graduated, they married in Herndon, Va.

Ken built a successful business, which he  sold to Eastman Kodak, and in 1992, they relocated to Dallas, where the couple now lives.

Ken and Sally have a 25-year-old married daughter, Amanda, and a son, Geoff, who is a senior in college at Southern Methodist University,  where Sally works in event planning.

When the couple returns to GW for the yearly soccer team reunion, they are reminded of some of their favorite date spots: Quigley’s, Lindsay’s Red Lion, and The GW Deli. Now married for 29 years, the couple says returning to GW makes them feel like they met at the Smith Center only yesterday.

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