Gale Bandsma: TBP Outstanding Staff Award
Gale is a Laramie native and the UW campus can almost be considered a second home. She attended University Prep from Kindergarten through High School Graduation. After her retirement from the US Army in 1993, she returned back to both homes, Laramie and campus, as an Office Assistant in Civil and Architectural Engineering. She moved upward into an Office Associate position in International Studies and Sociology in the late 90s. Prompted by a phone call from the previous Department Head, Gale returned to the College and into Mechanical Engineering in 2006 as the Department's Office Associate Senior. Throughout her time at the university, she has enjoyed the interaction with students, staff, faculty, and visitors. She is always willing to help students and has been previously recognized with several awards.
When not at home or on campus, she spends her time at dog shows with her Dogue de Bordeaux or camping/fishing in the mountains around Laramie.