Hello Everyone! Meet Gail Ragan, Hale Library’s newest programmer!
Gail originally hails from St. Louis, which explains her education stint at University of Missouri at Columbia where she studied Math, with a minor in Computer Science. From Columbia and St. Louis, Gail and her family made their way to New York, and then later to the littler apple here in Manhattan. Once in Manhattan Gail studied Computer Science here at K-State pursuing her love for databases, networks and systems programming.
In Gail’s own words this is what her job as a programmer entails of currently:
Gail has three children, and her fondest memories of raising them were taking them for walks around town, and attempting to read stories to them while they sat on her lap, but you know that kids are squirmy! As her kids got older, her family began taking vacations that focused around hiking and physical activity (physical therapy and nutrition is another passion of Gail’s). Her favorite vacation was to Banff, Canada which involved a well-known hike from Lake Louise to the Lake Agnes Tea House. Gail told me that the lake is glacier fed, giving it distinctive coloring, and the quaint teahouse tucked away in a valley of the mountain made for a very memorable trip.
Time for some Truths & Lies! Guess which ones are truths and lies, and let us know your selections in the comments section, and don’t forget to swing by Gail’s office to meet her if you haven’t already!
1. Gail has worked for K-State three separate times, in three different buildings.
2. She worked in Oslo for the Bioforsk.
3. Combined, all her kids have lived in eleven different cities since they started school & work.
4. Gail has been a student at K-State three different times.
5. When Gail first saw the Great Room, she was awestruck.
6. She has been to four different mountaintops in the Rocky Mountain National Park.