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Emeritus Faculty: Dorothy Galde


B.A., Wheaton College

M.A., Northern Arizona University

At A Glance

Start Date 1969
Classes Taught Grammar & Usage, Intermediate English, Intro to Exposition, Intro to Literature, Vocabulary & Spelling
Department English
Retired 1979


Galde, Dorothy A., Josh Galde, and Stephen D. Smith. Avalanche!  Elgin, Ill: Chariot Books, 1986. Print.

Galde, Dorothy A. Danger Comes to Squirrel Valley. Chicago: Moody Press, 1979. Print.

Galde, Dorothy A. You Write the Ticket, Lord. San Bernardino, CA: Here's Life Publishers, 1983. Print.

Yavapai College Career

Mrs. Galde started at the College in 1969 as a Founding English Faculty.  She faced the many challenges that all of the founding faculty experienced --develop and expand a program at the newly-opened College.  She persevered and taught Grammar & Usage, Intermediate English, Intro to Exposition, Intro to Literature, and Vocabulary & Spelling.

Mrs. Galde was an inspiration to her students and received the Outstanding Teaching Award in 1973.  She retired in 1979 and was recognized for her many contributions to the College and given Emeritus Faculty status.


  • Outstanding Educator of America, 1972
  • Outstanding Teaching Award at YC, 1973
  • Alumnus of the Year, Wheaton College, 1974 

Additional Information

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  • Nomination materials of faculty for Emeritus status
  • Classes taught by individual Emeritus faculty 
  • Evidence of their superior teaching at YC
  • Their involvement in committee work and special projects
  • Photographs of them during their time at YC
  • List of written works published, public artwork, music written and performed

The College Seal

The College Seal was adopted in Sept. 1969.

Additional Photos

      Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Galde