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Reminiscence Speaker Series to feature Carlyle ‘Gil’ Gilbertson

September 4, 2012

Carlyle “Gil” Gilbertson will be the first speaker of the 2012-13 Reminiscence Speaker Series at University of Wisconsin-Stout. He will present from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Crystal Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center.

Gilbertson, of Menomonie and Fort Meyers, Fla., came to Stout State University in 1969 to develop a new department specializing in the fields of counseling, guidance, personal services and school psychology. He served as department chair until 1991, as program director for the education specialist graduate degree in guidance and counseling — now school psychology — and as an instructor in the department.
Gilbertson retired as professor emeritus in 1992.

During his tenure, his interests were in the career field specializing in theory, techniques, information, program development and career counseling. He also was involved in numerous career related programs and activities at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.

Before retiring, Gilbertson was instrumental in developing numerous outreach programs to serve police officers, military recruiters, members of the armed forces, counselors, Native Americans, educators in Wales and Scotland and students who needed alternative ways to earn advanced degrees.

Gilbertson has a bachelor’s degree, 1957, from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; a master’s degree, 1960, in guidance and counseling and a doctorate, 1966, in counseling and behavior studies both from UW-Madison.

Gilbertson and his wife, Ruth, have established two scholarships in honor of their two deceased children. The Michael T. Gilbertson Memorial Guidance and Counseling Scholarship is available for graduate students in financial need, and the Kara B. Gilbertson Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarship is available to nontraditional students in their junior or senior year.

The Reminiscence Speaker Series, sponsored by the Stout Historical Association of the Dunn County Historical Society, features talks that illuminate the “spirit of Stout.” The original series was held in advance of the university’s centennial in 1991 and made a significant contribution to Stout’s oral history. The institution has seen considerable change in the years since and the association reinstated the series to continue documenting the university’s unique culture and history.

The event is free and open to the university and Menomonie community. Participants may bring a lunch.

For more information contact Sue Pittman at pittmans@uwstout.edu or 715-232-1151.


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