STEVENS POINT -— Stan Carlson is the recipient of the 2015 Academy of Letters and Science Community Award.
Awarded by the Academy of Letters and Science since 1985, for support of education at all academic levels, community leadership, and in recognition of a person who possesses the characteristics of an education focused on the Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences.
After 38 years at UW-Stevens Point and three years of high school teaching, Stan Carlson retired in 2004 with 41 years of experience teaching mathematics and mathematics education. Stan is married to Ann Carlson, who retired from UW-Stevens Point after 37 years as a faculty member in Computing, and together they offer an annual scholarship to a student from the university’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. They were also the first couple to win the University Teaching Award. Stan has continued to serve his community with great enthusiasm since his retirement.
As one of the leaders of the Central Wisconsin Math League, Stan acts as the primary contact with the financial sponsors of CWML in the insurance industry, helps to coordinate the booking of the exam rooms, mentors the new chairperson of CWML and assists with overall organization. Stan is a driving force in the continued work of the CWML to create and maintain interest in mathematics among high school students and to celebrate student achievements, while exposing them to careers they could pursue.
Stan has also been volunteering for two years at the Charles F. Fernandez Center for Alternative Learning, teaching high school students the art of woodcarving. He is deeply committed to the success of each of his undertakings, sharing his enthusiasm and always encouraging others. Stan contributes a great deal to UW-Stevens Point as well as to the Stevens Point/Central Wisconsin community. He and his wife live on a 60-acre farm north of Stevens Point where they enjoy their vegetable garden and an apple tree orchard. Stan’s other hobbies include woodcarving, skiing, camping and playing basketball.
Stan is the son of the late Myrtle and Edwin Carlson. His siblings are Sue Anderson, Arlene Hill, and Robert Carlson, all of Glenwood City. Stan is a Glenwood City High School graduate with the Class of 1957.