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Dr. Bobbie Wilborn ’50

Dr. Bobbie Wilborn ’50 passed away Nov. 10 in Denton. She taught at the University of North Texas from 1971-1994, where she was named a Meadows Honors Professor and served as chairman of the Department of Counselor Education and then the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Development. She was awarded the UMHB Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001. From 1950-1969, Bobbie taught in the public schools of Bellville, Silverton, and Dallas. In Dallas she served as a junior high school and senior high school counselor and was named a Woman of Achievement in Education by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. She also served as president of the Classroom Teachers Association of Dallas, District V of Texas State Teachers Association, and the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. She was a member of the Texas State Board of Examiners for Teacher Education, Texas Teacher Education and Professional Standards Commission, and the National Commission for Teacher Education and Professional Standards. During her tenure at the University of North Texas, she served as president of the North Central Texas Personnel and Guidance Association and the Texas School Counselor Association. She was active in the Texas Counseling Association, American School Counselors Association, and the American Counseling Association. She served on several professional editorial boards, accreditation teams, and as a consultant to school districts. She received several awards in recognition of her outstanding service. She authored many journal articles, monographs, and book chapters, completed numerous research projects, and presented many papers and workshops.