GC students well-represented at KPA Spring Academic Conference

April 8, 2014

Congratulations to the Georgetown College students who presented their research at the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Spring Academic Conference. ¬†Their work was very well received by the numerous judges from colleges and universities across the state.

Genée Johns presented her honors thesis entitled, "The role of music absorption on the effects of music on acute stress in college students."

Gen√©e Johns presented her honors thesis entitled, “The role of music absorption on the effects of music on acute stress in college students.”

Hannah Prassel presented her research on "Relationships among religious orientation, gratitude, and indebtedness."

Hannah Prassel presented her research on “Relationships among religious orientation, gratitude, and indebtedness.”

 

Kristin Allen presents her research on "Evolved Developmental niche parenting and socioemotional outcomes in middle childhood."

Kristin Allen presents her research on “Evolved Developmental niche parenting and socioemotional outcomes in middle childhood.”

Kelsey Williams presented her research on "Individual differences and dental visit characteristics."

Kelsey Williams presented her research on “Individual differences and dental visit characteristics.”


GC Psych Bowl Team makes it to the Final Four!

Congratulations to the GC Psych Bowl team on their successes at the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Spring Academic Conference held at Asbury University on March 29, 2014. ¬†The team won their first two matches to make it into the final four!

Team members included Virginia Hurst, Kendall Wills, Shayna Weidel, and Hannah Prassel

Team members included Virginia Hurst, Kendall Wills, Shayna Weidel, and Hannah Prassel


Megan Reddit visits Relationships class!

April 1, 2014

Dr. McKenzie’s Relationships students send a big thank you to Megan Redditt for her recent guest lecture. Trained in couples counseling techniques and strategies, Megan explained research related to millenials’ attitudes and statistics regarding relationships, recurring issues couples struggle with, expectations clients¬†bring to counseling, and counseling’s benefits. She is pictured here with Faith Waters, Emily Eicher, Aimee Davis, and Erica Hagan.¬†megan redditt group 03-24-14 resized


Welcome Prospective Students!

February 17, 2014

Psychology majors Aimee Davis and Faith Waters represented the Psychology Department at the Georgetown College Future Tiger Friday event on February 14th.  We are always excited to see prospective students on campus, and we welcome you to sit in on our classes to try out the true Georgetown experience!photo


Psychology of Trauma class launches Green Dot violence prevention program on campus

January 17, 2014

As a service learning project, students in Dr. Price’s Psychology of Trauma class hosted a “launch party” for Green Dot violence prevention on campus after completing the program’s bystander intervention training. ¬†You can learn more about Green Dot by going to www.livethegreendot.com or by contacting Dr. Price.

Katy Ward and Mimi Neace promote understanding of power-based personal violence at the Green Dot launch

Katy Ward and Mimi Neace promote understanding of power-based personal violence at the Green Dot launch


Dr. Bell’s Child Development class interacts with babies!

Current student Alexa Moraites brought her sister and her niece, Lily, and Dr. Bell’s friend Myra brought her son Sam (and nanny Rebecca) to PSY 340 class. ¬†What a great learning experience for the students!PSY 340 group pic PSY 340 action shot


Psychology and the Law students visited by local attorneys

December 16, 2013

During November 2013, the Psychology and the Law class heard from Louisville attorneys Kathleen Snyder and Jason Snyder kathy jason class 11-19-13(pictured with students Morgan Fralick, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Katie Jones, Lynsey Jordan, and Virginia Hurst), who discussed the prosecution of child sexual and neglect cases, other criminal cases, the motivations, education, and training of law school students, and jury selection.


Yolonda Clay (’81) educates psychology students about mental illness

November 25, 2013

Sharing Hope presenters

Yolonda, a GC alum, and Caitlyn, a student from UK, presented the Sharing Hope program from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Lexington) to GC Abnormal Psychology classes.  The students learned so much about how to fight the stigma of mental illness.


2013 Walk for Down Syndrome

Psychology professors, current students and alumni handle registration for the 2013 Down Syndrome of Central Kentucky’s Walk for Down Syndrome in Lexington.image


Samantha Lickliter (’06) visits Psychology and the Law class

October 11, 2013

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Samantha Lickliter (center; pictured with Lynsey Jordan, Virginia Hurst, Morgan Fralick, and Tanner Lee)

Samantha Lickliter recently spent time with Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class.  She educated students about two different careers she has enjoyed since graduating from GC in 2006.  For several years she served the central Kentucky area as a probation and parole officer, a career path several of our students are interested in pursuing.  She then described highlights of her current career with the Kentucky State Police, where she works as a Program Coordinator for the Criminal ID & Records branch.  Of her many responsibilities, the one she spends most time completing is analyzing and interpreting crime statistics throughout the state.  Detailed PowerPoint slides accompanied her guest lecture.


Officer Joey Valdez (’11) visits Psychology and the Law class

September 20, 2013

Much gratitude to Officer Joey Valdez, GC 2011, for spending time with Dr. McKenzie‚Äôs Psychology and the Law class in September.¬† Officer Valdez provided a multi-media presentation regarding the breadth of responsibilities involved in officers‚Äô careers.¬† He covered topics such as intoxication states, threat levels, and vehicle pursuits.¬† The most dramatic and memorable moment was when he showed footage from an officer‚Äôs camera and slowly walked us through the chain of events contained within and the progression of red flags evident in the ‚Äúroutine‚ÄĚ traffic stop.

Tanner Lee, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Officer Valdez, Faith Waters, and Lynsey Jordan

Tanner Lee, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Officer Valdez, Faith Waters, and Lynsey Jordan


Congratulations to Stacey and Chris!

August 28, 2013

stacey page engagedStacey and Chris became engaged on May 18th.  They are busy planning their September 28th wedding.  Congratulations!!!


Congratulations, Betsie Phillips and Dr. McKenzie!

May 14, 2013

betsie karyn 05-10-13The Marshall Center for Christian Ministry each year selects a student, faculty member, and staff member for their dedication to Christ and exemplary service in His name.   Psychology major Betsie Phillips received the 2013 graduating senior award, and Dr. McKenzie received the faculty award.  The staff award was presented to Megan Redditt, a psychologist in our Counseling Center.  Congratulations to all three of you!


2013 Senior Capstone poster defense

May 13, 2013

Below are pictures of our 2013 graduating psychology majors who presented their research projects during this year’s Senior Capstone poster defense sessions in April. Congratulations on all of your hard work; we’re proud of you.

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Congratulations, Dr. Bell!

May 10, 2013

Dr. Susan Bell

Dr. Susan Bell (r), with Dr. Gretchen Lohman, Dean of Retention

Dr. Susan Bell was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Advisor Award for the extensive guidance and support she gives her many advisees each year.


2013 Senior Reception

284View pictures of the 2013 Senior Reception for graduating psychology majors as well as photos from previous years’ receptions. Good luck graduates—we will miss you!

 

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Senior Capstone Defense 2012

View pictures of our 2012 graduating psychology majors who presented their research projects during this year’s senior Capstone poster defense sessions in April. Congratulations on all of your hard work; we’re proud of you. (more…)


2013 Psychology Department award winners

Congratulations to Ashleigh Barker and Kari Steffen, this year’s winners of departmental awards.¬† Ashleigh also received the Religion Department’s senior comprehensives distinction award, the Walters Award, and the Biblical Studies Award.

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2013 Honors Program and Service Learning poster session

April 28, 2013

Becca Short and Brittany Thompson

Becca Short and Brittany Thompson

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Jaime Horne

Jaime Horne

Chelsea Riney

Chelsea Riney

Ashleigh Barker

Ashleigh Barker

Several of our psychology majors were invited to participate in this year’s campus-wide poster session, including those involved in the Honors Program, Dr. Price’s Undergraduate Research course, Service Learning courses, and our top Senior Capstone research students.

Ethan Smith completed GC‚Äôs Honors Program this year. Jaime Horne and Ashleigh Barker’s outstanding posters from Capstone were included in the session.¬† Chelsea Riney, Betsie Phillips, Danielle Buford, Ashleigh Barker, Marc Briel, Ethan Smith, and Brooke Hurst completed Dr. Price’s Undergraduate Research course and presented their research.

Becca Short and Brittany Thompson represented the Counseling Skills class by presenting a poster on their service learning experience at Elizabeth Place, a transitional home for homeless women and children in Scott County.  Congratulations to all of our outstanding students!

 

 

 

 


Megan Williams Redditt, GC 2004, lectures to Relationships course

April 18, 2013

Megan Redditt

Megan Redditt

Students in Dr. McKenzie’s 2013 Relationships course recently enjoyed a lecture by Megan Redditt, LPCA, one of the counselors at the GC Wellness Center.¬† Her presentation covered issues and approaches to relationships counseling.¬† She described differences between types of therapy, motivations of those who seek counseling, and statistics and facts related to outcomes.¬† She even led us through an interactive demonstration that allowed us to practice our own abilities at experiencing empathy.


Wes Hunt, 2005 GC graduate, delivers guest lecture in I/O psych class

Wes Hunt, Ariel Hoskins, Jaime Horne, T.C. O'Neal, Rachel Skaggs

Wes Hunt, Ariel Hoskins, Jaime Horne, T.C. O’Neal, Rachel Skaggs

Students in Dr. McKenzie’s 2013 Industrial-Organizational psychology course were visited by GC alumnus (2005) Wes Hunt, Louisville, for his April guest lecture. He discussed his undergraduate work at GC, where he double majored in Psychology and Economics; his graduate school experiences at EKU, where he earned his master’s degree in I/O psychology after completing a master’s thesis on organizational citizenship behavior and aggression; and his current work experiences as a specialist with Mercer.


2013 Kentucky Psychological Association conference

Ashleigh Barker

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Marc Briel

Brooke Hurst

Brooke Hurst

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Betsie Phillips

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Psych Bowl 2013

Psych Bowl 2013

Two groups of students attended the annual KPA conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky.Under Dr. Price’s guidance, Betsie Phillips, Ashleigh Barker, Marc Briel, Brooke Hurst, and Ethan Smith presented individual research projects during the conference’s poster session.

Four additional GC students (Hannah Prassel, Kendall Wills, Kari Steffen, and Ethan Smith) participated in the annual Psychology Bowl competition, losing to overall champion Bellarmine University in the Final Four round.  Great job, everyone!


GC Psych Bowl team competes at KPA

April 1, 2013

psych bowl kpa group 2013The Georgetown College Psych Bowl team competed in the 25th Annual Psych Bowl Tournament, March 2013.


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Asher Henry Johnson Rawert

March 21, 2013

asher becca johnson 2013GC alumnae ‘Becca Johnson, her husband Bert Rawert, their sons Matthew and Nathan, and biggER sister Kaira announce the arrival of their youngest family member, Asher, born January 9th (weighing 8lbs, 7.6oz and measuring 21 inches long).¬† Asher is a Hebrew name meaning happy, fortunate, blessed.¬† “Then Leah said, ‘How happy I am! The women will call me happy.’ So she named him Asher.” -Genesis 30:13

Congratulations Рlove the GC garb Рstarting him early!  :)

Additional congratulations to ‘Becca for her recent professional accomplishments: tenure and promotion to associate professor at Skidmore College.


Sydney Hannah Hale

February 26, 2013

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Congratulations, Dr. Price!

January 11, 2013

priceDr. Price was recently elected to the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Board as the Education and Training Interest Section Representative.¬† View her biographical sketch at the following site:

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Congratulations!


Congratulations, Dr. Lookadoo

December 12, 2012

lookadooDr. Regan Lookadoo was selected as recipient for the 2012 Liberation Award, which honors those who have made a significant impact in the effort against human trafficking in Kentucky.  Please click here to read additional details.  Congratulations, Dr. Lookadoo.

 


Prosecutors share their legal careers

November 16, 2012

Jason Snyder with Hannah Sharp Walker, Andrea Lucena, Meredith, McCoy, and Amberlee Kelley.

Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law students learned about the education and experiences of two prosecutors, both of whom practice in Louisville.¬† Jason Snyder currently works for the Department of Justice.¬† Kathleen Serey Snyder serves as a guardian ad litem in child abuse and neglect cases.¬† Together, they explained law school coursework, the many diverse directions an attorney’s career can take, and specifics of their current responsibilities.¬† For example, Jason described differences between state and federal prosecutorial standards, while Kathleen discussed four types of parental neglect: physical, emotional, educational, and medical.¬† Thank you to both of them for spending their morning with our students.


GC alumnae speaks to PSY 380 about the KSP

October 17, 2012

During October, for Psychology and the Law students, Samantha Lickliter (pictured with Amberlee Kelley, Lindsey Atkinson, Meredith McCoy, and Hannah Sharp Walker), GC 2006, effectively, thoroughly, and realistically presented her perspective on a variety of topics related to her former career as a probation and parole officer and her current career with the Kentucky State Police.  We often visualize a state trooper when we hear the organization KSP, but Samantha explained the many, many other areas for which KSP is responsible, including criminal identification and records, the lab and morgue, and 911 maps.  Her information was strengthened with the variety of visual aids and handouts she circulated.


Two GC alumni teach Psych and Law students about law enforcement

August 30, 2012

Many thanks to Sergeant Kevin Wallace for his willingness to speak to our Fall 2012 class.¬†¬† He has presented material to my students for 17 years now.¬† And this year, an added bonus: Officer Joey Valdez accompanied him and together, they co-presented material related to officers’ duties, dangers, and rewards.¬† (Officer Valdez actually took the class when he was an undergraduate a couple of years ago!)¬† The two officers provided factual information and anecdotal stories, illustrating how the GPD’s selection, recruitment, and training processes are constantly evolving and improving.¬† Students were particularly intrigued by the hands-on demonstration related to DUIs.


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