West Georgia Mourns Two Faculty Members

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Two faculty members at the University of West Georgia passed away recently.  Dr. Myron “Mike” Arons, professor of psychology emeritus, died Feb. 18 and Dr. Ron Love, professor of history, died Feb. 7, both in Carrollton.

Arons founded UWG’s humanistic psychology program in 1967.  He received his degree in psychology from Wayne State University and completed his doctorate on the subject of creativity research at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.  He returned to the U.S. to work with Dr. Abraham Maslow, who recommended him to West Georgia.  For more information on Arons’ accomplishments, visit the Psychology Department web site at www.westga.edu/~psydept/.

A memorial service and gathering will be held at Kathy Cashen recital hall in the Humanities Building on the West Georgia Campus at 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 22.   In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the Mike Arons Humanistic Psychology Scholarship in care of the University of West Georgia Foundation, Inc.

Love received degrees from the University of Alberta, Edmonton and his doctorate from the University of Southern California.  He taught at UWG since 1999.

Love's research interests focused on King Henri IV of France and the French Religious wars of the late 16th century, as well as French commercial, diplomatic, political and missionary involvement in Southeast Asia, especially with regard to the kingdom of Siam.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Heart Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Alberta, Canada.