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Please join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of UWG's internationally known Psychology department.

October 5-7 2017- Carrollton, Georgia




Call for Presenter Proposals (submission deadline: August 1st)
Submit Proposal

1967 Psychology ClubMemory Lane

Take a trip down memory lane: submit your pictures, stories, memories, etc. to be shared during the event!

Chieftain 1967Class of 1967

Are you part of the first graduating class from fall of 1967? We'd like to connect with you. Please email us! 

Old Psychology LogoHistory

A brief history of the Psychology Department

Psychology HoodingStorytelling

Know a current student, faculty member or alumni doing great work? Please email us and help us tell their story.

 Event Information:

  • Registration

    Registration is open! Register online now. Registration includes a welcome reception, two continental breakfasts and t-shirt. Registration is $30 and a special rate of $15 is available for current UWG Students with a valid 917 number. The Recognition Dinner on Friday evening is an additional $30 per person.

  • Schedule
    Thursday, October 5th:

    5pm: Registration Check-in

    6pm: Welcome Reception

    7pm: Dinner on your own

    Friday, October 6th:

    8am: Continental Breakfast

    9am - 12pm: Concurrent Symposium Talks

    12pm: Lunch on your own

    1:30pm - 4:30pm: Concurrent Symposium Talks

    6pm - 8pm: Recognition Dinner (ticket required and can be purchased during the registration process)

    Saturday, October 7th:

    8am: Continental Breakfast

    9am: A Walk Through Time

    10am: How Far Have We Come?

    11am: Networking

    12pm: Closing 

    Individual alumni gatherings to follow

  • Lodging

    Marriott Courtyard Carrollton
    180 Barnes Avenue
    Carrollton GA 30117
    Rate: $109.00 USD per night (plus taxes and fees)
    Reservations must be made by September 5, 2017
    Courtyard Carrollton
    Hampton Inn Carrollton
    102 South Cottage Hill Road
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Rate: $99 USD per night (plus taxes and fees)
    Reservations must be made by September 5, 2017
    Hampton Inn Carrollton

  • Directions
    Directions to Carrollton Campus

    From Atlanta, GA: Travel I-20 West to Villa Rica/UWG Exit 24 and turn left (west) onto Hwy. 61. Travel about 12 miles to Hwy. 166 (Carrollton South Bypass) and turn left onto the 166 Bypass where Grace Lutheran Church will be on the right. (Other landmarks to watch for before you reach the light at Hwy. 166 includes Pugmire Ford and Grace Lutheran Church on the right and McDonald’s, Zaxby’s and Longhorn Steak House on the left.) On the 166 Bypass, travel to the 6th traffic light. A CVS will be on the corner. At that light, turn right onto Maple Street (also Hwy. 166). UWG will be on the left about 6/10 of a mile along Maple Street.

    From Birmingham, AL: Travel I-20 East to Bremen/UWG Exit 11 (Old exit 3), turn right (South) and follow Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles.

    From Rome, GA: Travel Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles.

    From Columbus, GA: Travel I-185 North to Newnan, take Hwy. Alt. 27 North to Carrollton. Turn left (south) onto By-Pass 166. At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) and UWG will be on the left approximately 6/10 of a mile.

  • Things to do in Carrollton
    Things to do in Carrollton:

    Carrollton is a flourishing community with much to do. Go fly fishing on Snake Creek, camping or horseback riding at McIntosh Reserve. Take home a memory when you experience the “Screaming Eagle” half-mile zip line at Historic Banning Mills. Cool off with a swim at John Tanner State Park, the largest Georgia State Park sand beach. Take a stroll on the Carrollton Greenbelt, a 16-mile, physician closed loop (the largest in GA) paved bike and walking path encircling the City of Carrollton.

    See the Carrollton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information! 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Where can I find the schedule of events?
    See above "schedule" tab for details. 

    Where can I park for the events? 
    Visitor parking is available in several parts of campus. Please see parking map for more information. 

    Is there a dress code for the event?
    There is no dress code for the Symposium talks.

    The dress code for the Recognition Dinner is business casual. Sport coats and ties are optional.

    Where do I check in on Thursday?
    Check-in details are TBD. We will post the details as soon as they are available. 

    Is there wheelchair access to the buildings and rooms that will be used this weekend?
    Yes, each building used during the 50th Anniversary Celebration event (and each room used for the Symposium talks) is wheelchair accessible. 

    I have a question that was not answered on this page. Who can answer my question?
    Please email with your question.

  • Alumni Relations
    Alumni Relations

    Update your record, search for and contact other alumni, view alumni discount information, post class notes, blogs, classifieds, and discuss message board topics. You can do all of this in the AlumniDen!


    Visit the Alumni website.

  • Contact Information
    Contact Information
    College of Social Sciences Dean's Office

    N. Jane McCandless, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Sociology
    Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Psychology
    Erin Brannon, MBA, Assistant Dean

    Psychology Department

    Donadrian Rice, Ph.D., Current Chair and Professor of Psychology
    Jeffrey Reber, Ph.D., Incoming Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

    Conference Questions