Psychology Students Take First Place 


University of South Carolina Sumter students Emily Whetsel and April Andrews along with their mentor and professor Dr. Salvador Macias attended the Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association Saturday, April 13, 2013. The two took first place honors for the research they presented.

“This was very exciting,” Whetsel said. “I love psychology and love to see how it can actually help people.”

Whetsel and Andrews’ research (The Privilege Walk: Variation in Types of Privilege According to Ethnicity and Gender) competed against 11 other undergraduate papers presented, representing 24 students and seven South Carolina universities. “It was such a great experience to actually do the hands-on research and then present the findings,” Andrews said.

“Colleagues from around the state were universal in their praise of Emily and April’s poise, professionalism and knowledge,” Macias said.

Macias and USC Sumter Professor of Psychology Dr. Robert Castleberry both presented at the conference. Dr. Macias presented “Teaching a class on-line: Confessions of a reluctant ‘guide on the side’  (Part of Pedagogy and the Role of New Technology in Teaching). Dr. Castleberry presented “If I should Die Before I Wake” (Part of Pedagogy and the Role of New Technology in Teaching).

For more information please contact Misty Hatfield, director of Marketing and Public Relations, USC Sumter, at 938-3728 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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