College professor; psychologist; advocate of women’s rights. Born– March 5, 1898, in Dahlonega, Ga. Parents– Elias Benton and Etta (McMillan) Vickery. Education– North Georgia College, A.B., 1918; George Peabody College, A.M., 1919; Ph.D., 1929. Taught English and Latin in Millington, Tenn, 1919-1922; psychology at Alabama College (University of Montevallo), 1922-1948; Chairperson, Dept. of Psychology, 1948-1968. Visiting professor, University of Alabama and Furman University. Served on the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women; the Citizens’ Conference on Alabama State Courts; Board of Directors, Chilton-Shelby County Mental Health Board, Chilton-Shelby County Mental Health Center and Shelby Academy. Member– Alabama Academy of Science, American Psychological Association, Kappa Delta Pi, American Association of University Women (president, Alabama State Division). Named to Hall of Fame of North Georgia College; inducted into Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame at Judson College in 1985. A scholarship named in her honor was established at Alabama College (Montevallo) in 1978. Died August 19, 1978.
Who’s Who in the South and Southeast; website of Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame.
A History of Mental Health in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Department of Mental Health, 1972?