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?