It’s Always an Honor to Honor the Honored
WORDS BY RYAN GLAZER
Last semester was quite special for two local Georgia Southern University professors, both awarded for their career excellence. Dr. Wendy Wolfe was honored with the Georgia Southern Career Champions Award and Dr. Virginia (Ginger) Wickline received the Georgia Southern Outstanding Teaching and Learning Scholar Award. Congratulations ladies!
Dr. Wendy Wolfe resides in Richmond Hill with her husband Erik, her daughter Helena (attending Georgia Southern University), and her daughter Marina (attending RHMS). She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Professor on the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University. One of her roles in the Psychology Department is to serve as internship coordinator where she helps place senior psychology majors with agencies in Savannah and the surrounding area. Along with courses in Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Health Psychology, she teaches the Internship course, which emphasizes professional development for students getting ready to graduate with their undergraduate degree.
Dr. Wolfe says students considering majoring in Psychology should give serious consideration to their program at Georgia Southern University. “Although I am most familiar with opportunities on the Armstrong campus, such as our animal lab facility and specialized coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, both Georgia Southern University locations provide psychology majors with excellent instruction, professional mentorship, internship and service learning opportunities, study abroad experiences, and the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on their research.”
Dr. Wickline is a mom of two (Amelia, RHHS, and Ronin, FMES). She is married to Adam Wickline (STEM teacher for Frances Meeks Elementary). She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a proud alumna of Emory University’s Clinical Psychology PhD program. Dr. Wickline has been recognized with awards for teaching, service, mentoring, service-learning, and student success at the institutional, state, and national level. Her research focuses on intercultural competence, college adjustment, effective teaching and learning, and nonverbal communication. She is very excited to be taking students abroad this summer for a month to the new Georgia Southern campus in Wexford, Ireland!
Dr. Wickline regularly teaches courses in service-learning, diversity, career and professional development, statistics, and research, saying she is passionate about getting students involved in their communities and building their skill sets to make them ready for the job market or graduate school pursuits.
A special note to local graduating students from Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Wickline—
Students who are curious about what makes people and animals tick, or want to make a difference in the world should look further into a psychology major. A psychology degree does not limit students to one particular field but rather prepares them to be effective thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders in many different kinds of jobs. Our recent graduates have gone on to careers in non-profits, human services, marketing, research, private practice (therapy/counseling), animal care, finance, human resources, school counseling, behavioral assessment, data analysis, teaching, law, medicine—even photography and small business!