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Al Finch, Ph.D.
Administrative Officer at The Citadel

Amy Limehouse-Eager
Administrative Assistant at
The Citadel



PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS OPENS - Monday, August 29th, 2011

Via the SEPA Electronic Submission System

Deadline for Submissions

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

6:00 pm Eastern Time


CEPO Undergraduate Research Program

Intent to Submit Research Form

Postmark Deadline – Monday, August 29th, 2011

Note:  This program does NOT use the Electronic Submission System. The Intent to Submit Research Form must be mailed no later than Monday, August 29th, 2011 and sent (via U.S. mail) to Dr. Rosemary Phelps. 

Be sure to enclose a $10 money order with your "Intent" form.

Rosemary E. Phelps, PhD,
Dept. of Counseling and Human Dev. Services
402 Aderhold Hall, University of Georgia,
Athens, GA  30602


CEPO Abstract of Research

Deadline – Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Abstract must be e-mailed (as attachment) to

Dr. Rosemary Phelps at:

Note:  This program does NOT use the Electronic Submission System.


Mentor Award Nominations

Deadline – Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

You may send nominations via mail or email to Dr. Patricia Donat.


Advance Convention Registration

Deadline – Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Advance Registration form must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 and sent to the SEPA office to receive lower registration fee (fee rises $20.00 in each category after this date).  This is also the last day to register ONLINE at this lower rate at the SEPA Web site -

Last day to MAIL your Registration Form

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

If you want to mail your registration form and check or money order, please do so on or before Saturday, December 31st, 2011.  Mailed registration forms received after Friday, January 6th, 2012 will NOT be processed and you will be requested to register on-site.

Last day to register ONLINE for Convention - Friday, January 6th, 2012

From Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 to Friday, January 6th, 2012 you may register online, but the fees increase $20.00 from the Advance Registration rate. 

After Friday, January 6th, 2012 the Online Payment System for Convention Registration will close. Please plan to register onsite at the convention if you have not registered by midnight on Friday, January 6th, 2012.

Last day to reserve rooms at The Sheraton New Orleans to assure

SEPA rate – Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

You should register early to make sure there are rooms available at the SEPA Convention Room Rate of $159.00!


SEPA New Orleans 2012

The conference will begin Wednesday, February 15th with a combination Welcome Reception (with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar provided) and poster session. Finalists or runners-up from two competitions will be featured during this session: the Graduate Student Research Award and the CEPO Student Research Award for research on minorities or women.  Additional posters from the regular SEPA program will also be presented during this popular session. 

Programming on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will include Invited Speakers, Outstanding Professional Paper Award sessions, symposia and panels, poster sessions (both regular and interactive), Continuing Education workshops, paper sessions, and conversation hours. We also expect programming by SEIOPA, SWIM, Psi Chi, and other organizations this year.  Please contact the SEPA office if you know of other psychology organizations that might offer programming at our annual meeting!  An evening reception will be held each day with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  Awards will be presented at the reception on Friday and the meeting will end Saturday at noon.

Registration, poster and paper sessions, workshops, symposia, and receptions will all be located in the Hotel’s meeting facility.  Hotel reservations can be made through our website at  You may also contact The Sheraton at 888.627.7033.  Room rates start at $159.00 (single or double). Make your reservations early to be assured of your choice of accommodations.  Hotel registration must be confirmed by Tuesday, January 24th 2012 to ensure the SEPA rate. 




Congratulations to SEPA’s award winners for 2011

Outstanding Professional Paper Award – Dr. Shoshana Dayanim

Mentor Award – Dr. Merry Sleigh-Ritzer

Graduate Student Research Award – Ms. Melissa Sevlever

Committee on Equality of Opportunity Awards for Research
on Minorities – Ms. Brittany Weiner
on Women – Mr. Roger C. McIntosh
Second place overall – Ms. Witsinee (Guide) Bovornusvakcol