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Career Information Night

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This year thirty-six Psychology alumni came back to campus on Monday, February 24, 2014 to offer students insight on how a degree in Psychology can prepare them for a future career. Four of the alumni, Bradley Axelrod, Courtney bishop, Carrie Fisher, and Nicole Shields participated in a panel discussion from 4-5:00pm in Room 142, Psychology Building. The alumni shared information about their career paths and experiences followed by a question and answer session. Students had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with alumni from 5-6:30pm in the Psychology Atrium. The event is special for the students as well as the participating alumni. If you are interested in participating in the department's 2015 event, contact Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Relations at (217) 333-3429 or cberger@illinois.edu.

Larry Moller

Larry Moller

Alumni Panel

Alumni Panel (L-R): Courtney Bishop,
Bradley Axelrod, Carrie Grady,
Nicole Shields

Students at the panel discussion

Students at the panel discussion

Students at the panel discussion

Students at the panel discussion

Students at the panel discussion

Students at the panel discussion

Students at the panel discussion

Students at the panel discussion

Courtney Bishop

Courtney Bishop

Larry Moller

Larry Moller

(L-R): Michael Langendorf, Lisa Micele

(L-R): Michael Langendorf, Lisa Micele

Stephan Wiet

Stephan Wiet

Karen McLaughlin

Karen McLaughlin

(L-R) Allen Shub, Jennifer Garinger

(L-R) Allen Shub, Jennifer Garinger
(background) Nicole Shields

(L-R): Alicia Brannon-Canario,Denise Dallmier Burger, Carrie Grady,<br>Drew Keiser

(L-R): Alicia Brannon-Canario,
Denise Dallmier Burger, Carrie Grady,
Drew Keiser

Bradley Axelrod, Laura Faynor-Ciha, Sue Keller

Bradley Axelrod, Laura Faynor-Ciha,
Sue Keller

Students in atrium

Students in atrium

Jay Guelfi, Gale Stafford

(L-R): Jay Guelfi, Gale Stafford

Keri Niehans

Keri Niehans

Angela Liberato

Angela Liberato

Tiffany Cox, The Career Center

Tiffany Cox, The Career Center

John Shustitzky

John Shustitzky

Susan Nelson

Susan Nelson

Rebecca Darr

Rebecca Darr

Sue Keller, Laura Faynor-Ciha, Bradley Axelrod

(L-R): Sue Keller, Laura Faynor-Ciha,
Bradley Axelrod

Beth Rom-Rymer

Beth Rom-Rymer

Ronald Rothschild (background) Beth Rom-Rymer Ronald Rothschild
(background) Beth Rom-Rymer
Bree Ocasio

Bree Ocasio

The Honorable Jeffrey Ford

The Honorable Jeffrey Ford

Celeste Hill, Marios Karayannis

Celeste Hill, Marios Karayannis

Susan Silver, Angela Vogt

Susan Silver, Angela Vogt

Marc Lochbaum,(background) Dale Hoke, Tonja Henze

Marc Lochbaum,
(background) Dale Hoke, Tonja Henze

Ross Wantland

Ross Wantland

Loren Kuzuhara

Loren Kuzuhara

Jennifer Garinger

Jennifer Garinger

Gale Stafford

Gale Stafford

David Irwin, Robert Wickesberg

(L-R): David Irwin, Robert Wickesberg

Rebecca Darr

Rebecca Darr

Sue Keller, Laura Faynor-Ciha

(L-R): Sue Keller, Laura Faynor-Ciha

Participants

  • Bradley Axelrod (B.S. 1984, Psychology, Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois; Ph.D. 1990, Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University) Staff Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Courtney Bishop (B.S. 2010, Psychology, University of Illinois; Academy for Urban School Leadership, 10/2012-9/2013; currently enrolled in Masters in Higher Education, Loyola University) Post-Secondary Counselor/Phoenix Rising Coordinator, North Lawndale College Prep H.S- Christiana Campus
  • Alicia Brannon-Canario (B.S. 1992, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.S. 1994, Human Resources, Loyola University; Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification 2001, Human Resources Certification Institute) Brannon HR Consulting, Owner
  • Denise Dallmier Burger (B.S. 1993, Psychology; M.A. 1994, Human Resource Management, University of Illinois) Director of Human Resources, Horizon Hobby, LLC
  • Bradley Douglas (B.S. 1975, Psychology; M.S.W. 1978, University of Illinois) Casework Supervisor, Illinois Youth Center-Chicago: retired
  • Rebecca Darr (B.S. 1990, Graduated with Distinction in Psychology, Honors Program, University of Illinois; M.A. 1995, Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University) Executive Director, WINGS Program, Inc.
  • Steven Epstein (B.S. 1968, Psychology, University of Illinois; D.D.S. 1972) Dentist (retired)
  • Laura Faynor-Ciha (B.S. 1983, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.S. 1985, Illinois State University; Ph.D. 1995, Illinois Institute of Technology) Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • The Honorable Jeffrey B. Ford (B.S. 1973 Psychology; J.D. 1976, Law, University of Illinois) Circuit Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Champaign County
  • Jennifer Garinger (B.S. 1989, Psychology; M.S. 1994, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Illinois) Resource Professional, Child Care Resource Service, University of Illinois
  • Carrie Grady (B.S. 1999, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.Ed. 2002, Community Counseling, Loyola University) Human Resource Manager, Deloitte
  • James E. Guelfi (B.S. 1996, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.B.A. 2004, Eastern Illinois University) Assistant Director for Engineering IT User Services Research, IT Support UIUC
  • Tonja Henze (A.S. 1983, Applied Life Sciences, Parkland College; B.S. 1986, Psychology; M.S. 1994, Animal Science, University of Illinois) Animal Facilities Coordinator, Division of Animal Resources, UIUC
  • Celeste Hill (A.B. 1982, Psychology, University of Illinois; J.D. 1986, Northwestern University School of Law) Partner, Clausen Miller P.C.
  • Dale W. Hoke (B.S. 1973, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.S. 1974, Psychology, Illinois State University) Adjunct Instructor of Psychology, Heartland Community College
  • Marios Karayannis (B.S. 1983, Psychology, University of Illinois; J.D. 1986, John Marshall Law School) Karayannis Law Offices, Owner
  • Drew Keiser (B.S. 2008, Psychology; MHRIR December 2009, University of Illinois) HR Manager, GSI North America, AGCO Corporation
  • Sue Kiener Keller (B.S. 1992, Psychology, University of Illinois; January 2011 Certificate, Individual Placement and Support/Supported Employment, Dartmouth College; M.S.W. anticipated May 2014, Specialization: Mental Health, University of Illinois; 2013-14 school year, Clinical counseling intern, University of Illinois Faculty Staff Assistance Program) August 2012-present, Graduate Assistant of Family Relations, University of Illinois
  • Loren Kuzuhara (B.S. 1985, Psychology, University of Illinois; Two years of Doctoral Studies in Counseling Psychology, University of Texas-Austin; M.B.A. & Ph.D. 1994, Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Teaching Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Michael Langendorf (B.S. 1975, Psychology; M.S.W. 1981, University of Illinois) Guidance Counselor, U of I Laboratory High School
  • Marc Lochbaum (B.S. 1991, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.S. 1993, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D. 1998, Arizona State) Professor, Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences, Texas Tech University
  • Karen McLaughlin (B.S. 1994, Psychology; M.S. 1997, ILIR, University of Illinois) Assistant Director, Labor & Employment Relations, Academic Human Resources, UIUC
  • Lisa Micele (B.S. 1991, Psychology; 1993 M.Ed./Higher & Continuing Education, University of Illinois; 2002 School Guidance & Counseling, Lewis University; Type 73 endorsement (School Counselor Certification/IL) Director, College Counseling/Department Chair of Student Services Office, U of I Laboratory High School
  • Larry Moller (B.S. 1974, Psychology & Economics; M.B.A. 1976, University of Illinois)President, Anthem Capital Group, Inc.
  • Susan Nelson (B.A. 1986, Psychology, University of Illinois; Master’s in Child, Family, & Community Service 1999, University of Illinois at Springfield; M.S.W 2008, University of Illinois) Compact Coordinator, Illinois Department of Children & Family Service Interstate Compact on Placement of Children
  • Bree Ocasio (B.S. 2003, Psychology, University of Illinois; Doctor of Physical Therapy 2007, Midwestern University) Senior Physical Therapist, Carle Therapy Services
  • Beth Rom-Rymer (B.S. 1973, Psychology, Princeton University; M.A. 1980, Ph.D. 1986, Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois) Rom-Rymer & Associates, Clinical and Forensic Practice
  • Ronald Rothschild (B.S. 1980, Psychology; MSW 1984, School of Social Work, University of Illinois) Psychotherapist
  • Nicole Shields (B.S. 2005, Psychology; M.S.W. 2008, University of Illinois) School Social Worker, Pre-K-5th grade, Paxton-Buckley-Loda School District Unit 10
  • Allen Shub (B.S. 1965, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.A. 1968, Social Psychology, Ph.D. 1977, Quantitative Psychology, Loyola University Chicago) Associate Provost for Personnel & University Contract Administrator (retired); Northeastern Illinois University
  • John Shustitzky (B.S. 1973, Psychology; M.S. 1975, Ph.D. 1979, Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois; Licensed Psychologist) Chief Executive Officer, The Alliance for Human Services
  • Susan Silver (B.S. 1982, Psychology; M.S.W. 1986, School of Social Work, University of Illinois) Supervising Probation Officer, U.S. Probation Office for the Central District of Illinois-Urbana Division
  • Gale Stafford (B.S. 1995, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.A. 2010, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) Interim Manager, Analyst Resources, University of Illinois Central IT
  • Angela Vogt (B.S. 2005, Psychology; 2006 Police Training Institute, University of Illinois) Police Officer, Urbana Police Department
  • Ross Wantland (B.S. 1999, Psychology, Minor in Women's Studies; Master’s in Education in Educational Policy Studies 2008, University of Illinois) Director of Diversity & Social Justice Education, University of Illinois
  • Stephan Wiet (B.S. 1976, Psychology, University of Illinois; M.S. 1981, Ph.D. 1983, Biopsychology, Rutgers University) Research Director of Consumer Sciences, McNeil Consumer Healthcare
Section 2

Sections

Alumni Spotlight

Alumna Receives Top Award from CollegeAlumna Receives Top Award from College

Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth (BS'88) was one of five alumni selected to receive the 2016 LAS Alumni Achievement Award.

Undergraduate Spotlight

Undergraduate Career Exploration AwardUndergraduate Career Exploration Award

The Undergraduate Career Exploration Award was created by the Psychology Alumni Advisory Board. Read about the three recipients in the 2015 Fall issue of Psychology Times: http://www.psychology.illinois.edu/alumni/news/newsletter/