2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipient
The Department of Psychology honored Samuel Krug, a distinguished alumnus, at our awards program on May 16, 2015. Krug received both his M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is currently chairman and CEO of MetriTech, Inc., an educational testing company that works primarily with large-scale, state testing programs. He has published many articles, books, and tests. His articles and books all relate to issues in applied personality and educational measurement.
Krug has been a member of Psychology's Alumni Advisory Board since its inception in 2008. He has worked with Advisory Board member Denise Dallmier Burger to arrange and conduct mock interviews for students in the Capstone Internship Seminar. These mock interviews provide students not only with a realistic introduction to interviews in the business world, but gives them feedback and suggestions so that the students can be successful as they embark on their career paths. Sam has been very generous with his support to allow these mock interviews to be held during lunches at the Champaign Country Club.
Krug also created the undergraduate Raymond B. Cattell Scholarship in Psychology:
Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth (BS'88) was one of five alumni selected to receive the 2016 LAS Alumni Achievement 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/