Alumni Awards

Section 1

2016 Distinguished Alumni Recipients

Cathie & L. Gene Lemon

L. Gene and Cathie Lemon received a Distinguished Honorary Alumni Award from Professor and Head, Wendy Heller, at the department's annual awards program on Saturday, May 14. 2016.

L. Gene and Cathie Lemon, with Cathie's brother Lyle Lanier Jr., established the Lyle H. Lanier Fund in Psychology in memory of Cathie and Lyle's father, head of the Department of Psychology (1951-1959); Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1959-1960); and Provost of the Champaign-Urbana campus (1960-1972). In honor of his many contributions, the Department uses the funds annually for the Lanier Lecture Series that brings a distinguished psychologist to campus whose work is of interest to the general campus and local community.

Cathie attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her B.A. in French from Salem College and a M.A. in Art History from Arizona State University. She spent her career with the Phoenix Art Museum.

Gene received a B.S. in Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences and a J.D. from the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served in executive roles and as general counsel for several major corporations during his career. Gene and Cathie are lifetime members of the University of Illinois Presidents Council, and Cathie has served on Psychology's Alumni Advisory Board since 2008.


Dr. John Shustitzky

Dr. John Shustitzky receives a Distinguished Alumni Award from Professor and Head Wendy Heller.

Dr. John Shustitzky earned his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973, and his M.S. 1975 and Ph.D. 1979 in Counseling Psychology, also from the University of Illinois.

Dr. Shustitzky is Director of Applied Professional Practice/Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, Chicago School of Professional Psychology and holds an appointment as Professor of Psychology. He has spent his career serving institutions of higher learning and community-based mental health and human services organizations.

Dr. Shustitzky serves as Co-Chair of the Illinois Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council and is a member of the Illinois Department of Human Services Advisory Council. He has been a member of the Psychology Alumni Advisory Board since its inception in 2008.


Section 2


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: