Shape the Future Today
"To thy happy children of the future, those of the past send greetings.” Alma Mater inscription
We would like to thank all of the contributors to our first fundraising campaign for making it such a success. The campaign raised $32,828 to provide need-based scholarships for unpaid internships and update classrooms with state-of-the art audio-video technology. The campaign ended at 131% of our $25,000 objective. We applaud you for having such a positive impact on the futures of current students. With our university and state budgets stretched, the cost of a college education is challenging for many to afford, and the need to help our students develop the skills and competitive edge to succeed in today’s workplace, we have decided to launch a new Shape the Future Campaign. We are expanding our scope and raising the financial goal to $100,000. That’s our goal as alumni. That will be our legacy.
Our goal can be achievable with your help so the Psychology Department can:
- Award multiple need-based scholarships for unpaid internships
- Award multiple travel grants to graduate students to present their findings at professional meetings
We all recognize how costly a college education is and how an internship can lead to a student’s first job upon graduation. In addition, an internship provides skills that can give a student a competitive edge.
Recently the budget crisis in Illinois has forced the Psychology Department to eliminate funds for graduate student travel. Graduate students need to attend professional conferences to present results and network. The Alumni Advisory Board has set aside some of the Shape the Future funds to support graduate travel and thereby advance their careers.
The Psychology Department Alumni Advisory Board is so committed to the success of this campaign, we have 100% participation from our members.
Each donor, with the donor’s approval, will be recognized on the “Friends of Psychology” page of the Campaign’s website. We are also adding a student section to encourage our students to help each other. We believe that nurturing a spirit of giving among students will benefit them and our society as they grow in their careers.
Please help the Shape the Future Today campaign by having a positive impact on students today. It’s a great feeling and a wonderful cause.
Loren Kuzuhara, President
Carrie Grady, Vice President
Larry Moller, President Emeritus
Stephan Wiet, President Emeritus
Our first fundraising campaign exceeded our goal of $25,000. Our NEW fundraising drive is just starting but with the help of the Alumni Advisory Board, we have hit the ground running. With your help NOW we are more than HALF-WAY to our goal!
WOW! THANK YOU
Platinum $1000 or more
Gold $500 to $999
Silver $250 to $499
Brass $100 to $249
Bronze $10 to $99
Dr. Samuel Krug, President of MetriTech and a member of the Alumni Advisory Board, helped to kick off our new fundraising drive with his donation to create the Raymond B. Cattell Scholarship in Psychology.
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