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2000

Professor Emeritus and former acting Chair of Psychology Mary Vermillion dies. Her legacy remains in the form of a bequest to support graduate students

Six incoming undergraduate students received scholarships

PsychNite 2000 chaired by George Langlois was huge success. Event held on board Ugly Duck yacht featured sunset cruise on Lake Michigan

IIT Challenge Campaign goal of $250 million nearly one year ahead of schedule

Five-year Development Plan created to outline fund raising objectives for psychology beyond IIT Challenge Campaign 2000-2005

Research Fund established for faculty and students administered by a faculty committee

Recognition Reception held in home of Board Chair, Bryan Dunn. Board member and alumnus Sandy Marcus entertains as violinist

The Institute raised over $1.6 million in cash and pledges to date including matching funds as part of the IIT Challenge Campaign

First alumni directory published exclusively for psychology coordinated by a volunteer committee

2001

Landmark gifts from Chicagoans Mary Vermillion and David Vitale give the College of Psychology its first endowed scholarship fund for graduate students and its first fund to support undergraduate majors

Psych Nite 2001 held at Green Dolphin Jazz Club in Chicago

First full-time Development Director hired to work with 1/4-time Development Director for Special Projects

Reception honoring psychology donors held in the home of Linda and Paul Liang

2002

Professor Chow Lam, Ph.D. launches the first masters program in vocational rehabilitation in south-east Asia

College of Psychology's Rehabilitation Program ranked #12 in the country

Psychology co-sponsors the conference "The Technology of Humanity" with the Institute for Science, Law and Technology

Endowed faculty chairs in industrial/organizational psychology and rehabilitation psychology became focus of development efforts

Board member, William C. Bartholomay became first chair of the Rehabilitation Faculty Endowment campaign

PsychNite 2002 — A Murder Mystery Contest was held in IIT’s Crown Hall

Psychology website redesigned and updated to include opportunity for online giving, volunteering, and alumni updates

2003

Rehabilitation Program and Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program are ranked among the top 13 in the nation by Princeton Reviews' Gourman Report and top 10 by U.S. News and World Report

I/O Endowment Alumni Committee established to support campaign for faculty endowment facilitated by Susan L. Slater

Bill Bartholomay and family sealed their commitment to the Rehabilitation Faculty Endowment with first leadership gift pledged over 5 years

2004

IIT Trustee and Psychology Board Member, William C. Bartholomay provides the lead gift to create the first endowed faculty chair for Rehabilitation Psychology at the Institute

Professor Joyce Hopkins, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator, with a colleague from Children's Memorial) is awarded a five-year, $3.5 million, NIMH funded study of "Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Depression in Young Children: Developmental Aspects"

Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists hosts International convention in Chicago with record-breaking attendance at IIT alumni reception honoring Distinguished Professor Nambury Raju

College of Psychology's Rehabilitation Program retains rank of #5 in the United States

DVD highlighting career and accomplishments of Nam Raju debuted at April Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) reception in Chicago. This event was held in lieu of PsychNite

I/O Committee collectively pledged more than $20,000 to support endowment efforts

2005

Charles "Arch" Pounian Fellowship Endowment is established to provide graduate scholarships in Industrial/Organizational psychology

The College of Psychology celebrates its 10th year as an institute and 80 years of psychology degrees at IIT

Case statements written for Institute of Psychology, Rehabilitation, and I/O Faculty Endowments

The Charles “Arch” Pounian Endowment established for I/O to provide student fellowships

2006

Psychology celebrates its 80/10 Anniversary year

History Committee formed to assist in archiving psychology’s past

Permanent loan agreement reached with Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to exhibit former Chair of Psychology, David Boder’s work with displaced persons of the Holocaust in 1946 in new museum in Skokie, Illinois

2007

IIT President Lewis Collens retires; John L. Anderson becomes IIT’s 8th president

Kedge Program established for struggling undergraduate students university-wide

40th Anniversary of Rehabilitation Program celebration is held in April

2008

Clinical Psychology program celebrates 25th year of accreditation and receives 6-year renewal from APA

Institute Director M. Ellen Mitchell becomes Dean of Psychology

2009

Bryan Dunn steps down as Board of Overseers Chairman

Joe Calabrese assumes Psychology Board of Overseers Chairmanship

Nam Raju Psychology Endowment is fully funded through success of Center for Research and Service and philanthropy of generous alumni and friends