Department of Psychology

Information for Western Illinois University Psychology Alumni

Since 1961 the Psychology Department at Western Illinois University has been providing an understanding of the brain, mind, and behavior with students. Psychology majors began graduating two years later (in 1963) and, since then, the Psychology Department has trained more than 4,500 undergraduate students, 550 masters students, and 200 specialists in school psychology. Below are links to our alumni newsletters. 

Summer 2022 Alumni Newsletter

Frank Fulkerson Outstanding Alumni Award

Frank Fulkerson was the fourth Chair of the Psychology Department (from 1976-1984 & also in 2008). Throughout his time at WIU Dr. Fulkerson was a dedicated advocate for the university and the broader Macomb community. Dr. Fulkerson frequently promoted the value of community service as part of an enriching student experience. The Fulkerson Outstanding Alumni Award traditionally recognizes psychology graduates who demonstrate a high level of service within their community and a high level of professional accomplishments. Greater information about the Frank Fulkerson Alumni Award can be found at the following link. 

Fulkerson Outstanding Alumni Award Description