Alumni Giving

Alumni and friends are an integral part of the Department of Psychological Sciences. Their service on boards and in alumni organizations, and their generous financial support is vital to the department.

Giving to the Department

The enduring contributions of former students, faculty, and friends live on in our student fellowships. Awards vary each year depending on available resources and student needs. Your donation to any of our fellowship funds makes a real difference in our programs.

To learn more about giving to the Department, please contact us:

  • Department of Psychological Sciences
    210 McAlester Hall
    Columbia, MO 65211-2500
    phone: 573-882-6860
    fax: 573-882-7710

For more information about giving, please visit the College of Arts and Science Advance A&S website.

Lizette Peterson-Homer Graduate Fellowship Fund

Lizette Peterson-Homer
Curators' Professor
February 24, 1951 - July 18, 2002

The Department of Psychological Sciences has established the Lizette Peterson-Homer Graduate Fellowship Fund to honor Lizette's devotion to teaching and mentoring. The memorial fund will provide financial assistance for graduate student development in these areas: research activities, specialty training at other institutions and travel to professional conferences. In awarding the funds, special consideration will be given to graduate students who are pursuing study in the area of pediatric psychology and especially in child injury-prevention research, an important yet under-funded area to which Lizette Peterson-Homer was deeply committed.

Making a Difference in Students' Lives

The Lizette Peterson-Homer Graduate Fellowship Fund exemplifies how private donations can honor loved ones while having a significant influence on the lives of students and future psychologists.

If you wish to support the ideals and goals promoted by the life and research of Lizette Peterson-Homer, the department encourages you to send a tax-deductible contribution payable to the University of Missouri-Columbia to:

  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    The Lizette Peterson-Homer Graduate Fellowship Fund
    210 McAlester Hall
    Columbia, MO 65211

Donors who have questions about this memorial fund may contact Bev Skyles by phone at 573-882-6860 or by email at