Congratulations Tricia Guerrero – 2020 Piorkowski Award Winner!

2020 Piorkowski Award

In memory of their son, Michael J. Piorkowski, Dr. Geraldine and Mr. Frank Piorkowski have endowed an award to the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychology.  The purpose of the award, in the words of his parents, is to “honor the memory of our son, Michael J. Piorkowski, and to encourage the pursuit of psychology to a graduate student who displays intellectual curiosity, creativity, strength of character, and love of people–characteristics that Michael had in abundance.”  Michael’s graduate career in psychology was abruptly ended by a terminal illness.  This award is given to a deserving student in the areas of Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience. We are so pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 Piorkowski Award is Tricia Guerrero!