Student and Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership Director Sarah Wagner received a grant for the VIH Program through the Pitt University Center for International Studies (UCIS) for $525,000. The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) received a three year grant from The Heinz Endowments for the VIH Program. Wagner is principle investigator. The VIH Program funds diverse women at 15 colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania to complete their first-ever international experience as well as a local Community Engagement Experience (CEE).
In addition, the VIH Program was honored as a Model of Excellence winner from the University Business magazine.