VIH Awards and Recognitions

2019 CIEE Annual Conference, New York

Holistic Developmental Advising by Kay Greene (Arcadia), Danielle Genemore (Duquesne), Karin Chipman (Chatham), and Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff (Johnstown).

In the past ten years, international educators have increased the number of underrepresented students in study abroad. While expanding access is crucial, it is also imperative to build on these efforts to the end of better-serving underrepresented students. Through holistic, developmental advising, international educators can position underrepresented students to maximize their global perspectives, both at home and abroad.



Recognition by Pitt Magazine, Summer 2018

VIH was recognized by Pitt Magazine for its mission and vision. The article traces the journeys of four 2017 Viras and the impact the VIH Program has had upon them. The article describes VIH as "An innovative program, hosted by Pitt and inspired by a trailblazer, is giving young women the tools to channel their international experiences into something more." 



Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) Award, Honorable Mention, 2017

Outstanding institutions, organizations, and individuals who have developed inclusive practices that increase access, foster diversity and inclusion in international education and promote an inclusive environment for international students on campus.




The University of Pittsburgh | Year of Diversity Grant, Grant Recipient, 2016

The 2016 Pitt-Oakland CEE team received a grant award from the Provost, and their CEE, #StopTheShade, was an event in the Year of Diversity. The Pitt-Oakland CEE team also had the opportunity to present a poster at the Year of Diversity Poster Session. 




Models of Excellence, Honoree, 2016

This national recognition program honors colleges and universities that have implemented innovative, effective and inter-departmental initiatives that are bolstering student success. 





IIE Heiskell Award, Honorable Mention, 2013

The Heiskell Awards promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives being conducted in international higher education by IIE Network member universities and colleges.