The Plan for Pitt: Advance Educational Excellence

Maia Stephenson sits on a pink bench
Born from frustration and a first-year classroom, senior Maia Stephenson’s work on hip-hop, diversity and rhetoric has earned her publication credits, funding and community connections.
Madison Kornides, in a white lab coat leaning against a stone wall
Madison Kornides, a student in Pitt’s guaranteed pharmacy admissions program, fought COVID-19 in her hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and beyond.
Imagine you’re a graduate student in the biomedical sciences. Your training requires a significant amount of time at the lab bench. Then a pandemic hits. How do you move forward?
Koffi Kengbo in a black suit with trees in the background
Koffi Kengbo (GSPIA ’21) wants to return to Togo to help give people the freedom to speak up.
a woman in a dark blazer and striped blouse in front of a panther statue
Recent Pitt Business grad Katie Gerber wants to become a CPA and represent women in the upper levels of management. See how Panthers Forward, the Smart Women Securities group and faculty mentorship are helping her on her way.
Aarti Patel in a red shirt with a river behind her
Mechanical engineering student Aarti Patel found inspiration in outer space during an artistic internship at NASA this spring.
Mural of George Floyd painted on retaining wall
Leaders from across Pitt offer thoughts on racism and justice a year after George Floyd’s death.
Eve Bowers in a black shirt
Today, Eve Bowers graduates from the School of Medicine 70 years after her grandfather, LeRoy Bowers, did. Pitt Med covered the family when Eve’s brother, Levi Bowers, enrolled at the med school in 2018.