The Big DIG: News

The transformational Dietrich Inspirational Gifts: Promoting Research and Scholarships Initiative (the Big DIG) is constantly in motion and always making progress thanks to our generous donors.

Please make time to see how others are celebrating their appreciation and zeal for the Dietrich School.

Keith Schaefer (A&S ’71) sees the potential in The Big DIG

Keith is especially passionate about creating undergraduate research opportunities for every Dietrich School student, which he knows is only possible with broad donor support. READ MORE >>

Leo Wegemer (A&S ’73) is inspired by The Big DIG

Leo understands the importance of attracting and supporting the best graduate students and calls on Dietrich School graduates and friends to DIG deep to support fellowships. READ MORE >>

Mark Pastin

As an Ethics Expert, He Influenced the Nation

Mark Pastin (A&S ’70) wants to help PhD candidates be more secure in their endeavors. READ MORE>>

Genna Edwards

Blood, Guts, and Empowering Women Drive This Grad

Without scholarship support, Genna Edwards (A&S ’21) might have never found the confidence to pursue her passion. READ MORE >>

Sarita Gopal

A Scholarship for Today and Generations to Come

Sarita Gopal (A&S ’83) sees diversity as a hallmark of a great institution. READ MORE >>

John Majewski

Biology and Chemistry, the What and the Why

John Majewski’s (A&S ’21) undergraduate research experience enriched his understanding; set him on a path to med school. READ MORE >>

Dr. Jill Millstone

Wegemer Chair Creating Tools for Not-Yet-Asked Questions

Without philanthropy, researchers lack support for foundational work. READ MORE >>

Allan Scott

His Dollar Helps More Than He Imagined

Allan Scott (A&S ’63, MED ’67) thought it took much more to help students; his classmates set him straight. READ MORE >>

Ruth Kuschmierz in traditional German attire

Dr. Ruth Kuschmierz Brought German to Life at Pitt-Greensburg

In her retirement, Kuschmierz (A&S ’53, G ’55, PhD ’62) continues to support learning through three endowed funds. READ MORE>>

Dean Blee

Dean Kathleen Blee welcomes you to The Big DIG

On August 15, 2017, Kathleen Blee began her Deanship of the Dietrich School and the College of General Studies. READ MORE >>

Julia Eger

Scholarships Fuel Recent Grad’s Passion

Julia Eger (A&S ’19) took advantage of multiple unpaid internships, which allowed her to focus on helping society’s most vulnerable children achieve. READ MORE >>