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Commencement Highlights

• Graduates assemble at 8 a.m.; the march to Alumni Park begins at 8:30 a.m.

• USC’s 116th commencement begins at 9 a.m.

• The commencement speaker is Warren M. Christopher (see page 5).

• Honorary degree recipients: Jon M. Huntsman, Rosa Parks, and Flora L. Thornton (see page 6).

• Valedictorian Alaina K. Kipps, and salutatorians Allison Marie Martinez and Anna Kilsgaard (see pages 8 and 9).

• Satellite ceremonies and speakers for both campuses (see pages 4 and 5).


The 1999 commencement Website at:, will carry the May 14 ceremonies live via the Internet. The Real Video software necessary to view the Webcast can be downloaded at the site.

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