Andrea Bennett is communications manager for Student Affairs. She earned her Master of Communication Management from USC Annenberg in 2013.
Stories by Andrea Bennett:
The basics of biotech and why it matters at USC
Strategist Amanda Mason talks about the university’s many labs looking for cures to cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and more.
Engineering student helps high schoolers’ aerospace dreams take flight — starting with paper planes
USC Viterbi junior runs a competition that could turn a teen’s career path toward science.
New head of student health named at USC
Sarah Van Orman will manage health services on the University Park and Health Sciences campuses and oversee clinical services at two student health centers.
Trojans, far from their families, spend Thanksgiving at the USC president’s house
C. L. Max Nikias and his wife, Niki C. Nikias, hosted more than 300 students for a special holiday dinner.
Post-election panel offers students answers, support
Tuesday’s election brought anxiety and uncertainty to some students, many of whom had just voted for the first time.
Promoting caring and inclusivity, #TogetherUSC connects students with resources
Division of Student Affairs kicks off campaign to make sure students know about programs like USC’s Bias Reporting and Response process and Trojans Care for Trojans.
First-generation students are ready for the challenges ahead
Living up to high expectations provides motivation for a group that represents nearly 14 percent of the USC student body.
USC senior nears the end of a difficult road from Mexico to LA and City Hall
After earning her degree later this year, Mexico’s Karla Martinez hopes to motivate others to see their potential.
Order of the Torch honors top students for contributions
The 12 selected seniors chose Mr. USC and Miss USC from among their ranks.
The freshmen arrive — with laptops and guitars in tow
The annual ritual of move-in day on the University Park Campus ushers in the 2014-15 school year.
Online gerontology grad accepts new Merrill Lynch post
Financial services veteran becomes the firm’s first full-time gerontologist.
USC hails class of 2014 stars
Student Recognition Ceremony salutes high achievers who made an indelible impact on the university.
Class of 2014 graduates reveal secrets to success
Trojans recall their most cherished memories on campus and around the world.
Job prospects looking rosier for 2014 grads after commencement
Employers plan to hire nearly 9 percent more freshly minted alumni this year than they did last year.
Mom’s cancer experience spurs daughter’s future in public health
Emily Zolfaghari is well on her way to medical school and a career in disease prevention abroad.
Carry believes USC students can resolve global woes
The vice provost credits current generation’s connections and caring.
USC scholarship supports community policing in LAPD
USC Price program boosts leadership in law enforcement.
A penny for the thoughts of young philanthropists
The event gives USC students practical experience in civic engagement and nonprofit leadership.
Trojans sandwich in record-breaking feat
The sandwiches were donated to Union Rescue Mission, Midnight Mission and other homeless groups.
Pacific Islander event aims for unity, college success
The summit began in response to the significant underrepresentation of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders among college degree earners.
Study aims at making national parks a better place to work
The students share their collective findings and proposed solutions with park leaders during a two-day retreat.
USC Rossier PhD graduates find placements at impressive clip
The numbers place the school near the top when compared to all schools and colleges of education across the country.
Alum finds purpose in teaching
The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship awards $10,000 to deserving students at the USC Rossier School of Education.
A devoted mother inspires investment in teachers
Erma Lee Meler was a lifelong teacher loved by her students and parents.