Andrea Bennett is communications manager for Student Affairs. She earned her Master of Communication Management from USC Annenberg in 2013.
Stories by Andrea Bennett:
Then and now: How have four years changed the lives of four graduates?
As commencement calls, a quartet of Trojans reflect on time at USC and look ahead to careers in PR, linguistics, narrative studies and health.
Marine learns firsthand how veteran-friendly USC is — and makes it even more so
Jeremy Fricke has worked to enhance benefits for student veterans, expand veterans’ networking and more.
Student-organized USC Own It aims to empower and unite women
The all-day summit attracts entertainers, executives and Olympians who inspire, advise and connect with USC undergrads.
Annual summit builds community for first-generation students
Students and educators from across the state gather to focus on students who are the “epitome of the American dream.”
Asian-American students connect with peers at USC cultural center
Marking its 35th anniversary, Asian Pacific American Student Services supports students who may struggle with their identities.
USC volunteers help rebuild Hurricane Harvey-torn Texas coast
Women train in “mucking and gutting,” work with nonprofit to remove debris, tear out drywall and clear fallen trees for families
Outreach mission takes Trojans to Nicaragua to provide desperately needed dental care
Fifty students and 16 faculty members travel to a school where patients will receive oral surgery and more.
USC’s black cultural center marks 40 years as a valued venue for candid conversation
A national movement for ethnicity-based student services led to its creation four decades ago.
Expanded fitness facilities at Lyon Center and USC Village help Trojans stay in shape
Renovations are part of a $10 million investment to enhance facilities across the University Park Campus.
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.