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Great students, scholars recognized at 2016 Academic Convocation

University Professor Manuel Castells receives the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor.

Manuel Castells speaks
Manuel Castells, standing with USC President C. L. Max Nikias, speaks after receiving the Presidential Medallion. (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)

Standout students, faculty and administrators celebrated the heights of Trojan scholarship at last week’s 35th annual Academic Honors Convocation.

USC President C. L. Max Nikias presented the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor, to Manuel Castells, University Professor, the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Techonology and Society and professor of Communication, Sociology, Planning and International Relations.

Honored at the event were:

STUDENTS

Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award

Katherine Canfield
Alexandra Flores
Madeleine Rachel Heller
Yuqi Jasmine Li
Mackenzie Darr Postel
Sulekha Ramayya
Camille Jacquelyne Saucier
Anjali Shah
Adrienne Virginia Visani

University Trustees Award

Eshed Margalit
Gabriel Mel de Fontenay

USC Provost’s Award

Christopher Dorn
Arda Tchakian
Avinash Vakil

Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award

Bo Cheng Jin
Jack Merritt
Osahon Tongo
Marci Helaine Vogel

Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Award

Mackenzie Postel
Austin Patrick Reagan

Rockwell Dennis Hunt Award

Madison Rae Swayne

University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Jose Raul Gonzales Alonso
Tushar Bharati
Christopher Muniz

Marshall Scholars

Moriah Mulroe
Anu Ramachandran

FACULTY

Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

Arnold C.G. Platzker
Harold Charles Slavkin
Bert Steece
J. Ann Tickner

Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

Meiling Cheng
Anna Krylov
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Alan Eli Willner

Provost’s Mentoring Award

John Brooks Slaughter
Rebecca Weintraub

USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship

Eileen Crimmins
Jed Fuhrman

USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

Susan L. Forsburg
C.-C. Jay Kuo

USC Associates Award for Artistic Expression

Tracy Fullerton
Midori Goto

University Professor

David St. John

Distinguished Professor

Dana P. Goldman
Velina Hasu Houston

Presidential Medallion

Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells receives medallion

Manuel Castells receives the Presidential Medallion from President C. L. Max Nikias (Photo/Steve Cohn)

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