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Nikias returns to the USC Family of Schools

Nikias Returns to the USC Family of Schools
USC president C. L. Max Nikias, flanked by 32nd Street School/USC MaST Magnet student body president Kenneth Cole and the school’s commissioner of activities, Stephanie Hernandez

USC president C.L. Max Nikias often has said, “The ties between USC and its surrounding communities are both profound and deep, and long ago the Trojan Family realized that USC’s strength as a great university depends on its ability to be a good neighbor.”

Toyota supports science education for local students

Toyota Supports Science Education for Local Students
From left, Thomas S. Sayles, NAI scholars Kelly Lucero, Maria Orellana, and Hugo Lopez, Toyota strategist Kathy Mota, Toyota strategic planning manager Michael Kroll and NAI scholar Adrian Burke

The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative received a $600,000 grant from the Toyota Corp. to increase science literacy among students in grades 6-12. The gift also will be used to augment the professional development of science teachers.