Andrea Bennett is communications manager for Student Affairs. She earned her Master of Communication Management from USC Annenberg in 2013.
Stories by Andrea Bennett:
Survivors of sexual assault or gender-based harm now have 24-hour advocates in their corner
A new trauma-informed program at USC Student Health offers personalized support for survivors, both on and off campus.
New virtual consults make it easier to diagnose and treat student skin issues
USC Student Health now offers virtual consults, which means physicians can send photos of students’ skin issues to a dermatologist and speed up care considerably.
Trojans asked to drop off extra medication on Drug Take Back Day, Dec. 5
On Dec. 5, students, faculty and staff can safely dispose of any unused or expired prescriptions and other drugs — no questions asked.
Inaugural Row Run puts focus on mental health resources at USC
More than 200 Trojans took part in the 1.8-mile run, a joint effort of USC’s Greek councils, Undergraduate Student Government and USC Student Health.
Trans care team at USC focuses on sensitivity, support
From trans-inclusive care training for all USC Student Health staff to selecting preferred names and pronouns, USC strives to provide a safe, encouraging community for its trans students.
Undergraduate Student Government funds coverage of HIV testing at USC Student Health
Testing will be provided at student health centers on both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses, and is available to undergraduate and graduate students.
New role in USC Student Health bridges medical and mental care
Jennifer Hsia, USC’s new behavioral health consultant, wants to emphasize how both mind and body issues can impact a student’s health.
New office at USC devoted to safeguarding children on and off campus
USC has established an office for Youth Protection and Programming, which will ensure that every group working with children understands how to best protect them.
Violence prevention specialist aims to cultivate community of respect at USC
USC Student Health’s new violence prevention specialist wants everyone at the university, even incoming freshmen, to understand the value of a safe campus for all.
A new face at USC Student Health brings expertise in patient access, experience
Thu Nguyen-Knowles is the new head of clinical operations for both the Engemann and Eric Cohen student health centers.
Students get round-the-clock access to health products
The “wellness-to-go” machine is stocked with everything from ibuprofen and thermometers to pregnancy tests and emergency contraception.
Newest primary care doctor brings specialty in adolescent medicine
Alumna Heather Needham will work at USC Student Health and teach at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
New USC Student Health doctor helps shape young adults’ well-being
Erin Jones wants to be a vigilant sounding board for students in need of counseling.
USC Student Health services for women grow as alumna joins staff
Education and health care go together for OB-GYN Deirdre Logan, who returns to her alma mater after 14 years at a community clinic.
New counseling chief increases student access to mental health care
USC Student Health will add 10 more mental health providers, boosting its capacity to provide counseling directly to students in need.
Newly arrived OB-GYN wants to educate and empower USC students
Anne Michels sees her new post as an opportunity to make a positive difference for young women at USC.
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.