Andrea Bennett is communications manager for Student Affairs. She earned her Master of Communication Management from USC Annenberg in 2013.
Stories by Andrea Bennett:
Paint night puts artistic spin on Latinx Heritage Month celebration
The USC community came together to flex its creative muscle and commemorate this year’s theme: esperanza (hope).
Hunter Brophy’s studies are in the stars, but his heart is in the sea
The first-year astronomy major, lifeguard and Navy cadet has a special connection to the ocean and the environment.
Transfer student La Shaun Aaron brings wisdom of life experiences
At age 43 and with a college-aged son, she hopes to be a role model to other Black women and girls.
First-year faces: Macie Miller brings her mental health advocacy to USC
Macie Miller always dreamed of going to USC. Now that she’s officially a Trojan, she plans to continue being a mental health advocate as she soaks up the new world around her.
USC welcomes a diverse class with resources, advice and connections
USC’s Student Equity and Inclusion Programs kick off fall with a message from the university’s many identity-specific resource centers and student communities: “You belong here.”
It’s good to be here: New and returning students share how it feels to be on campus
As first- and second-year students finally begin their in-person Trojan experience, a series of fun events — and support groups — are designed to help them settle in.
Three students share what ‘the Black family’ means to them
Jakaiya Burke, Natalie Hart and Lawrence K. Rolle offer up their personal connection to the 2021 Black History Month national theme.
Students who’ve recovered from COVID-19 give back by donating plasma
Trojans are urging members of the university community who’ve already been infected with the novel coronavirus to donate plasma.
Meet Edwin Bodney, USC Student Health’s new LGBTQ+ campus advocate and educator
The poet and performer wants his art and his own experiences as a Black, queer undergrad to help guide underrepresented members of the USC student community.
Newly renamed LGBTQ+ Student Center aims for greater inclusion
After surveying USC students, the center’s leaders adopted a new name that includes the entire community.
USC students offer tips for succeeding in virtual internships
Even if you’re interning remotely, classic work strategies like self-discipline and time management will still pay off.
Returning to SoCal allowed this USC grad student to embrace her calling — and her roots
Pursuing her master’s at USC Rossier has given Mahagoney Borrayo-Gilchriest an opportunity to explore her heritage while furthering her commitment to shaping young minds.
First-gen graduating senior made a home at USC thanks to her Latinx peers
Maria Del Pilar Morales initially struggled to find her place at USC, but she soon discovered her calling in global health and her community among the university’s Latinx students and alumni.
Amid stay-at-home order, USC to host virtual career fair for students and alumni
The online fair, which will take place Thursday, allows job-seeking Trojans to maximize their time with multiple employers from around the world.
Environmental science major sows seeds of advocacy among Trojans
Soon-to-be-graduating USC senior Claire Mauss has transformed the Environmental Student Assembly into an organization that advocates for sustainable change on campus.
New department is devoted to students’ basic needs
Student Affairs’ Department of Student Basic Needs includes the Trojan Food Pantry, a program that helps USC students who struggle to consistently get the food they need.
Student group now offers peer support and training for all Trojans
The TrojanSupport peer-to-peer group is now in its second year and has expanded to include graduate students.
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.