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Michael Ausiello wrote a heartbreaking — yet darkly funny — memoir after his husband’s death. It’s now a movie starring Jim Parsons.
Michael Ausiello wrote a heartbreaking — yet darkly funny — memoir after his husband’s death. It’s now a movie starring Jim Parsons.
USC Viterbi alumna Anita Sengupta works on a high-speed transportation system that’s like “a spacecraft flying on the ground.”
Trojan friends and family gathered to celebrate notable leaders at the 85th Annual Alumni Awards Gala.
The new leader wants to help other first-generation students find their place in the Trojan Family.
Meet two Trojans who are proud to support USC, even after they left the football field and golf course.
Both alumni of the university, the pioneering aviation leaders bring a distinguished history of leadership and experience to USC.
Geophysicist W. Bruce Banerdt of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab embarks on a 300-million mile journey to uncover the secrets of Mars.
The real estate investor and dedicated Trojan is set to accept USC’s highest alumni honor.
For networking pro Donald Dean ’90, there’s something special about Trojans helping Trojans succeed.
David Judson MA ’96, president of Judson Studios, brings a fresh eye to the centuries-old craft of stained glass.
Rosalind Wiener Wyman blazed her own trail in politics and started a new chapter for baseball in Los Angeles.
Essie Justice Group helps launch community leaders ready to advocate for and support other women.
Reimagined wheelchairs revolutionize a Paralympic sport.
Handling the complicated logistics behind NFL game broadcasts is all in a day’s work for USC Annenberg alumnus Jacob Ullman.
A shared passion for community service and Asian Pacific American issues brought together two Trojans.
If you think arts education has vanished from schools and neighborhoods, these Trojans have some news for you.
The Trojan parents’ generosity has endowed several programs and centers important to USC’s future.
The venture capitalist and USC trustee has invested to create a better world, and he and his wife, Mary, have donated more than $100 million to grow USC.
As head of the Central City Association, a USC Dornsife graduate has her eye on transforming the Los Angeles landscape.
To help prevent deaths from homicide and suicide in America, Janet Blair studies the stories behind them.
Entrepreneurs and startup founders tap into the Trojan Family network.
USC’s alumni association welcomes its first Asian-American female president, Jaime Lee.
From architects to actors, visiting luminaries had memorable words to share.
The Trojan parent has been a longtime USC Alumni Association volunteer and leader.
A USC Price alumna searches for solutions to combat homelessness in Los Angeles.
Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, a trailblazing USC Marshall alumna, helps women pursue MBAs.
Designers of Grand Park in Los Angeles, including USC alumni, aim to make space for everyone.
These alumni pursued an education—and later, careers—sparked by their personal passions.
The USC alumnus and commencement speaker gave the Class of 2017 insights and laughs.
For Jan Berkeley ’86, the sky’s not the limit. It’s just the beginning.
Rick Caruso is recognized with the university’s highest alumni honor.
For a quarter century, USC Lambda has championed diversity and inclusion.
Unveiled in 1930, the iconic sculpture of Tommy Trojan was created to rally the USC student body.
Cale Residential College opens at USC Village this August.
Ryan ’77, JD ’80 brings decades of experience as a media entrepreneur and adviser to the USC Board of Trustees.
First-generation college graduate Oscar De Los Santos ’15 heads to Oxford.
Jung Kian Ng ’14, MS ’14 aims to bring new-found expertise back to Malaysia.
If you follow L.A. sports, chances are you’ve seen Trojans Taylor Felix and Kelli Tennant on the field and in the booth.
Southern Californian Valerie Burdick Humphrey ’82 has surprises in store at London’s historic church.
Three Trojan alums from different decades reflect on their time as undergrad leaders.
With the help of a USC occupational therapy alumna, a runner copes with double amputation and moves ahead with her life.
U.S. Army Battalion Sgt. Maj. Eric Chastain watched 22 of his friends die. Then came a death he wasn’t prepared for.
Today an endowed scholarship in Solomon’s name supports minority students studying social work.
Her cold call to the NFL team got her in the door and on her way to a career in sports.
Justin Chang’s first love was writing. Or was it film? Today he does both.
More than 30 years ago, a nondescript Craftsman near campus housed scores of students from China. Few could have predicted what it would launch.
The USC Alumni Association recognizes USC trustee and visionary real estate developer Rick Caruso ’80.
A graduate in industrial and systems engineering follows her passion for performing.
The first paragraph of their love story starts with USC.
USC has produced more Olympians than any other U.S. university.
The entertainment legend paved the way for women in Hollywood and beyond.
Strong support from graduates helps USC climb rankings of elite schools for alumni giving.
When the NFL team returned to Los Angeles, it was a personal homecoming for Todd Davis '88, JD '91.
East Coast alumni don’t have to look far to feel the Trojan love.
USC alumni are woven throughout the fabric of Southern California civic life.
The USC trustee supports education initiatives in Los Angeles.
The USC Annenberg alumnus and former NFL player returns to Troy.
Brothers in arms, they're now a world apart.
An adventurous USC Annenberg grad travels the world filming video clues for the classic game show.
Worn more than 45 times, the garment has the names of every college graduate in the family stitched inside.
For three Half Century Trojans, dedication to their alma mater runs deep.
A new survey looks at how Trojans view their university experiences — and how they might forge future ones.
The USC Marshall alumnus encourages alumni to rediscover the university.
A USC Dornsife alumna takes down our hurdles to better mental health.
A 96-year-old WWII vet returns to finish a USC degree he started six decades ago.
Alumni write in with their most memorable moments on the field and off.
A one-time Trojan baseball walk-on recruits talent for Major League Baseball.
Trojans are behind some of the high-profile developments in downtown Los Angeles.
Veteran and USC Trustee Bill Schoen makes USC possible for men and women after the military through scholarships.
Paul Revere Williams ’19 was California’s first licensed African-American architect.
The USC alumna leaves University Park for professional volleyball in Italy.
His $15 million gift brings upgraded spaces to USC Leventhal.
Trojans volunteer and reach out worldwide.
Tradition-bearers, sponsors, mentors and die-hard fans, SoCal VoCals alumni follow the group from concert to concert.
Reuniting feels so good for alumni coming back to University Park.
Dedicated alumni make a difference in policy and government.
The event taps into a network of 377,000 alumni — and the entire Trojan Family
Every day feels a bit like a Trojan reunion for the Gehring family of four architects.
A USC Gould lecturer takes a stand at the intersection of history, law and art.
A Trojan tackles owning and operating a winery — all without quitting his day job.
A public policy expert gives people—and digital debris—a second chance at life.
A startup founder finds her footing in Silicon Valley
Tired of waiting for good parts, the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl co-creator shaped them herself.
New buildings are coming to the USC's campuses — what's new?
Like his life, an artist’s meaningful, dynamic work defies convention.
A journalist with a love for language helped build one of the largest online communities for readers.
Take a nostalgic stroll back to your student days with the USC Digital Library archive.
Alumni outposts in Europe bring the Trojan Family together.
Two alums share the paths that brought them back to USC and the Black Alumni Association.
Alumni feel the USC love all over again when they become Trojan parents.
A former United Nations ombudsman has worked to combat some of humanity's greatest challenges.
Six decades, three buildings, three generations and one strong USC tradition come together for the Popovich family.
A USC Marshall alumna takes the stage as one of the most prominent and powerful advocates for the arts.
A USC Annenberg alum-turned-instructor brings his teaching skills to his job as mayor of the nation’s 36th-largest city.
Seeking a once-in-a-lifetime trip? USC Alumni Association's Trojan Travel is ready to sweep you away.
Michael Adler ’86, MBA ’92 takes the helm of the USC Alumni Association’s governing board.
From athletics to arts, these devoted Trojans have an unwavering passion for cardinal and gold that comes straight from the heart.
A global network of Trojans pitched in to help communities around the world.
Take a look at pre-game changes coming for the 2015 football season.
Viet Luong ’87 makes history as the first Vietnamese-born U.S. military general.
Thanks to a USC Viterbi alumnus, it’s game over for slot machine scammers.
Before Tommy and Traveler, there was Tirebiter. Well, maybe that should be Tirebiters…
A Navy veteran completes his degree thanks to the support of donors who care.
Tracey and Ross Necessary show the love and loyalty to their alma mater.
Let’s hear it for Trojan alums who are also Trojan parents.
Mark Stevens ’81, MS ’84 adds the 2015 Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award to his portfolio.
From career contacts to making new friends, USCAA connects Trojan military members.
The Nadershahi brothers combine their backgrounds in biology, medicine, business and law to launch biomedical devices, especially in women’s health.
Masako Miura ’36, MD ’41 was one of two women in the graduating class of 1941 at USC’s medical school.
An enterprising USC Marshall alum finds a unique niche at the intersection of food, health and Amish farming.
A clinical psychologist helps PTSD patients find a path forward.
The USC Fight Online app keeps Trojans connected with each other and their alma mater.
USC Price grad uses quirky characters to educate voters on key issues.
An entrepreneur on the rise started with an underground supper club run out of a USC student apartment.
The USC Board of Trustees welcomes three visionary executives.
A gift from the Leavey Foundation builds new home for top scholars
Two decades in, friendships formed through cinema only grow deeper.
Two alumni translate their marketing smarts into careers in the sports and beauty industries.
Rigo Diaz dreamed of being a Trojan and made it happen. Now he gives back to support scholarships for tomorrow’s students.
Half Century Trojans Jim and Mary Manos share their love for all things USC.
Meet six artists from the USC Popular Music Program who are shooting for stardom.
John Rockwell and Kristofer ‘Kip’ Barnes aim to bring L.A. Ale Works to life.
Here’s a hint to the USC alumna’s success: It’s about making choices.
USC provided the tools to success for Daniel J. Epstein ’62, whose Trojan spirit makes him a natural for the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award.
Anthony Marnell II’s recent gift to the USC School of Architecture will launch a multidisciplinary design studio to foster design-builders.
USC alumni aren’t just entrepreneurial; they’ve also got design flair with a Southern California influence.
A conversation with the alumna volunteer who’s leading the USCAA Board of Governors.
2013 USC Alumni Awards honor achievement and a record of commitment.
The Tony Award nominee cemented his passion for acting at USC.
A USC alumna shares her story from the Boston Marathon bombing, in her own words.
Did you know these landmarks of Los Angeles were designed by Trojans?
From peering into deep space to looking for signs of life on Mars, Trojans are going where no human has gone before.
Thoughts on speaking Spanish and passing as white all come out in a starkly honest Q&A with spoken word artist and USC alum David A. Romero.
The university honors outstanding Trojans at the 87th USC Alumni Awards ceremony.
The Trojan Family shares favorite hidden gems and secret study nooks on the University Park Campus.
They had to rethink how to connect with the public. Turns out “Botticelli on Zoom” and art talks from the couch might change the way Americans get their culture fix.
As an aspiring actor pursues a creative career in entertainment, he can lean on the advice and guidance of a multitalented fellow Trojan.
Faye Demetriou looks back at an unforgettable day in the historic stadium when the Class of 1948 celebrated commencement.
Beverly Pham, an editorial designer at Fox Sports, shares lessons from her career journey.
USC alums put a once-struggling automotive parts company on the fast track. Here’s how they made it work.
See USC health professionals help roll out one of the country’s largest COVID-19 responses.
As Trojan 2020 and 2021 grads get ready to walk at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, join us in our wayback machine. See how decades’ worth of Trojans celebrated at the stadium
Two USC pharmacists give us an inside look at how L.A. fights the coronavirus at one of the largest vaccination sites in the country.
The new FightOnline gathering place helps USC alumni connect, share and stay in touch.
Jose Miguel Ruiz inspires sustainable renewal through onions, celery and Swiss chard — and it’s happening one empty lot at a time.
A multidisciplinary artist creates portraits that reimagine notions of black women.
An architect-turned-woodworker draws inspiration from the natural world.
A campus cornerstone, the Trojan Knights mark 100 years of dedication to USC tradition and school spirit.
Volunteers clean up a Santa Monica beach in one of scores of service projects worldwide.
Two longtime friends pair up to create a scholarship for future lawyers following their dreams at the USC Gould School of Law.
Check out these surprising links between the award-winning playwright and the Trojan Family.
As California state architect, Ida Clair ’87 helps set the standard for building sustainability, accessibility and safety.
Burdened by tragedy and pain, USC alumnus Michael Washington almost gave up on life. Now he helps other first responders find hope and healing.
USC alum and classical pianist Hunter Noack performs BYOS—bring your own Steinway—concerts at some of the most stunning outdoor sites in the U.S. The results? Pure magic.
USC architecture grad La Mer Walker bolsters the hiring of Blacks and people of color in tech by bringing qualified professionals and employers together.
At the 88th annual Alumni Awards gala in April, the Trojan Family celebrated notable leaders who showcase the best of the Trojan spirit. The 2022 USC alumni awards recipients were recognized for bringing distinction to the university.
USC rock garden, opened in April, creates a contemplative space for Trojan family of 1940s dental student Tadashi “Tad” Ochiai.
Four years ago, Nadia Filanovsky, Lauren Gilmour, Anthony Llamas, Neysa Sanghavi, Meg Schwartz and Leily Zhu were new Trojans. Now, these members of the Class of 2022 talk about how USC lived up to their expectations.
Actor JP Karliak ’03 founded nonprofit Queer Vox to train LGBTQ+ voiceover actors and help them network and find mainstream roles in animation and video games.
Morgan Stephens was on track to a dream career in journalism—and then she got COVID.
When Title IX—the landmark legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding—was signed into law in 1972, it had an immediate impact at USC.
With eight USC degrees among them (and counting), the Shimadas make learning a family tradition.
Share the love with these heartwarming stories from USC alumni who fell head over heels while on campus.
These two Trojans bonded over a shared passion for basketball — and love has kept them together ever since.
A hefty lineup of comedic Trojans — including Will Ferrell ’90 — have made their mark on the iconic show.
Meet some of the Trojans who go back to school every autumn as elementary and secondary school teachers.
Daniel Smythe balances his love for music with his career in consulting.
Trojans behind three popular hotspots explain what the view looks like from the inside.
The coolest job ever? David J. Barker blows things up for movies like Avengers: Endgame and Transformers.
Trojans decorated horse-drawn buggies and later, automobiles, to welcome alumni to campus.
Meet Nadine Watt, the new president of the USCAA Board of Governors.
Angela Masson paved the way for women in the commercial cockpit — and she holds four USC degrees.
The USC Marshall grad brings venture capital know-how to female entrepreneurs to grow their potential.
From Star Wars to The Avengers, USC alumni have created some of the most successful movies in history.
These titles garnered awards and industry attention — several before their creators even graduated from USC.
The university honors generous trustees and longtime alumni volunteers, from Kathleen L. McCarthy to Herb and Kathy Goodman.
Meet three Trojans who are among the select few to serve with the legendary squadron.
He sees opportunities for USC to strengthen connections with alumni and build on values.
USC has shaped their lives since they were children.
“I can think of no higher honor in the field of education than being able to give back,” says Rick Caruso.
Mass transit will have to play a bigger role in the growing county’s future, says USC alumna Stephanie Wiggins.
Real estate CEO and dedicated volunteer Jaime Lee is a third-generation Trojan.
You’ll find them in small towns and on the big networks. Reporters and anchors from USC keep TV news alive.
Rising producer Noopur Sinha MFA ’15 crosses from India to the U.S. to seek stories worth telling — and remembering.
USC Annenberg alumnus and lecturer Neftalie Williams uses street culture to break social barriers.
USC Alumni Association’s Student ambassadors have the opportunity to build close relationships with Trojan alumni leaders.
A USC alumna reflects on her lifelong fascination with creepy mysteries and the darkness of language.
A USC School of Cinematic Arts alumna celebrates the diversity, creativity and artistry of video games.
Whether you’re looking for an iced latte, tasty bite or a fast way to get across campus, USC Village’s Trojan-owned business have you covered.
Taking the lead during a critical time in the university’s history, USC Board of Trustees Chair Rick Caruso sees a bright future.
The USC Alumni Entrepreneurs Network offers social, educational and career-oriented events for enterprising Trojans.
From pro athletes to weekend warriors, Drew Morcos takes a fresh approach to help his clients be their best.
Over three generations, the Dietrich sisters’ ties to USC have only grown stronger.
Meet USC School of Architecture alumni who have quietly transformed the landscape of Southern California.
The USC Women’s Conference heads to Washington, D.C., for the first time.
A U.S. Air Force security forces specialist turns to social work in her quest to help service members.
A USC Thornton alum reflects on the glamour — and hard work — of life as an operatic bass.
USC Price graduate Jingying Wu started the Little Fir Foundation to help children pursue their dreams for college and beyond.
The USC trustee has made her mark on her alma mater.
Whether you’re a Trojan parent, alum or fan, download our pumpkin stencils to carve out some school pride this Halloween.
Remember No. 5 with the rest of the Trojan Family by checking out this (totally unofficial) list of the running back’s most memorable moments.
On a remote volcano slope, Adriana Blachowicz PhD ’19 studied how fungi — and humans — might fare on other planets.
The archives of the trailblazing USC alumnus will be jointly housed at the Getty Research Institute and his alma mater.
A pair of USC Kaufman School of Dance graduates follow their dreams to Broadway on a journey they never could have anticipated.
The four-time gold medalist and Trojan alumna paves the way for a new generation of athletes.
As USC Trojan Family Magazine turns into a semiannual publication, go on a journey into its century-long past.
Meme expert and GIPHY Editor-in-Chief Tyler Menzel ’06 explains why GIFs are so universally funny — and meaningful. (A story partly told in GIFs.)
A kernel of inspiration and a serious love of puffed snacks led USC alum Matt Bercovitz to become the popcorn king of Chicago.
Alum David Swartz explains how building modular, pandemic-proof health care sites might isolate future outbreaks.
The septet of USC alumnae will take their place among a record number of women serving in the next U.S. legislature.
In 1958, a crew of Trojans devised a bold plan to embarrass their crosstown rivals. Could they pull it off?
Entrepreneur and investment expert Jay Goss made a career out of betting big on disruption and health innovation.
She never meant for him to see her instant messages — but it turned out to be the start of their Trojan love story.
The USC alumnus served the country he loved as a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces’ first all-Black fighter squadron.
These Trojan Marching Band members said “All Right Now” to spending their lives together. “All Hail” romance!
John Iino brings his talents to lead the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors.
A journey through Europe gives Trojans unforgettable lessons from World War II.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Trejo join USC alumni and friends to donate meals to health providers at Keck Medicine of USC and other L.A.-area hospitals.
You might recognize these L.A. landmarks. But did you know that alumni of the USC School of Architecture designed them?
When one of LAFC’s soccer players chips a tooth or hurts his jaw, a dental team of USC grads stands ready to help.
The enthusiastic optimist sees opportunities for sustainability around every corner.
The late Manuel De Leon, a celebrated painter, Trojan lineman and lifelong USC supporter, grew up in a small home near where Heritage Hall stands today.
Alumni find rewards in helping the next generation of USC students succeed and thrive.
Young alum Grant Whitney applies his engineering smarts to marketing. The guiding star on his career journey: working with people.
As project architect for the Korean American National Museum, Paul Choi brings an evolving cultural legacy home.
A chance encounter during a sorority party launched Barbara and Bill Birnie on a lifelong adventure.
Channing Godfrey Peoples MFA ’11 talks about the responsibility borne by Black artists, storytellers and creators today and the power of speaking your truth.
The LAPD reserve officer and USC radiation oncology specialist talks about combating racism as a society.
A USC alumna and nurse in a rural Georgia hospital shares the story of her first encounter with the coronavirus.
With her service cut short, Sierra Drummond’s path to discovering herself and the world was put on pause.
Whether on planes, trucks or ships, Trojans use their training and USC connections to help communities facing COVID-19.
Stress detox expert Ritu Riyat MPH ’04 helps people develop a healthier relationship with stress.
Artist noé olivas, co-founder of the Crenshaw Dairy Mart art collective and gallery, draws on his parents’ work ethic and his USC cohort’s encouragement to bring communities together in Inglewood.