USC Commencement at the Coliseum: Vintage Photos from 1924 to 1950
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
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
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.
Meet two Trojans who are proud to support USC, even after they left the football field and golf course.
The new leader wants to help other first-generation students find their place in the Trojan Family.
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 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.
If you think arts education has vanished from schools and neighborhoods, these Trojans have some news for you.
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.
The Trojan parents’ generosity has endowed several programs and centers important to USC’s future.
A shared passion for community service and Asian Pacific American issues brought together two Trojans.
As head of the Central City Association, a USC Dornsife graduate has her eye on transforming the Los Angeles landscape.
Essie Justice Group helps launch community leaders ready to advocate for and support other women.
Handling the complicated logistics behind NFL game broadcasts is all in a day’s work for USC Annenberg alumnus Jacob Ullman.
Reimagined wheelchairs revolutionize a Paralympic sport.
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.
To help prevent deaths from homicide and suicide in America, Janet Blair studies the stories behind them.
Ryan ’77, JD ’80 brings decades of experience as a media entrepreneur and adviser to the USC Board of Trustees.
Jung Kian Ng ’14, MS ’14 aims to bring new-found expertise back to Malaysia.
Cale Residential College opens at USC Village this August.
First-generation college graduate Oscar De Los Santos ’15 heads to Oxford.
For Jan Berkeley ’86, the sky’s not the limit. It’s just the beginning.
Unveiled in 1930, the iconic sculpture of Tommy Trojan was created to rally the USC student body.
For a quarter century, USC Lambda has championed diversity and inclusion.
Rick Caruso is recognized with the university’s highest alumni honor.
Her cold call to the NFL team got her in the door and on her way to a career in sports.
More than 30 years ago, a nondescript Craftsman near campus housed scores of students from China. Few could have predicted what it would launch.
Today an endowed scholarship in Solomon’s name supports minority students studying social work.
U.S. Army Battalion Sgt. Maj. Eric Chastain watched 22 of his friends die. Then came a death he wasn’t prepared for.
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.
If you follow L.A. sports, chances are you’ve seen Trojans Taylor Felix and Kelli Tennant on the field and in the booth.
Justin Chang’s first love was writing. Or was it film? Today he does both.
With the help of a USC occupational therapy alumna, a runner copes with double amputation and moves ahead with her life.
The USC Alumni Association recognizes USC trustee and visionary real estate developer Rick Caruso ’80.
The USC trustee supports education initiatives in Los Angeles.
USC alumni are woven throughout the fabric of Southern California civic life.
East Coast alumni don’t have to look far to feel the Trojan love.
When the NFL team returned to Los Angeles, it was a personal homecoming for Todd Davis '88, JD '91.
A graduate in industrial and systems engineering follows her passion for performing.
The entertainment legend paved the way for women in Hollywood and beyond.
USC has produced more Olympians than any other U.S. university.
Strong support from graduates helps USC climb rankings of elite schools for alumni giving.
The first paragraph of their love story starts with USC.
An adventurous USC Annenberg grad travels the world filming video clues for the classic game show.
For three Half Century Trojans, dedication to their alma mater runs deep.
Worn more than 45 times, the garment has the names of every college graduate in the family stitched inside.
The USC Marshall alumnus encourages alumni to rediscover the university.
A new survey looks at how Trojans view their university experiences — and how they might forge future ones.
The USC Annenberg alumnus and former NFL player returns to Troy.
Brothers in arms, they're now a world apart.
A USC Dornsife alumna takes down our hurdles to better mental health.
The USC alumna leaves University Park for professional volleyball in Italy.
His $15 million gift brings upgraded spaces to USC Leventhal.
Paul Revere Williams ’19 was California’s first licensed African-American architect.
A one-time Trojan baseball walk-on recruits talent for Major League Baseball.
Alumni write in with their most memorable moments on the field and off.
Trojans volunteer and reach out worldwide.
A 96-year-old WWII vet returns to finish a USC degree he started six decades ago.
Veteran and USC Trustee Bill Schoen makes USC possible for men and women after the military through scholarships.
Trojans are behind some of the high-profile developments in downtown Los Angeles.
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.
Every day feels a bit like a Trojan reunion for the Gehring family of four architects.
The event taps into a network of 377,000 alumni — and the entire Trojan Family
Tired of waiting for good parts, the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl co-creator shaped them herself.
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.
Dedicated alumni make a difference in policy and government.
A startup founder finds her footing in Silicon Valley
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.
Six decades, three buildings, three generations and one strong USC tradition come together for the Popovich family.
From athletics to arts, these devoted Trojans have an unwavering passion for cardinal and gold that comes straight from the heart.
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.
A former United Nations ombudsman has worked to combat some of humanity's greatest challenges.
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.
Viet Luong ’87 makes history as the first Vietnamese-born U.S. military general.
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.
Thanks to a USC Viterbi alumnus, it’s game over for slot machine scammers.
Tracey and Ross Necessary show the love and loyalty to their alma mater.
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.
An enterprising USC Marshall alum finds a unique niche at the intersection of food, health and Amish farming.
Mark Stevens ’81, MS ’84 adds the 2015 Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award to his portfolio.
Let’s hear it for Trojan alums who are also Trojan parents.
Masako Miura ’36, MD ’41 was one of two women in the graduating class of 1941 at USC’s medical school.
A Navy veteran completes his degree thanks to the support of donors who care.
Before Tommy and Traveler, there was Tirebiter. Well, maybe that should be Tirebiters…
A clinical psychologist helps PTSD patients find a path forward.
The USC Board of Trustees welcomes three visionary executives.
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.
Two decades in, friendships formed through cinema only grow deeper.
A gift from the Leavey Foundation builds new home for top scholars
Two alumni translate their marketing smarts into careers in the sports and beauty industries.
Meet six artists from the USC Popular Music Program who are shooting for stardom.
Half Century Trojans Jim and Mary Manos share their love for all things USC.
Rigo Diaz dreamed of being a Trojan and made it happen. Now he gives back to support scholarships for tomorrow’s students.
John Rockwell and Kristofer ‘Kip’ Barnes aim to bring L.A. Ale Works to life.
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.
Here’s a hint to the USC alumna’s success: It’s about making choices.
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.
The Tony Award nominee cemented his passion for acting at USC.
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.
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?
Whether you’re a Trojan parent, alum or fan, download our pumpkin stencils to carve out some school pride this Halloween.
Entrepreneur and investment expert Jay Goss made a career out of betting big on disruption and health innovation.
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.)
Alum David Swartz explains how building modular, pandemic-proof health care sites might isolate future outbreaks.
The USC alumnus served the country he loved as a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces’ first all-Black fighter squadron.
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?
She never meant for him to see her instant messages — but it turned out to be the start of their Trojan love story.
Over three generations, the Dietrich sisters’ ties to USC have only grown stronger.
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.
The four-time gold medalist and Trojan alumna paves the way for a new generation of athletes.
USC architecture grad La Mer Walker bolsters the hiring of Blacks and people of color in tech by bringing qualified professionals and employers together.
With eight USC degrees among them (and counting), the Shimadas make learning a family tradition.
Jose Miguel Ruiz inspires sustainable renewal through onions, celery and Swiss chard — and it’s happening one empty lot at a time.
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.
Faye Demetriou looks back at an unforgettable day in the historic stadium when the Class of 1948 celebrated commencement.
As USC Trojan Family Magazine turns into a semiannual publication, go on a journey into its century-long past.
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.
See USC health professionals help roll out one of the country’s largest COVID-19 responses.
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.
A hefty lineup of comedic Trojans — including Will Ferrell ’90 — have made their mark on the iconic show.
“I can think of no higher honor in the field of education than being able to give back,” says Rick Caruso.
Taking the lead during a critical time in the university’s history, USC Board of Trustees Chair Rick Caruso sees a bright future.
A U.S. Air Force security forces specialist turns to social work in her quest to help service members.
The USC Women’s Conference heads to Washington, D.C., for the first time.
Trojans decorated horse-drawn buggies and later, automobiles, to welcome alumni to campus.
Meet USC School of Architecture alumni who have quietly transformed the landscape of Southern California.
A multidisciplinary artist creates portraits that reimagine notions of black women.
The USC trustee has made her mark on her alma mater.
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.
Real estate CEO and dedicated volunteer Jaime Lee is a third-generation Trojan.
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.
The USC Alumni Entrepreneurs Network offers social, educational and career-oriented events for enterprising Trojans.
Angela Masson paved the way for women in the commercial cockpit — and she holds four USC degrees.
The coolest job ever? David J. Barker blows things up for movies like Avengers: Endgame and Transformers.
From pro athletes to weekend warriors, Drew Morcos takes a fresh approach to help his clients be their best.
As project architect for the Korean American National Museum, Paul Choi brings an evolving cultural legacy home.
On a remote volcano slope, Adriana Blachowicz PhD ’19 studied how fungi — and humans — might fare on other planets.
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.
These Trojan Marching Band members said “All Right Now” to spending their lives together. “All Hail” romance!
A kernel of inspiration and a serious love of puffed snacks led USC alum Matt Bercovitz to become the popcorn king of Chicago.
John Iino brings his talents to lead the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors.
A chance encounter during a sorority party launched Barbara and Bill Birnie on a lifelong adventure.
Stress detox expert Ritu Riyat MPH ’04 helps people develop a healthier relationship with stress.
Whether on planes, trucks or ships, Trojans use their training and USC connections to help communities facing COVID-19.
With her service cut short, Sierra Drummond’s path to discovering herself and the world was put on pause.
A USC alumna and nurse in a rural Georgia hospital shares the story of her first encounter with the coronavirus.
The LAPD reserve officer and USC radiation oncology specialist talks about combating racism as a society.
Channing Godfrey Peoples MFA ’11 talks about the responsibility borne by Black artists, storytellers and creators today and the power of speaking your truth.
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.
Trojans behind three popular hotspots explain what the view looks like from the inside.
Young alum Grant Whitney applies his engineering smarts to marketing. The guiding star on his career journey: working with people.
Alumni find rewards in helping the next generation of USC students succeed and thrive.
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.
The enthusiastic optimist sees opportunities for sustainability around every corner.
When one of LAFC’s soccer players chips a tooth or hurts his jaw, a dental team of USC grads stands ready to help.
You might recognize these L.A. landmarks. But did you know that alumni of the USC School of Architecture designed them?
A journey through Europe gives Trojans unforgettable lessons from World War II.
USC Price graduate Jingying Wu started the Little Fir Foundation to help children pursue their dreams for college and beyond.
Mass transit will have to play a bigger role in the growing county’s future, says USC alumna Stephanie Wiggins.
A USC Thornton alum reflects on the glamour — and hard work — of life as an operatic bass.
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.
From peering into deep space to looking for signs of life on Mars, Trojans are going where no human has gone before.