A Call for Nominations
Alumni & Friends
By Steven B. Sample
Missing his first opportunity 20 years ago, a CEO returns to USC to deliver a valedictory address at the Marshall School of Business.
USC Dean of Students Lisa Mead is making student life – and their roles in Law School administration – a top priority.
A Sphere of Hope
Fellow Trojan Ruth Simmons’ May 16 commencement address celebrates the basic elements of human resilience: the striving for enlightenment, longing for community and hope for the future.
The Long Haul
USC honors this year’s graduating NAI Scholars, 22 hardworking students who made the grade and emerged Trojans.
The Wild Blue Yonder
Speakers funny, compelling and powerful sent newly issued USC graduates into the great beyond May 16 at ‘satellite’ ceremonies following commencement.
A Special Bond
USC’s Class of ’03 valedictorian Kevin Huoh encourages fellow Trojans to ‘climb ever higher, shine ever brighter’ and always be of service.
Trojans, Now & Forever
Thousands gather for USC’s 120th commencement, a festive day for jubilant students, their friends and families. Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons delivers the graduation address.
Health Sciences Satellite Ceremony Programs
It’s a Perfect Photo Op
Commencement Friday, May 16
Thousands gear up for USC’s 120th commencement ceremony May 16, with Brown University President Ruth Simmons – the first African American to helm an Ivy League university – delivering the annual address to graduates and visitors.
AAAS president Mary Ellen Avery to receive honorary degree
WHAT’S NEW: Bovard Reborn
The beloved auditorium gleams as it reopens its doors after almost a year of high-tech retrofitting and exquisite historic restoration.
IN SUPPORT: Building on $2.85 Billion
Tripling its initial goal, USC’s Building on Excellence campaign set new records in American higher education.
A Little Paradise
Chosen as a flag-bearer at this year’s commencement May 16, Juan Lopez recalls the family members who made it possible for him to graduate from USC. His next goal: law school.
USC’s 2003 Honorary Degree Recipients
Against All Odds
Brown University president Ruth Simmons will deliver USC’s 2003 Commencement Address. The acclaimed administrator from an impoverished background in rural Texas credits parents and teachers for instilling the values needed to achieve her educational dreams against sizable odds.