The businessman, investor and philanthropist profoundly changed the course of USC, its medical school and medical enterprise.
The USC Dornsife professor emeritus conducted influential research into the Watts Riots and taught thousands of students during his four decades at the university.
An expert on string theory who focused on supersymmetry quantum field theory, Nemeschansky is best known for the Minahan-Nemeschansky Theory, which he developed with Joseph Minahan while playing golf.
The head coach of the USC women from 1974-88 was known as a mentor, friend and role model who touched the lives of countless athletes throughout his career.
The football standout is best known for his legendary 1956 performance against Texas during which he rushed for 251 yards — a USC single-game record that stood for 20 years.
The USC Dornsife professor’s prolific work had recently earned him an appointment to the National Academy of Inventors.
The clinical professor of communication was a scholar, teacher and mentor at the school for more than 20 years.
He became known as “Mr. Anchor” as he ran the final leg for USC’s two-time NCAA champion 4x110 yard relay team that won the title in 1971 and 1972.
The professor emeritus was instrumental in the founding of the USC Dornsife Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the USC Family of Schools and the Thematic Option program.
“People always ask me if it’s too late to go back to school and I always say no,” he said during an interview for USC News in 2018.