Every year, USC Alumni Awards honorees don black-tie attire and the Trojan Family gathers to toast their exceptional achievements over dinner and drinks. The 2021 gathering, though, had unique flair: Guests, Song Girls and the USC Trojan Marching Band beamed in from locations around the world, and deluxe dinner boxes and Trojan Wine Collection selections arrived via home delivery. Even while far apart, Trojans came together in April for a night filled with friends, family and school spirit as they celebrated seven outstanding alumni.
Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award
The university’s most prestigious alumni award recognizes exceptional commitment to USC.
David C. Bohnett ’78 | USC Trustee, Technology Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
As chair of the David Bohnett Foundation, the USC trustee and founder of GeoCities.com has advanced positive social change through his longtime support of organizations focused on arts and civic programs in L.A., voting rights, LGBT causes and more. He endowed the David C. Bohnett Residential College at USC Village to bring together students with a passion for social justice and community service.
Alumni Merit Awards
This distinction celebrates accomplishments that reflect the range and quality of a USC education.
Patsy Dewey ’58 | CEO, Dewey Pest Control
Under her leadership, her highly rated family business based in Pasadena, California, is an industry forerunner in the use of environmentally friendly methods of pest control.
Lunny Ronnie Jung PharmD ’72 and Dianne Kwock PharmD ’74 | Co-founders, Fox Drug Store
The husband-and-wife owners of pharmacies in the San Joaquin Valley have provided health services for farmworkers, working-class families and elderly patients for more than 40 years.
Alumni Service Awards
This distinction honors alumni’s outstanding volunteering efforts in service to the university.
Kathleen Burns Campos ’83 | Former President, Trojan League of Los Angeles
For more than 40 years, the longtime volunteer has brought her support and leadership to many university organizations, including the Trojan League of Los Angeles, Town & Gown of USC and the USC Trojan Marching Band Alumni Association.
Richard Flores ’83 | Member, USC Dornsife Board of Councilors
A member of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Board of Councilors since 2010, he has also volunteered with the USC Dornsife Gateway Internship Program, the USC Latino Alumni Association and the USC Westside Center for Diabetes.
Young Alumni Merit Award
This award honors the achievements of an alum aged 35 or younger.
Rachel Morford ’07, MS ’07 | Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation
The engineering leader has made significant contributions to the aerospace industry and national security space programs, including providing technical leadership for the U.S. Air Force and integrating space and ground programs for missile warning systems.