Every year since 1932, the USC Alumni Association honors a select group of prestigious alumni for their professional achievements and outstanding service to the University and community at the Alumni Awards gala. Past honorees include Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong ’70, world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry ’54, opera great Marilyn Horne ’53, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis ’73. A few of our most recent honorees include: social work pioneer Suzanne Dworak-Peck ’65, MSW ’67, actress and activist America Ferrera ’13, and real estate developer and civic leader Rick Caruso ’80.
Nominations for the 90th Annual USC Alumni Awards have concluded.
The final slate of honorees is expected to be announced in mid-November.
Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award
The Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the University and community by generously giving their time, energy, and leadership. This award celebrates alumni who’s outstanding accomplishments have brought honor and recognition to themselves and USC.
Alumni Merit Award
Alumni Merit Awards recognize individuals whose remarkable professional or personal accomplishments have brought recognition to themselves and the University. The USC Alumni Association may also present a Young Alumni Merit Award to an alumnus/a up to age 35 who meets the Alumni Merit Award criteria.
Alumni Service Award
Alumni Service Awards recognize outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of the University. Each recipient’s energy, dedication, and enthusiasm epitomize the spirit of partnership vital to USC’s growth and leadership.
Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award
Bill Allen ’79
Former USC Trustee Past President & CEO, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Past President, USC Alumni Association Board of Governors
Alumni Merit Awards
Roger Lynch ’93
CEO, Condé Nast
Ellisen Shelton Turner ’97
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Young Alumni Merit Award
Kaitlyn Yang ’11
CEO & Visual Effects Supervisor, Alpha Studios
Alumni Service Awards
Donald Dean ’90
USC Alumni Association Board of Governors USC Black Alumni Association Advisory Council USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors
Teena Hostovich ’86
USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders USC Marshall Career Advantage Program Mentor USC Marshall Risk Management Advisory Council Member
Amy Ross PhD ’86
USC Trustee Past President, USC Alumni Association Board of Governors Founding Member & Past President, USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association
On Saturday, April 20, 2024, we will welcome alumni, family, and friends to the 90th Annual USC Alumni Awards.
Saturday, April 20
Fairmont Century Plaza, Century City
Cocktail Reception 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Awards Presentation 6:15 p.m.
Black-Tie | Hosted Parking
Registration will open in December 2023.
Past Alumni Awards Photos
Participation in USC’s Alumni Awards, one of USC’s most prestigious events, provides the opportunity to support USC and reach hundreds of the most influential and affluent members of the USC community and a wide array of business and community leaders.
Proceeds from the evening support USC Alumni Association programs and services for the more than 450,00 alumni worldwide. Your generous contribution will be acknowledged in the event program tribute book and on the USC Alumni Association website. All charitable contributions are fully tax deductible.
Please visit our website in December for more information on how to RSVP or become a sponsor.
Thank you to our 2023 sponsors for their generous support!
Greg Barnes & Nate Mundy, Lockton
Teena Hostovich, Douglas Martinet & Michael Martinet
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Bill & Marie Allen
Rick & Tina Caruso
Nadine Watt & Andrew Jameson
Keck Medicine of USC & Keck School of Medicine of USC
Joy Albritten & Jeff Gaul
Peter Brejcha & Whitney Cale
The Cusick Family
Andrea & Foti Defterios
Kyle Ferari & Henry R. Muñoz, III
Gaynor Law Group, Zeina & Justin M. Gaynor
Jessica Lall & Luke O’Dea
Amy Ross & Connie Hammen
Kim & Clint Sallee
Town and Gown of USC
Ellisen S. Turner
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
USC Black Alumni Association
USC Marshall School of Business
USC School of Cinematic Arts
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association
USC Latino Alumni Association
Kevork & Elizabeth Zoryan
FRIENDS OF TROY
David C. Bohnett
Amy & Jules Buenabenta
Robert & Kathleen Campos
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck
Kourosh Maddahi DDS
Daniel & Lisa M. Prince
Mary & Sidney Tee