USC Alumni Awards

2024 USC Alumni Awards presenters and honorees

Every year since 1932, the USC Alumni Association has honored 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.

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, we proudly welcomed more than 400 alumni, family, and friends to the 90th Annual USC Alumni Awards to celebrate this year’s outstanding honorees.

Check out our gala program book; a USC News article about the event; and a photo gallery from a night to remember (more to come!).

2024 Honorees

Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award


Charles Cale LLM ’66

USC Life Trustee
Managing Member, Griffin Opportunities, LLC
Group Vice President of Sports, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee

Alumni Merit Awards

Diana Ramos

Diana E. Ramos ’88, MD ’94

California Surgeon General

Renata Simril MRED ’99

Renata Simril MRED ’99

President & CEO, The LA84 Foundation

John Terzian ’02

John Terzian ’02

Co-Founder, The h.wood Group

Young Alumni Merit Award

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott ’15

Senior Congressional Correspondent, ABC News

Alumni Service Awards

Paula Ciaramitaro '85

Paula Ciaramitaro ’85

Past President, Town & Gown of USC
Member, USC Associates Board of Directors
Former Member, USC Alumni Association Board of Governors

Janine and John Colich

Janine ’78 and John Colich ’71

Longtime Supporters of USC Athletics

Honoree Videos

Charles Cale LLM ’66

Renata Simril MRED ’99

John Terzian ’02

Paula Ciaramitaro ’85

Janine ’78 and John Colich ’71

Past Alumni Awards Photos

2024 Sponsorship

Participation in the 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 as well as 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.

For more information on how to register or become a sponsor, please visit our Alumni Awards registration page.

To be listed as a sponsor in the formal printed invitation, please register by January 31, 2024.

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors for their generous support!



The Cale Foundation


Keck School of Medicine of USC


USC Board of Trustees


ABC News

Saul Alvarado

Leslie & Joe Antunovich

Peter Brejcha & Whitney Cale

Kathleen Burns Campos

Paula & Joe Ciaramitaro

John & Janine Colich and Family

Richard & Frankye Dem

The LA84 Foundation

South Bay Athletic Club

John & Loni Terzian

Town & Gown of USC

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

USC Athletics

USC Black Alumni Association

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association

USC Latino Alumni Association

Nadine Watt & Andrew Jameson

Kevork & Elizabeth Zoryan


David & Shelbie Firouzi

David & Elizabeth Hasbrouck and Family

Parker Kennedy

Daniel & Lisa M. Prince

USC Marshall School of Business

2024 Premier Sponsors

Bank of America
Association Member Benefits & Insurance Agency
Liberty Mutual Insurance
USC Credit Union