14 Feb Miller Fong ’64

Miller Fong, who for many years has taught a USC School of Architecture class known as “Architect’s Sketchbook,” likes to share his “gift of design, drawing and visualizing” with the young architects he teaches. “The journey from head to hand to paper is very different...

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14 Feb Justin Chang ’04

Justin Chang is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times as well as NPR’s “Fresh Air,” and contributes regularly to KPCC radio’s “Film Week.” Before his gig at the Times, he was the chief film critic at Variety, where he started as an intern. Chang...

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14 Feb Julie Chen ’91

Julie Chen and her husband, Leslie Moonves, are the donors behind a naming gift to the two-story, 20,000-square-foot Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center at Wallis Annenberg Hall. Chen hosts two CBS shows, The Talk and Big Brother, and Moonves is president and CEO...

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14 Feb Kevin Tsujihara ’86

Kevin Tsujihara made history in 2013, as the first Asian American to head a major motion picture studio. The chairman and CEO of Warner Bros., Tsujihara oversees worldwide operations, including the production, marketing and distribution of film, television and video games, for one of the...

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24 Oct Melissa Ward ’86

Since graduating from the USC Marshall School of Business, Melissa Ward has achieved two historic firsts: she is the first African-American woman to serve as both a U.S. Air Force flight instructor and commercial airline pilot. Yet when the Chicago native enrolled at USC...

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24 Oct Alpha Mulugeta ’06

Alpha Mulugeta performed in drag for the first time in a USC School of Cinematic Arts student production; years later, while earning his master’s in social work from the University of California, Berkeley, he began performing in Berkeley and Oakland drag venues as Honey...

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24 Oct Jason Clodfelter ’00

It was two short films—Crabgrass Manifesto and Something Close to Heaven—that got Jason Clodfelter’s foot in the proverbial Hollywood door. Veteran director Paris Barclay saw the films, produced by Clodfelter, and hired the USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate to work for him at...

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24 Oct Noel Alumit ’97

Noel Alumit is a rarity: an actor with several film, television and stage credits and an acclaimed novelist.  His debut novel, Letters to Montgomery Clift, received many awards, including the Stonewall Book Award, the Violet Quill Award and the Global Filipino Literary Award. His...

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