USC Alumni Awards

On Saturday, May 4th , seven Trojans were honored for their professional achievements and legacy of service at the 86th Annual USC Alumni Awards.

Check back soon for photos from the gala event!

(From left to right: Michael Felix, Sandra Evers-Manly, Kevin Xu, Patrick Auerbach, Lloyd Greif, Kathy Goodman, Herb Goodman, President Austin, Kathleen L. McCarthy , Michael Nyman)

Every year since 1932, the USC Alumni Association honors a small group of prestigious alumni for their professional achievements and outstanding service to the University and community at the annual 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.

Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award

Kathleen L. McCarthy  
BA, Education, 1957
USC Trustee, Chairperson, Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation


Alumni Merit Awards

Sandra Evers-Manly
BS, Public Affairs, 1981
President, Northrop Grumman Foundation and Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, Northrop Grumman


Michael Nyman
BA, Sports Information Program, 1986
Founder and CEO, Acceleration Community of Companies


Young Alumni Merit Award

Kevin Xu
BA, Neuroscience, 2011
CEO of MEBO International


Alumni Service Awards

Herb and Kathy Goodman
BA, Psychology, 1958; BS, Business Administration, 1962
Emeritus Members, USC Athletics Board of Counselors


Lloyd Greif
Master of Business Administration, 1979
President and CEO, Greif & Co. and Founder, USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies



Thank you to all of our 2019 sponsors for their incredible support.



Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center

Bob and Rachel Clifford

Michael and Debbie Felix

Jaime Lee

S.E.M. Inspirationals

USC Marshall School of Business


— GOLD —

Corii and Cari Berg

Jules and Amy Buenabenta

Larry Chatman and Record One Recording Studios

Films With A Purpose

Lloyd Greif, Greif & Co.

USC Athletics



Acceleration Community of Companies

Peter Brejcha and Whitney Cale

The Call Family

Richard S. Flores

Justin Gaynor, Gaynor Page LLP

Herb and Kathy Goodman

John and Eva Iino

Allan and Patricia Johnson

Curtis C. Jung and Lynn Hatashita Jung/Karen Wong and Scott Lee

Keck Signature Care – A Concierge Medicine Program of Keck Medicine of USC

Andrew Marlowe

Lloyd T. McKinney, McKinney Advisory Group, LLC

Mebo International

The Miwa Family

Northrop Grumman

George A. Perez

Clint and Kim Sallee, Tan and Green Holdings

The Skinner Family

F. Ron and Tracy Berliner Smith

Town and Gown of USC

Nadine Watt and the Watt Companies

Kevork and Elizabeth Zoryan

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

USC Black Alumni Association

USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism

USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

USC Latino Alumni Association


— Friends of Troy —

Joy Albritten and Jeff Gaul

Nedra E. Austin

Bank of America

Tim and Allison Coleman

Jim and Sue Femino

Craig and Alisa Farkas

D. Michael Hamner FAIA and Krystal N. Hamner AIA

Carmen Herrera

Kevin and Caroline Leach

Liberty Mutual

Kerry and Vicki McCluggage


Rod and Elsie Nakamoto

Annie Occhipinti

Brian and Kristen Peay

Daniel and Lisa M. Prince

Jeremy and Joyce Richards


Mark and Karen Tanimura

Andrew and Nazy Tavakoli

Sidney and Mary Tee

USC Credit Union

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Cynthia Lynch van Eck

Ron Wangerin


Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award

Recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the university and community by giving generously of their time, energy and leadership. This award celebrates alumni whose outstanding accomplishments have brought honor and recognition to themselves and USC.

Alumni Merit Award

Recognizes alumni whose remarkable accomplishments speak well for the range and quality of a USC education.

Young Alumni Merit Award

Recognizes an alumnus/a age 35 or younger who meets the Alumni Merit Award criteria.

Alumni Service Award

Recognizes alumni for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of the university. The energy, dedication and enthusiasm of each recipient epitomize the spirit of service that is vital to USC’s growth and leadership.

Honorary Alumni

Recognizes individuals whose loyalty, involvement and contribution of time and effort with USC are extraordinary and highly valued.

Past Honorees

2018 Alumni Awards Photos

2016 Alumni Awards