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.
The call for nominations is now open! All nominations are due to the USC Alumni Association no later than 5:00 pm PDT, Tuesday October 12, 2021 for consideration for the 2022 USC Alumni Awards.
Individuals may be nominated for different awards but not for an award they have previously received (you may view a list of past recipients in each award category here). Posthumous nominations are not considered. Although nominations are held for consideration for an additional year, please feel free to supplement any 2019-20 nomination you may have submitted. Also, please note that USC Alumni Award nominations are separate from Volunteer Recognition Award nominations; the latter do not carry over to the USC Alumni Awards.
If you have any questions, please contact Lara Abell, Director of Signature Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 740-0656.