USC Alumni Awards

Save the date for the 88th annual Alumni Awards gala! On April 23, 2022, we will celebrate the professional achievements and legacy of service of a group of outstanding Trojans at the 88th annual Alumni Awards gala.  Your support of the USC Alumni Awards is critical, and begins with your nominations of alumni who exemplify the university’s highest ideals through their achievements and legacy of service to USC.

Date: Saturday, April 23
Location: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Registration will open in December.

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 labell@usc.edu or (213) 740-0656.

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.

Nominations for the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award are due here to the USC Alumni Association no later than 5:00 pm PDT, Tuesday October 12, 2021 for consideration for the 2022 USC Alumni Awards.

Please fill out the form completely, attach a mandatory statement of support and any backup documentation (such as news articles or resumes) to support your nomination. Your statement of support should specifically address the aforementioned criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Abell, Director of Signature Events, at labell@usc.edu or (213) 740-0656.

Alumni Merit Award

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

Nominations for the Alumni Merit Award are due here to the USC Alumni Association no later than 5:00 pm PDT, Tuesday October 12, 2021 for consideration for the 2022 USC Alumni Awards.

Please fill out the form completely, attach a mandatory statement of support and any backup documentation (such as news articles or resumes) to support your nomination. Your statement of support should specifically address the aforementioned criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Abell, Director of Signature Events, at labell@usc.edu or (213) 740-0656.

Young Alumni Merit Award

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

Nominations for the Young Alumni Merit Award are due here to the USC Alumni Association no later than 5:00 pm PDT, Tuesday October 12, 2021 for consideration for the 2022 USC Alumni Awards.

Please fill out the form completely, attach a mandatory statement of support and any backup documentation (such as news articles or resumes) to support your nomination. Your statement of support should specifically address the aforementioned criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Abell, Director of Signature Events, at labell@usc.edu or (213) 740-0656.

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.

Nominations for the Alumni Service Award are due here to the USC Alumni Association no later than 5:00 pm PDT, Tuesday October 12, 2021 for consideration for the 2022 USC Alumni Awards.

Please fill out the form completely, attach a mandatory statement of support and any backup documentation (such as news articles or resumes) to support your nomination. Your statement of support should specifically address the aforementioned criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Abell, Director of Signature Events, at labell@usc.edu or (213) 740-0656.

Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award

David Bohnett USC honoree  

David C. Bohnett ’78
USC Trustee, Technology Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

 

Alumni Merit Awards

Patsy Dewey USC honoree

Patsy Dewey ’58
CEO, Dewey Pest Control

 

Dianne and Lunny Jung USC Honorees

Dianne Kwock PharmD ’74 and Lunny Ronnie Jung PharmD ’72
Co-founders, Fox Drug Stores, Inc.

 

Young Alumni Merit Award

Rachel Morford USC honoree

Rachel Morford ’07, MS ’07
Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Alumni Service Awards

Kathleen Burns Campos USC honoree

Kathleen Burns Campos ’83
Former President, Trojan League of Los Angeles and longtime university volunteer

 

Richard Flores USC honoree

Richard S. Flores ’83
USC Dornsife Board of Councilors and longtime University volunteer

 

Check out our digital program book for more information on the 2021 honorees and click here for photos from the gala event.

Past Honorees

2021 Alumni Awards Photos

87th Annual USC Alumni Awards