USC Alumni Awards

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, we invite you, alumni, friends and family, to the 86th Annual USC Alumni Awards to celebrate this year’s honorees. The USC Alumni Association will honor several outstanding Trojans for their professional achievements and legacy of service at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

Learn more about the honorees here.

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.

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, we invite you, alumni, friends and family, to the 86th Annual USC Alumni Awards to celebrate this year’s honorees.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: InterContinental Los Angeles, Downtown, 900 Wilshire Boulevard
Time:  5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Dinner and Program
Attire: Black Tie

Please RSVP by April 12
Hosted Valet Parking

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



Participation in Alumni Awards, one of USC’s most prestigious events, provides the opportunity to reach hundreds of the most influential and affluent members of the USC community as well as political entertainment and business leaders. Event sponsorships and individual tickets are now available.

Proceeds from the evening support USC alumni Association programs and services for the more than 400,000 alumni worldwide your generous contribution will be acknowledged in the event program on the USC alumni Association website. All charitable contributions are fully tax-deductible.

Please visit our event website for any additional questions you might have


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 —

Cari and Corii Berg

Jules and Amy Buenabenta

Larry Chatman and Record One Recording Studios

Films With A Purpose

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

Patricia and Allan Johnson

Andrew Marlowe

The Miwa Family

George A. Perez

Kim and Clint Sallee, Tan and Green Holdings

F. Ron and Tracy Berliner Smith

Town and Gown of USC

Nadine Watt and the Watt Family

Elizabeth and Kevork Zoryan

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

USC Black Alumni Association

USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

USC Latino Alumni Association

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

Kevin Xu


— Friends of Troy —

Joy Albritten and Jeff Gaul

Nedra E. Austin

Bank of America

Craig and Alisa Farkas

D. Michael Hamner FAIA and Krystal N. Hamner AIA

Eva and John Iino

Caroline and Kevin Leach

Liberty Mutual


Annie Occhipinti

Brian and Kristen Peay

Daniel and Lisa M. Prince

Karen and Mark Tanimura

Sidney and Mary Tee

USC Credit Union


*as of 3/08/2019

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.

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2018 Alumni Awards Photos

2016 Alumni Awards
Past Honorees