USC Alumni Awards

On April 24, 2021, we celebrated the professional achievements and legacy of service of seven outstanding Trojans at the 87th annual Alumni Awards gala. This year’s gala was virtual, and featured award presentations, dinner delivery, tribute videos and USC student performances.

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

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



Thank you to our 87th annual Alumni Awards gala sponsors!


David Bohnett Foundation



Wallis Annenberg and Annenberg Foundation

The Suzanne Nora Johnson and David G. Johnson Foundation

Jeffrey Keswin/Lyrical Partners



Corii and Cari Berg

Patsy Dewey

Michael and Debbie Felix

Richard Flores

The Miwa Family

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences



Acacia Wealth Advisors

Joy Albritten and Jeff Gaul

Peter Brejcha and Whitney Cale

Jules and Amy Buenabenta

The Robert and Kathleen Campos Family

Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros

Craig and Alisa Farkas

Carmen Herrera

John and Eva Iino

Dianne Kwock and Lunny Ronnie Jung, Fox Drug Store, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Joyce and Jeremy Richards

Clint and Kim Sallee, Tan and Green Holdings

UBS Financial Services

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

USC Athletics

USC Black Alumni Association

USC Marshall School of Business

USC Latino Alumni Association

Nadine Watt and the Watt Family

Kevork and Elizabeth Zoryan


Friends of Troy

Michael Adler

Bank of America

Gaynor Law Group, Justin and Zeina Gaynor

D. Michael Hamner FAIA and Krystal N. Hamner AIA

Curtis C. Jung and Lynn Hatashita Jung

Dikran Kassabian and Gerard Kassabian

Caroline and Kevin Leach

Liberty Mutual

DeWayne McMullin, CPA


Rod and Elsie Nakamoto

Christine Marie Ofiesh

Daniel and Lisa M. Prince

F. Ron and Tracy Berliner Smith

Linda May and Jack Suzar

Karen and Mark Tanimura

Sidney and Mary Tee

USC Credit Union

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association

USC Libraries

USC School of Pharmacy

Ron and Carla Wangerin

As of 3/31/2021

In accordance with the latest update issued by USC’s Office of the Provost, and for the safety and well-being of our alumni, the 87th Alumni Awards was hosted on a virtual event platform.

Date: Saturday, April 24
Location: Virtual Ballroom

5:30 pm (PDT) Virtual Reception
6:00 pm (PDT) Program and Awards Presentation

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

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.

Past Honorees

2021 Alumni Awards Photos

87th Annual USC Alumni Awards