18 May Sabrina Kay MBA ’05

Sabrina Kay has led a diverse professional life as a serial entrepreneur, tech educator, fashion designer, philanthropist and public speaker. Her success is all the more remarkable given her beginnings as a poor, non-English-speaking South Korean immigrant and single mother. After dropping out of college,...

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18 May Joyce Kennard ’71, MPA/JD ’74

Joyce Kennard retired as an associate justice on the California Supreme Court in 2014. Appointed in 1989 by then California governor George Deukmejian, she was the court’s second woman and first Asian American justice. She also served as: chair of the California Judicial Council’s Appellate...

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02 May Jon M. Chu ’03

Jon M. Chu is a filmmaker whose credits include Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Now You See Me 2 (2016) and the hotly anticipated Crazy Rich Asians (2018), which is based on the bestselling novel by...

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22 Mar Cynthia Kadohata ’79

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning book Kira-Kira (2005), the Pen USA Award-winner Weedflower (2006), and the National Book Award-winner The Thing About Luck (2013), among other prize-winning works for children. Her writing has appeared in Grand Street, the Mississippi Review, The...

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21 Mar Justin Chon ’03

Justin Chon is an actor/director best known for his role as Eric Yorkie in the popular Twilight film series. A Southern California native, he began acting in 2005, two years after he graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business.  Guest-starring roles in such television...

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21 Mar Marie Lu ’06

Marie Lu is a YA novelist whose critical and commercial success prompted the New York Times to call her "a hit factory." The author of the bestselling Legend and Young Elites trilogies, she began writing science fiction and fantasy stories as a child; video games...

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14 Feb Carol Gomez Summerhays DDS ’78

Carol Gomez Summerhays is a distinguished Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC graduate who blazed a trail in 2015, when she became the first Filipina-American and fourth woman president of the American Dental Association (ADA), the oldest and largest dental association in the world....

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14 Feb Wilfred Steven Uytengsu ’83

Wilfred Steven Uytengsu is president/CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC), a leading Philippine milk company. He is also president of GENOSI, exclusive supplier of meat products for McDonald’s in the Philippines, and founder of Sunrise Events, Inc., the organizer for Ironman and XTERRA triathlons in...

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14 Feb Miller Fong ’64

Miller Fong, who for many years has taught a USC School of Architecture class known as “Architect’s Sketchbook,” likes to share his “gift of design, drawing and visualizing” with the young architects he teaches. “The journey from head to hand to paper is very different...

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14 Feb Justin Chang ’04

Justin Chang is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times as well as NPR’s “Fresh Air,” and contributes regularly to KPCC radio’s “Film Week.” Before his gig at the Times, he was the chief film critic at Variety, where he started as an intern. Chang...

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