Message from the USC Alumni Association

New Beginnings and the Promise of the Year Ahead

We may be nearing the end of the year, but at USC, it’s a time of new beginnings. Lincoln Riley, one of college football’s most successful young coaches, has joined USC as our new head football coach. The Center for International and Public Affairs has been named for the late Joseph Medicine Crow MA ’39, a Native American historian and chief of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation. And the Keck School of Medicine of USC has appointed a new dean, Carolyn C. Meltzer, a distinguished radiologist and nuclear medicine physician.

At a time when good news often seems in short supply, we welcome these and other inspiring USC stories. They hold the promise of more good things to come.

The new year already looks especially bright for our men’s basketball team, which continues to move up in the national rankings. In addition, USC is on track to reach zero waste by 2028, and our world-class physicians and researchers continue to raise the bar for medical care and treatment.

We hope 2022 brings new possibilities and opportunities for you, your families and friends, and everyone in the Trojan Family and beyond.

Happy Holidays!

Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08
Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations

Please note that the USC Alumni Association offices, in alignment with USC’s Winter Break, will be closed December 20-January 2, but you can continue to access our website during this period.