Candy A. Duncan has built a lifelong legacy at USC. She spent her entire career serving and counseling students. After graduating from USC in 1952 with her BA in Sociology, she served as a social worker, teacher, volunteer coordinator, and an event planner for non-profits. Based on her expertise in these areas, Mrs. Duncan was recruited by USC to serve as the first nonacademic program coordinator for students participating in the Public Administration semester program in Washington DC, Sacramento and Los Angeles, on the USC campus. Following this, Candy was hired to be the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advisement at the USC Marshall School of Business. Finally, before retiring in 1992, she took the opportunity to serve as the Director for the Student Athlete Academic Services.
In addition to Candy Duncan’s 22+ years of service as a staff member at USC, she’s been a longtime Trojan volunteer serving in a variety of different capacities and organizations. A few of those included the Trojan League of South Bay, the Alumnae Coordinating Council, Trojan Club of Beach Cities, as a charter member of the USC University Hospital Guild, Town and Gown, Alpha Gamma Delta, and the Half Century Trojans Board of Directors.
Throughout the years Candy’s dedication to USC has been recognized with the Widney Alumni House Award and USCAA President’s Award. Mrs. Duncan and her family truly embody the Trojan spirit. She met her husband while they both attended USC for their undergraduate education then all three of their children perused degrees at USC.