USC Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Congratulations again to all our volunteers, who devote their time and energy to supporting the university and the Trojan Family. Fight On!


The USC Alumni Association is pleased to honor and recognize the outstanding contributions of volunteers who have devoted their time and energy in service to the university on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus.

Thank you again to all who joined us to celebrate these inspirational members of our Trojan Family!

Thank you to our 2022 event sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Tan and Green Holdings
Trojan Marching Band Alumni Association
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
USC Black Alumni Association
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association
USC Latino Alumni Association

Cardinal Sponsors

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
JSL Foods, Inc.

Trojan Sponsors

Zeina & Justin M. Gaynor, Gaynor Law Group
Family and Friends of Danielle E. Harvey
Mark Tanimura
Brandon and Wendy Lew
Meg & Randy Palisoc
Town & Gown of USC
USC Marshall School of Business
USC School of Architecture
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

USC Alumni Association President’s Award

The President’s Award recognizes the outstanding leadership contributions of a volunteer over the course of several years, which may include fulfillment of a formal leadership position and/or achievements in informal activities. Other factors considered are the volunteer’s overall record of service, loyalty, dedication and contribution to the Trojan Family. Typically, up to five President’s Awards are presented each year. 

An individual (or couple) may only receive a President’s or Widney Award once. A President’s Award recipient is ineligible for a subsequent Widney Award, but a Widney Award recipient is eligible for a future President’s Award.  

2022 Honorees

Jennifer and Walter Carl Ladwig III

Jennifer ’99 and Walter Carl Ladwig III ’98

Jennifer and Walter Carl Ladwig III, longtime leaders in the United Kingdom (UK) Trojan community, consider the support of USC students a top priority.

Kathy Leventhal

Kathy Leventhal

Kathy Leventhal is a USC Trustee, philanthropist, volunteer leader, parent and former co-chair of the USC Parent Leadership Circle.

Brandon Lew

Brandon Lew ’86

Brandon Lew is a past president of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors and a Provost-level member of the USC Associates, the university’s premier academic support group.

Clint Sallee

Clint Sallee ’94

Clint Sallee is the co-founder of the USC Marshall School of Business Career Advantage Mentor Program and chair of the USC Marshall Master of Business for Veterans Executive Partners.

Widney Alumni House Volunteer Awards

These awards recognize volunteers for outstanding  service to the Trojan Family. Important factors include a record of sustained volunteer service to a school or department at USC, with relevant achievements during that service. Typically, up to 20 Widney Awards are presented each year.

Volunteers eligible for the Widney Alumni House Award are those associated with any USC academic or administrative department; recognized alumni or alumnae organization; or multicultural or other affinity group.

2022 Honorees

Saul Alvarado ’00
Jan Berkeley ’86
Gary Brennen
Charlene Ebright ’70, MS ’71
Tiffany Everett ’02
Robert Frinier ’63, MBA ’69
Chase Ginther ’15
Christine Gregg ’74
Stephanie Kawana MBA ’88
Jeff Knollmiller ’79
Colette Nagami ’75
Meg Palisoc ’96, ME ’98, EdD ’13
Marissa Stahl ’12
Robert Suzuki ’07
Karen Tanimura
Carol Wright

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

This is the only award given to a USC volunteer organization in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Trojan Family and the advancement of USC. Important achievements considered are organization formation, membership growth, retention and involvement, overall development, quality and creativity of programming, communications, successful fundraising initiatives, and leadership. The honored organization demonstrably supports the overall mission of USC. One or two Volunteer Organization of the Year Awards may be presented annually.

Any volunteer organization recognized by the university or one of its departments is eligible for the award.

2022 Honoree

Trojan Marching Band at LA Coliseum

Trojan Marching Band Alumni Association

The Trojan Marching Band (TMB) Alumni Association was founded in 2019 to promote camaraderie among TBM alumni, preserve the traditions and spirit of the TMB, and raise funds to support the band.

Volunteer Liaison of the Year Award

This award is presented to a USC staff member for their work with USC volunteers and recognizes outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of USC volunteer programs. The award encourages the effective, efficient and creative use of the university’s volunteer base by university staff. Eligibility criteria may include volunteer recruitment, training and recognition, leadership development, communications, marketing and programming. The satisfaction of volunteers impacted by the nominee is also considered. One or two Volunteer Liaison of the Year Awards may be presented annually

2022 Honorees

Danielle E. Harvey

Danielle E. Harvey ’00, ML ’19

Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations

As a senior manager in the USC Alumni Association, Danielle Harvey leads a diverse team of professionals responsible for engaging all alumni lifelong and worldwide through a wide array of programs, services and events.

Adam Rosen

Adam Rosen

Associate Vice President of Cultural Relations and University Events

Adam Rosen oversees the direction, production and management of more than 300 university events a year on campus, across Southern California and around the world.

Past Honorees

USC Alumni Association Award Recipients
(Alumni Awards and Volunteer Recognition Awards)