Looking Forward to a Year of Support for Students, Scholarships and More
Happy New Year! It was terrific seeing so many of you last fall at our Football Picnics, the Night at the Lab event with Dr. Peter Kuhn, and the USC Alumni Association’s Centennial Celebration.
This year, under the leadership of Executive Director Nancy Dreier and her team, Associates events will focus on scholarship and student support, frontiers of computing, faculty research, health, sustainability, and the arts. I’m confident you’ll be inspired by our presenters and participants.
Jumping right into 2024, I hope you will join me on Wednesday, January 24, for a special reception with the bright and talented USC Associates Student Scholarship recipients. Later in the spring, we’ll be celebrating arts and culture with a tour of the new home of the USC School of Dramatic Arts and a performance by students of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
Rod Y. Nakamoto
USC Associates Board of Directors
USC Board of Trustee
Update from the Executive Director
Upon reflection over the past few months, it becomes evident that orchestrating the Associates Football Picnics requires a small village. The Board of Directors provided invaluable input last February, introducing fresh ideas for the 2023 season, and I’m eager to hear their recommendations for 2024. Read more…
What a “Night at the Lab”! A tremendous thank you to Dr. Peter Kuhn, Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, and Urology.
USC Associates learned more about Dr. Kuhn’s fascinating research in early breast cancer detection and the discovery of the PiNK Test. This is only happening at USC. Guests toured Dr. Kuhn’s lab and heard from students getting first-hand research experience. In fact, the experience was so meaningful to one student, he decided to pursue a PhD and continue his work in the lab!
As you might know, 1 in 8 women globally will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and detecting it early is critical for a higher survival rate. Join Dr. Kuhn, his fellow researchers and students at USC on their PiNK Test journey. Check out this summary sheet and use the QR code below to submit your contact information for updates (your information is never shared externally).
If you found Dr. Kuhn inspiring and would like to learn more and/or visit his lab, email us to arrange a meeting.
Thank You, Sponsors!
A huge THANK YOU to our 2023 USC Associates Football Picnic sponsors. We could not have done it without you!
Cathi and Joe Bendheim
Usha and Mayan Patel
Kaufman Dolowich LLP, a Law Firm
Ontario International Airport
Watch the 2023 USC Associates Highlight Reel!
New Member Spotlight:
Laura Oswell ’99
We are delighted to shine the spotlight on our newest USC Associates member, Laura Oswell, a distinguished alumna of the Class of ’99. After earning her degree in business with a minor in international relations, Laura embarked on a remarkable journey that led her to a successful career as a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell. Read more…
Introducing Carson Vest, a senior hailing from Chicago, Illinois, currently pursuing a BS in business administration with a minor in AI, and concurrently working towards an MS in finance as part of the Progressive Degree Program at USC. What’s truly impressive is Carson’s plan to graduate with both degrees in just 3.5 years! Read more…
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24
2nd Annual Associates Student Scholars Panel and Reception
The guest moderator will be Taylor Felix McAllister ’13, digital media host at Bally Sports West and Women Sports Network.
Supported by Karen Wong and Scott Lee
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Luncheon Honoring Annual Presidential, Provost and Junior Members
The featured speaker will be USC Provost Andrew T. Guzman.
Supported by Leigh and Aaron Amaro, Kelly and Phil Anthony, Paula and Joe Ciaramitaro, Debbie and Michael Felix & Marilou and Mark Hamill
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
Dinner Honoring Chair-Level Members
The featured speaker will be USC Board of Trustees Chair Suzanne Nora Johnson, with a special toast from USC President Carol L. Folt.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
From our partner, the USC Trojan Marching Band: Save the date for the USC Concert Band Spring Concert, 3:00 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium, with special guest stars plus the USC Song Girls, USC Spirit Leaders and, of course, “The Spirit of Troy”! Learn more.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Tour of the NEW USC School of Dramatic Arts Building
The tour will include remarks by Emily Roxworthy, dean of the school, and a preview of the spring musical: Rent.
Supported by Rod and Elise Nakamoto
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Spring Showcase Performance and Reception
View the final performance of the school year and celebrate the students and faculty.
Supported by Ron Goldie and Ellie Kitta
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
USC Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability Day
Join in a day of adventure on Catalina Island!
The mission of the USC Associates is to advance knowledge in the sciences, the humanities and the professions through financial support of academic programs at the University of Southern California.
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