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From the Editors, Spring/Summer 2011

The Stories of USC Dornsife Alumni

Each alumna or alumnus of USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences leaves our community filled with special dreams and an inner hope for a fulfilling and beautiful life.

Great faculty, extraordinary research and study abroad opportunities, and a Trojan Family network are a formidable foundation paving a path for USC Dornsife students. As alumni, they pursue a variety of interesting and meaningful careers in which they make a difference in the world through intellect, compassion and initiative.

In this issue, you will read the stories of our alumni who, in various stages of their careers, have made a strong impact in their respective fields that include medicine, military, research, reporting, NBA franchise ownership, activism, environmentalism, law and fashion.

Graduates of USC Dornsife are prepared to meet the challenges of both the workplace and the biggest problems facing humankind today. Equipped with the tools of critical and original thinking, exceptional oral and written communication skills, problem-solving abilities and a capacity for lifelong learning, our graduates tackle anything and everything.

Our alumni have brought pride and economy to Los Angeles, honorably served our country, empowered others, enhanced quality of life and brought aesthetics and beauty to a world much in need.

No matter the wealth gained or personal recognition garnered for their high-impact careers, our alumni continue to pursue excellence and seek new and greater milestones. Each would define success differently, but in each individual definition you would find a true desire to give back and leave the world a better place than he or she found it.

The world of USC Dornsife has made a world of difference to our alumni and those fortunate to cross their paths.


Susan Andrews and Emily Cavalcanti
USC Dornsife Office of Communication


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