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Thomas J. Barrack Jr. began his real estate investment career as president of Dunn International Corp. He received a B.A. in sociology from USC Dornsife in 1969. Photo by Fabrice Malard.

USC Dornsife Alumnus Named University Trustee

June 28, 2012

Thomas J. Barrack Jr. ’69, founder, chairman and CEO of Los Angeles-based Colony Capital LLC, one of the world’s largest private equity real estate firms, was elected to the USC Board of Trustees on June…

A vehicular accident after his freshman year at USC impacted Bob Padgett’s life in ways he could not have expected. The event helped the emergency room physician discover his passion for medicine and desire to help others. Photo by Max S. Gerber.

An Accident with Purpose

June 25, 2012

On a bright day in 1964, Bob Padgett drove a company Ford van down two-lane Highway 4 from Hayward, Calif., to a construction site in Pittsburg, a 43-mile trip, and rounded the top of a small hill. Without any warning signage…

Armenian Studies Institute Salutes Trustee

Armenian Studies Institute Salutes Trustee

June 1, 2008

At its annual fundraising event, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies recognized philanthropist-entrepreneur and USC trustee Ronald Tutor. Founded in 2005, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies is a multidisciplinary program…

Warschaw Chair Endowed in USC College

Warschaw Chair Endowed in USC College

April 1, 2008

Thanks to a pledge of $3 million from USC trustee, philanthropist and community activist Carmen Warschaw (B.A., social work, ’39), a new endowed chair will be established in the political science department of USC…

Trojan Treasure

Trojan Treasure

August 1, 2006

On May 2 at the La Jolla Country Club, USC College kicked off its annual Herbert G. Klein Lecture Series on Civic and Community Leadership with a distinguished speaker—the series’ namesake, USC Trustee Herbert G.…

For the Next Generation

For the Next Generation

May 1, 2006

On April 20, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun hosted the annual Scholarship Recognition and Academic Energy Award Luncheon at Town and Gown, honoring College students who, through talent and hard work, earned scholarships to…

USC College Dean Joseph Aoun with Dana and David Dornsife.

Brain Gains

March 1, 2006

Only weeks after USC College kicked off its Tradition & Innovation Initiative last fall, USC Trustee David Dornsife and his wife Dana pledged $5 million to establish two new endowed chairs in the College. USC College…