Members of the Trojan Family truly feel a sense of community in such a large city, whether they’re 15 or 15,000 miles from their families back home. I cannot tell you how many times they have been there for me and in how many forms. What propels this is the sense that USC truly invests in its students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Andrea Lawler, ‘14

Trojan Family

USC alumni form a close and supportive community that spans the globe under the banner of the Trojan Family. The shared values of our alumni are reflected in the work they do, the friendships they make and their approach to the large and small challenges they face every day. As members of the Trojan Family— now more than 300,000 strong—students become part of a remarkable group shaping the future of the planet.

The USC Alumni Association
The USC Alumni Association comprises a network of more than 100 alumni, support, multicultural and generational groups. Collectively, these groups help connect fellow alumni around the world, mentor the next generations of Trojans, provide career services and award more than $2 million in student scholarships each year.

Trojan Luminaries

Howard F. Ahmanson Founder of insurance and savings and loan associations Herb Alpert Musician Dan Bane Chairman, CEO of Trader Joe’s Todd Black Producer Art Buchwald Humorist, columnist, winner of 1982 Pulitzer Prize Sophia Bush Actress, director Laurel Ann Bogen Poet Jackie Coogan Silent movie child star Tate Donovan Actor, director Boris Dramov Architect, Martin Luther King Memorial Edgar Ewing Artist Will Ferrel Actor Larry Flax Co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen Merrell Gage Artist
J. Paul Getty Industrialist and founder of the Getty Oil Company Macy Gray Singer-songwriter Lionel Hampton Jazz musician Marilyn Horne Opera singer Robinson Jeffers Poet Christoph Kapeller Architect, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt Corita Kent Artist Michael Landon Actor Morten Lauridsen Contemporary composer James Lord Architect, Sydney Olympic Park Master Landscape, Sydney, Australia A.C. “Mike” Markkula Jr. Co-founder of Apple Computers Paul McCarthy Artist Mark McGrath Singer
Paul Orfalea Founder of Kinko’s Kenneth Price Artist Sol Price Founder of Price Club stores Ntozake Shange Poet Eric Stoltz Actor, director Danny Strong Actor, writer Andy Tennant Director Robert Therrian Artist Andrew J. Viterbi Founder of Qualcomm Inc. John Wayne Actor Forest Whitaker Actor, director, producer David L. Wolper Academy Award-winning film and TV producer