Trojan Stories

Stories across the spectrum

Joe Wallenstein

Tim Tessalone – Sports Information Director

2018 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Linda Bazilian

Talena Sanchez

Administrative Assistant, KSOM Clinical Trials Administration

Jay Fuentes goes from movies to one of USC’s most popular classes

Etan Milgrom establishes a legacy for compassionate care

Valerie Childress

Administrative Assistant, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Every (work)day is Mom’s Day for Ana and Jasmine Serrano

Awilda Bregand completes a life-long dream

2017 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Jennifer Park

Lars Harding – Acting Operations Manager, Nautical Science Program

Chief John Thomas’s USC journey comes full circle

Frank Chang helps bring a 96-year journey to completion

Ostrow Dental Clinics

Department of Public Safety

Nurses of USC series



2016 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Sonny Rosales

2016 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Carmen Molina-Diaz

2015 Keck Medicine Employee of the Year: Christine Hovagimian

Carolyn Heine

Assistant Registrar, Enrollment Services

Jerilyn “Cookie” Clayton

Biweekly Payroll Coordinator, USC School of Cinematic Arts

USC employees speak out about the Good Neighbors Program

Joe and Sean Go to the Beach

Guadalupe Vivar’s USC Dream

2015 Outstanding Academic Advisors: Briana Wieland and Sara McLachlan

2015 Keck Nurse of the Year: Victor Dimacali

Maria Henke

Associate Dean, USC Davis School of Gerontology

USC School of Social Work at Tour de Cure

Carolina Castillo

Executive Director of Development, USC Civic Engagement

Neighborhood Academic Initiative

2015 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Joe Chavira

Keck Medical Center Patient and Family Experience

Carrie Lew

Associate Dean of Professional Development, USC School of Social Work

Robin Rountree

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, Information Sciences Institute

Oliver Mayer – Resident Faculty Master, Parkside International

2014 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Anthony Rodriguez

Diane Lapa

Director of Patient Relations, Keck Medical Center of USC

Rachel’s Second Chance Marathon

Veterans at USC

Dawn Kita

Project Specialist, University Development Office

KUSC at the Beach

Gordon Boivin – Marine Operations Manager, Wrigley Institute

Tessie Jamanila

Department Business Manager, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Suzanne Henderson

Library Manager, Seaver Science Library

Henrietta Elmore Smith

Office Manager, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

USC Machine Shop

2013 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: John Gaspari

Octavio Avila

Associate Director, USC Dornsife Academic Advising

Tom Tritto

Manager, Tuition Collection, Student Financial Services

Francisco Pineda

Senior Manager, EVK Residential Dining

Cris Wilkins

Senior Manager, Finance, USC Auxiliary Services

2012 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Mona Cravens

2011 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Larry Lim

2010 President’s Award for Staff Achievement: Don Ludwig

Eric Warren

Athletic Fields Supervisor, Facilities Management Services

Michele Dea

Admin. Services Manager, Chemistry, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Larry Lim

Director of Pre-College Programs, Center for Engineering Diversity, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Lillian Young

Laboratory Manager, Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Elizabeth M. Sales

Clinical Coordinator, Photopheresis, USC University Hospital

Rachel Levy

Compensation Analyst, Human Resources Administration