USC’s 134th Commencement [2017-05-12]
USC Pamphlet – Page 1 of 4
At USC’s 134th commencement ceremony, the Trojan Family celebrated more than 15,000 graduates and their families. The events inspired cheerful tears and warm hugs, as new alumni were encouraged to Fight On!
- Students proudly raise heraldic flags representing each school at the university.
- Commencement speaker Will Ferrell delivered an engaging and comedic speech. He serenaded the crowd with “I Will Always Love You,” a song popularized by Whitney Houston.
- Honorary degree recipients join President C. L. Max Nikias (fifth from left) and the chairman of the USC Board of Trustees, John Mork (far right). This year’s class featured (from left) Mark Ridley-Thomas, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Gary Michelson, Helen Mirren, David Ho, and Will Ferrell.
- Half-century Trojans returned to USC, bringing their lifelong Trojan spirit.
- (from right) USC trustees Shelly Nemirovsky, Mitchell Lew, Kathy Leventhal, and John Kusmiersky
Photos 1-3, 5, Steve Cohn; photo 4, Gus Ruelas