2017 Honorary Degree Recipients
Gary Michelson is a groundbreaking orthopaedic spinal surgeon and inventor whose patents outpace Thomas Edison’s.
Dame Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her work in The Queen, and two Emmys for her portrayal of the steel-nerved police detective on Prime Suspect.
Trojan alumnus Mark Ridley-Thomas chairs the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and stands as a passionate advocate for neighborhood-based civic engagement.
Photos by Steve Cohn
Photos 1, 2, 4, Steve Cohn;
photos 3, 5, 7, David Sprague;
photo 6, Gus Ruelas
Also of Note…
Bryan “Dexter” Holland of the band, The Offspring, received his Ph.D. from USC Dornsife! “He graduated from the University of Southern California with a dissertation in molecular biology, completing the degree he’d put on hold when his Offspring career took off,” The Washington Post reported. “Holland studies the genetic material of HIV, with an eye to viral destruction.”
Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP