November 2016
Greetings! The month of November brings the excitement of our annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration, and we hope to see many of you there on November 5th! This is a spirited event that is fun for the whole family--learn more and register below.

We're also pleased to share with you that one of our alumni was recently honored as a USC Half Century Trojan! 

Finally, you can view a video from our recent event covering the 2016 election and its implications for the social work community. Read on!

Latest Research


Don't miss the fall 2016 issue of Hamovitch PI

Feature stories include an MSW grad bringing USC students together with individuals transitioning from homelessness to permanent supportive housing; MSW students helping thousands of children and adolescents flee violence in Central America; and an innovative new virtual education program to help young parents access supportive services from home.

Read more

In Case You Missed


Social Work Meets Politics in Campus Forum (VIDEO)

We were pleased to co-sponsor Election 2016: What's at Stake? Implications for Social Workers with NASW USC. Featured speakers included Dan Schnur and Jacquelyn McCroskey, highlighting relevant policy issues from a social work perspective.

Watch the video
In Memoriam


June Brown, 88, Associate Professor Emerita

Our alumna June Brown, MSW '61, DSW '70, associate professor emerita and a longtime advocate for child welfare issues, died Sept. 11 in Culver City, California. 


Memorial Service: The life of June Brown will be celebrated at the USC Davidson Conference Center on November 16 at 3:30 p.m. Hosted parking at Gate 4. To attend, please reply by November 11 to swevents@usc.edu or 213.821.1297.
Noteworthy Alumni


Barbara Jury Honored in USC Half Century Trojans Hall of Fame

Barbara Jury, BS '50, received a 2016 USC Half Century Trojans Hall of Fame award in October,  which honors USC alumni who earned a bachelor's degree at least 50 years ago and exemplify the ideals of the Trojan family. 

Game Watch Parties


Can't Make the Game in Person? Find a Game Watch Party Near You!

Did you know you can watch USC games at locations around the globe with fellow Trojan fans? Whether you live near or far from campus, join fellow alumni to share some food and a "Fight On!" at a USC Game Watch Party local to you.

Visit USC's Game Watch schedule page  to find a USC Game Watch Party near you.
Upcoming Events

Nov. 4-5
Reunion Weekend - Undergraduate Alumni
Social Work classes of '66 & '76, and Nursing classes of '86, '91 & '96, come celebrate! Register now

Nov. 9
USC Veterans Career Fair
All vets and military spouses/ families are invited to meet employers from a diverse array of industries.  More info & RSVP

Nov. 16
Film Screening & Panel Presentation: Resilience
Join us for a screening of the film Resilience, followed by a discussion about childhood trauma. 
Register now

Save the Date

Feb. 15
All School Day

Mar. 11
USC Alumni Day of SCervice
Join Us For Our Annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration!




We hope you'll join us as the Trojans take on Oregon for the  USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work's Annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, November 5. This is the event everyone looks forward to all year long. It is not to be missed!

This year, you can celebrate the team and share in the action whether you live locally or across the country. We invite everyone to use #USCSWHomecoming and @uscsocialwork 
with your Homecoming-related posts, photos and videos on social media, and follow our  live feed of all posts. We'll share the live feed link on our Facebook page later this week.  Two lucky posters will receive USC swag packs for the best posts during the celebration! If you can't make the game in person, be sure to also check out USC's Game Watch Party schedule  to find a viewing event near you!

For all of you who live or plan to be in the Los Angeles area on game day, we will host a tailgate on campus in a reserved area behind Leavey Library for alumni, faculty, staff, friends and family. The tailgate will begin at noon, four hours before to the 4 p.m. game kickoff.

There will be games and special giveaways in a family-friendly environment, plus the Dang Brother Pizza Fire Truck will return with lively music and a tailgate TV so you can keep track of other games.  While on campus, you can also stop by the USC Alumni Association Homecoming tent next to Tommy Trojan and spin the wheel to win cool prizes or find out about the latest alumni benefits.

Tailgate tickets include a personalized 10" pizza, salad, appetizers and unlimited beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, a gourmet cookie selection, vanilla ice cream and root beer floats.

We also have special game tickets for sale. For the most pleasant experience possible, they are located in section 11, rows 85-87 which is the "fan section" (non-student area). 

Prices for adults are $35 for tailgate only, and $100 for both tailgate and game. Tickets for youth ages 4-12 are $20 for tailgate only, and $90 tailgate and game. Children under 4 are free. Tickets must be purchased by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work alumni, staff or faculty. Up to 4 football tickets maximum per order (while supplies last).

Fight on!


Questions? E-mail Harmony Frederick, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Director of Alumni Relations.
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Questions or Comments:  Contact Harmony Frederick , Director of Alumni Relations
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