The USC Emeriti Center sponsors or coordinates a number of awards recognizing the accomplishments and service of our distinguished staff and faculty retirees. Read below for more information about each award and how to nominate individuals.
The USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award is an official University Award. It honors up to four retired faculty each year for their eminent careers. Since its inception in 1982, the award has been bestowed upon retired faculty from the arts and humanities; social sciences; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; medicine; and other professional disciplines.
Active and retired faculty, administrators and staff, and friends of the university are urged to make nominations. Awards are conferred at the annual Academic Honors Convocation. The Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award includes an honorarium of $2,000, an illuminated scroll setting forth the honoree’s contributions, and a citation in the Honors Convocation program, all provided through the generosity of the Provost.
The Paul E. Hadley Faculty Award award acknowledges special service by a retired USC faculty member to any academic or administrative unit at USC following their retirement. Nominees must have made outstanding voluntary contributions toward enhancing the overall quality of university life for students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, or other members of the USC community and have contributed to the positive collegial spirit of the Trojan Family. The award is presented every year at the annual Provost’s Faculty Retirement Recognition Luncheon in November.
The special award is conferred upon any retired faculty or staff member at USC who has served in a volunteer position and promotes collegiality among all disciplines and between both faculty and staff. The award is for extraordinary volunteer service in retirement.
The Douglas C. Basil Award celebrates the valuable contributions of retired faculty in higher education. Two awards at $5,000 each are given annually for special projects or research.