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Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Nominate a faculty member

ELIGIBILITY: Retired faculty who have been full-time USC faculty members for a minimum of 10 years prior to retirement.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS: Nomination letter describing nominee’s accomplishments; nominee’s complete curriculum vitae; nomination form; two or more endorsement letters.

Contributions are evaluated on 7 criteria: teaching, research or artistic achievement, publications, university service, community/government service, professional organization contributions, awards/recognitions.

Nominations are due November 28, 2022

Award Recipients

Alexander Sawchuk

Professor Alexander “Sandy” Sawchuk is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering.

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Deborah MacInnis

Professor Deborah MacInnis has been an outstanding scholar with a devotion to developing and disseminating knowledge about consumer behavior and marketing at USC for almost...

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Margaret Lazzari

Margaret Lazzari is an established painter, writer, and Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design.

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All Recipients