The USC Pharmacy Alumni Association was formed soon after the School of Pharmacy was established in 1905. Today, the association represents a vast network of Trojan graduates, comprising approximately 50% of Southern California’s practicing pharmacists.
The Pharmacy Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization in the truest sense. It exists solely on modestly priced annual dues. Members pay a small, tax-deductible amount for the opportunity to stay in touch with fellow alumni through ongoing updates and invitations to special events. Membership fees assist the School of Pharmacy and its students, ensuring the School’s fine reputation and, ultimately, advancing the entire profession.
Serving Students and Alumni
The Pharmacy Alumni Association serves its members, all alumni and the School of Pharmacy in a number of ways. Each year, the Board of Directors allocates funding to assist student organizations in School-related activities and travel. Through generous contributions, the Alumni Association has established a $25,000 endowed scholarship, made a $50,000 building pledge and created the Charles Krown/Pharmacy Alumni Professorship.
The association serves current students and alumni of the School of Pharmacy through many activities, including:
- Sponsoring each spring the Alumni/Senior Awards Banquet each spring with complimentary entrance passes for the current graduating class and those celebrating their 50th anniversary of graduation from the School
- Recognizing outstanding members of the graduating class and honoring an Outstanding Alumnus and Honorary Alumnus who have made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy at the Awards Banquet
- Inviting alumni, students, family and friends to a pre-game Homecoming day picnic held on the University Park Campus to celebrate the Trojan spirit
Board of Directors
The Alumni Association’s 26-member Board of Directors is presided over by a president, vice president, and treasurer. Board members are elected for three-year terms. The board meets bi-monthly throughout the academic year and seeks the counsel of the dean, student representatives, and the QSAD president.
Any association member in good standing may attend a Board of Directors meeting. Board members span a broad range of professional expertise and backgrounds. This diversity ensures productive discussions that support the board’s overarching goal—to serve all USC Pharmacy graduates.
Please stay in touch and send your latest updates about your career, professional awards, etc. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Morgan Van Lingen
Telephone: (323) 442-1479