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ABC 7: “3 USC Law Grads Share Dream of Being First to Graduate from College”

May 16, 2016
Jenecia Martinez, Topping Class of 2010

 

 


USC Rossier News: “LAUSD Superintendent King Calls on grads to redefine urban education”

May 16, 2016
Dr. Trista Beard, Topping Associate Director

 

 


USC News: “Transfer student moves from LA Trade Tech to a PhD program at USC”

May 12, 2016
Adrian Trinidad, Topping Class of 2015

 

 


USC Daily Trojan: “USG President inaugurated at Senate Meeting”

March 29, 2016
2016-2017 Student Body President Edwin Saucedo (Topping Class of 2017), Re-elected Senator Sabrina Enriquez (Topping Class of 2017)

 


USC Dornsife News: “First-Gen College Students at the University of Southern California”

February 2, 2016
Tiaira Muhammad (Topping Class of 2018), Adrian Trinidad (Topping Class of 2015), Demontae Thompson, Topping Class of 2017

 

 

USC News: “Safe Halloween 2015”

November 3, 2015
Brianne Wada Former Topping Associate Director, Ricardo Galvez 2015-2016 Governing Board Chair

 

 


USC Daily Trojan: “USG senator creates guide for undocumented students”

October 25, 2015
Sabrina Enriquez, Topping Class of 2017

 

 


USC News: “First-generation students are ready for the challenges ahead”

August 21, 2015
MJ Plascencia, Topping Class of 2016

 

 

 

USA Today College News: “Formerly homeless student says ‘education really saved my life’

June 16, 2015
Oralia Catalan, Topping Class of 2018

 

 

 

USC News: “Helping teachers understand pupils with brain disorders”

May 7, 2015
Joshua Ramirez, Topping Class of 2015

 

 

 

USC Social Work News: “Once-Homeless Student Finds Refuge in Social Work”

April 22, 2015
Oralia Catalan, Topping Class of 2018

 

 


USC Dornsife News: “The Importance of Mentorship”

April 7, 2015
Adrian Trinidad (Topping Class of 2015), MJ Plascencia (Topping Class of 2016), Felicitas Reyes (Topping Class of 2017), Eunice Velarde (Topping Class of 2010), Jasmine Torres (Topping Class of 2014), Debbie Rumbo (Topping Class of 2013)

 

USC Dornsife News: “Oscar De Los Santos Selected as Truman Scholar”

April 23, 2014
Oscar De Los Santos, Topping Class of 2015

 


USC President News: “In Sacramento, bringing Cal Grant students together with lawmakers”

April, 2014
Jasmine Torres (Topping Class of 2014), Shamoiya Washington (Topping Class of 2014), and Marco Valadez (Topping Class of 2014)


USC Daily Trojan: “’SC program promotes a safe Halloween”

October 31, 2013
Norman Topping Safe Halloween

 

 


LA Times: “A 7-year journey to college”

September 03, 2013
Tristan Baizar, Topping Class of 2017

 

 

 

USC News: “All in the Family: The Ruiz Brothers show hard work pays off”

Spring 2013
Jesse Ruiz, Topping Class of 2012

 

 

 

USC News: “Workshops and more for Topping Scholars”

August 31, 2012
Norman Topping welcomes its 2012-2013 Scholar cohort

 


USC Daily Trojan: “Local children visit USC for safe trick-or-treating”

November 1, 2011
Norman Topping Safe Halloween

 

 


USC News: “Topping Scholars Kick off Year at Annual Retreat”

September 8, 2010
Christina Yokoyama, Topping Director

 

 

USC Dornsife News: “Restocking Hope in Japan”

June 12, 2012
Topping Japan Summer Immersion Program, 2012 Cohort

 


USC Dornsife News: “Double Duty”

December 21, 2010

Cynthia Vidana, Topping Class of 2012

 


USC Dornsife News: “Taking the Emperor’s Reign”

November 1, 2010
Topping Japan Summer Immersion Program, 2010 Cohort

 


USC Dornsife News: “Take a Trip of the Vicarious Kind”

June 16, 2010
Topping Japan Summer Immersion Program, 2010 Cohort

 


USC Marshall News: “Graduate Spotlight: Raphael Anderson”

Spring 2008

Raphael Anderson, Topping Class of 2008

 

 

 


USC Trojan Family Magazine: “Scholars Without Borders”

Fall 2007

Raphael Anderson, Topping Class of 2008

 

 

LA Times: “COMMUNITY SERVICE: Clinton Plan Has Familiar Ring at USC: University Launched Topping Fund After Watts Riots to Aid Cash-Strapped Scholars”

March 7, 1993
Topping Scholar Alumni: Boris Ricks, Thao Dang, Vivian Hernandez, Carl Beverly, Kelly Flores

 

 

 

 

Approximately 15% of USC undergraduate students are the first person in their family to attend college! Check out some of their stories below and visit the USC First Generation College Student website.

Topping Scholars volunteer at the annual Safe Halloween, a collaborative event with the Hoover Recreation Center where neighborhood youth enjoy a haunted house, inflatable rides, candies, and treats.

America in Japan USC Dornsife students travel to Japan as part of the Norman Topping student program.