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6 distinguished figures to receive honorary degrees at USC’s 2022 commencement

Leaders from the worlds of philanthropy, entertainment, sports and journalism will be honored at the ceremony on May 13, the first in-person commencement event on the University Park Campus since 2019.

The names of USC’s six 2022 honorary degree recipients are well-known within the Trojan family and beyond. In an age-old commencement tradition, honorary degrees chosen by a committee of students and faculty are conferred on remarkable individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the university, industry, education, philanthropy, athletics and other fields.

Among 2022 recipients are alumnus and trustee David Bohnett, whose generosity supports research and various philanthropic endeavors. The university’s 2022 commencement speaker, alumna Allyson Felix, will be acknowledged for her accomplishments as an Olympian and her work to advance college access for students of color.

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