USC Alumni Association to honor Price graduates Ronnie Lott, Aja Brown

January 13, 2014
Ronnie Lott ’81

Ronnie Lott ’81

USC Price School of Public Policy alumni Ronnie Lott ’81 and the Honorable Aja Brown ’04, MPL ’05 are two of eight Trojans to be honored at the 81st Annual USC Alumni Awards on April 26 at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

An NFL Hall of Famer, four-time Super Bowl champion, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lott will receive an Alumni Merit Award, “recognizing individuals whose remarkable accomplishments speak well for the range and quality of an education.”

Brown, the youngest mayor elected in the history of Compton, Calif., will receive the Young Alumni Merit Award, “given to an alumnus/a under the age of 35.”

Aja Brown

Aja Brown ’04, MPL ’05

In addition to Lott and Brown, the USC Alumni Association will recognize six other Trojans for their achievements and contributions to USC. Daniel J. Esptein’62, the founder and chairman of the board of the ConAm Group of Companies, one of the top privately owned apartment management/ownership firms in the United States, will receive the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award. Bob Osher ’81, Sony Pictures Digital Productions president and former Columbia Motion Pictures Group COO, and Gail Samuel ’88, MBA’02, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association COO, will also receive Alumni Merit Awards. Michael A. Felix ’83, USC Latino Alumni Association Corporate Council Advisory Board member; Jana Waring Greer ’73, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Board of Councilors chair; and Christine Ofiesh ’74, Town and Gown of USC executive board member, will receive Alumni Service Awards.

Every year since 1932, the USC Alumni Association has paid tribute to distinguished members of the Trojan Family. The annual Alumni Awards gala is the premier event sponsored by the USC Alumni Association. Past honorees include Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong ’70, world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry ’54, opera great Marilyn Horne ’53 and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis ’73. All proceeds from the event support the USC Alumni Association’s programs and services.

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