At the 2008 commencement, the university has recognized 69 seniors in the inaugural USC Discovery Scholars. Each student has completed a culminating project in their field of study with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Of the 29 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, twelve have been nominated to receive a Discovery Scholar prize. The twelve prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below.

Tanya Bernard

Program: Fine Arts (Studio Art)

Karoline Brandt

Programs: Psychology, International Relations (minor)

Germaine Chang

Programs: Fine Arts, Psychology

Omer Faghfoor

Programs: Electrical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering (minor)

Brendan Fortune

Program: Humanities (Music)

Ross Garren

Program: Music Composition

Rachelfaye Kerry

Program: Theatre

Anthony Laney

Program: Architecture

Althea Lyman

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Anthony Marra

Program: English – Creative Writing

Geoffrey Pope

Program: Music Composition

Henry Wu

Programs: Neuroscience, Natural Science (minor), English (minor)


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