Example Hero


Do you want to honor an amazing teammate who always goes the extra mile at work and beyond?  Now there is a way to show this individual your appreciation.

Please help us nominate exceptional employees who exemplify Trojan values in their work!

Award Criteria

Awardees will be selected based on a demonstrated commitment to the following Trojan values:

  • Search for the Truth
  • Service to Community
  • Free Inquiry
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Teamwork


All USC Finance Division staff members are eligible to receive the Finance Staff Recognition Award.

Nomination and Selection

  1. Nominations may be submitted online at financestaffaward.usc.edu or by emailing your nomination form to financestaffaward@usc.edu.
  2. The next nomination deadline is TBA.
  3. The Finance Staff Recognition Committee will review all nominations and select a new winner each quarter.
  4. Winners will be notified by their supervisor and the Finance Staff Recognition Committee.
  5. Stories about the nominee’s commitment to specific Trojan values will be considered favorably in the selection process.

The Reward

Each awardee will receive the following to recognize his or her achievement:

  • Special award ceremony held in their honor to recognize their contributions
  • Invitation to an annual recognition lunch hosted by Jim Staten (USC Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer)
  • Plaque
  • Some additional surprises!

Nominate a deserving colleague: click here to access

the nomination form.