Joe Saltzman, professor of journalism and communication at USC Annenberg, has received the 2017 Outstanding Service Award from the USC Association of Trojan Leagues.
As part of their mission to foster and promote the interest of the university, the association has honored one outstanding USC professor with the award each year since 1997. Each recipient receives the leagues’ “Red Apple” statuette, along with a monetary gift.
Saltzman, who will celebrate his 50th consecutive year of teaching at USC this fall, is the 21st recipient of the award, and one of the few to be chosen unanimously.
“I am honored to receive this recognition of my research, teaching and service from the Association of Trojan Leagues and to be joining the list of distinguished USC faculty who have won this award in the past,” said Saltzman, who is director of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture (IJPC), a project of the Norman Lear Center, and the leading scholar in that field.
Professors are nominated by members of the Trojan Leagues and by past award recipients. Nominees must demonstrate significant academic contribution to their respective fields, possess a commitment to maintaining relationships with students and alumni, and foster the ideals of the Trojan Family. Saltzman will receive his award on May 18, 2017, at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
Past recipients include: President Emeritus Steven B. Sample, Provost Elizabeth Garrett, Trojan Marching Band director Arthur C. Bartner, USC Distinguished Professor of Composition Morten Lauridsen and Saltzman’s USC Annenberg colleague, Professor Stacy Smith, who won the award in 2012.
The Association of Trojan Leagues consists of seven Trojan alumni organizations across Southern California, with a combined membership of almost 1,000 alumnae.
Read more about Saltzman here: “Five minutes with Joe Saltzman: Reflecting on a storied career.”