JACL is extremely pleased that the University of Southern California (USC) will confer Honorary Baccalaureate and Honorary Master’s degrees to Nisei who were forced to interrupt their studies due to Executive Order 9066. The honorary degrees will be presented by President C. L. Max Nikias at USC’s 129th Annual Commencement on May 11, 2012.
Any Nisei who were enrolled at the university prior to February 1942 but were denied the opportunity to complete their degree because of forced evacuation to incarceration camps are eligible for the Honorary Baccalaureate or Master’s degrees. Families of deceased Nisei will be honored with an “Honorary Alumni” certificate.
To participate in this celebration, fill out this form.
For more information on the ceremony, please visit the USC Nisei Commencement site.
The point of contact for the USC Nisei Commencement ceremony is Ms. Grace Shiba, Senior Director at the USC Alumni Association.
Phone: (213) 740-4937