Family Weekend

          This past weekend, USC hosted its annual Family Weekend to welcome parents and families of current students to campus. Guests were able to attend classes with their student, hear from President Nikias, cheer on the Trojan football team, and take part in many other events throughout the weekend.

One special program showcased a conversation with Gary Tuchman, a CNN National Correspondent. We are fortunate to have him provide his perspective on being a proud parent of two USC students as a guest blog contributor this week.  Keep reading to hear a USC parent’s perspective.

When my son Daniel started kindergarten, my third grade daughter Lindsay was thrilled. She was excited she and her brother would be going to school together. 13 years later, Daniel and Lindsay are experiencing deja vu; but this time at the University of Southern California. My daughter is a senior in Annenberg; my son is a freshman in the School of Cinematic Arts. They are happy to be in college with each other and my wife Kathy and I are delighted and proud to have two kids in the Trojan Family.

However, they are not the only ones in our house who are part of that Trojan Family. It has been made clear to us from the beginning that as parents we too are members of the family. The kindness, friendliness, and helpfulness we have experienced from people affiliated with the university has been wonderful.  Just this past weekend, we attended our fourth annual USC Family Weekend. It is great being with your children as we all experience the fun activities that are offered. But it’s also inspiring to experience the care and meticulousness that USC exhibits in putting the elaborate weekend together. It shows the respect the university has for its students and the parents of the students.

Our children are far from home. We live in Atlanta, Georgia; 2200 miles away. But we love to visit and know they’re in good hands when they are in LA.  After all, they are Trojans.

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