Impact showcase highlights USC Rossier’s reach

Tracing our impact through K-12 and beyond

By Kianoosh Hashemzadeh Published on

Anything and everything is possible if you have mentorship.” These words were spoken by Tensie Taylor ME ’14, associate director of the USC Black Alumni Association, as she delivered an EdTalk—Rossier’s version of a TedTalk—at the Impact Showcase that took place in February at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC.

This year’s event took a new format. Rather than telling attendees about all of the important work that their philanthropy supports, a series of interactive exhibits demonstrated the impact of Rossier’s faculty, staff and students, Dean Karen Symms Gallagher explained during her opening remarks.

Taylor’s talk, “Bullied From Terror to Triumph: Now Living My Best Life,” reflected on the years of bullying she endured during her youth, was one of two EdTalks presented. Kenya Williams MAT ’11, EdD ’18, pictured above, a principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District, gave a talk called “Extraordinary vs. Average,” which explored how her parents and teachers inspired her throughout her life.

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