(Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

On Dec. 14, USC President Carol L. Folt, PhD, treated faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Campus to the annual all-staff Holiday Reception.

Held on the Broad Lawn, the event provided a welcome opportunity for staff to take a break from their hard work and bond with their colleagues. Attendees enjoyed a brunch buffet, cookie decorating, a photo booth and a buffet of candy for the attendees to bag and take with them.

The event also included a station for writing appreciation cards to veterans, active duty military and first responders, as well as a toy drive benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and LA General Medical Center’s pediatrics unit.

(Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

As Keck Medicine employees and other USC staff partook of the catered brunch buffet, Folt took photos with them, wished them happy holidays and thanked them for their dedication and contributions.

In addition to hosting receptions at HSC and the University Park Campus, the university president shared a message encouraging love, joy and kindness in a video featuring the USC Thornton Chamber Singers.