Standout students, faculty and administrators celebrated the heights of Trojan scholarship at the 34th annual Academic Honors Convocation on April 15.

USC President C. L. Max Nikias presented the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor, to Roberta G. Williams, MD, and Percival Everett.

Williams, professor of pediatrics and past chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is a pioneer in the field of children’s cardiology.

Everett, Distinguished Professor of English at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, was most recently honored with a prized $25,000 fellowship for creative writing from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Also among the award winners at the event held at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus were Donald Skinner, MD, former chair of the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology at the Keck School, who received the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award; and Amy Lee, PhD, the Judy and Larry Freeman Cosmetics Chair in Basic Science in Cancer Research at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, who received the Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award.