“Knowing that all USC students will now have the opportunity to continue conversations beyond the classroom, in the spirit of collaboration, is thrilling for me, and I believe that I am privileged to witness this seminal moment.”
– Shelly Nemirovsky ’85, USC Trustee
USC Trustee Shelly Nemirovsky ’85 and her husband, Ofer, have made a gift of $15 million to endow and name the Nemirovsky Residential College at USC Village.
“Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky’s generosity will strengthen the educational experience for undergraduates at USC. Their gift will help establish a thriving residential college system that creates new opportunities for students and faculty to engage, teach and lead,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “We are extremely grateful for the Nemirovskys’ philanthropy, as well as their passion for education and the research underway at USC.”
Nemirovsky College will be home to 150 students, and focus on building awareness around the principles of environmental, social, and economic sustainability through green living practices, educational activities, and societal engagement. This interdisciplinary community of students aim to live a lifestyle that attempts to reduce their individual use of natural resources and lessen their impact on the greater earth, while building their own knowledge and leadership capabilities to address the challenges facing our communities across local and global scales.
“Much of what made my USC experience so rewarding was having the good fortune to live on campus and develop vital relationships outside the classroom, some of which endure to this day,” Shelly Nemirovsky said. “Knowing that all USC students will now have the opportunity to continue conversations beyond the classroom, in the spirit of collaboration, is thrilling for me, and I believe that I am privileged to witness this seminal moment.”
For further information about student residential life programming in this residential college, visit the Residential Education site.
For information about housing selection, application deadlines, fees, and building amenities, visit the Housing site.