Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Entrepreneur Gives $10 Million to University of Southern California

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Entrepreneur Gives $10 Million to University of Southern California

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LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd has given $10 million to support student aid programs in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. "My girl is meant to support Dean Aoun's vision of what USC will become," Howroyd says. "Under his dynamic leadership, I think the college has no set boundaries on what it can achieve."

The gift establishes the Janice Bryant Howroyd Fund for Student Aid in the College. Student awardees will be chosen based on a combination of economic need and academic achievement.

"Janice Howroyd's generous gift will provide access for students who could not otherwise afford a college education," says Dr. Joseph Aoun, dean of the college. "Her exemplary achievements and dedication to supporting education will serve as a role model for all of us in the college community."

Howroyd, the owner and chief executive officer of ACT-1, a personnel services company based in Torrance, Calif., was recently appointed to the college's board of councilors.

Born in North Carolina, Howroyd began ACT-1 in 1978, using a small loan to open a single office in Beverly Hills that focused on serving the entertainment industry. …

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