Mark and Mary Stevens

A New Engineering Home

“A top-tier engineering school must have world-class facilities.”

MARK AND MARY STEVENS of Atherton, Calif., have contributed $2 million toward construction of a new engineering building at USC. A floor in the proposed four-story 84,000-square-foot Ronald N. Tutor Hall will be named in the couple’s honor.
“In today’s competitive environment, a top-tier engineering school must have not only great faculty and students but also have world-class facilities,” said Mark Stevens, a partner in the Menlo Park-headquartered venture capital firm of Sequoia Capital. “This new building will achieve that and more by providing students with a central place that encourages interaction. Mary and I are proud to contribute to this effort.”
Tutor Hall will provide 60,000 square feet for classrooms and laboratories in the USC School of Engineering plus 24,000 square feet to house the school’s Inte-grated Media Systems Center (IMSC).
Mark Stevens is a member of the School of Engineering’s Board of Councilors, serves on the IMSC Board of Directors and is active in the Northern California Trojan Club. At USC, he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1961, a B.A. in economics in 1981 and an M.S. in computer engineering in 1984. As a student, he was active in the Engineering Student Council, the en-gineering honor societies Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
“As a member of the school’s Board of Coun-cilors and the IMSC Board of Directors, Mark plays a critical role in helping shape the school’s strategic direction,” said Leonard Silverman, dean of the School of Engineering. “I am delighted that he and Mary have chosen to support Tutor Hall, a project critical to the school’s future.”

Trojan Tradition Captured in Oil

USC has commissioned “USC: The Trojan Tradition,” an oil painting in the American Primitive tradition by renowned artist Jane Wooster Scott. Shown here in the president’s office with the original canvas are (l-r) Judith Blumenthal, associate vice president, alumni relations; President Steven B. Sample; Jane Wooster Scott; USC trustee Kenneth Leventhal and Elaine Leventhal. Giclée prints of the painting will be made available for sale by the USC Alumni Association.



Other Stories

Trojan Business Savvy

A New Engineering Home

Legal Eagles

The Show Must Go On

Plastic Surery/Million-Dollar Support

Painting photo by Adam Timrud of Lee Salem Photography

Features -- Admissions - Film Scoring - Summer Seminars - AIDS
Departments --Mailbag - On Stage - What's New - In Support - Alumni News - The Last Word