Celebrate Achievement

Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony

You Are Cordially Invited to Be Our Guest

Join USD in celebrating the esteemed accomplishments of this year’s honorees at the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony on:

Friday, November 13

12 - 1:30 p.m. PST
Be a part of the law school's history in this first-ever virtual ceremony


Registration is Complimentary

This year, your registration is complimentary–it is our hope that you will please consider contributing to the Distinguished Alumni Award Scholarship Fund, benefiting law students who exemplify the ideals of excellence in the ethical practice of law–in all areas of practice and industry.

2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

Steven J. Cologne ’84     Steven J. Cologne ’84 Managing Partner, Higgs Fletcher & Mack, LLP
Kimberly M. Koro ’86         Kimberly M. Koro ’86 Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. & Division President, Qualcomm Government Technologies

2020 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award Honorees

Ben J. Coughlan ’12 Ben J. Coughlan ’12 Co-Founder & Partner, Coughlan & Vinel LLP
Blue Shooting Star
Joy Utomi Hartmann ’11 Joy Utomi Hartmann ’11 Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Distinguished Alumni Award Endowed Scholarship

Give to Achievement

Honor the Distinguished Alumni in your life with a contribution to the Distinguished Alumni Award Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a law student who embodies the high ethical standards and commitment to community service USD School of Law seeks to instill in its graduates.

                            Make a Gift


Be Part of the Celebration's Photos!


Honorees, family members, colleagues, and guests are encouraged to Celebrate Achievement and Take a Picture in the USD School of Law Virtual Photo Booth! Suggested dress code is business casual and guests are encouraged to wear USD BlueBlue often represents justicepeace, freedomprosperity, and perseverance.

Virtual Photo Booth Hours
Opens on the evening of Thursday, November 12 and Closes on the evening of Sunday, November 15.


  1. Access the Virtual Photo Booth on a mobile device, tablet, or computer. 
  2. Select a custom frame for your picture.
  3. Take a new picture OR upload a previously taken picture to the Virtual Photo Booth.
  4. Approve the picture and custom frame.
  5. Select your background. 
  6. Enter your email address to receive your commemorative picture and a link to the event gallery.
  7. A link to the event gallery will also be shared in an Event Highlights email.

Optional Lunch


USD School of Law is pleased to partner with Champagne Bakery to offer an optional lunch selection for $25 including tax, gratuity, and delivery.

Deliveries will be made on Friday, November 13, between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at home or business addresses within San Diego County. Orders may be placed through Wednesday, October 28. View menu   

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


Bartell Hotels       Qualcomm



Higgs Fletcher Mack

View sponsorship opportunities/benefits and reach out to Director of Development Debbie Rider '84 (JD) for more information. 

Honoring USD School of Law's Legacies and Forging Our Future