Mike Nyeholt '78 Honored With USC Alumni Association Merit Award
Mike Nyeholt '78 brings distinction to a long list of Alumni Merit Recipients at the University of Southern California. At the 88th Annual Alumni Association Awards gala in April, Nyeholt was honored for showcasing Trojan spirit, exemplary service to the community, and stellar professional achievements. Professionally, Nyeholt had a 25-year career in institutional sales at the Capital Group Companies where he retired in 2011. The role closest to Nyeholt's heart is as Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Swim With Mike Foundation where he has contributed to tremendous fundraising efforts totaling more than $26 million for the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund. Following a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed in 1981, Nyeholt and swimming teammate, Ron Orr, established Swim With Mike with the help of countless friends, family members, volunteers, and donors. The impact of Swim With Mike has become known as the Ripple Effect as the movement of the organization continues to change the lives of young physically challenged athletes who have been awarded scholarships to pursue higher education. To date, the national foundation has given scholarships to 271 recipients at 142 universities across 47 states.
Alum John Siciliano in NY Play
Swim with Mike alum and USC School of Theater graduate John Siciliano is on the boards in New York City, acting in New Light Theater Project's documentary play titled, WAR WORDS.
Join Us For The 43rd Annual Swim with Mike!
Join us at the 43rd Annual Swim with Mike to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. We look forward to seeing you!
Catch The Wave Fall 2023 Edition
In this latest edition of The Wave, we introduce the 11 new scholarship recipients who are joining 32 returning scholars for the 2023-24 academic year. Also, we introduce the Legacy Circle giving program and see what recent USC graduate, Alex Ruiz, is up to this fall.