Arnold Eddy Volunteer Service Award

In 1992, in honor of Arnold Eddy, who served as Permanent Master of the Society from 1942 to 1955, the Skull and Dagger Society established the Arnold Eddy Volunteer Service Award. The award is presented annually at the Initiation Breakfast to a current member of the Society who has demonstrated exemplary volunteer service to the University of Southern California.

The 2008 recipients are Sue and James Femino (2001):

Sue and Jim are both long-time supporters of the University, and were selected for membership in the Society in 2001.

As a student Sue Masi Femino, received a full tuition scholarship from the General Alumni Association and later served as president of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.  She graduated in 1961 with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  Sue is currently on the USC Athletics Board of Councilors and the Friends of he USC Libraries, having served as its chair from 1998 to 2002.  She was co-chair of the Centennial Celebration of her sorority, co-chair of the Class of 1961 25th reunion committee and a member of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors.

In the community, she serves as a trustee of the Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, the Huntington Library Membership Committee and the Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital.  Sue is a real estate broker and serves as vice president of the Femino Foundation.

Jim retired in 2002 from his practice in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.  He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He received his MD degree from USC in 1961 after obtaining his BS degree from UC Riverside.

He is currently on the Board of Directors of Salerni Collegium, and has been on the Board of Councilors of the School of Medicine, the USC Graduate Orthopaedic Surgeons Society and the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors.  He is a Trustee of the Huntington Medical Research Institute, and has been a member of the board of trustees of the Pasadena Polytechnic School and the San Gabriel Valley Medical Foundation.

Sue and Jim reside in Pasadena, California and have four children and five grandchildren.