The following is text distributed during the dedication: George Boone was a vibrant man, with multiple careers, talents and gifts. His involvement with the University in new program development, teaching, dentistry and real estate development has left a lasting impression on USC. Boone was a member of the Board of Trustees and served on the boards of dentistry, medicine and fine arts. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the General Alumni Association for four years and served as its president in academic year 1989-90. He was a founding member of the Widney Fellows and a charter member of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Development in the School of Urban Planning and Development. Beyond USC, George Boone was a life trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, establishing the Boone Children's Gallery. At the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, George Boone helped convert the large period garage into the Mary Lou and George Boone Gallery, which has become an important venue for changing exhibitions. George Boone's legacy of dedication and leadership to Dentistry, Medicine, Environmental Science and Philanthropy has encouraged the young people of Southern California to "lead creative and productive lives." Boone will always be a shining star of the Trojan Family.
John Frame is esteemed for his "emotionally honest and authentic work, independent of the dictates of trends and fashion" and his "expression of a deep and honest spirituality." He has been creating figurative sculpture that explores the human condition for over twenty years. Frame received his BA in Literature from San Diego State University in 1975. he immersed himself in writing, but changed course receiving his MFA from the Claremont Graduate School in Fine Art in 1980.