Text from two plaques on the bust: "The University of Southern Calfiornia thanks the Class of 1959 for providing the funds to rededicate this monument with special thanks to lead donors, Anthony Allen, Garry Short." and "'Create a world that is human and sane, where life is precious and neighbors are trusted - a world so improved you can tell your children you did something to elevate rather than lower the human condition.' Norman Hawkins Topping, M. D. Seventh President of USC, 1958-1970/Chancellor, 1971-1980. Rededicated by the Class of 1959 in honor of its 50th Reunion and the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Topping's first year as president of USC."