My USC Story: first-year student
Stuart Diffely, a business major and men’s lacrosse player from Portland, OR, joined the Class of 2023 having already started an emergency backpack company with fellow USC freshman and roommate McKean Farnell.
Why did you choose USC?
I chose USC because of all of the amazing opportunities within Marshall and the university as a whole. I am excited to immerse myself in top-tier business classes as a freshman and become a member of the Trojan Family. With the Trojan Family being one of the most well-renowned networks in the nation, the offer seemed too good to pass up. And of course, the pristine campus, beautiful weather, and bigtime sports also add to the attractiveness of USC.
What is one thing you brought with you to USC that means the most to you?
The single most important item I brought with me to USC is a StuMac Survival disaster preparedness kit. StuMac Survival is a company that I started in high school with my current roommate. Not only does it have sentimental value for how our business careers started, it also provides us with peace of mind as we know we will be ready if unfortunate circumstances, such as an earthquake, occur.
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