Chadds Ford Man Named Salutatorian of USC’s Class of 2022 Takes His Degree Straight Into the Marines

Andrew Binder
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Andrew Binder.

Andrew Binder, a Chadds Ford native and Unionville High School graduate, is taking his USC Dornsife philosophy, politics, and law degree directly to the Marines, writes Grayson Schmidt for USC News

“I graduated and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marines, and the journey to get there was very challenging,” said Binder. “I’m extraordinarily grateful for the people who helped along the way,” including “my mentors, my family, my friends, my professors, and the people who kept the university running” during the pandemic. 

During his time at University of Southern California, Binder was involved with several organizations, including ROTC and Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Veterans Legal Services Project, where he provided help to homeless veterans experiencing legal troubles. 

He was also active with USC Dornsife’s Center for the Political Future, VoteSC, Trojan Democrats, and The Civics Center. 

Binder will be in the Marines for at least four years. Beyond that, he just wants to bring the attitude of “neighbors helping neighbors” to all he does. 

“My goal with the Marines is to make the most of it and to be as helpful as possible in service to the nation,” he said. 

Read more about Andrew Binder in the USC News

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