Celebrating 75 Years of Purpose, Service, and Leadership

October 25, 2011  | 1 min read

On September 21, 1937, George Pepperdine College opened its doors in south Los Angeles, welcoming 167 students and 22 faculty to a brand new school. Today Pepperdine University spans the globe, with more than 370 faculty and 7,600 students enrolled in its five schools at 13 campuses. In its 75-year history, Pepperdine has seen successes and failures, miracles and tragedies, all on its remarkable journey of strengthening lives for purpose, service, and leadership.

Following the launch of the anniversary year at Waves Weekend 2011, Pepperdine Magazine takes a look at some of the many memories and milestones from Pepperdine’s historic 75 years.

Read memories, share your own story, and explore the photographic timeline on the 75th Anniversary website »