Pepperdine Celebrates Graduates at 2017 Commencements

July 24, 2017  | 1 min read

Commencement ceremonies for the School of Public Policy, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Seaver College, School of Law, and Graduate School of Education and Psychology were held at the Malibu campus throughout April and May.

At the School of Public Policy ceremony, which took place April 21, an honorary Doctor of Public Policy degree was bestowed upon John Sibert, who served as mayor of the City of Malibu from 2012 to 2013 and again from 2016 to 2017.

Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the US Chamber of Commerce, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Business degree at the Graziadio School of Business and Management commencement on April 22.

Dan Beckerman, president and chief executive officer of AEG, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the Seaver College commencement ceremony on April 29.

At the School of Law commencement ceremony, held May 19, the University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Michael M. Boone, cofounder of international law firm Haynes & Boone.

On May 20, GSEP associate professor Thema Bryant-Davis (MDiv ’16), licensed psychologist, minister, and sacred artist, delivered the commencement address at the psychology ceremony at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology commencement. At the education ceremony, Mildred Garcia, president of California State University, Fullerton, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.