This issue honors alumni who have made significant impacts in their local communities. Linda Forster (’90) has dedicated her career to helping improve the disadvantaged community of South Los Angeles; Jose Egurbide (JD ’95) develops a nationally recognized restorative justice program for the City of Los Angeles; and Almis Udrys (MPP ’01) transforms political buzzwords into action for the City of San Diego.

 

Features

A documentary filmmaker joins the new Seaver College graduate program in cinematic media production.
A psychology professor and his former graduate student team up to develop an app that enables users to access cognitive-behavioral therapy in the palm of their hands.
By her teenage years, Linda Forster (’90) had already made an impact on the disadvantaged community of South Los Angeles.
Following four decades of military service, General Robert Neller receives an official order that changes the course of his life.

Snapshot

Brie Carroll (’09) made Waves history when she achieved record-breaking stats on the women’s track team as a Seaver College student.

Community

A School of Law alumnus develops a nationally recognized restorative justice program for the City of Los Angeles.
Almis Udrys (MPP '01) transforms political buzzwords into action for the City of San Diego.
Every winter, Pepperdine’s student ministers and leaders gather in retreat for restoration, renewal, and agape community.
Organization development master’s-degree student Paul Sohn pits career versus calling for the ambitious 20-something Christian in his new book, Quarter-Life Calling.
An All-American and international athlete trains a women’s tennis team for the Pan American Games.
Volleyball star Kim Hill (’12) trains for her biggest achievement yet: the Olympic games with Team USA.
A Seaver College alumnus launches an experiential marketing company that bridges the gap between music labels, artist, and fans.
A risky foray into the world of fashion helped a Graziadio School of Business and Management alumnus discover a world of possibilities.

News

The Graziadio School of Business and Management held its winter commencement on December 5 at Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus.
The Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University honored prominent Angelenos Sandra and Vin Scully with the 2015 Friends of the Family Award for their commitment to family and marriage.
Deryck J. van Rensburg has been named dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
Pete Peterson has been named dean of the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy.
At the 40th annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner, award-winning journalist Lester Holt explored the theme “Learn, Love, Lead, Live: Navigating the Hero’s Journey."
This year’s theme focused on “The United States Vice Presidency: In History, Practice, and the Future."
The exhibit explored Warhol's interest in “Life”—the grand drama of human existence—and in “Legends”—those people and things that have become famous icons in popular culture.
Ravi Zacharias, founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), was the special guest speaker at the 2016 Veritas Forum.
The Institute of International Education released its 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange on November 16.
The Graziadio School of Business and Management celebrated the 2016 opening of the Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology will offer a master of science degree in behavioral psychology beginning in the Fall 2016 semester at the West Los Angeles campus.
Pepperdine University continues to comply with the NCAA Committee on Infractions regarding self-reported violations that occurred between 2007-2008 and 2010-2011.
A preview screening of REMAND, a Revolution Pictures documentary about the work by the School of Law’s Global Justice Program in Uganda.

Letters

Unplugging. The concept seems so foreign in a digital age when we are constantly connected and feel a need to be available and “on” at all times.
In the last two issues we asked readers to share how they experience Pepperdine Magazine.

Perspectives

As one of America’s top 40 private institutions and one of the top 10 Christian institutions, we are even closer to George Pepperdine’s vision of what Pepperdine University should be: first-class academics in a strong Christian environment.

In Focus

With most Seaver College students participating in international programs, many attend student-led house church services, while others seek spirituality strength in different ways.