Pepperdine Celebrates 2016 Commencements

July 27, 2016  | 1 min read

Pepperdine recently hosted commencement ceremonies for the Graziadio School of Business and Management, School of Public Policy, Seaver College, School of Law, and Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

At the Graziadio School of Business and Management commencement, which took place April 16, an honorary Doctor of Business degree was bestowed upon Raymond W. Smith, founding partner of Arlington Capital Partners and chair of Rothschild Continuation Investments and Verizon Ventures (formerly Bell Atlantic).

Los Angeles County supervisor of the Fourth District Donald R. Knabe delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Public Policy degree at the School of Public Policy commencement on April 22.

Michael K. Powell, former chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the Seaver College commencement ceremony on April 30.

At the School of Law commencement ceremony, held May 20, the University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on distinguished attorney Linda A. Klein.

On May 21, Michelle King (MS ’92), the newly elected superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), delivered the commencement address and was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the education ceremony at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology commencement. At the psychology ceremony, Reverend Andrew J. Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.