This issue of Pepperdine Magazine features students, alumni, and faculty who continually strive for excellence at every stage of their lives. Throughout his 60-year career, photographer Lawrence Schiller (’57) has captured the incredible true stories of some of the most fascinating people in modern history; At 71, Seaver College professor Laurie Nelson is a recent national and international weightlifting champion; and former real estate broker Dylan Hood (MPP ’17) uses his business expertise to help previously incarcerated individuals overcome the risk of recidivism.

Community

Russian-American comedian Yakov Smirnoff heals relationships through the science of laughter.
Michael Zakian reflects on the Frederick R. Weisman Museum’s contemporary art collection.