The Spring 2018 issue of Pepperdine Magazine explores the concept of home, and the different ways we are affected by changes in our living conditions. Alumni Elvina Beck (’08), Michael Lucarelli (MBA ’16), Paul Sirisuphang (MBA ’16), and Derek Day (MPP ’16) have contributed to developing new ways for individuals and families to find housing; Seaver College professor Dan E. Caldwell has teamed up with student veterans like Jessica Egan (’15) and Luis Murillo to help create a welcoming environment that will ease the transition from military life to civilian life; and Michael “Tank” Gonzales (JD ’08) and David Andrade (MPP ’11) traveled to Puerto Rico to feed those whose homes have been destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

Spotlight

During a weekend trip to Comic-Con International, an English professor imagines how to incorporate famous fantasy into academic reality
As audiences demand more diversity in the content they consume, Britta Wilson (MBA ’92, EdD ’16) is in Pixar’s story room to make sure every voice is considered
The new Payson Library becomes the home away from residence halls for students
Meet the two visiting professors who engaged students in inquiry this spring
Student-athlete Kevin Hempy (’17) simultaneously excels on two different playing fields
During a season often associated with abundance, two alumni travel to the devastated corners of Puerto Rico to serve those who lost everything