This issue recognizes leaders who work both in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Our collection of 40 outstanding alumni features bridge builders, storytellers, and advocates who are truly and intentionally living out the University mission in their respective fields. School of Law professor Derek Muller shares his take on American politics and the 2016 presidential race and Graziadio School of Business and Management professor Bernice Ledbetter examines leadership from a perspective of faith.

Features

An election law expert shares his take on American politics and the 2016 presidential race.
A clinical psychology program at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology has graduated its first cohort of students trained to work with Latina/o families and communities.
In our inaugural list, see how extraordinary young alumni are making a difference in their communities and careers.
In the second edition of her co-authored book, Graziadio School of Business and Management professor Bernice Ledbetter examines leadership from a perspective of faith.

Snapshot

A familiar sight beloved by Pepperdine students past and present, the curved staircase at the entrance of Payson Library has led thousands of visitors to the vast and limitless opportunities that have enriched their scholarship.

Spotlight

In Edinburgh, Scotland, Seaver College theatre students engage in a cross-cultural exchange to address a universally tragic yet hopeful topic.
A lifelong sports enthusiast leads fellow fans as the voice of the Los Angeles Rams.
A Pepperdine volleyball player becomes the national voice for NCAA Division I student-athletes of the West Coast Conference.
After watching his dental office burn to the ground, a George Pepperdine College alumnus started a new career in the Third World and widened his own worldview.
A biologist’s encounter with a wild animal leads to the exploration of a species new to New York City.
Inspired by Christopher Parkening as a child, a musician sets a record for the Pepperdine classical guitar program.

Inside Voices

Education has for centuries been one of the most powerful forces to enable and empower the human race. This is true even more so at a place like Pepperdine, where the pursuit of wisdom is charged by investigations of both faith and reason.

The Cut

Since its founding in 1958, Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) has diligently dedicated nearly six decades to raising scholarship funds for students.

Editor’s Letter

How do you define leadership? Some might argue that the term defies definition and is unquantifiable by traditional measures of success.