This issue introduces several members of the Pepperdine family who are changing lives by fully engaging in their communities: Seaver College alumni who are impacting their native Indonesia by partnering in business in their homeland; Pepperdine deans working together to shape this university; first-generation undergraduates helping each other grow and thrive as incoming students; budding entrepreneurs from the Graziadio School who are successfully finding their way in the business world; and School of Law alumni who ascended to the federal bench.


Three Seaver alumni who met as young men are now changing Indonesia’s infrastructure at the leading energy company in the country.
The Seaver College Office of Admission is responding to the growing population of first-generation students at Pepperdine with a dynamic pre-orientation program.
Five Graziadio School alumni are turning their passions into professions.
The deans of Pepperdine's five schools share their thoughts on higher education, leadership, and the 2013–2014 academic year.


In one of the first college performances of the classic musical, Cathy Thomas-Grant directed the student and community cast in seven sold-out shows of the Fine Arts Division production.


Highly acclaimed musicians Alexander Treger and Lynn Harrell join the Fine Arts Division faculty as artists in residence.
New Waves women’s basketball coach Ryan Weisenberg owns five NBA championship rings—an achievement that even some of the greatest basketball players can’t claim.
Fifty years after his death, Pepperdine faculty reflect on the author's influence on their scholarship and faith.
GSEP student Rev. Romney Ruder works on the mission field in his own backyard.
In a milestone year, two Pepperdine School of Law alumnae were appointed to the federal court in their individual districts.
Two scholars and a student explore why looking back helps move public policy forward.
Dr. Jennifer Bergeron blends her passions as a singer and laryngological surgeon.

Inside Voices

Some predict that massive online open courses (MOOCs) offered for free by prestigious universities will soon obliterate undergraduate residential campuses.

The Cut

The Pepperdine Volunteer Center (PVC) stands as a testament to the success of student leadership from its origins over 25 years ago through the current model of community-engaged learning.

Editor’s Letter

See what readers are saying about Pepperdine Magazine.
“If we’re going to have an effect on the community, we have to be a part of the community.”