The spring 2010 issue of Pepperdine Magazine salutes students past and present who know all too well the idea of sacrifice through serving their country in the armed forces. We meet scholars who dedicate their intellect and energy to advancing knowledge that is useful and meaningful to the community, athletes who bring everything they have to their sport, and artists who pursue their passion to create and generously share their talents with each of us.


How four alumni create the look of films and television shows.
Saluting students past and present who have served their country.
Examining the competing claims of law and religion.
The Private Capital Markets Project brings insight to small businesses.


Hundreds gathered to celebrate Pepperdine's 75 years of changing lives at the sold-out 36th Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner on March 24 at the world-famous Warner Bros. Studio.


Fulbright scholar Rasha Salib explores the cultural crossroads of American and Jordanian values.
A lobbyist and a congressman walk into a classroom...and try to influence a new generation of decision-makers.
Students in Professor Andrea Siegel’s class bring graphic novel Daredevil alive on audiobook for blind Arabic-speakers.
Controller Brian Thomason and father, faculty member Phillip Thomason, share their story of a pilgrimage to Spain that opened their eyes to new beauty, strengthened their bond, and deepened their faith.
A 49-year-old Seaver kinesiology student proves that she can swim with the best of them.
Dana Jones (’95) reigns in the Waves Athletics history books as one of Pepperdine’s all-time great basketball players.
Inspiration, says composer N. Lincoln Hanks, is like a jealous partner, whose interest is piqued when he begins working on a new composition before she arrives.
Sophomore Demi McCoy’s lyrical talent and faith come alive as she stages performance poetry around campus and online.

Inside Voices

I believe we intuitively know that it is better to give than to receive. Many grew up in homes where this principle was taught by parents. Some were never formally told this precept but nonetheless experienced it somewhere in life.

The Cut

Do you ever feel out of place with fellow believers—perhaps like no one “gets” you? It may simply be that you are a “winter believer” while they are “summer believers ” (or vice versa).

Editor’s Letter

“Whether we tell the story of a student, faculty member, alumnus, or donor, sacrifice is at the heart of every Pepperdine story.”
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