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.


Home isn’t always sweet, and the barriers to attaining—and maintaining—housing are abundant. Here’s what a group of Pepperdine people are doing about it
Amid a surge of social and political movements that have captured 
the nation's interest, Pepperdine students embarked on an annual experience to learn about the history behind the headlines
Student veterans share their experiences of combat, camaraderie, and the classroom


Catch a glimpse into the town of Ponce, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria


During a season often associated with abundance, two alumni travel to the devastated corners of Puerto Rico to serve those who lost everything
Student-athlete Kevin Hempy (’17) simultaneously excels on two different playing fields
Meet the two visiting professors who engaged students in inquiry this spring
The new Payson Library becomes the home away from residence halls for students
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
During a weekend trip to Comic-Con International, an English professor imagines how to incorporate famous fantasy into academic reality

Campus Notes

Explore fun facts about Pepperdine University

Inside Voices

It’s no secret that Pepperdine students strive daily to demonstrate the fundamental values of purpose, service, and leadership in everything that we do

The Cut

Explore new mobile apps created by Pepperdine faculty, students, and alumni


Henry Price, professor of music, will retire this spring after serving Pepperdine for 25 years

Editor’s Letter

The Spring 2018 issue of Pepperdine Magazine explores the different meanings of home