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A Slice of History

Since its founding in 1958, Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) has diligently dedicated nearly six decades to raising scholarship funds for students. Founded by Pepperdine first lady Helen Young in an effort to form a women’s group to support Pepperdine College, AWP has become famously known for serving pies and …

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Letter from the Editor

How do you define leadership? Some might argue that the term defies definition and is unquantifiable by traditional measures of success. True leadership, while abstract and subjective, is not determined by a company’s organizational chart, but demonstrated in the process of growth by serving others: modeling grace in the face …

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A High-Impact Institution

By Lee Kats Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives Frank R. Seaver Chair of Natural Science Professor of Biology  Professor of Biology Often when I interview prospective faculty members, I inquire if they know higher education terminology, and specifically if they are familiar with “high-impact practices.” It should not …

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Praising Hymn

Christians from around the world congregated at Stauffer Chapel in Malibu to participate in fellowship and worship by singing sacred hymns a cappella together during The Ascending Voice IV, a three-day choral festival dedicated to uniting an international community of believers through heartfelt music and engaging theological discussions. Pictured: Keith …

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The Pepperdine Perks® Program

The Pepperdine Alumni Association is offering alumni the opportunity to join the new Pepperdine Perks program. Registering for the program will help you save money at thousands of local and national retailers on everyday purchases, such as movie tickets, video rentals, restaurants, toys, car repairs, and even professional services. You will …

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Save the Date: September 10, 2016 Step Forward Day 2016

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. “Do something” to make a difference this year at Step Forward Day 2016. Join thousands of Waves around the world in this 28-year-old tradition and connect with your local neighborhood, impact the lives of others, and celebrate the University’s mission. Partake in fun-filled volunteer …

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Talking Goals with LA Galaxy President Chris Klein

Do you ever wonder what it’s like running one of the top professional soccer teams in the nation? The Pepperdine Hispanic Alumni Council, along with fellow alumni, parents, family, and friends found out at a Pepperdine-exclusive chalk talk with LA Galaxy president Chris Klein. Klein spoke to Waves about the ins …

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Evolution of a Mascot

1945 to 1950 Roland appeared first in print in the Graphic in 1945. His name is derived from the classic Pepperdine cheer, “Roll on, you Waves!” 1951 Students proposed that Joe the Pelican become the University mascot in an article printed in the Graphic in 1951. 1952 to 1972 “Willie …

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Letters to the Editor

Pillar of the Community You are such an inspiration. Congratulations on all your accomplishments and future endeavors. May the Lord continue to bless you. —Dorothy Yell I am glad to have found out about this woman, Linda Forster, and the important work she has done and continues to do. —Barb …

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Letter from the Editor

What do you want to be when you grow up? The ubiquitous question is one that has the potential to either stump youngsters on the cusp of adulthood or stimulate their progress, goal planning, and discovery. In the case of the members of the Pepperdine community profiled in this issue of …

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Back to the Future – 25 Years Later

By Michael F. Adams, Chancellor Suppose like Marty McFly in Back to the Future you had an opportunity to look into your own future and compare it to your current circumstances. In a way, such is the opportunity that president Andrew K. Benton has given me. I had the opportunity …

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Home Run

Brie Carroll (’09) made Waves history when she achieved record-breaking stats on the women’s track team as a Seaver College student. Last fall a group of alumni athletes were invited to Pepperdine to participate in the first cross country meet of the season in Alumni Park. Carroll, who had just …

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