The Pepperdine community gathered in Firestone Fieldhouse on Sept. 21 to celebrate the University’s anniversary. The event included multiple speeches, the President’s address and more.
Maya and Hunter Leppard (Seaver ’20) recently went viral on TikTok for their videos about their lives and relationships. They discuss some themes in their videos and their goal for their TikTok presence.
Marginalized groups on campus often raise valid concerns of diversity, inclusivity, and their sense of belonging on campus. These concerns are often met with invalidating comments from some disgruntled parents and alumni of Pepperdine’s past.
Pepperdine hosted the 84th Founder’s Day on Sept. 22, to commemorate George Pepperdine and his vision for the University. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and other community members attended the event, which included the debut of the new alma mater, a President’s address, a visit from Olympic gold medalist and alumna Kimberly Hill and more.
Connie Horton serves as the vice president for Student Affairs at Pepperdine and also leads the Resilience-Informed Skills Education Program. Horton is a Pepperdine alumna, a licensed psychologist and has worked at the University since 2005.
As a baseball enthusiast, marketing professional and rookie father, alumnus Austin Hurwitz doesn’t shy away from sharing his two cents on what it takes to be successful in sports marketing and the life lessons he’s encountered along the way.
Pepperdine alum Olivia Robinson launched BlackDollar, an app that connects people with local Black-owned businesses last November. BlackDollar aims to help the movement toward Black economic empowerment and will soon offer financial education materials to buy.
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Relationships at Pepperdine are often serious, which leads to long term relationships and marriage. These relationships, of all shapes and sizes, appear plentiful in the Pepperdine community.
Pepperdine alumni in the journalism industry share how they’ve been working during the pandemic.