John Taden is an International Studies professor from Ghana on the tenure-track. Taden said his broad knowledge on African and global issues will benefit students in their lives after Pepperdine.
Senior Hope Dease said she is passionate about her faith and believes everyone is saved by God, no matter whether they accept Him into their lives. Dease said she uses her platform as a student to try to spread the love of Jesus to everyone she meets.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment features Terra Hernandez, a first-year originally from Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, with a passion for foreign policy and international relations.
Senior Jade Armstrong looks back on how her four years at Pepperdine fostered a spirit of adventure within her and gave her the confidence to go after her goals. She talks about her time traveling the world and the reason why she wants to become a lawyer and politician.
Paul Begin will continue to serve as the associate dean for Curriculum and General Education for Seaver College after serving as the interim dean since fall 2019. Begin said he looks forward to continuing in this role in its official capacity.
Pepp Prof Profiles highlight professors, their journey to Pepp and their passions to introduce them to other students, faculty and the community. In this installment, Hispanic Studies Professor April Marshall discusses meeting a Pepperdine professor while abroad in Spain as a student and why she loves the community that exists at Pepperdine.
Bailey Luber, an open-minded International Studies major who loves to travel, shares how Pepperdine’s Buenos Aires, Argentina program impacted her. After graduation, she hopes to teach English in Spain while doing a cultural exchange for a year.
The International Programs staff are working with students to maintain excitement about study abroad. Students enrolled in international programs are adjusting to the cancellations and preparing for the upcoming years.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Hana Kim, whose speech and debate class led to her passion for international fellowship.
The first installment of Fresh Faces, a weekly column that features a first-year student, introduces Danielle John to the Pepperdine community.