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Associated Women for Pepperdine


At the present time, we have the following boutique items for sale:

2001-2012 Ornaments

Living Lights, Shining Stars, Dr. M. Norvel Young

Rada Cutlery

 2001-2012 Ornaments

The ornaments are designed to "tell a story and capture the spirit of Pepperdine University." The three-dimensional brass collectibles are finished in sparkling 24 - karat gold, enhanced with screen-printed coloring.

The ornaments include a story explaining the significance of each detail of the design. They are presented in a gift box that is dated and stamped with a gold imprint of the design. They are not holiday ornaments; they have a cord and can be hung on a tree, an ornament stand, or displayed in a shadow box to be enjoyed year-round.

Debby Benton, Pepperdine's First Lady, serves as Honorary Chair.  Rick Gibson, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President for Public Affairs and Church Relations, and Maz Ameli, Art Director for University Communications, design each ornament.

To order any of the items below, contact Tami Williamson at (310) 506-4567 or .
Orders of 20 or more receive a 20% discount.



2012 Changing Lives

From his humble Kansas beginnings to the enormous success of his Western Auto enterprise, George Pepperdine chose to follow his faith and dedicate his fortune to establish a college in the midst of the Great Depression.
Seven presidents, each wit distinctive leadership qualities, were called to guide Pepperdine University to become the global institution that it is today -- "for such a time as this."


2011 Five Schools, One Mission

George Pepperdine College was dedicated in 1937.  Nearly 75 years later, Pepperdine University is a respected global institution with five schools and colleges and 90,000 alumni.  Each school represents a pillar of the University and the principles of the founder, who sought to educate men and women for lives of purpose, service, and leadership in the context of the Christian faith.


2010 Ornament

2010 Waves of Service Ornament

In 2009, the Alumni Leadership Council proposed to President Andrew Benton a global initiative that would encourage alumni to not only "serve where they are" in the world, but to share and celebrate their service with fellow graduates.  This initiative echoes founder George Pepperdine's zeal for service among all those engaged with Pepperdine University.


2009 ornament

2009 Towering Faith Ornament  
$35.00 SOLD OUT

The Theme Tower's welcoming location makes it the University's most prominent and beloved landmark.  Atop a grassy knoll at the dramatic main entrance of the Malibu campus, the Theme Tower stands as a beautiful and symbolic beacon of the Christian faith that is the University's foundation and future.


2008 Purpose, Service, and Leadership Ornament

2008 Purpose, Service, and Leadership Ornament
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of AWP


Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. During this year, AWP is celebrating the 50th anniversary of it's founding by Helen M. Young. Our mission is to support Pepperdine University in its aims and ideals of Christian education and to provide scholarships for Church of Christ students. 

Embracing the Arts Ornament

2007 Embracing the Arts Ornament

Pepperdine provides a dedicated faculty and state-of-the art facilities for students to study, develop their skills and talents and perform and exhibit their work in the Fine Arts Division at the University.

Music: Applied music performance, education, and theory-composition.
Theatre: Acting and production/design.
Arts: Art history, painting, drawing, sculpture, and graphic design.

2006 Athletic Ornament

2006 Athletic Ornament

Pepperdine provides student-athletes opportunities to develop their athletic and academic abilities at the highest standards of scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership, and institutional tradition. The objective of athletics is to uphold and fulfill the mission of the University by ensuring student-athletes are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership at a University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values. 

International Programs Ornament

2005 International Programs Ornament

Pepperdine University is proud to note that more than 55% of our students become global citizens through our International Study Program, a top priority at the University.  The ever-
expanding worldwide programs contribute diversity and perspective to participating students and faculty.

This ornament is available both with or without a date. For the ornament without the date, a bar is available for you to personalize it.  

Stauffer Chapel Ornament

2004 Stauffer Chapel Ornament

The Chapel is a coastal landmark, overlooking the Malibu Pier and beach, and the seaside community of Malibu. The artistry of this magnificent stained glass window, designed by Bette L. and Robert D. Donovan, incorporates 105 hues and shades of vibrant color into a "Tree of Life" design.

The ornament is available both with and without the date. For the ornament without the date, a bar is available for you to personalize it.

AWP 2003 Decorative Ornament

2003 Heroes Garden Ornament
$25.00   SOLD OUT

This ornament commemorating the Heroes Garden on the Drescher Campus, dedicated on September 11, 2003, is inscribed with "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).


AWP 2002 Decorative Ornament

2002 Miracle at Malibu Ornament

There are still a few 2002 Miracle at Malibu ornaments available. It is a beautiful ornament displaying the waves and sun rays of Malibu. Describing Pepperdine as Sun-Kissed, Ocean-Washed, Island-Girded, Mountain-Guarded.


AWP 2001 Decorative Ornament

2001 Flag Ornament
$35.00 SOLD OUT

This is the First Edition in a series of 12 ornaments for Pepperdine University by the Associated Women for Pepperdine. The flag ornament embraces the spirit of the University and, indeed, all of the United States following the tragedy of September 11, 2001.


Living Lights Shining Stars, By M. Norvel Young

 Living Lights, Shining Stars
Ten Secrets to Becoming the Light of the World
by Dr. M. Norvel Young
$5.00 plus $3.00 shipping/handling

Jesus said Christians are the "light of the world"; Paul said followers of Christ are to "shine like stars in the universe." These bright metaphors are a bold contrast to the ever-increasing darkness of evil that fills our world. Can Christians change the world? Can we turn the tide for good in our society?

With inspiring messages from Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. H. Norman Wright, Mother Teresa, Dr. Ronald J. Sider, and others, Dr. M. Norvel Young reveals ten practical and inspirational ways you can become the "living lights" Christ called you to be.




Rada Cutlery 

Rada Cutlery


Rada is American made cutlery that provides great products ranging from individual knives to gift sets, serving utensils to candles, as well as cookbooks and stoneware. For a complete catalog please call the number below or email



Please call (310) 506-4567 to order any of the above items.