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Scholarship Named in Honor of Michael D. Gose

Michael D. Gose

Seaver College alumni Eric ('88) and Jennifer ('88) Wolford have given a pacesetting gift toward establishing an endowed scholarship in the name of Seaver College professor Michael D. Gose (MA '75), honoring his service to Pepperdine University. In making their lead gift to the scholarship for Seaver students, the Wolfords hope to inspire other alumni who have been impacted by Dr. Gose's life and teaching to contribute to the scholarship as well.

"While a good teacher passes along important information, a great teacher shapes how you look at that information," said Jennifer. "Michael Gose has shaped our thinking, our faith, and our lives."

Eric added, "We are confident that those who've studied with Dr. Gose will realize his imprint on their lives and join us in honoring his work. There seems to us no better way to honor a great teacher than to bless a student with the opportunity to learn."

Dr. Gose is a professor of humanities at Seaver College. Teaching for the popular Great Books Colloquium, he is often among the first faculty members that freshmen meet. He received his master's degree in religion from Pepperdine in 1975 and his doctoral degree in education from Stanford University in 1979. He served as the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education from 1999 to 2004. Dr. Gose has inspired students at Seaver College for 32 years and continues to be one of Pepperdine's most admired professors.

For more information or to contribute to this scholarship, please contact Lacey Von Lanken at (310) 506-6899 or .