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Pepperdine Associates

The Benefits of Membership

The rewards of being an Associate go far beyond the satisfaction of assisting students in their educational endeavors. As an Associate, you become a partner to faculty and administration, alumni and friends, and most of all, students. You gain access to formal and informal programs, to camaraderie and service in pursuit of the values championed by the University. Your benefits include:

  • Access – Associates receive invitations and preferred seating (where available) to a host of University functions such as faculty and guest-speaker lectures, student performances and presentations, the annual Associates black-tie gala, and the Associates travel program.
  • Information – Be informed of all significant Pepperdine news and events by receiving exclusive communications from the president, the Annual Report, and your copy of Pepperdine Magazine.
  • Associate Liaison – Have the benefit of a personal relationship with a designated friend at the University to contact with all of your Pepperdine-related questions and concerns.
  • Recognition – Associates are thanked with a personalized plaque and have their names inscribed on the commemorative wall at Thornton Administrative Center on the Malibu campus.


2016 Pepperdine Associates Holiday Party Benefits

 Oh What Fun!


Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your fellow Waves! Join alumni, parents, students, family, and friends for the annual Pepperdine holiday parties. Pepperdine Associates will receive the VIP treatment at the Ventura County, Los Angeles, and Orange County holiday parties to thank you for your membership and faithful support of Pepperdine.

Oh What Fun! with Ventura County Waves

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Aldabella Winery
Associates and one guest will receive a hosted barrel tasting and an exclusive meet-the-winemaker experience at this event.


Oh What Fun! with Los Angeles Waves

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Associates and one guest will receive:

  • Early admission starting at 6 PM
  • Reserved seating throughout the museum
  • Hosted drinks throughout the evening
  • Private guided tour of the Jane G. Pisano Dinosaur Hall (limited availability)


Oh What Fun! with Orange County Waves

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
RedO - Newport Beach
Associates will receive two hosted drink tickets and an exclusive fireside chat with the new dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Deryck J. van Rensburg, complete with discussion and Q&A before this event opens to the public.