Pepperdine People Magazine
Pepperdine People Magazine Fall 2005
Portraits of Pepperdine Spirit: A photo gallery features the noble achievements of students.
And they're off, marking the first "Running the Waves Malibu 5K," organized by Graziadio School
of Business and Management student volunteers.
"You made me proud to say that I belong to the Pepperdine community." --assistant professor Mark Chun, the Graziadio School and race participant
On a volunteer/medical relief project in Kisii, Kenya, Emily Farkas, M.D., celebrates the good health of three young patients who "recovered
beautifully," two from malaria and one from amebiasis. Dr. Farkas
(Seaver '94) is the first woman accepted into Yale University Hospital's
cardiothoracic surgical training program in its 50-year history.
"How truly rewarding it is to be a part of the medical profession."
Michael Putnam scored the
best season of any golfer in
Pepperdine history, and was
WCC Scholar-Athlete of the
"If you try to get a little better every day, you will have made a huge improvement in no time at all."
Named Most Improved Player of
the Year by her coaches, Seaver
sophomore Eva Dickes aggressively
contributes to the tennis team's 14th
WCC championship in 15 years.
"The season highlight was seeing how strong we became despite many player injuries." --coach Gualberto Escudero
Hungry for love and attention, Sri Lankan children
are drawn to Pepperdine students volunteering
with Children of Joy in tsunami-devastated areas.
"The Pepperdine motto 'Freely ye received, freely give,' has now taken on a deeper personal meaning." --Elizabeth Kerns (Seaver '05)
Haydeh Fakhrabadi, a doctoral
student at the Graduate School
of Education and Psychology, accepts an award for her
work in the field of religion
and science from the National
Research Center for Medical
Sciences in Tehran, Iran.
"I want to contribute to the society that gave me the opportunity to pursue my goals."
Leisel Bogan and seven other School of Public
Policy students spent time with orphans while
interning at a dozen international organizations
in Armenia and the Republic of Georgia.
"I had the incredible opportunity of experiencing the love, hospitality, and beauty of the Armenian people."
Kari Filerman is the Graziadio
School's latest Fulbright Scholar, working in Mexico on U.S. acquisitions to gain a higher share
in the Hispanic banking market.
"I thank Pepperdine and the Fulbright Commission for such an excellent opportunity."