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Pepperdine Net Impact Chapter Wins 'Rookie Chapter of the Year' Award
Pepperdine University's Net Impact chapter received the prestigious award of 'Net Impact Rookie Chapter of the Year' during the 2006 Net Impact Conference in Chicago on Oct. 28, 2006. Net Impact is a global organization with a mission to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who are using the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact.
The conference was attended by more than 2,000 MBA students, 300 business professionals, and 250 speakers.
Pepperdine's chapter received the award in part because of the significant growth in membership—which now exceeds 70 members—since its inception one year ago. The group also has executed projects such as the Net Impact Campus Greening Initiative to increase campus environmental sustainability efforts and the Net Impact Board Fellows and Service Corps programs, which provides opportunities to members to use their skills to help their community through pro bono board service and consulting projects.
The chapter has also hosted professional mixers and events featuring notable speakers including Michael Crooke, former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. and senior advisor to Revolution Living. The chapter plans to continue to raise awareness of social issues throughout the community, to increase membership, and above all, to develop responsible leaders.
Faculty advisor Molly Lavik would like to thank chapter co-presidents and Graziadio School students Stephanie Tobaru, Shizuka Suzuki, and Erik Bleitz as well as all the Net Impact student chapter members for their hard work at making the chapter a success.