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The Pepperdine Voyage

2007-08 Past Events

Service and Social Action Grant Funding Available

The Voyage project and Interclub Council (ICC) announced the availability of funds for service and social action projects. Groups applying for these funds must be able to demonstrate how their project relates to Christian vocation and how it involves the larger Pepperdine community. Projects accepted for funding for the 2007-08 academic year were:

*Malibu Labor Exchange English language tutoring program- organized by Mandela Schumacher Hodge and Jazmin Aguila
*Lausanne refugee children's camp- organized by JoAnne Baldwin and Mary Mayenfisch
*Project Serve- helped fund Project Serve trips in general and the Project Serve Panama team
*Mongolia World Vision street children mission- Kathleen Dugas
*Costa Rica OTEC Volunteer program- Dominque Ovalle
*FaceHomelessness project- organized by Eduardo Emanuelli
*Ghana Rural Libraries project-organized by Mike Masten, Kat Dugas and Elliott Jones
*Project LEAD spring break trip- organized by Matthew Stanfield and Kerri Heath
*Dorcas House orphanage trip- organized by Rotaract Club
*Urban Plunge missions conference- organized by Shayla Cole, Lauren Jack and Daniel Rodriguez

International Programs Student Service Coordinators

This was the fourth year of funding for a student service coordinator position in Pepperdine's overseas programs. The student service coordinator is responsible for working with the program director and faculty to establish and organize service opportunities for all students studying abroad. The student service coordinators for 2007-08 were:

Meredith Grant- London
Abigail Wood- Florence
Greta Miersma (fall semester) - Buenos Aires
JoAnne Baldwin- Lausanne
Cindy Tran- Hong Kong
Audrey DeBord (fall semester) and Chelsea Costello and Zach Englund (spring semester)- Heidelberg

Funding for Professional School Student Service Internships

The Voyage program has funding for professional school students to participate in summer internships with service and social action oriented programs, especially those affiliated with faith-based organizations. There is funding for four students with grants up to $2,500 each. The professional school student service interns for 2007-08 were:

Kari Sowers (SOL)- Calcutta Mercy Ministries
Amadea Goresh (SOL)- CARE International, Lima, Peru
Bradley King (SOL)- Bulgarian legal clinic clerkship
Piamor Jacobe (GSEP)- Newbury Park literacy and nutrition project
Rebecca Lee (SOL)- Clerkship with The Children's Law Center
Kristin Heinrich, Greer Illingsworth, Emily Smith, Micheline Zamora (SOL)- clerkship with Supreme Court of Uganda

Funding for Professional Schools Speakers Available

The Pepperdine Voyage program provides support for guest speakers who address the topic of vocation with a Christian perspective. The project provides $25,000 over three years for use by the University's graduate and professional schools. The following programs were sponsored in the 2007-08 academic year:

*GSEP Psychology CAPS professional development workshop with Dr. Phil Henry, October 6, 2007
*School of Law conference, "Is There a Higher Law? Does it Matter?," February 21-22, 2008
*GSEP Psychology Caps professional development workshop with Dr. Marilyn Simpson, April 11, 2008

Funding for Religion Division Student Ministry Internships

The Pepperdine Voyage provides funding for graduate and undergraduate students from the Religion Division to do ministry internships during the academic year or over the summer with churches, mission group, chaplaincy programs or other ministries. The ministry interns for the 2007-08 academic year were:

Zachary Love- Pepperdine University Campus Ministry
Adolphus Thomas- Southside Church of Christ, Los Angeles
Paige Cargioli- Nicaragua Mision Para Cristo
Chantilly Mers- Hope Chapel, Hawaii
Alysha Akins-Lifeline Chaplaincy, Houston, TX
Reese Cargioli- Green Valley Church of Christ, Indiana
Chaz Branham- Young Life, Malibu
Dusty Breeding- Camp Saaka, Uganda

Voyage Funding for Women in Ministry Conference

The Voyage project provided funding for the 4th annual Women in Ministry conference hosted by the Manhattan Church of Christ in New York City, May 12-14, 2008. In addition, Voyage funding was provided to several Pepperdine students and staff members to attend the conference. Click here for the conference webpage