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Curtain Call: Pepperdine Dedicates Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Curtain Call: Pepperdine Dedicates Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Following a generous estate commitment last summer from University Board member and longtime friend Lisa Smith Wengler, Pepperdine University dedicated the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts on November 7, 2013. Read more »

Celeste and John Plueger Commit $1 Million, Dr. Aaron L. Plueger Reading Room Dedicated

Celeste and John Plueger Commit $1 Million, Dr. Aaron L. Plueger Reading Room Dedicated

University regent John Plueger and wife, Celeste, and family have made a $1 million commitment to the University Libraries campaign in honor of John's father, the late Dr. Aaron L. Plueger. Read more »

School of Law's Greg McNeal Awarded $165,000 Grant from the Carthage Foundation

School of Law's Greg McNeal Awarded $165,000 Grant from the Carthage Foundation

Greg McNeal, associate professor of law, has received $165,000 from the Carthage Foundation to research the U.S. practice of lethal force against suspected terrorists. Read more »

Kevin and Antoinette Joyce Family Endow New Baseball Fund

Kevin and Antoinette Joyce Family Endow New Baseball Fund

Pepperdine Athletics is pleased to announce a $100,000 commitment from Antoinette and Kevin ('79) Joyce to establish the Kevin and Antoinette Family Endowed Baseball Fund. Read more »

SavvyChic X: Honoring Pat and Shirley Boone

SavvyChic X: Honoring Pat and Shirley Boone

Celebrating a decade of SavvyChic, the annual benefit and fashion show for Pepperdine's Boone Center for the Family, the 10th-anniversary event held special significance as the University honored the 60-year marriage of Pat and Shirley Boone. Read more »

Laugh-In!

George Keeps ’Em Laugh-In!

The stars aligned in Beverly Hills on September 25 as Pepperdine University and Hollywood came together at Still Laugh-In: A Toast to George Schlatter. Read more »

Chemistry Research Program Receives Grant

Chemistry Research Program Receives $1 Million Stauffer Trust Challenge Grant

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust has awarded Seaver College a $1 million grant to establish the John Stauffer Endowment for Summer Research in Chemistry. Read more »

Television Producer Donates Collection to Pepperdine

Television Producer Donates Collection to Pepperdine

Pepperdine University Libraries announced the donation of executive producer Martha Williamson’s collection of scripts, drafts, notes, tapes, and memorabilia from the hit CBS series Touched By An Angel. Read more »

Marta and Tom Tooma Donate to Natural Science Student Research

Marta and Tom Tooma Donate $100,000 to Natural Science Student Research

University regent Marta Tooma and husband Tom have pledged $100,000 to support student research in Seaver College’s Natural Science Division. Read more »

Waves Remember Moments with New Pepperdine Fund Campaign

Waves Remember Moments with New Pepperdine Fund Campaign

The Pepperdine Fund launched the Mark Your Moment campaign this fall, a dynamic new initiative that encourages alumni and parents to share their Pepperdine memories. Read more »


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Nootbaar Institute's Global Justice Program Aids Ugandan Prisoners

The Global Justice Program at the School of Law once again headed to Uganda, working with prisoners and the judiciary to develop plea bargaining into the country's judicial system. Read more »

Lisa Smith Wengler Endows Center for the Arts

Lisa Smith Wengler Endows Center for the Arts

University Board member Lisa Smith Wengler has made a magnanimous commitment to endow the University's Center for the Arts. Read more »

Seaver Alumnus Ben Ferguson Establishes Endowed Scholarship

Seaver Alumnus Ben Ferguson Establishes Endowed Scholarship

Established by Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of Seaver College alumnus Benjamin Ferguson ('98), the Ferguson Family Goldman Sachs Scholarship will support students pursuing bachelor's degrees in economics or business administration. Read more »

The Rise of Roz

The Rise of Roz: How One Wave Became an LAUSD Superstar

After a distinguished career with the Los Angeles Unified School District spanning more than four decades, Pepperdine benefactor Rosalyn S. Heyman is giving back to future teachers at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Read more »

William E. Simon Foundation Adds to Public Policy Professorship

William E. Simon Foundation Adds to Public Policy Professorship

The School of Public Policy has received an additional $150,000 in grant support to continue the school's renowned William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professorship. Read more »

Game Changers

Game Changers: Tim Tebow, Adam Housley Inspire at 37th Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner

Pepperdine hosted its 37th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner on April 6, 2013, exploring the theme "Changing the Game." Read more »

Contemporary Art Collection to Weisman Museum

Eric and Peggy Lieber Donate Contemporary Art Collection to Weisman Museum

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art announced a significant donation of contemporary art from the estate of Eric and Peggy Lieber. Read more »

Graziadio Alumni "Stromatize" Endowment

Graziadio Alumni "Stromatize" Endowment for Presidents and Key Executives Program

The Graziadio School of Business Management hosted a special tribute event in February honoring Dr. Wayne Strom's four decades of service to Pepperdine and securing gifts to establish the PKE Wayne Strom Leadership Endowment. Read more »

University Libraries Dedicates Barbera Information Gateway

University Libraries Dedicates Barbera Information Gateway

University Libraries recently dedicated Payson Library's new Barbera Information Gateway in honor of University Board member and University Libraries campaign committee chair Robert Barbera. Read more »

Hannah Holland Makes the Puckett List

Making the Puckett List: Hannah Holland Talks Africa, Pepperdine, and the Scholarship that Changed Everything

Public policy student Hannah Holland discusses her humanitarian work in Africa, her decision to attend Pepperdine, and the difference being the inaugural Puckett Scholar has made. Read more »

School of Law Announces Fridolin Public Interest Fellowship Program

Fridolin Public Interest Fellowship: Program Announced at School of Law

With a grant award of $100,000 from the Fridolin Charitable Trust, the School of Law has announced a new fellowship program to support law students seeking to work in public interest and legal aid. Read more »

Plaza Classrooms Named for Joyce and Stanley Black Family

Announcing the Joyce & Stanley Black Family Plaza Classrooms

Recognizing the teaching and influence of Professor Drehsel, Heidelberg alumni successfully created a campaign to endow a scholarship in her name for future students to study in Heidelberg. Read more »

GSEP Celebrates 40 Donors, 40 Years

Graduate School of Education and Psychology Celebrates 40 Donors, 40 Years

Chronicling 40 years since its 1971 founding, this year’s Celebration of Excellence dinner at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology featured 40 of the school’s donors who represent the multitudes of benefactors who have supported the school in its lifetime. Read more »

Graziadio Alumnus Jim Harger Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Alma Mater

Graziadio Alumnus Jim Harger Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Alma Mater

Receiving a $100,000 campaign gift from Graziadio alumnus Jim Harger (MBA ’85), the Graziadio School of Business and Management has announced the establishment of the James N. Harger Endowed Scholarship. Read more »

Frau Mary Drehsel's Memory Lives On

The Pepperdine Fund Makes Its Mark

The Pepperdine Fund launched the Make Your Mark campaign last fall, a new participatory fundraising initiative created especially for Seaver College alumni and parents. Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action! Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture Steps Into the Spotlight

Launched in 2009, the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture is a $10 million priority for the Campaign for Pepperdine with one big aspiration: to be recognized as one of the top 25 cinema and media arts programs in the world. Read more »

Frau Mary Drehsel's Memory Lives On

Frau Mary Drehsel's Memory Lives on in Scholarship for Heidelberg Students

Recognizing the teaching and influence of Professor Drehsel, Heidelberg alumni successfully created a campaign to endow a scholarship in her name for future students to study in Heidelberg. Read more »

Farewell 75!

Farewell 75! Pepperdine Concludes Anniversary Year with Historic Founder's Day

Pepperdine bid farewell to its yearlong 75th anniversary celebration at Founder's Day on September 19, 2012, closing a full year of events, activities, and public displays that celebrated 75 years with the University's worldwide community. Read more »

Hitting All the Right Notes

Hitting All the Right Notes: Luciana and Daniel Forge Endow Fall Musical, Theatre Scholarship

Longtime Malibu residents Luciana and Daniel Forge share their story and why they decided to support fine arts at Pepperdine. Read more »

Blueprint for the Future: Events Center

Blueprint for the Future: Architects Named, Plans Announced for University Events Center

A dream more than two decades in the making, Pepperdine University has begun taking its first steps to construct its largest ever single capital project. Read more »

Hosting with Houston Hospitality

Hosting with Houston Hospitality: Lindley and Lanier Families Throw 75th Anniversary Bash

Seaver parents Kim and Don Lindley and Becky and Mark Lanier brought together more than 200 Houston Waves for the city’s signature 75th anniversary party and barbeque. Read more »

E2B Program

Graziadio's E2B Program: Campaign Priority Gets Down to Business

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top ten college courses in America, the Graziadio School's $3 million E2B campaign priority provides invaluable business consulting experience for MBA students. Read more »

21st Century Bible

Igniting the Spiritual Imagination: A 21st Century Bible Enriches Pepperdine's Library of the Future

A gift to Pepperdine honoring the University's 75th anniversary, the monumental impact of the Saint John's Bible continues to be celebrated by Pepperdine University Libraries. Read more »

Amicus Brief

Amicus Brief: Terry M. Giles Honor Scholar Program

Terry Giles reflects on his scholarship program for third-year law students—and just how difficult selecting a winner this year was. Read more »

The Pepperdine Fund

The Pepperdine Fund Launches Anniversary Class Giving Program

The Pepperdine Fund is set to launch this fall a brand-new anniversary giving program, engaging alumni who are celebrating decade milestones to give back to their alma mater. Read more »

Celebrating Heroes, Heroines, and 75 Years

Celebrating Heroes, Heroines, and 75 Years

Pepperdine's worldwide family came together on March 24, 2012, as the University celebrated 75 years of changing lives at the 36th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner. Read more »

SOL Salutes Waves of Giving Campaigns

School of Law Salutes Waves of Giving Campaign, Begins Atrium Renovations

The Pepperdine School of Law successfully completed its year-end Waves of Giving campaign, raising an extraordinary $260,000 and providing critical funding to renovate the Lon V. Smith Atrium in the McConnell Law Center. Read more »

Memorial Scholarship for Maurice Hilliard

Memorial Scholarship Established for Athletic Chaplain Maurice Hilliard

An endowed memorial scholarship has been created in honor of Maurice T. Hilliard, the University's athletic chaplain and program director of the Boone Center for the Family, who passed away on March 12, 2012. Read more »

Elva and Henry Respess Endow

Elva and Henry Respess Endow Research and Internship Programs

Seaver College grandparents Elva and Henry Respess have given a pledge to endow and support research and internship programs in the Business Division of Seaver College. Read more »

Scholarship in Honor of Michael D. Gose

Scholarship Named in Honor of 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). Read more »

Farmers in the DELS

Farmers in the DELS: Alumna Faye McClure Reflects on Her Company, Alma Mater, and Their Enduring Connection

Seaver College alumna Faye McClure reflects on her time at Pepperdine and how she became involved with the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Read more »

Alumni Deanne and John Lewis

Alumni Deanne and John Lewis Connect Mission, Giving, and the Pursuit of Excellence

Moved by Pepperdine's distinct sense of mission, Seaver College alumni Deanne ('84) and John ('83) Lewis have been giving back to Pepperdine for almost three decades. Read more »

Biggers Courtyard

The Biggers Family Courtyard: Honoring Faithful Friends

Reflecting the gentility and faith-centered lives of Ed and his late wife Joan, the courtyard is a favorite resting place for students, professors, and visitors alike. Read more »

Kylie Hughes

Alumna Kylie R. Hughes Gives with Global Fervor

"Looking back on my time at Pepperdine, my experience abroad was one of the most defining moments of my four years," Kylie enthused. "I want every student lucky enough to attend Pepperdine to have the same unforgettable experience I did." Read more »

Faculty/Staff Campaign

University Applauds Record-Breaking Faculty/Staff Campaign

The faculty/staff campaign saw giving participation from 72.5 percent of all full-time employees and the highest donor count ever, raising nearly $4.5 million. Read more »

Ernie Maldonado

Coming Home Again: Alumnus Ernie Maldonado Endows Research and Scholarship Fund

Ernie's firsthand perspective of the lives he is helping to change has inspired him to commit $125,000 to create a permanent endowed fund at Pepperdine. Read more »

 Campaign Conference

Campaign for Pepperdine Holds 2012 All-Committee Campaign Conference

The second annual meeting of the campaign's volunteer leadership provided a rare occasion for collaboration and strategic planning. Read more »

Nine Million Dollar December

Campaign Celebrates Nine Million Dollar December

Christmas cheer was bountiful during the holiday season as the Campaign for Pepperdine received end-of-year gifts totaling a spectacular $9 million. Read more »

36th Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner

Pepperdine Celebrates 75 Years at the 36th Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner

Pepperdine takes center stage at the world-famous Warner Bros. Studios on March 24, 2012, for the 36th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner. Read more »

Laure Sudreau-Rippe Endows Chair at Alma Mater

Laure Sudreau-Rippe Endows Chair at Alma Mater

Although partly motivated by a desire to take her husband on his first tour of her law school, Laure was actually visiting for a much greater purpose—to give a gift that has changed her life. Read more »

Jim Wilburn Honored for 40 Years

Jim Wilburn Honored for 40 Years at Pepperdine

More than 420 jubilant fans gathered October 27 at the Beverly Hills Hotel to honor School of Public Policy Founding Dean James R. Wilburn. Read more »

Pepperdine Live logo

Campaign Goes LIVE

On May 14, 2011, at the 35th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner, 900 faithful fans gathered at L.A. Live to launch the Campaign for Pepperdine. Read more »

Herbert and the late Elinor Nootbaar

Nootbaars Provide Pacesetting Gifts

Herbert and the late Elinor Nootbaar have provided transforming gifts for the Pepperdine School of Law. Read more »

The Campaign for Pepperdine logo

About the Campaign

With "Changing Lives" as the campaign theme, Pepperdine has set a goal of $450 million to support student-centered priorities. Read more »

Carmen Landrum

Pepperdine: 1937 to a New Millennium

From Carmen, Class of '38, to more than 90,000 alumni over seven decades, the Pepperdine experience has been about changing lives. Read more »