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Letter from the Editor

August 31, 2010  | 1 min read

Class Lecture - Pepperdine MagazineTeachers Among Us

At Pepperdine we believe that the learning process minds no boundaries and obeys no rules; it is free and wild and searching. We learn in the classroom and in the lab, at the podium and at the piano, in prayer or in service, on the field or around the globe. Each moment is a new chance to expand our minds and increase our knowledge of this wide world.

We also believe in the importance of sharing what we learn, giving others the opportunity to gain the knowledge with which we have been so blessed. In this issue of Pepperdine Magazine we honor the teachers among us: those from the Boone Center for the Family who mentor inner-city boys on their journey to becoming healthy and happy men; Pepperdine lawyers who equip Rwandan community leaders with the skills they need to serve their country; a media expert who applies her knowledge of top issues facing baby boomers to benefit that generation; and more.

On the heels of our "Malibu Miracle" issue, we take a closer look at what our past has to teach us. Readers responded in droves to Bill Banowsky's stirring account of the University's move from Los Angeles to Malibu, so we decided to launch a new series called "Pepperdine Prologue" in which a guest author tells a part of Pepperdine's story. In this issue Steve Lemley, former provost and longtime member of the Pepperdine community, takes us back to the earliest days of the University's founding, and to the founder himself, Mr. George Pepperdine.

We hope you learn something new in this edition of Pepperdine Magazine, and when you do, please pass it along.

Megan Huard