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Megan Huard, Managing Editor, Pepperdine Magazine

Letter from the Editor

Pepperdine Magazine is the feature magazine for Pepperdine University and its growing community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

Pepperdine has special reason to celebrate this year. During the recent Waves Weekend 2011, the University kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends came together to honor the school's mission, heritage, and community, while remembering the founding vision of Mr. Pepperdine that made it all possible.

In this issue of Pepperdine Magazine we celebrate this anniversary by sharing some of the many memories and milestones from Pepperdine's historic 75 years. We hope you'll share your own personal stories and explore our photographic timeline. In addition, you will learn about commemorative items to mark the occasion and the many upcoming events taking place around the globe that will pay tribute to the transformative university Pepperdine is today.

We also recognize other special anniversaries being reached at Pepperdine this year. We take a look back on the 40 remarkable years School of Public Policy dean James R. Wilburn has given to Pepperdine, and shine a spotlight on the School of Law's top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Seaver College Great Books Colloquium as they reach 25 years.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate 75 years of strengthening lives for purpose, service, and leadership. We look forward to hearing from you throughout this landmark year.

Megan Huard