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Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

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Pepperdine proudly hosted a distinguished lineup of speakers for its 2015 commencement ceremonies. Each guest speaker shared words of wisdom with the nearly 1,300 graduating students.

The School of Public Policy heard from veteran news correspondent and political commentator Brit Hume, senior political analyst for FOX News Channel, at its commencement ceremony on April 17. Hume received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

On April 18 the Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted California real estate icon Fred Sands, chair of Vintage Real Estate, LLC, who received an honorary Doctor of Business degree.

School of Law welcomed top trial lawyer Mark Lanier, who was named the 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers. He was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the May 15 ceremony.

On May 2 Seaver College welcomed health technology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, who delivered the commencement address to a graduating class of 667. She was presented an honorary Doctor of Human Letters degree.

Each year the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) hosts two ceremonies celebrating graduates from each of the school's programs. Terry Hargrave, professor of marriage and family therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, addressed GSEP’s psychology division on May 16 and was presented with an honorary Doctor of Psychology degree. Barry Munitz, Trustee Professor of California State University, Los Angeles, and president of the Cotsen Family Foundations, delivered the commencement address at GSEP’s Education Division commencement ceremony, also on May 16, and was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Pepperdine extends heartfelt congratulations to all of the graduates and their families on this important achievement.