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Breath of Fresh Air

Aliento, the Center for Latinx Communities at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, trains students to intentionally and strategically address the individual and communal mental health needs of the Latinx population.
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The Pepperdine community celebrated Thema Bryant- Davis (MDiv ’16), professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, on her election as president of the American Psychological Association (APA). 


  JONATHAN JONES, (96, MS '02, MDiv '06)

Waves continuing to make an impact in all our disciplines! I LOVE THIS! Congrats! 

  KAREN MAGNER (MA ’00, EdD ’10)

Dr. Bryant-Davis speaks with eloquence, deep meaning, and poetry in every word. It has been a blessing to know her, and I am very excited for both her and the APA— so richly earned and deserved. 


Congratulations, Thema! May God bless your service! 


Had the privilege of listening to Dr. Bryant-Davis during my time at Pepperdine. What an incredible choice in leadership for the American Psychological Association. 


Sound Bites

Explore a collection of some of the most notable moments from recent events held across the University.


“God wants us to use a united church to heal the division in our nation right now . . . He reveals in order to heal. He is turning the tapestry around a little bit so we can see what he is working on.” 

Will Ford III, Minister, Author, Speaker 

EVENT: President’s Speaker Series: The Dream King: How the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. Is Being Fulfilled to Heal Racism in America 

“Businesses will be stronger the moment they are more reflective of the world in which we live and the communities that we serve.” 

Elizabeth Tumulty, Former President, CBS Television Network 

EVENT: C200 Women in Leadership Conference 

“There is no reason [California] could not continue to lead the world in reducing [greenhouse gas emissions] with feasible, cost-effective technologies and racially equitable strategies. Environmental justice [is] one slice of the civil rights pie.” 

Jennifer L. Hernandez, Partner, Holland & Knight 

EVENT: Green Jim Crow: How California's Climate Policies Undermine Civil Rights and Racial Equity 

“Imagine a world where all leaders led with humanity. Imagine a world where everyday people approached their days with compassion, empathy, generosity, and courage.” 

Sandy Heydt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Heydt Marketing and Development 

EVENT: Margaret J. Weber Distinguished Lecture Series: Christ in Action 




Did You Know

Information Technology offers a new high-performance, remote computing environment for complex University research projects in need of taxing computations or storage systems. 

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From the Archives

Students participate in a beach cleanup alongside the Malibu Pier. Year unknown. 

Students participate in a beach cleanup alongside the Malibu Pier.

Source: University Archives Photograph Collection