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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.

When hundreds of scholars gathered at Pepperdine University this summer for the 31st annual Christian Scholars’ Conference, they came together in the spirit of dialogue, collaboration, and learning. They drew from a wide variety of disciplines to develop their own academic research, reflect on the integration of scholarship and faith, and work together in pursuit of knowledge.


In the same spirit, the pages of this issue of Pepperdine Magazine are filled with stories of individuals who have embarked on their own personal and intellectual paths of discovery: alumni who traveled the globe as Peace Corps volunteers; Professor Ed Larson, who journeyed to Antarctica to capture tales of exploration to that stark and distant terrain; and faculty from the Graziadio School and Graduate School of Education and Psychology, who navigate the paths we all wander on the road to workplace satisfaction.

These pages also glimpse the path that Pepperdine University is traveling as it marks its 75th anniversary this fall. Learn how you can get involved in the celebration, pre-register for your copy of the 75th anniversary commemorative book, or join the Pepperdine community during Waves Weekend, October 14–16. We hope to see you there.

Megan Huard