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Tapping into Technology

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

Pepperdine students and staff are finding new ways to achieve their goals through technology.


This free safety app enables students, faculty, staff, and visitors to access faster emergency response in distress situations. Features allow users to contact the Pepperdine Department Public Safety to report an incident, request a ride back to campus, seek medical assistance, access emergency contact information, and more. The SafeWalk feature provides a virtual security escort to make sure friends and loved ones reach their destination safely, wherever they are, even abroad. emergency.pepperdine.edu/livesafe

PIN Recovery Tool

Students no longer have to worry about being locked out of a room on campus again with this web app developed by Pepperdine Application Development student intern Bryan Carter (’15). Students can retrieve PIN numbers to dorm room doors from their cell phones and/or computers. Access to meeting rooms and classrooms can be requested online, which triggers electronic approval using a custom eSign digital signature solution for a user’s Pepperdine ID card. Users may also pick up the key from the corresponding office once their request has been approved. forgotpin.pepperdine.edu

College Bounty

This free mobile app created by Pepperdine students and officially sponsored by the University’s Student Government Association offers college students instant discounts to area businesses, restaurants, and stores via a reloadable, prepaid Visa card. Five percent of all proceeds go to Swipes for the Homeless, a nonprofit that works to alleviate hunger. Seaver College senior Onur Sahin and recent Seaver graduates Dujon Smith (’14) and Thomas Johnson (’14) launched the app in 2014 after winning the 2013 Fast Pitch Competition at the SEER Symposium sponsored by the Graziadio School of Business and Management. collegebounty.com


Pepperdine Application Development student intern Chloe Cheung (’15) developed Waves List as a portal for faculty and staff to exchange or sell gently used items such as furniture, electronics, and toys. Users can post descriptions, photos, and contact information on a two-week listing. A carpool category also connects faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a work rideshare program. magazine.pepperdine.edu/waves-list