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Media Advisory: Pepperdine University to Hold Memorial Service for Four Seaver College Students



October 20, 2023 – Malibu, CA – Pepperdine University will celebrate the lives of Seaver College students Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams with a memorial service for members of the Pepperdine community Sunday at 2 PM.

The event is closed to press, but members of the media may view a live broadcast. Video will not be made available following the service, and media are advised to record the livestream for coverage.

Pepperdine has created a memorial fund for Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams that will support their families, friends, and the broader Pepperdine community during this difficult time and beyond. This fund is a testament to the love and compassion of our Pepperdine community, and it is our collective opportunity to make a meaningful impact for all who are affected by this profound loss. The fund will also support the Pepperdine community now and in the future, with the hope of establishing memorials and scholarships in the victims’ honor.

Memorial Fund Link: give.pepperdine.edu/studentmemorial

Photos from the University’s candlelight vigil on Thursday evening are available here.

The Pepperdine community continues to hold the Rolston, Stewart, Weir, and Williams families and those dearest to them in their prayers.


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