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Student Veteran Groups and Contact Information

SEAVER: Pepperdine Student Veterans Organization (SVO)

The Pepperdine Student Veterans Organization (PSVO) assists veterans of The Armed Forces in transitioning to a college and civilian environment by providing a supportive opportunity to join together, build camaraderie, and aid in the exploration of future endeavors.


  • The Peppervine: https://pepperdine.collegiatelink.net/organization/SVO

SCHOOL OF LAW: Veterans Legal Society

Our student-veterans are more than happy to speak with prospective students about their decision-making process and any veteran-specific matters.

Graziadio Veterans Business Society- GVBS

The Graziadio Business School has formed the Graziadio Veteran's Business Society (GVBS) which supports military veterans through outreach, camaraderie, mentoring, and networking to enhance veteran success in graduate business studies in order to promote the Graziadio Business School throughout the military community.



Pepperdine Committee on Student Veterans (PCSV)

In August 2013 the Pepperdine Committee on Student Veterans was established in order to coordinate services for veterans and to provide a centralized point of contact for those at Pepperdine working with veterans in various ways. The committee is composed of 20 students, staff, and faculty members from the five schools of Pepperdine. Eight of the members of the committee are veterans.

  • Dan Caldwell, Seaver Professor; Veteran, PCSV Chair
  • Jeff Baker, SOL, Director of Clinical Education and the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation Veterans Project at Pepperdine
  • Rick Carroll, Support Services, Facilities Management; Veteran; American Legion
  • Jessica Cheng, Director, PGBS Career Management Center
  • LaShonda Coleman, Seaver Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • Kindy DeLong, Seaver Associate Dean
  • Melissa Dennis, Vice President, Seaver Student Veterans, Veteran

  • Jacqueline Dillion, Seaver Professor of English, Veteran

  • Sarah Fischbach, Seaver Professor, military spouse

  • Michael Folkerts, Seaver Professor; Researcher on Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

  • Andrea Harris, Senior Director Student Administrative Services-Academic Advising

  • Sandra Harrison, Director, Office of Student Accessibility

  • Richard Herko, PGBS Professor, Veteran

  • Christopher J. Jones, Director of Student Services, SPP

  • Sheila King, Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • Hung Le, Registrar; Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship Initiative

  • Tomas Martinez, Seaver and GSEP Professor, Mental Health Therapist

  • Kenneth B. Murphy, Director PGBS Career Counseling, Veteran

  • Ashley Nguyen, Seaver Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

  • Levon Pareghian, President, Graziadio Veterans Business Society, Veteran

  • Bryan Reeder, Associate Registrar working with student veterans

  • Braulio Rodas, President, Pepperdine Student Veterans Organization, Veteran

  • Stacy Rothberg, Seaver Associate Dean of Students

  • Lucas Saucedo, Seaver OneStop, Registrar's Office

  • Daniel Schmidt, President, Veterans Legal Society, School of Law,, Veteran

  • Robert Shearer, Seaver Business Professor, Veteran

  • Sara Turki, Registrar's Office working on veterans' certification

  • Desiree Williams, PGBS, Employer Engagement Specialist

  • Jeffrey Williams, Counseling Center

  • Jennifer Wilson, Senior Associate Director, Seaver Financial Assistance Office

  1. Pepperdine Committee on Student Veterans established to serve as a university-wide point of contact for those student, staff, and faculty members concerned and involved with student veterans.
  2. Arranged for a meeting of all incoming Seaver student veterans during orientation to meet with the veterans coordinator at Pepperdine, the Registrar and coordinator of the Ahmanson Foundation Veterans Initiative, founder of the Seaver College veterans organization, and PCSV Chairperson.
  3. Provided early registration privileges for all veterans; the Seaver administration implemented this for the second semester of 2013-14.
  4. Student veterans' organizations chartered under the leadership of Seaver Veteran Jessica Egan and Law School Veteran Joseph Cardosi.
  5. A comprehensive list of faculty and staff veterans compiled.
  6. The president of Pepperdine hosted a first-ever reception and dinner for all Pepperdine student, staff, faculty veterans and their spouses.
  7. Annual get-together of all Pepperdine student, faculty, and staff veterans held on Veterans' Day.
  8. A weekly veterans convocation was established; led by Pepperdine Veterans Matthew McCay and John Watson.
  9. Cooperated with and supported the showing of a documentary, "Unsung Heroes," on the role of women in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War to the present.

For further information about the committee and its activities, contact the chairperson of the committee Professor Dan Caldwell via email or phone: (310) 506-4573.

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