2009–2010 Awards


Waves of Service Chapter Award

Presented in February 2010 at the Chapter Leadership Conference

The Portland Waves alumni chapter produced three service events in their first full year of operation, including service projects for the Letty Owings Center, the Friends of the Children, and the Doernbecher Foundation.

Inaugural Pepperdine University Waves of Service Award

Presented in March 2010 at the Pepperdine Associates Dinner

Peter Fretheim ('86), founder of Go Nigeria, has dedicated his life to helping orphans and widows in Nigeria.  The nonprofit organization helps provide food, clothing, medical treatment, and jobs to children living on the streets, victims of leprosy, impoverished, and other people of need in the African nation.  Read more...

Inaugural Graziadio School of Business and Management Waves of Service Award

Presented in May 2010 at the George Awards

Rodney E. Boone (MBA '04) serves as Chairman and Founder of Mesesso Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to vulnerable children in Ethiopia.  Mr. Boone has been building and operating healthcare companies for more than 20 years.  He worked as Operating Partner at DW Healthcare Partners (DWHP), a company for which he was Chairman and Founder.  Prior to DWHP, Mr. Boone was President and CEO of Royce Medical Holdings, an orthopedics manufacturer.  Read more...