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with the Churches of Christ. Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and the School of Public Policy are located on the University’s 830-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. Courses are taught in Malibu, at six graduate campuses in Southern California, and at international campuses in Germany, England, Italy, and Argentina.

History
Early years
Motto: Established: Type: Endowment: President: Faculty: Undergraduates: Postgraduates: Location: Campus: Colors: Nickname: Mascot: Athletics: Affiliations: Website: Freely ye received, freely give 1937 Private US $734.9 million[1] Andrew K. Benton 366 3,153 2,900 near Malibu, CA, USA Suburban, 830 acres (3.4 km²) orange and blue Waves Waves NCAA Division I West Coast Conference Churches of Christ www.pepperdine.edu

In February 1937, against the backdrop of despair and pessimism of the Great Depression, George Pepperdine founded the University as a Christian liberal arts college in the city of Los Angeles. On September 21, 1937, 167 new students from 22 different states and two other countries entered classes on a newly built campus on 34 acres (140,000 m2) at West 78th Street and South Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Central, Los Angeles ,[2] referred to later as the Vermont Avenue campus.[3][4] By April 6, 1938, George Pepperdine College was fully accredited by the Northwest Association. Pepperdine had built a fortune founding and developing the Western Auto Supply Company which he started with a $5 investment, but his prosperity led to his greater ambition to discover "how humanity can be helped most with the means entrusted to [his] care. [He] consider it wrong to build up a great fortune and use it selfishly." Mr. Pepperdine voiced his two-fold objective for the college that bore his name, "First, we want to provide first-class, fully accredited academic training in the liberal arts...Secondly, we are especially dedicated to a greater goal—that of building in the student a Christ-like life, a love for the church, and a passion for the souls of mankind."

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Move to Malibu
By the 1960s, the young college faced serious problems. The area around the Vermont Avenue campus developed issues with crime and urban decay; tensions also arose due to the Civil Rights Movement and attempts to circumvent it such as California Proposition 14, which challenged federal fair housing laws.[4] The situation exploded in the 1965 Watts Riots.[4] In 1969 activists in the Watts area threatened to burn down the campus; however, they were talked out of it after allnight negotiations by then-President M. Norvel Young.[4] In addition, the Vermont Avenue campus was running out of room to expand.[4] In 1967, the school put forth a multi-campus idea that would move the undergraduate campus to an alternative location; a committee formed and looked at numerous locations, including sites in Valencia, Orange County, Ventura County and Westlake Village.[4] Pepperdine favored the Westlake Village location until the Adamson-Rindge family, who owned hundreds of acres in Malibu, offered 138 acres (0.56 km2) of Malibu land; despite concerns over building costs on the mountainous site, the school decided to move forward based on its prime location and potential for raising donation.[4] On April 13, 1971, the university broke ground to commence construction and in September 1972 the Malibu campus opened for student enrollment.[4] (The old Pepperdine University campus was sold to Crenshaw Christian Center, whose Pastor, Frederick K.C. Price, then oversaw construction of the "FaithDome," the largest domed-church in the United States, seating over 10,000).

Smoke billows on a hill near Pepperdine University’s Theme Tower.

Brushfires
In 1993 and 1996, massive brushfires threatened the campus with destruction, but firefighters succeeded in protecting almost all structures. On October 21, 2007, fastmoving wildfires forced campus residents to relocate and shelter in the Firestone Field house and Cafeteria, plus evacuations of local homes and businesses.[5] Similarly, another November 2007 fire in Corral Canyon, accidentally set off by a group of Los Angeles youths, caused an evacuation of the Drescher Campus. However, most students were offcampus for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Campus

School of Law
Pepperdine gained university status in 1971 when the School of Law was added and the business and education departments became separate schools. In the 1980s, Pepperdine rose to prominence as one of the United States’ leading centers of conservative politics, attracting many conservative-leaning professors from nearby UCLA and USC. Prominent conservatives on the Pepperdine faculty have included Bruce Herschensohn, Ben Stein, Kenneth Starr, Arthur Laffer, Douglas W. Kmiec, and Daniel Pipes.

Pepperdine’s Malibu Campus The main campus is nestled among several ridges that overlook the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. The main campus entrance road ascends a steep, well-groomed grassy slope past a huge stylized cross, known as the Phillips Theme Tower, symbolizing the university’s dedication to its original Christian mission. Most buildings were constructed in a typical

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1980s-style reinterpretation of classic Californian and Mediterranean architecture (red tile roofs, white stuccoed walls, large tinted windows). There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Long Beach and the westside of Los Angeles from numerous points. Graduations take place at Alumni Park, a broad expanse of lawn overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and the Pacific Ocean. The main academic plaza for undergraduate programs of Seaver College lies just above Alumni Park and includes Stauffer Chapel, Tyler Campus Center, Payson Library, and the Ahmanson Fine Arts Center. Undergraduate housing and athletic facilities sit to the north/northwest of the academic complex. The Law School exists even higher above these areas. The central campus is surrounded by a loop road consisting of Seaver Drive, Huntsinger Circle, and John Tyler Drive. Banowsky Boulevard separates Alumni Park from the main academic complex and is named in honor of William S. Banowsky, the 4th president of Pepperdine. Spur roads to the east of the central part of campus lead to faculty housing. To the northwest, Via Pacifica winds uphill to the Drescher Graduate Campus, completed in 2003 and home to the School of Public Policy, the Villa Graziadio conference center, as well as the fulltime programs of the Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Housing for graduate students, undergraduate honors students, and faculty are also located here.

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Houses adjacent to the Malibu campus.

Frank R. Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Seaver College is named for Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Seaver, the principal benefactors of Pepperdine’s Malibu Campus. The college offers undergraduates a liberal arts education, and each candidate for a Bachelor’s Degree must complete a series of general education courses crossing disciplinary lines. Seaver College students attend classes at the Malibu main campus and study abroad courses are offered at our permanent international campuses in Germany, England, China, Italy, Switzerland, and Buenos Aires. Rick Marrs is the current dean. Seaver College comprises 8 divisions and offers 38 majors (listed below), as well as 36 minors: Business Division: Accounting, Business Administration, International Business Communication Division: Advertising, Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Telecommunications Fine Arts Division: Art, Art History, Music, Theatre Arts, Theatre and Television Humanities and Teacher Education Division: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, History, Liberal Arts, Philosophy International Studies and Languages Division: French, German, International Studies, Spanish Natural Science Division: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science/Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Natural Science (3/2 Engineering), Nutritional Science, Physics, Sports Medicine Religion Division: Religion

Graduate Campuses
The Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology are headquartered in West Los Angeles at the Howard Hughes Center next to Interstate 405. These two schools also offer programs at graduate campuses in Encino, Irvine, Santa Clara, and Westlake Village. International programs of the University’s various schools take place in London, Heidelberg, Florence, Buenos Aires, Paris, Madrid, Lausanne, Johannesburg, Tegucigalpa, Brisbane, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

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The Religion Division offers undergraduate and graduate education in ministry, administers a Center for Faith and Learning and an Office of Church Relations, and publishes Leaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry.[6] Social Science Division: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology In addition, the college offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Arts in American studies, Master of Arts in Communication, Master of Science in Communication, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, and Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Screen & Television. Seaver students can also earn both single-subject and multiplesubject teaching credentials. Seaver College students attend classes at the Malibu main campus. Study abroad courses are offered at the University’s permanent international campuses in Heidelberg, Germany; London, England; Florence, Italy; Lausanne, Switzerland; Shanghai, China; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Campus, and enrolls about 670 students who come from all parts of the country. It is fully approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The School of Law recently has attained membership in the prestigious Order of the Coif.[13] [14] Pepperdine’s Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution is consistently ranked as the number one dispute resolution program in the country, offering LL.M., master’s and certificate programs. Some of its other newer degree offerings include the juris doctor/master of divinity in conjunction with Pepperdine’s Seaver College. Other joint degree programs include the JD/MBA, JD/ MPP, and JD/MDR. The school offers both a summer session and a fall semester in London, England. Kenneth Starr is the current dean.

U.S. University Rankings
USNWR National University[7] USNWR Business[8] USNWR Law[9] USNWR Education[10] Washington Monthly National University[11] Forbes[12] 56 unranked 51 unranked 56 363

Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management enrolls approximately 2,000 students in its full-time and part-time degree programs. The school was founded in 1969, and has since graduated over 30,000 alumni. Dr. Linda Livingstone has served as Dean since 2002. Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management’s Masters in Organizational Development is ranked #1 in the world.

An example of Pepperdine’s Mediterranean architecture, The Keck Science Center

School of Law
The Pepperdine University School of Law is located adjacent to the Seaver College

Graduate School of Education and Psychology
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masters and doctorate programs in education, educational technology, education administration, leadership, organizational change, organizational leadership, school counseling, psychology, and clinical psychology. Margaret Weber is the current dean.

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Athletics

School of Public Policy
Approximately 120 graduate students are enrolled in the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, which offers a two-year masters of public policy degree. Not simply the study of government, public policy is the study of how governments, non-profits, and even individuals and businesses address problems of public concern. Students specialize in economics, international relations, American politics, or local/regional policy in addition to their core studies and are required to complete a policy-related internship. The School of Public Policy was recently given a generous grant by former Congressman Jack F. Kemp to establish an institute of political economy. Notable figures scheduled to lecture and join an advisory committee are: James A. Baker III (former Secretary of State), William J. Bennett, Edwin Fuelner (President, Heritage Foundation), Steve Forbes (CEO and Chairman, Forbes, Inc.), Larry Kudlow, Edwin Meese III (75th Attorney General of the United States), and Michael Novak.[15] Notable faculty at the School of Public Policy include: Ted McAllister, James Q. Wilson, James Prieger (Senior Economic Advisor, FCC), Gordon Lloyd and Robert Kaufman. Notable graduates include at least two former members of the Bush Administration: Eryn Witcher, Director of Television[16], and Troy Senik, Speechwriter for the President[17]. The current dean of the Public Policy School is James R. Wilburn. Pepperdine Waves Logo Pepperdine University participates in the West Coast Conference, a conference made up exclusively of religiously affiliated schools in which it is the only member that is not Roman Catholic. Appropriate for its location adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, Pepperdine’s teams are known as the Waves. Pepperdine University was recently ranked by the Sears Cup as having the most successful athletic program for non-football Division I schools. (Stanford was ranked the most successful Division I athletic program with football.) Pepperdine University sponsors fourteen NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, volleyball and water polo teams for men; and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball for women. There are also a number of intercollegiate sports clubs such as men’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and ice hockey. NCAA Division I Team Championships: • Baseball (1992) • Men’s Golf (1997) • Men’s Tennis (2006) • Men’s Volleyball (1978, 1985, 1986, 1992, 2005) • Water Polo (1997) NCAA Division I Individual Titles: • Robbie Weiss (1988 Tennis - Singles) • Carlos DiLaura & Kelly Jones (1985 Tennis - Doubles) • Jerome Jones & Kelly Jones (1984 Tennis Doubles)

Presidents
• • • • • • • Batsell Baxter (1937–39) Hugh M. Tiner (1939–57) M. Norvel Young (1957–71) William S. Banowsky (1971–78) Howard A. White (1978–85) David Davenport (1985–2000) Andrew K. Benton (2000-Present)

Notable alumni
Academia
• Christopher Chetsanga (1965), Professor at University of Zimbabwe that discovered two DNA repair enzymes

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• Robert Landeros (1978) - Professor of Management at Western Michigan University[18]• Robert Warrior - Professor and Director of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois[19] • Laura Skandera Trombley (M.A., 1983) President of Pitzer College • Paul L. Edmiston (B.S., 1993) - Associate Professor of Chemistry at The College of Wooster[20] • E. Andrew Stenhouse (Ed.D., 1999) Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at Vanguard University of Southern California • Lynn Clemons (M.A., 1981) - Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Mercer University • Mark LeBar (M.B.A., 1988) - Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University • Harmon M. Hosch (M.A., 1968) - Professor and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso • Scott A. Quatro (B.A., 1990) - Associate Professor of Management at Covenant College • R. Brandon Pratt (B.S., 1998) - Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Bakersfield • Keith Sheldon (B.A., 1974) - Professor of business/marketing, California State University, Chico • Dwayne D. Simmons (B.S., 1980) Professor of Physiological Science at UCLA[21] • Philip Molebash (B.S., 1993) - Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Utah • Victoria Pynchon (Master of Law, 2006) Writer, lecturer, mediator, adjunct law professor at Pepperdine University School of Law • Bryan Vila (B.S., 1972; M.P.A., 1974) Professor of Criminal Justice at Washington State University, Spokane • Alexander C. Diener (B.A., 1991) Assistant Professor of Geography at Pepperdine University[22] • Janet Kerr (J.D., 1975; S.L., 1978) Professor of Law at Pepperdine University • Steven Dimse (B.S., 1980) - Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami • James M. McGoldrick, Jr. (B.A., 1966) Professor of Law at Pepperdine University[23]

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• Paul Egertson (B.A., 1955) - Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University • Sharon K. Deberry( MBA. 1970)Senior Instructor and Nursing Professor at WVOC, American Career College • Jeff Nessler (B.S., 1997) - Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at California State University San Marcos

Business
• Robert E. Dudley (Ph. D., 1975) President and CEO, Anagen, Inc • James Edinski (1983) President of Salt on Demand, Inc. • Adam Firestone (J.D., 1993) - CEO, Firestone Vineyard • Kim Fields Freeman (1990) - President, Victory Entertainment • Carl Lambert (1978) - President, Lambert Investments [3] • John Lewis (business) (1983) - President, Eugene Lewis & Assoc. • Robert S. Moore (1984) - Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures • Joe Rokus (1976) - Chairman, Reid Plastics • Aaron Phillips (2002) - Founding Partner, Phillips & Sullivan • John R. Hall (B.A. 1997; MBA, 2002) CEO, Greenwood & Hall • Teri Rokus (J.D., 1976) - Vice President, Reid Plastics • Tara Lawrence (B.A., 2004) - Founder/ President, Hats Off For Cancer, Inc.[24] • Linda Ruffin (1987) - President, Opportunities Plus • Rick J. Caruso (J.D., 1983) - CEO of Caruso Affiliated, former President of the Los Angeles Police Commission • Robert Tchenguiz (LL.B., 1982) - Londonbased Property Tycoon[25] • Michael A. Yoshikami (M.B.A., 2005) Founder, President, Chief Investment Strategist, YCMNET, Inc.[26]

Entertainment
• Meagan Winings- Miss Nebraska USA, 2009 • Karl Brauer - Editor-in-Chief, edmunds.com • Chace Crawford - Actor, Gossip Girl (TV series) • Kim Fields (1995) - actress, U.S. TV sitcoms The Facts of Life and Living Single

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• Kimberly Forsyth - Miss Arkansas USA 2006 • Madison Hildebrand - Star of Bravo Channel’s "Million Dollar Listing" • Darby Hinton - Actor, Daniel Boone • Adam Housley - Fox News Channel Los Angeles correspondent, former Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers baseball player • Ashley Jones - American actress • Montell Jordan - R&B recording artist famous for his hit 1990s single, "This is How We Do It" • Tahj Mowry - Television actor best known for his role on the WB’s Smart Guy • Tia Mowry - Television actress best known for her role on ABC and The WB’s Sister, Sister and the CW’s The Game • Tamera Mowry - Television actress best known for her role on ABC’s Sister, Sister and Lifetime Television’s Strong Medicine • Porntip Nakhirunkanok - Miss Universe 1988 • Brandy Norwood - R&B artist and actress • Eric Christian Olsen - American actor • Nayo Abidoye - Nigerian artist • George Rowe (B.A., 1992; J.D., 1995) Rocketown Records Christian recording artist • George Schlatter - Emmy-winning American television producer and director, best known for Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In • Matt "Money" Smith - Southern California sports radio personality • Clayton Snyder - Actor, on sitcom Lizzie McGuire • Bill Weir - Host of the ABC News Good Morning America Weekend Edition • Les Baxter - Soundtrack and exotica composer • Kelly Hu - Miss Teen USA 1985 and Actress • Brittany Dawn Brannon - Miss Teen America 2007 • Todd Matthew Burns - American film producer

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• Patty McConahay (B.A., 1976) - Television newscaster and talk show host • Jack Mulkey (B.A., 1974) - Copy Desk Chief, South Bay Daily Breeze (Los Angeles) • Scott Ostler (1970) - Sports columnist, San Francisco Chronicle • David Ottalini (M.A., 1975) - CNN news producer, 1980-2003; Media relations officer, University of Maryland, 2003-present • Chris Preimesberger (B.A., 1975) - Editor/ Columnist, eWEEK, and sports correspondent, The Associated Press; IT blogger • Bob Rose (B.A., 1975) - Media Relations Chief, Oakland A’s • Bridget Waldman (2003) - News Producer KLAS-TV CBS, Emmy winner 2005 • Adam Housley (B.A. 1994, B.A. 1994) National Correspondent Fox News Channel, Emmy Winner • Alyce Alston (M.B.A.) - President, Health & Wellness, Home & Garden, The Reader’s Digest Association, Ltd. • Natasha Stenbock (B.A., 1999) - KFMB-TV weather anchor (2005-present) and one time The Dating Game contestant 1999. • Anna Song (B.A., 1999) - KATU investigative reporter, weekend anchor (1999-present), 2007 Emmy for Human Interest News Series, 2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.

Politics and Government
• Henry Burns, (M.A.) - Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives since January 14, 2008 • James Hahn (J.D., 1975) - Los Angeles Mayor, 2001–2005 • Janice Hahn - Los Angeles City Councilwoman, 15th District • Bernard C. Parks - Los Angeles City Councilman, 8th District • Jami Miscik (1980) - Director of the Office of International Affairs, CIA • Rod Blagojevich (J.D., 1983) - Governor of Illinois, 2003-2009 • Todd Russell Platts (J.D., 1991) - U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2001-Present • Theodore Kanavas - Wisconsin State Senator, 33rd District

Media
• Stanley Cloud (1968) - Washington Bureau Chief of Time Magazine, author of "A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II"

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• Michelle Park Steel - Board Member, California Board of Equalization, 2006-Present • Amb. Pierre-Richard Prosper (J.D., 1989) United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues • Andre Birotte Jr. (J.D., 1991) - Inspector General for the Los Angeles Police Commission[27] • Gregory D. Totten (J.D., 1982) - District Attorney of Ventura County[28] • Hon. Eileen C. Moore (J.D., 1978) Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District[29] • Colleen P. Graffy - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy[30] • Talis Colberg (J.D.) - Attorney General, State of Alaska • Stephen P. Beeler (M.A., 1974) - Best Selling Author, The Firestone Syndrome • Troy Senik (M.P.P., 2007) -- Presidential speechwriter, opinion journalist • Steven Baldwin (B.A., 1979) - Council for National Policy Executive Director. • Mark J. Caruso (B.S., 1979) (J.D., 1982)-State Representative, New Mexico Legislature 1991-1995

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Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks & Minnesota Twins) Brad Gilbert (1982) - Professional tennis player, Andre Agassi’s coach Jason Gore (2000) - Professional golfer Dan Haller (2001) - National Player of the Year; shot opening round 77 at Franklin Invitational & took 4th. Also a world renowned architect. Dan Haren - Professional baseball player; 2007 A.L. All Star Starting Pitcher (Arizona Diamondbacks) Adam Housley (1994) - Former professional minor league baseball player. Drafted by the Montreal Expos Katherine Hull (2003) - Professional golfer Dennis Johnson (1976) - Former professional basketball player (1977-90; Seattle Supersonics, Phoenix Suns & Boston Celtics) Chad Kreuter - Former professional baseball player (1988-2003; Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Anaheim Angels, Kansas City Royals & Los Angeles Dodgers) Mike Leach - Texas Tech head football coach [31] Marcos "Marquinhos" Antônio Abdalla Leite - Basketball player; FIBA World Championship: 1970 runner-up & 1978 bronze; Olympian 1972, 1980 & 1984; Former teams: Fluminense Football Club, Synudyne, Bradesco, Emerson Color, and EC Sírio Noah Lowry - Professional baseball player (San Francisco Giants) Carlos Luevano (B.A., 1977) -- Former professional baseball player, played in the U.S. minor leagues and the Mexican League, 1978-80. Merrill Moses (2000) - Water polo goalie for USA National Team David Newhan - Professional baseball player (Houston Astros) Will Ohman - Professional baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers) Rob Picciolo - Former professional baseball player (1977-1985; Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers & California Angels) [32] Steve Rodriguez, major league infielder for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, and a player and head coach for the Waves baseball team.

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• Alex Acker (2005) - Professional basketball player (2005-06; 2008- Detroit Pistons) • Brandon Armstrong (2001) - Former professional basketball player (2001-04; New Jersey Nets) • Dain Blanton (1994) - 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist in Beach Volleyball • Doug Christie (1992) - Former professional basketball player (1992-2007; Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks & Los Angeles Clippers) • Bob Ctvrtlik (1985) - 1988 Olympic Gold Medal Volleyball Team Member, Member of International Olympic Committee • Yakhouba Diawara (2005) - Power Forward for the Miami Heat • Jim Everett, Former NFL QB. Received his MBA from Pepperdine. • Mike Fetters - Former professional baseball player (1989-2004; California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles

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• Dane Sardinha - Professional Baseball Player (Detroit Tigers). • Duke Sardinha - Professional Baseball Player (Colorado Rockies. • Terry Schroeder (D.C., 1981) - Water Polo Olympian 1988, 1992 & 1996, Olympic Water Polo Head Coach 2008 (Silver Medal) • Mike Scott - Former professional baseball player (1979-1991; New York Mets & Houston Astros) & winner of the 1986 NL Cy Young Award • Andy Stankiewicz - Former professional baseball player (1992-98; New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos & Arizona Diamondbacks) • Andrew Sznajder - Professional tennis player • Derek Wallace - Former professional baseball player (1996-99; New York Mets & Kansas City Royals) • Randy Wolf - Professional baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers)

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programs, and US News & World Report has ranked the Graziadio School’s Fully-Employed MBA program in the world’s Top 30 and its Full-Time MBA program in the world’s Top 100. Financial Times magazine has ranked the Graziadio School’s EMBA in the world’s Top 50. In 2008, the magazine In Tune for music educators named Pepperdine one of the 38 best music schools in the United States.

References

Rankings and reputation
The Princeton Review ranked Pepperdine on the list of colleges with "Dorms Like Palaces" in 2004 and 2007 and #1 under "Most Beautiful Campus" in 2006 and 2007. Pepperdine also appeared on other lists including "Students Pray on a Regular Basis," and "High Quality of Life." Because of its Christian affiliation, some contend that the student body breeds a religious and politically conservative atmosphere.[33] Princeton Review also ranked Pepperdine University #13 in its list "Alternative Lifestyles not an Alternative".[34] In 2007 Pepperdine was named as "One of the Top Producing Colleges and Universities" by the Peace Corps of America. The 2005 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges has also noted Pepperdine as being one of the nation’s largest conservative colleges. U.S. News & World Report (see “Pepperdine at Glance” in the external links section) has ranked Pepperdine as the 54th best national university for undergraduate education, its law school is rated as 55th among the top 100 law schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution is currently ranked number 1 in the nation.[35] The Graziadio School of Business & Management has been consistently ranked by BusinessWeek as having one of the world’s Top 25 Executive MBA

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World Report. 2009. http://gradschools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/ best-graduate-schools/top-educationschools/rankings. Retrieved on 2009-05-18. [11] "The Washington Monthly National University Rankings" (PDF). The Washington Monthly. 2007. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ features/2007/0709.natlrankings.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-12-31. [12] "America’s Best Colleges". Forbes. 2008. http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/94/ opinions_college08_Americas-BestColleges_Rank.html. Retrieved on 2008-12-31. [13] News | School of Law | Pepperdine University [14] member chart [15] Jack Kemp Institute at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy [16] Pepperdine University - School of Public Policy Celebrates 2006 Graduation [17] Student Testimonials | Admission | School of Public Policy | Pepperdine University [18] [1] [19] Robert Warrior Biography [20] College of Wooster Chemistry [21] [2] [22] Pepperdine University - Seaver College Academics- Faculty [23] Pepperdine University - School of Law

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External links
• Official Website • Official Pepperdine Athletics Website • Pepperdine Review – U.S. News & World Report, “Pepperdine at Glance” • Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management – Business Week Review Coordinates: 34°02′19.26″N 118°42′27.29″W / 34.0386833°N 118.7075806°W / 34.0386833; -118.7075806

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