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A GUIDE TO COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES AND A CELEBRATION OF GRADUATING SENIORS PEPPER D I N E UN I V ER S I T Y, S P RI NG 2018

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GRADUATION SCHEDULE FRIDAY, APRIL 27 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Regalia Pick-up in the Bookstore 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Loqui: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in Smothers Theatre

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Academic Receptions in respective locations 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate service in Firestone Fieldhouse

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 9 a.m. Graduation Line-up (Honors) on Alumni Park near the ponds 9:30 a.m. Graduation Line-up (all others) on Alumni Park near the ponds

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10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seaver graduation on Alumni Park 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. graduation luncheon on Lower Alumni Park

STAFF LIST: EDITOR & GRADUATE ASSISTANT Falon Opsahl Barton

ADVISERS Elizabeth Smith & Courtenay Stallings

DESIGNER & GRADUATE ASSISTANT Nate Barton

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A SALUTE TO THE SEAVER

CLASS OF 2018 What a pleasure it has been to share a bit of your personal journey over the past several years. I know your path has not been particularly easy, but my prayer is that it has been ennobling and enabling as your next chapter unfolds. May your memories bring many smiles to your face, and may God bless you and keep you always and in all ways. We are very proud of you.

PRESIDENT & CEO

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GRADUATION PARKING

1. Information Booth 2. Phillips Theme Tower 3. Charles B. Thornton Administrative Center 4. Pendleton Computer Center 5. Huntsinger Academic Center Fletcher Jones Foundation Academic Computing Center Payson Library Pendleton Learning Center 6. Ampitheatre 7. Stauffer Chapel 8. Tyler Campus Center Bookstore Nature’s Edge Rockwell Dining Center Sandbar Student Lounge

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9. Mullin Town Square Adamson Plaza Joslyn Plaza Scaife Terrace and Bridge 10. Stauffer Greenhouse 11. Rockwell Academic Center 12. Keck Science Center 13. Appleby American Studies Center 14. Elkins Auditorium 14a. Plaza Classrooms 15. Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art 16. Cultural Arts Center 17. Ahmanson Fine Arts Center Lindhurst Theatre Music Building Raitt Recital Hall

Smothers Theatre 18. Howard A. White Center (HAWC) 19. Residence Halls 20. Rockwell Towers Residence Hall 21. Alumni Park 22. Crest Tennis Courts 23. Helen Field Heritage Hall 24. Firestone Fieldhouse 25. Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool 26. Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center 27. Harilela International Tennis Stadium 28. Eddy D. Field Baseball Stadium 29. Stotsenberg Track Tari Frahm Rokus Field 30. Lovernich Residential Complex

31. Student Health Center 32. Student Counseling and Testing Center 33. Sculpture Studio 34. Facilities Management and Planning 35. Odell McConnell Law Center 36. George C. Page Residential Complex 37. Faculty/Staff Homes 40. Mallmann House 41. Brock House 42. Center for Communication and Business Public Safety 43. Entrance to Drescher Graduate Campus

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Services

Info for Grads

Photographs

Assembling

Graduates will be photographed as they receive their diplomas during the commencement ceremony by GradImages (gradimages. com). Proofs will be emailed to all who indicate an e-mail address on cards graduates will complete immediately prior to the commencement ceremony. In the past, GradImages has been able to deliver proofs by e-mail within 24 hours. Please use this service and remain seated during the ceremony.

If you will receive honors during the graduation ceremony (cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude), please assemble at Alumni Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 to check in and receive your honor cords.

Video

What to Expect

Video coverage of the commencement ceremony can be purchased by visiting the following Pure Logic Video website (purelogicvideo.com). Please use this service and remain seated during the ceremony.

Please do not bring purses, briefcases, and other non-essential items to the graduation ceremony because there will be no place to put them.

Floral Bouquets & Leis Flowers will be available for purchase at the graduation ceremony (commencementflowers.org/pepperdine). If you plan to honor your graduate with flowers, please present them at the conclusion of the commencement exercises. We request that bouquets not be carried during the graduation ceremony. Flowers will not be available in the event of rain.

All other graduates will assemble at Alumni Park promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Find your seat assignment in the staging area and be seated. The seats will be arranged alphabetically, master’s degrees first, followed by bachelor’s degrees. The marshalls and faculty ushers will organize the line of march. Please remain in order as you enter the graduation area and take the seat that is in the same position as the one you occupied in the staging area. No one may enter the line of march after it leaves the staging area. Watch ushers for cues during your march into the graduation area. Men, please remove your hats for all prayers and for the flag salute. The graduation area may be warm and there is no shade, so be sure to wear sunscreen.

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RECEIVING YOUR D 1

The Dean of Seaver College will ask the respective candidates for bachelor’s and, later in the ceremony, master’s degrees to rise.

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Remain standing until your particular degree has been formally conferred by the President. When instructed by the faculty ushers, your row will stand and you will march forward to receive your diploma.

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Enter the stage on the right, shake hands with the President, exit to the left, and return to your seat. Be aware of the photographers who will take your picture upon receipt of your diploma and when you exit the stage.

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R DIPLOMA GRADUATION RECESSIONAL Following the benediction, the platform party will exit, followed by the graduates, and then the faculty.

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TV GUIDE

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You have honored us with your presence these past four years; we wish you God’s richest blessings as you go forth to serve, lead, and live with purpose.

Rick R. Marrs Provost

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Dear Class of 2018 graduates ~ Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment! We are proud of you. As you have been a blessing to us, may God richly bless you in the next exciting chapter of your lives. the Seaver Dean’s Office staff

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We can’t believe we’re even writing this! How did this year go by so fast?! Let’s rewind and start over... “Who wants to play the animal game?” lol jk never again *crunch* (We’d gladly go through the stress of that game all over again if it meant none of you had to leave though!) In all seriousness, We’ve so appreciated your leadership on the Board, as you each have been incredible examples and role models to the entire team. every single one of you consistently went above and beyond to make sure that the student body could have a space to foster community, have fun, and feel cared for and loved on this campus. clearly You’re all going to go on and do amazing things because you were part of the board! hahahaha, No but really, you each were hired for a special reason, because of your work ethic, creativity, humor, fun, ability to bring people together, your dance moves, your singing, and last but not least, your flexibility! we know God has some awesome plans for you and we’re so excited for you and your next adventure. You’ll always be a part of this year’s Board - this family. we can’t wait for you to come back to Board events and visit us (that’s in God’s plan, he told us himself). we love you, board seniors!

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Congrats to our seniors! We love you!

Congratulations to all of our international graduates!

Thank you for choosing to be a part of our community. We truly appreciate all the contributions you have made to Pepperdine. You have helped make our university a great place to be. It has been a blessing to witness your educational journeys and personal growth during your time with us. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for all of you.

All the best, The Office of International Student Services

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Congratulations Dennis and Molly! Thank you for your hard work and dedication as OISS interns in our office. Because of your efforts, you have helped make Pepperdine a special place for our international students. Both of you have demonstrated ownership of our community and have been willing to do whatever was needed with a smile on your face and a great sense of humor. You will be missed by all of us! We wish you success and happiness wherever God leads you. Blessings, -The OISS Staff 4/6/18 8:58 AM


The Business Administration Division applauds the Class of 2018 and recognizes our Outstanding Graduates

Jordan Powell – Accounting Alexander Rant – Business Administration Andrew Vidal – Finance Alexander Harthaller – International Business Congratulations on your accomplishments. We know you will do well in the future. 13-14.indd 1

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Congratulations

class of 2018! Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

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Congratulations, Class of 2018! Pepperdine Graphic Media pepperdine-graphic.com

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors! We wish you well as you begin this new chapter, and we hope your path brings you back to Malibu from time to time. We know you have a bright future ahead of you. From the Communication Division and Dr. Sarah Stone Watt, divisional dean

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

GRADUATING CLASS OF 2018!

Seaver Alumni Relations & Career Services Welcome You to the Alumni Family!

Freely Receive Enjoy Alumni Events & Trips! Explore Job Opportunities & Connect with Companies on Handshake Receive Career Coaching from Industry Specialists Keep in touch! New career and networking resources coming soon!

Freely Give Serve & Support Students Volunteer with Fellow Waves Plan Your First Reunion Share Your Updates & Stories Keep in touch! New mentoring opportunities coming soon!

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Madison Cooper

Madison, Congratulations! Words cannot express just how proud we are of your accomplishments ... your hard work, dedication, perseverance, kind spirit, & loving heart are amazing! We thank God for his grace, love, & faithfulness to you and look forward to your next journey! We love you! Mom & Dad Jeremiah 9:11

Greyson Orellana

Congratulations Greyson! We are so proud of what you have accomplished and can't wait to see what the future holds for you. May God bless you abundantly. We love you, Mom and Dad

Congratulations Cassidy! We could not be more proud of you and all that you have accomplished over these past 4 years – you have grown up so well! Your commitment to excellence, your willingness to be steadfast and your ability to be flexible are just a few of the attributes that have emerged so clearly and beautifully. We cannot wait to how He uses these things and you in the years ahead!

Cassidy Vigil

Olivia Argue Congratulations Olivia!

We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished during these past 4 years. Your time at Pepperdine has graced you with opportunities which have shaped you into the remarkable woman you are today. You never cease to amaze us with your intelligence and grace. Your joyful heart, generous spirit and compassion for others are a gift to all that know you. Treasure this moment of success as you begin to embrace the next chapter of your incredible journey. We will always be beside you every step of the way! LOVE, Mom and Dad "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11 17-18.indd 2

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Haley Bekins Congratulations Haley! We know that you will take the knowledge, experiences and wonderment of your travels with you from your four years at Pepperdine throughout your life. We are so very excited for you! Reach for the stars! Love you bunches, Mom, Dad and Libby

We are so incredibly proud of you for ALL YOU ARE and all you are YET TO BE! Your exuberance and passion for life will take you on an amazing journey. Shine bright and beautiful, and stay true to that girl with the great sense of humor and the million dollar smile. Follow the sun and there you will find your dreams! We love you, Hannah! Love, Mom, Dad and Grant

Alexandra Elizabeth Zachary

Dearest Alexandra Always remember our family’s silly story about how we came to have you. How, this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, beautiful baby girl had been saved for us from the beginning of time. There she sat — on a block of pink ice in the middle of a big room in heaven that was filled with other baby girls — waiting for just the right family .... And, when we came along, God gave her to us! Silly & whimsical — we know. But in its once-upon-a-time way, it captures just how lucky we feel to have been given you — and how proud we are of the kind, funny, smart, animal- and people-loving person you are. We look forward to watching you build a career and life focused on helping others. Congratulations on this milestone. Love Dad & Mum

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Mikaela Bisson What an incredible journey you've been on. Your time at Pepperdine has seen you grow in remarkable ways. From the moment you applied, to this day, your graduation, we have been deeply proud of you. We have great faith that the education you've received, and the experiences that you've had have prepared you for your future. We cannot wait to see what the universe has in store for you next. We love you, and are grateful to be celebrating this achievement here with you today. Love Dad, Mom, Brianna, Dominique and Craig

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Andrew Robles

Andrew,

We are very proud with all of your accomplishments and your graduation is yet another milestone towards your success. Continue to count your blessings as you move forward in your life’s journey and always remember… We Love You!

Megan House “Never shame to hear what you have nobly done.” Love, Mom, Dad & Courtney

Mom, Dad, Adrianna and Kaylee ooxxooXoXXx Congratulations Pepperdine Class of 2018!

Emily Tanaka

We wish you a life filled with love, purpose and accomplishment, lived fully, and most of all - great happiness. Proud of you Emily and looking forward to your next adventures! Love: Dad, Mom and Kevin

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Jason Byrd

Congratuations Jason! We are enormously proud and inspired by all your hard work, accomplishments and perseverence and how you have grown into such a mature, responsible, and great humored young man. It has been with great pleasure and love to watch you grow all these years and pray that God continues to bless you and guide you throughout your life. We pray for your success and incredible happiness. We love you so dearly and will always.

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Mom, Dad, Mark, Yun, Kori and Alix

As your path unfolds, keep your focus on Him, ask for His grace and clarity to know His will. We are so proud of who you are and who you are becoming. Love Mom, Mr. B, Madison, Anna Clare and Tanner “Being confident, that He which hath begun a good work in you will carry it to completion...� NIV Bible, Phil 1:6 21-22.indd 2

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Lindsay Diamond

Amadi Udenyi Amadi, We are proud parents of your hard work, dedication, and commitment to your education and your basketball program, and the man you have become at Pepperdine University. There is no limit to how far you will go. Your goals will be met, and we predict that your future endeavors will be bright. It’s all apart of God’s plans for you. Enjoy this journey of life, son. It will be as fabulous as you are. We love you, son!

Congratulations Lindsay! You have worked so hard and we are so proud of you. From UCF to Pepperdine, Tokyo to DC, and Berlin to Heidelberg, you have seized every opportunity to learn and grow. Keep following your dreams! We love you! Mom and Dad “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

Cheyenne Gibson Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) We love you. Congratulations! Dad, Mom, Curby and Ciara

James Brennan James, We are very proud in all you have accomplished. May the LORD continue to bless you and give you hope in all you do always. We love you!! Congratulations!! Mom, Dad, and Michelle Greg, Christina, Kaitlyn, and Keira

Lauren Young Congratulations on your graduation, Lauren! We are so proud of you!! Your time at Pepperdine has been an amazing adventure, preparing you for the next exciting chapter in life, and we can’t wait to see what God has planned! We know you will continue to make a difference in the world with your compassionate heart and beautiful smile that shines brightly. You are a blessing to all, and we love you! May the Lord bless you and keep you, and make His face shine on you..., and give you peace. ~Numbers 6:24-26

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Congratulations Josh! We could not be more proud of you. During the last four years at Pepperdine, God has blessed you with amazing friends, exciting adventures and an abundance of opportunities to show servant leadership. We look forward with a sense of awe as to what new adventures God will bring your way. Always remember your life verse Joshua 1:9. Strength and courage are yours through the power of Christ! Lots of love...Mom...Dad....Chris... Sarah...Tim

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Madison Edwards

Congrats on all you've done & accomplished at Pepperdine. We're so proud of the beautiful person you are - encouraging, inspiring & honoring God with your life & your love for others. You Are Loved & we celebrate this milestone with you. Much love - Dad, Mom, Taylor, Sarah, Paige & Jocelyn

Madison, We are so PROUD of all your hard work and dedication these past four years. As a SLA, Tri Delta philanthropy chair and involvement in countless other activities you have and will continue to make a difference in this world. May God bless you at GSEP and in the years ahead! Love, Mom, Dad, and Lauren

Chad Jimenez Addyson Nicole Rogers 2018 We will ALWAYS hold you close to our hearts and bless you with the encouragement you deserve. We are quietly learning to let you go with hearts fiercely longing to hold you forever close. REMEMBER the gifts of faith, family, and friends. They will always be your sure FOUNDATION. You are a precious unique piece of “us”. We now CELEBRATE your GRADUATION with JOYFUL GRATITUDE. We remain steadfast in LOVING you as the next chapter of your story is revealed. Proverbs 3:3-4 With GUSTO, Dad, Mom, Lauren & Camryn xoxoxo 23-24.indd 2

Addy Rogers

Chad, It’s said that when you have a child the days are long but the years are short. It seems like such a short time ago you were a toddler running around the house with your “nonie”, a young Boy Scout that hated going to a summer camp, a teen just trying to figure it all out. You’ve figured it all out. You’ve grown into a fine man, a world traveler, a published writer and photographer. We are so proud of you and what you have accomplished. We look forward to what the future holds and will always be there for you. May God’s blessings forever shine upon you. Love, Mom and Dad

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SarahBryanne Welbaum Congratulations! We thank God for you and the many talents and gifts God has given you. You are a blessing and we love you so much. Celebrate your achievements and keep Christ close as the anchor of your life! Love, Mom, Dad, Logan, Chanel and Mimi and all of your family from east to west!

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Jeremiah Rondeau

Jeremiah, today is a day to celebrate all the hard work that got you to this moment! Today is also a day of thanks…to Professor Sexton for his mentorship, and to Pepperdine University for providing so much. As in all of life, you experienced both ups and downs and yet learned to persevere to achieve the level of success that you demand of yourself. As you leave your undergrad years, you are well prepared to embrace whatever opportunities and challenges come your way. We are proud of you and love you so much!! Love, Dad—Mom—Harrison

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Congratulations, Miles, on a fabulous past 4 years at Pepperdine! God has blessed you w/ tremendous teachers, close-knit friends & all kinds of adventures. It's brought

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us great joy to see you grow and mature here. From math to music to missions, you let your light shine brightly in all you do. Your zest for life and your tender heart inspire

us every day. Always keep a song in your heart, and remember that "with God all things are possible." All our love, Mom, Dad & Andy

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kelsey What a journey you’ve traveled from your days as “Dorothy” to setting your sights on Pepperdine University. Your time at Pepperdine has given you a lifetime of memories from freshman orientation, great roommates, Songfest, sorority events and study abroad with trips across Europe to everything in between. What a journey! We are so proud of you. You have worked hard on every step of your blessed journey thus far, and with every step you have excelled, exceeding our hopes and expectations. Watching you make your way in the world has been a joy for us. n But now, it's graduation and time to turn the page as you continue on your “Yellow Brick Road.” We can hardly wait to see what you do next as you use your talents to make our world a better place. You make us proud and we love you deeply, Dad, Mom and Jeffrey

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Olivia Oistad Congratulations Olivia! We love you and are very proud of you! The best is yet to come! Love: Mom, Dad and Trevor

Davina Morales From the first Waves Weekend of your freshman year To countless hours in the library, Blood Sweat and Tears From the CDC to Grace Miller to Ramona and Bonita High We just knew you would take those wings and fly

Joshua Davis

You were always told that you held the key The FUTURE is set and it is plain to see When the number one choice came calling You picked up the phone and eventually You were falling In LOVE with Pepperdine, Guatemala, and Argentina And the rest, as they say, is History, or English (teacher) Congratulations, Davina! Love, Mom and Dad

Natalie Leonard

NATALIE JORDAN LEONARD, God's given talents have taken you past many obstacles turning them into stepping stones, on your way to achieving your DREAMS! We are so proud of you! THE BEST IS YET TO COME! Love, Dad, Mom and Amy

Congratulations, Josh! We love you Mom & Dad

Congratulations Tara! "Isn't it amazing what clever girls can do!" - Peter Pan We are so blessed to have you for our daughter. Your accomplishments these past four years have been amazing! You have proven yourself to be a skilled leader, a talented writer, actor, and outstanding filmmaker and television creator. You are graduating Summa Cum Laude!

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Your purpose, integrity, humility, dedication to excellence and success, hard work, courage, focus and creativity are truly inspirational to us and to all within your influence. You have persevered and conquered each challenge and adventure with strength and grace. You have grown in so many ways. You are beautiful inside and out! The world desperately needs people of your character, passion, faith, and heart. You have made lifelong, wonderful friendships and fabulous memories while at Pepperdine. Now, this is the beginning of the next chapter of your incredible life. As you head off to graduate school, we are excited to see what is next in God's plan for you. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Thoreau We pray you will pursue your dreams with passion and faith. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. - Philippians 4:13 You will always have our unfailing love and support. May God continue to bless you on your journey. Love Always, Momma and Daddy

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Congratulations Emily! What an adventure you have had these last four years in Malibu and Switzerland. Build on the knowledge you've gained and the relationships you've created, and make your dreams come true. Your kindness, integrity, humor, intelligence, passion, and beauty -- inside and out -- will take you far in life. We are so proud of you and are honored to call you our daughter/sister.

Congratulations, Nick! We are very proud of you and can't wait to watch your future unfold. We love you! Mom and Dad

Love, Mom, Dad, Bob, Lalena, Olivia, Darian, Josh, and Aidan

Andrew Daniel Lozano Congratulations Andrew! We are so proud of the man you are and you are such an incredible blessing to us. We are excited for all God has in store for you in the future. We love you very much.

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outstanding faculty and staff will never be forgotten and we are excited for your next adventure while living your life of purpose and service. You have truly been God’s gift to us and we love you. Make a difference! – Mom and Dad

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Gregory Virant Gregory, you have been blessed by your time at Pepperdine and made the most of every day. We also know that you have been a blessing to Pepperdine, and you will continue to be a blessing to the places you go and the people you meet. We love you! Mom, Dad and James

Marisa Martin

We are so proud of you and all of your achievements! May you continue to fulfill all of your dreams, question with boldness, hold to the truth and speak without fear! God bless you. Love Mom, Dad and the furry fourlegged family!

Elizabeth Ford Dedicated, Beautiful, Sweet, Smart - We are proud! We love the lady you have become, but you will always be our little girl! XO, Mom, Dad, and Caty

Juliette Bai Kate! You did it! What an incredible four years at Pepperdine. You have exceeded all of our expectations! We are proud beyond measure of you and all you have achieved. With a loving and happy heart, you now move forward to a brilliant future. Here's to you, Lou. We love you so very, very much. Mom, Dad, Gran and the whole family!

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Christian Botello Congratulations Christian! We wish you the strength to face challenges with confidence... Along with wisdom to choose your battles carefully... We wish you adventure on your journey... And may you always stop to help someone along the way... Listen to your heart and take risks carefully... Remember how much you are loved... We are so proud of you! -Dad, Mom and Bianca (Psalm 32:8)

Michaela Meyer Hi Mickey! Your four year "vacation" in Malibu has come to an end! We are so proud of you and excited for what new adventures await! Love, Mom and Dad.

Amanda Cruz Amanda Rose Cruz we couldn't be more proud of your accomplishments thus far. You have truly transformed into the beautiful and grown woman that you are. Never forget the wonderful experiences gained while at Pepperdine and remain humble in the glory of God's blessings always! En guaiya hao, Mom, Dad & Justin.

James Wesley Matthews James, we remember the day you sat in Stauffer Chapel praying for God's will for where He would have you go to college. You honored God by seeking His will for your life and He has richly blessed you at Pepperdine. You met your beautiful fiancĂŠ Katie, who you will marry in the same chapel almost 4 years to the day after that prayer. You have served God faithfully throughout college - serving in campus ministry, as a leader in Young Life, and in your church. You have worked hard to make the most of every opportunity God has sent your way; becoming a Sports Anchor for Pepperdine Newswaves, being an editor for The Random Show, studying in London, being a film intern at both the Cannes Film festival and at Amazon Film Studios. We are so very proud of your accomplishments while at Pepperdine. We are even more proud of the Christian man you choose to be every single day. As you graduate, marry Katie and begin your lives together, hold on to God's hand and lean into Him for every decision you need to make and for everything you need to do the work He has for you. In all things, glorify God and you will have a wonderful life. We love you and are so very proud of you and excited for your future! "...the joy of the Lord is your strength!" (Nehemiah 8:10) Love, Madre and Padre

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We are beyond proud of your accomplishments and goals you have achieved. Keep shooting for the stars as you always do and may all your dreams come true! Love, Mom and Dad. Follow your heart and true passion. You are a special granddaughter. Congratulations on your graduation. Lots of love, Grandma and Grandpa Dobbins. 31-32.indd 2

We are so proud of your accomplishments and the beautiful woman you have become. Blessings and prayers on your graduation and for your future. Love, Grandpa and Grandma Peloquin. 4/6/18 8:54 AM


Annie Sides

Courtney Smyth If you work as hard for the rest of your life, as you Have for the last four years, you are going to be successful. Congratulations Courtney! Love you to the moon and back! Mom & Dad

Annie, We are all so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments these last four years at Pepperdine. You have truly shown that you can do anything you set your mind to. We love you with all of our hearts. Love, Dad, Eli, Greg, Michelle and Toni

Annie Sides

Annie, We are so proud of the hard work, creative resources and adventurous spirit you have applied to your educational pursuits. Your multifaceted accomplishments are aweinspiring. You are such a beautiful soul. With grace and love you have dealt with very difficult circumstances and triumphed in faith, depth and strength of character. You are one of our most precious treasures who we have the utmost respect and love. We pray that out of God’s glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith… that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Your loving and thankful Mom and Darrell and proud bother Eli

Katie Klopp

Your talent, perseverance, dedication, creativity and hard work have paid off and we couldn’t be any prouder of you! Thanks for including us on this amazing journey. We can’t wait to see what your bright future holds and look forward to again watching you embrace it with your whole heart. Much love, Mom, Dad, Annie, Kellie, Will (& Scruffie) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 31-32.indd 1

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Christopher Traylor Congratulations, Christopher! You are a Pepperdine graduate and we couldn't be more proud of you! Your good heart, sense of humor, and never quit attitude have taken you far. The sky's the limit! We love you so much! Daddy, Momma, and Caylie God knows your dreams because He created your heart to hold them, pursue them, and with His love and guidance achieve them. Congratulations! We love you! -Mom, Dad & Brooke

Heather Leigh Gordon

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Matthew Bryson

What a journey Matthew! I am so proud of all you have accomplished and learned during these past four years. It has been such a joy to watch you grow, serve, connect and make your Pepperdine experience truly your own. I am excited to see all that God has planned for you. Remember to treasure and enjoy every step of your continuing life journey. Congratulations Son! Love always, Mom

I am sure along your college journey there were slam dunks and close calls. Undertakings of substance always include trials and triumphs. Through all, you persevered, you completed, you succeeded, you graduated. *** We have always told you: Be yourself, for you have greatness within you. Be kind, for you have much to give. Dare mighty things, for you are capable. Be happy, and bring others happiness. Love deeply, for that is how you are loved. *** To this we can now add: Pursue your dreams, for you can realize them. Keep doing it, because you are persistent. Do it right, for you possess the knowledge. Savor it, for you have accomplished something many have not. *** Congratulations on your graduation. We are proud of you. 4/6/18 8:54 AM


Jacob Zimbelman Nick Costello Congratulations Nick! We could not be more proud or love you any more. Continue to trust in the Lord in all you do. “I will guide you and teach you the way you should go. I will give you good advice and watch over you.� Psalm 32:8

Colby Harriman

Congratulations, Jacob! We are proud of you and love you very much! Love, Dad, Mom, and Megan

Meghan Doyle We are awed by your accomplishments and humbled by your diligence, proud of your character and blessed by your thoughtfulness. Congratulations on a race well run. Phil. 3:13,14 Love you forever, Mom and Dad

Kyle Cajero Kyle, We are so incredibly proud of you! Congratulations on your accomplishments on the track, in the newsroom and in the classroom. God has gotten you this far, trust in Him as you continue your journey. We love you and will always be here for you! Mom, Dad, Ben and Maddie

Congratulations, Colby! As a family, we have cheered for you, both on and off the court, and once again, we cheer for you as a graduate. You have amazed us with your hard work and dedication. The world needs people with your character, passion, and heart. Keep exploring the world and make your mark everywhere you go. Love, Mom, Dad, Rachael and Adrienne

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Cayley Olivier Congratulations Cayley Pops! We are incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished in the last 4 years at Pepperdine University, both inside the classroom and out.You have given it your all and have done so with passion, character and heart! You had a dream and you had the courage to pursue it; we are very excited to see where your journey in Social Media at Disney will take you. We have no doubt that it will be met by the tremendous success you achieved at Pepperdine and that you will make your mark! We love you with all our hearts! Love Dad, Mom and Kirst

Rebecca Lynn Collier Congratulations on the completion of your Bachelors degree! You have worked hard and we are very proud of you! We know that you will do just as well as you continue your education at the postgraduate level. We love you always! Mom, Dad, Rhonda, and Rachel

Francesca Ivanovich With our love and congratulations on the occasion of your graduation from Pepperdine. We are so proud of your achievements and the perseverance you exhibited as you successfully navigated the challenges of balancing school, work and living on your own. We take even greater pride in the person you are: compassionate, devoted, inquisitive and generous. God bestowed you with a gentle heart and a fertile mind and led you to a place where you could excel—Pepperdine. We have every confidence in your future and wish you great joy as you go out into the world to make a difference. Mom, Dad & Kat

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Jami Moreno Jordan Buenafe Congratulations son! We are so proud of all your milestone accomplishments. Your graduation from Pepperdine marks a new phase in your life. Be bold, be innovative, be humble, be yourself and be happy. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Love, Mom & Dad

Gabby Gonta

Dearest Jami, We are so proud of you, so blessed by you, so thankful for you. We love you very much! Praying God’s favor and blessings upon you always. Love, Daddy & Mom

Well, it's been a WILD ride! The things you have accomplished on this journey are BEYOND incredible! PROUD is an understatement. You have left your mark here at PEPPERDINE, next stop USC; one step away from a DREAM come true. LOVE you, Dad, Mom & Garrett

Conor Arden Dear Conor, Congratulations! We are so proud of you. We can’t wait to see what God is going to do with you and though you in the next chapter of your life! We love you...Mom, Dad & the gang!

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Kendall McLeod

Nenah Alyssa Mikuska You are Loved, strong, curious, independent, intelligent, kind, with a great sense of humor, fun to be around and when you set out to do something you do it. Horses are your passion.

Kendall, Congratulations on your graduation!!! Your dedication, hard work and tenacity have paid off, and we couldn’t be more proud of you!! As you move on to the next chapter of your life, it is our prayer that you will continue to pursue your dreams with faith, passion, boldness and determination. Continue to work hard, be authentic and true to your own unique self, remain open to possibilities, and remember...happiness is in the journey! Your family loves you and will be cheering you on each step of the way!! Love, Mom, Rolan, Grandma, Grandad, Wes, Michael, Aunt Cin and the rest of the gang

Nick Bennett Dear Nick, We can still see the images so vividly: driving through Malibu Canyon to drop you off at your temporary home; saying goodbye at the airport to begin life abroad in your London home; watching a confident young man walk through our door with every visit to your forever home. You’ve grown so much and we are enormously proud of you! May God continue to bless you. Love Mom and Dad

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Bobby Simpson Congratulations Bobby! We couldn't be more proud! We love you so much and are so excited for the next chapter in your life. May God continue to bless you. All of our love, Mom, Dad, Kela, Nana & Papa and all your Aunties & Uncles

Alexia Letayf Lazo de la Vega Congratulations Cassie! We could have never imagined the height of your accomplishments and the reach of your adventures. Your dedication, perseverance and consideration for others is an inspiration to us all. The friendships you have made and the respect you have for those you meet truly shows the loving person that you are. We are thankful and blessed to be a part of your journey. We love you and will always be your biggest fans, Dad, Mom, Nash and Natalie

Alexia, we are so proud of the huge milestone you have accomplished. Congratulations! Your hard work, dedication, and perseverance is what made your years at Pepperdine such a big success. You are an incredible example for the family. You have become an extraordinary woman and we are excited to see what your future accomplishments will be. We believe in you and we will always be cheering you on! Love, Papa, Mama, Juan Jose, Ivana, y Juan Carlos

Congratulations Marisol!! We are so incredibly proud of you, not just for graduating with a BS in Nutritional Science, but also for the responsibilities and accomplishments you fulfilled during your time at Pepperdine, such as being Resident Advisor since your Sophomore year, your work with ICA, your semester abroad in Switzerland, your volunteer work in the Bronx, your Massage Therapist certification, your drumming competitions, and now your acceptance into Teach For America LA. Remember to always, “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 We love you precious girl and are so excited for you and the future God has in store for you! “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau Love, your Mom, Erick, Alessandra, and your grandparents, Mami and Papi

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We are ALL so very proud! You have completed another Milestone in your life. As you continue to your next journey in life.. remember Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: Proverbs 3:5 Love, Horace, Mom, AJ, James & Gamma

Mai-Ly M. Nguyen

Johnny Cruz Johnny, We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. The strength and endurance you have modeled during the last 4 years is admirable. You have the potential to do great things! Stay connected to the Lord and allow Him to guide you in all that you do. We all love you so very much and we are excited to see what God has in store for you! “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all of your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths” - Proverbs 3:5-6

Kameron Johnston Kameron, I hope you know how proud we are of you. What an amazing journey this has been. You’ve grown into your own, embraced your inner unicorn, and found your purpose. We can’t wait to see how God uses your talent, energy, passion, and love to do his good work. Be fearless as you step into your new beginnings. Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose. Congratulations, we love you. Mom and Dad

Melanie Allen Mel, We are so proud of all you have accomplished these last four years, both in the classroom and the theatre. From Doubt to Eurydice, Magic Flute to The Interference at the Fringe Festival in Scotland, your have made your mark and shown your passion for your craft. Your drive, compassion, intelligence and humor will take you far! Congratulations on your graduation - we are so excited to be with you as you see where your journey will take you next. Love always, Mom and Dad

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Isaac Randel Isaac! We love you “as far as God can reach”. Love, your Lucky Group of Family 4/6/18 8:53 AM


Congratulations Turner! We love you and can’t wait to see what’s next! Dad, Mom, and Sheridan

You never cease to amaze us by your intelligence, devotion to excellence, kind and generous heart, creativity, determination, adventurous spirit and positive outlook on life. These past four years at Pepperdine you have achieved so much more than most are able to at your age, from leadership positions at the Graphic, Good Morning Malibu and NewsWaves, winning the Pacemaker National Award for best magazine to covering London Fashion Week and interning at E! News and Darling Magazine. But watching you grow into the woman you have become makes us even more proud than all of your accomplishments. You have always been true to yourself whether through your amazing sense of style or through your writing and talents for singing and songwriting. Whatever you do, you give of yourself 110%. We cannot wait to see what you will achieve next as we follow you along this beautiful journey starting with grad school. Just remember that we are your biggest fans and will be by your side to support you in everything you do. You make us all very proud!

Congratulations on earning your degree in Journalism from Pepperdine University. We are confident that you will continue to do great things. May God guide your path and watch over you always. Love you so much, Dad, Mom and Sean

CARTER CLINEBELL The sea once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Science and poetry are in fact inseparable. By providing a vision of life, of Earth, of the universe in all its splendor, science does not challenge human values; it can inspire human values. It does not negate faith, it celebrates faith. -Cousteau

Turner Staton Couldn't be more proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, and Bobby

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Congratulations Stephanie, we are so proud of you and all that you have become! You have amazed us all with not only your academic achievements, but more so with your beautiful heart and compassion for others. The world is yours Baby! Take charge, follow your dreams, do what you love, succeed, always listen to the music and have fun doing it. May God be with you always, alongside our endless love. Mom, Dad & Caroline

Make a big SPLASH, Carter! We love you, but you knew that! Mom, Dad, Tyler, Hannah and Braden

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Billy Baker

On to your next adventure! We love you and are very proud of you! Mom, Dad, Alex, Nigel, Carl, and Ku’uipo

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Keanu Vaughn

Mary, your graduation is a testament to your determination and hard work. We are extremely proud and love you immensely! May God continue to bless you!

Keanu, you have come a long way since your freshman year. You have overcome adversity through faith and hard work. God bless you on your great journey. You got this! We love you a whole bunch, Dad and Mom

Daniel Perez

Mary Mattingly Max Ginnell

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 With Blessings & Love, Mom and Dad

Connor Ryan Chase

We are endlessly proud of you and can’t wait to see what the future holds! Love you more than you know, Mom, Alex and Emma

Congratulations Connor on your outstanding graduation acheivement from Pepperdine University! It has been a remarkable four years witnessing you become the intelligent, caring and educated young man that you are today. We are also so very blessed that you met beautiful Brynn Henderson through your college experience at Pepperdine and we are thrilled to welcome her into our our family. We look forward to your bright and exciting future! Love you! Mom, Dad, Cameron & Cory 41-42.indd 1

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Rebecca “Balee” Schwalb You never cease to amaze us and we are so proud of all you have accomplished in your 4 years at Pepperdine. We are excited to see what God has planned for you next. Jeremiah 29:11 We love you to the moon and back, Momma, Libby, Danny, Blakely, Meme and Papaw. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Thoreau

Christian, you were "Living your Dream at Pepperdine." Words cannot express the enormous pride we feel in all of your accomplishments. You have achieved so much within these years: conviction, perseverance, integrity, passion and OpenRuns! Be proud of this moment-you've earned it! Love, Mom~Dad~Stefan "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." -Thoreau

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Congratulations, Georgia! We could not be more proud of you and all you have accomplished. Love, Mom, Dad and Ted

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Kathryn Maidlow

Kathryn (Katie) Maidlow, beyond the classroom. you have had an incredible experience at Pepperdine. Ranging from studying in Germany, making friends from around the world, the wonderful things you have done in California that you could not have done anywhere else. Things like surf chapel, grunion runs, being in the front row of the audience at The Voice, going to Universal Studios, going to Disney Land, and being stuck in L.A. traffic to name just a few. Living 2200 miles away from home has taught you survival skills and given you independence, the college experience has helped to develop you as a Christian and a person. We will all miss Pepperdine and always be thankful that is where God chose for you to go. We are so very proud of you and are excited to see what the next chapter of your life will look like. we love you, sweetie! Daddy and Mommy. 43-44.indd 1

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Nia Nimmers

Nani, You never cease to amaze me with your drive to pursue your dreams and your love for life. I know that you hear this from me often, but I love you, and words fail to express how very proud I am of you! I am grateful that I was given you as my daughter. I am, so enjoying the ride and cannot wait to see where new adventures lead you! Keep soaring my baby‌ Love, Mommy.

Christine Joy McKee Congratulations to Our Beautiful and Loving Daughter! We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments at Pepperdine. We thank Pepperdine and its incredible faculty and staff for making college such a wonderful experience for you and our family. We are so excited for you and your future wherever God leads you! Psalm 37:4 With All Our Love, Dad, Mom and Brother John

Jason Garofolo

Jason--You are an absolutely incredible young man who is destined for greatness. We are so proud of who you are as a person, how committed you are to the things and people you care about, and all of your accomplishments. Your kindness, warmth, generosity of spirit, integrity, love and support of your friends and family, creativity, and talent are just a few of the many qualities we admire about you. Congratulations on your academic achievements at Pepperdine--this is actually just the beginning of your lifelong quest for knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment, success, fame, and the acknowledgement you deserve. We love you far more than mere words can express. We can’t wait to meet you on the Red Carpet!! Love always and forever, Mom, Dad, and Sydney 45-46.indd 2

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Juliette Moody Dearest Juliette, We are beyond proud of you and cannot wait to see what wonderful opportunities the future holds for you. Remember the journey is the joy, savor every second. All our love, Mom, Rich and Beau

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Elizabeth Wells~ We are so proud of the person you have become-you are beautiful, inside and out. Your joy, kindness and faithfulness inspire those around you. We can't wait to see what God has in store for you! Jer 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We love you! Mom, Dad, Matthew, Dylan, Scooter, Molly and Peyton

Elizabeth Wells

Lindsey Henderson Congratulations Lindsey! We are so proud of you! You have been such a blessing to us. We know you are destined for SUCCESS in your future! We LOVE YOU! Mom, Dave, Collin, Taylor, Landon

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PGM SENIORS Lidia Bayne

Bria Dunlap

Kristin Vartan

Kelly Rodriguez

Michaela Meyer

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Caroline Laganas

Rachel Ettlinger

Arthur Puu

Shannon Hansen

Samantha Gonzales

Chad Jimenez

Terra Atwood

Nenah Mikuska

Cassie Stephenson

Camry Bishop

Thank you seniors of Pepperdine Graphic Media. Thank you for your stories, your photos, your art, your advertising sales, your designs and your commitment to journalism excellence. You make the campus a better place. You make Pepperdine proud.

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Senior Edition 2018  

Pepperdine Graphic Media, the oldest student organization on campus, publishes an annual Pepperdine Graphic Senior Edition, which serves as...

Senior Edition 2018  

Pepperdine Graphic Media, the oldest student organization on campus, publishes an annual Pepperdine Graphic Senior Edition, which serves as...

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