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April 2013

Alumni Flash: What's New Benefit of the Month
Waves of Service Chapters
Career Connections Athletics

Spring Break Service: Students Volunteer for 2013 "Project Serve"
Peter Thompson, Director of the Pepperdine Volunteer Center breaks down the 15 domestic and international service trips that Seaver College students participated in over their spring break.

2013 Pepperdine University Commencement Speakers
Commencement is an exciting time at Pepperdine University; a time-honored tradition that serves to celebrate and recognize the significant achievements of our graduates. Click here to see the 2013 graduation schedule and the list of amazing commencement speakers chosen to address our new grads.

Admitted Student Receptions- Alumni Needed
The Seaver Admission office hosts receptions for students who have been admitted to Seaver College. Receptions are held in major cities across the United States. Alumni can support these receptions by attending, meeting and greeting students and their parents, and sharing your college experience. More information.

5th Annual Relay for Life
Friday, April 12 - Saturday, April 13, 2013

It's time to assemble for the 5th annual Relay for Life event at Pepperdine. Relay for Life benefits the American Cancer Society. There are several teams you can join, including one especially for alumni. We've already raised over $200,000 in the past four years. Please help us raise additional funds to find a cure, support cancer patients, and provide education. Visit Pepperdine's Relay for Life page and select "Sign Up," then "Join an Existing Team," then select "Pepperdine Awesome Alumni" for your team!

Pepperdine Family Camp
Orange Session: July 31 - August 4
Blue Session: August 7 - August 11
Sandy beaches, rugged rural beauty, irresistible charm... there is a
reason why Malibu is a popular family vacation destination. From an
array of water sports to trails with pristine ocean views, Malibu offers a variety of unforgettable outings and excursions. Relax or adventure in Malibu while enjoying accommodations, meals, kids camp and fun-filled activities on the Malibu campus. Join us on Pepperdine's Malibu campus this summer for an all-inclusive family vacation!
Filling Quickly, Register Today!

Campus Usage

Planning a wedding, a corporate retreat or just want to come back to campus? Alumni and guests are always welcome back to Pepperdine. Click here to find out all the benefits of "coming home" including: visiting an international campus, discounts at Villa Graziadio or utilizing our libraries and athletic facilities.

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Waves of Service Awards

  • The 4th Annual Graziadio School of Business and Management Waves of Service Award will be presented at the George Awards this month. This year’s recipient,
    Janis Spire (MBA ’87), serves as President and CEO of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. Janis’ work improves the lives of impoverished, abused, and disabled children.
    Read more about her incredible accomplishments.
  • The third annual Seaver College Waves of Service Award will be presented to
    Ray Meltvedt ('82)
    this month for his outstanding work with Club Dust and Feeding Somalia. Ray is donating the award funds to his nonprofit to help provide about 20,000 meals to a refugee camp in Kenya.

Waves of Service awards more than $10,000 each year to Waves leading outstanding lives of service. Check out past honorees.

Waves Making Waves: Janet Kleyn (’72)
Learn how one Pepperdine University math major ended up making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Janet Kleyn (’72) serves as President and CEO of Agape Villages, a foster family agency in Northern California. Read more on the Waves of Service blog.

Ravi Sawhney: Predictable Magic
Wednesday, April 10, 2013- 6:00 p.m.
Have you registered yet? Come see world-renowned design expert Ravi Sawhney speak at Pepperdine! Learn how to use design to increase support for your social business. This event has no charge and includes a dessert reception and book signing. Find out more and register!

Connect with Fellow Alumni in Service
Connect to alumni in more than 22 states and 32 countries serving around the world through the Waves of Service Leader Directory. Find volunteer opportunities with other Pepperdine friends in your community on Waves of Service VolunteerMatch.

Become a Waves of Service Fan
Post an invitation to serve or post your favorite story of alumni service through a career of service or volunteerism. FacebookTwitterLinkedin

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Connect with Alumni in Your Area

Get involved with the Pepperdine community where you live. Socialize with old friends, network with new Pepperdine business contacts, and serve your community. Find a chapter near you.

Upcoming Events

Atlanta Waves
Books for Africa
Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pepperdine Waves
Predictable Magic
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ventura Waves
Block Party
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Carolina Waves
5th Annual Night at the Ballpark
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bay Area Waves
Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Portland Waves
Save the Date: Timbers Game
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Orange County Waves
Save the Date: Center Club Open House
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dallas-Fort Worth Waves
Save the Date: Dallas Waves Fiesta V
Sunday, June 2, 2013

Don't see events in your area? If you would like to have Pepperdine come to your neighborhood,
please email us or fill out a chapter interest form

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Job Openings at Pepperdine
Check out the Pepperdine Human Resources website to explore career possibilities with your alma mater. Recent job openings include:

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Alumni Offer of the Month: Day at the Ballpark
Pepperdine Athletics invites you to attend the Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga baseball game
on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 1 PM at Eddy D. Field Stadium. To RSVP for up to four complimentary tickets, please contact Jamil Macias at

Women's Sand Volleyball is Pre-Season Ranked #1
The Pepperdine women's sand volleyball will be hosting home events at Zuma Beach against top opponents from all over the country. Come out to the beach and enjoy the ocean, sun and high caliber volleyball. Watch this video about the team. Check out their schedule.

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