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Pepperdine University is a private university of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university's location overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is adjacent to the city limits of Malibu in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, United States.



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 at West 78th Street and South Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Knolls neighorbood of South Central, Los Angeles , referred to later as the Vermont Avenue campus. 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葉hat of building in the student a Christ-like life, a love for the church, and a passion for the souls of mankind."



Pepperdine University's Malibu Campus, located near the Pacific Ocean.



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. The situation exploded in the 1965 Watts Riots. In 1969 activists in the Watts area threatened to burn down the campus; however, they were talked out of it after all-night negotiations by then-President M. Norvel Young. In addition, the Vermont Avenue campus was running out of room to expand.



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. 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. On April 13, 1971, the university broke ground to commence construction and in September 1972 the Malibu campus opened for student enrollment.



(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).



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.




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Pepperdine University student Jared Lee recently won the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office's Young entrepreneur Competition, winning an all-expense-paid trip to Hong Kong.
Former Pepperdine University standout Max Gamboa, a Tam graduate, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 18th round last week. (Pepperdine Athletics).
She moved from Scotland to LA, where she studied journalism at Pepperdine University and later attended University of West LA law school while pursuing an acting career.
Mike Zapolski, the director of athletics at Augustana College, has been selected for induction into the Pepperdine University Hall of Fame. The 1985 Pepperdine graduate worked in the athletics department for 20 years, beginning in the sports ...
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He received an MBA from Pepperdine University and began working for beverage brands including Icelandic Glacial, Zico coconut water and Illy.
Mark Cathy graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004 with a bachelor of science in business management. He earned an executive master's degree in business administration for entrepreneurial management from Pepperdine University in 2010.
... Stephanie Palmucci-Lacrosse at University of Connecticut; Jordan Fitzgerald-soccer at Emory University; Amy Luttges-Soccer at US Naval Academy; Angie Cherikos-Track at University of Mary Washington; Lexi Barker-Volleyball at Pepperdine University.
9-11 at the Pepperdine University Drescher Graduate Campus, located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway. An agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.
The theme is "Stand Firm," taken from the Bible verse Ephesians 6:14. There will be activities for all ages during the week of camping or commuting to the site.
Also in attendance were several college coaches, including army, Cal-Berkeley, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Pepperdine University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Santa Barbara City Collegeテδづつ...
Marv Dunphy has a special place in his heart for every team he's guided through 34 seasons at the helm of the Pepperdine University men's volleyball program. The 69-year-old, a member of the International Volleyball and American Volleyball Coachesテδづつ...
... Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Pepperdine University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Santa Barbara City College Academy, University of New Mexico, USC, UCSB, and Dartmouth, all of which wereテδづつ...
... the June 7 edition of Valley. Emilie Gocke is attending the University of Pennsylvania. Diego Sanchez is attending the University of British Columbia.
Greene earned his Bachelor of arts degree from Pepperdine University school of Law in 1992. He was a deputy public defender at the Kern County Public Defender's office from 1994 to 1999, then opened his own practice.
While still a doctoral student, Fojtik began teaching at Pepperdine University. He retired in 2008 as emeritus professor of marketing.
Doyle holds a degree in marketing from Indiana State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. "Steve Doyle has a keen understanding of the complexities of today's wine marketplace," said J. Lohr CEO Steve Lohr.
Although she finished high school as a "C" student, she was determined to earn a college degree, earning a degree in speech, drama, and communications from Pepperdine University. The Michele Barnhart Hires Scholarship is awarded to a graduate ofテδづつ...
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Paul Caron, dean of Pepperdine University school of Law and author of the tax Prof blog, crunched the data and found the top performers are turning away from legal education.
In 2016, she released a controversial memoir about taking a gap year in Zambia at the age 18, before coming to the United States for college (she graduated with a bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University and then a law degree from University of ...
Richmond, VA. (WRIC) - Richmond Flying Squirrels' broadcaster Sam Ravech is beginning a new career in the River City calling minor league baseball games.
Katie Greaves has been named director of the employment and training division for Sonoma County Human Services Department. She was first hired by the department in 2007 and currently serves as a section manager for administration and qualityテδづつ...
... sale negotiations," said Feld in prepared remarks. Bergeson holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Pepperdine University. He is an active member of the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association and the Pepperdine University Alumni Association.
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LAGUNA BEACH A 34-year-old woman who said she was an accountant with a degree from Pepperdine University is accused of embezzling $1.5 million from five Orange County businesses and using the money for plastic surgery, renovating a Lagunaテδづつ...
Ariel also hopes to attend Pepperdine University school of Law or Stanford Law School to become a Constitutional lawyer. Katelynne Huizar is active in student leadership at Chino High.
HAMDEN, Conn. - Rising junior women's tennis player Jennifer Lu (Cypress, California) has been chosen to compete at the 2017 Oracle/ITA Masters at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California from September 21-24. This is the third year of existence forテδづつ...
Sahith Theegala. Submitted photo | Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 1:30 pm. Pepperdine University sophomore golfer Sahith Theegala, of Chino Hills, will compete June 15-18 in the U.S.
Sexton talked about Chapman, who has already left for college to pursue his dream of making the starting line-up of Pepperdine University's water polo team. "He wishes he could be here to celebrate with his classmates but fulfilling one's destiny oftenテδづつ...
Samantha Slater, salutatorian, gave her speech during a hard drizzle, smiling throughout. She will attend Pepperdine University in the fall on a swim scholarship. Samuel Accurso, valedictorian, followed. He will attend the University of California at ...
Global policymakers are currently engaged in a "very interactive process of competition and co-operation", says Greg McNeal, a law professor at Pepperdine University who advises the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on drone regulation and isテδづつ...
Pepperdine University (2002-04) rates third with three while Santa Clara University (2005 and 2007) and Loyola Marymount University (2006) also own cup triumphs.
Downey's new home is located about 15 minutes south of Point Dume, near Pepperdine University, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"A smart potential employer will ask to speak with the person's former manager, and usually the question will be posed this way: 'Would you hire this person again?
Ronda easily conquered the obstacles at Pepperdine University -- her fam had a much tougher go. Fortunately, Ronda was there to pull 'em BOTH out of the water.


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