The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) has a history of emphasizing service in the curriculum and promoting leadership in and out of the classroom.
Spring-Summer 2010 Volume 27 No 1
PsyD Alumnus Teaches Kids to Cope with and Overcome Illness
Alumni Working with Unique Charter School System Support At-Risk Teens
Alumna Establishes First Mental Health Department in Kuwaiti Hospital
Network with Classmates, Faculty, and 80,000 Alumni
The sunrise in Haiti was especially hot. Our team of 39 of doctors, nurses, EMTs, and humanitarians had pitched our tents at the New Life Children’s home, an orphanage just a few minutes’ drive from the Port-au-Prince airport.
I was already in a state of disbelief at my commencement ceremony in 2004. After four years of hard work, I could not believe I had finally reached this exciting turning point. But then one professor said something to astound me further: “You did it, girl — now come back and teach.”
Visiting Fiji for the first time and on a village tour through the remote areas of this beautiful island, I was struck by the sight of an old (nonworking) computer in an otherwise emptyclassroom at the Koroinasau Primary School.
The alarm goes off, the shades are not quite drawn, and the sun’s penetrating rays are now warming my eyes, gently saying “wake up.”
On March 1 the Boone Center for the Family (BCFF ) hosted its first “A Night for the Family.” The event was designed to encourage and challenge attendees to consider the legacy they are personally leaving to future generations, and to celebrate the creative programming and outreach conducted by BCFF.
In honor of Black History Month, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) Diversity Council hosted a discussion entitled “Social Justice, Faith, and the Pepperdine Community” as a part of the committee’s biannual Multicultural Issues Impacting Community Speaker Series.
Rosalyn Heyman, a longtime administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LA USD) and member of the GSEP Board of Visitors, is establishing an endowed chair in K-12 leadership.
GSEP is pleased to introduce its inaugural Summer Institutes, to be held at the Malibu campus, July 26 – 30, 2010.
Today, we are facing major social and economic issues around the world. GSEP has developed a program in which participants are encouraged to explore the root causes of these issues.
Dr. Anthony Collatos, assistant professor of education, was awarded a $195,000 grant from the prestigious California Community Foundation.
Waves of Service, directed by the newlyappointed Greg Porter (’87, MBA ’03), a Pepperdine alumnus, recognizes and celebrates Pepperdine alumni who are making a powerful impact on the lives of others.
Alumni and Faculty Authors for the Spring/Summer 2010 Issue of the Colleague.
The GSEP Alumni Office hosted the third annual reception for the presentation of the California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) Visionary Award.
The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) Superintendent Advisory Council announced the selection of Dr. Trudy Arriaga, superintendent of Ventura Unified School District, as the recipient of the 2010 Superintendent of the Year Award.
Dr. Michael Moodian (EdD ’07), organizational leadership alumnus, organized and served as a panelist for the first major debate in U.S. history to incorporate the use of Twitter.
Alumni George Hynd was named provost, Henry Dittman, Jr. is serving as a commissioner assisting the Governor’s Office, Arlen Gaynor was appointed principal, and more alumni updates.