(Standing, left to right) Jessica Wishan, director of PATH; Claire Orr, founder of PATH; Graziadio School’s Soledad Gonzalez; PATH’s Megan Colvard; (seated, from the Graziadio Schoo) Nora Guerrero, Dean Linda Livingstone, and Michael Stamper.
On behalf of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Dean Linda Livingstone accepted the Community Support Award from the Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition, an alliance of more than 30 organizations, public agencies and faith communities committed to ending hunger and homelessness through service coordination, public education and advocacy. WSHC recognized the school this October at its 18th Celebrating Success Breakfast for the volunteer work Graziadio staff performed with the member agency PATH, the West Los Angeles non-profit that helps homeless people find work, save money, secure housing, and empower their lives.
Attending the awards ceremony with Dean Livingstone were Nora Guerrero, Admission Counselor/Support Receptionist; Soledad Gonzalez, Financial Aid Advisor; and Michael Stamper, Director, Graziadio Technology Services; all of whom have been actively involved in volunteer activities with PATH.
For more than four years, Graziadio staff have partnered with PATH through Pepperdine University’s Call to Service initiative. Staff members have helped prepared and served more than 2,000 nutritious meals for homeless residents, Professor Joetta Forsyth organized financial workshops and Graziadio Technology Services led computer workshops. Graziadio staff also held clothing drives, Christmas toy drives and fundraisers to benefit homeless parents and their children.
Pepperdine Magazine recently detailed these service activities.