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NEW Graziadio Magazine Highlights Past School Year

Graziadio Magazine’s 2013-2014 Academic Year issue is now available to view online and download. In addition to the cover article “George Graziadio: Larger Than Life” readers will find select highlights from the past school year including major milestones reached, awards and recognitions and other key moments. A small sample of alumni class note is also featured. Access now. Continue reading

LABJ: Pepperdine CEO Grads Volunteer to Guide C-Suite MBA Students


labj-thumbnailThe Presidents and Key Executives MBA program has initiated a program engaging recent graduates as volunteer unpaid full-time advisors to current students, contributing an additional level of mentorship to the role class advisors provide. Alumna Noelle Nguyen arranged for the Los Angeles Business Journal to profile the program and interview Associate Dean Gary Mangiofico and Professor Bill Smith as well as fellow alumni advisor and Taylor Financial chief executive John Carnesale.

READ: Pepperdine Alums Aim to Help Business Classes Fly


CEO MBA Earl Cummings to Receive Pepperdine Distinguished Alumni Award


Pepperdine University will honor Presidents and Key Executive MBA graduate Earl Cummings with the Distinguished Alumni Award at graduation on Saturday, April 12, 2014, and Mr. Cummings address graduating students.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a graduate whose professional and personal accomplishments uphold the values-centered principles of Pepperdine University and the Graziadio School. Continue reading

Pepperdine EMBA Student Selected as Graduation Speaker


Graduating executive MBA student Arjun Jolly has been named this April’s commencement student speaker and will be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma for academic excellence.

Nominated by his professors and fellow classmates, and selected by Dean Linda Livingstone, he receives the honor of addressing fellow graduates having demonstrated outstanding academic performance and having represented the school’s mission and values both inside and outside of the classroom. Continue reading

MSML Hosts March 20 Reunion for Students and Alumni

Master of Science in Management and Leadership (MSML) program will hold its second student/alumni reunion on Thursday, March 20, at the Irvine Graduate Campus. Celebrated management strategist and leadership consultant Lori Heffelfinger will be the inspirational keynote speaker.

Alumni, current students and prospective students are invited take advantage of this unique free networking experience.

lori.heffelfingerFounder of the Heffelfinger Company, Ms. Heffelfinger has extensive experience working directly for Fortune 100 and Middle Market companies in the areas of: strategy implementation, organizational change, and leadership development.  She led organizational effectiveness at Raytheon and served as director of organization and management development at Honeywell. She has taught at the Graziadio School.

Ms. Heffelfinger holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University Nebraska as well as certificates in coaching and organization & systems development representing five years of post-graduate study.

Parking will be validated and light refreshments provided.

Please RSVP to: or 949-223-2540

Master of Science in Management and Leadership Reunion

Thursday, March 20, 2014

6 – 8:30 p.m.
Irvine Graduate Campus – Room 233

18111 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine , CA 92612

(Lakeshore Towers)