Home Town: Maryville, Illinois
Seaver Class of 2018
Major: Business Administration with a Nonprofit Management Minor
Favorite Spot on Campus
My favorite spot on campus is the Stauffer Chapel. The stained glass windows are absolutely breathtaking, and it makes for a beautiful spot for a moment of prayer, reflection, or worship.
Tips For Applying
Top 3 recommendations for applying
- Come visit the campus! It is a great way to see if you can envision yourself here, and experience the culture of the university. If not, check out all the resources and virtual tours we have available.
- Demonstrate your interest. Read over the Pepperdine mission statement and see how you could showcase this in your application.
- Be yourself. We want to get to know you as best as possible through your application!
Advice for essays and supplemental question
Think and reflect before you write. Take the time to make sure you are representing yourself well, and always remember to proofread. This is your opportunity to sell yourself!
Working in the Office of Admission
My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission
I love being involved in the process that leads prospective students towards some of the most exciting and transformational years of their life.
Highlights From My Time at Pepperdine
The first thing I thought when I learned I was accepted to Pepperdine
I am so excited for this new chapter!
The main reason I decided to attend Pepperdine
I decided to attend Pepperdine because of the nationally-recognized academics, the university's commitment to a faith-based mission, and the opportunity to live in Malibu.
My favorite professor
Dr. Regan Schaffer became one of my favorite professors at Pepperdine. She is remarkable. She lives out what it means to be a servant-minded leader, and beautifully integrates her faith in all aspects of her life.
My favorite class project
My favorite class was BA498 known as Service Leadership. This course was designed to create an opportunity for students to apply their servant leadership theory by working with a team of colleagues to consult with a non-profit organization. I really enjoyed applying my business concepts and skills to serve a non-profit organization in the greater LA area. It was a very rewarding, and fulfilling course.
Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with
During my time at Pepperdine, I served two years as a transfer mentor. I was also involved with Greek life, the Project Serve mission trip, and Step Forward Day.
How I developed spiritually at Pepperdine
I am grateful for all the opportunities that Pepperdine provided for me as a student to engage in fellowship, and participate in conversations of faith among my peers, professors, and mentors. It was through these conversations that I was able to gain clarity on questions and deepen my relationship with Jesus.
The highlight of my Pepperdine experience
The highlight of my Pepperdine experience for me was living in a community with such incredible, driven, truth-seeking colleagues, friends, and faculty. Additionally, I was continuously impressed by the quality of Pepperdine's professors, and the opportunity to be in close relationship and mentorship with them.
Where I studied abroad
Chiang Mai, Thailand