Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Status: First Year
Major: Musical Theatre
- Christian Leadership Award Recipient
- Fine Arts Masterclass Series
- Yosha in The Cherry Orchard
- Pepperdine Student Players, Director of Communication
- Student Government Association, Engagement Committee
"Choosing a college was definitely a long process for me. I didn't really have a set direction of a path I wanted to go on, but when I got my acceptance letter from Pepperdine everything just fell into place. A lot of college students talk about the "feeling" you get when you know you are in the right place. That was Pepperdine for me, along with its superior academics, and an amazing location, Pepperdine was right in my mind. It has a small school feeling, but you never feel limited. People are here to invest in you, and Pepperdine's personality makes the college transition a breeze. The people truly are some of the most giving and compassionate people around. It really makes Pepperdine feel like a home."
As daunting as the first year of college can be, Dawson's experience at Pepperdine allowed him to learn about himself and become more independent.