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Young Alumni Awards


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2016 Young Alumni Award Honoree
Kevin Mills ('07)



Kevin Mills ('07) is passionate about using education to help individuals reach their full, God-given potential. He currently works at Coursera, the world's leading online education provider, serving more than 14 million students worldwide. Kevin works closely with administrators and professors from top universities around the world to create effective and engaging content that is made available freely at

Previously, Kevin managed business development and strategic partnerships at Udacity, another leading online education provider. Prior to joining Udacity, Kevin graduated from Stanford University with a joint JD/MBA degree, where he served as president of the law school student government and earned several academic honors. Kevin has worked at Apple Inc, Stanford University, and international law firms Dewey & LeBoeuf and Hogan Lovells in San Francisco and in Washington, D.C. where he focused on corporate and education legal matters.

Kevin is a 2007 summa cum laude graduate of Seaver College where he served as president of the student government association and was the 2007 recipient of the George Pepperdine Award. Kevin began his career working at Pepperdine as the university's inaugural Leadership Fellow. He is an active alumnus who cares deeply about purpose, service and leadership in all facets. He served on the board of the Pepperdine Alumni Association's Bay Area Waves Chapter developing programming and events for alumni by focusing on areas of service, career and professional development, networking and social areas. He also helped grow Bay Area alumni involvement and membership through strategic planning, recruitment and implementation of effective programming. Kevin is also a current member of the Alumni Leadership Council.

Kevin originally hails from Wenatchee, WA, but currently resides with his wife Eryn Mills('08) in Mountain View, CA where he is an active member of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.

Nomination form for the 2017 Young Alumni Award

2015 Young Alumni Award recipient:

amanda jacoby ('14) - 2015 Young Alumni Award Recipient

Amanda L. Jacoby ('14)

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2014 Young Alumni Award recipients:

  Young Alumni Awardees 2014
Ryan Sawtelle, Class of 2009
Leah Pierce, Class of 2006



2013 Young Alumni Award recipients:

Young Alumni Awards 2013










JesseRay Vasquez, Class of 2006
Lauren Parsekian, Class of 2009
Molly Stroud Thompson, Class of 2009
Jeff Loveness, Class of 2011

2012 Young Alumni Award recipients:

Young Alumni Awardees 2012

Seth Haye, Class of 2002
Jennifer Chan, Class of 2005
Madison Hildebrand, Class of 2003
Michelle Fields, Class of 2011

Nomination form for the 2017 Young Alumni Awards

Description and Eligibility

The Seaver College Young Alumni Awards recognize alumni who have graduated within the past ten years (2007-2017) and have distinguished themselves beyond others by living out the Pepperdine Mission, and providing either outstanding service to Pepperdine or making an important contribution to their profession or community.

Nomination Procedure
All nominations must be submitted via the official nomination form. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 18, 2017. Incomplete nominations will not be considered by the awards committee. Nominees not selected will remain in the pool for one additional year so long as they remain within the eligibility requirement of post graduation, ten years or less. After this time, their nomination will have to be updated and resubmitted by anyone still wishing to nominate this person for this award.

Award Presentation Ceremony - Waves Weekend, October 13-15, 2017.
The award presentation will be made at the Seaver College Young Alumni Awards ceremony during the Waves Weekend concert held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Pepperdine University's Alumni Park. Recipients must be able to attend this ceremony in person in order to receive this award. All recipients will receive complimentary tickets to attend all Waves Weekend events for them and their guests, an award certificate, and a Pepperdine alumni swag bag.

Questions? Contact Hannah Dean.