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Special Collections Hosts GPC Alumni Panel

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Three George Pepperdine College alumni joined the Special Collections and Archives during Waves Weekend for a panel discussion about student life at Pepperdine in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The event was held in Payson Library and attracted a crowd of other George Pepperdine College alumni as well as current students interested in hearing more about the experiences of their fellow Waves from years past.

The featured alumni included Allie (Evans) Tegner (’47), Carol (Hennessey) Carlson (’58), and Charles “Chuck” Johnson (’61). Pepperdine senior, Mimi Rothfus, moderated the discussion. Panelists reminisced about life in the dorms, what they did for fun, and their favorite professors and administrators. Allie Tegner shared memories of what it was like to be a Pepperdine student during World War 2.

The discussion was complemented by images from Pepperdine yearbooks and photographs, which can be found online in the Pepperdine Digital Collections. The Seaver College and George Pepperdine College Alumni Affairs office co-hosted the event with the Special Collections and Archives. You can see more photos of the event on the Libraries’ Facebook page.

For more information, please contact Melissa Nykanen at melissa.nykanen@pepperdine.edu or at (310) 506-4434. You

Top Photo: Panelists (L to R) Allie Tegner, Carol Carlson, and Chuck Johnson.
Bottom Photo: Allie Tegner and other Pepperdine students with soldiers from Fort Ross, circa 1945. Photo from the University Archives Photograph Collection,   Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.

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