Congratulations Carissa on choosing Pepperdine University!

Over the past year and a half, Carissa and I have brought new meaning to the phrase “college search”. Visiting Florida, Ohio, Chicago, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina , Oregon and California we took a pretty aggressive approach! It helped that we always look for any excuse to grab our cameras and take a trip. Carissa’s love of film production and acting was the guiding compass for her search as well as the desire to learn in a academically challenging environment that fosters values of serving and helping others. 

Ultimately the school that best fit Carissa’s interests and educational goals was Pepperdine University in Malibu California. 

We love their mission statement – 

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.” 

As a Christian University Pepperdine affirms:
That God is
That God is revealed uniquely in Christ
That the educational process may not, with impunity, be divorced from the divine process
That the student, as a person of infinite dignity, is the heart of the educational enterprise
That the quality of student life is a valid concern of the University
That truth, having nothing to fear from investigation, should be pursued relentlessly in every discipline
That spiritual commitment, tolerating no excuse for mediocrity, demands the highest standards of academic excellence
That freedom, whether spiritual, intellectual, or economic, is indivisible
That knowledge calls, ultimately, for a life of service.

 

In celebration of Carissa’s college decision along with her High School graduation weekend that is upon us, I feel moved to post some photographs that remind me of rich and beautiful memories Carissa and I shared during her College search.

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA

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FURMAN UNIVERSITY, SOUTH CAROLINA

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DAVIDSON COLLEGE,  NORTH CAROLINA

College Tour In the South concludes in North and South Carolina (Blog post)

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SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, SAVANNAH GEORGIA

College Tour In the South, Savannah Georgia (blog post)

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KENYON COLLEGE, GAMBIER OHIO with a Seaside Florida stopover

Touring Kenyon College in Gambier OH with a Seaside FL stopover. (Blog post)

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WHEATON COLLEGE, CHICAGO ILLINOIS

Wheaton College tour with Carissa and Sarah in Chicago (blog post)

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USC AT LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

California College Tour – Charming Silver Lake Cabin, Los Angeles (Blog Post)

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Our AIRBNB cabin in Silver Lake area of LA

 

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY ORANGE CITY CALIFORNIA

 

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PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY MALIBU CALIFORNIA
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Carol and I are very proud of Carissa’s hard work and dedication to her studies that have made this new path in her life possible. While we cannot imagine life without Carissa’s daily presence at home, we are excited to see God’s plan for her life unfold.
Congratulations Carissa! We love you and admire your determination, your strength and your commitment to blaze new trails. I am looking forward to the inevitable road trips ahead!
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