Malibu California - Pepperdine University



Pepperdine University

During the early weeks of 2010, I traveled “here and there” to visit some interesting locations. In February, I visited Pepperdine University, whose hillside campus in Malibu, California, overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  This is recognized to be one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States.  I was there to see the basketball game between Pepperdine and Gonzaga Universities.

Gonzaga University
Gonzaga is a Jesuit college located in Spokane, Washington, and is named after Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, a 16th century Italian.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

George Pepperdine



Pepperdine is named after its founder, George Pepperdine, whose great wealth came from The Western Auto Corporation, a business he began when he moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1909.  On this occasion, the saint triumphed over the tycoon because Gonzaga beat Pepperdine by 72 to 54.






This piece, written by Bob, originally appeared on our website November 13, 2918.

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