Pepperdine Alumnus David G. Adishian Makes Generous Donation to Pepperdine Libraries

Written by: Jeffrey Bowen (Director for Library Programming and Public Affairs) and Jeremy Whitt (Head of Collection Development and Assessment, Liaison – Religion, Philosophy)

Starting this fall semester, Pepperdine Libraries are pleased to announce a partnership with the Barron’s in Education Program.The new partnership will provide faculty, students and staff with access to online content from Barron’s, a financial weekly magazine published by Dow Jones & Company. This two-year license has been made possible by a generous gift from
David G. Adishian, a Pepperdine Law School alumnus and Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill.

“We are delighted to have yet another wonderful resource for the Pepperdine community. Barron’s will undoubtedly improve the financial literacy of our students, thus supporting the Libraries’ mission of providing the best possible access to knowledge. We are grateful to David for bringing this partnership to Pepperdine.”

Mark Roosa, Dean of Pepperdine Libraries

Adishian has a long list of volunteer work with the University, including serving on the Alumni Association, Graziadio Business School Board of Visitors and the Pepperdine Estate Planning Network. He described that he was “proud” to give a significant gift to his alma mater.

“By providing students access to Barron’s, I hope to further support students as they build a path to a successful business career. Pepperdine provided me with a world-class education inside and outside the classroom. The University professors, administrators and deans have long recognized the advantages that come with providing students access to global leaders, subject matter experts and rich career experiences throughout their education. As a business leader, there are long-term benefits and value to ensuring the next generation of business leaders are provided the tools they’ll need for success after graduation.”

David G. Adishian

The Barron’s in Education program introduces students to real world market-moving information and analysis on which business professionals rely. In addition to digital subscriptions to Barron’s for faculty, students, and staff, the partnership provides these benefits: a “weekly review” for faculty that highlights top articles in Barron’s; an email newsletter summarizing the latest business and investment stories; webinars for students available from Dow Jones and Barron’s; and opportunities to connect with Barron’s recruitment teams for job opportunities.

“We are delighted to bring the Barron’s in Education Program to Pepperdine University with support from Pepperdine Law School alumnus and Merrill Wealth Advisor, David G. Adishian. All Pepperdine students and faculty will have access to Barron’s digital content along with experiential learning elements designed to enhance financial proficiency for the next generation of business leaders.”

Joe Lanza, Director of Financial Education at Barron’s Group

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Pepperdine Alumnus David G. Adishian Makes Generous Donation to Pepperdine Libraries