Alumnus' Gift Enables Pepperdine University Libraries Partnership with Barron's in Education

January 7, 2020  | 2 min read

Pepperdine Libraries launched a partnership last fall with the Barron’s in Education program that provides 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 (JD '94), a Pepperdine Caruso School of Law alumnus and wealth management advisor at Merrill.

“We are delighted to have yet another wonderful resource for the Pepperdine community," says Mark Roosa, dean of Pepperdine Libraries. "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.”

Adishian has a long list of volunteer work with the University, including serving on the Pepperdine University 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," says Adishian. "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.”

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.