Chapman magazine, the flagship publication of Chapman University, has once again received industry recognition, this time being named a winner in the Best of District VII Awards by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Additionally, CASE recognized the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Sub-Brand, which defines the messaging and visual branding strategy for Chapman’s Dodge College.
Published by Chapman’s Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications (SMC), Chapman magazine explores the impact of Chapman students, faculty and staff from the local to the global. Several SMC staff members contributed to the publication, edited by senior editor Dennis Arp and designed by art director Julie Kennedy, with photography by Adam Hemingway, visual content director.
“Chapman Magazine continues to push storytelling and artistic boundaries, conveying the depth and breadth of Chapman’s faculty research and student experience in new and exciting ways,” said Jamie Ceman, vice president of communications at Chapman.
Separately, the International Association of Business Communicators awarded Arp with a Silver Quill Award for his piece “After Fleeing Afghanistan, Law School Alumni Find Refuge at Chapman.” The piece, which was recognized for excellence in business communications for outstanding writing, tells the breathtaking story of five Afghani alumni of Fowler School of Law, who after returning home to Afghanistan, were forced to flee with little warning. As Arp writes:
“Their stories are full of chaos but also resilience: marshal resources, leverage contacts, gather family and find a path to a new life in a new country. For three of the scholars, all women, it was even more dire. Fill a backpack, get to the airport, try to get on a flight. To anywhere. As soon as humanly possible.”
But, thanks to the swift and resourceful response of the Chapman Family, each of the scholars is safely in the U.S. with housing and a path forward for resuming their legal careers.