Author - Hallie Nicholson (M.A. '14)

Hallie Nicholson is the manager of development communications at Chapman University. She earned a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from Oklahoma State University and an M.A. in leadership development from Chapman University.
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In Touch with the Nanometric World The atomic force microscope uses feel rather than optics to help researchers see what otherwise would be a mystery.

Remember your first explorations into microscopic worlds? Perhaps it was in grade school, where a drop of pond water teemed with tiny organisms that made science come alive. Chapman University researcher Molla Islam, Ph...

Going Above and Beyond Chapman shines a spotlight on exemplary staff at annual awards ceremony

“There’s just something special about this place. It feels like home.” It’s a sentiment we hear time and again from Chapman University students and alumni, but it’s also a common refrain from the staff members...

The spotlight is on student achievement at the 2018 Campus Leadership Awards Paige N. Gulley named 2018 Cheverton Award winner

She wrote three thesis papers—two in English and one in French. Her research focuses on the politicization of language. She is described as having fundamental conviction “that we should always behave so as to treat with...

Game Changer: Jean-Eric Khalife ’08

At age 3, Jean-Eric Khalife ’08 spent hours playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on his friend’s Nintendo. Even then, he was preparing for the professional life he now leads. These days, Khalife...

Top Cop: Laura Farinella ’86

Laura Farinella ’86 has been on the job as Laguna Beach’s first woman police chief just since March, but her personal “road show” is quickly educating her about this artsy...

Head of the Class: Gregory Franklin (M.A. '91)

An educator who first dreamed of becoming a football coach has now scored a high-profile award as a school district administrator. Gregory Franklin (M.A. ’91) was named 2014 California...

Focus on Diversity: Cruz Medina (M.A./MFA ’08)

Cruz Medina (M.A./MFA ’08) has developed an appreciation for California’s diversity awareness. “I had the benefit of growing up in a progressive state in schools that...

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Sky High: Eliana Moreno ’10

Eliana Moreno ’10 didn’t envision herself hovering over millions of Southern Californians, but at age 11 she already knew she wanted to be a TV news reporter. The bird’s-eye view is just a perk of the job. Since...

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Class Notes: Spring 2015

This story appeared in the spring 2015 issue of Chapman Magazine 1970s Tina Costantino-Lane, B.A. multiple subjects ’77, graduated from the doctoral program in educational leadership at Azusa Pacific University and...