Category - achievements

Smiling graduate students sit in robes and regalia during ceremony.

Chapman University Caps Off a Milestone Year Duffer Brothers Offer Wisdom, Humor to Class of 2019

Students, family, faculty and friends crowded into the stadium on a quintessentially sunny California day to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Chapman’s 2019 graduating class. The highly attended Closing...

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Chapman Grads Share Their Interdisciplinary Experiences

“What are you majoring in?” For many, this anxiety-inducing question causes them to jump into a major or program right away. Not at Chapman. Instead, professors encourage students to explore their passions and find ways...

Chapman Veteran Sweethearts

Veteran Sweethearts Graduate Together, Debt-Free Chapman's exemplary veteran students have a lot to be proud of this graduation season.

This commencement season, U.S. Air Force veterans and sweethearts Desaray and Royal Cuevas will both walk onto stage and receive their undergraduate degrees from Chapman University. Desaray walks with a B.A. in English...

The ‘Us’ Factor Earning the trust of collaborative artists, cinematographer Yasu Tanida ’01 becomes a prime-time player.

According to Yasu Tanida ’01, the realities of working in the film industry are a lot like those in other lines of work. He has to show up on time, be ready to work long hours and have the skills to troubleshoot a range...

Change Agent Diana Day (JD ’07) leads a fast break with history to earn a position of power in the male-dominated world of pro sports.

Photographed on the sidelines with NBA star James Harden, Diana Day (JD ’07) occasionally has been confused by gossip-hungry fans for a girlfriend. That is part of the background of sexist assumptions Day has overcome...

The Satellite Experience Mounting an exhibition of their works during the high-profile Miami Art Week gives Chapman students a taste of professional success.

People mean well. But for student artists, it can grow wearisome when yet another person asks how they plan to practically apply their fine-arts education. “Not only are you fighting against the competitiveness of the...

Hilbert Museum Named Best of O.C.

In an area with a host of venerable visual-art institutions, the 3-year-old Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University was named editors’ pick as Orange County’s best art museum in OC Weekly’s 2018 Best of...

Vidal Arroyo Handsomely Smiling

First-Gen Student is Chapman’s First-Ever Rhodes Scholar Biochemistry and molecular biology major Vidal M. Arroyo '19 plans to use the scholarship to continue advanced studies in science.

Vidal M. Arroyo, a first-generation student from Rancho Santa Margarita who is completing his studies in biochemistry and molecular biology, has been named Chapman University’s first-ever Rhodes Scholar. Arroyo is one...

Chapman University and Richard Nixon Foundation Partner in First-Ever Fellows Program

Chapman University and the Richard Nixon Foundation have formed a new partnership establishing the Richard Nixon Foundation Fellows Program at Chapman University. The program develops mid-career Foreign Service Officers...

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From Dusty Neglect to Winning Design Chapman University's Digital Media Arts Center Receives Coveted 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Award

A former industrial building transformed by Chapman University into a high-tech learning space for the next generation of Hollywood storytellers is the recipient of a 2018 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award. The...