Category - Alumni

Student dancers from Wooden Floor gather in studio.

Gliding Across the Floor, Breaking Through the Ceiling Through dance, Chapman and The Wooden Floor are partners in creating student opportunity.

It’s approaching 5 p.m. and raining – the kind of day when many kids might just rush home and hunker down over video games. But in a large dance studio in Santa Ana, nearly two dozen schoolgirls in black tights and...

Flor Gonzalez (JD '19) with Dean Matt Parlow.

A Voice for the Voiceless Flor Gonzalez (JD ’19) aims to make a positive impact on communities.

While growing up, Fowler School of Law’s 2019 Dean’s Award recipient Flor Gonzalez (JD ‘19) would spend her summers visiting her hometown in Mexico in an off-the-grid, rural community that didn’t seem like a priority...

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A Tale of Two Languages Brett Sprague '10 Tells Us How His Chapman Experience Prepped Him for an International Career Move

Tenor Brett Sprague ’10 took a big leap this year in his opera career, moving across nine time zones to Munich, Germany and launching a two-season engagement at the Theater Erfurt. The College of Performing Arts...

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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‘We saw so many moments of growth’ Around the globe and through the years, the power of the Semester at Sea experience endures.

When I arrived at Chapman University in 2007, I had a go-to icebreaker for freshman orientation. I shared with the group that all of my schools – from preschool to college – are within a five-mile radius of each other...

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Oceans of Connection The story of a semester at sea experience that has lived on for more than five decades.

It’s been 50 years since I scrambled up a rickety gangway, a wide-eyed student with orange vinyl American Tourister luggage in tow, to step aboard Chapman College’s fledgling program World Campus Afloat, today known as...

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Ralphie Giron (MBA ’14): In True Disney Style, Giving Back Is a Promise Kept The new Alumni Board member is a Think Chapman First champion.

“I made a promise to myself that I would give back when I made it through grad school,” says Ralphie Giron (MBA ’14). You don’t have to go very far to find out that the Chapman University alumnus...

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Chapman Alumna Brings Heart — and Joy — to Her Work as KonMari Consultant

Chapman Alumna spreads the joy of household order as a Gold Level certified consultant in the KonMari method, using methodology rooted in the bestseller “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”

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School Counseling Alumni Honored by OC Department of Education

School counselors support students in ways that extend far beyond the classroom, and when the Orange County Department of Education chose its most exemplary mentors this year, Chapman’s Attallah College of Educational...

Alisa Driscoll (M.A. '19) with Congressman Lou Correa

Chapman Women Honored at Rep. Lou Correa’s 2019 Women of the Year Awards

Chapman University’s Alisa Driscoll, a familiar face and friendly liaison between the University and the local neighborhood, was among the Chapman women honored by Congressman Lou Correa at his 2019 Women of the Year...