Category - Alumni

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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...


Industry Partners Council Connects Chapman University to Leading Employers

Chapman University has a long track record of sending its graduates to work at top companies and organizations throughout Southern California, from Lionsgate and Netflix to Bank of America and Edward Jones. Now Chapman...


‘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...


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...

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Alumnus takes 15 minutes to step toward fame Nieman Gatus '17 launches his R&B career touring the Philippines

It took Nieman Gatus ’17 roughly fifteen minutes to write “Knots” with his cousin Moira Dela Torre, recording it the same night. It was time well used: “Knots” has more than 3 million listens on Spotify and shifted the...

Alumni in the Outfield Nicole Provansal ’07 (MBA ’09) finds her dream job at Angel Stadium, where “Think Chapman First” is second nature to team leaders.

As a child, Nicole Provansal ’07 (MBA ’09) loved it when her dad would take her out to the ballgame. She grew up in San Diego, so she and her dad were Padres fans, and she would pepper him with questions about baseball...