Category - Alumni

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Seen & Heard

COMMENCEMENT MATT DUFFER ’07  “Success doesn’t amplify anything. It doesn’t make you happier, it doesn’t make you more confident. The process of doing the thing you love to do is what makes you happy. Working with your...

Rick White

Geared Up For A Life In The Game He Loves How'd You Get That Job?

As a walk-on catcher at Chapman University, Rick White ’75 chased the dream of a life in professional baseball. He was smart enough to realize that life wouldn’t be as a player. “I knew I wasn’t good enough to make it...

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Hot Off The Press Pop-Up Chapman Magazine mixers in San Francisco and New York are a major success.

As issues of Chapman Magazine travel through the Postal Service to destinations far and wide, a new Pop-Up Magazine Mixer is also hitting the road. The magazine-themed gatherings, featuring President Daniele Struppa...

Brett

Tenor Of Confidence Brett Sprague ’10 embarks on a two-season engagement in Germany, advancing an opera career he once viewed as “a very scary dream.”

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...

Alumni Awards Shine a Spotlight on Chapman’s Best and Brightest Kick off Homecoming Weekend with a special event to honor the achievements of alumni who are making a difference in their communities.

An up-and-coming opera star. A lawyer with the Department of Homeland Security. One of the top financial advisors in the United States. A candidate for the California office of Lieutenant Governor. These are just a few...

April Abeyta on basketball court with ball

Spoiler Alert: Competitive Sports Has a Positive Impact on Women’s Lives Filmmaker April Abeyta ’00 examines how playing college basketball helps women build successful lives in “After the Game.”

Twenty years ago, April Abeyta ’00 wasn’t worried about what challenges she was going to face in her career. She was worried about getting cut from the starting lineup of the women’s basketball team here at Chapman...

commencement

Class of 2019 Chapman awarded degrees to some 1,700 undergraduate and more than 900 graduate students during its 158th commencement weekend, with more than 2,200 people participating in total.

A Community of Achievers A Rhodes Scholar heads to Oxford University. A Fulbright recipient embarks on innovative teaching and research projects in Taiwan. A 19-year-old is on track to become California’s youngest...

Eileen Ki in white evening gown with Miss California crown, sash and scepter

An Unlikely Miss California 2019 Is Here to Make a Difference Eileen Kim ’17 is ready to take on a job that’s more than a crown and sash.

Eileen Kim knew her purpose in life from a young age. The 22-year-old Chapman University alumna, who graduated with a degree in business administration from the Argyros School of Business and Economics, has been talking...

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With Talent and Passion, Alumna Orchestra Conductor Leads the Way for Women of Color

Imagine you’re conducting an orchestra for a 2,000+ person audience at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis. And the headlining performer of the night is Broadway mega-star and creative game-changer Leslie Odom Jr. of...

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...