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A Heart for Helping Others Chapman alumna's near-death experience inspires her hospice work.

Chapman University alumna Michelle Wulfestieg has told the story of her near death many times, but tears still spring to her eyes when she recounts that winter night in 2008. She had just left a print shop with her...

Paul Churchill '05 behind the microphone as he records his 'Recovery Elevator' podcast.

Another Way to Sobriety Paul Churchill '05 and his podcast connect people who want to leave alcohol behind.

When Paul Churchill ’05 sits down alone behind a microphone in Bozeman, Montana, a community starts to come alive. My name is Paul Churchill and I have a confession to make. I’m 32 years old, I live in southwest Montana...

Man with Dog in Kennedy Hall, Chapman University

Wounded in Iraq, Veteran Finds a New Mission at Fowler Law School

The newest students at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law are not only the most diverse class in the law school’s history, they also are among the most highly qualified, with a median LSAT score of 157...

Chapman Alum to Feature City of Orange on ABC7 All students, staff and faculty are invited to the live broadcast of the "In the Neighborhood" segment on Oct. 10

From the restored historic homes to the annual International Street Fair to the vibrant community, the city of Orange has a distinct charm to it that is unlike anywhere else. For Marc Cota-Robles ’06, Orange is more...

Memories of 1968: An Historic Year of Upheaval Stirs Deep Reflection

JERRY HICKS, Chapman University journalism lecturer and former Los Angeles Times columnist: It was the year, as a college journalist, I made my way by bus from Indiana University to Indianapolis to hear Robert F...

Her First Home Was in North Morlan – For Jasmine Johnson ’15, memories of a childhood full of transient housing drive her to champion protections for at-risk youth. For Jasmine Johnson ’15, memories of a childhood full of transient housing drive her to champion protections for at-risk youth.

It’s often in the supermarket checkout line when Jasmine Johnson ’15 is filled with memories of growing up as a homeless child. She looks down at the cart with the $5 carton of ice cream and the $4 wedge of cheese and...

Where the Walls Go Wild – Creating art on a grand scale, muralist Aaron Wolken ’04 transports museum visitors to the great outdoors. Creating art on a grand scale, muralist Aaron Wolken ’04 transports museum visitors to the great outdoors.

Aaron Wolken ’04 was a small child growing up in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri when his great-grandmother Beatrice offered him his first job as an artist. She told him she would give him a piano lesson for each...

Priceless Support

For Reza Ghaffari (MBA ’80), Chapman has been his home away from home since 1977, when he came to the University from Iran to pursue his MBA. Ghaffari had planned to get his graduate degree and return to Tehran, where a...

Olympic Training

Think of Kelli Stavast ‘02 before you complain about the temperature in your cubicle. She spent two weeks as an NBC broadcaster at the blisteringly cold Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stavast’s true...

Her Career is a Kick

Performing with the Radio City Rockettes requires a pace that would sink most dancers. But to Natalie Reid ’08, it’s part of the privilege of performing with the iconic troupe, including in the Radio City Music Hall...