Category - Alumni

And the Sundance Winners Are … Chapman alumni capture film festival prizes in documentary, narrative and new media.

The January weather at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is famously chilly. But for Chapman University alumni, this year’s festival scene was sizzling hot. Alumni filmmakers from the university’s...

Kelli Stavast ’02 Takes on Olympic Assignment for NBC

For the next two weeks, Kelli Stavast ’02 has a glamorous job as an NBC broadcaster at the Winter Olympics. Think of her before you complain about the temperature in your cubicle or your car. Stavast’s assignment is...

New Partnership Announced Between Chapman and Orange County School of the Arts

Chapman University and Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) have joined forces officially in a collaboration signed this month. The agreement has the two schools focusing on enhancing opportunities for their students...

It’s a high-kicking holiday for alumni performing with Radio City Rockettes

By Jan. 1, 2018, Chapman University alumna and Radio City Rockette Natalie Reid ’08 will have performed in 17 shows over eight weeks, used up several tubes of candy-colored lipstick and executed countless perfect leg...

Chapman alumna flies in to tell the story as wildfire ‘pops up out of nowhere’

For Chapman alumna Eliana Moreno ’10, a typical day starts at her office in an airplane hangar, where she prepares for news to break. On Dec. 6, she didn’t have to wait long. Moreno is an aerial videographer and...

No Waffling – “Bet on yourself,” the Duffer Brothers advise Chapman students during a wide-ranging master class. "Bet on yourself," the Duffer Brothers advise Chapman students during a wide-ranging master class.

Sixteen million viewers around the world watched Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things within the first three days of its release on Oct. 27. Of those 16 million, 361,000 viewers binged, watching all nine episodes, one...

For Those Who Serve

Every Wednesday evening just as the sun fades, something special happens in Old Towne Orange’s historic Plaza Park. A small group of veterans gathers to watch the flag retire for the night and pay tribute to their...

‘Doer Without Equal’ George Argyros ’59 heads a list of alumni honorees. George Argyros '59 heads a list of alumni honorees.

A U.S. ambassador and life-changing philanthropist. The chief medical officer at a regional medical center. An award-winning filmmaker whose breakout work created industry buzz. These are just a few of the best and...

A H.E.R.O. of Protection – Safe Kids co-founder Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) uses an artful approach to help safeguard schoolchildren from the unthinkable. Safe Kids co-founder Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) uses an artful approach to help safeguard schoolchildren from the unthinkable.

Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) recognized that incidents involving active shooters and violent intruders were becoming more common in the United States. A 20-year veteran of law enforcement, Coughran was helping parents...

Panthers on the Prowl

  Ciera Ramos ’15 found adventure in Central and South America this summer. She salsa danced in Peru, surfed the shores of Costa Rica and snorkeled with nurse sharks in Caye Caulker, Belize.   Pat Elliott ’60...