Category - Alumni

Plugged into Magic

Mike Lee ’13 grew up in Southern California loving the “spectacle of theatre.” His grandmother and sister were actresses in community theatre. In addition, he’d watch theatrical shows at Disneyland wondering how the...

Calculating Change

Paula Mattison (MBA ’15) joined the Peace Corps because of her love of travel and her desire to help others in sustainable ways. But helping members of her Peruvian community write business plans without the tools of...

Now D.C. is Their Laboratory – Environmental research leads alumnae to roles with a grassroots organization advocating for prudent climate policy. Environmental research leads alumnae to roles with a grassroots organization advocating for prudent climate policy.

Combating climate change takes hundreds of decisions by millions of people to change small daily habits as well as big governmental policies. Chapman University alumnae Taylor Krause ’16 and Sara Wanous ’17 are part of...

The Boys of ‘68 – Buoyant moments mingle with the bittersweet during a 50-year reunion of Chapman’s first national championship team. Buoyant moments mingle with the bittersweet during a 50-year reunion of Chapman’s first national championship team.

Fifty years have gone by, but the memories of a 3-2 count or a hanging slider haven’t faded. Hitter by hitter, pitch by pitch, players from the 1968 baseball team that won the first national championship in the history...

Justin Simien ’05 Tells Soon-to-Be Chapman Grads the ‘World is Waiting to Hear from You’

Filmmaker Justin Simien ’05 isn’t one to ignore the elephant in the room. “Dear White People,” his acclaimed feature film and Netflix series by the same name, takes a satirical but unblinking look at racial and cultural...

Alumni Growing Grassroots Climate Advocacy Citizens' Climate Lobby's Krause, Wanous draw in students.

Combating climate change takes hundreds of decisions by millions of people to change small daily habits as well as big governmental policies. Chapman University alumni Taylor Krause ’16 and Sara Wanous ’17 are part of...

Lights, Camera, Networking Panthers gather for a night of handshakes and support at the Sixth Annual Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer

As one enters the Lionsgate Entertainment headquarters in Santa Monica to a room full of upbeat music, camera shutters from photo booth pictures, laughter and lively conversations from nearly 500 people, one may be...

The Business of Caring: An MBA’s Peace Corps Mission Paula Mattison teaches money skills, accounting to Peruvians.

To an MBA, writing a business plan without an Excel spreadsheet might seem like trying to make soup without a pot. As a Peace Corps volunteer in northern Peru, Paula Mattison (MBA’15) was teaching high school students...

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...