Category - In Memoriam

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In Memoriam

David Janes David A Janes, an entrepreneur and champion of education who served Chapman University as Board of Trustees chairman and later as chairman emeritus, passed away April 7. Janes’ commitment to Chapman is...

In Memoriam: Dave Weatherill ’51 (M.A. ’66)

Dave Weatherill ’51 (M.A. ’66), a member of the Chapman University Athletics Hall of Fame,  passed away June 7. He was 90. Over the years, Weatherill made an impact at Chapman as an athlete, coach, faculty member and...

‘You Must Go To Pilgrimage’ Inspired by an alumna, a professor finds the courage to exceed her own expectations.

I knew who Toshi Ito ’46 was because I had read her memoirs, but we didn’t meet until the 2011 event at which Chapman University launched its Asian Studies minor. When we first spoke, Toshi asked me whether my family...

In Memoriam: Toshi Ito ’46

Toshiko Nagamori “Toshi” Ito ‘46, who worked to preserve the experiences of Japanese Americans sent by the U.S. government to a Wyoming internment camp known as Heart Mountain during World War II, passed away July 14...

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In Memoriam: Carol Neblett

A world-renowned opera star who shared the stage with Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo before becoming “Mama Diva” to Chapman students as an artist-in-residence at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, Carol...

In Memoriam: Harry Ufland

A longtime Hollywood insider who collaborated with Martin Scorsese before tapping his vast experience and industry connections to guide students in Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Harry Ufland...

In Memoriam: Ron Rotunda

A nationally known authority on constitutional law and legal ethics, Fowler School of Law Professor Ron Rotunda passed away March 14. He was 73. Rotunda was the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of...

In Memoriam: Les Walrath

A professor emeritus who helped establish the academic foundation for the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, Leslie M. Walrath passed away March 12. “Les treated everyone with respect and...

In Memoriam: Randy McCardle

A trustee emeritus of Chapman University who built a highly successful career as a real estate broker and a founder of Citizens Bank of Costa Mesa, Randy McCardle ’58 (M.A. ’66) passed away April 26. He was 86. Together...

Carol Neblett singing

Chapman University mourns Carol Neblett, opera star and artist-in-residence

Editor’s Note A Celebration of Life for Carol Neblett will be held Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in Musco Center for the Arts. This special event will include performances by her colleagues and former students, as...