Category - In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Curt Lowens

A Holocaust survivor and World War II hero who went on to become a Hollywood actor and an important part of Chapman’s Holocaust education programs for almost 15 years, Curt Lowens passed away May 8. He was 91. “I truly...

In Memoriam: Charles D. Martin

A member of Chapman University’s Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years, Chuck Martin passed away March 28. He was 80. Together with his wife Twyla, Martin was a longtime benefactor of an array of programs at the...

In Memoriam: Michael C. Martin

A specialist in music composition who also directed Chapman’s 20th Century Chamber Music Series, retired faculty member Michael C. Martin passed away in December. Martin began teaching at Chapman in 1980 and...

In Memoriam: Susan M. Larsen

An adjunct progessor of sociology at Chapman University since 2002, Susan M. Larsen, Ph.D., passed away Jan. 7 following a recurrence of cancer. She was 49. “A respected and caring instructor, Dr. Larsen was also deeply...

In Memoriam: Lawrence K. Dodge

A great friend and supporter of Chapman University and the internationally recognized film school that bears his name, Lawrence K. Dodge passed away Dec. 1. He was 77. The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, ranked as...

In Memoriam: Jack Lindquist – University trustee emeritus and first president of Disneyland, Lindquist passed away Feb. 28 at 88. University trustee emeritus and first president of Disneyland, Lindquist passed away Feb. 28 at 88.

Lindquist’s legacy was cemented on his retirement from Disneyland in 1993 when a second-story window was dedicated at the park’s City Hall. It reads: “J.B. Lindquist, honorary mayor of Disneyland, Jack of all trades...

In Memoriam: Dee Henley – Devoted supporter of the university and wife of Chairman Emeritus Doy Henley passed away on Feb. 20. Devoted supporter of the university and wife of Chairman Emeritus Doy Henley passed away on Feb. 20.

Her name and a sense of her spirit can be found in numerous places around campus, including the Doy and Dee Henley Residence Hall and the Fish Interfaith Center, where “Dee’s Garden of the Senses” is a tranquil spot to...

In Memoriam: Tibor Machan – Professor Emeritus who published more than 40 books passed away at 77 on March 24. Professor Emeritus who published more than 40 books passed away at 77 on March 24.

Trained as a philosopher, Machan joined the Chapman faculty in 2001 and held the R.C. Hoiles Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise in the Argyros School of Business and Economics. In addition to teaching business...

In Memoriam of Esmael Adibi – President Jim Doti recalls his friend. President Jim Doti recalls his friend.

A much-loved figure and one of the most recognized faces of the University as presenter of the annual Chapman Economic Forecast, Esmael “Essie” Adibi, Ph.D., passed away April 8. He was 63. President Jim Doti, who...

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In Memoriam: Cory O’Connor

A Remembrance by Ashley Beall ’07 I believe I was meant to begin at Chapman the same year Cory O’Connor began teaching at the University in 2003. I believe in fate and luck, and so did he. Coming from Texas, I was...