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Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus gives back by Thinking Chapman First

June 19, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

Tapping into a professional network has never been more important than in today’s economy. As the country continues to rebound from the recession and companies begin to expand their workforce, more and more jobs are being filled through networking.  For Rob Selway, B.S. business administration ’07 (MBA ’10), the decision to tap into the Chapman

Hannah (Taylor) Skvarla ’10: combatting poverty, empowering communities and creating social justice

April 17, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

Hannah (Taylor) Skvarla, B.A. public relations and advertising ’10, is putting her education and passion for social justice into action through The Little Market, a social enterprise she created with Lauren Conrad (of MTV’s The Hills and Laguna Beach), whom she met while they were both studying merchandise marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design

The sky’s the limit for Alex Struppa ’11

April 14, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

When he’s not working at Chapman University as a digital artist for Panther Productions, Alex Struppa, BFA digital arts ’11, is taking to the sky. He has a passion for skydiving, both participating in competitions and helping others learn the sport. In a recent jump, Alex filmed the experience using Google Glass.   Alex (along

Filmmaker Jillian Arnold (MFA ’07) uses her talent and education to shed light on nonprofit in Nairobi

April 3, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

Jillian Arnold, MFA film production ’07, has been on the move since her graduation from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. In 2012, Jillian was featured in Happenings for her work as a cinematographer for NASA. She was even selected to serve as lead operator during the 2012 Curiosity Mars landing. Today, she’s focusing her energy on a

Alumna gives travelers an authentic experience in Peru

February 28, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

In May 2013, Becky Williams, B.A. Spanish ’09, took a leap of faith and moved to Cusco, Peru, to design and start a business focusing on social responsibility and authentic cultural encounters.  Launched in January, Encuentros Andinos is a non-conventional tour company designed to support isolated indigenous communities while fostering pride in the communities’ ancient

Chapman50 Alumni Spotlight: Scott Pastel ‘06

January 22, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

Scott Pastel, B.S. business administration ’06, lost touch with Chapman University after graduating, but over the past few years he found a renewed connection with his alma mater. As a volunteer at numerous campus events and member of Chapman50 and President’s Circle, Scott has become an active part of the campus community. “I feel a

Chapman50 Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Hall ’96

January 12, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

In this Chapman50 Alumni Spotlight, we get to know Rebecca Hall, B.A. communications ’96. As the founder of Idea Hall, an integrated marketing firm, Rebecca leads a team of energetic and talented professionals that specializes in branding, media relations and integrated marketing campaigns. Despite her busy schedule as president and CEO of Idea Hall, she remains an