Karen Haren ’71 says it was her comprehensive education in economics that prepared her for a career running award-winning Harvesters Community Food Network, one of the largest food banks in the Midwest.
Michael Hudson-Medina ’00 co-founded the Boyle Heights Youth Orchestra to share his knowledge and passion for music with children who might never have had the opportunity to pick up an instrument.
My favorite part of the job is the unpredictability,” says Samantha Cortese ’11, TV news reporter in Palm Springs for KESQ (ABC) and CBS Local 2 from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays. “I get to watch news happen right in front of me and connect with people. I like it for the reaction. It’s very raw.”
I have returned home, but my mind still almost sings with details from our recent Chapman Class of ’63 reunion, which could not have gone better. I was swept back into the young person I once was, with nothing looming but the exciting future. And so I was happily walking the campus grounds again, visiting
John H. Wood ’77 is one cool teacher. You won’t find any disagreement about this among his students at Talbert Middle School in Fountain Valley, Calif. After all, they’ve watched him teach his science class by Skype from a research station in frozen Alaska. This year Wood’s willingness to go the extra mile for his
Submit a Class Note. 1960s Don Barrett, B.A. communication ’64, was hired to take over the Orange County Register’s radio column for the late Gary Lycan. 1970s Charles E. “Chuck” Bailey, M.A. education ’77, published If you fly…don’t crash! (Confessions of a White-Knuckle Pilot), a book about his experience as a United States Air Force
An alumnus who literally sang the praises of Chapman University and served as an unflagging supporter of alumni activities, the Rev. Dean Echols ’46 passed away Aug. 28. He was 88. Friends and colleagues remembered Echols as a powerful speaker, tireless president and board member of the Alumni Association and gifted tenor. As an undergraduate, Echols
A champion of public art and educational excellence, Chapman University Trustee Ross Escalette passed away in September after a long illness. “Ross was a beloved friend of Chapman and, as a board member, was an indefatigable force, inspired by his love for higher education and his abiding dedication to philanthropy,” said Chapman President Jim Doti.
When I was a doctoral student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography three decades ago, my academic world started revolving around a tiny creature of the intertidal zone — the limpet. Now that I’m a Chapman University professor, I never expected that these enigmatic sea snails would also become my partners in interpretive dance. That leap