Football was his game, and he thought it would be his future. He was a senior at a powerhouse high school, and serious college football scholarships were on the horizon. Then one day it all ripped apart. During recovery is when Rich Coury, ’94 (MPT ’96), decided to dedicate his future to physical therapy.
For the past eight years, Chancellor Daniele Struppa, Ph. D., has led Chapman University’s academic growth, infusing its intellectual life with robust research, teaching and student-scholar interaction. This spring, the University’s Board of Trustees awarded the highest praise for that remarkable work, officially naming Struppa “presidential designate” and successor to President Jim Doti, Ph.D., when Doti eventually retires.
Anna Romiti ’01 knew she wanted to make a world of difference in her career. Now, as president of California-based communications agency Reveille, the spirit of global citizenship that Romiti developed while a student at Chapman still carries through in her work.
After a romance that was all love letters and Johnny Mathis, Emilie and Terry spent 50 years apart. Now the Class of ’64 sweethearts are newlyweds at last, and the moonlight is magic again.
For some Chapman student achievers, real-world success is more than a concept; it’s a reality. These students are carving out successful careers at the same time that they’re meeting with professors and cramming for tests.
Joey Huddleston ’11 remembers the impact of Don Will, Ph.D., professor of political science and holder of the Delp-Wilkinson Chair in Peace Studies, who passed away in February.
Arsen Jamkotchian ’15 joins professor Grace Fong in her Bertea Hall office, where there’s barely room for two grand pianos, but somehow they fit, side by side, allowing space for little else beyond aspiration.
New Schmid College Dean Andrew Lyon sees ample opportunities for collaboration and growth.
This story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine. 1980s Melinda (Blake) Bolognese, B.A. communications ’89, and husband Rob created a series of children’s e-books, Roaming with the Romans. The first book in the series, When in Rome, was written from the perspective of their 8-year-old daughter (who also partially illustrated the book) about a
Grace Fong jokes that she can trace her musical growth back to her pre-natal period. After all, she was in the womb as her mother played her college graduate recital. Fong, who has a doctorate in musical performance and directs the keyboard studies program at Chapman University, strikes a sustaining balance that resonates with students and audiences alike.