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Alumni Impact


Starting the New Year Right…With Philanthropy

January 12, 2015 by | Alumni Guest Post

A new year starts for many with the feelings of hope, excitement and a renewed scene of commitment. Some start a new workout program and try to eat better, while others commit to new habits or ventures. Regardless of what your personal resolutions may be, make one of them a commitment to philanthropy. Giving can come

Keeping it in the Chapman Family

January 5, 2015 by Todd Koren '00 | Career

How does one find the right person to hire for his or her company? This is a question many professionals ask themselves when it comes time to fill a position within their business. I have found the answer: I look for Chapman University graduates. After graduating from Chapman, I realized that the education I received prepared me to

Chappy Hour: A Year in Review

December 18, 2014 by | Events

2014 marks another successful year for Chappy Hour! The Alumni Engagement Office would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has made and continues to make these events successful. To our Chappy Hour organizers and co-organizers: Thank you for sharing your Chapman Pride and taking the lead to plan a Chappy Hour in your area. Not only did you pick

Rebecca Hall ’96 Thinks Chapman First

September 25, 2014 by | Career

Rebecca Hall ’96 takes her enthusiasm for Chapman University beyond her membership in Chapman50 and service on the Board of Governors to her award-winning full-service branding, marketing and public relations agency, Idea Hall . The Costa Mesa-based agency is growing with some very exciting work and a team full of Chapman University alumni, including the

Weaving a Good Cause into a Sustainable Business

August 22, 2014 by | Alumni Impact

While on a service trip to Guatemala, Chapman University alumna Amy Logan ’13 and her mother, Kathy Burt, witnessed something truly amazing. In the small town of San Martin Chiquito, they saw a group of women weavers working diligently to create bright, soulful tapestries. These women lived in damp, dirty and impoverished conditions, often sacrificing

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Dance

June 17, 2014 by | Alumni Impact

When Chapman alumnus Craig Shields, B.M. instrumental performance/education ’12, joined the musician staff at The Wooden Floor , he didn’t realize the job would be a life-altering experience. “My worldview has definitely expanded since I started working at The Wooden Floor,” says Craig. The Wooden Floor, located in Santa Ana, is a nonprofit organization that

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