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Alumni Spotlight

Lauren Potts ’15 drums her way upward with band Nightair

February 10, 2016 by | Alumni Spotlight

Challenge is no stranger to drummer Lauren Potts, BFA art ’15. Rather than mull over difficulties, however, Lauren, who lives with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, accepts the challenge every time, going after it with all her might. Drumming can be incredibly physically demanding, but she chooses passion over pain, ultimately turning her art and music passions into

“Chapman Fueled My Artist” How author Jon-Barrett Ingels (Class of '00) finds success in failing

January 14, 2016 by | Alumni Spotlight

President Jim Doti recently wrote an OC Register article titled, “With a liberal arts education, anything is possible.” Jon-Barrett Ingels (Class of ’00), actor, father and recently published author, is a shining example of the infinite spectrum of possibilities President Doti refers to. Jon-Barrett, who studied theatre at Chapman, is the host of the popular podcast, “The

Wes Pinkston ’09 provides comic relief to the real estate industry What everyone is thinking about real estate but no one is saying

December 4, 2015 by | Alumni Spotlight

What do real estate, comedy and blogging have in common? To most of us, the answer is a resounding “absolutely nothing.” But for Wes Pinkston, B.S. business administration ’09, these three seemingly unrelated subjects come together in perfect harmony through The Broke Agent, a real estate media company he co-founded in February with business partner Eric Simon. The Broke

Ari Jogiel-Schlam ’12 Builds Forward-Thinking Fashion Brand and Movement LEOPARDËT takes #theleap with revolutionary, authentic values

November 3, 2015 by | Alumni Spotlight

Ari Jogiel-Schlam, B.S. business administration ’12, has taken the magic dust of his childhood dream of running a fashion brand to mold his launch platform into the fashion industry. He envisions building this launch pad into a full-blown empire—and with the rapid success of the mere beginnings of LEOPARDËT, his Los Angeles-based fashion brand that debuted in March

Thailand’s Rising Tide A #CUWild Story

September 1, 2015 by Josh Kohansamad ’12 | Alumni Spotlight

Nature has many thrills to offer. When we are out in the wild, we face challenges quite unlike those in our urban lives. Through these challenges, we add color to our lives and often learn how vulnerable we are in the path of nature’s ever-changing state. This is a story about how I learned these

Zach Dutra ’15 rises from intern to analyst in six months

September 1, 2015 by | Alumni Spotlight

Zach Dutra, B.S. business administration ’15, quickly climbed the ranks at Harvey & Company, LLC, a leading buy-side mergers and acquisitions firm. In fact, the company is so impressed by Zach, they are now looking to hire more Chapman students and alumni. In this Alumni Spotlight, Zach shares insight about his career growth and offers advice for fellow alumni and students looking

Call of the Wild: Alumni Stories

August 19, 2015 by | Alumni Spotlight

Chapman alumni answered the call of the wild and shared how nature has made an impact in their lives. Take a moment to check out the stories of your fellow alumni, learn from their experiences and let us know which stories speak to you. The author of the blog that receives the most interaction (likes, comments, shares)