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Alumni Spotlight


Ideas Boom Into Business at Idea Hall in 2017 Alumna Rebecca Hall's agency celebrates a year of major success

December 11, 2017 by | Alumni Spotlight

Idea Hall, founded by Rebecca Hall ’96, a full-service branding, marketing and public relations agency, is celebrating the closing of a year full of new business, including seven new clients. The agency is expanding into new markets beyond the roots of real estate and finance, while continuing to maintain its foundation in those sectors. Rebecca


Patrick Zubiate ’11 to direct 54th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert The Chapman professor is the first alum to direct the show in Musco Center

November 22, 2017 by | Events

The 54th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert on Dec. 8 and 9 will be directed by Patrick Zubiate ’11, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music instructor and acting director of University Choirs. This is the second year Wassail will be held in Musco Center for the Arts, making Professor Zubiate the first Chapman alum to direct the beloved holiday


The Duffer Brothers’ 11 Tips for Success Follow your dreams and conquer the Upside-Down with advice from alumni and creators of 'Stranger Things'

November 6, 2017 by | Alumni Spotlight

Sixteen million viewers around the world binged on Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 2 within the first three days of the science fiction-horror series’ Oct. 27, 2017 season release. Of those 16 million, 361,000 viewers binged, watching all nine episodes one right after the other. I was sure one of them: holed up in my apartment


Kevin Kwan Loucks (EMBA ’17) is Honored as an Emerging Artist in Orange County

October 23, 2017 by | Alumni Spotlight

Kevin Kwan Loucks (EMBA ’17) and the rest of Trio Celeste, an award-winning musical ensemble, were honored with the Emerging Artist Award at Arts Orange County’s 18th Annual Orange County Arts Awards on Oct. 17, 2017 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. In addition to his work as a pianist forTrio Celeste, Kevin enjoys a multifaceted


Author Jasmine Johnson ’15 Empowers Youth and Educates on Homelessness The former homeless youth invites you to help this "ignored problem" in your community at Socktober Saturday

October 5, 2017 by | Alumni Spotlight

Walking up to strangers as a little girl to ask for money for food or bus fare to get to school—only to be shut down or ignored—left Jasmine Johnson feeling rejected and embarrassed. If she ended up making it to school (sometimes she missed days, weeks and entire semesters), she was bullied for the smell


An Alumni Story Exchange: Have You Met Rochelle Breedon (JD ’14)? This is that moment at an event when you introduce someone new to the conversation and everyone pivots, eager to connect and welcome your friend.

September 22, 2017 by Alyssa Lahham '13 | Alumni Spotlight

Have you met Rochelle Breedon (JD ’14)? We volunteer together on Ingram Micro’s Philanthropic Committee, planning activities for local nonprofits and working to give grants to our many well-deserving applicants. Rochelle earned a law degree from the Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2014 and is now a human resource consultant at Ingram Micro. She is a


Chapman’s Reigning Homecoming Queen: Rhonda Wofford ’98 reflects on her Chapman Experience 20 years later

September 8, 2017 by Rhonda Wofford | Alumni Spotlight

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration today brings Chapman alumni, students, parents, friends, community members, faculty and staff together for an array of events including the Chili Cook-Off, Panther Pub, master classes with faculty and of course, the Homecoming football came. Up through Dr. Jim Doti’s beginning years in the 1990s as the University’s president, however,


Chasing Dreams and Penguins: Andrew McIntyre ’09 on filming Pittsburgh Penguins show, ‘In the Room’

September 7, 2017 by Garrett Aanestad '16 | Alumni Spotlight

Andrew McIntyre ’09 and I crossed paths through our Alumni Discovery Initiative program this summer. Andrew works in production with the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, on the show, In the Room. He follows Penguins players through their season, capturing lifestyle, practice and game footage. Andrew and I love hockey, and we’re hoping for