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An International Homecoming

October 8, 2019 by | Events

Lajos Petro (MFA ’01) traveled over 6,000 miles from Budapest to attend Chapman Family Homecoming, his first visit to campus in 16 years. Saturday evening, as Chapman Family Homecoming was winding down, President Daniele Struppa approached a table at the Alumni Panther Pub Party in the Keck Center and said, “I heard there’s someone here who

The Story Behind a Chapman Sweetheart Couple’s Hit Travel Blog How 'Find Us Lost' by Selena '12 and Jacob Taylor '12 Went Viral

June 29, 2018 by Ryan Robinson '12 | Alumni Spotlight

In this episode of my podcast, The Side Hustle Project, I had a blast catching up with fellow Chapman alumni Selena Taylor ’12 and Jacob Taylor ’12, the couple behind the massively popular travel blog and and Instagram account of the same name, “Find Us Lost.” I met Selena and Jacob when we were undergraduate students,

Economics in a Technology-Driven World Economic Science Institute Grads Corinne Burla (M.S. '17) and Nathanael Berger (M.S. '17)

February 6, 2018 by | Alumni Spotlight

One area at the helm of the ever-rapid expansion of technology is the study of economic institutions and how they operate. Corinne Burla (M.S. ’17) and Nathanael Berger (M.S. ’17) became interested in studying this field, known as Behavioral and Computational Economics, while enrolled in economics undergraduate programs in Switzerland. One of the draws to

Famous for Hustle Ladan Davia '14 launches into the tech world with Beeya

January 24, 2018 by | Career

Meet Ladan Davia ’14 – She’s a broadcast journalist by training,  fierce tech entrepreneur by trade, and becoming famous for her hustle. Shortly after graduating from Chapman University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in television broadcast journalism, the entrepreneurial-minded Panther Ladan Davia ’14 started her journey to create a unique platform benefiting students, professionals, and employers

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 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

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