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Alumni Spotlight


Creative Cooking: Chef Tiffany Lewis ’04 Brings Us Around the Table Together

June 22, 2016 by | Alumni Spotlight

Tiffany Lewis, B.A. communications ’04, is first and foremost a passionate, professional chef. She is also the mastermind behind TheTableTogether.com, her cooking website, where she posts new recipes and blogs. After graduating from Chapman in 2004, she moved to Columbus, Ohio to work at Chase Bank. Food has always been literally a central part of Tiffany’s

Kevin Staniec ’01 Helps Build Story, One Author at a Time 1888 Center's Summer Writing Project Heats Up

June 15, 2016 by | Alumni Spotlight

The tagline for 1888 Center, an Orange publishing house founded by Kevin Staniec ’01, is “Building community, one story at a time.” But during June and July, the organization will build story one author at a time during its third annual Summer Writing Project by hosting panels, workshops and a writing contest that will give authors a chance to be

Business owner, graduate student and cancer survivor Dylan Trumbull ’14 shares his secrets to success

May 31, 2016 by | Alumni Spotlight

It was fall 2014 and Dylan Trumbull, who had graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in art that spring, was enjoying his internships at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and at Gagosian Gallery in London—until he started having severe headaches. A former Chapman men’s water polo player, he knew his headaches were

From Chapman News to Lifestyle Network: Annie Ackerman ’14 in the Big Apple

May 26, 2016 by Mahri Barnes '09 | Alumni Spotlight

There is no doubt that Chapman alumni are doing extraordinary things post-graduation, and Annie Ackerman ’14 is no exception to that. After receiving her B.A. in television broadcast journalism with a minor in public relations, Annie landed a job as the executive assistant to the president of Lifestyle Network, NBCU Cable Entertainment in New York

How alumnus and Lionsgate executive Akin Ceylan ’90 is Thinking Chapman First

March 29, 2016 by Career & Industry | Events

Since graduating from Chapman with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, not only has Akin Ceylan ’90 become the COO of home entertainment and global content delivery for Lionsgate, but he also serves on the Chapman University Board of Trustees and he is president-elect of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition, Akin’s daughter Paige and

Maisie Chan ’12 helps bring Disney magic to Shanghai

March 24, 2016 by | Career

Last time we checked in with Maisie Chan (B.A. theatre arts technology and B.S. business administration management ’12), she was a freshly minted Chapman graduate and gave us an update about her 6-month internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Today, Maisie is an entertainment manager for Shanghai Disneyland, a unique park that celebrates

Rapper Adam Martinez (M.A./MFA ’14) releases album under moniker Faimkills

March 16, 2016 by | Alumni Spotlight

Adam Daniel Martinez (M.A./MFA ’14) is not your average wordsmith. He’s used his creative writing dual-graduate degree to create a niche career for himself in music and education, where he is able to use his writing skills combined with his “command of the English language.” During his graduate career at Chapman, Adam wasn’t only churning out compelling

A Million Thanks evolves with scholarships, granting wishes for U.S. troops, and a golf tournament at Camp Pendleton Shauna Fleming '11 takes the nonprofit organization she founded as a high school freshman to the next level

March 9, 2016 by Rick Weinberg | Career

After an astounding 7.5 million letters of appreciation to American troops and an unprecedented wave of media exposure since the inception of A Million Thanks in 2004, it was time for Shauna Fleming’s unique and powerful organization to evolve. So Fleming, a Chapman University alumna from the Class of 2011 who has received worldwide attention