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Alumni Spotlight

Emily Williams ’08 is racing to success

January 21, 2015 by | Alumni Spotlight

Emily Williams, B.A. psychology ’08, is a chameleon. During the week, she puts her education and passion into action as the director of education for a mental health agency in Boise, Idaho. But when the weekend rolls around, Emily transforms into a Super Comp driver, racing on the NHRA circuit nine months out of the

Alumnus gives back by Thinking Chapman First

June 19, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

Tapping into a professional network has never been more important than in today’s economy. As the country continues to rebound from the recession and companies begin to expand their workforce, more and more jobs are being filled through networking.  For Rob Selway, B.S. business administration ’07 (MBA ’10), the decision to tap into the Chapman

Hannah (Taylor) Skvarla ’10: combatting poverty, empowering communities and creating social justice

April 17, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

Hannah (Taylor) Skvarla, B.A. public relations and advertising ’10, is putting her education and passion for social justice into action through The Little Market, a social enterprise she created with Lauren Conrad (of MTV’s The Hills and Laguna Beach), whom she met while they were both studying merchandise marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design

The sky’s the limit for Alex Struppa ’11

April 14, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

When he’s not working at Chapman University as a digital artist for Panther Productions, Alex Struppa, BFA digital arts ’11, is taking to the sky. He has a passion for skydiving, both participating in competitions and helping others learn the sport. In a recent jump, Alex filmed the experience using Google Glass.   Alex (along

Filmmaker Jillian Arnold (MFA ’07) uses her talent and education to shed light on nonprofit in Nairobi

April 3, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

Jillian Arnold, MFA film production ’07, has been on the move since her graduation from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. In 2012, Jillian was featured in Happenings for her work as a cinematographer for NASA. She was even selected to serve as lead operator during the 2012 Curiosity Mars landing. Today, she’s focusing her energy on a

Alumna gives travelers an authentic experience in Peru

February 28, 2014 by | Alumni Spotlight

In May 2013, Becky Williams, B.A. Spanish ’09, took a leap of faith and moved to Cusco, Peru, to design and start a business focusing on social responsibility and authentic cultural encounters.  Launched in January, Encuentros Andinos is a non-conventional tour company designed to support isolated indigenous communities while fostering pride in the communities’ ancient