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Opening Convocation Speech Pays Tribute to the Strength of the Chapman Family "My proudest moment as a Panther" says Alumni Association President Aaron Flewellen about the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 26, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Aaron Flewellen, President of the Chapman University Alumni Association, made the following speech during Opening Convocation on August 24, 2021. Aaron’s speech is a powerful testament to the strength of the Chapman Family during the last 18 months, and we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it! Watch the video, or read the full

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Tracie Okumura, Softball A 2021 All-SCIAC Team selection, senior Tracie Okumura has maintained a perfect 4.00 GPA

July 28, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Earlier this month, the SCIAC released its 2020-2021 All-Academic Team. The SCIAC All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 or higher and must have completed one full calendar year at their current institution. Chapman scored 259 student-athletes on the All-Academic Team – the highest number of student-athletes on

Alumni Hour: Gregg Murphy ’84, Men’s Soccer A two-time All-America selection at Chapman, Gregg Murphy is fresh off a national championship at Santa Clara University

July 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

A familiar name around Chapman Athletics, Gregg Murphy just finished his 15th season as the Associate Head Coach of the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team. That’s right – the team that just won the 2020 National Championship back in May. To get to know Gregg a little better, we have to re-wind to his

Mary Cahill ’86, Head Coach Women’s Volleyball With over 30 years of coaching at Chapman under her belt, Coach Cahill takes us through the last three decades

July 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here? I grew up in the City of Orange, graduating from Orange high school. After high school I attended Golden West College before transferring to Chapman to play volleyball.  After graduating from Chapman College in 1986, I stayed at Chapman as an

Coach’s Corner: Dan Kirkpatrick, Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach A 2009 graduate of Chapman, coach Kirkpatrick has spent the last 11 years building both the men's and women's lacrosse programs

June 29, 2021 by | Uncategorized

How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here? I have been working here at Chapman since 2010. After graduating I was given the opportunity to stay on as an assistant coach on the Men’s Lacrosse Team. From there moved over to Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach in 2014 then moved

Alumni Hour: Kent Paisley ’15 Six years after graduating, Kent Paisley is championing women's sports media coverage as a Golf Digest writer covering the LPGA

May 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Kent Paisley’s path to his current job was non-linear and took him all over the country, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Now a writer for Golf Digest covering the LPGA, Kent has made his way through Northern California, Texas, New York and Florida in just the last six years. After earning his

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kaila Higgins Kaila Higgins represented Chapman University at the NCAA National Championships in Lansing, Michigan

May 25, 2021 by | Uncategorized

For just the second time in program history, a women’s golfer represented Chapman University at the NCAA National Championships. Freshman Kaila Higgins earned the honor after ranking No. 9 in the nation, travelling to the campus of Michigan State in East Lansing, MI for the tournament. Kaila helped the Panthers jump into the national rankings

May is for Mothers Paws Up for These Amazing Alumnae Moms!

May 4, 2021 by | Uncategorized

What’s the greatest thing about being a mom? “Experiencing the world through their eyes,” says Ami Garvin. For Sarah Buckley, it’s unconditional love, and “being someone’s favorite person.” Judy Crum ’59 has kids and grandkids, now, but still prizes the time spent with family more than anything else. “I am fortunate that both of my

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