Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva (M.A. ’03) on building and educating one mind at a time

April 28, 2015 by | Alumni Spotlight

Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva , M.A. criminal justice ’03, graduated from Chapman with the intent of working in law or juvenile justice. However, after a close friend of hers encouraged her to apply for a teaching position in Los Angeles, Bourgeois-daSilva unexpectedly discovered her love and passion for teaching. Twelve years later, Bourgeois-daSilva is not only an accomplished


Match me at 1861!

March 30, 2015 by Adam Coughran '04 (M.A. '10) | Alumni Guest Post

Fellow Panthers, We are fast on our way to graduation!  Every May, it amazes me just how quickly another year has gone by and how much further away from my Chapman experience I am.  As the years pass, I read the stories of the newest alumni who graduate and go on to do amazing things. From


Career Coach’s Corner: Career Fair Success

February 27, 2015 by | Career

As we flip our calendars to March, many job seekers begin to set their focus on career fairs that promise to be, at the very least, a whirlwind of information from companies of all sizes and industries. Chapman University’s MORE Career Expo on Wednesday, March 11 will include more than sixty companies recruiting for jobs at various levels.


The Perks of Pop-Up Success

February 26, 2015 by Lysa Christopher | Career

Kat McIver ’07 believes in following her dreams. So when she and partner Angie Evans developed their “pop-up coffee shop” at farmers’ markets around Long Beach, Calif., the couple embraced the adventure. Wide Eyes Open Palms, a name as intriguing as the locally sourced coffee and handmade pastries they serve, originally started as their “side project” to


Alumni Bottomless Mimosa Brunch and Greek Skit 2015

February 19, 2015 by Carla Matthews '89 | Events

Weeks of practice in parking garages and empty lots, hours of bonding with your sorority sisters and fraternity brothers over costumes, props and dance steps, and in less than ten minutes your time under the spotlight is over. Whether you experienced Skit as a part of Greek Week, and performed in front of a hundred people


Hard work and honesty

February 17, 2015 by | Career

Between 2009 and 2013, I had the pleasure of attending Chapman University during times of great change and growth. The students of this era received larger financial aid packages, fancier facilities, and a new pool as to eliminate any question that they were in a place that cared for all their wishes. All needs were met


The alumni board celebrates a successful 2014

January 29, 2015 by Kelsey Flewellen '05 | Events

The Chapman University Alumni Association Board of Directors would like to thank Drs. Jim and Lynne Doti for graciously hosting the board holiday party at their home on Friday, January 16, 2015. Guests were treated to a lovely dinner and entertainment to celebrate their accomplishments of the past year, including reinvigorating the career development program