Alumnus gives back by Thinking Chapman First

June 19, 2014 by | Career

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


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Dance

June 17, 2014 by | Alumni Impact

When Chapman alumnus Craig Shields, B.M. instrumental performance/education ’12, joined the musician staff at The Wooden Floor , he didn’t realize the job would be a life-altering experience. “My worldview has definitely expanded since I started working at The Wooden Floor,” says Craig. The Wooden Floor, located in Santa Ana, is a nonprofit


Thank you to our alumni volunteers!

June 2, 2014 by | Uncategorized

We recently celebrated another incredible Commencement Weekend and welcomed the largest-ever class of graduates to our alumni family!   Thank you to the wonderful alumni volunteers who helped us congratulate and present medals to the Class of 2014 at Convocation and the Senior Toast. Having members of the alumni family in attendance to officially welcome graduates to


A banner year for the Alumni Association Board of Directors

May 29, 2014 by | Uncategorized

This has been an exceptional and productive year for the Chapman University Alumni Association Board of Directors . Through their hard work and dedication, this group of alumni has accomplished an incredible amount over the past year: record alumni attendance at campus events, increased alumni presence and representation across campus and several new organized groups for


Journey of a Filmmaker: Erick Crespo (MFA ’08)

April 28, 2014 by | Alumni Guest Post

Dear Chapman Community, My name is Erick Crespo (MFA ’08) and I’d like to share with you the upcoming theatrical release of my film Journey of a Female Comic, which chronicles the ups and down of an immigrant female comedian trying to make it in Hollywood. It’s also a comedic, yet inspirational, story about the pursuit


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


Snag some bargain books at the annual Leatherby Libraries Book Sale

April 7, 2014 by | Events

Live near campus?  Like books?  Then make sure to join us for the 8th Annual Leatherby Libraries Book Sale this Friday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hundreds of books on a variety of subjects will be available for sale for $1 each. Proceeds from the book sale make it possible to purchase more books and


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