Alumni Spotlight: Bill Theriault ’69

November 12, 2013 by | Alumni Spotlight

Bill Theriault, B.A. history ’69 (M.A.  education ’74), had a unconventional start to his college career.  “I started out at a community college and flunked out after a year and half,” said Bill. But he didn’t let a rocky start deter his dreams of a college education.  On his 21st birthday in 1965, Bill (who


Chapman50 Alumni Spotlight: Sinan Kanatsiz ’97 (M.A. ’00)

November 4, 2013 by | Career

  Founded in late 2012, Chapman50 is an exclusive group designed to connect influential alumni leaders in a university-wide network unlike any other. Comprising fifty founding members under the age of 50, Chapman50 enacts the mission of Chapman University by encouraging alumni leadership and professional development in all fifty states and across the globe. Over


Alumni Spotlight: Naomi (Coe) Alon ’05

September 24, 2013 by | Alumni Spotlight

Despite launching her design career during tough economic times, Naomi (Coe) Alon, BFA art ’05, persevered and is now co-owner of design firm Little Crown Interiors.  With her business partner, Gerri Panebianco, Naomi designs nurseries and children’s rooms for clients in Southern California (including many celebrities). In this Alumni Spotlight, Naomi shares her story, offers some entrepreneurial advice


Alumni Spotlight: Alex Fortunato ’09

September 19, 2013 by | Alumni Spotlight

Co-founder of tech startup CrowdSYNC, Alex Fortunato, BFA film production ’09, says the most difficult part about starting a company was taking the initial leap of faith, but that it is all worth it. In this Alumni Spotlight, Alex advises students to be open to new experiences and ask a lot of questions. Tell me


Alumni Spotlight: Chiara Colicino ’13

September 9, 2013 by | Career

Chiara Colicino, B.A. screenwriting and psychology ’13, credits networking as the key factor in helping her land a great job right after graduation.  In this Alumni Spotlight, Chiara encourages current Chapman students to expand their horizons and reflects on some of her favorite professors. Tell us about your career- what do you do on a day


Alumni Spotlight: Beau Menchaca (M.A. ’02)

September 4, 2013 by | Alumni Spotlight

Beau Menchaca, M.A. counseling ’02, a counselor for the Santa Ana Unified School District, was recently recognized with the Santa Ana Unified School District’s 2013 Support Staff of the Year award. He has a passion for working in education and serves as the Higher Education Coordinator at Century High School in Santa Ana, Calif. Read on


Calling all aspiring foodies and entrepreneurs!

September 3, 2013 by | Events

Need help in converting your recipe into a commercial formulation? Wondering where will you manufacture your product? Want to get insight on how to finance your business?  Then don’t miss From Recipe to Retail: An Entrepreneur’s Workshop on Leading Strategies for Success in the Retail Food Industry where you will learn how to: Develop your product Find a


Alumni Spotlight: Mike Rotstein ’11

August 29, 2013 by | Alumni Spotlight

Mike Rotstein, B.S. biological sciences ’11, is making an impact on the scientific world through his success in writing about the medical field. In this Alumni Spotlight, Mike reflects on his Chapman experience, including his favorite spot on campus, and offers advice on how to connect with professors while at Chapman. Tell us about your career-