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An International Homecoming

October 8, 2019 by | Events

Lajos Petro (MFA ’01) traveled over 6,000 miles from Budapest to attend Chapman Family Homecoming, his first visit to campus in 16 years. Saturday evening, as Chapman Family Homecoming was winding down, President Daniele Struppa approached a table at the Alumni Panther Pub Party in the Keck Center and said, “I heard there’s someone here who

Famous for Hustle Ladan Davia '14 launches into the tech world with Beeya

January 24, 2018 by | Career

Meet Ladan Davia ’14 – She’s a broadcast journalist by training,  fierce tech entrepreneur by trade, and becoming famous for her hustle. Shortly after graduating from Chapman University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in television broadcast journalism, the entrepreneurial-minded Panther Ladan Davia ’14 started her journey to create a unique platform benefiting students, professionals, and employers

Nicole Renard ’17, the #DoStuff Blogger, is Miss Washington Wearing a crown fit for Panther Pride, Renard talks post-graduation confidence and finding her identity.

August 22, 2017 by | Alumni Spotlight

No sooner had Nicole Renard (BFA broadcast journalism ’17) taken off her graduation mortar board than it was replaced by a glittering tiara proclaiming her Miss Washington 2018! This September, she’ll compete against other state Miss winners to take home the title of Miss America. Tune in and watch as our Panther takes on the nation at

An Alumni Story Exchange: Have You Met Shauna Parisi ’11? This is that moment at an event when you introduce someone new to the conversation and everyone pivots, eager to connect and welcome your friend.

June 1, 2017 by | Alumni Story Exchange

Have you met Shauna (Fleming) Parisi ’11? She and I reconnected on LinkedIn after realizing we both went to Chapman and had mutual friends. Shauna started the nationally recognized military nonprofit, A Million Thanks, when she was only 15 years old. She graduated from Chapman University with a B.A. in public relations and advertising, and

From Chapman News to Lifestyle Network: Annie Ackerman ’14 in the Big Apple

May 26, 2016 by Mahri Barnes '09 | Alumni Spotlight

There is no doubt that Chapman alumni are doing extraordinary things post-graduation, and Annie Ackerman ’14 is no exception to that. After receiving her B.A. in television broadcast journalism with a minor in public relations, Annie landed a job as the executive assistant to the president of Lifestyle Network, NBCU Cable Entertainment in New York

Weaving a Good Cause into a Sustainable Business

August 22, 2014 by | Alumni Impact

While on a service trip to Guatemala, Chapman University alumna Amy Logan ’13 and her mother, Kathy Burt, witnessed something truly amazing. In the small town of San Martin Chiquito, they saw a group of women weavers working diligently to create bright, soulful tapestries. These women lived in damp, dirty and impoverished conditions, often sacrificing

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 organization that

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

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