Posts by Melissa Grace Hoon, M.A.

Empowering Communities Worldwide: Julia Smith ’15 helps Ugandans accomplish their dreams

March 1, 2017 by | Chapman Alumni

After traveling the world and becoming a global citizen as a Chapman student, Julia Smith, political science ’15, landed an opportunity as a global advocate for Mama Hope, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to build thriving, sustainable communities, primarily in developing nations. Currently, she is serving in Uganada for three months to help local

The Rise of AdrinaRose Media How AdrinaRose Movsesian '15 became a bold name in fashion entertainment

December 5, 2016 by | Chapman Alumni

AdrinaRose, a 2015 Dodge College of Film and Media Arts graduate, has already made a bold name for herself in the fashion entertainment industry. As CEO, television host and creative director of AdrinaRose Media, she has bundled her passion for fashion and background in news media into a one-stop shop for all things beauty, fashion

Alumni behind the scenes of “Master of Orion” Alex Brewer-Disarufino '94 and Roger Craig Smith '03 team up in making the iconic video game

November 17, 2016 by | Chapman Alumni

When Chapman alumni collaborate, the end result is galactic—truly out of this world. At least that’s the case for Alex Brewer-Disarufino, BFA communications ’94, a leader in marketing and public relations, and Roger Craig Smith, BFA film and television ’03, a prominent voice actor (Chris Redfield, Resident Evil; Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic the Hedgehog), who happened to be

Creative Cooking: Chef Tiffany Lewis ’04 Brings Us Around the Table Together

June 22, 2016 by | Chapman Alumni

Tiffany Lewis, B.A. communications ’04, is first and foremost a passionate, professional chef. She is also the mastermind behind, her cooking website, where she posts new recipes and blogs. After graduating from Chapman in 2004, she moved to Columbus, Ohio to work at Chase Bank. Food has always been literally a central part of Tiffany’s

Kevin Staniec ’01 Helps Build Story, One Author at a Time 1888 Center's Summer Writing Project Heats Up

June 15, 2016 by | Chapman Alumni

The tagline for 1888 Center , an Orange publishing house founded by Kevin Staniec ’01 , is “Building community, one story at a time.” But during June and July, the organization will build story one author at a time during its third annual Summer Writing Project  by hosting panels, workshops and a writing contest that will give authors

Business owner, graduate student and cancer survivor Dylan Trumbull ’14 shares his secrets to success

May 31, 2016 by | Chapman Alumni

It was fall 2014 and Dylan Trumbull, who had graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in art that spring, was enjoying his internships at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and at Gagosian Gallery in London—until he started having severe headaches. A former Chapman men’s water polo player, he knew his headaches were

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