Posts by Melissa Grace Hoon, M.A.

Ideas Boom Into Business at Idea Hall in 2017 Alumna Rebecca Hall's agency celebrates a year of major success

December 11, 2017 by | Chapman Alumni

Idea Hall, founded by Rebecca Hall ’96, a full-service branding, marketing and public relations agency, is celebrating the closing of a year full of new business, including seven new clients. The agency is expanding into new markets beyond the roots of real estate and finance, while continuing to maintain its foundation in those sectors. Rebecca

Patrick Zubiate ’11 to direct 54th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert The Chapman professor is the first alum to direct the show in Musco Center

November 22, 2017 by | Chapman Alumni

The 54th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert on Dec. 8 and 9 will be directed by Patrick Zubiate ’11, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music instructor and acting director of University Choirs. This is the second year Wassail will be held in Musco Center for the Arts, making Professor Zubiate the first Chapman alum to direct the beloved holiday

The Duffer Brothers’ 11 Tips for Success Follow your dreams and conquer the Upside-Down with advice from alumni and creators of 'Stranger Things'

November 6, 2017 by | Chapman Alumni

Sixteen million viewers around the world binged on Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 2 within the first three days of the science fiction-horror series’ Oct. 27, 2017 season release. Of those 16 million, 361,000 viewers binged, watching all nine episodes one right after the other. I was sure one of them: holed up in my apartment

Kevin Kwan Loucks (EMBA ’17) is Honored as an Emerging Artist in Orange County

October 23, 2017 by | Chapman Alumni

Kevin Kwan Loucks (EMBA ’17) and the rest of Trio Celeste, an award-winning musical ensemble, were honored with the Emerging Artist Award at Arts Orange County’s 18th Annual Orange County Arts Awards on Oct. 17, 2017 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. In addition to his work as a pianist forTrio Celeste, Kevin enjoys a multifaceted

Author Jasmine Johnson ’15 Empowers Youth and Educates on Homelessness The former homeless youth invites you to help this "ignored problem" in your community at Socktober Saturday

October 5, 2017 by | Chapman Alumni

Walking up to strangers as a little girl to ask for money for food or bus fare to get to school—only to be shut down or ignored—left Jasmine Johnson feeling rejected and embarrassed. If she ended up making it to school (sometimes she missed days, weeks and entire semesters), she was bullied for the smell

From the Football Field to Business Professionals: Austin Schaefer ’16 and Osa Aikihionbare ’16 at Monster Energy Company

May 24, 2017 by | Chapman Alumni

Austin Schaefer, B.S. business administration ’16, and Osa Aikhionbare, B.S. business administration ’16, have excelled in business school and clinched the SCIAC championship as teammates on the Panther’s football team. As seniors at Chapman, they were given the opportunity to take their talent and drive into the professional world at Monster Energy Company in Corona,

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

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