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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Elon Grobey Track and field student-athlete Elon Grobey talks about his summer internship in graphic design

July 29, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

A rising senior on the track and field team, Elon Grobey has spent three years competing in jumps, throws and sprints. He holds the Chapman record in the javelin throw at 39.17 meters (128 feet, six inches) and helped the Panthers put together their highest point totals in the SCIAC Championships since joining the conference

Coach’s Corner: Ming Lao One of the friendliest faces you will find in the Athletics Department, head men's and women's golf coach Ming Lao answers some questions about coaching at Chapman.

July 28, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

1.      How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here? This fall is my 7th official year. I had voluntarily assisted previously with Coach Wheatley for 3 years while I was a PGA Teaching Professional at Tustin Ranch Golf Course. 2.       What’s your favorite story from working at Chapman? My favorite story is

Alumni on the Front Lines: Sarah Sumida

July 22, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

2019 graduate Sarah Sumida returned to her home state of Hawaii after graduating from Chapman University to begin preparing for Physician’s Assistant school. As a certified nursing assistant, Sarah began working in the respiratory unit at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sarah never expected that her role in the respiratory unit would change drastically

Justin Riley: Embracing His New Magnified Role at Chapman University Former student-athlete Justin Riley took on new role at Chapman University, a role that has been magnified amidst what he calls a double pandemic - COVID-19 and racial violence

June 29, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Justin Riley, a 2011 graduate of Chapman University, was an integral part of the men’s basketball team during his four years in the uniform. His name is littered across the Chapman record books, standing atop the leaderboards in games played, field goals made, both offensive and defensive rebounds, average rebounds per game, and total blocks.

Student-Athlete Alumni on the Front Lines: Kailee Gaffny

June 11, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Before working her way to becoming a Registered Nurse and a Certified Diabetes Educator at UCLA Health, Kailee Gaffny was working in the outfield and the batter’s box for the Chapman University softball team. Kailee graduated from Chapman in 2006, ready to take on the ever-changing landscape that comes with working in healthcare. Kailee works

Student-Athlete Alumni on the Front Lines: Lisa Perez

May 27, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Lisa Perez ’16 used to spend her days at Chapman behind the plate as the starting catcher for the softball team. Now, she is a Public Health Laboratory Assistant in the Orange County Public Health Laboratory, working toward becoming a Public Health Microbiologist. Lisa and the rest of her team spend countless hours testing a

Student-Athlete Alumni on the Front Lines: Matt Barcellona

May 19, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Matt Barcellona ’99 was an infielder for the Chapman University baseball team and a two-time Academic All-American in his time at Chapman. Now, the former baseball star is a Community Pediatrician in Scottsdale, Arizona, helping lead the fight against COVID-19 on the front lines. While the front lines of the pandemic in the pediatric world

Student-Athlete Alumni on the Front Lines: Lauren Deats

May 14, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Before Lauren Deats ’16 became a Family Nurse Practitioner at Hybrid MD Urgent Care and Irvine Valley College, she was running sprints for the Chapman track and field team. The former sprinter ran the 100-meter, 200-meter, 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay races. She holds the Chapman record in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races and

Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Faith Holloway

May 13, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Faith Holloway ’19 graduated a semester early with a perfect 4.0 GPA in Biological Sciences. Even more impressive, the defender was a four-time All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection, a two-time All-Region selection and a two-time Academic All-American. It is without a doubt that Faith was selected as the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Faith

Student-Athlete Alumni Spotlight: Danielle Zahn

May 12, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Danielle Zahn ’19 holds Chapman women’s lacrosse records for points in a single game, goals in a single game and career ground balls. Now, the former Academic All-American spends her time as a research assistant right here at Chapman University, studying the effects of COVID-19 in real-time as the pandemic continues to unfold. A Psychology

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