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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

Student-Athlete Alumni on the Front Lines: Gabby Leveratto

May 7, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Gabby Leveratto ’16 used to spend her days contracted out to high schools in the Seattle, Washington area as an Athletic Trainer. With most high school sports shut down, the former Chapman softball player now works for Seattle Children’s Hospital in one of the most impacted cities in America, putting herself on the front lines

Student-Athlete Alumni on the Front Lines: Hannah Sims

April 28, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Hannah Sims ’02 currently works as a Registered Nurse in Urgent Care and the Emergency Room in the hospital system in San Diego. Before joining the healthcare system and risking her health on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hannah was a student-athlete on the women’s soccer team here at Chapman. Hannah’s job has

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