Posts by Sheri Ledbetter

Plácido Domingo to Receive Honorary Doctor of Arts at Chapman University Event is free and open to the public

March 8, 2017 by | Happenings

World-renowned opera star Plácido Domingo returns to Chapman University’s Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts to receive an Honorary Doctor of Arts in a special hooding ceremony. All are welcome for a special afternoon of both academic ritual and song as Chapman University honors friend and artistic advisor Plácido Domingo, and celebrates

Chapman University is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

March 1, 2017 by | Press Room

Chapman University was part of The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Students.  The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.  Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is

Chapman University receives historic level of support: $100 million from Dale and Sarah Ann Fowler

February 24, 2017 by | Press Room

Chapman University is the recipient of the largest reported gift in institutional history. A $100 million commitment from Dale and Sarah Ann Fowler was announced this morning during President Daniele Struppa’s inaugural State of the University address. The new funding from the Fowlers will be earmarked for a future school of engineering. “Dale and

Frances Smith Therapy Center offers low-cost alternative for individual, marriage and family therapy

January 31, 2017 by | Happenings

Orange County residents have the opportunity to take advantage of Chapman University’s Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy at costs much lower than traditional clinics. Chapman’s center is open to the public and treats a wide range of matters including:  family stress, couple conflict, divorce recovery, anxiety, election stress, step family issues, chronic

Chapman University’s new Physician Assistant Program Receives Accreditation Provisional

October 5, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program has received accreditation provisional status. This allows the university to matriculate its first PA students, which is planned for January 2017. The accreditation provisional status is granted by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) for a new PA program that has not yet

Dr. Hahn-Holbrook of Crean College releases study on breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the U.S.

July 12, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers.  The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, mother’s belief that “breast is best”; and demographic measures including poverty,

School of Pharmacy achieves next to final step in attaining full accreditation

July 11, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program has officially been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)—a national agency for the accreditation of professional degree pharmacy programs. This achievement is completed on time according to the originally established strategic plan schedule for the accreditation process, in which the

Chapman announces new Vice President for Research

May 25, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University today announced the selection of Thomas Piechota, Ph.D., PE, as vice president for research for the Orange, California, school. The position is new for Chapman and reflects the university’s extensive growth in research activities and funding allocations. Piechota will begin at Chapman on September 1. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Piechota,”

Three Chapman University women win 2016 Women in Business Award

May 6, 2016 by | Happenings

The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) has awarded its 2016 Women in Business Award to three executives with both educational and leadership affiliations with Chapman University: Robin Follman-Otta (Executive MBA Class of ’15), Nella Webster O’Grady (Class of ’71), and Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks (Executive MBA forthcoming, Class of ’16). Each of these executives are members of

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