Every Friday is an opportunity to focus on an aspect of Dodge College. This Friday the focus is on alumni and the work they are doing.

If there is something you’d like to have included please feel free to email Jon Hernandez, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at jonherna@chapman.edu or fill out the online form.

Jillian Arnold (MFA/CR ’07) has been elected Vice President of the Sound and Video Engineer Union, Local 695. She is the first engineer and first woman to hold a senior leadership role since 1931.


Jillian Arnold

Michael Ashley (MFA/SW ’07) has recently sold a book to publisher becker&mayer that will be hitting book stores nationwide this Christmas. The book is titled It’s a Saturday Morning: Celebration of the Golden Era of Cartoons, has a forward by Howie Mandel, and an interview with Chapman professor Ron Friedman.

Jon Schnitzer (BFA/FTP ’01) will be speaking on a two panels in the next two months. Halloween Club’s 6th Annual Spook Show  and at VirtualRealityLA along with fellow alumnus Robert Watts (BFA/FP ’07).

Erika Cohn’s (BFA/FP ’09) feature documentary, The Judge will screen in theaters nationwide starting April 13th. The Judge offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family.

Rachel Skidmore (MFA/FTP ’10) has been promoted to VP of Emerging Platforms at Skybound Entertainment.

Matt Celia (BFA/FP ’07) and Robert Watts (BFA/FP ’07) have partnered with Geek & Sundry to produce a brand new series in VR180 called Now Your Turn. New episodes will air every Friday leading up to International Tabletop Day on 4/28/18.


Mor Albalak

Mor Albalak (BFA/TBJ ’15) has accepted and started a new job as Post Production Coordinator for Original Documentaries at Netflix.