Before members of the law school’s Class of 2012 began the procession to their graduation ceremony, they paused to recognize a special classmate who could not attend. First Lieutenant Rebecca Kipper, a member of the California Army’s National Guard, was called to military duty in February, just months before she would have completed her final semester at Chapman. One of Chapman’s finest students, Kipper will return in 2013 to finish her studies upon the completion of her tour. On this special day, Dean Campbell and her classmates wanted to let her know that she was missed and in their hearts, so they created a “we miss you” video.   The touching story was picked up by Headline News (CNN’s sister news channel), and aired on May 23 on Robin Meade’s “Salute the Troops” segment.

If you missed the 2012 commencement, you can view the complete webcast here.