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No Waffling "Bet on yourself," the Duffer Brothers advise Chapman students during a wide-ranging master class.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Sixteen million viewers around the world watched Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things within the first three days of its release on Oct. 27. Of those 16 million, 361,000 viewers binged, watching all nine episodes, one right after the other. “It’s safe to say that Stranger Things has become an instant classic,” said Akin Ceylan

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For Those Who Serve

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Every Wednesday evening just as the sun fades, something special happens in Old Towne Orange’s historic Plaza Park. A small group of veterans gathers to watch the flag retire for the night and pay tribute to their comrades in arms. Organizers say a few words or invite a guest to speak, and on first Wednesdays

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‘Doer Without Equal’ George Argyros '59 heads a list of alumni honorees.

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

A U.S. ambassador and life-changing philanthropist. The chief medical officer at a regional medical center. An award-winning filmmaker whose breakout work created industry buzz. These are just a few of the best and brightest alumni honored as recipients of Chapman University Distinguished  Alumni  Awards. The 15 alumni recognized during the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration in October

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A H.E.R.O. of Protection Safe Kids co-founder Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) uses an artful approach to help safeguard schoolchildren from the unthinkable.

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) recognized that incidents involving active shooters and violent intruders were becoming more common in the United States. A 20-year veteran of law enforcement, Coughran was helping parents prepare to meet such challenges, but  he couldn’t answer a question posed by some teachers in elementary schools: How do we teach our

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Panthers on the Prowl

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

  Ciera Ramos ’15 found adventure in Central and South America this summer. She salsa danced in Peru, surfed the shores of Costa Rica and snorkeled with nurse sharks in Caye Caulker, Belize.   Pat Elliott ’60 (M.A. ’74) and husband Tom Elliott ’60 traveled to Cuba on a cruise from Miami in April. They

Delivering Dignity: Michelle Wulfestieg (M.A. ’08)

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

When we learn to serve, we learn to live,” said Michelle Wulfestieg (M.A. organizational leadership ’08). This lesson came in college when she volunteered at a hospice facility and connected with an 84-year-old woman who was bedbound after a stroke. A stroke survivor herself, Wulfestieg bonded so deeply that when the woman died, the family

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Passion for Service: Jimmy Blalock (JD ’09)

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Jimmy Blalock (JD ’09) believes that the people of Chapman University are what set it apart from other institutions. They represent a rare combination of intelligence, passion and talent, which is part of what drew him to serve as president of Chapman’s Alumni Association from 2013 to 2016. Blalock’s love of people helped lead him

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Tubular Future: Jonathan Tu ’13

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

As a Chapman University business undergraduate, Jonathan Tu ’13 stared at a photo his friend showed him of a device used in biotechnology. He knew nothing about the tiny tubes, but he was mesmerized, knowing then he wanted to work with them. “It was mind-boggling to see dozens of tubes, each smaller than a strand of

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‘Lemonade Maker’: Jasmine Johnson ’15

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

As a little girl, Jasmine Johnson ’15 walked up to strangers to ask for money for food or bus fare to get to school. She remembers feeling rejected and embarrassed, but she also developed resilience as she trudged the streets night after night with her mother and younger brother, carrying her few belongings in a

A Dream Rekindled: Nicole Renard ’17

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Nicole Renard ’17 became a dancer at age 2 and competed in her first pageant while in fifth grade. Little did she know then that she’d dance across the Miss America stage as Miss Washington on Sept. 10. Soon after she began her pageant career, Renard won National American Miss. The foundation helps girls develop