Clint Paulson ’49 can still see in his mind the Los Angeles back yard where he was standing on Dec. 7, 1941. He remembers that he was with his cousin, who was wearing his Army uniform. He recalls details of the radio bulletin he heard, even though the report came from inside a neighbor’s house.
Marty Burbank (LL.M. ’08) had narrowed his choice to two sailboats, including a particularly dreamy Catalina cruiser. It was to be the fulfillment of a love that began in the Sea Scouts, billowed during his 12 years in the Navy and crested when he met, proposed to and married his wife, Seon Chun-Burbank, Ph.D., aboard sailing vessels.
Every veteran elementary school teacher has faced one of “those” classes – a mix of students who hop around like popcorn kernels in a hot pan, aren’t keen to follow instructions and would rather do things their way, thank you very much. Last year, Erin Rosselli (M.A. ’03) had just such a class of kindergarteners. But
Jon-Barrett Ingels (Class of ’00) packaged his insecurities and what he calls failures into a rousing success. He recently published his first book, the nonfiction memoir-novella How to Succeed by Failing, with Black Hill Press, an independent publishing house run by Kevin Staniec ’01. Writing wasn’t Ingels’ plan, but his inner artist begged to be published
The Rev. Todd Adams ’94 recently was named president-elect/senior vice president by the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In his new role, he will manage more than $3 billion in assets. A native of Oklahoma, Adams says that 25 years ago he would never have imagined serving as a fund manager. He
Ken Bunt ’93 had long dreamed of a career in entertainment – and what better place to live your dream than at Disney, where it’s known that dreams come true? As president of Disney Music Group, Bunt is responsible for Disney’s recorded music, publishing and live-concert business. He works with artists such as Miley Cyrus, the
Galal Kernahan ’48, was born into a family of Methodist ministers on the rural outskirts of Phoenix. With public service as a career goal, he attended Chapman in the nascent days after World War II. At that time, Chapman was housed on Whittier College’s campus. After the war, Kernahan transitioned with Chapman when it moved to
Toshiko “Toshi” Ito ’46 cradled her rough-edged Chapman diploma and pulled out a creased graduation photo. “I was so young,” she said. “My hair was so black then.” During a recent visit to Chapman, Ito reflected on a time seven decades ago when she sought to build a new life out of the turmoil and prejudice
In spring 2012, Chapman University launched a program to bring alumni and students together with the goal of gathering the stories, opinions and perceptions of Panther graduates from multiple generations. Along the way, the Alumni Discovery Initiative has facilitated more than 350 interviews, helping the University gain a deeper understanding of alumni members’ time as Chapman students,
As an artist and illustrator, Cindy Derby ’08 takes precious care of her portfolio. “It’s like my child,” she says. So after she handed that child to the judges at a high-profile international showcase, she was understandably anxious when she didn’t see it among the other entries. “I asked, ‘Did I do something wrong?’” Derby