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Alumni Features


Class Act Marty Burbank (LL.M.'08) and his wife make an incredibly generous gesture that defers one dream as it fulfills 27 others

July 1, 2016 by | Alumni Features

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.

Top Drawer Her children's book illustrations win praise for their whimsy and sophistication, putting the career of Cindy Derby '08 on an artful upswing

March 15, 2016 by Dennis Arp | Features

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

A Growing Number of Panthers Are Finding Success with the Angels

June 9, 2015 by Allison Jenney (M.A./MFA '16) | Alumni Features

When we think of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball, we typically consider the daily pitching match-ups, the heavy hitters we love to watch and the fielders likely to make that one saving play. Sometimes we also dream about the chance to get on those fields ourselves. But what about the players off the

Rick Eisleben ’69 Returns to Find Chapman Radio’s Bold Spirit Still Thriving

June 2, 2015 by Sean Woodard | Alumni

The first two days had been a breeze, but lack of sleep eventually started catching up with Rick Eisleben as in spring 1969 he continuously spun vinyl in the broadcast booth of what was then called Radio Chapman. Somehow he made it through almost another full day as friends and colleagues “encouraged” him to stay

CNN Producer Marjoe Aguiling ’01 Learns to Be Nimble With the News

March 4, 2015 by | Alumni

All of his training and experience rode shotgun with Marjoe Aguiling ’01 as he sped through the streets of Caracas to the presidential palace. After days of diplomatic wrangling, he finally had the green light for an exclusive interview with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and now nothing was going to stop him. “You can’t go


February 20, 2015 by | Chapman Now

PASS THE CANNEBERG, S’IL VOUS PLAIT Students at the Chinese table loved the Jell-O. The Eggs Benedict were a hit with those speaking American Sign Language. And the folks bravely studying Latin were digging into — we kid you not — Caesar salads. Welcome to Language Tables, a program that brings Chapman faculty and students

‘Off The Page’: Paddling Puppies

October 29, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

Photographer Seth Casteel ’03 returned to campus during the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration in October to inaugurate “Off the Page,” a new series of talks by people featured in Chapman Magazine.

Chapman University alumnus Seth Casteel ’03 dives in with the dogs

September 30, 2014 by | Alumni

His bubbly, irresistible photos of underwater dogs made Seth Casteel ’03 an international phenomenon two years ago, and also gave “Chapman Magazine” its most popular cover ever. With his latest release, “Underwater Puppies,” Casteel returns to Chapman to share his story with fellow alumni and friends.

Jewel of an Idea

June 2, 2014 by | Alumni

As the director of global enterprise for jewelry-making business Sasa Designs, Megan MacDonald ’02 helps hearing-impaired women in Kenya join the global marketplace.