A Remembrance by Ashley Beall ’07 I believe I was meant to begin at Chapman the same year Cory O’Connor began teaching at the University in 2003. I believe in fate and luck, and so did he. Coming from Texas, I was in a whole new world and ready to make my mark. My first
A Remembrance By William Cumiford ’63, Ph.D., associate professor of history About a decade ago one of my advisees, Laura, a history major, dropped by my office for a chat just days before her May graduation. She spoke very excitedly about securing her credential and entering the public schools. Not long into our conversation she mentioned that
A dedicated supporter of Chapman University for more than three decades, Richard Bye passed away Jan. 13. He was 68. Along with Roseanne, his wife of 47 years, Bye became involved with Chapman in the early 1980s, developing a deep affection for Chapman’s programs and people that was returned by all those who came to know
An early director of choral music who helped many Chapman University alumni launch singing and music education careers, Sheldon Disrud has died. He passed away Dec. 13 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 91. Disrud was among the first faculty who joined Chapman when it moved to Orange in 1954. Among his students was Jim Schamp ’62, whom
Ryan Odenwalder (J.D. ’09) was one of the top students at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. Although a car accident ended his life in April 2010, his legacy lives on through the Ryan L. Odenwalder Endowed Memorial Scholarship.
A longtime member of the Town & Gown support group as well as the Charles C. Chapman Heritage Society at Chapman University, June Williams passed away in March.
Joey Huddleston ’11 remembers the impact of Don Will, Ph.D., professor of political science and holder of the Delp-Wilkinson Chair in Peace Studies, who passed away in February.
An alumnus who literally sang the praises of Chapman University and served as an unflagging supporter of alumni activities, the Rev. Dean Echols ’46 passed away Aug. 28. He was 88. Friends and colleagues remembered Echols as a powerful speaker, tireless president and board member of the Alumni Association and gifted tenor. As an undergraduate, Echols
A champion of public art and educational excellence, Chapman University Trustee Ross Escalette passed away in September after a long illness. “Ross was a beloved friend of Chapman and, as a board member, was an indefatigable force, inspired by his love for higher education and his abiding dedication to philanthropy,” said Chapman President Jim Doti.