Lindquist’s legacy was cemented on his retirement from Disneyland in 1993 when a second-story window was dedicated at the park’s City Hall. It reads: “J.B. Lindquist, honorary mayor of Disneyland, Jack of all trades, master of fun.” On the Chapman campus, Lindquist’s generosity and dedication to the University are evident in the Leatherby Libraries’ Jack and
Her name and a sense of her spirit can be found in numerous places around campus, including the Doy and Dee Henley Residence Hall and the Fish Interfaith Center, where “Dee’s Garden of the Senses” is a tranquil spot to refresh the spirit. And a luminous memorial shines each December for Chapman’s Winterfest Celebration, when “Dee
Trained as a philosopher, Machan joined the Chapman faculty in 2001 and held the R.C. Hoiles Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise in the Argyros School of Business and Economics. In addition to teaching business ethics, Machan occasionally led freshman foundations courses covering topics such as philosophy of commerce and foundations of Western thought. Among
A much-loved figure and one of the most recognized faces of the University as presenter of the annual Chapman Economic Forecast, Esmael “Essie” Adibi, Ph.D., passed away April 8. He was 63. President Jim Doti, who taught Adibi at Chapman and then became his colleague at the Anderson Center for Economic Research, called him “one of
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.