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In Memoriam


Chapman University mourns Carol Neblett, opera star and artist-in-residence Soprano who sang with Pavarotti and Domingo dies at 71

November 29, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Editor’s Note A Celebration of Life for Carol Neblett will be held Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in Musco Center for the Arts. This special event will include performances by her colleagues and former students, as well as remembrances and recordings of her career. Free tickets are available online at www.muscocenter.org or by calling

In Memoriam: Yuhua (Jake) Liang

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | In Memoriam

An assistant professor of communication studies and a 2017 Valerie Scudder Award honoree, Yuhua (Jake) Liang, Ph.D., passed away Aug. 11. He was 37. “The grace and strength with which Jake dealt with his cancer was an inspiration to all as he consistently thought of how it impacted others every step of his journey,” said

In Memoriam: Curt Lowens

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | In Memoriam

A Holocaust survivor and World War II hero who went on to become a Hollywood actor and an important part of Chapman’s Holocaust education programs for almost 15 years, Curt Lowens passed away May 8. He was 91. “I truly think Curt loved every moment on the Chapman campus, and nothing gave him more pleasure

In Memoriam: Charles D. Martin

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | In Memoriam

A member of Chapman University’s Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years, Chuck Martin passed away March 28. He was 80. Together with his wife Twyla, Martin was a longtime benefactor of an array of programs at the University. In 2013, the couple served as gala chairs for the signature gala fundraising event now known

In Memoriam: Michael C. Martin

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

A specialist in music composition who also directed Chapman’s 20th Century Chamber Music Series, retired faculty member Michael C. Martin passed away in December. Martin began teaching at Chapman in 1980 and retired as an associate professor of music in 2006. For many years, he was the only music composition instructor on campus, leading the

In Memoriam: Susan M. Larsen

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

An adjunct progessor of sociology at Chapman University since 2002, Susan M. Larsen, Ph.D., passed away Jan. 7 following a recurrence of cancer. She was 49. “A respected and caring instructor, Dr. Larsen was also deeply committed to volunteer work with adults and children with disabilities,” said Edward Day, Ph.D., chair of the Department of

In Memoriam: Lawrence K. Dodge

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

A great friend and supporter of Chapman University and the internationally recognized film school that bears his name, Lawrence K. Dodge passed away Dec. 1. He was 77. The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, ranked as one of the top 10 film schools in the world, built its state-of-the-art facilities with the help

In Memoriam: Jack Lindquist University trustee emeritus and first president of Disneyland, Lindquist passed away Feb. 28 at 88.

June 17, 2016 by | In Memoriam

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

In Memoriam: Dee Henley Devoted supporter of the university and wife of Chairman Emeritus Doy Henley passed away on Feb. 20.

June 17, 2016 by | In Memoriam

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

In Memoriam: Tibor Machan Professor Emeritus who published more than 40 books passed away at 77 on March 24.

June 17, 2016 by | In Memoriam

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