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


Fieldstead Grant Boosts Series and Study

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

A new grant from Fieldstead and Company will support a Department of Political Science ongoing public policy series on local government. The new grant of $330,000 brings Fieldstead’s total support to $520,000, providing funding for a new Orange County Annual Survey of political and social conditions through the eyes of county residents. “In a society


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


‘Doer Without Equal’ George Argyros '59 heads a list of alumni honorees.

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

A U.S. ambassador and life-changing philanthropist. The chief medical officer at a regional medical center. An award-winning filmmaker whose breakout work created industry buzz. These are just a few of the best and brightest alumni honored as recipients of Chapman University Distinguished  Alumni  Awards. The 15 alumni recognized during the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration in October


A H.E.R.O. of Protection Safe Kids co-founder Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) uses an artful approach to help safeguard schoolchildren from the unthinkable.

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Adam Coughran ’04 (M.A. ’10) recognized that incidents involving active shooters and violent intruders were becoming more common in the United States. A 20-year veteran of law enforcement, Coughran was helping parents prepare to meet such challenges, but  he couldn’t answer a question posed by some teachers in elementary schools: How do we teach our


Full Circle The Bowen family transforms a tragic loss into an enduring legacy.

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Uncategorized

When Ana Bowen and Rosa Lardenoit presented a gift of $100,000 to Chapman University from the estate of their late brother Joaquin “Jay” Cuetara, the moment was bittersweet. The gift supports the Matthew Bowen Memorial Scholarship endowment in memory of Ana and Mark’s son and Jay and Rosa’s nephew, who died in a traffic accident


Panthers on the Prowl

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

  Ciera Ramos ’15 found adventure in Central and South America this summer. She salsa danced in Peru, surfed the shores of Costa Rica and snorkeled with nurse sharks in Caye Caulker, Belize.   Pat Elliott ’60 (M.A. ’74) and husband Tom Elliott ’60 traveled to Cuba on a cruise from Miami in April. They


Delivering Dignity: Michelle Wulfestieg (M.A. ’08)

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

When we learn to serve, we learn to live,” said Michelle Wulfestieg (M.A. organizational leadership ’08). This lesson came in college when she volunteered at a hospice facility and connected with an 84-year-old woman who was bedbound after a stroke. A stroke survivor herself, Wulfestieg bonded so deeply that when the woman died, the family


Passion for Service: Jimmy Blalock (JD ’09)

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Jimmy Blalock (JD ’09) believes that the people of Chapman University are what set it apart from other institutions. They represent a rare combination of intelligence, passion and talent, which is part of what drew him to serve as president of Chapman’s Alumni Association from 2013 to 2016. Blalock’s love of people helped lead him


Tubular Future: Jonathan Tu ’13

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

As a Chapman University business undergraduate, Jonathan Tu ’13 stared at a photo his friend showed him of a device used in biotechnology. He knew nothing about the tiny tubes, but he was mesmerized, knowing then he wanted to work with them. “It was mind-boggling to see dozens of tubes, each smaller than a strand of