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


‘Lemonade Maker’: Jasmine Johnson ’15

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

As a little girl, Jasmine Johnson ’15 walked up to strangers to ask for money for food or bus fare to get to school. She remembers feeling rejected and embarrassed, but she also developed resilience as she trudged the streets night after night with her mother and younger brother, carrying her few belongings in a


A Dream Rekindled: Nicole Renard ’17

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Nicole Renard ’17 became a dancer at age 2 and competed in her first pageant while in fifth grade. Little did she know then that she’d dance across the Miss America stage as Miss Washington on Sept. 10. Soon after she began her pageant career, Renard won National American Miss. The foundation helps girls develop


With Designs on Discovery

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

From the colorful packaging on grocery store shelves to the dynamic imagery on movie posters and even the life-saving info on disaster-readiness materials, examples of dynamic graphic design are all around us. And so are practitioners of this thriving art form, including those in the Chapman Family. So we at Chapman Magazine decided to invite


Geniuses Don’t Look Like Me Before reaching the peak of success at Chapman, the Cheverton Award winner first had to scale a mountain of self-doubt.

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

It’s hard to imagine that Taylor Lee Patti ’17 was ever afraid of anything. After all, this is a scholar who triple-majored her way through Chapman University, recently earning degrees in physics, math and Spanish. Going where few undergrads dare, she gave a talk on her research to the American Physical Society and guest-lectured at the


The Science of Breakthrough

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

“The new Center for Science and Technology will allow us to expand the range of different questions we can ask. We already are asking important questions, and doing important research to answer them. But the new Center will allow us to be more expansive in our exploration. I think that’s true of all Chapman researchers.”


Reeling in the Years Art students embrace a tool of film industry promotion, designing posters that highlight a growing Chapman legacy.

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

The project is inspired by Hollywood, but right from the start it has been all about realizing singular visions of Chapman. Since 2010,  students in Art 430 – Advanced Graphic Design – have taken up the challenge of creating an official University poster, in the spirit of those displayed outside theatres to artfully draw us


Hand in Hand At Launch Labs, budding entrepreneurs incubate ideas in “a cool little ecosystem where everyone is helping each other.”

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

There’s chatter down the halls. In one room, a team strategizes how best to market its new software. In another, someone tests a virtual-reality game as a teammate gathers important data on bugs and glitches. Everyone is perfecting their products. In the Launch Labs, Chapman University’s startup incubator, there’s always someone working and always someone