Lessons of Failure

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Jon-Barrett Ingels (Class of ’00) packaged his insecurities and what he calls failures into a rousing success. He recently published his first book, the nonfiction memoir-novella How to Succeed by Failing, with Black Hill Press, an independent publishing house run by Kevin Staniec ’01. Writing wasn’t Ingels’ plan, but his inner artist begged to be published

A Call to Serve

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

The Rev. Todd Adams ’94 recently was named president-elect/senior vice president by the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In his new role, he will manage more than $3 billion in assets. A native of Oklahoma, Adams says that 25 years ago he would never have imagined serving as a fund manager. He

A Dream Awakens

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Ken Bunt ’93 had long dreamed of a career in entertainment – and what better place to live your dream than at Disney, where it’s known that dreams come true? As president of Disney Music Group, Bunt is responsible for Disney’s recorded music, publishing and live-concert business. He works with artists such as Miley Cyrus, the

Dynamite Activism

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Galal Kernahan ’48, was born into a family of Methodist ministers on the rural outskirts of Phoenix. With public service as a career goal, he attended Chapman in the nascent days after World War II. At that time, Chapman was housed on Whittier College’s campus. After the war, Kernahan transitioned with Chapman when it moved to

The Legacy of Heart Mountain

April 7, 2016 by | Alumni

Toshiko “Toshi” Ito ’46 cradled her rough-edged Chapman diploma and pulled out a creased graduation photo. “I was so young,” she said. “My hair was so black then.” During a recent visit to Chapman, Ito reflected on a time seven decades ago when she sought to build a new life out of the turmoil and prejudice

Belay Honored with Presidential Medal

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

Michael Belay, the Chapman University public safety officer who sold his home to help pay for a school in his hometown of Tembien, Ethiopia, now has experience with receiving as well as giving. At the annual Chapman staff holiday breakfast in December, Belay was presented with the highest honor awarded by the University – the

Chapman Programming Finds a Home on KCET

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

If you’ve ever watched the annual Wassail Holiday Concert or Dialogue with Doti on television, you already know about Chapman University’s relationship with KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been five years since Chapman and KCET started working together, says Pamela Ezell ’81 (MFA ’87), director of

Challenger Archive Provides Insights on Ethics

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

Reports and letters related to the Challenger shuttle disaster — documents that might have saved seven astronauts’ lives — were donated to Chapman University in January, nearly 30 years to the day after the shuttle exploded in the cold skies over Cape Canaveral. Allan J. McDonald, one of the rocket engineers who sounded the warning that

Alongside a Legend A star-studded collaboration produces a prequel in the Sherlock Holmes canon

March 29, 2016 by | Chapman Now

So what’s it like writing a book with basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? “So easy,” Anna Waterhouse says of her experience with the recently published novel Mycroft Holmes. Waterhouse, a professor in Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, previously worked with Abdul-Jabbar on two documentary films – On the Shoulders of Giants, about