Linda Padilla-Smyth sits behind her desk beaming as she holds a new award in her hand. Chapman University’s director of Real Estate and Property Management explains how she was secretly nominated for a real estate organization’s Philanthropy Award by her coworker. Shocked to receive an email stating that she was chosen, she recently flew to
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, has admitted Chapman University as a member. “Less than 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have received the designation of Phi Beta Kappa,” said Chapman University President Daniele Struppa. “It is truly the highest distinction a university can earn. We are proud to have
Two things in particular attracted Brian Powell to become Chapman University’s new vice president and chief human resources officer – the unique energy and determination that was apparent to him when he visited. “This is an organization that has very thoughtfully and thoroughly created a strategic plan. And then it works the plan,” Powell says.
They arrive as teenagers, just beginning to find their voices. But many of the high school students who have flocked to campus the last seven summers for the Chapman University Choral Music Camp return, again and again. Some eventually become Chapman students, camp counselors and instructors, or even continue guiding young campers as Chapman graduates. “I
A device like a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop can unlock the world. It also can sit useless in a drawer. Or frustrate to no end. Technological gadgets can be especially confounding to older people born long before “text” and “Google” were verbs. Now, thanks to a community service program created by Chapman University
“There’s just something special about this place. It feels like home.” It’s a sentiment we hear time and again from Chapman University students and alumni, but it’s also a common refrain from the staff members dedicating their careers to creating an exceptional Chapman Experience. That must be why so many of them stick around for
There may be fewer students on campus, but there’s still plenty of campus life afoot. Here are a few seasonal suggestions for staff and faculty to enjoy this summer. Check out the Chapman Staff Art Exhibition in the first-floor Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art. The show opens during Staff Summit Week and the campus community
Chapman University celebrated Commencement Weekend 2018 with fireworks, celebrations, a champagne toast and a Closing Convocation that featured television writer and comedian Larry Wilmore. Revisit the excitement on the University’s Facebook page, where photos and video of the day’s highlights are posted for viewing. Missed Convocation? No worries, catch up here.
Filmmaker Justin Simien ’05 isn’t one to ignore the elephant in the room. “Dear White People,” his acclaimed feature film and Netflix series by the same name, takes a satirical but unblinking look at racial and cultural tensions among contemporary college students. So when he stepped to the podium to give the keynote talk at
They aided the sick. Opened doors of communication. Helped the homeless. Students aren’t the only ones changed by the Chapman University experience. Chapman, and the world beyond, is different for their having been here. Each of the 2,300 undergraduates receiving degrees in this year’s 2018 Commencement brought unique gifts and growth to the life of