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Chapman Alumni News - April 2014

Spring is in the air at Chapman University! Flowers are blooming across campus and our community is buzzing with excitement and activity. Read on to find out what some of your fellow Panther alumni have been up to, get the scoop on opportunities to get involved with your alma mater and more.

Class Notes and Alumni Headlines

  • Members of the Class of 1964 share their Chapman memories as they gear up for their 50th class reunion. Read more »
  • Matthew McCray ’98 returns to campus as a guest director for the Department of Theatre’s production of Machinal, which opens Thursday, April 10. Read more »
  • An alumni team (led by Joe Sill '13) collaborated to create a Tesla commercial. Read more »
  • Erika Sanders ’13 is spending a year teaching English at a foreign language high school in the Bulgarian town of Ruse. Read more »

Want to be featured here, on the Alumni Blog and Twitter, or in Chapman Magazine? Submit a class note online »

Volunteer on Campus as an Alumni Ambassador

Want to get more involved at Chapman and volunteer at campus events? The newly formed Alumni Ambassador group is looking for alumni who want to promote the value and importance of being involved in the Chapman community through a strong alumni presence at university events.

Learn more »

Apply to be an Alumni Ambassador »

Alumni Networking Roundtables

Hosted at locations in Orange County, Alumni Networking Roundtables are designed for alumni who are employed or in transition and are interested in expanding their professional network. Roundtables are an optimal way to introduce yourself and your career aspirations to fellow Chapman University alumni who may have the connections you need to help you accomplish your goals.

April Alumni Networking Roundtable
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location in central Orange County to be announced upon registration.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by contacting Eric Deovlet via e-mail or by calling (714) 744-7090.

Last Call: Alumni Greek Skit Reception and Watch Party

Do you have your ticket for the Greek Skit Alumni Pre-Show Reception and Watch Party yet? It's coming up on Friday and no tickets will be sold at the door.

Friday, April 4, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Reception: Argyros Forum, Room 209 ABC

Join us on campus and reconnect with friends as you enjoy appetizers, beer and wine. Your ticket includes admission to a reserved seating section for the show in Memorial Hall but you also have the option of staying at the reception and watching it on live streaming TVs.

Get your ticket today »

Benefits of the Month

Serve First Solutions
Looking for an electronic payment solution for your company? Serve First Solutions delivers business profitability to their clients with expert focus on a variety of electronic payment solutions. They are offering exclusive prices and terms, free equipment and no contract for Chapman University alumni. Browse options online and contact Matt Greco '05 via email or at (714) 236-9011 to learn more.

Dale Carnegie Training
Want to sharpen your skills and improve your performance in order to build positive, steady and profitable results? Dale Carnegie Training focuses on giving people those opportunities. The Orange County location is offering alumni 20% off public programs and seminars. Start browsing the programs and seminars today and contact Zee Patel '12 via e-mail or at (949) 833-3253 to learn more.

Alumni Author Panel Discussion

As co-founder of Black Hill Press, Kevin Staniec ’01 is shining a spotlight on the contemporary American novella. Staniec and a panel of alumni authors from Black Hill Press will be speaking on campus about the author’s role in the book business. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more »

The New Writer: An Author’s Responsibility in the 21st Century
Monday, April 14, 2014, 4 – 6 p.m.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor, Chapman University

Class Rings: Chapman's Newest Tradition

At a ceremony last month, Dean Jerry Price unveiled the new Chapman Class Rings, which were designed by a student committee. This signature family of rings are available for purchase by alumni and students. Explore the class ring options »

Alumni who purchase a ring or already have a class ring are invited to participate in the Inaugural Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, April 27. Learn more »

If you're interested in participating in the Class Ring Dedication Ceremony, contact Rebecca Green »

Be a Part of Senior Convocation

Now in its second year, Senior Convocation is an opportunity for graduating seniors to join together one last time and celebrate their achievements before the school and college commencement ceremonies. Alumni are invited to participate in Senior Convocation on Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. by presenting medals to members of the Class of 2014 and welcoming them to our alumni family. 

Contact Lisa Eap if you would like to participate »