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Chapman Alumni News - June 2014

We recently celebrated another incredible Commencement Weekend and welcomed our largest-ever class of graduates to our alumni family! As these graduates set out into the world to make their impact and accomplish their dreams, they’re helping to strengthen Chapman’s already stellar reputation and build our alumni network in businesses and communities worldwide. We can’t wait to see what the Class of 2014 accomplishes with their Chapman degrees.

Class Notes and Alumni Headlines

  • Karen Haren 71 received the Schweitzer Award of Excellence and Hannah (Taylor) Skvarla '10 received the Rising Star humanitarian award. Read more »
  • Six members of the Chapman Family (including Brian Sanders 03 and Nathan Flanagan-Frankl ’14) were listed in OC Metro’s “40 Under Forty,” an annual roster of the county’s most impressive young professionals. Read more »
  • Sarah Nininger ’12 is moving to Uganda this month to oversee her nonprofit, Action in Africa. Read more »

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

Alumni On Stage in Los Angeles: One Night Only

Chapman alumni join an all-star celebrity cast – including Oscar nominee Laura Dern and Gary Cole – to bring to life the battlefront letters of American military men and women and their family members in the play If All the Sky Were Paper, to be performed for one night only. Learn more »

If All the Sky Were Paper
Mon., June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City

The play, written by Andrew Carroll and based on his bestselling books of military letters War Letters and Behind the Lines, is directed by John Benitz and presented by Chapman University, in association with Lexicat Artists. Tickets are on sale now for $25 general admission, online or by calling (800) 838-3006.

Welcome, New Alumni Board Members

As we wrap up the 2013-2014 academic year, we express our deepest gratitude to the members of Chapman University Alumni Association Board of Directors whose terms are ending: Dennis Parrett 62, Jeff Cole 01, Jason Hull 95, Nicole Provansal ’07 (MBA ’09), Michal Doesburg 71 and Brian Collier 71.

We are also thrilled to welcome three new board members: Ariana Burris (JD ’09), Akin Ceylan ’90 and Ed Frelly ’81.

Are you interested in serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors? Applications are currently being accepted. Learn more on the alumni blog »

Summer Welcome Receptions

Alumni, join us in welcoming the incoming Class of 2018 at our Summer Welcome Receptions across the country. We are looking for alumni to attend these events and share Chapman stories, perspectives and advice with incoming freshmen and their families. 

View the schedule of 2014 Summer Welcome Receptions and register for one in your area »

If you’d like to be a part of this year’s Welcome Committee, contact Mahri Barnes 10 via e-mail or (714) 997-6558 for more information.

Benefit of the Month

On Wed., June 18, TEDxChapmanU 2014 welcomes extraordinary game-changers, challengers and thought-leaders to the stage at Memorial Hall. Join us and be inspired by these speakers’ ideas and courage, and share your passions and aspirations with us.

Tickets are regularly $20, but alumni can take advantage of the Chapman Family discount and get $10 tickets using your Chapman ID number. Register online »

If you don't know your ID number, contact the service desk at (714) 997-6600.

Think Chapman First: Hire Panther Alumni

Is your business or organization looking to fill full-time and/or part-time positions with some of the best and brightest talent around?

The SOS Recruiting Expo is the Chapman University Career Development Center’s premier summer recruitment event for recent grads and alumni. Join us on campus on Wed., July 16 from 12 - 3 p.m. and get connected with our network of Panther graduates. Note: the expo is for PAID full-time and part-time opportunities only.

Register as a recruiting employer »
(Registration is not required for job-seeking alumni)

To learn more about participating in the SOS Recruiting Expo, contact Eric Deovlet, manager of career and industry, via e-mail or by calling (714) 744-7090.

Network and Learn at the Economic Forecast Update

Join President James L. Doti and Professor Esmael Adibi as they review the economic trends of the past six months and give insight about what’s in store for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.

Economic Forecast Update
Thurs., June 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall,
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

Individual tickets are regularly $150, but Chapman alumni are eligible for a discounted rate of just $50 per ticket. The special rate is good for one ticket per alumna/alumnus, as a career development and networking opportunity. Register online today using the code PANTHERPRIDE »

For more event information, visit the website or contact the Office of Special Events at (714) 628-2750.

Chapman is Headed to Boston!

Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is taking their show on the road again. After a successful tour in Texas this January, some of our vocal majors and faculty are heading to Boston for three exclusive ensemble performances, June 6-8. All performances are free and open to the public.

Get details and learn more »