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Chapman Alumni News - December 2013

The holiday season is an especially wonderful time to be part of the Chapman Family. Our campus community is buzzing with the excitement of holiday events like Winterfest and Wassail and campus traditions like Midnight Breakfast. Read on to find out what’s on the horizon in the coming months.

Another Incredible Year at Chapman

It's been quite a year to be part of the Chapman Family! Learn more about the remarkable success and progress that the Chapman Family and campus community have experienced over the past year in our latest post on the Alumni Blog »

Alumni involvement and generosity to the Chapman Fund plays a central role in this remarkable progress and in our work to continue providing each and every student with a personalized education and vibrant living/learning environment.

In the spirit of the season and as a vote of confidence in Chapman's continued success, please consider giving to the Chapman Fund. Every gift, of every size, counts and makes an impact on our community and our students.

Make your gift online today »


Celebrate the season with the Chapman Family at Winterfest on Thursday, December 5 at 5 p.m.

This free community event will feature a holiday marketplace, live performances of seasonal music by Chapman student ensembles, free hot chocolate and cider, children’s activities and fireworks. Bring your friends and family and make sure to stop by the Alumni Association booth for a holiday treat.

P.S. We hear the weather report may call for snow...

Class Notes and Alumni News

  • Justin Bird (MBA '11) is a cast member on the upcoming season of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, premiering Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8/9 p.m. central. Read more »
  • Stephanie Robbins ’07 completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in communication at U.C. Santa Barbara. She is in her first semester as a tenure-track assistant professor of communication studies at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication.
  • Bill Theriault ’69 has traveled the globe in his career as a massage therapist. Read more »
  • Marcial Rios ’09 received Best Screenwriter Award at the Q Film Festival in Dallas and Long Beach.
  • Sinan Kanatsiz ’97 (M.A. ’00) is the chairman and founding member of Chapman50, a group designed to connect influential alumni leaders in a university-wide network. Read more »

Benefits of the Month

Traveling to Orange County for the holidays? Chase Suites in Brea is offering a special $89 alumni rate for spacious one and two bedroom apartment-style suites with complimentary wireless internet and a full American breakfast. Visit their website and let them know you’re a Chapman grad when you make your reservation.

And if you’re looking to get some holiday treats, Flavor Pursuit (a bakeshop owned and operated by Courtney Hamlin ’11) is offering alumni 10% off your order.

Looking for gifts? Orange Coast Magazine is offering discounted subscriptions and the South Coast Repertory is giving Chapman alumni a great discount on tickets.  Learn more »

Another Great Networking Event

Special thanks to the members of Chapman50 and Chapman University Young Alumni (CUYA) who attended our post-Economic Forecast mixer at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, CA. The event was a great opportunity for alumni to network with others who are professionally driven and want to make a difference in their communities.

To learn more about Chapman50, visit chapman50.org »

To learn more about getting involved with CUYA, contact Jessica Price '11, young alumni giving coordinator »

Lifelong Learning - Spring 2014 Courses

Alumni ages 50+ are invited to join us for Chapman Alumni Lifelong Learning (CALL), which brings seasoned learners together in the classroom with current students and outstanding faculty. The class audit fee is waived for CALL participants.

The CALL course offerings for the Spring 2014 semester are now available online »

Interested in getting involved? Join us on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Henley Reading Room at Leatherby Libraries for CALL orientation and class registration for the Spring 2014 semester. To learn more about the program or to RSVP for orientation, contact Andi Doddridge, event and program coordinator.

Help Us Reach a LinkedIn Milestone

We're just shy of 5,000 members in the Chapman University Alumni Association group on LinkedIn! If you're not already a member of this exclusive group, join today and take advantage of:

  • Connections to close to 5,000 fellow alumni working in different industries
  • Discussion forums to help identify best practices
  • Exclusive job postings from companies looking to hire Chapman graduates

Get connected to the alumni network »

Free Estate Planning Guide

Providing and protecting are key principles within any family. We are pleased to offer alumni a complimentary copy of Provide & Protect, a book to assist you in making critical decisions about your estate, family and legacy. Request a copy today »