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Chapman Alumni News - May 2014

As Chapman University wraps up another great academic year, we are preparing to welcome the newest members of our alumni family: the Class of 2014. Our network of Panther grads grows larger and stronger each year and we can't wait to see what these new alumni will bring to our community! Read on to find out about a few of the many upcoming opportunities to be an active part of the Chapman Family. 

Class Notes and Alumni Headlines

  • Alex Struppa '11 is taking Google Glass to new heights. Read more »
  • Hannah (Taylor) Skvarla '10 teamed up with Lauren Conrad to empower communities and fight poverty across the globe. Read more »
  • Mark Samuels ’06 is blending sustainability and entrepreneurship through his company, Nimbus Eco. Read more »

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

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 share Chapman stories, perspectives and advice with incoming freshmen from your home area and their families.

View the schedule of 2014 Summer Welcome Receptions »

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.

Upcoming CUYA Events

Alumni and Senior Chappy Hour

Join graduating seniors (who will soon be the newest members of our alumni family) for a Chappy Hour at Provisions in the Circle on Wednesday, May 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to network with alumni in your area over a few drinks. Register online »

Chapman Meet Ups: Beethoven

Alumni are invited to celebrate the life and work of Beethoven over two events:

  • Saturday, May 10: Join us at the Bowers Museum to view the Beethoven: The Late Great exhibition.
  • Thursday, May 15: The Chapman University Orchestra and Choir will be performing Beethoven’s iconic 9th Symphony.

Learn more about CUYA and register for these events online »

Benefit of the Month

On Wednesday, 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.

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.

May Alumni Networking Roundtable
Wednesday, May 28, 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.

Panthers at the Balboa Island Parade

Heads up, Orange County alumni! President Jim Doti will be appearing (with his classic car, a 1965 Porsche 356c) in the 21st annual Balboa Island Parade on Sunday, June 1. A group of alumni, including Brady Hogan ’92, director of alumni engagement, will be watching the parade together at the corner of Marine Ave. and Park Ave. (near the fire station).

The parade begins at 11 a.m. and the bridge to Balboa Island closes at 10:30 a.m., so make sure to get there early.

Put on some Chapman gear and come out to cheer for President Doti, mingle with fellow alumni and show your Panther Pride!

Think Chapman First: Hire Panther Alumni

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

Look no further than the SOS Recruiting Expo, hosted by the Chapman University Career Development Center, coming up on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. This event will give your company access to our network of job-seeking Chapman 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.