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Chapman Alumni News - January 2014

Happy New Year, Panthers! As our students return to campus in the coming weeks with bright hopes and new goals for the spring semester, we hope that 2014 finds you filled with renewed energy. 

Our New Year's resolution is to continue serving our vibrant community of Chapman alumni across the globe by putting the Alumni Compact into action. If you're not familiar with the Alumni Compact, check it out on the alumni homepage »

Class Notes and Alumni News

  • Charles Vickery ’08 (MBA ’10) was featured on The Huffington Post for his creative new business venture in which he offers clients both opera singing and the assembly of IKEA furniture. Read more and see a video of Charles at work »
  • Heather (Tuomala) Binns ’99 was voted by the Los Angeles Hot List as one of the top five personal trainers in Los Angeles for the 2nd year in a row. Read more »
  • Candice Fliedner ’06 was featured in an article and radio interview on KCRW for the nonprofit organization she started, We Are The Movement, which offers music, dance, art, writing and physical activities to at-risk and disadvantaged children. Read more »

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

Save the Date: State of the University

Celebrate Chapman University’s recent achievements and get a glimpse of what's in store for the future. President Doti’s address will include a multimedia presentation discussing the current state of the university, an update on significant recent accomplishments and news about the latest initiatives. 

State of the University Address
Friday, February 21, 2014
11 a.m.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall

Lifelong Learning - Spring Orientation and Registration

Orientation and registration for the Spring 2014 semester of Chapman Alumni Lifelong Learning (CALL) is coming up next week. 

Monday, January 13, 2014
10 a.m. to noon
Henley Reading Room, Second Floor, Leatherby Libraries

CALL brings seasoned learners together in the classroom with current students and outstanding faculty to audit classes, free of charge. Check out the course offerings online »

To learn more about the program or to RSVP for orientation, contact Andi Doddridge, event and program coordinator.

Crafting Your Cover Letter

Have you checked out CareerSpots' virtual library of career and professional development videos?  It's our newest career resource for Chapman alumni. These quick videos give you expert insight from leading recruiters on starting your job search, nailing the interview process and much more.

Our featured video this month is The Cover Letter »

The cover letter can make all the difference and land you the interview that you want. This video will help you learn what to say and how to say it so you get noticed by potential employers.

Visit us online to learn more about the career services and resources available to Chapman alumni. Check out the Career Videos tab in our Career Tool Kit to explore more CareerSpots videos.

Schweitzer Award Nominations

Since 1982, Chapman University has given The Schweitzer Award of Excellence to an individual or organization that exemplifies Albert Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service.

Chapman is looking for alumni nominees for the 2014 award. Learn more about the criteria »

Do you know an alumna or alumnus worthy of this presitigious honor? Nominate a fellow Panther grad via e-mail to Nancy Martin by February 15, 2014 »

Benefit of the Month

Leatherby Libraries Access

The Leatherby Libraries welcomes Chapman alumni. With your alumni ID card, you can:

  • Check out up to 10 items at a time 
  • Access the library's online catalog
  • Use media rooms
  • Take advantage of other electronic resources 

Request your free alumni ID card today »

Private and Secure Online Wills Planner

Documenting your ultimate wishes is one of the most important steps you can take in providing peace of mind for your loved ones, but many people are full of excuses for not having a will. The information and helpful videos on our website – combined with our online Wills Planner – helps you organize and collect details needed for meeting with an estate attorney.

With our planner, the process will be much easier, less expensive and a comfort to your family. Learn more »