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Chapman Alumni News - March 2014

The spring semester is in full swing at Chapman University and there are many upcoming opportunities for alumni to get involved in campus life. Want to mentor current students through Chapman Chats? Volunteer at events as an Alumni Ambassador? Interact with prospective students at a reception in your area of the country? Read on to learn more.

Class Notes and Alumni Headlines

  • Becky Williams '09 started a travel business in Peru that supports isolated indigenous communities while fostering pride in the communities’ ancient traditions. Read more »
  • Alan McNabb ’84 and Cheryl (Hisatomi) McNabb '84 have a daughter, Breanna, who is a junior at Chapman, following in her parents’ footsteps and studying chemistry.
  • Gabe Serrato-Buelna ‘97 and Kristen Henning ‘07 attended New York Fashion Week in February. Gabe is the owner and publicist of Serrato+Co. and Kristen is the associate editor of Footwear News/Conde Nast. 

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

Class notes for the Spring 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine must be submitted by Wednesday, March 5.

Chapman Chats

Are you interested in coming back to campus to interact with and mentor current students? Chapman Chats returns the week of March 31 to April 3, 2014 to give alumni the opportunity to lead a discussion with students, share experiences and offer advice.

Apply to be an alumni facilitator »

For more information and to learn how to get involved as a facilitator, contact Jessica Price ’11 at pricej@chapman.edu.

Recruit L.A. Career Expo

Are you in a transition in your career? Are you looking to expand your business network? Does the idea of a potential career at Kaiser Permanente, Northwestern Mutual, Ingram Micro or The Concord Group grab your attention? If the answer to any of these questions was yes, then register for the Recruit L.A. Alumni Career Expo.

Recruit L.A.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Learn more about the event and register »

Greek Skit Alumni Pre-Show Reception and Watch Party

Tickets are going fast for the Greek Skit Alumni Pre-Show Reception! 

Join us on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. for appetizers, beer and wine and cheer on your active brothers and sisters. Your ticket includes admission to the show in Memorial Hall, but you also have the option of staying at the reception and watching it on live streaming TVs.

Tickets are $20 each, a portion of which will be donated to the Greek Endowment Scholarship Fund. When they're gone, they're gone; don’t miss the show everyone will be talking about!

Buy your ticket today »

Want to support your chapter and contribute to the Greek Endowment Fund, but not able to make it to the event? Make a donation online in honor of your chapter »


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Benefit of the Month

Want to dig into a hot new business book, but not sure which one? Through your exclusive alumni access to the EBSCO Library Research Databases, you have access to an extensive library of business book summaries. Start browsing today »

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To see a complete list of the benefits and resources available to you as a Chapman graduate, visit us online.

That’s Amazing! Thirty Years of Huell Howser and California’s Gold

“That’s Amazing! Thirty Years of Huell Howser and California’s Gold”, a new permanent exhibit to be housed in Leatherby Libraries, opens Saturday, March 29, with an open house that will include live appearances by many of the stars of Howser’s public television program, plus screenings of a new documentary on the making of California’s Gold by film professor Jeff Swimmer. Learn more »

LinkedIn 101

If you are new to LinkedIn or would like to learn how to maximize this career networking tool, we’ve got you covered.

Visit the alumni career toolkit to see how you can make LinkedIn work for you. These short, informative video tutorials will help you build your profile, your network and deliver some great tips for researching and preparing for interviews. Start exploring today »