» Class of 2006 10-Year Reunion

Dear Class of 2006,

I can hardly believe it has been 10 years since I celebrated my graduation from Chapman University. Walking across the stage along with our classmates was truly an experience to remember. There was much growth in our years at Chapman – they opened a new residence hall, built the Leatherby Libraries and Ken and Toni Oliphant Hall, and broke ground for the Erin J. Lastinger Athletics Complex. I remember being so excited to be a part of the ground breaking ceremony for the Lastinger Athletic Complex. Let’s return to campus and see what new additions have been made since we’ve left. To properly celebrate this milestone, we invite you to join us for the 2006 Class Reunion Celebration, which will take place during The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2016. 

Much has changed since we graduated from Chapman, but the “Chapman Spirit” has remained the same. Its time to cheers to the personal achievements, promotions, engagements and weddings, and new babies in person, rather than just “liking” them on Facebook. This is the perfect opportunity to visit campus and reconnect with the place we once called home. We hope to see you all in October to celebrate our 10-Year Reunion!

With Panther Pride,

Kelsey Bains ’06
2006 Class Representative
class representative for 2006

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+ - Registration

Class of 2006 10-Year Reunion Dinner

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Chapman University, Argyros Forum 209
Cost: $25 per person, includes dinner and drinks

Register for the 10-Year Reunion Dinner for the Class of 2006 »

*Reunion registration is part of the registration portal for The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration. Make sure to select "Class of 2006 10-Year Reunion", along with any other Homecoming events you plan to attend.

Questions? Please, contact the Alumni Engagement Office.

+ - Who's Coming?

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Who’s Coming?

Kelsey Bains '06

+ - Class Gift

Your reunion year is a special opportunity for your class to show your Panther pride and to recognize the meaningful role Chapman has played in your life and the lives of your classmates. This is your opportunity to help shape the lives of current and future students by making a gift in honor of your 10-Year Reunion.

Remember, every gift counts! You have until December 31, 2016 to make your gift!

Make your Class of 2006 10-Year Reunion gift online to the Chapman Fund today »

Want to give to your favorite fund on campus instead? Make sure to write "Class of 2006 Class Gift" in the memo!


Suggested gift amounts:

$10 gift in honor of your 10-Year Reunion

$20.06 gift in honor of your class year

Pledge a gift of $16.67 monthly for five years and your name will be engraved on the Alumni Legacy Wall inside of Doti Hall alongside the names of your fellow Chapman alumni.

Upgrade to President's Circle at $1,000 to be invited to exclusive events with President Doti and have your legacy engraved on the Alumni Legacy Wall in Doti Hall alongside the names of your classmates.


Goal

  • 7% CLASS PARTICIPATION to beat giving year 2011 which is 70 donors!
  • $3,000 DOLLAR goal to beat giving year 2011. 

Check out our progress:

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Keep up the class spirit and thank you all who have participated!

Class of 2006: 780 alumni

Giving Year
# of Donors
$ Total
% of Participation

January 1 to December 31, 2006

24

$1,607

3%

January 1 to December 31, 2011

47

$2,122

6%

January 1 to December 31, 2016

$

 


Importance of Alumni Giving

Alumni giving is more than just philanthropically supporting the University; it makes a big impact on Chapman’s ranking in U.S. News & World Report. One of the categories by which universities are ranked is the number of alumni who give. This is known as the alumni participation rate. Note: the ranking is based on the number of donors, not the amount of money. As Chapman’s ascends the rankings, your Chapman degree becomes even more valuable and prestigious.

Reunion giving in particular is an important component of advancing Chapman’s rankings by boosting the alumni participation rate, as these gifts account for 25% of the total Chapman Fund dollars raised each year. Visit the Chapman Fund tab to learn more.

+ - Volunteers

Class Volunteers

Kelsey Bains - Class Representative


Thank you to all who are spreading the word through Facebook!

+ - Class of 2006 Statistics

Total alumni in the Class of 2006: 778

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+ - Chapman Fund

Why do most people give to the Chapman Fund?

Gifts to the Chapman Fund, also known as the annual fund, are put to use the year they are given, rather than stored in a fund for future use.

Check out all the ways the Chapman Fund was used to help our alma mater grow and thrive:

  • Scholarships: 42% of the scholarship needs for incoming freshman were funded, 82% of all students received scholarships
  • Special travel courses including A Walk Down Wall Street, An Insider's View of Silicon Valley, Paris and London, A Tale of Two Cities
  • Academic Advising Center: nine additional staff members hired and programs and services enhanced to help guide students through their Chapman journey.
  • Work Study Program: increased hiring to create opportunities not just for students who qualify based on financial need, but for all students who have a desire to work and earn money on campus. The Work Study Program allows students to bolster their resumes with valuable professional experience.
  • Chapman Filmed Entertainment: supported the creation of a production company and the subsequent production of the film The Barber. This venture provides film students the opportunity to contribute to a feature-length film and gain real-world experience.
  • Faculty hiring: six full-time faculty members hired, including Ron Jordan, the dean of new School of Pharmacy
  • New academic programs including the School of Pharmacy and other health science programs
  • New and renovated facilities: construction of the Digital Media Arts Center and renovation of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Student Opportunities such as the Alternate Spring Break Program
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