The curtain is down, the house lights are up and the lingering audience has at last departed. It was a fantastic night as usual, and now it is over for another year.
Chapman Celebrates, the glittering extravaganza that debuted in 1981 as American Celebration, made its inaugural bow in our newly minted and magnificent Musco Center, and it was larger and more spectacular than ever.
Thank you for being part of this historical night. Over the years, one thing has never changed: Proceeds from every gala go exclusively toward student scholarships. And this year is no different and we ask that you consider supporting this scholarship fund with a year-end donation. Your gift will help provide a world class education to a deserving student such as Emiko Kaneoka ’19.
"From the moment I stepped onto campus, I knew Chapman University could be my home. Although I was only a high school student at the time, something about the atmosphere, the students and the faculty that surrounded me felt strangely familiar, yet exhilaratingly new. Since then, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to Chapman University as a public relations and advertising major, and experience my first semester here. Now, as a second-semester freshman, I can truly say that the beautiful campus, exceptional faculty, amazing career opportunities and friends I've made, have proven Chapman to be my new home. Without the academic and Disciples of Christ scholarships that I received, Chapman may not have been an option for me. I would like to truly thank every Chapman University donor, along with my parents, for supporting my academic pursuits and future at this extraordinary university."
Emiko Kaneoka '19
Major: Public relations & advertising
Hometown: La Habra, California
As 82 percent of our student population benefit from financial aid and scholarships, please consider supporting our Chapman Celebrates performers and stars. Most of them probably could not attend Chapman without your help.