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Amy Hammer

Assistant Director of Admission
ahammer@chapman.edu

Biography in brief:

Amy graduated from Chapman University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and double minors in Psychology and Integrated Educational Studies. She is presently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration through the Argyros School of Business and Economics. As an undergraduate student she was involved in Greek Life, Chapman Radio, and the Orientation program. Additionally, she pursued internships at local nonprofits, worked as a tour guide in the Office of Admission, and made daily walks to the Orange Circle to grab coffee at Starbucks. It was through her unique experiences and the opportunities provided by Chapman that she discovered her passion for working with students in higher education.

Advice from Amy:

Think of your application like it is a puzzle the admission committee is trying to put together. Make sure there are no pieces missing and help us fill in the blanks. We want to know who you are in the classroom, in your community, what you are looking for in your future school and how Chapman plays into that.

Amy’s favorite spot on campus:

My favorite spot on-campus is Musco Lawn, which didn’t even exist when I was a student! Every summer our Alumni Engagement Office hosts an Alumni Summer Bash on Musco Lawn and it’s a great time to bring friends back to campus outside of Homecoming.

Amy’s best admission memory:

Senior year I became an Orientation Leader (OL), a role that helps incoming students and their families acclimate to the college environment. During the final day of Orientation, the entire staff of OL’s came together to reminisce and recap the experience. One of the younger OL’s stood up and started to reflect on how much Chapman meant to him. While explaining, he attributed coming to Chapman to having me as a tour guide and said my tour excited him to come to a school with students like me. It was one of the biggest compliments I ever received, and a humbling realization of how impactful admissions work can have on another person’s life.

Fast Facts:

3 words to describe myself: gregarious, optimistic and passionate.

Favorite subject: Psychology

Role model: My student government advisor in high school. He led by example, taught our class about servant leadership, and inspired me to work in education.

Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Spice Girls

Name a Hashtag to Describe Yourself: #nailedit

Book you would read again: any of the Harry Potter books

Favorite summer activity: Riding roller coasters and eating ice cream…but not at the same time.

Best movie of all time: Any movie with Christmas involved (It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, While You Were Sleeping)

Favorite quote and by whom: “It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.” - Sheryl Crow in her song, Soak up the Sun

Dream job: To be one of the friends on the TV show Friends

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