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Breaking News Of Those Breaking New Ground

This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements and life changes of fellow Panthers.

Here you can stay in touch, keep up and announce your own class note by submitting your story.

 

70s

John Alexander '70
John and his Chapman Sweetheart just celebrated 50 years of marriage. They were married by Dr. Carpenter, Chapman chaplain, in the little chapel on June 11,1970. Lyn and John retired from teaching careers. They have one son, Jared and have five grandchildren. "I still get a glow when I look at my Lyn. She is even more beautiful than the night I met her in Cheverton Hall."

Don Hurzeler '70
Don Hurzeler just published his fifth book, What's Left of Don. The book is a memoir of a Chapman graduate who has run through life with scissors in hand, made CEO, retired and started three more careers, At age 73, Don is most happy when he is in his home town surf of Kona, Hawaii with a camera housing in his hand doing surf photography, or off shore in the water with big sharks or WAY off shore in Mexico facing down 15 foot long salt water crocodiles as he tried to take a close up photo. Don's book debuted number one on Amazon in two categories and is available on Amazon and Kindle.

80's

Myron Feinstein (MBA '84)
Myron has now retired from consulting and teaching graduate courses at North Carolina State University.Myron and his wife are spending their time rock climbing and scuba diving. To see their adventures, follow our blog: https://adventureimages.blogspot.com .

90's

2000's

Lori Johnson '02 (MBA '11)
Lori started as Communications and Digital Strategy Manager at Prime Healthcare, located in Ontario, CA. She is the first to hold this position in the company's 20 year history. 

Diana Rodaro '03
In 2020, Diana Todaro published, "If Grandma Lived Next Door" by
Covenant Books. The book is about the whimsical ways three grandchildren might get to their grandma's house if she lived right next door. Diana also published The Ghost House together with John Vorsheck III. These books were written together with her three grandchildren.

Jamie Martin '08
Awarded a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program on September 14, 2020. Jamie is the lead editor on RuPaul's Drag Race and this is her second Primetime Emmy win.

Annamarie Sucher '09
Annamarie Sucher (alumni 2009) and Paul Jones (2011) were married on Friday, April 17th at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Chapman is where they met as students many years ago in 2007, and they've been in a relationship for over 10 years. 

 

2010's

Jeff Kuhns (LLM '13)
Jeff was accepted as a member of the Leadership Florida Connect Class XI, the premier statewide leadership institute for educating, engaging, and inspiring Florida’s top emerging leaders under age 40 with a goal of addressing key issues and opportunities that are specific to Florida.

Amanda Witte '12
Derek Witte '12 & Amanda Nieto '12 were married at Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence, Italy on 10/10/16 in front of 30 of their closest family and friends. Ashely Nieto '15 was in the wedding party. The couple now live in Boca Raton, Florida

Brendan Le '14
Brendan was named an Honors Attorney at the USPS in Long Beach, CA. Brendan earned his JD from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 2019.

Michelle (Lanthier) Nahmias '14
Michelle married Brendan Nahmias ('12) on February 22, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, CA. They met through an on-campus club at Chapman in 2010. Their bridal party included Chapman alumni Derek Dolechek ('12), Dan Duran ('13), Carly Juarez ('14) and Samantha Morgenstern (JD '14).

Marie Cheng '15
Marie is a participant in the Producers Guild of America Master of Diversity Workshop 2020 with her adult-animated TV project EVERYBODY SCREAMS AT ME.

Eric Wong '16
Eric wrote and directed a podcast, which was co-produced and stars over a dozen Chapman grads from both Masters and Bachelors programs. It’s a true crime/comedy podcast called “THE HUNT?” and it is best described as “like Serial, but funny, and you actually find out who did it in the end.” Here are links to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. The first four episodes are up now with new episodes every Tuesday until the season is completed at the end of the month.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hunt/id1527022731
https://open.spotify.com/show/3GBwyVgLd7IUMmm029ueuY
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hunt-4

Morgan Holcomb '16
Morgan has joined The Arts & Learning Conservatory as a Marketing Strategist to help Orange County students gain access to high-quality arts education. She is so excited to combine the training she received at the Argyros School of Business & Economics as well as the Chapman Theatre and English departments to show students how performing arts education can provide an important foundation for any professional career.

Robert Schumaker '17
Robert, writing as Robert Julius, published his first poetry chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press. As a graduate of the Creative Writing BFA program, he would like to thank his many mentors: Dr. Anna Leahy, Prof. Mildred Lewis, Prof. Lisa Cupolo, and the Wilkinson English faculty.

Kerri Polizzi JD '17
On July 25, Kerri got engaged to boyfriend, Scott Kramer, at the Downtown Disney District. They are planning a wedding for 2022.

Elissa Title '18
After two years in the making, Elissa has written, designed, and published a photography book of her travels. NEXT STOP EVERYWHERE
View online here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10151952-next-stop-everywhere

Chloe de Vries '20
Chloe was named the Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

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