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Chapman University & Its Alumni: A Compact

compact;
n.

1. an agreement for mutual benefit between an individual or group and the
government or community as a whole.

Chapman, in order to create a more perfect University community, seeks to strengthen
its compact with its alumni. For its part, Chapman pledges to:


Maintain a lifelong interest in, and affi rmation of the personal, professional and
spiritual milestones of its alumni;


Afford alumni a formal, valued voice in all critical institutional matters;
Engage the alumni in all key facets of University life including signature events,
activities and traditions;


Offer the means for alumni to discover one another, either to re-form bonds or
create new alliances;


Provide information, programs and servi ces that correspond with the strongest
alumni interests and needs;


Welcome them back, through various aven ues, and celebrate their return home.

Visit Us

Mailing Address
The Office of Alumni Engagement
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Physical Address
Elliott Alumni House
204 North Olive Street
Orange, CA 92868

 

Chapman University will always be your home and we hope you come back often to visit!

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History of Elliot Alumni House

In 2011, Chapman University acquired and renovated a historic and beautiful home for alumni. Elliott Alumni House was named in honor of Chapman alumni Tom ’60 and Pat ’60 (M.A. '74) Elliott, whose leadership gift helped to make the purchase and renovation possible. 

Located at the corner of North Olive Street and West Maple Avenue, the prominent two-story house with the steep-pitch, multi-gable roof is a familiar landmark to the Chapman community. For the 14 years prior to its purchase by Chapman, it served as Victorian Manor Tea Rooms.

The Folk Victorian home was built in 1904 by William J. and Ella Granger, founders of First National Bank of Orange on the Plaza. The house reflects quality craftsmanship throughout. It is adorned with European cherry wood that was imported from England on the sailing ship of Mr. Granger's grandfather. The original window pulleys still work  today as they did at the turn of the century. The window glass is also original. The lighting has transitioned through the centuries from gas to primitive electrical to the standard electrical lighting of today. The stairway is hand-carved with loving detail. 

Recognizing the significant contributions of Chapman University to the preservation and sympathetic reuse of this historic building in Old Towne, the Old Towne Preservation Association awarded Elliott Alumni House the Special Merit/Adaptive Re-Use Award at their 17th annual awards program in May 2011. 

Elliott Alumni House is an inviting space – rich with history, heritage and legacy – that Chapman alumni can proudly call their own. Alumni are always invited and encouraged to drop by the house for a visit or a tour.

Meet Your Alumni Team

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Andi Doddridge

Director, Alumni Engagement
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William (Bill) Guzik

Manager, Alumni Engagement
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Joy Flynn

Manager, Support Groups
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Cristina Hallock

Manager, Events
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Olivia Kwitny

Coordinator, Alumni Engagement