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» Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion

Hello, Class of 1969!

It is time to celebrate an unforgettable time in our lives and in Chapman’s history. When we enrolled at Chapman, enrollment was just over 1,000 but our graduating class was the largest in the college’s history.  Our Chapman years began quietly but soon included noisy discussions of student power, the Vietnam war, and racial justice.  In the midst of all of this, we were guided by wonderful professors, felt pride in our choir, plays and sports teams, saw the start of “the ship” (“World Campus Afloat”), moved library books from Memorial Hall to our new library in one day, watched great films at the “flea-trap” on Glassell and much more. 

During Homecoming Weekend, October 4 and 5, 2019 our class will gather again as we are inducted into Chapman’s 50 Year Club. The induction ceremony will take place during the 50 Year Club Luncheon on Saturday, October 5. There will be many opportunities for our class to get together to share where we’ve been and what we’ve learned. More details on the weekend will come mid-summer.

In preparation for our reunion events, we invite you to fill out the Class Notes Form online as we gather memories and memorabilia from our college days. You can fill out the form by visiting http://bit.ly/Chapman1969.

If you have not visited the campus lately, you’re in for some wonderful surprises. You’ll see that our beloved Chapman College is now a prestigious University with the same “Chapman Spirit” that can be felt each time a passer-by says hello. They may not wear beanies and scrub the “C” with their toothbrushes at Orientation, but today's diverse and vibrant Chapman University student body still benefits from caring faculty and staff.

This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends at the place we once called home. When you come you will find that it is still very much your home.  We hope to see you at Homecoming to celebrate our 50-Year Reunion.

We sincerely hope you’ll join us,


Class of 1969 Reunion Committee

Frank Franklin, Cliff Ishigaki, Mike Milhiser, Ginny Koeberle Okamoto, and Karen Wilkinson

Frank Franklin

Frank Franklin 

Cliff Ishigaki

Cliff Ishigaki

Mike Milhiser

Mike Milhiser 

GinnyOkamoto (Koeberle)

Ginny Okamoto (Koeberle) 

Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson

 

 

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  • FAQs
  • We are still in the planning stages for the reunion! More details to follow. Below is the date for our induction ceremony.

    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    50 Year Club Luncheon - Induction Ceremony for the Class of 1969 
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall, 4th Floor, Room 404

    Additional details and registration will be mailed out.

    Questions?

    Contact Alumni Engagement at (714) 997-6681 or alumni@chapman.edu.

  • A meaningful gift can express your gratitude for the experience you received at Chapman. Help to create opportunities for deserving students by making a $50 gift in honor of your 50 Year Reunion, $19.69 in honor of your class year, or upgrade to $16.67 a month for five years to have your legacy engraved on the Alumni Legacy Wall inside of Doti Hall.

    We encourage you to make your gift in honor of a professor or past classmate that made an impact on you while here at Chapman. Remember every gift counts!

    Make your gift to the Alumni Scholarship Fund through the 50 Year Reunion Class Gift by clicking here. 

    Reunion giving efforts boost overall alumni giving participation and accounts for 25% of Chapman Fund dollars raised each year. As you may know, alumni giving (also known as alumni participation) has a direct impact on Chapman University's ranking in U.S. News & World Report. The more alumni who give, the greater the value of your degree. This ranking criteria is determined by the percentage of alumni who donate, not by the total dollar amount raised, so every gift counts. 

  • Wondering where to stay during your trip to Orange?

    Book early!

    Check out lodging and accommodations near Chapman University »

    **Note: Be sure to mention Chapman University to inquire about any special discounted rates (except at the Disneyland Hotel).

    Wondering where to eat during your trip to Orange?

    The City of Orange and specifically historic Old Towne have an abundance of dining options that will not disappoint! 

    Check out dining options near campus, many within walking distance »

  • Q: When will I receive my registration materials?
    A: You will receive materials in the mail in late summer.

    Q: Are spouses/guests/children/grandchildren welcome at Reunion Weekend?
    A: Yes, and they can join in all the weekend's activities. Alumni with Legacy children/grandchildren are encouraged to invite them to attend the 50 Year Club Luncheon.

    Q: What should I stay during Reunion Weekend if I am not local?
    A: Reunion lodging is located nearby in Orange. Click on the Lodging tab for details.

    Q: Is there anything special I should bring to the Reunion?
    A: Everyone enjoys seeing pictures of you and your family today along with memorabilia from your Chapman College days. Be sure to bring your own camera to capture new Reunion memories.

    Q: Where do I park during Reunion Weekend on campus?
    A: Visitor parking is available in designated spots on campus. Click here for on-campus parking information.

    Q: What should I wear during the Reunion?
    A: Let your personality shine. Daytime activities are often more casual than evening. Business casual/cruise wear is always a safe bet. Be comfortable and remember there will be lots of walking so comfortable shoes are a must. And don’t forget your Chapman College/Chapman University attire and school colors.

    Q: What do I do if I have special dietary or ability requests?
    A: We try to meet the needs of all of our guests. Please let us know on your registration form if you have special requests or call Alumni Engagement at (714) 997-6681.

Do you want to be a part of the planning and outreach for your 50th reunion?

Contact Alumni Engagement
(714) 997-6681
alumni@chapman.edu

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