» Alumni Discovery Initiative

In spring 2012, Chapman University launched the Alumni Discovery Initiative (ADI) to bring alumni and students together with the goal of gathering the stories, opinions and perceptions of Panther graduates from multiple generations.

Along the way ADI has facilitated more than 350 interviews, helping the University gain a deeper understanding of alumni members’ time as Chapman students, their lives as working professionals and their relationship with the University today. ADI hires and trains current Chapman students, known as ADI Ambassadors, to connect with alumni for face-to-face interviews throughout Southern California and across the nation. Read more about the ADI program.

By bringing students and alumni together, ADI not only strengthens alumni connections with the University, but it also gives the ADI Ambassadors an opportunity to build their Chapman Family network and get a glimpse of what life is like as a Chapman graduate. 

Schedule an interview with an Alumni Discovery Ambassador »

Read more about the feedback we collected from ADI interviews:

Program Overview in Chapman Magazine

Program Summary Report 2013-2015

Research in Brief 2012

photo of Sanaz Bashiri '21

Sanaz Bashiri '21

Sanaz is a Vocal Performance major with a Business Entrepreneurship minor. She is from Westlake Village, CA and hopes to be a singer and have her own business on the side. Sanaz says that the best thing about Chapman is all the friends she's made and her a capella group. "I know these people will always stay with me even after I graduate from Chapman."
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Haley Kagimoto '20

Haley majors in Health Sciences and Spanish. She is from Honolulu, HI and hopes to be a physician's assistant. Haley says that the best thing about Chapman is its beautiful campus and all the friendly people.
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Nico Scordakis '20

Nico is a Biological Sciences major with an Entrepreneurship minor. His hometown is Sacramento, CA and he hopes to go into dentistry. Nico says that the best thing about Chapman is its Alumni.
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Marshall Scott '20

Marshall is majoring in Public Relations and Advertising and minoring in Television. He is from Phoenix, AZ and wants to work in media planning for advertising campaigns. Marshall says that the best thing about Chapman are the countless amount of extracurricular activities you can get involved in where you get to meet so many great people.
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Raizi Simons '19

Raizi is majoring in Communication Studies and minors in Leadership Studies and Holocaust History. She grew up in Oak Park, CA and wants to have a career in human resources. Raizi says that the best thing about Chapman are all the friendly and welcoming people and the plethora of opportunities.
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Madeline (Maddie) Sueltz '21

Maddie is majoring in Environmental Science and Policy with a minor in Studio Art. She is from Draper, UT and wants to do anything that involves helping the earth. Maddie says that the best thing about Chapman is Dr. Jason Keller.