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Center for Undergraduate Excellence

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Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence is to support Chapman University's goal of providing personalized education by promoting and facilitating student-faculty mentored and collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Beyond the classroom, in every discipline, many students build their scholarly research and creative skills by participating in student-initiated research or creative activity and/or by assisting with faculty-initiated research or creative activity.

Involvement in research, scholarship, and creative activity at the undergraduate level has been demonstrated as a high-impact educational practice with numerous benefits for students, including increased retention, graduation, and graduate school enrollment rates; improved critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills; intellectual independence and confidence; and enhanced understanding of research methodologies and practices within a given discipline.

Our programs help Chapman University’s ambitious students thrive and grow, and the events highlight undergraduate achievements and encourage intellectual community.

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415 E. Walnut (Next to the dorms and across from Keck)

CUE House


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Julye Bidmead, Ph.D

415 E. Walnut
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Lisa Kendrick

Operations Manager
415 E. Walnut
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Mary Custodio

Administrative Assistant
415 E. Walnut

Shinnyo Fellow

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Rabia Asif '22

Shinnyo Fellow
415 E. Walnut

Student Scholar Ambassador Leadership

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Micah Char '23

Executive Director
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Lauren Bramlett '23

Campus Outreach Director

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