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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.

Visit Us

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

CUE House

Meet the Team

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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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Jackie Coyne

Administrative Assistant
415 E. Walnut
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Alexis Sutterman '19

Shinnyo Fellow
415 E. Walnut

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Advisory Board

Quaylan Allen Attallah College of Educational Studies
Brooke Jenkins Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
David Pincus Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Elaine Schwartz Schmid College of Science and Technology
Jason Keller Schmid College of Science and Technology
Kelli Fuery Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Michelle Miller-Day School of Communication
Robin Kish College of Performing Arts
Stephanie Takaragawa Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Steven Gjerstad Argyros School of Buisness and Economics
Wendy Salmond Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Alexander Kurz Fowler School of Engineering
Rakesh Tiwari School of Pharmacy

Contact Information

(714) 628-2852
415 East Walnut Avenue 
Orange, CA 92867
Mailing Address:
Center for Undergraduate Excellence
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866