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Keep up to date with the latest news, success stories, and growth coming from Chapman50. 

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In January, Elim Kay '09 won the 2016 CES Mobile Apps Showdown. Kay was interviewed after winning as a top finalist as voted by the judges, online, and at the live event.

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Starting January 2, Justin Klein '05 and Mike Brown '06 are co-hosts of a business talk radio show "Talking Ventures" on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m.



Who are the Chapman50?

Chapman50 is a group of leaders working to create a culture of community, mentorship, and support that
will lead Chapman towards a purposeful future capable of serving and educating the next generation of students. 


Mentoring the next generation

An education from Chapman is about more than just lectures, books, and classrooms,  it is about collaboration and mentorship. It’s about producing work and doing research alongside your professors and peers.  Chapman50 members continue that legacy of collaboration and community by providing opportunities for members to advise and mentor alumni peers and students who will cultivate a legacy of alumni leadership. 

Accelerating the growth and reputation of Chapman

Our members are alumni who have demonstrated professional and civic leadership capable of acclerating the growth and national reputation of Chapman University. Chapman50 offers these individuals a platform from which to lead and generate practical, relevant programs scalable to each college and aligned with greater university initiatives.  


Promoting an alumni legacy



Chapman50 members encourage a high degree of connectivity among like-minded alumni leaders by utilizing the professional network and leadership expertise of each individual.



Our members set the standard of alumni philanthropy through leadership gifts and fundraising efforts in support of the Chapman50 Scholars Fund. 



As demonstrated leaders, Chapman50 members promote an alumni legacy by supporting the personal and professional development of fellow members, alumni, and students.

Latest News

Maci Peterson '09 Racks Up Multiple Awards and Recognitions

In 2014 Maci Peterson launched On Second Thought, a revolutionary application which allows users to rescind a text message they didn't mean to send or regret sending.  Maci has been hard at work, building a user base for the application as well as working on getting the message out, all while continuing to improve the app.  

Maci's efforts are beginning to be noticed by multiple media outlets, and over the past two months. Read more for some highlights of publications and recognition she has received.

Holiday Party 2015

On December 16, 2015, Chapman50 members and guests celebrated the holidays together in style at the Cohen Residence in Newport Beach. Members had a front row seat to the 107th Newport Beach Boat Parade while people on the boats in the harbor were in awe and pointing out the venue of the party, John Wayne's former mansion.

Chapman University Alumni Leaders Partner to Launch First Ever Business Radio Show in Laguna Beach

Starting Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 7 a.m., Orange County and the world will hear a fresh take on business talk radio with "Talking Ventures" on KX 93.5 FM in Laguna Beach and

"With entrepreneurship becoming a vital part of the American vernacular, many people are inspired to create a business they can call their own", according to the show's creator, Justin Klein '05. "Talking Ventures" was born as a service to all those who want to grow their knowledge base about the latest business trends and entrepreneurial experiences.


For Chapman50 website feedback, contributions or questions, please contact:
Laura Miller ’14 • Development Assistant, Alumni Engagement • University Advancement • (714) 997-6681 •