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Jimmy Blalock graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Riverside in 2006 with a dual degree in business administration and political science, with a minor in religious studies.
As a student at Chapman School of Law, Jimmy served as president of the Student Bar Association, Symposium Editor of the Criminal Justice Journal, Secretary of the Mock Trial Executive Board, and a Student Ambassador. He received his Juris Doctorate and was sworn in as a member of the California State Bar in December 2009. He currently serves as in-house council for Pacific Compensation Insurance Company (PCIC) practicing insurance defense litigation in and around Orange County.
In his free time Jimmy competes in marathons and triathlons. He is also an active member of the Chapman community. He serves on the Law School Alumni Board and as the chapter advisor to the Chapman chapter of Delta Tau Delta.
B.S. business administration ‘05
B.S. business administration ’04
Vice President - Operations
At Chapman, Aaron was a Founding Father of and held many positions in the Chapman chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and was selected to serve as one of ten members of Delta Tau Delta's Undergraduate Council. Aaron was also a Resident Advisor, an Orientation Assistant, Associated Student Senator and Chapman Ambassador.
In 2009, after starting an agency that focused on employee benefits, Aaron was recruited by Orange County-based EBA&M to launch and manage a new program that helps small and medium sized companies self-fund their health insurance.
Aaron currently lives in Old Town Orange with his wife Kelsey (Smith) Flewellen '05. In addition to his work with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Aaron is an adviser to the Chapman chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He joined the Alumni Association Board of Directors to help build a strong and beneficial network of alumni in Southern California and beyond.
B.S./B.A. management '90
Vice President - Communications
After graduating from Chapman in 1990, Akin Ceylan received a Certificate in Contract Management from the University of California Irvine in 1995. He is also a Licensed California Real Estate Broker since 2008.
Akin is currently the COO of Home Entertainment for Lionsgate. He joined Lionsgate Entertainment in October 2005 and sets the strategic direction for Operations in Home Entertainment. Akin also served as SVP Domestic Operations at MGM Studios and was responsible for overseeing the Home Entertainment Group’s operational activities for North America.
Akin currently lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Cyndi Ceylan. He and Cyndi have a daughter, Paige, who currently attends Chapman University majoring in communications and a son, Rob, who graduated from Northern Arizona University in Spring 2014. Akin enjoys yoga, biking, golfing, stand-up paddle boarding, hanging out Lake Arrowhead and boating.
B.A. education ’60 (M.A. education ’74)
A native of Orange County, Pat received her high school diploma from Orange High School the last year it was located on what is now the Chapman campus.
After 33 years an educator, Pat retired in 1996 from the Garden Grove School District. During her tenure at Garden Grove, she taught kindergarten, first, third and fourth grades, while also teaching continuing education classes for teachers at Cal State Fullerton and Chapman University. She also does professional floral arrangements and has provided the flowers for American Celebration for more than 20 years.
Pat has been actively involved on campus for many years. In addition to serving on the alumni board, Pat is a member of Town & Gown, and along with her husband (and Chapman sweetheart), Tom Elliott ‘60, and is involved with the Chapman Heritage Society.
B.A. government ‘69
G. Michael Milhiser is the chief administrative officer for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ Tribal Government Administration and Enterprises. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Interim Executive Director of the multi-million dollar Tri-City Mental Health Center in Pomona. In addition to his B.A. in government from Chapman University, Michael holds of Master of Public Administration degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Michael’s commitment to the community is demonstrated through his service and participation in several community organizations. He is the past chair of the Mt. Baldy Region of the United Way and distinguished past president of the Montclair Kiwanis Club. He also serves on the boards of the James L. White Foundation, the George Chaffey Trust, the West End YMCA, and is a past board member of the Corporate Board of the Los Angeles United Way and the Chaffey College Foundation.
B.A. social science ’86 (M.S. human resource management and development ‘93)
Susan Winton is a human resources professional with more than 20 years of experience. She is the employment services manager at Chapman University. While attending Chapman she became involved with athletics as a member of the Chapman Women’s Tennis Team and joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. In addition to working in higher education, she has worked in the entertainment, manufacturing, banking and restaurant industries.
Susan is passionate about horses and volunteers at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue organization. She also recently adopted a stray dog found by President Doti, who goes by the name of Chapman (or Chappy). She resides in Chino Hills with her husband, Robin and their two sons, Corey and Adam. Susan enjoys camping, horseback riding and is a big sports fan, especially for the Anaheim Angels.