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Executive MBA '13
While at Chapman, Nancy served on the MBA board as treasurer from 2011 to 2012 and participated in a task force to assist with enhancing the executive MBA program for the Argyros School of Business and Economics. She graduated with high marks and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
Having earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from USC in 2001 and completing the executive MBA program at Chapman in 2013, Nancy puts her degrees to work in her role as advisory manager at KPMG, LLC. Nancy provides advisory services to the nation's top financial institutions and renders solutions to better position her clients in terms of regulatory risk, reputation risk, operational excellence, etc.
Nancy lives in Irvine with her husband and a black and white shih tzu named Rambo. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and trying cuisines from all over the world. Nancy is also volunteers with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.
B.S. health sciences ‘84
After passing the exam for the Registered Nursing State Boards and becoming licensed to practice as a nurse in 1967, Dona continued her education at Chapman, receiving a bachelor’s degree in health sciences in 1984.
During her years at Chapman, Dona was able to explore various subjects such as Victorian literature, British history and oceanography, along with the required courses for her major. These classes filled her with a sense of wonder, fulfillment and an appreciation for a broad based education. Her years at Chapman were thought provoking and life changing. She will be forever grateful for her experience at Chapman and now feels it is time to give not only resources, but time back to her alma mater.
Currently, Dona works as a senior risk and patient safety specialist for the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. She and her husband, Paul, have two adult sons, Jason and Paul-Abram.
B.A. political science ’04, M.A. organizational leadership ’10
As an Orange County native, Chapman University seemed like the obvious choice for Adam. While attending Chapman as an undergraduate student, Adam participated in several programs including the Orange County Internship Program, where he was a law clerk for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Upon graduating, he became a member of the Southern California law enforcement community. Adam returned to Chapman in 2008 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in the Administration and Leadership of Criminal Justice Organizations.
Adam is an adjunct faculty member at several local higher education institutions and a professional trainer and consultant for a number of businesses and private universities. He also serves on several association boards in both the public and private sector and is a member of Chapman’s 1861 Club, Alumni Legacy, President’s Circle and the Charles C. Chapman Heritage Society.
Justin graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2003 with a B.A. in journalism. While at CSULB, he worked for the school newspaper, The Daily 49er, as reporter and editor. He also served as president of the campus charter club the Society of Professional Journalists and his chapter received a distinguished club award for excellence from the national organization.
To remain competitive and sharpen his business skills Justin pursued an MBA from Chapman, graduating in 2008. Since then he's been working as a product manager at CoreLogic (CLGX), an Irvine-based international data and analytics corporation. In addition, he also is currently the vice president at the CoreLogic Toastmasters Club.
An Orange native, when he's not applying his skills to his day job, you can find him outdoors playing sports and enjoying all Southern California has to offer.
B.S. business administration '81
B.S. business administration ’06
Marc is an account executive for Aon Risk Services, Inc. the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resources solutions and outsourcing services. In his role he is responsible for managing Aon’s resources and all aspects of the client relationship. His book of business includes global 100, private equity, large retail and service industry clients including Toyota North America, The Irvine Company and The Gores Group, LLC.
He is also a member of Chapman50.
B.S. business administration ’09, MBA ‘12
Originally from Thousand Oaks, Ryan moved to Orange in 2005 as a freshman international business student. Eventually settling on a business degree with emphases in finance and economics, Ryan graduated in 2009. Immediately following graduation, Ryan began working as a staff member for U.S. Representative Ed Royce. While on staff, he pursued an MBA at Chapman, completing the program in December 2011.
Since obtaining his MBA, Ryan transitioned into the financial sector. Starting with Northwestern Mutual – Irvine at the end of 2011, Ryan began his career as a financial representative before moving into his current role as the operations manager.
Ryan became involved with various alumni programs following graduation, including Chapman University Young Alumni (CUYA). He currently serves as co-chair of the group. His passion and pride for Chapman are strong and he remains a vocal activist for the university’s ambitions and vision.
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. education ’51, M.A. school counseling ‘77
A 1951 graduate, Joyce’s class was one of the last to spend all four years at Chapman’s Los Angeles campus. While a student, she participated in choir and athletics. The Chapman connection runs deep in Joyce’s family; her parents, aunt and brother all attended Chapman. Her uncle was Cecil F. Cheverton, the esteemed university president from 1929 to 1941.
Joyce moved to Orange in 1954, the same year as Chapman’s relocation to the Orange campus. Prior to retirement, Joyce spent many years of her career with the Orange Unified School District, specializing in early and elementary education, as well as administration. Today, she is actively involved with her alma mater as a member of Town & Gown and the 50 Year Club. She attends and supports campus events including American Celebration, Founder’s Day and the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration. Joyce and her family are also in leadership roles at Orange First Christian Church.
BFA graphic design ‘03
Dr. Margaret Moodian moved from Mercer Island, Wash. to attend Chapman University. While at Chapman, she was involved in Panhellenic, served in several positions in the Delta Gamma Fraternity, and participated in many other clubs on campus. These experiences, combined with her two study excursions to Europe, made for a well-rounded college experience.
After graduating from Chapman, she earned a master’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Chapman and Brandman universities and co-directs the tutoring center at Brandman University.
Margaret maintains community involvement with the nonprofit groups Court Appointed Special Advocates, Tias Arms and the World Affairs Council of Orange County.
She and her husband, Dr. Michael Moodian, live in South Orange County with their rescue dog, Manny, and chinchilla, Marshall.
B.A. art and education ’64
After beginning her Chapman education in 1949 and having three sons, Barbara won the senior award in 1964 for taking the longest to graduate. After receiving her degree, she taught school (both full time and as a substitute), tutored in reading and participated in the university reading clinic. Barbara also owned and operated an interior design business.
Barbara is active on campus as a member (and past-president) of Town & Gown. She also takes classes through the Chapman Alumni Lifelong Learning program and serves on the American Celebration Opening night committee. Outside of Chapman, Barbara is on the board of Orange Republican Women, Federated and is a graduate of Leadership Orange.
Barbara and her husband Bill (a 1952 alumnus) live in Orange. They have a grandson and granddaughter who attended Chapman.
BFA film production ’14
While attending Chapman, Justin was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and an active member of the Inter-Fraternity Council, eventually serving as the Council president from 2012 to 2013. He was also involved in various student film productions in a variety of roles, including a role as co-producer of the documentary short film 'I Run While Talking to God', funded by a grant from Chapman University and the Sikhlens Film Festival.
Justin currently works as a coordinator in content operations and strategy at Lionsgate in Santa Monica, Calif. He enjoys running and hiking around Los Angeles, cooking and trying new restaurants, and watching and analyzing film and television content.
B.S. business administration '00, MBA '12
A native of Moscow, Russia, Vasily came to the United States to fulfill his dream of getting an American education. After graduating from Chapman with a B.A. in business administration, he started his career in the field of Financial Services with First American Title.
After close to ten years with the company, Vasily returned to Chapman to pursue an MBA, which he completed in 2012. Currently, Vasily works at Wells Fargo with their Business Banking Unit. Most recently, he served as Vice President with Lender Processing Services.
Vasily is involved with the Big Brother Big Sister program of Orange County and also serves on the board of the Chapman University MBA Alumni Association.
B.A. legal studies '05
During his time at Chapman, Faheem was a competing member of the Mock Trial team, where he won the Best Witness award at a regional competition, and participated in the Orange County Internship Program. Faheem returned to Chapman in 2013 to pursue a J.D. at the Fowler School of Law, anticipating completion of his degree in 2015. He serves as a Student Ambassador for the law school, and also assists with the Public/Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan, which is facilitated by the Fowler School of Law.
Faheem’s brother, Mir Tukhi, graduated from Chapman in 1998 with a degree in broadcast journalism. The “Mir Tukhi-Chris Harris Broadcast Journalism Award” is named after him, and awarded by the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at the annual Cecil Awards.
Faheem lives in Santiago Hills with his wife, and they strive to eat at every new (and old) restaurant in the Orange Plaza.