Lifelong LearningAs Chapman University MBA students, we started the program to gain the vocabulary and techniques necessary to further our professional lives. We realize our learning doesn’t stop at graduation. To that end, the Chapman MBA Alumni Association Speaker Events are designed to help us, the members, continue our education and fulfill our dreams of excelling at our careers.
Building CommunityWhether in our professional or personal lives, we look for people we can trust, and want to spend time with those whose company we enjoy. We each formed a special bond of friendship with our fellow classmates at Chapman University, and recognize that the high caliber of professionals we met while in the MBA program is not limited to our graduating class. The Chapman MBA Alumni Association provides opportunities through all of its events for its members to meet and cultivate relationships with our fellow graduates so that when we need help in our businesses or personal lives, we know where to seek it.
We each yearn to be a part of a community and give back to it. As a Chapman MBA Alumni, we have the opportunity to fulfill this yearning by giving our time, expertise or resources to the Association in order to ensure we are able to continuously deliver high-quality events to, and opportunities for our members.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Chapman University has become the first university in Orange County to announce a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The partnership is spearheaded specifically by the MBA Alumni Association and is part of Chapman’s growing interest in the health sciences.
“We were looking for a cause to engage the entire Chapman community: alumni, students, faculty, and staff,” said Scott Johnson, MBA ’13. “It quickly became clear that the Komen Race for the Cure cause was the one everyone gravitated toward and wanted to embrace.”
The Chapman team raised over $5000 and signed up 54 runners for the Komen race that took place on September 22, 1013, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. According to the team website, if each team member who participates in the Race for the Cure raises $125; that will fund more than 17,000 free mammograms for women in Orange County.
In 2012, more than 18,000 participants raised $2.4 million making Orange County’s Race for the Cure the largest event of its kind in Orange County.