For the next two weeks, Kelli Stavast ’02 has a glamorous job as an NBC broadcaster at the Winter Olympics. Stavast’s true preparation for her assignment began at Chapman University.
Stavast, praises the design of the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts program. “You find out really fast if you’re actually cut out for it; I loved that we were thrown into the fire immediately," she said. Stavast went on from Chapman to work in some amazing places such as pit row for NASCAR races and Rio de Janeiro, where she covered diving for NBC at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Inside the walls of our university you will find dynamic classes with creative students and faculty ready to work hand-in-hand. Get your hands dirty from day one. Pick up a camera, put on your lab coat, or begin your first novel. Chapman allows you the opportunity to work alongside your professors from the beginning.
Our faculty graduated from the same prestigious schools as their colleagues at other world-class universities. They do the same caliber of research. They speak at the same international conferences. They get interviewed on national television, write textbooks, and garner national awards. The only difference from their colleagues is that our faculty know their students by name.
Being connected with a dedicated, resourceful, and innovative network is one of the most important aspects of attending a university. Chapman cultivates an environment of family, so when you're in the "real world" a friend is just around the corner. Panther Pride is with you for a lifetime.
It's not often you come to a place in life where the decision you make will change your future forever. College is one of those places. At Chapman we are a community of makers. We make companies, we create art and we think of new ideas. We share a love of making things and taking them out into the world. We support each other. We are one family with many #ChapmanStories.