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Daniel Chapman '18 graduated from Fisher College of Business in May, adding a bachelor's degree to his many accomplishments.

Jo McCulty

Unbowed by cancer

Ewing's sarcoma couldn't stop Daniel Chapman ’18 from achieving his dream.

The Ohio State University is a part of Daniel Chapman. It connects to his family, it’s what he loves and it’s one of his passions. Scarlet and gray are in his DNA.

“I’m from Columbus and always wanted to be a Buckeye, like a true Buckeye. So that’s all there is to it,” he said. “Growing up in my house, it’s the Buckeyes. It’s all we are and all we’ve ever really lived for. I decided I was going to graduate from there. That’s just what’s going to happen.”

Just attending Ohio State wasn’t enough. Being eligible for an associate’s degree wasn’t enough. It was about finishing. And that’s exactly what he’s done. He just earned his bachelor’s degree in operations in May from Fisher College of Business.

His Ohio State career actually began during his last two years of high school when he attended Central Ohio Technical College, which partners with The Ohio State University at Newark. It was here he took college courses on engineering, statistics, and calculus. His recent graduation from the main campus is an important feather in his cap.

In fact, he’s compiling an ever-growing list of accomplishments in life. Beyond attaining his degree, he’s a homeowner and marrying the love of his life.

And there’s another box to check off: beating cancer once and for all.

Continue Daniel’s story

Learn more about how this 2018 graduate navigated the challenges of cancer treatments while studying for his bachelor's degree at Ohio State.