August 2017 Columbia Connection

Remembering Warrick Carter, Megan Sielstra '97, Keanon Kyles '10
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AUGUST 2017


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS


Former President Warrick Carter Dies at 75
Former Columbia College Chicago President Warrick L. Carter passed away July 15. Carter joined Columbia in 2000 and served as president until his retirement in 2013.
 
Finding Love at Starbucks, With the Help of 84-Year-Old Cupids
The New York Times featured the story of how Angela LaRocca ’08 met her husband with a little help from two 84-year-old men.
 
Megan Stielstra, as Seen Through the People She Admires
In honor of Megan Stielstra’s ’97 new memoir, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, The Chicago Reader interviewed her family and friends about what it’s like being included in her work—including Creative Writing faculty member Randy Albers.
 
After Years as Night Janitor, Alumnus Opera Singer Gets his Big Break
While working night shifts, Keanon Kyles '10 never gave up on his dreams. Now, he’s heading to Scotland to star in the opera Rigoletto.
 
Have You Ever Had a Dream?
CaSera Heining ’17 shares how her dream of attending Columbia became a reality.
 
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DEMO Magazine
Check your mailboxes for the newest issue of DEMO, which includes RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shea Coulee, WWE professional wrestler Aiden English, director of Kong: Skull Island Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and tons more. All the stories are online, too!


ALUMNI EVENTS


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
Semester in LA Reunion
Calling all Semester in LA alumni! Are you interested in reconnecting with your fellow classmates? Then join us Thursday, September 7, as we gather everyone together for a Columbia College Chicago Semester in LA Reunion!
 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
Learn to Budget Better and Understand Your Credit
Ready to take control of your finances? Want to learn more about budgeting and credit? Local start-up Next Door partnered with State Farm to offer free financial coaching, and they’re ready to help you.
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Columbia Alumni Social @ Art After Hours
Join us as we celebrate Art After Hours with an exclusive Columbia Alumni Social at the newly renovated and relocated ShopColumbia.
 
Save the Date
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Hispanic Heritage Month Alumni Panel and Reception
Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California


 

CAREER AND NETWORKING RESOURCES


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
RESUME CLINIC: Strengthen Resume and Communications
In today’s marketplace, you can’t wait to update your resume until someone asks you for it. Stay ahead of the game and join us for a hand-on Resume Clinic, a Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC) program led by their Executive Director Anita Jenke.  

Have You Missed One of Our Career Development Events?
Development and Alumni Relations offers a number of career-related events and services to help meet some of your professional needs. Click above to find PowerPoint presentations, event recordings, resume samples, and more from our career development events.

 
 

CAMPUS NEWS AND EVENTS


Aurora Forms Partnership with Columbia for TV Content
Aurora Community Television and Columbia College Chicago partner to produce new station content, share resources, and provide student internship opportunities.
 
Columbia College Chicago Online Launches
Want to channel your creative talent into a money-making enterprise? Ready to dive deeply into an artistic passion? Columbia College Chicago Online redefines learning with convenient, flexible online classes.

 

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