Smitten in the South Loop

Love is in the air at Columbia College Chicago! Stock up on Valentine’s Day candy and sit down with these 12 alumni romances. 

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Columbia College Chicago Alumni Nominated for 90th Academy Awards

Columbia College Chicago is thrilled to see some familiar alumni names affiliated with Oscar nominated films! From directing and casting, to producing and editing, our alumni continue to help shape the culture of our time. We are incredibly proud to see the achievements of our alumni on a global stage.

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Kym Mazelle Reflects on Being "The First Lady of House Music"

Since the late 80s, Kym Mazelle ’86 has pioneered the house music scene. “I went from graduating Columbia to selling out arenas,” she remembers. 

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Hollywood History with Nadine Velazquez '01

The actress from My Name Is Earl, The League, and Six talks with us about her Hollywood journey and her current role on the History Channel. 

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Worth a Thousand Words

Five Photography alumni reflect on their time as student workers at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. 

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Colum Alum Spotlight: Roz Varon

After a 2006 breast cancer diagnosis, Roz Varon’s love of travel changed from a hobby to a priority. In 2017, she released her travel memoir, On the Road with Roz: Adventures in Travel and Life. 

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Colum Alum Spotlight: Collin Bishop '07

As senior product manager at leading game engine CryEngine in Frankfurt Germany, Collin Bishop ’07 has the expert scoop on how virtual and augmented reality are changing the ways we work, learn, and play.

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Colum Alum Spotlight: Dana Tuinier '06

As VP of development and original programming at TV Land, Dana Tuinier ’06 wants to find the next hit shows. 

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Colum Alum Spotlight: Sam Kirk '05

In 2010, Sam Kirk ’05 had a successful advertising. Then she jumped to creating art full time, using her talent to spotlight marginalized communities. 

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Colum Alum Spotlight: JJ McLuckie

Manifest Creative Director JJ McLuckie talks with us about how he turned his childhood obsessions into a Manifest masterpiece.

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