December 2017

Nadine Velazquez '01, Meet the Develoment and Alumni Team, Student Center Update
THANK YOU for participating in #GivingTuesday!


Hollywood History with Nadine Velazquez
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.
Columbia’s First #GivingTuesday
Columbia’s National Alumni Board tripled their giving and led the charge for Columbia’s first #GivingTuesday. Board members were inspired, motivated, and made a direct impact on students.
Columbia Alumni Star in A Christmas Carol at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Dylan Todd ’17 and David Fink ’07 can be seen performing in A Christmas Carol now through December 27 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Want to win $1000? Enter the Written Image Screenwriting Prize
Written Image is a screenwriting prize awarded to Cinema and Television Arts students and recent alumni. The deadline for submission is December 15.
Need to Know
Columbia Online
Alumni receive reduced tuition rates.
Class Notes
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Office of the Registrar
Do you need your transcripts? Contact the Office of the Registrar.
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!


Recent Event Photos
Pregame the Holidays Party in LA
Fifty Columbia alums attended our Pregame the Holidays Party at Cat & Fiddle in Hollywood. Alumni from CalArts, Northwestern University, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, and more joined the lively evening.
Faculty and Staff Donor Recognition Reception
On November 16, we recognized our Columbia College Chicago faculty and staff donors with celebratory drinks, food, and live music! Two student scholarship recipients shared their stories with the Columbia community.
Dinner with 12 Strangers, Chicago
Photography alumni gathered together for dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Photography for our ongoing event series: Dinner with 12 Strangers.


Look Like a Pro: Branding Yourself Online
On December 6, several alumni attended a workshop to learn the best practices for branding and promoting yourself online. Look for many more Career and Networking events in the New Year!



Meet the Development and Alumni Relations Team
We send you this newsletter, host fabulous alumni events, and—yes—ask for your time, talent, and treasure. Who are we? Meet the DEVAR Team!

Barry and Anne Sabloff Contribute to New Student Center
Columbia has received a $190,000 gift in support of the new student center from Trustee, Barry Sabloff and his wife, Anne.

School of Graduate Studies Alumni Referral Program
As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, there is no one who better understands the impact of our immersive and arts-oriented education than you. With the new Alumni Referral Program, you can help a family member, friend, or colleague start working toward their creative passions and, ultimately, join you as part of our beloved alumni network.

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