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DEMO, Columbia College Chicago’s alumni magazine, wants to hear from you! Have a career success story you’d like to share? Changed careers lately? Do you work with a lot of other Columbia alums? Tell us all about it.

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Diane Dammeyer Believes in the Power of Photography

With the Dammeyer Fellowship and the new Dammeyer Initiative, Diane Dammeyer sees photography as a tool for social justice.

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Alumni Love Stories

We asked for your stories, and you came through! These 20 alumni couples recall their Columbia College Chicago love stories just in time for Valentine's Day. 

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Giving Back with Adrian Fulle '95

A family friend’s generous gift allowed Adrian Fulle ’95 to attend Columbia. Now, he’s paying it forward with the Fulle Family Scholarship.

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Adrian Fulle for Giving Tuesday

Today, Columbia College Chicago kicks into high gear for #GivingTuesday. Last year, the National Alumni Board’s commitment to giving on #GivingTuesday inspired other alumni to support Columbia, ultimately tripling the board’s personal giving efforts.

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All in the Family

Fresh from their Open House appearance, mother-daughter duo Roz Varon ’80 and Sara Janz ’18 reflect on their Columbia classroom experiences.

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Anna Shapiro Returns to Campus for Theatre Reunion Weekend

Before delivering the keynote address at Theatre Reunion Weekend, Anna Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15 talks to Columbia Connection about her college memories and why she doesn’t believe in disasters.

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Journalist Mary Mitchell Recalls Writing for the Columbia Chronicle

As The Columbia Chronicle turns 45, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell ’91, HDR ’18 recalls how working on the student paper set her on the path to become one of Chicago’s top journalists.

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New National Alumni Board member Bryan Smiley's Hollywood Stepping Stones

Bryan Smiley ’09 recalls the Hollywood path that led him to feature film development at Columbia Pictures—one that began at Columbia College Chicago. 

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Behind the Scenes with Shani Black and John Baldivia

Shani Black and John Baldivia ’05 dish on their entertainment industry careers before their appearances at CAAN Connect: LA.

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