January 2018


Kym Mazelle Reflects on Being “The First Lady of House Music”
Over the last 30 years, Kym Mazelle ’86 has pioneered the house music scene. “I went from graduating Columbia to selling out arenas,” she remembers.
Three Alumni Hit the Bullseye
Former student Andy Richter, Margaret Wappler ’98, and Jane Lynch HDR ’16 were all guests on the holiday special for hit podcast Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.
Alumna Creates Comedy Opportunities for Women
Kelsie Huff ’03 created Kates University, a seven-week, all-female comedy program, based on her popular comedy showcase The Kates, which runs monthly at several locations in the Chicago area.
Alumni Collaborate at NBC
ICYMI – Alumni Carl Seaton ’94 and Gwen Sigan ’11 collaborated on the January 3 episode of NBC’s Chicago PD. A staff writer on the show, Sigan wrote the episode “The Rabbit Hole,” and Seaton directed. He has directed other television shows including BET’s Rebel.
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DEMO Magazine
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Calling All Albert P. Weisman Scholarship Recipients!
Save the date for our first-ever Weisman Award Alumni Reunion—A Celebration of Creative Endeavors. Join us on campus for a luncheon celebration where you can reunite with fellow alumni, connect with current Weisman Award student recipients, and meet Tony Weisman, son of Weisman Award Founder Albert P. Weisman. 

Albert P. Weisman Reunion
Saturday, February 17, 2018

12:30-3 p.m.
Columbia College Chicago
Save the Date
February 6, 2018 – Black History Month Panel in Los Angeles
Recent Event Photos

Photo credit: Ruben Cantu ’10
NYC Hosts J-Term Students
Columbia College Chicago’s Advertising, Marketing, and PR students are currently visiting New York City to meet with various ad agencies and firms as part of a January-term course. The students had the opportunity to meet with our outstanding NYC alumni working in the advertising, marketing, and PR fields at a gathering hosted by Dick Joseph `14 at Warner Music Group.


Columbia’s Theatre Department: Success Stories of 2017
Alumni of Columbia’s Theatre Department saw great success this year. Revisit their greatest hits.

Columbia Ranked in the Top 100 Schools for Fashion
Columbia is one of WardrobeTrendFashion’s top 100 schools for fashion in the world. Ranking assesses academic reputation, employer reputation, quality of teaching, and diversity.

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