Joan Hammel (BA ’86) President, CAAN National Board





Dear Fellow Alumni,


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Columbia Alumni Association & Network (CAAN) National Board president these past four years.  It has been an honor to lead the CAAN National Board and also to represent our alumni community as a member of the college’s Board of Trustees.

I am proud of the work the CAAN National Board has done to further engage our outstanding alumni.  We all share a lifelong bond as Columbia College Chicago alumni and it is important to celebrate this fact.  Our connections with the college and each other provide amazing opportunities to build personal and professional networks with those who understand the key role creative practice plays in our society.

I believe the college and the CAAN National Board are both poised to do great things in the years to come.  I hope each of you will consider becoming part of these efforts by applying to be a CAAN regional representative or member-at-large.  The application can be found here and the deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2016 at noon EST.


Again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your president.

Joan Hammel (BA ’86)
President, CAAN National Board
Trustee, Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees

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