June 2018


Young Alum Spotlight: Natiya Reggans MA ’18
Reggans kicked off Commencement Weekend as the first of four student speakers at the ceremonies. She talks with us about her speech’s message: You are enough.

Mike Owens ’97 wins Emmy for Amazon’s Danger & Eggs
The show creator and animator received the accolade for his kids’ show about the adventures of a fearless girl—voiced by Aidy Bryant ’09—and her best friend.

David Cromer HDR ’17 wins Tony for Best Direction of a Musical
The former student and faculty member directed the Broadway hit, The Band’s Visit, which earned 10 Tony Awards.

Photography Alumna Shines at Photo London Art Fair
Clarissa Bonet’s MFA ’12 photo series of Chicago city life gets the royal treatment in The Guardian.

Jessica Lu ’08 Scores Starring Role on NBC's Reverie
Lu tells the Chicago Tribune about her early years in L.A. before being cast in the new primetime drama.
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July 17, 2018
CAAN Connect—Los Angeles
What are you doing in your career and who do you aspire to be? Make incredible insider connections at our 11th Annual CAAN Connect: Los Angeles, a night of fast-paced industry networking. This exclusive event offers Columbia College Chicago alumni one-on-one time with impossible-to-meet entertainment industry professionals. These professionals are actively looking for TV pilots, movies, writers, marketers, female directors, producers, actors, aspiring talent managers, and more! Register today!  

August 2, 2018
CAAN Connect—Chicago
Networking is more than meeting people with a common interest. It's about meeting the RIGHT people who can help open doors and offer honest tailored insight. Where can you find these individuals? Alumni, look no further! Make incredible insider connections by attending CAAN Connect: Chicago, a night of fast-paced industry networking. This exclusive event offers Columbia College Chicago alumni an opportunity to get one-on-one time with industry professionals that are normally impossible to meet. Register today!
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The Best Online Resources for a Job Search
The Career Transitions Center delivers a comprehensive look at the best go-to online tools to help job seekers effectively use the Internet. Topics will include career direction, resume key words, and using LinkedIn. This webinar is available on Facebook and the alumni website.

A New Digital Platform for Alumni Work: Portfolium
Portfolium has replaced Talent Pool as the new, free online resource for alumni to feature their work. Contact careercenter@colum.edu if you would like more information.



First Look: 2018 MoCP Fine Print Party
The June 12th public event for the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s exhibition In Their Own Form will unveil four new prints in the MoCP’s Fine Print Program.

Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Discusses Racism with WGN Radio
Matthew Shenoda sat down with alumnus Justin Kaufmann ’96 to talk about Columbia’s focus on delivering a curriculum that upholds the values of social justice.  

Sophomore Named Second-ever National Youth Poet Laureate
Student Patricia Frazier has garnered national acclaim for her book of poetry, Graphite—and the country’s top youth poet honor.  

Dance Presenting Series Names New Permanent Director
Interim director Ellen Chenoweth will take the reins of the Columbia College Chicago Dance Center’s signature series.  

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