May 2019

Diane Dammeyer, Christopher Smith Jr. ’11, Chet Coppock ’71
May 2019


Diane Dammeyer

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.
Christopher Smith

Smino Slays in Emo’s Sell-Out
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Christopher Smith Jr. ’11, who performs under the name Smino, is featured for his energetic performance at Emo’s in Austin, Texas.
Chet Coppock

Chet Coppock ’71 Remembered as Chicago Legend at Memorial Service
The radio and television alum was one of Chicago’s most beloved sports broadcasters.
Jeff Award Logo for 50th Year of Chicago Theatre Awards

Columbia Alumni Named as Top 2019 Jeff Award Nominees
Nominees include Ilesa Duncan ’99, Kennth D. Johnson ’90, Joel Reitsma ’08, Shannon O’Neill ’07, Almanya Narula ’16, Paul Deziel ’14, Claire Chrzan ’11, Petter Wahlbäck ’00, MFA ’08, and Sam Hubbard ’12. Winners will be announced June 3.
Aidy Bryant

Shrill Renewed for Second Season

Theatre alum Aidy Bryant’s ’09 breakout show Shrill, based on the memoir by Lindy West, was recently renewed for a second season by Hulu.

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-Richard Song '17 on why he supports academic initiatives like the Chicago Feminist Film Festival

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June 15, 2019
Cubs vs. Dodgers Game – Join Your Fellow Columbia Alumni at Dodger Stadium
It’s #ColumAlum night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles! Join your fellow alumni for a night of sports, fun, and FUNdraising! Proceeds from the event will benefit Scholarship Columbia. Get your tickets today!


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Alumni Projects
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Columbia College Chicago LinkedIn Group
Are you looking for ways to connect with thousands of alumni? Look no further than the LinkedIn alumni group! Join the more than 10,000 alumni members for job and internship leads, Columbia College Chicago news, and the ability to communicate with alumni all over the world!


Manifest 2019 Video
Manifest 2019 was amplified to the max! Whether you were able to join the fun this year or not, you can view all of the highlights of this year’s festival in the annual Manifest video produced and edited by Sam Sanders MFA ’01 and John Farbrother MFA ’03.

Misha Collins Published in Columbia Poetry Review
Columbia Poetry Review’s 32nd issue includes poetry by Supernatural star Misha Collins, along with work by poets Amy Gerstler, Ron Koertge, Bernadette Mayer, D.A. Powell, and many more.

Columbia College Chicago Online and Rush Launch Swift Coding Program for High Schoolers
Chicago-based educators invest in the next generation of coders through Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” initiative.

Twelve Students Travel to Paris for Two-week Dance Intensive
Students from Columbia, one of only four participating U.S. institutions, will study with renowned dancers at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, this summer.
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