CAAN Updates

CAAN Updates


See what’s happening in your city, and get involved with the Columbia Alumni Association & Network! Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis–St. Paul, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, & Seattle.

Atlanta

Atlanta seeks a chapter leader. As chapter leader, you will be responsible for planning and executing two to three yearly alumni events, as well as staying connected with your local alumni via social media. If you are interested in this position, please contact Sarah Schroeder at sschroeder@colum.edu. If you’re a new arrival in Atlanta, please contact Brad Sanders (BA ’76) at onthephonewithti@yahoo.com.

Chicago

Margi Cole (BA ’90) is the new chapter leader of CAAN Chicago. If you’d like to volunteer, the chapter would love to have you. Whether it’s the special events committee, benefits committee, Alumni Scholarship Fund committee or Young Alumni, there is a place for everyone. Contact Margi at caanchicagoprez@gmail.com. CAAN Chicago also hosted its second annual holiday party in December and donated food to the Chicago Food Depository.

Denver

CAAN Denver eagerly awaits the release of Teddy Boy, Sean J.S. Jourdan’s (MFA ’09) debut feature film. Denver alumni will be treated to a screening of this highly anticipated film that explores what happens when betrayal becomes its own redemption. (For more about Jourdan’s film, see DEMO 18.) Contact Pat Blum (BA ’84) at pbcaanden@aol.com or Jodi Hardee (MA ’04) at jhardeecaan@gmail.com.

Detroit

The CAAN Detroit chapter strives to provide a regular source of networking and support to alumni through events and other means. Get involved! Contact Julie Atty (BA ’10) at julie.atty@gmail.com.

Las Vegas

We are on the lookout for a chapter leader for Las Vegas. Responsibilities include organizing alumni events, staying in contact with chapter members and promoting fundraising opportunities and scholarships like the Alumni Scholarship Fund. All chapter leaders are required to stay connected to local alumni using social media. If you are interested in this position, please contact Sarah Schroeder at sschroeder@colum.edu.

Los Angeles

More than 100 Los Angeles alumni were on hand to give a warm welcome to Columbia President Kwang-Wu Kim on Nov. 16 at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills. Upcoming events for CAAN LA are a one-time revival of our networking meeting at the Formosa Café, an alumni comedy show and the annual CAAN Connect. Contact CAAN National Board members Jonathan Weber (BA ’03) at jonathanmarkweber@gmail.com and Kim Chavarria (’90) at chavarria.kim@gmail.com. Please also contact Sarah Schroeder (BA ’00) at sschroeder@colum.edu.

Minneapolis–St. Paul

Look forward to an event for Twin Cities alumni. Want to get involved? Contact Marie Chaiart (BA ’05) at mariechaiart@gmail.com and Kelsi Moffitt (BA ’03) at kemoffitt@gmail.com.

Nashville

Alumni in Nashville got together on Jan. 28 at Urban Grub. This chapter of CAAN is small but mighty! Get involved by contacting Joseph Porter (BA ’92) at musicgr8@yahoo.com and Anthony Schneider (BA ’11) at anthony schneider111@gmail.com.

New York

In spite of the crazy winter weather, CAAN New York continued to hold regular networking events. Many NYC alums gathered at Puck Fair on Lafayette in October and January. With alumni consistently moving to NYC, these networking events provide a great way for newcomers to connect with those rooted in the city. Contact Eric Wallace (BA ’09) at ericcwallace@gmail.com or James “Woody” Woodward (MA ’03) at ANNYC@gmail.com.

Phoenix

In March, CAAN Phoenix attended a spring training game for the Chicago Cubs in the new Cubs Park. We are looking for a new chapter leader. Responsibilities include organizing two to three alumni events per year, staying in contact with local alumni and promoting scholarships like the Alumni Scholarship Fund. All chapter leaders are required to stay connected to local alumni using social media. If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Sarah Schroeder at sschroeder@colum.edu.

Pittsburgh

CAAN Pittsburgh’s chapter leader, Mike Moscato (BA ’94), produces the High School Rock Challenge every spring, and all alumni are invited to attend. For more information, contact Mike at maguitarmike@gmail.com.

Portland

We have great alumni in the Pacific Northwest, so get involved. Contact Howard Shapiro (BA ’53) at pmahoward@aol.com.

San Francisco Bay Area

Bay Area alumni welcomed Columbia President Kwang-Wu Kim to the Columbia community on Nov. 17. Hilmar Koch (BA ’93) and Bob Stock (BA ’79) hosted the gathering for Northern California alumni. Are you interested in organizing events and conducting alumni outreach in the Bay Area? All chapter leaders are required to stay connected to local alumni using social media. Contact Sarah Schroeder at sschroeder@colum.edu.

Seattle

The Seattle chapter of CAAN has been revived! Thanks to the efforts of Sharon Zweiback (BA ’91), alumni in Seattle have been busy. In September, local alumni met at Liberty in Capitol Hill. In November, Jane Richlovsly (BA ’91) hosted alumni at her gallery, ’57 Biscayne, prior to enjoying the Seattle Art Walk. In February, alumni enjoyed a tour of the Seattle Art Museum led by comedian Chuck Armstrong. To get involved, contact Sharon at szsandflow@gmail.com.