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  • DEMO 1

    Demo1Cover.jpg Photo-journal of Manifest 2005; Theatre grad Chester Gregory (’95) makes it big on Broadway; Tod Lending’s documentary, Omar and Pete, traces relationships strained by prison time; Columbia College Chicago’s “art school” campus makeover; Allen Turner combines business and art as Columbia’s new chairman of the board; and short story “Park District” by Barrie Cole (’93, ’03).

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  • DEMO 2

    Demo2Cover.jpg Fashion designer Dieter Kirkwood (’04) hits the scene with understated style and grace; Columbia College Chicago organizes its first Parents Weekend; CNN newsmakers (and Columbia alums) use their expertise to track Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and aftermath; Painter Joy Whalen’s (’05) discovery by Chicago-based FLATFILEgalleries; producer-turned-philanthopist Sherry Lansing receives the Chicago Spirit Award; and Project AIM brings art integration into the mainstream.

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  • DEMO 3

    Demo3Cover.jpg Hettie Barnhill (’06) and Cara Sabin (’06) bring dance from bathhouse inspiration to the Kennedy Center stage; how broadcasting alumni from the 1940s and ’50s worked to define the emerging industries of radio and television; students take an alternate spring break to help in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath; Columbia partners with printmaking workshop Anchor Graphics; and the Fischetti Competition honors editorial cartoonists.

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  • DEMO 4

    Demo4Cover.jpg Margaret Morris (’05) brings spirituality and contemplation to postmodern dance; Sergio Lozano (’90) and Jeff Szynal (’83) give Chicago sports fans a scoreboard show-within-a-show; Donna Pecore’s (’07) poem “Come With Me”; Community Media Workshop teaches nonprofits how to make themselves heard; how alumni in Hollywood network in (and on) the field; and photojournalist alums chronicle the world.

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  • DEMO 5

    Demo5Cover.jpg Mark Kinsley’s (BA ’05) design sense caught the eye of Apple and IDSA; web designer and superstar cartoonist Ivan Brunetti lives a double life; five Columbia students share their hot summer internships; and how Brazilian filmmaker Miguel Silveira (BA ’05) and his team made a film, met a community and became a family.

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  • DEMO 6

    Demo6Cover.jpg Thomas Kemeny (’05) took a job with Goodby Silverstein & Partners, the “got milk?” agency; artist/curator Marci Rae McDade (BA ’01) finds inspiration in art history–then unapologetically turns it on its head; Dance Movement Therapy is on the leading edge of creative, holistic mental health; Jeremy Piven receives the 2007 Columbia College Chicago Impact Award; and short story “Miniature Elephants Are Popular” by Joe Meno (BA ’97, MA ’00).
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  • DEMO 7

    Demo7Cover.jpgDarrell Jones takes cultural studies to the dance floor; 2008 alumni of the year Len Amato (BA ’75), Tonya Pinkins (BA ’96) and Eduardo Vilaro (MFA ’99); and Theatre professor Brian Shaw and his family immerse themselves in London life.
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  • DEMO 8

    Demo8Cover.jpg The Media Production Center’s innovative new architecture; Filmmaker and animal rights activist Jenny Brown (BA ’93) opens Farm Animal Sanctuary; students and alumni work with Topless America to fight mountaintop removal; artist Rashid Johnson (BA ’00) explores race in America; and Michael Kosciesza and Arthur Swidzinski film a documentary about skateboarding across America.

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  • DEMO 9

    Demo9Cover.jpgColumbia’s “generous admissions” policy; three alumni restaurateurs find culinary success; student photojournalists capture President Obama’s historic Grant Park election night; stained glass artist Larry Zgoda (BA ’75); worldwide poker champ Eric Narciso (BA ’05); and Nan Warshaw (BA ‘93) reflects on founding Bloodshot Records.

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  • DEMO 10

    Demo10Cover.jpgColumbia launches Comedy Studies program with The Second City; Columbia hip hop artists aim to break big; Stephanie Kuehnert ‘s punk-rock-infused novels; Dan Asma (BA ’92) creates media previews with Buddha Jones Trailers; Sheldon Patinkin steps down after 29 years as Theater department chair; Jorge Ortega organizes Latino-influenced custom car show; and Sarah Opila (BA ’89) works as an interior designer for big-name clients.

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  • DEMO 11

    Demo11Cover.jpg Columbia’s IAM Department creates innovative video games; six alums look to hit it big with Chicago Overcoat; Marlon West (BA ’85) animates princesses and frogs; faculty member Peter Cook puts deaf poetry in motion; and Erica Watson (BA ’98, MA ’05) hones her smart, sexy comedy.

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  • DEMO 12

    Demo12Cover.jpgAlana Wallace (BFA ’85) uses her acting chops to raise awareness about disabilities; Adam L. Jahns (MA ’07) covers the Blackhawks beat for the Chicago Sun-Times; Dan Schwarzlose (MFA ’06) changed his life in a 2008 trip to Cambodia; John Hellerman (BA ’95) cofounded legal marketing company Hellerman Baretz Communications; and Columbia stays up-to-date with the music industry.

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  • DEMO 13

    Demo13Cover.jpgColumbia’s retail store experiment ShopColumbia goes from baby steps to great strides; J.C. Gabel (BA ’99) discusses the future of print media; Art Baltazar (BA ’92) creates kid-friendly comics for Disney and DC Comics; Olympic gold medalist Adolph Kiefer (BA ’40) swims daily every day for 84 years; Daniyal Ali Khan (BA ’01) starts his own film school; Gabriel Levinson (BA ’06) takes bike-driven book distribution to the masses; and Laura Steele (BA ’84) conquers the airwaves.
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  • DEMO 14

    Demo14Cover.jpg How Columbia’s fundraising campaign will transform the college; John Paul Marcelo (BA ’99) documents disasters through painting; Paul Broucek (BA ’74), president of music at Warner Brothers Pictures, calls Columbia “my best educational experience;” Jay W. Boersma (BA ’74) and Deborah Holdstein, Ph.D, create LAS scholarships; and Chris Richert (BA ’99) helps students discover their talents at The Columbia Chronicle.
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  • DEMO 15

    Demo15Cover.jpg How Columbia shaped powerhouse station 93XRT; 2011 Alumni of the Year David Cromer (’86), John Hellerman (BA ’95) and Nobuko Oyabu (BA ’95); Brian Dettmer (BA ’97) transforms old books into new masterpieces; Jeremy Lemos (BA ’99) produces pitch-perfect music for the masses; photographer Diane Dammeyer establishes a Columbia scholarship; award-winning journalist; Bob McNamara (BA ’66) kept Americans informed for four decades; and journalist Parisa Khosravi (BA ’87) leads CNN’s international newsgathering efforts.

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  • DEMO 16

    Demo16Cover.jpg Dynamic duos turn Columbia’s creative spark into entrepreneurial drive; Linsey Burritt (BFA ’05) and Crystal Grover (BFA ’06) put their activism to work through a booming design studio; Andy Flessas (BA ’90) elevates computer animation with robotic technology; Kym Mazelle (’86) succeeds in the music business; Nora Moreno Cargie (BA ’82) leads corporate citizenship work for Boeing; Ted Ansani (BA ’90) reflects on being a founding member of power-pop trio Material Issue.

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  • DEMO 17

    Demo17Cover.jpg Dino Stamatopoulos (’87) fills his animation studio with Columbia College alumni; 2012 Alumni of the Year Art Balthazar (BA ’92), Lana Bramlette (BA ’97) and Marlon West (BA ’85); Mark Laita (BA ’83) makes a name for himself in the photography world; Len Ellis (BA ’52), country music radio pioneer, builds a broadcasting empire; award-winning broadcaster Bob Sirott (BA ‘71) calls on his education for inspiration; Tricia Huffman (BA ’03) works as a “joyologist” for traveling pop stars; and Edye Deloch-Hughes (BA ’80) tackles game design.

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  • DEMO 18

    Demo18Cover.jpg Alumni, students and faculty harness the power of Kickstarter; Nikola Dokic (BA ’08), Robert Palos (BA ’08) and Adis Sirbubalo (BA ’07) found friendship and success through music; Model-turned-entrepreneur Phillip Cooley (BA ’00) rebuilds Detroit; Andrew Nelles (BA ’08) photographs American troops in Afghanistan; Agnes Hamerlik’s (BFA ’12) avant-garde fashion designs are on the rise; Justin Howard (BA ’07) reigns as air guitar king; Karine Saporta (BA ’72) stays in demand as a dancer, choreographer and photographer; Geling Yan’s (MFA ’99) novels and screenplays draw inspiration from China; John “J.C.” Peterson (BA ’91) finds his voice with a winning feature film; and Sam Weller (MFA ’01) remembers 12 years as Ray Bradbury’s biographer.

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  • DEMO 19

    Demo19Award-winning cinematographers Mauro Fiore (BA ’87), Michael Goi (BA ’80), Jeffrey Jur (BA ’77), Janusz Kaminski (BA ’87) and Declan Quinn (BA ’79) light up Hollywood; weapon-wielding theatre alumni share struggles and successes from the battlegrounds of stage and screen; photographer-meets-pop-artist Jason Lazarus (MFA ’03); leading expert on hanji, Korean handmade paper, Aimee Lee (MFA ’06); John Maloof (’05) uncovers enigmatic photographer Vivian Maier; Kyle Kinane (BA ’02), stand-up comic; Mary Mitchell (BA ’91), award-winning journalist; and Albert “Bill” Williams (BA ’73) remembers music and theatre dynamo William Russo.

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  • DEMO 20

    Demo2020-somethings Lena Waithe (BA ’06), Tony Merevick (BA ’12) and Roma Shah (BA ’08) are blazing red-hot career paths; Artists Caitlin Strokosch (BA ’98), Rachael Albers (BA ’06) and Shawn Lent (MAM ’06) find fulfillment through nonprofit pursuits; Christopher Jobson (BA ’04) turned his arts and visual culture blog into a full-time career; Photojournalist Lenny Gilmore (BFA ’10) brings fantasies to life; Alumni-run Yeti Press leaves its footprint on Chicago comics; Lee Bey’s (BA ’88) wild career ride; Adam Rust (MFA ‘05) and Skye Rust (MA ’06) run Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities; Christina Stevens (BA ’10) acts and interprets with Little Theatre of the Deaf; Aidy Bryant (BA ’09) talks about landing her dream job on Saturday Night Live.

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  • DEMO 21

    Demo21Nan Warshaw’s (MA ’93) Bloodshot Records leaves its whiskey-stained mark on the Chicago music scene; Interior architects Michael Bonomo (BA ’99), Stacey Cohen (BA ’96) and Michele McMinn (MFA ’06) mastermind the spaces where we live, work and play; Susan Alexandra (BA ‘07) brings joy with her vibrant hand-painted jewelry; Carlos Javier Ortiz (’02) uses his photography to start conversations on youth violence; Jimmy Odom (’12) launched tech-based Chicago delivery service startup WeDeliver; Shannon Lengerich Suffoletto (MA ’02, GLCMA ’07, MPAC ’13) combines psychology and dance; Jay Bonansinga (MA ’88) brings The Walking Dead to life with spin-off novels; Precious Davis (BA ’13) embraced her gender identity and found her voice—which she uses to empower LGBT youth in Chicago; Kyle Cogan’s (BA ’12) graphics light up NFL Jumbotrons.

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