At May’s commencement ceremonies, Columbia College Chicago will graduate more than 2,400 students, one of the largest contingents ever. These grads will join the tens of thousands of distinguished Columbia alumni who are creating, making and doing throughout the Midwest, the U.S. and beyond.
With new leadership under Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, the college and the Office of Alumni Relations are ramping up efforts to better serve our incredible expanding cadre of alums. We want to develop strong, lasting ties with you, and the upcoming hire of a new national alumni director will take us further in the right direction.
In the coming months, look out for more professional services—webinars, workshops, symposia—to help you as you pursue your career. We will develop a set of programs that supports all levels of alumni. In addition, we will create more opportunities to get involved in mentoring current students on campus.
Consider getting more involved with alumni where you live. Contact your local CAAN chapter leader (see “CAAN Updates”) to learn how you can help fellow alums and yourself. Please stay in touch with us. Follow us on Facebook, join the Columbia College Chicago Alumni group on LinkedIn and send us a class note. We want to hear about your challenges and accomplishments.
Warren K. Chapman
Senior Vice President/Interim Vice President for Development
What are you doing out there? We want to know! To submit your news, go to colum.edu/alumni, click on “Promote Yourself,” and submit a class note. If you’ve never logged in before, you’ll need to complete a quick registration first. Class news information will be printed based on availability of space. Announcements that are incomplete or older than one year cannot be considered for publication. Deadline for the Fall/Winter 2014 issue is Aug. 1.