(VIDEO) Happy New Year from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department!

Susan Padveen, the Interim Allen and Lynn Chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, has released a New Year’s greeting to alumni, former students, and friends of the Theatre Department. Speaking on behalf of faculty, staff, and current students, Padveen is joined in the video by Theatre Design program student Rose Johnson in wishing a Happy New Year to all!

The Theatre Department, in partnership with Columbia College’s Development and Alumni Relations office, has launched a Theatre Alumni and Friends website. This alumni outreach initiative, aimed at former students as well as graduates of the Columbia College Theatre program, is coordinated with the college’s new Alumni Network, a dynamic community that actively shapes what’s next through creative practice, philanthropy, and leadership. The Alumni Network offers access to alumni-only events, professional development and career support, news and announcements, and much more. Membership in the Columbia College Alumni Network at both the Collaborator and Innovator membership levels facilitates alums’ connection to the college and to their fellow alumni as well as to future alumni–the next generation of creatives. For more information, click here – and Happy New Year!