I have the pleasure of being affiliated with Columbia College Chicago pretty consistently over the past 5 Decades. First graduating with a Bachelors of Arts Degree majoring in Television. Then as an 11 year member of the Board of Trustee and 4 year Co-Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. And now as a member of The Columbia College Chicago Alumni Board and Chairperson of the Impact Committee.
The picture above is with family and friends in 1998 after receiving an award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Columbia College Chicago’. Below I am among our Columbia College Trustees participating in a graduation ceremony.
There have been many wonderful experiences in my tenure at Columbia. One highlight to share was being Semester in LA’s architect and founder, Bob Enrietto’s champion on the board of and Academic Affairs Committee that helped him get the Semester in LA program started. To this day Semester in LA is a keystone of Columbia’s Los Angeles West Coast outreach and continues to gain in impact for students and the entertainment industry under the Directorship currently of Karen Loop.
The picture below is with actor, Denny Franz, Semester In LA founder, Bob Enrietto and Columbia President at the time, Dr. Warrick Carter. Sorry to the lovely blond lady next to Denny… I do not recall her name
I continue to be an active part of Columbia College as a member of the National Alumni Board and Chairperson of the Impact Committee and am particularly proud of our current efforts to expand an official Columbia College Chicago Mentorship program. The joy from continuing my relationship with Columbia College Chicago makes my contribution a total win-win.