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Alexis Sarkisian
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Alexis Sarkisian

Oral Expression

Alexis is president of ASK ALEXIS, a marketing/communications firm specializing in the integrated use of communications tools to identify, package and market an organization’s message using traditional media, as well as, the Internet to reach its targeted audience.  She is also an adjunct instructor of Oral Expression at Columbia College in Chicago, and is on staff and an adjunct instructor of Marketing/Communication at Dominican University in River Forest, Il.

Alexis has developed an impressive reputation over the years by providing her video production, marketing consultation and training expertise in Illinois and throughout the country.  Her list of clients includes the North Suburban Library System in Wheeling, IL, the Center for High Performance in Chicago, The American Library Association, The North Texas Regional Library Association in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Florida State Library in Tallahassee, FL. She has also served as an organization liaison to a number of foundations for funding purposes.

Alexis’s career highlights include winning an Emmy Award for her work as Program Manager and On-Camera Television Host at WMAQ-TV, Channel 5 Chicago, introducing and implementing in-flight audio/video entertainment sponsorship onboard US Domestic as well as international air carriers, and being honored nationally at the White House for national leadership in advocacy and community service.

Though she has devoted much of her concentration to her professional career, Alexis has also found time to give back to the community through her volunteer efforts.  She has assumed leadership positions as a volunteer with the Library Administration and Management Association, the Illinois State Library,  the Northwestern Alumni Association as chair of “A Day with Northwestern in Evanston," and is currently Vice-President of the Alumni Association.

Alexis holds a BS degree in Radio-TV- Film and was a Post Graduate Management major in the School of Business at Northwestern University.  She earned her MS in Education at Purdue University.

Office Location: English Department, 5th floor, 33 E. Congress

Office Phone: 312-369-8125

FAX: 312-369-8001

Email: asarkisian@colum.edu

Mailing Address:
Alexis Sarkisian
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605