Columbia College Chicago Team Makes National Finals for L'Oreal Brandstorm 2021

A team comprised of three Columbia College Chicago students has advanced to the United States finals for this year's Brandstorm.

Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce that "Team Bond," made up of Advertising major Sunjoy Walls, Fashion major Arion Wheeler, and Cinema and Television Arts major Emerson Cole is one of ten student teams advancing to the United States finals in this year's Brandstorm for their concept leveraging Kiehl's products.

Over 210 teams registered to compete in this year's challenge, with the final ten teams competing for the top spot on April 23rd, 2021. This team grew out of a one-hour credit class taught by Dana ConnellAssociate Chair of the Department of Fashion Studies in the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago and Peg Murphy, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Communication. 

Other teams competing in the finals are from Howard University, Stanford University, Harvard University, Baruch College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Princeton University, New York University, UC San Diego, University of California, Berkeley, Babson College, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and San Jose State University. L'Oreal announced the finalists on LinkedIn

For more information, please contact Dana Connel at


Rhiannon Koehler
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