Commencement 2018 Celebrates Graduates and Distinguished Honorary Degree Recipients
On May 12 and 13, Columbia College Chicago held its Commencement ceremonies at the historic Auditorium Theatre. More than 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students were honored in four ceremonies.
The college presented honorary degrees to one Columbia faculty member and three alumni: MacArthur Fellow and renowned photographer Dawoud Bey, music executive Paul Broucek ‘74, award-winning Chicago Sun-Times journalist Mary A. Mitchell ‘91, and Chicago Children’s Museum President and CEO Jennifer Farrington ‘93.
The ceremonies occured on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Congratulations to all of our graduates! Don't forget to share your big day with #columbiachi2018.
Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.
Creative Arts Therapies
Honorary Degree Recipients: Jennifer Farrington ‘93
Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m.
Audio Arts and Acoustics
Business and Entrepreneurship
Communication (including Radio)
Honorary Degree Recipient: Paul Broucek ‘74
American Sign Language
Art and Materials Conservation
Cinema and Television Arts
Honorary Degree Recipient: Mary A. Mitchell ‘91
Sunday, May 13, 5:30 p.m.
Art and Art History
Interactive Arts and Media
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dawoud Bey
- Sahar Mustafah MFA Fiction ’13 Publishes New Novel, The Beauty of Your Face
- Interdisciplinary Alumnus Leo Selvaggio Uses Art in his COVID Experiments for the Common Good
- Weihua Li Focuses on Teaching and Research While at Columbia
- Alexis Kirkpatrick BA ’22 Publishes Story “Mr. Forget- Me-Not?"
- Nick Olson BA ’14 Publishes first Novel, Here’s Waldo