Commencement 2018 Celebrates Graduates and Distinguished Honorary Degree Recipients

Photo: Phil Dembinski '08
Columbia College Chicago honored more than 2,000 graduating students and four 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.

Commencement Schedule
Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.
Creative Arts Therapies
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Fashion Studies
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