OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS MISSION STATEMENT
To serve and support alumni and students of Columbia College Chicago by strengthening connections and encouraging participation, in order to promote and advance the interests of the college. 


National Office – Chicago



Cyn Vargas, Associate Director of Alumni Programs, hold a BA and a MFA from Columbia both degrees in Creative Writing. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade coordinating events and working with volunteers and boards. In her role, she is responsible for all programming for Alumni Weekend, Alumni at Manifest, professional development workshops, liaison to the CAAN Chicago Alumni Board and Alumni on 5.

Cyn's short story collection is set to be published by Curbside Splendor Publishing in Spring 2015.

Cyn Vargas (MFA '13)

Associate Director of
Alumni Programs
312-369-8640
cvargas@colum.edu
Communications, CAAN: Chicago alumni chapter, Alumni Weekend, Alumni at Manifest, career workshops




West Coast Office – Los Angeles


Sarah Schroeder graduated from Columbia in 2000 with a B.A. in Film & Video and was of the first graduates of the college’s acclaimed Semester in LA program. Upon completion of Semester in LA, Sarah was hired by one of the speakers, talent agent, Craig Wyckoff. She then went on to assist Reuben Cannon in casting the feature film Deliver us from Eva, and was also an assistant to J.B. Roberts, a talent manager at Thruline Entertainment.

Prior to attending Columbia College Chicago, Sarah was a student of English at the University of Arizona, and has published several articles. She was active in Columbia College’s west coast alumni network before accepting her position as the west coast alumni director in December 2002. In her current position, Sarah oversees CAAN activities in the cities of Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, as well as the National alumni board.

Sarah Schroeder (BA '00)

Director of Alumni Relations, West Coast
323-469-0443
sschroeder@colum.edu
CAAN alumni chapter development, CAAN National board, events, Bob Enrietto Scholarship



Cupid Hayes is a professional actress and a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild, where she serves on six committees. She co-starred with Bruce Bruce and Reynaldo Rey in The Sunday Morning Stripper on Showtime and was also seen on CSI:New York and Heroes.  

While a student at DePaul University, she created the position of Overnight Coordinator for The Theatre School's admissions.  Upon transferring to Columbia, this self-proclaimed "UK Ambassador of Chicago" volunteered for its Admissions department. 

Cupid is very happy to be working with Sarah Schroeder and her fellow Columbia College Chicago alumni.

Cupid Hayes (BA '97)

Alumni Relations Assistant, West Coast
323-469-0449
wcalumni@colum.edu