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Commencement 2013 Recognizes Graduates, Alumni, and Honorees

May 19, 2013

Columbia College Chicago held its 2013 commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19 at the Chicago Theatre. 

Valedictorians were Brett E. King-Ruley (major in cultural studies and minor in women & gender studies); Stephanie Duvan (major in art history and minor in gender studies); Stephanie Jimenez (major in television); Cassandra Norris (major in journalism); Suzanne Miller (major in marketing communications and minor in web development); and Jason Piszczor (major in film).

At this year's ceremonies, the college awarded honorary degrees to author Jane Hamilton, musician Herbie Hancock, choreographer Lorenzo Rennie Harris, philosopher Martha Nussbaum, hospitality industry entrepreneur Joe Shanahan, artist Jessica Stockholder, writer/producer Robert Teitel, and writer/producer/director George Tillman, Jr. In addition, the college honored two campus fixtures – Allen M. Turner, immediate past chairman of the board of trustees, and Dr. Warrick L. Carter, president of the college, who will retire this summer.

Columbia also recognized three alumni of the year: radio broadcaster Len Ellis (BA ’52), cinematographer Michael Goi (BA ’80), and journalist Mary A. Mitchell (BA ’91).
Photos: Robert Kusel (BA '78)

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