Category:Columbia College Chicago alumni
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The following 102 pages are in this category, out of 102 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 102 pages are in this category, out of 102 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Rashid Johnson – Rashid Johnson is an African-American artist who produces conceptual post-black art. Johnson first received attention when examples of his work were included in the exhibition Freestyle. He has studied at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his work has been exhibited around the world and he is held in collections of many of the worlds leading art museums. In addition to photography, which is where Johnson began, he presents audio, video, Johnson is known for both his unusual artistic productions and for his process. He is also known for combining various science with black history so that his materials and he was a 2012 Hugo Boss Prize finalist. Johnson was born in Illinois to an academic and scholar mother, Dr. Cheryl Johnson-Odim, and a former Vietnam-war veteran father, Jimmy Johnson and his parents divorced when he was 2 years old. His mother remarried a man of Nigerian descent, Johnson said that growing up his family was based in afrocentrism and that his family celebrated Kwanzaa. Johnson was raised in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, as well as Evanston, a photography major, he earned a 2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a 2005 Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of his mentors was Gregg Bordowitz, after obtaining his Masters degree, he moved to the Lower East Side in New York City, where he taught at the Pratt Institute. Although he is referred to as a photographer and sometimes referred to as a sculptor, in certain contexts. Johnson followed a generation of artists who focused on the black experience and he grew up in a generation that was influenced by hip hop. Because of his generations high exposure to black culture within pop culture, the basic exposure of many to the black experience has enabled him to achieve a deeper race and identity interaction. His art is in the collections of most of these museums, by 2000, his work was held by the Studio Museum in Harlem, and by 2001 he had two photographs in the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009, Johnson collaborated with the local Chicago apparel company Flux Collection, works utilized in Flux products include Space, which was turned into a tee-shirt design. As a college junior, he opened his first show at the Schneider Gallery, by 2000, he had earned a reputation for his unique photo-printing process and his medium and large scale works were priced at up to US$3,000. Then, he exhibited in the notable 2001 Freestyle show, a show that is credited with having launched Johnsons career, the term post-black now refers to art where race and racism are prominent, but where the importance of the interaction of the two is diminished. Johnsons most controversial exhibition was entitled Chickenbones and Watermelon Seeds, The African American Experience as Abstract Art, in 2002, he exhibited at the Sunrise Museum in Charleston, West Virginia. The exhibit, entitled Manumission Papers, was named for the papers that freed slaves were required to keep to prove their freedom, the exhibition was described as being as much a cultural commentary as an imagery display, and it related to the previous Chickenbones exhibit
2. Columbia College Chicago – Founded in 1890, the school is located in the South Loop district of Chicago, Illinois. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Columbia College Chicago is not affiliated with Columbia University, Columbia College Hollywood, or any other Columbia College in the United States. The university has added a School of Business & Entrepreneurship that will host majors like marketing. It also is home to research centers as well as to the Garment Collection. It is also home to one of the few undergraduate programs in cultural studies. Columbia College Chicago was founded in 1890 as the Columbia School of Oratory by Mary A, Blood and Ida Morey Riley, both graduates of the Monroe Conservatory of Oratory, in Boston, Massachusetts. Blood and Riley became the Colleges first co-presidents, until Riley died in 1901, the school ran as a sole proprietary business from 1890 to 1904 when the school became incorporated by the state of Illinois. On May 5,1904, the school incorporated itself again in order to change its name to the Columbia College of Expression, when Blood died in 1927, George L. Scherger assumed the office of presidency after serving as a former member on the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, Scherger signed the paperwork at the Board’s annual meeting on April 14,1928 to change the School’s name to the Mary A. However, by April 30,1928, the school reverted its name to the Columbia College of Expression by the Board of Directors, George L. Scherger, Herman H. Hegner, and Erme Rowe Hegner. Hegner served as the head, although due to illness, her son. By 1934, College curriculum also focused on the field of radio broadcasting. Herman Hofer Hegner hired Norman Alexandroff, a programmer, in 1934 to develop a radio curriculum for the Colleges as both institutions were suffering financially. When Bertha Hofer Hegner retired in 1936 due to health reasons, she was president emeritus of the institutions. However, the College was never incorporated under any of these names by the State of Illinois. As the radio program gained prominence, Alexandroff was named as the Vice President of the Columbia College of Expression, on February 5,1944, the College re-filed as a not for profit corporation and changed its name to Columbia College. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, the college broadened its educational base to include television, journalism, marketing, and other mass-communication areas. Alexandroff also oversaw the development of the campuses of the School, Columbia College Pan-Americano in Mexico City, Mexico and Columbia Los Angeles in Los Angeles
3. Jeremih – Jeremih Felton, better known by the stage name Jeremih, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, he signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings. Jeremihs commercial debut single, Birthday Sex, peaked at four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His self-titled debut album reached number six on the US Billboard 200 chart, Jeremihs success continued with the release of his second album, All About You, led by the single Down on Me, which also reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. In 2014, his single Dont Tell Em became his third top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, after multiple delays, Jeremih released his third studio album, Late Nights in 2015. He announced that he is working on a joint album with PartyNextDoor called Late Night Party and he is also working on his fourth studio album, Later That Night. He learned to play instruments by ear without being able to read notes or having any sort of classical training. Jeremih attended Morgan Park High School, where he was part of the band as well as a Latin jazz band. In addition to being a musician, Felton was a good student. His strong overachieving academic performance enabled him to skip his senior year and he graduated at the age of 16 and enrolled at the University of Illinois as well as Parkland College in Urbana-Champaign. He was interested in the science program at his mothers suggestion as a safe career choice. After spending a semester at the university studying engineering science, he wanted to change his education to something more true to his musical passions and he transferred to Columbia College Chicago art school in 2007 to pursue a degree in music business. Having graduated from school at an early age, he said in an interview that he found himself getting in a lot of trouble while attending the college. He eventually plans on returning to college to earn his degree as well as becoming a youth advocate for higher education. After performing a tribute for Ray Charles at one of the talent shows, he received positive feedback and realized his vocal ability. While attending Columbia College Chicago, Jeremih collaborated with record producer Mick Schultz, together, they recorded a song entitled My Ride. Jeremih received guidance from his cousin Day26 group member, Willie Taylor, in February 2009, Jeremih met with Def Jam CEO Russell Simmons and executive vice president of A&R Karen Kwak. After performing for the two, Jeremih signed a contract with Def Jam that same day
4. Aiden English – Matthew Matt Rehwoldt is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Aiden English, Rehwoldt was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he developed an interest in acting at an early age. By the age of 20, he had appeared in over 20 stage productions, after graduating from Lyons Township High School, he studied acting at Columbia College Chicago, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts. After graduating from college, Rehwoldt trained as a professional wrestler and he debuted on the Illinois independent circuit in late 2011, under the ring name Matt Marquee. He wrestled for such as Chicago Style Wrestling, where he formed a tag team named The Ryte Stuff with Barry Ryte. Rehwoldt signed a contract with WWE in early 2012, and was assigned to its territory, Florida Championship Wrestling. He made his debut on the April 8,2012 episode of FCW television, teaming with Audrey Marie in an intergender tag team match against Rick Victor. After WWE rebranded FCW as NXT in 2012, Englishs television debut took place on the June 27 episode of the rebooted NXT taped at Full Sail University, losing to Leo Kruger. English was used primarily as a jobber throughout the rest of the year, losing to wrestlers including Bray Wyatt, Ryback and he scored his first televised win on the September 18,2013 episode of NXT, defeating Michael Q. A week later, on the September 25 episode of NXT and he subsequently began singing before, during and after his matches. Throughout the year, English scored wins over Jason Jordan and Camacho, in the beginning of 2014, English began a feud with Colin Cassady, losing to him on the January 1 episode of NXT in a sing-off but defeating him in several matches. In June 2014, English formed a tag team with Simon Gotch, at NXT TakeOver, Brooklyn, the Vaudevillains defeated Blake and Murphy to win the NXT Tag Team Championship. On the November 11 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains lost the title to Dash and Dawson, on the November 25 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains faced Dash and Dawson in a rematch for the title in a losing effort. On the December 23 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains competed in a tag team match against Blake and Murphy, The Hype Bros and Chad Gable and Jason Jordan, won by Gable. On the March 16,2016 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains were defeated by Gable and Jordan, now known as American Alpha, on the April 7,2016 episode of SmackDown, the Vaudevillains made their main roster debut as heels, defeating The Lucha Dragons. At Payback, the Vaudevillains faced Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady in the finals of the tournament, the match resulted in a no-contest due to a legit concussion by Amore, and the Vaudevillains were declared number one contenders. At Extreme Rules, the Vaudevillains received their shot at the titles against The New Day in a losing effort. At Money in the Bank, The Vaudevillians competed in a Fatal 4-way tag team match also involving Enzo and Cass and Luke Gallows, on July 19 at the 2016 WWE draft, the Vaudevillians were drafted to SmackDown in the tenth round of picks
5. Art Baltazar – Arthee Art Baltazar is an American comic book artist and writer who currently works for DC Comics. Art Baltazar started making comic books with the his self-published comic book, since then he has created such other comics as Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite and Patrick the Wolf Boy. Baltazar had a tenure with Warner Bros. and had a monthly comic strip in Disney Adventures Magazine titled Gorilla Gorilla. Baltazar has completed a novel titled The Big Amoeba for Platinum Studios. In 2012, Baltazar founded a book shop with his partner and co-owner Franco Aureliani. Baltazar was the artist and co-writer with Aureliani of Tiny Titans, the Baltazar and Aureliani team co-wrote DCs Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam. and the comic book adaptation of the animated TV series Young Justice. In 2012, DC launched a new series titled Superman Family Adventures which was written and drawn by Baltazar, fuzzy, the Krypto Mouse, a character who appeared in a single story in Superboy #65, inspired a similar character created by Baltazar for Superman Family Adventures. In 2013, Baltazar and Aureliani launched a revival of The Green Team for DC and that series was cancelled in January 2014. 2011 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids for Tiny Titans, official site Blind Wolf Studios Art Baltazar at the Comic Book DB Art Baltazar at Mikes Amazing World of Comics Geek To Me TV, Elliott talks to Art Baltazar & Franco RedEye interview at YouTube
6. Jerry G. Bishop – Jerry G. Bishop was a radio and television personality who is known for being Chicagos original Svengoolie, and for his award-winning twelve-year stint on Sun-Up San Diego. Born Jairus Samuel Ghan in Chicago to Russian Jewish parents, he graduated from Wright Junior College, in 1961, he got his start in radio at WNMP in Evanston, hosting the morning-drive program. He also worked part-time on stations in Rockford and Springfield, in 1962, he was hired at WPGC-AM-FM in Washington, D. C. where he stayed for a year, before being hired on at Cleveland giant KYW as a night-time DJ. He had used his name of Jerry Ghan at his previous jobs. KYW program director Ken Draper requested he that same name, released as a single on the Clevetown label as by Jerry G & Co. it became a local hit in 1966. When Ken Draper was program director at Chicagos WCFL from 1965 to 1968, Draper then asked him to pick a last name to go with the Jerry G. name he had been using. He and his wife flipped through the Cleveland phone book, and this affiliation with WFLD would, of course, lead to Jerry inventing his most famous role as Svengoolie on Channel 32s Screaming Yellow Theater in 1971. The shows title was derived from Screaming Yellow Zonkers, a yellow, sugary glazed popcorn snack, Svengoolie was a pun on the name Svengali + ghoul. After leaving WFLD, Bishop would be hired by WMAQ as their morning-drive personality and he also worked on the stations television outlet, hosting Chicago Camera, a Sunday-afternoon variety program. He also anchored the Today in Chicago segment of NBCs Today show and he would work for WMAQ until 1975, when WMAQ changed formats from MOR/talk to country and replaced their entire announcing staff. Bishop remained in the Windy City for a time afterwards. In August 1978, he headed West, to San Diego and KFMB-TV and he collected three local Emmy Awards and a National Press Club Award for his work on the show, which he co-hosted for twelve years until its cancellation in 1990. In 1980, he served as moderator of the discussion segment of the innovative Norman Lear project The Baxters. Bishop died on September 15,2013, at the University of California - San Diego Medical Center and he was survived by his wife of 49 years, Liz, and his children Melissa and Christopher. Jerry G. Bishop at the Internet Movie Database Jerry, as the original Svengoolie