Did You Know? Notable Former Students of Columbia Part Three

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Columbia College Chicago is known as the largest arts and media school in the United States with more than 12,500 students and 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. Some pretty famous people have stopped by Columbia throughout the years and either attended the college for a short amount of time or graduated and received their degree. Nonetheless, Columbia served as a wonderful stepping stone for these celebs and paved the way for their careers. No matter where these people may be in their lives and careers, they will forever be known and recognized as Columbia College Chicago alumni. Here are even more well-known former students of Columbia!

Chet Coppock: (1971) Veteran sports commentator for WLS Radio.

Christina Fernando: (2006) Editor-at-Large of The Discovery Health Journal; Health Expert; Contributing Health Writer, received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

Chestor Gregory: (1995) Actor, Broadway productions of "Tarzan," "Cry Baby" and "Dreamgirls."

Rashid Johnson: (2000) Photographer.

Janusz Kaminski: (1982–87) Academy Award-winning cinematographer for "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan," took up film as a profession before transferring to the AFI Conservatory.

Ozier Muhammad: (1972) Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for the New York Times, earned a bachelor of arts in photography.

Joey Spatafora: (1987) Singer/Songwriter of The Squids.

Hal Haenel: (1981) Senior Vice President of 20th Century Fox.

Josefina Lopez: (1991) Writer of Real Women Have Curves, obtained a bachelor of arts degree in film and screenwriting.

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Jackson is a senior magazine journalism major at Columbia College Chicago, class of 2011. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jackson transferred to Columbia during his sophomore year and considers Chicago to be second home. In addition to being a Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Columbia, Jackson also works as the copy chief for The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia's student-run newspaper, and at Echo, Columbia's student-run magazine, as the fact checking/copy chief and online editor. Jackson especially loves writing about the LGBTQ community and hopes to make it one of his specialities sometime in the future. While being a big believer in karma, Jackson always tries to surround himself with positive energy and positive people. A few of Jackson's favorite things: RuPaul's Drag Race, Family Guy, lemon-flavored Arizona iced tea and Chipotle.

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