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Our relationship doesn't end when we shake hands at graduation.

At CCAD, we want you to stay connected to the family and resources you developed during your time here. Our alumni exhibit work in our galleries, share insights with current students and use CCAD as a career-building resource. Stay in the loop with CCAD News

Alumni events


We strive to offer alumni a sense of community by connecting them to CCAD and to each other. We invite you to participate in happy hours, reunions, Family Weekend, and networking opportunities.


Aug 23 - 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Tabletop Board Game Cafe
1810 W. 25th St.
United States

Sep 13 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Columbus College of Art and Design
Canzani Center - Multipurpose Room
60 Cleveland Ave.
United States


Learn more about CCAD's Strategic Plan

In the summer of 2016, Columbus College of Art & Design’s administrative and academic leaders gathered together to take a look at our recent history, discuss the needs of the college, and draft a plan for the future. Click here to read the full document.

Alumni awards

Each year, CCAD invites the community to nominate Columbus College of Art & Design notable alumni for the Alumni Award for Excellence.  Nominations open June 1, 2018 and close July 15, 2018.


Previous alumni awards

Make a nomination


Shop at Ampersand

Show your CCAD alumni pride by wearing apparel from Ampersand Emporium! 

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Headshoot of Johnny Riddle

Johnny Riddle

Annual Giving Manager


Career coaching and resources 

Whether you’re looking for a new job, hiring new talent or just needing some advice, Career Services is here and available for both current students and CCAD alumni. You are invited to use the online job service to find and post jobs. When registering for this service for the first time, please enter “alumni” as your student ID.


Are you interested in being a volunteer for Chroma or the Fashion Show? Please email Johnny at

Library and archive

Alumni may check up to five items out from the library by showing their driver’s license.



Alumni tour

CCAD President Dr. Melanie Corn noticed something as she met alumni from around the world:

CCAD Alumni work in the coolest places!

#ccadalumni #ccadalumniworkinthecoolestplaces

Join Dr. Corn — and fellow CCAD Alumni — for an Alumni Meet & Greet this spring, in some of the coolest places around.

New York — Thursday, 6/21/2018

Stay tuned for more cities near you!

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