Alumni News

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

Do you want to save money while supporting fellow alumni and local merchants? Stay tuned for discounts at art supply stores, alumni-owned businesses, and more. If you don’t have your alumni membership card, please email with your name, mailing address, and class year. If you graduated this past December or May, your membership card will be arriving in the mail later this summer. Are you interested in providing an alumni discount for your business or service? Please email for more details.

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Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

On Tuesday, March 31, 65 alumni and guests attended A Taste of Brooklyn at The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where ISCP founder and alum Dennis Elliott ('71) and alumna Jennifer Hung ('01) hosted the event.

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Posted on Monday, March 2, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

On February 26, 2009, over sixty members of the CCA community came together in Los Angeles. Alumni were joined by President Stephen Beal, faculty, parents, and prospective students from the area. The reception was held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown LA in conjunction with the College Art Association Conference.

Thanks to alumni hosts Ela Boyd and Joseph Bryant and to all who attended!

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Posted on Friday, January 9, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

Ralph Borge (left) and Harry X. Ford hold a drawing of Ford made by Borge on the occasion of Ford’s retirement as CCA president in 1984

Ralph Borge died on December 30, 2008, in San Francisco. He would have been 87 on January 11, 2009. Ralph was, without question, one of the college’s giants.

After graduating in 1952 he taught here for 38 years. He was the elder statesman of the Drawing and Painting programs, serving as mentor to generations of artists, several of whom became senior professors of Painting and Drawing at CCA.

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Posted on Friday, January 9, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

Harry X. Ford (right) and Ralph Borge, professor emeritus of Drawing, hold a drawing of Ford made by Borge on the occasion of Ford’s retirement as CCA president in 1984

Former CCA president Harry X. Ford passed away on December 29 at age 87. Mr. Ford earned his MA at Sacramento State University in 1953. He began his career here in 1958 as chair of the Teacher Education Department. He was appointed acting president in September 1959 and became president in 1960, serving in that capacity until 1984.

In an interview published in the winter 2007 edition of CCA’s Glance magazine, he said his most pivotal accomplishment was advancing the college by taking it in an international direction.

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Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 by Lindsey Lyons

On Thursday, December 11, 2008, Bay Area alumni gathered at alumnus Douglas Sandberg's (Film 1978) photography studio in San Francisco for a holiday soiree. We extend our appreciation to Douglas for generously hosting the event!

The theme was "photo frenzy." With archival photos from CCA(C) on display, disposable cameras available to capture spontaneous snapshots, and a photo gift exchange, the studio was the perfect setting. Sparkling wine, a visit from President Steve Beal, and the company of fellow alumni made for a festive occasion.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by Lindsey Lyons

On December 9, 2008, alumni joined hosts Jennifer Hung and John Heida for happy hour in the heart of the Lower East Side at Verlaine. Email if you want the Alumni Association to help promote an alumni happy hour in your area.

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Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 by Lindsey Lyons

On Thursday, December 4, 2008, alumni joined Lawrence Azerrad (Graphic Design 1995) for wine and treats at Body Bar Spa in Silverlake. Azerrad created the identity system of the spa and serves as art director. The owners also had a special offer for CCA alumni on mini-facials and massage treatments.

Thanks to all the alumni that attended!

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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 by Jim Norrena

A former model, Jennavave Barbero always wanted to be involved in the fashion industry. While still a student at CCA, she worked as an assistant to local designer Jean Cacicedo and won an award in 2002 in the first annual Bay Area Fashion Design Scholarship Show, organized by Our Tribe Productions.

After graduation the young designer struck out on her own and moved to New York. Barbero, who found her current job through a friend from church, cites her spiritual strength as a key factor in her success.

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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 by Jim Norrena

After motion graphics designer Lindsay Daniels graduated in 2003, she hit the ground running: "CCA was such a phenomenal thing to shape me. I have carried the principles into now, and I built off the foundation from school," she explains.

Two years after graduation, Daniels transferred from Seattle, where she has been working at the design studio Digital Kitchen as a graphic designer, to try the Big Apple on for size. "New York is so inspiring. There's so much culture and lots to offer."

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