Scholarship group says thank you

By Letter to the Editor, by Mark Sramek, Pattie Mackenzie, Kim Linvingstone, Jan Chindlund, Jen Sauzer

Thank you, The Columbia Chronicle, for covering the Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative (FSSI) Acoustic Showcase! And thank you, Columbia College Chicago faculty, staff and friends for supporting us on Thursday, April 28!

With your help, we raised $1,500 in two hours, doing what we love to do: create, play and share. As caring staff and faculty, we use our creative talents to raise money for struggling juniors and seniors through Scholarship Columbia. The Acoustic Showcase brought together 17 staff and faculty performers, many working together for the first time. Performances included jazz, bluegrass, rock and a David Bowie tribute, with a crowd of 80 attendees celebrating Columbia together.

FSSI continues our mission to build our college community among faculty and staff, and raise needed scholarship funds. Thanks to faculty, staff and The Columbia Chronicle, for supporting us while we support our wonderfully creative students.


Mark Sramek, Pattie Mackenzie, Kim Livingstone, Jan Chindlund, Jen Sauzer

Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative Planning Committee