With more than 15,000 graduates, the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts has a vast alumni base. Many of our alumni have gone on to extraordinary achievements within their chosen fields. Some of our recognizable alums and former students are actors Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Tony award for Seven Guitars, TV's Castle) and Lily Tomlin (The West WingMurphy Brown). Other alumni include radio host Casey Kasem, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Mark Fritz, Emmy Award-winning composer Joseph LoDuca, opera singer George Shirley, jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, choreographer Garth Fagan (Tony Award for The Lion King), master ceramist John Glick, illustrator and cartoonist David Small and sculptors David Barr and Sergio DeGiusti.

Join us as we explore The Business of Art:

To delve into the intersection of business and entrepreneurship in art, CFPCA created The Business of Art, a series of symposia geared toward alumni but open to students and the community. Visit The Business of Art's home page often for information about upcoming events and resources available to alums. If you have questions about The Business of Art, please contact CFPCA's Alumni Officer Rhonda Welsh at or 313.577.1087.

Expressions is CFPCA's annual alumni magazine.

CFPCA Alumni Association

The CFPCA Alumni Association is an active group dedicated to engaging alumni and growing support for the college in the community. Activities have included volunteer effort, financial underwriting and direct participation. And, as always, the association's board supports the strategic goals and initiatives of the college’s faculty and staff. Board of Directors: Anthony Armor ‘80; F. Victoria Bell ‘01; LaVette Benson ’06, ‘12; Ted Canaday ‘96; Darryl Davis ‘11; Alonso del Arte ‘09; Althanie Gardner ’02, ’08, ’11, ‘12; David McDonald ’73, ‘90; Diane Pawlowski, current student; Lisa Marie Rodriguez ’06, ‘12; Constance Thomas ‘12; Christine Welch ‘67, ‘91.

You might also be interested to check out the CFPCA alumni group on LinkedIn. And please support the college as we aspire to new heights in our teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors!