The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts has a dynamic and creative alumni community of more than 19,000 graduates across the world. From debate to dance, jazz to journalism, ceramics to center stage, our prestigious alumni have gone on to extraordinary achievements within their chosen fields.
The CFPCA Alumni Council was established in 1996 and supports the CFPCA Alumni Council Endowment.
Mission: To build a strong, inclusive CFPCA alumni community that embraces diversity, encourages participation and connects with students.
The function of the Alumni Council is to represent, engage and expand the presence of CFPCA alumni in the community. This is accomplished through volunteerism, strong representation, networking and hosting of events centered on the identified interests of alumni and the student body.
Constance Thomas currently holds the office of Co-Chair of the CFPCA Alumni Advisory Board, and has served in this capacity since 2021. She joined the council immediately after graduation in 2012. She works as the Campaign Marketing Manager for Detroit Public Schools Community District. Her primary focus is showcasing the 40k students in the 106 schools representing the city of Detroit. Constance's former experience as a Multicultural Marketing Events Coordinator for General Motors helped bring forth new and exciting ideas when engaging with the diverse communities. While at GM she serviced the four GM brands (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC) and the corporation’s 36 Corporate Diversity programs. Prior to working at GM, Constance was the Event Manager for Cobo Center (now Huntington Place), where she managed the North American International Auto Show, NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, and the Motor Golf & Travel Show, to name a few.
Early in her career she was the Public Relations Director for a traveling non-profit youth theatrical troupe in Detroit. Constance worked alongside Detroit native, Margo Williams at Margo Williams and Associates to help enhance brand awareness and publicity of brands such as Molina HealthCare and White Castle and events such as Mix 92.3′s Sista Strut and Toys for Tots. Continuing in the industry, Constance worked with Arian Reed of Arian Simone Enterprises in social media, public relations, and promotional efforts on national motion pictures such as “Sparkle”, “Mirror Mirror”, “Immortals”, “Act of Valor” and “Step Up Revolution." She also is the Founder and President of Renee Aaron Events, LLC.
Constance holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Wayne State University 12’ and Masters of Arts in New Media and Journalism from Full Sail University 13’ where her capstone project focused on Education Vs. Fine Arts: Finding the Balance between the Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit School of Arts. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Detroit Alumnae Chapter where she actively serves.
Constance is a native Detroiter, where she resides with her husband, their four sons and their Shih Tzu, Teddy Riley “Jam” Thomas.
Stan holds a Bachelor of Arts Radio/TV/Film '93 and Master of Arts in Public Relations and Organizational Communications '06 from Wayne State University / CFPCA. He serves as a Director at Ascension Michigan Foundations and is an emeritus member of the WSU MISB Alumni Council. Stan also served on the WSU Alumni board of Director 2017-2021 and is a member of Wayne Loyal and the Old Main Society. He currently serves on the WSU MISB Alumni Council, WSU Alumni Association Board Directors and the WSU CFPCA Alumni Council since 2001. Stan resides in St. Clair Shores and is an avid bicyclist.
Dr. Phillip W. Moss is chair of the creative and performing arts department at University Liggett School. He oversees curriculum and staff development in drama, music and visual arts in a program that spans PreK through 12th grades. Dr. Moss is a member of the Educational Theatre Association/International Thespian Society, National Arts Educational Association, Americans for the Arts, Michigan Youth Arts Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Catia Sabak is an Assistant Account Executive at Finn Partners, performing public relations and digital media work for a variety of clients including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Olympia Development of Michigan. Prior to joining Finn Partners, Catia worked on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC) Pure Michigan Business Connect program. She holds a B.A. in public relations from Wayne State University (2016) where she served as the president and regional conference co-chair for the school's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Catia is a current member of the Detroit chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and serves as a member of the Ambassador Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit.
Tara Tomcsik-Husak is the President and CEO of the Troy Chamber of Commerce serving over 700 businesses/nonprofit organizations in her role. In addition, she is also the Founder and CEO of Feline Fund, a nonprofit that funds veterinary care to feral, rescued, and pet cats in need throughout metro Detroit.
Her career started in hospitality, working in operations and sales in numerous hotel and restaurant chains in Michigan and New York City, yet she was most passionate about making the world a better place in the non-profit sector. She transitioned into the nonprofit world serving as the Vice President of Mission Advancement for the American Heart Association and then as the Executive Director of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
Tara was recognized in 2018 as one of Oakland County’s 40 under 40, in 2022 as Corp! Magazine’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, and in Crain’s Detroit Business 2022 Class of Notable Women in Nonprofits.
In addition, her work as an actress provided her with the ability to travel the world. Performing professionally in theatres and concert halls in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, Alaska, Hawaii, NYC, and Michigan. You may have seen her in many local/national commercials, films, and TV shows such as "All My Children" and the "Detroiters." She is also the current host of a podcast series, "Members on the Mic."
Tara graduated with degrees in Communications and Peace and Conflict Studies from Wayne State University in Detroit. In animal welfare, she also an Apprenticeship for Feline Lifesaving with Maddie's Fund and teaches conflict resolution and customer service to animal shelters and rescues across the country.