Mel Valentine and a Spotlight on Columbia College Chicago

Mel Valentine and a Spotlight on Columbia College Chicago
“When it came time to pick a college, I was super torn between biology studies and art,” says Mel Valentine. “I ended up going to community college for two years to prep for a biology degree, but every day when I got home, all I wanted to do was draw.” Valentine, who was born in Miami, attended seven different elementary schools before her family settled down, and so, was prepped to pivot and travel through the States searching for the right institution when she made the choice to study art at Columbia College Chicago. “My first week I attended the Illustration Student Group on campus, and honestly, never looked back. It was so freeing to meet so many incredible people…

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