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Susan Linsk, Committee Chairperson
Academic Angels
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Coeta Barker Memorial Reception

From left: Carol Ammon and Nancy Harris

Members of the College of the Desert Foundation Academic Angels, their guests and COD administrators gathered at Carol Ammon's spectacular BIGHORN Country Club home for the annual Coeta Barker Memorial Reception.
Pictured left: (From left) Carol Ammon and Nancy Harris.  Below: A Jazz Trio and Vocalist  from College of the Desert Music Department
This season ending event, underwritten by The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation, showcased students from the COD Music Department playing as a jazz trio and vocalist providing background music for the attendees. Each musician was introduced by past president Mary E. Latta, and it was revealed that two had received acceptance to the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Jazz Trio and Vocalist  from College of the Desert Music Department

Nancy Harris, administrator of the Barker Foundation, said that Coeta was a founding member of the Foundation and had a sincere passion for supporting COD.  
"She would be so happy that the Academic Angels are continuing her enthusiasm for raising funds and friends for COD," Nancy said.
Attendees included Academic Angels Women of Distinction Jeane Hilb and Birgit Moller, COD President Joel Kinnamon, Ed.D., COD Executive Vice-President Anna Davies, Foundation Executive Director Jim Hummer, Foundation Board President Donna Jean Darby and Academic Angels President Jan Harnik.
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