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A Student's Poem We're Using To Usher In Spring
A Student's Poem We're Using To Usher In Spring
03/20/2018

We first caught a glimpse of Ben's unique story from the Desert Sun article last year He was then 24, and an English major at College of the Desert. His passion for writing, poetry, literature – and old typewriters was highlighted. (Story Link below.) So we asked Ben to share a few words celebrating new, growth, and starting anew. "Begin," seems to send us on our way... 

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Celebrating our Legacy Donors - Jeane and Justin Hilb
Celebrating our Legacy Donors - Jeane and Justin Hilb
03/18/2018

The Foundation of College of the Desert wants to celebrate their Legacy Donors. So watch the desert publications for Foundation ads highlighting the wonderful people that make College of the Desert successful in its mission to serve the Desert Community.

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What makes COD special is its students, who’ve excelled over the college’s 60-year history
What makes COD special is its students, who’ve excelled over the college’s 60-year history
03/15/2018
Given the diverse array of certificate and degree programs available at College of the Desert (COD), it should come as no surprise that the college has produced some amazing talents over its 60-year history. From a Hollywood actress to a fixture of the local music scene, take a look at these six COD alumni who have found success in the arts, music and beyond. More

Celebrating our Legacy Donors - Ronald and Sherrie Auen
Celebrating our Legacy Donors - Ronald and Sherrie Auen
03/11/2018

The Foundation of College of the Desert wants to celebrate their Legacy Donors. So watch the desert publications for Foundation ads highlighting the wonderful people that make College of the Desert successful in its mission to serve the Desert Community.

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Donor’s Gift Brings Observatory to COD’s Mecca/Thermal Campus
Donor’s Gift Brings Observatory to COD’s Mecca/Thermal Campus
03/09/2018

The Observatory, telescope and related computers and equipment were donated by Palm Desert resident Ivoj Kudrnac to benefit College of the Desert students in astronomy and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines for years to come.

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KCOD Radio Station Earns 17 National Awards
KCOD Radio Station Earns 17 National Awards
03/07/2018

KCOD, College of the Desert’s student radio station, won 17 Golden Microphones at the 78th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s national awards ceremony on Saturday night in New York City.

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Coachella Valley artist collaborates with COD on new campus art installation
Coachella Valley artist collaborates with COD on new campus art installation
03/07/2018

Artists like Smith and the muralist Ryan Campbell who found inspiration and direction at COD are emblematic of the college’s vision to be a center for collaboration and innovation. Both have gone on to be shown internationally and Smith’s work will be a permanent beacon to incoming students.

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COD professors have lasting impact on alumni's work and career
COD professors have lasting impact on alumni's work and career
03/07/2018

COD alum Ryan Campbell has worked with Phillip K. Smith on several projects. His COD professors had a lasting impact on his work and career.

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Stepping Out for COD - Thank You Sponsors
Stepping Out for COD - Thank You Sponsors
03/03/2018

The COD Foundation Thanks Our Sponsors As We Celebrate COD's 60th Anniversary

Your support will help benefit the life-changing academic and career student success programs and services provided by College of the Desert.

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COD scholarship students meet their donors
COD scholarship students meet their donors
02/28/2018

Hundreds of College of the Desert students had a chance to meet and thank their scholarship donors at the 7th annual Donor Scholarship Reception.

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Bighorn Cares... For Veterans at COD!
Bighorn Cares... For Veterans at COD!
01/10/2018

BIGHORN CARES grant of $10,000 will provide subsidies to COD veteran student families which covers the childcare cost of the veteran’s child in the college’s Early Childhood Center. To date, BigHorn Golf Club members have provided over $500,000

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Did you know… about COD?
Did you know… about COD?
01/09/2018

At College of the Desert more than 15,000 students a semester attend more than 1,300 classes while pursuing a degree or certificate in more than 119 fields. Get to know your community college...

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COD Competes for $1 million Aspen Community College Excellence Prize
COD Competes for $1 million Aspen Community College Excellence Prize
01/09/2018

College of the Desert was named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. 

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Stepping Out For COD Annual Benefit
Stepping Out For COD Annual Benefit
01/08/2018

Sponsorship supports a fiery, explosive, and heartfelt musical tribute featureing Lucie Arnaz and her 'Latin Roots.' but you'll also be supporing so much more...

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Grant from the Auen Foundation helps COD Nursing Students
Grant from the Auen Foundation helps COD Nursing Students
09/28/2017

A $50,000 grant from the Auen Foundation to College of the Desert (COD) is helping nursing students who would otherwise fall through the “gap” of financial aid. Through this grant, scholarships are being awarded to qualifying nursing students who fall in a gap of working poor yet still have too much income to receive state and federal assistance

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Remembering Pattie Daly Caruso
Remembering Pattie Daly Caruso
09/25/2017

All of us at the COD Foundation family were saddened to learn of the sudden loss of a long-time advocate and supporter of College of The Desert. 

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This Dad Went From Battlefields to Solar Fields - COD Scholarships Matter
This Dad Went From Battlefields to Solar Fields - COD Scholarships Matter
06/18/2017

This Dad Packed Up A U-Haul And With His Wife and Two Young Children Headed West

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Bob and Mike Pollock's $1.2 Million Makes a Creative Impact
Bob and Mike Pollock's $1.2 Million Makes a Creative Impact
04/21/2017

The screenwriting team of Robert Mason “Bob” Pollock and wife Eileen “Mike” Pollock left their mark on College of the Desert in a big way…

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New observatory and telescope help students aim high in their education and career goals.
New observatory and telescope help students aim high in their education and career goals.
02/28/2017

The skies are unlimited for learning at College of the Desert’s East Valley Campus in Mecca/Thermal. A new observatory and telescope will help students reach for the stars when it comes to their higher education and career goals. 

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Saying Goodbye To Patrick McCarthy
Saying Goodbye To Patrick McCarthy
02/19/2017

College of the Desert Foundation mourns the loss of a wonderful friend and avid supporter of students, COD Foundation and higher education College of the Desert. Patrick McCarthy died Tuesday, February 10, 2017, from complications due to cancer and a virus infection. 

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New Careers Charted by the Starts
New Careers Charted by the Starts
02/15/2017

A local resident’s life-long love and passion for astronomy will soon open the skies for learning at College of the Desert’s East Valley Campus. 

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Jim Hummer Retires as Foundation Executive Director
Jim Hummer Retires as Foundation Executive Director
01/10/2017
Over the past several years while under the leadership of Jim Hummer, College of the Desert Foundation has successfully raised millions of dollars to support student success at COD. 
 
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#6 Among Americas Most Scenic Community Colleges
#6 Among Americas Most Scenic Community Colleges
01/10/2017

College of the Desert given a ranking as one of the most scenic community college campuses in the nation. 

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Thank You For Your Investment!
Thank You For Your Investment!
01/07/2017

Thank You For Your Investment In COD and Student and Valley Success!!

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Get To Know More About COD
Get To Know More About COD
10/12/2016

There’s so much more to learn about your community college. See more, click here Get To Know COD

 

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
09/10/2016

September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.

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He Started Classes at COD When He Was 10. Now He's COD's Director of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
He Started Classes at COD When He Was 10. Now He's COD's Director of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
08/07/2016


Tim T. Nakamura is the Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness at College of the Desert. But Tim has been coming to COD since he was 10 years old.

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Trustees unanimously voted to place bond on November ballot.
Trustees unanimously voted to place bond on November ballot.
08/04/2016

The Desert Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a $577,860,000 local education bond measure on the November 2016 ballot. The bond measure will provide critical capital funding which will allow the College to expand, modernize and meet the increasing demands for higher education and career training throughout the Coachella Valley.

 

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$20,800 Donation for Student Scholarships
$20,800 Donation for Student Scholarships
06/30/2016

COD Foundation recently received a gift of $20,800 from the Roatry Club of Indian Wells for student scholarships at College of the Desert.

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A Heartfelt Thank You From A Student To Donors of COD Foundation
A Heartfelt Thank You From A Student To Donors of COD Foundation
06/21/2016

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Donor/Student Scholarship Reception at College of the Desert. I was beyond amazed. It was a magical culmination of community.

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Student Success Initiatives Highlight -- High School Student Engagement
Student Success Initiatives Highlight -- High School Student Engagement
06/20/2016

President Kinnamon, in his State of the College address, underscored both the challenges and opportunities inherent in increasing the number and the rate of local high school students who are prepared for college.

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HALF WAY THERE: Grants, Gifts and Events Like Stepping Out For COD Raised $1.2 Million For Student Success
HALF WAY THERE: Grants, Gifts and Events Like Stepping Out For COD Raised $1.2 Million For Student Success
06/20/2016

In a little over a year, thanks to events like Stepping Out for COD and additional support from grants and individual gifts, we have raised just over half of our $2.4 million goal to support student success at College of the Desert.

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$25,000 Gift Opens the Door
$25,000 Gift Opens the Door
06/20/2016

The Annexstad Family Foundation - helping support the bright minds and big dreams of veterans at College of the Desert.

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Record Number of Degrees and Certificates Conferred by College of the Desert
Record Number of Degrees and Certificates Conferred by College of the Desert
06/20/2016

A record-breaking number of students, over 1,100, have completed the required coursework for graduation and over 450 are expected to participate in the ceremony.

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By Connecting To Her Past She Helps Others Connect To Their Future
By Connecting To Her Past She Helps Others Connect To Their Future
06/20/2016

Kim Dozier, Ph.D. came from a family of educators. From her great grandmother, to both her grandmothers, and her mom. That’s really unheard of today. So, naturally, Kim didn’t want to be a teacher.

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Academic Angels Spring Luncheon Raises $25,000 for the Kitchen Garden at COD
Academic Angels Spring Luncheon Raises $25,000 for the Kitchen Garden at COD
06/20/2016

COD Foundation Academic Angels Spring Bloom Luncheon was in full bloom April 11, 2016 at the Blossoming Gardens at Toscana Country Club...

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Tamarisk Country Club Members Tour COD Campus
Tamarisk Country Club Members Tour COD Campus
06/20/2016

Fifteen members from Tamarisk County Club joined us for a COD Palm Desert Campus Tour.

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Sustainability and Energy at COD
Sustainability and Energy at COD
04/22/2016

In November 2009, the Board of Trustees of College of the Desert adopted the following Sustainability Stewardship Policy to affirm that...

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Jazz At The Pollock - April 1- Hammond Organist Gayle Serdan
Jazz At The Pollock - April 1- Hammond Organist Gayle Serdan
03/28/2016
The final guest artist concert of the “Jazz at the Pollock” 2015-2016 season featuring Hammond organist Dr. Gayle Serdan.
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Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. And Beyond.
Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. And Beyond.
02/02/2016
College of the Desert celebrated its history and shared recent progress of new facilities and classrooms to accommodate and expand academic and career opportunities for students, during a first-of-its-kind addess by COD President Joel L. Kinnamon.
 
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Modernism Week Approaches.
Modernism Week Approaches.
02/02/2016

Not one. Not two, or even three or four. But five modernist visionary architects who collaborated to design the initial phase of COD. Have you taken a tour? Modernism Tour is Feb 12.

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She Broke Many Barriers In Her Career. Now, She's Helping Break Barriers For Students At COD
She Broke Many Barriers In Her Career. Now, She's Helping Break Barriers For Students At COD
02/02/2016

COD Foundation Receives $50,000 donation from Norma Kleinschmidt in Support Student Success Initiatives at College of the Desert

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"An Open Book 2” Art Exhibit, Feb 4 – Mar 11, Marks Art Center
02/02/2016

Visual Artist Barbara Ellmann has been working with encaustic paint (hot wax) for over 20 years, often creating modular, multi-panel works. AN OPEN BOOK 2 is meant to be “read,” perceived and comprehended entirely visually, so that any narrative paired with these images originates from the viewer in exchange with the work.

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First-Generation at COD
First-Generation at COD
01/25/2016

Many students at COD struggle to achieving a degree or certificate. The challenges confronting our students are not due to an inability to learn or understand. Upon starting college find they have a whole new set of unanticipated barriers: academic, social and cultural, as well as their own internal self-doubt that often bring them to a stop.

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New Donor And COD Foundation's Newest Board Member
New Donor And COD Foundation's Newest Board Member
12/03/2015

He's always had a mind for finance and keen eyes set to the future, now Vernon Kozlen is bringing his heart full of passion to help higher education and student success at College of the Desert.

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So Very Thankful - COD Foundation
So Very Thankful - COD Foundation
11/25/2015

This year we have much for which to be thankful.

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Student Success Initiatives At Work:  Andres M. Sanchez Quiroz
Student Success Initiatives At Work: Andres M. Sanchez Quiroz
11/24/2015

Scholarships, books, and a computer provided the support this Marine veteran needed when he returned to the valley to attend College of the Desert.

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Season Kick-Off Reception Highlighted Many COD Programs and Services
Season Kick-Off Reception Highlighted Many COD Programs and Services
11/24/2015

The 2015 Season Kick-Off Reception was a chance for members of President’s Circle and Academic Angels and their guests to meet

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Performing Arts Takes 6 Awards
Performing Arts Takes 6 Awards
11/22/2015

As College of the Desert (COD) Performing Arts prepares for its last weekend performances of the musical Rent, the department recently  announced the Desert Theatre League has given six awards for COD productions in the 2014-2015 season.

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Supporting Student Success - Jose Simo, Counselor
Supporting Student Success - Jose Simo, Counselor
09/14/2015

Day in and day out, student success drives what we do. And many of us do more…

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Friends of the COD Library Contribute $45,000
Friends of the COD Library Contribute $45,000
09/11/2015

COD Foundation was presented a check for $45,000 from the Friends of the College of the Desert Library to be used for

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Young Women Awarded 15 Scholarships
Young Women Awarded 15 Scholarships
09/10/2015

College of the Desert Foundation has partnered with the Ophelia Project to brighten the future for 15 young women in the Coachella Valley.

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COD Faculty Gain High-Tech Training Resource On Campus
COD Faculty Gain High-Tech Training Resource On Campus
09/10/2015

The Berger Faculty Innovation Center will serve COD faculty and instructors with cutting-edge technology they can use to create new curriculum, incorporate technological advances into the classroom, and add innovation to their teaching—all leading to improved student success outcomes.

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Rafael Lopez - From COD Days To DJ Craze
Rafael Lopez - From COD Days To DJ Craze
09/02/2015
Rafael Lopez, who looks 25 but is actually just north of 30,  has become arguably the Coachella Valley’s most popular DJ. DJ Day, who plays regularly at the Ace Hotel, has a couple great albums and big following in Europe. But Alph also tours and he always represents the 760 at Coachella.
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Octavio's Story Success From Mentor and Internship
Octavio's Story Success From Mentor and Internship
08/17/2015

Octavio Rocha always wanted to be an architect but had to overcome multiple obstacles on the way to achieving his academic and career goals. 

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First-in-Familiy in College – What Does That Mean?
First-in-Familiy in College – What Does That Mean?
08/17/2015

At College of the Desert, first-in-family college students, or first-generation students, make up 84% of the student body. 

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One Program Helping Students Succeed: Solutions Kiosk
One Program Helping Students Succeed: Solutions Kiosk
08/17/2015

The Solutions kiosk was a concept and instruction plan of Dr. Kelly Hall, Associate Professor of Business and Robert Holmes, Professor of Business. This unique campus store opened in 2011

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A Stop Start Story Of Success; Hortencia Diaz
A Stop Start Story Of Success; Hortencia Diaz
08/17/2015

During my freshman year of high school I decided to drop out of school and look for a job. I always regretted my decision but didn't feel I had what it took to go back and secure an education.

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Modernist architect Donald Wexler dies at 89.
Modernist architect Donald Wexler dies at 89.
06/29/2015

While Donald Wexler may have been best known for his innovative work in designing and developing elegant and simple steel homes, we have always been particularly fond of his work developing our Palm Desert campus home. 

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Largest Graduating Class in COD History
Largest Graduating Class in COD History
06/22/2015

Student success initiatives helped College of the Desert deliver its largest graduating class in history this past May, 2015, conferring 1,100 degrees and certificates for the 2015-2016 academic year.  

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New Nurse Graduates Pinning Ceremony 2015
New Nurse Graduates Pinning Ceremony 2015
05/21/2015

College of the Desert (COD) will celebrate the newest nursing graduates on Friday, May 22 during a colorful pinning ceremony at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Approximately thirty students have earned the Associate Degree in Nursing and are now eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. 

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Outgoing COD Foundation President Donna Jean Darby
Outgoing COD Foundation President Donna Jean Darby
05/20/2015

When it comes to making a difference, outgoing College of the Desert Foundation President Donna Jean Darby is in a class by herself. Determined and quietly effective, she has proven to be a powerful agent for change.

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Coeta Barker Memorial Reception 2015
Coeta Barker Memorial Reception 2015
05/19/2015

Members of the College of the Desert Foundation Academic Angels, their guests and COD leaders gathered at the lovely Vintage home of Larry Brookshire and Sunny Lee for the annual Coeta Barker Memorial Reception.

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Wells Fargo Foundation Awards Donation of $75,000
Wells Fargo Foundation Awards Donation of $75,000
05/19/2015

Wells Fargo Foundation recently awarded College of the Desert Foundation a donation of $75,000 to be used toward college priorities developed by faculty and administration

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Graduation at COD 2015
Graduation at COD 2015
05/19/2015

The annual graduation ceremony on May 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Boone Field, located on the Palm Desert Campus, is the highlight of the year for College of the Desert’s (COD) faculty, staff and especially the students.

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Angels Celebrate 30 Years and Raise $42,000
Angels Celebrate 30 Years and Raise $42,000
05/19/2015

The Academic Angels (formerly COD Auxiliary) celebrated their 30th anniversary last month with a festive luncheon at The Club at Morningside.

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Deep Canyon Tennis Club Friends Veterans Scholarship Fund Needs Your Help With Match
Deep Canyon Tennis Club Friends Veterans Scholarship Fund Needs Your Help With Match
05/19/2015

Four College of the Desert military veterans received $1,000 scholarships during an end-of-the-season party at Deep Canyon Tennis Club in Palm Springs. But that was just a start as $15,000 match challenge was issued...

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Don't Miss The Award-Winning Comedy Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike
Don't Miss The Award-Winning Comedy Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike
03/19/2015

Regret and sibling rivalry fan the flames of laughter in this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up that equally tickles both the casual theatergoer and the ardent student of the Russian classics.

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Student-Run Radio KCOD Wins National Recognition
Student-Run Radio KCOD Wins National Recognition
03/19/2015

KCOD CoachellaFM, was recognized as a finalist in three competitive categories at the 75th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference and Awards March 6-8, 2015, in New York City.

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Angels Celebrate 30th Anniversary
Angels Celebrate 30th Anniversary
03/07/2015

College of the Desert Foundation's Academic Angels celebrate 30 years supporting student success with celebration and spring luncheon March 18.

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Donor and Student Scholarship Reception Grows
Donor and Student Scholarship Reception Grows
03/07/2015

More than 230 deserving COD scholarship recipients and more than 50 generous scholarship donors were brought together to meet face-to-face.

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Join Us For Jazz
Join Us For Jazz
03/07/2015

The community is welcome to join us for Jazz at the Pollock featuring faculty, students, and guest artists performinmg in our intimate Pollock Theatre.

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Our Featured Donors Know First Hand The Difference Community Colleges Can Make
Our Featured Donors Know First Hand The Difference Community Colleges Can Make
03/05/2015

COD Foundation is proud to welcome Dr. Myron and Mrs. Joanne Mintz to our family of donors and higher education supporters. 

 
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Jack –  A laugh-out-loud twist on the timeless classic.
Jack – A laugh-out-loud twist on the timeless classic.
03/05/2015

The spring semester brings new life to one of the most famous fairy tales ever told as The C.O.D. Dramatic Arts Company presents JACK, February 27th – March 1st in the Pollock Theater

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COD Foundation 2013-14 Annual Report
COD Foundation 2013-14 Annual Report
01/28/2015

Everywhere you look, we're changing lives. Take a look at just some of the many highlights from our students and alumni, faculty and programs, and at the College's campuses growing valley wide.

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COD Faculty: Champions of Student Success
COD Faculty: Champions of Student Success
12/15/2014

College of the Desert math professor Leif Jordan, Ph.D. knows first-hand the challenges students face as they struggle to pursue higher education and a better life.

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The Need For Speed And Career Exposure
The Need For Speed And Career Exposure
11/26/2014

Roughly 12 students in COD's automotive programs spent a recent Sunday afternoon inside the exclusive gates of the Thermal Club. There, the students had the opportunity to meet with motorsport professionals to learn what lies behind the scenes in motorsport careers.

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December's Featured Donors
December's Featured Donors
11/25/2014

Diane and Neal Denkler – Paying it Forward With COD Foundation.

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Meet The 2014 Citizens of Distinction Honorees
Meet The 2014 Citizens of Distinction Honorees
11/20/2014

The College of the Desert Foundation Academic Angels will host the 2014 Citizens of Distinction Luncheon, Wednesday, December 3, 2014, in recognition of this year's four honorees for their outstanding contributions to higher education at College of the Desert. This year's honorees include: 

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COD Women's Golf Win State Championship
COD Women's Golf Win State Championship
11/17/2014

College of the Desert Womenb's Golf held on to win the California Community College Athletic Association state championship Monday  on the Morro Bay golf course. It is the fifth state title for Desert but the first title in 15 years.

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Kitchen Garden Plans Get Start from Whole Kids Foundation.
Kitchen Garden Plans Get Start from Whole Kids Foundation.
10/20/2014

College of the Desert Foundation has received a generous grant of $2,000 from the Whole Kids Foundation to partially fund development of the Kitchen Garden.

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Federal Grant To COD Means Education and Career Training for In-Demand Jobs
Federal Grant To COD Means Education and Career Training for In-Demand Jobs
10/20/2014

College of the Desert has been awarded a federal grant for Inland Empire Career Training programs.

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Suddenly... you get a break!  The Rocky Horror Show at COD
Suddenly... you get a break! The Rocky Horror Show at COD
10/20/2014

The students of the College of the Desert Theatre Arts department are shivering with ANTICI…(wait for it)…PATION as they bring to life one of pop culture’s greatest creations - The Rocky Horror Show. If only we were amongst friends... or sane persons! Like our President's Circle Members who can enjoy two complimentary tickets. 

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COD Foundation Receives $15,000 Grant from Bank of America
COD Foundation Receives $15,000 Grant from Bank of America
09/10/2014

Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to College of the Desert Foundation and the BIGHORN Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center. 

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COD Alumna Colleen Walker Retires As Riverside County Undersheriff
COD Alumna Colleen Walker Retires As Riverside County Undersheriff
07/24/2014

As a COD Alumna, Undersheriff Colleen Walker has retired her position after becoming only the second woman to reach that rank since the Department was created in 1893.

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Fifth Annual Youth Robotics Camps Are Underway At COD
Fifth Annual Youth Robotics Camps Are Underway At COD
07/22/2014

Technically minded middle school students are getting the opportunity to develop an understanding of robotics and practice creative problem solving while building their own robot.

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Growing The Valley Celebration
Growing The Valley Celebration
05/12/2014

COD Foundation hosted more than 150 agriculture industry friends, faculty and current students in celebration of COD's newly renovated agriculture building,

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College of the Desert Opens the Door to the Roles of a Lifetime for Theater Alumna
College of the Desert Opens the Door to the Roles of a Lifetime for Theater Alumna
05/04/2014

Actress Alison Lohman got her start as a performer in musical theater productions with College of the Desert (COD).

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Giving Today To Change Lives Today - COD Alumnus Steps Up With $50,000.
Giving Today To Change Lives Today - COD Alumnus Steps Up With $50,000.
04/17/2014

COD Alumnus Noris Paul stepped up with a $50,000 endowed scholarship as his way of giving back to the College that he says gave so much to him.

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COD Alumna Tricia Gehrlein is Working to Implement the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Locally.
COD Alumna Tricia Gehrlein is Working to Implement the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Locally.
04/13/2014

College of the Desert alumna Tricia Gehrlein has seen first-hand the power of higher education to overcome obstacles and change lives. 

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Relocation Plans for College of the Desert Palm Springs Campus
Relocation Plans for College of the Desert Palm Springs Campus
04/01/2014

City of Palm Springs and College of the Desert Announce Plans to Relocate West Valley Campus to Palm Springs Mall.

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College of the Desert Palm Springs Campus Relocation Q & A
College of the Desert Palm Springs Campus Relocation Q & A
04/01/2014

Questions and answers relating to the City of Palm Springs and the Board of Trustees of the College of the Desert (COD) announcing plans to move the much anticipated new West Valley Campus from its current proposed location to a new site in the heart of the city at the Palm Springs Mall.

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We are honored to be Co-Chairs
We are honored to be Co-Chairs
03/08/2014

As members of the COD Foundation’s Board of Directors, we understand the power of education to change lives for the better

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Three Million Reasons to Celebrate COD Foundation's 30th Anniversary
Three Million Reasons to Celebrate COD Foundation's 30th Anniversary
02/20/2014

In honor of its 30-year anniversary, the College of the Desert Foundation has launched the Changing Lives Campaign to raise $3 million for priority projects, programs and services that support the College’s 10,000 annual students.

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COD Inspired Passion for Public Service that Leads to the White House
COD Inspired Passion for Public Service that Leads to the White House
02/16/2014

From Student Body Vice President at COD to appointed by the President of the United States.

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Local musician singing the praises of COD.
Local musician singing the praises of COD.
02/02/2014

Legions of loyal fans flock to each and every John Stanley King performance in the Coachella Valley. But it wasn’t always that way for this local choir boy who found his future at College of the Desert (COD).

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From Classroom, to Emergency Room, to Courtroom.
From Classroom, to Emergency Room, to Courtroom.
01/18/2014

When Sheila Trexler graduated from the nursing program at College of the Desert (COD) in 1973, she could have never imagined the twists and turns her career would take.

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The numbers added up for this soon to be accountant.
The numbers added up for this soon to be accountant.
01/12/2014

From the locker room to the boardroom, Mayra Orozco was determined to succeed.

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Seeds for Success Rooted at COD
Seeds for Success Rooted at COD
01/05/2014

Scott Sohn wanted to be an architect. Little did he know when he enrolled in a plant design course at College of the Desert (COD) that his life and career path would be changed forever. 

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Culinary Alum Enjoys a Taste of Success
Culinary Alum Enjoys a Taste of Success
12/28/2013

Juggling an average of 22,000 student meals each day, Stephanie Bruce credits her preparation at College of the Desert for a successful culinary career.

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A Top 10 Leader at the Top of High Tech.
A Top 10 Leader at the Top of High Tech.
12/21/2013

This entrepreneur and proud alumnus of College of the Desert (COD) has taken his passion for computers all the way to the top of the high tech industry.

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Nest in the Desert
Nest in the Desert
12/20/2013

When Dodi Henry emigrated from her home in Bosnia in 1974, she sought freedom and a new life. She

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Alumni Step Up With Year End Ask
Alumni Step Up With Year End Ask
11/26/2013

As COD alumni, we know the power of education to change lives. Now we're giving back. Join us.

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Notable achievements!
Notable achievements!
11/23/2013

Jesus Palominos always dreamed of a career in music but never thought it was possible – particularly because he is legally blind.

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Numbers Added Up
Numbers Added Up
11/21/2013

When Heather Enos graduated from Palm Desert High School,  going away to college wasn’t a financial reality for her. She explored her options at College of the Desert (COD), and was pleased to discover the flexibility of class schedules allowed her to work full-time while fostering her future career path, as well.

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A Drive to Learn Lands a Career at Desert European Motorcars
A Drive to Learn Lands a Career at Desert European Motorcars
11/07/2013

After being honored with multiple scholarships, Faustino followed the advice of friends who urged him to develop a career in something he was passionate about…

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New Board Members Join College of the Desert Foundation
New Board Members Join College of the Desert Foundation
10/06/2013

Eight distinguished members of the local community have recently joined the College of the Desert Foundation Board to offer their support for the college in the community.

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Women of Distinction 2013 Luncheon & Recognition
Women of Distinction 2013 Luncheon & Recognition
10/04/2013

The Academic Angels of College of the Desert Foundation announced their honorees for 2013. Following are this year's honorees and their contributions to College of the Desert and the Foundation. 

 

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College of the Desert Class of 2013 Graduation Success
College of the Desert Class of 2013 Graduation Success
06/24/2013

College of the Desert's annual graduation ceremony was filled with color and pageantry, short speeches, and the traditional caps and gowns and distribution of hard-earned diplomas. For the first time, this year’s ceremony  included acknowledging the hard work of the students who earn certificates in their chosen fields of study.

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Windermere Real Estate Southern California Establishes Student Scholarships
Windermere Real Estate Southern California Establishes Student Scholarships
05/13/2013

College of the Desert Foundation welcomes Windermere Real Estate Southern California into our family of businesses making a difference in higher education by setting up a scholarship fund for COD student success.

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COD students influence $200,000  Charles Yates Endowment to College of the Desert
COD students influence $200,000 Charles Yates Endowment to College of the Desert
05/05/2013

If a single person can change the world, imagine how six College of the Desert (COD) students made a lasting impression on Charles “Chuck” Yates. 

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Stepping Out For COD With Bernadette Peters
Stepping Out For COD With Bernadette Peters
05/05/2013

Join College of the Desert Foundation, February 19, 2014, for Stepping Out For COD with Bernadette Peters at the McCallum Theatre.

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Southern California Edison Steps Up For COD
Southern California Edison Steps Up For COD
05/05/2013

Edison International awarded COD Foundation a $25,000 grant in support of general scholarships for low-income, first-generation college students at College of the Desert.

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Leadership Coachella Valley visits COD and Foundation
Leadership Coachella Valley visits COD and Foundation
04/02/2013

Leadership Coachella Valley visited College of the Desert March 15. The participants spent a full day learning about education and non-profits in the Coachella Valley. They also had the opportunity to hear from experts in those fields.

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Mary Silver Stepped Up For COD
Mary Silver Stepped Up For COD
02/05/2013

Thank you  Mary Silver for hosting her “Come and get acquainted with the Jewel of the Desert – College of the Desert” event this past January 17, 2013.

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Chili Cook-Off Heats Up Donor Giving. $60,000 raised.
Chili Cook-Off Heats Up Donor Giving. $60,000 raised.
02/05/2013

The 2012 Chili cook-off raised more than $60,000 for scholarships and student support services through COD Foundation.

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Deserving scholarship recipients meet their generous scholarship donors.
Deserving scholarship recipients meet their generous scholarship donors.
02/01/2013

College of the Desert Foundation and the Office of Financial Aid are hosting a Scholarship Reception, February 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Cravens Student Services Center. 

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Rotary Club of Coachella East improving education in eastern Coachella Valley.
Rotary Club of Coachella East improving education in eastern Coachella Valley.
12/30/2012

College of the Desert Foundation is proud to have a community partner in the Rotary Club of Coachella East. The club's community service focus is helping improve literacy and education advancement in the eastern Coachella Valley.

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Thank You To President's Circle and Business Council Members
Thank You To President's Circle and Business Council Members
12/20/2012

This year's President's Circle and Business council Recognition was a beautiful evening hosted by Jim Carona and Chip Tom at Heather James Fine Art. The event was catered by Lulu’s California Bistro with music provided by the College of the Desert Jazz Septet. Members enjoyed amazing art as well as meeting COD's new President Dr. Joel L. Kinnamon. 

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Give A Year-End Gift
Give A Year-End Gift
12/14/2012

It's the holiday season - a time for celebration, a time for family, a time for reflection and most importantly a time for giving and sharing. In fact, 46 percent of non-profit organizations receive most of their donations in October, November and December. We do too.

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Stepping Out For COD With Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Stokes Mitchell
Stepping Out For COD With Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Stokes Mitchell
11/19/2012

Two brilliant stage performers, Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Stokes Mitchell, are bringing their considerable talents to the Coachella Valley to benefit the College of the Desert (COD). Stepping Out For COD with Bebe Neuwirth & Brian Stokes Mitchell will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8 pm at the McCallum Theatre

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Enjoy A Barry Manilow Performance In Style
Enjoy A Barry Manilow Performance In Style
11/16/2012

College of the Desert Foundation has the only remaining VIP tickets to see Barry Manilow in his GIFT OF LOVE charity concert performances at the McCallum Theatre. COD is thrilled to be a beneficiary of this wonderful series of performances. VIP tickets still available on Dec. 11, 14, 15 and 16.

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Wayne and Maureen Johnson Stepping Up
Wayne and Maureen Johnson Stepping Up
11/05/2012

College of the Desert Foundation couldn't have asked for better role models or benefactors. Both Wayne and Maureen Johnson started their higher education in the California Community College system before going on to complete their degrees at four-year universities.

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Access Solar Steps Up For COD
Access Solar Steps Up For COD
11/01/2012

A bright shining thank you goes to our community partner - Access Solar for their generous gift of solar modules for use in COD's solar energy training program. Access Solar also now employs several of COD's program graduates.

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COD Homecoming Festivities Begin Today Through Saturday
COD Homecoming Festivities Begin Today Through Saturday
10/10/2012

Homecoming Festivities begin Wednesday, Oct. 10 with Homecoming Court elections that lead up to the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 13. Homecoming Court elections kickoff Homecoming activities on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.

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October is Disability Awareness Month
October is Disability Awareness Month
10/08/2012

October is Disability Awareness Month and we would like to put the spotlight onto Autism because of the heightened attention that this disability has received by the media in recent months.

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Proposition 30 and 38 Directly Impacts College of the Desert
Proposition 30 and 38 Directly Impacts College of the Desert
10/05/2012

Quick facts on California’s Propositions 30 & 38 and their effects on College of the Desert.

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Math Science Technology Center Opens for Fall 2012 Semester
Math Science Technology Center Opens for Fall 2012 Semester
09/13/2012

Summer 2012 saw the completion of construction on the Math Science Technology Center (MSTC). Information Technology and Institutional Research (ITIR) along with the faculty for math and science and the Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program moved into their new space and offices.

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Veterans Center Opening
Veterans Center Opening
09/13/2012

The new Center includes: A Full-Time Specialist who serves as the School Certifying Official who assists students and their families to access their VA benefits, processes VA paperwork, and provides information about academic programs and degree requirements.

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CBS Local 2 and the Berger Foundation recognized College of the Desert Foundation
CBS Local 2 and the Berger Foundation recognized College of the Desert Foundation
09/11/2012

College of the Desert Foundation has been recognized by CBS Local 2 and the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.

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Reflecting on Patriot Day.
Reflecting on Patriot Day.
09/10/2012

Former College of the Desert students Daniel Suhr and James Gray, both New York City firefighters lost their lives while saving others at the World Trade Center. COD Remembers.

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California's Proposition 30
California's Proposition 30
09/07/2012

Why doesn’t College of the Desert open more classes to allow all the students on waiting lists into the courses they need?

If you are asking this question, keep reading. Although most people’s eyes glaze over at the mention of budgets and legislative funding, there really is a connection between the decisions our legislators make in Sacramento and these issues at College of the Desert.

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Deanna Thomas Clark, Class of 1964, A.A. Broadcasting
Deanna Thomas Clark, Class of 1964, A.A. Broadcasting
09/07/2012

I was in the first class that attended for two years and obtained a degree there. I was active in extracurricular activities and received the Outstanding Leadership award my freshman year. Following graduation, I attended Coe College where I majored in history and received my B.A. in 1966.

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President's Message, September 2012
President's Message, September 2012
08/28/2012

It took just a matter of hours to feel the pace on campus shift into full speed as fall semester kicked off August 27. It was impressive to watch COD’s traditional welcome tents take their places around campus.

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More than 100 alumni join the Roadrunner Club
More than 100 alumni join the Roadrunner Club
08/28/2012

Roadrunner Club launches its inaugural year with more than 110 new COD graduates and alumni members. Roadrunner Club was established by the Foundation in 2011 to provide a new entry-level giving opportunity to join the College of the Desert family.

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College of the Desert Receives Excellence in Geriatric Education Award By The Hearst Foundation.
College of the Desert Receives Excellence in Geriatric Education Award By The Hearst Foundation.
08/27/2012

College of the Desert has earned the inaugural award for Excellence in Geriatric Education Award by the Hearst Foundation. The award is granted to schools of nursing that demonstrate exceptional instruction and innovation in this key area of nursing education.

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Welcome New President's Circle Members
Welcome New President's Circle Members
08/17/2012

We are proud to welcome 25 new members to the President's Circle. Our members invest their ideas, talents, creativity and expertise for the benefit of the college and community. We hope you'll consider joining President's Circle too. 

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Summer Reading
Summer Reading
08/03/2012

Greatest books of all time. Did you have a reading list this summer?

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New Roadrunner Club iPad Winner Announced
New Roadrunner Club iPad Winner Announced
08/01/2012

Meet Jeanette, COD Alumnus, Class of 2012, Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Communication.

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Fourth Annual Youth Robotics Camp Draws 100s Of Children
Fourth Annual Youth Robotics Camp Draws 100s Of Children
07/11/2012

College of the Desert’s (COD) Fourth Annual Youth Robotics Camps are taking place across the Coachella Valley this summer, inviting young minds to discover the wonders of science while creating LEGO robots.

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Dr. Joel Kinnamon began his duties as Superintendent/President of College of the Desert this week.
Dr. Joel Kinnamon began his duties as Superintendent/President of College of the Desert this week.
07/10/2012

Dr. Joel Kinnamon officially began his duties this week as the seventh Superintendent/President of College of the Desert and Desert Community College District.

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COD Receives Basic Firefighter Academy Accreditation
COD Receives Basic Firefighter Academy Accreditation
07/02/2012

College of the Desert (COD) has received approval from the California State Fire Marshall’s Office to begin a fully accredited Basic Firefighter Academy beginning August 28, 2012, at the new Roy Wilson Fire Training Center in Thousand Palms.

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College of the Desert students receive scholarships from Desert Healthcare District
College of the Desert students receive scholarships from Desert Healthcare District
06/21/2012

Desert Healthcare District and CVEP’s Pathways to Success distributed scholarships to 33 deserving recipients at the third annual scholarship recipient open house at the Sinatra Auditorium at Desert Regional Medical Center.

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Barry Manilow Steps Up His Giving For COD
Barry Manilow Steps Up His Giving For COD
06/20/2012

College of the Desert Foundation is proud to feature Barry Manilow as our Donor of the month. Without doubt, Barry is one of the valley’s most beloved artists, supporters and philanthropists.

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Upcoming Foundation and Auxiliary Events
Upcoming Foundation and Auxiliary Events
06/20/2012

The Foundation hosts many events throughout the year to highlight achievements of the College, alumni, faculty or for purposes to raise funds for critical needs College wide.

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Get Your Tickets: Barry Manilow's GIFT OF LOVE concerts include College of the Desert as beneficiary.
Get Your Tickets: Barry Manilow's GIFT OF LOVE concerts include College of the Desert as beneficiary.
05/21/2012

Starting June 1, College of the Desert Foundation supporters will be able to gain access to a very special group of tickets to Barry Manilow's GIFT OF LOVE concerts at the McCallum Theatre.

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COD Awarded Energy and Sustainability Honorable Mention.
COD Awarded Energy and Sustainability Honorable Mention.
05/21/2012

California Community Colleges Board of Governors awarded Energy and Sustainability Honorable Mention to COD at their board meeting in Sacramento.

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Dr. Joel Kinnamon Selected as the new College of the Desert Superintendent/President
Dr. Joel Kinnamon Selected as the new College of the Desert Superintendent/President
05/18/2012

The Desert Community College District Board of Trustees announced this morning their selection of Dr. Joel Kinnamon as the new College of the Desert Superintendent/President effective July 9, 2012. Dr. Kinnamon is coming to COD from Chabot-Las Positas Community College District where he was serving as Chancellor of this two-college district.

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COD Students Tie for First in Math Competition
COD Students Tie for First in Math Competition
05/16/2012

College of the Desert’s Arturo Palomino and Joseph Moeller - both MESA students - defeated dozens of other community college students in the southern CA area to the region’s top place in the program’s third annual Math Challenge.

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Graduation Ceremonies at COD
Graduation Ceremonies at COD
05/14/2012

As the spring semester comes to an end, several ceremonies honoring College of the Desert (COD) students have been planned for the month of May.

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COD Foundation Auxiliary Wraps Season With Farewell
COD Foundation Auxiliary Wraps Season With Farewell
05/04/2012

Members of College of the Desert Foundation Auxiliary wrapped up a successful year with a spring luncheon and annual meeting at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel.

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Jerry Patton and His Time at COD
Jerry Patton and His Time at COD
05/01/2012

Jerry Patton reflects on his eight years of service at College of the Desert. Patton will retire his post as COD President in June. Jerry Patton has a disarming way about him.

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Ribbon Cutting And Jobs Creation Celebration
Ribbon Cutting And Jobs Creation Celebration
04/18/2012

Green jobs have arrived in the Coachella Valley, and a pipeline of new renewable energy projects will keep the opportunities coming — along with a need for ongoing job training programs.

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LEED Gold Certification Given To Cravens Student Services Center
LEED Gold Certification Given To Cravens Student Services Center
04/18/2012

The Cravens Student Services Center (CSSC) at College of the Desert (COD) has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification.

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Adopting Students
Adopting Students
04/17/2012

Union Bank's proactive investments in the communities where the bank operates target resources that benefit low- to moderate-income populations.

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Cruise With COD Foundation
Cruise With COD Foundation
04/17/2012

A deluxe cruise with proceeds going to College of the Desert, Rancho Mirage Public Library and the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition is being planned by a group of local philanthropists.

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Terry Weiner, Owner, Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers, Steps Up For COD
Terry Weiner, Owner, Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers, Steps Up For COD
04/17/2012

For me, College of the Desert is high on the list, providing outstanding opportunities for Coachella Valley residents to study for that dream career and then move into the local workforce. 

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Pattie Daly Caruso produces memorable St. Patrick's Day Faith ‘n' Begorra extravaganza.
Pattie Daly Caruso produces memorable St. Patrick's Day Faith ‘n' Begorra extravaganza.
04/06/2012

Leave it to local television host and emcee Pattie Daly Caruso to produce yet another memorable St. Patrick's Day Faith ‘n' Begorra extravaganza.

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Donors Step Up to Support COD Student Chefs at Fashion Week 2012
Donors Step Up to Support COD Student Chefs at Fashion Week 2012
04/06/2012

Thanks to donors like you, College of the Desert's Culinary Program along with its aspiring student chefs helped make one of El Paseo's Fashion Week 2012 events a big success.

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Mr.& Mrs. Hal Gershowitz Stepped Up for COD
Mr.& Mrs. Hal Gershowitz Stepped Up for COD
04/06/2012

Mr.& Mrs. Hal Gershowitz, passionate champions of College of the Desert, opened their beautiful home at BIGHORN Golf Club, on March 13 in support of President’s Circle and the College.

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Cancellation Notice: Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band Benefit Canceled
Cancellation Notice: Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band Benefit Canceled
04/04/2012

Emmy award-winning actor Gary Sinise, star of the hit CBS television program CSI: NY, was involved in a traffic accident on Friday, March 30 in Washington D.C., necessitating the cancellation of COD's performance.

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Women In Philanthropy Updates
Women In Philanthropy Updates
03/14/2012

March news and updates from College of the Desert Foundation Auxiliary - Women In Philanthopy.

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Patrick and Edeltraud McCarthy - Outstanding College of the Desert Foundation Supporters
Patrick and Edeltraud McCarthy - Outstanding College of the Desert Foundation Supporters
03/13/2012

Patrick and Edeltraud McCarthy are two of the “quietest” benefactors in our desert community. All who know them are truly overwhelmed with their involvement...

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Barry Manilow Scholarship Established at COD.
Barry Manilow Scholarship Established at COD.
03/13/2012

The singer who writes the songs that “make the whole world sing” has Stepped Up For COD to establish the Barry Manilow Scholarship at College of the Desert Foundation and expand access to arts, education and music for local students at COD.

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Leif Jordan Went From G.E.D. to Ph.D. Thanks to COD
Leif Jordan Went From G.E.D. to Ph.D. Thanks to COD
03/13/2012

I dropped out of high school in 1986. By the end of the 80’s my opportunities were very limited...That changed in 1990 when I stepped onto the campus here at College of the Desert.

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Desert Sun Features Foundation Program Helping Veterans
Desert Sun Features Foundation Program Helping Veterans
02/29/2012

Desert Sun Features Foundation Program: Veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are enrolling at College of the Desert in record numbers, and school officials are making plans to accommodate their growing ranks.

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$150,000 Donation From Bighorn Golf Club Charities To COD Foundation
$150,000 Donation From Bighorn Golf Club Charities To COD Foundation
02/29/2012

College of the Desert (COD) Foundation has received a generous donation from BIGHORN Golf Club Charities in the amount of $150,000.

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Broadway singer, Jennifer Singer, thankful for the guidance at COD
Broadway singer, Jennifer Singer, thankful for the guidance at COD
02/26/2012

I am thrilled to be one of the performers in the upcoming “One Enchanted Evening V,”

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John Tesh and Connie Sellecca give boost to student-run COD radio.
John Tesh and Connie Sellecca give boost to student-run COD radio.
02/08/2012

College of the Desert's (COD) student-run radio station, KCOD received a large donation from American pianist, composer and radio broadcaster John Tesh, and film and television actress Connie Sellecca

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Aaron Bonner, Student (Political Science)
Aaron Bonner, Student (Political Science)
02/02/2012

Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you were to attend college? Can you imagine the people you would meet? Have you thought about what experiences you would encounter and how many doors might open for you? Well, I have, and that is why I enrolled in College of the Desert.

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Mark Nickerson - COD Foundation Board Member and President's Circle Donor
Mark Nickerson - COD Foundation Board Member and President's Circle Donor
02/01/2012

Mark Nickerson is the Managing Partner of Prime Time International. Based in the Coachella Valley since 1997 (with roots dating to 1987), the company is the largest year-round grower, packer and shipper of multi-colored peppers in the United States

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COD Construction Updates
COD Construction Updates
02/01/2012

In March 2004, the citizens of the Coachella Valley approved a general obligation bond measure of $346.5 million dollars to fund facilities projects. The College continues to build new structures and refurbish existing buildings on the main campus in Palm Desert.

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Jerry Patton Named Citizen of the Year
Jerry Patton Named Citizen of the Year
02/01/2012

The Palm Desert Rotary has named President Jerry Patton Citizen of the Year for 2012! The motto of Rotary Club is “service above self,” and this sentiment is the primary criterion as the Rotary committee selects its annual Citizen of the Year recipient.

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Search for COD's Next President Underway
Search for COD's Next President Underway
02/01/2012

The College of the Desert Board of Trustees approved the members of the campus Presidential Search Advisory Committee at its regular meeting held December 16, 2011.

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Women In Philanthropy Updates
Women In Philanthropy Updates
02/01/2012

News and updates from College of the Desert Foundation Auxiliary - Women In Philanthopy.

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Desert Sun features COD's bold future plans.
Desert Sun features COD's bold future plans.
01/16/2012

The Desert Sun Editorial Board - College of the Desert has seen state funding slashed by $4.4 million in the past two years. It anticipates losing another $8.4 million during the next four.

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COD's Dianne Russom Featured Newsmaker
COD's Dianne Russom Featured Newsmaker
01/16/2012

The Desert Sun, January 10, 2012 - Once frustrated by lack of quality child care, Dianne Russom is now the program director for the McCarthy Child Development and Training Center at College of the Desert.

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COD's Own Named People To Watch in 2012
COD's Own Named People To Watch in 2012
01/03/2012

Congratulations to Gloria Margarita Rodriguez and Tanya Petrovna for being named by a group of Desert Sun editors and reporters as two of 12 people who will likely make headlines as 2012 unfolds.

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Rita Rudner And Donors Stepped Up For COD
Rita Rudner And Donors Stepped Up For COD
12/21/2011

College of the Desert's (COD) Nursing Program got a critical $750,000 'shot in the arm' last week as the community pulled together in an impressive show of support

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Carlos Botello - Pioneering Wind Turbine Technician class graduate.
Carlos Botello - Pioneering Wind Turbine Technician class graduate.
12/06/2011

I met Larry McLaughlin, Director of the COD Desert Energy Enterprise Center, while visiting a local job fair in 2009. I was looking for a job because I was recently laid off. Larry happened to be putting a wind turbine technician course together for the college. I pursued it and was able to attend the first course.



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Richard Cardinale, Student (Liberal Arts/Nursing)
Richard Cardinale, Student (Liberal Arts/Nursing)
12/06/2011

I moved from New Jersey to the Coachella Valley in 2008 and six months later I was taking classes at College of the Desert. In my first career life I was working with computers when computers were first being developed.

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Stella Baker, Student, Staff (Adjunct librarian/student learning digital design skills)
Stella Baker, Student, Staff (Adjunct librarian/student learning digital design skills)
12/06/2011

I’m a writer and a librarian. I’ve got academic degrees and certifications and all the “stuff” that says I’ve achieved my education and success. Therefore, I’m beyond what COD has to offer. Right? Wrong.

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Thomas Jones, Staff (Research)
Thomas Jones, Staff (Research)
12/06/2011

I began my educational experience with COD in 1994. One could say I was on the “20 2-year Program.” I took classes at the EVC, which we also called, “Indio High School.” I was taking math classes for fun- no real goal.

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Rick & Marcia Stein New President's Cirlcle Members
Rick & Marcia Stein New President's Cirlcle Members
12/06/2011

Rick and I are part-time desert residents and full-time supporters of College of the Desert. We are proud to support COD and lead the membership campaign for the COD Foundation.

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Steve Sisco, COD Renewable Energy Training Program Graduate
Steve Sisco, COD Renewable Energy Training Program Graduate
12/02/2011

At College of the Desert’s Renewable Energy Training Program I learned all aspects of solar energy. Once I received my certificate, I was hired by First Solar to help build the Desert Sunlight Solar Project near Desert Center.

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Stefanie Sonico, R.N.
Stefanie Sonico, R.N.
11/28/2011

I went back to school to COD when I was 33 years old to get my nursing degree. My life had taken a big turn when my 20 month old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and I knew I needed a different profession, 

 

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Indio City Manager Dan Martinez featured in College of the Desert's Step Up For COD Campaign
Indio City Manager Dan Martinez featured in College of the Desert's Step Up For COD Campaign
11/20/2011

The Desert Sun, November 20, 2011, Erica Felci  - Indio City Manager Dan Martinez is the latest local official to be featured in a non-political ad. Martinez is one of several people profiled in the College of the Desert's campaign, which features alumni's success stories. 

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Supermodel Kathy Ireland & TV Host Carson Daly Step Up For COD
Supermodel Kathy Ireland & TV Host Carson Daly Step Up For COD
11/20/2011

College of the Desert (COD) Foundation has announced that supermodel and successful entrepreneur Kathy Ireland, along with popular television host and COD alumnus Carson Daly, are lending their support to the ‘Step Up for COD’ 

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Black Tie Chili Cook-Off
Black Tie Chili Cook-Off
11/20/2011

College of the Desert (COD) Foundation Auxiliary is hosting a ‘Black Tie’ Chili Cook-Off, dinner, and auction on Sunday, December 4, 2011 beginning at 5:30 pm in the Mediterranean Ballroom at the Miramonte Resort and Spa, 45-000 Indian Wells Lane in Indian Wells.

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Mark Moran, Class of 1969-1971
Mark Moran, Class of 1969-1971
11/16/2011

I graduated from Palm Springs High in 1969 with just OK grades. I wasn't sure that College was for me. My first day of classes I was called into the College President's office, Roy McCall, where he told me that PSHS had informed them that I was a rebel rouser and a trouble maker. (I marched in PS for Civil Rights and organized the first sit-in at PSHS prior to my Junior Year.)

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DHS High School Students Tour College Campus and Public Safety Program
DHS High School Students Tour College Campus and Public Safety Program
11/10/2011

PALM DESERT, CA - Forty-two students and eight teachers from Desert Hot Springs High School (DHSHS) will tour College of the Desert (COD) to learn more about what the Public Safety Academy (PSA) has to offer.

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Dumont Foundation and Nancy H. Bacon Scholarship Recipients Announced
Dumont Foundation and Nancy H. Bacon Scholarship Recipients Announced
10/31/2011

PALM DESERT, CA— A reception was held to announce the award of the 2011-2012 recipients of the Dumont Foundation Art, Architecture and Digital Design/Production Scholarships along with ...

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