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  • Bill Chunowitz: College Education Benefits All

    As Bill Chunowitz sees it, College of the Desert’s success is the Coachella Valley’s success. That is why he and his wife, Joanne, have been ardent supporters of the College since 2014. “Most of the students end up staying here and working after graduation, so everybody wins,” said Chunowitz, president [...]

  • Cynthia Williams’ Pledge Aids Student Emergency Fund

    As our community continues to confront the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, College of the Desert students who are in urgent need of help with food, rent, childcare and more have been able to get relief from the Student Emergency Fund. Many students at College of the Desert and their [...]

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EDGE & PLEDGE Programs

Through the College of the Desert Foundation, the College is able to provide students the opportunity to succeed and better prepare themselves academically through programs like EDGE and plEDGE. EDGE offers hands-on assistance in areas such as financial aid, enrollment, student success workshops and much more. In addition, EDGE offers a series of informational workshops that showcase the College’s academic and student support programs that are free and open to current, new or incoming students. The plEDGE program provides two full years of FREE tuition and fees to recent local high school graduates. If you would like to contribute to student success at College of the Desert, please consider donating to the EDGE and plEDGE programs by visiting www.codfoundation.org. #CODFoundation #CollegeoftheDesert #CreateTomorrow #StudentSuccess #EDGE #plEDGE

State of the College 2021: Mecca/Thermal Campus and Courses in Coachella

College of the Desert strives to make educational opportunities accessible and attainable for all, no matter where students reside in the Coachella Valley. This is evident through the classes and programs that are available at our East Valley campuses. To learn more about the efforts taking place at the Mecca/Thermal campus and course offerings at the new Coachella Library, please check out this video clip from State of the College 2021. To see the entire State of the College presentation, please visit https://codstateofthecollege.com/. #CODFoundation #CollegeoftheDesert #CreateTomorrow #StudentSuccess #MeccaThermalCampus #CoachellaLibrary

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