Student Spotlight: Julie Belsanti
Major: Dental Hygiene
Julie Belsanti worked for American Airlines for 25 years before deciding to go back to college.
She entered a Dental Hygiene program at another school before transferring to College of DuPage. She was impressed by COD’s reputation and its facility.
“The approachable and knowledgeable instructors are totally responsible for my success,” she said.
After receiving her degree at COD, Belsanti earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and also passed the Illinois state board exams. Currently she works part-time in private practice and part-time as a clinical instructor in COD’s Dental Hygiene program.
Having finished her master’s degree in Teacher Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she is excited to bring the skills she learned into the classroom.
“Hopefully these skills will engage my students and create great learning experiences,” she said. “I still compare the Dental Hygiene program at COD to the one I started at another school, and COD is by far the best place to learn.”
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