The I Am COD awards recognize the accomplishments of our outstanding employees at College of DuPage. Nominations are submitted by fellow COD colleagues. These nominations are based on how teams and individuals exemlify the College's core values (integrity, honesty, respect, responsibility, equity), model service excellence, and demonstrate exceptional peformance.
- Team award winners each receive $50 and a luncheon with the President.
- The Individual award winner receives $500 and a luncheon with the President.
Spring 2024 Nominees
Winners will be announced at the Spring 2024 Kickoff. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
Fall 2023 Winners
Congratulations to the Fall 2023 Team and Individual Winners!
Team Winners: Athletics (Kelsey Plefka, Bev Smith, Shawnee Ardies-Morales, Matt Cousins, Jack Crowley, Rich Dawkins, Layne Engel, Mark Reinhiller, Gina Tanglis, Ian Welsh, Jim Bowers, Bob Cervenka, Trevor Cipriano [not pictured: Gary Cope, Barry Froehle, Jason Hyatt, Tolis Koskinaris, Joe Kuhn, Zac Ludwig, Matthew Rahn, Bill Sanford, Abigail Talley, Bobby Wilson]).
I Am COD Team Winner - Athletics
Individual Winner: Irina Tenis (Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance [WRSA])
I Am COD Individual Award Winner - Irina Tenis
Previous I Am COD Award Winners
The following are previous winners of the I am COD Awards.
- Spring 2023 I Am COD Team Award Winners: Campus Services Copy/Print Center Team I Am COD Team Award Winners (Brett Kalboth, Nancy Jadzak, James Ferro, Abdulrahman Meah, Regina Wisemiller)
- Spring 2023 I Am COD Individual Award Winner: Margaret Hernandez (Writing, Reading and Speech Assistance)
- Fall 2022 I Am COD Team Award Winners: PEC Building Custodial Team (Barbara Mordel, Daniel Tapia, Edgardo Reyes, Jonathan Armstrong, Maria Dziudzik, Eva Duda, and Juan Tapia)
- Fall 2022 I Am COD Individual Award Winner: Bert Swiderski (facilities)
- Spring 2022 I Am COD Individual Award Winner: Anne Marie Dando
- Spring 2022 I Am COD Team Award Winner: ESM Purchase, Contract Management and Chrome River Project Team
- Fall 2021 I Am COD Individual Winner: Karyin Boulom (Campus Services)
- Fall 2021 I AM COD Team Winners: Conference and Event Services Team and Registration Staff
- Spring 2021 I Am COD Team Award Winner: Multimedia Services Team
- Spring 2021 I Am COD Individual Award Winner: Susan Castellanos
- Fall 2020 I Am COD Individual Winner: Ellen Farrow (Institutional Advancement)
- Fall 2020 I Am COD Team Winner: Learning Technologies Team
The Spring 2020 awards were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Fall 2019 I Am COD Chap Winner: Laura Lerdal
- Fall 2019 I Am COD O.N.E. Winner: Jordyn Holliday
- Fall 2019 I Am COD Group/Team Winner: Coach Program
The Spring 2019 I Am COD Group/Team Winner: Admissions and Outreach, Campus Central and International Student Services Team!