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The COD News Bureau is the College's primary source of news and information. Whether it happens in the classroom, in a laboratory or out in the field, the News Bureau brings you timely stories about every aspect of learning and discovery at COD.

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olmec trails breakfast

Mexican Cultural Center DuPage in coordination with Meztli Mexico and in partnership with the College of DuPage Public Art Project and the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce an exciting new project: “Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy.”

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Five students have been named to the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, which supports undergraduates receiving Pell Grants as they study abroad.

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black history month dancers

Students, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed student speakers and performances, followed by a presentation by Afrikan Dance and Music Institute to kick off the College’s celebration of Black History Month.

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Three COD MLK winners stand with their diplomas with COD administrators

Students Alexis Deanna Collins-Harris, Fatima Khan and Shontasia Henderson were recently selected as recipients of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at a reception on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus.

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The College’s Student Services Center (SSC) is undergoing renovations to better serve students and the COD community.

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Maureen Hefern Ponicki

COD On Point

In observation of Women's History Month, Political Science Professor Maureen Heffern Ponicki presents the status of women in today's world. Her expertise includes issuess such as gender pay equity, violence, discrimination and other challenges impacting girls and women today. Contact Heffern Ponicki. 

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Success Stories

David Bettinardi

"The professors are great at making students collaborate, and the barriers just washed away. I now know I’m where I’m supposed to be, thanks to the networking, hope and connections that all happened at COD." - Kathleen Hankes, Human Services

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Musab Shaikh

"COD equipped me with the tools to apply what I had learned in class to real-world situations. Learning more about possible careers in science, taking an array of classes at COD and seeking advice from faculty members helped me to declare my major in biochemistry." - Musab Shaikh, Biology

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Josie Suter

"COD offered me the ability to explore options at a much lower cost than if I had started at a four-year institution. As it turned out, engineering was a great choice and I love the path I’ve chosen.” - Josie Suter, Engineering

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Dan Micholson

“The variety of classes allows you to try different areas to find what you like to do the best. I worked a full-time position days, did night classes at COD and did my internship nights and weekends. Hard work does pay off." - Dan Micholson, Horticulture

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Lucy Benoit in her home kitchen

"COD offers a brilliant, affordable program that is the marvel of other schools for both its convenience and excellence." - Lucy Benoit, Culinology

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Ken Gray competing in obstacle course

Faculty in Action


COD Psychology Professor Ken Gray recently placed first in the 60-plus age category at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship. Despite facing setbacks such as coronary artery blockage and Lupus, Gray has been a successful competitive road racer since the age of 30.

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COD alumnus Jacques LaCour's vision impairment ironically brought clarity, propelling him to pursue his passion for a career in cybersecurity.

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COD student Mariana Prokop's journey in the Certified Recovery Support Certificate Program and her personal experience with recovery led her to establish a shared recovery home for women.

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COD and the McAninch Arts Center recently announced "Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy" public art partnership.

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