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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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students in a theater production wearing all red act out a scene outside in the MAC Pavilion

Congratulations to COD Theater alumnus Lamorne Morris for receiving his first Emmy nomination in the best supporting actor in a limited or anthology series category for “Fargo.” Pictured above right, the 2003 graduate acts in a COD Theater production of "Confessions of the Wolf."

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four women hold a large check for six million to go towards open educational resources

As a pioneer in the Open Educational Resources movement, COD has launched the Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) initiative to alleviate the financial strain of course materials on students.

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Dr. Christine Hammond

With more than 40 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Christine M. Hammond will be at COD as interim president for the next year while the Board leads a national search for a permanent president.

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Community members sit on stage at the MAC looking at a video screen on stage

Community members and press received a first look at "Hokusai and Ukiyo-E: The Floating World," the next major art exhibition coming to COD's Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the McAninch Arts Center in summer 2025.

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Jacques LaCour

COD alumnus Jacques LaCour is the recipient of the ICCTA's 2024 Pacesetter Award. LaCour earned the Cybersecurity and Defense Associate in Applied Science and currently works as a senior analyst at United Airlines.

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John Paris

COD Experts: U.S. Presidents

In the 234-year history of the U.S. Presidency, officeholders have used evolving technology and media to shape their public image. Today's presidential social media use is just the latest iteration. COD Associate Professor of History John Paris can highlight key moments in this development. Contact Paris

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Success Stories

Stephanie Chavez

"I’m the daughter of immigrants who wants to teach policy and the history of this nation. Since no one I knew who looked like me was doing it, I wondered if I could, but I want to break imposter syndrome for the next generation and have students see themselves in me.” - Stephanie Chávez, Teacher Preparation

Stephanie's COD Story

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Ayesha Shafiuddin

"I love College of DuPage and the vibrant community that we have. We encompass the values of hard work, dedication and passion." - Ayesha Shafiuddin, Business and Information Technology

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Brandon Smith

"The Nursing program constantly strives to give the students the best experiences available through wonderful clinical sites, a quality simulation hospital and teachers genuinely invested in their students’ success." - Brandon Smith, Nursing

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Kimberly Rodey

"COD helped me toward achieving my dream of becoming an art teacher, but it also helped me learn what I needed to do to and what it took to succeed in college." - Kimberly Rodey, Art

Kimberly's COD Story

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Sunil Joshua

"The Dental Hygiene program is the best program to be in, not just in terms of a high board pass rate but also in terms of becoming a true dental hygiene professional, armed with great skills, knowledge, confidence and education." - Sunil Joshua, Dental Hygiene

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Dale Simpson

Faculty in Focus

COD Anthropology Adjunct Instructor Dale F. Simpson, Jr., has devoted decades to studying Easter Island's complex history and Rapa Nui culture to reexamine its documented collapse. Simpson was recently quoted in a New Scientist article about a recent publication on Rapa Nui.

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Graphic Design students created a meaningful art piece that has been installed in International Hall.

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Meteorology alumna Karissa Klos is now the Director of On-air Operations at WeatherNation in Denver, Colorado.

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Alumnus David Kirk's hard work and determination led him to fulfill his dream of joining an INDYCAR pit crew.

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