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 College of the Desert Foundation

Together with our donors, members and fans we work to support College of the Desert through scholarships and programs that aid students and faculty, college facilities, and more.

This Is COD's Story

Your community college is opening doors to higher education, career advancement and lifelong learning.

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Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. And Beyond.
Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. And Beyond.
College of the Desert celebrated its history and shared recent progress of new facilities and classrooms to accommodate and expand academic and career opportunities for students, during a first-of-its-kind addess by COD President Joel L. Kinnamon.
 
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She Broke Many Barriers In Her Career. Now, She's Helping Break Barriors For Students At COD
She Broke Many Barriers In Her Career. Now, She's Helping Break Barriors For Students At COD

COD Foundation Receives $50,000 donation from Norma Kleinschmidt in Support Student Success Initiatives at College of the Desert

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First-Generation at COD
First-Generation at COD

Many students at COD struggle to achieving a degree or certificate. The challenges confronting our students are not due to an inability to learn or understand. Upon starting college find they have a whole new set of unanticipated barriers: academic, social and cultural, as well as their own internal self-doubt that often bring them to a stop.

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Modernism Week Approaches.
Modernism Week Approaches.

Not one. Not two, or even three or four. But five modernist visionary architects who collaborated to design the initial phase of COD. Have you taken a tour? Modernism Tour is Feb 12.

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"An Open Book 2 Art Exhibit, Feb 4 Mar 11, Marks Art Center

Visual Artist Barbara Ellmann has been working with encaustic paint (hot wax) for over 20 years, often creating modular, multi-panel works. AN OPEN BOOK 2 is meant to be “read,” perceived and comprehended entirely visually, so that any narrative paired with these images originates from the viewer in exchange with the work.

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New Donor And COD Foundation's Newest Board Member
New Donor And COD Foundation's Newest Board Member

He's always had a mind for finance and keen eyes set to the future, now Vernon Kozlen is bringing his heart full of passion to help higher education and student success at College of the Desert.

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Vernon C. Kozlen

He has a mind for finance, and eyes set to the future. Now Vernon brings a heart full of passion for higher education and student success as a new scholarship donor, AND the newest COD Foundation Board Member.

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