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Father and Son Graduate Together from College of DuPage

By: Angela Mennecke

Ronald Baker Sr. and Jr.

Ten years ago, Ronald Baker Sr. began working towards his Associate in Applied Science in Management degree to help him expand his skillset as a municipal water company supervisor. When his youngest son, Ronald Baker Jr., enrolled at COD two years ago, Baker Sr. made it his goal to return to school and graduate with his son.

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Astronomy Professor Reflects on How Moon Landing, Space Program Helped Shape the World

By: Mike McKissack

Apollo 11

While mankind has continued space exploration in the 50 years since the moon landing, College of DuPage Astronomy Professor Joe DalSanto believes part of the marvel of the historic moment lies in Apollo 11’s ability to unite a nation and spur significant technological advances now found in our everyday lives.

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Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America Recognizes COD Math Professor

By: Mike McKissack

Rita Patel

College of DuPage Associate Professor of Mathematics Rita Patel is recipient of the Illinois Section of The Mathematical Association of America’s 2019 Early Career Teaching Award for Extraordinarily Successful Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member.

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Travel and Tourism Program Prepares Students for Careers in Thriving Industry

By: Jordyn Holliday

Travel and Tourism program

The Travel and Tourism program at COD prepares students for careers by providing hands-on experience and opportunities to network with industry professionals.

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Ben Wahlund Outstanding College-Wide Adjunct Faculty

By: Jordyn Holliday

Ben Wahlund

Ben Wahlund, a Grammy-nominated music educator, composer and performer, serves as the Director of Percussion at College of DuPage. He was named the Outstanding College-Wide Adjunct Faculty Member for 2019.

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