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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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Join the celebration as COD closes out the 2021-2022 academic year at its 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

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Bonnie Bailey and Samuel Wilson

Bonnie Bailey and Samuel Wilson, both of Wheaton, are the 2022 Outstanding Graduates.

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Approximately 1,500 community members attended STEMCON, a public outreach event designed to inspire and educate K-12 students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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An initiative of the College’s Community Engagement Department, members of COD Cares volunteer corps completed spring cleaning activities at various locations in DuPage County.

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STEMCON returns Saturday, April 30. Celebrate the wonders of science and technology, and learn about scientific careers from researchers, industry representatives and STEM educators.

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Ayesha Shafiuddin

Thought Leaders

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, COD Student Trustee Ayesha Shafiuddin discusses the importance of connecting with yourself and others in times of stress. She shares her personal mental health journey and the ways she has learned to cope. 

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COD Experts: Native Plants

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Outdoor Lab/Prairie Manager Remic Ensweiler discusses the importance of native seeds and what you can do this Earth Day and everyday to help the planet.

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Success Stories

Brenda Medina

"COD helped me improve my skills in everything, whether I was taking a general math class or my litigation class. I was blessed to have teachers who are not your regular teachers. They are lawyers or judges who, most importantly, are passionate about their careers, and that made the world of difference to me." - Brenda Medina, Paralegal Studies

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Blerim Abdullai

“There’s a program for everyone, and with so many programs and opportunities, you can really find what you are passionate about. Regardless of the outcome, you will take something positive away from the experience." - Zachary Rahn, Horticulture

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Blerim Abdullai

"The idea that I would be able to save money and be guaranteed admission to the engineering school I wanted was very appealing. I also never felt as if I would be getting an inferior education in any way. I believe that the rigor of the COD courses is on par with the equivalent counterpart at any another university." - Blerim Abdullai, Engineering

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"For artists, specifically musicians, I highly recommend College of DuPage. The Music program has small class sizes, highly educated faculty and so much opportunity for freshman and sophomore students. It is truly a gem." - Sara Richert, Music

Richert's COD Story

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"During my time at COD, I’ve not only been able to perform highly in my courses but also create a digital presence that extends beyond myself. I’ve been able to grow both academically and personally, creating a future that is right for me." - Srinidhi Subramanian

Srinidhi's COD Story

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Watch community members in action at COD's STEMCON, an event designed to inspire and educate K-12 students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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New Student Trustee Ayesha Shafiuddin is looking forward to representing students’ voices and hopes to increase student participation on campus.

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Students, staff, and faculty got up, got out and got their hands dirty with COD Cares for a day of service.

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