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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 by an ambulance on a medical mission trip in Ecuador

In partnership with Global Health Outreach, COD Nursing and Ophthalmic Technician students recently participated in a medical mission trip in Ecuador.

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College of DuPage is offering free assistance with electronic filing of state and federal tax returns at convenient locations throughout DuPage County.

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Atul and Minu Garg

Atul and Minu Garg had no shortage of accomplishments before they both decided to earn the Advanced Accounting certificate at COD in preparation for the Certified Public Accountant exam.

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InternPlus, a collaborative program between COD and Innovation DuPage, is providing students with paid work experience, career preparedness and an entrepreneurial education.

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Students in the Motion Picture/Television program earned top awards at the recent Illinois Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards.

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Paul Sirvatka

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Earth Science and Meteorology Professor Paul Sirvatka leads one of the most comprehensive community college meteorology programs in the nation. With recent extreme rain and flooding in California, and tornados blasting the South, Sirvatka is well-equipped to discuss severe weather patterns and the importance of extreme weather preparedness. Contact Sirvatka

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Nathan Verrips

"COD had affordable tuition, a great reputation, passionate teachers and many invaluable resources—all of which made it an incredibly easy decision to attend." - Nathan Verrips, Eye Care Assistant

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Niki Spencer

"As a returning adult student, I never thought I would fit in as much as I do. But I am welcomed in all aspects of campus life, both educational and extra-curricular." - Niki Spencer, Radiography

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Hisham Elseweifi

"College of DuPage gave me the opportunities to engage in my intellectual interests and explore my passions." - Hisham Elseweifi, Engineering

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Angelina Kregg

“The academic achievements and independence that COD provided enabled me to become more confident and pursue other goals that I may have been hesitant about before.” -Angelina Kregg, Library and Information Technology

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Umar Tirmizi

"COD helped me to reach goals I didn’t even know I could reach. I'm now a manager at one of the largest orthopedic surgery centers in the state of Illinois, I run my own surgical assisting business and I sit on the advisory committee for COD’s Central Sterile Processing Distribution Technician certificate." -Umar Tirmizi, Surgical Technology/Surgical First Assistant

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Thought Leaders

College students are dealing with mental health issues in numbers not seen before. COD President Dr. Brian Caputo addresses how COD uses multiple strategies to reach students to let them know that help is always available. 

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Fashion Studies students worked in collaboration with Fermilab engineers to design PPE for Spot the robot who works in radioactive and contaminated areas.

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Learn about the word game created by Graphic Design students and Innovation DuPage member Gray Matters Games.

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The College of DuPage Foundation celebrated student scholarship recipients and Foundation donors at its annual breakfast.

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