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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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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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COD will launch its inaugural season of women’s flag football during the 2025-26 academic year, thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the National Junior College Athletic Association Foundation.

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Lourdez Ardila and Stephanie Chávez

Lourdez Ardila of Warrenville and Stephanie Chávez of Glendale Heights are the 2024 Outstanding Graduates at College of DuPage.

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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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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

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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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Kathleen Hankes

"The professors are great at making students collaborate, and the barriers just washed away. I now know I’m where I’m supposed to be, thanks to the networking, hope and connections that all happened at COD." - Kathleen Hankes, Human Services

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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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Get a behind the scenes look at COD's 30+bay Automotive Technology Lab where students service cars for real-life clients.

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Meet Karissa Klos, a COD meteorology alumna who is now the Director of On-air Operations at WeatherNation in Denver, Colorado.

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Learn about the new "Grow Your Own Food" program from the DuPage County Farm Bureau and COD Horticulture program.

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