This fall, 20 College of the Desert students have the incredible opportunity to win valuable scholarships during The Great Alumni Hunt as they hunt for COD alumni throughout the Coachella Valley and beyond. Each student will earn points for the greatest number of alumni that they add to their team by registering them at CODFoundation.org between September 29th – October 25th. Throughout the month, these teams will compete in an “Amazing Race-style” competition where they, their team members, and notable alumni mentors will sprint to connect with as many COD alumni as possible!
Points will be awarded for each individual who fills out the Alumni Registration form. Extra points may be awarded depending upon certain criteria such as unique professions, hometown location and earliest graduates. ONLY one class is required to be included as an Alumni.
The Launch Party will take place on Friday, September 29th, where students and their mentors will be introduced and have an opportunity to start collecting team members. Throughout the month, several Quick-Fire events will occur with the opportunity for more alumni to be found! The Finale Celebration will take place on Wednesday, October 25th, during a Coachella Valley Firebirds hockey game at Acrisure Arena, where final points will be tallied, and scholarships announced at center ice.
“Students will take advantage of the tremendous networking opportunity for their career development. and COD is proud to produce a professional workforce to strengthen our Valley’s social and economic infrastructure,” shares Catherine Abbott, Executive Director for COD Foundation. “The Great Alumni Hunt will show the impact of talented COD Alumnus while supporting students who are putting themselves through school to achieve their educational dreams.”
For more than 60 years, COD has made it possible for local students to pursue their academic dreams. In turn, these students become skilled nurses, firefighters, EMTs, chefs, hoteliers, architects, entrepreneurs, and business leaders of 125,000 alumni strong, who give back to our community, as well as generating over $300 million annually to our local economy.
If you know someone who attended COD, ask them to join the Great Alumni Hunt and register at CODFoundation.org. The COD Foundation thanks Presenting Sponsors: Eisenhower Health, Jordan Schnitzer and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation. We also thank Amazon, Visit Greater Palm Springs, First Bank, and exclusive media sponsors: News Channel 3, The Desert Sun and LocaliQ.