Upon earning my Business Admin degree in 1991 here at College of the Desert, I was able to open my first construction company using the knowledge given to me by some amazing professors, some who are still teaching here today!
Then in 2010, after 17 successful years of building homes locally, I was offered the wonderful opportunity to "Step up for COD" by teaching construction technology and project management where it all started for me.
I feel a great deal of gratitude towards College of the Desert for positively effecting my personal and professional life and inspiring me in my lifelong pursuit of education.
Pay it forward, donate however you can and Step up for COD!
CEO - S. E. Valpy Construction & Engineering