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Matthew Dow

#152 Matthew Dow, Class of 2009
(Liberal Arts Associate Degree)

I started taking classes at COD in 2000. I took the Golf Management classes and worked in the golf industry for several years. While working in golf, I decided to change my focus at college to work on writing and began the Chapparal classes; the first semester as the Production Manager and then I became the Editor for the next semester. I enjoyed writing, editing, designing the paper, covering athletics, obtaining advertising and creating the paper ten times within that year.

I began my own small business and worked on growing that until the economy fell off and I decided to go back to college full time in 2008. I finished my degree in 2009 at COD and then went on to CSUSB Palm Desert and received my BA in PR Communications/Marketing in Dec 2011.

I am now working on events for a couple of companies and am helping to produce the 2012 Perez Road Fall Festival in Cathedral City this year.