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Dennis Lam

#167 Dennis Lam, Class of 2011
(A.A. Math and Science)

COD taught me Success! I graduated from Cathedral City High School with a 2.3 GPA, went on to College of the Desert to achieve a Math and Science degree and then graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A in Psychology. Thanks to COD I have accomplished things that I thought were impossible.

I thought I couldn't do math, then I succeeded in Calculus. I thought I couldn't speak well, then I became a finalist in a public speaking contest. I thought I couldn't be a leader, then I joined ASCOD student government. I thought I wouldn't be happy again, then I took the steps to defeat depression.

My next goal is a Master's of Accountancy and work in the non-profit sector. I want to make a difference in other peoples lives, providing resources that can fund education, nutrition, and jobs to the most needed. And I want to appreciate life and its givings.

What I thought was different from the reality of what I could do. Don't let what you think you can't do prevent you from anything you can do.

COD taught me success! Education gave me knowledge! God and people shared with me love!