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#26 Joanne Padgham, Class of 1984, Transfer to CSUSB, Staff
(AA in Business Administration Chief Financial Officer for COD Foundation)

For me, COD is a family affair. Not only am I a graduate of COD, but all three of my children have earned their degrees from COD. My oldest daughter completed the nursing program at COD and now works for Desert Regional as a registered nurse. My son and youngest daughter both transferred to CSUSB after graduating from COD. My son recently earned his BA in Environmental Studies and my youngest daughter will graduate in December with her BA.

I graduated from COD in 1984, and after raising my family, I went back to school and earned a BS from CSUSB in accounting in 1999. I worked in local firms and earned my CPA license, and was lucky enough to come back to COD as an employee of the Foundation.

Through my annual membership in President's Circle, naming a room in the Capital Campaign, and supporting student scholarships, I am able to give back to the college that has given so much to me.