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Richard Cardinale

#31 Richard Cardinale, Student
(Liberal Arts/Nursing)

I moved from New Jersey to the Coachella Valley in 2008 and six months later I was taking classes at College of the Desert. In my first career life I was working with computers when computers were first being developed. When my Dad’s health started failing I came out here to help my Mom with nursing responsibilities. I took a break one day, and went to the driving range at College of the Desert and before long I found myself speaking with the Golf Pro about taking classes at the college. So I started taking a golf class and basic mathematics.

Now I’m a full-time student getting ready to declare my major in Nursing. I have enough credits to graduate with an A.A. in Liberal Studies but nursing is what I really want to do. The college has helped me achieve my goal of a college education and degree and because of that I am a proud and successful student.