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#33 Antoine (Tony) Clerc, Staff
(Adjunct Faculty Political Science & History Faculty Advisor - COD Student Veterans Organization)

College of the Desert has been a big part of my academic and professional success. I first enrolled at COD immediately after leaving the United States Army. With no clear direction about my future, COD gave me the opportunity to enjoy different experiences and explore different interests. Three years later, I graduated and moved to Northern California to attend the University of California, Davis.

COD was instrumental in developing my abilities in order for me to attend such a great university. UC Davis was a stepping stone for a master’s degree from Boston University where I studied Political Science, specializing in International Relations. Since 2008 I have been teaching political science and history classes at College of the Desert and I can credit my basic educational foundation to my years at this great institution. I cannot imagine a better way to give back to this community than by teaching in the same classrooms I sat in as a COD student many years ago.