• College of the Desert Summer and Fall Classes Move Online

    College of the Desert announced Friday, that all summer session and fall semester classes will be moved online and the campus will remain closed indefinitely in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings. “The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and maintaining the quality of our teaching and learning programs are of utmost […]

  • Forever a Pirate: Baseball Community Honors Coach in Helicopter Crash

    The Orange Coast College community observed a moment of silence in honor of John Altobelli, their multi-championship-winning coach who died in the helicopter crash on Sunday, along with eight others. Altobelli made a lasting impact on the baseball world. In a few weeks, College of the Desert will play OCC. While coach “Alto” won’t be […]

  • NBCares: Marks Art Center at College of the Desert

    There is a little gem of an art gallery tucked away on the sprawling main campus of College of the Desert. The Marks Art Center celebrates both student and professional art from all over the world as a way to educate and enlighten, and their current exhibition is a juried 2019 student art exhibit and […]

  • Three Juveniles Arrested for Allegedly Joyriding Stolen UTV in Palm Desert

    A Polaris Ranger that was reported stolen, ended up crashed into a bus stop as the occupant tried to get away from authorities in Palm Desert. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, deputies spotted the Ranger, occupied by three minors, spinning doughnuts at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. Two passengers jumped out and tried […]

  • McCallum Theatre Appoints New President and CEO

    The Board of Directors of the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California announced today the appointment of Terrence W. Dwyer as its new President and CEO effective September 9, 2019. Dwyer will succeed Mitch Gershenfeld who is retiring after 20 years with the McCallum Theatre, the last seven of which as the Theatre’s President and […]

  • College of the Desert Receives Funding to Expand Online Programs

    Working adults and those looking to improve their skills online will have new options at College of the Desert in the coming years. The College has been awarded $427,000 as part of the Improving Online CTE Pathways grant program developed by the California Community Colleges’ Online Education Initiative. The College will use these funds to […]

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