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IMPACT: Vol.4 No.2


Lifelong Villa Park resident Samantha Dando is a second-generation gearhead. Her dad owns a 1970 Dodge Challenger and has been working on it since Samantha was young. She loved helping him. The car bug implanted, Dando, 20, set her educational sights on automotive or mechanical engineering. She applied to and was accepted by 15 Midwest schools. "I chose COD for many reasons: opportunities, cost, convenience. The affordability cannot be beat. College is so expensive. I'm responsible for most of that, and my goal is to graduate with as little debt as possible."

Photos by Tony Armour Photography/Special to College of DuPage


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