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Transition Time

December 21, 2017

We welcome ALL students to Harper College – whether in August, January or the summer term. Harper is a place where students discover their passions and interests. The most important thing is to START. Read More

Fast Track student speaker Drew Kong

New Fast Track graduate describes his "life-changing" experience

December 13, 2017

Frustrated at his previous job, Drew Kong decided to go back to college. Today, the new graduate of Harper College's Fast Track program boasts four supply chain management certificates and a full-time position with a leading global security provider. Read More

Harper recognizes Northwest Community Healthcare with a plaque

Harper, Northwest Community Healthcare celebrate longtime partnership

December 04, 2017

When Harper College opened its doors 50 years ago, it created a steady pipeline of graduates – nurses in particular – who have gone on to provide high-quality, community-focused care at Northwest Community Healthcare. The Harper College Educational Foundation recently recognized about 50 of those alumni during a reception at NCH through its Stand Up and Be Counted program, an initiative that celebrates area employers that hire Harper alumni. Read More

Print Expo attendees meet with employers

Harper College Print Expo shows students the future of graphic arts

December 01, 2017

Harper's graphic arts program recently hosted a Print Expo introducing area high school students to career opportunities in the field. About 120 high school students visited with a variety of print professionals including suppliers, manufacturers, printing and finishing companies, professional organizations and four-year colleges and universities. Read More

Harper Symphony Orchestra performing

Harper Symphony Orchestra to perform holiday classics

November 30, 2017

The Harper Symphony Orchestra will perform a variety of holiday classics during its winter concert, “A Joyful Celebration,” on Sunday, Dec. 10. Read More

Harper College students walk through campus

Back Porch Revue to make concert debut

November 30, 2017

Harper College’s new Back Porch Revue – a nod to American folk music of the early 20th century – is gearing up for its debut concert. The performance will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 17, in the Performing Arts Center. Read More

Kevin Prchal

Local musician's original song boosting Harper's Giving Tuesday efforts

November 21, 2017

Local singer-songwriter Kevin Prchal is channeling his artistry into a worthy cause this holiday season. Prchal, who when not performing on the Chicago-area music scene can be found working in Harper College’s marketing department, wrote an original song, “Believe,” for Harper’s Giving Tuesday initiative. Check out the music video. Read More

Kim Duchossois

Building D to be named Duchossois Family Educational Center

November 16, 2017

Over the past few years, Barrington-area philanthropist Kim Duchossois has become a valued donor to Harper and an ambassador on behalf of the College's work. To recognize her generous support, which cumulatively totals more than $1 million, Building D will be known as the Duchossois Family Educational Center. Read More

Harper College Avante Center

Bond refinancing to save taxpayers nearly $20 million

November 15, 2017

The Harper College Board of Trustees has approved a bond refinancing resolution that will save taxpayers in Harper’s district approximately $19.6 million through 2028. Read More

Book cover of Out of the Wreck I Rise

Sun-Times columnist to discuss addiction and sobriety

November 10, 2017

Author and longtime Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will visit Harper College on November 21 to explore addiction and sobriety during a discussion of his book, “Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery.” Read More

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