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Harper graduates sit at commencement ceremony

Harper College’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday was a particularly special one, marking the 50th such ceremony in Harper’s history and the close of the College’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration.


Lavleen Mal

Lavleen Mal, a 20-year-old student from India, was elected by his peers to serve a one-year term as Student Trustee. Mal, who has an advisory vote, was sworn into his new position at the May board meeting.


David Coleman

Harper College’s upcoming Commencement Ceremony marks the close to Harper’s 50th anniversary year and the unveiling of a time capsule to be displayed in the David K. Hill Family Library for the next half century. The ceremony will also feature commencement speaker David Coleman, president and CEO of the College Board, an organization that administers the SAT, Advanced Placement program and other standardized tests.


Anthony Tamras and Drake Roberts hold the DeoBlock

Harper College students Anthony Tamras and Drake Roberts are poised to take their young company, DeoTech LLC, to the next level. They’ve spent the past two years developing, tweaking and hopefully perfecting the DeoBlock, a portable deodorizer that combats bad smells with a plant-based gel infused with essential oils. The Palatine High School graduates came to Harper so they could focus on launching the business.


Derrick and Joni Hamilton cut the ribbon

Harper College has named its surgical technology suite in honor of longtime supporters Derrick and Joni Hamilton. The Inverness couple, who have donated more than $100,000 in support of the College and the Promise Scholarship Program, was recognized during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony.


 

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