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Vanessa Jimenez Nava

Harper’s faculty and staff helped show Vanessa Jimenez Nava that she belonged in college. After graduation, she bought her own restaurant.

Harper 2021 graduates hold diplomas

The two-year Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship will award full tuition, fees and books to 1,000 students beginning this fall.

Liza Pletneva U.S. Olympic Rhythmic Gymnast

Rhythmic gymnast Liza Pletneva’s road to the Olympics required constant training, global competitions, relocating to Illinois and the discipline to balance her Harper College studies with her sport.

Schaumburg Boomers

Harper College is partnering with the baseball team for Back to School Night at Wintrust Field. The first 1,000 kids will receive a Boomers/Harper backpack filled with school supplies.

HSE Distinguished Scholar Xiling Chen

More than a decade after she emigrated from China, Xiling Chen earned her high school equivalency diploma from Harper College. Now, she’s ready to study for a certificate in Supply Chain Management.


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