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Distinguished Alumni Reception, October 2015

On October 28, Harper College honored the eighth class of Distinguished Alumni at a special reception and awards ceremony hosted by the Harper College Educational Foundation. Special thanks to the following sponsors of this year's Distinguished Alumni Reception:

  • MeritCorp Group, LLC,
  • VALIC Financial Services,
  • Chicago Prime Italian
  • Chicago Prime Steakhouse
 
  • - Members of the Harper College Jazz Lab Band provide music during the reception.

  • - Harper College Educational Foundation Board members, Gerald Lewis (left) and Jim Meir, a 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award

  • - Harper College Educational Foundation Board member, Mary Jo Willis catches up with friends at the reception

  • - Guests enjoy the reception prior to the awards ceremony

  • - Guests enjoy the reception prior to the awards ceremony

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree Joe Quinn (center) with Jim Meier (left), a 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Larry Moats (right), a 2011 award recipient

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree Joe Quinn with wife Vanessa (right) and family

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Richard Parlier (third from left), with wife Carrie (right) and family

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Laurie Turpin-Soderholm (standing, center) with husband Rob (standing, third from left)

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Vladimir Goncharoff (second from left) with wife and nominator Marta (left), and family

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Renee Spacapan (standing, third from left), with husband Keith (left), Joanne Leski (right), nominator and Harper nursing professor, and family

  • - Linda Lang, retired Harper College adjunct faculty member, and a 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, serves as emcee for the awards ceremony

  • - 2014 Distinguished Alumna and emcee for the evening, Linda Lang, welcomes guests to the awards ceremony

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Vladimir Goncharoff, speaks during the awards ceremony

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree Joe Quinn shares his thoughts on Harper at the awards ceremony

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Richard Parlier, receives his award from Harper College President, Dr. Ken Ender

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Renee Spacapan, receives her award from Harper College President, Dr. Ken Ender

  • - 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Laurie Turpin-Soderholm reflects on her experience at Harper at the awards ceremony

  • - Guests applauding this year’s honorees with a standing ovation

  • - The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees, with Harper College President, Dr. Ken Ender