Stand Up and Be Counted

Alumni Corporate Recognition Program

We want to recognize you! Stand Up and Be Counted aims to recognize Harper College alumni in the workplace and celebrate employers throughout the community who have hired Harper College alumni as employees.

Our Partners

Group photo of Harper alumni working at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman’s rich tradition of being at the forefront of technology and innovation is getting a boost from Harper College alumni. Read More

Harper apprentices and graduates gather for a photo at Zurich North America

To help develop its workforce for years to come, Zurich North America partnered with Harper College three years ago to offer a first of its kind General Insurance Apprenticeship. Since then, the company has hired 62 individuals into the program, graduated two classes of apprentices and launched a Cybersecurity Technician Apprenticeship. Harper recently recognized current apprentices and graduates alike through its Stand Up and Be Counted program. Read More

Harper alumni working at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital gather at a recent Stand Up and Be Counted event

Harper College recognized Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital through its Stand Up and Be Counted program, an initiative that celebrates area employers that hire Harper alumni. Read More

NCH, Harper celebrate longtime partnership

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. Read More

BMO Bank Employees

Jack Lloyd took a look around the BMO Harris Bank conference room in Rolling Meadows and reveled at all the ways Harper College had impacted each and every person there.“I don’t know that we’d be able to operate without our Harper alumni,” said Lloyd, BMO Harris Bank market president. Read More

What is the Stand Up and Be Counted Program?

We want to recognize you! The Stand Up and Be Counted Alumni Corporate Recognition Program aims to recognize Harper College alumni in the workplace and celebrate employers throughout the community who have hired Harper College alumni as employees.

What are the benefits of participating?

Employers benefit by participating in the Stand Up and Be Counted program through the recognition and publicity they receive for being an employer of Harper College graduates. Employees of the company, who are Harper College alumni, benefit by connecting with the Harper College alumni program and by the recognition they receive for utilizing their education to help local businesses succeed.

How does the program work?

The Harper College Educational Foundation will recognize employers who have hired Harper College alumni at a celebration event held on site at the company. The celebration event will be attended by representatives from Harper College, the Educational Foundation, company officials and employees of the company who are alumni of the College. At the event, the company will be presented with a token of recognition and appreciation for hiring Harper College alumni. Employees who are alumni of the College will also be presented with a gift from the alumni office and will have an opportunity to learn more about the Harper College alumni program. Following the celebration event, a press release and photos from the event will be sent to the local media. The company celebration will also be featured on the Foundation and alumni website and in print and electronic communications.

How can my company stand up and be counted?

To schedule a Stand Up and Be Counted celebration on site, or for more information, contact Shannon Hynes, Director of Alumni Relations, at 847.925.6701.