Foundation News and Stories

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I have been given much and want to give much back. Scholarships to enable compassionate people to become pediatric nurses seem perfectly right to me.


dustan scholarship recipient

I have been given much and want to give much back. Scholarships to enable compassionate people to become pediatric nurses seem perfectly right to me.


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"Harper is where we both started our college journeys, with both of us taking night classes and working to support our education."


Alumni from left: Ahmed Akinyele, Suliat Akinyele and Veronica Naranjo.

When Veronica Naranjo moved to the Chicago area from Colombia in 2006, she had a college degree but she didn’t speak much English and wasn’t certain about her first steps in her new country. After exploring area colleges, she enrolled in the ESL program at Harper College. Once at Harper, she quickly found that the program provided so much more than the language skills she wanted to improve.


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Judaea Bradford earned her associate degree in paralegal studies in May 2020. She shares her experiences at Harper and in her new paralegal career.


Last Updated: 6/15/22