Foundation News and Stories

June 05, 2018

Jessica Flores in Costa Rica.

Jessica Flores’ educational goal is to be a veterinarian, and she enrolled in Harper’s study abroad program to Costa Rica to build her resume and gain experience in animal biology. While in Costa Rica she studied snake coloration patterns between the dry tropical forests and the tropical rain forests

Dr. Nancy Castle

Dr. Nancy Castle was 16 years old when she arrived at Harper College in 1973. During her time on campus, she explored an interest in psychology and built a foundation of skills and confidence that she later parlayed into a nationally recognized career in the field.

Linda Kolbusz-Kosan and Ken Kosan, Founding Donors, Kolbusz-Kosan Endowed Scholarship

As older adults getting married, we didn't need to have a traditional gift registry. Instead, we endowed the scholarship and asked guests to donate. Now the scholarship could continue in perpetuity. We felt it was the best way to assist students while celebrating a special time.

Linda Kosan

Harper retiree Linda Kosan and husband, Ken, support students through scholarship and leadership connections.

Barrington Area Community Logo

The Harper College Educational Foundation received a grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation to help expand outreach to Barrington Area middle schools.