Meet the Admissions Team

Alejandro Mendoza photoAlejandro Mendoza
Operations Manager

Additional Language
: Spanish
Background: I graduated from Elk Grove High School and began my college journey at Harper College, where I obtained the Associate of Arts and Associate in Science degrees with a focus in Business Administration.  I transferred to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  I earned a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.
Sarah Kirk photoSarah Kirk
Admissions Specialist - High School

Background: I am a Schaumburg High School and Harper College Alum. I completed the Associate in Arts degree at Harper. With the support and guidance from my Academic Advisor at Harper, I was able to seamlessly transfer to Illinois State University.

Point of contact for:  

  • District 211

Serves the following high schools:

  • Conant High School
  • Fremd High School
  • Hoffman Estates High School
  • Palatine High School
  • Schaumburg High School
Jalen Little photoJalen Little
Admissions Specialist - High School

Background: I am a Schaumburg High School and Harper College Alum. I transferred from Harper to Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

Point of contact for: 

  • District 214

Serves the following high schools:

  • Buffalo Grove High School
  • Elk Grove High School
  • Hersey High School
  • Prospect High School


Imazul Garcia photoImazul Garcia
Admissions Specialist - High School

Additional Language:
BackgroundI attended Elgin Community College and completed the Associate in Arts degree. I transferred to Columbia College of Missouri through a partnership program.

Point of contact for:  

  • District 220

Serves the following high schools:

  • Barrington High School
  • Rolling Meadows High School
  • Wheeling High School
  • All Other High Schools 
 Antoaneta “Toni” Topalova photoAntoaneta “Toni Topalova
Admissions Specialist - Adult Students

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Background: I attended DePaul University for my undergraduate degree and Loyola University Chicago for my graduate degree
Serves the following areas of interest:

healthscienceicon  Health Science


Mark McPherrin photoMark McPherrin
Senior Admissions Specialist - Adult Students

Background: I completed my undergraduate and master’s degrees in history from U.I.C. The favorite part of my job is talking with students and learning about their experiences, plans and challenges, and helping them on their personal journey
Point of contact for: 
  • Apprenticeship
  • Fast Track
  • Military Students
  • Undecided Students

Serves the following areas of interest:

artdesignperformingartsicon  Art, Design & Performing Arts

liberalartslanguagecommicon  Business, Entrepreneurship & Information Technology

manufacturingandconstructionicon  Manufacturing and Construction

publicserviceicon  Public Service

Reshma Valiyapurayil photoReshma Valiyapurayil
Admissions Specialist - Adult Students

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Background: An accomplishment I’m particularly proud of is completing my bachelor’s degree as an adult student. I earned my undergraduate degree from Northeastern Illinois University and I am currently pursuing my master’s degree. My favorite role as an Admissions Specialist is to reassure our adult students that ‘it’s never too late to start your educational journey

Point of contact for: 

  • English Second Language (ESL) Students
  • International Students
  • Students at Large

Serves the following areas of interest:

educationiconcolor  Education

engineeringmathcomputerscienceicon  Engineering, Math and Computer Science

liberalartslanguagecommicon  Liberal Arts, Language and Communication

physicallifescienceicon  Physical and Life Science

socialscienceicon  Social Science

Aline Leipprandt photoAline Leipprandt

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Background: I started my academic journey at Harper College as an international student in the English Second Language (ESL) program. I completed the Associate of Arts degree and I am now pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Northern Illinois University, through the University Center partnership with Harper College. My positive experience at Harper has been helping me to achieve my educational goals in the United States


Map of Building C, Room C-103B

Contact Us

Admissions Outreach
Building C, Room C103
Email Admissions

Remote Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

On-Campus Hours:
Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chat Live:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Last Updated: 8/25/21