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It’s no secret: Students who start at Harper and transfer can save up to $63,000 on the cost of their bachelor's degree. We asked a handful of Harper students what they would do with an extra $63,000.

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Harper Faculty on the Remote Learning Essentials Harper Stories Here we are at the start of a new adventure. This isn’t the semester that any of us had in mind, but no matter who you are or what you’re feeling, we are here to support you every step of the way. Not only does that support come in the form of virtual tutoring, advising and counseling services – it’s here whenever you need it from our awesome faculty. To get you started on the right foot, Harper faculty came together to share the five essential items for succeeding in a remote learning environment.

Desiree Peerman at her new job

Desiree Peerman was one semester into her college education at Harper College when the pandemic hit and rocked her world.

Wen Lie sews masks

While the Community Resource Center closed due to the pandemic, the work of Partners for Our Communities did not stop. They continued serving families in need through a variety of programs, and now there were more families in need than ever. Wen Liue felt compelled to help. She approached POC’s director Kathy Millin with an idea. Wen asked, “You have sewing machines that are going unused, could I borrow one so I can sew cloth masks for people?”

November 18, 2019

oscar-tapia

A career in personal training offers flexibility and good money. But for Oscar Tapia, becoming a personal trainer is a labor of love.

Celeste Tomaz and her family

Four years ago, Celeste, her second husband and their two children moved to the United States hoping for a better life. Neither she nor her husband had graduated high school. They are doing their best to support their family, but it is a struggle.

nicole-berthold

Nicole Berthold looks back on the memories in the graphic arts program that prepared her for her career.

mike-curiel

The graphic arts program is the reason Michael Curiel is where he is today, and he couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone aspiring to have a career in the graphic arts industry.

julie-demarco

The graphic arts facility helped Julie DeMarco find an internship, which led to her being hired full time as a graphic designer.

julia-franiak

As a graduate of the graphic arts program, Julia Franiak uses the skills and industry knowledge that was learned daily in her current position as an art director.

alec-majerchin

Alec Majerchin left Harper College with much more confidence in himself and his abilities to begin his career.

Elsie Schwartz

The graphic arts program taught Elsie Schwartz real world design processes she would need to know in order to thrive in the industry of printing.

stephanie battista

Stephanie Battista owes her entire career to Harper’s graphic arts program.

myk-little

Thanks to the teachers, adjuncts and staff in the graphic design department, Myk Little was able to thrive during his time at Harper College and beyond.

October 29, 2019

Mukila Maitha

Mukila Maitha, Geography Instructor at Harper College, grew up being exposed to diverse cultures. This experience sparked his interest in the world around him.

Ranjani Murali

Ranjani Murali became a Diverse Faculty Fellow this fall, but she has been at Harper since 2015 as an adjunct faculty member teaching English.

Personal Training

The reasons to work with a personal trainer are, literally, personal. Perhaps you want to learn how to exercise safely and effectively or need someone in your corner encouraging you. Maybe you need to be accountable to someone to keep working out or someone to develop a plan that will help you achieve your personal goal.

Bethanie-Michelle Statler

Bethanie-Michelle Statler entered Ohio State University thinking she could study biology and become the medical doctor her mother had hoped she would be.

President's Art Award

Teresa Hernandez is the youngest student to receive the President's Art Selection Award. Her piece, "Again and Again," was created for an assignment in Professor Perry Pollock's Drawing II class.

Sergio Soda

Sergio Sosa was living with his grandparents in El Salvador until his mother was finally able to have him join her in the United States. He was 15 years old and did not speak English. He started his freshman year of high school in ESL classes. This past May, he earned his associate degree, graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA, wrestled in the national tournament, volunteered at a medical clinic, received the Excellence in Discipline award for Biology and was awarded a full tuition scholarship to Lake Forest College.

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