Harper Stories

Phyllis Ziccardi and Andrew Ziccardi

Approximately 50 billion water bottles per year are sold in the U.S., yet many people are unable to open them due to manual dexterity issues. Andrew Ziccardi realized this on a sweltering day in 2010, when an elderly woman asked him to open a water bottle for her. The realization sparked a quest to invent a product that would empower people to easily twist off the small lids. In 2015, Andrew launched Ergonomic Bottle Caps, LLC, with its flagship consumer product, ErgoOpenerTM, available on Amazon as well as in stores in Illinois, Arizona and Ohio.

November 14, 2022

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Get your pick of classes and the best payment options by registering during priority registration (November 14, 15 and 16), and learn more about Enrollment Day, November 17.

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November 07, 2022

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Flip through or download the 2022 edition of Point of View, Harper College's award-winning arts and literary magazine.

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Many of us have faced difficult challenges and times of uncertainty during these past couple of years. Financial stresses were at the top of the list for many families. Follow these tips to keep your college goals on track.

Last Updated: 3/10/23