Harper Stories

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?”

Facemasks designed by area students and produced by the Makerspace.

Career and Technical Education teachers from Buffalo Grove and Wheeling high schools have designed and are now producing a protective face shield, with help from Harper College’s Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center.

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On the stage and in the gym, Cynthia Burrows finds her calling as both an educator and a lifelong learner.

Promise Scholar volunteers

Organizations large and small are benefiting from the thousands of volunteer hours being completed by the Harper College Promise Scholars. The Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library couldn’t be more thrilled to be the beneficiary of the extra hands and strong backs of the Promise Scholars.

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Emergency and Disaster Management was the dream career, Harper College was the place. Learn about Hillary Gack's road to success.

December 18, 2018

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Yusra Iftegar believes passion and hard work are the keys to success in the Nutrition program at Harper College.

November 29, 2018

LCC Food drive

For five years in a row, Harper’s Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights has hosted the Prospect Height’s Police Department’s annual Thanksgiving food drive and distribution. More than 139 local families, including 30 families of Harper students, were helped by this year’s drive.

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Welcome, Harper Hawks! Whether you’re a new or returning student, the first week of school can be a bit overwhelming. Check out answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below and get ready for a great semester.

Haroon Wilson

With a love for Health Information Technology and a deep appreciation for the opportunities Harper College has provided, the future is bright for Haroon Wilson.

Calvin Byrd

Did you know that more than 300 military-connected students (active/reservists, veterans and eligible dependents) are currently enrolled at Harper? One such student is Calvin Byrd.

Distinguished Scholars

The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2015 award recipients.

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Harper College has partnered with Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company and one of the largest manufacturers in the northwest suburbs, to offer internships to students that lead to, not only real-world experience, but also jobs.

Distinguished Alumni 2014

The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2014 award recipients.

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The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2013 award recipients.

Distinguished Alumni 2012

The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2012 award recipients.

Distinguished Alumni 2011

The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2011 award recipients.

Distinguished Alumni 2010

The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2010 award recipients.

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The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2009 award recipients.

Stock Image - Harper Logo on Blue Background

The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. This page is dedicated to the 2008 award recipients.

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