Harper Stories

Outdoor campus photo with fall foliage

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.

UIUC Student Max Mauschbaugh

Max Mauschbaugh, a 19-year-old sophomore at UIUC, took advantage of the remote learning environment to take his physics class at Harper this spring.

Harper and NIU spirit wear

Over the years, you helped me delve into subjects I loved, like geology and noir fiction. I found new subjects that ignited my curiosity, like astronomy. I also found subjects that, shall we say, I will not pursue further.

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.

Last Updated: 11/3/21