October 08, 2018
If you were a temporary file clerk sitting in the lunch room with a bunch of corporate executives, would you have the nerve to point out that a piece of the company’s financials just wasn’t adding up? Noel Dickerson, a Fast Track student, did.
Mary Jane Kirkwood has been an art student at Harper for 25 years. She entered her piece, Urn Envy, in the Spring 2018 Juried Student Exhibition because she had received so many compliments on the piece, particularly the glazing. She never imagined Dr. Ender would select it for this year’s President’s Art Selection Award.
August 17, 2018
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.
July 17, 2018
Join us for an upcoming Parent and Family Orientation session and we'll provide all the details about the top 10 most important things to be aware of.
Through our Apprenticeship Program, students experience a real full-time job while also earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Learn how your student can become a registered apprentice and earn a FREE A.A.S degree while starting a full-time paid job.
May 15, 2018
Ruth's future looked dim. She was 16 years old, pregnant and still in high school. People were counseling her to give up her baby - saying if she didn’t, she wouldn’t amount to anything. She proved them wrong. Thanks to the support she received at Harper, she is graduating with honors and transferring to a four-year school. Her goal is a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
May 08, 2018
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.
April 18, 2018
Financial Aid experts share their advice on the best ways to search for scholarships. Whatever the amount, a scholarship can help your student with their college expenses. Multiple scholarships are even better. Add them together and scholarship money can pay for books or a class or two.
Deborah Damko’s brother graduated from Lake Forest College. Her sister graduated from Northern Illinois University. And Deborah…well, in 1975, she had started college – at Harper, in fact – but she had never finished. Until now.
March 14, 2018
Last semester was not easy for Navin Cabrera, a dental hygiene student. He wasn’t succeeding. He was falling asleep in class and his grades were suffering.
February 20, 2018
Since enrolling at Harper College, Karina Guillen has taken big strides to make the most of her learning experience in the Early Childhood Development program - and she's only just getting started.
January 31, 2018
“Daniel is a Marine veteran who served two combat tours in Iraq in 2005 and 2006. He was a sergeant and a true leader. He suffered a C5 spinal cord injury in a fluke accident that rendered him a quadriplegic... Who could care for Daniel as we did? We found that person in Adrian.”
January 24, 2018
“When I graduated high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do. My parents were going through a bitter divorce, and my mother did not support me going on to college. I decided to go to a community college and see what happens,” recalled Bill. Not exactly a strong plan for success.
January 22, 2018
The Center for New Students and the Career Development Center offer a free workshop series for adult students or prospective students who are considering a new career direction. This spring, three workshops will be offered to help you define what you are looking for in a career and identify careers that will be a good fit for you.
January 12, 2018
From the Army base to the books at Harper College, Saly Phom has overcome countless obstacles to get where she is today.
December 21, 2017
We welcome ALL students to Harper College – whether in August, January or the summer term. Harper is a place where students discover their passions and interests. The most important thing is to START.
October 30, 2017
Alison Walwark is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Joseph Yohanan Architectural Technology Endowed Scholarship award and the 2016-2017 Rita and John Canning Women's Program at Harper College scholarship award.
October 30, 2017
“Remember, Mom, when you used to work two jobs? Remember how you had to work on Christmas, New Year’s Day and all the other holidays?” Zaira Ponce and her twelve-year-old son talk about how their life used to be and picture how different their future looks now that she is getting her associate degree. It is a future where she is a social worker, helping others, and working in a job that includes benefits. A future where she and her son can spend time together. A future she never imagined possible, but one that is now getting closer and closer because people at Harper believed in her.
October 30, 2017
Darren Buchanan is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Gap Fashion Scholarship Fund and the 2016-2017 Marilyn Shiely Coste Memorial Endowed Scholarship.