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LyftPass Program Karissa Olsen

'Lyfting' student success: Ride-sharing at Harper puts academics in the fast lane

May 07, 2024

Harper’s Lyft Pass Program, which offers discounted rides, is one way the college is making sure that students have easy access to campus. Read More

Aspen Prize Semifinalist 2025

Harper once again a semifinalist for Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

May 07, 2024

Harper College is one of 20 institutions vying for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s most prestigious recognition for community colleges. Read More

Bill Kelley Avis Proctor

Community colleges have power to strengthen nation at this critical moment

May 01, 2024

There are three key issues where we can have major community impact for our students and their families: workforce Pell, community college baccalaureate degrees and emerging technologies. Read More

Dr. Proctor

Our nation must advance industries of the future or risk losing the race for the 21st century

April 01, 2024

In recognition of Community College Month, Dr. Avis Proctor discusses how Harper is helping prepare the future workforce to meet "a modern-day Sputnik moment" in global competitiveness, innovation and national security. Read More

Bernie Bluestein Graduation 2023

Harper student and WWII veteran to receive Congressional Gold Medal in Washington

March 13, 2024

Bernie Bluestein, 100, and his fellow Ghost Army veterans will travel to the capital to receive the highest civilian award from Congress and President Biden on March 21. Read More

Leah Meyer Austin Award Alumni

Achieving the Dream recognizes Harper among Leah Meyer Austin Award alumni

February 21, 2024

Harper College was honored by ATD as a past recipient of its most prestigious award, along with the college’s long-term dedication to student success and institutional equity. Read More

State Senator Cristina Castro and Dr. Avis Proctor

Harper president visits White House for Communities in Action forum

February 01, 2024

Dr. Avis Proctor visited the White House on February 1, gathering with community leaders and local elected officials to highlight how they’re working to create and expand opportunities in our region. Read More

Inspire Campaign Goal Student Scholarships

Record $30 million raised for scholarships by Harper College Educational Foundation

November 15, 2023

With donations big and small, the Inspire campaign surpassed its goal nearly one year ahead of its completion date. Read More

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 150 2025

Harper once again eligible for $1 million Aspen Prize

October 31, 2023

For the second consecutive time, Harper College is among the top 150 institutions eligible for the nation’s signature recognition for community colleges – the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Read More

Dr. Avis Proctor President Harper College

Reaffirming our respect and honor for the humanity of all people

October 16, 2023

Our college community is a richly diverse environment where people of many backgrounds and faiths gather to learn, teach and work. Let us come together to acknowledge our shared humanity and denounce all forms of violence and discrimination. Read More

Last Updated: 3/14/24