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  • A scholarship offered to every student in Harper's district that would fund up to two years of college.
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The Gene Haas Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to Harper College to support scholarships for students in the manufacturing program.

The Harper College Educational Foundation recently recognized Barrington Bank & Trust Co. through its Stand Up and Be Counted program, an initiative that celebrates employers throughout the community that hire Harper alumni.

The Harper Ensemble Theatre’s upcoming production of “Doubt: A Parable” will take place across the street from Harper's main campus at the picturesque St. John United Church of Christ. The play runs April 21-30.

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Karolina Sas has committed to play volleyball for Harper College. Sas will play libero for the Hawks for the 2017 season.  She is joining a Hawks team that won the 2016 NJCAA DIII National Championship.  Sas played all four years at Fremd High School (Palatine, IL) and finished her career with All-Conference and All-Area honors.  Karolina also received an academic award for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher for seven semesters.  Prior to high school Sas was a setter in junior high and played club volleyball for the Rolling Thunder and Sky High.  Sas first met Coach Bob Vilsoet during tryouts for Sky High. Coach Vilsoet commented on her choice to attend Harper  "I'm very much looking forward to having Karolina Sas play at Harper next two years.  I watched her play last year in the high school playoffs.  She was already college-ready at that point.  Excellent serve receive, very strong defense, and good serve.  She has a bright college and volleyball future with Harper College!  I expect her to play a lot!"  Karolina chose Harper because it is a " great school, affordable, close to home and has a great team and campus."  Sas was inspired to play by her freshman coach and is motivated to improve.  Her goal is to become a high school gym  teacher and coach volleyball. Sas also played lacrosse in high school but discontinued playing her senior year to focus on volleyball.

Track and Field Team 2017

Sean Stochl has accepted the position of Head Men's and Women's Basketball Coach.  Coach Stochl follows in a line of successful coaches at Harper who lead both the men's and women's programs.  Coach Renee Zellner, Track and Field, and Coach Jim Macnider, Cross Country, have won national championships with both the men's and women's teams under their direction.  Coach Stochl played basketball and football for Harper which gives him the student athlete perspective.  Sean also teaches as a member of the adjunct faculty.  Sean has done everything he can to be a part of the athletics program because he understands what participation can do to help a student succeed.  He has an entrepreneurial spirit in that he is always looking for ways to improve and succeed.  He is both a leader and a teacher on the court.  He also brings a new energy to recruiting.  He is the kind of coach that athletes want to play for.  Having players like MSL standout Joey Gatziolis sign on to play at Harper indicates that he was the right choice.  Sean has already begun recruiting for the women's team, and will look to make in immediate improvement over the last season.  Due to the remodeling of the Wellness and Sport Center, the teams will both be practicing at the Palatine Park District facility on Wood Street.  They will play all their home games at the Forest View Education Center, which is the home of the Robert Morris University Eagles.  Sean also serves as the assistant coach for the women's softball team. Athletes interested in playing basketball for the Hawks next year should contact Coach Stochl a  This is a great opportunity for local athletes to continue to play their sport.  Harper is your college and the Hawks are your team!

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