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Harper College Promise Scholarship

  • A scholarship offered to every student in Harper's district that would fund up to two years of college.
CE summer 2017

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  • Career development, personal enrichment, motorcycle safety, the Lifelong Learning Institute, Center for Music and Arts, and InZone.
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First-generation college student Niki Safakas has been sworn in as Harper's new student trustee. The 19-year-old Schaumburg High School graduate was elected by the student body to serve a one-year term.

Dr. Jennifer Berne, Harper's Dean of Liberal Arts, has been selected for the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The prestigious program aims to expand the talent pipeline amid a looming shortage of community college presidents and the critical need to improve student success.

The Gene Haas Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to Harper College to support scholarships for students in the manufacturing program.

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Harper College is hosting the NJCAA Region 4 DIII Softball Championship Tournament in May 6-7 with May 8 as the rain date.  The Tournament consists of the top 4 teams from the region competing for the chance to advance to the District playoff and ultimately to the National Championship. Region rankings are available at  The schedule for the region tournament is as follows:

The Harper College Men's and Women's Track and Field teams are preparing for the National meet. The meet is being held at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.  The meet runs May 11 through May 13.

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.

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