Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognizes former Harper students who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. The awards program was launched in 2008, as part of the College's 40th Anniversary. To date, 53 individuals have received this prestigious award.

In celebration of the College’s 50th Anniversary, five exceptional Harper College alumni – one from each decade of Harper’s history – will be recognized at the Distinguished Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony on November 2, 2017.

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Congratulations to our 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

1967-1976
Ann Ryan
Retired, Nurse
Retired, Senior Planner, Mitchell Planning Associates

1977-1986
Craig Johnson
Mayor, Village of Elk Grove Village

1987-1996
Dr. Susan Grant
Assistant Professor, Health Science Core, Harper College

1997-2006
Royal Hartwig
Founder and President
The Royal Family Real Estate

2007-2017
Dr. Alexander Kantorovich
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice,
Chicago State University 
College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Past Distinguished Alumni Honorees