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Clara Basch on the Harper Pompon Corps in 1969-70

The Basch family, which fled Cuba's new communist regime in 1960 to settle in the Northwest suburbs, believes education opens doors to opportunity. For many of the Basches, Harper College has been that gateway. During this 50th anniversary year, we will share stories like the Basches' to honor our proud past, and we'll aspire to an even stronger future. And we invite the community, whose unwavering support has helped Harper emerge as a leader in community colleges across the country, to join in the celebration.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster

Harper College will host an outdoor movie screening of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13) on Friday, August 25.


Avante Center, site of the upcoming solar eclipse viewing party

Harper College is gearing up for the first total solar eclipse to sweep the entire width of the contiguous United States in nearly a century. A viewing event will take place on August 21 in front of the Avanté Center, where about 87 percent of the sun's surface will be covered.


Rachel Kereszturi and Michelle Feiger

There wasn’t a dry eye to be found at a recent reception of the Harper College Educational Foundation’s HOPE Giving Circle, where two remarkable young women were awarded $10,000 scholarships. Recipients Michelle Feigler of Buffalo Grove and Rachel Kereszturi of Rolling Meadows, both entering their second year at Harper College, each shared their journeys and highlighted the tremendous impact that the group’s support is already making on their lives.


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Harper College is launching a new surgical technology program this fall in response to a growing need in the health care industry.


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