News 2017

Brayan Aguirre

Brayan Aguirre believes he has to work harder than most other 20-year-olds. When the Harper College student isn’t immersed in his nursing prerequisite courses, he’s helping to support his family through his job at a rehabilitation facility in Hanover Park. Despite that commitment to achieving his goals, Aguirre lives day-to-day in a cloud of fear and uncertainty. The reason? He wasn’t born in the United States.


Dr. Ken Ender speaks at 50th Anniversary Gala

Harper College’s 50th Anniversary Gala was a resounding success, surpassing the Educational Foundation’s lofty goal of raising $1 million for the Promise Scholarship Program.


Harper College students walking through campus

Harper College, Northern Illinois University and Township High School District 211 have been selected to participate in a one-year “design challenge” that aims to dramatically move the needle on bachelor’s degree completion for community college students. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is funding the nonprofit Education Design Lab to lead the Seamless Transfer Pathway Design Challenge, which chose just four groups of two- and four-year institutions nationwide.


Professor Sam Giordano

Although Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are wreaking the most havoc more than 1,000 miles away, there are some important lessons area residents can take away from these – and other – natural disasters. Professor Sam Giordano, coordinator of Harper College’s Emergency and Disaster Management program, weighs in.


Harper College students walking through Quad

Harper College’s Diagnostic Cardiac and Medical Sonography programs are seeking volunteers interested in receiving free ultrasounds. Available ultrasound exams include carotid artery (participants must be at least 50 years old) and arteries/veins of the legs (participants must be at least 18 years old).