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Report: Community colleges a solid investment for students, employers

A new study released by the Illinois Community College Board finds that Illinois community colleges significantly contribute to the economic vitality of their regions and state.

Nov 21, 2014
Start career in one semester with Public Safety Dispatcher program

Imagine a program that prepares you for a career in just one semester. Harper College's Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate does just that, offering students a competitive edge in a growing field.

Nov 21, 2014
Hundreds expected at 13th annual Latino Summit

Harper's 13th annual Latino Summit will show about 450 high school students the importance of higher education.

Nov 19, 2014
Cupcake battle

Two Harper College baking students are on a mission: Come up with a delectable cupcake that will garner the most votes in a head-to-head taste-off against Elgin Community College.

Nov 19, 2014
Native Pride Dancers to put on free performance

The Native Pride Dancers, a group that aims to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities to bridge the cultural gaps through Indigenous traditions, will visit Harper for a free performance.

Nov 14, 2014
Stage production of "Fiddler on the Roof" opens

Half a century after its debut on Broadway, Harper College will stage the classic musical "Fiddler on the Roof."

Nov 14, 2014
Students, instructors to have big presence at national sweets show

Baking and culinary students are earnestly whipping up to 3,000 small pastries, pies and treats in preparation for America's Baking and Sweets Show this Friday.

Nov 11, 2014
Community Veterans Day events to look at past and present

Harper College will observe Veterans Day by honoring those who served in the past while also exploring the challenges facing those currently returning from international conflicts.

Nov 07, 2014
One Book, One Harper film screening

Harper College will show a free screening of "Hail the Conquering Hero," the latest event highlighting the One Book, One Harper reading initiative.

Nov 07, 2014
Manufacturing info session

Less than two weeks after Harper's president met in a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss new initiatives aimed at boosting U.S. manufacturing, the College will hold a manufacturing careers information session to help usher in the next generation of skilled workers.

Nov 04, 2014

Harper College featured on WGN-TV.


PALATINE, IL – For the past five-plus years, landing that first job has been complicated by the economy, mountains of student load debt, unpaid internships, older workers not retiring and kids moving back home. WGN-TV’s Lourdes Duarte reports on the first job detours many 20-somethings and their families are taking, and how they’re adapting. Harper students Andrew Castro and Andrea Zito share their stories.

Press Contact: Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159