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New trustees being sworn in

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.

Haas check presentation

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

Harper alumni working at Barrington Bank and Trust

The Harper College Educational Foundation recently recognized Barrington Bank and Trust Co. through its Stand Up and Be Counted program, an initiative that celebrates employers throughout the community that hire Harper alumni.

Alice Pisani Brown and Christian Colucci star in

The Harper Ensemble Theatre’s upcoming production of “Doubt: A Parable” will take place across the street from Harper's main campus at the picturesque St. John United Church of Christ. The play runs April 21-30.

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.

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