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Gabriela Sanchez receives diploma

Nearly 90 graduates, many of whom have overcome numerous challenges and obstacles, recently earned their High School Equivalency diploma. Among them was Gabriela Sanchez, a Palatine resident who left high school to care for her terminally ill father.

Dwayne Esper

ABC 7 Chicago recently aired a segment on Harper student athlete Dwayne Esper and his journey to compete at the Summer Deaflympics next month in Samsun, Turkey. Esper, who competes for Harper’s track and field team, was struggling to raise the $5,000 needed to fund his trip. Viewers came through, pushing Esper past his goal less than 24 hours after the “Chicago Proud” segment aired.

Golfers putt at Harper College Golf Open

More than 100 area golfers gathered earlier this month for some friendly competition – and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students. In the end, the Harper College Educational Foundation's 29th Annual Golf Open raised more than $115,000 to support scholarships and programming.

Victor Del Vecchio and Katie Lea Coy all smiles after the Ruck March

Two student veterans recently laced up their boots and strapped on their (rather heavy) backpacks over for the fourth annual Ruck March. Participants, carrying 20-plus pound rucks, marched 20 miles from Veterans’ Memorial Park in Glencoe to the southern end of Lincoln Park in Chicago to support veterans.

Harper College

Harper College’s popular “Jazz Under the Stars” concert on June 21 is one of the events kicking off the College’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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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