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Harper's 15th annual Latino Summit a success

Harper held its 15th annual Latino Summit, drawing nearly 500 students from 13 schools. The event aims to instill the value of higher education and the importance of sticking with school.

November 23, 2015
Harper celebrates naming of the Foglia Center for Nursing and Allied Health

Harper College celebrated the naming of the Foglia Center for Nursing and Allied Health in honor of Vince and Pat Foglia, who recently invested a $1 million gift in the new Promise Scholarship Program.

November 17, 2015
Harper to stage classic musical "Gypsy"

With one show-stopping song after another, "Gypsy" tells the triumphant but heartbreaking story of the ultimate stage mother, Mama Rose, and her relentless pursuit of Vaudeville fame for her daughters. The Harper Ensemble Theatre Company will stage the award-winning musical Nov. 13-22.

November 12, 2015
Fire Science Technology program receives national distinction

Harper College's Fire Science Technology program has earned national recognition from a U.S. Fire Administration program.

November 12, 2015
First Veterans Entrepreneuship Day

Veterans, many say, make ideal entrepreneurs. They're disciplined, they take ownership and they bring a certain maturity and global perspective to the table. To support them in their entrepreneurial endeavors, Harper will hold its first Veterans Entrepreneurship Day this Thursday.

November 9, 2015
Harper's 23rd annual DeaFest a celebration of deaf culture and pride

A Vaudeville show will highlight the 23rd annual DeaFest at Harper College, a celebration of deaf culture and pride.

November 4, 2015
Harper, Governors State University partner to offer bachelor's degree

A new partnership with Governors State University will let Harper College students get a bachelor's degree in criminal justice without ever leaving campus.

October 30, 2015
Five new Distinguished Alumni to be inducted

Harper will honor its newest Distinguished Alumni for outstanding career and community achievements.

October 27, 2015
Disability Awareness Week

Harper will observe Disability Awareness Week with a series of events including a documentary screening, an exhibit and a panel examining the issues that face individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment.

October 21, 2015
Bond refinancing to save taxpayers

Harper's bond refinancing initiative yielded a lower interest rate than anticipated, resulting in additional savings to taxpayers in the district.

October 21, 2015

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