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FMA, Harper College Partner to Construct New Metal Fabrication Lab

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) has partnered with Harper College for the construction of a new $1.5 million facility designed to create critically needed skilled workers for area manufacturers and related businesses. The new 6,000 square foot FMA Metal Fabrication Lab, funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the FMA, will double the size of Harper's current manufacturing lab.

June 29, 2015
IMA Education Foundation Presents Scholarship Award to Harper College

The Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) Education Foundation awarded Harper College $25,000 in scholarship funds for meeting a series of set standards and performing at a high level of active engagement to foster greater educational opportunities within the field of manufacturing.

June 23, 2015
Fashion show to embrace fantasy, fairy tales

With the cultural popularity of fables, fairy tales and fantasy at its peak in recent years, Harper College's fashion department is embracing the idea for this year's spring fashion show.

May 8, 2015
Call for Distinguished Alumni nominations

Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.

April 7, 2015
Holocaust survivor to visit campus

Holocaust survivor Mitchell Winthrop will visit Harper College to discuss his harrowing experience and inspirational story of survival as part of the One Book, One Harper community reading initiative.

April 7, 2015
Illuminated PAC to shine light on autism awareness

Harper will put a spotlight on autism awareness - literally - by lighting up the Performing Arts Center the night of April 2. The effort is part of the global Light It Up Blue campaign.

April 2, 2015
Harper launches Promise Scholarship program

An ambitious new initiative will provide public high school students in the Northwest suburbs with two years of free tuition at Harper College - if they're willing to earn it.

March 29, 2015
Harper Dean Dr. Kenya Ayers named ACE Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Dr. Kenya F. Ayers, Dean for Academic Enrichment and Engagement at Harper College, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2015-16.

March 26, 2015
NASA selects Harper student for scholars program

To Harper College student Hasan Fetahi, working for NASA one day would be the greatest achievement of his professional life - the pinnacle of a career devoted to science. The Hanover Park native will get a peek into that world next month as one of the students selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project.

March 18, 2015
Panel, film screening: Finding a Woman's Place in World War II

Whether it meant manning the factory line, serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, taking part in espionage or getting creative in the kitchen due to rations, World War II was an interesting time for women. A trio of panelists will explore those roles during a lively discussion, "Finding a Woman's Place in World War II," on Tuesday.

March 16, 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