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New album features Jim Croce's 1973 concert at Harper

Harper College is at the heart of a new compilation of Jim Croce songs about to be released, nearly 41 years after the folk-rock singer-songwriter died in a plane crash.

Jul 29, 2014
Harper trustee to lead statewide community college advocacy group

Harper College Trustee Bill Kelley has taken over the reins of Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA), a statewide group that has been a vocal advocate for increasing state funding for all community colleges in Illinois.

Jul 29, 2014
Harper, Eastern Illinois University ink transfer agreement

Harper College has partnered with Eastern Illinois University to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies.

Jul 22, 2014
Forty years after demo, professor's band takes off

Harper College English professor Greg Herriges never expected his band Athanor to get a record deal. When that finally happened in 2013 - forty years after recording their first collection of demos - he assumed that was as far as the band could go.

Jul 22, 2014
New Learning and Career Center offers sneak peak

Harper College's new Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights aims to build better lives and a stronger community by providing essential programs and services - right in your neighborhood.

Jul 15, 2014
Fast Track graduation

The thought of going to school - on top of working and raising a child with special needs - could have prevented Katie Gockenbach from ever taking that first step toward a degree. But the single mother from Lake Zurich knew the journey would be possible given the right environment.

Jul 09, 2014
Administrator chronicles years as Wrigley usher

When Bruce Bohrer came to Harper College in 1976, the Chicago Cubs were headed to yet another forgettable, sub-.500 record.

Jul 07, 2014
Coaches key to One Million Degrees

A new Harper College program is relying on professionals to help make a difference in students' lives.

Jul 07, 2014
Adults headed back to the classroom

Rodney Howell knew it was time to finish school if he was going to pursue his goal of one day mentoring disadvantaged youth. "It's hard to tell people the importance of getting an education when you haven't done it yourself," Howell said. Today, the 56-year-old is on the verge of graduating with a degree in human services.

Jun 24, 2014
Golf Open raises money for scholarships

More than 115 area golfers gathered earlier this month for some friendly competition - and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless students.

Jun 24, 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.

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