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Toni Preckwinkle

Saturday was a day of celebration and ceremony at Harper College, where a capacity crowd of about 3,500 people attended the 48th annual Commencement Ceremony. More than 650 graduates receiving transfer degrees, career and technical degrees and certificates crossed the stage of the new outdoor Pavilion, which offered a picturesque campus backdrop.

Ralph Martire

A free presentation will examine the state of Illinois budget crisis and pension situation and their effects on individuals and businesses.

Apprenticeship on Demand

Companies interested in the prospect of hiring an apprentice this fall are invited to an information session and breakfast to learn more about Harper College’s new Apprenticeship on Demand initiative. The free event will take place Thursday, May 26, at the Wojcik Conference Center.

2013 Fashion Show

The idea of change – changing form, texture and appearance – will be at the heart of Harper's Student Fashion Show, a professional-caliber production showcasing students’ original work and designs. The show, “Metamorphosis,” will run at both 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, May 20.

Eric DeBold

Harper's new Student Trustee has some experience advocating on behalf of his peers. Eric DeBold previously served as President of the Student Government Association, as well.

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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