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Toast of Schaumburg

Harper College had much to celebrate at the recent Toast of Schaumburg, the Schaumburg Business Association’s annual awards event. The SBA named Harper its Brian H. Burke Business of the Year – the top honor of the night – while President Dr. Ken Ender received the organization’s leadership award.

Tracey Roberts and Joe Quinn

Harper College honored Weber-Stephen Products LLC through its Stand Up and Be Counted Program, which aims to recognize Harper alumni in the workplace and celebrate employers throughout the community that have hired them.

HOPE Giving Circle panel

The Harper College Educational Foundation's HOPE Giving Circle launched its mentoring program with an engaging panel discussion on the power of mentoring women.

One Book One Harper

One of the most difficult things about deployment is missing holiday celebrations with family and friends. With that in mind, Harper College’s One Book, One Harper community reading initiative – this year’s focus is veterans – is collecting the fixings for a Thanksgiving feast to send to troops deployed overseas.

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A powerful photography exhibit, “Reinventing the Wheel: Stories of Life After Spinal Cord Injury,” will highlight real lives, start conversations, change attitudes and empower many to shift their views.

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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