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Dr. Ender talks at the NAM tour

The National Association of Manufacturers, in partnership with Harper College and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, joined students, business and community leaders, and elected officials to discuss the future of manufacturing.

Zurich apprenticeship

Harper President Dr. Ender joined Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu, Zurich North America Commercial CEO Mike Foley, diplomats and other business leaders to officially launch a first-of-its-kind U.S. apprenticeship program for the insurance industry.

Faculty art exhibition

Harper's studio art faculty members are dedicated to their students. They’re also dedicated to making and exhibiting their own work, which collectively represents a wide range of concept and material approaches.

MLK National Day of Service

Harper College took part in the National Day of Service to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and transform his teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities.

Nidhiben Patel and Albert Lim

Two Harper students have been named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars for their scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.

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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