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U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Northrop Grumman visit Harper

Representatives of global security provider Northrop Grumman, one of the largest manufacturers in the northwest suburbs, joined U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth at Harper to highlight the need to train more students for jobs in advanced manufacturing.

August 26, 2015
New Community Health Worker program helps lead national trend

Harper College will help lead a national trend with the launch of a community health worker certificate program. Students will prepare for positions such as community health advocates, lay health educators, community health representatives, patient navigators and Promotores de Salud.

August 25, 2015
Laughs abound in Harper's production of "Over the Tavern"

The Harper Ensemble Theatre Company's upcoming production of "Over the Tavern" will offer a humorous and touching depiction of 1950s Americana. The play will run August 28 through September 6.

August 25, 2015
Research showing benefits of engagement sparks new event

A new event aims to give students a leg up. "Involve Yourself!" will offer new students a glimpse into what the college experience really looks like, how to get involved and how to be successful. The daylong program, which takes place Aug. 22, will also connect students and attempt to build an understanding of their different cultures and backgrounds.

August 20, 2015
One Million Degrees mentors playing life-changing role

There's no doubt about the success of One Million Degrees, a program that sees scholars graduating at a rate three times the national average. OMD is also showing the life-changing role mentors can play. Just look at Motta de Mello's story.

August 11, 2015
Harper launching an Entrepreneurship program

Harper's new Entrepreneurship program aims to set up Generation Y - and all those with an entrepreneurial spirit - for success.

August 7, 2015
New Fast Track graduate inspiring others

Lina Loncar, a working mother of two young children, just graduated with a near-4.0 GPA from Harper's Fast Track program. Her story is inspiring others, who can learn more at an upcoming information session.

August 6, 2015
Sample Lifelong Learning Institute's fall offerings at free program preview

Harper's Lifelong Learning Institute, which boasts more than 100 courses for students ages 55 and up, will offer a free Program Preview on August 5.

July 30, 2015
Students get first look at new Geographic Information Systems program

Harper will launch a Geographic Information Systems certificate program this fall, and students in Harper's Adelante Academy are currently getting a glimpse into the technology.

July 23, 2015
One Book, One Harper embraces graphic novels

One Book, One Harper won't exactly live up to its name this time around. For its fifth installment, the annual reading initiative will feature not one, but four selections from the graphic novel arena.

July 17, 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