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Ilce Perez, left, and Toni Preckwinkle

Harper College student Ilce Perez's ideas on how to improve relationships between citizens and law enforcement officers led to her first-place award in the Illinois Academy of Criminology’s Transform the Criminal Justice System essay contest. Perez, a criminal justice student, had an opportunity to present her ideas to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle during a recent ceremony.

Harper College students walking through campus

Harper College will hold a film screening of “Embrace,” a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. The free event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, in the Building J Theatre.

Student-led tour during Open House

Harper College will hold its annual Fall Open House, offering prospective students and families the opportunity to discover how they can move their future forward. The event, which is for high school students and parents, will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

Harper students with Haas Automation car

Harper College took to the fast lane earlier this month at the Chicagoland 300 NASCAR race in Joliet. A decal with the College’s logo graced the rear quarter panel of the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang, which driver Cole Custer led to a seventh-place finish.

Brayan Aguirre

Brayan Aguirre believes he has to work harder than most other 20-year-olds. When the Harper College student isn’t immersed in his nursing prerequisite courses, he’s helping to support his family through his job at a rehabilitation facility in Hanover Park. Despite that commitment to achieving his goals, Aguirre lives day-to-day in a cloud of fear and uncertainty. The reason? He wasn’t born in the United States.

Press Contact: Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159