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Rachel Kereszturi and Michelle Feiger

There wasn’t a dry eye to be found at a recent reception of the Harper College Educational Foundation’s HOPE Giving Circle, where two remarkable young women were awarded $10,000 scholarships. Recipients Michelle Feigler of Buffalo Grove and Rachel Kereszturi of Rolling Meadows, both entering their second year at Harper College, each shared their journeys and highlighted the tremendous impact that the group’s support is already making on their lives.


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Harper College is launching a new surgical technology program this fall in response to a growing need in the health care industry.


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Harper College’s Apprenticeship program will hold a series of information sessions this summer for prospective students interested in earning a salary while learning the skills for a career and graduating with no debt.


Gabriela Sanchez receives diploma

Nearly 90 graduates, many of whom have overcome numerous challenges and obstacles, recently earned their High School Equivalency diploma. Among them was Gabriela Sanchez, a Palatine resident who left high school to care for her terminally ill father.


Dwayne Esper

ABC 7 Chicago recently aired a segment on Harper student athlete Dwayne Esper and his journey to compete at the Summer Deaflympics next month in Samsun, Turkey. Esper, who competes for Harper’s track and field team, was struggling to raise the $5,000 needed to fund his trip. Viewers came through, pushing Esper past his goal less than 24 hours after the “Chicago Proud” segment aired.


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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