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Three fledgling businesses were recently selected as the first class of Angel Grant recipients. They were among several clients of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper invited to make a “Shark Tank” style pitch for grant money. The driver behind Harper’s new program, which will also benefit student-run companies, is Barrington-area supporter Kim Duchossois.

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Harper College’s Diagnostic Medical and Cardiac Sonography programs are seeking volunteers interested in receiving free ultrasounds.

Teagan Schirmbeck

Fashion studies student and Gilman Scholarship recipient Teagan Schirmbeck will hone her skills at one of the United Kingdom’s finest institutions for her field. In the spring, she'll head to Galashiels, Scotland, to study abroad at Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design, considered an international center of education, innovation and research in the industry.

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Harper understands adult learners have questions and concerns that differ from traditional college students. With that in mind, prospective new adult students – whether they’ve never set foot on a college campus or are returning to college after an extended absence – are invited to learn more at an information session.

Edgar Gabriel

Former Cirque du Soleil electric violinist Edgar Gabriel will perform January 13 as part of Harper's Faculty Artist Series.

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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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