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  • Harper’s Amarino named N4C coach of the yearMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    One week after retiring, from coaching baskeball, Harper’s Tony Amarino was name North Central Community College Conference Coach of the Year. In his final season Amarino lead the Hawks to a 17-14 record and the No. 3 seed in the NJCAA Region IV tournament.

  • Not content to sit around in retirement, Marie DeMar enrolled in culinary classes at Harper College. She said the program helped formalize the techniques she learned from her mother.

    Cook of the Week: Retiree returns to school to perfect culinary skillsMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    After retiring from 32 years at Oakton Community College, Marie DeMar went back to school. Three years ago the Mount Prospect woman enrolled in the culinary program at Harper College in Palatine looking to perfect the skills she gained from many years of watching her mom, Rosemary, cook.

  • Schaumburg native Michelle Kelley will be a graduate student at the University of Cambridge in England after earning a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship valued at $50,000. She’s with her poster that won an award at the 2014 Midwest Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at the University of Chicago.

    Hoffman grad wins prestigious Gates Cambridge ScholarshipMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg native Michelle Kelley still cannot wrap her head around it: She's one of only 40 students awarded a Cambridge Scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, valued at $50,000. And next year at this time she'll be in England, furthering her ambition for a career in physics.

  • Eighteen Conant High School students attended Harper College’s Black Teen Symposium on Feb. 27.

    District 211 students attend Harper College’s Black Teen SymposiumMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    District 211 joined more than 100 area students at Harper College for an event that aims to inspire local African-American high school students to pursue higher education and ensure they’re ready for it.

  • The SoapboxMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors write their opinions on such things as a tollway oasis's demise, a village's new logo and donations that touch the heart -- and the funny bone.

  • Harper likes its baseball outlookMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    After starting last year 4-12, the Harper College baseball team was able to turn things around en route to a 20-22 finish. Provided the fields ever return to playable form, Hawks coach Cliff Brown is hoping to see the trend continue.

  • Harper College’s Tony Amarino has retired after 32 years of coaching basketball.

    Harper’s Amarino reflects on 32-year basketball coaching careerMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    After 32 years of coaching, Harper College men’s basketball coach Tony Amarino is calling it a career. “I thought it was the right thing to do,” Amarino said. “It was a good ride.” And a varied one. Amarino spent his early career coaching at the high school level — at Notre Dame in Niles, and at Morton. Then he had a sustained 15-season run at Morton College before being named the coach at Harper. “I thought we had some good runs at both schools,” said Amarino, who strolled the tartan court at Harper for seven season. “I loved my time at Harper.”

  • Spike in dementia spurs new classMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Knowing how to properly care for someone in cognitive decline can overwhelming, so Harper College’s Continuing Education department is launching a new online class, “Dementia for Family Caregivers.”

  • Rita and John Canning of Inverness greet guests during a reception before the announcement of the couple's $1 million gift to Harper College in Palatine. The gift will benefit the Rita and John Canning women's Program. , which” provides educational support, resources and the opportunity for a fresh start for single parents, displaced homemakers and others, many of whom are survivors of domestic violence,” according to a Harper College news release.

    Cannings donate $1 million to Harper CollegeMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rita and John Canning of Inverness are giving Harper College a $1 million gift, the first seven-figure donation in Harper's 47-year history and one that will benefit the Rita and John Canning Women's Program.

  • Dementia for Caregivers online class to start at HarperMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    In 2011, the first of the baby boom generation reached what used to be considered retirement age. And for the next 15-plus years, they’ll be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day. As a result, health officials estimate the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease could triple by 2050.

  • Former Harper wrestling standout Adam Chalfant is making a name for himself at the Div. I level. Harper Hawks and IU Athletics

    Former Harper Wrestler Chalfant Thriving at IndianaMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    With the Big Ten Wrestling Championships on the horizon this weekend, former Harper wrestler and current Indiana University senior wrestler Adam Chalfant has made quite a name for himself this season. Chalfant comes into his final Big Ten championship ranked second in both the Big Ten and in all of Div. I wrestling at 285 pounds.

  • Jim Cummins

    Bellis Adapts, Dominates as FreshmanMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Coming into nationals, Harper freshman wrestler Jacob Bellis (/Bloomington) hadn't lost since Dec. 7, 2013, a period of nearly three months. Bellis capped off an incredible 30-win season by going 4-2 at 125 pounds at NJCAA Nationals last weekend. He earned All-American honors with a seventh place finish, and he can now call himself the 16th Harper College Athlete of the Week for the 2013-14 school year.

  • Three Harper wrestlers earn All-American finishesMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper’s wrestling team finished 16th in the NJCAA tournament in Spokane, Wash., last weekend as three competitors — Jacob Bellis, Blake Santi (Lake Park) and Greg Jacquez (West Aurora) — earned All-American honors.

  • Klaus to lead Harper men’s soccer programMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College athletic director Doug Spiwak has named Dan Klaus as Hawks men’s soccer coach. Klaus, a former Hawks player, currently directs the girls soccer program at Elk Grove in the spring.

  • The village of Hanover Park will spend more than $700,000 in tax increment financing dollars to renovate part of Hanover Square for a facility run by Elgin and Harper community colleges.

    Hanover Park, colleges join forces on projectMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hanover Park will sink more than $700,000 into a construction project for a new facility run by two community colleges. The village's investment was vital to bringing the Education and Work Center to a strip mall on Barrington Road, officials say. “Hopefully, this will just be a great model going forward for bringing programs to communities in a way that just makes sense for all of these institutions,” spokesman Phil Burdick told the village board Thursday night.

  • Harper seminar puts focus on developing talentMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College for Business will put on an interactive workshop that provides leaders, coaches and mentors will a practical process and skills necessary to develop talent, which can prove critical to an organization’s success.

  • From left, Rick Vittenson, Greg Herriges and Jeff Murphy celebrate The Beatles during a Harper College class with a live performance of their own.

    Beatlemania takes over Harper College classMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Fab Four’s U.S. Invasion and appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” remains a cultural phenomenon 50 years later.To celebrate the milestone, Harper College Professor Greg Herriges and co-teacher Tony Romano planned a special day for their class, “Rock and Roll: The Beatles.”

  • Harper adds program to help low-income studentsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    One Million Degrees, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that assists low-income, highly motivated community college students, will be expanding its scope into the Northwest suburbs through a partnership with Harper College.

  • Wheeling sharing TIF surplus with school districtsMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheeling has declared a surplus in its South Milwaukee Tax Increment Financing district, which means one-time payments totaling $2.5 million will go to local governments. Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will receive $1.1 million; Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will get $562,369; and the village of Wheeling will get $275,375.

  • SowHope documentary screening at Harper College Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The documentary "Let Me Sow Hope" will screen at Harper College on March 6.

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