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Harper College
College
Fact Book

William Rainey Harper College
College
is a comprehensive community college in Palatine, Illinois, United States. The college was established by referendum in 1965 and opened in September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States
United States
and the first president of the University
University
of Chicago.

Contents

1 Campus

1.1 Location 1.2 Architecture

2 Academics

2.1 Academic profile

3 Communities served 4 College
College
sports

4.1 Football 4.2 Cross Country 4.3 Track and field 4.4 Wrestling 4.5 Women's basketball 4.6 Women's volleyball

5 Notable alumni 6 References 7 External links

Campus[edit] Location[edit] Harper College
College
has a 200-acre (80.9 ha) campus approximately 25 miles (40 km) northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois
Illinois
in the suburb of Palatine. Harper also offers classes and services at other locations within Community College
College
District 512:

Harper College
College
Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights The Harper Professional Center (HPC) in Schaumburg The Illinois
Illinois
Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) within the Harper Professional Center in Schaumburg Harper College
College
works in partnership with the Illinois
Illinois
workNet Center in Arlington Heights.[1]

Architecture[edit] The campus was designed to have an informal layout. The architectural concept uses scale and placement of buildings, multilevel plazas, brick, wood and concrete building materials and glass window walls to give a variety of interior and exterior views. The structures are built into the natural contours of the land, with entrances on several levels.[2] The Avanté Center for Science, Health Careers and Emerging Technologies covers more than 6 acres (2.428 ha) of learning space including 35 laboratories, nine lecture halls, a nursing lab, and a working dental clinic. According to the architects Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Inc. (HOK), Avanté incorporates energy-saving elements using a holistic approach. Academics[edit] Harper College
College
offers more than 50 transfer options, allowing students to earn their associate degree before transferring to a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor's degree. The college also offers more than 40 career programs which grant an associate degree or certificate and provide the skills necessary to enter the work force. These programs range in length from sixteen weeks to two years. Academic profile[edit] All courses, educational programs, counseling services and distance learning programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College
College
and Secondary Schools. Harper is currently seeking permission to offer two bachelor's degree programs on a pilot basis: a bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration/Homeland Security and a bachelor's degree in Technology Management.[3] These programs are designed for working adult students who already have their associate degree.[4] Offering two vocational bachelor's degrees on a pilot basis will not turn Harper College
College
into a four-year university. As in other states, Harper would remain an open-door community college that would offer a few bachelor's degree programs in addition to its current offerings.[5] The College
College
is also home to an award-winning Speech & Debate team. In the past 16 years, the team has won the Illinois
Illinois
Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Tournament on 7 occasions.[6] The College
College
offers 15 Study Abroad programs spread amongst Central America, Europe, and Asia. A few programs (3) are directly administered by the College; on the other hand, most are in conjunction with the Illinois
Illinois
Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP).[7] Communities served[edit] Harper College
College
District 512 comprises these communities: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Lake Barrington, Mount Prospect, North Barrington, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Tower Lakes, Wheeling and small portions of Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Fox River Grove, Hanover Park and Roselle.[8] College
College
sports[edit] Football[edit] The football program was eliminated in January 2012.

2003 NJCAA
NJCAA
Division III National Champions 2004 NJCAA
NJCAA
Division III National Champions 2008 NJCAA
NJCAA
Division III National Champions Notable coaches, John Eliasik (member of NJCAA
NJCAA
and Region IV Halls-of-Fame) and Dragan Teonic (2008 National Champions).

Cross Country[edit]

NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2011 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2012 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2013 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2014 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2015 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2016 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2017

Track and field[edit]

NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2005 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2006 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2007 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2008 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2009 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2011 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Champions 2012 NJCAA
NJCAA
National Division III Runners-Up 2013

Wrestling[edit]

Coach Dan Loprieno[9] inducted in 2008 to the NJCAA
NJCAA
Region IV Hall of Fame. NJCAA
NJCAA
2010 Wrestling Champions[10] NJCAA
NJCAA
Division III National Champions in 2006 and 2001. The 2006-07 team finished second in the nation, earned fifth consecutive district title and had 10 National qualifiers and seven All-Americans.

Women's basketball[edit]

Julie Jestus, 2006 NJCAA
NJCAA
Region IV Hall of Fame[9]

Women's volleyball[edit]

2007 Conference Co-Champions[11]

Notable alumni[edit]

Quincy Black, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Brooks, football player, current MMA fighter for the UFC, former Bellator MMA Lightweight Champion[12] Mauro Fiore, class of 1984, cinematographer[13] In 2010, Fiore won the Academy Award for Cinematography for "Avatar."[14] Jason[15] and Clay Guida,[16] professional mixed martial arts fighters E. E. Knight, class of 1985, science fiction and fantasy author[17] Al Levine (born 1968), Major League Baseball pitcher John Loprieno, class of 1980:[18] actor, writer, director[19] Marlee Matlin,[20] actress. In 1986 she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in Children of a Lesser God.[21] Rosemary Mulligan, Illinois
Illinois
state legislator, class of 1982[22] Mike Rio, junior college national wrestling champion at 149 lbs; current MMA fighter; formerly for the Ultimate Fighting Championship[23] Christopher J. Schneider, professor of sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University. [24][25][26][27]

References[edit]

^ [1] Archived October 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ 2007–08 Harper College
College
Catalog, page 11. ^ " Illinois
Illinois
General Assembly - Bill Status for HB1434". Ilga.gov. Retrieved 2015-03-28.  ^ "Archives: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
- Bill could be boon for Harper". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2015-03-28.  ^ Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
Editorial, May 24, 2007, p. 3. ^ "Speech Team Champions". harpercollege.edu. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ "Harper College
College
International Programs - Study Abroad". harpercollege.edu. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ " Illinois
Illinois
Community College
College
Board". iccb.org. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ a b " NJCAA
NJCAA
Region IV". illinoisjuco.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ "Harper wins 2010 NJCAA
NJCAA
Wrestling Championship - NJCAA
NJCAA
- News - National". njcaa.org. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ "HugeDomains.com - ILLINOISJUCO.COM is for Sale (IL L IN O IS J UC O)". illinoisjuco.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ " Will Brooks Bio". Bleacher Report. Retrieved July 17, 2014.  ^ Gire, Dann. "'Avatar' cinematographer followed path from Palatine to Pandora". Dailyherald.com. Retrieved 2015-03-28.  ^ "The Oscars 2015 - 87th Academy Awards". Oscar.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ " Jason Guida
Jason Guida
MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.  ^ " Clay Guida
Clay Guida
UFC Bio". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01.  ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Profile.myspace.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2015-03-28.  ^ [2] Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Daily Herald, May 2, 2006 ^ Biography for Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
on IMDb ^ "MarleeNet Just another WordPress site". Marleematlinsite.com. Retrieved 2015-03-28.  ^ "Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self Defense System". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ " Mike Rio
Mike Rio
MMA Bio". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01.  ^ The University
University
of British Columbia. " University
University
of British Columbia". Ubc.ca. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ The University
University
of British Columbia. "Welcome - Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC's Okanagan campus". Ubc.ca. Retrieved 12 March 2015.  ^ "Hockey Hangover Turns Into Riot Embarrassment". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-03-28.  ^ "Online vigilantes can slow police investigations, UBC study on Stanley Cup riot concludes". Vancouversun.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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Current arenas of the Premier Basketball League

Benton Harbor High School (Lake Michigan Admirals) Blue Cross Arena
Blue Cross Arena
(Rochester Razorsharks) Ceraland Park (Indiana Diesels) Harper College
College
(Chicago Muscle) Lackawanna College
College
Union Center (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Steamers) Lake Michigan Catholic High School (Lake Michigan Admirals) Normandy High School (St. Louis Phoenix) On the Square Sports Academy (Northwest Indiana Stars) Riverside High School (Charleston Gunners) James S. Trent Arena (Dayton Air Strikers) U.S. Cellular Coliseum
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Palatine, Illinois

Education

Schools

Community Consolidated School District 15 Township High School District 211

Palatine High School William Fremd High School

Quest Academy

Other education

Harper College

Other

Landmarks

Palatine Metra
Metra
station

History

Brown's Chicken massacre

This list is incomplete.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois

Education

Public schools

Arlington Heights SD 25 Community Consolidated SD 59 Township High School District 214

John Hersey HS Vanguard School Arlington HS (CLOSED) Forest View HS (CLOSED)

Prosper Heights SD 23 Wheeling SD 21 Elk Grove SD 59 Community Consolidated SD 15 Township HSD 211

Private schools

Chicago Futabakai Japanese School Christian Liberty Academy St. Viator High School

Colleges and universities

Harper College
College
(in Palatine)

Other

Landmarks

Arlington Park Northwest Community Hospital Rolling Green Country Club Wheeler-Magnus Round Barn

Agencies

Arlington Heights Park District

Media

Chicago Shimpo Daily Herald

Metra
Metra
stations

Arlington Heights Arlington Park

History

Arlington Heights Air Force Station Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corp.

This list is incomplete. Students in Arlington Heights may be assigned to other schools outside of the city limits.

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Schaumburg, Illinois

Education

Schools

Community Consolidated School District 54 Township High School District 211

Schaumburg High School

Other education

Roosevelt University
University
(Schaumburg Campus) Schaumburg Township District Library Illinois
Illinois
Institute of Art – Schaumburg Harper College
College
(in Palatine)

Other

Landmarks

Boomers Stadium Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel Schaumburg Metra
Metra
station Schaumburg Regional Airport St. Peter Lutheran Church Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Woodfield Mall

This list is incomplete.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Education

Schools

Community Consolidated School District 54 Community Consolidated School District 15 Barrington School District 220 Township High School District 211

Hoffman Estates High School James B. Conant High School

Elgin Area School District U46

Other education

Harper College
College
(in Palatine) Schaumburg Township District Library Barrington Area Library

Other

Landmarks

Sears Centre Sunderlage Farm Smokehouse

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