Welcome to Your HCAA Website!

SURS Update Slides –
On July 21, 2014, 105 annuitants attended the HCAA seminar by William Mabe, Executive Director of SURS.  In the words of one annuitant, it was a “great, informative, and uplifting presentation.”  View slides from his talk here.

Become a “Degree Scholar Coach” Opportunity -
HCAA President Pat Wenthold shared information about the One Million Degrees initiative at this year’s General Membership Meeting. Pat noted how simple yet clever this initiative is. She says, “Who would know the ins and outs of higher ed and Harper in particular than those who spent their careers in the environment? Also, most of us have had other jobs and life experiences which add a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and skills to offer as resources to those starting out.  I do believe that there will be significant interest among our retirees (I for one) who would relish the opportunity to become a “degree scholar coach.”” To learn more about this initiative, please visit the One Million Degrees website here.
Interested individuals should reach out to Kristine Hoffhines, the OMD Project Director at Harper, at 847.925.6522 or khoffhin@harpercollege.edu for direction to the coaching form and/or answers to questions.


Your Media Pickssubmitted by HCAA members for HCAA members
Looking for a good book, a thought-provoking movie, an article chock full of information, or a media-rich website? See what your colleagues are recommending, or share your own “find” by submitting this online form.

Current Pick:

  • Title: 8 Technologies on the Way Out – and One We Will Never Be Rid Of (click on linked name to go directly to online slideshow)
  • Media: online slideshow
  • Recommended by: Sarah Stark
  • Teaser: ComputerWorld asked a panel of experts to look 5 – 10 years ahead and identify some consumer and business technologies that are on their way out, as well as what their replacements might be. View this quick slideshow to see what may be in store for us, as well as learn which technology will most likely not go away (even if we sometimes may wish it would).

This site has been created to help you:

  • locate understandable assessments of what is happening in Springfield with regard to your pensions
  • get to know HCAA members
  • keep track of HCAA social and business events via an online calendar
  • learn “hot off the press” information that will keep you up to date on information that may affect your retirement

We hope you enjoy your visits here and find the information useful.