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News and Notes


New! 12/2/22

  •  January 9, 2023, at 3 PM HCAA Board Meeting via Zoom  If interested in attending meeting, contact Carole Bomba @ carolehome@comcast.net by 1/7/23.
  • December 7, 2022, at 3 PM via Zoom Book Club. “In An Instant” by Suzanne Redfearn. If interested, contact Jaci Carroll at jaci6820@yahoo.com or 847-894-4203.
  • SUAA Fall Meeting on 11/17/22 – Carole Bomba and Linda Frank attended the SUAA Fall 2022 meeting in Normal, Illinois.  Highlights of the meeting can be seen here

  • Join us  for the Campus Production of Lettie, by playwright Boo Killebrew on March 25, 2023 – award winning writer who has written for Longmire, and Mrs. America, will be on hand  to do a Q and A  and book-signing with the audience after the performance. Save the date and more details will follow. 

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan will officially be the only health insurance option for roughly 140,000 retired state workers for the next five or more years.  Open enrollment for state retirees has been pushed back to November 1st, from the usual October 1st start date.   The state will hold in-person meetings between November 1st and 18th (locations and exact schedule unknown at this point), and three virtual opportunities on Oct. 25th, 26th, and 27th (times unknown).  Watch for further information in your mail and/or email from SUAA and CMS. 

  • October 4, 2022, HCAA Annual Campus Meeting and Presidential Updates:

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022, marked the first time in several years that our HCAA members attended the Annual HCAA Meeting on Harper’s campus. For the last two years, we continued to meet annually with Harper’s President and Executive Council, but, due to the pandemic, our meetings were held via zoom.  This year we were able to meet with our peers in person and enjoy a marvelous luncheon on Harper’s campus. Lots of hugs and smiles all around. Dr. Avis Proctor, Harper’s President, and the Executive Council shared an update of what is currently happening at Harper and their plans for the future, including, finally, building the Canning Center. Here is the link to the presentation shared by the President and Executive Council:  https://myhcaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Annuitants-Lunch-2022.pdf

  • New way to advise HCAA of your change of email is posted on the left side of the web page.

  • Harper College has been good to HCAA over the years. It is our pleasure to give back by making a one-time $1,000 donation to the Harper College Student Emergency Relief Fund on the group’s behalf. Our donation is being matched by the college. If you want to send an individual donation, go to: https://www.harpercollege.edu/foundation/donations/support-harper-students.php



A Warm Welcome to New 2022 Retirees!
New Retirees as of 8/17/22 – 
Sam Barbaro, Specialist, Network Infrastructure 
Pat Beach, Professor, Career and Technical Programs
Willis Boughton, Associate Professor, Career and Technical 
Helen Chase, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounting Services 
Greg Clemons, Professor and Chair, Music 
Sue Contarino, Director, Client Systems 
Dave Dluger, Technical Director, Media Events 
Ellen Fisher, Manager, Academic Support Center
Kris Hoffhines, Associate Dean, Advising Services 
Robin James, Assoc. Prof, Business and Social Services 
Steve Liggio, Harper College Police
Margie McGowan, Coord., AED Bilingual Student, and Adult Education Services
Kurt Neumann, Professor, Liberal Arts
Darlene Niebuhr, Specialist, Schedule and Curriculum Support Services
Kathy Schmitz, Lab Assistant, Program Micros, and Interdisciplinary Student Success
Theresa Sellers, Coordinator, Workforce Job Placement Resource Center 
Doug Spiewak, Director, Athletics and Fitness 
Thomas Stauch, Professor, Liberal Arts 
Yvonne Thompson, Limited Enrollment Specialist, Health Careers 







Carl Bernard Custodian
Operations Services  
Julie Ellefson-Kuehn Professor
Math and Science  
Ping Feng Custodian
Operations Services
Brad Grossman Assistant Professor
Career and Technical Programs
Darryl Knight Executive Director
Facilities Management
Sunil Koswatta Professor
Mathematics and Science
Sandra Kreiling Associate Professor
Mathematics and Science
Sam Levenson Associate Professor
Mathematics and Science
Don Malzahn Operational Data Store Administrator
Infrastructure Services
Elizabeth Pagenkopf Assistant Professor
Health Careers
William Pankey Professor
Resources for Learning
Nancy Savard Operations Services Manager
Operation Services
Lori Turinsky Major Accounts Assistant
Workforce Solutions
Beth Younglove Manager
Student Accounts, ERP Coordinator


A Warm Welcome to New 2021 Retirees!


Name Title
Vicki Atkinson Dean Student Development 10/01/2021
Roxanne Boersma Project Manager
Client Systems
Kathy Bruce Interim Associate Provost, Academics
Interdisciplinary Student Success
Diane Carter-Zubko Workforce Career Coordinator
Career and Technical Programs
Helen Chase             Accounts Payable Clerk 
Accounting Services                           
Diana Cincinello Professor
Career and Technical Programs
Dee Collins Supervisor Mailroom
Rose D’Agostini Academic Division Operations, Manager
Career & Technical Programs
Jan Elbert Senior Graphic Designer
Marketing Services
Nancy Desruisseaux Senior Records Clerk
Registrar’s Office
James Forssander HVAC Mechanic Operator
Linda Hoeck Career Skills Institute
Program Coordinator
Gregory Horeni Associate Professor
Health Careers
Cathy Kapocius Administrative Assistant
Resources for Learning
Jennifer Jennings Coordinator, Lab
Math and Science
Joan Naumes Administrative Assistant
Business and Social Science
Lin Novak Administrative Assistant
Student Development
Pamela Russel Administrative Assistant
Center for Student Development
Donna Sculley Laboratory Assistant
Career and Technical
Kathy Shine Community Support Assistant
Roger Spayer Chief Human Resources Officer
Human Resources,
Thomas Stauch Professor
Liberal Arts
Janice Thomas Testing Center Coordinator
Assessment Center
Carol Traficanto Data and Reporting Assistant
Adult Educational Development
Susanne Zeger Student Support Assistant
Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Greg Zurek Facilities Management and Engineering Document Associate
Facilities Management



For prior years go to the Retirees Archive page.


Our Purpose, Your Benefit…

To promote the individual and collective interests and welfare of Harper College annuitants (retirees) and their survivors, and employees through:

  • Early notification and perceived effects on HCAA members of proposed changes to State law
  • Relevant updates to HCAA members on healthcare/Medicare coverage
  • Discussions with and service to Harper College
  • Improved communications between Harper and its retirees
  • Scheduled social events for members
  • Discussion/participation with other IL annuitant and state organizations
  • Active communication with legislators on relevant concerns
  • Workshops/ presentations on relevant topics
  • Harper parking stickers
  • Reduced admission to select Harper events