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LUNCH GET TOGETHER, March 15, 2022, at 11:30 AM, at Bread and Butter Café, 1279 N. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights. We’re turning the corner on this snowy winter and looking forward to getting out for lunch.  This restaurant is owned by a former Harper student, Vanessa Jimenez Nava.  Vanessa began as an ESL student which led to her getting her high school equivalency diploma and then enrolling in Harper’s Fast Track program to study business administration.  She also earned a business management certificate on the way to her associate degree in Business Administration from Harper in Spring 2021.  She now owns the Bread and Butter Café in Arlington Heights.  We’d like to honor her by having our next lunch there.

Please let Diane Kinn at or call 708.212.5792, or Jaci Carroll at or call 847.894.4203 know if you are able to join us.


BOOK CLUB, April 6, 2022, Wednesday, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom your next bi-monthly book club get together.  Our next selection is Invisible City written by Julia Dahl.  The author introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage.

Please let Diane Kinn at or call 708.212.5792, or Jaci Carroll at or call 847.894.4203 know if you are interested in joining us.


Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Opportunity, May 4, 2022, Wednesday, 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM, at 740 Wiley Farm Court, Schaumburg, IL.

We are planning on packing lifesaving meals at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) again. We have 10 designated spots reserved for us. If anyone is interested in having a late breakfast or late lunch, we can arrange to do that.

Please let Diane Kinn at or call 708.212.5792, or Jaci Carroll at or call 847.894.4203 know if you are interested in volunteering with us.


Harper College Upcoming free online public events such as: online exercise and wellness classes, virtual book discussions, and Hawk Talk about current events. Offerings updated regularly.

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Previous Events


September 28, 2021, Our HCAA Annual Meeting was held via zoom. Dr. Avis Proctor, President of Harper College, and her Executive Council shared news of the college, goals, accomplishments, the new Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship, and more! See PowerPoint.

The HCAA Board Meeting was held following the presentation at which time a new slate of officers for the 2021-2023 term was approved. Congratulations to:

  • President: Carole Bomba
  • Past President: Linda Frank
  • Recording Secretary, Kathy Hanahan
  • Treasurer: Sharon Martin
  • Members-at-Large:
    • Karen Johnstone
    • Barbara Anderson
    • Karen Chandra
    • Joni Rothblum
    • Jim Edstrom

The HCAA Board has opportunities for a President Elect, a Legislative Chair and an additional Member-at-Large. Please contact Carole Bomba ( or Linda Frank ( for more information.

Harper College 50th Anniversary Annuitant Retiree Reunion Recap
Click here to view Slideshow of the event.
View Photo Collection of the Day

Cultural Arts and Contemporary Programming at Harper College from 1968 – 2015
Take a walk down memory lane! View a 50 year list of celebrities, top authors, performers, musicians and speakers who were funded through Student Activities fees. Find the entire list here.

Watch the slideshow gallery below to view a selection of photos taken from recent and previous events. A great time was had by all participating!

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