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<br /> HARPER COLLEGE<br /> 50TH ANNIVERSARY<br /> 1<br /> LETTER FROM DR. ENDER<br /> William Rainey Harper, the renowned scholar,<br /> teacher and administrator from whom we<br /> take our name, was an innovator … a man<br /> of vision to be sure. As first president of the<br /> University of Chicago more than a century<br /> ago, Dr. Harper was also first to champion<br /> the idea of the two-year college. What he<br /> conceived simply as a means of increasing<br /> access to college-level learning for all, would—in time—transform<br /> the face of higher education in America.<br /> Fifty years ago, Harper College put down roots in a wide-open plot<br /> of farmland and horse stables <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=1"> HARPER COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=2"> LETTER FROM DR. ENDER </a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=3"> 3</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=4"> HARPER COLLEGE BEGINNINGS… A NEW C</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=5"> 1967–1976 Even in its first decade, Harper College</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=6"> 6 REALIZING THE COMMUNITY’S VISION</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=7"> PARTNERING TO DO MORE “(The Building M project) </a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=8"> For half a century, William Rainey Harper College</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=9"> HARPER COLLEGE, THE FIRST 50 YEARS HA</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=10"> It’s true that Harper College serves more than 35</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=11"> OUTDOOR PAVILION Since opening in 2016, the Outdo</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=12"> How Time Flies – A Million-Dollar Night Harper C</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=13"> Special thanks to our Gala sponsors: PLATINUM EVE</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=14"> 14 HARPER COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HELPING</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=15"> “These past two years (at Harper) have been extre</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=16"> PREPARING TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE </a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=17"> “Nursing students from Harper College have been a</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=18"> INSPIRING FUTURE GENERATIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS </a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=19"> An ambitious initiative, the Harper College Promi</a> <a title="23182_50thAnniversary_NewsSpread page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d664a62?page=20"> 20 1973 </a>