Listen in as Harper alumni share their stories, experiences, and life journeys. Through Harper Talks conversations lead by Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Brian Shelton, Alumni are invited to share how education, career successes and failures and human connection have impacted them along the way.
Harper Talks Episode 2: Ann Portmann
Ann Portmann had a 20-year career as a financial planner and accountant before she discovered a different calling in nursing. Her experience in the Harper College nursing program started her on the path to earning hospice, palliative nurse, and wound care certifications. She works as the care team manager at JourneyCare Barrington and is a 2020 Harper College Distinguished Alumni. Join Ann Portmann and Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Brian Shelton as they discuss career leaps, hospice care, and more topics on Harper Talks.
Harper Talks Episode 1: Scott Lietzow
Scott Lietzow is Harper Colleges' 2020 Outstanding Recent Alumni Honoree. Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Scott Lietzow used the G.I. Bill to earn an education at Harper College. Hear as he and Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Brian Shelton discuss how his time at Harper College and in the Marines prepared Scott for his future. Scott Lietzow became a member of the former U.S. Representative Bob Dold's congressional campaign and would come to work at Allstate as a military talent senior consultant.