Visual Arts, Music, and Theatre Provide Versatility for Highland Students

By Jane Lethlean  The formal study of visual and performing arts at Highland Community College offers a well-rounded education and provides enrichment to the community that supports the art gallery, musical performances, and theatrical productions. At Highland, a liberal arts education is defined as an understanding of the cultural, physical, and intellectual relationship to the world. With...

Faculty Spotlight: Laura Early

By Jane Lethlean At the age of 5, Laura Early saw the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in New York City. She said vivid memories of that experience made her fall in love with the idea of theatre. Throughout her formative years in school, she auditioned and performed in plays. “My first role was that of a bird, and when people laughed, I knew I was hooked,” Early said. Early is the...

Faculty Spotlight: Jeff DeLay

By Jane Lethlean In his first year as vocal music instructor at Highland, Jeff DeLay is enjoying being part of a long-standing tradition of vocal music at the college. He has been directing choirs for 22 years, and teaches voice and piano. “The enjoyment of music is bringing beautiful sounds together,” DeLay said. “My vision is to discover the music that will be an achievable challenge...

Student Profile: Josh Naujokas

By Jane Lethlean A second-year student at Highland, Josh Naujokas of Freeport wants to study the performing arts and is looking to further his academic career beyond Highland at a college in the Chicago area.  As a recipient of the Friends of the Fine Arts scholarship in the spring, Naujokas has thrown himself not only into his studies at Highland, but into involvement with forensics,...

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Visit www.highland.edu for a complete, searchable listing of course times and locations, as well as information about prerequisites and enrollment.  ONLINE CLASSES: All online courses will have the course section (Y) associated with them. Courses delivered completely online are marked as (Y1), and courses which may require an on-campus orientation and/or proctored exams to be taken at an...