HFC Alumni

Staying connected with
where it all began.


If you have earned a degree or certificate from HFC, you are invited!

Alumni Association Membership

Henry Ford College welcomes our alumni, who include tens of thousands of graduates of our degree and certificate programs. We have been changing lives for more than 80 years. Whether you attended HFC or HFCC or DJC or FJC, we welcome you to the Alumni Association. There is no cost to join; all you have to do is sign up.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Stay connected to the College as a proud Hawk
  • Invitations to events and activities
  • Discounts on campus cultural performances including theatre, dance, and music
  • Networking with other HFC alumni
  • Career Services assistance as you grow in your career

As part of our commitment to you, we will never share your contact information or personal data with anyone outside HFC.

Sign up for the HFC alumni association

Questions? alumni@hfcc.edu


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Alumni Resources

Reach out!

Contact us if you have questions, suggestions, or thoughts about how the Alumni Association can be a resource to you.

Shai James: 313-317-1710