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.
HFC faculty believed in her; now she's back as a faculty member
Alumna Shanna Simpson-Singleton is back at HFC to teach mathematics, 13 years after her journey at HFC opened her mind and her future. “I like the climate at HFC. My eldest son, Zechariah, was in the childcare center while I attended class. The teachers took a personal interest in me, and I have never forgotten that. They made a difference in my life. I want to pay it back, and pay it forward at... HFC faculty believed in her; now she's back as a faculty member Read More
HFC alumna is among "World Leaders in Healthcare"In nearly 30 years as a nurse, Karen L. Piotrowski has gone beyond the call of duty for her patients. Piotrowski, Practice Manager of Hematology, Medical and Specialty Oncology at St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, also teaches nursing at the University of...
A passion for the pool: Award-winning swimmer still competing at 84Photo: Joel Lockwood in the pool, ca. 1952, and Lockwood today with his swimming medals. After a 55-year hiatus, Joel Lockwood is back in the pool – and setting records. Just as he did back in his youth. “I found out new things about swimming:...
Hooked on comics: M. Cody Wiley, illustratorDuring his days at HFC, several art professors opened up cartoonist M. Cody Wiley’s eyes to the possibilities of working as a professional illustrator. “That was the first real time that I realized I could get away with drawing for a living, and I...
How an instructor's kindness helped Dean Susan Shunkwiler graduate on timePhoto: Dean Susan Shunkwiler, left, and Vivian Foster, who retired from HFC in 1992 Susan Shunkwiler, Dean of the HFC School of Health and Human Services, holds fond memories of the late Vivian Foster, who taught nursing at HFC for more than 22...
The Career Services office assists alumni, as well as current HFC students, to attain their professional goals. You can get help finding jobs, creating resumes, preparing for interviews, and more. Alumni are welcome to attend on-campus career fairs and networking events.
Community and Business Resources
HFC has great relationships with the local community and local business partners. Many opportunities are available for professional and community engagement. Take advantage of the many community and business resources.
Alumni can become guest students! If you are now working toward a degree at another college or university, or you want to take more great HFC classes for personal development, save money by enrolling online or in-person at HFC as a guest student. HFC credits transfer easily; talk to an academic advisor for information.
The HFC Foundation supports the College in providing affordable, accessible educational opportunities to students and area residents. The Foundation provides scholarships and direct aid to students. Contribute directly, consider us in your estate planning, or attend one of our events throughout the year.
Even if you're done with your HFC degree or certificate program, we can still help you transfer to a four-year college or university to continue your education. Let us know what you need; we're here to help.
80 Years of Legacy
Henry Ford College has been changing lives and creating better futures since its beginnings as Fordson Junior College in 1938. In 2018-2019, we celebrate the people whose futures have been changed by their experience at HFC, and we invite you to attend events and activities that will be announced later this year.