News and Events

College Receives $4.5 million Grant for Technical Trades

HFC is one of 18 community colleges in the state that will receive $50 million in grants toward state-of-the art equipment and training in the technical trades under the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program.

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HFC Prof Wins Mayor's Arts Educator Award

Dr. George Popovich, director of the HFC Dept. of Theater Arts, will receive the Dearborn Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Studio A of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

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HFC Celebrates Black History Month

HFC will proudly celebrate Black History Month throughout February with six major events.

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HFC Alumnus Arthur Kochoff Leaves College $1 Million

The HFC Office of Development recently received endowment gift of $1 million from the estate of Arthur Kochoff. This generous gift will fund scholarships for needy students.

This bequest is one of the single, largest gifts in the history of the College, which spans more than 76 years.

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Ice Carving Club at 2015 Plymouth Ice Festival

Students from HFC and Oakland Community College (OCC) participated in an ice-carving competition earlier this month at the 2015 Plymouth Ice Festival.

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PTA Program Boasts New, State-of-the-art Facilities

HFC's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program recently upgraded its lab facilities for the 2014-15 academic year in an effort to provide students with more resources and learning opportunities. As a result, students will become more effective providers of physical therapy services.

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HFC Introduces New Cooperative Education Classes

HFC's Office of Career Services has introduced five new cooperative education (co-op) classes for the 2014-15 academic year, which will provide students with a competitive advantage upon graduation.

Students can take co-op classes in the following areas of study:

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Women’s Recognition Luncheon Honors Leaders March 27

Three women leaders will serve on a panel at HFC's 42nd Women’s Recognition Luncheon “Women Leaders: Driving Our Future” on Friday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This special engagement takes place at the Student and Culinary Arts Center.

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President Jensen To Receive Business Leader of the Year Award

HFC President Dr. Stan Jensen will Receive the 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber Choice Awards & Expo celebration. Jensen is one of several who will receive honors on Friday, March 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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2015 Adray Tournament Seeks Sponsors and Golfers

The 24th Annual HFC Mike Adray Memorial Golf Tournament will hit the green this year on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in a concerted effort to provide critical funding for 100 scholarships of $1,000 each for students who may not otherwise be able to start or finish their college education.

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Respiratory Therapist Program earns CoARC Distinguished RRT Credential

For the third consecutive year, the HFC's Respiratory Therapist (RT) program has earned the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award.

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Radiographer Program Receives Technology Upgrade

The HFC Radiography (RAD) program will receive a technology upgrade for its Imaging Lab just in time for the Winter 2015 semester, which begins Jan. 12.

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Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Competition Jan. 9

HFC will host more than 700 students from approximately 25 schools at the Region VI Business Professionals of America (BPA) Leadership Conference on the HFC main campus. This event takes place Friday, Jan.

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HFC System Maintenance Dec. 5-6

Due to required scheduled maintenance to HFC's administrative system, HANK WebUI, WebAdvisor, and Student Self-Service are unavailable from Friday evening, Dec. 5 at 11 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 6, at noon. All systems will be operational Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6.

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One Stop Shopping at Super Saturday Jan. 10

HFC will host Super Saturday on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Welcome Center, which is located on the main campus.

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Student Selected for Exclusive Nationwide NASA Program

Ali Tarraf, a Dearborn resident studying at HFC, is the only college student in Michigan to have earned selection to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., this past fall to participate in the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) project.

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Higher Learning Commission Invites Third-Party Comment on HFC

HFC seeks comments from the public about the College in preparation for the institution’s periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit April 27-28, 2015, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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Register today—No Tuition Increase, Classes Filling Fast!

Did you know that HFC offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state for community colleges? Best of all, unlike other colleges in Michigan, HFC is not raising tuition costs!

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MLK Day of Service Jan. 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff from HFC and the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) will volunteer their time during the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

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Ophthalmic Technician Program = Michigan's Only Accredited Program

HFC's Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Program is the only accredited COT program in the state of Michigan.

Certified ophthalmic technicians work with ophthalmologists to provide patient care by performing numerous eye-related clinical tasks, including but not limited to:

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HFC Music Concerts Make Holiday Bright

HFC's Music Program – which comprises the internationally-acclaimed Big Band, Blue Fusion, Henry Ford Chorus, Midnight Blue, Renaissance Voices and Studio 110 – will put on three concerts in December to help brighten the holiday season.

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HFC Welcomes New Foundation Board Members

The HFC Foundation Board of Directors appointed two new members for three-year terms beginning Dec. 11: Jacqueline Lovejoy and Abe A. Munfakh.

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HFC Welcomes New Board Members

Three new board members earned election to the HFC Board of Trustees for a six-year term. They are Mariam Bazzi, J. Michael Meade and Mary Petlichkoff.

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Fifty-One O One Hosts Holiday Buffet Nov. 19

HFC's Fifty-One O One – the student-run restaurant located in the Student & Culinary Arts Center on the main campus – will host its annual Holiday Buffet on Wednesday, Nov. 19. For the Holiday Buffet, the restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Annual Collegiate Ice Carving Invitational Nov. 15

Students from HFC, the University of Michigan (U-M), Oakland Community College (OCC), Macomb Community College (MCC) and the Arts Institute of Michigan–Novi will compete in a three-hour, single block competition at the 4th Annual Henry Ford College Collegiate Ice Carving Invitational on Saturday,

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Society & Friends Donor Dinner Highlights Fine Arts

The HFC Foundation hosted its annual 1938 Society & Friends Donor Dinner in October and highlighted the College’s Fine Arts programs, including Art Foundations, Graphic Design, Ceramics, as well as the Sisson Art Gallery.

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HFC Student Wins "You've Got This" Contest and $3,000!

HFC student Zainab Aljibory, of Dearborn, won the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) “You’ve Got This” Social Media Campaign Contest and a prize of $3,000 toward tuition!

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Courses IX: Student Scholarship Dinner Nov. 6

HFC's Culinary Arts Dept. will host Courses IX: Student Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Fifty-One O One, HFC’s student-run restaurant.

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Fall Pottery Boutique Nov. 20-22

The HFC Ceramics Club will hold its third annual Fall Pottery Boutique from Thursday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. throughout all three days at the Sisson Art Gallery on the main campus.

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Lunchtime Concert Series Oct. 29 and Nov. 5

HFC's Student Activities Office will host its Lunchtime Concert Series, beginning with Joy Ike on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m. in the pavilion of the Student & Culinary Arts Center.

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HFC Hosts Student Political Issues Convention Oct. 31

HFC and and the League of Women Voters of Dearborn–Dearborn Heights will host the 11th Annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention on Friday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC).

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New Building Names and Campus Map

Starting in November 2014, the College will begin to re-badge buildings. To help students navigate the campus during the re-badge effort, a new map is available that identifies buildings by letter. These letters align with buildings and classroom numbers currently listed in WebAdvisor.

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Henry Ford Card For Student Refunds

Beginning with the Winter 2015 semester, you'll have a new method to receive your refunds and manage your money - the Henry Ford Card. Starting November 7, look for a green envelope in the mail. It will contain your personal Henry Ford Card.

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Virtual Theatricality Lab Presents “Dinosaurus!” Nov. 1-23

HFC’s Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL) presents “Dinosaurus!” starting Saturday, Nov. 1. This 3-D family-friendly play features a 20-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) and will be on stage at the Adray Auditorium.

The public performances will be on the following dates:

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WHFR Hosts Annual Record Show Oct. 18

WHFR-FM (89.3), the student-run radio station at HFC, will host its Seventh Annual WHFR Record Show on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student & Culinary Arts Center.

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Henry Ford Early College Celebrates Move to HFC Oct. 20

Henry Ford Early College (HFEC), a unique program that enables high school students to earn college credit and receive certification in a health-related profession, will celebrate its relocation to the campus of HFC on Monday, Oct. 20.

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Dr. Jensen on Michigan Matters

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Dr. Jensen appeared on Michigan Matters. This program, hosted by Emmy Award-Winning Reporter Carol Cain, broadcast on CBS Channel 62 at 11:30 a.m.

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HFC Named to Military Friendly Schools® List for 2015

For the third consecutive year, HFC earned selection to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools ® list by Victory Media, the definitive media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

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HFC Adopts "8 Keys to Veterans' Success"

HFC is now on the growing list of colleges and universities across the nation that have affirmed their commitment to the U.S. Dept. of Education and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” (8 Keys) voluntary initiative.

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Mexican Delegation Learns about MAT²

HFC hosted nine delegates from Mexico at a presentation titled “Educating the Global Workforce: Michigan and U.S. Perspectives” Sept. 18 at the HFC M-TEC Center.

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HFC and College for Creative Studies Articulation Agreement

HFC signed an articulation agreement with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit earlier this month. This agreement allows any student who has earned an associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC to transfer credits to CCS to complete a bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.

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Fifty-One O One hosts Oktoberfest Oct. 8

HFC's Fifty-One O One – the student-run restaurant – will host its annual Oktoberfest Buffet on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

The menu is as follows:

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Fifty-One O One Opens Sept. 17

HFC's Fifty-One O One student-run restaurant will reopen for the fall 2014 semester on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. To mark the new season, the restaurant will feature a Southern Italian-themed menu.

The Southern Italian menu for the week of Sept. 17 is as follows:

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Career Expo Set for Oct. 10

HFC's Office of Career Services (OCS) will host the third annual Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event takes places in the Student Activities Building on the main campus.

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Enter to Win $3,000 Tuition Prize in "You've Got This" Contest

Welcome Back Days at HFC Sept. 16-18 coincides with the Michigan Community College Association's (MCCA) Community College Week, occurring statewide at all Michigan community colleges Sept. 13-21.

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Welcome Back Days and Community College Week

HFC will bid a warm welcome to new and returning students with Welcome Back Days! This annual event takes place from Tuesday, Sept. 16, through Thursday, Sept. 18, in the dining area of the Student and Culinary Arts Center, located on the main campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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MAT² Opening Ceremony

HFC and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) helped celebrate and recognize the significant contributions made by program partners, students and families in support of the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²) program Aug. 25.

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Henry Ford Early College Graduates First Biotechnology Student

Mikaylah Heffernan is the first student from the Henry Ford Early College (HFEC) to graduate from Henry Ford College’s (HFC) Biotechnology Program.

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Articulation Agreement with Madonna Offers Discount

HFC signed an articulation agreement with Madonna University in August that provides Nursing students an exceptional opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree at Madonna.

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Dearborn Goodfellows Establishes HFC Scholarship

Lawrence J. Johnson, executive director of the Dearborn Goodfellows, recently presented a check in the amount of $11,000 to HFC on behalf of the Dearborn Goodfellows.

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