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HFCC earns top honor from business community

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The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce recognized Henry Ford Community College today with its Legacy Award, the Chamber’s most prestigious award.


“It is an honor to be recognized by the Dearborn Chamber, a driving force for business in Southeast Michigan,” said Dr. Gail Mee, president of Henry Ford Community College. “We are thoroughly invested in the City of Dearborn and are grateful to be part of such a vibrant business community.  Our faculty and staff are committed to providing outstanding programs, training and education to Dearborn students and workers and are proud to be continuing the legacy of Henry Ford, one of the world’s business visionaries.”


The Dearborn Chamber’s Legacy Award is presented each year to an organization that “has served as a partner to the community through community services, volunteerism, investment, financial support or extraordinary business practices.”  The recipient of the Legacy Award is selected by a 15-member committee and approved by the Chamber’s Executive Committee.  Mee accepted the award today on behalf of the college at the chamber’s annual Business Recognition Luncheon and Expo.


The award highlights the ever-increasing importance of the state-of-the-art education and training Henry Ford Community College provides, including programs in nursing, healthcare careers, computer information, electronic technology, culinary arts, alternative energy, biotechnology, business, criminal justice, and pre-education training for aspiring teachers.


“The education and services provided by Henry Ford Community College are invaluable to our community,” said Jennifer Knott, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce president.  “Henry Ford Community College is preparing students and retraining workers for the careers of the 21st century.  We are glad to be able to recognize their contributions to Dearborn and our region’s business community.”


Henry Ford Community College serves more than 17,000 students each semester, offering university transfer and career programs as well as continuing education, development education and customized workforce training.