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New EMU University Center

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HFC and and Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in Ypsilanti will establish a new University Center on HFC’s main campus. This partnership with EMU will become official on Wednesday, July 29, at 2 p.m. in the new University Center located on the third floor of HFC’s Welcome Center on the main campus.

Dr. Stan Jensen, president of HFC, and Kim Schatzel, interim president, provost and executive vice president for EMU, will sign this new agreement during the July 29 ceremony with faculty, staff and students in attendance.

“Eastern Michigan University is one of Michigan’s oldest and most well-respected institutions of higher education, and we are absolutely pleased to partner with the university,” said Jensen. “HFC students will be very enthusiastic about our new partnership, and we look forward to many years of collaboration with EMU and all of our university center partners,” he added.

"The opening of the Eastern Michigan University Center at Henry Ford College represents an important new path for students that offers greater convenience along with excellent career preparation," said Rhonda Longworth, EMU associate provost and associate vice president for Academic Programming and Services. "EMU and Henry Ford College have a deep history of working together in developing cooperative programs and articulation agreements in high-demand and high-growth academic areas, and this opening underscores that relationship," she added.

This new partnership provides students a pathway to complete their associate degree at HFC and then finish their undergraduate degree from EMU on HFC’s campus. This partnership with EMU also represents a component of Jensen’s vision for HFC’s future.

Some of the important benefits of HFC’s partnership with EMU include the following:

  • EMU undergraduate and graduate classes offered at HFC;
  • Availability of evening, weekend and hybrid classes;
  • Personalized advising; and
  • Transfer-friendly policies and guarantees.

HFC expects to enter into partnership agreements with several more additional Michigan-based universities in an effort to offer students greater opportunities for upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs at the university level.

About Eastern Michigan University

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