Release Date: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

Remembering former Trustee Pamela Adams

Location: 
Park Place, 23400 Park St., Dearborn, MI 48124, RSVP requested.
Former Trustee James Schoolmaster and Trustee Hussein Berry with former Trustee Pamela Adams, ca. 2014.
Former Trustee James Schoolmaster and Trustee Hussein Berry with former Trustee Pamela Adams, ca. 2014.

Pamela Adams, who served on the HFC Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2014, died May 9. She was 71.

A lifelong Dearborn resident, Ms. Adams was an alumna of Edsel Ford High School, and she attended Henry Ford (Community) College. An active member of the community, she was involved with the Board of Managers for Michigan PTSA and with the Dearborn PTSA Council. She also served on the Executive Board of the Wayne County Association of School Boards.  

During her 18 years on the HFC Board of Trustees, Ms. Adams played an integral role in many decisions that shaped the future of HFC and the Dearborn Public Schools, including the successful 2002 bond that brought four new schools to Dearborn, district-wide boundary changes, as well as the formation of the award-winning Henry Ford Collegiate Academy, where Dearborn students can earn both a high school diploma and associate degree from HFC in five years at no cost.

“For 18 years, the people of the Dearborn community have become a second family to me in many ways. We’ve been through some good times and bad times, but now the College is doing well and heading in the right direction. Since it’s in good shape, it’s a good time to go. I will miss everything. I’m proud of the work I have done and leave without any regrets,” Adams said at the Dec. 15, 2014 BOT meeting – her final meeting as a Trustee.

“Ms. Adams was one of the Board members who kept the College on track over the course of 18 years. During her time on the Board, she never lost sight of the College’s mission: the success of our students,” said HFC President Russell Kavalhuna. “On behalf of the HFC community, our heartfelt condolences go out to her family.”

Memorial Service

A memorial service in Pamela's honor will be held Thursday, May 30th at Park Place, 23400 Park St., Dearborn, MI 48124.

Gathering will be from 4-8PM with a special celebratory program starting at 5PM.

If attending, you are encouraged to RSVP by following this link.

Donations may be made in Pamela's name to the Dearborn Education Foundation.

A full obituary for Pamela Adams is here.