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Friday, May 8, 2020

President Kavalhuna congratulates the Class of 2020

You have accomplished one of life’s great goals

To all our HFC 2020 graduates:

The day has arrived, and I wish I could share it with you in person. Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment! You have now completed one of the best things you can ever do for yourself: earn a college degree.

President Kavalhuna at podium

Your Henry Ford College degree is a gateway to many great things in life. This degree will hold meaning throughout your life, whether your next step is to start a new career, advance in your career, or transfer to a university.

I want you to know that I am personally proud of you. I met many students these past two years and am impressed with your dedication, drive, and commitment to a great future for yourself.

Today, I hope you are celebrating this success at home, and looking forward to a time when we can have a public celebration in honor of your hard work leading to this day.

I fully support you and wish you the very best as you move on to the next chapter in your life. Keep in touch. You will always be an HFC Hawk!

Russell A. Kavalhuna, J.D.
Henry Ford College


You are a Hawk alumnus for life. Welcome!

Shai James Boyd

Congratulations, HFC Class of 2020! Welcome to the Henry Ford College Alumni Association. You represent the best and brightest of Henry Ford College. Thank you for allowing HFC to be a part of your educational journey.

You have worked hard and made many sacrifices to achieve this milestone. As you turn the page and begin the next chapter of life, the HFC Alumni Association is here to support you.

Please stay in touch, once a Hawk, always a Hawk!

Your free Alumni Association membership is waiting for you at

All the very best,
Shai James Boyd
Assistant Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations

Tag a graduate! or tell us your #HawkStrong story

Congratulate a Grad graphic

The Winter semester officially ends May 17, and we are beginning the celebration of graduation now!

A few ways you can celebrate the HFC Class of 2020 with us:

  1. Look for our "Congratulate a Grad" graphics on social media, and tag someone you know is graduating.
  2. Use one of our social media graduation frames on Facebook to frame your face as a newly minted Hawk graduate.
  3. Share with us a few lines of your story on social media, and let us know you'd like to be considered for #HawkStrong Stories. We will reach out to graduates to learn more about you, and you may be featured on our our news website, our alumni website, and our Facebook page.
  4. Join the HFC Alumni Association for its benefits and as a way to keep in touch with your fellow Hawks.

See #HawkStrong Graduates stories below for examples.


HawkStrong graduates stories