Release Date: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

HFC welcomes Brittni Cano

A headshot of Brittni Canto.

New team member Brittni Cano has joined HFC as an Academic Affairs Assistant, splitting her time between Academic Services in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) and the Eshleman Library.

“Everyone at the College has been very helpful, friendly, and welcoming,” said Cano.

While in Academic Services, she reports to Dr. Cristina Bailey, Director of Academic Services. While in the Eshleman Library, she reports to Kate Harger, Director of the Library and Academic Support Services.

“Brittni is very happy to be a Hawk and is excited to join Academic Services and the Eshleman Library to serve our students and faculty members,” said Bailey.

Future for Frontliners helps cover tuition

In addition to her new position at the College, Cano is also a student at HFC. For the past year, the 2007 alumnus of Woodhaven High School in Brownstown Charter Township has been working toward her associate degree in medical practice and facility business management.

In fact, Cano – who is taking classes online to accommodate her work schedule – is attending HFC through the Futures for Frontliners program, which is funded by the State of Michigan to allow workers who have been on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic to earn a college degree or credential that will lead to a good-paying job and career path in industries that Michigan depends on for its success.

Prior to coming to HFC, Cano worked as a clinical service representative at Henry Ford Health System in Dearborn for one year and at Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn for more than six months.

“This Future for Frontliners scholarship has really helped me with my tuition,” said Cano. “After being out of school for so long, it certainly is different coming back. The world has definitely changed when it comes to school.”

A return to healthcare, down the road

After she graduates in 2023, Cano plans to transfer to Eastern Michigan University and major in healthcare administration. She plans to attend EMU through the 3+1 transfer agreement HFC has with EMU. Her ultimate goal is to return to the healthcare field and go into hospital administration.

“We’re so happy to welcome Brittni to the HFC Library and Academic Support Services team!” said Harger. “Her exceptional organizational and customer service skills are valued assets to our area of operation.”