News and Events

Students Win Scholar Awards at LAND 2015 Conference

In late February, two HFC Honors students were named Student Scholar Award Recipients at the 2015 Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Conference. Awada and Feebish took overall first place at this conference, which was held at the Riverfront Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Spring Band Concert April 21

HFC's Music Dept. will hold the Spring Band Concert on Tuesday, April 21, at 8 p.m. at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, which is located at 15801 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn.

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Italian Film Festival at HFC April 10, 11, 28

HFC will be one of several college campuses in the Detroit area where movie aficionados can see Italian films as HFC participates in the 10th Annual Italian Film Festival USA. The festival begins April 1.

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Inaugural President’s Gala Set for May 16

HFC will host the first President’s Gala – a black tie affair – on Saturday, May 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the prestigious Fairlane Club (www.fairlaneclub.com) in Dearborn.

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President Receives 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award

HFC President Dr. Stan Jensen received the 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber Choice Awards & Expo celebration on March 13.

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“Imagine the Possibilities: Non-Traditional Health Careers for Men” April 22

HFC will host “Imagine the Possibilities: Non-Traditional Health Careers for Men” on Wednesday, April 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event takes place in the Hackett Conference Room in the Health Sciences Education Center (Building G).

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Apply for Fall 2015 Scholarships! Deadline is March 31

In late 2014, HFC implemented a new resource called AcademicWorks. This new system automatically matches students to scholarship opportunities that they are qualified to receive. Students have until Tuesday, March 31, to apply for scholarships for the fall 2015 semester.

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Adray Tournament Helps Students Realize A College Education

Are you or your organization interested in helping college students achieve the dream of a college education?

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HFC to Present “Hairspray” in April and May

HFC will present the musical “Hairspray” – based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name and the 1992 Broadway musical – beginning Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Adray Auditorium.

The public performances will be on the following dates:

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Fifty-One O One St. Patrick’s Day Buffet March 18

The luck of the Irish comes to HFC on Wednesday, March 18, as the Culinary Arts Dept. holds its annual St. Patrick’s Day Buffet at Fifty-One O One – HFC’s student-run restaurant located in the Student & Culinary Arts Center.

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Student Nursing Association Wins Awards

The HFC Student Nursing Association (SNA) was well-represented at the 2015 Michigan Nursing Student Association (MNSA) Annual Convention in Lansing last month, winning two awards.

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WHFR Hosts Benefit Holistic Fair March 21

HFC's independent, alternative radio station WHFR (89.3 FM) will host its third annual holistic fair “The Festival of Enlightenment,” on Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student and Culinary Arts Center (Building M).

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Siena Heights University “Food for Thought” Informational March 19

The Siena Heights University Graduate College invites Henry Ford College students, faculty, and staff to a special “Food for Thought” informational event in a comfortable, informal environment at 7 p.m. at the Southfield Campus: 19675 W 10 Mile Road, Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48075.

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College Store Closed During Spring Break March 9–13

The College Store will be closed during Spring Break, March 9–13, 2015. The store will reopen on Monday, March 16 at 8 a.m.

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Wrestling Team Enjoys Successful Season

The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) wrestling program at HFC enjoyed another season of success.

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HFC Athletes Achieve Academic Success

HFC's Dept. of Athletics announces that 31 of its student-athletes performed well in their sports and in the classroom during the fall 2014 semester.

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College Receives $4.5 million Grant for Technical Trades

HFC is one of 18 community colleges in the state that will receive $50 million in grants toward state-of-the art equipment and training in the technical trades under the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program.

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HFC Prof Wins Mayor's Arts Educator Award

Dr. George Popovich, director of the HFC Dept. of Theater Arts, will receive the Dearborn Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Studio A of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

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HFC Celebrates Black History Month

HFC will proudly celebrate Black History Month throughout February with six major events.

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HFC Alumnus Arthur Kochoff Leaves College $1 Million

The HFC Office of Development recently received endowment gift of $1 million from the estate of Arthur Kochoff. This generous gift will fund scholarships for needy students.

This bequest is one of the single, largest gifts in the history of the College, which spans more than 76 years.

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Ice Carving Club at 2015 Plymouth Ice Festival

Students from HFC and Oakland Community College (OCC) participated in an ice-carving competition earlier this month at the 2015 Plymouth Ice Festival.

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PTA Program Boasts New, State-of-the-art Facilities

HFC's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program recently upgraded its lab facilities for the 2014-15 academic year in an effort to provide students with more resources and learning opportunities. As a result, students will become more effective providers of physical therapy services.

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HFC Introduces New Cooperative Education Classes

HFC's Office of Career Services has introduced five new cooperative education (co-op) classes for the 2014-15 academic year, which will provide students with a competitive advantage upon graduation.

Students can take co-op classes in the following areas of study:

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Women’s Recognition Luncheon Honors Leaders March 27

Four women leaders will serve on a panel at HFC's 42nd Women’s Recognition Luncheon “Women Leaders: Driving Our Future” on Friday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This special engagement takes place at the Student and Culinary Arts Center.

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President Jensen To Receive Business Leader of the Year Award

HFC President Dr. Stan Jensen will Receive the 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber Choice Awards & Expo celebration. Jensen is one of several who will receive honors on Friday, March 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Respiratory Therapist Program earns CoARC Distinguished RRT Credential

For the third consecutive year, the HFC's Respiratory Therapist (RT) program has earned the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award.

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Radiographer Program Receives Technology Upgrade

The HFC Radiography (RAD) program will receive a technology upgrade for its Imaging Lab just in time for the Winter 2015 semester, which begins Jan. 12.

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Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Competition Jan. 9

HFC will host more than 700 students from approximately 25 schools at the Region VI Business Professionals of America (BPA) Leadership Conference on the HFC main campus. This event takes place Friday, Jan.

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HFC System Maintenance Dec. 5-6

Due to required scheduled maintenance to HFC's administrative system, HANK WebUI, WebAdvisor, and Student Self-Service are unavailable from Friday evening, Dec. 5 at 11 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 6, at noon. All systems will be operational Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6.

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One Stop Shopping at Super Saturday Jan. 10

HFC will host Super Saturday on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Welcome Center, which is located on the main campus.

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Student Selected for Exclusive Nationwide NASA Program

Ali Tarraf, a Dearborn resident studying at HFC, is the only college student in Michigan to have earned selection to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., this past fall to participate in the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) project.

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Higher Learning Commission Invites Third-Party Comment on HFC

HFC seeks comments from the public about the College in preparation for the institution’s periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit April 27-28, 2015, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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Register today—No Tuition Increase, Classes Filling Fast!

Did you know that HFC offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state for community colleges? Best of all, unlike other colleges in Michigan, HFC is not raising tuition costs!

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MLK Day of Service Jan. 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff from HFC and the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) will volunteer their time during the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

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Ophthalmic Technician Program = Michigan's Only Accredited Program

HFC's Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Program is the only accredited COT program in the state of Michigan.

Certified ophthalmic technicians work with ophthalmologists to provide patient care by performing numerous eye-related clinical tasks, including but not limited to:

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HFC Music Concerts Make Holiday Bright

HFC's Music Program – which comprises the internationally-acclaimed Big Band, Blue Fusion, Henry Ford Chorus, Midnight Blue, Renaissance Voices and Studio 110 – will put on three concerts in December to help brighten the holiday season.

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HFC Welcomes New Foundation Board Members

The HFC Foundation Board of Directors appointed two new members for three-year terms beginning Dec. 11: Jacqueline Lovejoy and Abe A. Munfakh.

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HFC Welcomes New Board Members

Three new board members earned election to the HFC Board of Trustees for a six-year term. They are Mariam Bazzi, J. Michael Meade and Mary Petlichkoff.

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Fifty-One O One Hosts Holiday Buffet Nov. 19

HFC's Fifty-One O One – the student-run restaurant located in the Student & Culinary Arts Center on the main campus – will host its annual Holiday Buffet on Wednesday, Nov. 19. For the Holiday Buffet, the restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Annual Collegiate Ice Carving Invitational Nov. 15

Students from HFC, the University of Michigan (U-M), Oakland Community College (OCC), Macomb Community College (MCC) and the Arts Institute of Michigan–Novi will compete in a three-hour, single block competition at the 4th Annual Henry Ford College Collegiate Ice Carving Invitational on Saturday,

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Society & Friends Donor Dinner Highlights Fine Arts

The HFC Foundation hosted its annual 1938 Society & Friends Donor Dinner in October and highlighted the College’s Fine Arts programs, including Art Foundations, Graphic Design, Ceramics, as well as the Sisson Art Gallery.

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HFC Student Wins "You've Got This" Contest and $3,000!

HFC student Zainab Aljibory, of Dearborn, won the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) “You’ve Got This” Social Media Campaign Contest and a prize of $3,000 toward tuition!

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Courses IX: Student Scholarship Dinner Nov. 6

HFC's Culinary Arts Dept. will host Courses IX: Student Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Fifty-One O One, HFC’s student-run restaurant.

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Fall Pottery Boutique Nov. 20-22

The HFC Ceramics Club will hold its third annual Fall Pottery Boutique from Thursday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. throughout all three days at the Sisson Art Gallery on the main campus.

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Lunchtime Concert Series Oct. 29 and Nov. 5

HFC's Student Activities Office will host its Lunchtime Concert Series, beginning with Joy Ike on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m. in the pavilion of the Student & Culinary Arts Center.

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HFC Hosts Student Political Issues Convention Oct. 31

HFC and and the League of Women Voters of Dearborn–Dearborn Heights will host the 11th Annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention on Friday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC).

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New Building Names and Campus Map

Starting in November 2014, the College will begin to re-badge buildings. To help students navigate the campus during the re-badge effort, a new map is available that identifies buildings by letter. These letters align with buildings and classroom numbers currently listed in WebAdvisor.

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Henry Ford Card For Student Refunds

Beginning with the Winter 2015 semester, you'll have a new method to receive your refunds and manage your money - the Henry Ford Card. Starting November 7, look for a green envelope in the mail. It will contain your personal Henry Ford Card.

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Virtual Theatricality Lab Presents “Dinosaurus!” Nov. 1-23

HFC’s Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL) presents “Dinosaurus!” starting Saturday, Nov. 1. This 3-D family-friendly play features a 20-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) and will be on stage at the Adray Auditorium.

The public performances will be on the following dates:

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WHFR Hosts Annual Record Show Oct. 18

WHFR-FM (89.3), the student-run radio station at HFC, will host its Seventh Annual WHFR Record Show on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student & Culinary Arts Center.

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