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“A Christmas Story” Ticket Pre-Sale!

All tickets for HFC’s production of “A Christmas Story,” which hits the stage in November and December, are now on sale for $5 only. This special pre-sale on tickets is available until Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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Henry Ford College Holds Career Expo Oct. 8

Employers and job seekers at the HFC Career Expo.

HFC is inviting numerous employers to attend this annual event. To ensure placement, employers must register by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. HFC’s Office of Career Services will process registrations on a first-come/first-served basis.

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Early College Ranked in Top High Schools in U.S.

Henry Ford Early College (HFEC) – a collaboration between Henry Ford College, Dearborn Public Schools and the Henry Ford Health Systems (HFHS) – earned a rank of 124th out of the top 500 schools in Newsweek’s America’s Top High Schools list for 2015.

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Michigan Veterans Affairs Declares HFC a Veteran-Friendly School

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) recently declared that HFC is one of 57 educational institutions in Michigan to be a Veteran-Friendly School (VFS). In addition, HFC is one of 28 educational institutions to receive gold level status.

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Alum Credits Business Success to HFC Education

HFC Alumnus Anthony DiCicco gives credit to HFC for helping him lay the foundation of his successful company Category Five Technologies, Inc.

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Discover HFC Day Oct. 1

South entrance of HFC main campus.

HFC will host Discovery Day on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student & Culinary Arts Center (Building M) on campus.

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August Auditions for “A Christmas Story”

HFC will hold auditions for the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” on Wednesday, Aug. 26; Thursday, Aug. 27; and Monday, Aug. 31. These auditions will run from 7-10 p.m. in the Adray Auditorium, located in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center on the main campus.

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College Hosts Delegation from China

President Dr. Stan Jensen welcomed a delegation from 20 colleges in China to campus in late July, including Hangzhou Vocational Technical College, to discuss potential articulation agreements and other partnerships.

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M.S. Panwar Community College Visits HFC

HFC President Stan Jensen (center) presents Panwar College Director/Co-founder Dr. Brijender Singh Panwar and his wife, Lalita, with gifts during their visit to HFC July 16.

President Dr. Stan Jensen recently welcomed the founders of M.S. Panwar Community & Technical College (Panwar College) in Solan, Shimla Hills, India, to HFC.

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HFC Well Represented Community College Art Exhibition

Four ceramic tumblers with abstract indents and bulges, each with black interior glaze and red-brown exterior glaze

HFC Fine Arts Instructor Steve Glazer and HFC honors students Sophia Hart and Nate Zrnich currently represent HFC at the Annual Great Lakes Regional Community College Art Exhibition through Friday, Aug. 21, at Wayne State University in Detroit.

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Graduate Now Head Baker at Oakwood Common

Angel Hagen, an alumna of HFC, recently became the new head baker at Oakwood Common, an independent senior living community in Dearborn.

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New EMU University Center

Eastern Michigan University Education First logo

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.

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HFC and Walsh Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

HFC President Stan Jensen and Walsh President Stephanie W. Bergeron stand by Henry Ford College entrance sign

The presidents of HFC and Walsh College in Troy, Mich., recently signed a reverse transfer agreement (RTA) that will provide eligible students an additional academic credential.

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Welcome Center Open Saturday in August for Student Convenience

To provide increased registration and enrollment convenience for new and returning students, the HFC Welcome Center will be open on Saturdays for the month of August, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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HFC Presents “A Raisin In The Sun” Throughout August

The 1961 motion picture promotion poster for Raisin In The Sun

HFC will present Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” beginning Thursday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Adray Auditorium, located in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center on the main campus. The performances for “Raisin” are as follows:

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Big Band Tours Italy and France

HFC's Big Band in Concert

HFC's Big Band is touring Italy and France from July 6-16.

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Great Lakes Academy Foundation Leadership Program

HFC will host the Great Lakes Academy Foundation Leadership Program Oct. 19-23 in the Community Room of the HFC Welcome Center on the main campus.

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HFC and Madonna University Create New University Center on HFC Campus

A diverse group of students enthused about HFC’s new University Center.

HFC and Madonna University in Livonia recently formed a partnership to establish a new University Center on HFC’s main campus. This partnership with Madonna became official on June 2.

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Fifty-One O One International Buffets: Thursdays, May 28–June 25

The Fifty-One O One restaurant is featuring international buffets every Thursday, May 28–June 25, 2015. The final International Brunch Buffet takes place on June 25 at 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The cost is $14 per person. Reservations are not required, but recommended.

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Faculty Member to Present at International Nursing Conference

Portrait of HFC Nursing Instructor, Dr. Caroline M. Peltz.

Dr. Caroline M. Peltz, an HFC Nursing instructor, will give an oral presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico, San Juan July 23-27.

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HFC Golfer Wins Championship

Jake Kieronski, a first-year member of the HFC golf team, won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Individual Championship title at the MCCAA State Tournament in early May.

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Camp Henry Offers Students Summer of Learning and Fun

Registration for HFC's Camp Henry Program is now open. This program offers summer camps for kids in 5th grade and up. This program is a great way to give your kids a learning opportunity that is highly educational and completely fun!

The camps being offered are as follows:

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College Celebrates Successful Commencement Ceremony

Approximately 1,500 students graduated from HFC at the May 9 commencement ceremony. This celebration took place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

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Welcome Center Announces Summer Hours

HFC will begin summer operation hours on Friday, May 15. The College will be closed every Friday from May 15-August 14.

However, HFC's Welcome Center announces summer hours to help students who wish to enroll and learn more about HFC programs.

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HFC Well Represented at Detroit College Signing Day!

Three HFC representatives and more than 120 students who have committed to HFC attended the first 2015 Detroit College Signing Day (DCSD) event at Wayne State University in Detroit on May 1, where First Lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote speech.

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HFC Participates in Commitment Day May 9

HFC will participate in Commitment Day on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Western International High School (WIHS), located at 1500 Scotten St. in Detroit.

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Student Selected to Cisco "Dream Team"

Kenith Lewis III, a Cisco Networking Academy at HFC, is the only student from Michigan and one of 10 students throughout the United States and Canada to earn selection as a member of the “Dream Team” going to CiscoLive! in San Diego June 10-14.

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Child Care Options for HFC Community Starting July 1, 2015

Due to low utilization and financial losses associated with the Child Development Center (CDC), the College and the Dearborn School District have made the difficult decision to close the Child Development Center effective June 30, 2015.

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New Supply Chain Management Degree Program

Effective for the fall 2015 Semester, HFC will launch a new associate degree program in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and a new SCM Technician Certificate through its Business and Computer Technology Division.

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Student Engineering Team Finalist in National Competition

A team of four Pre-Engineering students recently earned selection as a finalist in the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) Boot Camp at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Va. June 15-18.

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Hammond Planetarium Spring Star Talk March 17–May 5

Hammond Planetarium will present "Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Spring Star Talk" at the HFC Science Center, Room J-102. This program will take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays in March, April, and May 2015.

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Accelerated Learning Program Increases Student Success

HFC used a $5,700 grant to pilot the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) at the College in late 2014. Grant funding came from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and the Kresge Foundation in Troy, Mich., and was administered from the Michigan Center for Student Success (MCSS).

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HFC to host Master Plan Open Forum & Presentations April 23 & 24

HFC will present “A Vision of HFC’s Future—Master Plan Open Forum & Presentations” April 23 from 7-9 p.m. and April 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Welcome Center Community Rooms on the main campus. Community residents are welcome to attend these sessions and offer their input.

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Courses X: Chef Certification/Student Scholarship Dinner April 23

HFC's Culinary Arts Dept. will hold its Courses X: Chef Certification/Student Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Fifty-One O One – HFC’s student-run restaurant, located in the Student & Culinary Arts Center on the main campus.

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Student Wins All-USA Scholar Award

HFC honors student Meral Ebrahem recently won an All-USA Scholar Award for $1,000.

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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. Abear Awada and Tiffany 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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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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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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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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Mike Adray Memorial Golf Tournament May 20 Offers Incentives for Sponsors and Golfers

The HFC Foundation actively seeks sponsors and golfers for its 24th Annual Mike Adray Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 20.

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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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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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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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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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