Student Success

Chef Greg Beard in front of a sign for the Boogaloo Wonderland sandwich.

HFC alumnus Chef Greg Beard re-creates Detroit’s famous Boogaloo sandwich, with a twist

Bringing the flavor back: HFC alumnus recreates famous Boogaloo sandwich, a Detroit staple.
A headshot of Jada Oliver.

HawkStrong: Jada Oliver makes MCCAA Second Team All-Eastern Conference

After an outstanding freshman year on the softball team, where she hit 8 homeruns, Jada Oliver is looking forward to even more next year.
Softball team photo of Jessica Laird.

HawkStrong: Jessica Laird grew as an athlete and a leader

HFC helped softball player Jessica Laird regain her love of the sport and become a leader. She aspires to become a coach.
Softball team photo of Karlee Plensdorf.

HawkStrong: Karlee Plensdorf finishes her softball career strong at HFC

Karlee Plensdorf flourished as a student-athlete at HFC, and developed a new career dream.
Headshot of  Jerry “Trey” Harpole III

Rotary Club of Dearborn awards $73,700 in scholarships, including 2 HFC nursing students and 4 HFEC students

Dearborn Rotarians pay it forward to be donating to scholarships, which benefit many students at HFC.
Headshot of Hannah Trethewey

HFC welcomes Web Content and Design Manager Hannah Trethewey

Changing careers from communications to web development has allowed Tretheway to express an optimal combination of creativity and technical skills.
Baseball players top to bottom, left to right: Hector Arredondo, Ricky Kidd, Jacob Kuhlman, Solomon McCants, Thomas Potcova, Robert Schlip, and Gus Simon.

HFC baseball team wins post-season awards and honors

Seven HFC baseball players earned awards and accolades in post-season honors.
A headshot of Mily Garcia.

HawkStrong: First-gen student Mily Garcia named MCCAA Second Team All-Eastern Conference

Mily Garcia is a trailblazer as a first-generation American, a first-generation college student, and successful student-athlete.
Women's Softball team top row, left to right: Lauren Gannon, Mily Garcia, and Caroline O'Donohue. Bottom Row, left to right: Jada Oliver, Sydney Pease, and Karlee Plensdorf.

HFC softball team wins post-season awards and honors

Six HFC softball players earned awards and accolades in post-season honors.
HFC roller hockey club player Kylie Brown skates behind the net.

HawkStrong: Kylie Brown excels as the sole female student-athlete on the HFC roller hockey club

As the only woman on HFC's roller hockey club in 2022-2023, Kylie Brown was a major contributor. She's coming back for more next year.
Photo of baseball player Ricky Kidd.

HawkStrong: Ricky Kidd makes history as the first Hawk to receive a Big Ten athletic scholarship

Ricky Kidd will continue his baseball career at the University of Michigan this fall. He says he’ll be playing his dream sport at his dream school.
Nathan Tipton pointing towards KLA Laboratories' technology.

HawkStrong: Nathan Tipton enjoys the freedom to try new things as Service Center Supervisor at KLA Laboratories

HFC Cisco Networking Academy alumnus is part of a large group of HFC graduates who have made their careers at KLA -- whose president, Matt O'Bryan, is a proud alumnus.
Headshot of Caroline O'Donohue

HawkStrong: HFC forged Caroline O’Donohue into a better student and a better athlete

The second recipient of the Nancy Bryden Endowed Scholarship, Caroline O'Donohue finished her softball career at HFC on a high note.
Headshot of Zeinab Saab.

HawkStrong: HFC alumna’s artwork showcased in Manhattan

It was a dream come true for HFC art alumna to have her artwork featured in "A Thought Is a Memory" exhibition in Manhattan.
Portrait of Kat Peter.

HawkStrong: Kat Peter led HFC’s Student Council in new directions

Kat Peter worked to overcome stereotypes and biases while leading sustainability efforts as the leader of Student Council for four years.
Portrait of Maitham Khanafer.

HFC alumnus creates legacy for Middle Eastern students attending EMU

HFC alumnus Maitham Khanafer co-founded the Arab Society at EMU to help Middle Eastern students assimilate to the campus and provide a haven.
Team photo of HFC baseball team for the 2022-23 season

HFC baseball team finished 2nd in the MCCAA Eastern Conference

The HFC baseball team completed a winning season, finishing second after competing in the NJCAA Great Lakes Regional Finals.
Headshot of Lauren Gannon.

HawkStrong: Lauren Gannon’s hard work as a Hawk leads to a national stage

HFC alumna Lauren Gannon will use her HFC accomplishments at HFC as a springboard to Division III National Champion Trine University next year.
Marie Fawaz, Cortney Rinehart, Anthony Preston (at the Wayne State podium), Jesse Mason, and Dr. Kristen Dage.

HawkStrong: From hard labor to hard study in black holes and astrophysics

Star-gazing during his work breaks on the night shift sparked a curiosity that just might take this HFC physics major to the "final frontier."
A picture of AnnMarie Dill smiling in her cap and gown, holding two bouquets of flowers and her diploma.

Back for more: AnnMarie Dill will add an HFC education degree to her HFC business degree

HFC alumna looks forward to beginning work this fall on her second associate degree at the College, which is like a family to her. She is following her dream to become a special education teacher.
headshot of Kalimah Gardner

Kalimah Gardner earns national award and local award for the second straight year

For the second consecutive year, HFC student Kalimah Gardner has won two prestigious awards, including a $10,000 scholarship. She aspires to a career in film as a creative producer.
A headshot of Tara Abdusshakur

Success times two: HFC alumna’s career pivot takes her back to dream of becoming a nurse

Tara Abdusshakur, who earned an associate degree from HFC two decades ago, had a full and extremely successful culinary career. Now, she returns to HFC to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.
A headshot of Trey Counts.

HawkStrong: Trey Counts aspires to work with NBA athletes

A model Hawk: HFC has taught Trey Williams how to manage his time and studies, and has inspired his off-court NBA dream.
A picture of Zayneb Abu-Khader (left) and her mother Dr. Shayma Mustafa (right) in cap and gown.

Zayneb Abu-Khader, 16, is the youngest person to earn a bachelor’s degree from HFC’s Culinary Arts program

Zayneb Abu-Khader makes history as the youngest person to earn her bachelor's degree in HFC's Culinary Arts program. She will transfer to Wayne State to earn her master's degree.