Student Success

Dustin Foran and Kiera Mustola

HFC roller hockey player proposes to his girlfriend at NCRHA National Championship

HFC roller hockey player led Division 1 in goals and capped off the season by proposing to his very supportive girlfriend during the national tournament. A rattlesnake on the trail didn't diminish their happiness.
Photo of Coach Derrick Favot, Coach Grant MacKenzie, and Justin Labon at a wrestling meet.

HFC wrestler and honors student Justin Labon will transfer to U-M this fall

Wrestler Justin Labon attended HFC on athletic and academic scholarships, succeeding in the Honors Program and on the wrestling mat. He will transfer to U-M this fall.
A headshot of Ellie MacDonald.

HawkStrong: Honors Program helped Ellie MacDonald see the world through a different lens

The HFC Honors Program opened doors and provided surprising experiences that helped shape how Ellie MacDonald views her future.
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HawkStrong: student-athlete Sydney Pease aspires to be “the person behind the learning”

HFC double-scholarship softball player, named MCCAA's Pitcher of the Week, has found that HFC provides many opportunities for her to shine.
Headshot of Stef Blackburn

HawkStrong: Stef Blackburn revived the National Society of Leadership and Success, HFC chapter

After two stints at HFC and hands-on leadership experiences, Stef Blackburn is ready to achieve her aspirations in life.
Headshot of Devin Rocz.

HFC golfer advances to National Championship tournament

HFC golfer Devin Rocz fought through a tough first round at regionals, and earned a spot to compete in the NJCAA National Championships May 23-26 in Plymouth, IN.
Photo of Ziyad Muflahi, Henry Ford College alumnus.

HawkStrong: alumnus earns NASA Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

Ziyad Muflahi, whose studies of writing and reading comprehension at HFC were critical to his success, became the first Wayne State psych student and first HFC alumnus to earn the NASA grant.
Art made of gold metal squares with red lip prints chained together, adorned with gold metal crosses and Playboy bunnies.

Art student Sadie Ziembowicz wins $1,000 scholarship

HFC art student is the recipient of the 2023 Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors scholarship.
Savanna Vela (in Spider-Man costume) in front of poster of her presentation

HawkStrong: Honors student Savanna Vela researches Spider Man through the lens of metaphysics

Henry Ford II Honors Program has allowed HFC student Savanna Vela to discover and show off her superpowers.
Santos Alvarez photo

HawkStrong: HFC alumnus is the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree

HFC paved the way for Santos Alvarez to become the first in his family to earn a bachelor's degree.
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HawkStrong: Detroit Promise student Tamon Howard feels a strong connection to the campus

HFC has allowed Tamon Howard to find himself and expand his horizons.
President Kavalhuna with Kelsey Hudie

HFC alumna’s uplifting story about getting diploma while going into labor makes national news (video)

Determined to walk across the stage to get her diploma, despite going into labor, Kelsey Hudie's inspirational story has made national headlines.
Photo of Soliman Touelh, Hasan Termos, Alayna Kondraciuk, Dr. Hassan Mohseni Nameghi, and Bryant Bagnall.

HFC team named Community College Innovation Challenge finalist for AI-based app

For the fifth time, a student team from HFC is named a Community College Innovation finalist.
Chloe Doherty speaking

HawkStrong: Skilled trades industry is a natural path for Chloe Doherty

HFC alumna Chloe Doherty is transitioning from apprenticeship to a full-time position at ZOLLER, Inc. in Ann Arbor.
HFC alumna Safa Hijazi and faculty Ruth Ann Schmitt.

HFC alumna Safa Hijazi wins U-M’s Keith Taylor Excellence in Poetry Award

HFC alumna enters her first poetry competition and wins for her collection of poetry called “Let Us Get Lost in the Valleys.”
Image of Malak Cherri's painting "Education" (Arabic man teaches son how to read)

Art student Malak Cherri wins Best of Show in national Greatest Student Exhibition

Malak Cherri's painting called "Education" wins Best of Show in Greatest Student Exhibition.
Alayna Kondraciuk, Bryant Bagnall, Jay Elias, and President Russ Kavalhuna.

HFC, first community college in national metal-pouring competition, beats university competitors

HFC scores high at Student Cupola Contest in Alabama. HFC was the first community college ever to participate in this competition.
A picture of Jerry “Trey” Harpole III and Misty Russell.

Two nursing students represent HFC at NSNA; one wins national office

HFC nursing students Trey Harpole and Misty Russell represented the College at the 71st annual NSNA Conference. Harpole was elected to national office.
Entrepreneur Kassem Elkhechen opened his own shoe store called Ke Soles.

HFEC student and entrepreneur, 15, opens Ke Soles at Fairlane

The owner of a successful pre-owned sneaker store in Fairlane is young entrepreneur and HFEC student.
D'Quarion Cole (L) and D'Juan Seal headshots

Two HFC basketball players named NJCAA All-Americans

Two HFC men's basketball players take home NJCAA All-America honors. The basketball program has had five All-Americans in four years.
Headshot of Gabriel McDonald.

HawkStrong: Gabriel McDonald is a fierce advocate for manufacturing and trades

An HR specialist for BASF Wyandotte, HFC alumnus Gabriel McDonald says HFC has provided a reliable talent pipeline to better lives.
team photo of the HFC men's bball team

HFC Men’s Basketball team has record-breaking season

The 2022-23 HFC Men's Basketball team had a superb season, both on the court and in the classroom.
Lillian Grantham holds up an issue of Mirror News

Mirror News wins 9 awards at MPA Better Newspaper Contest

Michigan Press Association awards HFC's student-run newspaper 9 awards across multiple categories.
Photo of Hadi Soweidan and faculty advisors.

Early College student from HFC family brings back Mathematics Club

HFC Mathematics Club is led by HFEC student whose mother and sister attend(ed) HFC. He strives to transform people's perception of mathematics.