Student Success

A headshot of Matt Burns.

HawkStrong: Matthew Burns on the path to a high-performance vehicle career

HFC student says education at the College is valuable, affordable, and has prepared him for his career.
Grant MacKenzie and Jager Kwiatkowski

Hawks’ Jager Kwiatkowski named MCCAA Wrestler of the Year and NJCAA All-American

Jager Kwiatkowski has had a great wrestling career at HFC, including this year's honor of MCCAA Wrestler of the Year.
Safa Alamiri portrait with multi-colored lighting.

HawkStrong: Dual enrollment student finds her voice at HFC

Acting class not only inspired Safa Alamiri to play the lead in a theatre production, but also to run for class president and speak to legislators.
Portrait of John Toon.

HawkPride: From architecture to acting -- on a national level

HFC Theatre alumnus John Toon has guest-starred on "The Equalizer," "American Horror Story," and "FBI." He loves the acting life.
Hawks Basketball team photo.

Making the grade: Hawks soar academically

HFC's Athletic teams achieve their highest cumulative GPA since before the pandemic.
An image of Zena Aljilehawi.

HawkStrong: Aspiring doctor says Honors experience is “priceless”

Zena Aljilehawi has worked to make transferring to universities easy for fellow students. She plans to transfer to the University of Michigan-Dearborn next year.
Jay Elias sitting on the ground with metal sculptures.

HawkStrong: HFC helped Jay Elias turn his life around

After serving in the Marines, Jay Elias struggled. Today, he's an honors student at HFC with a 4.0 GPA. He plans to transfer to Wayne State and continue his healing work in art therapy.
A headshot of Cheyenne Stephens.

HawkStrong: Veteran Cheyenne Stephens finds her passion in business, education, and theatre

Attendinng HFC has opened many doors for Cheyenne Stephens, who plans to pursue multiple degrees and become a high school principal.
Group shot of various HFC leaders and Ed Stokes

32-year Army veteran Ed Stokes will graduate from HFC in December

Although there were times he wanted to quit, Ed Stokes never did. He will earn his associate degree in December.
Photo of a female student putting the finishing touches on her artwork.

Potters Market features 10 artists from HFC

At the 45th annual Potters Market Dec. 1-4, 10 talented potters with HFC ties will display their artwork.
A headshot of Alayna Kondraciuk.

Honors student Alayna Kondraciuk embraces opportunity as a personal ethic

Alayna Kondraciuk’s secret to success is never passing up opportunities to expand and exercise new skills and knowledge, in school and in life.
Portraits of Shareefa Albanna, Saif Alsenad, and Dr. Tareq Ramadan.

Three from HFC named to Arab American Foundation 40 Under 40

The Arab America Foundation names HFC's Dr. Tareq Ramadan and HFC alumni Shareefa Albanna and Saif Alsenad to its 40 Under 40 list.
A picture of Inam Mustafa.

Inam Mustafa’s Honors experience: demystifying bioweapons and pursuing social justice

Inam Mustafa didn't plan to attend HFC, but her diverse experiences have broadened her goals and changed her life path.
Image of book cover, "Waiting for You"

HFC alumna Sara Alduais publishes first children’s book

A bedtime story she spun for her little brother inspired HFC alumna's first children's book.
Headshot of Dr. Cleamon Moorer, Jr.

Ph.D. executive enrolls in HFC nursing program to expand his leadership

Dr. Cleamon Moorer, Jr. has hired HFC nursing grads. Now, he is pursuing a nursing degree himself, to become an even better healthcare leader.
Alumnus Brad Gonzalez

HawkStrong: From writer’s block to aspiring lawyer and justice advocate

Unsure of his academic abilities, Brad Gonzalez enrolled at HFC. The experience boosted his confidence and prepared him for bachelor's, master's, and law school study, and an inspiring career.
self-portrait of Jonathan Harris

“Pledge Allegiance,” first solo show for alumnus Jonathan Harris

Artist Jonathan Harris hosts his first solo called "Pledge Allegiance" from now until August 22 at the the Nicole Tamer Art Gallery in Detroit.
photo of Hishaam Ahmad at his desk.

HFC welcomes Hishaam Ahmad to its Business Intelligence team

HFC Business Intelligence Systems Analyst Hishaam Ahmad is finding himself at home in HFC's supportive environment.
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HFC welcomes HR Assistant Zeinab Hachem

New HR Assistant and HFC alumna Zeinab Hachem brings more than five years’ experience working with the Dearborn City Council to her new role at HFC.
HFC alumn Kassem Doghman

HawkStrong: HFC provides Lebanese journalist a path to success in the U.S.

Kassem Doghman had to find a new career path when he came to the U.S. He chose HFC to help open doors, and he is making the most of his opportunities.
An image of William Ford Elementary School and the Future Teachers Association logo.

HawkStrong: Summer Mohamed realizes her dream of becoming a teacher

Summer Mohamed's dramatic reading of "The Girl with the Dragon Heart" to a fifth-grade class sparked a new interest in reading (and chocolate!) among the students.
Students seated at tables in a classroom

HawkStrong: Shiyma Abdullah chooses “most rewarding profession” as a teacher

Aspiring teacher Shiyma Abdullah had already decided teaching was her future. At HFC, she gained even more enthusiasm for the profession, with a goal to become a school principal.
James Knittel, new police chief of Plymouth Township.

HFC alumnus becomes Plymouth Township’s new police chief

Plymouth Township's new law enforcement leader, a proud HFC alumnus, wants to build on the established base of community policing and service.
D. Mark Hall, lab technician at HFC for the Telecommunication program.

Get to Know HFC: D. Mark Hall is a Marine, producer, and teacher

As a lab technician at HFC, D. Mark Hall enjoys mentoring students. He hopes to return to his alma mater to teach in the telecommunication program, which he believes is his calling.