Student Success

Graduation regalia photograph of Rola Hariri.

HawkPride: from dual enrollment to doctorate

Dr. Rola A. Hariri, who recently earned her doctorate in pharmacy from Wayne State University, was once a math tutor in HFC's Learning Lab.
A headshot of Bryant Bagnall.

HawkStrong: Bryant Bagnall wants to bridge technical fields as an engineer

HFC has put Bryant Bagnall on the path to an engineering degree through a winding journey.
Erica Davenport

HFC prepared student for grad school at Wayne State, where she graduated magna cum laude

HFC prepared Erica Davenport for graduate school and ignited a passion for writing she never knew she had.
A photo of Ali Yassine.

DHS student earns pharmacy certificate; sets sights on HFC in the fall

DHS student earns PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician certificate at the Michael Berry Career Center. He plans to become a biomedical engineer.
Photo of 5 HFC softball players in a "Brady Bunch" grid formation.

Hawks softball players earn post-season awards, including Player of the Year

Five HFC softball players honored in post-season awards. Anna Atherton was named Player of the Year. This is the second year an HFC softball player earned Player of the Year honors.
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Point guard Gary Solomon is HFC’s third NCAA Division I signee this year

Hawks standout Gary Solomon will transfer to the University of Southern Indiana to continue his college basketball career.
A photo of Kalimah Gardner.

HFC film student wins $5,000 Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship

Kalimah Gardner loves film and the ways it creates deep connections with people. She plans to become a content creator for broadcasting companies and media outlets, especially advancing healing from trauma.

Byron Brooks earns DEI Certificate from Rackham Graduate School; continues social justice work

Byron Brooks adds a new certification from U-M to his list of significant academic accomplishments.
HFC alumna Salwa Mawari and her book "Under the Sana'a Skyline".

HawkPride: HFC alumna publishes her first children’s book

In her children's book, Salwa Mawari takes pride in portraying an underrepresented community in Yemen in a positive light.
Photo of Mak Manciel.

Player of the Year Manciel earns scholarship to play at Arkansas State

Proud Hawk Mak Manciel, Player of the Year and All-American, will play basketball at Arkansas State this fall.
Tung Luu, HFC alumnus serves Asian cuisine at his restaurant.

Hawk Pride: Culinary artist opens his own restaurant

The Chopstix in Livonia, owned by HFC alum Tung Luu, serves Asian cuisine. Its specialties include pho and sushi.
Lasonia Gentle portrait

HawkStrong: Lasonia Gentle uplifts fellow graduates with commencement poem

Lauded by professors for her optimism and drive, graduating student Lasonia Gentle looks forward to pursuing a career in social work. She reads her commencement-inspired poem for other graduates.
A picture of Lillian Grantham holding a copy of The Mirror News.

The Mirror News wins 18 MCCPA awards at statewide Student Newspaper Contest

HFC's student newspaper wins 18 awards at the state-wide MCCCP Annual Student Newspaper Contest for 2022.
 Mak Manciel, HFC basketball player named All-American

Manciel is the third Hawks basketball player named All-American in three years

Mak Manciel is the latest All-American in HFC's basketball program, which has had great seasons in recent years.
A headshot of Mohammad Turaani.

Mohammad Turaani is a national Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship semifinalist

“Absolute joy running through my brain” was Turaani's reaction to the awesome surprise of being named a national semifinalist.
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Get to Know HFC: Dr. Deborah Zopf helps students overcome fear of math

Using applied techniques and caring teaching, Math instructor Dr. Deborah Zopf helps students learn to love math (or, at least like it well enough to be successful!).
HFC alumna Micah Walker

HawkStrong: Alumna Micah Walker is realizing her big journalism goals

Her experience at The Mirror News helped Micah Walker decide that journalism was the right career. She plans to become the editor of a major newspaper in the next decade.
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HFC’s student-run newspaper rakes in annual awards at MCCPA Better Newspaper Contest

Winning third place in the online newspaper category was only one of several awards for HFC's student-run newspaper.
A headshot of Ashley Trent.

HawkStrong: From three-time college dropout to HFC Honors student

After many deep struggles, Ashley Trent fell in love with school after meeting and learning from the faculty at HFC.
An image of Anthony Triplett playing the trombone.

HawkStrong: alumnus Anthony Triplett is “performing some of the best music ever written”

HFC alumnus Anthony Triplett lives his dream of making a living playing music and passing on that love to the next generation of musicians.
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HawkStrong: BMQFG helped Vanessa Newton realize her passion for nursing

HFC's BMQFG opened up many doors for nursing student Vanessa Newton, who is also enrolled in the Henry Ford II Honors program.
A picture of Mirvat and Mohamad Hakim.

Mother and son are enrolled at HFC as the “first step on the ladder”

HFC student Mirvat Hakim helped her son Mohamad sign up for dual enrollment. Then she enrolled herself.
A headshot of Sulian Larmond.

Alumna Sulian Larmond officially becomes an American citizen

HFC International Admissions Associate becomes an American citizen after nearly 10 years in the USA.
A headshot of Chelsie Gore.

HawkStrong: Teaching is HFC student’s calling

HFC student Chelsie Gore changes careers to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.