Student Success

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An agent of change: visually impaired alumnus runs for Dearborn City Council

HFC alumnus won't let visual impairment stand in the way of his goals, one of which is running for Dearborn City Council.
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“Wherever you want to go, start at HFC and you will get there,” says first-gen student Justin Villanueva

Villanueva studied at HFC to give himself a chance at the career he loves -- helping others succeed in college.

National award-winning scholar says her HFC experience will forever influence her future work

Berry has earned three prestigious national scholarships for her work. She plans to earn an M.D. and Ph.D. so she can apply new research to alleviate human suffering.
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HFC alumnus Brooks donates 13,500 face masks to HFC students

HFC alumnus Byron Brooks gives back to the College by donating thousands of face masks to students.
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HFC welcomes Campus Safety Associate Rick Wyka

Former Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Wyka joins the HFC Campus Safety team.
Darlena Buford

Her time to shine: first-generation college grad aspires to become a CFO

HFC was a place for student Darlena Buford to spread her wings, making her "impossible dream" reachable.
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HFC alumnus Colter honored by the International Society of Arboriculture

Brian Colter, urban forester for Grosse Pointe Park, is honored for his work in arboriculture and urban forestry.
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Dual-enrolled alumnus is on his way to med school after starting at HFC

HFC provided a "mature and rigorous academic setting at a young age" for Jacob Agemy to succeed.
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HFC alumna and former VP Dr. Lisa Jones becomes president of Colorado Northwestern

Henry Ford College alumna and former HFC Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Lisa Jones to become the first African-American president of Colorado Northwestern Community College.
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First female team manager in Indy 500 history honed her craft at HFC

Linda Conti's 35 years in motorsports, including world travels, meeting racing legends, and fine-tuning racing machines were kick-started at HFC.
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HFC alumna and City Councilwoman graduates from Elected Officials Academy

The Elected Officials Academy provided HFC alumna/City Councilwoman a deeper understanding of the financial tools available to help her constituents.
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Candela earns All-Conference honors, reflects on playing during a pandemic

Freshman Madison Candela earns Second Team All-Conference honors for her outstanding performance on the volleyball court this season.
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HFC Alumnus Robert Pastor receives 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Robert L. Pastor II, the CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center in Minnesota and two-time HFC alumnus, will receive the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award at this year’s Commencement ceremony.
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Almudhala named Wrestler of the Year; one of 10 heading to nationals

Almudhala grapples his way to the top and is named MCCAA Wrestler of the Year. Nine teammates will join him at nationals next week.
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Certified Ophthalmic Technician returns to teach at HFC

Eric Smith is a natural fit to teach in HFC's Ophthalmic Technician Program -- the program from which he graduated.
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“Education is the great equalizer,” and Rachael Lobdell lives her dream to attend U-M

Rachael Lobdell proves it is never too late to pursue your dreams, as she graduates from HFC and transfers to U-M this fall.
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“I never thought college would be in my future,” says honors graduate

Jesse Mattox dropped out of high school. He is now an honors grad from HFC who is finishing his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan. He recorded a video to share his story.
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HFC alumnus Byron Brooks continues to advance equity and education -- and two more degrees

Tireless equity activist and HFC alumnus Byron Brooks will pursue two master's degrees, and community activism, at U-M in the fall.
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Hawk Pride: the sky is the limit for Early College alumnus

Henry Ford Early College alumnus Al Maatouk earned a spot on the Early College Wall of Fame at Henry Ford Health System.
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Get to Know HFC: “Jeremy, why does my printer hate me?”

How did a guy who once hated computers end up becoming a computer tech guru with an ever-present smile on his face?
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Amar Haidar’s winning mental-health illustration is official conference art

HFC student Amar Haidar's award-winning artwork at this year's LAND Conference is appearing on various LAND apparel and merchandise.
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Mechatronics grad helps provide high-quality water to communities

GLWA earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship leads to full-time career in water quality for Gari Levy.
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Instructor supports indie musicians by performing covers of their songs

HFC music instructor Anthony Lai's renditions of three indie songs met with acclaim.

HFC alumnus to play baseball for the Boston Red Sox

HFC alumnus and former Hawks and Detroit Tigers baseball player will pitch for the Boston Red Sox.