HFCC Honors program graduate Hannah Kelley held a seminar on March 22 on how to look for
scholarships for transfer students. Students often ask themselves how they are going to pay for college,
but most don’t know where to start. Scholarships are out there, but for many, it seems like an
afterthought. Kelley, who was able to finish school completely free on scholarships alone, gave expert
advice on how to search, find, and be a good candidate for scholarships.
The first thing you need to consider is how much you need for school if you’re willing to go into
Judge Mona Majzoub Gives Speech at HFCC
On Friday, March 22, U.S. Magistrate Mona Majzoub visited Henry Ford Community College at the
Michael Berry Amphitheatre and spoke to HFCC and Dearborn High School students.
Judge Mazjoub attended University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as an undergraduate and attended University
of Detroit Mercy for her law degree. After graduating, she studied law for 28 years in Professional
Liability Defense before becoming a judge.
Majzoub began her speech with a memory of first attending HFCC as a student. She mentioned her
Women’s Recognition Luncheon
Henry Ford Community College’s 40th Annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon was
held on March 22, 2013 in the student center from 11am to 2 pm. Business and
Economics instructor Jacqueline Lawson served as the Mistress of Ceremonies,
moderating a panel of 4 highly influential women from the Southeast Michigan area.
The afternoon started with an opening raffle, followed by the official welcome from
HFCC President, Dr. Gail Mee. Lunch was then served and the panel discussion about
“Women in Public Life: Answering the Call for Leadership” commenced.
Henry Ford Community College Selects Next President
On Wednesday, April 3, the Dearborn Board of Education chose the next president of Henry Ford
Community College. According to the Arab American News, the board voted 5-1 to choose Stan Jensen
as favored candidate for the position.
According to hfcc.edu, Jensen has performed his duty as president and CEO of Colorado Mountain
College for almost five years. CMC is an expanding institution that is positioned first in Colorado and
seventeenth in the nation for student achievement, as measured by graduation and transfer rates. As a
HFCC Presents the Building Bridges of Understanding Conference
On April 5th and 6th, Henry Ford Community College hosted the Building Bridges of Understanding Conference.
The mission of the conference was to address the conflicts within and between religions, while simultaneously
promoting freedom of and from religion. The conference also addressed specific major conflicts labeled “religious”
and facilitated and offered conflict resolution methods.
A core committee of conference organizers from HFCC and neighboring institutions have been working for a whole
Student Clubs Embrace Diversity At Globefest
Anyone who came into the Student Center on April 10th would remember how much the
relaxation spot for students resembled a zoo. As soon as you walked through the double doors,
there were people everywhere, wandering around the cafeteria browsing and trying various trays
of delicious ethnic food.
The cause of this major traffic jam was the 2013 Globefest. Sponsored by the Council of World
Cultures, Globefest is an event that educates students on different cultures from around the
world, while incorporating food, entertainment, and activities. Many student clubs participated
HFCC’s Cassandra Fluker Receives Prestigious Honor
Congratulations are in order for Cassandra Fluker, the winner of this year’s Women’s
The student activities director and advisor of The Mirror News was given this prestigious honor
at the 40th Annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon on March 22. The event recognizes the
accomplishments of women who are active in their community and have made a powerful impact
on the people at HFCC.
The news came as a shock for Fluker, who was “overwhelmed with emotion” when her name
Vietnam Veterans visit HFCC
“This place called Vietnam, (I) didn’t even know where it was at,” commented John
Thostenson during a recent seminar hosted by HFCC. He, along with two other
veterans, recently visited campus. They spoke on their experiences with the military
when deployed to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Conflict, also known as The
10,000 Day War.
For those that are unfamiliar, the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam Conflict was a result
of years of communist expansionism while the U.S. held to a policy of containment.
Passengers on an Airplane - What is Our Purpose in Life?
What is the purpose of life? That’s what people came to discuss at the Henry
Ford Community College Rosenau boardroom on Monday, April 8, hosted by the
Muslim Student Association. The nearly packed house included Muslims and
a couple of non-Muslims. The event was aimed to spark simple, but complex
questions in the audience's mind…why are we here? Why were we created?
The first speaker of the night was Brother Mohammad Hakeem, a Muslim
computer engineer. His entire discussion was an analogy between a person's
Harpos Brings Metal to the D
Welcome back for some rock and metal news. This officially marks the last issue of the
Mirror News this year, but that doesn’t mean that I have to stop giving you guys the good news.
Today I am going to spice things up a bit and tell you about the biggest show at Harpos since
Slipknot in 1999. That was amazing; we had one of the world’s best metal bands in Detroit, the
all nine members were in attendance at that show including the late great Paul Gray. On April
12, 2013 Detroit welcomed Sevendust and Coal Chamber along with other bands Lacuna Coil