Partners

Henry Ford College

Henry Ford College (HFC) was established in 1938 as a junior college.  It now offers not only occupational and career programs, and traditional transfer programs, but in 2014 began offering its first bachelor degree program in Culinary Arts.    HFC also has a University Center program that offers several degrees by partnering with nearby universities.  HFC primarily serves Dearborn and Wayne County, with a small percentage of students coming from other areas. 

Janice Gilliland, Dean of the School of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at Henry Ford College. She is educated and experienced in Educational Leadership, as both a teacher, K-12 through community college, and as a college administrator. She emphasizes developing a diverse and inclusive atmosphere in the school of STEM and providing students with supportive pathways to completion of bachelor’s and graduate level studies.

Wayne County Community College District

Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD), established in 1967, has five campuses located in industrial, rural and metropolitan areas where a major share of Michigan’s technical and skilled occupations are located. As WCCCD serves the city of Detroit and the surrounding tri-county area, it places a strong emphasis on occupational and career programs, and traditional college and university transfer programs.

Christian Nwamba, Science Department Facilitator with Wayne County Community College District, is dedicated to assisting economically disadvantaged urban students with the resources, support, and experiences they need to develop advanced skills in the STEM fields. He believes that one of the duties of community colleges is to provide such students access and to expose them to diverse groups of living role models in the fields of science and research.