Alumni in the News


Michael Forbes - Made Crain's 40 under 40!

Alumni Michael Forbes not only uses his talents to design for The Henry Ford Innovation Institute, but he also co-founded a T-shirt company with some of the proceeds going to charity. READ MORE>


At home with chef Craig Myrand

Craig Myrand, the executive chef of Bill’s restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, was not the least bit interested in becoming a cook when he was growing up in Grosse Ile. His goal was to become a cartoonist. READ MORE>


Lt. Bernie Brosnan honored as firefighter of year for 2nd time

Lt. Bernie Brosnan went to the fire academy at Schoolcraft College and has been thriving ever since! Now he has completed 20 years with the Redford Township Fire Department and was honored last week as the 2014 Firefighter of the Year. READ MORE>


Alumni Chef featured by the Detroit News

Chef Chris Gadulka received a degree in 1998 from Schoolcraft College in culinary arts. He is now the chef/partner at the Fleming's Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Birmingham. He believes, "You need to be passionate about the food on the plate and know why it's on the plate."  This article even reveals one of Chris' grandmother's recipies! READ MORE>


Decorated Navy SEAL Brett Marihugh died in Accident

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh, 34, passed away after being involved in a training accident at a naval training base in Norfolk, Va. Brett was a 2005 graduate of Schoolcraft College.  READ MORE>


Compliments to the chef

After graduating from Schoolcraft’s culinary program in 2007, Mei Lin spent time training with some of the most respected chefs in the industry, including Michael Symon, Marcus Samuelsson and Wolfgang Puck, in Las Vegas before moving to West Hollywood to join “Top Chef” season six winner Michael Voltaggio’s opening team.  READ MORE>


Dearborn's Mei Lin is the new Top Chef

As Wednesday night's episode began, Lin said she was there "to conquer it all … to win Top Chef." Mei Lin covered her face with her hands in stunned surprise when judge Padma Lakshmi declared her the winner.  READ MORE>


Alumni Gives Back

Schoolcraft College alumnus, Joshua York, began the York Project; a business that sells clothing and donates hats, shirts and other apparel to the homeless in Detroit. Similar to Tom's Shoes, the company donates an article of clothing for every piece it sells. READ MORE>


Alum Chef Dino Grossi

Chef/proprietor Dino Grossi has opened a new location for his four star restaurant - Volare Ristorante.

What sets Volare apart, is the handling of impeccable ingredients, many of them imports from Italy, and others from quality sources here, by a staff that makes pretty much everything that emerges from the glass-walled kitchen visible behind the bar. READ MORE>


Alum Chefs James Rigato & Mei Lin on Top Chef

James Rigato, chef of The Root Restaurant and Bar in White Lake Township, is a hungry chef. But is he hungry enough to be considered "tops"?. Also in the contestant lineup: Mei Lin, a Dearborn native, Schoolcraft College graduate and former Roast chef who is now working in Los Angeles. READ MORE>


Alum Chef helps Schoolcraft develop 4-year programs

When Schoolcraft began entertaining the idea of four-year programs, Chef Shawn Loving says, officials wanted to offer students a chance to learn about nutrition as well as the business side of the industry. The new degree programs reflect that, he says, and they will provide an "opportunity for students to get jobs in different areas," such as the nutrition and dietary fields as well as culinary management. READ MORE>


Alum Chef Adam Hightower opens Washington Township gastropub

The Schoolcraft College culinary graduate and metro Detroit native has worked in fine-dining restaurants around the world and, early in his career, competed in numerous international Culinary Olympics events. READ MORE>


Alum Jon Haupt promoted to Lieutenant

The Farmington Hills Police Officer Sgt. Jon Haupt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July. Haupt was hired as a police officer in 1994. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2006. He has served in the Patrol Division and Investigative Division. READ MORE>


Alum Chef Johnny Prep

Schoolcraft College alum Johnny Prepolec has taken over management of Mr. B's Pub in Royal Oak.  READ MORE>

He also has been really busy as a cooking coach and with his "Quality for Kids" program.  Visit


Schoolcraft to U

Schoolcraft College is now working with the University of Toledo and Wayne State University to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees on its main campus in Livonia so you can pursue advanced degrees in a familiar setting starting this fall.


Your support helped a veteran

Many Alumni have helped bring joy to a veteran and his family through your support of theSchoolcraft College Foundation’s Annual Campaign. Thank you!


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