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Family Honors Plymouth Township Fire Chief with Memorial Scholarship

Larry F. Groth, Sr. loved his career as a fire fighter for the entire 40 years he served.  He began with the City of Plymouth Department, then joined the Plymouth Township Fire Department, where he served as fire chief for more than 20 years until his retirement in 2003.  His beloved wife Sandy and their […]

Learning Support Services Launches DEI Student Scholars

Schoolcraft College Foundation is pleased to announce the development of a new comprehensive program with a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The new DEI program will be incorporated into the existing STARS (Scholars Taking off Academically and Rising to Success) leadership program led by Learning Support Services. “I am excited to help launch […]

Steven E. McClure

Steven E. McClure, a scholarship recipient, is a disabled Army Bomb Squad Veteran who returned to college to obtain his license to teach elementary school. “I understand the importance of automation, technology, electronics, and especially robotics and I have firsthand experience in handling bomb disabling robots in combat.” His goal is to share his experiences […]

Veteran, Jacob’s Story

Jacob was honorably discharged from the Gulf War and unsure of where his life was headed. He came to the Veteran’s Resource Center to talk about his benefits and pursue a new career in welding. With the help of the VRC staff, Jacob applied for his benefits, registered for classes and an education plan. He […]

Donor Spotlight: Stuart & Nora Baker

Stuart Baker began his tenure with Schoolcraft on January 3, 1973. From administrator, counselor, educator, to current member of the Schoolcraft College Foundation Board of Governors, Stuart has shared his time and talents earning him the unofficial title of “Mr. Schoolcraft.”

Student Finds His Passion

My story begins before I was born. My parents both immigrated to France to escape from the horrors of the Vietnam War – my dad in 1977 and my mom in 1978. They met and married in France. I was born there in a small town called Cholet, the first of five children.

Student Reinvents Himself

Rick Neal first enrolled in college in 1988. He found himself in a sea of students – just one of many. “I had a textbook and a professor who lectured once a week and in most cases did not take an interest in me personally,” stated Rick. “I left after two years and never got a degree.”

Former Schoolcraft College Culinary Instructor Establishes $20,000 Scholarship

Leopold Schaeli, one of the first master chefs in the United States and a retired Schoolcraft College Culinary instructor, has donated $20,000 to the Schoolcraft College Foundation to fund a scholarship in his name for Culinary Arts students.

Former Faculty Leaves a Legacy and Receives Retirement Income

Back in 1964, Roger Sutherland was at a crossroads. He had the opportunity to teach at the University of Michigan or he could make a leap of faith to come to an upstart community college in Livonia, Michigan. After some deliberation, Roger chose the latter and never looked back. That upstart college was Schoolcraft and to this day, Roger reflects, “I was always very fortunate to be a part of the beginning of the college.”

Family honors mother’s legacy

When Monica Sullivan laughed, you couldn’t help laughing along. When times were tough at work, she would turn on a CD and lead her team in singing loudly to Simon and Garfunkel. When a student came to her needing help, she would give them a hug, hand them a tissue, and close her door to spend hours with them, until by the end they were both giggling. She was a dedicated, compassionate and loving professional, friend, wife, mother and grandmother, who committed her life to nursing and caring for others.

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