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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.

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.

Student Pursues Dreams

Schoolcraft College student Dania Baraka has her sights set on going to medical school one day, and as the Foundation Scholar for 2014, having the majority of her school expenses paid off for two semesters by the scholarship she received really kept her on a path to reach her academic goals.

Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

When Marcia (Wright) Scarbrough graduated from high school in 1977, she had no idea what to do with her life. With her mother widowed, she was eligible for a special scholarship and decided to carpool daily to Schoolcraft College with two neighbors, with the hope that she would find direction for her life. “Schoolcraft gave children of widows money to go to college,” Scarbrough said. “They helped me out. When I graduated high school, I didn’t think I had a future at all.”

T.J. Frader

Many times an education at Schoolcraft College teaches you more than information – it teaches you about yourself. “That’s what happened to me,” said 2008 SC alumnus T.J. Frader. Download the PDF.

Mona Markabani

Markabani, a Schoolcraft College alum and Michael Bettley Fire Academy Scholarship recipient, has gone on to become Lincoln Park Fire Department’s second female, first Arab-American, and youngest firefighter. Download the PDF.

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