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Support our Heroes: Final Push for Veteran And Military Support Services

Schoolcraft College’s Veteran & Military Service Center is on the verge of a significant transformation, with just $131,000 needed to complete its renovation campaign, a substantial reduction from the $160,000 required last week. This rapid progress reflects the community’s unwavering dedication to assisting veterans and military-affiliated students in their pursuit of higher education.

Once fully renovated, the center will function as a comprehensive resource hub, simplifying educational and degree requirements for veterans. It will also offer a serene and focused study atmosphere while fostering connections among veterans and military-affiliated students in communal meeting spaces. Additionally, it will be a hub for hosting programs and resources tailored to veterans’ unique challenges, thereby supporting them throughout their academic journey and beyond.

The ongoing funding progress for Schoolcraft College’s Veteran & Military Service Center highlights the community’s resolute commitment to aiding those who have served our nation. The renovated center will play a crucial role in streamlining educational access, building a sense of community, and addressing the specific needs of veterans, ensuring their academic success and overall well-being.

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Trinity Health and Schoolcraft join forces to support students!

Schoolcraft College and Trinity Health Michigan have launched a unique program to support Trinity Health employees and Schoolcraft students pursuing careers in critical healthcare fields. This partnership offers full tuition assistance to current Trinity Health employees and Schoolcraft students, emphasizing flexibility to accommodate work and education, easing financial burdens. Furthermore, it provides a seamless transition from work to school, as Trinity Health Michigan’s facility is conveniently located on the Schoolcraft campus, offering healthcare services to Livonia residents, neighboring communities, Schoolcraft students, and faculty. To read more about this partnership, visit HERE


Ocelots Roar to Victory at Annual Tailgate: A Day of Sports and Celebration

We’re grateful to everyone who joined us at the annual Tailgate, sponsored by the Schoolcraft College Foundation. A record crowd including our College community, including alumni, faculty, staff, and current students, came together to support our athletics program and cheer on our Ocelot soccer teams against the Terra State Titans. Both our men’s and women’s teams secured impressive wins, energizing the crowd. Amidst the athletic excitement, attendees enjoyed delicious food and beautiful weather. This day highlighted our school spirit and the strong sense of community that defines Schoolcraft College. Go Ocelots!

Announcing the Second Annual Angileri Quality Institute

We are excited to announce the second annual Angileri Quality Institute Symposium, themed “Quality in the Next Generation of Mobility,” proudly brought to you by Schoolcraft College. This exceptional event is not just a gathering of minds but an invaluable opportunity for our students to connect with local industry leaders. At the heart of this symposium lies the mission to empower our students with insights and knowledge essential for their journey into the professional world.

Distinguished mobility experts will grace our event with thought-provoking presentations, designed to equip our students with the skills and insights needed to navigate the competitive job market successfully. It’s a chance for them to gain a deep understanding of the industry, its trends, and the qualities that set them on the path to excellence.

2023 Angileri Quality Institute Symposium

We invite you to join us on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Vistatech Center, located at 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152. Breakfast and lunch will be thoughtfully provided to enhance your symposium experience. What makes this event even more special is that all proceeds go towards supporting student scholarships and future Quality Institute programming. If you know a Schoolcraft student eager to attend, encourage them to come as attending this symposium earns them a scholarship of their own.

Let’s come together to celebrate the pursuit of knowledge, the spirit of innovation, and the bright future that awaits our students in the dynamic world of mobility. Your presence and support mean the world to us!

Retiree Committee in Action

The Retiree Committee has had an eventful summer, actively participating in various activities. Committee members embarked on a delightful campus stroll to admire the remarkable sculptures crafted by Schoolcraft’s talented artists. Additionally, members enjoyed a meal at Vistatech’s American Harvest Restaurant, come We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated Retiree Committee for their unwavering support and engagement.

The Retiree Committee is always welcoming of new members! Contact Shawn Wichar at swichar@schoolcraft.edu or 734.462.4455 to get involved with your fellow Schoolcraft Retirees!

Spooktacular is BACK for 2023!

Join us for a fantastic, family-friendly event that’s absolutely FREE! Prepare for a spooktacular time filled with trick-or-treating, bounce houses, costume contests, and chillingly delightful activities. Don’t forget to snap photos with Ozzy the Ocelot, Schoolcraft’s beloved mascot, and all their furry friends – it’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss! Register now to ensure your spot in the frighteningly fun festivities!

While this event is free, we are gladly accepting donations to support youth programming at Schoolcraft College.

REGISTRATION IS A MUST! Reserve your preferred entry time today! Choose from the following slots: 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, or 7:00 PM. (Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your ticketed entry time, and remember to bring a copy of your emailed receipt – either digitally on your phone or printed – as proof of registration for entry into the event.)

For the safety of all attendees, please note that all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at this event. We can’t wait to celebrate Halloween with you!

Save The Date: Retiree Holiday Party

Save the Date! Join us for a festive retiree holiday party in the lovely Diponio Room located in the newly Renovated Vistatech Center. It’s the perfect occasion to celebrate with your fellow retirees and bask in the joy of the holiday season. Stay tuned for more details – it promises to be an unforgettable day filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished memories.

Save The Date: Naples 2024

Save the date! We are going back to Naples, FL on February 29th, 2024! Stay tuned for more details.

National Speakers Headline FREE Webinar Series

As an extended member of the Schoolcraft family, the SC Foundation and Alumni Office invite you to keep learning! Visit our Free Upcoming Webinars page to see all events, register and explore recordings of past events. This program is 100% free of charge to participate in. All previous webinars are available to view if you missed them! Don’t miss out on these engaging topics:

How to Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot
Matt Abrahams, Author and Communications Expert
Wednesday, October 11th at 12:00 PM EDT

Why We Need to Create a Culture of Connection in a World of Disconnection
Morag Barrett, Award-Winning Author and Leadership Expert
Wednesday, October 18th at 12:00 PM EDT

LGBTQ+ Etiquette and Common Bloopers: What You Need to Know to Be an Ally
Jeannie Gainsburg, Author and Award-Winning Educational Trainer and Consultant
Wednesday, October 25th at 12:00 PM EDT

In the News

Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center restaurant, pub reopen – Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press – September 21st, 2023
Schoolcraft College’s Vistatech Center, where students and community members gather to eat, work, learn and socialize, got a major upgrade …
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Schoolcraft College unveils $11M culinary school renovation in bid for business events | Crain’s Detroit Business
Crain’s Detroit – September 21st, 2023
Schoolcraft College has completed an $11 million renovation of its culinary school hub on its main Livonia campus after more than a year of …
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Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary ‘Detroit: The City of Chefs’ The Detroit News – September 21st, 2023
Director, producer and chef Keith Famie wants to tell the story of Michigan chefs de cuisine, master chefs, food critics, Schoolcraft College’s …
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See the Foundation in Action on Social Media

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Vision 2025: The Fundraising Initiative
Vision 2025 is a five-year fundraising initiative that supports Schoolcraft College — its programs, students, and members of the southeast Michigan community. It is designed to provide the financial support needed for innovation beyond the limitations of current funding. Vision 2025 will impact the next 25 years of the 21st century by helping the college transform workforce education, which will engage, inspire, and transform students, the community, and economy.