Henry Ford College (HFC) and Madonna University in Livonia have formed a partnership and will establish a new University Center on HFC’s main campus. This partnership with Madonna will become official on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. in the new University Center located on the third floor of HFC’s Welcome Center on the main campus.
Dr. Stan Jensen, president of HFC; Dr. Tracy Pierner, HFC vice president of Academic Affairs; Sr. Rose Marie Kujawa, CSSF, Ph.D., president of Madonna; and Dr. Ernest I. Nolan, Madonna provost/vice president of Academic Affairs will sign this new agreement during a signing ceremony with faculty, staff and students in attendance.
According to Jensen, this agreement represents enhanced educational opportunities for HFC students to complete their associate degree at HFC and then complete their undergraduate degree from Madonna on HFC’s campus.
“This new partnership with Madonna is a tremendous win-win situation for students at HFC. It provides students a strong foundation for success by offering their first two years of high-quality education at an affordable price. They can then work toward their undergraduate degree on campus at a high-quality, four-year institution like Madonna. Students save money, work toward their degree and remain close to home. We’re confident this model will be attractive to all students,” said Jensen.
Kujawa agreed. “Students are, indeed, the beneficiaries of this strong partnership. We are quite pleased to be offering another of our extremely popular degree programs to (HFC),” she said.
Last year, HFC signed an articulation agreement with Madonna that offers any student who has earned an associate degree in Nursing at HFC and has a current unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in Michigan to transfer his or her credits toward an undergraduate degree in Nursing at Madonna.
HFC formed a similar partnership last year with Siena Heights University (SHU). The College’s partnership with Madonna represents a component of Jensen’s vision for the College’s future.
Some of the important benefits of HFC’s partnership with Madonna include the following:
· Madonna undergraduate and graduate classes offered at HFC;
· Availability of evening, weekend and hybrid classes;
· Personalized advising; and
· Transfer-friendly policies and guarantees.
“This partnership fits well with our mission to provide more students access to higher education. At Madonna, we pride ourselves on providing a personal and collaborative learning experience, and that’s what this agreement offers HFC students,” said Kujawa.
HFC expects to enter into partnership agreements with several more Michigan-based universities in an effort to offer students greater opportunities for upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs at the university level.
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