HFCC honors Karl Fava at 2010 commencement

Press & Guide
Published: Tuesday, May 04, 2010

DEARBORN — Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) will hold two commencement ceremonies on Saturday at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

HFCC President Gail Mee will confer degrees upon the graduates.

The morning ceremony at 10 a.m. will be for HFCC’s associate degree nursing program graduates. The afternoon ceremony at 1:30 p.m. will be for those graduating with associate degrees in arts, science, applied science and business.

Business owner Karl Fava of Dearborn will receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award at the afternoon ceremony. Fava is immediate past chairman of the HFCC Foundation Board of Directors. The HFCC Foundation raises money from private sources to fund scholarships for students and support HFCC’s academic programs.

Instituted in 1978, the Distinguished Service Award honors those who have made significant contributions toward excellence in education, and particularly, to HFCC. The award is intended to honor those, who, over the years, have made significant contributions toward excellence in education, and particularly, to HFCC.

Fava has been chosen for this special award for his outstanding civic, educational, and business accomplishments, and his unwavering philanthropic support of HFCC, explained Mee.

“Mr. Fava is an extraordinary role model for all citizens and has a deep commitment to higher education and to helping the residents of Dearborn and metropolitan Detroit better their lives through education,” said Mee. “He has worked tirelessly to raise funds for scholarships and academic programs to help HFCC students achieve their educational and career goals.”  Continue reading full article…………….