College recognized for win-win partnership with Trinity Health
Schoolcraft College is one of four finalists in Outstanding College/Corporate Partnerships in the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) 2022 Awards of Excellence.
The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The Association represents more than 1,100 Associate Degree-granting institutions and more than 11 million students, and works to build a nation of learners by advancing America’s community colleges. The yearly Awards of Excellence underscore the association’s priorities and bring national visibility to promising practices among its member colleges.
Schoolcraft College’s entry outlined how the ongoing partnership with Trinity Health has created tremendous learning opportunities for students and service to the community. This includes opportunities for clinical and practical experience for Schoolcraft College health care students within Trinity’s vast network.
Further, the Livonia Medical Center, on the northeast side of the campus, provides an array of services for community members and is literally within walking distance of the College’s new Health Sciences Center (HSC). The HSC welcomed its first students earlier this year, and by this summer all allied health programs will be housed in this facility.
“We are honored to be a finalist for the AACC 2022 Awards of Excellence,” said Dr. Glenn Cerny, President of Schoolcraft College. “We are also grateful to our friends at Trinity Health for being such stalwart supporters of Schoolcraft College and understanding the value that a strong partnership can bring to our College and to the communities we serve.
“Schoolcraft recognizes that this type of collaboration is the key to the future of student retention and our ability to maintain our high standard of rigor. The relationships that Schoolcraft College has with its community partners are necessary for the continued growth of experiential learning opportunities for our students, program growth for our service district, and sustainable revenue solutions for the institution.”
A special committee of the AACC Board of Directors selected the finalists. Winners will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Gala on May 1 during the AACC Annual April 30-May 3 in New York City.