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Henry Ford Community College pondering a name change

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Henry Ford Community College is pondering a name change that officials say would better reflect its reach within and beyond its community.

The Detroit Free Press reports Friday the Dearborn school's Board of Trustees will vote next month on whether to drop "community" from its name.

Board chairman Hussein Berry says serving the Dearborn area remains "part of the mission," but the school is becoming "more than a community college." He says changing the name enjoys broad support among trustees.

President Stan Jensen says being known as Henry Ford College could entice more international students.

The change reflects a trend among two-year schools. Jackson College dropped "community" from its name last year.

Henry Ford was originally known as Fordson Junior College and then Dearborn Junior College.

 

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