AFT honors HFCC professor as 2012 Everyday Hero

Bonnie Jobe

DEARBORN — Henry Ford Community College professor Bonnie Jobe was among six American Federation of Teachers members named 2012 AFT Everyday Heroes after a nationwide nomination and voting process.

Jobe was honored for her years of fundraising for charities across the world. Jobe’s fundraising work has benefited Children’s Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the Detroit Historical Society, the Detroit Symphony, the Distinguished Clown Corps, the Humane Society and more.

She has raised more than $1.3 million for charities.

“I thank the charities every day for the joy and friendships they have given me,” Jobe said.

Twenty-seven semifinalists, selected by the AFT from a field of more than 300 nominees from across the United States, received close to 15,000 online votes from teachers, students, parents and colleagues — more than three times the 2011 vote tally. The AFT put out a call for nominations of members who go above and beyond the call of duty.