Courtney Ford earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in marketing and a minor in psychology. Ford is a recipient of the AutoAlliance International Scholarship and the Woodhaven Rotary Club Scholarship.
Ford has taken advantage of the opportunities to gain valuable experience while completing an internship. During the Winter 2014 and Summer 2014 terms she worked at Robert Bosch, LLC in Farmington Hills as a marketing communications intern for the company’s Diesel Systems North America division.
An active member of the campus community since her freshman year, Ford served as vice president of membership, finance and community service for the campus chapter of the American Marketing Association. With AMA’s help, she spearheaded “Maddie’s Hope,” a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for a local girl with cancer. When Maddie passed away, the team shifted focus and raised $10,000 to fund a scholarship in Maddie’s memory at her high school. Ford also has served as public relations chair for her sorority, Phi Mu – Rho Beta chapter. This year, she served as president of the UM-Dearborn College Panhellenic Council.
Ford was named a 2016 UM-Dearborn Difference Maker. Nominated by faculty and staff, Difference Maker recipients are recognized for academic achievement, integrity, leadership, and creative contribution in and out of the classroom. She was also named a Distinguished Student Leader and Greek Woman of the Year at the 2016 Student Leadership Awards.
Off campus, Ford is involved with DECA, an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools around the globe. She serves as a mentor to high school students and judges competitions at the annual district and state competitions.
Ford is seeking full-time employment with her sorority headquarters with a long-term goal of working on the business side of professional sports.