Stephen Brandt was a Physics Instructor at Henry Ford Community College from 1977 until 1990, when the hard-fought battle he waged with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma came to an end. While a physics teacher at HFCC, Mr. Brandt was dedicated to his students and was one of the earliest instructors to incorporate computer use into the students’ laboratory experiments. He also served on numerous college committees and was Chair of the College Senate. Prior to teaching at HFCC, Mr. Brandt lived an active life. In 1970 Mr. Brandt graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.
He served in the Peace Corps in Malaysia from 1970-72 where he learned to speak the Malay language and taught Physics to high school aged students. After serving two years in the Peace Corps, he taught English in Nepal and travelled throughout India. Mr. Brandt earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1977. His hobbies included windsurfing, hiking, and playing guitar. Most importantly, Mr. Brandt was a devoted family man who treasured time spent with his family, especially his children, Jeffrey and Kellie, and his wife Linda.
A Memorial Scholarship was set up in Stephen Brandt’s honor to assist students who are majoring in Natural Science and are enrolled at least part-time at Henry Ford College.