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    Celebrating the Life of
    Benjamin McClellan Snyder, III
    Saturday, September 23, 2017
    9:00am Visitation
    10:00-11:30am Memorial Service
    @ Christ Church Cranbrook
    470 Church Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    12:00-1:15pm Reception
    @ Cranbrook Dining Hall
    510 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

    The Snyder Family has requested that in lieu of flowers,
    any gifts in Mr. Snyder’s honor be made to the
    Horizons-Upward Bound Comprehensive Endowment.
    Questions? Please call Ms. Sommer Brock at (248) 645-3137.


    On Saturday, April 29, 2017, HUB's Founding Director, Mr. Ben Snyder passed away at the age of 96. He is remembered fondly by HUB alumni and former HUB staff who had the opportunity to learn from him, as well as the thousands of students who have been touched by the HUB program in its 50+ year existence. Without his guidance, sacrifice, and efforts, HUB would not be here today. Thank you for your vision, love, dedication, and patience Mr. Snyder. Rest well.

    A letter from his family can be found here:


The mission of the Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) program at Cranbrook Educational Community is to prepare students with limited opportunities from the Detroit Metropolitan area to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

HUB is...

a college-access program founded in 1965 as Cranbrook's "Horizons." In 1966, "Horizons" became "Horizons-Upward Bound" after it was awarded a federal TRIO Upward Bound grant that allowed the program to work with more students. HUB is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the nation.

"Why is HUB so important? As an alumnus, I know first hand what HUB can do for students because of what it has done for me. HUB gave me a vision of what I could be, gave me a pathway of how I could get there and gave me the skill sets to compete when I arrived."

Dr. Darryl L. Taylor, H/C '70
HUB Director, 2010 - Present


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A Message from Arlyce Seibert, Director of Schools

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  • At the heart of all our efforts at Cranbrook Schools is the goal ofensuring that young people are prepared to be their very best in college and beyond.

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Meet a HUB Alum

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  • Dr. Traci Teasley

    My fondest HUB memories are the gateway of friendship and winning the scholarship to Cranbrook Kingswood.
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  • Maurice Hill, Jr

    I walked in to HUB as a student, and walked out of HUB as a leader.
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    Fax (248) 645-3081

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 801
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

    Office Location
    520 Lone Pine Road

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Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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