GRCC In the News, 7-11-14

‘Orange is the New Black’ gives Grand Rapids actress Aubrey Sinn time in spotlight

July 11, 2014; MLive

Aubrey Sinn’s most high-profile acting job was one of her easiest to land. One day, she was auditioning for Orange is the New Black, and the next day, she had the role.

… She studied acting at Grand Rapids Community College, and credits instructors Tom Kaechele and Mark Amenta for honing her methods. Ten years ago, she moved to New York City to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating as a drama major. Her first role after college was for a musical theater festival, playing the Hero character in About Face, a version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, set in the 1950s.

Two Grand Rapids area coaches to be inducted tonight in Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

July 8, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Longtime Grand Rapids area baseball coaches Tim Johnson and Thad Abel received phone calls this spring that left them humbled and honored.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Tim Johnson works in Ford Fieldhouse.)

$3.7M conference a ‘big step forward’ in attracting diverse groups

July 10, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A national conference for a group of African-American law enforcement executives is coming to town.

… During the conference, more than 200 students from West Michigan will have the opportunity to speak with law enforcement, discuss potential career opportunities and tour the campuses of Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University’s downtown campus.

Volunteers needed for video shoot

We’re looking for volunteers to be in a GRCC video shoot! We’d like students (you can send your student employees) and casually dressed staff (no business wear). Here’s the shooting schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 15 — 20 to 30 students from 11 a.m. to noon in the botanical garden at Calkins.
  • Wednesday, July 16 —  10 to 13 casually dressed students from 12:45-2 p.m. in ATC 130.
  • Wednesday, July 16 —  3 to 4 kitchen staff from 2:45-4 p.m. in the bakery kitchen in Spectrum.

If you’re interested, contact Chloe in Communications at extension 3535 or