GRCC In the News, 5-14-15

Coast Guard commander with high-profile rescue credits his dad, Michigan upbringing for success

May 14, 2015; MLive

MOBILE, ALABAMA — When he graduated from West Catholic High School at 17, Chris Cederholm wanted to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. His father, a U.S. Army veteran who taught at Grand Rapids Community College, refused to sign the needed form.

… Years later, after walking into a U.S. Coast Guard recruitment station while searching for the U.S. Navy recruiter, he came to understand the mission and values of the lower-profile service. He enlisted as a reservist in the Coast Guard in 1990 while pursuing a degree in architecture from GRCC as well as a bachelor’s degree in history from Grand Valley State University.

Grand Rapids company known for its ad work to shoot film this summer

May 13, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It’s a big year for Gorilla. The Grand Rapids company opened a West Coast office, sold a web series about NBA player Chris Kaman to Mark Cuban’s network and is gearing up to shoot its first feature film in West Michigan.

… Raised as a homeschooler, nearly everything (Eric) Johnson knows about the business is self-taught. He took classes at Grand Rapids Community College and attended Compass Film Academy, now known as Compass College of Cinematic Arts, before an internship took him to set of “Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius” in Atlanta. There, he met Machiela, also a West Michigan native, who had recently completed film school in Florida.

Byron Center baseball regains OK Green crown with sweep of Hamilton doubleheader

May 13, 2015; MLive

The Byron Center baseball team needed two wins this week in the team’s final OK Green three-game conference series against Hamilton to win the title outright. Turns out the Bulldogs will not need the scheduled final game of the series.

… (Tyler) Polls struck out 14 and allowed only three hits over seven innings of the shutout. The Grand Rapids Community College commit raised his record to 6-0 with a .70 ERA with the win.

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