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Tifini McClyde

Tifini McClyde-Blythe

Associate Vice President
Human Resources

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Alisha Baker

Alisha Baker

Employee Engagement & Training Specialist

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Cory Haight

Cory Haight

Senior Human Resources Specialist

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Heather Lee

Heather Lee

HR Specialist

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Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards, CVA

Assistant Director of Employee Engagement & Volunteer Services

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Pracilla Venhuizen

Pracilla L. Venhuizen

Human Resources Generalist

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Brienne Stiteler

Talent Acquisition Manager

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Features & News

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Oaklee Thiele, a petite dark-haired woman, smiles as she sits cross-legged in front of several large, black-and-white banners.
Creating a more accessible world

An exhibition by Arts Academy alum Oaklee Thiele at the Grand Rapids Art Museum amplifies the voices of those who often feel forgotten or pushed aside by society.

Broadway producer Kristin Caskey
Bringing Broadway back

Arts Camp alumna Kristin Caskey discusses Broadway’s return, her advice for young artists in theatre, and more.

Henry Charles Smith III conducts Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra with guest Yo-Yo Ma in 1995.
Remembering Henry Charles Smith

Henry Charles Smith, National Music Camp alumnus and beloved director of Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra for 16 seasons, passed away Sept. 8 at age 90.

Upcoming Events
All Events
Sep
24

Music, Academy Student

Arts Academy Singer-Songwriter First Fall Concert

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Kresge Auditorium $12 Full Price; $9 Student

Oct
1

Collaborative, Academy Student

Arts Academy "Collage"

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Corson Auditorium $30 Full Price; $14 Student

Oct
2

Collaborative, Academy Student

Arts Academy "Collage"

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 2 p.m.

Corson Auditorium Closed performance. Only open to Arts Academy families.