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News Service

August 24, 2007

Contacts: Suzanne Higgins suzanne.higgins@gcmail.maricopa.edu 623.845.3808
Patricia Vogel pr.vogel@gcmail.maricopa.edu 623.845.3014

Former GCC Student Stars in ABC TV's "Fat March"

In the mid 1990s, Lorrie Henry took an acting class at Glendale Community College (GCC), along with other courses. Little did she know how much that class would mean to her in 2007 when she won the starring role in an ABC prime time TV program. Henry, a successful Certified Physical Trainer, is currently the co-star of "Fat March," a six-part miniseries currently showing on Monday nights. The show features two trainers, Henry and a male trainer, who work with, inspire and train 12 overweight people to prepare them for a 500-mile march across nine states in six weeks. The program profiles each person and follows the activities of the group as they make their weight-loss trek. The marchers, whose weights range from 225 to 500 pounds, hope to lose weight during the march and also learn better health, diet and exercise tips along the way from Lorrie and her partner.

Henry invited her former GCC Acting teacher, Virginia Ludders, to the program's premiere party earlier this month, and generously gives credit to Ludders whose instruction helped her capture this prime time role.

Henry's is a true American success story in many ways. She was an orphan who lived in an orphanage until she was adopted at age nine. She attended GCC for a time and then studied to become a personal trainer. She began her career in that field by first losing 70+ pounds herself, and then began teaching others healthy and effective ways to do the same. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and daughter, and is currently working with US Airways in Tempe to launch an employee lunchtime fitness program. A big believer in giving back to her community, she volunteers her services with local youth sports clinics and clubs to offer conditioning programs to young, aspiring athletes. She attributes her strong sense of discipline to her four years in the Marine Corps and her struggles to overcome her life obstacles.

Visit www.lorriehenry.com for more information about Lorrie Henry. Visit www.gccaz.edu for information about a huge variety of classes, including acting, at GCC, located at 6000 W. Olive Avenue in Glendale.


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