April 1, 2004

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE CHORUS TO PERFORM MONDAY

 

 

            MARIANNA— The Chipola College Chorus will present a concert  “ Celebration of Psalms” at First Presbyterian Church, 2898 Jefferson Street, Marianna at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5.

            The Chorus is conducted by Dr. Ed Lyon and accompanied by Dr. Carolyn Wilson and Stanley Littleton.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Soloists will be Dr. Lou Cleveland, Amy Maddox, and Adam Moxley.

 

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April 1, 2004

 

CAST NAMED FOR CHIPOLA’S CHARLOTTE’S WEB

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College sophomore Sylvia Stanton will play the title role in Chipola College’s upcoming children’s production, “Charlotte’s Web.” 

            Others in the ensemble are Jonathan Dowling as Wilber, Melody Ruano as Fern Arable, Alan Barber as John Arable, Josh Barber as Avery Arable, Lee Shook as Homer Zuckerman, Chris Gardner as Lurvy, Anne Gilmartin as Templeton, Erin Davis as Goose, James Spooner as Gander, Courtney Haile as Sheep, Paul Carnes as Mr. Carter, Tara Padgett as President, Chuck Kimrey as Uncle, Kim Hobgood as Mrs. Arable and Kara Hewitt as Spectator.  David Culpepper will serve as narrator.    

            The children's musical, “Charlotte’s Web,” will be presented to the public on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets—$5 general admission—will be available in the Chipola Business office. The show also will be presented to hundreds of area school children, May 12, 13 and 14.

            For more information, call 850-718-2227.

 

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April 1, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses during April.

         Cake Decorating III is April 5 through 26.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

         Several Childcare courses are slated. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 10 and 24 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Behavior Observation class is May 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.          

            In the field of Health Care:  IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will meet each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, April 5 through 20.  Cost is $121.  A CPR class will meet April 6 and 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered April 13 and 15 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.            

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

 

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April 1, 2004

CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College's next evening course in Basic Corrections is April 12.

            The class will begin April 14, and will meet weekdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

            A daytime class is scheduled to begin May 4. Application deadline is April 29.

            Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

            For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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April 1, 2004

 

CHIPOLA LIBRARY DIRECTOR PICKED FOR STATE POST

 

            MARIANNA— Dr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director of Library Services at Chipola College, is Vice President/President Elect of the Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) for 2004-05. 

            The organization is composed of academic librarians from all statewide public and independent institutions of higher education and specialized research libraries.  Dr. Poole will serve as leader of both the Academic Section of the Florida Library Association as well as the Florida Chapter of the national Association of College and Research Libraries.  Her election occurred at a recent annual conference in Daytona Beach.                                                                    

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April 1, 2004

 

SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will hold auditions Thursday, April 22, at 3 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

            The Show Choir is open to all full-time Chipola students and incoming freshmen. All students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or online at www.chipola.edu and an accompanied vocal solo. Show Choir Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition. Forms are available on the Web or in the Fine Arts Office. Members selected must register for a Show Choir course, either MUN1370 or MUN2371.

            Students should bring to the audition either sheet music or an accompaniment track. Unaccompanied auditions are not accepted. A choreographer will be teaching a group dance routine at 3 p.m. Individual vocal auditions will follow.

            The group is directed by Dr. Ed Lyon and performs throughout the panhandle for schools, civic organizations and Chipola district events. The Show Choir has won awards at the Invitational Show Choir Workshop; has participated in the Florida Community College Show Choir Festival; and has performed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines.  The Show Choir’s JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been near sellouts for six consecutive years.

            For further information contact the Fine and Performing Arts office at 718-2227 or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.                   

 

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April 1, 2004

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA TO BEGIN AG PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA

 

 

            MARIANNA—The University of Florida will offer courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture on the campus of Chipola College beginning in August of 2004.

            Strategic Selling (AEB 3341) will be offered via interactive video in the Fall semester. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology (PLP 3002C) will be offered via video tape delivery. Pre-requisites of BOT 2010C or BSC 2010 are required.

            In Spring 2005, Introduction to Animal Science (ANS 3006C) will be offered on the Chipola campus.  This lecture and laboratory will be taught on-site by faculty from the North Florida Research and Education Center, as well as Animal Sciences faculty from Gainesville.   The course has a biological science pre-requisite of APB 2150 or higher. 

            Introduction to Soils in the Environment (SOS 3022) will be offered by interactive distance education during the Spring 2005 term.  Students should have at least one general chemistry course before taking SOS 3022. 

            For information concerning the UF Agriculture program at Chipola, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2260.

 

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April 1, 2004

 

 

CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPICS WINNERS

 

 

            MARIANNA--Some 200 students representing 14 area high schools participated in the 20th annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on March 31.

Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.  Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the written exams.  For their hard work, the students earned certificates of participation and were treated to lunch.  The event concluded with an awards ceremony in the college Arts Center.

            Overall team winners are: first, Blountstown High, team members: Lauren Wood, Nicholas Myers and Clint Capps; second, Altha High, team members: Brad Wells, Lacy Adkins and Justin McCoy.         

            Ciphering team winners are:

            Algebra I—first, Altha High, team members: Brad Wells, Ryan Wells, Matt Maxwell; second, Vernon High, team members: Brian Wall, Hadassah Jones.

            Algebra II--first, Altha High, team members: Lacy Adkins, Jordan Waldorff, Alisha Perdue; second, (tie) Liberty High, team members: Courtney Kincaid, Emily Griffin, Kendall Peddie; second, (tie) Holmes County High, team members: Chuck Bryant, Ray Jenkins, Trey Paul. 

            Geometry—first, Cottondale High, team members: Jantzen Whitehead, Jordan Burnett, Heather Daffin; second, Altha High, team members: Justin McCoy, Anna Nichols, Brandon Dysard. 

            Individual award winners by category are:

            Algebra I--first, Altha High, Brad Wells; second, Altha High, Ryan Wells; third, Altha High, Matt Maxwell; fourth, Chipley High, Zach Schaubhut; fifth, Blountstown High, Lauren Wood; sixth, (tie) Holmes County High, Ty Short; Blountstown High, Tabinda Syed; seventh, (tie) Sneads High, Mary Perkins; Holmes County High, Corey Hubbard; eighth, (tie) Blountstown High, Kinita Amin; Graceville High, Kara Jumper; ninth, Chipley High, Allison Ellis; tenth, (tie) Holmes County High, Zac Bell; Chipley High, Jessie Carter; Sneads High, Jordan Coley; Marianna High, Radames Velez.

            Algebra II--first, Holmes County High, Chuck Bryant; second, Altha High, Jordan Woldorff;  third, (tie) Blountstown High, Clint Capps; Altha High, Alisha Perdue; fourth, Altha High, Lacy Adkins; fifth, Blountstown High, Adam Harpool; sixth, (tie) Sneads High, Brandi Smith; Holmes County High, Trey Paul; seventh, (tie) Bethlehem High, Kyle Borst; Marianna High, Mandy Bontrager; eighth, (tie) Holmes County High, Ray Jenkins; Blountstown High, Rebecca Carder; ninth, Liberty County High, Courtney Kincaid; tenth, (tie) Bethlehem High, Faith Vann; Vernon High, Johnathan Miller; and Poplar Springs High, Garrett Creamer.

            Geometry--first, Blountstown High, Nicholas Myers; second, Holmes County High, Ciara Jackson; third, Blountstown High, Umair Farooqi; fourth, Cottondale High, Jantzen Whitehead; fifth, (tie) Chipley High, Christie Brooks; Holmes County High, Lisa Camp; sixth, Holmes County High, Adam Hahn; seventh, (tie) Vernon High, Alyson Hill; Altha High, Justin McCoy; eighth, Graceville High, Keith Watford; ninth, Sneads High, Jerri Lynn Stone; tenth, (tie) Graceville High, J. D. Byrd; and Poplar Springs High, Evan Messer.

            Trigonometry--first, Sneads High, Andrea Rogers; second, Marianna High, Kelly Blighton; third, Holmes County High, Rachel Edwards; fourth, Chipley High, Colin Forehand; fifth, Sneads High, Lauren Ansley; sixth, Marianna High, John Martin; seventh, Vernon High, Karri Baldry; eighth, Chipley High, William Duke; ninth, Chipley High, Daniel Carter; and tenth, Holmes County High, Shane Pate.

Calculus--first, Holmes County High, Corey Dunn; second, Holmes County High, Katrina McAlpin; third, Marianna High, Arial Briggs; fourth, Holmes County High, David Hausner; fifth, Chipley High, Alaina Pitts; sixth, Marianna High, Kelly Blighton; seventh, Chipley High, C. J. Jackson; eighth, Chipley High, Sarina Sheffield; ninth, Marianna High Kyle Gunter; and tenth, Chipley High, Whitney Carmichael.

 

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GULF POWER INCREASES CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND—Gulf Power in Chipley recently added $1,000 to the Gulf Power Endowed Scholarship Fund at Chipola College. Here Ricky Martin, Gulf Power manager, presents a check to Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and Chipola Foundation director Julie Fuqua.

 

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April 8, 2004

 

SACS APPROVES CHIPOLA’S FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMS

 

            MARIANNA—The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved Chipola College’s accreditation as a SACS Level II baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

            A SACS Substantive Change Review Committee was on the Chipola campus April 5-7 to review the college’s new Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Degree (BSSE). The seven team members came from four-year colleges and universities in Virginia, Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia.

            During the Exit Report the committee commended the rich and successful tradition of the college as a degree and certificate-granting institution. They also praised the curriculum, the logical sequence of the course work, and the potential of the program to produce qualifiedcompetent mathematics and science teachers for middle and high schools. 

            The committee further commended the strong academic credentials and teaching skills of the faculty.  Committee members praised college administrators for their leadership and their comprehensive presentation of the documents prepared for the SACS review.  During the Exit Report, team chair Dr. Phillip Hall, President of Virginia’s Mary Washington College, stated, “You have some great students in the Secondary Education Program.  They’re going to be outstanding teachers.”

            Wednesday’s brief report gave college administrators a broad idea of the committee’s findings. The official written report will be sent to the college within a few weeks.

            The college will then submit a follow-up report in five months outlining its progress in the following areas: (1) library staffing and collection acquisitions; (2) mission statement revision to include the college’s movement into four-year programs; (3) identification of college-level competencies and overall learning outcomes in general studies of the Associate in Arts degree; and (4) funding plans, including recurring state allocation for the new program, grants, and itemized program costs.

            The committee acknowledged Chipola as a pioneer in the state in transitioning from a community college to a baccalaureate institution.  They suggested that Chipola officials study colleges in other states that have gone through similar substantive changes. 

            The committee also predicted extensive changes in the culture of the institution as it prepares to add new programs in response to community workforce needs and expressed confidence in Chipola’s ability to meet these future challenges.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We are very pleased with the outcome of the SACS review.  Many current and future students will benefit from the work that has been done to bring these programs to our area. I am very proud of the many college employees who have invested so much to provide these opportunities for our students.”

            The SACS visit was the most important event in a threetwo-year chronology of decisions which have led to Chipola offering four-year degrees.  In January, Chipola College’s first-ever Bachelor’s degree students began classes leading to four-year degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. 

In 2001, the Florida Legislature passed a bill allowing community colleges to apply to offer baccalaureate degrees.  Chipola applied in Fall 2001, and in June 2002 the Florida Board of Education granted Chipola authority to deliver a Bachelor in Science Secondary Education degree with majors in Secondary Math and Secondary Biology.  Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Jim Horne,In August of 2003, the Chipola District Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the 57-year-old institution to Chipola College in preparation for the B.S. programs. In June of 2003 approval was granted by SACS for Chipola to offer the four-year degrees. In May of 2002 the Florida Board of Education gave Chipola the authority to offer four-year degrees in response to a critical shortage of math and science teachers in secondary schools.

In 2001, the Florida Legislature earmarked $3 million in startup funds for community colleges to offer four-year programs. St. Petersburg Community College was the first community college to be granted permission to offer bachelor’s degrees in 2001.

The Florida Board of Education in May 2002 adopted a plan to offer four-year degrees in selected disciplines on the campuses of Chipola and Miami-Dade Community Colleges. Chipola and Florida State University were directed to negotiate which school would provide students in the Chipola district access to baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Nursing and Secondary Education. In June 2002, Education Secretary Jim Horne granted Chipola the authority to offer a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Math and Science Education. Horne said he adopted Chipola’s proposal in the interest of local students and in response to the critical shortage of math and science teachers in Florida and in the nation.. “The Chipola approach was constructed to provide greater program delivery flexibility for community members,” Horne said.

In June of 2003, accreditation was granted by SACS for Chipola to offer the four-year degrees, contingent on the successful outcome of this week’s visit.  In August of 2003, the Chipola District Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the 57-year-old institution to Chipola College in preparation for the B.S. programs.

Dr. Kitty Myers, Associate Vice President of InstructionInstructional and BaccalaureateBachelor’s Degree ProgramsProgram Development, said, “We are very excited about the results of the SACS visit. This is the culmination of three years of hard work by everyone at the college. One of our goals was to address the critical shortage of math and science teachers in our area. Our secondary education students will graduate from an accredited program to help meet that need.  All students will be certified to teach either math or biology when they graduate.” Myers reported that the recent accreditation is the first step in adding other bachelor’s degree programs to the Chipola curriculum.

Gail Hartzog, Associate Dean of Institutional Development and Planning, oversaw the SACS application process, prepared documents, and coordinated the three-day committee visit. She said, “I have nothing but praise for Chipola’s faculty and staff who have worked behind the scenes in support of the math, science, and education teachers. As usual, everyone worked together for the good of our students.”

To help Chipola start up the new programs, the college received $631was allocated $333,000 from the 2003-04 state in 2003-04. The state of Florida is committed to continuing support of these programs each year. education budget. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “I am pleased that we will have the funds needed to continue providing quality two year-programs, certificate programs and new four-year degrees for the people in our district.”

            According to Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Dr. Myers and Dr. Lou Cleveland, Director of Teacher Education–Math/Science, have overseen the development of curriculum, syllabi, and course sequence for the new program. The work began with a documentation of the need.  According to Clemmons, the demand for more BSSE graduates in the workforce prompted the Legislature to allow community colleges to initiate degrees in critical shortage areas. For several years, national and state media have reported the critical shortage of teachers, especially in mathematics and science at the middle and high school levels. Graduates of the new program will meet certification requirements to teach either math or science in grades 6-12.

            “A major reason Chipola gained permission to initiate the new program was the documented workforce need in district schools,” said Clemmons. “Many teachers are teaching out of field in Florida’s schools. In fact, for the fourth consecutive year, nearly 20 percent of the newly-hired teachers were not certified in the fields in which they were going to teach.” She said all five county superintendents in the college district wrote letters of support for the new BSSE program, and principals are enthusiastic about Chipola’s efforts to address this important issue. Counties project more than 30 job openings per year in the college district alone.

            Public school personnel have already participated in planning for field experiences and student teaching opportunities for Chipola’s students.  They will also serve on the BSSE Advisory Committee and consult in support of student learning and the development of good teachers. Clemmons concluded, “Most of all, school administrators are eager to hire our graduates.”      

            Requirements for admission to the program are stringent. In addition to an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, students must have completed lower division state mandated prerequisites, including EDF 1005, EDG 2701 and EME 2040. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 in lower division coursework and satisfactory completion of all parts of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST).

            Applicants must also submit a letter that includes factors influencing their decision to teach, their philosophy of education, and previous experiences which demonstrate potential as an educator. In addition to satisfactory background checks, applicants must have three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with academic work, personal character, and/or ability to work with youth.

            A grade of “C” or higher is required on all program courses with a minimum 2.0 GPA on attempted coursework which demonstrates Florida Educator Accomplished Practices. Secondary Mathematics and Secondary Biology majors must complete 120123 semester credit hours in the program.. Science majors must complete 122 hours. Students must complete 51 transferable general education credits with 40 credit hours at 3000 level or above and satisfy the foreign language requirement of two years high school or one year college. Finally, all graduates must pass the Florida Certification Teacher Examination.  

            All Chipola students have benefited from additional library resources recently acquired to support the Math, Science, and Education areas. The library has purchased 1500 new print books, 928 new electronic books, 57 new print periodical subscriptions to magazines/journals and 36 new electronic databases. In all, Chipola library holdings include 3,688 print books, 2,717 electronic books, 80 print periodical subscriptions to magazines/journals, 549 electronic periodical titles and 82 electronic databases.

            Some didn’t believe the Chipola College ads that ran in September promising free tuition to the first 20 students admitted into the college’s new Bachelor's degree programs. The college made believers of the 16 students enrolled in the program who have yet to spend any of their own money for tuition.Organization of the Teacher Education Program

            According to Clemmons, facilitators will help ensure that practical experiences in the schools are integrated with academic course work.  “When students begin to intern, they will already have important teaching experiences.  We want them to feel comfortable in the classroom setting,” said Clemmons. Facilitators will provide subject area expertise in the development and evaluation of the Teacher Education Program.  They also will teach at least 12 semester hours of courses in the program and will work to ensure that subject area competencies are included in course syllabi and Assist in all activities required for SACS accreditation, Florida State Board of Education, and NCATE approval. Additionally, facilitators will advise students who express interest in majors in science, mathematics, or education or who are seeking certification requirements for teaching mathematics or biology in grades 6-12.

            Some didn’t believe the Chipola College ads that ran in September promising free tuition to the first 20 students admitted into the college’s new Bachelor's degree programs. The college made believers of the 16 students enrolled in the program who have yet to spend any of their own money. The Beall Endowment in the Chipola Foundation covered the tuition for four students who do not receive financial aid from other sources and the offer is still open to future students.

            Persons interested in a teaching career in middle or high school with a strong background in math or science, should contact Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276, or Dr. Lou Cleveland at 850-718-2416.

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April 8, 2004

 

CHIPOLA PHI BETA LAMBDA WINS AT STATE COMPETITION

 

            MARIANNA--Several Chipola College students won awards at the recent Phi Beta Lambda State Conference in Orlando.

            The team of Tiffany Anderson and LaNeise Lesley won first place in Desktop Publishing. Matt Thompson won first place in Telecommunications. Matt White won second in Information Management. Kaleb Mercer won first in Networking Concepts. Rebekah Gilmore won third in Website Development. Josh Lawrence won fourth in Visual Basic Programming and fifth in Programming. Robert Speights won fifth in Programming Visual Basic. Shannon Wooden won third in Salesmanship.  

            Former Chipola Students also performed well in the competition. Amanda Barber of FAMU placed first in Public Speaking and received the $1500 Rob Kelleher Scholarship awarded to Florida's most outstanding member. Amanda is completing an internship in occupational therapy and will graduate this summer.  Amanda served as District I Vice President of PBL. Chad Fears, a junior at the University of Florida, was elected State President of PBL.  Chad also placed first in Future Business Executive competition.  Chad is a junior at The University of Florida. He was last year's Chipola SGA President, and is the current PBL District II Vice President.

            First and second place finishers qualify to compete at the National PBL Competition in Denver, July 9-12.

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CHIPOLA WINS AT PBL STATE--Several Chipola College students won awards at the recent Phi Beta Lambda State Conference in Orlando. Pictured from left, are: Matt Thompson, first Telecommunications; Kathryn Roberts, Advisor; Shannon Wooden, third in Salesmanship; Robert Speights, fifth in Visual Basic; Rebekah Gilmore, third Website Design; Josh Lawrence, fourth in Visual Basic and 5th in C++ programming; Tiffany Anderson and LaNeise Leslie, first Desktop Publishing Team; Kaleb Mercer, first in Network Concepts. Not pictured is Matt White, second in Information Management. 

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April8, 2004 

 

Chipola ALUMNUS Elected Phi Beta Lambda State President

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College alumnus Seabron Chad Fears was elected state president of the Florida Phi Beta Lambda Business fraternity at the recent state convention in Orlando.

            Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the college component of Future Business Leaders of America.

            As PBL state president, Fears will serve as chair of the State Executive Council, preside over council and business meetings of PBL, appoint committees, serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, serve as student representative on the board, oversee preparation of the Fall Leadership and Officers' Training Conference, and perform other duties for promotion and development of local, state and national PBL.

            Fears also was named Who’s Who in Florida PBL and won the first place award in the Future Business Executive competition. He will represent Florida at the National PBL Leadership Conference in Denver in July.

            While at Chipola, Fears served as Student Government president and as a Student Ambassador. He is a 2001 Marianna High graduate and a 2003 Chipola graduate. Fears is a junior at the University of Florida majoring in Business Administration and Political Science.

            He is the son of Mary and Elwin Fears of Marianna, and the grandson of Lovie and the late Jim Daniels and the late James and Gladys Fears.

            For information about PBL, contact Fears at 850-209-7747.

 

 

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April 8, 2004

 

FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Firearms Familiarization Course, April 19 - 22, at the Firing Range of the W.B. "Bill" Reddoch Annex on the Blue Springs Highway.   The course will meet each day from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

            Participants will receive a certificate of completion which is one of the requirements to obtain a concealed weapons permit. 

            Application and fee of $57 are due April 14.   Weapons and ammunition will be provided.

            For information, contact Doris Williams in Public Service at 850-718-2394.

 

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April 8, 2004

 

CHIPOLA STUDENT NAMED IN FLORIDA LEADER’S TOP 20

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College sophomore Kimberly Rogers has been selected for Florida Leader magazine’s 17th annual Florida College Student of the Year Awards program.

            Rogers was one of 20 outstanding campus leaders picked to represent the state in an upcoming issue of Florida Leader.  She was named to the honorable mention list of 13 along with seven finalists who will be introduced at an April 16 press conference at the State Capitol in Tallahassee. The event later will be televised statewide on The Sunshine Network.  Chipola alumnus Chrissie Prichard was named College Student of the Year by the magazine in 2003.

            The awards program recognizes students who support themselves financially through college, excel academically, and are involved in community service and political activism. Top students from universities, private colleges, and community colleges throughout Florida compete in the statewide scholarship program sponsored by Florida Leader, SunTrust, Office Depot, and other companies that support the recognition of excellence in Florida higher education.

            “The diverse group of students recognized this year is a testament to the wonderful variety of students we have at colleges across Florida,” says W. H. “Butch” Oxendine, Jr., publisher of Florida Leader magazine. “The outstanding quality of this year’s applicants signals a resurgence of student activism, as students across the country are taking greater responsibility for improving the world around them. This year’s winners are self-reliant student leaders who understand the importance of community and political activism.”           

            The 2004 applicants were reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges, including respected educators, business leaders, and journalists statewide.

            Florida Leader, the founding sponsor, is a newsmagazine read by students at 86 colleges and 550 public and private high schools throughout the state of Florida.      

 

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April 8, 2004

           

ORLANDO OPERA COMPANY PERFORMS MONDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

 

            MARIANNA—The Orlando Opera Company will present "Romance, Rage & Revelry," Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola College Theater.

            Patrons will experience the best music has to offer in this exciting program, highlighting great classics from Opera, Operetta, and Broadway.  Orlando Opera brings the drama and excitement of live opera to communities throughout Florida with performances by talented young professionals who star in the Orlando Opera program.     

            The performance is the final offering of the Chipola Artist Series which is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            A limited number of tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—are available at the Chipola Business Office.

            For tickets, call 850-718-2220.                                                           

 

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SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will hold auditions Thursday, April 22, at 3 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

            The Show Choir is open to all full-time Chipola students and incoming freshmen. All students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or online at www.chipola.edu and an accompanied vocal solo. Show Choir Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition. Forms are available on the Web or in the Fine Arts Office. Members selected must register for a Show Choir course, either MUN1370 or MUN2371.

            Students should bring to the audition either sheet music or an accompaniment track. Unaccompanied auditions are not accepted. A choreographer will be teaching a group dance routine at 3 p.m. Individual vocal auditions will follow.

            The group is directed by Dr. Ed Lyon and performs throughout the panhandle for schools, civic organizations and Chipola district events. The Show Choir has won awards at the Invitational Show Choir Workshop; has participated in the Florida Community College Show Choir Festival; and has performed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines.  The Show Choir’s JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been near sellouts for six consecutive years.

            For further information contact the Fine and Performing Arts office at 718-2227 or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.                   

 

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April 8, 2004

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming months.

         Several Childcare courses are slated. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 10 and 24 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Behavior Observation class is May 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.         

            A CPR class will meet May 4 and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered June 15 and 17 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.            

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

 

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April 15, 2004

 

CHIPOLA INSTRUCTOR HELPS IMPROVE ELECTRONICS TEXTBOOK

 

 

                MARIANNA—James Bailey, Chipola College instructor in Electronics, was asked by McGraw-Hill to conduct an extensive review of an Electronics textbook, “Basic Mathematics for Electricity and Electronics” by Harry Forster and Mitchel E. Schultz.  

                Bailey was asked to provide the authors with candid and detailed feedback before the next textbook revision.

                Bailey says one of the major concerns he hears from students is that textbooks often fail to include enough example problems worked in each chapter. He says example problems are useful in helping students understand electronic math problems that are sometimes very difficult to solve.

                Bailey developed a “problem-solved” soft cover manual for the textbook and made it available for students to purchase in the campus book store. The manual gives students a step-by-step approach to solving math problems for direct-current circuits and alternating-current circuits. Bailey sent a copy of his “problem solved” manual to the authors along with his chapter review materials. The authors were so pleased with Bailey’s manual that they plan to include selected problems in the Ninth Edition of the book in 2006.

                Bailey will be named as a contributor to the book and will receive an honorarium.

 

 

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April 15, 2004

 

 

CHIPOLA THEATER MAJORS WORKING ON SEVERAL PROJECTS

               

 

                MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre at Chipola, says his students are busy on a number of local projects in the community.

                Theatre majors supplied technical support for two recent professional tours at Chipola including Lewis and Clark and the Orlando Opera Company sponsored by CRAA. Students helped with load in and load out of sets, and with lighting and sound assistance.

                Sirmon is working with Amber Baggett on an “Injunction for Protection” video along with Circuit Judge William L. Wright. Chipola theatre majors have worked closely with Baggett and are in the process of finalizing the script to be filmed by Chipola’s Royce Reagan. Students have the opportunity to write scripts, cast, perform and serve as technical support.

                Chipola theatre students will present an after school script study with local McClane Center students later in April. Chipola English instructor Rachel Cooey is also assisting with the project.

                The month of May also will be busy as Chipola Theatre brings to life E. B. White’s classic “Charlotte’s Web.” The theatre will host hundreds of elementary schools for several live performances. All daytime shows are sold out. An evening performance open to the public is May 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale April 29 in the business office. ACT members may pick up VIP tickets on April 26.

                For information about Chipola Theatre, call Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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April 15, 2004

 

FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Firearms Familiarization Course, April 19 - 22, at the Firing Range of the W.B. "Bill" Reddoch Annex on the Blue Springs Highway.   The course will meet each day from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

                Participants will receive a certificate of completion which is one of the requirements to obtain a concealed weapons permit. 

                Application and fee of $57 are due April 14.   Weapons and ammunition will be provided.

                For information, contact Doris Williams in Public Service at 850-718-2394.

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April 15, 2004

 

CHILDREN EXPERIENCE OPERA AT CHIPOLA

 

 

                MARIANNA—Some 1,300 local elementary students enjoyed a magical story, brightly colored sets, talented performers, imaginative costumes and incredible music during performances of “The Mini Magic Flute,” April 13 and 14 at Chipola College.                               The Orlando Opera Company on Tour presented the special children’s opera which was based on Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Joan Stadsklev, Chipola director of Fine and Performing Arts, said, “ ‘The Mini Magic Flute,’ presents an easy-to-understand opera for children in first through the fifth grades with a strong focus on class participation.”

                Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department hosted the performances which were made possible by the Chipola Regional Arts Association and Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

 

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April 15, 2004

SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will hold auditions Thursday, April 22, at 3 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

                The Show Choir is open to all full-time Chipola students and incoming freshmen. All students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or online at www.chipola.edu and an accompanied vocal solo. Show Choir Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition. Forms are available on the Web or in the Fine Arts Office. Members selected must register for a Show Choir course, either MUN1370 or MUN2371.

                Students should bring to the audition either sheet music or an accompaniment track. Unaccompanied auditions are not accepted. A choreographer will be teaching a group dance routine at 3 p.m. Individual vocal auditions will follow.

                The group is directed by Dr. Ed Lyon and performs throughout the panhandle for schools, civic organizations and Chipola district events. The Show Choir has won awards at the Invitational Show Choir Workshop; has participated in the Florida Community College Show Choir Festival; and has performed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines.  The Show Choir’s JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been near sellouts for six consecutive years.

                For further information contact the Fine and Performing Arts office at 718-2227 or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.                         

 

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April 15, 2004

CHIPOLA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL FINISH CONFERENCE THIS WEEK

 

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team hosts four home games in the final week of the conference season.

                Chipola hosts Tallahassee, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18. Both games begin at 1 p.m. at the Chipola field.

                The Indians travel to Pensacola, April 20, before returning home to host Pensacola, Wednesday, April 21 at 5 p.m. Chipola hosts Okaloosa-Walton in the final home game of the conference season, Friday, April 23, at 5 p.m.

                Chipola finishes the conference season on the road at Okaloosa-Walton, April 24. 

 

                The Chipola Lady Indians softball team travels to Gulf Coast, April 20 for a 4 p.m. doubleheader. The Lady Indians finish the regular season Friday, April 23, when they host Tallahassee in a 4 p.m. doubleheader.

 

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April 15, 2004

 

ATHLETES RECOGNIZED AT CHIPOLA BASKETBALL BANQUET

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized its basketball teams and cheerleaders at an April 13 banquet.

                Athletic Director Dr. Dale O'Daniel congratulated first year Head Women's Basketball Coach David Lane for making the state tournament after joining the team after practice began in October. Lane thanked his assistant coaches Sally Jeter and Shehara Clark. He also recognized the 2003-2004 Lady Indians: Missy Curry, Courtney Wilson, Laura Cowling, Ashley Perry, Melissa Killings, Kristina Andjelkovic, Tojalynn "Sweet Pea" Atmore, Andrea Martin, Tameka Jackson, Alecia MacDonald and Reginette "Reggie" Maddox.

                Andjelkovic and Maddox received First Team All-Conference honors. Atmore was named Most Improved Player. Martin was Defensive Player of the Year and Jackson was Freshman of the Year.  Maddox earned the Coaches' Award and was recognized for being named to the FCCAA All-State First Team and Third Team NJCAA All-American. Maddox is the first Chipola's women's basketball player to make the All-American list.

                First year men's head basketball coach Chris Jans was introduced by college president Dr. Gene Prough. Jans recognized his assistants Micah Byars and Greg Heiar. He also presented plaques to the 2003-2004 Indians: Chanan Coleman, Brent Crews, Traion Davis, Daniel Dieudonne, Je'Kel Foster, Victor Gomez, Isaiah Jenkins, Mario Jointer, Shawn Malloy, Kyron "Chief" Monette, Truman Montgomery, Vas'shun Newborne, Kendaris Pelton, Michael Reddick, Deke Thompson and Leon Woodstock.

                Malloy earned the Most Improved Player Award, while Jointer was named Mr. Offense.  Thompson won Mr. Defense. Newborne was named Best Rebounder. Brent Crews got the Freshman of the Year award. Woodstock won the Coaches' Award. Foster was named team MVP and was recently named first team All American by the NJCAA.

                Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix recognized her assistant Melissa Larramore and the 2003-2004 squad: Andrea Spataro—Captain, Tonya Blocker, Georgia Britt, Jessica Crutchfield, Stephanie Mann and Candis Williams.

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April 15, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SLATED

 

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Cheerleader tryouts for the 2004-05 squad, May 25-27, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., in the Johnson Health Center.

                Applicants must provide high school/college transcript with minimum 2.5 GPA; recommendation letter from previous cheer coach; and a completed application.

                Applicants must be enrolled full-time at Chipola beginning Fall Semester 2004. A back handspring is the minimum gymnastic requirement.

                Members of the new squad will attend the Orlando Cheer Camp conducted by former FSU cheerleading staff at the Grosvenor Resort at Walt Disney World.

                Contact Geraldine DeFelix, Cheerleader Coach at 850-718-2322, or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu

 

 

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April 29, 2004

CHIPOLA GRADUATION CEREMONY IS MAY 4

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold graduation ceremonies for the class of 2004 Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

                Some 300 students have completed the requirements for degrees or certificates signifying the completion of programs of study at the college. They will join the ranks of approximately 9,300 other graduates of Chipola.

                Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

                 

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April 29, 2004

 

CHARLOTTE’S WEB TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

               

                MARIANNA— Tickets for the Chipola College production of “Charlotte’s Web” go on sale in the college Business Office.

                The children's show will be presented to the public on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $5. The theatre will host hundreds of elementary schools for live performances, May 12, 13 and 14. All daytime shows are sold out.

                Sylvia Stanton will play the title role in the popular children’s story. Others in the ensemble are Jonathan Dowling as Wilber, Melody Ruano as Fern Arable, Alan Barber as John Arable, Josh Barber as Avery Arable, Lee Shook as Homer Zuckerman, Chris Gardner as Lurvy, Anne Gilmartin as Templeton, Erin Davis as Goose, James Spooner as Gander, Courtney Haile as Sheep, Paul Carnes as Mr. Carter, Tara Padgett as President, Chuck Kimrey as Uncle, Kim Hobgood as Mrs. Arable and Kara Hewitt as Spectator.  David Culpepper will serve as narrator.    

                For information about Chipola Theatre, call director Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or visit www.chipola.edu

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April 29, 2004

 

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES 2004-05 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                MARIANNA—Audition dates for Chipola College music and theatre scholarships for the 2004-05 school year are May 20.

                High school graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre and art aptitude are eligible to apply for scholarships in music, theatre or art majors.

                Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Foundation.

                Applications may be obtained by phoning the Chipola College Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277 or by visiting the college’s web site at www.chipola.edu and clicking on Fine and Performing Arts.

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April 29, 2004

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

MARIANNA--Chipola College sophomores Joni Goodman and Kimberly Rogers, both of Blountstown, have been named Academic All-Americans.  The students were recognized at a press conference at the college, Monday, April 26.

The students will be featured in the April 26 edition of USA Today.  Chipola English instructor Jody Spooner who serves as adviser to the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa says the pair of students has given more than 2,000 hours of time to community and campus projects. Each college can nominate only two students for the All-American team. “To have two students from the college named Academic All-Americans is tremendous. When you consider that Joni and Kimberly are ranked in the top 60 students out of the 11 million community college students in the country, the magnitude of the honor is even more impressive,” Spooner said.

The All-USA Two-Year College Academic Team is open to associate degree-seeking community college students in the USA and its territories. The program is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.

The Chipola sophomores also were named first-team members of the All-Florida Academic Team. Both students have been active in the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. The pair helped last year’s PTK chapter earn the 2003 Most Distinguished Chapter Award, as well as top awards in the Hallmarks of Fellowship, Scholarship, Leadership and Service.

This year, Chipola’s PTK earned the Scholarship Hallmark Award, Fellowship Hallmark Award, Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award, Pinnacle Continued Excellence Award, and the USA Today Case Study Challenge Award at the 2004 convention. 

                Joni Goodman of Blountstown was named a member of Academic All American Second Team.

Earlier this Spring, she was selected a Guistwhite Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa.  She is one of only 15 students to be chosen from nearly 700 applicants for this honor. The Guistwhite Scholarship Program annually awards 15 scholarships of $5,000 each based on scholastic achievement and participation in Phi Theta Kappa.

Goodman is a Chipola Honors Program student, a Student Ambassador and is active in the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She also was one of two Chipola students nominated for the All-Florida Academic Team.

As the 2002 salutatorian of Altha High School, Goodman was awarded the Chipola Valedictorian Scholarship.  She earned the Florida Academic Top Scholar award, presented to the top student from each county in Florida. She also won the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship which is awarded to the top five applicants from the state of Florida.

Goodman serves as a student assistant in Chipola Literature and Language Division and as a volunteer student tutor in the Tech Center and English Writing lab. She works countless hours on service projects including: voter registration, American Cancer Society, Project Graduation and the Day in the Life program. She currently is Team Development chair for the Calhoun County Relay for Life.

She recently raised $1,900 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by completing the Walt Disney World Marathon with a Team in Training group from Chipola.

Goodman is the daughter of John and Dorcas Goodman of Blountstown. She plans to pursue a major in business and eventually go to law school.      

Kimberly Rogers was selected for the Academic All American Third Team.

She was one of only ten students named a Phi Theta Kappa Leader of Promise.  The award includes a $500 toward the completion of her associate degree.  She also was the winner of the local PTK Leader of Promise award.

                Rogers serves as Scholarship Officer for Chipola’s Nu Chi chapter of PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges. She also is a Chipola Student Ambassador and is active in Student Government. 

On April 16, Rogers was named an Honorable Mention winner in the Florida College Student of the Year competition during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Tallahassee. Florida Leader magazine selected Rogers from among thousands of exceptional campus leaders in the 17th annual Florida College Student of the Year Awards program. The prestigious awards program recognizes students who support themselves financially through college, excel academically, and are involved in community service and political activism.

                The 2002 Valedictorian of Blountstown High School, Rogers is attending Chipola on the Florida Bright Futures program and Coca-Cola Foundation and Chipola Valedictorian scholarships.

                Rogers plans to major in microbiology. She hopes to study medicine and specialize in pediatrics.  She has been accepted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is considering attending Duke University.

                Rogers is the daughter of Harry and Sandy Rogers of Blountstown.

 

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April 29, 2004

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

                The following students received academic awards: Jerrid Pippin, Economics; Kelly Scott, Accounting; Justin Williams, Freshman Networking Services; Michael Hagans and Michael Walskey, Sophomore Networking Services; Joshua Lawrence, Computer Science; Jeanette Asselin, Tracey Guster and Sonya Pittman, Office Systems Technology; Lauren Eade, General Biology; Sarah Bryant, Biology for Science Majors; Jessica Buchanan, Microbiology; Alan Riley, Freshman Chemistry; Sarah Bryant, Sophomore Chemistry; Clayton Dilmore, Physical Science; Waylon Lewis, Earth Science; Amanda Hall, Calculus I; Sharon Henderson, Calculus II; Mitch Sims, Calculus III; Ashlie Taylor, C.H. Barton Award; Waylon Lewis, Freshman English; Sarah Bryant, Sophomore English; Ashley Gaffney, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Andrew Garske, Social Science; Shannon Wooden, Outstanding Business Graduate; Emily Marsh, UWF Business Program Scholarship; Amanda Barefield, Holly Dunnington, Lyndsay Garrett, Courtney Jolley and Lyndsey Riley, FSU/PC Transfer Scholarships.

                The following nursing students received awards: Catherine Marsh, Clinical Excellence (fourth semester); Pam Wright, Academic Excellence (fourth semester); Vicki Burnett, Clinical Excellence (spring semester); Mary Maldonado, Academic Excellence (spring semester).                Students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards: Willie Williams, Electronic Engineering; William Bailey, Computer Engineering; Alma Groomes, Computer Electronics; Ronald Tissue, Welding; Harry Kern, Automotive; Terry Neal, Corrections; Brian Mixon, Firefighting and Angie Hill, Cosmetology.

                Three students received awards for athletics: Stephanie Eggers, Keen Scholar Athlete Award; Je’Kel Foster, Neal Sportsmanship Award and Andrea Spataro, Cheerleader Award.

                The following students received awards for extracurricular activities: Adam Moxley, Outstanding Musicianship Award; Shannon Wooden, Black Student Union; Katharyn Jones and Matthew White, Phi Beta Lambda; Mathew Giglio and Somer Sheffield, Science Club; Tracy Brock, Student Ambassadors; Meghan Spear, Tab Bright and Andrea Spataro, Student Government Association; Brett Smith, The Papoose Student Newspaper; Elizabeth Edenfield, Library Award and Lydia Johnson, Mu Alpha Theta.

                Three awards were given to non-students. The student body selected David Hilton for the Distinguished Faculty Award and Willie Spires for the Distinguished Service Award. The Community Service Award was presented to Amy Fuller, sports editor of The Floridan.                                               

 

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April 29, 2004

 

PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA SUMMER CLASSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold registration for the Summer I term, Friday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Monday, May 10. Late registration continues through noon on May 11.

Application deadline for Summer Session II classes is June 10. Registration is June 22. Classes begin June 23. Graduating seniors who enroll in Summer II classes earn the right to register early for Fall classes.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete an application—available in the Registration Office—and provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening college credit courses, as well as Independent study and online courses.

Chipola’s Workforce Development Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which offer open enrollment and excellent job placement potential.

The University Center @ Chipola provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and advanced degree programs on the Chipola campus.

                For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211.

 

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April 29, 2004

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer summer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 25-June 3, Session 2: June 7-17, Session 3: June 21-July 1; and Session 4: July 12-July 23*. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. for Sessions 1-3. *Session 4 evening lessons will meet at 6:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Lessons meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Classes are subject to enrollment limits. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet July 6-9 and July 26-29.  Both sessions meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Cost is $25. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395.

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp: July 6-9 and Wet and Wild Camp: July 26-29. Camps meet from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-23. The program meets weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $35 per week and includes stroke improvement, games and supervised playtime. All participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Basketball coach Chris Jans will offer Basketball Camps for grades 3 through 8, June 21-23.  Grades 3-5 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. The Chipola coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $55 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  Call 718-2364, for information.

Basketball Team Camps will meet June 19-20 and June 26-27. Teams will play in a Double Elimination Tournament each day with a 3-game guarantee. Cost is $150 per team. Call Greg Heiar at 718-2364.

Chipola women’s Basketball coach David Lane will offer camps for grades 3-8. A camp for grades 3 and 4 is June 12-14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  A camp for grades 5-8 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  The Chipola coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  Cost is $55, or $100 for two family members.  For information, call 718-2234.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 7-10 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The camp will focus on fundamentals through drills conducted by the CJC coaching staff and players. The $75 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 14-15 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 16-17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 21-22 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 23-24 from 9 a.m. to noon.   Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. Call Johnson at 718-2237.   

Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix will offer a Cheerleader Clinic for ages 5-12, June 5 and 12. Participants may attend one or both days. The clinic will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A Showoff for parents is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. each Saturday. Registration deadline is May 20.  Cost is $40 for one day or $70 for both days. For information, contact DeFelix at 718-2322.

 

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April 29, 2004

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming months.

                An American Red Cross Lifeguard class will be offered Monday through Thursday, May 3 through 13; from 5 to 9 p.m. The class is open to students 15 and older, and provides a three year certification. Cost is $151.

           A 10 Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming) course will be offered May 8 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Behavior Observation class is May 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.         

                Several Health Care will be offered. A CPR class will meet May 12 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered June 15 and 17 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41. IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will be offered each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., June 21 through July 8.  Pre-registration is required and cost is $121.

                Cake Decorating I will meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 7 through 28.   Cost is $41.     

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

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