April 5, 2007

 

CHIPOLA REVAMPS SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials have revamped the Summer Schedule to provide more classes at more convenient times as well as new classes that extend from Summer I to Summer II.

Several new classes and times have been added to both terms. More than 30 evening courses and six distance learning courses are available during the two six-week summer sessions. Several classes—including ENC 1101, ENC 1102 and Humanities and French—have been extended to run for 12 weeks rather than 6.  

Summer I classes begin May 8. Summer II classes begin June 25.

Currently-enrolled students may register for both summer terms, April 10 through April 20.  Current students with 30 or more hours may register Tuesday, April 10. Current students with one or more hour may register April 11 through April 20. For added convenience, counselors will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 17. 

Online registration also is available April 10-20 for students who qualify.

Fees for early registration must be paid by April 24. Scholarship recipients should contact the Business Office by April 24 to declare fee payment method. Students from Georgia and Alabama pay in-state tuition.

New students planning to enroll in summer classes are encouraged to apply by the April 20 deadline for Summer Session I. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science.

Business majors are encouraged to contact the college for information on a new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management slated to begin in January of 2008. Application deadline for new students planning to enroll in summer classes is April 20.

New students who take at least one class during either summer term may register early for Fall 2007 classes.

The new Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu.

For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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April 5, 2007

CHIPOLA OPENS ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College recently opened the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a full-service lab designed to help students succeed in their college courses.

The ACE offers individual tutoring, test-prep sessions for specific courses, study group organization, study skills development and high-speed computers with course software. Supplemental instruction also is available for students in high risk courses including Earth Science (GLY 1001) and Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033).

The ACE is located in Building L directly behind the new Student Services/ Administration building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Faculty members Bonnie Smith and Cherry Ward oversee the ACE program which is made possible through a Title III grant. Title III team members include: Gail Hartzog, Project Director; Dr. Cherry Ward, QEP/ Title III Facilitator; Vicki Mathis, Project Assistant; and Bonnie Smith, ACE Coordinator. Six Chipola faculty members serve on advisory committee for the ACE: Lee Shook, Rachel West, Janice Holley, Gena Porter-Lankist, Daniel Powell and Cherry Ward.

ACE student tutors are: Travis Monsalvatge, Mitchell Whitehead, Alex May, Heather Morris, Jordan Olds, Brandy Blighton, Jordan Olds, DaShoan Olds, Samantha Clackum, Robert Jones and Charles Isabella.

Bonnie Smith, ACE Coordinator, says, “The ACE is a great place to find help with classes, but it’s also a great environment to study alone or just relax.”

            An open house for the ACE is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, from 2 to 5 p.m.

            For information, call Dr. Cherry Ward or Bonnie Smith at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3247. 

 

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CHIPOLA OPENS ACE—Chipola College recently opened the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a full-service lab designed to help students succeed in their college courses.  Here, Chipola student Ricky Baker gets help from ACE tutor Brandy Blighton. An open house for the ACE is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. For information, call Dr. Cherry Ward or Bonnie Smith at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3247. 

 

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April 5, 2007

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL FINISHES THIRD IN STATE TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Brain Bowl team placed third out of ten teams in the FCCAA State Brain Bowl Tournament held March 30-31 at Gulf Coast CC.

Chipola had an overall 6-3 record. Team members are: Anthony Bennett of Marianna, Mark Hodge of Holmes County, Chuck Bryant of Holmes County and Tyler Land of Bethlehem. Chuck Bryant finished sixth in individual scoring. Anthony Bennett was 15th. Mark Hodge was 16th.

Chipola is one of only eight community colleges invited to the National Academic Quiz Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, April 13-14, at the University of Minnesota.

Chipola will compete with numerous universities including Alabama, Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Yale.

Chipola math professor Stan Young coaches the Brain Bowl team with Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle.

 

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS PLACE THIRD IN STATE—The Chipola Brain Bowl team placed third out of ten teams in the FCCAA State Brain Bowl Tournament held March 30-31 at Gulf Coast CC. Pictured from left, are: Trey Paul, Anthony Bennett, Mark Hodge, Tyler Land, (back) Dr. Robert Dunkle (coach), Daniel Carter, Mitchell Whitehead, Jantzen Whitehead and Stan Young (coach). Not pictured is Chuck Bryant.

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April 5, 2007

PBL STUDENTS WIN AT STATE COMPETITION

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College students won awards in two competitions at the

2007 Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Competition in Orlando March, 22-25.

Kayla Baxter won first place in the Job Interview competition.  Placing first in the state entitles Baxter to compete at the national level June 23 in Chicago.

Rachael Douglas and Kayla Baxter won fifth place in the Desktop Publishing contest. Patrick Bellamy and Daryl Hunter also competed for Chipola.

Chipola students competed with PBL members from community colleges and universities across the Florida.

            Kathryn Roberts is the adviser to Chipola’s PBL group.

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CHIPOLA PBL WINS AT STATE—Chipola College students won awards in two competitions at the 2007 Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Competition in Orlando March, 22-25. Pictured from left, are: Patrick Bellamy, Kayla Baxter, Rachael Douglas, Daryl Hunter.  Baxter won first in Job Interview.  Rachael Douglas and Baxter won fifth in Desktop Publishing.

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April 5, 2007

 

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘GOLDEN GOOSE ’

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the children’s play, “The Golden Goose,” which will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children in May. A public performance is set for Thursday, May 10.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently selected actors in the following roles: Mike Milton as Simpleton, Shannon Grice as Mother, Rowdy Wilbur as Rupert, Justin McCoy as Georgie, Chris Calton as Little Old Lady, Brittney Holmes as Goose, Kevin Russell as Father, Katie Brown as Wife, Meghan Gilliland as Miranda, Jessie Lawson as Helena, Rowdy Wilbur as Cora, Justin McCoy as Parson, Brittany York as Nellie, Danielle Manton as Bride, Shannon Grice as Princess Cry Baby, Aaron Summerlin as Count Jester, Justin Carr as Price Good Humor and Josh Peterson as Page.    

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                   

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April 5, 2007

           

 NEW BEGINNINGS PROGRAM TO OFFER COMPUTER COURSE

 

MARIANNA—The New Beginnings Program at Chipola College has scheduled a computer class on Wednesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Continuing Education Building (S).

The course will provide an introduction to Microsoft Word course and will cover: creating a folder, saving a file, working with two open documents, paragraph formatting, terminology, types of files, and information on hardware/software.

Internet searching will be included with instructions on: how to locate what you really want, how to use various Web search engines, and copying from the Web to a document.

For information on this course and to apply to the New Beginnings Program, contact Rose Parramore in Student Services at 718-2208.

 

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April 5, 2007

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO APRIL 19 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Blue Springs Working Group, Thursday, April 19, in the Continuing Education Conference Center at Chipola College.

Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. and run to noon. The afternoon session will include a field trip to the basin that will last 2 to 3 hours. 

Chuck Hatcher from Jackson County Parks will give an update on the Blue Springs Recreation Area.  Jeff Norville from the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA will discuss rapid watershed assessment.  Bill Dean from the Jackson County Health Department will discuss well testing in the spring basin.  Working Group leaders are also scheduled to present the inaugural Jackson Blue Springs Champion award.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to the Blue Springs Recreation Area prior to the field trip. Reservations are requested for the field trip.

An Old Timers Day is scheduled for May 5 at the recreation area. 

For information, contact Dr. Steve Shimmel at 526-2761, Ext. 3246.

 

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April 5, 2007

 

LOCAL SWIMMERS INVITED TO JOIN MARIANNA SWIM TEAM

 

MARIANNA—The Marianna Swim Team invites boys and girls, ages 4-18, to join the team.

Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards).

Practices are held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning April 30. Meets are held on Saturdays throughout the summer.

Team dues are $30 per swimmer. Families also are required to purchase a Chipola College Pool Pass. Family passes are $90 for one child; $120 for two children; and $10 for each additional child. Passes are valid from April through September. 

For information, contact Abby Strickland at 482-8149 or Cathy Michael at 482-5452.

 

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April 5, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, April 30 through June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $44.

The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, April 13, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, April 14, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, April 16 and 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, April 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), April 23 and 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), April 28, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

 

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April 5, 2007

 

LADY INDIANS TOP NATIONAL POLLS FOR SECOND WEEK

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians moved into first place in the Panhandle Conference and held onto the top spot in the NJCAA Division I Softball rankings for the second consecutive week.

The Indians took control of the NJCAA poll last week when they jumped over pre-season No. 1 Pima Community College. Chipola received 80 total poll points and four first place votes to claim the top spot.

Region 8 (Florida) has a stronghold on the NJCAA poll as three of the top five teams hail from the region: Chipola (1), Manatee (3) and Gulf Coast (5).

            Chipola moved into first place in the conference April 5 with a pair of 8-0 mercy rule wins over the Lady Commodores. The Lady Indians improved to 10-2 in the Conference ahead of Gulf Coast at 9-3.  As of April 5, TCC (5-5) is third. PJC and OW are both 4-6.

Chipola took home three wins last week to improve their record to 36-5-1. The Indians swept Tallahassee on March 28 in a twin-bill 8-3 and 4-0, but then lost the first game of a doubleheader against Pensacola on March 31 by a score of 5-1.

The Lady Indians bounced back and took the second game by a score of 12-0.

Chipola has two players that rank in the Top 20 in the NJCAA in batting average: Sara Lovestrand (.511) and Martina Landrum (.506). The Lady Indians are 11th in team batting average with a .379 mark.

            The Lady Indians finish out the conference season on the road before returning home to host Darton College on April 25.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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April 5, 2007

 

LEAGUE-LEADING INDIANS HOST THREE AT HOME THIS WEEK

           

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team hosts three big home games this week, including: North Florida, Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m.; OW, Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m.; and Gulf Coast, Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m.

As of April 5, Chipola leads the Panhandle Conference race with a 13-2 mark.

OW is 7-7.  Gulf Coast, TCC and PJC are tied at 6-8.

The Indians improved to 25-13 and 13-2 in league play after defeating North

Florida 12-2 on April 5.

The Indians swept Pensacola in a pair of games, April 1 and 3.  Chipola won a 14-

10 slugfest over Pensacola on April 3.  Chipola’s Tom Hatcher had a three-run homer, to put the Indians up 5-4 after trailing 3-0 early. Hatcher also had a two-run single later in the game to log five RBI’s 5 on the day.

Lou Green picked up his first collegiate win after relieving Tyler Musslewhite in the fourth.  Josh Storm came on in the ninth to get his second save in two days

The Indians beat Pensacola on 5-3 on April 1.  Daniel Jones got the win with seven complete innings.  Josh Storm came in to get the save.  Einar Atencio had three hits for Chipola.

The Indians finished a three game sweep of Okaloosa-Walton with an 11-2 win in 7 innings on March 31. Starting pitcher Brett Wiggins threw five scoreless innings, before giving up a two-run homer in the sixth to finish a complete game in the seventh.

Tom Hatcher led Chipola’s offense with a two-run homer in the first. Daniel Renfroe hit a grand slam in the fifth. Jesus Barroso hit his first career homerun in the sixth to put the Indians up 11-2.

For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 718-2CJC.

 

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TALENT SEARCH STUDENTS HELP ENTERPRISE—Students in the Educational Talent Search Program at Chipola College celebrated National TRIO with a canned food drive for victims of the recent tornado in Enterprise, AL. Sixth through twelfth graders in the five-county area participated. Pictured are sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Talent Search students from Blountstown Middle school.

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April 12, 2007

CHIPOLA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR ACADEMIC CENTER

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials will host an open house and ribbon-cutting Tuesday, April 17, to celebrate the opening of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a full-service lab designed to help students succeed in their college courses.

A ribbon-cutting is set for 2 p.m. The open house will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ACE offers individual tutoring, test-prep sessions for specific courses, study group organization, study skills development and high-speed computers with course software. Supplemental instruction also is available for students in high risk courses.

The ACE is located in Building L directly behind the new Student Services/ Administration building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Faculty members Bonnie Smith and Cherry Ward oversee the ACE program which is made possible through a Title III grant. Title III team members include: Gail Hartzog, Project Director; Dr. Cherry Ward, QEP/ Title III Facilitator; Vicki Mathis, Project Assistant; and Bonnie Smith, ACE Coordinator. Six Chipola faculty members serve on advisory committee for the ACE: Lee Shook, Rachel West, Janice Holley, Gena Porter-Lankist, Daniel Powell and Cherry Ward.

ACE student tutors are: Travis Monsalvatge, Mitchell Whitehead, Alex May, Heather Morris, Jordan Olds, Brandy Blighton, Jordan Olds, DaShoan Olds, Samantha Clackum, Robert Jones and Charles Isabella.

            For information, call Dr. Cherry Ward or Bonnie Smith at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3247. 

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April 12, 2007

PUBLIC INVITED TO APRIL 19 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Blue Springs Working Group, Thursday, April 19, in the Continuing Education Conference Center at Chipola College.

Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. and run to noon. The afternoon session will include a 2-3 hour field trip of the spring basin leaving from Blue Springs Recreation Area at around 1:15 p.m.  

Working Group leaders are scheduled to present the inaugural Jackson Blue Springs Champion Award at 9 a.m. 

Chuck Hatcher from Jackson County Parks will give an update on the Blue Springs Recreation Area. 

Jeff Norville from the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA will discuss a proposal to the Natural Resource Conservation Service State Technical Committee. 

Bill Dean from the Jackson County Health Department will cover well testing in the spring basin. 

Jess Van Dyke from the Florida DEP will discuss stump removal and mowing in Merritt’s Mill Pond.

Terri Lowery of Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., will report on the status of the Jackson East Landfill.

            Dyana Prevatt of the Florida Rural Water Association will discuss water projects in the basin.

            Cave diver Edd Sorenson will provide an update on cave system exploration and Home Gardener Bruce Mathis will discuss sustainable farming.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to the Blue Springs Recreation Area prior to the field trip. Reservations are requested for the field trip.

An Old Timers Day is scheduled for May 5 at the recreation area. 

For information, contact Dr. Steve Shimmel at 526-2761, Ext. 3246.

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April 12, 2007

CHIPOLA STUDENT NAMED GUISTWHITE SCHOLAR

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College student Krystle Shelton of Altha has been named a Guistwhite Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Community College students. 

            The Chipola sophomore will receive a $5,000 scholarship which accompanies the prestigious award. Students from more than 1,700 community colleges around the world are eligible for the annual awards program which serves to recognize the scholarly achievements of community college students. No more than 20 Guistwhite awards are made annually which makes Shelton’s award even more significant.

Applicants must have a 3.5 or better GPA, and are judged on community service, work experience, honors and participation in out-of-class academic enrichment programs.     

Shelton is a 2005 graduate of Blountstown High School. She is a student in the Chipola Honors Program and an officer in the college’s award-winning chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She also is active in the Chipola Science Club and other service organizations. 

The Guistwhite award was based in part on her outstanding academic achievement and leadership in service projects over the past year. Shelton created and administered the “Behind the Scenes” program to encourage reading and creative expression among middle school students.  Five area middle schools organized groups of students to read novels and to create scenes from the book.  The groups visited the college to display their scenes for judging. 

Shelton also connected Phi Theta Kappa to the American Heart Association by training as a team captain for the annual Heart Walk. She led a team of PTK members for the annual event in Panama City, and also organized fundraising activities for the Heart Association.

Shelton was a key leader in Chipola’s Project Prom for hurricane victims at Bay St. Louis High School in Mississippi. She led a team of Chipola students who collected prom gowns and decorations for students at the hurricane-ravaged high school.

Shelton attended the 2006 Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute at the University of Delaware which focused on academic studies. 

Shelton is planning a major in pharmacy at the University of Florida.

Shelton is the daughter of Lora and the late Tony Shelton of Altha.

            The Guistwhite Scholarship Program is named in honor of Dr. Jack Guistwhite and his wife, Margaret. More than 25 years ago, Dr. Guistwhite developed the very first designated transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members, while an administrator at Florida Atlantic University.       

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April 12, 2007

 

CHIPOLA MATH PROFESSOR PRESENTS PAPER AT S.I.T.E. CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College math professor Rose Cavin was co-presenter of a paper at the 18th annual International conference of the Society for Information technology and Teacher Education (SITE) in March in San Antonio. 

Cavin and Dr. Maria Fernandez from Florida State University presented a paper entitled, “Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) in Preservice Math and Science Teachers.” The project focused on the development of TPCK of the students enrolled in Chipola's teacher education course, Integrating Technology in the Classroom. 

Cavin said, “With the current focus on technology in the classroom, the area of TPCK has become a hot topic.  It focuses on the use of technology, not as a personal tool for teachers in recording grades and preparing class materials, but to engage students in learning subject area content.  It involves making decisions related to which technological tool is most effective in presenting a given topic to a specified group of students, and requires an overlapping knowledge of technology, pedagogy and content.” 

The full paper will be published in the conference proceeding.  The continuation of the research is the focus of Cavin’s dissertation study currently underway at FSU.

The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) represents teacher educators and affiliated organizations in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice through conferences, books, projects, and various publications. 

This year, over 1,500 presentations were made in 25 topic areas, one of which was (TPCK).  Topics ranged from electronic portfolios, video-taped analysis of teacher interns, and digital storytelling to specific content area presentations in math, science, and teacher education.   

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April 12, 2007

CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS

 

            MARIANNA--Some 200 students representing 14 area high schools participated in the 23rd annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on April 11.

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: Ashley Adams, Max Herndon, Nic Stoltzfus; second, Marianna High, team members: Zachery Gilmore, Chris Sawyer and Justin Carr.   

            Ciphering team winners are:

            Algebra I—first, Altha High, team members: Kara Bremer, Harlea Perdue, Emily Brooks; second, Holmes County, team members: Mika Moore, Joseph Landaverde and Hannah Pippin.

            Algebra II--first, Blountstown High, team members: Nic Stoltzfus, Ashley Whitfield, Melissa Howland; second, Sneads High, team members: Matt Rogers, Cody Pickens and Liz Pevy. 

            Geometry—first, Chipley High, team members: Nicole Lankist, Preston Wilson, Adriane Guettler; second, Altha High, team members: Brittany Stephens, Caitlyn Bruner and Cherie Hires. 

            Individual award winners by category are:

            Algebra I--first, Vernon High, Alex Anderson; second, Marianna High, Bryan Penello; third, Blountstown High, Ashley Adams; fourth (tie), Marianna High, Zachary Gilmore; Holmes County, Carley Long; fifth, Altha High, Harlea Perdue; sixth (tie), Marianna High, Paul Gochenaur; Cottondale High, Dylan Paramore; seventh , Holmes County, Joseph Landaverde;  eighth (tie), Cottondale High, Brooke Vickery; Altha High, Emily Brooks; ninth, Graceville High, LaChrista Douglas; and tenth, Vernon High, Caitlin Smith.

            Algebra II--first, Sneads High, Cody Pickens; second, Blountstown High, Nic Stoltzfus;  third, Sneads High, Matt Rogers; fourth, Blountstown High, Melissa Howland; fifth, Cottondale High, Kaitlin Diesner;  sixth (tie), Chipley High, Caitlyn Prichard; Graceville High, Jennifer Keller; Chipley High, Charity Newsom; seventh (tie), Blountstown High, Ashley Whitfield; Holmes County, Ashlee Eaton; Graceville High, Brandon Hill; eigth, Altha High, Joshua McIntosh; ninth, Graceville High, Richard Elligson; tenth (tie), Altha High, Samantha Dehn; and Liberty County, Marcus Gowan.

            Geometry--first, Marianna High, Chase Taylor; second, Marianna High, Chris Sawyer; third , Chipley High, Jessica O’Keefe; fourth, Blountstown High, Max Herndon; fifth (tie), Chipley High, Nicole Lankist; Altha High, Brittany Stephens; sixth, Cottondale High, Samantha Overby; seventh (tie), Vernon High, Crystal Grippo; Sneads High, Daniel Williams; eighth (tie), Blountstown High, Andrew Chewning; Altha High, Caitlyn Bruner; ninth (tie), Sneads High, Michael Roberts; Poplar Springs, Cody Brentner; tenth (tie), Bethlehem High, Ethan Thomas and Tori James.

            Trigonometry--first, Sneads High, David Williams; second, Graceville High, Angela Anderson; third, Sneads High, Jordan Coley; fourth, Graceville High, Kara Jumper; fifth, Marianna High, Grace Gochenaur; sixth (tie), Marianna High, Adam Brisolara and Dallin Kelson; seventh, Holmes County, Zac Bell; eighth, Marianna High, Chris Delrio; ninth (tie), Sneads High, Cassie Mitchell and Mary Perkins; and tenth, Graceville High, Kyle Coley.

Calculus--first, Marianna High, Stephen Young; second, Marianna High, Trey Dennis; third, Marianna High, Heather Gibson; fourth, Marianna High, Chris Delrio; fifth, Sneads High, Jordan Coley; sixth, Chipley High, Clinton Jacks; seventh, Marianna High, Grace Gochenaur; eighth, Chipley High, Phillip Draayom; ninth, Sneads High, Cassie Mitchell; and tenth, Chipley High, Julianne Hancock.

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CHIPLEY MATH WHIZZES—Geometry Ciphering Team first place Chipley High, team members: Nicole Lankist, Preston Wilson, Adriane Guettler.

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April 12, 2007

 

DEADLINE ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Persons interested in a career in nursing are encouraged to contact Chipola College as soon as possible.

Application deadline is May 15 for the next Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) class.

            Applications are available in the Health Science Building or at www.chipola.edu/instruct/Health-Sciences/index.htm

            Applicants must take the HESI entrance exam offered at the Chipola testing center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The ADN program is a 1+1 LPN to RN curriculum. After completing the first year of coursework, students are eligible to take the LPN state licensure exam. Students are eligible to take the RN exam after completing the second year of the program. 

Major pre-requisites for acceptance include: psychology, intermediate or college algebra, English 1101, Biology and orientation. A total of 80 students are admitted per year: 40 each in fall and spring.

The LPN to RN transition program accepts current LPN’s into the third semester of the ADN program during the summer terms. Program enrollment is limited.

For information about Chipola’s Health Science programs, call Tracey Kitts at 850-718-2316, or visit www.chipola.edu

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April 12, 2007

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Health, Safety and Nutrition, April 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), April 23 and 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), April 28, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, April 30 and May 2, 6 to 9 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, May 19, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays & Wednesdays, April 30 through June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $44.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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April 12, 2007

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNAOriginal works by Chipola College art students are now on display in the Chipola Arts Center and in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building.

Chipola’s Spring Student Art Show is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through April 23.

The show features student work created in Drawing I, Drawing II, Three-Dimensional Design, Color Pictorial Composition and Crafts courses taught by adjunct instructors Suzanne Payne and Jacki Boulanger.

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April 12, 2007

FREE LATIN JAZZ CONCERT AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Need some spice in your life?  Enjoy some chips and salsa while listening to the sizzling hot Chipola College Rock and Jazz Ensemble bring some Latin flare to the community.

This toe-tapping evening will feature all Latin jazz music performed by the Rock and Jazz Ensemble on Monday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. 

            Ensemble director Daniel Powell says, “To make the concert even more entertaining, some guests may choose to dress in Latin style.  Whether you grab your sombrero or come as you are, you are sure to have fun at this unique event.”

            The Rock and Jazz Ensemble is a unique blend of community members and students who work through the fall and spring semesters to perform many high quality concerts. 

            Under Powell’s direction, the ensemble has performed for hundreds of music fans this year. The ensemble has benefited from three visits this semester by guest clinician Bill Kennedy, Professor of Jazz Studies at Florida State University.

            For information about the concert, call Powell at 850-718-2257.

 

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 April 12, 2007

CHIPOLA PROVIDES SOFTWARE DEMO FOR FCI

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Computer Systems Technology program recently hosted representatives from Marianna Federal Correctional Institute for a software demonstration.

            Chipola CST instructor Dean Giles demonstrated the innovative TestOut computer-based training system which the college now uses in its A+ and Network+ training programs.

William Martin, a recent graduate of Chipola’s Computer Systems Technology program, is now an instructor in the A+ computer repair program at FCI. “Having seen the impact that the TestOut training system had at Chipola, it was natural to recommend it for FCI,” Martin said.

TestOut teaches with lectures, fact sheets, and demonstrations and uses, hands-on labs and examinations to assess learning.

FCI representatives Ginger Lewis and Regina Herring said they look forward to recommending the TestOut technology to management for use in their training program.

Chipola instructor Dean Giles, said, “We are committed to training individuals for rewarding careers in the information technology field. I look forward to developing the relationship between FCI and the college. Both institutions will benefit greatly from our continued interaction.”

Persons interested in training for a career in information technology, or exploring the TestOut training technology, should contact Dean Giles at 850-718-2392.

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CHIPOLA PROVIDES SOFTWARE DEMO FOR FCI—The Chipola College Computer Systems Technology program recently hosted representatives from Marianna Federal Correctional Institute for a software demonstration. Pictured from left, are: (seated) FCI representatives Regina Herring and Ginger Lewis, (standing) William Martin, FCI instructor and Chipola CST instructor Dean Giles.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT FSU—Staff members of the Chipola Papoose student newspaper recently visited the Florida State University College of Communication.  Pictured from left, are: Daniel Jones, Jonathon Sober, Chris Calton, Max Coady, Kara Hewitt, Nicole Griffis, Kelci Stephenson and Zach Carroll. Bryan Craven is faculty adviser to The Papoose.        

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JUVENILE JUSTICE ACADEMY AT CHIPOLA—Employees in training with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice recently completed a Juvenile Justice Academy at Chipola College. Pictured from left, (front) are: Harris Baker, Alex Bellamy, John Bennett, Edmund Birnbryer, Joseph Cain, Jeremiah Compton, Walter Cowan, Ben Cramer, Betty Crawford, Jason Gallihugh, Shanna Gilmore, Arthur Gordon, Adrienne Granberry, John Green, Sheldon Highsmith, Stephen Hodges, Stephanie Jennings, Reginald Loving, Michael Newton, Nicholas Paige, Clinton Pankau, Willie Pittman, Kevin Richardson, Reshanda Rolston, Johnathan Smith, Carey Sorey, John Stacey, Carrie Treadway, Alvin Walker, Dillon Warren and Robert Wood.

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April 12, 2007

 

CHIPOLA PLAYERS SIGN WITH DIVISION 1 COLLEGES

 

            MARIANNA—Two Chipola basketball players signed scholarships with Division 1 Colleges on Tuesday.

            Chipola’s First Team All-Conference forward DeAndre Thomas signed with Indiana University.  At 6-8, Thomas was a key to Chipola’s success averaging more than 14 points a game and more than 500 points on the year.

Thomas, a native of Chicago, led the Indians to a second place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament, an FCCAA State title and back-to-back Panhandle Conference Championships in 2006 and 2007.

Second Team All-Conference pick Latoya Brown has signed to play with Fresno State University.  

The 5-6 guard from Whigham, GA, averaged 3.4 assists per game to rank among the state’s top 20 in that category. Brown helped lead the Lady Indians a fourth place finish in the NJCAA national tournament after winning their third straight state title.

 

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April 12, 2007

 

INDIANS CLINCH SPOT IN STATE BASEBALL TOURNEY

           

            MARIANNA—The league-leading Chipola College Indians clinched a spot in the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament with an 8-0 route of Okaloosa-Walton in six innings on April 13. 

            Winning pitcher Drew Parker threw a three hitter. Jesus Barroso hit a two-run homer in the first. The Indians combined for six runs in the sixth.  Chipola lost to OW, 4-2, in an April 12 suspended game that was finished April 13.

            Chipola will represent the Panhandle in the FCCAA State Tournament, May 3-8 at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, FL.

            The Indians are way out in front the Panhandle pack as of April 13 with a 16-3 league mark. Chipola has a six game lead over Gulf Coast with only six games remaining, making the Indians the favorite to repeat their 2006 conference title. Gulf Coast is second at 10-9. PJC is 9-10. TCC and OW are tied at 8-11.

            Chipola scored a 6-4 win over North Florida April 7. Chipola relievers Daniel Jones and Lou Green earned the win and save, respectively.  Jones earned his sixth win of the season, while Green picked up his first save of the year.  Chipola was led offensively by Barroso, who was two for five with an RBI; Brian Hobbs and Daniel Renfroe, who both went two for four.

            Chipola is 28-14 overall heading into the last six games of the regular season.

            The Indians host Gulf Coast, Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m.; North Florida, Wednesday, April 18, at 5 p.m.; and Tallahassee, Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Chipola also hosts L.B. Wallace in a non-conference game at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 1.

The Indians are fourth in the FCCAA state poll behind Palm Beach in first, St. Pete in second and Miami-Dade in third.

For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 718-2CJC.

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April 12, 2007

TOP-RANKED LADY INDIANS HEADED TO STATE SOFTBALL TOURNEY

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians secured a spot in the FCCAA State Softball Tournament with a two-game sweep of North Florida April 11.

            Winning pitcher Cassie Lassiter led Chipola to a 7-1 win in game one. She also hit a pair of homeruns for the Lady Indians. Tiffany Harmon went three for four with 3-4 with two stolen bases. Areka Spel was 3-4.

            Chipola blanked North Florida 9-0 in game two. Brittney Minton got the pitching win. Sarah Lovestrand was three for four with four RBI’s. Harmon had three stolen bases. 

            Chipola stayed on top of the NJCAA Softball rankings for the third consecutive week. Teams out of the Florida region include No. 1 Chipola, No. 3 Manatee, No. 7 Gulf Coast and No. 9 Santa Fe.  The Lady Indians also top the FCCAA State Poll.

            As of April 13, the Lady Indians (12-2) lead the Panhandle Conference. Gulf Coast (10-4) is second. TCC (8-6) is third. PJC (6-8) is fourth. OW (5-9) is fifth and NFL (1-13) is sixth.

            Chipola took both games of a doubleheader over previously fifth-ranked Gulf Coast April 5 by scores of 8-0 and 8-0. The Indians collected 17 hits over the two contests. Pitchers Casey Lassiter and Brittany Minton both improved their numbers in the double-header. Lassister won her 17th game of the season, while Minton won her 14th contest of the year. The two have combined for 205 strikeouts and both post an 0.837 earned run average.

            The Lady Indians finish out the conference season with road games at: OW, April 14; TCC, April 17; and PJC, April 19, before returning home to host Darton College on Wednesday, April 25.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

 

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April 13, 2007

CHIPOLA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR ACADEMIC CENTER

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials will host an open house and ribbon-cutting Tuesday, April 17, to celebrate the opening of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a full-service lab designed to help students succeed in their college courses.

A ribbon-cutting is set for 2 p.m. The open house will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ACE offers individual tutoring, test-prep sessions for specific courses, study group organization, study skills development and high-speed computers with course software. Supplemental instruction also is available for students in high risk courses.

The ACE is located in Building L directly behind the new Student Services/ Administration building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

            For information, call Dr. Cherry Ward or Bonnie Smith at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3247. 

 

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April 19, 2007

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recognized the academic accomplishments of four students during a press conference Thursday.

TJ Walker was named to USA Today’s All-American Academic Second Team and to the All Florida Academic First Team. Krystle Shelton was one of 20 students recognized internationally as a Guistwhite Scholar.  Sarah Cartwright was named to the All Florida Academic First team. Buddy Clark was one of 20 students recognized internationally as an outstanding member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Chipola English instructor Pam Rentz is faculty adviser to the college chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges.

TJ Walker of Sneads was named to the USA Today All Academic Second Team which was featured in the April 16 issue of USA Today.  He is a member of the First Team All Academic Team. He was named a Leader of Promise by Phi Theta Kappa in 2006. At Chipola, Walker was the PTK Fellowship/Membership Officer and a member of the Honors Program. He won the Freshman Accounting award, and was named to Who's Who in American Junior Colleges.

Walker was the 2005 Valedictorian of Sneads High. He is currently enrolled at Florida State University pursuing a major in Multi-National Business. Walker is the son of William and Mary Walker of Grand Ridge.

Krystle Shelton of Altha was one of 20 students in the world chosen as a Guistwhite Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa.  Students from more than 1,700 community colleges are eligible for the annual award which includes a $5,000 scholarship.

She is a 2005 graduate of Blountstown High. She is a student in the Chipola Honors Program, an officer in the Phi Theta Kappa and is active in the Chipola Science ClubShelton was invited to the 2006 PTK Honors Institute at the University of Delaware.

Shelton’s Guistwhite award was based on achievement and leadership in service projects. She created and administered the “Behind the Scenes” program to encourage reading and creative expression among middle school students.  Five area schools organized groups of students to read novels and to create scenes from the book.  The groups visited the college to display their scenes for judging. 

She worked with the American Heart Association by training as a team captain for the annual Heart Walk. She led a team for the annual event in Panama City, and also organized fundraising activities for the Heart Association.

Shelton was a key leader in Chipola’s Project Prom for hurricane victims at Bay St. Louis High School in Mississippi. She led a team of Chipola students who collected prom gowns and decorations for students at the hurricane-ravaged high school.

She is the daughter of Lora and the late Tony Shelton of Altha. She is planning a major in pharmacy at the University of Florida.

Sarah Cartwright is a member of the Chipola Honors program. She is active in Student Government; Student Ambassadors; and Phi Theta Kappa (Nu Chi Chapter): International Service Officer.  She is a member of the Chipola Governance Council; Show Choir, Science Club, New Friends, Baptist Collegiate Ministry. She was Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges and the National Dean’s List and was named a Coca-Cola Scholar in 2006. 

Cartwright was a 2005 Valedictorian at Marianna High. She plans to major in Microbiology and Cell Science, Nutrition or Biology. Cartwright is the daughter of Steve and Lesia Cartwright of Marianna.

Buddy Clark won Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Member Hallmark Awards. Clark’s selection was based on the society’s Hallmarks, emphasizing participation in Society Programs.

Clark is a 2005 graduate of Chipley High. At Chipola, Clark was elected president of the Student Government Association. He was awarded the Crawford Engineering Scholarship. He is a member of the Chipola Honors Group, Student Ambassadors, Science Club and Scholarship Officer for Phi Theta Kappa.

Clark plans to attend either Mississippi State or the University of Florida to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. He is the son of Lisa and Marty Clark of Cottondale.

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CHIPOLA RECOGINIZES TOP STUDENTS—Chipola College officials recognized the academic accomplishments of four students during a press conference Thursday. Pictured from left, are: TJ Walker, USA Today All-American Academic Second Team member; Buddy Clark, outstanding member of Phi Theta Kappa international; Pam Rentz, faculty adviser to Phi Theta Kappa; Sarah Cartwright, All Florida Academic First team member; Dr. Kitty Myers, vice-president of instruction; and Krystle Shelton, a Guistwhite Scholar.

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April 19, 2007

CHIPOLA COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY IS MAY 3

 

MARIANNA—Retired Air Force Colonel Westanna Harvey Bobbitt will deliver the commencement address at the Chipola College graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

 Col. Bobbitt is a native of Sneads who attended Chipola in the 1970’s.

            Some 271 graduates make up the class of 2007. They will join the ranks of more than 10,000 graduates of Chipola.

            Included among the Class of 2007, are Chipola’s third class of bachelor’s degree graduates in Secondary Education.

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

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April 19, 2007

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘GOLDEN GOOSE ’

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola Theatre will present the children’s classic The Golden Goose, Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

            General admission tickets—$5—go on sale April 26 in the Chipola Business office.  

            The Golden Goose,” which will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children May 7-10.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast actors in the following roles: Mike Milton as Simpleton, Shannon Grice as Mother, Rowdy Wilbur as Rupert, Justin McCoy as Georgie, Chris Calton as Little Old Lady, Brittney Holmes as Goose, Kevin Russell as Father, Katie Brown as Wife, Meghan Gilliland as Miranda, Jessie Lawson as Helena, Rowdy Wilbur as Cora, Justin McCoy as Parson, Brittany York as Nellie, Danielle Manton as Bride, Charles Sirmon as King Krank, Tonye Wheelless as Queen Kind, Shannon Grice as Princess Cry Baby, Aaron Summerlin as Count Jester, and Josh Peterson as Page.      

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                   

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April 19, 2007

 

CHIPOLA FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS AUDITIONS AND DEADLINES ANNOUNCED

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College offers scholarships in music, art, and theatre.

            Students wishing to audition for music and/or theatre scholarships, should schedule an audition with Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or stadsklevj@chipola.edu

            Visual Art Application and portfolio deadline is April 27.

The Chipola Show Choir will hold auditions Thursday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. Interested incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are eligible. Students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application and an accompanied vocal solo. Auditioning students should bring an accompaniment track, cassette or CD, or an accompanist.               

Show Choir scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition. Applications and scholarship forms are available in the Fine Arts Office or at www.chipola.edu  (Fine and Performing Arts Page – Music Department). The Show Choir is directed by Angie White and Joy Buczek and performs throughout the southeast for schools, civic organizations. 

            Art and theatre auditions may be scheduled on an individual date basis as well as on the formerly announced audition date on May 10.

For information, call 718-2227, or call Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 718-2301.

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April 19, 2007

 

SMOTHERS TO PRESENT GRADUATION RECITAL AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The public is invited to the graduation recital of Chipola College music major Tina Smothers, Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m., in Room 108 of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on the college campus.

            Works in the recital will range from musical theater and opera to sacred music. 

            Smothers is a student of Tyler Nelson and plans on completing her music degree at the University of West Florida.

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April 19, 2007

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, April 30 through June 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $44.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Rules and Regulations (center), April 23 and 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), April 28, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, April 30 and May 2, 6 to 9 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, May 19, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                                                   

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April 19, 2007

 

HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE LECTURE WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA

          

MARIANNA—Chipola College language professor Dr. Mark Ebel will give an illustrated lecture entitled, “Answering Hemingway’s Call to Adventure” on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m., in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language building.

            The travelogue features Ebel’s visit to Pamplona, Spain for the Running of the Bulls in July of 2007, and a literary analysis of four Hemingway short stories.

            The lecture is open to the public.   

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April 19, 2007

 

CHIPOLA COACH DAVID LANE NAMED OFFICER IN NJCAA

 

            David Lane, head women’s basketball coach at Chipola College, has been named an officer in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

            With a fifth place finish in the 2007 national tournament and a 30-7 record to add to his already impressive resume, Coach Lane completed his fourth season at the helm of the Lady Indians. Add that to a 31-win season in 2006, a 29-win season in 2005 and a 22- win season in 2004 and one could say that Lane has made an immediate impact on Chipola and the state of Florida.

            Coach Lane came to Chipola from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he served as an assistant coach in the men’s program during the 2003 season.

            Prior to Kirkwood, Lane served as an assistant to the boy’s program at Iowa City High School from 1996-2002 that, under head coach Steve Bergman, won state championships in 1998 and 2000. Lane was also an assistant with the girl’s basketball program from 2000-2002.

            Lane says teaching his players about good decision making is the key to success. “I want my players to do the right thing – to know the difference between right and wrong both on and off the court.”

            Academics are a big priority for Coach Lane, “We’re going to have a team that works just as hard in the classroom as it does on the court to achieve success and represents the team well within the college.”

 

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April 19, 2007

 

PANHANDLE CHAMPION INDIANS TO FINISH REGULAR SEASON

 

            MARIANNA—The Panhandle Champion Chipola Indians continued their domination of the league with a two-game sweep of North Florida on April 17-18.

            The Indians scored a 5-2 win over North Florida on April 17. Winning pitcher Ryan Chaffee relieved Kevin Mc Coy who went the first 3 innings. Tom Hatcher had 3 hits, including two home runs and 3- RBI’s

            Chipola blasted NFL 13-3 on April 18. Kyle Regnault got the win for Chipola. 

            As of April 19, the Indians are 31-15 overall and 19-4 conference play. Gulf Coast (13-10) and PJC (12-11) are in a battle for second place and a spot in the state tourney. 

            Chipola will represent the Panhandle as Conference Champion in the FCCAA State Tournament, May 3-8, at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, FL.

            Chipola hosts Tallahassee, Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. The Indians host L.B. Wallace in a non-conference game at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 1.

The Indians are fourth in the FCCAA state poll behind Palm Beach in first, St. Pete in second and Miami-Dade in third.

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April 19, 2007

LADY INDIANS TAKE PANHANDLE CONFERENCE CROWN

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians captured with Panhandle Conference Championship winning five of the last six games in league play.

            The squad also held onto their number one ranking in the NJCAA Division I Softball Poll for the fourth-consecutive week.

            Florida teams in the national poll include No. 1 Chipola, No. 3 Manatee, No. 4 Indian River, No. 8 Santa Fe and No. 10 Gulf Coast.
            Chipola split a double-header with
Tallahassee on April 17. The Lady Indians game won 10-4 behind winning pitcher Cassie Lassiter. The Lady Indians fell 5-3 in game two with Brittany Minton on the mound.

            Chipola’s overall record is 43-6-1 and 15-3 in league play.   

            Chipola picked up two doubleheader sweeps of Region 8 opponents last week when they defeated North Florida on April 11, 7-1 and 9-0, and then took down Okaloosa-Walton 8-0 and 9-2 on April 14.

            Much of Chipola's success this season comes from three great pitchers. Cassie Lassiter and Brittany Minton boast impressive records of 18-2 and 15-1, respectively. Lassiter has an impressive 0.787 ERA, while Minton has a 0.801 ERA.

            Chipola's number three pitcher Amber Weeks of Sneads, FL, boasts the best ERA on the team with a 0.580 mark, the fourth best in the NJCAA. In 60.1 innings pitched this season Weeks has given up just five earned runs and struck-out 33 opposing batters. She has a 6-1 record this season.

            Also contributing to the Indians great season is a solid offensive line-up that features five regular starters with batting averages over .400: Martina Landrum (.480), Sara Lovestrand (.492), Alyssa Shirey (.453), Lassiter (.418) and Megan Whitehead (.417).

            The Lady Indians host Darton College on Wednesday, April 25.

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April 19, 2007

 

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Thirty-seven candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Timothy Alday of Malone, James Avery of Greenwood, Andy Brogdon of Altha, David Brown of  Sneads, Jaison Brown of Sneads, Jeffrey Copeland of Bristol, Cynthia Corker of Gretna, Pamela Davis of Chattahoochee, Timothy Dunaway of Greenwood, Hilary Ellis of Chattahoochee, (middle) Kristopher Williams of Greensboro, Thomas Willis of Blountstown, Daniel Everett of Malone, Christopher Finch of Marianna, Rachelle Fleming of Bristol, Rosalyn Green of Gretna, Harold Hewett of Grand Ridge, Dwayne Jones of Tallahassee, Justin McDowell of Cypress, Michelle McKinnie of Cottondale, Ryan McLaulin of Marianna, Karen Mercer of Cypress,  Chad Wyatt of Marianna, (back) Angieleen Mount-Sutton of Malone, Charles Young of Marianna, Gina Odom of Chipley, Wayne Parrish of Quincy, Eric Pauly of Bascom, Milous Smith of Blountstown, Raymond Smith of Greenwood, Anthony Stanley of Dothan, Ala., Brandon Stidam of Quincy, Sharon Thigpen of Quincy, Justin Thomas of Quincy and Lance Wasson of Marianna.               

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April 26, 2007

AIR FORCE COLONEL TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA GRADUATION ON MAY 3

 

MARIANNA—Retired Air Force Colonel Westanna Harvey Bobbitt will deliver the commencement address at the Chipola College graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            Westanna Bobbitt was born and raised in Sneads, Florida as the youngest of eight children.  She earned an Associate in Arts degree from Chipola in 1975.  She graduated from the University of Florida in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education.  She earned a Masters of Public Administration degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University in 1988.  She was Chipola’s 1995-1996 Alumnus of the Year.

            Col. Bobbitt entered the Air Force in May 1979 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at Officers' Training School, Medina Air Base, San Antonio, Texas.  During her 26 years of active military service, she served in numerous assignments to include:  Executive Support Officer, Andrews AFB, MD; Chief Equal Opportunity/ Human Relations, Langley AFB, VA; Chief of Protocol, Kadena Air Base, Japan; Air Officer Commanding, Cadet Squadron 16, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO;  Director of Protocol,  Fifth Air and US Forces Japan, Yokota AFB, Japan;  Commander, 32nd Student Squadron, Squadron Officers’ School, Maxwell AFB, AL;  Protocol Officer to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Protocol at the Pentagon; Commander; Headquarters Squadron and Chief Executive Services, Air University, Maxwell AFB;  Director of Joint Services Personnel for the 2001 Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Washington, D.C.; Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at the Pentagon; and Director of the Air Force Inaugural Liaison Office to the 2005 Joint Task Force Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Washington, D.C.          

            Col. Bobbitt is a graduate of Squadron Officers’ School and the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB.  She is a distinguished graduate of the Academic Instructor School at Maxwell and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick AFB, Florida.  She completed her military senior service school as a National Defense Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.  Her military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Air Force Achievement Medal.

            Col. Bobbitt is a lifetime member of the Air Force Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  She is married to Jimmy R. Bobbitt, Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired) of Cocoa.  After 53 years of combined honorable service with the USAF and the USN, the couple retired in June 2005.  They now reside in West Melbourne, Florida.     Their daughter, Jasmine R. Bobbitt is a First Lieutenant stationed at Maxwell AFB. Their beloved son, James R. Bobbitt, preceded them in death on 7 May 2004.

            Col. Bobbitt continues to be an involved member of her local community.  She is enrolled in the Brevard County Citizens’ Academy and will graduate on 8 May 07.

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

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 April 26, 2007

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2007 TO GRADUATE THURSDAY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Class of 2007 is a highly-motivated bunch of 354 students.

            The graduates will turn their tassels at the college’s annual commencement ceremony Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            About 70 percent of the graduates have made plans to continue their education and earn a BS Degree. Nearly 39 percent of the grads will begin work in the nursing field.

            One hundred percent of Chipola’s 10 bachelor’s degree graduates have been offered jobs teaching science or math in middle and high schools. The future teachers make up Chipola’s third class of bachelor’s degree grads.

            Nearly three-fourths of the graduates are female and more than 79 percent live in Chipola’s five-county district.

            Over half of the graduates earned a 3.0 GPA or higher. Some 83 percent have at least a 2.5 GPA.

            Minority students make up 27 percent of the graduates, and three-fourths of the grads are under age 25. A total of 21 students are over 40 and a half dozen are over 50.

Two graduates—Dashoan Olds and Shane Bennett—had their educational careers interrupted by serving 10 months in the Iraq war.  Olds is completing his AA Degree and is pursuing a BS Degree in Math Education from Chipola.  Bennett is earning an AS Degree in Nursing.

            The class of 2007 will join the ranks of more than 10,000 Chipola graduates.

Retired Air Force Colonel Westanna Harvey Bobbitt will deliver the commencement address in celebration of Chipola’s 60th Anniversary. A native of Sneads, Bobbitt was a cheerleader at Chipola in the 1970’s. She went on to become Protocol Officer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.

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

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April 26, 20007

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2007 GRADUATES

           

MARIANNA—Some 354 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

            Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or vocational certificates from December of ‘06 to May of ‘07 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’07.

            The class includes the following, listed according to type of degree and hometown:

Bachelor of Science Degrees

            Altha—Kristy Lynn Pleasant, Sean Adair Watterson.

            Blountstown—Sharon Kay Ebersole, Stephen Gregory Granger.

            Marianna—Kimberly  Harris, Danielle Nicole Watson, Rico Demetrice Williams.

            Out-of District—Ashley Elizabeth Earley, Defuniak Springs; Kristy Irene Johnson, Donalsonville, Ga; Karah Shay Rackley, Tallahassee.

Associate in Arts Degrees

            Alford—Amanda Marie Jolley, Sherrie Harrell Melvin, Gary White.

            Altha—Lacy Leshea Adkins, Barbara Catherine Brown, Holly Michelle Byler, Lori Ann Goodman, Jesse L. Hill, Christian C. Kohlsaat, III, Albert Jay O'Bryan, Brett Edward Reid, Krystle Nicole Shelton, Sean Adair Watterson.

            Bascom—Gerald  Collins, Charity Lind McGhee.

            Blountstown—Elton Anthony Barfield, Amanda Elizabeth Branton, Stacy Lynn Frye, Hannah Inez Gingerich, Janna  Grantham, Jeffrey D. Pippin, Tina Janelle Schmarje, Haley Ann Shoemake, Donald  Stanley, Jr., Natalie  States, Kelli Elizabeth Walden, Tessa Jade Wise.

            Bonifay—Delena A. Barton, Kristin Stephanie Noelle Carr, Gary James Chesnut, Stephanie  Davis, David Ryan Hausner, Christopher James Klingmann, Clayton Tyler Land, Kellen  Ludwig, Jamie Dianne Owen, Joseph E. Paulk, Lindsey Raye Ponds, Maranda J. Sasser, Paul Dustin Segers, Lindsay C. Short, Kelci Lynne Stephenson, Jordan Kathleen Swindle, Megan Lynn Wilson.

            Bristol—Samantha Danielle Clackum, Jonetta DeShay Dawson, Courtney Marie Kincaid, Kevin  McCoy, Amanda Melissa Shuler, John C. Summers.

            Campbellton—Rachael DeAnn Douglas, Shaneka Danae Kent, Kerchal Jahmal Morris, Travis Seantel Roulhac, Parisia Charde'a Wesley.

            Caryville—Shari Kae Crisp, LaToya S. Demirel.

            Chipley—Stacie Elaine Abbott, Karri Elizabeth Baldry, Daniel Neil Carter, Ryan Marty Clark, Gina Marie Clenney, Kristopher R. Collins, Corey Jo Dunn, Kevin John Fussell, Allison  Garrett, Joel Lee Goodson, Tiffini Catherine Guster, Vicki Lynn Harris, Joshua Milton Heath, Bremen  Hill, Taura Danielle Koch, Brittany Lauren McKinney, Travis  Monsalvatge, Ashleigh B. Oliver, Jared  Owen, Amber Renee Roberts, Haley E. Salter, Sarina Nichelle Sheffield, Kevin  Smith, James E. Staten, Jr., Sara E. Taylor, Brandi  Toole, Casey Daniel Waymire, Justin  Wooten.

            Clarksville—Courtney Marie Bremer, April M. Frith, Dove Delores Poley, Philip Justin Ranew.

            Cottondale—Jill Sharena Barfield, Taylor Elizabeth Finch, Shaneka Sharnell Gardner, Kara Jeanine Hewitt, Darryl  Hunter, Thaedra Lee Lagman, Keila R. Mathis, Heather Mariah Morris, Cindy Suzanne Morris-Donaldson, Josh  Storm, Christina Ann Toole.

            Cypress—Chasity Marie Tharp.         

            Graceville—Jennifer Lynn Brantley, Ashley Nicole Burdeshaw, Shakela Watford Dickens, Seddon T. Gay, Clarissa Lois Greene, Lacie Danielle Henderson, Mark McDonald Jumper, Laura Kathryn Nolin, Ashley Natoya Roberts, Darlene Denise Walker, Ashley  Wohlschlaeger, Shelly  Worthy, Lakisha Michele Young, Latisha Nicole Young, Whitney Marie Williams.

            Grand Ridge—Brandon Vanessa Baxley, Belinda Michaela Bryant, Clinton James Glisson, Vanessa Renee Martin, Amy Vickery Rabon, Kayla Alicen Thompson, Ronnie E. Truett, Thomas Jesse Walker.

            Greenwood—Brandy R. Blighton, Sharon Russ Bowers, Karen Lynne Bradley, Venus L. Cooks, Nicholas Andrew Graves, Alexander Douglas May, IV, Beverly Nicole Pollock, Valoris Jean Richardson, Mayce G. Rogers.

            Hosford—Azie Kay Spikes.   

            Malone—Hannah Lynn Baxter, Karen Dianne Beeler, Joc Thomas Calloway, Adrianne Syntell Collins, Lenoris Dewayne Dixon, Mariea Assonta Lane, Kyndal Leigh Murdock, Jordan Chancellor Olds, Vivian Vanessa Pollock.

            Marianna—Vanessa D. Arnold, Krysta Marie Balliet, Karen Kite Beasley, Laura Janeen Bevan, Sarah Elizabeth Cartwright, Tonya Rena Chatwood, Kristin  Coley, Cynthia L. Crawford, Miriam Joanna Davis, Mary L. Dean, Charlotte LeAnne Demmon, Meagan Alysse Dougherty, Janna Kristin Ellis, Joshua A. Ellis, Matthew Shane Eskuchen, Leslie Katherine Furr, Tinisha M. Green, Courtney  Haile, Stephanie Ellenburg Hawkins, Cozy Renee Wynn Holden, Meghan Mary Holley, Sean Michael Hudson, Chrissy  Jordan, Jennifer Irene Kelly, Brandon Michael Killings, Patricia Lynn King, Cara  Kostovic, Christopher Adair Lambe, Felicia  Lewis-Snowden, Amber Nicole Lipford, Samantha Lashay McCallister, Jared Juiett Melvin, Michael John Milton, II, Cindy  Mitchell, Kimberly Janeese Myrick, Alana Morgan Neel, Hazel M. O'Bryan, DaShoan Darelle Olds, Christopher Gary Owens, Latina Nicole Pittman, Chad  Plant, Janie Renee' Riggins-Barnes, Meghan Michele Roberts, Felicia Nikol Smith, Christol  Standiford, Megan Camille Stewart, Karla DeAnne Strickland, Terrick O. Sullivan, Keith Dale Sutton, Jr., Erin Ashley Tanner, Mary-Kathryn  Tanner, Kelley Nicole Tew, Roxie N. Tripp, Kristian Joy Vance, Patricia Kay Vidal, H. Marie Warden, Amanda Lyle West, Matthew Munro West, Jessica Louise Williams, Lynn R. Wimberly, Nicole Annette Winterman, Brettlyn Jalayna Wood.

            Ponce De Leon—Debra D. Cruce, Dustin Andrew Leavins, Alysa Lane Locke.

            Sneads—Erich Asher Alderman, Casey Lee Alford, Justin A. Brown, Karri Elisa Brown, Jerris Wanda Castro, Migdalia  Dominguez, Cheree' Rabion Edwards, Jerod  Ethridge, Steven Reed Gaskill, Erin Michelle Hays, Elizabeth Joy Johnson, Timothy Joseph Kleiser, Leah  Lanier, Jenna  McDaniel, Benjamin Cory Pringle, Candice Leigh Tyus.

            Vernon—Priscilla Peterson Brown.

            Out-of-District—Brittany N. Minton, Bainbridge, Ga.; Andrea Denise Rogers, Brittany Nicole Rogers, Rachel Leigh Taylor, Aaron Miguel Varieur, Chattahoochee; Michael Blake Haagen, Colbert, Ga.; Vernon F. Manz, Brandon Bernard Street, Columbus,Ga.; Jessica  Folds, Cottonwood, Ala.; Jason Moore Lewis, Sara E. Lovestrand, Crawfordville; Lindsay  Montavelo, Crestview; Marilee Lauren Manning, Defuniak Springs; Paige Latish Russell, Dothan Ala.; Monica S. Kennedy, Laura Cassondra Lassiter, Flomaton, Ala.; Tyler Joseph Musselwhite, Gainesville, Ga.; Brian  Hobbs, Hurlock, MD; Bradly Hamilton Bunce, Iron City, Ga.; Martha E. Moran, Kissimmee; Michael Casey Owen, Loganville, Ga.; Tiffany Lee Harmon, Michael Louis Vogler, Lynn Haven; Jennifer L. Jeffrey, Milton; Savannah Denise Watford, Panama City; Paul Dalton Gatchell, Pascagoula, MS.; Logan  Pierce, Pone Vedra; James Andrew Gay, Quincy; Thomas Meyer Hatcher, Jr., Roswell, Ga.; David Shane Spears, Santa Rosa Beach; Christal  Kotchman, Seminole; Tori Shadai Fobb, Snellville, Ga; Martina Latrice Landrum, Sweet Water, Ala.; Rudolph Matas Hinson, IV, Terry Matthew Kelley, Jennifer  McKnight, Tina Marie Smothers, Tallahassee; Megan E. Whitehead, Theodore, Ala.; David  Thoms, Watkinsville, Ga.; Nikole Danielle Hamilton, Westville.

 

 

Associate in Science Degrees

           

            Altha—Michelle Marie Baird, Natosha Nicole Fielder.

            Bascom—Benjamin C. Beall.

            Blountstown—Laura  Kukhalashvili, Cristina Lee Norris, Katrina Evelyn Sims.

            Bonifay—Timra Shea Clemmons, Candace Victoria Donaldson, Hannah Elizabeth Isaacs, Odie Cline Pauley, III.

            Bristol—Kimberly Diann Barber.

            Campbellton—Candis Kenyatta Williams.

            Cottondale—Marquita Marie Smith.

            Cypress—Lyssa Renee Rye

            Graceville—Angela Nicole Taylor, Barbara Elaine Wynn

            GreenwoodKatie Elizabeth Basford.

            Marianna—Megan  Carpenter, Jefferson Martin Fowler, Rebecca Michelle Gilley, Nicole Alexis Godwin, Kelly Aubrey Grimes, Disiree Alexandria Carr Hawes, Tambra M. Hicks, Robert James Jones, Denise M. King, Contisha  Lovett, Kristan Aliesha Morgan, Tiffany R. Porter, Randol Darwin Stone, Melissa Denese Watson, Sidney  Wilson.

            Sneads—Jarrod Shane Bennett, Rachael Jolene Boyd, Billie Jean Collins, Belinda Sue Kirkland Howell, Tammy Joan Thompson.

            VernonLeslie Selena Owens.

            Out-of-District—Victor  Dubovitskiy,  Moscow, Russia; Areke  Spel Almere, Netherlands; Ed  Berrios, Bronx, NY; Shawnta  Pope, Cairo, Ga.; Jamarcus  Ellis, Johnnie  Harris, DeAndre  Thomas, Chicago, Ill; Rebecca C. Dean, Crawfordville; Gwendolyn Dianne Brunson, Daleville; Annie Ruth Davis, Ebro; Damonica LaJuan Dubose, Gretna; Susan Dale Turner, Havana; Angela Nichole Chancey, Jakin, Ga.; Jillian Leigh Miller, Jay;

Savannah Denise Watford, Panama City; Mame  Diop, Pennsaulken, NJ; Ra'Shawna  Sippio, Poiniciana; Stephanie  Jackson, Quincy; Christian "C.J." Pace, Snellville, Ga.;

Eric Matthew Fisher, Tallahassee; Eric  Price, Washington, DC; Amy Courtney Baldwin, Jillian Leigh Ralston, Webb, Ala.; LaToya  Brown, Whigham, Ga.; Jose Ramon Colon, Winter Park.

Workforce Development Certificates

            Blountstown—Carla Suzanne Barton, Rebecca  Broughton.

            Campbellton—Stevie Nichole Johnson.

            Chipley—Charles Tom Gainey.

            Clarksville—Laurinda  Smith.

            Cottondale—Michelle Leigh Hargrove.

            Marianna—Jonathan Timothy Chavers, Brittany Lynn Gardner, Robert Wiley Hagan, Katelyn Alyse Herbert, Jennifer L. Lancette, Alvin La'Vorn McFarland, II, Ashley R. Williams.

            Sneads—Carrie  Alday, Brandi N. Thames.

            Out-of-District—Allan Andrew Sheer, Daleville, Ala.

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April 26, 2007

 

OLD TIMERS DAY SET AT BLUE SPRINGS

 

            MARIANNA—Blue Springs Old Timers Day is set for Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Blue Springs Recreation Area.

            The Blue Springs Working Group is hosting the event. Dr. Steve Shimmel, Working Group leader, says, “The purpose is to assemble those who have known and cherished Blue Springs in order to hear their stories of the ‘old days’ at the spring.”

            The event begins at 11 a.m. with an informal visit with friends and interviews. A covered dish picnic—with fried fish and hush puppies provided—begins at noon. A storytelling session kicks off at 1 p.m.

            All those who want to tell stories or hear them is invited. Guests are asked to bring: a covered dish to compliment fried fish, a lawn chair, old photos of Blue Springs, and stories to share or an ear to listen.

            Shimmel says, “Blue Springs has been a magnet for the citizens of Jackson County for nearly 200 years.  It has been a special place to swim, picnic, relax and play hooky from school.  Family reunions, Fourth of July celebrations, school outings and church baptisms are all part of the springs story.  Come join us as we add to that history.”

            For information, call Shimmel at 526-2761, Ext. 3246.

 

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April 26, 2007

CHIPOLA STUDENTS GENERATE $240,000 IN TAX REFUNDS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College student volunteers helped generate more than $240,000 for area residents who took advantage of a free tax preparation service offered at the college.

            Accounting professor Lee Shook led a group of students in preparing some 220 returns for local families.

            Shook said, “I want to invite anyone that may be interested in volunteering next year to please consider it. They will not have to take the Tax class, although it is very helpful.  They can volunteer just one hour per week.  Those that have volunteered in the past have stated how much they enjoyed the experience.”

            For information, call Shook at 526-2761, Ext. 3268.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS GENERATE $240,000 IN TAX REFUNDS—Chipola College student volunteers helped generate more than $240,000 for area residents who took advantage of a free tax preparation service offered at the college. Volunteers are pictured from left: Jackie Keller, Senior Income Tax Specialist, IRS; Pati Robinson, Jamie Williams, Tiffany Harmon, Kathy Griffin, Matilda Weeks and Lee Shook, Accounting Professor.

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April 26, 2007

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘GOLDEN GOOSE

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola Theatre will present the children’s classic The Golden Goose, Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

            General admission tickets—$5—go on sale April 26 in the Chipola Business office.  

            The Golden Goose,” which will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children May 7-10.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast actors in the following roles: Mike Milton as Simpleton, Shannon Grice as Mother, Rowdy Wilbur as Rupert, Justin McCoy as Georgie, Chris Calton as Little Old Lady, Brittney Holmes as Goose, Kevin Russell as Father, Katie Brown as Wife, Meghan Gilliland as Miranda, Jessie Lawson as Helena, Rowdy Wilbur as Cora, Justin McCoy as Parson, Brittany York as Nellie, Danielle Manton as Bride, Charles Sirmon as King Krank, Tonye Wheelless as Queen Kind, Shannon Grice as Princess Cry Baby, Aaron Summerlin as Count Jester, and Josh Peterson as Page.      

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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April 26, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays & Wednesdays, April 30 through June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $44.

            A Lifeguard Training class will meet May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 10, 4 to 8 p.m.; Cost is $172.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Behavioral Observation and Screening, April 30 and May 2, 6 to 9 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, May 19, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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April 26, 2007

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO WHO’S WHO

 

            MARIANNA—The 2007 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 84 students from Chipola College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

            Chipola students named this year are:

            Altha—Lacy Adkins, Barbara Brown, Brandon Dysard, Krystle Shelton.

            Blountstown—Donald Stanley, Jr.

            Bonifay—Gary Chestnut, Jill Cook, Mark Hodge, Christa Judah, Clayton Land, Martha Moran, Paul Segers, Lindsay Short.

            Bristol—Samantha Clackum, Kevin McCoy.

            Campbellton—Kayla Baxter, Rachael Douglas, Parisia Wesley.

            Chipley—Alesha Bell, Daniel Carter, Ryan Clark, Allison Garrett, Joel Goodson, Alexander May, Kendra Mayfield, Kevin Russell, Kevin Smith, James Staten, Jr.

            Clarksville—Justin McCoy, Bart Nichols.

            Cottondale—Kara Hewitt, Joshua Storm, Christina Toole.

            Graceville—Ashley Burdeshaw, Karisa Olds.

            Grand Ridge—Seth Basford, Thomas Walker.

            Greenwood—Anthony Bennett, Jessica Bradwell, Ashley Duce, Sylvianna Garrett, Nicholas Graves, Beverly Pollock.

            Malone—Joc Calloway, Lenoris Dixon, Mariea Lane, Tommy Thompson, II.

            Marianna—Jesus Barroso, Edward Berrios, Latoya Brown, John Brunner, Sarah Cartwright, Kristin Coley, Victor Dubovitsky, Jamarcus Ellis, Janna Ellis, Paul Gatchell, Shannon Grice, Michael Haagen, Thomas Hatcher, Jr., Brian Hobbs, Meghan Holley, Jennifer Kelly, Monica Kennedy, Christal Kotchman, Martina Landrum, Sara Lovestrand, Vernon Manz, Michael Milton II, Tyler Musselwhite, Michael Owen, Kevin Shores, Brandon Street, Erin Tanner, David Thoms.

            Ponce de Leon—Dustin Leavins, Alysa Locke.

            Sneads—Casey Alford, Timothy Kleiser.

            Out of District—James Gay, Quincy; Tiffany Harmon, Nicole Winterman, Lynn Haven; Andrea Rogers, Rachel Taylor, Chattahoochee.

            Inclusion in the directory is based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. They join an elite group of students from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

            Outstanding students have been honored in Who’s Who since it was first published in 1966.

 

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April 26, 2007

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TEAM PILES UP CONFERENCE HONORS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians captured the Panhandle Conference championship and most of the top honors in the All-Conference selections.

            Ten Lady Indians made the All-conference list along with player of the year, pitcher of the year and coach of the year.

            Chipola’s First Team All Conference selections include: pitcher/infielder Cassie Lassiter, infielder Sara Lovestrand, pitcher Brittany Minton, catcher Alyssa Shirey, outfielder Tiffany Harmon, infielder Christal Kotchman and utility player Areke Spel.      Martina Landrum and Tori Fobb were named second team All Conference.  Carolyn Moore was honorable mention.

            Cassie Lassiter was named Conference Player of the Year. She hit .402 with nine home runs, 12 stolen bases, 31 runs scored and 41 RBIs.

            Brittany Minton was named Pitcher of the Year with a 17-1 mark, a 0.92 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings.

            The Lady Indians have eight players that have driven in 20 or more runs. Martina Landrum leads all Chipola batters with a .495 average.

            Lady Indians head coach Belinda Hendrix won Coach of the Year honors after she led the squad to a 18-3 league record and a Panhandle crown.

            Chipola travels to the FCCAA State and NJCAA Region VIII Women’s Fast-Pitch Softball Championships, May 3-6, at the Auburndale (FL) Softball Complex.

            The Lady Indians have spent the last five weeks at the top of both the state and national polls.

            The team celebrated sophomore night, April 25, with a two game sweep of Darton College. Chipola won the first game, 3-2, behind the pitching of Brittany Minton.

Cassie Lassiter led the Lady Indians to a 16-3 rout in the second game.

            Chipola swept Pensacola, April 19, by scores of 4-2 and 7-3, which sealed the Panhandle Conference title. On April 17 Chipola split a twin bill with Tallahassee.

            The Lady Indians finished the regular season with a 47-6 mark and an18-3 conference record.

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April 26, 2007

 

CHIPOLA’S HARRIS SIGNS WITH NEW MEXICO

           

ALBUQUERQUE–Chipola College forward Johnnie Harris has signed a national letter of intent to play for the University of New Mexico men's basketball team next season, coach Steve Alford said Wednesday.

            Harris averaged 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Indians last season. Chipola was the runner-up in the 2007 NJCAA Division I tournament.

            "Johnnie is a winner and does everything he can to help his team get better," Alford said. "He is a big kid inside who can guard the post and is a great finisher. He has great hands and footwork and gives us a presence inside that we need."

            Harris was a prep standout at Chicago Vocational High School, where he was one of the top 100 players in Illinois as a senior in 2004-05.

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