April 4, 2002

CHIPOLA SUMMER REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNA -- Chipola Junior College officials have announced registration dates for the Summer Session I term.

                Current students are permitted to register based on the number of semester hours pursued. Those with 30 or more hours may register April 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Those with 1 or more hours may register April 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or April 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                The application deadline for new students wishing to take classes during the Summer Session I term is April 18.  Registration for new students is May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                Classes begin May 7.

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

 

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April 4, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL HOST FINAL HOME GAMES

 

                MARIANNA--The league-leading Chipola Indians improved to 9-2 in the conference and 30-7 overall after trouncing Pensacola 16-6 in 7 innings on April 2. Ivan Nacarata hit a three-run homer and a two-run double.

                Chipola pitchers on the day included Kyle Pawelczyk, Johnny Lynch and Troy Fry.

The Indians swamped Okaloosa Walton 11-1 in 5 innings on March 30. Winning pitcher Tony Mandel went 5 innings allowed 2 hits, one run, one earned run, one walk, and 8 strikeouts.

                Leading hitters for CJC were Joey Wilson, who was 2 for 2 in the lead off spot; Blake Balkcom, who was 2 for 3 and Ricardo Nanita who was 2 for 2.

                The Indians have four home games left in regular season, including Tallahassee, Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m.; North Florida, Wednesday, April 10 at 5 p.m.; Gulf Coast, Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. and Okaloosa-Walton, Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians softball team improved to 25-12 after splitting a doubleheader with Tallahassee on April 2. Chipola dropped the first game, 6-0, but rebounded to take a 2-1 win in game two.

 CJC has one home softball game remaining--Okaloosa-Walton, April 10 at 4 p.m.

                For information, call the CJC hotline at 718-2CJC.

 

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April 4, 2002

 

BRITISH EDUCATORS VISIT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College hosted “A Sharing of Ideas and Strategies” between Chipola faculty and administrators and 20 educators from Northumberland and Lancashire, England on Thursday, March 28. 

The teachers were in Florida through a cooperative effort between the Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) and the Teachers International Professional Development Programme (TIPD).

The morning meeting took place in the University Center @ Chipola.  Overviews of Florida’s Postsecondary System, Florida’s teacher education requirements, Chipola’s University Center and the University of West Florida's BA in Special/Elementary Education degree were shared with lively interaction between all participants.

The afternoon meeting was held in the Mathematics/Science Computer and Tutorial Lab.  Dr. Lou Cleveland, a noted Chipola educator, discussed the Florida Sunshine Standards, FCAT and other current education topics.  The British educators then attended Dr. Cleveland’s education class, “Introduction to Educational Technology,” working with the future educators in the class and receiving hands-on instruction in using educational technology.

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April 4, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of April and May.

                Introduction to Computers and Windows will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 15 and 16 and again on April 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost of each computer class is $45.

                A workshop entitled Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers will meet April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $99.  The Fish Philosophy will be offered April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.           

                A variety of Childcare Training classes will be offered.  A 20-Hour class will meet April 20 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $32. A 10-Hour (Behavior Observation Course) will be offered on May 11 and again on May 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A CPR class will be offered May 7 and 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet May 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

                 

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April 4, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FIREARMS COURSE

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer a Firearms Familiarization course May 13-17 at the Chipola Firing Range. The 16-hour course will meet all four nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

                Completion of the course satisfies one of the requirements for individuals seeking a Concealed Weapons permit. Cost of this course is $55. 

                For more information, call Doris Williams at 718-2394.

                                                                                               

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April 4, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER PATIENT SAFETY COURSE

 

                MARIANNA -- Chipola Junior College is offering “Promoting A Culture of Patient Safety,” a course which meets the mandatory patient safety education requirement for healthcare professionals as passed by the Florida Legislature.

                The course is required for all healthcare professionals including, but not limited to, nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, optometrists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, midwives, speech pathologists, audiologists, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, athletic trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, clinical counselors and clinic social workers.

                Professionals may choose from three meeting times: Tuesday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Thursday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  All meetings will take place in room 113 of the Chipola Junior College Continuing Education building.

                The course is sponsored by Chipola Junior College and Big Bend AHEC and is free to healthcare providers.

                To register, contact Angie Rodriguez-Thomas at (850) 718-2316.

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April 4, 2002

 

CJC MATH OLYMPICS IS FRIDAY

 

                MARIANNA--Area high schools will participate in the 18th annual Chipola Junior College Math Olympiad on April 12.

Students will compete individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. 

Teams will compete in three Ciphering competitions and for highest combined scores on the written exams.

The event will conclude with an awards ceremony in the college Arts Center.

 

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April 4, 2002

 

CHIPOLA POOL TO OPEN APRIL 15

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Pool is set to open April 15.

                Swimming pool hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Summer hours will be announced soon. The pool is available for party rentals and lap swimming.

                Pool admission is $2 for children under 13 and $3 for all others. Season passes are available and are good for all leisure pool hours from April through September. Individual passes are $55.  Family passes are $85 for two or three persons, $95 for four or five persons and $10 for each additional person above five. Swim Team passes are $90 for parents and one child, $120 for parents and two children and  $10 for each additional child above two.

                An American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be scheduled for late April or early May. The class is limited to the first 10 applicants. Michelle Stratton will teach the course.

Swimming lessons will be offered for all ages and levels of swimming ability.  Each session includes eight 45-minute lessons.  Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Dates will be announced soon.

                The Marianna Swim Team competes in invitational swim meets for swimmers 4-18 years of age.  The season begins in April and ends in August. Swim team practice is 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Marianna hosts the Chipola Invitational swim meet in July.         

                For more information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.                                          

 

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April 4, 2002

 

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA'S SNOOPY

 

MARIANNA -- After the sold-out spring musical, Footloose, the Chipola Theatre is busy again with its children’s musical, Snoopy.

Many familiar faces will hit the CJC stage, including Christopher Bishop as Charlie Brown, Erin Davis as Lucy, Amber Williams as Peppermint Patty, Mavis Flowers as Snoopy, Arthur Obar III as Linus, Nikki Howell as Woodstock, Lacy Purvis as Little Red-Headed Girl, Alyson Hartzog as Fredia, Ben Ayers as Schroder and Cheryl Tyus as Sally.

The show will be presented to more than 2,000 elementary school children, May 15, 16 and 17. An evening performance open to the public is set for May 16 at 7 p.m.

                For information, call Theater Coordinator Charles Sirmon at 718-2227.

 

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April 4, 2002

 

UWF TO HOLD REGISTRATION/INFORMATION MEETING AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor's degree and certification courses in Special/Elementary Education on the Chipola Junior College campus in cooperation with The University Center @ Chipola. 

                Prospective or current students may schedule Registration/Information conferences on Monday and Tuesday, April 8th and 9th in L400. 

                To schedule an appointment, contact Patricia Davis, Director, at davisp@chipola.cc.fl.us or Martha Burke, Assistant, at burkem@chipola.cc.fl.us or (850) 718-2361.               

               

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April 4, 2002

 

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GULF POWER INCREASES CJC SCHOLARSHIP FUND--Gulf Power in Chipley recently added $1,000 to the Gulf Power Endowed Scholarship Fund at Chipola Junior College. Here Ricky Martin, Gulf Power manager, presents the check to CJC President Dr. Dale O’Daniel and CJC Executive Vice President Dr. Gene Prough.

 

 

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April 11, 2002

 

CHIPOLA PHI THETA KAPPA WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

            

                MARIANNA Chipola Junior College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received international recognition at the 84th annual International Phi Theta Kappa Convention held recently in Nashville.  Chipola's Nu Chi chapter received one of ten Leadership Hallmark awards and advisor Jody Spooner received a 2002 Distinguished Advisor Award. 

                Faculty Adviser Jody Spooner said, "This recognition was even more amazing given that only two Florida chapters (Chipola and St. Petersburg College) received awards in our Hallmark areas. We received two International Hallmark Awards, including one for Leadership, which is awarded to only ten chapters among the 450 chapters that applied." 

International awards were based on the chapter’s ability to incorporate the four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa: leadership, scholarship, service and fellowship, into their activities. Chipola's PTK members worked on a month-long service project to help the needy in the community. Students also raised money for children at Christmas, held food drives and collected school supplies for elementary school students. Earlier this year, the group sponsored its second annual Honors Day for High School Juniors on the CJC campus. 

                Chipola students joined over 3,500 PTK members and alumni April 3-6 for the convention, which is the largest convention of college students in the nation.  Students attended educational forums relating to leadership, service and recruitment.  Students also had the opportunity to hear some high-profile speakers, including Trisha Yearwood, who was presented with the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award; a debate between Democrat James Carville and Republican Newt Gingrich and an address on “Healing with Joy” by Dr. Patch Adams.

                CJC students attending the convention included Holli Crawford, Stephanie Crisp, Kegera Matthews-Lawrence, Megan Reece, Sarah Bollinger, Laura Davis, Chrissie Prichard, Amiee Wynne, Charles Alexander and faculty advisor, Jody Spooner.                                                                                     

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April 11, 2002

 

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CJC PHI THETA KAPPA AWARDED--Chipola Junior College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received received one of ten Leadership Hallmark awards and advisor Jody Spooner received a 2002 Distinguished Advisor Award at the 84th annual International Phi Theta Kappa Convention held recently in Nashville. Pictured from left, are: (front) Aimee Wynn, Stephanie Crisp, Holli Crawford, faculty advisor, Jody Spooner, Charles Alexander, (back) Laura Davis, Megan Reece, Kegera Matthews-Lawrence, Chrissie Prichard and Sarah Bollinger.

 

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April 11, 2002

CHIPOLA SUMMER REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNA--Application deadline is April 18 for new students planning to enroll in Summer Session I at Chipola Junior College. 

                Registration is May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin May 7.

      Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma. Applying consists of two easy steps. First, complete an application—available in the Registration Office. Second, provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers hundreds of day and evening college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Independent study and online classes also are available.

Chipola’s Workforce Development Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer 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 CJC campus.

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

 

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April 11, 2002

 

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES 2002-2003 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                MARIANNA--Audition dates for music and theatre scholarships at Chipola Junior College for the 2002-2003 school year are April 18 and May 9.

                The Visual Art scholarship deadline for application, portfolio, letters of recommendation and personal statement is April 18.

                High school graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre and art aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply.

                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 CJC Foundation.

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

 

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April 11, 2002

 

CJC AUTO STUDENT ACCEPTED TO VOLKSWAGEN PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College automotive technology graduate Steven McArthur has been accepted into the prestigious Volkswagen Service Training Program VSTT in Allentown, PA.

McArthur has been a student for two years in Chipola's Automotive Technology program. After successfully testing through Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and graduating from Chipola's Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified program, McArthur is one of a select few students accepted into Volkswagen's 15-week intensive training program. After completing the training, McArthur is guaranteed a job with a $15 hour wage along with $1,500 in Snap On tools. He will receive free training and will sign a 90-day contract to work at a Volkswagen dealership.

CJC Automotive Instructor John Gardner said, "Steven was Chipola's outstanding Automotive Technology student in 2000-2001. His hard work, along with his professionalism, is being rewarded in 2002."

 

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April 11, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TEAM LEADS PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians crushed North Florida, 11-1 in five innings, at home Wednesday.

                Randy Roth led Chipola with a grand slam. Joey Wilson had a two-run homer. TJ Large pitched the first four innings. Eric Johnson finished in the fifth.

                Chipola also whipped North Florida, 6-2 on Tuesday, April 9. Ivan Nacarata hit a three-run homer with two outs and the score tied at 2-2 in the ninth. Blake Balckom followed up with a solo homer to push the score to 6-2.

                Starting pitcher Johnny Lynch completed 7 innings. Chad Coffee came in relief. Les Hassen finished to get the win.

                The Indians are 33-8 overall and 12-3 in the league. Chipola currently leads the Panhandle Conference and looks to be a shoe-in for the state tournament in Melbourne in early May. 

                Chipola has two home games left in regular season--Gulf Coast, Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. and Okaloosa-Walton, Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

                For information, call the CJC hotline at 718-2CJC.

 

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April 11, 2002

 

CHIPOLA'S SMITH WINS STATE OFFICE

 

MARIANNA -- Chipola Junior College student Bruce Smith of Two Egg was elected vice president of finance of the African American Student Association convention in Miami April 4-7. 

Smith is a sophomore at Chipola with a 3.3 GPA. He addressed a crowd of 1,000 students in his campaign speech at the convention.

Smith is president of Chipola's Black Student Union, a member of SGA, a student ambassador, an intramural participant and was a candidate for Mr. Chipola. He also is past president of the Jackson County Youth Chapter of the NAACP and is an active member of the Set Free in Christ Ministries Church in Marianna.

Smith recently completed the juvenile correctional officer course at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Quincy. He is a full-time juvenile correctional officer at Dozier School for Boys. After graduating from Chipola, Smith plans to transfer to FAMU and major in forensic psychology.

He is the son of Charlie and Rebecca Williams of Two Egg.

 

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April 11, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of April and May.

                Introduction to Computers and Windows will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 15 and 16 and again on April 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost of each computer class is $45.

                A workshop entitled Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers will meet April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $99.  The Fish Philosophy will be offered April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.           

                A variety of Childcare Training classes will be offered.  A 20-Hour class will meet April 20 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $32. A 10-Hour (Behavior Observation Course) will be offered on May 11 and again on May 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A CPR class will be offered May 7 and 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet May 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

 

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

                 

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April 11, 2002

 

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--A visual art exhibit of Chipola Junior College student work will be on display through April 26 in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building.

                The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

                The show features student work from Suzanne Payne's Drawing I and II and Charlotte Brunner's Two-Dimensional design classes. A combination of media is represented, including painting, drawing (charcoal and pencil), scratchboard, pastel, paper sculpture, wire sculpture and wood sculpture.  

                For more information, phone 718-2277.

 

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April 11, 2002

 

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CJC STUDENT ART SHOW--A visual art exhibit of Chipola Junior College student work will be on display through April 26 in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. Here, Heather Howell looks over one of her pieces in the exhibit.

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April 11, 2002

 

FSU NURSING PROGRAM MEETING SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—An information meeting for prospective and current Florida State University nursing students is set for Thursday, April 23 in room L400 at Chipola Junior College from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

                FSU offers an RN to BSN program through the University Center @ Chipola.  The program allows current RNs to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing while continuing to work as an RN.

                For information, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2276; myersk@chipola.cc.fl.us or Barbara Taylor at (850) 718-2294; taylorb@chipola.cc.fl.us

               

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April 11, 2002

 

CHIPOLA POOL TO OPEN APRIL 15

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Pool opens April 15 with a variety of aquatic activities on tap.

                Swimming pool hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Summer hours will be announced soon. The pool is available for party rentals and lap swimming.

                Pool admission is $2 for children under 13 and $3 for all others. Season passes are available for all leisure pool hours from April through September. Individual passes are $55.  Family passes are $85 for two or three persons, $95 for four or five persons and $10 for each additional person above five. Swim Team passes are $90 for parents and one child, $120 for parents and two children and $10 for each additional child above two.

                An American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be scheduled later this month. The class is limited to the first 10 applicants. Michelle Stratton will teach the course.

Swimming lessons for all ability levels will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Students will be evaluated and placed in a level during the first class. Each session includes eight 45-minute lessons.  Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Classes may be consolidated or canceled due to insufficient pre-registration. Private lessons are available upon request.

The following swimming lessons are scheduled: Session 1-May 28-June 6; Session 2-June 10-20; Session 3-July 8-18; Session 4-July 22-Aug 1. Lessons meet Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks unless otherwise noted. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.

                Pool Camps for school age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp-May 28-31; Wet and Wild Camp-June 24-27; and Stroke Improvement Camp-July 1-3.

An After School at the Pool program for school age swimmers will be offered May 13-17 and 20-24, and August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. 

                The Marianna Swim Team competes in invitational swim meets for ages 4 to18.  The season runs through August. Swim team practice is 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, beginning April 16.  The team invites interested swimmers to visit practice. Marianna hosts the Chipola Invitational swim meet in July.         

For more information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.                                                                          

 

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April 11, 2002

 

2002-2003 CJC SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET FOR APRIL 25

 

MARIANNA -- The Chipola Junior College Show Choir will hold auditions on Thursday, April 25 in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Interested incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are encouraged to audition. Students should come with comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition, sheet music or an accompaniment track for an accompanied vocal solo and a completed Show Choir Application.

Show Choir Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition.  Show Choir Applications and Scholarship applications are available in the Fine Arts Office or on the web at www.chipola.cc.fl.us  .

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

For information, contact CJC Fine Arts at 718-2227, or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.

 

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April 11, 2002

 

CJC LOOKING TO OFFER UF AGRICULTURE COURSES

 

                    MARIANNA–The University Center at Chipola Junior College hosted Dr. Jimmy Cheek, Dean of the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at a meeting on April 2 to explore the possibility of UF offering technical agriculture courses on the CJC campus.

                    "Offering UF courses in technical agriculture would bridge the gap between secondary agribusiness courses and those offered at UF in the absence of a CJC curriculum in agriculture," CJC Workforce Dean Bud Riviere said.  "The availability of this curriculum locally would save prospective UF students time and money in terms of being able to take technical agriculture courses at home prior to transferring to UF.”

                    Dr. Cheek gave enthusiastic support to the venture and pledged a follow-up meeting to discuss next-step logistics.

                    Chipola's next meeting will be held with Dr. George Hochmuth, UF Liaison in Quincy.

 

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April 18, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TEAM WINS PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

                MARIANNA -- The Indians captured the 2002 Panhandle conference championship on April 14 with a 10-2 win over Gulf Coast. Chipola combined for 18 hits on the day, led by Victor Alvarez, who was 4 for 5. Blake Balkcom had a solo homerun. Ricardo Nanita had a pair of doubles.

                Tony Mandel started on the mound and went 6 innings. Troy Fry entered the game in the seventh. Les Hassen came in, and Kellen Ludwig finished in the ninth.

                CJC Head Coach Jeff Johnson said, "We're very proud of our guys for winning the conference this year and last year also. My assistants have done a great job and our players have done an outstanding job. One of our goals was to win the conference. We've got a few more goals ahead of us this season."

                Chipola will play the Mid-Florida Runner-Up on May 5 at 6 p.m. in the state tournament in Melbourne in the Marlins spring training facility.   

                Chipola beat Okaloosa-Walton for the second time with a 5-3 win over the Raiders on April 17.

                Blake Balckom singled with one out and stole second with the score tied 3-3 in the ninth. Randy Roth blasted a two-run homer on a 1-2 pitch to give Chipola the 5-3 win. Pitcher Troy Fry (7-1) picked up his second win over OW this week.

                The Indians also whipped the Raiders 16-8 April 16 in Niceville. Ivan Nacaratta hit a two-run homer in the first to get the Indians off to a strong start. He finished 4 for 6 on the day. Last year, Nacaratta hit a two-run homer to beat OW and give CJC the 2001 Conference Championship. Blake Balkcom hit his 17th homerun of the year. Joey Wilson also had a solo homer.          

                Winning pitcher was Troy Fry who relieved Johnny Lynch. Chad Coffee, Adam Dunavant and Kellen Ludwig also saw action on the mound.

                The Indians were scheduled to host Pensacola on April 18 at 5 p.m. to complete a suspended game in which CJC was trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the third.

                As of April 18, PJC and TCC were tied for second in the league at 11-8. TCC was scheduled to play at Gulf Coast April 18 with TCC down 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth. If TCC and PJC win on Thursday, it will force a best two out of three playoff this weekend at Chipola.

                Chipola is ranked first in the state at 35-8 and 14-3 in the conference. Last season, the Indians finished second in the state tournament with a 43-16 record and a Panhandle Conference Championship. Johnson has led the Indians to state four times in six seasons at the helm of the CJC program.

                Several Chipola players are among the top performers in the state. Ricardo Nanita is sixth on the state hitting list with a .425 batting average, including 15 homeruns and 52 RBI's. Blake Balckom is tenth in the state with a .394 average, including 15 homeruns.

                CJC Pitchers Kyle Pawelcyzk and Troy Fry are 19 and 20 respectively on the state ERA list. Kellen Ludwig has four saves on the year.

                Five Indians have committed to four-year colleges for next season: Blake Balkcom-Florida State University; Russell Martin-North Carolina State University; Kyle Pawelcyzk-Louisiana State University; Johnny Lynch-University of South Alabama; and Ricardo Nanita-Florida International University.

                For information, call the CJC hotline at 718-2CJC.

 

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April 18, 2002

 

CHIPOLA GRADUATION CEREMONY TO INCLUDE FOOD/BOOK DRIVE

 

MARIANNA—The graduation ceremony for Chipola Junior College's Class of 2002 is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

                Some 250 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 9,000 other graduates of Chipola. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

                The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa invites graduating students and their guests to bring a non-perishable food item or children’s book to the college’s graduation ceremony. PTK is participating in the "Feed a Body, Feed a Mind" initiative designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy. PTK members will be collecting the items outside the center from 6 to 7 p.m. The books and canned goods will be donated to needy citizens in the five-county Chipola District.

                “Such a simple gesture of bringing a canned good or book to our commencement ceremony will help improve the quality of life in our community,” said Dr. Dale O’Daniel. “We are excited to have this opportunity.”

                “We are thankful to the students at Chipola for assisting their community in this way. Together we can make a positive step in the elimination of hunger and illiteracy in our five county district,” said Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor Jody Spooner.

                For further information, contact Spooner at 718-2305.

                 

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April 18, 2002

 

ROY B. BEALL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT WINS STATE AWARD

 

MARIANNA – The family of the late Roy B. Beall attended the Council for Resource Development (CRD) Region IV Annual Conference in Orlando April 10-13 to accept Florida's Benefactor Award in recognition of the Roy B. Beall Scholarship Endowment offered through the Chipola Junior College Foundation.

CJC executive vice president, Dr. Gene Prough says, "During his lifetime, Beall exemplified all of the traits of an outstanding benefactor.  He gave not only his financial support to Chipola, but he also was a steadfast leader and long-time volunteer on behalf of the college." 

During 1946 and 1947, a group of business leaders met to discuss the possibility of opening a private college for students in the area.  In the summer of 1947, Chipola Junior College opened its doors on the campus of the old Marianna Army Base.  Beall was one of the founders and also served as Chairman of the Chipola Board of Directors from 1946 to 1963, member of the Chipola Advisory Board from 1963 to1968 and member of the Chipola Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1969.  During his 23 years of continuous service to Chipola, he never missed a single meeting of any board or agency on which he served.  His early leadership at Chipola was instrumental in developing the college into the successful institution it is today from its humble beginnings as a small private college with barely enough funds to exist. 

In 1983, Beall approached Chipola officials about sponsoring a scholarship drive that would support the top two academic students and top academic athlete from each of Jackson County’s six high schools.  His idea was to award each with a one-year scholarship to begin their pursuit of higher education.  He raised the money single-handedly and expanded the program the next year to include all five of the counties within the college’s district.  This initial fundraising effort has grown into a scholarship endowment bearing his name with an account balance of over $122,000.

CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel, says, "Mr. Roy's contributions and service to Chipola cannot fully be measured.  Over many years, he gave unselfishly of his time and resources for the benefit of so many past, present and future CJC students.  The contributions of leadership, financial support and exemplary volunteerism are the hallmarks of his great life. Chipola was very fortunate to call him a friend and benefactor."

The purpose of the CRD Benefactor Award is to thank and provide recognition to individuals, foundations or businesses for outstanding contributions to community colleges.  The CRD Benefactor Award embodies the ideals of philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism in the service of community, technical and junior colleges. The Roy B. Beall is now in the running for a national resource development award.

For information on the Roy B. Beall Scholarship Endowment, or any other scholarships offered through the Chipola Foundation, contact Foundation Director Julie Fuqua at (850) 718-2478.

 

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April 18, 2002

 

CRISP CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College student Stephanie Crisp of Graceville was recently chosen for an internship with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. 

                The eight-week program, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, allows students nominated for the All-USA academic team to apply for two coveted internships awarded by the NSF. Crisp was one of two students selected from the 1,600 students who were eligible to apply. Crisp was a member of the All-USA Academic Second Team which places her in the top 40 students in a pool of over 10 million community college students.

The NSF aims to promote and advance scientific progress in the United States by funding research and education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET).  NSF interns work under the guidance of a senior agency scientist or mathematician in the Division of Undergraduate Education at George Washington University. Crisp will work with NSF staff with the goal of improving SMET education in two-year colleges. Her work may include setting up conferences and review panels, planning newsletters and other publications, assisting in evaluation of projects, compiling information about two-year college projects and preparing profiles of students participating in or graduating from two-year technological education programs supported by the NSF.  In addition to this valuable experience, Crisp also will receive a stipend of $2,500.

"I'm extremely honored to have been selected for such an excellent program. I look forward to sharing my ideas for improving community college science and technology programs," Crisp said.

                Crisp is a Microbiology and Cell Science major with a 3.91 GPA who plans to transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a career in dentistry.   She was valedictorian of Graceville High in 2000 and is attending CJC on a Valedictorian Scholarship and as a Florida Scholar.  She is a recipient of the National Scholar/Athlete Award from the United States Army Reserve.  She has been named to the National Dean’s List and Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

                Crisp also is a member of the CJC Honors program, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, an SGA senator, secretary of Student Ambassadors and the Phi Theta Kappa public relations officer.  She serves as Dr. Steve Shimmel's science lab assistant and is a member of the Imagine Jackson county visioning committee.

Crisp is the daughter of Benjie and Stephen Crisp of Graceville.

 

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April 18, 2002

 

PHI BETA LAMBDA WINS STATE COMPETITION

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Phi Beta Lambda students won a number of awards in the recent state competition.

                The team of Amanda Barber, William Barber, Carla Wells and Jacob Baxter won first place in Parliamentary Procedure. John McDaniel won first place in Economics and fourth place in International Business.

                The team of William Barber and Carla Wells won fourth place in Desktop Publishing.  Jacob Baxter won third place in Information Management. Amanda Barber won fourth place in the Future Business Executive competition.

                First place winners will participate at the National Phi Beta Lambda Conference in Nashville, June 23-26.

                Abby Barnes, a 2001 graduate of CJC, was re-elected to serve a second year as District I vice president.  Jacob Baxter was elected to serve as State Historian for 2002-2003.

 

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April 18, 2002

 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer summer programs for children of all ages beginning in May.

Swimming programs will be offered at the Chipola Pool. After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered May 13-17 and 20-24 and August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. 

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 28-June 6, Session 2: June 10-20, Session 3: July 8-18 and Session 4: July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 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. Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp: May 28-31, Wet and Wild Camp: June 24-27 and Stroke Improvement Camp: July 1-3.  For information, call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer four baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet May 28-31 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Youngsters will learn fundamentals through drills conducted by the CJC coaching staff and players. The $70 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 3-4 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100. A Hitting Camp for ages 8-18 will meet June 10-11 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. For more information, call Johnson at (850) 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for ages 8-12, June 24-27. The camp will meet from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  The CJC coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $35 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  For more information, call Cross at 718-2236. 

 

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April 18, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of April and May.

                A workshop entitled Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers will meet April 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Cost is $99.  The FISH Philosophy will be offered April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.           

                A variety of Childcare Training classes will be offered.  Programs for Young Children will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday May 7 – June 18 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $98. A 10-Hour Behavior Observation Course will meet on May 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31. Another 10-Hour class will be offered May 18 form 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A CPR class will be offered May 13 and 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet May 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

 

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

                 

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April 18, 2002

 

2002-2003 CJC SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET FOR APRIL 25

 

MARIANNA -- The Chipola Junior College Show Choir will hold auditions on Thursday, April 25 in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Interested incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are encouraged to audition. Students should come with comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition, sheet music or an accompaniment track for an accompanied vocal solo and a completed Show Choir Application.

Show Choir Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition.  Show Choir Applications and Scholarship applications are available in the Fine Arts Office or on the web at www.chipola.cc.fl.us  .

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

For information, contact CJC Fine Arts at 718-2227, or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TEAM HEADED TO STATE TOURNEY

 

                MARIANNA--A state tournament send-off party for the Chipola Indians baseball team is set for Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m., at the CJC Residence Hall on Longhouse Court.

                Chipola will play the Mid-Florida Runner-Up on Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m. in the state tournament in Melbourne at the Marlins spring training facility. Chipola's opponent is yet to be determined from among Seminole, Lake Sumter, and Santa Fe.

                The Indians enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the state, and the number three team in the country, with back-to back Panhandle conference championships under their belts. Chipola finished the regular season at 35-8 and 14-3 in the conference.

                The Indians will need to win at least four games and possibly five to take the state championship. The championship game is scheduled for Thursday, May 9. Chipola's games will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ, 100.9-FM. The national tournament is held in Grand Junction, Colorado.              

                CJC head coach Jeff Johnson is optimistic about his team's outlook. "We've got as good a chance as we've ever had to do very well in the tournament. When you get to state, all the clubs are quality clubs. We just want to take it one game at a time."

                Experience is on Chipola's side this year. Some 10 players return from last year's squad that finished second to Miami-Dade in the 2001 tourney. Johnson is counting on that experience to give CJC an advantage. "You like to think that it will help to have a bunch of sophomores who have been to the tournament before. They won't be awestruck by all of the excitement, and they can help the freshman maintain their composure. Hopefully our sophomores are hungry after last year and will want to have a little better outcome."

                The sophomores who were part of the 2001 squad that finished second in the state tournament are led by outfielder Blake Balkcom of Chipley who has been a key to Chipola's offensive success. The sophomore leads the state in homeruns with 17. He is hitting .396, with 10 doubles, a triple and 58 RBI's. He recently signed with FSU. Ricardo Nanita of Santa

Domingo, Dominican Republic is a great hitter and a clutch hitter with a .418 average. He has

chalked up 14 doubles, a triple, 11 homeruns and 55 RBI's He signed with Florida International

University in the Fall.

Aussie Scott Wearne was a member of the Australian Junior National Team. The two-year starting outfielder is hitting .355 with 10 doubles and 28 RBI's.

                Three Indians played for the Canadian Junior National Team. Ivan Nacaratta, a two-year starter at second base is batting .365 with 12 homeruns and 48 RBI's. Outfielder Eric Bernier is a two-year starter with a strong bat. Third baseman Russell Martin is hitting .325 with 15 doubles, 4 homeruns and 32 RBI's. He will play at NC State next year. 

                The Indians are loaded with sophomore pitchers, including Les Hassen right handed transfer from Punta Gorda, FL. He's one of the top arms on the staff with a 6-2 record. He recently signed with Florida Gulf Coast University, the state's newest university.

                Chad Coffee, a right-hander from Leesburg, GA, has been a great contributor. Troy Fry of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has a 6-1 record. The right-hander is one of CJC's top relievers out of the bullpen, and is considering offers from several top schools.

                Johnny Lynch of Rogers Minnesota is a left-hander whose played a big part the last two years as a starter and a reliever. He signed with South Alabama in the Fall.

                Kyle Pawelczyk from Elkins, West Virginia, may be the strongest in the rotation. The left-hander has a 6-1 record and has been one of the Indians' top starters for two years. He will play at LSU next Fall.

                Johnson has led the Indians to state four times in six seasons at the helm of the CJC program.

                For information, call the CJC hotline at 718-2CJC.                                                                              

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA GRADUATION CEREMONY TO INCLUDE FOOD/BOOK DRIVE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will hold graduation ceremonies for the class of 2002 Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

                Some 270 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 9,000 other graduates of Chipola. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

                The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa invites graduating students and their guests to bring a non-perishable food item or children’s book to the ceremony. PTK is participating in the "Feed a Body, Feed a Mind" initiative designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy. PTK members will collect the items outside the Johnson Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Books and canned goods will be donated to needy citizens in Chipola's five-county district.

                For information, contact Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor, Jody Spooner, at 718-2305.

                 

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CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2002 GRADUATES

               

                MARIANNASome 270 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola Junior College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 2 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 ‘01 to May of ‘02 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’02.

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

                                                                                Associate in Arts Degrees

                Alford--Amanda Michelle Barber, Jennifer Kay Burnett, Heather Suzanne Cutchen, Matthew Clayton Dunaway, Amanda Gayle Edenfield, Aaron Cossett Hawks, Michael Joseph Shores, Scotty H. Taylor.

                Altha--Laura Jill Bailey, Joey Michael Barton, Laura Elizabeth Barton, Stephanie Alana Batson, Stephen Jeffery Flanders, Jr., Andrea Joy Gratz, Jeremy David Miller, Timothy Edward O'Connor, Kathy Leigh Pitts, Ian Randall Severance, Marsha Diane Tatum, John David Wallace, Whitney Allison Warren, Samantha Elizabeth Williams.

                Bascom--Gina Lynn Dickens, Karen Michelle Patrick, Genika Shefuna Williams.

                Blountstown--John Jones Barfield, Daniel Cyrus Bennett, Joni M. Bontrager, Carol Elizabeth Colaninno, Amanda B. Doyal, Courtney L. Doyal, Sharon Nicole Marchant, Jeremy

Heath McClellan, David Matthew Mitchell, Heather Layne Montford, Ashley Paige Purvis, Jeremy W. Ridley, Susan Carylee Sewell, Rebecca Marie Stone, Janet Lynn Tomlinson, Lisa Lynn Tumminello.

                Bonifay--Zeb T. Brown, Amy Danielle Burgess, Terri Suzanne Chesnut, Jonah Elisah Chitty, Stephanie Brooke Crawford, James Thomas Evensen, Jared Anthony Fish, Casey Rae Fisher, Amanda Grace Grenon, Tabitha Lyn Hathaway, Patrick Luke Hawkins, Lindsey Ragan Johnson, Samantha Kay Johnson, Allison Miller, Amy Diane Nesbitt, Brian Allen Parker,

Veronica Peel, Scott Alexander Reid, Leiah Louise Retherford, Matthew Joseph Rich, Michael

Nathaniel Simmons, Erin Kathleen Smith.

                Bristol--Zachary Jeremiah Chapman, Lenise Corinne Wood.

                Campbellton--Randy Lee McKinnie, Twila Alisa Roulhac, Ashley Brooke Saunders.

                Chattahoochee--Angela Michelle Cain.

                Chipley--Amanda L. Bush, Liza Dishon Campbell, AbHishek Harish Chauhan, Emily Kay Cleveland, Melanie Renee Collins, Joey Don Finch, JeniLee Guettler, Karmen Kriser, Connie Renae Leavins, Dallas Lynn Monk, Amy Alicia Owen, Amy Elizabeth Rackard, Jennifer Louise Renfro, Michael Paul Russ, Joseph Kyle Soileau, Elbert Daniel Stewart, II, Rachel Rene Webb, Carla Ann Wells, Alicia Nicole Williams.

                Clarksville--Jacklyn Anne Attaway, Ashley Karyn Varnum.

                Cottondale--William Blanford Barber, Amy Michelle Barnes, Heidi Marie Daffin, Holli Lynn Daffin, John Edward McDaniel, Jessica Suzanne Shouppe, Tekisha Tanay White.

                Graceville--Mark Edwin Brock, Dena Rene' Cooper, Stephanie June Crisp, Hannah Leah

Dietrich, Amanda Gail Howell, Carolann Ivey, Richard Brantley Ivey, Christine Gail Johnson,

Joshua Lewis Mattox, William M. Nolin, Jessica Redmon Prescott, Megan Ruth Reece, Jason Matthew Taylor.

                Grand Ridge--Jesse Bryan Basford, Jessica Leigh Benefield, Brian Russell Lewis, Marcia Carol Ott.

                Greenwood--Tiffany Nichole Caldwell, D'Leisha Santarsha Cockerham, Cynthia Ann Dunaway, Edward Wayon Hines, Demea E. James, Kegera Matthews-Lawrence, Shamar Touray Pollock, Bruce Alexander Smith, Rosalind E. Williams.

                Hosford--Jason Sterling Brown.

                Malone--Jacob Harrell Baxter, Jeremy Wayne Calloway, Crystal Lee Evans, Dustin Lee Pettis, Codie Elizabeth Welch.

                Marianna--Charlene R. Anderson, Samuel Walter Andreu, Alicia D. Beasley, Brent Kendall Bedini, Christopher Alan Bishop, Donna Denise Brown, Karen Leslie Chumley, David M. Cloud, Simona Dian Cooke, Kimberly Denise Cross, Steven Walt Cullifer, Ryan Jemar Davis, Laura Anne Farmer, Shannon T. Gibson, April Latrelle Groomes, Karen Lanelle Gwaltney, Jonathan David Hall, Terel Edward Hayes, Ryan Blake Hobbs, DeZohn Napoleon Houston, John Phillip Howell, Anthony Mondrell Jackson, Stephanie Leigh James, Lisa Nicole Kent, Charles Edward Keys, Maria Danielle Long, Gilliam Bryan Lowe, Maria Michelle Marcus, Emily Adaline Marsh, Leslie Lynn McClain, Ashley Dawn Merritt, Amanda D. McAlpin Moss, Cecil David Musgrove, Dennis Dean Nielsen, David Clancy Peal, Karina D. Sanford, Bryan Daniel Sims, Leslie Elaine Sims, Mitch Edward Sims, Elizabeth Karyn Smith,

Lisa Evangeline Speights, Becca Sue Stephens, Kyle Jamison Strickland, Dana Kay Stripling,

Alysha Lynn Swindle, Emily Sarah Timmons, Patrick Lavon Tipton, Emily Robin Toal, Garyn L. Waller, Bethany Suzanne Wester, Jason D. Wester, Alexis Joyce White, Dennis James White, Carolyn Braxton Whitehead, Herrold Dekle Willis, Jacqueline Starr Young.

                Sneads--Charles Wilson Alexander, Holli Nicole Crawford, Tracy Lynn Hatcher, Emily Nichole Howell, Casi G. Parmer, Chelsea Dawn Waggoner, April Michelle Wester.

                Telogia--Richard Gardner Brown, Jr., Jennifer Renee Sewell.   

                Vernon--Michael Chad Gainey, Rebecca Michelle Purvis.

                Wausau--Derek Howard Blount.

                Westville--Sheena Miranda Baker, Benjamin Bret Gill, Casey Michael Stafford.

                Wewahitchka--Kelly Earl Forehand, Kristi Danielle Taunton.

                Out-of-District--Barbara Gates, Melissa May Johnson, Elizabeth Joyce Register,  Virginia Anne Spencer, Tallahassee; Jason Granger Cross, Iron City, GA; Jason Chadwick Coffee, Leesburg, AL; Andria Denee' Reed, Oakdale, LA; Kyle Timothy Pawelczyk, Elkins, WV; Lamanda V. Thomas, Daleville, AL; Angela Maria Rodriguez, Dothan, AL; Elisha Magdalene Scott, Enterprise, AL; Juan Carlos Mella, Los Prados, DR; Shafaq Fatima, Gainesville, FL; Shanna Elizabeth Nalle, Pensacola, FL; Neikole Royster, Port St. Joe, FL.

 

Associate in Science Degrees

                Alford--Amanda Gayle Edenfield.

                Altha--Patricia Ann Jorge, Lora Ann Shelton.

                Bascom--Ross Leonard Nicholson.

                Blountstown--Susan Paige Johnson, Katie Newman.

                Bonifay--Chadwick Wilson Boswell, Sharon Kay Curry, Stephanie Carol Sconiers.

                Bristol--Cari Lynd Carpenter.

                Chattahoochee--Robert L. Messer.

                Chipley--Rachel Dawn Bruner, Amanda Renee Searcy.

                Graceville--Carolann Ivey, Margaret Catherine Wynne.

                Grand Ridge--Jamey Christopher Goodwin, Gregory Ryan Lewis.

                Malone--Temecca Nicole Barnes, Satoya Eleain Spates.

                Marianna--Shavonna Kay Brock, James Lee Burdeshaw, Patricia Ann Cabrera, Tanya  Elizabeth Daniels, Michael Davis, Myron Elliott, Lisa Marie Fisher, Dorothy Louise Hall, Lonnie Todd Martin, Ernest L. McNeill, Diane L. Ratzel Pipkin, Faye Jean Rogers, Renee  Maria Sheffield-Reed.

                Quincy--Darlene Rollins Cunningham.

                Sneads--Sheryl J. Gilder, Terry Lethel Mercer, Kim Annette Simpson.

                Out-of-District--Sammi Jon Wilkes, Morgan City, LA; Clouttia Marshe' Young,

Maple Heights, OH; Jennifer Michelle Harper, Montgomery, AL;  Takesha L. Oden, Sylacauga, AL; Sowo Lucinda Varney, Lakewood, CA; Holly Michelle Dunnington, Crestview; Ramon Rafeal Norton, Dothan, AL.

 
Workforce Development Certificates

                Alford--Nancy Lee Firestone Kent, Lisa Robin Rhodes.                                

                Blountstown--Christopher Hayes Bracewell, Barbara Ann Crum, Jessica LaRae Todd.

                Cypress--Stephanie Ann Johnson, Jacob S. Parish.

                Greenwood--Cacetha Ann Sims.

                Malone--Ashleigh Brianne Oliver.

                Marianna--Jennifer Lynn Bruner, Steven Clayton McArthur, Robert G. Worthington.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

ALTRUSA ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP AT CHIPOLA

               

MARIANNA--The Altrusa Club of Marianna has established a scholarship at Chipola Junior College.

                The scholarship is intended for a mature female student from Jackson County who is returning to the educational arena in an effort to secure advancements in a chosen career. 

                The scholarship will cover tuition, books, and items required for coursework up to $1000 per semester or $2000 per year, based on the availability of funds. 

                Application for the scholarship should be made each semester to the Chipola Foundation, before June 15 for the Fall Semester. 

                Recipients will remain eligible for the scholarship on a continued basis provided coursework is completed satisfactorily and funds are available. In the event that any one recipient of the scholarship does not require the entire amount available, the club may award a partial scholarship to other applicants.

                For more information, contact the Chipola Foundation at 718-2370.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

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ALTRUSA ESTABLISHES CJC SCHOLARSHIP--The Altrusa Club of Marianna has established a scholarship for a mature female student from Jackson County who is returning to the educational arena at Chipola Junior College.  Pictured from left, are Julie Fuqua, CJC Foundation director; Beverly New, Altrusa president; and Rose Cavin, Altrusa member and CJC math instructor.                                                             

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALLERS SIGN WITH UNIVERSITIES

 

MARIANNA – Two more Chipola baseball players announced Monday that they will move on to Division 1 ball after their career at CJC.

                Pitcher Les Hassen signed with Florida Gulf Coast University in Naples. Florida Gulf Coast is the state's newest public university. Hassen is a 6'1 right-hander from Port Charlotte, FL. The right-handed pitcher had a 6-2 record this season and six saves last year.

Blake Balkcom of Chipley recently signed a scholarship to play for Florida State University. The 6'2 right-handed outfielder is hitting .396 on the year.  He leads the state in homeruns with 17.  Balkcom also hit 10 doubles, a triple and 58 RBI's.

The Indians captured the 2002 Panhandle conference championship on April 14 with a 10-2 win over Gulf Coast. Balkcom had a solo homerun in the game. Balkcom also was a key in Chipola's 2001 Conference Championship and second place finish in the 2001 state tournament. He hit .320 in his freshman year at CJC.

Chipola will play the Mid-Florida Runner-Up on May 5 at 6 p.m. in the state tournament in Melbourne in the Marlins spring training facility.                 The Indians are ranked first in the state and third in the nation at 37-8 and 16-3 in the conference. Last season, the Indians finished second in the state tournament with a 43-16 record and a Panhandle Conference Championship. Johnson has led the Indians to state four times in six seasons at the helm of the CJC program.

                Four other Indians signed with four-year colleges in the Fall. Russell Martin will play at North Carolina State University. Kyle Pawelczyk signed with Louisiana State University. Johnny Lynch will play at the University of South Alabama and Ricardo Nanita signed with Florida International University.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

 

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BALKCOM SIGNS WITH FSU--Two more Chipola baseball players announced Monday that they will move on to Division 1 ball after CJC. Pictured from left, are (front) Blake Balckom who signed with FSU, Les Hassen who signed with Florida Gulf Coast University (back) CJC executive vice president Dr. Gene Prough, CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel and CJC baseball coach Jeff Johnson. 

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA HOOPSTERS GO D-1

 

MARIANNA-- Four Chipola Junior College basketball players have signed with Division 1 colleges.

                Signees include: Kareem Johnson--University of Cincinnati; Wayne Bransom--University of Louisiana at Monroe; John Andrews--University of Louisiana at Monroe and David Hilton--Drexel University.

Kareem Johnson, a 6-8 forward from Eufaula, AL, led Chipola in scoring and rebounding this season with a 10.6 per game rebounding average and 16.6 points per game scoring mark.

Wayne Bransom, a 6-8 forward from Pittsburgh, PA, averaged 8.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 44 total assists.

John Andrews, a 6-4 guard from Havana, FL, averaged 13.8 points and 4 rebounds per game.

David Hilton, a 5-11 guard from New York City, transferred to CJC from the University of Hawaii. He led CJC in assists with 161 total dishes in 28 games. He also averaged 7 points per game. 

                The Indians finished the season with an 18-12 overall record.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

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CJC HOOPSTERS GO D-1--Four Chipola Junior College basketball players recently signed with Division 1 colleges. Pictured from left, are (front) Wayne Bransom, John Andrews, David Hilton, Kareem Johnson, (back) CJC executive vice president, Dr. Gene Prough, CJC coach Ryan Cross and CJC president, Dr. Dale O'Daniel.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the month of May.

                A Lifeguard class will meet May 6 through 14 from 4 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $140.

                A variety of Childcare Training classes will be offered.  Programs for Young Children will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday, May 7 to June 18 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $98. A 10-Hour (Behavior Observation Course) will be meet May 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31. Another 10-Hour class will be offered May 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A CPR class will be offered May 13 and 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet May 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

                 

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April 25, 2002

 

               

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BASIC CORRECTIONS GRADS—Some 12 candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections program at Chipola Junior College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Eddie Barrentine of Marianna, Rhonda Brooks of Graceville, Arthur Edmon of Greenwood, Kevin Keene of Grand Ridge, Lillie Nicole King of Bristol, Richard Lamb of Clarksville, Anitra Lovett of Marianna, Lisa McCardle of Bristol, Jeremy Norris of Blountstown, James Powell of Marianna, Jonathan Rister of Marianna, and Bobbie Jo Roberson of Graceville.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER HEALTH SCIENCE COURSES

 

MARIANNA – The Chipola Junior College Health Science department will offer both the Certified Nursing Assistant program and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) refresher course in the coming weeks.

                Those interested in enrolling in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program should visit the CJC Health Science department to pick up an application and take the TABE test.  Classes will meet May 13 through June 16 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

                The EMT refresher course is for current EMTs whose licenses will be expiring.  The course is required to earn re-certification.  Course dates will be announced soon.

For more information, call Angie Rodriquez-Thomas at (850) 718-2316.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CJC STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the annual Awards Ceremony on April 18.

                 Awards were presented in the areas of academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

                The following students received awards for academics: Michael Shores, Economics; Jessica Prescott, Accounting; Matt White and Mickey Coxwell, Networking Services; Ross Brooks, Freshman Computer Science; Jared Summers, Sophomore Computer Science; Gwendolyn Oliver, Office Systems Technology; Nancy Kent, Office Specialist; Patricia Cabrera, General Biology; Leslie McClain, Biology for Science Majors; Ashley Merritt, General, Organic and Biochemistry; Sandra Dilmore, Microbiology; Phyllings Lerrison, Freshman Chemistry; Patrick Hawkins, Sophomore Chemistry; Rafael Savory, Physical Science; Jessica Bhatti, Earth Science; Will Potter, Calculus I; Chrissie Prichard, Calculus II; Ross Brooks, Calculus III; Brian Parker, C.H. Barton Award; Jonathan Hill, Freshman English; Jacklyn Attaway, Sophomore English; Elizabeth Burleson and Beverly Parker, Practical Nursing; Rachel Bruner, Carol Ivey and Jennifer Harper, Associate Degree Nursing; James Smith, Electronic Engineering Technology; James Williams, Electronic Technology; Billy Ray Richter, Computer Electronics Technology; Nicholas Klingmann, welding; John Fifer, Telecommunications; James Begor, Automotive Services Technology; Barbara Crum, Grooming and Salon Services; Patrick Hawkins, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Emily Timmons, UWF Business Program Scholarship; Ashley Merritt, Emily Howell, Jeremy Miller and Janet Tomlinson, FSU/PC Transfer Scholarships.

                The following students received awards for athletics: D’Leisha Cockerham, Neal Sportsmanship Award; Elisha Scott, Scholar-Athlete Award, and Lenora James and Chelsea Waggoner, Cheerleader Awards.

                The following students received awards for extracurricular activities; Amanda Barber, Jacob Baxter and John McDaniel, Phi Beta Lambda; Heath McClelland and Chris White, Science Club; Whitney Warren, Student Ambassadors; William Barber, Amanda Barber and Chad Fears, Student Government Association; Jacklyn Attaway, The Papoose Student Newspaper; Mary L. Atwell, Library Award; and Carol Colaninno, Mu Alpha Theta.

                Three awards were given to non-students. The student body selected Roberta Grantham as Teacher of the Year and Nancy Johnson for the Distinguished Service Award. The Community Service Award was given to Mark Skinner, photographer for The Floridan.

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS GAME OF LIFE PROGRAM FOR EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENTS

 

MARIANNA—More than 1,000 eighth-graders from surrounding counties attended a motivational program entitled "The Game of Life" held recently on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

Speakers included: Waymond King, assistant secretary for marketing of the Florida Lottery; Dennis Webber, director of Alternative Education for Levy County Schools; and Dr. David B. Langston, president/CEO of the Norris Langston Youth Foundation, a non-profit program created in honor of Langston's late brother.

Langston, who also directs the Education Community Institute within the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, said, "This program is intended to bring middle school students onto a college campus to tell them about the skills required to become productive citizens. The program utilizes role models--including professionals and students--to motivate students to get ready for high school and then move on to college. Our goal is to inform youth of how to become independent thinkers and how to establish a strong educational and economic base."

The Chipola Cheerleaders also performed for the crowd of students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties and Chattahoochee. 

The Florida Lottery, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation and Chipola Junior College sponsored the event.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

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CHIPOLA HOSTS GAME OF LIFE PROGRAM FOR EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENTS:  Chipola Junior College recently hosted a motivational program for eighth-grade students.  Pictured from left are: Minister Johnnie Jenkins, pastor of New Life Christian Center in Port St. Joe; Dennis Webber, director of Alternative Education for Levy County Schools; Waymond King, assistant secretary for marketing of the Florida Lottery; Dr. Gene Prough, CJC Executive Vice President; and Dr. David B. Langston, president/CEO of the Norris Langston Youth Foundation and Director of the Education Community Institute within the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS ELECT SGA OFFICERS

 

MARIANNA – The Chipola Junior College Student Government Association recently held its Spring 2002 election.

Officers elected for the 2002 – 2003 school year are: president, Seabron (Chad) Fears of Marianna; sophomore class president, Justin Ellis of Chipley; chief justice, Terence Grantham of Chipley; sophomore senators, Ashley Barber of Cottondale, Jeanie Guliford of Blountstown, Krissy Lee of Sneads, Brian Mitchell of Marianna, Chrissie Prichard of Chipley and Meghan Smith of Graceville.

Chipola's Student Government Association is a body of elected students which sponsors student activities and represents students' interests through contact with the college administration.

 

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April 25, 2002

 

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CJC TELECOM GRADS--Recent graduates of the Chipola Junior College Telecommunications Installation program are, from left: instructor Harry Fleener, Stuart Haddan of Cottondale, John Judah Bonifay, Jim Hartzog of Southport, Keith Payne Bonifay and instructor Charlie Burch.

 

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