August 5, 2004

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN TOP AWARDS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College students Lauren Eade of Marianna and Paige Rentz of Sneads each were recently awarded a pair of scholarships which place them among the top community college students in the nation.

Both Chipola sophomores were awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Coca-Cola Foundation for outstanding academic and service learning achievements. The two are among six Chipola students who have received this award in its four-year history.

Winners of the Coke scholarships must complete at least 100 hours of service learning within the past 12 months to qualify.  Eade worked on numerous service projects, including Rock the Vote, The Big Friends program, Project Graduation, and First Books which provided books to every first grader in Marianna. Rentz donated time to Rock the Vote, Leaders of Promise conference, American Cancer Society and a Fall Festival at McLane Community Center, among others.

Both Chipola students also won the coveted Leaders of Promise Scholarship, awarded by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. The purpose of the scholarship is to develop leadership potential through participation in PTK programs. Chipola PTK adviser Jody Spooner reports that Chipola is the first college to have more than one student win the Leaders of Promise Scholarship.                         

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August 5, 2004

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN TOP AWARDS—Chipola College students Lauren Eade (left) of Marianna and Paige Rentz (right) of Sneads each were recently awarded a pair of scholarships which place them among the top community college students in the nation.  They are pictured here with Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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August 5, 2004

 

FALL REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold returning student registration and new student testing for Fall classes on Aug. 18. New student registration is Aug. 19 and 20, with classes beginning Aug. 23.

Applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED.  Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers several Associate in Science Degrees and certificates in Workforce Development Programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply early. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Call 718-2293 for Financial Aid information.

For information concerning enrollment, call 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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August 5,  2004

UF TO OFFER AG PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The University of Florida will offer courses that apply to a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and pre-veterinary curriculum on the Chipola campus beginning in August.

                Three courses will be offered at Chipola this Fall. Introduction to Animal Science (ANS 3006C) will be offered on the Chipola campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 to 5 p.m. Personal Computer Use in Agriculture (ALS 3203) will be offered online. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology (PLP 3002C) will be offered via video tape delivery.

                Students may enroll in one or more of these classes, regardless of whether they have completed an AA.  Students interested in pursuing this program are asked to complete a survey at www.chipola.edu. Choose “Prospective Students” and go to “University Center” to take the survey. 

                Success of the program will be contingent upon student interest and support.  Application deadline is Aug. 16.

                For more information, contact Myers at (850) 718-2276 or myersk@chipola.edu.

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August 5, 2004

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SCHEDULED

                MARIANNA--Chipola College will hold cheerleader tryouts for the 2004-05 season, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., each day at the Johnson Health Center. 

                Male and female Chipola students who are physically fit, energetic, and who are committed to cheering are encouraged to try out.  Applicants must have a 2.5 high school GPA and be full-time Chipola students in Fall 2004. 

                Cheering experience is preferred and dedication is a must. A standing back handspring is the minimum gymnastics requirement. Chipola freshmen must submit an official high school transcript, as well as a letter of recommendation from their high school cheerleader coach.  Scholarships are available.

                For information, contact cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix at (850) 718-2322, or e-mail defelixg@chipola.edu

 

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August 5, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER TELECOMMUNICATIONS COURSE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Telecommunications course beginning Aug. 23. 

                The 300 clock-hour course meets weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.  Cost of the course is $1,092 which includes tuition, books, supplies and tools. 

                Registration date for the course is Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

                For information, call the Workforce Development Office at (850) 718-2270. 

 

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August 5, 2004

CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College's day and evening courses in Basic Corrections is Aug. 18.

                The evening class begins Aug. 23, and will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A daytime class is scheduled to begin Aug. 24.

                Orientation for both classes is set for Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m.

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

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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August 5, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                CPR will meet August 10 and 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered Aug. 24 and 26, from 5-9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. 

                A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Aug. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.   Child Growth & Development will meet Mondays, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171. An Internship will be available on Thursdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171.

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24. 

                A Real Estate course will meet Aug. 28, Sept. 11, October 9, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.                         

                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

                EducationToGo also offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, personal enrichment, career development, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law, nursing and media certification. For start dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

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

 

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August 12, 2004

 

REP. ALLAN BENSE TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE MONDAY

 

 

MARIANNA—Rep. Allan Bense, the incoming Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, is the keynote speaker for a back-to-school luncheon, Monday, Aug. 16, at Chipola College.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Chipola Arts Center on College Street. Prior to Bense’s speech, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough will address the college’s 200 employees, introduce new faculty and staff and recognize employees for years of service. Bense’s speech will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Prough said, “We are proud that Rep. Bense will be on our campus for our back-to-school activities. He is a great friend to Chipola College and a strong supporter of Florida’s entire educational system.”  

Rep. Bense was elected to the House of Representatives in 1998, to serve District 6, which includes portions of Bay County, all of Gulf County, and the city of Apalachicola in Franklin County.  Currently, he serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Procedures which oversees the Subcommittees on Ethics & Elections and Rules.

Bense was named Speaker-designate on Sept. 30, 2003. He is slated to become Speaker of the House in November of 2004 and will preside over the 2005-2006 legislative sessions. 

The son of a Northwest Florida dairy farmer, he is a lifelong resident of Bay County and is a partner in several companies with interests in construction, road building, and golf course development. 

Bense is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA.

He has been an active community leader for the past two decades. He is married to the former Tonie Lynne Johnson. They have three children: Courtney, a governmental consultant in Tallahassee; Jason, a junior on Jacksonville University football team; and, Taylor, a sophomore at Bay High School and budding musician.

               

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August 12, 2004

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES FALL REGISTRATION DATES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Fall registration for returning students, Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Testing for new students also will be held Wednesday. Registration for new and returning students is Aug. 19 and 20, with classes set to begin, Monday, Aug. 23. Late registration and drop/add will continue through noon, Friday, Aug. 27. 

State of Florida employees who plan to use the state fee waiver to pay for classes may register Aug. 26 and 27.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply early. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Call 718-2293.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

For enrollment information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 12, 2004

CHIPOLA THEATER SEASON KICKS OFF WITH ‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’

 

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater has planned another big season for the 2004-05 school year.

Charles Sirmon, director of theater, says, "We have a great group this year and a very exciting season planned. I have some very strong returning students and many new ones.”

The theatre season will kick off with open auditions for "Run for Your Wife," Aug. 30 and 31 at 6 p.m. in the Chipola theatre. The play will run Oct. 21-24.

Written by Ray Cooney, "Run for Your Wife" is a superb example of the British farce that had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York.  A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of this irregular working schedule.  Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.

"Anything Goes," is Chipola's Spring musical, set for March 9-13, 2005. With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the popular show is set on the SS America which sets sail from New York to London.  On board – a glorious collection of colorful, 1930’s characters: a lovesick stowaway, a brassy nightclub evangelist, a beautiful young debutante and her doting mother, a lecherous old tycoon, a bumbling gangster, an English Lord with a mysterious past and a whole ship full of tap-dancing sailors and high kicking chorus girls. "Anything Goes" is a gloriously funny screwball musical comedy – an evening of romance, dance, mistaken identities, mismatched lovers and wonderful Cole Porter songs. 

"The Romancers" is Chipola's summer children's production, set for May 12, 2005. Based on the book by Edmond Rostand, the secret love affair could be compared to Romeo and Juliet’s romance except there’s a lot to laugh about. Each parent of the couple seemingly detests the other, shouting insults over a brick wall that’s been erected to keep the boundaries between the families clearly established.  The hilarious show features a stage kidnapping, a party, sword fights, weddings and a great time of slapstick comedy. 

For information, about Chipola Theater, call Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

 

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August 12, 2004

CHIPOLA SUMMER II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 66 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer II Semester 2004.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 6 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

Altha—Alisha Perdue.

Blountstown—Whitney Cherry

Bonifay—Anna Callahan, Timra Clemmons, Stacey French, Linda Pisani, Paula Spivey. 

Bristol—Dawn Arrant.

Chipley—Gayle Prymula-Dunn. 

Graceville—Anthony Rea, Michael Ward.

Grand Ridge—David Palmisano

Hosford—Azie Spikes.

                Marianna—Robert Bondurant, Brittany Caldwell, Jefferson Fowler, Jessica Gordon, Jeremy Harrell, Gary Miles, Lana Pierce, Oscar Pineda, Matthew West, Jessica Collins, Richard Sims.

                Sneads—Aimee Douglas.

 

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Alford—Christopher Shores.

                Altha—Jana Alday.

Bascom—Autumn D. Morgan, Miranda K. Welch.

                Blountstown— Kimberly Shuler, Matsu-Bell Greene

                Bonifay Miriam Beasley, Tiffany Blaho

Bristol—David Shuler.

                Chipley—Heather White, Jeannie Barefield, Kimberly Hartzog, Beverly Jackson, April Lee, Tina Miles, Geriann Watts, Robert Holland.

Cottondale—Karen Burnett.

Graceville—Staclia McClain, Meghan Smith, Teresa Willis.

                Grand Ridge—Debra Lollie

                Greenwood—Julie Gilley.

Hosford—Elisa Williams.   

Marianna—Susan Ellerbee, Salena Grace, Emily Nong, Tracy Goodwin, Jacqueline Young.

                Wausau—Jeanette Rudd. 

Westville—Mary Craft, Shannon Griffin.

Out of District–(All A’s) Briana Toole of Chattahoochee, FL; Gerard Jackson of Gainesville, FL; Gloria Hobbs of Black, AL; Laura Cowling of Australia, WA; Diana Tatem of Ft. Lee Prince, VA; Mario Boggan of Durham, NC; Pamela Wright of Tallahassee, FL. (A’s and B’s) Leon Woodstock of Miami Shores, FL; Jessica Moreda of Miami, FL, Patrick Williams of Chattahoochee, FL; Maggie Nesbitt of DeFuniak Springs, FL.

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August 12, 2004

                                              

 

CHIPOLA’S UNIVERSITY CENTER OFFERS FOUR-YEAR DEGREES

 

MARIANNA—The University Center at Chipola College offers many opportunities for students to pursue bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus.

Chipola College awards Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science.  Graduates of the program will be certified to teach math or science in middle or high school. Students who have completed most of the work towards an AA degree, and who have a strong background in math or science, should schedule an advising appointment for Fall courses to ensure the best track for program entry. Call 718-2276.

Chipola’s University Center also offers degree programs in collaboration with four area universities. Classes are taught on Chipola’s campus at convenient dates and times. Registration for university programs is ongoing through the end of August. 

The University of Florida’s College of Agriculture offers courses at Chipola leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree Agriculture with some courses applying to a Pre-Veterinary curriculum. Interested students may call 718-2276.

Florida State University offers a BSN in Nursing and an RN to BSN program on the Chipola campus.

The University of West Florida offers a BA in Criminal Justice; a BA in Special/Elementary Ed., and a BA in Social Work.

Troy State University at Dothan offers an MS in Counseling and Psychology. 

For information about University Center programs at Chipola, call Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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August 12, 2004

 

MELZER IS DIRECTOR OF UWF PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA

 

 

                MARIANNA—Yvonne Melzer is the new director of the University of West Florida's Elementary/Special Education program at Chipola College. 

                Melzer has been an adjunct with the UWF program since it began. She is a graduate of Florida State University.  She earned master’s degrees in mental retardation from FSU and educational leadership through UWF.  She is also certified in elementary education.

                Melzer taught special education and elementary education for Jackson County Schools for 18 years.  For the past eight years, she has worked as assistant principal at Hope School.  She has also worked as a consultant for the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium.

                She says, “First and foremost, I consider myself a teacher. I believe there is no other profession as rewarding. I believe I can share my love of teaching with the students at Chipola and give back to the educational community a little of what I have learned through the years. I believe the Chipola program will help many local communities reduce critical teacher shortages.”

                Melzer and her husband, Warren, have lived in Marianna since 1977.  They have one daughter, Maggie, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

                To learn more about the UWF program in Elementary/Special Education, call Melzer at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3255.

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August 12, 2004

CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN AT PBL CONVENTION

 

MARIANNA—Several current and former Chipola College students captured awards at the recent Phi Beta Lambda International Convention in Denver, Colorado. 

Matt Thompson won third in Telecommunications. Kaleb Mercer was third in Networking Concepts. Matt White placed fourth in Information Management.

Tiffany Anderson and LaNeise Leslie also competed in Desktop Publising.  Chipola and FAMU graduate and District I PBL Vice President, Amanda Barber, competed in the finals of Public Speaking. UF senior and former Chipola alumnus Chad Fears placed fourth in the Future Business Executive competition. Fears is also state president of PBL.

Chipola business instructor Kathryn Roberts is the PBL chapter adviser.

 

                                                                             

August 12, 2004

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN AT PBL CONVENTION--Several current and former Chipola College students captured awards at the recent Phi Beta Lambda International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Pictured from left, are: Amanda Barber, adviser Kathryn Roberts, Matt White, Kaleb Mercer, Matt Thompson, Tiffany Anderson, Chad Fears and LaNeise Leslie.

 

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August 12, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                First Aid will be offered Aug. 24 and 26, from 5-9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. 

                A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Aug. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.   Child Growth & Development will meet Mondays, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171. An Internship will be available on Thursdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171.

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24. 

                A Real Estate course will meet Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.                               

                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

                EducationToGo also offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, personal enrichment, career development, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law, nursing and media certification. For start dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

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

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August 12, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Baseball will host its third annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Chipola field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division I coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 10. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, Alabama. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332, or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 19, 2004

                                                               

LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 23; however late registration and drop/add will continue through Friday, Aug. 27.

State of Florida employees who plan to use the state fee waiver to pay for classes may register Aug. 26 and 27.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Call 718-2293.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

For enrollment information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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August 19, 2004

 

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR ‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’

 

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater will hold open auditions for "Run for Your Wife," Aug. 30 and 31 at 6 p.m. in the Chipola theatre.

Written by Ray Cooney, "Run for Your Wife" is a superb example of the British farce that had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York.  A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of this irregular working schedule.  Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. The play will run Oct. 21-24.

Chipola Theater has two other plays planned for the upcoming season. "Anything Goes," is the spring musical, set for March 9-13, 2005. "The Romancers" is the summer children's production, set for May 12, 2005.

For information, about Chipola Theater, call Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

 

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August 19, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Baseball will host its third annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Chipola field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division I coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 10. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, Alabama. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332, or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 19, 2004

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                First Aid will be offered Aug. 24 and 26, from 5-9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. 

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (mainstreaming) will meet Sept. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  Child Growth & Development will meet Mondays, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171. An Internship will be available on Thursdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171.

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  A Microsoft Word course will meet Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $53. A Microsoft Excel course will meet Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $53.

                A beginning level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81. An intermediate level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $81.

                A cake decorating class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 9 through Sept. 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                A Real Estate course will meet Aug. 28, Sept. 11, October 9, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.                        

                 

               

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August 19, 2004

CHIPOLA TO OFFER TELECOMMUNICATIONS COURSE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Telecommunications course beginning Sept. 20. 

                The 300 clock-hour course meets weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.  Cost of the course is $1,092 which includes tuition, books, supplies and tools. 

                Registration date for the course is Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

                For information, call the Workforce Development Office at (850) 718-2270. 

 

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August 19, 2004

CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AWARDED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE

 

MARIANNA—Employees of Chipola College were recently recognized for years of service. Employees were awarded plaques to mark their anniversaries. The following were recognized:

Five Years: Richard Hinson, Charles Sirmon, Bill Ingram, Timothy Johnson, Vickie Jones.

Ten years: Mil Cox, Julie Fuqua, Vicki Mathis, Shanda O’Bryan, Gene Prough, Kathy Wheeler.

Fifteen years: Cassandra Cooper, Kimberly Collins, Mary Bruce Hamilton, Sandra Harrell, Lisa    Shores, Angie Tyler.

Twenty years: Dennis Everett, Wayne Hill.

Twenty-five years: Sarah Clemmons, Kathryn Roberts.

                                                                               

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August 19, 2004

 

CHIPOLA SUCCESS CENTER OFFERS HELP FOR STUDENTS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Success/Testing Center can assist individuals who would like to return to school or to train or retrain for a career. 

The center offers Computerized Placement Test, required for entrance into academic programs; the Nurse Entrance Test, required for entrance into Chipola’s nursing program; and the Test of Adult Basic Education, required for work force development programs. 

Success Center staff can assist students with weaknesses detected in areas such as reading, English, or mathematics. The staff includes Joyce Mitchell, of Sneads, and Rebecca Davis and Angie Tyler, both of Marianna, who have a combined 50 years of teaching experience. 

The staff may also help students locate scholarships and/or grants once program or major is chosen. 

Tyler says, “If you are interested in leaving a ‘dead-end job’ or if you are interested in changing jobs or career fields, we invite you to investigate the opportunities available through the Success/Testing Center at Chipola College.”

For information, call 850-718-2457.

 

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August 19, 2004

 

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BENSE SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA—Rep. Allan Bense, the incoming Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, was the keynote speaker for a back-to-school luncheon, Aug. 16, at Chipola College. He is pictured here with Chipola College counselor Mary Lu Andreu. Bense discussed issues facing the state in the coming year. He is slated to become Speaker of the House in November and will preside over the 2005-2006 legislative sessions. Bense serves District 6, which includes portions of Bay County, all of Gulf County, and the city of Apalachicola in Franklin County.  The luncheon is sponsored by the Chipola Chapter of the Floridan Association of Community Colleges.

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August 19, 2004

 

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HARRIS SIGNS WITH CHIPOLA—Sheena Harris a softball standout at Vernon High School has signed a scholarship with the Chipola College Lady Indians Softball team. Harris transferred to Chipola from North Florida Community College where she set a school record for 28 stolen bases in a single season. The outfielder was MVP for three years at Vernon High and MVP of the Holmes County High School team as a freshman. She had a .400 batting average during her time at Vernon and led the Lady Yellow Jackets to two district titles. The elementary education major is the daughter of Gary and Marsha Harris of Vernon.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Sheena Harris, (back) Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix, and mother Marsha Harris.

 

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August 26, 2004

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2004-05 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the college Business Office located in Building L.         

                The four-event series opens Sept. 14 with “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks. The show is described as a vivacious concert in cabaret form: witty, intimate, engaging. Torch songs, ballads, rousing anthems, songs to warm the heart, lift the spirits and raise the roof. Selections from Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Gertrude Stein, William Balcom and more plus a generous helping of Broadway showstoppers as well as award-winning favorites from the theater, vintage and contemporary cabaret classics, jazz improvisation and a touch of grand concert hall magic. The group features bass baritone John Cimino, who delighted Chipola audiences last year with selections from Man of La Mancha and Porgy and Bess. Principal artists include Broadway and Cabaret soprano, Dianne Legro and Richard Albagli, a frequent guest performer at the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman Conservatory. Premier pianist Jon Klibonoff who has played mainstages worldwide rounds out the evening with classical virtuosity and Cabaret flair.

                 “The Hot Club of San Francisco” plays Chipola, Oct. 12. The hands of time will be turned back to the 1930’s and the small smoky clubs, refined lounges, and fancy hotel ballrooms of Paris. Hot Club is an ensemble of versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their seven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930’s and the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris and the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Often called Gypsy Jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for over 10 years. Critics have hailed the group’s playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant.” Acoustic Guitar. From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, The Hot Club of San Francisco keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

                "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 29, 2005. Trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm enthrall audiences from the beginning breath to the very last breathtaking note. Avis and Romm met as students at Julliard. They have performed in thousands of concerts for well over 100 million people. Ron is a former and founding member of the world famous Canadian Brass. Avis’ expertise extends to Chamber Music, Opera, Orchestra and Musical Theater. The Sun review says, “They brought the house down with brilliance. They built it up again with refinement and sensitivity.”

                The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.  The moving and often humorous performances have astounded audiences of all ages in Europe, the Far East and across North America. The program is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to a succession of stunning classical music. From humorous to tragic, the performance spans the range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary. Simple Gifts is recommended for adults and children age 8 and older.

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

                Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office at $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and

under.

                For season tickets, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                                                             

 

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August 26, 2004

 

‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ AUDITIONS ARE MONDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater will hold open auditions for "Run for Your Wife," Aug. 30 and 31 at 6 p.m. in the Chipola theatre.

Written by Ray Cooney, "Run for Your Wife" is a superb example of the British farce that had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York.  A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of this irregular working schedule.  Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. The play will run Oct. 21-24.

Chipola Theater has two other plays planned for the upcoming season. "Anything Goes," is the spring musical, set for March 9-13, 2005. "The Romancers" is the summer children's production, set for May 12, 2005.

For information, about Chipola Theater, call Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

 

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August 26, 2004

               

FLEENER IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

                MARIANNA—Harry Fleener of Chipley was recently named Chipola College's Career Employee of the Year for 2004.

                Fleener serves as Director of the college Physical Plant. He began working at Chipola in 1996.

                Fleener is a member of the Chipola Career Employees Association and the Florida Association of Community Colleges. He is a representative on the Chipola Governance Council and serves on four college committees: Facilities and Grounds; Safety; Budget Review and Development; and Job Title Appeals.

                Fleener said, "Chipola is a great place to work. We have an excellent staff in the Physical Plant. Every employee works hard to make sure that we have the very best facilities for our students and employees." 

                In his spare time Fleener enjoys hunting and fishing. The family is active in Shiloh Baptist Church. Fleener and his wife Carol have three grown children—Andy, Miranda and Mandy.  Miranda and Mandy attended Chipola. 

The Employee of the Year recognizes the exceptional work of Chipola's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism.  Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in FACC, and a $100 gift certificate from the college Book Store.        

 

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August 26, 2004

 

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

                MARIANNA—Registration is ongoing for a number of Workforce Development programs at Chipola College.

                Most programs feature open enrollment, which allows students to enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available, and remedial assistance is provided for most programs. Several programs have reached capacity for the semester, but have established waiting lists.  

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services (formerly Cosmetology), Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist, Telecommunications and Welding Technologies.

                Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Information Technology, Networking Services Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology, and Office Technology with a choice of four specializations:  Medical Secretarial, Legal Secretarial, Office Management and Word Processing.        

                The Chipola Success Center has openings for students who need help with testing skills, GED Prep, academic confidence or a refresher in Reading, Language, Math and Pre-algebra in order to succeed in academic and workforce programs. 

                For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 718-2270.

 

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August 26, 2004

                                                               

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  A Microsoft Word course will meet Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $53. A Microsoft Excel course will meet Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $53.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (mainstreaming) will meet Sept. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

A CPR class will meet Sept. 14 and Sept. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.

                A beginning level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81. An intermediate level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $81.

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet Saturdays, Sept. 11 through December 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                An IV Therapy certification course will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost  is $121.

                Cake Decorating I will meet Thursdays, Sept. 9 through Sept. 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An intermediate level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 7 through Oct. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An advanced level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, 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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August 26, 2004

 

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CHIPOLA AND FAMILY DOLLAR—Chipola College is the fiscal agent for a $787,500 Quick Response Training grant to help the new Family Dollar Distribution Center with its training needs. Pictured from left, are: (seated) Greg Powell, Family Dollar Regional Director; Dr. Gene Prough, Chipola College president; (back) Bud Riviere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development; Vicki Mathis, Chipola Business/Industry Liason; Bill Stanton, Executive Director of Jackson County Development Council; and Art Kimbrough, Executive Director, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The QRT grant will help Family Dollar to train some 450 new employees in the functions of the distribution center, from shipping, receiving and filling orders, to management.  QRT grant is part of the state’s economic development incentive package.

 

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August 26, 2004

 

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CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR— Members of the Chipola College Show Choir are, from left: (front): Chris Lauen of Bonifay; Shawna Craig of Chattahoochee; James Spooner of Jacksonville; Jamie Sims of Bonifay; Mallory Petty of Marianna; and Josh Barber of Cottondale; (back) Mary-Kathryn Tanner of Marianna; Scott Boyle of Fairfield; CA; Terrence Mitchum of West Palm; Felicia Gibson of Marianna; Sapphire Garrett of Greenwood; Tara Padgett of Marianna; Courtney Haile of Marianna; Parisia Wesley of Campbellton; and Gerald Williams of Marianna. Not pictured: Jonathan Dowling of Eufaula, AL.  Dr. Edward Lyon directs the Show Choir.

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