August 4, 2005

 

DUAL ENROLLMENT NIGHT SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host Dual Enrollment Night, Thursday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building on College Street.

            Parents, students, and guidance counselors are invited to attend the meeting which will provide useful information regarding the Dual Enrollment Program at Chipola. 

            Dual Enrollment students are subject to college board polices and procedures published in the college catalog and in other college information bulletins.

            For information about the meeting, contact Dr. Jayne Roberts at 850-718-2209.

 

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August 4, 2005

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL SEMESTER AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold returning student registration and new student testing on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

            Regular registration for new students is Aug. 18 and 19. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 26.

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.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online. 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 information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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August 4, 2005

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, August 6 through September 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet August 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, August 22 through December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, August 23 through December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, August 25 through December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet September 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet October 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet November 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, September 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, September 29 through October 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, October 27 through November 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors call will meet September 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.     

            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 16, 2005 

 

FALL SEMESTER REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold returning student registration and new student testing for the Fall 2005 semester on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

            Registration for new and returning students is Thursday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 26.

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.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online. 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 information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA REGISTRATION—Library associate Edna Long (right) helps a Chipola College student with books.   Chipola College will hold returning student registration and new student testing for the Fall 2005 semester on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for new and returning students is Thursday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 26.

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August 18, 2005

 

LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Fall Classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, however late registration will continue through noon on Aug. 26.

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, TSU 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.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online. 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 information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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August 18, 2005

 

CHIPOLA W.A. WOODHAM DINNER IS FRIDAY

 

MARIANNA—Long-time Gadsden County Sheriff W. A. Woodham, who died in April of this year, will be remembered at a dinner and dance celebrating his life on Friday evening, Aug. 26, at the National Guard Armory in Quincy. The dinner will honor the former sheriff's memory and raise funds for an endowed scholarship in his name at Chipola College, where he served as student body president in 1962.

At the time of his retirement as Gadsden Sheriff last fall, Woodham was the dean of Florida law enforcement officials after having served in that position for 33 years. He was well-known not just in his home county, but throughout the state, as a fair and compassionate man who could be tough when the occasion demanded.

 Hosted by "100 Friends of W. A. Woodham" and sponsored by the Chipola Appreciation Club, the event will celebrate Woodham's life and contributions to the people of Gadsden County, while helping to endow a scholarship in his memory at the school that gave him his start.

The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.   Entertainment will begin at 8:00, featuring the world-famous Embers, the Raleigh, NC, band renowned for its exciting renditions of nostalgic "beach music" enjoyed throughout the years by Sheriff Woodham and his contemporaries.

For information on the event, call Evelyn Ward at 850-718-2265.

 

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August 18, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TEACHER ED PROGRAM WINS SUCCEED-FLORIDA GRANT

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough on Thursday announced the award of a $105,000 Succeed Florida grant from the Florida Department of Education. “This grant will help to increase enrollment in our teacher education programs in the high need areas of mathematics and science education,” Prough said.

            The target group for the program includes local public school paraprofessionals (teacher’s aides) who recently earned AA degrees as required by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. Chipola will provide these and other qualified students with an accelerated, non-traditional teacher education track designed to produce highly-qualified mathematics or science teachers in two years.

            Dr. Kitty Myers, associate vice president of Chipola’s Bachelor’s Degree programs, said, “Because many of the paraprofessionals are employed full-time, traveling to universities or taking traditional day classes at Chipola is not feasible. This program will provide classes at convenient times as well as additional delivery methods.” The Chipola curriculum also will capitalize on the paraprofessional’s experiences in the classroom while they are completing their bachelor’s degree.

            Dr. Lou Cleveland, Director of Mathematics and Natural Science Education, said, “This grant also will be used to provide tuition assistance, tutors for academic courses and FETC test preparation. Additionally, the grant will provide a ‘success coach’ to monitor and visit potential students at their work-place classrooms.”

            Lt. Governor Toni Jennings and Education Commissioner John L. Winn announced Chipola College among the other recipients of the first-ever Succeed Florida Career Education Grants at a press conference Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. Created by the 2005 Florida Legislature, the program is awarding $21 million in grants to public and private secondary and post-secondary institutions to support new or expanding programs in nursing education and teacher certification, and to plan and implement career academies.  Florida Rep. Marti Coley also was on hand for the Chipola press conference. Her late husband Rep. David Coley was a member of the Florida House of Representatives which passed the Succeed Florida legislation.

            Persons interested in Chipola’s teacher education programs should contact Dr. Kitty Myers or Dr. Lou Cleveland at 850-526-2761.                                               

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CHIPOLA WINS SUCCEED FLORIDA GRANT—Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough on Thursday announced the award of a $105,000 Succeed Florida grant from the Florida Department of Education. Pictured from left, are: Rep. Marti Coley, Dr. Kitty Myers, Dr. Lou Cleveland and Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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August 18, 2005   

 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2005-06 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Monday, Aug. 29, in the college Business Office located in Building A.   

            The four-event series opens Sept. 26 with “Solid Brass.” Sophisticated, inspiring and entertaining describe the Solid Brass ensemble which is recognized by audiences and critics alike as one of the premier brass groups in America. Members of the ensemble are some of the New York’s finest musicians who have performed at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan and New York City Opera orchestras and N.Y. City Ballet orchestra. With ten brass players and a percussionist, Solid Brass is the only ensemble of its kind in North America. The glorious sound of Solid Brass and its rapport with audiences provide a great concert experience.

            The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Southeastern Tour, “A Sanders Family Christmas” will perform at Chipola, Nov. 28. Perfect for the holiday season, the Singing Sanders Family return to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on Christmas Eve 1941, just three weeks after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and FDR’s Declaration of War. Rev. Oglethorpe has invited the family back to sing and witness in an effort to rouse the congregation into the holiday spirit before the boys are shipped off to World War II. Filled with hilarious yuletide stories, slapstick comedy and over two dozen Christmas songs and hymns, the Sanders Family Christmas will keep you and your family laughing, clapping and singing. The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Southeastern Tour of Sanders Family Christmas is produced and performed by Tennessee’s largest professional theatre company, The Cumberland County Playhouse.

            Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva will play at Chipola, Jan. 17.  Vlaeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and started playing the piano at the age of five. She has performed in concerts internationally, giving solo recitals in Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, England, Canada, Barbados and the U.S. She also has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, The Capella Istropolitana in Slovakia, the Edinburgh Symphony and with various orchestras in Bulgaria and Holland.  Included among her major awards are the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Liszt competition in Lucca, Italy; and the Yamaha Award for the best interpretation of Brahms, in Weimar. Vlaeva gave her New York debut in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in the year 2000.

            The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” at Chipola, April 3. Consisting of cello, piano, and percussion, Core Ensemble will perform a new music theatre piece, Tres Vidas (Three Lives). The work celebrates the lives of three powerful Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant-activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. Tres Vidas features a script by award-winning Chilean writer Marjorie Agosin. Actress Georgina Corbo will portray all three protagonists with the Core Ensemble onstage. The trio will perform popular and folkloric music from a variety of Latin cultures.

            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 and corporate donors.

            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—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office.

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

 

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August 18, 2005

 

 CNA COURSE SET TO BEGIN AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course beginning Aug. 29.

            Applications are due in the Chipola Health Science Programs office by Aug. 23.  

            Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The final week of the course will include clinical experiences for eight hours each day. 

            The cost is approximately $500.  Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test and submit scores with their application.

            For information, call 850-718-2278.

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August 18, 2005

 

 ‘ALL MY SONS’ AUDITIONS SEPT. 12 AND 13 AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold auditions for the Arthur Miller drama “All My Sons,” Sept. 12 and 13 at 6 p.m. in the college theater.

            The Pulitzer-Prize winning Arthur Miller play chronicles the life of businessman Joe Keller. During World War II he obtained lucrative contracts from the Army to build engines for fighter planes, but one batch of cylinders turned out defective, but there wasn't enough time to fix the engines. “All My Sons” explores the dangers of unprincipled greed, the limits of family loyalty and the importance of taking responsibility.

            The Chipola production will run Nov. 3-6.

            For information, contact director Charles Sirmon at 718-2227.

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August 18, 2005

 

CHIPOLA RECOGNIZED FOR ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS

 

            MARIANNA—State Representatives Don Brown and Marti Coley recently visited Chipola College to present official copies of House Resolutions passed by the 2005 Legislature to recognize Chipola’s athletic and academic accomplishments.

            The Chipola Indians basketball team captured conference and state titles and finished fourth in the national tournament. The Lady Indians basketball team won its first State Championship and finished among the top 16 at the national tourney. 

            Chipola graduate Lauren Eade also was recognized as the only student ever to win all five major Phi Theta Kappa awards: New Century Scholar, Guistwhite Scholar, Coca-Cola Scholar, Leaders of Promise, and All USA Today Academic Team.

            Representative Brown said he was proud to co-write and introduce the resolutions with the late Rep. David Coley, a Chipola Alumnus. "I am deeply honored again to stand here with David's wife, my new colleague, and present a piece of work that David initiated in the Florida House," said Brown.

            Rep. Marti Coley also expressed her proud feelings toward college staff and students for their achievements.  "As an instructor, I have a special privilege in watching many of these students not only perform in their extra-curricular activities, but in the classroom,” said Representative Coley. “That's where I am most proud."

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CHIPOLA RECOGNIZED FOR ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS—State Representatives Don Brown and Marti Coley recently visited the campus of Chipola College to present official copies of House Resolutions passed by the 2005 Legislature to recognize Chipola’s athletic and academic accomplishments. Pictured from left, are: Rep. Marti Coley, Dr. Dale O’Daniel, Chipola Athletic Director, Lauren Eade, men’s basketball coach Greg Heiar, Rep. Don Brown and women’s basketball coach David Lane.

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August 18, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug.22 through December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug.23 through December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug.25 through December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Sept. 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet October 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet November 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

            A Cake I class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake II class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 29 through October 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake III class will meet Thursdays, October 27 through November 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors call will meet Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.    

            The Continuing Education Department also offers the following custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations: 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 25, 2005 

 

 WHITE IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

            MARIANNA—Matt White of Marianna was recently named Chipola College's Career Employee of the Year for 2005.

            He serves as Network Coordinator in the college’s Information Systems department. He began working at Chipola in 2004 soon after completing the Chipola A.S. program in Networking Services Technology program. He holds numerous computer certifications, including: Microsoft Certified Professional in XP and Server 2003.

            White 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 the Computing and Telecommunications Committee. He also serves as a public address announcer for Chipola sporting events.

           White’s supervisor Dennis Everett said, “Matt is an outstanding young man and a darn good employee.  He's conscientious, knowledgeable, helpful, enthusiastic and innovative.  The college is blessed to have him on staff.” White said, "Chipola is a great place to work." 

            White also enjoys working on computers in his spare time. He is engaged to be married in April 2006.

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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WHITE IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR—Matt White of Marianna accepts the Chipola College's Career Employee of the Year award from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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 August 25, 2005

 

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. Programs which are full at this time are Cosmetology and Automotive Technology. Openings in these programs are anticipated in the spring of 2006.  

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Systems Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, 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 25, 2005

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER I DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 53 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer II Semester 2005.

            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—Andrea N. Debolt, Kasey D. Roberts.

Bascom—Mark A. Lawrence, Wesley A. Stephens.

Blountstown—Sharon K. Henderson.

Bonifay—Miriam M. Beasley, Kimberly H. Garske, Bryan S. Pierce, Myron S. Pierce Jr, Linda L. Pisani.

Campbellton—Dashoan D. Olds.

Chipley—James T. Pitts, Shonda K. Register, Kevin P. Shaw.

Graceville—Dusty R. Carnley,  Jessica R. Crawford, Michael P. Ward.

                Marianna—Bobby J. Collins, Patrick R. Dalstra, Danielle N. Watson, Dusty C. Williams.

                Sneads— Steven R. Gaskill.

                Out of District— Laura J. Cowling of Australia, Gloria J. Hobbs of  Black, Ala., Greg A. Brown of Calera, Ala., Christopher T. Powell, Jeremy L. Smith of Panama City, Jarrod H. Blanchard of Pansey, Ala., Shawn M. Taylor of  Perry, Ga., Micah J. Byars of St Cloud, Fla., James P. Honderick  of Tallahassee.

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

                Blountstown—Tina J. Schmarje.

Bonifay—Paula V. Spivey.

Bristol—Kelly L. Brookins.

                Chipley— Nirali H. Chauhan, Patsy A. Lee, Deborah S. Yglesias.

                Graceville Benjamin T. Granberry, Teresa J. Willis.

                Grand RidgeKristeen E. Heaton, Aaron R. Moneyham.

Malone—Kristen L. Wright.

                MariannaBridget J. Holmes, Marteen L. Lewis, Stacy A. Martin.

                Ponce De LeonChasity A. Wilson.

                Sneads—Candice L. Tyus.

                Out of District—Meagan A. Dougherty of Chattahoochee, Mario S. Boggan  of Durham N.C., Vladimir D. Frias of Dominican Republic, Richard T. Anderson  Jr. of Smyrna, Ga., Jerome N. Fleeman and Britt D. Willingham of Tallahassee.

 

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August 25, 2005

 

CHIPOLA PHI BETA LAMBDA SHINES AT NATIONALS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College was well-represented at the Phi Beta Lambda National Convention. Students who placed first or second in the state competition were invited to nationals. 

            Chris Shaw placed first in the nation in Impromptu Speaking. Joshua Lawrence placed 10th in the nation in C++ Programming. Justin William competed in Network Concepts and Rebecca Gilmore Sapp competed in Website Development. National winners will be listed on a plaque in the Business and Technology building.

            Barbara Wynn served as Chipola’s 2005-2006 FBLA-PBL. Kaleb Mercer is PBL District I vice president. Kathryn Roberts serves as faculty adviser to the group. 

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT PBL NATIONALS—Chipola College was well-represented at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Convention. Pictured from left, are: Justin Williams, Barbara Wynn, Kathryn Roberts, advisor; Rebecca Gilmore Sapp, Joshua Lawrence, Chris Shaw and Kaleb Mercer.

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 August 25, 2005

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.         A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 29 through Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 27, through Nov. 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Sept. 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors call will meet Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.           

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            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 25, 2005 

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

  

MARIANNA—Chipola College Baseball will host its Fourth annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 17, 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. 17. 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 pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, hats, protective cups etc.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 9. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $85.

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 850-718-2237, or visit www.chipola.edu

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