August 2, 2007

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—Season tickets for the 2007-08 Chipola College Artist Series go on sale Monday, Aug. 6-29, in the college Fine Arts Building, located behind the Arts Center. 

            The five-event series opens Aug. 28 with “A Memorable Musical Soiree,” featuring Chipola’s music faculty. Resident faculty artists—Dr. Joshua Martin, piano; Tyler Nelson, tenor; Daniel Powell, saxophone; and Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, piano—will delight with their musicianship, skill and showmanship as they present a memorable evening of music from classical to modern.

            The Caribbean Sound Steel Band presents “An American Carnival” Nov. 13.  “An American Carnival” is an exhilarating evening of music, entertainment and fun presenting a fascinating and exciting look at the development of pan, a truly unique innovation of the 20th Century, mixing the sound and culture of the Caribbean through Calypso, Soca, and Latin Music with Classical, American pop and original compositions.

            “Pop! Go The Classics” comes to Chipola, Jan. 24.  Starring Mac Frampton and the ThreePenny Symphony, “Pop! Go The Classics” showcases celebrated pianist and arranger Mac Frampton in a production that merges his conservatory training with his mastery of the pop and jazz idioms and original interpretations of revered classical works. Frampton has built a library of innovative arrangements based on classical themes in such as works as “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude In C# Minor,” “Flight Of The Bumblebee.” Bach, Chopin, and of course, Gershwin are featured in this evening of classical music with a twist of pop.

             “Strata” will perform Feb. 19, 2007.  Three musicians, three instruments, and one unique sound performing exhilarating Classical and Modern repertoire in trio and duo combinations for violin/viola, clarinet, and piano.  All three musicians – Nathan Williams, James Stern, and Audrey Andrist – hold the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Julliard School. The trio performs throughout North America to rave reviews from audiences of all ages.

            Proteus 7 will perform March 25, 2008.  From Bach to Bacharach, Proteus 7 breathes new life into music with their dynamic, creative and free-ranging approach to styles and repertoire.  Members of Proteus 7 perform on Broadway and record for television and motion pictures and have been nominated for Emmy and Grammy awards. All have played with major symphony orchestras throughout the world including the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Their programs are as diverse as their individual talents, balancing intricate works of Baroque masters in tandem with contemporary classical and jazz counterparts, plus everything in between.

            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 five 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 ticket information call the Fine Arts Department at 718-2277.

 

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August 2, 2007

 

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 15

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College begins Wednesday, Aug. 15.

New student testing and registration for returning students is Aug. 15. New and returning student registration is Aug. 16 and 17.  Classes begin Aug. 20. State of Florida employees may register Aug. 20-24 using the State Employee Fee Waiver. Late registration will continue through Aug. 24.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. The college’s Associate in Arts Degree provides the first two years of general education courses for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science Degree programs provide two years of professional training in various career fields.

Chipola also awards Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science. A new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management is set to begin in January of 2008.

            Chipola is offering a number of Workforce Development programs this fall including: Automotive Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Corrections, Cosmetology, Culinary Management, Electronic Technology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Nursing Assistant and Welding. Two new workforce programs—Masonry Apprentice Training and Surveying and Mapping Technology—are now accepting students.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus through partnerships with UWF, FSU and Troy.

            For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION—Chipola College freshman Jessica Sims of Marianna finds a nice spot to study. Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College begins Wednesday, Aug. 15. For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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August 2, 2007

 

Rahal-MILLER Nissan donates a 300zx Twin Turbo to Chipola

 

            MARIANNA—Rahal-Miller Nissan in conjunction with Nissan North America recently donated a 300ZX Twin Turbo to the Chipola College Automotive Technology Program.           

            The vehicle is equipped with advanced technology, including: twin turbos with dual intercoolers, four-wheel steering, active electronically-controlled adjustable suspension, automatic climate controls and coil over plug ignition.

            Automotive instructor John Gardner says, “The advanced technology in this vehicle gives our students the opportunity to train on the latest systems and be better prepared for the workplace, not to mention that all our students just simply love the car.”

            Gardner says, “Technology in the automotive industry is moving at lighting speed and there is a shortage of trained technicians.”

            According to the Florida Department of Labor Handbook, the job outlook for automotive technicians is expected to grow 12 to 15 percent over the next decade. The outlook for long-term job security also is positive, as the automotive repair industry has historically unaffected by general economic trends and should thus be able to survive any economic downturns.

             Entry level pay ranges from $21,000 to $32,000 with mid-range technicians earning up to $55,000 and experienced technicians earning up to $72,000. Master mechanics can expect salaries in the $58,000 to $108,000 range.   

            Gardner says, “Rahal Nissan and our entire advisory committee of automotive professionals across the five-county support our program and provide us the opportunity to train students at the high level that industry expects and so desperately needs.”

Chipola’s Automotive Technology Program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) program.

For information, call 850-718-2306.    

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RAHAL-MILLER NISSAN HELPS CHIPOLA—Rahal-Miller Nissan in conjunction with Nissan North America recently donated a 300ZX Twin Turbo to the Chipola College Automotive Technology Program. Pictured from left, are: Ricky Miller, John Gardner, Chuck Anderson and Michael Mitchell. Chipola’s Automotive Technology Program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) program. For information, call 850-718-2306.

                                   

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August 2, 2007

 

BONIFAY FIRM EARNS ISO DESIGNATION

 

            BONIFAY—Environmental Manufacturing and Supply, Inc., (EMSI), a machining firm in Bonifay, recently passed the ISO 9000 Quality Assurance audit by independent registry firm Intertek Services Corp. 

            ISO certification is an international industry standard that indicates achievement of a recognized quality system. The ISO registration provides opportunities for EMSI to bid on manufacturing contracts with the U.S. government and large U.S. and international firms. The ISO designation has allowed EMSI to win contracts resulting in employment growth of 50% over the past two years. 

            EMSI also is pursuing additional standards approval for automotive and aerospace industry contracts. 

            Grant assistance from the Agency for Workforce Development’s Incumbent Worker Training, written by Chipola College and consultant, Dr. Bernard J Busovne, helped EMSI to achieve the goal of ISO training and registry within a short period of time. 

            For more information on EMSI, call 850-547-5287. For information about Incumbent Worker Training grants, contact Vicki Mathis at Chipola College, 850-718-2289.

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BONIFAY FIRM EARNS ISO DESIGNATION—Environmental Manufacturing and Supply, Inc. (EMSI) of Bonifay recently passed the ISO 9000 Quality Assurance audit by independent registry firm Intertek Services Corp.  Pictured from left, are: EMSI owners Stacey Coates, Kyle Coates, ISO Quality Assurance Manager Leiah Retherford, and Consultant Bernard J Busovne.

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August 2, 2007

 

CHIPOLA CHAMPIONSHIP SHIRTS ON SALE THROUGH SEPT 8

 

            MARIANNA—To commemorate their record breaking seasons, Chipola College is offering two championship T-shirts for sale to the public. 

            Each of the shirts documents the college’s 2007 championships – four state and two national titles.  The shirts are 100% cotton and are available in adult (Small – 4X) and youth (S – XL) sizes. Shirts are $20 each.

            The shirts are special order items and will be mailed as payment is received.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. 

            Checks should be made payable to Chipola College and mailed to: Chipola College, Attn: Evelyn Ward – Championship Shirts, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446

            Orders may be placed on-line at www.chipola.edu/t-shirts or by calling the Chipola Public Relations Office at 718-2375.  Deadline to order is September 8. 

 

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August 2, 2007

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, August 20 through Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, August 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, August 23 through Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Aug. 24, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Aug. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Aug. 27 & 29, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 10 & 12, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, September 15, 16, 30, October 13, 14, 28, and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

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

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

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

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

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August 16, 2007           

CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN; REGISTRATION CONTINUES

 

MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 20; however late registration will continue through Aug. 24. 

State of Florida employees may register Aug. 20-24 using the State Employee Fee Waiver.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. The college’s Associate in Arts Degree provides the first two years of general education courses for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science Degree programs provide two years of professional training in various career fields.

Chipola also awards Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science. A new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management is set to begin in January of 2008.

            Chipola is offering a number of Workforce Development programs this fall including: Automotive Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Corrections, Cosmetology, Culinary Management, Electronic Technology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Nursing Assistant and Welding. Many workforce programs offer open enrollment which allows students to register at any time during the semester.

            Two new workforce programs—Masonry Apprentice Training and Surveying and Mapping Technology—are now accepting students.

            For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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August 16, 2007           

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 63 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer Semester II 2007.

            To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 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—Katherine L. Walden.

            Blountstown—Adam C. Edwards, Matthew P. Stokes.

            Bonifay—Maryann H. Alexander, Miriam M. Beasley, Daniel B. Medley, Megan L. Wilson.

            Bristol—Dawn M. Arrant.

            Campbellton—Carlos T. Pittman, Tammy A. Yates.

            Chipley—Lacey N. Byrd, Anthony L. Davis, Amanda L. Foran, Ramona Hill, Beverly J. Jackson, Bridgett D. Miller, Megan E. Warden. 

            Cottondale—Brandi N. Purvis.

            Graceville—Samantha A. Reed.

Greenwood—Carly N. Barnes, Ashley A. Duce.

            Marianna—Kathryn E. Johnson, Joan M. Lasseter, John W. Milton, Jr., Amanda J. Mullins, Dashoan D. Olds, Amanda K. Wiggins. 

            Vernon—Jessica M. Rodgers.

            Out of District—Gloria J. Hobbs, Black, Ala., Angel D. Pullum, Slocomb, Ala.

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

Bascom—Kendrick D. Garrett.

Bonifay—Carole E. Chandler, Tyla D. Helms, James D. Jefferson.

            Chipley—Laci G. Abbott, Allen M. Ellis, Nancy K. Wigginton.           

Graceville—Rachel D. Biss, Jennifer J. Blackburn, Jennifer A. Brogdon.

            GrandRidge—Marissa D. Chason, Voncile B. Giles, Natalie M. Nobles.

            Marianna—Mary S. Adams, Dustin A. Ballard, Angela M. Baxter, Ryann L. Cantrell, Sherri T. Godwin, Portia D. Green, Joycelyn S. Lewis, Matthew B. Mitchell, Ashley N. Pelt, Elizabeth D. Sims, Jessica L. Ward, Starla K. Ward.

            Vernon—Angela K. Henderson.

Westville—Kevin W. Shull. 

            Out of District—Areke K. Spel, Almere, Netherlands, Artem Slipenchuk, Bila Zerkva KV UR, Kristy I. Johnson, Donalsonville, Ga., Ashley D. McCray, Lake Mary, Johna C. Pittman, Port St. Joe, Rachel Thomas, Slocomb, Ala.

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August 16, 2007           

CNA CLASS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline is Aug. 22 for Chipola College’s next Certified Nursing Assistant class.

The six-week course begins Aug. 27 and will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Applicants must complete a college application and take the TABE test.

For information, call Tracey Kitts at 718-2316.

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August 16, 2007           

CHIPOLA TO OFFER EVENING COURSES IN SPANISH AND FRENCH

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer foreign language classes this fall in French and Spanish. 

            Dana Ayers will teach Elementary French I (FRE 1120) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; and Elementary French II (FRE 1121) on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is a four credit hour class. 

            Dr. Mark Ebel will teach Elementary Spanish I (SPN 1120) on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This also is a four credit hour class.

            Colleges and universities in Florida require a foreign language before awarding a bachelor’s degree.  The foreign language minimum requirement may be fulfilled by taking two years of the same foreign language at the high school level or 8-10 hours of the same language at the college level.  Many majors require a third foreign language course.

            Classes begin Monday, Aug. 20; however late registration will continue through noon on Friday, August 24. 

            Call (850) 526-2761 for more information.                   

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August 16, 2007           

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAApplication deadline for Chipola College's Basic Corrections day course is Sept. 6 with the course beginning on Sept. 11.

            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 16, 2007           

CHIPOLA MASONRY PROGRAM BEGINS SATURDAY, AUG. 25

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s new Masonry Apprentice Program begins Saturday, August 25. 

            The program is for anyone interested in the masonry profession. Students may enroll and be sponsored by a licensed masonry contractor or enroll on their own.

            Registration will take place the first day of class, Saturday, August 25, at 8 a.m.  Classes will be held every other Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. in Building N, Room 111.  Signs will be posted directing students to the class.

            The program is sponsored by Chipola College and the Florida Masonry Education Foundation and will serve the masonry training and employment needs for the construction industry in the Florida panhandle.

            Apprentice students will receive a combination of technical instruction in the classroom and related on-the-job training through employment in the construction field, including:

      Knowledge of the masonry industry

      Use of hand tools

      Selection and mixing of mortars and concrete

      Brick and block laying – both basic and advanced

      Building layout and construction drawings

      Residential and commercial masonry

      Metal work, construction techniques and quality control

      Repair, estimating, project planning and supervision

            Bud Riviere, Chipola dean of Workforce Development, says, “This program will present an excellent training opportunity for a productive career in the masonry industry. Students will benefit from hands-on training and have excellent employment potential with registered masonry contractors.”

            For information, call the Chipola Workforce Development office at 850-718-2268.

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August 16, 2007           

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 20 through Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Aug. 24, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Aug. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Aug. 27 & 29, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 10 & 12, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 22 through Oct. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 15, 16, 30, Oct. 13, 14, 28, and Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

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

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

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

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

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August 16, 2007           

FACULTY PERFORMANCE TO OPEN CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Aug. 28 with “A Memorable Musical Soiree,” featuring Chipola’s music faculty.

            Resident faculty artists—Dr. Joshua Martin, piano; Tyler Nelson, tenor; Daniel Powell, saxophone; Andrew Stroud, guitar and Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, piano—will delight with their musicianship, skill and showmanship as they present a memorable evening of music from classical to modern.

            Season tickets for the 2007-08 Chipola College Artist Series are on sale through Aug. 29 in the college Fine Arts Building, located behind the Arts Center.   

            The five-event series also includes: The Caribbean Sound Steel Band’s “An American Carnival” Nov. 13.  “An American Carnival” is an exhilarating evening of music, entertainment and fun presenting a fascinating and exciting look at the development of pan, a truly unique innovation of the 20th Century, mixing the sound and culture of the Caribbean through Calypso, Soca, and Latin Music with Classical, American pop and original compositions.

            “Pop! Go The Classics” comes to Chipola, Jan. 24.  Starring Mac Frampton and the ThreePenny Symphony, “Pop! Go The Classics” showcases celebrated pianist and arranger Mac Frampton in a production that merges his conservatory training with his mastery of the pop and jazz idioms and original interpretations of revered classical works. Frampton has built a library of innovative arrangements based on classical themes in such as works as “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude In C# Minor,” “Flight Of The Bumblebee.” Bach, Chopin, and of course, Gershwin are featured in this evening of classical music with a twist of pop.

             “Strata” will perform Feb. 19, 2007.  Three musicians, three instruments, and one unique sound performing exhilarating Classical and Modern repertoire in trio and duo combinations for violin/viola, clarinet, and piano.  All three musicians – Nathan Williams, James Stern, and Audrey Andrist – hold the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Julliard School. The trio performs throughout North America to rave reviews from audiences of all ages.

            Proteus 7 will perform March 25, 2008.  From Bach to Bacharach, Proteus 7 breathes new life into music with their dynamic, creative and free-ranging approach to styles and repertoire.  Members of Proteus 7 perform on Broadway and record for television and motion pictures and have been nominated for Emmy and Grammy awards. All have played with major symphony orchestras throughout the world including the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Their programs are as diverse as their individual talents, balancing intricate works of Baroque masters in tandem with contemporary classical and jazz counterparts, plus everything in between.

            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 five 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 ticket information call the Fine Arts Department at 718-2277.

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August 23, 2007

CHIPOLA CLASSES BEGIN; WORKFORCE REGISTRATION CONTINUES

 

MARIANNA—Fall academic classes at Chipola College began Monday, Aug. 20; however students may continue to register for several Workforce Development programs throughout the semester.

            Workforce programs include: Automotive Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Corrections, Cosmetology, Culinary Management, Electronic Technology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Nursing Assistant and Welding. Many workforce programs offer open enrollment which allows students to register at any time during the semester.

            Two new workforce programs—Masonry Apprentice Training and Surveying and Mapping Technology—are now accepting students.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu.

            For information, call 850-718-2270 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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August 23, 2007

 

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CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN; REGISTRATION CONTINUES—Tamarah Wilkins of Chipley applies her Chipola College parking decal on the first day of class. Fall academic classes at Chipola College began Monday, Aug. 20; however students may continue to register for several Workforce Development programs throughout the semester. For information, call 850-718-2270 or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 23, 2007

Chipola Employees Awarded For Service

 

            MariannaEmployees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on August 13.

            Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  The following were recognized:

            Five years: Martin Fowler, Sid Folsom, Gwen Oliver.

            Ten years: Geraldine DeFelix, David Hilton, Lou Kind, Joan Lasseter, Carl DesRosier, Richard Rehberg, Judy Riviere, Melinda Sherrill, Steve Young.

            Fifteen years: Rachel West, Janet Wyckoff.

            Twenty years: Willie Spires.

            Twenty-five years: Joan Miller, Joyce Traynom.

            Thirty years: Kathy Rehberg.

            Thirty-five years: Edna Long.

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August 23, 2007

            CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS WITH MUSIC AND ART EXHIBIT

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., with “A Memorable Musical Soiree,” featuring Chipola’s music faculty.

            Any remaining tickets will be available at the Chipola Theater box office beginning at 6:30 p.m.

            “A Memorable Musical Soiree,” features resident faculty artists Dr. Joshua Martin, piano; Tyler Nelson, tenor; Daniel Powell, saxophone; Andrew Stroud, guitar and Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, piano. Audiences will delight with their musicianship, skill and showmanship as they present a memorable evening of music from classical to modern.

            A visual art exhibit also will be on display in the Arts Center during a reception for season ticket holders following Tuesday’s event. The display which includes original works by two of Chipola’s adjunct art instructors—Jacki Boulanger and Chuck Carbia—will be open to the public weekdays through Aug. 30.

            Season tickets for the entire 2007-08 Artist Series are on sale through Aug. 29 in the college Fine Arts Building, located behind the Arts Center.   

            The Artist series also includes: The Caribbean Sound Steel Band’s “An American Carnival” Nov. 13; “Pop! Go The Classics,” Jan. 24, starring Mac Frampton and the ThreePenny Symphony; “Strata,” classical trio, Feb. 19; and Proteus 7, Brass Ensemble, March 25. 

            The 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 five events – entitle holders to reserved seats, “Meet The Artist” receptions, CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal. A limited number of individual event tickets - $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under – will be available prior to each performance.

            For season ticket information call the Fine Arts Department at 718-2277.

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August 23, 2007

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS TUESDAY—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., with “A Memorable Musical Soiree,” featuring Chipola’s music faculty. A visual art exhibit also will be on display in the Arts Center during a reception for season ticket holders following Tuesday’s event. The display which includes original works by two of Chipola’s adjunct art instructors—Jacki Boulanger (pictured) and Chuck Carbia—will be open to the public weekdays through Aug. 30.

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August 23, 2007

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR ‘GREATER TUNA’

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” Sept. 10 and 11, at 6 p.m.

            By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, “Greater Tuna” chronicles the lives of the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas, the state’s third smallest town. In this Off-Broadway hit, the entire population of Tuna joins in a tour de farce of quick-change artistry of costumes and comic characterizations, offering a hilarious send-up of small-town mores.  “Greater Tuna,” runs Nov. 1-4 in the Chipola Theatre.

            Chipola will present the hit musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” March 12-16, 2008. Auditions are set for Jan. 14 and 15.

            The children’s show “Once Upon a Time,” is set for May 8, 2008. This Chipola Theatre adaptation by Charles Sirmon and Chris Manasco features familiar characters from the Three Little Pigs to Goldilocks.  Auditions are March 24 and 25.

            For information about Chipola Theatre, contact Director Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227, or email sirmonc@chipola.edu  

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August 23, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 15, 16, 30, Oct. 13, 14, 28, and Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250

            The following courses for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Internship, Jan. 10 to April 24; Early Care and Education Administrative Overview, Jan. 8 to April 22. 

            Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home will be offered: Behavioral Observation and Screening, Aug. 27 and 29, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (Center), Sept. 10 and 12, 6 to 9 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m  All child care personnel are required to complete 10-clock-hours of training from the following modules: Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

            Education To Go offers online programs from computers to 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 23, 2007

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAApplication deadline for Chipola College's Basic Corrections day course is Sept. 6 with the course beginning on Sept. 11.

            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 23, 2007

CHIPOLA MASONRY PROGRAM BEGINS SATURDAY, AUG. 25

 

      MARIANNA—Chipola College’s new Masonry Apprentice Program begins Saturday, August 25. 

      Call 850-718-2268 for registration opportunities after Aug. 25. 

      The program is for anyone interested in the masonry profession. Students may enroll and be sponsored by a licensed masonry contractor or enroll on their own.

      Classes will be held every other Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. in Building N, Room 111. 

      The program is sponsored by Chipola College and the Florida Masonry Education Foundation and will serve the masonry training and employment needs for the construction industry in the Florida panhandle.

      Apprentice students will receive a combination of technical instruction in the classroom and related on-the-job training through employment in the construction field.

      For information, call the Chipola Workforce Development office at 850-718-2268.

 

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August 27, 2007

CHIPOLA STUDENTS CAMP OUT FOR CHANCE AT FREE TUITION

 

            MARIANNA—Future business majors began lining up at Chipola College on Saturday afternoon for the chance to get free tuition in the college’s new four-year degree in business.  

            The campers were responding to Chipola’s offer of free tuition to the first 20 students admitted to the program. Some 30 students had joined the line by the time applications were accepted at 8 a.m. Monday morning.

            Jan Cummings, who joined the line at 3:25 a.m. Monday, said, “I’m excited to have the chance to go back to school after so many years. The convenience of a having a program here in Marianna is wonderful.” Cummings has been an administrative assistant at Chipola for 20 years.

            To qualify for the free tuition, students must first apply for the standard federal financial aid programs. The free tuition is made possible through the Roy B. Beall, Sr., Endowment in the Chipola Foundation.

            Prospective business majors may continue to apply through the Oct. 15 deadline.  Chipola’s business degrees are open to any student with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

            Classes in the Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management begin in January with two majors. According to Chipola vice-president Dr. Kitty Myers, “The Management and Supervision major is designed for those who own their own business or who want to move up in their current business-related job. The Business Administration major is similar to the typical business degrees offered at area universities.”

            Myers said, “We’ve had inquiries from hundreds of students. This program will meet the needs of so many people who cannot commute or relocate to a university.”

            Chipola also promises free tuition for all students admitted to the college’s other B.S. degree programs in Middle and High School Math and Science Teacher Education.

            Those with a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching field can earn a teaching certificate through Chipola’s Educator Preparation Institute. Free tuition also is available for all EPI students.

            For information about any of Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs, call 718-2260.

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CAMPING OUT FOR FREE TUITION—Future business majors began lining up at Chipola College on Saturday afternoon for the chance to get free tuition in the college’s new four-year degree in business.  The campers were responding to Chipola’s offer of free tuition to the first 20 students admitted to the program. Some 30 students had joined the line by the time applications were accepted at 8 a.m. Monday morning.

 

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August 30, 2007

CHIPOLA STUDENTS TAKING MORE CLASSES THIS FALL

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College students are taking more classes this fall compared to last year.

Full Time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, is up 2 percent to 640.33 compared to 624.86 last Fall.

            Total headcount is about the same as last year with 1,985 students compared to 2,009 enrolled in Fall of 2006.

            According to Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Services, Fall and Spring enrollment has hovered around the 2,000 student-mark since 2002. Roberts reports that the addition of bachelor’s degrees to the Chipola curriculum and the presence of university programs on the Chipola campus have contributed to the positive enrollment trend. Roberts said her office fields numerous inquiries about the college’s bachelor’s degree programs in Business and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education. 

            Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We are pleased that so many students are taking advantage of the opportunities available at Chipola. It is our goal to make college more accessible to the citizens of our district.”

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 Business and Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs. Several Workforce programs feature open-enrollment throughout the semester.

Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from the University of West Florida, Florida State University and Troy University.

            The Continuing Education Department offers lifelong learning opportunities in a variety of areas ranging from computers to real estate. Custom courses and workshops also are available for businesses and organizations.

            For admission information, call 850-718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 30, 2007

FEW TICKETS REMAIN FOR CHIPOLA NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola Appreciation Club officials Thursday reported that only than two-dozen tickets remain for Chipola’s Night of Champions event on Sept. 20 to honor retired Chipola coaching legend Milton H. Johnson.

            Billy Donovan—coach of the Florida Gators two-time national champions basketball team—will headline the event.

            “This has been a storybook year for the Chipola athletics program with four state championships and national titles in baseball and softball,” said college president Dr. Gene Prough. “Chipola has developed a national reputation in athletics, and no one has contributed more to our success over the years than Coach Milton Johnson. His basketball teams won over 800 games during his 32 years at Chipola. On Sept. 20 we will gather to honor Coach Johnson’s legacy and to announce that we are establishing a special scholarship in his name.”

            The Night of Champions will cap off a year-long celebration of Chipola’s unparalleled success in junior college athletics with all four of the college’s teams winning state championships and baseball and softball capturing national championships.             “Like the Gators, Chipola accomplished something last year that’s never been done before,” said athletic director Dr. Dale O’Daniel. “It’s very appropriate that our guest speaker on Sept. 20 is head basketball coach of the University of Florida, which has won two straight NCAA basketball championships and was this year’s national champion in both football and basketball.”

            “A key reason why we’ve been able to achieve such success in athletics,” said event organizer and Chipola alumnus Robert Trammell, “is the commitment of our alumni and friends to endow athletic scholarships. Through events like this, we have raised more than $1 million in our athletic scholarship endowment. Without such strong support from the private sector, the rising cost of operating athletic programs would prevent us from continuing the national-level programs we’ve put in place at Chipola.”

            Other featured speakers at the Sept. 20 event will be Chipola alumnus Cliff Ellis, the 1999 NJCAA National Coach of the year, who recently was named head coach at Coastal Carolina. Ellis has coached teams to championships in three different conferences – ACC (Clemson), SEC (Auburn) and Sun Belt (South Alabama).

            Ellis will be joined by Chipola’s “fab four” head coaches who led their teams to national prominence this season: David Lane, women’s basketball; Greg Heiar, men’s basketball; Belinda Hendrix, softball; and Jeff Johnson, baseball.

            Tickets for the dinner are $75, most of which is tax-deductible. For information, call 850-718-2375.

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FEW TICKETS REMAIN FOR CHIPOLA NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS— Chipola Appreciation Club officials Thursday reported that only than two-dozen tickets remain for Chipola’s Night of Champions event on Sept. 20 to honor retired Chipola coaching legend Milton H. Johnson (photo attached). Billy Donovan (photo attached)—coach of the Florida Gators two-time national champions basketball team—will headline the event.  Tickets for the dinner are $75, most of which is tax-deductible. For information, call 850-718-2375.

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August 30, 2007

STEPHENS IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

            MARIANNA—Ana Stephens, a Senior Programmer Analyst, has been named Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Year for 2007.

            Stephens has worked at the college since 1996 where she plans and performs application systems design, analysis, programming, editing, testing and debugging procedures.  She creates and maintains database files, application system and user documentation. Stephens is acting webmaster for the college website and provides technical support to faculty and staff for web page development.  Additionally, she coordinates student information for the (FACTS) Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students system.

            Stephens also serves as an adjunct instructor and currently is teaching two sections of Introduction to Microcomputers.

            Stephens’ supervisor Dennis Everett says, “Ana is one of those employees every supervisor wants to have; conscientious, smart, trustworthy and friendly. Ana loves Chipola and Chipola loves Ana.”

            Stephens is a Chipola graduate and earned both a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of West Florida. She has earned numerous computer certifications, including: DB2 Database Design and Administration, Mastering Microsoft Access Basics, The Conference on Web Site Development and Design, Introduction to XML, Database Administration for DB2, SAS Programming, and Mastering Macromedia Dreamweaver.

            Stephens has won Chipola’s employee of the month award four times. She has served as chair of Chipola’s Career Employees Association and is active in the local chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. She has served on the Chipola Governance Council and as a member of several committees, including: Staff and Program Development, Website Advisory and Catalog/Class Schedule.

            Stephens and her husband Bill have two children: Curt, a sophomore at Marianna High and Riby, a sixth-grader at Marianna Middle. The family is active in Eastside Baptist Church.

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 30, 2007

SPEAKER TO ADDRESS WHAT COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) will present a seminar entitled, "So You Want To Be A Leader? What Every College Student Should Know," Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. in Jackson Hall.

            Dr. Earl Paul of Hillsborough Community College is the guest speaker for this Academic Success Workshop which will cover leadership, character, goal setting and motivation.  Dr. Paul also will discuss soft skills like classroom etiquette, effective and appropriate e-mails and phone calls and other basic skills for the successful college student. Dr. Paul has written a book by the same name as the seminar.

            Dr. Paul works in student affairs and is a faculty member at Hillsborough CC in Tampa. Along with his college career, he is a speaker, an author and a radio talk show host. 

            Dr. Paul earned a Ph.D. in Adult Education at the University of South Florida. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education a Master's degree in Student Personnel/Counseling. 

            For information about the seminar, call Ext. 3247.

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August 30,2007

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR ‘GREATER TUNA’

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” Sept. 10 and 11, at 6 p.m.

            By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, “Greater Tuna” chronicles the lives of the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas, the state’s third smallest town. In this Off-Broadway hit, the entire population of Tuna joins in a tour de farce of quick-change artistry of costumes and comic characterizations offering a hilarious send-up of small-town mores.  “Greater Tuna,” runs Nov. 1-4 in the Chipola Theatre.

            Chipola will present the hit musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” March 12-16, 2008. Auditions are set for Jan. 14 and 15.

            The children’s show “Once Upon a Time,” is set for May 8, 2008. This Chipola Theatre adaptation by Charles Sirmon and Chris Manasco features familiar characters from the Three Little Pigs to Goldilocks.  Auditions are March 24 and 25.

            For information about Chipola Theatre, contact Director Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227, or email sirmonc@chipola.edu  

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August 30, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 15, 16, 30, Oct. 13, 14, 28, and Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 8 through Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 10 & 12, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Nov. 5 & 7, 6 to 9 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 10 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

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

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

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

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

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