OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

3094 INDIAN CIRCLE

Marianna, FL 32446

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

August 3, 2000

FALL REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll at Chipola Junior College in the Fall of 2000 are encouraged to complete the application process prior to the Aug. 8 deadline.

Registration for returning students is Thursday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration will continue for new and returning students, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students are encouraged to report to their faculty adviser to register. Classes begin Aug. 22.

Students who registered prior to July 28, must pay fees by 3 p.m., Aug. 15, to avoid cancellation of registration.

The Chipola Book Store will have extended hours during registration: Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Aug. 17, 18, 21, and 22, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Aug. 23 and 24, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses are available during day and evening, and also through independent study. Chipola’s Workforce Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

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

 

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August 3, 2000

CJC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT DEADLINE EXTENDED

MARIANNA--Persons interested in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Chipola Junior College should contact Kathy Wheeler immediately.

Application deadline for the program has been extended to Aug. 28.

Twelve candidates will be selected to begin in the Fall Semester of 2000. Applicants must have completed three prerequisite courses: general psychology, anatomy and physiology and college algebra. Students who may not have all prerequisites are encouraged to contact Wheeler to discuss enrollment options.

For information about the program, contact Kathy Wheeler director of Health Sciences, at 718-2278.

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August 3, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

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

An American Heart Association CPR course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

A Child Growth & Development course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

An Child Development Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

A First Aid course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 29 and 31, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Fridays, Sept. 8, 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sept. 9, 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $62.

A Real Estate Salesman course will meet Saturdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is now available at CJC. Cost is $295.

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

 

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August 3, 2000

CHIPOLA TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR NEW SYKES CENTER

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College is working to provide training and employment support for the new Sykes Call Processing Center which is expected to open this Fall.

Chipola will begin pre-employment training for Level 1 employees on or around Aug. 22. Curriculum will be centered on three courses--Introduction to Microcomputer Use, Introduction to Microcomputer Maintenance and Use and Customer Service Training--which will each be offered in six-week blocks.

Chipola officials are developing an articulation agreement to promote all phases of the training process required for advancement in the Sykes company. This agreement will encourage completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Computer Information Technology through CJC.

Bud Riviere, Chipola dean of Workforce Development says, "We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Sykes. We are working to meet the goal of training 200 potential employees by January, 2001."

Sykes officials are planning a Job Fair which will likely take place on a Friday evening and all day on Saturday in the near future. A press conference is expected within the next two weeks to discuss details of the pre-employment and training process. Barbara Day, Divisional Training Manager for Sykes, will be on the Chipola campus and at the One Stop Service Center of East Lafeyette Aug. 14, 15 and 16 to interview for management level positions.

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August 3, 2000

UNIVERSITY CENTER @ CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College has a lot more to offer students this Fall.

The University Center @ Chipola Junior College has teamed with several universities, including, Florida State University (FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and the University of West Florida (UWF), to bring four year and graduate degrees to Chipola’s campus.

UWF will offer several courses leading to the BA degree in Criminal Justice. UWF has hired a full-time coordinator, April Robinson (Ext. 3285), who will work on Chipola’s campus to oversee the Criminal Justice Program. UWF also will offer a BS degree in Special/Elementary Education. A full-time coordinator, Patti Davis (Ext. 3255), will be on Chipola’s campus to assist students. UWF will also offer a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Michael Barry is the contact person for this advanced degree.

FAMU will offer a BS degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Classes will be taught in the evening on Chipola’s campus.

FSU will offer a BS degree in Nursing. Students wishing to enroll in the program must have an AS degree in Nursing. FSU has hired a coordinator, Beth Guy, to oversee the Nursing program. Nursing students that successfully complete the BSN program may continue and earn a Master’s in Nursing.

Troy State University at Dothan and the University Center are discussing the possibility of offering Business degrees in the near future. The collaboration may bring forth two types of degrees, in Management Information Systems and Business Administration.

The University Center @ Chipola Junior College can assist students in locating Web-based degrees. Some currently available, include: FSU: BS in Information Studies, and MS degrees in Library Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Interdisciplinary Social Science; UF: BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Fire and Emergency Services, and MS degrees in Agriculture, Business Administration, Executive Master’s in Health Administration; Florida Gulf Coast University: BS in Health Sciences, MS degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, Curriculum and Instruction-Educational Technology; University of Central Florida: BS in Liberal Studies, MS in Vocational Education and Industry Training, and EdD in Curriculum and Instruction.

For more information about the University Center @ Chipola Junior College, contact Kitty Myers at 718-2260, e-mail myersk@chipola.edu.

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August 10, 2000

 

FALL REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will hold registration for new and returning students, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students are encouraged to report to their faculty adviser to register. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through Aug. 28.

 

Students who registered prior to July 28, must pay fees by 3 p.m., Aug. 15, to avoid cancellation of registration.

 

The Chipola Book Store will have extended hours during registration: Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Aug. 17, 18, 21, and 22, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Aug. 23 and 24, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses are available during day and evening, and also through independent study. Chipola’s Workforce Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

 

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

 

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August 10, 2000

 

NEW BUSINESS PROGRAMS ADDED TO CJC SCHEDULE

 

MARIANNA—Due to additional demand for business courses at Chipola Junior College, three new programs were added to the Fall Schedule.

 

Computer Information Technology prepares students for entry-level positions as microcomputer support specialists, help desk representatives, and software application technicians.

 

Internet Services Technology prepares students for entry-level positions as Internet service technicians and Web site managers.

 

Networking Services Technology prepares students for entry-level positions as network support technicians, network installers, network administrators, and LAN managers.

 

Chipola will hold registration for new and returning students, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through Aug. 28.

 

For information about any of these programs, contact Nancy Burns at 526-2761, Ext. 3210.

 

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August 10, 2000

 

UNIVERSITY CENTER @ CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—It’s not too late to enroll in Chipola Junior College’s University Center courses.

 

The University Center @ Chipola Junior College has teamed with several universities, including, Florida State University (FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and the University of West Florida (UWF), to bring four year and graduate degrees to Chipola’s campus.

 

UWF will offer several courses leading to the BA degree in Criminal Justice. UWF has hired a full-time coordinator, April Robinson (Ext. 3285), who will work on Chipola’s campus to oversee the Criminal Justice Program. UWF also will offer a BS degree in Special/Elementary Education. A full-time coordinator, Patti Davis (Ext. 3255), will be on Chipola’s campus to assist students. UWF will also offer a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Michael Barry is the contact person for this advanced degree.

 

FAMU will offer a BS degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Classes will be taught in the evening on Chipola’s campus.

 

FSU will offer a BS degree in Nursing. Students wishing to enroll in the program must have an AS degree in Nursing. FSU has hired a coordinator, Beth Guy, to oversee the Nursing program. Nursing students that successfully complete the BSN program may continue and earn a Master’s in Nursing.

 

The University Center @ Chipola Junior College can assist students in locating Web-based degrees. Some currently available, include: FSU: BS in Information Studies, and MS degrees in Library Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Interdisciplinary Social Science; UF: BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Fire and Emergency Services, and MS degrees in Agriculture, Business Administration, Executive Master’s in Health Administration; Florida Gulf Coast University: BS in Health Sciences, MS degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, Curriculum and Instruction-Educational Technology; University of Central Florida: BS in Liberal Studies, MS in Vocational Education and Industry Training, and EdD in Curriculum and Instruction.

 

For more information about the University Center @ Chipola Junior College, contact Kitty Myers at 718-2260, e-mail myersk@chipola.edu.

 

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August 10, 2000

 

CJC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT DEADLINE EXTENDED

 

MARIANNA--Persons interested in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Chipola Junior College should contact Kathy Wheeler immediately.

 

Application deadline for the program has been extended to Aug. 28.

 

Twelve candidates will be selected to begin in the Fall Semester of 2000. Applicants must have completed three prerequisite courses: general psychology, anatomy and physiology and college algebra. Students who may not have all prerequisites are encouraged to contact Wheeler to discuss enrollment options.

 

For information about the program, contact Kathy Wheeler director of Health Sciences, at 718-2278.

 

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August 10, 2000

 

NINETEEN AREA VALEDICTORIANS CHOOSE CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA--Thirteen years of hard work and dedication are finally paying off for some recent high school graduates.

 

The Chipola Junior College Foundation has awarded 19 students from its five county district with the Valedictorian Scholarships.

 

The scholarships, made possible through an endowment bequeathed to the CJC Foundation by the late Maynard and Edna Fink of Blountstown, is offered only to valedictorians that have attended a public school within Chipola’s five county district. The scholarship is good for 30 semester hours of tuition for one year and renewable for a second year if the student maintains a 2.0 grade point average.

 

Area students who will receive the Valedictorian Scholarship this year are: Nicholas Barth, Blountstown High School; Michael Shores, Cottondale High School; Brian Parker, Holmes County High School; Dana Stripling and Bethany Wester, Marianna High School; Stephanie Crisp and Megan Reece, Graceville High School; Leah Moneyham, Grand Ridge High School; Casey Stafford, Ponce de Leon High School; Derek Blount, April Day, and Renae Leavins, Chipley High School; Rebecca Purvis, Vernon High School; Holli Crawford, Sneads High School; Jeremy Calloway, Malone High School; Samantha Williams, Altha Public School; Samantha Johnson, Poplar Springs High School; Monica Bontrager, Liberty County High School; and Pam Williams, Bethlehem High School.

 

CJC Foundation director Julie Fuqua, says, "These students have demonstrated superior academic achievement by attaining the rank of valedictorian. The Foundation is pleased to have so many of our district’s outstanding students attending Chipola."

 

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August 10, 2000

 

CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SLATED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Fall Cheerleader Tryouts for Chipola Junior College will be held Aug. 28-29. Students interested in cheering must have at least a 2.0 GPA and must be enrolled as a full-time student starting at Chipola this fall. Past cheerleading experience is required. Applicants need to contact Geraldine DeFelix at 526-2761, ext. 3322.

 

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August 10, 2000

 

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER SESSION II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA--Charlton Keen, vice president of Instructional & Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 49 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer Session II Semester of 2000.

 

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.

 

Some 19 students made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s. These students and their hometowns are:

Alford—Michael J. Shores.

Bonifay—Tonya A. Brown.

Chipley—Joni M. Moody.

Clarksville—Roger A. Holley.

Cottondale—Abby V. Barnes, Dustin J. Kent.

Graceville—Kenneth M. Armstrong, Jenny N. Hunkins, Joe T. Odum.

Grand Ridge—Leah N. Moneyham.

Greenwood—D’Leisha S. Cockerham, Rosalind Williams.

Marianna—Munera A. Al-Fuhaid, Lindsay A. Budd, Terri L. Fowler, Amethyste M. Johnson.

Some 30 students earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25 (B+) to 3.99 (A). The students and their hometowns are:

Alford—Sharon C. Escoriaza.

Bascom—Pamela B. Eddins.

Blountstown—Gordon S. Bontrager, Kristopher Money

Bonifay—Laurie S. Rich, Nicole C. Seley.

Bristol—Justin H. Ford.

Campbellton—Aggie P. Curry.

Chipley—Wendy M. Corbin, Ronald J. Ward, Amanda M. Waymire.

Cottondale—Brenda F. Wood.

Cypress—Candice S. Dickerson.

Grand Ridge—Sandra A. Johnson.

Greenwood—Shamar T. Pollock.

Malone—Robin E. Calloway, Steven L. Hall.

Marianna—Patricia A. Conley, Melissa L. Arnette, Georgeann S. Smith, Gloria J. Hansford, Elisabeth H. Kunde, Syreeta R. Brewer, Patricia A. Cabrera, Pamela K. Harrell, Krista J. Prater, Susan M. Starrine.

Westville—Esther R. Hall, Christina M Jesson.

Out-of-District—Rachel J. Boyd of Chattahoochee, FL; Billy R. Richter of Youngstown, FL; Jennifer A. Barnes (all A’s) and Bryan S. Jones of Wewahitchka, FL; Mary E. Crutchfield (all A’s) of Sylvester, GA; Amanda G. Mullins (all A’s) of Opelousas, LA.

 

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August 10, 2000

 

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

 

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

 

An American Heart Association CPR course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

 

A Child Growth & Development course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

 

An Internship in Childcare course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

 

A First Aid course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 29 and 31, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

 

A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Fridays, Sept. 8, 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sept. 9, 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $62.

 

A Real Estate course will meet Saturdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $195.

 

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

 

A Post-Licensing course is available for real estate persons prior to renewing their two-year license.

 

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is also now available at CJC. Cost is $295.

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

 

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August 10, 2000

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Automotive Technology Program partnerships with manufacturers leads to several vehicles donated to the program. In today’s technologically sophited automotive world new vehicles with advanced computer systems were needed for students to be able to work on. General Motors, Ford, and Toyota have donated vehicles to Chipola Automotive Program. GM training center in Hollywood, FL donated a new Chevrolet Tahoe and two new Cavaliers. Toyota T-ten program donated a Toyota Camary and Ford Windstar. These donations along with several others from other institutions give the students at Chipola the advantage of learning on these new systems. In return, these manufacturers are hoping students will be partial to these car lines and work for them in the future.

 

Chipola auto advisory board members, Ray Lawrence of Ray’s Garage and Tommy Lassman of Hopkins Pontiac, donated their time and tow trucks to bring these vehicles to Chipola’s program. Through the help of the local community all the way to corporate sponsors, Chipola’s Automotive Technology program is second to none.

 

 

August 17, 2000

 

FALL REGISTRATION IS MONDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will hold Fall Registration for new and returning students, Monday Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through Aug. 28.

 

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses are available during day and evening, and also through independent study. Chipola's Workforce Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

 

The CJC Book Store will have extended hours during registration: Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Aug. 21, and 22, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Aug. 23 and 24, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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

 

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August 17, 2000

 

BASIC CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA-A Basic Corrections course at Chipola Junior College, originally scheduled for Aug. 22, has been rescheduled to begin Sept. 18, 2000.

 

Application deadline is Sept. 13. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character and possess a valid driver's license. Applicants also must earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements.

 

For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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August 17, 2000

 

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

 

A Child Growth & Development course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

 

A Child Development Associate Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

 

A First Aid course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 29 and 31, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

 

A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Fridays, Sept. 8, 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sept. 9, 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

 

A Real Estate Salesman course will meet Saturdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $195.

 

A Real Estate Salesman Post-Licensing course is now available.

 

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is now available at CJC. Cost is $295.

 

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

 

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August 17, 2000

 

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CHIPOLA FOUNDATION BUYS BUSES-The Chipola Junior College Foundation board (pictured) recently purchased two buses for the college. The Foundation purchased a 37-passenger Blue Bird Q-Bus and paid a portion of the cost of an AeroTech 25-passenger bus. The buses were purchased with proceeds from the Maynard and Edna Fink Estate Endowment.

 

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August 17, 2000

 

CHIPOLA NAMES TOP EMPLOYEES FOR JULY AND AUGUST

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College has selected Career Employees of the Month for July and August.

Custodian Lucy Thomas was named career employee for July. She has worked at CJC since 1986. Thomas has a son, Samuel, 11. She is an active member of the Jerusalem AME Church of Marianna.

 

Groundskeeper Bill Ingram is the CJC employee of the month for August. He has worked at CJC for 15 months. Bill and his wife Patti, have two daughters, Laura, a sophomore at CJC, and Gerri Lynn, a senior at Marianna High School.

 

The Employee of the Month Award recognizes the exceptional work of CJC's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by their fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism. Monthly winners receive a plaque, reserved parking, $25 gift certificate from the CJC Book Store and a $150 bonus.

 

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August 17, 2000

 

CJC'S PUMPHREY IS GUISTWHITE SCHOLAR

 

MARIANNA- Cherra Pumphrey, a 1999 graduate of Chipola Junior College, has been named a Guistwhite Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.

 

Pumphrey will receive a scholarship of $5,000 for baccalaureate studies. She currently is enrolled in a pre-med program at Florida State University.

 

Ten Guistwhite Scholars are selected annually, based on academic achievement, participation in PTK programs and service to the college and community. Pumphrey maintained a 4.0 grade point average at CJC. As president of her PTK chapter, she directed programs to provide clothing and toys to children in need. She was also active in SGA, served as a student ambassador, and was a volunteer mentor at Riverside Elementary School.

 

Pumphrey was named to the All-USA Academic First Team, a competition sponsored by PTK, USA TODAY and the American Association of Community Colleges. She was also chosen for the All-Florida Academic Team.

 

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CJC'S PUMPHREY IS GUISTWHITE SCHOLAR--Cherra Pumphrey, a 1999 graduate of Chipola Junior College, has been named a Guistwhite Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Here, CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel presents the medallion to Pumphrey. ####

 

 

August 17, 2000

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CUSTOMER SUPPORT CENTER TRAINING

 

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College is offering three new courses for those interested in Customer Support Center Training.

 

The courses are CGS 1060-Introduction to Microcomputer Use; CET 1171-Introduction to Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair; and MNA 1161-Customer Service Training.

 

The first session will run Sept. 11 through Oct. 21. Session two will run Oct. 23 through Dec. 9. Courses will be taught in six-week cycles and will be offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays in three- hour blocks.

 

The three courses are part of the AS Degree in Computer Information Technology. CJC dean of Workforce Development Bud Riviere says, "Completing the courses in no way guarantees employment at Sykes Enterprises; however, completing the course-work and the AS Degree would certainly enable someone to become employable in the Customer Support Center area."

 

Gary Cook is the CJC counselor for students interested in Customer Support Center training. Ken Griffin will serve as the One Stop Center contact for the program. Angie Tyler will direct TABE testing for the program through the CJC Success Center.

 

Intake for Customer Support Center training at CJC is slated for Sept. 5, from 1 to 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 6, 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to Noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Prospective students should report to Building N, Room 103, the Workforce Development Career Center. Prospective students should complete a CJC application immediately in preparation for classes on Sept. 11. Call Gary Cook at 718-2397.

 

For more information, call Chipola's 24-hour Customer Support Center program line at (850) 718-2480.

 

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August 17, 2000

 

CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AWARDED FOR SERVICE

 

MARIANNA-Employees of Chipola Junior College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on Aug. 14.

 

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

 

Five years: Dr. Jeff Bodart, Larry Folsom, Travis Garrett, Larry Kuszynski, Byron Quivey, Angie Rodriguez-Thomas, Allen Tidwell, Ron Ward.

 

Ten years: Alice Pendergrass, Dr. Laurie Culbreth, Gayle Duncan, Annie Graham, Charlene Lord.

 

Fifteen years: Betty Broome, Dr. Steve Shimmell, Diane Timmons.

 

Twenty years: Wayne Herring.

 

Twenty-five years: Sybil Cloud, Carole Edenfield, Mary McClendon.

 

Thirty-five years: Charlton Keen, Annette Widner.

 

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Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments. Here, Charlton Keen and Annette Widner, accept their awards for 35 years of service. ####

 

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Aug. 24, 2000

CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SLATED AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Fall Cheerleader Tryouts at Chipola Junior College will be held Aug. 28-29.

Students interested in cheering must have at least a 2.0 GPA and must be enrolled as a full-time student at Chipola this fall.

Past cheerleading experience is required. Applicants should contact Geraldine DeFelix at

526-2761, ext. 3322.

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Aug. 24, 2000

BASIC CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Anyone interested in training for employment as correctional officer should contact Chipola Junior College immediately.

A Basic Corrections course originally scheduled for Aug. 22, has been rescheduled to begin Sept. 18.

Application deadline is Sept. 13. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants also must earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements.

For information, call (850) 718-2394.

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Aug. 24, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

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

A First Aid course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 29 and 31, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Fridays, Sept. 8 and 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $62.

A CPR course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

An Intro to Photography course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 21 through Oct. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A Real Estate course will meet Saturdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $195.

Computer courses in a variety of areas are slated. Introduction to Computers will meet Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Introduction to Windows 95 will meet Oct. 2 and 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Word I will meet Oct. 16 and 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access I will meet Oct. 30 and 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Word II will meet Nov. 6 and 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Internet will meet Nov. 13 and 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for each of the computer courses listed above is $45.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is now available. Cost is $295. For information on any of these non-credit courses, call the CJC Continuing Education Office at 718-2395.

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Aug. 24, 2000

ENROLL NOW IN CULINARY PROGRAM AT CJC

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College has immediate openings in the Culinary Management Associate in Science Degree program and in the Certificate Program in Commercial Foods.

The AS degree program prepares students for careers in commercial and institutional management positions leading to employment as executive chef, steward, food and beverage director, restaurant manager or caterer. The program will also provide supplemental training for persons employed in culinary occupations. Culinary management focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the culinary industry: planning; management; finance; technical and product skills; technology; labor issues; health; safety and environmental issues.

A Certificate of Completion in the Culinary Management will allow the student to enter this profession with excellent skills and competencies in the food service industry. The certificate program option provides students the opportunity to complete the program without having to take the academic courses which are part of the A. S. Degree program.

New instructor Chef Mark Panichella, a Certified Executive Chef, will lead the program.

Students will learn in a newly-renovated cafeteria with state of the art equipment. Through a partnership with Morrison’s Food Service, Jackson Hospital and the CJC Cafeteria, students will gain valuable experience and great placement potential.

For more information, call the CJC Workforce Development office at 718-2270.

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Aug. 24, 2000

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SANTE FE PROFESSOR SPEAKS AT CJC—Sante Fe Community College Anthropology professor Stuart McRae was the guest speaker at a recent Chipola Junior College luncheon sponsored by the CJC Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. Here, McRae (center) is pictured with FACC luncheon chair Rachel Cooey (left) and FACC president Evelyn Ward.

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Aug. 24, 2000

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KILMER HONORED AT CJC—The Chipola Junior College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently hosted a reception in honor of Rep. Bev Kilmer. Here, Kilmer (right) shares a laugh with CJC board chair Gary Clark (center) and CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel.

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KILMER HONORED AT CJC—The Chipola Junior College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently hosted a reception in honor of Rep. Bev Kilmer. Here, Kilmer (right) accepts an award from CJC FACC president Evelyn Ward.

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Aug. 24, 2000

LATE REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Late registration for the Fall Semester at Chipola Junior College will continue through Monday, Aug. 28, at 12 Noon.

In addition to a wide variety of academic courses during the day and evening, and through independent study, the college offers a number of workforce development programs to prepare students for employment in high wage occupations. Several workforce programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session. Workforce programs can be tailored to meet a student’s personal schedule. The college also offers Continuing Education courses for professional development and personal enjoyment.

The University Center @ Chipola offers bachelor and graduate level university programs on the CJC campus.

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

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Aug. 24, 2000

HALL WINS COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP TO CHIPOLA

MARIANNA--Steven Hall, a sophomore at Chipola Junior College, has been chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholarship Program.

Hall is the president of the Chipola Ambassadors and serves on the college Governance Council. He is active in Student Government, Baptist Campus Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Academic Team. Hall is the son of Greg and Linda Hall of Malone.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding annually 400 scholarships, of $1,000 each, to students attending two-year institutions. Presidents of two-year colleges across the country nominated two students from their school who demonstrated academic success and completed 100 hours of community service in the past year.

The Two-Year Scholars Program complements the Foundation’s Coca-Cola Scholars Program, which annually awards $1.8 million in college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors.

The Two-Year Scholars Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation which provides grants in support of human services initiatives, particularly organizations and programs that benefit young people. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.

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HALL WINS COKE SCHOLARSHIP TO CJC--Steven Hall, a sophomore at Chipola Junior College, has been chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholarship Program. Here, Hall receives congratulations from CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel.

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Aug. 24, 2000

O'BRYAN IS CJC CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

MARIANNA—Accountant Shanda O'Bryan of Altha has been named Chipola Junior College's Career Employee of the Year for 1999-2000.

O’Bryan has worked in the Business Office at CJC since 1994, where her primary responsibilities include compiling and reporting financial information and overseeing the daily operations of the Business Office. Her supervisor Steve Young says, "Shanda is a super employee. She works behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. She is very deserving of this award."

She gained experience as a work study student in the CJC business office while attending Chipola. After graduating from CJC, she went on to earn an accounting degree from Florida State University.

O’Bryan is a member of the Florida Association of Community Colleges and is active in college activities. She serves as treasurer and ticket sales chair for the State JUCO Tournament.

Shanda and her husband, Randy, have a two-year old son, Sawyer.

The Employee of the Year Award recognizes the exceptional work of CJC's career service employees. The annual winner is selected from monthly recipients who are nominated by their colleagues for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism. The winner receives plaques from CJC and FACC, reserved parking for a year, a $100 gift certificate from the CJC Book Store, and a $1,000 bonus.

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Aug. 24, 2000

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

MARIANNA—There is still plenty of time to register for a number of Workforce Development programs at Chipola Junior College.

Most programs feature open enrollment, which means that students may enroll at any time and complete a program at their own pace. Most programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available, and remedial assistance is provided.

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

Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Programming & Applications, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Forest Technology, Medical Secretarial Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Office Management Technology, Office Systems Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Word Processing Technology.

For information about any of these programs, call 718-2270.

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August 31, 2000

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CANINE DEMO AT CJC-- Marvin "Bubba" Wagner and Chris Ellis (with dog) of the Florida Highway Patrol Canine Unit recently put on a canine search demonstration for students in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Chipola Junior College.

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August 31, 2000

BASIC CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA-Anyone interested in training for employment as correctional officer should contact Chipola Junior College immediately.

A Basic Corrections course originally scheduled for Aug. 22, has been rescheduled to begin Sept. 18.

Application deadline is Sept. 13. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character and possess a valid driver's license. Applicants also must earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements.

For information, call (850) 718-2394.

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August 31, 2000

CJC CORRECTIONS GRADUATES

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BASIC CORRECTIONS GRADS-Some 13 candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections program at Chipola Junior College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Carlton Brent of Altha, Janet Barton of Altha, Keith Peacock of Altha, Misty Hansford of Bristol, (middle) Amy Garrett of Cypress, Albert Sadberry of Greensboro, Brenda Barker of Marianna, Barbara Hughes of Marianna, (back) Maria McKinnie of Marianna, Kim-Marie Reeves of Marianna, William Summerlin of Telogia, Cloyce Thrush of Marianna, Bonnie Williams of Marianna.

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August 31, 2000

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CJC COACHES EARN DEGREES-Ryan Cross, Chipola Junior College athletic director and head men's basketball coach recently earned a master's degree from the Fort Hays State University. Assistant men's basketball coach Kris Baumann earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho. Here, CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel (center) presents Cross (left) a check for $500 as Dr. Gene Prough looks on. O'Daniel has pledged a $500 bonus for CJC administrative and career service employees who earn a bachelor's or advanced degree.

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August 31, 2000

CHIPOLA HONORS VALEDICTORIANS AT RECEPTION

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College honored 34 students attending Chipola this year on Valedictorian Scholarships at an Aug. 30 reception at the college.

The group represents valedictorians and salutatorians from all 15 public high schools in Chipola's five-county district.

CJC president, Dr. Dale O'Daniel, says, "These students are the best of the best. They have worked hard to distinguish themselves among their classmates." He pointed out that many of the students also are Florida Academic Scholars-students with a minimum 3.5 GPA and 28 ACT score. The president says, "Florida Academic Scholars can choose any college in the state of Florida. We are very proud that they chose to attend Chipola."

The Valedictorian Scholarships are paid for by an endowment in the CJC Foundation bequeathed by the late Maynard and Edna Fink of Blountstown.

CJC Freshmen on Valedictorian scholarships, include: Samantha Williams, Altha Public School; Pam Williams, Bethlehem High; Nicholas Barth, Blountstown High; Derek Blount, April Day and Renae Leavins, Chipley High; Michael Shores, Cottondale High; Megan Reece and Stephanie Crisp, Graceville High; Leah Moneyham, Grand Ridge High; Brian Parker, Holmes County High; Monica Bontrager, Liberty County High; Jeremy Calloway, Malone High; Dana Stripling and Bethany Wester, Marianna High; Casey Stafford, Ponce de Leon High; Samantha Johnson, Poplar Springs High; Holli Crawford, Sneads High; Rebecca Purvis,Vernon High.

Sophomores include: Laura Graham, Altha Public School; Lachael Register, Bethlehem High; Amber Goodman, Blountstown High; Andrea Bruner, Nadia Dastgir and Drew Wood Chipley High; Meghen Eade, Bryan Pumphrey Cottondale High; Becky Collins, Graceville High; Shelaina Mercer, Grand Ridge High; Hilary Taylor, Holmes County High; Richard Brown, Liberty County High; Steven Hall, Malone High; Bethany Gomillion, Ponce De Leon High; Justin Hosey, Sneads High. ####

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CJC VALEDICTORIANS HONORED- Chipola Junior College honored 34 students attending Chipola this year on Valedictorian Scholarships at an Aug. 30 reception at the college. Here, CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel presents a Chipola mug to Jeremy Calloway a graduate of Malone High, as Dr. Sarah Clemmons looks on.

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August 31, 2000

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

MARIANNA-There are openings in a number of Workforce Development programs at Chipola Junior College.

Most programs feature open enrollment, which means that students may enroll at any time and complete a program at their own pace. Most programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available, and remedial assistance is provided for most programs.

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding Technologies, Automotive Service Technology, Commercial Food, Culinary Arts, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services (formerly Cosmetology), Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist, Patient Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Telecommunications.

Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Programming & Applications, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Forest Technology, Medical Secretarial Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Office Management Technology, Office Systems Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Word Processing Technology.

For information about any of these programs, call 718-2270.

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August 31, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet on Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Fridays, Sept. 8 and 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $62.

A CPR course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

An Intro to Photography course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 21 through Oct. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A Real Estate course will meet Saturdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $195.

A First Aid course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 28, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

Computer courses in a variety of areas are slated. Introduction to Computers will meet Sept. 18 and 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Introduction to Windows 95 will meet Oct. 2 and 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Excel I will meet Oct. 9 and 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Word I will meet Oct. 16 and 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access I will meet Oct. 30 and 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Word II will meet Nov. 6 and 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Internet will meet Nov. 13 and 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for each computer course is $45.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

An Intermediate Photography-Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is now available. Cost is $295. For information on any of these non-credit courses, call the CJC Continuing Education Office at 718-2395.

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