Dec. 5, 2002

PANHANDLE CLASSIC BEGINS FRIDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA- The top three JUCO teams in Florida lead the lineup for the Panhandle Basketball Classic that begins Friday, Dec. 6 in Chipola’s Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Okaloosa-Walton (11-0) enters the classic ranked first in the state and second in the nation. Santa Fe (11-0) is ranked second in the state poll. Chipola (9-3) is third in the state and ranked 14th in the NJCAA Poll. Tallahassee (8-2) is ranked fifth in the state. Gulf Coast is off to a strong 7-5 start. Pensacola is 2-6.

Basketball fans will get a good preview of the Panhandle Conference race as all five men’s teams from the nationally-renowned conference will match up with some talented squads from North Carolina and Central Florida.

Tallahassee and Daytona Beach open the Classic at Noon, Friday. Okaloosa-Walton plays Rockingham (NC) at 2 p.m. Pensacola meets Santa Fe at 4 p.m. Gulf Coast plays St. John’s River at 6 p.m. Chipola hosts Surry College (NC) in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Friday.

                Action continues Saturday with Tallahassee and Rockingham at Noon. Okaloosa-Walton meets Daytona Beach at 2 p.m. Pensacola plays Surry at 4 p.m. Gulf Coast and Santa Fe play at 6 p.m. Chipola meets St. John’s River in the featured game at 8 p.m., Saturday.

                CJC head coach Ryan Cross, said, “This is a good opportunity to get an early look at the teams in the Panhandle Conference which is among the best in the country.”     

Chipola fans will get a good look at the Indians, several of whom are listed among the top performers on the latest FCCAA stats report. Walker Russell leads the state in assists with 10.3 per game. He is shooting 73 percent from the line and is number 13 in steals with 2.7 per game. Brandon Freeman is the state’s seventh leading scorer with 21.7 points per game. He is sixth in free throw percentage at 85 percent and number 14 in three-point percentage. Michael Wilds is eighth in rebounding with 9.7 per game. 

The Indians will finish out the 2002 schedule in Wentworth, NC, on Dec. 13 and 14, with games against Rockingham and Cincinnati State. CJC plays Seminole and Broward, Jan.3 and 4, in Ocala. Chipola opens the conference season on the road at Tallahassee, Jan. 8.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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Dec. 5, 2002

 

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CJC

 

 

 

                MARIANNA-New students planning to enroll at Chipola Junior College in the Spring 2003 Semester are encouraged to make application before Dec. 14.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees on the CJC campus.

Registration for the Spring Semester is Jan. 2 for returning students and Jan. 3 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 6.

For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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Dec. 5, 2002

 

CJC OFFERS HELP FOR OUT-OF STATE STUDENTS AND STATE EMPLOYEES

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College recently announced two new programs that will make college more accessible to some out of state students and persons employed by the State of Florida. 

                Beginning in Spring 2003 Chipola will charge students from Alabama and Georgia only one dollar extra per credit hour for college tuition and 90 cents extra for workforce fees.

                Florida’s high out-of-state tuition-more than triple the in-state rate-has prevented nearby out-of-state students from considering Chipola in the past. CJC’s current tuition for Florida residents is $52.50 per semester hour. Out-of-state students have been charged $162 per hour. With the change, Alabama and Georgia residents will now pay $53.50 per semester hour.  Students who want to take advantage of the savings will be required to complete a residency affidavit, available in the Admissions and Registration Office, prior to registering for classes. Spring 2003 registration is Jan. 2 and 3. 

 The new fee is mainly expected to help students from counties on the Florida border who may actually have a shorter drive to Chipola than to a college in their own state. Enrollment may increase in some of CJC’s public service programs like fire-fighting, corrections and law enforcement that may not be available in all areas of Alabama and Georgia.

Chipola also will begin the State Employee Tuition Waiver program in the Spring semester.  All persons employed with the state may apply for the waiver which pays for up to six semester hours per term. Because the waivers are offered on a space available basis, students in the program will be required to register on the final day of the Drop/Add period for each term.

New student testing is Jan. 2, with classes beginning Jan. 6. Registration for students wishing to use the Employee Tuition Waiver is Jan. 9.

State employees are encouraged to request a Tuition Waiver Application from the CJC Registrar’s Office.

For information about registration, call 718-2211.

 

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Dec. 5, 2002

UNIVERSITY CENTER @ CHIPOLA GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION

 

MARIANNA-The University Center @ Chipola Junior College recently earned recognition from two national organizations for its innovative programs.

Chipola was the featured program on a recent posting of the League for Innovation web site. The League is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement by fostering research, publications, projects and initiatives among community colleges. The full text of the Chipola article is available at www.league.org

Chipola’s University Center also was nominated for a Bellwether Award by the Community College Futures Assembly, a national consortium of community college leaders. The Bellwether Award recognizes outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.

In addition to these honors, Chipola was recently granted approval by the state of Florida to offer its own bachelor's degrees in Secondary Education beginning in the Fall of 2003. Chipola has made application to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation body, to offer secondary teaching degrees in four majors: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.  SACS will announce its review of Chipola’s application at a regional meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Dr. Kitty Myers, dean of the University Center @ Chipola, said, “Chipola has taken learning opportunities and postsecondary degree programs to an even higher level of success for its rural population. Because Chipola is distant from any state university, more than half of Chipola’s graduates do not continue their education after the first two years.”  Myers said the college has learned that financial, family, or job constraints prohibit many CJC graduates from moving or commuting to a university.  State and national education organizations call for greater access to postsecondary education and encourage greater collaboration between community colleges and universities.  The UC Project addresses all of these issues.

The UC strategy involves showing universities that the UC model is financially feasible, and convincing them that part of a university’s mission is to provide learning opportunities to students in remote areas.  UC personnel conduct needs assessments, investigate high-demand programs at universities, and negotiate with the university whose degree is the “best fit” for Chipola. 

Chipola’s (UC) Project began in Fall 2000 and initially involved collaboration between CJC and three state universities.  The program began with BS degrees in Social Work, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Elementary Education/Special Education. In 2001, MS degrees in Educational Leadership and MS, Ed.S. and Ed.D. degrees in Curriculum & Instruction were added.  New Fall 2003 offerings will include an MS degree in School Guidance and a BS in Electronic Engineering Technology.

Myers said the presence of university personnel on campus is a key to the program’s success. University program coordinators work full-time on CJC's campus, teach classes, advise students, and supervise instructors.  Each university ensures that the instructors and programs of the UC Project are comparable to those found on the university campus.  University personnel teach all courses and degrees are awarded by each university.  

The UC project mirrors CJC's student-centered climate and sense of community while creating a rigorous and challenging university experience.  Under the direction of the UC Director, a student support network was adapted to meet the special needs of UC students.  Student-friendly procedures for admissions, registration, and advising have also been established.  To give UC students a place to call their own, CJC officials renovated an area on campus with offices, classrooms, and a UC Student Commons.  Myers said, “The Commons has the feel of a comfortable library or coffee house and is a gathering, study and meeting place for students, staff, the community and others.”

In tough financial times, the UC Project is extremely cost effective.  CJC and most rural community colleges have classroom and office space that is underutilized in the evenings and on weekends.  Each UC program was initiated without any capital expense and minimal equipment and supply dollars were required to start the programs.  The UC is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education FIPSE program, which partly covers the costs of the university coordinators, the salary of the UC Dean and recruitment activities. 

The UC provides area residents with access to bachelor's and graduate degrees with the retention rates, completion rates, and level of student satisfaction comparable to or higher than those of students who transfer to a university.  More than 250 students are now enrolled in UC programs and enrollments in Chipola’s trademark AA degree program also are up.  Myers said that many students have expressed their gratitude to the UC for making it possible for them to continue their education.  Area principals are hopeful that the UC will help with the critical shortage of Special Education teachers in the district.

“The UC programs are seen as an extension of Chipola’s mission,” said Myers.  “We work together with the universities and the UC student is perceived as ‘our student’ by both Chipola and by the university.”

For information about the University Center @ Chipola, call Dr. Kitty Myers or Joan Lasseter at 850-718-2260, or visit the UC on the web at www.chipola.edu <http://www.chipola.edu>             ####

Dec. 5, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College has scheduled a variety of short courses.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Curriculum for Young Children, Jan. 7 through April 22; Internship, Jan. 9 through April 24; Early Care and Education Administrative Overview, Jan. 9 through April 24; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation) Jan.18; 10-Hour Childcare Training beginning Feb. 22; and 20-Hour Childcare Training beginning March 8.

                Several computer courses will be offered, including: Introduction to Computers, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Word I, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Excel I, Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost of each class is $45.

                Sign Language I and II classes will meet Monday evenings, Jan. 27 through April 7.  Sign I will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Sign II will meet from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $33 for each course.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Mondays, Feb. 3 through Feb. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cake Decorating II begins in March Cake Decorating III begins in June.

                Two Real Estate sales classes required to attain a license in Florida will be offered.  A weekend class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  An evening class begins March 11. Cost is $195.

                CPR will meet Feb. 4 and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.  First Aid will meet Feb. 18 and 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40. 

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola <http://www.ed2go.com/chipola>.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Dec. 5, 2002

CHIPOLA SHINES AT STATE FACC CONVENTION

               

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2002 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Orlando.

                Chipola garnered numerous honors, including two membership awards. CJC membership chair, Margie Williams accepted awards for: 50% or Better Membership and Greatest Percentage of Employees as Members (180 members). 

                Joyce Traynom, administrative assistant to the CJC president, was honored for “Distinguished Service” for her many contributions to the organization. 

                Sandra Harrell, administrative assistant in CJC athletics was presented a “Lifesaver Award” by Kevin Peddie, Region I director. Lindsay Roach, who serves as a counselor in the student services department, was honored as an Unsung Hero for his outstanding work in planning and organizing the 2002 Student Development Conference hosted at Chipola.     

                Lindsay Roach also served as chairman of the Student Development Commission. Sandra Harrell was elected Vice President Elect of Regions and Chapters.  CJC English instructor Laurie Culbreth was elected Chair Elect of the Curriculum Commission.

                The Institutional Advancement Commission presented two “Awards of Excellence” to Evelyn Ward, CJC publications coordinator, for outstanding design of a viewbook and outstanding design of the Chipola Basketball Media Guide.

                Also attending the convention from Chipola, were: Rachel Cooey, Alice Pendergrass, Dr. Dale O’Daniel, Judith O’Daniel, Dr. Gene Prough, Laurie Hargrave, Dr. Carolyn Poole, Angie Rodriguez, Lou Kind, Larry Kuszynski and CJC trustees Brenda Taylor, Danny Ryals, Jennie Goodman, and Gina Stuart.

                FACC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of Florida's 28 public community colleges. FACC provides professional development opportunities for its members, and represents the interests of community colleges before the Florida Legislature.

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Dec. 12, 2002

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES SPRING 2003 REGISTRATION DATES

 

MARIANNA— Registration for the Spring Semester at Chipola Junior College is Jan. 2 for returning students and Jan. 3 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 6.

New students may access a college application online at www.chipola.edu. The college will open Jan. 2, at 8 a.m.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. CJC offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs in specialized fields, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees on the CJC campus.

For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu.

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Dec. 12, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ENGLISH and education COURSES online

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer four courses online during the Spring 2002 Semester.

Dr. Laurie Culbreth, a CJC English instructor who also teaches online courses for the University of Phoenix, will offer ENC 1102 (Communications Skills II).

Dr. Lou Cleveland, an awarded CJC mathematics instructor, will offer EME 2040 (Introduction to Educational Technology) which is designed to prepare future teachers to use technology in the classroom.

                Computer instructor Vikki Milton will offer CGS 1100 (Microcomputer Applications) and Gina McAllister will offer CGS 1060 (Introduction to Microcomputer Use).

Students in these courses will interact with instructors via the Internet, meeting occasionally to complete in-class assignments. A chat room, CD-ROM and e-mail will be used to communicate with the instructor.

Online students should possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic and personal schedules.

New students may register for Spring classes on Jan. 3 after completing the application process.  

Interested persons must register on the CJC campus before logging in and registering with the instructors at culbrethl@chipola.edu , clevelandl@chipola.edu , mcallisterg@chipla.edu  or miltonv@chipola.edu

For more information, contact the instructor at 526-2761.

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Dec. 12, 2002

 

Chipola Theatre announces Auditions for BIG RIVER

               

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Theater will hold open auditions for the stage musical Big River, Jan. 6 and 7, at 6 p.m.

                Director Charles Sirmon is on the lookout for talented men and women in the local area. “Voices and characters are very important in this show, but it does not rely on heavy choreography as have my past few musicals at CJC,” said Sirmon.

Twain’s timeless classic sweeps the audience down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life favorite characters from the novel.

Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunting journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana. Big River won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score and Book.

For more information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227.  

                                                                                               

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Dec. 12, 2002

 

SOPRANO ALISON ENGLAND TO PERFORM AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA--Soprano Alison England hits the Chipola Junior College stage Tuesday, Jan. 21, to open the 2003 portion of the Chipola Artist Series.

                Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for current CJC students—will go on sale in the CJC Business Office, Jan. 7.  

                England’s one woman show Opera, B'Way & Beyond includes selections from Romeo & Juliet, Carmen, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, Easter Parade and many others. Her shows blend the power, pathos and pizzazz of Broadway, Opera & Pops' best with infectious humor and warmth.

                England recently finished her second season as a featured operatic artist on ABC's Dharma & Greg.  She can be seen in Sky-Tel's national commercial as "Brunnehilde," and is sought after as a recitalist and artist-in-residence around the country. Her debut album Harp & Soul is due for release this year.

                The stellar singer/actress/comedienne has starred at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Orange County Performing Arts Center and Ambassador Auditorium.  She has appeared with the Los Angeles, Miami, Honolulu, Miami and Redlands Symphonies and has sung leading roles with the Seattle, Miami, St. Louis, Long Beach and Kansas City Operas.  She has starred in “The Sound of Music,” “The King & I,” “Hello Dolly.”

                England's accompanist is Sandra McCune, a gifted pianist, who holds the position of resident pianist for the Orange County Performing Arts Center's "Informally Yours" series.

                The final offering of the 2003 Artist series--Boston Brass--is set for Thursday, April 3.  Boston Brass concerts range from opera arias by Mozart, chorales by Bach, hot jazz from Ellington and Hancock, and a little barbershop style close harmony from these five musicians.

                The Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and 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.

                For ticket information, call the CJC Business Office at 718-2220.                                

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Dec. 12, 2002

EVERETT IS CJC EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 

MARIANNA—JoAnn Everett is the December Faculty/Administrator of the Month at Chipola Junior College. 

Everett has taught Mathematics at CJC for 16 years. She primarily teaches College Preparatory Algebra.

Everett was one of the first teachers to have her classes videotaped for use in distance learning. She recently developed a refresher course to help students advance into college algebra.

She is a member of the Council of Chipola Educators and the Florida Association of Community Colleges and is a member of the CJC Student Aid and Scholarship Committee

She holds an AA degree from Chipola and BS in Mathematics from the University of West Florida

Dr. Rene Tharpe, associate dean of Mathematics, Natural and Social Sciences, says, “JoAnn has the important quality of being thorough.  She is always well prepared for every assignment and stays with an assignment until it is completed and evaluated. She always knows what she is doing and when she gets finished she knows the value of what she has done.”

Everett and her husband, Dennis, a CJC Associate Vice President, have a three year-old daughter, Katie Marie.

The CJC award includes a plaque, reserved parking for a month, a $300 bonus, and a $50 gift certificate from the College Book Store.  Monthly winners are eligible for the annual award.                                                                                       ####

Dec. 12, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses in 2003.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered. Curriculum for Young Children, Jan. 7 through April 22.  Cost is $98.  An Internship will be offered Jan. 9 through April 24.  Cost is $98.  Early Care and Education Administrative Overview for directors of early care and education programs will be meet Thursdays, Jan. 9 through April 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $98. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation) will be offered Jan.18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will begin Feb. 22.  Cost is $31.  A 20 Childcare Training course will begin March 8.  Cost is $62. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming) will meet April 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                Several computer classes will be offered.  Introduction to Computers will meet Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Word I will meet Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Excel I will meet Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost of each computer class is $45. Office XP class times will be announced at a later date.

                Sign Language I and II classes will meet Monday evenings, Jan. 27 through April 7.  Sign I will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sign II will meet from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $33 for each course.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Mondays, Feb. 3 through Feb. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cake Decorating II will meet Mondays, March 3 through March 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cake Decorating III will begin June 9.  Cost is $28 for each class.

                Two Real Estate sales courses required to attain a license in Florida will be offered.  A weekend class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  An evening class will begin March 11. Cost is $195.

                Several Health Care courses will be offered. A CPR class will meet Feb. 4 and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.  First Aid will meet Feb. 18 and 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40. 

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Dec. 12, 2002

 

INDIANS IMPROVE TO 11-3

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians improved to 11-3 with a 66-64 win over St. Johns River CC Saturday in the Panhandle Classic at CJC.

Both teams were sluggish in the low-scoring match that became a half-court game in the second half.

CJC took an 11-point lead four minutes into the second half then struggled to score. St. Johns was able to tie the game in the last minute, but Chipola’s Brandon Freeman stepped up at the 30-second mark to make a big three to seal the win for the Indians. 

Freeman turned in 18 points on the night. JueMichael Young had 16. Michael Wilds added 14.

CJC head coach Ryan Cross, said, “I think it was a good win. Our guys found a way to win tonight. Sometimes that’s the key to being a good team is finding a way to win when you’re not playing real well.”

In Friday’s action, Chipola crushed Surry (NC) 84-54. Chipola guard Walker Russell set a new school record with 18 assists in the game.  JueMichael Young led CJC with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Justin Smith had 15. Brandon Freeman scored 13. Shawn Simpson scored 10. Tom Frericks added 10 points with 8 rebounds

In other games on Friday, Daytona upset Tallahassee, 65-63. OW beat Rockingham, 72-56. Santa Fe whipped PJC, 77-66. Gulf Coast slipped by St. Johns River, 64-61.

On Saturday, Tallahassee swamped Rockingham, 89-59. OW beat Daytona, 84-74. Pensacola trounced Surry, 79-54. Gulf Coast outlasted Santa Fe, 74-72. 

The Indians will be on the road in Wentworth, NC, on Dec. 13 and 14, to face Rockingham and Cincinnati State.

After the Christmas break, CJC will play non-conference opponents Seminole and Broward in the Florida Junior College Shootout in Ocala, Jan. 3 and 4. The Indians open the conference season at home with Tallahassee, Jan. 8. 

The Indians have played their last 10 games without the help of starting point guard Nick Williams, a pre-season All American transfer from Kansas State.

Coach Cross, said, “We’re hoping to only have to play these next two without him. Most likely we’ll have him back on Jan. 3. I think Nick will give us a little bit of a boost and get us back to playing the way we need to play.”

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