December 1, 2005

 

CHIPOLA BOARD EVALUATES PRESIDENT AND APPROVES EMPLOYEE RAISES

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees evaluated college president Dr. Gene Prough and approved a salary increase for college employees during the board’s regular monthly meeting, Nov. 22.

All nine board members rated the president’s performance as excellent, the highest rating available on the evaluation. In a summary of the trustees’ comments, board attorney Gerald Holley stated, “Dr. Prough received an excellent evaluation and is to be commended for a job well done.”

Seven trustees listed Prough’s strengths as: “love and concern for people,” having a vision for the future of the college,” “having the ability to employ the right people,” “having a good relationship with legislators,” and “making the campus student-friendly.” In the general comments section, one trustee noted, “the president not only loves the college and its people, but also looks to the future and the legacy of Chipola College.”

Following the meeting, Prough said, “It is a privilege to serve as president of Chipola College. I believe this is one of the finest colleges in the country. I look forward to working many more years to provide opportunities for our students.”

Prough became Chipola’s ninth president in October of 2002. He served as executive vice president of the college from 1997 to 2002. Prough first came to Chipola as Director of Vocational Education in 1994.

During the past decade Prough has provided leadership that enabled the college to obtain more than $17 million in building projects and more than $12 million in federal and state grants.

Under his leadership, the Foundation has grown from $2 million to more than $11 million. Endowments and scholarships in the Foundation provide some $600,000 annually in direct aid to students. 

Prough, a 1968 graduate of Chipola, also has worked to expand the academic programs of the college which now include bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Science Education and Secondary Mathematics Education.

Prough was granted a five-year rolling contract in November of 2004, and given approval to enter the state Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP). Last year’s action extended Prough’s contract through November of 2010. Terms of the president’s contract will be addressed at the January board meeting.

In other business, the board approved a two percent salary increase for all career, professional and administrative employees filling positions on the table of personnel, during a Nov. 22 board meeting. The raise is effective July 1, 2005. 

The board also agreed to cover increases in employee retirement contributions and individual health insurance premiums.

The board authorized college president, Dr. Gene Prough, to give an overall two-percent increase (including an annual step) to faculty employees subject to collective bargaining. The Chipola Faculty Association, the bargaining unit which represents the college faculty, is currently negotiating the annual faculty contract. 

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December 1, 2005

CHIPOLA SHINES AT STATE FACC CONVENTION

               

                MARIANNA—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2005 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa.

            Chipola garnered numerous honors, including two membership awards and a Distinguished Service Member Award. The Chipola chapter accepted awards for: 50% or Better Membership and Greatest Percentage of Employees as Members (over 180 members). 

            Chipola Counselor Lindsay Roach was honored with the Distinguished Service Member Award.  This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by outstanding accomplishment and/or contribution to local, regional, and state FACC endeavors and goals. Roach has been a member of Chipola’s FACC since 1991.  He currently serves as chair of the Scholarship Committee which was twice named best scholarship program in the state in the last four years. Under Roach’s leadership the Chipola FACC foundation endowment has grown to over $100,000 with the chapter awarding more than $50,000 in scholarships.  Roach also serves FACC at the state level as an executive board member of the Student Development Commission and as the Region 1 Representative on the Awards Committee. 

            Lou Kind, Learning Resources Technology Coordinator and Current FACC Chapter President, was honored as the Chipola College Unsung Hero for her outstanding work in the chapter.  Lillie Hamil, Public Relations Secretary, was honored with the Region 1 Unsung Hero for her outstanding contributions to the region. Alice Pendergrass, Foundation Treasurer; Margie Williams, Director of Continuing Education; Sandra Harrell, Assistant Athletic Director; Rachel West, English Instructor; and Joyce Traynom, Executive Assistant to the President were awarded LifeSaver Awards for their help in regional activities.

            Alice Pendergrass, 2004-05 Chipola Chapter President, accepted the Region 1 Chapter of the Year Award. Evelyn Ward, Publications Coordinator and Region 1 Director accepted the award for Region of the Year.

 

            Sandra Harrell took the oath of office as the State FACC President. Harrell will serve as president of the state-wide organization in 2006-2007.  Several individuals will serve on the Student Development Commission Executive Board: Mandy Suggs, Educational Talent Search Staff Assistant, will serve as the Public Relations Chair; Christen Bennett, Workforce Development Staff Assistant, will serve as the Region One Representative; and Lindsay Roach will serve as the Corresponding Secretary/Membership Chair.

            Also attending the convention from Chipola, were: Bud Riviere, Judy Riviere, Gary Cook, Janet Wise, Rebecca Davis, Dr. Gene Prough, Chipola trustees Brenda Taylor, Gina Stuart, Jennie Goodman and Danny Ryals and retired instructor Ruth Davis.

            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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CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2005 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Alice Pendergrass, Bud Riviere, Judy Riviere, Christen Bennett, Mandy Suggs, (back) Alice Pendergrass, Rebecca Davis, and Janet Wise.                                          

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2005 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa.  Chipola Counselor Lindsay Roach was honored for his contributions to the local, regional and state organizations with the Distinguished Service Member Award.  Pictured is FACC Chief Operating Officer Mike Comins (right) presenting the award to Roach.

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2005 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa.  Chipola Assistant Athletic Director Sandra Harrell takes the oath of office as incoming State FACC President from outgoing president Jeff Peters.

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December 1, 2005

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR JAZZMATAZZ IS JAN. 12-14

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s award-winning Show Choir will present Jazzmatazz 2006: Design of the Decades in the Chipola Theatre, Jan. 12, 13, and 14, 2006, at 7 p.m. nightly.

The high energy show will feature musical highlights from the 50’s to the present.

Jazzmatazz tickets make great stocking stuffers if you hurry. The college is closed for the holidays Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.

Tickets for this annual show are available from Show Choir members beginning Dec. 1.  Tickets also are available at 718-2277 or 718-2301.   

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CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ—Chipola College’s award-winning Show Choir will present Jazzmatazz 2006: Design of the Decades in the Chipola Theatre, Jan. 12, 13, and 14, 2006, at 7 p.m. nightly. Show Choir members are, from left: (front) Shannon Grice of Altha, Parisia Wesley of Graceville, Felicia Gibson of Marianna, Courtney Haile of Marianna (second row) Kendra Mayfield of Chipley, Sarah Cartwright of Marianna, Tara Padgett of Marianna, Janna Ellis of Marianna, Mary Kathryn Tanner of Marianna, (third row) Scott Boyle of Marianna, Mike Milton of Marianna, Bradley Wells of Dothan, AL, Josh Barber of Cottondale, (back row) Nick Melvin of Grand Ridge, Jonathan Dowling of Eufaula, AL, Seth Basford of Grand Ridge, Brad Bunce of Iron City, GA, and Chris Black of Marianna. Tickets for this annual show are available from Show Choir members beginning Dec. 1.  Tickets also are available at 718-2277 or 718-2301.   

 

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December 1, 2005

INTERNATIONAL PIANIST TO PLAY CHIPOLA THEATRE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series presents Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in the Chipola College Theater.

            Vlaeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and began playing piano at age five. She has performed in concerts internationally, giving solo recitals in Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, England, Canada, Barbados and in the U.S.

            She also has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, The Capella Istropolitana in Slovakia, the Edinburgh Symphony and with various orchestras in Bulgaria and Holland.  Included among her major awards are the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Liszt competition in Lucca, Italy; and the Yamaha Award for the best interpretation of Brahms, in Weimar. Vlaeva gave her New York debut in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in the year 2000.

            Tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Jan. 3 in the Chipola Business Office.

            The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” April 3 in the final offering of the 2005-06 Artist Series.

            The 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.

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

 

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December 1, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 5 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. A Curriculum For Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Jan. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, February 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

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

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

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

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

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

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December 1, 2005

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS TO HOST CLINIC AND EXTRAVAGANZA

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleaders have scheduled a cheerleader clinic and their annual extravaganza.

Chipola will host a cheerleader clinic at Guy’s Gymnastics on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Two, three-hour sessions are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Registration fee for each session is $25 or $45 for both sessions. 

Lunch will be provided for those who register for both sessions. 

Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix says, “This will be a great opportunity for moms to have a free day for Christmas shopping while their daughters have fun learning to cheer with the Chipola Cheerleaders.”

Chipola’s annual Cheerleading Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2006.

 The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center, with participating squads coming at 8:30 a.m. for the warm-up session prior to the competition. 

Two new competition divisions have been added this year:  Straight Cheer and Straight Dance (no tumbling or stunts in either). 

Complete rules and information can be accessed at the Chipola website:  www.chipola.edu by clicking on “Athletics” and then “Cheerleaders.” 

For information, contact cheerleader coaches Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322, or Melissa Laramore at 482-1333.

 

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CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS PLAN CLINIC AND EXTRAVAGANZA— The Chipola College Cheerleaders have scheduled a cheerleader clinic for Dec. 17 and their annual extravaganza for Feb. 4. Chipola’s cheerleaders are (from left): front row—Rachel Taylor of Sneads, Brittney Birge of Bonifay; second row—Cara Kostovic of Sneads, Laura Taylor of Marianna, LuAnn Dean of Marianna; third row—Mandy Peacock of Marianna, Tiffany LeNoir of Rehobeth, Kelsey Gesslein of Graceville; back row—Kayla Baxter of Graceville, Krysta Balliet of Marianna, Meagan Dougherty of Sneads and Mackenzie Davis of Marianna.

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BAKER IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Lucinda Baker accepts the December Chipola College Career Employee of the Month award from college president Dr. Gene Prough. Baker has worked in the college’s Physical Plant since 1987.

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December 1, 2005

Chipola to host Microtel Panhandle Classic

 

          MARIANNA—The Indians host the Microtel Panhandle Classic, December 2-3 in the Milton Johnson Health Center.  The Indians will play Georgia Perimeter at 8 p.m., Friday and Middle Georgia at 8 p.m., Saturday.  The classic is sponsored in part by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council. Chipola home games will be available via webcast at www.cybersportsusa.com.

          The Chipola men’s and women’s basketball teams are both ranked number one in their respective state FCCAA polls. The Indians are ranked first in the NJCAA poll for the third straight week, and the Lady Indians are ranked second in the women’s national poll.

          Chipola picked up a pair of wins at the Langston Classic, Nov. 25-26. The Indians defeated Chattahoochee Valley, 78-64.  Michael Taylor led the pack with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Gerard Jackson added 13 points and 4 rebounds.  Jamarcus Ellis finished out the double digits with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The Indians defeated Florida Prep, 110-91.  Stefhon Hannah dominated the attack with 34 points.  Taylor and Ellis each added 18 points and Ryan Hamblett had 10 points.

          The Indians won two in Chicago, IL, Nov. 18-19.  Chipola beat Cincinnati State, 70-58.  The Indians crushed Kennedy King, 87-53.

          The Indians also scored a pair of wins in Kirkwood, Iowa, Nov. 11-12. Chipola defeated Southeastern CC, 87-75. The Indians swamped Illinois Central, 82-65, on Nov. 12.

          Chipola is ranked first in the men’s state FCCAA poll. Other Panhandle Conference teams in the top 10 include: OWC (5) and TCC (6).

          The Indians began the season with two wins in the Milton H. Johnson Classic. Chipola downed the Genesis One Eagles, 122-83, on Nov. 4. The Indians grounded the South Georgia Tech Jets, 77-46, on Nov. 5.

          Chipola is the defending Florida Region VIII and Panhandle Conference champion.  The team hits the road for the rest of 2005 with games at Daytona Beach, Dec. 16-17, and in Pensacola, Dec. 30-31. The Indians begin the 2006 campaign with three games at Southwest Missouri State in West Plains, MO.

          Both Chipola teams open the conference season Jan. 11 at Pensacola. Chipola’s first home conference games are Jan. 14 when they host Gulf Coast.

                The top-ranked Chipola Lady Indians are 9-1 following a pair of wins at the Langston Classic. Chipola defeated Clinton, 82-45. Tayani Clark led with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals.  Christian Pace and Nacole Stocks both added 14 points. Shawnta Pope had 13 points and 4 rebounds. The Lady Indians defeated Alabama Southern, 72-30.  Four Lady Indians racked up double figures: Shawnta Pope (15), Chinata Nesbit (12), Christian Pace (11) and Nacole Stocks (10).

          The Lady Indians won a pair in Pensacola, Nov. 18-19.  Chipola defeated South Georgia, 91-57 and suffered their only loss of the year to Monroe, 72-64.

          Chipola (8-1) moved into the top spot in the FCCAA poll and second in the NJCAA poll after knocking off three nationally-ranked teams in the Chipola Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Classic.

          Chipola scored a 68-65 win over third-ranked Trinity Valley. Chipola outlasted fifth-ranked Southern Illinois, 58-48. The defending Florida Region VIII champion Lady Indians also beat number 24 Georgia Perimeter, 72-58, in the three day classic, Nov. 11-13.

          Chipola sophomore Chinata Nesbit was the FCCAA Honorable Mention Player of the Week for Nov. 14. She averaged 9.3 rebounds and 14.3 points a game in her first four outings.

          The Lady Indians are ranked number one in the FCCAA Poll. Gulf Coast is second in the state poll. OW is third. TCC and PJC are tied for seventh. The Chipola women are the defending Florida Region VIII champion.

          The Lady Indians travel to Gulf Coast Dec. 9-10. Chipola plays Central Florida at 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 and Daytona Beach at noon on Dec. 10. 

          For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 8, 2005

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 3 for returning students and Jan. 4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5.

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 college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers Bachelor's degree programs in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. 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 from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus. 

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

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December 8, 2005

INTERNATIONAL PIANIST TO PLAY CHIPOLA THEATRE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series presents Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in the Chipola College Theater.

            Vlaeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and began playing piano at age five. She has performed in concerts internationally, giving solo recitals in Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, England, Canada, Barbados and in the U.S.

            She also has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, The Capella Istropolitana in Slovakia, the Edinburgh Symphony and with various orchestras in Bulgaria and Holland.  Included among her major awards are the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Liszt competition in Lucca, Italy; and the Yamaha Award for the best interpretation of Brahms, in Weimar. Vlaeva gave her New York debut in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in the year 2000.

            Tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Jan. 3 in the Chipola Business Office.

            The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” April 3 in the final offering of the 2005-06 Artist Series.

            The 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.

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

 

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December 8, 2005

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR JAZZMATAZZ IS JAN. 12-14

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s award-winning Show Choir will present Jazzmatazz 2006: Design of the Decades in the Chipola Theatre, Jan. 12, 13, and 14, 2006, at 7 p.m. nightly.

The high energy show will feature musical highlights from the 50’s to the present.

Jazzmatazz tickets make great stocking stuffers if you hurry. The college is closed for the holidays Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.

Tickets for this annual show are available from Show Choir members beginning Dec. 1.  Tickets also are available at 718-2277 or 718-2301.   

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December 8, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 5 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Jan. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet March 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. 

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, February 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

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

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

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

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

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

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December 8, 2005

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS TO HOST CLINIC AND EXTRAVAGANZA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleaders have scheduled a cheerleader clinic and their annual extravaganza.

Chipola will host a cheerleader clinic at Guy’s Gymnastics on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Two, three-hour sessions are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Registration fee for each session is $25 or $45 for both sessions. 

Lunch will be provided for those who register for both sessions. 

Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix says, “This will be a great opportunity for moms to have a free day for Christmas shopping while their daughters have fun learning to cheer with the Chipola Cheerleaders.”

Chipola’s annual Cheerleading Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2006.

 The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center, with participating squads coming at 8:30 a.m. for the warm-up session prior to the competition. 

Two new competition divisions have been added this year:  Straight Cheer and Straight Dance (no tumbling or stunts in either). 

Complete rules and information can be accessed at the Chipola website:  www.chipola.edu by clicking on “Athletics” and then “Cheerleaders.” 

For information, contact cheerleader coaches Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322, or Melissa Laramore at 482-1333.

 

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December 8, 2005

NINE CHIPOLA ATHLETES COMMIT TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES

 

MARIANNA—Nine Chipola College athletes have signed early with Division I colleges.

Five Chipola baseball players have committed to Division I colleges. Catcher Tyler Flowers of Marietta, GA, has committed to the University of Miami. First baseman and designated hitter Jason Lewis of Crawfordville, FL, will play at Louisiana State University. Clay Long of Ludowici, GA, has committed to the University of South Carolina at Columbia.  Stephen Brock of Suwanee, GA, will join long at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Chris Kirkland of Knoxville, TN, will play at the University of Memphis.

Three members of the men’s basketball team have committed to four year colleges. Gerard Jackson of Gainesville will play at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Shawn Taylor of Perry, GA, has committed to Louisiana Tech University. Pawel Malesa of Poland will play at Troy University.

Women’s basketball player Chinata Nesbit of Washington, D.C., will play at Robert Morris University next season.

Chipola consistently ranks among the top colleges in the nation for the percentage of athletes who advance to four-year colleges or to the professional ranks. Chipola athletic director Dr. Dale O’Daniel said, “We are committed to helping student-athletes move on to the next level.” 

Chipola’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both are the reigning Florida Region VIII champions. Chipola’s baseball team is the reigning Panhandle Conference champion.

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December 8, 2005

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS TOP STATE AND NATIONAL POLLS

 

        MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams maintained their top rankings in the state and national polls this week.

        The Indians are ranked first in both the FCCAA Florida poll and the NJCAA national poll for the third consecutive week. The Lady Indians are ranked first in the FCCAA poll and second in the women’s national poll.

        The Indians are led by guard Jamarcus Ellis (9.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg), forward Gerrard Jackson (10.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg), guard Michael Taylor (12.6 ppg), guard Ryne Hamblet (9.5 ppg), forward Ed Berrios (1.3 apg) and guard Stefhon Hannah (3.2 spg). The Chipola offense is averaging 94.6 ppg, ranking sixth nationally.

        The Indians improved to 11-0 with a 98-80 over Florida Community College at Jacksonville on Dec. 6. Guard Stefhon Hannah had 10 assists on the night.

        Chipola scored a pair of wins in the Panhandle Classic on Dec. 2-3. The Indians defeated Santa Fe, 82-63, on Dec. 2. Michael Taylor led with 14 points.  Chipola scored a big 117-87 win over Middle Georgia on Dec. 3. DeAndre Thomas and Gerard Jackson each scored 18 on the night.

        Chipola picked up a pair of wins at the Langston Classic, Nov. 25-26. The Indians defeated Chattahoochee Valley, 78-64.  Michael Taylor led the pack with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Jackson added 13 points and 4 rebounds.  Jamarcus Ellis finished out the double digits with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The Indians defeated Florida Prep, 110-91, on Nov. 25.  Hannah dominated with 34 points.  Taylor and Ellis each added 18 points and Ryan Hamblett scored 10.

        The Indians won two in Chicago, IL, Nov. 18-19.  Chipola beat Cincinnati State, 70-58.  The Indians crushed Kennedy King, 87-53.

        Chipola is the defending Florida Region VIII and Panhandle Conference champion.  The team hits the road for the rest of 2005 with games at Daytona Beach, Dec. 16-17, and in Pensacola, Dec. 30-31. The Indians begin the 2006 campaign with three games at Southwest Missouri State in West Plains, MO.

            The Chipola Lady Indians are first in the state FCCAA Poll and second in the NJCAA national polls. The 8-1 squad is led by four players in double figures: guard Ta'Yani Clark (13.3 ppg), forward Chinata Nesbit (12.4 ppg), guard Nacole Stocks (11.4 ppg) and forward C.J. Pace (10.6 ppg). Nesbit leads the team with 7.9 rebounds per game and Stocks is averaging a team-leading 5.4 assists per game. Center Ra'shawana Sippio is another key player, averaging 9.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. The Lady Indians’ offense is averaging 73.9 points per game, ranking 31st nationally.

        Chipola defeated Clinton, 82-45, Nov. 26. Tayani Clark led with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals.  Christian Pace and Nacole Stocks both added 14 points. Shawnta Pope had 13 points and 4 rebounds. The Lady Indians defeated Alabama Southern, 72-30, Nov. 25. Four Lady Indians racked up double figures: Pope scored 15. Chinata Nesbit had 12. Pace scored 11, and Stocks added 10.

        The Lady Indians split a pair in Pensacola, Nov. 18-19.  Chipola defeated South Georgia, 91-57. The Lady Indians only misfire of the year was a 72-64 loss to Monroe on Nov. 19.

        Chipola knocked off three nationally-ranked teams in the Chipola Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Classic. The Lady Indians scored a 68-65 win over third-ranked Trinity Valley. Chipola outlasted fifth-ranked Southern Illinois, 58-48. The defending Florida Region VIII champion Lady Indians also beat number 24 Georgia Perimeter, 72-58, in the three day classic, Nov. 11-13.

        The Lady Indians are the defending Florida Region VIII champion. The squad travels to Gulf Coast Dec. 9-10. Chipola plays Central Florida at 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 and Daytona Beach at noon on Dec. 10. 

        Both Chipola teams open the conference season Jan. 11 at Pensacola. Chipola’s first home conference games are Jan. 14 when they host Gulf Coast.

        For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 8, 2005

Cutline: Chipola Photo

 

SHIMMEL IS FACULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH—Dr. Stephen Shimmel is Chipola’s Faculty/Administrator of the month. Shimmel has taught natural science and math courses at the college since 1985.

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December 15, 2005

 

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 3 for returning students and Jan. 4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5.

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 college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers Bachelor's degree programs in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. 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 from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus.  

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

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