February 3, 2005

CHIPOLA STUDENTS PERFORM WELL ON CLAST

 

        MARIANNA—Chipola College students performed especially well on the October 2004 administration of the CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test).

        According to a report issued by the Florida Department of Education, 91 percent of Chipola students passed the Essay portion of the exam compared to the state average of 84 percent.  Chipola was seventh among the state’s 39 community colleges and universities on the Essay test.

        Chipola students placed third among all institutions on the English Language Skills subtest with a 73 percent passing rate compared to the state average of 53 percent.

        Chipola was the first among the six community colleges and three universities in the Panhandle Region on the Mathematics portion of the test. Chipola students had a 60 percent passing rate in Math, placing them fifth among all institutions.

        Chipola students had the most difficulty on the Reading subtest with a 45 percent passing rate compared to the state average of 55 percent.  Chipola students’ mean score in Reading was 300.09 compared to the state-wide mean of 298.68.

             CLAST is the statewide exam required of all college sophomores in Florida. A passing score or exemption from CLAST is required for students seeking an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or planning to transfer to upper division (junior) status at a state university. Students with satisfactory ACT scores and a 2.5 grade point average in specific courses may be exempt from portions of the CLAST.  CLAST is one of the test options required for students seeking admission to teacher education programs in the state.

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 February 3, 2005

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS MARIONETTES SHOW

 

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets are still available for the Cashore Marionettes who bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.  

            The Cashore company’s moving and often humorous performances have astounded audiences of all ages in Europe, the Far East and across North America. The program is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to a succession of stunning classical music. From humorous to tragic, the performance spans the range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary. Simple Gifts is recommended for adults and children age 8 and older.

            The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales. Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—are now sale in the college Business Office.

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                               

 

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February 3, 2005

 

CHIPOLA CHOREOGRAPHERS PREPARING CAST OF ‘ANYTHING GOES’

          

  MARIANNA—The Chipola College theatre is currently in production for the high-kicking, tap dance extravaganza “Anything Goes,” set for March 9-13.

            Chris Manasco, Chipola’s Theatre Choreographer is back again with all original choreography for the main stage production. Manasco is in his sixth season with Chipola Theatre after receiving rave reviews from theatre colleagues for his outstanding knowledge and execution of musical theatre. Manasco has worked for Chipola Theatre director, Charles Sirmon for over 16 years as a student and as co-worker/choreographer. Manasco begin dancing at age 13 with Patty Simpson’s Oz Dance studio in Dothan. Simpson’s most famous student was Miss America Heather Whitestone. Manasco is a science teacher for the Dothan City School system.

            Assisting Manasco in the Chipola production is Chipola Business major Tiffany Burdeshaw of Grand Ridge. Tiffany has been dancing for 16 years with Milsapp’s Dance Studio.

            Sirmon says, “Having two very talented and enthusiastic dancers is bringing a whole new energy to Chipola Theatre.”

            “Anything Goes” opens March 9. Tickets go on sale Feb. 23 in the Chipola Business Office.

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February 3, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA CHOREOGRAPHERS—The Chipola College theatre is currently in production for the high-kicking, tap dance extravaganza “Anything Goes,” set for March 9-13. Pictured are choreographers Chris Manasco (left) and Tiffany Burdeshaw.

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February 3, 2005

BCM TO HOST REUNION DURING CHIPOLA HOMECOMING

 

            MARIANNA—As part of Homecoming 2005 at Chipola College, members of the 1978-1981 Baptist Campus Ministry organization are hosting a BCM Reunion, Saturday, Feb. 26.

            The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building Conference Room (formerly the Old Athletic Dorm) on College Street.

            Alumni are asked to bring a finger food, family, and fond memories to enjoy this time of fellowship.

            For further information, contact one of the following organizers: Phyllis (Tyus) Daniels, 592-4409, phedaniels@wfeca.net; Renee' Green, 482-6899, greenNoles@aol.com; Miriam (Linder) McIntosh, 762-8929, Merm14@yahoo.com; Patty (Suggs) Melvin, 482-6674, melvinfamily@melvineng.com; or Tami (Porter) Parish, 547-3118, parishtami@yahoo.com.

 

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February 3, 2005

STADSKLEV  HONORED FOR WORK IN THE ARTS

 

            MARIANNA— The Foundation for Academic Educators, Inc. in Ft. Myers has made a gift of $1,500 to the Chipola College Foundation in recognition of the “outstanding work” of Joan Stadsklev, Chipola’s Director of the Fine and Performing Arts.

            In making the gift, the organization’s president, Marjorie M. Gruber, noted that the funds are intended for use by faculty members to further their education or to bring a speaker/facilitator on campus to reach a larger number of faculty members.

            Stadsklev began teaching Chipola on a part-time basis in 1976, and went to full time staff in 1986.  She has been in her current position as Director of Fine & Performing Arts for 18 years. 

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “Joan is very worthy of this honor. She does an excellent job of leading Chipola’s well-rounded fine and performing arts program.”

 

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February 3, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 3 through 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 3 through 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, April 7 through 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            An IV Therapy certification course will meet Feb. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $121.A CPR class will meet Feb. 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. A  First Aid class will meet Feb. 22 and 24 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Feb. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet March 5 and 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

            A Real Estate sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 19 through April 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $240.

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

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

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

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

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GRAD MADE GOOD RETURNS TO CHIPOLA—Terry Cox, director of counseling at Tallahassee Community College, was the keynote speaker at the recent Chipola College Senior Leadership conference. Cox is a 1973 graduate of Chipola and a former basketball player. He also served as Chipola’s Student Activities director for several years before moving to TCC. Cox (center) is pictured here with Student Activities director Nancy Johnson (left) and Chipola Dean of Student Services Dr. Joan Miller.                                 

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February 3, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT--Chipola's 2005 Homecoming Court attendants are, from left: (front) freshmen—Katie Basford, Jessica Olds; sophomores—Terra Pumphrey, Amanda Whitfield, Candis Williams, (back) freshmen—Julius Roulhac, Matt West; sophomores—Patrick Bellamy, Tyler Goodman and Brian Toole. Chipola's 2005 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be selected from the sophomores and crowned at halftime of the Homecoming game on Feb. 26.

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February 3, 2005

CHIPOLA HOSTS OW TUESDAY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians host Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Tuesday, Feb. 1 in a critical Panhandle Conference matchup.

            The Indians are looking to avenge their 81-68 loss to OW on Jan. 22.

            Chipola improved to 4-1 in the league with a narrow 59-58 win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 1.

            Mario Boggan led all scorers with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Ryne Hamblet had 13 points. Michael Taylor scored 10. 

            The win gives the Indians a solid hold on second place behind Okaloosa-Walton (5-0).

            The Indians scored an 85-79 win over Tallahassee CC on Jan. 25. Boggan led Chipola with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Kendaris Pelton had 17 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists, and shot 10 of 10 from the free throw line. Anderson Ferreira had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Stefhon Hannah scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Jimmy Sloss came off the bench to score 6 points and pull down 4 rebounds.

            Chipola suffered an 81-68 loss to Okaloosa-Walton on Jan. 22.  Hannah led Chipola with 31 points and 5 rebounds. Boggan had 18 points. The Indians are ranked third in the Florida JUCO Poll and fifth in the national poll.

            Chipola scored a 100-91 victory over Pensacola on Jan. 18. Boggan, the Jan. 17 FCCAA Player of the Week, led Chipola with 37 points and 13 rebounds. Pelton scored 14. Hamlett had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Ferreira scored 12. Hannah had 9 points, 7 assists and 3 steals.

            The Indians (21-2) overall are currently ranked third in the state JUCO poll behind Santa Fe and OW. Chipola travels to Pensacola, Saturday, Feb. 5, before returning home to host OW on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

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

 

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February 3, 2005

LADY INDIANS UPSET TOP-RANKED GULF COAST

 

            MARIANNAThe Chipola Lady Indians made Panhandle Conference history Tuesday, Feb. 1, with a huge 62-40 upset over the top-ranked Lady Commodores of Gulf Coast.

            The game marked Gulf Coast’s first Panhandle Conference loss since February of 2000.  February of 1999 was the last time the Lady Indians had beaten Gulf Coast.

            Chipola ended Gulf Coast’s 66-game conference win streak with a balanced scoring attack. Three Lady Indians scored double figures. Tojalynn Atmore led with 11. Nacole Stocks and Tamika Jackson scored 10 apiece.

            The win puts Chipola (5-2) in second place in the league behind Gulf Coast (6-1) and a half game ahead of Pensacola (4-2). OW (4-4) is in fourth. Tallahassee is (2-5) and North Florida is (0-7). Gulf Coast is the defending state champion and still ranked first in the state. Chipola (18-4) overall was third in the last state poll. The new JUCO poll will be released Monday, Feb. 7.

            Chipola head coach David Lane said, “The win over Gulf Coast means a lot to our program, but it says a lot about Gulf Coast to be able to win 66 games in a row. Every team in the league wanted to be the team to end their streak. We were fortunate to play a great game and they didn’t have a great night. This win is something that our girls will be able to look back on as a big accomplishment, but hopefully we’ll have more big accomplishments this season.”

            The Lady Indians whipped North Florida 84-57 on Saturday to improve to 17-4 in overall and 4-2 in the Panhandle Conference race. Chinata Nesbit and Tamika Jackson scored 15 apiece. Tayani Clark scored 12 points and logged 6 steals.

            Chipola scored an important 50-46 win over Tallahassee Community College on Jan. 25. Clark led Chipola with 13 points. Elaine McCants and Chinata Nesbit scored 11 points apiece. Jackson pulled in 12 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians beat OW, 69-51, on Jan. 22. Elaine McCants led Chipola with 20 points. Chinata Nesbit had 15. Nacole Stocks added 11.

            The Lady Indians suffered a 59-47 loss to Pensacola on Jan. 18. Elaine McCants and Ashley Perry led Chipola with 9 points apiece.

            Chipola was narrowly defeated by top-ranked Gulf Coast, 69-61 on Jan. 15. McCants led Chipola with 17. Tamika Jackson had 11.

            The Lady Indians travel to Pensacola Feb. 5, for a 5:30 p.m. rematch with the Lady Pirates. Chipola returns home to host OW, Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

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February 3, 2005

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL BEGINS FIRST SEASON UNDER NEW COACH

 

 MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians Softball team opens the home season, Wednesday, Feb. 9 with a 3 p.m. double-header against Lake City Community College after opening at St. Petersburg College, Feb. 4-5.

            The Lady Indians hit the road for a number of away games in February before returning home March 2 to host Andrew College at 4 p.m. Chipola opens the conference race, March 15 at OW.

            New head coach Belinda Hendrix is hopeful that her Lady Indians will have what it takes to compete in the tough Panhandle Conference.

            Six players return from the 2003-04 squad—Ashley Mahue, Erin Finneran, Alisha Burnstein, Casey Allen, Dianna Clifford and red-shirt freshman Jessica Littlejohn.

            Chipola’s pitching rotation includes: Mayhue and Littlejohn, as will as newcomers Jenny Kozlowski and Sheena Harris.

            Hendrix said, “The team has shown great enthusiasm during the Fall season. This year’s team wants to win big!”

            Coach Hendrix is a 1994 graduate of Chattahoochee High. She played college ball at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA. Her coaching career includes three years at Vernon High where she captured a district championship and logged a 56-22 record.  Six of her Vernon seniors from the 2003 squad earned college scholarships. The busy wife and mother of two, is married to Cottondale High baseball coach Jimmy Hendrix.

            New Chipola assistant coach Wayne Harrison of Columbus, GA, brings 15 years of coaching experience to the Lady Indians’ pitching staff.

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

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February 10, 2005

HOMECOMING WEEK AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA – Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2005, the week of Feb. 21-26. 

            Student activities for the week include a building decoration contest and Homecoming Talent Show.  Chipola Alumnus of the year, Dr. Wayne Blanton, will address Chipola’s Honors Seminar on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. The public is invited to attend.

            As part of Homecoming 2005 at Chipola College, members of the 1978-1981 Baptist Campus Ministry organization are hosting a BCM Reunion, Saturday, Feb. 26. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building Conference Room (formerly the Old Athletic Dorm) on College Street. Former BCM members are asked to bring a finger food, family, and fond memories to enjoy this time of fellowship.

            Homecoming Night, Saturday, Feb. 26, begins with the Lady Indians game against Tallahassee Community College at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni Reception hosted by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. All alumni and friends are invited to attend the reception.             

            Former Chipola Cheerleaders are this year’s special guests at homecoming. All returning cheerleaders will be invited to join the current squad in a routine to “Devil in a Blue Dress.”

        The Indians take on Tallahassee Community College in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.  Chipola’s  2004 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime. 

        For more information on Homecoming events, call the SGA office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

 

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February 10, 2005

RAHAL NISSAN DONATES VEHICLE TO CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM

 

             MARIANNA—In education, it is often said that students learn through hands-on experience.  Nissan and its dealers nationwide support that theory.

            Rahal Nissan in Marianna is committed to enhancing automotive services to customers

in the area while promoting greater educational opportunities for future automotive technicians. Rahal recently donated a new Nissan Altima to Chipola College's automotive technical department.

            “The donation of this new Altima, will provide our students all the educational

advantages that Nissan and Chipola have to offer,” said John Gardner, Automotive

Instructor.  “The car will provide our students and Technicians with a valuable learning tool which will help provide Nissan customers with a positive ownership experience."

            The Florida Department of Education along with the Florida Chamber of Commerce

recently recognized Rahal Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and Nissan as Florida's Best Business/Education Partnership.

            For information about Chipola’s Automotive program, call 850-718-2306.

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RAHAL HELPS CHIPOLA—Rahal Nissan recently donated a new Nissan Altima to Chipola College's automotive technology department. Pictured from left, are: Rahal team members, Chuck Anderson and Ricky Miller; Nissan District Service Representative Mary Quinn, Rahal team members Greg Anderson and Billy Baxley and Chipola auto instructor John Gardner.

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 February 10, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 19 through April 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $240.

            A  First Aid class will meet Feb. 22 and 24 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41. A CPR class will meet March 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.          

            A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 3 through 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, April 7 through 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet March 5 and 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training  (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

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

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

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

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

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February 10, 2005

 

CHIPOLA CELEBRATES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION WEEK

 

            MARIANNA—Students and faculty in the 40 career and technical education programs at Chipola College will celebrate National Career and Technical Education week February 13-19. 

            The theme of this year’s celebration is “Career Tech: Training Tomorrow’s Workforce.”  Special activities are scheduled to emphasize the role that career tech education and its business/industry partners play in helping youths and adults achieve career success.

“We hope to continue to emphasize the importance of the high-wage/high-tech workforce programs offered at Chipola. Our programs are state-of-the-art with excellent employment opportunities,” said Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development. 

According to research from the Association for Career and Technical Education, many of the country’s fastest-growing occupations require the technical skills taught in career tech education programs.  Research also shows that among high school graduates entering the workforce, those with a technical education background earn more than those without this advantage. 

            Most of Chipola’s workforce programs feature open enrollment, which allows students to enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. Several programs have reached capacity for the semester, but have established waiting lists.  

Certificate Programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services (formerly Cosmetology), Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Telecommunications and Welding Technologies.

            Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Information Administration, Network Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology, and Office Administration.     

            The Chipola Success Center has openings for students who need help with testing skills, GED Prep, academic confidence or a refresher in Reading, Language, Math and Pre-algebra in order to succeed in academic and workforce programs. 

            For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 850-718-2270.

 

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February 10, 2005

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL IS FEB. 18

 

MARIANNA--Chipola College will host the Fifteenth Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 18. 

Currently enrolled juniors and seniors from high schools in the Chipola District will be competing.

Competitions will be held in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, and reading.  Recognition will be given to first, second, and third places and two honorable mentions in each competition. A monetary award will be given to the first place winner of the President's Reading contest. 

The festival will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude with the awards ceremony at 12:30.  Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors.

 

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 February 10, 2005

CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY OFFERS SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cosmetology program offers a number of services to the public at reasonable prices.

            The following services are available: Shampoo and Set—$5; Manicure—$5; Special Occasion Style—$12; Pedicure—$10; Hair Cut—$4; Facial—$10; Perms—$18 to $25; Makeovers—$10; Highights—$25; Hair Removal—$5; Foil—$25; Eyebrow Arch—$3; Low-Lights—$25; Eyebrow Tint—$5; and Color—$20.

            The program is located in Building M, Room 102, on College Street.

            Call 718-2439 for an appointment.

                                   

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February 10, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TIED FOR FIRST IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians moved into a tie for first in the Panhandle Conference after upsetting top-ranked Okaloosa-Walton on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

            Chipola trounced OW, 68-48, before a packed house in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Four Indians scored in double figures. Kendaris Pelton had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Stefhon Hannah scored 12 points and pulled in 5 rebounds. Mario Boggan had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Michael Taylor also 12 points and 5 rebounds. The Indians forced 25 turnovers. Though the Indians shot only 39 percent from the field, they were 10 of 10 from the free throw line.

            Chipola improved to 6-1 in the league and 23-2 overall. The Indians’ only conference loss was at OW on Jan. 22.  The men’s conference standings as of Feb. 10, are: Chipola (6-1); OW (6-1); TCC (3-4); GCC (3-4) and PJC (0-8).

            Chipola hits the road for games at Tallahassee, Feb. 12 and at Gulf Coast, Feb. 19.

            The Indians’ next home game is Monday, Feb. 21, against Pensacola.               The top two teams in the conference earn a berth in the state tournament, set for March 9-12, at Chipola.

            The Indians are currently ranked third in the state JUCO poll behind OW and Santa Fe. The next poll comes out Monday, Feb. 14.  

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

 

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February 10, 2005

LADY INDIANS TIED FOR FIRST IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians are tied with Gulf Coast for first place in the Panhandle Conference.

            Chipola defeated Okaloosa-Walton, 54-51, on Tuesday, behind the scoring of Elaine McCants with 19 points. Tayani Clark scored 10 points on the night. Tamika Jackson added 10 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians improved to 7-2 in the league and 20-4 overall. The women’s league standings as of Feb. 10, are: Chipola (7-2); Gulf Coast (7-2); PJC (5-3); OW is (4-5); TCC is (3-5); and NFL is (0-9). The top two teams in the women’s league earn a spot in the state tournament.

            Chipola soundly defeated Pensacola, 61-49, on Feb. 5. Chinata Nesbit and Nacole Stocks scored 15 points apiece. Elaine McCants had 11.

            Nacole Stocks was named FCCAA Player of the week for her performance in Chipola’s wins over Gulf Coast and PJC. She logged 10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals in the Lady Indians’ big 62-40 upset over the top-ranked Lady Commodores of Gulf Coast on Feb. 1.

            The Chipola win marked Gulf Coast’s first Panhandle Conference loss since February of 2000.  Chipola ended Gulf Coast’s 66-game conference win streak with a balanced scoring attack. Three Lady Indians scored double figures. Tojalynn Atmore led with 11. Stocks and Tamika Jackson scored 10 apiece. Gulf Coast slipped to 7-2 in the league with loss to PJC on Feb. 9 

            Chipola women hit the road for games at Tallahassee, Feb. 12, North Florida, Feb. 16 and at Gulf Coast, Feb. 19. The Lady Indians’ next home game is Monday, Feb. 21, against Pensacola.

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

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 February 10, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST FIBERCARE BASEBALL CLASSIC

 

      MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians host the Fibercare Baseball Classic, Feb. 17-19, at the Chipola field.

            Chipola plays Louisburg at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17. The Indians play Young Harris College, Friday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. Chipola plays Louisburg again on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m.

            The Indians host Central Alabama, Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

            Chipola improved to 2-2 with an 8-4 over Lake City on Feb. 7.  David Cash hit a two-run homer to give the Indians the edge. He was four for four on the day to lead all hitters.

            The Indians travel to St. Petersburg College, Friday, Feb. 11. Chipola begins Panhandle Conference play, March 15 at Okaloosa-Walton.

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

 

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February 10, 2005 

 

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ANYTHING GOES REHEARSAL—Chipola College actors are in full rehearsal for the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes," which opens five-day run, March 9, in the college theatre.  Here, Melody Ruano (Reno) and Jonathan Dowling (Billy) prepare for a scene. Tickets go on sale Feb. 23. For information about Chipola Theater, phone 718-2227.

                                   

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CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES GET MOTIVATED—Some 25 Chipola College Workforce Development employees attended the recent Zig Ziglar “Get Motivated!” workshop at the Leon County Civic Center. Seminars included programs on organization, effectiveness, time management and success. The trip was sponsored by Tech Prep. Employees who attended are, from left: (front) Doris Williams, Tammy Neal, Christen Bennett, Joyce Mitchell, Penny Bevis, Kristy Pleasant, (middle) Robert Vargo, Harrell Glisson, Margie Williams, Angie Tyler, Janet Wycoff, James Bailey, Janice Holley, Becky Davis, (back) Jane Walker, Mary Bruce Hamilton, Judy Riviere, John Gardner, Bud Riviere, Gary Cook, Paul Dudley, Mike Dolan, and Mark Panichella. Not pictured are John Watson, Freddie Foran and Wayne Herring.

                                                                                                           

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February 17, 2005           

  

HOMECOMING WEEK AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA – Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2005, the week of Feb. 21-26. 

            Student activities for the week include a building decoration contest on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Homecoming Talent Show, Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center.  

            Chipola Alumnus of the year, Dr. Wayne Blanton, will address Chipola’s Honors Seminar on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. The Marianna native is director of the Florida School Boards Association. The public is invited to attend.

            A Baptist Campus Ministry Reunion, is set for Saturday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building (formerly the Old Athletic Dorm) on College Street.  Alumni members of the 1978-1981 BCM organization are hosting the event. Former BCM members are asked to bring a finger food, family, and fond memories to enjoy this time of fellowship.

            Homecoming Night, Saturday, Feb. 26, begins with the Lady Indians game against Tallahassee at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni Reception hosted by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. All alumni and friends are invited to attend the reception.       

            Former Chipola Cheerleaders are this year’s special guests at homecoming. All returning cheerleaders will be invited to join the current squad in a routine to “Devil in a Blue Dress.”

        The Indians take on Tallahassee Community College in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.  Chipola’s 2005 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime. Brenda Garrett Taylor, chair of the Chipola Board of Trustees will assist in the coronation. For more information on Homecoming events, call the SGA office at 718-2308 or the Public Relations Office at 718-2375.

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Friday, Feb. 25—In celebration of Chipola Homecoming 2005, Chipola Alumnus of the year, Dr. Wayne Blanton, will address Chipola’s Honors Seminar at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. The public is invited to attend. Blanton is executive director of the Florida School Boards Association.

           

Saturday, Feb. 26—Chipola BCM Reunion—Former members of the Chipola College Baptist Campus Ministry organization are hosting a BCM Reunion, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Chiopla Continuing Education Building. Former BCM members are asked to bring a finger food, family, and fond memories to enjoy this time of fellowship. Call Renee Green at 718-2419.

 

Saturday, Feb. 26—Chipola College Homecoming 2005 begins with the Lady Indians game against Tallahassee at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni Reception hosted by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. All alumni and friends are invited to attend. Former Chipola Cheerleaders are this year’s special guests at homecoming. Returning cheerleaders will be invited to join the current squad in a routine to “Devil in a Blue Dress.” The Indians take on Tallahassee in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Chipola’s  2005 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime.  For information, call Bryan Craven at 718-2264.

 

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February 17, 2005                                                         

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A  First Aid class will meet Feb. 22 and 24 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41. A CPR class will meet March 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet March 5 and 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training  (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

            A Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 3 through 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, April 7 through 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

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

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

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

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

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February 17, 2005

 FSU TO BEGIN NEW MASTER’S AND SPECIALIST PROGRAMS AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Florida State University Panama City and the University Center at Chipola College will host a “Town Meeting” on Monday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m., for individuals interested in earning a Master’s or Specialist’s degree in Elementary Education (with Reading Endorsement) through the FSU Rural Outreach Program.

            The meeting will be held in Jackson Hall (Room 116) of the Literature/Language Building on the Chipola College campus.

            The FSU program is designed to prepare teachers to assume leadership roles in school districts, community literacy programs and state departments of education.

            The program is 33 semester hours in length and requires successful completion of a Comprehensive Exam. The course schedule is planned so that summer semester courses are taken on the FSU Panama City Campus. Fall and spring semester courses will be offered on the Chipola campus.

            A group of highly-motivated teachers in the Calhoun and Liberty County School systems have already taken advantage of this opportunity and are well on their way toward degree completion. FSU is seeking another group of 10-15 students to begin this exciting program in the summer.

            For information, call Dr. Marion Fesmire at (850) 522-5511 or email:  mfesmire@pc.fsu.edu.

                                                                       

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February 17, 2005

 

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA FRIDAY

 

            MARIANNA—For the past 29 years, Chipola College Alumnus of the Year Dr. Wayne Blanton has fought to improve the state of education in Florida.

            In keeping with his efforts, Blanton will return to his alma mater, Friday, Feb. 25, to address students in the Chipola Honors Program. The public is invited to attend. The address begins at 10 a.m. (CST) in the Jackson Lecture Hall of the Chipola Literature/Language Building.

            As executive director of the Florida School Boards Association, a position he has held for 19 years, Dr. Blanton continually monitors and lobbies for or against legislation affecting Florida’s school children.

            The Constitutional Accountability Commission formed in 2004 and made up of many prestigious, bi-partisan, Floridians, is his brainchild. Its purpose: to determine whether Florida lawmakers are meeting their constitutional requirements by adequately funding education.

            Dr. Blanton graduated from Marianna High in 1964 and from then Chipola (Junior) College in 1966.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in special education from Florida State University.  He is a Vietnam veteran, serving as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army.  He earned his masters in guidance and counseling from Florida A & M University and his doctorate in education administration from Florida State University in 1978.

            “Community colleges are critical to meeting the educational needs of Florida’s citizens,” believes Dr. Blanton.  “Chipola’s existence in 1964 meant I could pursue my education close to home.  It was less expensive while providing me a quality education.  I thank Chipola for helping me get my career off to a great start.  I applaud Chipola College for the forward-thinking steps it has taken to further meet the needs of the area’s citizens, particularly in the area of education which is, as you know, very close to my heart.”

            Before joining the Florida School Boards Association in 1975 as its associate director, he spent two years as counselor with the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and two years as director of client services for Sunland Center of Tallahassee.  In 1985 he was named FSBA’s executive director.

            Blanton has served with the Leon Association for Retarded Citizens, the Florida Association for Retarded Citizens (state president), United Cerebral Palsy of Florida (state president), and has chaired the Governor’s Committee on Autism and the Needs Assessment Task Force for the Handicapped.

            Among the more than 30 awards he has received while leading FSBA:  The 1997 FSBA’s President’s Award, the 1997 Florida Physical Education Award (“Distinguished Friend of Education”) and the 2000 Pat Spengler Award given by rural counties as a distinguished service honor.

            He makes more than 50 public presentations every year to civic groups and to other state and national educational organizations.  He is considered one of Florida’s strongest advocates for public education. 

            Dr. Blanton is the proud father of two children and he has two grandchildren.

            Blanton will speak to students in the Chipola Honors Program on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. (CST) in the Jackson Lecture Hall of the Chipola Literature/Language Building. The public is invited to attend.

            For information, call 850-718-2264.                

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February 17, 2005 

 

CHIPOLA TIED FOR FIRST IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians are tied with OW for first place in the Panhandle Conference after a 74-56 win over Tallahassee on Feb. 12.

            Mario Boggan led Chipola with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks. Stefhon Hannah had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Brent Crews scored 9 points, with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Gerrard Jackson had 9 points and 2 rebounds. Anderson Ferreira had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.

            The Indians upset top-ranked Okaloosa-Walton on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Chipola trounced OW, 68-48, before a packed house in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Four Indians scored in double figures. Kendaris Pelton had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Hannah scored 12 points and pulled in 5 rebounds. Boggan had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Michael Taylor also had 12 points and 5 rebounds.

            The Indians forced 25 turnovers and though they shot only 39 percent from the field, they were 10 of 10 from the free throw line.

            As of Feb. 17, Chipola is 7-1 in the league and 24-2 overall. The Indians’ only conference loss was at OW on Jan. 22.  The men’s conference standings as of Feb. 17, are: Chipola (7-1); OW (8-1); TCC (4-5); GCC (3-6) and PJC (0-9).

            Chipola travels to Gulf Coast, Feb. 19, before returning home to host Pensacola, Monday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Chipola hosts Tallahassee for Homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

            The top two teams in the conference earn a berth in the state tournament, set for March 9-12, at Chipola.

            The Indians are still ranked second in the state JUCO poll behind OW.  

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

 

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 February 17, 2005

 

LADY INDIANS TOP STATE POLL AND CONFERENCE RACE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians held first place in the Panhandle Conference and moved into number one in the State JUCO Basketball poll with a 70-66 over North Florida on Feb. 16.

            Chinata Nesbit led Chipola with 15 points. Elaine McCants scored 12.

            Chipola is 9-2 in the conference and 22-4 overall, one game ahead of defending state champion Gulf Coast (8-3) and Pensacola (8-3).

            The Lady Indians beat TCC, 59-54, on Feb. 12.  Nesbit led Chipola with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Tojalynn Atmore scored 13 points. Nacole Stocks added 10.

            Chipola defeated Okaloosa-Walton, 54-51, on Feb. 8, behind the scoring of McCants with 19 points. Tayani Clark scored 10 points on the night. Tamika Jackson added 10 rebounds.

            The women’s league standings as of Feb. 17, are: Chipola (9-2); Gulf Coast (8-3); PJC (8-3); OW is (5-6); TCC is (3-7); and NFL is (0-12). The top two teams in the women’s league earn a spot in the state tournament set for March 9-12 at Chipola.

            Chipola soundly defeated Pensacola, 61-49, on Feb. 5. Nesbit and Nacole Stocks scored 15 points apiece. McCants had 11.

            Nacole Stocks was named FCCAA Player of the week for her performance in Chipola’s win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 1. She logged 10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals in the Lady Indians’ big 62-40 upset over the top-ranked Lady Commodores of Gulf Coast on Feb. 1. The Chipola win marked Gulf Coast’s first loss in 66 games.

            Chipola travels to Gulf Coast, Feb. 19. The Lady Indians’ next home game is Monday, Feb. 21, against Pensacola. Chipola’s Homecoming is Feb. 26 against Tallahassee.

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

 

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February 17, 2005

 

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2005-200

 

            MARIANNA—Auditions for Chipola College music, art, and theatre scholarships for 2005-2006 are: March 10, April 28, and May 12 for music and theatre. 

            Show Choir Auditions are April 14. Visual Art application and portfolio deadline is April 15.    

            Applications may be accessed at: www.chipola.edu by going to Departments and selecting “Fine and Performing Arts,” or by phoning 850-718-2277.

            High School graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre, and art aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply.

            Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

            For more information, call Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 850-718-2301.

 

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February 17, 2005

 

‘ANYTHING GOES’ TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of “Anything Goes,” go on sale, Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 8 a.m. in the college Business Office.

            The play opens a five-day run, March 9 with evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

             “Anything Goes” is a gloriously funny screwball musical comedy which makes for an evening of romance, dance, mistaken identities and mismatched lovers and of course those wonderful Cole Porter songs.

            Players in the Chipola cast are: Melody Ruano as Reno Sweeney, Felicia Gibson as Hope Harcourt, Meredith Nailen as Evangeline Harcourt, Heath Carroll as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Lee Shook as Elisha Whitney, Jonathan Dowling as Billy Crocker, Charles Sirmon as Moonface Martin, Anne Gilmartin as Erma, Zack Price and Kim Hobgood as Luke & John, Brad Brooks as Ship’s Captain, Brad Bunce as Ship’s Purser, Mary Katheryn Tanner as Virtue, Courtney Haile as Chastity, Stacey Hall as Charity, Angela Griffin as Purity, Josh Barber as Sailor #1, Conner Walton as Sailor #2, Scott Boyle as Sailor #3, Cesar Morales as Sailor #4, John Bruner as Fred, Photographer, Arthur Obar as Reporter, Terry Tanner-Smith as Old Lady in Wheelchair, Josh Barber as FBI Agent, and Chris Manasco as Minister.

            Passengers include: Megan Dougherty, Angie White, Joan Stadsklev, Jessica Tedesco, Terry Tanner-Smith, John Bruner, Kristina Lopez, and Chris Manasco.

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2204.

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ANYTHING GOES REHEARSAL— Tickets for the Chipola College production of “Anything Goes,” go on sale, Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 8 a.m. in the college Business Office. Here, cast and crew pose for a photo. The show runs March 9-13. For information about Chipola Theater, phone 718-2204.

                                   

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February 17, 2005

 

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JUCO TEAM HOSTS—Sixteen local families have volunteered to serve as hosts for the 16 teams who will be in town, March 9-12, for the State Junior College Basketball Tournament. Pictured from left, are: (front) Mary McClendon, Caretha Everett, Tracey Dudley, Merle Houston, Sarah Walls, Eddie Hilton, Eulice Bryant, (back) Hubert Williams, Ed Hill, Waymon Moneyham, Jay Mitchell, Patrick Bryan, Leroy Boone and Willie Spires. Not pictured are Mary Lu Andreu and John Ellerbee. 

 

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February 17, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA CELEBRATES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION WEEK--Chipola College marked National Career and Technical Education week with a reception for employees and students on Feb. 16. Here, Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development and Jane Walker, cut a cake highlighting the theme, Career Tech: Training Tomorrow’s Workforce.  For information about Chipola's Workforce programs, call 718-2270.                              

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February 24, 2005

 

STATE JUCO TOURNEY BRINGS THOUSAND$ TO MARIANNA

 

MARIANNA—More than 2,000 visitors are expected to converge on Marianna March 9-12, when Chipola College hosts the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament. 

Chipola Appreciation Club President Sonny Wise said, "We’re proud to host this event for all the basketball fans in the community. We hope that everyone will come out and support the college and the tournament."

            Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses. Chipola Human Resources Director Karan Davis, who coordinates motel rooms for the tournament, reports that more than 175 rooms will be reserved for teams and game officials.  

            Waste Management, Inc., is corporate sponsor of the event. The company recently donated $10,000 to sponsor the tournament. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council also awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to help promote the tournament. Tournament administrator Ronnie Myers, a former Chipola player, said, "We are excited about hosting the tournament again this year. And we are very grateful to Waste Management and the Jackson County TDC for their support." 

Robert Trammell, also a former Chipola player, is this year’s ticket sales chairman. “Chipola has one of the best junior college athletic programs in the country and our people put on one of the finest tournaments anywhere.  The great traditions established here by coaching legend Milton Johnson are evident today in the quality of this tournament.” Trammell also said the tournament passes are a great bargain.  “The tournament passes are a real deal and they guarantee you a seat for the championship game,” said Trammell.

Tournament passes--$25 for adults and $15 for students--will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games.  Single session tickets are $10 each. 

            Dozens of key supporters are working with the Appreciation Club to sell advance tickets.  Ticket sales captains include: Robby Roberts, Tracy Clemmons, Paul Donofro, Jr., Joe Ray Durham, Gene Prough, Dale O'Daniel, Gary Clark, Allen Clark, Hop Hopkins, Jack Peacock, Cody Taylor, Donnie Read, Aaron Peterson, Colby Peel, Chuck Hudson, Harold Donaldson, Bill Davis, Dwain Pendergrass, Kenneth Anderson, Bryan Craven, Royce Reagan, Greg Heiar, Micah Byars, David Lane, Jeff Johnson, Korey McCray, T. J. Otzelberger, Rufus Baron and David Langston.

The Chipola Indians will represent the Panhandle Conference in the opening round of the men’s evening session on Thursday, March 10. The Lady Indians also are strong contenders to make the tourney as they are currently tied for second place in the league.  Women’s first round games begin Wednesday, March 9.

For ticket information, call 718-2370, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu 

 

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 February 24, 2005

 

CHIPOLA INSTRUCTOR/ACTOR ESTABLISHES THEATER SCHOLARSHIP

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook has established a new theater scholarship at the college with an initial donation of $5,000.

            Interest from the Lee Shook Theatre Scholarship Endowment will provide a scholarship to a future Chipola theatre major.  Chipola Foundation officials will apply to the state for a dollar for dollar match of the donation.

            Shook has performed in numerous Chipola productions and is key supporter of the Chipola (ACT) Applauding Chipola Theater fund. Shook, who is also an accountant, hopes that all theater lovers and friends of the college will consider the endowment in their tax-deductible giving plans. Shook already has pledged additional contributions over the next two years.

            For information about the Lee Shook Theatre Scholarship Endowment, contact the Chipola Foundation at 850-718-2478.

 

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CHIPOLA THEATER SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED—Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook has established a new theater scholarship at the college with an initial donation of $5,000. Interest from the Lee Shook Theatre Scholarship Endowment will provide a scholarship to a future Chipola theatre major.  Pictured from left, are Joan Stadsklev, director of Fine and Performing Arts; Julie Fuqua, Foundation director; Lee Shook; and Charles Sirmon, theater director. For information about the Lee Shook Theatre Scholarship Endowment, contact the Chipola Foundation at 850-718-2478.                                                                 ####

 

 

 

February 24, 2005

 

RAHAL AND CHIPOLA PARTNERSHIP AWARDED

            MARIANNA—The Florida Department of Education along with the Florida Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Rahal Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Nissan with the Florida Best Business Education Partnership Award for the company’s partnership with the Chipola College Automotive Technology program.

            According to Chipola instructor John Gardner, the award is a product of Rahal’s partnership with Chipola’s Automotive program. “The Rahal dealership’s strong support of our program affords our students the opportunity of a lifetime to work on new technologically-advanced vehicles. I am grateful to Rahal as well as our entire advisory committee for their commitment to Chipola’s automotive training program.”

            For information, about Chipola’s Automotive Technology program, call Gardner at 718-2306.

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RAHAL NAMED BEST EDUCATION PARTNER—The Florida Department of Education along with the Florida Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Rahal Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Nissan with the Florida Best Business Education Partnership Award for the company’s partnership with the Chipola College Automotive Technology program.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola automotive instructor John Gardner and Rahal team members, Chuck Anderson and Ricky Miller.

 

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February 24, 2005

 

CHIPOLA’S ‘ANYTHING GOES’ TICKETS GOING FAST

 

            MARIANNA—An early sellout is expected for the Chipola College production of “Anything Goes,” set for March 9-13 in the Chipola Theatre.

            Tickets went on sale Feb. 23. Seats are still available for all four 7:30 p.m. evening shows and the 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

            “Anything Goes” is a hilarious screwball comedy set onboard the SS America as it steams from New York to London. A glorious collection of colorful 1930s characters make up the crew, including: a lovesick stowaway, a brassy nightclub evangelist, a beautiful young debutante and her doting (but dotty) mother, a boozy and lecherous old tycoon, a bumbling gangster disguised as a priest, a silly English Lord with a mysterious past and a whole ship full of tap-dancing sailors and high-kicking chorus girls. The popular musical offers an evening of romance, dance, mistaken identities, mismatched lovers and of course those wonderful Cole Porter songs. 

            Players in the Chipola cast are: Melody Ruano as Reno Sweeney, Felicia Gibson as Hope Harcourt, Meredith Nailen as Evangeline Harcourt, Heath Carroll as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Lee Shook as Elisha Whitney, Jonathan Dowling as Billy Crocker, Charles Sirmon as Moonface Martin, Anne Gilmartin as Erma, Zack Price and Kim Hobgood as Luke, Jessica Tedesco as John, Brad Brooks as Ship’s Captain, Brad Bunce as Ship’s Purser, Mary Katheryn Tanner as Virtue, Courtney Haile as Chastity, Stacey Hall as Charity, Angela Griffin as Purity, Josh Barber as Sailor #1, Conner Walton as Sailor #2, Scott Boyle as Sailor #3, Cesar Morales as Sailor #4, John Baumer as Fred, Photographer, Arthur Obar as Reporter, Terry Tanner-Smith as Old Lady in Wheelchair, Josh Barber as FBI Agent, and Chris Manasco as Minister.

            Passengers include: Megan Dougherty, Jessica Tedesco, Terry Tanner-Smith, John Baumer, Kristina Lopez and Chris Manasco. Charles Sirmon is directing the show. Joan Stadsklev is choral director.  Rick Simms is Stage Manager. Tara Padgett is Assistant Stage Manager. Jesse Williams is Technical Director.

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2204.

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ANYTHING GOES TICKETS GOING FAST— An early sellout is expected for the Chipola College production of “Anything Goes,” set for March 9-13 in the Chipola Theatre. Pictured from left, are: Stacey Hall as Charity, Angela Griffin as Purity, Mary Katheryn Tanner as Virtue and Courtney Haile as Chastity. Seats are still available for all four 7:30 p.m. evening shows and the 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. For ticket information, phone 718-2204.

                                   

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February 24, 2005

 

CHIPOLA’S  LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS

 

            MARIANNA—Some 100 students from 14 area high schools competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities, grammar, and foreign language contests at Chipola College on Feb. 18.

            The occasion was the Fifteenth Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival hosted by Chipola’s Literature/Language Department.  The purpose of the festival is to recognize and encourage academic excellence.

Prizes were awarded to first, second and third places, as well as two honorable mentions, in each category.  The winner of the President’s Reading Contest received a special medallion as well as a cash award.

Contest winners from participating schools are listed below.

President’s Reading Award—Geami Britt of Graceville High.

Writing: first—Adam Harpool of Blountstown High; second—Anthony Bennett of Marianna High; third—Robert Comerford of Chipley High; honorable mentions—Kimberly Burkett of Bethlehem High and William Duke of Chipley High.  

Speech: first—Kristen Baker of Blountstown High; second—Jessi Collins of Graceville High; third—Angela Rees of Sneads High; honorable mentions—Allison Owens of Blountstown High and Alisha Perdue of Altha High.

Oral Interpretation: first—Valery Jones of Blountstown High; second—Karisa Olds of Graceville High; third—Chris Calton of Marianna High; honorable mentions—Steven Blighton of Jackson Academy and Jacque Smelcer of Vernon High. 

Literature: first— Jonathan Legare of Vernon High; second—Kelly Blighton of Marianna High; third—John Martin of Marianna High; honorable mentions—Ralph Clark of Blountstown and Chris Springer of Cottondale High. 

Humanities: first— Treyson Sanders of Blountstown High; second—Anthony Bennett of Marianna High; third—Daniel Carter of Chipley High; honorable mentions—Jesse Hill of Blountstown High and Rick Marshall of Vernon High.  

Grammar: first—Andrea Rogers of Sneads High; second—Clint Capps of Blountstown High; third—Kimberly Burkett of Bethlehem High; honorable mentions—Felicia Burch of Bethlehem High and Mandy Bontrager of Marianna High.

Foreign Language Contest: first – Elba Regalado of Liberty County High; second – Adam Harpool of Blountstown High; third – Miguel Maus of Cottondale High; honorable mentions – Eileen Tracy of Vernon High and John Starnes of Marianna High. 

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February 24, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 3 through 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, April 7 through 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet March 5 and 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training  (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

            A CPR class will meet March 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. A  First Aid class will meet April 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

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

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

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

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

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February 24, 2005

 

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BOOK DONATION—Art Kimbrough, executive director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, recently donated a copy of the book “The Positive Power of No,” to the Chipola College Library. Kimbrough was a contributor to the book. He also recently addressed students in the Chipola Honors program. Pictured from left, are: (front) Honors adviser Bonnie Smith, Art Kimbrough, Chipola Librarian Merle Houston, Honors adviser Robert Ivey (back) Honors students Niki Knight and Alaina Pitts.                                                               

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WASTE MANAGEMENT HELPS CHIPOLA—Waste Management, Inc., recently presented $5,000 to the Chipola College Foundation.  Pictured from left, are: WM officials Kevin Hinson and Achaya Kelapanda; Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and Foundation director Julie Fuqua. The donation will fund two $2,500 scholarships in the Fall 2005.  The scholarships will be awarded to a resident of Chipola’s five-county district planning a major in math or science education or a related field. Application deadline is June 15. For information, contact the Chipola Foundation at 718-2478.

 

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February 24, 2005

INDIANS CAPTURE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

            MARIANNA—The Indians captured their second straight Panhandle Conference championship with a 77-62 win at Okaloosa-Walton on Feb. 23.

            Chipola’s Mario Boggan led the game with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 blocks. Ryne Hamblet had 17 points on five three-pointers, with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Jimmy Sloss had 14 points and 5 rebounds. Kendaris Pelton logged 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals.

            Chipola and OW had been tied for first place for much of the season, but the Indians pulled ahead by winning two of the three game series.  TCC also helped to spoil OW’s bid for first place with a big upset of the Raiders on Feb. 21.

            Chipola is 10-1 in the conference and 27-2 on the year heading into the Homecoming game with TCC scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26. 

            The Indians also are the defending Florida/Region VIII Champions. Chipola will play a yet-to-be-named opponent the evening of Thursday, March 10, in the first round of the 2005 Florida State JUCO tournament. OW will represent the Panhandle Conference in the runner up bracket.

            The Indians scored a big 86-57 home court win over Pensacola on Feb. 21.

Stefhon Hannah led with 16 points and 7 assists. Mario Boggan had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Pawel Malesa scored 10 points. Jimmy Sloss had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Gerrard Jackson scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Victor Gomez had 8 points and 8 rebounds.

            The Indians slipped past Gulf Coast on Feb. 19 in a 77-76 nail biter in PC. Boggan led with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jackson had 12, with 7 rebounds. Hamblet had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Hannah scored 10 and pulled in 5 rebounds. Anderson Ferreira was ejected from the game and faces a three-game suspension which will sideline him until the state tournament.

            The men’s conference standings as of Feb. 25, are: Chipola (10-1), OW (8-3), TCC (5-6), GCC (3-8) and PJC (2-10).

LADY INDIANS

            The Lady Indians are scheduled to host the Lady Eagles of Tallahassee on Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Chipola and Pensacola were tied for second place with identical (10-4) records behind first place Gulf Coast (11-3).  PJC played North Florida on Saturday. Gulf Coast hosted OW. 

            The Lady Indians may face a playoff game at a neutral site early next week to determine which team will fill the runner-up spot in the state tournament. If Chipola’s women make the tournament, they would play during the evening session on Wednesday, March 9.

            The Lady Indians held onto a tie for second place in the league with a 50-47 win over Okaloosa-Walton on Wednesday. Chinata Nesbit led Chipola with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

            Chipola’s women suffered a 72-68 loss to PJC on Monday. Nesbit led Chipola with 20 points. Nacole Stocks had 13. Laura Cowling scored 10. 

            The Lady Indians made history on Feb. 1, when they scored a 62-40 upset over the top-ranked Lady Commodores of Gulf Coast. The Chipola win marked Gulf Coast’s first loss in 66 games.

            The women’s league standings as of Feb. 25, are: GCCC (11-3), Chipola (10-4), PJC (10-4), OW (5-8), TCC (5-8) and NFL (0-14).

            The Florida/Region VIII State Basketball Tournament is set for March 9-13 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Women’s first round games begin Wednesday, March 9 at 2 p.m. Men’s first round games are Thursday, March 10.  Semi-final men’s and women’s games are Friday, March 11. The women’s championship game is Saturday, March 12 at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s championship at 7:30 p.m.

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

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