Feb. 1, 2001

 

CHIPOLA ENROLLMENT UP THIS SPRING

MARIANNA—Enrollment at Chipola Junior College is up this Spring by nearly five percent over last year.

Exactly 4.97 percent more students registered during Spring 2001 compared to the same period for Spring 2000. Headcount also is up to 1,647 total students compared to 1,569 for Spring 2000. Full Time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, increased 4.13 percent from 414 to 431.

CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel attributes the positive trend to a number of factors. "We have made a concerted effort to make our programs more accessible to students. We’re offering more academic classes, more dual-enrollment classes and a wider variety of distance-learning courses. Chipola also has a very successful Foundation that helps break down financial barriers. The generosity of our local donors help hundreds of students pay for college each year."

O'Daniel also reports that presence of the University Center @ Chipola has positively affected enrollment because students must take freshman and sophomore level pre-requisites at CJC to qualify for these four-year programs.

Though Chipola's academic classes are well underway, students may continue to register for several Workforce Development programs and Continuing Education courses throughout the semester.

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

Feb. 1, 2001

CHIPOLA SCIENCE FAIR IS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair is set for Thursday, Feb. 8, and Friday, Feb. 9.

More than 100 aspiring middle school and high school scientists from area counties will compete in the two-day event.

Setup begins Thursday at 8 a.m. Projects will be available for viewing by the public beginning from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, and again from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday.

Students from the CJC Science Club will present demonstrations from science classes and honors projects for fair participants on Thursday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Rm. 300 of the Fink Science Building and in Jackson Hall of the Literature/Language Building.

The Awards Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Friday in the college Theater.

Sixteen of the best entries from the CRSEF will advance to the State Science Fair. Grand Prize winners in the senior division will go on to the International Fair in San Jose, CA.

For information about the Science Fair, call Allen Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

Feb. 1, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during February.

A Fiber Optics Course will be offered Feb. 5 through 15 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

The following computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computers, Feb. 5 and 6; Windows 98, Feb. 12 and 13; Word I, Feb. 19 and 20; and Word II, Feb. 26 and 27. All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

Beginning and Advanced Sign Language courses will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 to April 17. The Beginning course is 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Advanced course is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $33.

An Intermediate Photography with Darkroom course will be offered Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 8 through April 23. Registration fee is TBA.

A 10 Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will be offered Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course will meet Friday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost of each course is $31.

A First Aid class will meet Feb. 20 and 22 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.

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

 

Feb. 1, 2001

HOMECOMING 2001 SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will celebrate Homecoming 2001 from Feb. 14 through Feb. 21, with the theme: "Danger on the High Seas"

Student events include:

Wednesday, Feb. 14--Candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center. One election will be held for Homecoming Court, Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola on Feb. 14 at the following locations: Arts Center, 10 a.m. to Noon; Student Services, Noon to 5 p.m.; Social Science, 5 to 6 p.m. You must show your Chipola ID to vote.

Thurday, Feb. 15--Pajama Day (wear your pj’s to school).

Friday, Feb. 16--Favorite Team Day (wear your favorite team colors) A professional Hypnotist will mesmerize students at 10 a.m. in the CJC Theater. A Homecoming Dance is set from 8 p.m. to Midnight in the Cafeteria.

Sunday, Feb. 18--Religious Emphasis Day. Attend the church of your choice.

Monday, Feb. 19--Camouflage Day. Wear your favorite camo garb. Building Decoration Competition between CJC clubs.

Tuesday, Feb. 20--High School Spirit Day. Wear your high school colors. Student vs. Faculty Basketball game at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Health Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 21--Blue and Gold/War Paint Day. Wear blue and gold, and paint your face. A Talent Show for current students will be held at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center. Cash prizes will be awarded. Sign up in the SGA Office by Feb. 16.

Wednesday, Feb. 21--Homecoming Night begins with an Alumni Reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife Judith invite all alumni and friends to attend the free reception. The Homecoming Games will pit the Indians against conference rival Pensacola. Tip-off for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m. CJC’s 2001 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call the SGA Office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

Feb. 1, 2001

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL IS FEB. 16 AT CJC

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will host the Eleventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 16.

Currently enrolled juniors and seniors from high schools in the Chipola district will compete in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, and reading contests. 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 p.m. Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors. A special performance by the Chipola Show Choir will be held during one of the contest sessions.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, academic dean, said, "We are looking forward to hosting our eleventh festival. It is always a pleasure to have area high school students on our campus for a day of rigorous academic competition."

Feb. 1, 2001

AREA JUNIORS ATTEND CJC PHI THETA KAPPA DAY

MARIANNA--More than 100 area high school juniors attended Chipola's first-ever Phi Theta Kappa Honors Day on Jan. 31 at the college.

The group of mostly honor students participated in leadership building activities and an interactive, community-planning event entitled, "Chipolaville." CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel served as mayor of the ficticious town of Chipolaville--the proposed site of semi-pro football stadium. Students met in various interest groups to debate the impact of the stadium on the community. Spokespersons presented the results of each group's discussion in a town meeting.

Guest speakers for the event included James Hart, CJC historian; Homer Hirt, former president of Tri-Rivers Waterway Development Association; and Rick Pettis, Jackson County Community Development director.

Chipola PTK adviser Jody Spooner says he hopes to sponsor the event each year to bring the area's top juniors to the CJC campus.

Participants from the following high schools included:

Altha High--Marshall Alday, Amy Bates, Starla Chason, Jone Goodman, Tara Hansford, Jennifer Jackson, Zachary Kirkpatrick, Casey Peacock, Kayla Stewart, Nicole Vaughan and Dora Zimmerman.

Bethlehem High--Maclyn Lowery, Brad Murphy, Andy Garske, David Green, Amanda Bailes, Alicia Hobbs, Chris Hysmith, Robert Webb, Kandi Pope and Michelle Snyder.

Chipley High--Lance Berry, Chelsea Laney, Ryan Mattox, Craig Miller, Jennifer Reeves, Rachael Davis and Kris Parker.

Graceville High--Marlene Mann, Crystal Register, Lisa Keene, Irvin Murrell, Jason Byrd, Dashoan Olds, Amanda Barefield, Sofia Pelt and Savannah Bennett.

Grand Ridge High--Maurice Bush, Justin Vickery, Jennifer Harper, April Alday and Chris Alday.

Holmes County High--Anna Baltikanski, Maggie Nesbitt, Rebecca Ketcham and Hannah Hundley.

Jackson Academy of Applied Technology--Shekina Denny, Candace Hamm, Mark Lawrence, Gabriel Puells, Marcus Smith, Adam Walsingham, Robert Dorman, Tameshia Thornton and Matthew Watts.

Liberty County High--Erica Spivey, Mellissa McRoy, Leann Nobles, Mary Lee Stanley, Whitney McCoy, Ashley Hill, Tyler Stoutamire, Charles Steward, Deanna Banks, Jessica Dawson and Chris O'Neal.

Malone High--Kaci Cloud, Brett Smith, Alesia Green, Brandi Meritt, Jesse Jones, Nakia Williams, Wesley Stephens and Ross Earnest.

Marianna High--Katie Bradford, Ashley Williams and Sheryl Rosen.

Poplar Springs High--April Stoe, Jami Gilley, Krystal Bien, Suzzie Acosta, Amanda Smith, Johnathan Deel , Crystal Helms, Eric Ivey and Tim Spence.

Sneads High--Anna Parish, Lindsey Smitherman, Amy Scipper, Amanda Medley, Tessa Shirey, Katharyn Jones, Cynthia Dunaway and Nicholas Brown.

Vernon High--Fawn Brady, Alex Miazek, Leslie Strickland, Patty Suggs, Jill White and Kim Young.

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PHI THETA KAPPA DAY--More than 100 area high school juniors attended Chipola's first-ever Phi Theta Kappa Honors Day on Jan. 31 at the college. Pictured from left, are: CJC student Stephen Hall; guest speaker Homer Hirt, former president of Tri-Rivers Waterway Development Association; and Chipola PTK adviser Jody Spooner. Other speakers included James Hart, CJC historian; Rick Pettis, Jackson County Community Development director and CJC president, Dr. Dale O'Daniel.

Feb. 1, 2001

CHIPOLA THEATER WINS STATE AWARDS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College's Fall production of "The Foreigner" won a superior rating from the Florida Community College Activities Association.

Theatre Coordinator Charles Sirmon was recognized as director of Chipola's outstanding drama program. Four students received Outstanding Achievement awards including two Outstanding Actors: Rusty Miller of Ponce De Leon for his role as the dumb witted, but lovable "Ellard" and Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville, GA, in the title role.

Technical aspect was also recognized. Jason Cross of Donalsonville, GA, was awarded for outstanding set-design. Dawn Blount of Marianna was recognized for props.

 

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CHIPOLA THEATER WINS AWARDS--Chipola Junior College's Fall production of "The Foreigner" won a superior rating from the Florida Community College Activities Association.

Students who received awards are pictured, from left: outstanding actors Rusty Miller of Ponce De Leon for his role as "Ellard" and Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville, GA, in the title role; Jason Cross of Donalsonville, GA, for set-design and Dawn Blount of Marianna for props.

Feb. 1, 2001

 

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SUPERS VISIT CJC--Chipola Junior College recently hosted a breakfast for area School Superintendents and principals from the five-county district. Shown from left, are: Dr. Dale O'Daniel, CJC president; Danny Sims, Jackson County Superintendent; Jerry Tyre, Washington County Superintendent; Myron Hudson, Holmes County Superintendent; Tony Anderson, Liberty County Superintendent; Tommy McClellan, Calhoun County Superintendent; and Dr. Gene Prough, CJC executive vice-president.

Feb. 1, 2001

CHIPOLA HOSTS OKALOOSA-WALTON FOR JACKSON COUNTY NIGHT

 

MARIANNA--Chipola hosts Okaloosa-Walton on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in a pair of big conference games. The evening is billed as Jackson County Appreciation Night with all residents of the county admitted free to both games. The women play at 5:30. The men tip-off at 7:30.

Chipola improved to 19-4 and 3-2 in the Panhandle Conference with an 89-75 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 31. Michael Wilder led Chipola with 30 points. Wayne Bransom had 18 and Janerio Spurlock added 13. The win moves the Indians into a tie for second place with Okaloosa Walton. Chipola travels to Pensacola on Feb. 3. After the first round of men's conference play TCC is 6-0. OW is 3-2 with losses to TCC and PJC. CJC is 3-2 with wins over PJC and GCC and losses to OW and TCC. PJC is 2-4. GCC is 0-6. The top two teams in the Panhandle Conference earn a spot in the state tournament, March 7 at Chipola.

The Lady Indians lost a tough-fought game to Gulf Coast 76-71 on Jan. 31. Leading scorers for Chipola were D’Leisha Cockerham from Grand Ridge with 14, Satoya Spates from Malone with 13, Kamika Collins with 13, and Tasha Mathis with 10. Heach coach Jason Keene says, "We played a heck of a game tonight. I thought it really was the best game we played all year. If we play this well from here on out, we'll give ourselves in a good chance to make the state tournament."

The Lady Indians are 3-4 in the league and 12-10 overall. The top three women's teams in the Panhandle Conference earn a berth in the state tournament. The Lady Indians chalked up a 69-54 win over North Florida on Jan. 27. Sowo Varney led CJC with 17. Temecca Barnes scored 16. Cockerham had 15. Collins added 10.

Chipola has two other special nights planned: Feb. 21--Homecoming; and Feb. 26--Holmes and Washington County Night.

For the latest information, call the CJC Sports Line at 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.cc.fl.us

Feb. 8, 2001

CHIPOLA BASEBALL OFF TO GREAT START

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola baseball team jumped out to a 6-0 record as of Feb. 8.

The Indians host Mississippi Gulf Coast on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Chipola was scheduled to host the Chipola Classic over the weekend, Feb. 9-11. CJC was to play Jeff Davis at 1 p.m. on Feb. 9, Polk CC on Feb. 10 at Noon, and Middle Georgia on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.

Chipola has road games at Darton, Feb. 13; at Central Alabama, Feb. 14; and a makeup doubleheader at South Georgia, Feb. 16.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, "We're happy to be 6-0. We've got a lot of our top players out with injuries, but I think this is helping us establish some depth in our program, and giving some new guys a chance to see some action."

On Feb. 6, Chipola swept Wallace at home. Chipola won game one, 5-4. Leading hitter was Scott Wearne who was one for two, with two RBI's. Ivan Naccarata was three for four. Troy Fry struck out four batters in 3 and 1/3 innings and gave up four runs. Justin Beck (1-0) picked up his first win with one strikeout in two and 2/3 innings. Jose Bautista earned the save, striking out two in the seventh.

The Indians beat Wallace 5-3 in game two on Feb. 6. Josh Place was two for three with two RBI's. Russell Martin had a two-run single. Scott Wearne hit two for two in the ninth. Jason McIntyre pitched one inning. Marianna native Matt Grimsley gave up no runs and no walks, and struck out one in four innings. Johnnie Lynch picked up the win in the last inning.

Chipola whipped Wallace 7-3 in the first game of a double header in Dothan on Feb. 4. Lee Poteet was 2 for 3 at the plate. Ricardo Nanita was 2-4 with 3 RBI's. Pitcher Kyle Olson allowed 3 runs, 1 earned run, 2 hits, 4 walks and threw 5 strikeouts in 3 and 1/3 innings. Chad Coffee relieved in the fourth. He allowed no runs, no earned runs and pitched 3 strikeouts.

In game two on Feb. 4, Chipola blanked Wallace 6-0. Ivan Naccarata was 2 for 3 at the plate. Lee Poteet was 2 for 4. Jonathon Swearingen was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Sam Taulli pitched 4 innings, allowing 5 hits, two walks, no runs, and throwing 2 strikeouts. Matt Grimsley pitched one inning, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jason McIntyre pitched one strikeout in one inning. The game was called in the seventh because of darkness.

Chipola swept Darton 16-3 and 8-7 on Feb. 3 at home.

Leading hitters on the season for CJC include: Lee Poteet (.571) with 2 doubles and 4 RBI's; Scott Wearne (.500) with 3 doubles and 6 RBI's; Eric Bernier (.429); Ricardo Nanita (.429); Ivan Naccarata (.400) with 2 doubles, one homer and 4 RBI's.

Johnson says the Panhandle Conference race, which begins March 16, is anybody's to win. "Every team has got three or four top pitchers who can beat you on any given day. We'll have a chance to be in the midst of it when the season gets going. We've just got to work hard and we'll have a chance down the stretch," says Johnson.

Coach Johnson says he's pleased with the way the team is developing, especially two local players Matt Grimsley of Marianna and Blake Balkcom of Chipley. "Matt stepped in and threw four shutout innings to give us a win over Wallace. And we knew Balckom was a fine pitcher, but he's really done some great hitting in the pre-conference season," says Johnson.

For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the CJC web site at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

Feb. 8, 2001

CHIPOLA CAFETERIA PROVIDES MEALS AND TRAINING

MARIANNA Chipola's newly remodeled Cafeteria is now open for meals, weekdays for breakfast, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and for lunch, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Morrison Health Care Food Service employees, located in Jackson Hospital, prepare the meals, with assistance from students in Chipola's Culinary Management program. The $3.49 Luncheon Special includes the entrée of the day, two sides, a roll and beverage. A salad bar and ala carte choices are also available.

CJC chef/instructor Mark Panichella says, "Our students have played a major part in the opening of the cafeteria. We've got a great group of motivated, hard-working students." The two-year program in Culinary Management prepares graduates for careers in a variety of areas in the food service industry. Panichella says, "Our program provides the basic skills to start a very promising career. The degree will help them secure the jobs they're seeking. There are so many opportunities in the food service industry in areas like purchasing, food sales, kitchen design, food styling, institutional cooking."

Panichella says the new cafeteria--in which the employee dining room is called Panichella's--is a well-designed production, serving and teaching facility with the modern equipment our graduates will be using in the industry. One special device is a Combi-Therm Oven, a convection oven that also cooks with steam. "It's the way a lot of kitchen equipment is heading. It can roast, bake, and introduce steam into the baking process," says Panichella. The device can steam vegetable and roast meat at the same time, and 50 percent faster than a standard oven.

For information about the Culinary Management program, call chef Panichella at 718-2256.

Feb. 8, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during February.

The following computer courses will be offered: Word I, Feb. 19 & 20 and also again on Feb. 20 and 22; and Word II, Feb. 26 and 27. All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course will meet Friday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost of each course is $31.

A First Aid class will meet Feb. 19 and 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.

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

Feb. 8, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FIREARMS COURSE

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer a Firearms Familiarization course April 23-26. The 16-hour course will meet all four nights from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Completion of the course satisfies partial requirements for individuals seeking a "Concealed Weapon" permit. Cost of this course is $55.

For more information, call the Public Service Department at 718-2394.

 

Feb. 8, 2001

HARTZOG TAPPED FOR FACULTY/ADMIN AWARD

MARIANNA-Gail Hartzog is the recipient of the February Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola Junior College.

Hartzog has served as director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at CJC since 1993. She began her tenure at CJC as an English and speech teacher in 1981.

Hartzog led Chipola during its 10-year re-accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in 1998. Chipola’s institutional effectiveness and operational unit planning process earned recognition for the college during the SACS visit. Hartzog is a much sought after speaker and adviser on the re-accrediation process and has shared Chipola's planning, accountability, and accreditation documents with more than 80 colleges.

Hartzog has coordinated Chipola's periodic community listening sessions and helped organize the Governance Council, a student and employee group which coordinates the college's committees and makes recommendations to the college president on a variety of issues.

The colleague who nominated Hartzog for the award says, "Gail is a rare gem in today's world. She is the epitome of trust and dependability. She has demonstrated outstanding achievement in her field and has gained public recognition for her accomplishments."

Hartzog's husband Ronnie is Coordinator of the University of Florida's Beef Research Unit in Greenwood. They have two daughters, Christy a CJC alumna, and Allison, a freshman at CJC. The family resides in Chipley where they are active in church and civic activities.

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

Feb. 8, 2001

HOMECOMING 2001 SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will celebrate Homecoming 2001 from Feb. 14 through Feb. 21, with the theme: "Danger on the High Seas"

Student events include:

Wednesday, Feb. 14--Candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center. One election will be held for Homecoming Court, Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola on Feb. 14 at the following locations: Arts Center, 10 a.m. to Noon; Student Services, Noon to 5 p.m.; Social Science, 5 to 6 p.m. You must show your Chipola ID to vote.

Thurday, Feb. 15--Pajama Day (wear your pj’s to school).

Friday, Feb. 16--Favorite Team Day (wear your favorite team colors) A professional Hypnotist will mesmerize students at 10 a.m. in the CJC Theater. A Homecoming Dance is set from 8 p.m. to Midnight in the Cafeteria.

Sunday, Feb. 18--Religious Emphasis Day. Attend the church of your choice.

Monday, Feb. 19--Camouflage Day. Wear your favorite camo garb. Building Decoration Competition between CJC clubs.

Tuesday, Feb. 20--High School Spirit Day. Wear your high school colors. Student vs. Faculty Basketball game at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Health Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 21--Blue and Gold/War Paint Day. Wear blue and gold, and paint your face. A Talent Show for current students will be held at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center. Cash prizes will be awarded. Sign up in the SGA Office by Feb. 16.

Wednesday, Feb. 21--Homecoming Night begins with an Alumni Reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife Judith invite all alumni and friends to attend the free reception. The Homecoming Games will pit the Indians against conference rival Pensacola. Tip-off for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m. CJC’s 2001 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call the SGA Office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

 

Feb. 8, 2001

CHIPOLA HOSTS PENSACOLA FOR HOMECOMING

 

MARIANNA--Chipola will celebrate Homecoming, Wednesday, Feb. 21 in a pair of games against conference rival Pensacola.

Tip-off for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m. CJC’s 2001 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife Judith invite all alumni and friends to attend a free reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Hospitality Room.

The Indians improved to 20-5 and moved into a tie for second place with an 83-79 win over Okaloosa Walton on Feb. 7. Michael Wilder led the Indians with 30 points. Lavelle Felton had 22 and Janerio Spurlock added 14. Head coach Ryan Cross says, "The OW game was a huge win for us. It was a game we really needed to win. Our kids really responded well."

The men's conference is shaping up to be a four-team battle for the top two spots. TCC is 6-1, following a 14-point loss to OW. Chipola and OW are tied at 4-3. PJC is 4-4. GCCC is 0-8. Kedrick Brown, OW's top scorer, is out indefinitely. TCC is without Bronsky Dockery, their second leading scorer, who is recovering from ligament surgery. The top two teams in the men's conference earn a spot in the state tournament, March 7-10 at Chipola.

The Lady Indians suffered an 89-79 loss to OW on Feb. 7. Leading scorer for Chipola was Tameka Barnes with 16, and Sowo Varney with 13. The Lady Indians beat Pensacola on Feb. 3, 70-65. Leading scorers for CJC were Temecca Barnes with 17, Takesha Oden with 15 and Sowo Varney with 11.

At 4-5 and 13-11 overall, Chipola is still in the hunt for a berth to the state tourney. The top three teams from the women's conference will make it to state. GCCC is 8-0. OW is 7-3. TCC is 5-3. CJC is 4-5. PJC is 2-6. NFL is 0-9. Head coach Jason Keene says, "We're looking good. We've got Pensacola, TCC at home and NFL on the road. We'll have to steal one on the road to make it to the tourney. I'd say, right now, we control our destiny."

Chipola hosts Tallahassee on Monday, Feb. 26 for Holmes and Washington Counties Appreciation Night. CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel invites all residents of both counties to attend the games free of charge. The women's game begins at 5:30. The men play at 7:30.

Feb. 8, 2001

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL IS FEB. 16 AT CJC

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will host the Eleventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 16, in the Literature/Language Building.

Currently enrolled juniors and seniors from high schools in the Chipola district will compete in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, and reading contests. 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 p.m. in the Arts Center. Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors. A special performance by the Chipola Show Choir will be held during one of the contest sessions.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, academic dean, said, "We are looking forward to hosting our eleventh festival. It is always a pleasure to have area high school students on our campus for a day of rigorous academic competition."

Feb. 8, 2001

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CJC LAW ENFORCEMENT GRADS--Twelve students recently completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Chipola Junior College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Kristen Ray of Alford, Angela Marshall of Panama City, Lisa Hirschfeld of Panama City, Misty Dykes of Sneads, Melissa Mullins of Fountain, (middle) Detrick McClellan of Chattahoochee, Trisha Epps of Grand Ridge, Derek Retherford of Panama City, Elvis Brown of Vernon, Shannon Dawkins of Graceville, (back) Jacob Stevenson of Vernon and William Keller of Altha.

February 15, 2001

HOMECOMING WEEK AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will celebrate Homecoming 2001 from Feb. 19 through Feb. 21, with the theme: "Danger on the High Seas"

Student events include:

Monday, Feb. 19--Camouflage Day. Wear your favorite camo garb. A Building Decoration contest between CJC clubs begins today.

Tuesday, Feb. 20--High School Spirit Day. Wear your high school colors. The Student vs. Faculty Basketball game is set for 11 a.m. in the Johnson Health Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 21--Blue and Gold/War Paint Day. Wear blue and gold, and paint your face. A Talent Show for current students will be held at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, Feb. 21--Homecoming Night begins with an Alumni Reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife Judith invite all alumni and friends to attend the free reception. The Homecoming Games will pit the Indians against conference rival Pensacola. Tip-off for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m. CJC’s 2001 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Homecoming Court includes: freshmen attendants--Heidi Daffin of Cottondale and Karen Gwaltney of Marianna; and sophomore candidates--Holly DeLaura of Ponce De Leon, Nancy Goodman of Bonifay and Amber Williams of Graceville. Mr. Chipola candidates include: freshmen--Brian Parker of Bonifay and Bruce Smith of Two Egg and sophomores--Jacob Baxter of Malone, Chris Hughes of Marianna and Chris Massey of Cottondale.

For information, call the SGA Office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

February 15, 2001

CHIPOLA HOSTS PENSACOLA WEDNESDAY FOR HOMECOMING

 

MARIANNA--Chipola will celebrate Homecoming, Wednesday, Feb. 21, in a pair of games against conference rival Pensacola. Tip-off for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m. The Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife Judith invite all alumni and friends to attend a free reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Hospitality Room.

The Lady Indians improved to 5-6 in the conference with a 71-63 win at North Florida on Feb. 14. D'Leisha Cockerham led Chipola with 21. Satoya Spates scored 17. The team suffered a narrow 88-85 loss at Tallahassee on Feb. 10. Cockerham led with 25 points. Kamika Collins had 19. Tasha Mathis scored 14. Spates added 12.

The Lady Indians suffered an 89-79 loss to OW on Feb. 7. Barnes led with 16. Varney had 13. Chipola whipped the Lady Pirates of PJC, 70-65 on Feb. 3. Barnes led again with 17. Takesha Oden had 15. Varney added 11. Head coach Jason Keene says, " Basically, we're in a position where we have to win three out of four to make the tournament or force a playoff. We can lose to Gulf Coast, but then we'll have to win all three of our last games. The women's league standings as of Feb. 15: GCCC 11-0; TCC 7-4; OW 8-4; CJC 5-6; and PJC 3-8. The top three teams make the state tournament.

The Indians slipped to 4-4 in the league after an 80-73 loss at Tallahassee on Feb. 10. Lavelle Felton led Chipola with 23 points. Janerio Spurlock was ejected from the game after receiving two technical fouls. Rules require him to sit out the Gulf Coast game on Feb. 17.

The Indians scored a big 83-79 overtime win over OW on Feb. 7. Michael Wilder led the Indians with 30 points. Felton had 22 and Spurlock added 14. Head coach Ryan Cross says, "The OW game was a huge win for us. It was a game we really needed to win. Our kids really responded well." Chipola lost a tough-fought game to PJC on Feb. 3 by the score of 69-65.

The men's conference is shaping up to be a four-team battle for the top two spots. The standings as of Feb. 15 are: TCC 8-1; OW 6-3; CJC 4-4; PJC 4-5; and GCC 0-9. The top two teams in the men's conference earn a spot in the state tournament, March 7-10 at Chipola.

Chipola hosts Tallahassee in the final game of the season on Monday, Feb. 26 for Holmes and Washington Counties Appreciation Night. CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel invites all residents of both counties to attend the games free of charge.

February 15, 2001

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL IN FULL SWING

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola baseball hosts Lake City CC in a single game on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. The Indians host Mississippi Gulf Coast on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m., and travel to Southern Union on Feb. 18.

The Indians are out to a 9-2 start (as of Feb. 15) after splitting a pair at Darton College on Feb. 14. Chipola won the first game, 5-2. Starting pitcher Troy Fry (1-0) picked up the win for CJC. He struck out five in five innings and allowed two runs on three hits. Justin Beck earned his first save with two strikeouts in the final two innings. He allowed two walks and one run on two hits.

Jose Bautista led Chipola's offense with a solo homer in the sixth. Ivan Naccarata had a double.

Chipola had a tough time in game two, losing to Darton 12-4. Chipola starter Blake Balkcom gave up five runs and struck out three in one and one third innings. Chad Coffee allowed seven runs in one and two-thirds innings. Jason McIntyre allowed one hit in the last three innings.

Balkcom led CJC at the plate with a triple. Scott Wearne was two for three with a double and an RBI. Bautista also had a double. Chipola swept Darton 16-3 and 8-7 on Feb. 3 at home.

The Lady Indians Softball team improved to 7-1 after sweeping a pair from Jeff Davis on Feb. 13. Tanya Teague struck out nine and allowed just one run to give Chipola the 4-0 win in game one. Stevie Gray struck out seven batters in six innings to lead Chipola to a 10-2 win in game two. On offense for Chipola, Sammy Wilkes who was two for three; Virginia Spencer two for three and Shanna Sellers had two RBI's on a double in game two. The Lady Indians host Enterprise State on Saturday, Feb. 17.

For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the CJC web site at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

February 15, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

A First Aid class will meet Feb. 19 and 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course will meet Friday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee is $31.

A 20-Hour Childcare Training class will meet on Friday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 2, 3, 9, and 10. Cost is $62

The following computer courses will be offered: Word I, Feb. 20 and 22; Word II, Feb. 26 and 27; Excel Introductory, March 5 and 6; Excel, March 12 and 13. All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

A CPR course will be offered March 6 and 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

An ACT Preparation course will be offered Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost of is $45.

A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.

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

February 15, 2001

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CJC

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer day and evening courses in Basic Corrections courses in March.

An evening course is scheduled to begin March 26 in Blountstown. A day course will begin March 13 at Chipola.

Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants also must earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements. Applicants are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

For information, call (850) 718-2394.

February 15, 2001

MOLINEUX'S WORK PERFORMED AT COMPOSERS' CONFERENCE

MARIANNA—A musical composition by Dr. Allen Molineux, a member of Chipola Junior College's Fine Arts Department, was recently selected for performance at the Society of Composers' Region V Conference at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, Feb. 8-10 in conjunction with the school's "Festival 31: New Music 2001."

Molineux's composition entitled, "Lachrymae for Brass Quintet," was among 40 works selected from hundreds submitted from across the country. Molineux's composition was performed by the Da Camera Brass Quintet which is made up of faculty members at Ball State's School of Music. Composers from New York to California and Hawaii attended the conference.

Since 1971, Molineux has published more than a dozen original compositions. In addition, he has received numerous commissions including one from the Florida Music Teachers Association.

Molineux joined the Chipola music faculty in 1988, where he teaches instrumental music and music theory, and directs the Chipola Rock and Jazz Ensemble. He previously taught instrumental music, theory, and composition at Barton College, and has taught music in public schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

He earned a Bachelor's Degree from DePauw University, a Master's Degree from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and a Doctorate from Florida State University.

February 15, 2001

CHIPOLA REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR AWARDS

MARIANNA--The Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair concluded Feb. 9 with an awards ceremony that distributed hundreds of certificates, prizes, trophies and cash to participants from Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties.

Two Port St. Joe HS participants--Thomas Curry and Rachel Bixler--were selected to advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, CA.

Sixteen student projects were selected to advance to the 46th Annual State Science Fair in Ft. Myers. Senior Division selections included: Thomas Curry of Port St. Joe HS, Rachel Bixler of Port St. Joe HS, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS, Patrick Kerrigan of Wewahitchka HS, Andrea Massey and Sarah Bollinger of Graceville HS. Junior Division selections included: Josh Lily of Blountstown MS, Jared Prichard of Roulhac MS, Kyle Russell of Carr MS, Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka MS, Haley Salter of Roulhac MS, Kayleigh Lewis of Port St. Joe MS, Hannah Hill and Katlyn Geist of Marianna MS. Alternates include: Kayla Siprill of Port St. Joe MS and Erica Sewell of Roulhac MS.

Grand Prize Winners in the Senior Division are: Best Physical, Trophy & Cash Award by McMullian Foundation, Thomas Curry of Port St. Joe HS; and CJC President's Award, Thomas Curry of Port St. Joe HS.

Overall Senior Division winners are: Show Stopper Award, Rachel Bixler of Port St. Joe HS; First Runner-Up, Rachel Bixler of Port St. Joe HS; Second Runner-Up, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS; and Third Runner-Up, Patrick Kerrigan of Wewahitchka HS.

Grand Prize Winners in the Junior Division are: Best Physical, Josh Lily of Blountstown MS; and Best Biological, Jared Prichard of Roulhac MS.

Overall Junior Division winners are: Show Stopper Award, Erica Sewell of Roulhac MS; First Runner-Up, Kyle Russell of Carr MS; Second Runner-Up, Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka MS; and Third Runner-Up, Haley Salter of Roulhac MS.

Other awards in the junior and senior divisions were given in the categories of Biochemistry (BI), Botany (BO), Behavioral Science (BS), Chemistry (CH), Computer Science (CO), Engineering (EN), Earth and Space Sciences (ES), Environmental (EV), Mathematics (MA), Medicine and Health (MH), Microbiology (MB), Medical and Health (MH), Physics (PH), Zoology (ZO) and Behavioral and Social Science (BS).

First Place Winners in the Senior Division are: CH, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS; ES, Patrick V. Kerrigan of Wewahitchka HS; EN, Rachel M. Bixler of Port St. Joe HS; EV, Jonathan S. Williams of Marianna HS; PH, Thomas F. Curry of Port St. Joe HS and ZO, Melissa Nixon of Port St. Joe HS; and Senior Team winners Andrea Massey and Sarah Bollinger of Graceville HS.

Second Place Winners in the Senior Division are: BS, Joshua Watkins of Port St. Joe HS;

BO, Preston T. Wigsten of Port St. Joe HS; CH, Angela Taylor of Graceville HS; EN, Rosanna J. Ensley of Wewahitchka HS; EV, Jessica R. Ford of Port St. Joe HS; and ZO, Fritz W. Stoppelbein of Wewahitchka HS.

Third Place Winners in the Senior Division are: BO, Daniel Nolin of Graceville HS; CH, Jamie Cain of Wewahitchka HS; EN, Kyle Millirons of Wewahitchka HS and EV, Georgia Britt of Graceville HS.

First Place Winners in the Junior Division are: BS, Erica Sewell of Roulhac MS; BI, Jared D. Prichard of Roulhac MS; BO Clayton M. George of Roulhac MS; CH, Haley E. Salter of Roulhac MS; ES, Kayla R Siprell of Port St. Joe MS; EN, Josh Lily of Blountstown MS; EV Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka MS; MH, Treyson D. Sanders of Blountstown MS; MB, John D. Byrd of Graceville MS; PH, Kayleigh D. Lewis of Port St. Joe MS and Junior Team Hannah Hill and Katlyn Geist of Marianna MS and ZO, Kyle Russell of Carr MS.

Second Place Winners in the Junior Division are: BS, Matthew Miller of Wewahitchka Elementary; BI, James Curry or Port St. Joe MS; BO, Staci Pittman of Blountstown MS; CH, Kristi McHan of Graceville MS; ES, Michael McHan of Graceville MS; EN, Adam G. Harpool of Blountstown MS; EV, Stephanie Pettis of Marianna MS; MH, Phillip A. Draayom of Roulhac MS;

MB, Tina J. Schmarje of Carr MS; PH, Stacy Glover of Vernon MS; and ZO, Seth H. Taylor of Vernon MS.

Third Place Winners in the Junior Division are: BS, Summer Thomas of Roulhac MS; BI, Emily M. Raffield of Port St. Joe MS; BO, Lindsay H. Miller of Carr MS and Jessica M. Mock of Port St Joe MS; CH, Joy Capps of Carr MS and Stephanie Thompson of Vernon MS; ES, Drew Crutchfield of Graceville MS and Shawn Rich of Wewahitchka MS; EN, Samantha M. Denton of Port St. Joe MS; EV, Ashley Warren of Graceville MS; MH, Angelia C. Driesbach of Port St. Joe MS; PH, James D. Alford of Port St. Joe MS; and ZO, Justin L. Sewell of Roulhac MS.

Special Awards were presented on behalf of a number of scientific organizations and companies as follows: American Meteorological Society Certificates—Shawn Rich of Wewahitchka ES; American Society of Civil Engineers—Junior Division, Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka MS; Senior Division, Patrick V. Kerrigan of Wewahitchka HS; Association for Women Geoscientists—Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe ES; Conservation International—Jonathan S. Williams of Marianna HS; Eastman Kodak Photographic Award—Rosanna J. Ensley of Wewahitchka HS; Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association Award—Rachel M. Bixler of Port St. Joe HS; Intel Excellence in Environmental Health & Safety Award—Jonathan S. Williams of Marianna HS; Marianna BPOE Lodge #1516—Junior Division, Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka HS; Senior Division, Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS; McKee Engineering—Junior Division, Josh Lily of Blountstown MS; Senior Division, Rachel Bixler of Port St. Joe HS; North Florida Research & Education Center—Junior Division, Clayton M. George of Roulhac MS, Kyle Russell of Carr MS, Jared D. Prichard of Roulhac MS; Senior Division, Jamie Cain of Wewahitchka HS; National Association of Corrosion Engineers International—Junior Division, Troy Golden and Michael McHan of Graceville MS; Senior Division, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS; U.S. Metric Association—Jared Prichard of Roulhac Middle School; United States Public Health Service—Jennifer Kelly of Marianna MS; Water Environment Federation

Award—Jonathan S. Williams of Marianna HS; Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.—Jamie Cain of Wewahitchka HS; Discovery Young Scientist Challenge—Josh Lily of Blountstown MS, Jared Prichard of Roulhac MS, Kyle Russell of Carr MS; Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka MS; ASM International Foundation—Clint C. Capps of Blountstown MS; Florida American Society of Agricultural Engineers—Preston Wigsten of Port St. Joe HS; United States Air Force—Junior Division, Josh Lily of Blountstown MS, Jared Prichard of Roulhac MS, Kyle Russell of Carr MS, Senior Division, Thomas Curry of Port St. Joe HS, Rachel Bixler of Port St. Joe HS, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS; United States Navy/Marine Corps Distinguished Achievement Awards—Thomas Curry of Port St. Joe HS, Rachel Bixler of Port St. Joe HS, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS, Patrick Kerrigan of Wewahitchka HS; United States Army Awards for Scientific Excellence in Senior Division—Rachel M. Bixler of Port St. Joe HS, Jonathan S. Williams of Marianna HS, Melissa Nixon of Port St. Joe HS, Thomas Curry of Port St. Joe HS, Patrick Kerrigan of Wewahitchka HS, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS, Team Andrea Massey and Sarah Bollinger of Graceville HS, Joshua Watkins of Port St. Joe HS, Preston Wigsten of Port St. Joe HS, Angela Taylor of Graceville HS, Rosanna Ensley of Wewahitchka HS, Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS and Fritz Stoppelbein of Wewahitchka HS.

February 22, 2001

 

CHIPOLA'S BRUNER NAMED 2001 CENTENNIAL SCHOLAR

MARIANNA--Andrea Bruner, a sophomore at Chipola Junior College, has been selected as a 2001 Centennial Scholar from the state of Florida and will receive a $2,000 stipend from the Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation in commemoration of her exceptional academic and leadership achievements at Chipola Junior College.

Phi Theta Kappa, The International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, in conjunction with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), are pleased to announce the Centennial Scholars Program in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the two-year college system.

The Centennial Scholars are comprised of the highest-scoring student from each state in the All-USA Academic Team competition, a scholarship program recognizing scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in community, technical and junior colleges. The 50 Centennial Scholars and their colleges will receive special recognition at the AACC Convention April 4-7, in Chicago. Centennial Scholars will also be listed in USA Today on April 5. The AACC's Community College Times as well as Phi Theta Kappa's Journey Newsletter will also provide featured coverage of the Centennial Scholars.

Bruner, the daughter of Sally and John Bruner of Chipley, says she was "shocked and excited" to learn of the honor. "I would like to thank my parents and all of the great people at Chipola who have been extremely supportive, especially Jody Spooner, Lou Cleveland, Dr. O'Daniel, Betty Broome, Lisa Shores and Joan Miller," says Bruner.

Jody Spooner, CJC English instructor and Phi Theta Kappa sponsor, says, "To be selected as the highest ranking student in the state of Florida is a great reflection on Andrea's abilities, as well as the Chipola faculty."

A 1999 valedictorian of Chipley High School, Bruner is currently attending Chipola as a Florida Academic Scholar. In addition to the CJC Valedictorian Scholarship, she also received the Florida Top Scholar award, which is given to the top student in the district.

Bruner is president of CJC’s Phi Theta Kappa, and is active in Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and the CJC Honors Program. She plans to attend the University of Florida, and major in Microbiology. Her plans include medical school and a specialization in obstetrics.

Bruner is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chipley. She enjoys working with the Relay for Life program, and has served as a mentor in the WINGS (Winning Intellectually and Gaining Safety) at Marianna Middle School.

Phi Theta Kappa, founded in 1918, serves 1,200 two-year colleges around the world. The Society's operations are global in scope with chapters located in all 50 United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany and Japan. Nearly 1.5 million students have earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa since its founding, with more than 80,000 students inducted each year.

 

February 22, 2001

 

STATE JUCO TOURNEY BRINGS THOUSAND$ TO MARIANNA

MARIANNA--More than 2,000 visitors are expected to converge on Marianna, March 7-10, when Chipola Junior College hosts the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament.

The top men's and women's teams in the state will compete in games at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Championship games will be played at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Chipola Appreciation club president Allen Clark says, "This is one of the largest annual events in the area. Sixteen teams, with coaches, cheerleaders and hundreds of fans will visit Jackson County and contribute a significant amount of money to the local economy."

Ronnie Myers, tournament director, estimates that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses.

CJC 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 is corporate sponsor for the event. District manager Len Necaise recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Appreciation Club to help fund the event. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council also awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to help Chipola promote the tournament.

Chipola president, Dr. Dale O'Daniel says, "We are excited about hosting the tournament again this year. And we are very grateful to Waste Management and to the TDC for their support of the tournament."

Dozens of key supporters are working with the Appreciation Club to sell advance tickets. Tournament passes--$25 for adults and $15 for students--will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games. Single session tickets are $10 each.

For ticket information, call the Chipola Business Office at 718-2341, or visit the official tourney website at: www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

February 22, 2001

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE ON MONDAY

MARIANNA--Chipola hosts Tallahassee in the final games of the regular season on Monday, Feb. 26 in the Johnson Health Center.

The game is billed as Holmes and Washington Counties Appreciation Night. CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel invites the residents of both counties to attend Monday's games free of charge.

The Lady Indians scored a big 64-62 Homecoming win over Pensacola on Feb. 21. Kamika Collins hit a shot with five seconds remaining to give Chipola the lead. Collins poured in 15 points on the night to lead the Lady Indians. Tasha Mathis scored 14, and D'Leisha Cockerham added 10.

Head coach Jason Keene, says, "We've been in a bunch of close games this year. I think tonight's game shows that we're improving. If can we can win two more, we'll have a chance to go to state." CJC (6-7) travels to OW on Saturday, Feb. 24, and hosts TCC on Monday, Feb. 26. Gulf Coast has clinched first place. TCC and OW are tied for second at 8-4. Chipola is fourth at 6-7. The top three women's teams in the Panhandle Conference earn a berth in the State JUCO Tourney, March 7-10 at CJC.

The Indians fell to 20-8 and 4-6 in the Panhandle Conference with an 81-80 overtime loss to Pensacola on Feb. 21. Head coach Ryan Cross, says, "Our kids hung in there and really battled. They fought hard; we just didn't pull it out." As of Feb. 22, the Indians also have a mathematical chance at the state tourney. If Chipola beats OW on Feb. 24 and TCC on Feb. 26, and OW loses both of their remaining games, CJC would meet OW in a playoff for second. The Indians remain third in the state JUCO poll.

First place TCC will represent the Panhandle in the State Tourney, March 7-10 at CJC. OW is currently in second place.

Post-season hoops action will continue in the Johnson Health Center March 7-10, when Chipola hosts the Men's and Women's State JUCO Basketball Tournament. Games will be played at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. The Championship games will be played at 5 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

For the latest state tournament information, visit the CJC web site at chipola.edu

 

February 22, 2001

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL UPDATE

MARIANNA—The Chipola baseball team improved to 14-5 with a 5-1 win over Florida Community College at Jacksonville on Wednesday.

The Indians scored 5 runs on 11 hits and committed two errors. Philip Slusher was 2 for 4 at the plate. Ivan Nacarata was 2 for 3. Jonathan Swearingen and Blake Balkcom had 2 RBI’s each.

Sam Taulli (2-1) was the winning pitcher for Chipola. He went 8 innings, striking out 10, and allowing 3 hits, two walks, and 1 unearned run.

The Indians have a string of road games on Feb. 23, 24 and 27. Chipola plays seven straight at home March 7-12. Conference season begins March 16 at Tallahassee.

The Lady Indians swept a doubleheader at Jefferson Davis Community College on Feb. 19. Chipola won the first game, 7-0, and the second game, 5-0. Leading hitters were Erin Flater and Bianca Bennett. Both went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s apiece. Chipola had 9 hits in game one. Tanya Teague was the winning pitcher striking out 14 and giving up only 3 hits.

Leading hitters for the second game were Virginia Spencer and Andria Reed, both 2 for 3. Missy Abernathy had 2 RBI’s. Winning pitcher was Stephanie Grey who struck out 9 and gave up 2 hits. The Lady Indian’s are 13-1 as of Feb. 21. The Lady Indians host L.B. Wallace in a doubleheader Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m.

Chipola baseball and softball games feature good music, good food and free admission. For more information, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

February 22, 2001

 

CJC CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA SET FOR MARCH 3

MARIANNA-- The Chipola Junior College cheerleaders will host the annual Cheerleader Extravaganza on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

Area squads will compete in middle school, JV, and varsity divisions. Individuals will compete in the All-Star division. Former CJC cheerleader and FSU cheerleading captain, Ben Odom, will be a special guest along with his FSU stunting partner, Jennifer Hobba, who cheered with the Florida Elite All Stars from Jacksonville. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Tryouts for the 2001-02 Chipola Cheerleaders will be held April 16-19. High school seniors must submit high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a previous cheerleader sponsor. Cheerleaders must be full-time Chipola students in the Fall 2001 Semester with a 2.0 GPA. Scholarships are available.

For information, call 718-2322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu

 

 

February 22, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the month of March.

A 20-Hour Childcare Training class will meet on Friday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 2, 3, 9, and 10. Cost is $62

The following computer courses will be offered: Excel Introductory, March 5 and 6; Excel, March 12 and 13; Access I, March 26 and 27. All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

A CPR course will be offered March 6 and 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

An ACT Preparation course will be offered Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost of is $45.

A Fiber Optics Course will meet March 26-29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.

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

February 22, 2001

 

CJC TO PRESENT JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

 

MARIANNA-- "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," will play March 8-11 in the Chipola Junior College Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Jonathan Basford is cast in the title role of this Chipola student and community production. Joseph's brothers will be portrayed by Chris Kirkland, Rusty Miller, Christopher Bishop, Chris Manasco, Luke Shores, Mitch Simms, Daniel Tennille, Eric Rodriguez, Adam Moxley, Matthew Lero and Jaromy Henry.

Angie White will play the part of the narrator. Other major roles include David Culpepper as Jacob, Charles Sirmon as Potiphar, Michelle Williams as Potiphar’s wife. Girl players include Amber Williams, Kristen King, Tiffany Nichols, Brianna Glezer, Casi Parmer and Jamie Bassett.

Children’s chorus members are Amy Carroll, Mary Ann Osiecka, Ashton Williams, Janna Wise, Andrew Stradley, Katie Jeter, Kylee Shores, Mackenzie Willis, Joy Wallace, Sable McFatter, Russell Register and Murphy Sims.

Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator, will direct the show. Other behind the scenes people include: Chris Manasco, choreographer; Dawn Blount, stage manager; Courtney Kirkland, assistant to the director; Hope Rister, pianist; Dr. Ed Lyon, musical director; and Dr. Allen Molineux, orchestra director.

"Joseph" is a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale. The score features an eclectic, contemporary selection that is a tongue-in-cheek blend of calypso, '50s rock and country-western.

Tickets for the show are available in the CJC Business Office. $7 adults, $5 for students and CJC students and employees get one free ticket. For information, call 718-2341.

 

February 22, 2001

 

CJC LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS

 

MARIANNA--Some 70 students from 10 area high schools competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities and grammar contests at Chipola Junior College on February 16.

The occasion was the eleventh annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival hosted by Chipola’s Arts and Letters Division. 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 contest category. Winners from participating schools are listed below.

Writing: first—Sheryl Rosen of Marianna High; second—Kimberly Nichole Cory of Sneads High; third—Luke Crutchfield of Holmes County High; honorable mentions—Alexander Mrazek of Vernon High and Jennifer Harper of Grand Ridge High.

Speech: first—Jeremy Branch of Grand Ridge High; second—Kayla Eikland of Liberty County High; third—Fawn Brady of Vernon High; honorable mentions—Lyndsi Miller of Graceville High and Hank Harris of Holmes County High.

Oral Interpretation: first—Jill White of Vernon High; second—Justin Thames of Marianna High; third—Monica Jackson of Sneads High; honorable mentions—Heather Cain of Liberty County High and Amy Nesbitt of Holmes County High.

Literature: first—Ashley Smith of Vernon High; second—Amy Bates of Altha High; third—Derik Cockerham of Grand Ridge High; honorable mentions—Sheryl Rosen of Marianna High and Linda Byler of Altha High.

Humanities: first—Lindsey Smitherson of Sneads High; second—Amanda Horton of Graceville High; third—Theresa Dennis of Vernon High; honorable mentions—Courtney McKay of Sneads High and Jill White of Vernon High.

Grammar: first—John Garner of Holmes County High; second—Kari Carswell of Chipley High; third—Micah McMillan of Liberty County High; honorable mentions—Crystal Register of Graceville High and Katie Bradford of Marianna High.

 

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CJC LIT/LANG WINNERS--Winners of the Writing Contest at Chipola’s Throssell Literature/Language Festival are, from left: honorable mentions—Alexander Mrazek of Vernon High and Jennifer Harper of Grand Ridge High; third—Luke Crutchfield of Holmes County High; second—Kimberly Nichole Cory of Sneads High; and first—Sheryl Rosen of Marianna High.

 

CJC LIT/LANG WINNERS--Winners of the Speech Contest at Chipola’s Throssell Literature/Language Festival are, from left: honorable mentions—Lyndsi Miller of Graceville High and Hank Harris of Holmes County High; third—Fawn Brady of Vernon High; second—Kayla Eikland of Liberty County High; and first—Jeremy Branch of Grand Ridge High.

 

CJC LIT/LANG WINNERS--Winners of the Oral Interpretation Contest at Chipola’s Throssell Literature/Language Festival are, from left:: honorable mentions—Heather Cain of Liberty County High and Amy Nesbitt of Holmes County High; third—Monica Jackson of Sneads High; second—Justin Thames of Marianna High; and first—Jill White of Vernon High.

 

CJC LIT/LANG WINNERS--Winners of the Literature Contest at Chipola’s Throssell Literature/Language Festival are, from left: honorable mentions—Sheryl Rosen of Marianna High and Linda Byler of Altha High; third—Derik Cockerham of Grand Ridge High; second—Amy Bates of Altha High; and first—Ashley Smith of Vernon High;

 

CJC LIT/LANG WINNERS--Winners of the Humanities Contest at Chipola’s Throssell Literature/Language Festival are, from left: honorable mentions—Courtney McKay of Sneads High and Jill White of Vernon High; third—Theresa Dennis of Vernon High; second—Amanda Horton of Graceville High; and first—Lindsey Smitherson of Sneads High.

 

CJC LIT/LANG WINNERS--Winners of the Grammar Contest at Chipola’s Throssell Literature/Language Festival are, from left: honorable mentions—Crystal Register of Graceville High and Katie Bradford of Marianna High; third—Micah McMillan of Liberty County High; second—Kari Carswell of Chipley High; and first—John Garner of Holmes County High