Feb. 7, 2002

 

CHIPOLA SCIENCE FAIR IS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair is set for Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15.

                Aspiring middle school and high school scientists from the five counties in the Chipola district and Gulf County will compete in the two-day event, the theme of which is "Pioneers of the New Millenium."

                Setup begins Thursday at 8 a.m. Projects will be available for viewing by the public at an Open House 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 in Lakeland. Grand Prize winners in the senior division will go on to the International Fair in Louisville, KY.

                Science Fair director Allan Tidwell says, "We are very pleased to have these junior high and high school students on campus to showcase their science abilities and talents."

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

 

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OPTIMIST CLUB HELPS SCIENCE FAIR--The Marianna Optimist Club has made significant donations to the Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair set for Feb. 14 and 15 at CJC. Here, Science Fair Director Allan Tidwell (left) accepts a check from Optimist president Tommy Grainger (center) and Optimist Youth Foundation president Bill Kleinhans as CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel looks on.

 

ALTRUSA HELPS SCIENCE FAIR-- Altrusa International recently made a donation to the Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Here, Altrusa member Rose Cavin presents a check to Chipola president Dr. Dale O'Daniel and Science Fair Director Allan Tidwell.

 

Feb. 7, 2002

 

CJC EXPANDS LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

 

MARIANNA--Chipola provides a variety of academic experiences that reinforce and expand student learning beyond the classroom.

                “We’ve always had a strong reputation for academics and good classroom teachers,” CJC President Dr. Dale O’Daniel said.  “It’s amazing that a small school like ours can create such excellent learning experiences for our students.  We provide many leadership and social activities, but some of our most important opportunities exist solely to expand student learning.”

                O’Daniel says Chipola’s ability to do this results from the efforts of teachers and instructional deans who support learning both inside and outside their classrooms.

                During the past decade, 355 graduates of district high schools have participated in the CJC Honors program.  Participating students attend a weekly Honors Seminar.  They also register for Honors courses in which teachers guide their learning beyond the regular scope of course requirements and assist them with special research projects.  Presentations of exceptional student projects are often made to local civic clubs.  In return for their extra work, Honors students get preferred early registration, honors designation on transcripts and diplomas and most importantly, the opportunity to network with professionals and to gain a competitive edge for limited access programs and scholarships.  Acceptance into the Honors Program is competitive and requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 23.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges.  Students with outstanding academic achievement are invited to join Chipola’s chapter.  In addition to community service projects, members also follow an Honors Study Topic that is assigned to all chapters of PTK.  The Chipola chapter of PTK has received several honors including the Fellowship Hallmark Award, awarded to the top ten chapters internationally, the Journey Challenge Award for dramatically increasing membership, the Pinnacle Scholarship for outstanding chapter membership and the Florida Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award.  Chipola has also been recognized as having a Five-Star Chapter -- the highest recognition given for chapter achievements.  Several members also have won individual awards.  PTK also hosts an annual Leadership Conference for high school juniors.

Phi Beta Lambda, a national organization for college students with an interest in business, helps members develop career abilities and gain knowledge of business and economics by participating in competitions and leadership training.  Chipola is well represented at the annual PBL state conference and competition and state first-place winners from CJC have represented Florida in national competitions.  Members also gain an understanding of the business world from guest speakers in the fields of law, engineering, banking, insurance, accounting, home-based businesses, and others.  PBL also coordinates various service projects.

The CJC Brain Bowl Team provides opportunities for some of Chipola’s best students to display their knowledge and gain recognition for themselves and the college.  The team competes under the guidelines of the Florida Community Colleges Activities Association.  The team participates in at least two tournaments a year – the Two-Year College Bowl Tournament in Tallahassee and the Regional Brain Bowl Tournament.  Twice-weekly practices begin in September, and by tournament time, four team members and one alternate are chosen.  Chipola has advanced to the state tournament twice in recent six years.

The Social Science Film Series offers history and sociology students four films a semester, all based on historical events or the lives of significant historical figures.  Each film is followed by an analysis and discussion session.  During these sessions, students contrast film content to historical record and apply social theory.  Some 150 Chipola students participate in this series each semester.

Science Seminars expand the science and math curriculum by bringing guest speakers to campus to share their experiences as scientists.  The seminars are planned and coordinated by the CJC Science Club, consisting of about 25 mostly science majors.

Mu Alpha Theta is a national honorary mathematics organization that recognizes Chipola students with a 3.0 GPA in math courses and an overall 3.0 GPA in all college work.  Members have the opportunity to assist with the annual CJC Math Olympiad for area high school students.  Members are recognized at the annual awards reception in the spring.

 

Feb. 7, 2002

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NIGHT AT CJC BASKETBALL

 

MARIANNA--Washington County Appreciation Night is Saturday, Feb. 16 as Chipola takes on Okaloosa-Walton in a pair of conference games at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel invites all residents of Washington County to attend both games free of charge.

                Both Chipola teams travel to Gulf Coast on Feb. 9 and to TCC on Feb. 13.

                The Indians are 16-9 and 2-5 in conference play after a tough 69-65 loss to Pensacola on Wednesday, Feb. 6. John Andrews led Chipola with 23. Brandon Freeman scored 17.

                With only five games remaining in men's league play, OW (6-2) is in first place.  TCC is (4-2). PJC is (4-3). CJC is (2-5). Gulf Coast is (1-6).  The top two teams in the league earn a trip to the State Tournament set for March 6-9 at Chipola.

                The Lady Indians evened their record to 12-12 and 3-6 in the conference with a 65-59 loss to Pensacola on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Rebecca Montz and Lanita Carter led CJC in scoring with 14 points each. Kamika Collins scored 12.

                Chipola scored a big 77-53 win over North Florida on Feb. 2.

                With eight games remaining in the women's conference race, Gulf Coast (10-0) is in first. OW (7-2) is second. PJC (5-5) is in third. CJC and TCC are knotted at (3-6). NFL is (1-9).

                Chipola will celebrate Homecoming 2002 on Feb. 23 when they host arch rival Gulf Coast.

                For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.              

 

Feb. 7, 2002          

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

           

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team hosts Darton College, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m., at the Marianna High School field on Cavern's Road.

                The Indians have a spate of home games slated this week, including South Georgia, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.; Southern Union, Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.; and two games, Sunday, Feb. 17, Jeff Davis at Noon and Southern Union at 3 p.m.

                The Indians improved to 3-2 with a 10-9 over Wallace College, Tuesday, Feb. 5. Chipola trailed 9-0 in the second, but scored a pair of runs in the fourth to launch their comeback.  CJC pulled within one in the seventh, down 9-8.  Chad Farr hit a two-run homer that was the game winning RBI.  Farr was also the winning pitcher in the game. Farr pitched 4 innings with 1 hit and no runs. He came in relief of Adam Dunavant who came in to relieve Chad Coffee. Kellen Ludwig came in the seventh to complete the game.

                CJC opened the season with a big 9-3 win at Lake City, Jan. 27. Chipola won one of three games against St. Petersburg College on Feb. 1 and 2. The Indians lost game one on Saturday, 8-5. CJC had 5 runs on 7 hits and committed 4 costly errors. St. Pete had 8 runs on 4 hits with no errors

                The Indians bats came alive in game two on Feb. 2 to give CJC the 14-12 win. Leading 11-4, CJC gave up 8 runs in the 5th, to fall behind 12 -11. The Indians came back and scored 3 in the bottom of the 5th, and then held on for the 14-12 win. Chipola had 14 runs, 13 hits and no errors.  St. Pete had 12 runs, 11 hits and no errors.

                Starting pitcher Tony Mandel went 3 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits, 3 walks and struck out 4. Les Hanssen went the last 2 1/3 innings, striking out 4.

                Leading hitters were Blake Balkcom who was 4 for 4, with 4 runs scored, 3 homeruns and and 7 RBI's. Scott Wearne was 2 for 4. Ricardo Nanita was 2 for 3.  Joey Wilson was 2 for 4.  Randy Roth was 2 for 3.

                The Indians begin their defense of the Panhandle Conference title on March 15 when they host Tallahassee.

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

 

Feb. 7, 2002                                          

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                The following computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Excel II, Feb.18 and 19 and Access I, Feb. 25 and 26. Introduction to Computers will be offered Feb.16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost of each computer class is $45.

                An MS Windows 2000 Network & Operating System Essentials class will meet Feb. 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and on Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $829.

                Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers will be offered Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $99.

                AWork Zone Traffic Control Advanced Training class will meet from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 23.  Cost is $400.

                A Cake Decorating II class will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday Feb. 25 through March 25.  Cost is $28.        

                The FISH Philosophy workshop will meet 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.  Cost is $79.

                Chipola Junior College has teamed up with EducationToGo, enabling students to acquire valuable new skills from the comfort and convenience of home.  For more information, check out www.ed2go.com/chipola.

                Element K On-Line Courses are currently available. A list of courses can be obtained by visiting the Element K website at www.elementk.com. 

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

 

Feb. 7, 2002

 

CHIPOLA THEATER GETTING FOOTLOOSE

 

                MARIANNA--Tickets for the Chipola Junior College production of Footloose go on sale Feb. 20 in the CJC Business Office.

                Director Charles Sirmon is leading the cast in rehearsals for the musical, which opens a five-day run March 6. 

                The cast includes: Jonathan Basford as Ren McCormack, Michelle Williams as Ethel McCormack, Steve Basford as Rev. Shaw Moore, Angie White as Vi Moore, Charyl Tyus as Ariel Moore, Leslie Furr as Lulu Warnicker, Chris Kirkland as Wes Warnicker, Chris Manasco as Coach Roger Dunbar, Ashley Kozik as Eleanor Dunbar, Ben Ayres as Chuck Cranston, Charles Kimley as Lyle, John McDaniel as Travis, Arthur Obar as Cop, Ashley Kozik as Irene, Brian Mitchell as Willard Hewitt, Charles Sirmon as Principal Clark, Christopher Bishop as Jeter, Eric Asselin as Bickle, Lex McLelland as Garvin, Patrick Tipton as Cowboy Bob, Mavis Flowers as Wendy Jo, Erin Davis as Rusty and Amber Williams as Urleen.

                Chorus/Dancers include: Deanna Wickham, Casi Parmer, Lacy Purvis, Jill White, Sarah Hunt Oswald and Tammy West.  

                Chipola is one of the first colleges to produce the newly-released stage version of the movie.  The Oscar-nominated score includes hits from the movie sound track that reached number one and sold over 15 million copies.  Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

                Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and free to CJC students and employees.                 For CJC Theater information, call Charles Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

                                                                                

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FOOTLOOSE CAST-- The Chipola Theatre Department is in full rehearsal for the musical Footloose, which opens a five-day run March 6. The Footloose cowgirls are, from left: Jill White, Cassie Parmer, Sarah Hunt Oswald, Lacy Purvis and Deanna Wickham.

                                                                                               

Feb. 7, 2002

 

AREA JUNIORS ATTEND CJC PHI THETA KAPPA LEADERSHIP DAY

 

MARIANNA--More than 100 area high school juniors attended Chipola Junior College's second-annual Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Day, Jan. 30. 

The group of mostly honor students participated in leadership-building activities and a goal-setting workshop. PTK members led small student groups in discussions about the traits of good leaders. Students also discovered what kind of leadership abilities they possessed.

Lunch was catered by Jackson Hospital and was shared with various community leaders.

Guest speakers for the event were Wendell Taylor, Jackson County Admistrator, who spoke on leadership, and John Alter, retired public relations executive, who spoke on community.

Participating high schools also donated 100 cans of food to help PTK's End Poverty Campaign. Marianna High contributed 44 cans. MHS was awarded a tub of ketchup and each student received a Hardee's gift certificate.

                Students from the following high schools attended the conference:

                Altha High-Amber Adams, Tracy Adams, April Adkins, Charlie Adkins, Chris Balle, Troy Brady, Tandy Dolin, Keith Johnson, Terri Keith, Krystal Masters and Ashley Watford.

                Blounstown High-- Adrian Abner, Eric Clemons, Robin Eberly, Emily Guilford, Jenny Guilford, Megan Hall, Sharon Henderson, Lydia Johnson, Patrick Pratt and Beena Syed.

                Chipley High-- Maribeth Corbin, Chloe Dames, Brandon Sasser, Brian Toole, Brian Wilder, Chris Shaw and Derek Thompson.

                Cottondale High-- Sandrika Davis, Lauren Eade, Derrick Henderson, Lindsay Polston, Seth Rogers, Megan Scurlock, Doneisha Thompson and Robert Wood.

                Graceville High-- Demeetris Beachum, Frederick Beachum, Jessica Bollinger, Georgia Britt, Kara Campbell, Jonathan Cox, Angelia Douglas, Jordan Girton, Brent Martin, Kerchal Morris, Curtis Polston, Stewart Price, Roderico Thomas and Candis Williams.

                Grand Ridge High-- Sara Birge, Amanda Boyd, Tony Cockerham, Todd Davis, Chris Quattlebaum and Edrick Smith.

                Jackson Academy of Applied Technology-- Amanda Ayers, Pamela Barnes, Lamurci

Buute, Antonio Collings, Kiandra Everett, Kathleen Griffin, Joanna Hamm, Earl Johnson, David McLean, Kaleb Mercer, Coralis Rodriguez, Kacie Smith, Christopher Swindle and Felicia Trent.

                Marianna High-- Rob Bondurant, John Brewer, Jr., Amanda Hall, Scott Hopkins, Lauren Milton, Tara Padgett, Lauren Peacock, Aimee Pelt, Cianna Pender, Mallory Petty, Terra Pumphrey, Alan Riley, Lyndsey Riley, Jordan Sims and Brandon Taylor.

                Sneads High--Leigh Barnes, David Brown, Kassi Brown, Scarlett Cerhel, Justin Kirkland, Waylon Lewis, Ashley Melzer, Lance Mitchell, Lance Mitchell, David Palmisano, Tyler Poole, Paige Rentz, Jesse Roberts and Lisa Tyus.

 

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PHI THETA KAPPA DAY--More than 100 area high school juniors attended the annual Phi Theta Kappa Honors Day Jan. 31 at the college. Pictured from left, are: guest speaker Wendell Taylor, County Manager of Jackson County, CJC student Holli Crawford and guest speaker John Alter, a retired public relations executive, formerly of Boeing Corporation.

Feb. 7, 2002

 

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CHIPOLA HELPS CALHOUN LIBRARY--Rep. Bev Kilmer (center) recently presented a check for $57,917 to the Calhoun County Public Library on behalf of Chipola Junior College. Also pictured are CJC Board chairman Jeff Crawford (left) and Samantha Taylor, director of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, representing Calhoun County.

 

Feb. 7, 2002

 

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CHIPOLA TUTORING PROGRAM--Chipola Junior College, in conjunction with The Florida Partnership, recently held a kick-off rally at Stacy’s Eatery for tutors participating in the College Board Tutoring Initiative. Under this program, some 30 Chipola students are providing educational assistance to hundreds of area youth in a five-county region. Pictured from left, are: Social Science Dean, Dr. Rene Tharpe with tutors Zeb Brown, Heather Montford and Leanne Stewart. For information, call Kay Stripling at 718-2279.

 

Feb. 14, 2002

 

HOMECOMING WEEK AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA – Chipola Junior College will celebrate Homecoming 2002 Feb. 18–23.  “The Boat Stops Here,” this year’s Homecoming theme, describes what CJC fans hope their Indians will do to arch rival Gulf Coast in the big Homecoming games on Feb. 23.

                Student activities for the week include:

                Monday, Feb. 18: Pajama Day – Students are asked to wear their favorite pj's. A Building Decoration Contest between CJC clubs will be judged.  Monday is the deadline for students to register in the Student Activities office to be a contestant in the Homecoming Talent Show.

                Tuesday, Feb. 19: High School Spirit Day – Students are asked to wear high school colors.

                Wednesday, Feb. 20: Mardi Gras Day – Bring the spirit of the annual New Orleans celebration to Chipola by wearing beads and tacky garb.  A Talent Show will be held at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center.  All CJC students are invited to share their talents of four minutes or less.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

                Thursday, Feb. 21: Camouflage Day – Students are asked to wear camo gear.

                Friday, Feb. 22: Blue and Gold/War Paint Day – Students are asked to show their Indian spirit by wearing school colors.  A Student vs. Faculty Basketball game is set for 10 a.m. in the Johnson Health Center.  Students should sign up in the Student Activities office.

Saturday, Feb. 23: Homecoming Night begins with conference games pitting the Indians against the Commodores of Gulf Coast.  Tip-off for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m.  An Alumni Reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room.  CJC President Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife, Judith, invite all alumni and friends to attend the free reception, sponsored in part by the Chipola Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges.  The men’s game begins at 7:30 p.m.  CJC’s 2002 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime. A student Homecoming Dance will be held in the cafeteria immediately following the game.

                Chipola's 2002 Homecoming Court includes: freshman Homecoming attendants: Beth Harris of Graceville, Marcy Murdock of Malone and Charyl Tyus of Sneads; sophomore Homecoming candidates: Holli Lynn Daffin of Cottondale, Karen Gwaltney of Marianna and Leah Nicole Moneyham of Grand Ridge; freshman Mr. Chipola attendants: Mason Mayo of Blountstown, Brian Mitchell of Marianna and John Jacob Thompson of Marianna; sophomore Mr. Chipola candidates: Charlie Alexander of Sneads, Nicholas Barth of Blountstown and Bruce Smith of Two Egg. Chipola's 2002 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be selected from the sophomores.

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

 

Feb. 14, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                An MS Windows 2000 Network & Operating System Essentials class will meet Feb. 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and on Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $829. Supporting MS Windows 2000 Professional & Server will meet March 2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28 and April 2, 4 and 6.  Cost is $1,349.

                The following computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Access I, Feb. 25 and 26, Access II, March 4 and 5, PowerPoint I March 11 and 12. Cost of each computer class is $45.

AWork Zone Traffic Control Advanced Training class will meet from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 22 and 23.  Cost is $400. Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training will meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 8 and 9.  Cost is $200.

                A Cake Decorating II class will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday Feb. 25 through March 25.Cost is $28.        

                The FISH Philosophy workshop will meet 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.  Cost is $79.

                In the field of insurance:  A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Course will be offered March 2,3,9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration is $160. Life Insurance, Annuities and Disability Income will be offered March 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $32

                Introduction to Photography will meet Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., March 4 through April 1. Cost is $47.

                Online courses are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

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

 

Feb. 14, 2002                                                                                                        

 

EARLY SELLOUT EXPECTED FOR CHIPOLA’S FOOTLOOSE

 

                MARIANNA--Tickets for the Chipola Junior College production of Footloose go on sale Feb. 20 in the CJC Business Office.

                The musical’s five-day run begins March 6, and Chipola Theater Director Charles Sirmon encourages everyone to get their tickets early, as all 350 seats are expected to sell out for each performance.  Sirmon says this is the largest scale musical that he has produced during his three years at CJC.  Keeping with his tradition of playing a part in all musicals he directs, Sirmon will portray Principal Clark in Footloose. 

                Chipola is one of the first colleges to produce a stage version of the hit movie.  Footloose performances on Broadway began about four years ago and after two and a half years, the rights became available off-Broadway.            

                The Chipola cast includes: Jonathan Basford as Ren McCormack, Michelle Williams as Ethel McCormack, Steve Basford as Rev. Shaw Moore, Angie White as Vi Moore, Charyl Tyus as Ariel Moore, Leslie Furr as Lulu Warnicker, Chris Kirkland as Wes Warnicker, Chris Manasco as Coach Roger Dunbar, Ashley Kozik as Eleanor Dunbar, Ben Ayres as Chuck Cranston, Charles Kimley as Lyle, John McDaniel as Travis, Arthur Obar as Cop, Ashley Kozik as Irene, Brian Mitchell as Willard Hewitt, Charles Sirmon as Principal Clark, Christopher Bishop as Jeter, Eric Asselin as Bickle, Lex McLelland as Garvin, Patrick Tipton as Cowboy Bob, Mavis Flowers as Wendy Jo, Erin Davis as Rusty and Amber Williams as Urleen.

                Chorus/Dancers include: Deanna Wickham, Casi Parmer, Lacy Purvis, Jill White, Sarah Hunt Oswald and Tammy West.

                The extensive backstage crew includes Chris Manasco, choreographer; Mario Gonzalez, sound; Jennifer Burgess, lighting design; Trey McGowan, stage manager; Allison Hartzog, spotlight; and Christopher Bishop, student technical director.

                Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and free to CJC students and employees.

                For CJC Theater information, contact Charles Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

Feb. 14, 2002

 

SINGERS INVITED TO JOIN CJC CHORUS FOR HAYDN’S “CREATION”

 

                MARIANNA--The Chamber Chorus of Chipola Junior College invites community singers to perform in an upcoming presentation of Franz Joseph Haydn's “The Creation.”

                The concert will be presented Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Marianna.  Rehearsals have begun and are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. in Room 108 of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. An evening rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, March 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. in Room 120 of the McLendon Building. Two dress rehearsals are set for April 1 and 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

                Dr. Ed Lyon, the director, said, "The chorus is open to community members who might wish to participate. It is not necessary to attend all rehearsals, but chorus members are encouraged to attend as many as possible." Scores are available for purchase at $4 each.

                Prospective chorus members should call Dr. Lyon at 718-2221 to indicate their interest and to get a copy of the rehearsal schedule.              

 

Feb. 14, 2002        

 

CJC LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS

 

                MARIANNA—Some 120 students from 11 area high schools competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities and grammar contests at Chipola Junior College on Feb. 8.

                The occasion was the twelfth 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 category.

Contest winners from participating schools are listed below.

President’s Reading Award--Paige Rentz of Sneads High.

Writing: first—Heather Scurlock of Cottondale High; second—Rebekkah Sapp of Vernon High; third—Sheryl Rosen of Marianna High; honorable mentions—Jill White of Vernon High and Amy Bates of Altha High.

Speech: first—Jordan Sims of Marianna High; second—Whitney Sims of Marianna High; third—Savannah Bennett of Graceville High; honorable mentions—Jana Jones of  Blountstown High and Erum Faruqui of Blountstown High.

Oral Interpretation: first—Alex Mrazek of Vernon High; second—Megan Hall of Blountstown High; third—Erica Sapp of Holmes County High; honorable mentions—Chase King of Blountstown High and Ashley Green of Marianna High.

Literature: first—Paige Rentz of Sneads High; second—Shena Finch of Cottondale High; third—Brandon Taylor of Marianna High; honorable mentions—Kaye Jesson of Holmes County High and Colleen Peoples of Vernon High.

Humanities: first—Christie Evans of Ponce DeLeon High; second—Lindsey Smitherman of Sneads High; third—Ashley Melzer of Sneads High; honorable mentions—Rona Van Lierop of Marianna High and Cianna Pender of Marianna High.

Grammar: first—Katie Bradford of Marianna High; second—Jill White of Vernon High; third—DeJuan Stevens of Vernon High; honorable mentions—Kristi Sanders of Holmes County High and Rachel Brooks of Sneads High.                     

 

Feb. 14, 2002

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS TO FINISH REGULAR SEASON THIS WEEK

 

                MARIANNA--Both Chipola basketball teams wind up the regular season this week with Homecoming on Feb. 23.

                On Saturday, Feb. 16, Chipola takes on Okaloosa-Walton in a pair of conference games. Feb. 16 is dubbed Washington County Appreciation Night as CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel has invited all residents of Washington County to attend both games free of charge.

                The Lady Indians host North Florida Monday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 19. Chipola will celebrate Homecoming 2002 on Feb. 23 when they host arch-rival Gulf Coast.

                The Indians fell to 17-10 on the season with a 62-61 loss on the road in Tallahassee. Head coach Ryan Cross said, "It was a hard fought game.  We had several chances but missed too many free throws." CJC shot 16 of 30 free throws.

                The Indians scored a big 99-72 win at Gulf Coast, Saturday, Feb. 9. Brandon Freeman led Chipola with a conference-high, 30 points. Wayne Bransom had 20. John Andrews scored 18. Kareem Johnson had 14. Michael Wilds scored 11 in his first start of the season. 

                With a week remaining in men's league play, OW (7-2) is in first place.  TCC is (6-3). PJC is (5-3). CJC is (3-6). Gulf Coast is (1-8).

                The Lady Indians slipped to 12-14 and 3-8 in the conference with a 68-53 loss at TCC. Leading scorers for CJC were Rebecca Montz with 14 and Lanita Carter with 12.

                Gulf Coast (12-0) leads the women's conference race. OW (8-3) is second. PJC and (6-6) is in third. TCC is (5-6). CJC is 3-8. NFL is (1-11). The top two teams men's and women's teams in the league earn a trip to the State Tournament set for March 6-9 at Chipola.

                For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.                              

 

Feb. 14, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL TEAMS OFF TO GREAT STARTS

               

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team improved to 10-2 with a 12-4 win over Wallace College, Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Dothan.

                Chipola's Victor Alvarez was 3 for 6. Ivan Naccarata was 2 for 4.  Ricardo Ninita went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's.  Randy Roth was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI's.

                Pitcher Johnny Lynch evened his record to 1-1 on the year, going three innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 3. TJ Large went 2 innings. Kellen Ludwig went 2 1/3 innings, allowing no hits and striking out 2.  Eric Johnson threw the final inning.

                The Indians swept a doubleheader from South Georgia College on Tuesday, Feb. 12.  Chipola blanked SG 4-0 in game one. CJC's leading hitter was Russell Martin, who was 2 for 4 with a 2-run homerun. Ricardo Nanita was 2 for 3 with a solo homer.

                Starting pitcher Les Hassen (1-0) got his first start of the season.  He went 5 innings and allowed 5 hits, gave up no walks and no runs and struck out 9.  Adam Dunavant went the last 2 innings. He gave up 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 4.

                Chipola blasted South Georgia 9-0 in game two. Leading hitter was Chad Farr, who was 2 for 3. Blake Balkcom and Luke Johnson both smacked 2-run homeruns.

                Troy Fry (2-0) got his first start of the season.  He gave up 5 hits, no runs and no walks and struck out 9 in five innings. Chad Coffee came in the 7th for one inning to strike out 2 and give up

1 hit. Randy Rolph struck out two in the last inning.

                The Indians have a several upcoming home games beginning with Southern Union, Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 17, Chipola hosts Jeff Davis at Noon and Southern Union at 3 p.m. The Indians host Lake City, Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.

                Chipola plays 11 games on the road from Feb. 23 through March 3. The Indians begin their defense of the Panhandle Conference title on March 15 when they host Tallahassee at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians softball team improved to 4-2 after sweeping a doubleheader from

Alabama Southern on Feb. 11.

                CJC blanked AS 10-0 in game one.  Jessica Finch was the winning pitcher.  She struck out five and gave up one hit in four innings. Amanda Edwards got the save, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1 in 1 inning.

                Chipola won game two 8-0. Stevie Gray pitched a no hitter, striking out 2 in 5 innings of play. CJC chalked up 18 hits in two games. 

                The Lady Indians are on the road until March 4 when they host Wabash CC at 4 p.m.

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

 

Feb. 14, 2002

 

STATE JUCO TOURNEY BRINGS THOUSAND$ TO MARIANNA

 

                MARIANNA--More than 2,000 visitors are expected to converge on Marianna March 6-9, 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 Ronnie Myers said, "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."

                Dr. Gene Prough, 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 the 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 said, "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 web site at: www.chipola.cc.fl.us.                         

 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

Cutline:  CJC Photo

 

CJC AUTO TECH DONATION--Standard Motor Products, Inc., Technical Trainer, Jamie Streetman (left) and Matt Cox (center), lead technician for Chipola Ford in Marianna, present a check for $100 to Chipola Junior College Automotive instructor, John Gardner.  The money will be used to help Chipola's Automotive Technology program that recently received the national ASE certification.

                 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL DOING WELL

               

                MARIANNA—The Chipola men's baseball team improved to 14-2 with a 10-1 win over Lake City Community College on Feb. 19.

                Chipola had 10 runs, 16 hits and no errors.  Lake City had 1 run on 2 hits and committed 2 errors.

                Leading hitters for CJC were Ivan Naccarata, 3 for 4; Randy Roth, 2 for 4; Blake Balkcom, 3 for 4; Scott Wearne, 2 for 5; and Victor Alvarez, 2 for 3.

                Starting pitcher Johnny Lynch (2-1) picked up the win. He went 5 innings, allowed 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, walked 2 and struck out 5. Chad Farr, Chad Coffee and Kellen Ludwig also saw action on the mound.  The trio of relievers did not allow a hit and combined to strike out 5.

Head Coach Jeff Johnson said, "We were very impressed with our pitching staff.  They came in and threw strikes and only walked two batters."

                The Indians play 11 games on the road from Feb. 23 through March 3. The Indians begin their defense of the Panhandle Conference title on March 15 when they host Tallahassee at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians softball team improved to 8-2 after sweeping a double-header from Andrew College (GA).  Pitcher Stevie Gray (5-0) pitched a shutout to lead CJC to a 12-0 win in game one.  Grey had 9 strikeouts and gave up only 1 hit.

                Chipola crushed Andrew 27-2 in game two behind the pitching of Amanda Edwards.  Edwards threw 11 strike outs and allowed only 4 hits in her first win of the season. The Lady Indians travel to Meridian, MS to compete in the Rush Classic Tournament Feb. 22 and 23. .

                The Lady Indians are on the road until March 4 when they host Wabash CC at 4 p.m.

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

 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CJC BSU TO HOST BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College’s Black Student Union will host a Black History Program March 1 at 7 p.m. in Jackson Hall (Z116) on the CJC campus. 

                The program will include singing, poetry and a panel discussion of African American issues.  The public is invited to attend. 

                For further information, contact BSU sponsor Willie Spires at 526-2761, Ext. 3332, or see any BSU member.

 

Feb. 21, 2002        

 

CHIPOLA BOARD WELCOMES NEW MEMBER

 

                MARIANNA—Danny Ryals of Altha served his first official meeting as a member of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

Ryals was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to represent Calhoun County on the nine-member board. He replaces Manuel Gatlin whose term expired in 2001. Ryals' term runs through May 2005.

Ryal's said, "I'm looking forward to the position. I hope I can be of service to the college and to the people of Calhoun County."

Ryals is owner of Danny Ryals Real Estate and R and R Warehouses in Blountstown. He is a graduate of Altha High. He also attended Chipola Junior College. He is a member of the Chipola Area Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, The Blountstown Rotary, the Calhoun Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of directors of the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association.

Ryals is the son of Gene and Louise Ryals. He and his wife, Lynn, have a four-year old daughter, Audrey Lynn, and a three-year old son, Daniel.

Trustees approved a number of building-related items, including acceptance of bids for remodeling of the college Library. Associated Contractors was the low bidder at $235,309, which included the base bid with selected alternates.

Board members approved phase III documents for two remodeling projects: the college residence hall and the building that formerly housed English, nursing and cosmetology.

The board also approved change orders to the Physical Education Complex (baseball/softball). Substantial completion is expected in mid April. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for April 10.

The board also heard a progress report on the new Health Science building, which is on schedule with substantial completion expected in August of 2002.

Also approved by the board:

*The 2002-03 College Calendar with Spring Break set for March 24-28.

*A personnel agenda which included the resignations of Melissa Cauley, social science instructor; Roberta Filkins, custodian and Kay Stripling, social science instructor.

 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                In the field of insurance:  A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Course will be offered March 2, 3, 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration is $160. Life Insurance, Annuities and Disability Income will be offered March 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $32.

                The following computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Access II, March 4 and 5, PowerPoint I, March 11 and 12, PowerPoint II, March 25 and 26. Cost of each computer class is $45.

                An Introduction to Photography class will meet on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., March 4 – April 1.

                Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training will meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 8 and 9.  Cost is $200.                A WorkZone Traffic Control Advanced Training class will meet from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 22 and 23.  Cost is $400.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation Course) will be offered March 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                Who Moved My Cheese?, an amusing and enlightening program that focuses on change in the workplace, will be offered March 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                A First Aid class will be offered March 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Chipola Junior College has teamed up with EducationToGo, enabling you to acquire valuable new skills from the comfort and convenience of your home.  For more information, check it out on the web at  www.ed2go.com/chipola.

                Element K On-Line Courses are currently available. A list of courses can be obtained by visiting the Element K website at www.elementk.com.

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

                 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO ALL-FLORIDA ACADEMIC TEAM

 

TALLAHASSEE--Chipola Junior College students Stephanie Crisp of Graceville and Kegera Matthews-Lawrence of Grand Ridge are among 125 community college and private college students named to the 2002 All-Florida Academic Team.

The Florida Community College System (FCCS) recently published the elite list that recognizes students not only for honors and awards, but also for sharing of academic attainments, skills and cultural enrichment in their communities.

                Students were nominated by their colleges for the USA Today/Phi Theta Kappa-sponsored All-USA Academic Team.  By virtue of their standing in that national competition, the All-Florida Academic Team was chosen. Team members may receive university scholarships as well as scholarships from the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF).

                Stephanie Crisp is a Microbiology and Cell Science major with a 3.91 GPA. She plans to transfer to the University of Florida in to pursue a career in dentistry.   She was valedictorian of Graceville High in 2000. She is attending Chipola on a Valedictorian Scholarship and as a Florida Scholar.  She also is a recipient of the National Scholar/Athlete Award from the United States Army Reserve.  She has been named to the National Dean’s List and Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

                Crisp is a member of the CJC Honors program, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, an SGA senator, secretary of Student Ambassadors and Phi Theta Kappa public relations officer.  She serves as Dr. Steve Shimmel's science lab assistant. She also is a member of the Imagine Jackson county visioning committee.

                Crisp says, "I have prospered from the exceptional opportunities available to me through the friendly, enjoyable atmosphere for learning and excelling."

                Kegera Matthews-Lawrence is an English major at CJC with a 3.96 GPA. She works as a Health Information Specialist Supervisor in the Mentally Retarded Defendant Program.  She is planning a career as a professor of English and writer.  She plans to transfer to Smith College in Northampton, Mass. to pursue a degree in English and Literature Studies. She was salutatorian of Grand Ridge School in 1987.  She currently is a student affiliate in the American Association of University Women, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Officer, Florida Literacy Coalition tutor for Jackson County Public Library, CJC English tutor, Literacy Volunteer for Hope School and a Member of Altrusa.  She has worked as a HOSTS Program Mentor at Chattahoochee Elementary School, Gadsden County Meals on Wheels Program and coordinator of the Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign.  Kegera has been awarded the 2002 Florida All-State Team Member, 2001-2002 Reid and Tina Powell Scholarship (Chipola Foundation) and a member of the 2001 National Dean's List and 2002 Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team. 

                Kegera says, "My community college experience has provided much more than an academic degree. It has allowed me an avenue for developing and demonstrating leadership, making contacts in the community and being a voice in the college.  By taking advantage of the programs and organizations Chipola has to offer, I have found a way not only to help myself, but also to help many others."

                “We are proud of the outstanding students in our system.  They consistently excel academically and bring great honor not only to themselves, but to the community college system and Florida,” said J. David Armstrong, Jr., Interim Chancellor, Florida Community College System.

                An awards ceremony and luncheon honoring these students will be held March 7 at 11 a.m. at the Florida State University Turnbull Center for Professional Development.

The Florida Community College System, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company host the event.

 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CHIPOLA’S FOOTLOOSE SOLD OUT

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College's upcoming production of Footloose is sold out.

                The musical’s five-day run begins March 6, and Chipola Theater Director Charles Sirmon says, "We're thrilled at the response from the public. We only wish we had more seats so that everyone could see this wonderful show."

                Tickets went on sale to the public Wednesday at 8 a.m., and some 1,700 tickets sold out by 9 a.m. The CJC theater seats 350 per performance.

                Sirmon says this is the largest scale musical that he has produced during his three years at CJC.  Some 40 actors, technicians and volunteers are associated with the production. In keeping with his tradition of playing a part in all musicals he directs, Sirmon will portray Principal Clark in Footloose.            

                Chipola is one of the first colleges to produce a stage version of the hit movie.  Footloose performances on Broadway began about four years ago and after two and a half years, the rights became available off-Broadway.            

                For CJC Theater information, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS GULF COAST FOR HOMECOMING

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians host arch rival Gulf Coast for Homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 23.

                The women's game tips off at 5:30 p.m. A free reception for alumni and friends begins at 6 p.m. in the Appreciation Club Hospitality Room of the Johnson Health Center. Chipola's 2002 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned at halftime of the men's game, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

                The Indians fell to 17-12 on the season with an 84-78 loss at Pensacola on Wednesday. Leading scorers were John Andrews with 17, Wayne Bransom with 15 and Brandon Freeman with 13.

                Chipola has beat Gulf Coast in both meetings this season. The Indians have come out on top 91 times to lead the all-time series with Gulf Coast 91-54. 

                TCC hosts PJC on Saturday for the right to play in the state tournament. OW's men have already clinched first place in the conference.

                On the women's side, Gulf Coast will represent the Panhandle Conference as league champion at the state tournament at CJC. OW will represent the Panhandle in the women's runner- up spot. 

Chipola hosts the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament March 6-9 in the Johnson Health Center. 

 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CHIPOLA REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR AWARDS

 

      MARIANNA--The Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair concluded Feb.15 with an awards ceremony that distributed hundreds of certificates, prizes, trophies and cash to participants from Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties.

                Two Graceville HS participants—Georgia Britt and Jessica Crutchfield—were selected to advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Louisville, KY.

                Twelve student projects were selected to advance to the 47th Annual State Science Fair in Lakeland, FL.  Senior Division selections included: Georgia Britt of Graceville HS, Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS.  Junior Division selections included: Angelica Driesbach of Port St. Joe MS, Andrew Furr of Port St. Joe MS, Olivia Lamberson of Port St. Joe MS, Phillip Dorman of Wewahitchka MS, Michael Ingram of Marianna MS, Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem, Robert W. Floyd of Port St. Joe MS, Kayleigh Lewis of Port St. Joe MS, Kayla Siprell of Port St. Joe MS and James Curry of Port St. Joe MS.

Grand Prize Winners in the Senior Division are: CJC President's Award, Georgia Britt and Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS.

Overall Senior Division winners are: Show Stopper Award, Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka HS; Best Overall, Georgia Britt and Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS.

Grand Prize Winners in the Junior Division are:  Best Physical, Robert W. Floyd of Port St. Joe MS; and Best Biological, James Curry of Port St. Joe MS.

Overall Junior Division winners are: Show Stopper Award, Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem; First Runner-Up, Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem; Second Runner-Up, Andrew Furr of Port St. Joe Elem; and Third Runner-Up, Michael Ingram of Marianna 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: EV, Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS; PH, Mark Jumper of Graceville HS; and Senior Team winners Georgia Britt and Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS.

Second Place Winners in the Senior Division are: EN, Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka HS.

                First Place Winners in the Junior Division are: BS, Clayton George of Port St. Joe MS; BI, Angelica Driesbach and James Curry of Port St. Joe MS; BO, Andrew Furr of Port St. Joe MS; CH, Michael Ingram of Marianna MS; ES, Amelia Brockman of Port St. Joe MS; EN, Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem; EV, Robert W. Floyd of Port St. Joe MS; MH, Brittany Brock of Roulac MS; MB, Erica Sewell of Roulac MS; PH, Kayla Siprell of Port St. Joe MS; ZO, Leigh George of Roulac MS; and Junior Team winners Jordan Pippin and Kristen Holland of Marianna MS. 

Second Place Winners in the Junior Division are: BS, Destiny Atkins of Roulac MS; BO, Olivia Lamberson of Port St. Joe MS; CH, Phillip Dorman of Wewahitchka MS; ES, Josh Hayes of Roulac MS; EN, Angela Wiley of Roulac MS; EV, Meleah Lister of Wewahitchka Elem; PH, Kayleigh Lewis of Port St. Joe MS.

Third Place Winners in the Junior Division are: BS, Christina Polston of Graceville MS; BI, Lance Bush of Roulac MS; BO, John D. Byrd of Port St. Joe MS; CH, Matthew Dodson of Port St. Joe MS; PH, Justin Cutts of Roulac MS.

Special Awards were presented on behalf of a number of scientific organizations and companies as follows: American Meteorological Society Certificates—Junior Division, Lonnie Washington of Vernon MS; Association for Women Geoscientists—Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS; Conservation International—Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka HS; Eastman Kodak Photographic Award—Olivia Lamberson of Port St. Joe MS; Florida Association of Science Teachers-F.A.S.T.Olivia Lamberson and Angelica Driesbach of Port St. Joe MS; Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association Award—Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem; Intel Excellence in Environmental Health & Safety Award—Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS; Marianna BPOE Lodge #1516Robert W. Floyd of Port St. Joe MS; McKee Engineering—Junior Division, Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem; North Florida Research & Education Center—Junior Division, Andrew Furr of Port St. Joe MS; Senior Division, Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers International—Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem., Kaci Tiller of Vernon MS; U.S. Metric Association—Olivia Lamberson of Port St. Joe MS; United States Public Health Service—Erica Sewell of Roulac MS; Scientific AmericanGeorgia Britt and Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville HS, Robert W. Floyd and James Curry of Port St. Joe MS, Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem; Stockholm Junior Water PrizeRobert W. Floyd of Port St. Joe MS; Discovery Young Scientist Challenge—Robert W. Floyd, James Curry, Kenneth Manor and Andrew Furr, all of Port St. Joe MS, Michael Ingram of Marianna MS; ASM International Foundation—Kenneth Manor of Wewahitchka Elem; Florida American Society of Agricultural Engineers—Kody Bidwell of Wewahitchka HS; United States Air Force—James Curry and Robert W. Floyd of Port St. Joe MS, Jessica Crutchfield and Georgia Britt of Graceville HS; United States Navy/Marine Corps Distinguished Achievement Awards—Jessica Crutchfield and Georgia Britt of Graceville HS (graphing calculator winners), Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS, Mark Jumper of Graceville HS; United States Army Awards for Scientific Excellence in Senior Division— Jessica Crutchfield and Georgia Britt of Graceville HS, Jessica Ford of Port St. Joe HS, Mark Jumper of Graceville HS.

 

Feb. 21, 2002

 

CHIPOLA GEARING UP TO HOST STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

 

                MARIANNA–Sixteen of Florida’s hottest junior college basketball teams will fight it out on the hardwood in the Men’s and Women’s JUCO Basketball State Tournament, March 6-9 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

                “I am very excited about the upcoming state tournament,” CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel said.  “The tournament not only brings a sense of excitement to Marianna and the rest of Chipola’s district, but also brings in finances that boost our economic vitality.  I look forward to seeing everyone enjoying some great division one men’s and women’s JUCO basketball.”

                More than 2,000 people are expected to come to Marianna for the tournament, and it is estimated that these visitors will inject $250,000 into the local economy from food, lodging and recreational expenses.  Karan Davis, who coordinates lodging for the participants, reports that 176 hotel rooms have been reserved for team members and game officials.  This number does not include rooms that will be occupied by fans and coaches coming to scout players.

                Alice Pendergrass, tournament coordinator, estimates that 200 volunteers assist with the tournament.  There are 21 committees of volunteers ranging from concession stand workers to team hosts.  Team hosts serve as a friendly local face to welcome the visiting teams and to assist them during their stay.  Hosts provide spirit bags for players and attend their games. A Kickoff Dinner for players, coaches and tournament volunteers is set for Tuesday, March 5 in the CJC Arts Center. 

Chipola hosted the first state tournament in 1961 and 35 years later, the men’s tournament returned to CJC.  Chipola hosted the first-ever combined men’s and women’s tournament in 1997 and has continued to be the site of the annual competition ever since.

The Chipola Appreciation Club puts up more than $19,000 in a bid to the FCCAA to host the tournament here and is contracted to host the event through 2006. 

Waste Management, Inc. is the corporate sponsor for the event. District manager Len Necaise recently donated $10,000 to the CJC Appreciation Club to help fund the tourney.  Chipola also received a $10,000 grant from the Jackson County Tourist Development Council to help cover promotional expenses for the tournament.

                Men's first-round action is Wednesday, March 6. Women’s first-round games are Thursday, March 7. Game times are 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m.  Men's and women's semi-final games are Friday, March 8 with the men’s teams playing at 1 and 6 p.m. and the women playing at 3 and 8 p.m.  The men's championship is Saturday, March 9 at 5 p.m. followed by the women's title game at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are on sale now.  Tournament passes are $25 for adults and $15 for students.  Session (two games) tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students.  The college is also selling official tournament T-shirts, commemorative shirts and official tournament programs. 

To order tickets or souvenirs or for more information about the tournament, call Alice Pendergrass at (850) 718-2370, or visit the official tourney website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us.

 

Feb. 28, 2002  

 

CHIPOLA HOOPSTERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

 

                MARIANNA—Eight Chipola basketball players were recently tapped for All-Panhandle Conference honors.

                Three Indians were named to the All-Conference team. Brandon Freeman led the Panhandle Conference in scoring with 16.7 points per game. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game. Kareem Johnson was among the top rebounders in the state with a 10.6 per game average. He also averaged 12.2 points per game.      John Andrews of Havana averaged 13.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

                Michael Wilds was named to the All-Freshman team. He averaged 7.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

                The Indians finished the season with a 18-12 record.

                A total of four Lady Indians garnered All-Conference honors.  Kamika Collins was named to the All Conference team. She averaged 12.9 points and 1.2 assists per game.

                Three Lady Indians made the All Conference Honorable Mention list. Rebecca Montz averaged 15.7 points per game. She also averaged 1.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game.  

Lanita Carter  averaged 5.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Amber Bryant averaged 2.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

 

Feb. 28, 2002

 

CJC BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

               

                MARIANNA—The Chipola men's baseball team improved to 16-4 following a doubleheader sweep over Jeff Davis on Feb. 25.

                Pitcher Adam Dunavant led the Indians to an 8-7 win in game one. He gave up one hit and one run in three innings and logged three strikeouts.  Leading hitters for CJC were Ivan Naccarata, 2 for 4; Trent Herbert, 2 for 3; and Joey Wilson, 2 for 3.

                Tony Mandel threw 7 strikeouts to lead the tribe to a 7-4 win over Jeff Davis in game two. Kellen Ludwig earned the save with four strikeouts. Leading hitters were Ivan Naccarata, 2 for 3 with 1 homerun; Russell Martin, 2 for 4; and Scott Wearne, 1 for 1.

                The Indians play a string of home games beginning with a doubleheader against Andrew College, March 6 at 2 p.m. CJC also hosts Grand Rapids, March 7 at 3 p.m.; Muscatine (doubleheader), March 10 at 1 p.m. and Florissant Valley, March 12 at 3 p.m.

                The Indians begin their defense of the Panhandle Conference title on March 15 when they host Tallahassee at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians softball team improved to 12-4 with 4 wins over nationally-ranked teams in the Rush Classic in Meridian, MS, Feb. 22 and 23. 

                Three CJC players were named All-Tournament. Pitcher Stephanie Gray chalked up a 3-1 record in the tourney. Second baseman Virginia Spencer picked up defensive honors with a 1000 fielding percentage. First baseman Shannon Perry was named a top offensive player for hitting 5 doubles and 4 RBI's to give her a .294 average for the tourney.

                Chipola logged a 6-0 win over Central Alabama CC; a 2-1 win over 16th-ranked Motlow State; a 6-1 win over Blinn College and a 3-1 win over San Jacinto. The Lady Indians fell to 19th ranked Meridian, 7-2; and to Young Harris, 5-1.

                Pitcher Stephanie Gray is out to a strong 8-1 record with 40 strikeouts and a 0.75 ERA. Pitcher Jessica Finch is out with a sore shoulder, but should be back for conference play.

                The Lady Indians host eighth-ranked Wabash CC, March 4 in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. CJC hosts Enterprise State, March 5 at 4 p.m.; Iowa Lakes, March 6 at 4 p.m.; and San Jacinto, March 10 at 2 p.m.

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

 

Feb. 28, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A Life Insurance, Annuities and Disability Income course will be offered March 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $32.

                The following computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: PowerPoint I, March 11 and 12, PowerPoint II, March 25 and 26. Cost of each computer class is $45.

                Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training will meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 8 and 9.  Cost is $200.                AWork Zone Traffic Control Advanced Training class will meet from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 22 and 23.  Cost is $400.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation Course) will be offered March 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                "Who Moved My Cheese?," an amusing and enlightening program that focuses on change in the workplace will be offered March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                A series of Writing courses will be offered in the coming weeks. Screenwriting for the Movies will be offered April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $59.  Writing a Novel that Sells will be offered April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $79.  Short Story & Novel Feedback will meet April 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $59. Creating a Novel from Scratch will meet April 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $79.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

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

                 

Feb. 28, 2002

 

CHIPOLA CELEBRATES HOMECOMING 2002

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College celebrated Homecoming 2002 with a host of student events culminating with the Homecoming games on Feb. 23.

Leah Nicole Moneyham was crowned the 2002 CJC Homecoming Queen. She was sponsored by the Nursing department. She is the daughter of Junior and Genice Moneyham of Grand Ridge. She is active in Phi Theta Kappa. She plans to complete the CJC nursing program, earn a Bachelor’s Degree and transfer to the University of South Alabama to become a midwife.

Nicholas Barth was crowned Mr. Chipola 2002. He also was sponsored by the Nursing department. He is the son of Jeffery and Ruth Barth of Blountstown. He is active in Phi Theta Kappa and the Honors Program. He plans to transfer to the Florida State University School of Medicine to become a pediatrician. 

Three dignitaries--Myrtice Register Bradley, Nancy Goodman and Jacob Baxter-- returned to assist with the coronation of Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola.

Myrtice Register Bradley, Chipola's very first Homecoming Queen, assisted with the coronation. Bradley is a retired elementary school teacher. Her two children, Craig and Beverly also attended Chipola.

Nancy Goodman, CJC Homecoming Queen 2001, also assisted in the coronation. She is currently a Finance major at the University of Florida.

Jacob "Cobb" Baxter, Mr. Chipola 2001, also assisted. He plans to attend the University of West Florida in the fall to pursue a major in Public Relations.

Winners of the Homecoming talent show were: first place, Yolanda Moore and Salena Grace; second place, Baptist Campus Ministry Dancers: Karen Gwaltney, Charyl Tyus, Tirzah Edwards, Laura Ingram, Jerri Ingram, Lacy Purvis and Allison Hartzog; third place, Amber Williams and Charyl Tyus; and Honorable Mention, ­­­­­­­­Mavis Flowers.

Winners of the Building Decoration Contest were: first place, Cheerleaders; second place, Baptist Campus Ministries and third place, Phi Beta Lambda. 

The Faculty team won the annual Student/Faculty basketball game by a very suspicious two-point margin.

Feb. 28, 2002

INDIANS SWAMP GULF COAST AT HOMECOMING

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians finished the season with a big 100-77 Homecoming win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 23.

                John Andrews led Chipola with 23 points. Kareem Johnson had 15. Wayne Bransom scored

12. David Hilton and Brandon Freeman added 13 apiece. All nine CJC players made the scorebook.

                The Indians finished the season with an 18-12 overall record and a 4-8 conference mark.

                The Lady Indians did not fare as well against the unbeaten Lady Commodores, falling to GCCC 85-58. Chipola's women finished the season at 4-11 in the league and 13-17 overall. 

                Tallahassee's men beat PJC on Saturday to earn the Panhandle runner-up spot and advance to  the state tournament. OW's men are conference champs.

                On the women's side, Gulf Coast will represent the Panhandle Conference as league champion. OW will represent the league in the runner-up spot. 

Chipola hosts the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament March 6-9 in the Johnson Health Center. 

 

Feb. 28, 2002

 

O'DANIEL WINS JACKSON CHAMBER'S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

 

MARIANNA--Dr. Dale O'Daniel is the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Service Award presented by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

Bill McQuagge, executive director of the Jackson Chamber, said, "Dale is one of the most positive people you'll ever meet. He is always happy to share the college facilities with the community. He is a great friend to the chamber and to the people of Jackson County."

O'Daniel became president of Chipola Junior College in 1995, 28 years after he began his academic career as an economics professor at Chipola. From 1980 to 1986, he served as Chipola's director of business affairs and dean of administrative and business services.

He moved to Daytona Beach Community College in 1986 where he served as vice president for administration and business services until 1994. He also served as interim president of DBCC in 1990. O'Daniel returned to Chipola as president in 1995. During his tenure, the college has undergone a multi-million dollar technology upgrade which brought Chipola screaming into the information technology age. The technology plan has provided hundreds of personal computers and high-speed internet access for Chipola students and employees. Yahoo magazine named CJC one of the nation's most wired campuses in 1999.

President O'Daniel also has led Chipola in the construction of a new Public Service Building, Literature/Language Building, science labs and campus-wide renovations.  A new baseball complex and a new Health Science building are currently under construction. Major renovations of the library, residence hall and former English building also are in the works.

O'Daniel is president of the Florida Community College Activities Association and past president of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. He is a member of the Marianna Kiwanis and is president of the Fisherman's Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. He is a member of the steering committee for Imagine Jackson, the county visioning project.

An instrument-rated pilot, O'Daniel also enjoys building and flying radio-controlled miniature airplanes. Dale and his wife, Judith, have a son, Shannon, and two grandsons.

 

Feb. 28, 2002

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT CJC

                 MARIANNA – The best teams in Florida will compete in the Men’s and Women’s State JUCO Basketball Tournament March 6–9 at Chipola Junior College’s Johnson Health Center.

                The tournament gets underway Wednesday, March 6 with the men’s teams hitting the court.  Game One begins at 1 p.m. with Suncoast Champion St. Petersburg playing Southern Runner-Up Palm Beach.  Game Two begins at 3 p.m. with Southern Champion Indian River playing Suncoast Runner-Up Hillsborough.  Game Three begins at 6 p.m. with Mid Florida Champion Daytona Beach playing Panhandle Runner-Up Tallahassee.  Game Four begins at 8 p.m. with Panhandle Champion Okaloosa-Walton playing Mid Florida Runner-Up Central Florida. 

                Women’s action begins Thursday, March 7 at 1 p.m. as Southern Champion Brevard and Mid Florida Third Place Florida Community College at Jacksonville compete in Game One.  Game Two begins at 3 p.m. with Mid Florida Champion Seminole Community College playing Southern Third Place Miami Dade.  Game Three begins at 6 p.m. with Panhandle Runner-Up Okaloosa-Walton playing Mid Florida Runner-Up Daytona Beach.  Game Four begins at 8 p.m. with undefeated Panhandle Champion Gulf Coast playing Southern Runner-Up Broward.         

                Men’s and women’s semi-finals will take place on Friday, March 8 with the men playing at 1 and 6 p.m. and the women playing at 3 and 8 p.m.

The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 9 with the men playing

at 5 p.m. and the women playing at 7:30 p.m.

                Both the Men’s and Women’s JUCO Basketball State Champions will advance to the NJCAA

National Tournament March 20-23.  The men's tournament will be held in Hutchinson, KS.  The women's in Salina, KS.

                Tournament Consultant Milton Johnson, the “winningest” basketball coach in Florida community college history and former coach of the Chipola Indians, said, “I look forward to the state tournament coming to Chipola once again.  The tournament brings not only prestige, honor and recognition to the college, but also financial support to Chipola and to our community.”

                Advance tickets are on sale now.  Tournament passes are $25 for adults and $15 for students.  Session (two games) tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students.  Tournament souvenirs are also available.  For information, call Tournament Coordinator Alice Pendergrass at (850) 718-2370, or visit the official website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

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Schedule of Games:

Wednesday, March 6

Session I                            Game #1                St. Petersburg Men vs. Palm Beach                         1:00 p.m.

		 Game #2                Indian River Men vs. Hillsborough                            3:00 p.m.

Session II                          Game #3                    Daytona Beach Men vs. Tallahassee                       6:00 p.m.

                                            Game #4                    Okaloosa-Walton Men vs. Central Florida              8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 7

Session I          Game #1      Brevard Women vs. FloridaCC @ Jax             	               1:00 p.m.

                   		 Game #2      Seminole Women vs. Miami Dade                                         3:00 p.m.

Session II                         Game #3       Okaloosa Women vs. Daytona Beach                                  6:00 p.m.

                                           Game #4       Gulf Coast Women vs. Broward                                            8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 8

Session I                          Game #5        Men’s Winner Game #3 vs. Winner of Game # 1              1:00 p.m.

                   		 Game #5        Women’s Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game # 3            3:00 p.m.

Session II                       Game #6          Men’s Winner of Game #2 vs. Winner of Game # 4         6:00 p.m.

                   	                    Game #6          Women’s Winner of Game #4 vs. Winner Game # 2        8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 9

Session I    		Game #7                Men's Championship                                                     5:00 p.m.

                   		Game #7                Women's Championship                                               7:30 p.m.

 

Feb. 28, 2002

Cutline:

CJC Photo

 

STATE TOURNEY--Chipola Junior College will host the State Junior College Basketball Tournament March 6-9 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Local families have volunteered to serve as team hosts for the visiting teams. Team hosts are, from left: (front) JoAnn Everett, Merle Houston, Jayne Roberts, Eddie Hilton, Mary McClendon (back) Milton Johnson, John Ellerbee, Marvin Lassiter, Rev. Perry Riley, Jim Brown, Waymon Mooneyham, Jay Mitchell, Patrick Bryan and Leroy Boone. Not pictured are: Eulice Bryant, Tracey Garvin, Brenda Taylor and Mary Lu Andreu.