January 6, 2005

 

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Workforce Development currently has openings in a number of programs.

            Most programs feature open enrollment, which allows students to enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available, and remedial assistance is provided for most programs. Several programs have reached capacity for the semester, but have established waiting lists.  

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

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

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

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

 

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January 6, 2005 

 

‘ANYTHING GOES’ AUDITIONS ARE MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater will hold open auditions for the hit musical "Anything Goes," Jan. 10 and 11 at 6 p.m. in the Chipola theatre.

            Scripts may be checked out in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. 

            The play will run March 9-13.

For information, about Chipola Theater, call Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

 

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January 6, 2005

 

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR JAZZMATAZZ SET FOR JANUARY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will present Jazzmatazz 2005, Jan. 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Chipola Theatre.

            A special daytime performance for Chipola students and employees is set for Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 10 to 10:50 a.m.

            The Show Choir will be highlighting Broadway’s 21st Century with selections from the top-ticketed shows still on Broadway: Aida, Rent, The Producers, Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie,  Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Cabaret, Wicked and Lion King. Audiences of all ages should enjoy every minute of music, dialog, costumes and spectacular choreography. 

            On Saturday Jan. 15, the Fine and Performing Arts Department is sponsoring a reunion of past Show Choir members, celebrating 20 years of Show Choirs at Chipola. Over 300 young men and women have participated under the leadership of Joan Stadsklev, co-founder, past directors Cliff Herron, Bob Daniel, Judy Laubaugh, and current director, Dr. Ed Lyon. According to Stadsklev, many former Show Choir members will be attending a reunion luncheon and will perform on Saturday evening during Jazzmatazz. Former members who have not yet contacted Stadsklev, should do so as soon as possible. Please leave a voice mail message or e-mail at stadsklevj@chipola.edu.

            The Show Choir is directed by Dr. Ed Lyon. Assistant director is Angie White. Choreographer is Rebecca Parmer.

            General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for students. Chipola students and employees can receive one free ticket from the Fine and Performing Arts office.

            Tickets are available from any of the Show Choir members and in the Office of the Fine and Performing Arts, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

            For information, call Dr.Ed Lyon, at 850-718-2221 or Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2277.

 

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 January 6, 2005

          CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS “A TRUMPETER’S DREAM”

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series will present "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

            Trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm enthrall audiences from the beginning breath to the very last breathtaking note. Avis and Romm met as students at Julliard. They have performed in thousands of concerts for well over 100 million people. Ron is a former and founding member of the world famous Canadian Brass. Avis’ expertise extends to Chamber Music, Opera, Orchestra and Musical Theater. The Sun review says, “They brought the house down with brilliance. They built it up again with refinement and sensitivity.”

            The Romms will be presenting for selected high school students at the college the morning of January 19 and will also be the featured presenters at the monthly meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association, Jan. 18 at noon, at Jim’s Buffet & Grill. This meeting is Dutch-treat and open to the public.

            The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales. The final event of the 2005 season is The Cashore Marionettes set for Feb. 7.        

            Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—are now sale in the college Business Office.

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                               

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January 6, 2005

 

CHIPOLA, UNITED WAY and JCDC TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION

 

            MARIANNA—Last year, 10,000 Jackson County residents claimed $7.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits from the IRS. 

            This year, the total amount could be even higher.  However, taxpayers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit must file a tax return with the IRS in order to receive a refund.  

            In order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, volunteers from Chipola College, United Way and the Jackson County Development Council will offer free tax preparation, including free electronic filing, beginning Jan. 21.  The free service will be available each Friday and Saturdays (Jan. 22, Feb. 5, March 5, March 19 and April 2) from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A kick off event is planned for 10 a.m., Jan. 21, at Chipola College.    

            The Earned Income Tax Credit is a credit for certain low-moderate income workers. The credit may produce a refund, even if the taxpayer owes no tax.  Income limitations and other rules apply. For additional information, visit irs.gov or call 1-800-829-3676 to order Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.  

            For free tax assistance at Chipola College call (850) 526-2761 x 3268.

           

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January 6, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 6 through April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.    An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Jan. 15 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Feb. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training  (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

            A Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 1 through April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 6, 2005

 

CHIPOLA WINS THREE IN ARIZONA ROAD TRIP

 

            MESA, AZ— The Chipola Indians improved to 17-1 with a 98-66 win over Chandler Gilbert on Jan. 5.

            Pawel Malesa led Chipola with 20 points on five three-pointers. Victor Gomez scored 16 points including four three-pointers. Jimmy Sloss added 12 points and 7 rebounds.

            Chipola coach Greg Heiar chose to rest his top players Anderson Ferreira and Mario Boggan and give his entire squad some well-deserved playing time. “I challenged our bench before the game and they really stepped up, outscoring Chandler’s bench 24-4,” Heiar said. Chipola led 48-24 at the half.

            The Indians won the Championship game of the Mesa Classic in Mesa, AZ, with a 94-83 win over Mesa Community College on Jan. 4.

            The Indians were led by Mario Boggan who scored 27 points. He also logged 7 assists, 3 blocks and a pair of steals. Stefhon Hannah scored 14 points and pulled in 5 rebounds.  Michael Taylor had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Anderson Ferreira scored 13 with 10 rebounds. Brent Crews had 10 points and 2 rebounds.

            Chipola shot 60 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free throw line.

Mesa was 23 of 24 from the free throw line. Chipola led 50-33 at half.

            The Indians opened the Mesa tourney with an 85-60 win over renowned Vincennes University on Jan. 3. Ferreira scored 20 points and pulled in 12 rebounds. Boggan had 16 points and 7 rebounds. Ryne Hamblet had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Hannah added 10 points.

            The Chipola Indians begin defense of their Panhandle Conference title at Gulf Coast on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ-100.9 FM.

            The Indians’ first home conference game is Tuesday, Jan. 18 when they host Pensacola at 7:30 p.m.

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

 

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January 6, 2005

 

LADY INDIANS OPEN CONFERENCE SEASON JAN. 12

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians are 13-2 heading into the conference season. Chipola opens the conference season at North Florida on Jan. 12, before traveling to Gulf Coast for a Jan. 15 game.  The women open their home conference season against Pensacola on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

            The Lady Indians started the New Year with a whopping 70-37 win over Kaskaskia College in the Gulf Coast Classic. Chinata Nesbit led with 15 points.

            Chipola suffered a 54-52 loss to Central Florida, Dec. 31 at the Gulf Coast Classic. Tamika Jackson led with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Elaine McCants scored 13. Chinata Nesbit added 10.

            Chipola picked up three wins as host of the Chipola Winter Showcase, Dec. 16-18. The Lady Indians defeated Wallace State College 57-48 on Dec. 18. Cherish Tom led Chipola with 15. Nacole Stocks scored 12. Tayani Clark and Tamika Jackson scored 10 a piece.

            Chipola defeated Three Rivers College 65-55 on Dec. 17. Nesbit led with 17. Ashley Perry scored 12.  Stocks added 10.

            The Lady Indians defeated St. Catherine’s College 78-62 on Dec. 16. Chinata Nesbit led with 21. Nacole Stocks had 14. Elaine McCants added 8.

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

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January 13, 2005

 

 ENROLLMENT UP AT CHIPOLA FOR SPRING SEMESTER

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College continued a positive enrollment trend this term with a total of 1,874 students enrolled for Spring 2005 semester.

            Total enrollment was up 2.5 percent over Spring 2004 from 1,825 to 1,874 students. First-time freshmen enrollment was up 25 percent over last spring with 572 new students this term.

            The number of transfer students was up by nearly 50 percent with 146 transfers registering this term compared to only 74 last Spring. 

            Dean of Enrollment Dr. Jayne Roberts said the increase in enrollment is indicative of the greater emphasis students are placing on a quality education and of the college's ability to offer those students a challenging, innovative education.  "It appears that students are looking for the total package—outstanding programs, services to support students as they pursue their degrees, student organizations that offer leadership opportunities, and most of all, competent faculty and staff who are student-oriented and who understand that learning and student development take place both inside and outside of the classroom setting," said Roberts.

             College officials cite the impact of adding four-year degrees to the curriculum as contributing to the positive enrollment trend. The 57-year old institution now awards B.S. degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. The first class of Bachelor’s degree students will graduate this summer.

Other factors which have contributed to Chipola’s growth in recent years include: increased retention efforts, the presence of university programs on campus and the offer of in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents.

Students may continue to register for many of Chipola's Workforce Development programs and Continuing Education courses throughout the semester.

For more information, call the Chipola Admissions and Records Office at 850-718-2211.

 

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January 13, 2005

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS LEADING LOCAL TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORT

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College student leaders are spear-heading a five-county effort to raise money for the Tsunami Relief effort in Southeast Asia.

            Chipola students are meeting with principals and student leaders in each of the five-county area schools to discuss fund-raising opportunities on their campuses.

            Students in the Chipola Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda and SGA are leading the effort which will include fundraising on the Chipola campus and at home basketball games on Jan. 18 and 25.

            All funds collected will flow through the United Way of Northwest Florida. United Way International will send the money to the Church World Service Emergency Response Program which is providing immediate relief and to the United Way South Asia Response Fund which address long-term problems in the region.

            For information about the Chipola campaign, contact Bryan Craven at 718-2264

 

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January 13, 2005

CAST NAMED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘ANYTHING GOES’

 

            MARIANNA—Director Charles Sirmons has selected the cast for the Chipola College Spring Muscial "Anything Goes," which opens five-day run, March 9-13.

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

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

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

            For information about Chipola Theater, phone 718-2227.

                                   

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January 13, 2005

 

CHIPOLA, UNITED WAY and JCDC TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION

 

            MARIANNA—Last year, 10,000 Jackson County residents claimed $7.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits from the IRS. 

            This year, the total amount could be even higher.  However, taxpayers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit must file a tax return with the IRS in order to receive a refund.  

            In order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, volunteers from Chipola College, United Way and the Jackson County Development Council will offer free tax preparation, including free electronic filing, beginning Jan. 21.  The free service will be available each Friday and Saturdays (Jan. 22, Feb. 5, March 5, March 19 and April 2) from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A kick off event is planned for 10 a.m., Jan. 21, at Chipola College.    

            The Earned Income Tax Credit is a credit for certain low-moderate income workers. The credit may produce a refund, even if the taxpayer owes no tax.  Income limitations and other rules apply. For additional information, visit irs.gov or call 1-800-829-3676 to order Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.  

            For free tax assistance at Chipola College call (850) 526-2761 x 3268.

           

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January 13, 2005

 

BCM TO HOST REUNION DURING CHIPOLA HOMECOMING

 

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

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

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

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

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January 13, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Jan. 15 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Feb. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training  (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

            A Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 1 through April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 13, 2005

 

MILTON IS CHIPOLA FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MONTH

 

            MARIANNA—Vikki Milton of Marianna is the recipient of the Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola College

            Milton has worked at Chipola since 1993 where she serves as Computer Networking and Computer Applications instructor in the Business and Technology Division.

            The colleague who nominated Milton for the award said, “Vikki is very thoughtful of coworkers and helps solve problems cheerfully and promptly. She is very enthusiastic about Chipola and education which has a positive impact on others.”

            Milton is active in the Chipola chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. She also serves on the college Governance Council, Chipola Council of Educators and the Homecoming Committee. 

            Milton is a Chipola alumnus who earned a degree in Business Administration majoring in Computer Science from the University Florida and an MBA from Troy State University. She holds various technical industry certifications including Microsoft’s MCP, MCSE, MCSA, and MCT. 

            Milton and her husband John have two children, Deck and Natalee.

            The faculty/administrator 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.  

 

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January 13, 2005 

          CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS “A TRUMPETER’S DREAM”

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series will present "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

            Trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm enthrall audiences from the beginning breath to the very last breathtaking note. Avis and Romm met as students at Julliard. They have performed in thousands of concerts for well over 100 million people. Ron is a former and founding member of the world famous Canadian Brass. Avis’ expertise extends to Chamber Music, Opera, Orchestra and Musical Theater. The Sun review says, “They brought the house down with brilliance. They built it up again with refinement and sensitivity.”

            The Romms will be presenting for selected high school students at the college the morning of January 19 and will also be the featured presenters at the monthly meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association, Jan. 18 at noon, at Jim’s Buffet & Grill. This meeting is Dutch-treat and open to the public.

            The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales. The final event of the 2005 season is The Cashore Marionettes set for Feb. 7.        

            Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—are now sale in the college Business Office.

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                               

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January 13, 2005

 

WIN A NEW PONTIAC AT CHIPOLA’S NEXT GAME

 

            MARIANNA— Chipola basketball fans will have the chance to win a new Pontiac G-6 valued at $24,000 during halftime of the Indians’ games on Jan. 18 and 25.

            Hopkins Pontiac in Marianna is sponsoring the contests. Fans may register at Hopkins on Hwy. 90 East in Marianna, at the Chipola Bookstore and during Chipola’s women’s games on Jan. 18 and 25. The winning registrant must make two of three half court shots to win the car. All who enter will have the chance to win a trip for two to the 2005 Final Four in St. Louis.

            Participants must be at least 18 and must not have played high school or college basketball in the last four years or ever have played professional basketball or ever have coached at or above the high school level. Hopkins employees, Chipola employees and their families are not eligible. Other exclusions also apply.

                                               

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January 13, 2005

 

CHIPOLA OPENS CONFERENCE SEASON THIS WEEK

 

            MARIANNA— Chipola College opens the home conference season with a pair of games against Pensacola, Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The Lady Indians tip-off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m. 

            Chipola fans will have the chance to win a new Pontiac G-6 valued at $24,000 during halftime of the Indians’ games on Jan. 18 and 25.  Hopkins Pontiac in Marianna is sponsoring the contests. Fans may register at Hopkins, at the Chipola Bookstore and during Chipola’s women’s games on Jan. 18 and 25.

            Prior to the home openers, the Lady Indians travel to North Florida on Jan. 12. Both teams play at Gulf Coast on Saturday, Jan. 15.

            The Indians are 17-1 following three straight wins in their road trip to Mesa, AZ. Chipola scored a 98-66 win over Chandler Gilbert on Jan. 5. Pawel Malesa led Chipola with 20 points on five three-pointers. Victor Gomez scored 16 points including four three-pointers. Jimmy Sloss added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Chipola led 48-24 at the half.

            The Indians won the Championship game of the Mesa Classic in Mesa, AZ, with a 94-83 win over Mesa Community College on Jan. 4.

            The Indians were led by Mario Boggan who scored 27 points. He also logged 7 assists, 3 blocks and a pair of steals. Stefhon Hannah scored 14 points and pulled in 5 rebounds.  Michael Taylor had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Anderson Ferreira scored 13 with 10 rebounds. Brent Crews had 10 points and 2 rebounds.

            Chipola shot 60 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free throw line.

Mesa was 23 of 24 from the free throw line. Chipola led 50-33 at half.

            The Indians opened the Mesa tourney with an 85-60 win over renowned Vincennes University on Jan. 3. Ferreira scored 20 points and pulled in 12 rebounds. Boggan had 16 points and 7 rebounds. Ryne Hamblet had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Hannah added 10 points.

            Chipola’s men’s games will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ-100.9 FM.

            The Lady Indians are 14-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference following an 86-64 win over North Florida on Jan. 12. Chinata Nesbit led Chipola with 25 points. Nacole Stocks scored 16.

            The team started the New Year with a whopping 70-37 win over Kaskaskia College in the Gulf Coast Classic. Chinata Nesbit led with 15 points.

            Chipola suffered a 54-52 loss to Central Florida, Dec. 31 at the Gulf Coast Classic. Tamika Jackson led with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Elaine McCants scored 13. Chinata Nesbit added 10.

            Chipola picked up three wins as host of the Chipola Winter Showcase, Dec. 16-18. The Lady Indians defeated Wallace State College 57-48 on Dec. 18. Cherish Tom led Chipola with 15. Nacole Stocks scored 12. Tayani Clark and Tamika Jackson scored 10 apiece.

            Chipola defeated Three Rivers College 65-55 on Dec. 17. Nesbit led with 17. Ashley Perry scored 12.  Stocks added 10.

            The Lady Indians defeated St. Catherine’s College 78-62 on Dec. 16. Chinata Nesbit led with 21. Nacole Stocks had 14. Elaine McCants added 8.

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

 

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January 20, 2005 

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 197 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2004.

            To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

            Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

Altha— Keith Johnson.

Blountstown— Rebecca Carder,  Sharon Henderson.

Bonifay— Anna Callahan,  Timra Clemmons, Kimberly Garske, Tyler Goodman, Jerrid Pippin.

Bristol— Laura Wahlquist.

Chattahoochee— Ashley Melzer.

Chipley— Patsy Lee, Alaina Pitts, Cassandra Prichard, Toni Sasser, William Sasser, Brian Wilder.

Cottondale— Joshua Barber, Clayton Dilmore, Lindsay Polston.

                Graceville — Laura Nolin

Grand Ridge— Waylon Lewis, Daniel May, Aaron Moneyham, Jonathan Stone, Amber Wilson.

Greenwood— Katie Basford.

Malone — Joc Calloway, Kristen Wright   

                Marianna—Tonya Blocker, Tanya Douglas, Lauren Eade, Codie Long, Tara Padgett, Lana  Pierce, Terra Pumphrey, Charles Riley, Richard Sims, Kate Sloan, Kacie Smith, Trevor Tyre, Amanda  Whitfield.

                Sneads— Katharyn Jones, Amanda Rentz. 

                Westville— Kaye Jesson

 

 

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Alford— Wendy Wheeler

                Altha— Larea Boone, Eric Clemons, Terri Keith,  John Marlow, Amber Nichols, Rona Van Lierop, Justin Wooten.

Blountstown—Jessica Anderson, Rebecca Bailey, Whitney Cherry, James Duvall, James Gates, Stephen Granger, Matsu-Bell Greene, Matthew Hand, Lisa Ramos, Pamela Russell, Malissa Shaw, Tramaine Spears, Fehmeena  Syed.

Bonifay— Michael Bozarth, Julie Chance, Corey Dunn, Christopher Lauen, Katrina Mcalpin, Daniel Medley, Twena Moseley, Erica Sapp, James Sims III, Erin Smith.

Bristol— Michelle Blackburn, Rebecca Edwards, Jessica Garcia

Campbellton— Demeetris Beachum, Georgia Britt, Yorlanda Clark, Angelia Douglas, Jessica  Olds, Candis Williams.

                Chattahoochee Nichole Rivera, Joshua Rogers.

                Chipley—Ronald Anderson Jr, Harry Barton Jr, Carissa Boyett, Daniel Boyett, Derek Boyett, Corazon Burke, Patricia Coleman, Casey Hughes, Nicole Knight, Merinda Kriser, April Lee, Kendra Mayfield, Alex Parker, Rhondalynn Tolbert, Phillip Vosbrink, Jesse Waymire, Jesse Williams.         

Cottondale— Marisa Clark, Rachel Croxton, Martin Knapp, Megan Scurlock, Jessica Sloan, Brian Toole.

Fountain— Valetta Smith.

Graceville— Ryan Barber, Jessica Bollinger, Mallory Davis, Nathan Day, Latalya Hunt, Mark Jumper, Truman Montgomery, Jessica Ray, Matthew Reece, Angela Taylor, Randolph Ward Jr, Barbara Wynn.

Grand Ridge— Stephanie Branch, Clinton Glisson, Lois Perez.

Greenwood— Sarah Blighton, Andrew Duce, Travis Shannon, Frank Stackowicz, Holly Sutton.         

Hosford—Elishann Geiger, Katie O'Brian.

Malone— Ashley Beard, Stacey Hall, Meagan Oliver.

                Marianna—Brittany Ballard, Robert Bondurant, Lauren Bragg, Marlana Branning, Amanda Chesteen, Sarah Clemmons, Melanie Cobb, Christina Colson, Landon Davis, Gregory Eelman, Andrew Gause, Rebecca Gilley, James Goodwin, Steven Green, Amanda Hall, Vivian Hendrix, Lauren Herring, Andrea Hodge, William Horne Jr, Jena Jeter, Michael Jeter, Jamaal Jones, Robert Jones, Andrew Mcgee, Markay Ming, Mallory Petty, Codi Player, Jordan Sims, William Sims, Kelley Tew, Chase Walters, Matthew West, Jessica Williams, Jessica Wilson, Summer Zick.

                Ponce De Leon— David Carroll

                Sneads— Charles Alexander, Jennifer Brown, Jesse Gilley  III, Stephen Mitchell, Lynsey Pittman, Ashley Roberts.

Westville— Wendy Brown, Angela Griffin, Zebulon Griffin, Tiffany Hudson, Andrea Mims, Jamie Williams.    

                Out of District– (A’s and B’s) Laura Cowling of Australia, Joseph Livingston of Cottonwood, Al, Jonathan  Sorensen of Cowarts, Al, Tojalynn  Atmore of Danville, Ga, Meridith  Carpenter of Dothan, Joy  Post of Dothan, Bradford  Taylor of Dothan, Bridget  Taylor of Dothan, Victor Gomez of Duarte, Dominican Republic, Diana Tatem of Ft Lee Prince, VA, Shelia Williams of Gretna, Tamika Jackson of Lamarque, TX, Eric Evans of Mobile, AL, Mathew Gamel of Neptune Beach.

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January 20, 2005

 

CHIPOLA ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS MINI-GRANTS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association recently awarded nine mini-grants for the Improvement of Arts Instruction in the schools in the Chipola District. CRAA is made up of volunteers who support and encourage arts education.

            CRAA president Dr. Jerry Kandzer announced this year's recipients at a recent meeting. Bonifay Elementary School's Christine Lauen will receive a grant for materials to enhance the correlation between music and computer technology. Bonifay teacher Vicki Steverson won a grant to create fourth grade classroom banners.

            Chipley High's Luwana Locke won a grant to help produce a theatre production in April 2005. 

            Cottondale Elementary School's Melissa Varnum will receive funds for audio cassettes in both music education classes and for student performance.

            Tonya Gardner of Dayspring Christian Academy will receive funds for music and uniforms for the Dayspring show choir.

            Karen Bouton of Graceville Elementary won a grant to help purchase four Appalachian dulcimer kits. Patsy Franklin of Graceville Elementary will receive funds for fiesta costumes, books and CD’s.

            Sharon Bennett of Hope School will receive art supplies and literature for her arts program.

            Vernon Elementary School's Sonya Wiley will receive a one year subscription of Music K-8 magazine and CD’s to be used by the music specialist.

            CRAA officers hope to be able to continue to offer the mini-grants each year to encourage continuation of arts programs and activities in the schools. The group also offers Chipola scholarships to talented students in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties. CRAA also supports the Chipola Artist Series, and underwrites special cultural programs for area school children.  Funding for these projects comes from public fund-raising efforts in the five-county district.  CRAA’s annual fund-raising campaign begins in February.        Officers invite local arts supporters to consider a gift to CRAA in their charitable contribution plans.  For more information, phone 850-718-2301. 

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January 20, 2005

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

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

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 1 through April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 20, 2005

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSE ON TUESDAY

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Tallahassee Community College in a pair of important home conference games, Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m. In addition to some great basketball, Chipola fans will have the chance to win a new Pontiac G-6 valued at $24,000 during halftime of the men’s game.  Hopkins Pontiac in Marianna is sponsoring the contest.

            Both Chipola squads travel to Okaloosa Walton for games on Saturday, Jan. 22.

            The Indians are riding an impressive 17-game win streak that has pushed the squad to a number-two ranking in the Florida JUCO Poll and fifth in the national poll.

            Chipola is 19-1 overall and 2-0 in league play following a 100-91 victory over Pensacola on Jan. 18. FCCAA Player of the Week Mario Boggan led Chipola with 37 points and 13 rebounds. Boggan is fourth on the state scoring list averaging 20.2 per game. Kendarius Pelton scored 14 points. Ryne Hamlett had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Anderson Ferreira scored 12. Stephon Hannah had 9 points, 7 assists and 3 steals.

            The Indians led 53-37 at the half, but Pensacola pulled to within six late in the game. Chipola shot 55 percent from the field; 47 percent from the three point line and 66 percent from the free throw line.  PJC was 13 of 25 from three point line and out-rebounded Chipola 29-28. The Indians gave up 21 offensive boards.  

            The Indians scored an 84-82 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 15. Boggan led Chipola with 32 points. Ferreira had 22 points. Pelton had 11 points. Hannah scored 7, with 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Brent Crews had 9 rebounds and 7 points.            The Indians led by 5 at half and by as many as 14 in the second half.  

            The Lady Indians are 1-2 in league play and 14-4 overall following a 59-47 loss to Pensacola on Jan. 18. Elaine McCants and Ashley Perry led Chipola with 9 points apiece. Chinata Nesbit scored 8. Nesbit was an Honorable Mention pick for FCCAA player of the week. She is fifth on the state rebounding list averaging 10.7 per game and 22nd in scoring averaging 12.1 points per game.

            Chipola was narrowly defeated by top-ranked Gulf Coast, 69-61 on Jan. 15. McCants led Chipola with 17. Tamika Jackson had 11. Chipola head coach David Lane said, “We had an opportunity to win the game. If we play the way we did during stretches of the Gulf Coast game, we’ll do very well. Mentally, we just need to be able to handle our successes.”  Chipola pulled to within six points with four minutes remaining. 

            The Lady Indians opened the league race with an 86-64 win over North Florida on Jan. 12. Chinata Nesbit led Chipola with 25 points. Nacole Stocks scored 16.

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

 

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January 20, 2005

 

LOCAL FAN GETS SHOT AT NEW PONTIAC

 

            MARIANNA—Ricky Baker of Grand Ridge had the chance to win a new Pontiac G-6 valued at $24,000 during halftime of the Chipola game on Jan. 18.

            The former Blountstown High guard came very close to sinking two of the half court shots required to take home the car.

            Hopkins Pontiac in Marianna sponsored the contest, which will be held again at the Tuesday, Jan. 25 Chipola men’s game. Fans may register at Hopkins on Hwy. 90 East in Marianna, at the Chipola Bookstore and during Chipola’s women’s game on Jan. 25. The winning registrant must make two of three half court shots to win the car. All who enter will have the chance to win a trip for two to the 2005 Final Four in St. Louis.

            Participants must be at least 18 and must not have played high school or college basketball in the last four years or ever have played professional basketball or ever have coached at or above the high school level. Hopkins employees, Chipola employees and their families are not eligible. Other exclusions also apply.

                                               

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January 20, 2005

 

 CHIPOLA STUDENTS RAISING MONEY FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College students are collecting funds for the Tsunami Relief effort in Southeast Asia through Feb. 1.

            Chipola student leaders have met with principals and student leaders in each of the five-county area schools to discuss fund-raising opportunities on their campuses.

            Student leaders in the Chipola Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda and SGA are leading the effort which will include fundraising on the Chipola campus and at the home basketball game on Jan. 25. All funds collected will flow through the United Way of Northwest Florida. United Way provides immediate relief through the Church World Service Emergency Response Program. The United Way South Asia Response Fund will address long-term problems in the region.

            For information about the Chipola campaign, contact Bryan Craven at 718-2264.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS HELPING TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORT—Chipola College students are collecting funds for the Tsunami Relief effort in Southeast Asia through Feb. 1. Pictured from left, are: Rona Van Lierop of Phi Theta Kappa, Andrea Spataro, SGA president and Amanda Whitfield, SGA sophomore class president.

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January 27, 2005

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS MARIONETTES SHOW

 

 

            MARIANNA—The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.  

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

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

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                               

 

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January 27,2005

UWF TO HOST MEETING ABOUT NEW CHIPOLA PROGRAMS

 

 

      MARIANNA—The University of West Florida at Chipola is now offering the following programs in Marianna: Masters/Educational Leadership with Reading Endorsement; Masters/Curriculum and Instruction with Reading Endorsement; Specialist/Curriculum and Instruction; and Doctorate/Curriculum and Instruction with Reading Endorsement.

            Persons interested in joining one of these programs, are asked to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the Public Service Building Auditorium on the Chiopla campus.

            For information, contact: Yvonne Melzer, ymelzer@uwf.edu; Art Olson, aolson@uwf.edu; or Debbie Cluff, dcluff@uwf.edu, or phone 850-526-2761, Ext. 3255.

 

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 January 27, 2005

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA DRAWS GIANT CROWD

 

 

MARIANNA—Hundreds of fans turned out to cheer for the cheerleaders at the Chipola Junior College Cheerleader Extravaganza on Jan. 22.

In the varsity squad competition, Ashford (AL) won first place; and Sneads finished second. Marianna won the Co-ed varsity competition. Ashford also won the Spirit Trophy. In the junior varsity squad competition, Marianna won first place. Marianna also won the Spirit Trophy. In the Small Middle School Division, the Cottondale Cheerleaders won first place overall. Cottondale also won the Spirit Trophy.  In the Large Middle School Division, the Marianna Cheerleaders won first place and the Sneads Cheerleaders finished second.

Individuals competed in jumps and tumbling categories.

Jumps competition age group winners are: (15-18) Jorge Rodriguez, first; Ashley Barnes, second; and Nanette Martin, third; (12-14) Megan Chapman, first; Holly Holland, second and Mackenzie Willis, third; (9-11) Brittney Duffee, first; Faith Plazarin, second; and Ashlee Laramore, third; (5-8) Sarea Davis, first; Delaney Basford, second; and Alexis Smith, third.

Tumbling competition winners are: (15-18) Ashley Barnes, first; Caty Spataro, second; and Ana Baxley, third; (12-14), Alex Christopher, first; Morgan Mount, second; and Kylee Shores, third; (9-11) Caroline Clarke, first; Faith Plazarin, second; and Joni Flowers, third; (5-8) Sarea Davis, first; Alexis Smith, second; and Kaley Bruner, third.

Cheerleaders from Cottondale, Marianna, Sneads and Ashford (Ashford, AL) competed.   Exhibition squads included: Guy’s Gymnastics; JAGS All Stars: Youth Team, Teeny Team, and Senior Team; Sneads Recreation Cheerleaders, MEGA All Stars: Seniors, Community, Pee Wee and Youth Squads; Southern Stars All Stars (Dothan AL), and Holmes County High School JV and Varsity Squads (combined).

 

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January 27, 2005

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 1 through April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81.

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

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

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

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

            Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Feb. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet March 5 and 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (Behavioral Observation & Screening) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training  (Developmentally Appropriate Practices for 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

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

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

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

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

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January 27, 2005

CHIPOLA BASEBALL SEASON OPENS MONDAY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians open the spring baseball season at home Monday, Jan. 31, in a 2 p.m. game with Lake City. Chipola hosts Darton College, Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and Broward, Friday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

            Chipola begins Panhandle Conference play, March 15 at Okaloosa-Walton.

            Coach Jeff Johnson is beginning his ninth year at the helm of the Chipola baseball program. 

            With only four players returning from the 2004 season, the Chipola Indians will be looking for immediate help from many newcomers.

            Johnson said, “We return the left side of our defense with 3rd baseman Raynel Robles, shortstop Vladimir Frias, and left fielder Travis Anderson. But we have only one returning pitcher in Anthony Moreda who saw action last year.”

            Johnson said this year's group will need to grow and develop to contend in the always tough Panhandle Conference and FCCAA Region VIII.

      The Indians face probably the toughest non-conference schedule in Johson’s nine years at Chipola. With non-conference games against the likes of Louisburg, NC, Young Harris, St. Petersburg, and Miami Dade, the Indians should be battle-tested go­ing into conference play.

            This year's club will rely on pitching, defense and a very athletic squad on offensive. With fresh­man speedsters Darren Ford and Keltavious Jones at the top of the order, the Indians should be able to put a lot of pressure on opposing pitching and de­fense. The Indians also expect to get some power num­bers out of catcher Tyler Flowers, infielder Matt Gamel, infielder Rene Tosori and outfielder Travis Anderson.

            “If this club continues to work, develop, build chemistry and leadership there is no reason we should not have a great season,” said Johnson.

            In eight seasons at Chipola he has combined record of 271-144 and has advanced to the state Region VII tournament four times, finishing second in 2002 and 2001, and third in 1998.     Along the way, Johnson’s teams have garnered the Panhandle Conference Championship trophy twice in the last four years.  Coach Johnson has sent 66 players on to either professional baseball or to four-year college programs.

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

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January 27, 2005

CHIPOLA TEAMS HOST CONFERENCE GAMES

 

            MARIANNA—The Lady Indians host North Florida Saturday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m.

            Chipola hosts Gulf Coast, Tuesday, Feb. 1, in a pair of big conference games. The Lady Indians tip off at 5:30 p.m. The Indians play at 7:30 p.m.  

            The Indians improved to 3-1 in the league race and 20-2 overall with an 85-79 win over Tallahassee Community College on Jan. 25. Mario Bogan led Chipola with 28 points and 8 rebounds. Kendaris Pelton had 17 points and 2 rebounds. Anderson Ferreira had 13 points and 8 rebounds. Stefhon Hannah scored 10 points.  

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

            Chipola scored a 100-91 victory over Pensacola on Jan. 18. Mario Boggan, last week’s FCCAA Player of the Week, led Chipola with 37 points and 13 rebounds. Boggan is fourth on the state scoring list averaging 20.2 per game. Kendarius Pelton scored 14 points. Ryne Hamlett had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Anderson Ferreira scored 12. Hannah had 9 points, 7 assists and 3 steals. The Indians led 53-37 at the half, but Pensacola pulled to within six late in the game. Chipola shot 55 percent from the field; 47 percent from the three point line and 66 percent from the free throw line.  PJC was 13 of 25 from three point line.           

            The Indians opened the league race with an 84-82 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 15. Boggan led Chipola with 32 points. Ferreira had 22 points. Pelton had 11 points. Hannah scored 7, with 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Brent Crews had 9 rebounds and 7 points. The Indians led by 5 at half and by as many as 14 in the second half.  

            Chipola improved to 3-2 in the Panhandle race and 16-4 overall with an important 50-46 win over Tallahassee Community College on Jan. 25.

            Tayani Clark led Chipola with 13 points. Elaine McCants and Chinata Nesbit scored 11 points apiece. Tamika Jackson pulled in 12 rebounds.

            Chipola scored a big 69-51 win over the Lady Raiders of Okaloosa-Walton on Saturday. Elaine McCants led Chipola with 20 points. Chinata Nesbit had 15. Nacole Stocks added 11.

            The Lady Indians suffered a 59-47 loss to Pensacola on Jan. 18. Elaine McCants and Ashley Perry led Chipola with 9 points apiece. Chinata Nesbit scored 8. Nesbit was an Honorable Mention pick for FCCAA player of the week. She is fifth on the state rebounding list averaging 10.7 per game and 22nd in scoring averaging 12.1 points per game.

            Chipola was narrowly defeated by top-ranked Gulf Coast, 69-61 on Jan. 15. McCants led Chipola with 17. Tamika Jackson had 11. Chipola pulled to within six points with four minutes remaining. 

            The Lady Indians opened the league race with an 86-64 win over North Florida on Jan. 12. Nesbit led Chipola with 25 points. Stocks scored 16.

            The Lady Indians are currently ranked third in the state JUCO poll.

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

 

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January 27, 2005 

 

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TRUMPETER ADDRESSES BAND STUDENTS—Chipola College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department recently hosted approximately 150 band students from Jackson and Washington counties for a mini-lecture-demonstration entitled “EVERYTHING IS A TRUMPET” by international trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm. Pictured from left, are: Shawn Boyle, Marianna Middle School, Brittany Hawk, Chipley High School, Ron Romm, and Adam Smith, Marianna High School.

 

 

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TRUMPETER ADDRESSES CRAA—International trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm recently met with members of the Chipola Regional Arts Association. Pictured from left, are: Marilyn Sweeney, CRAA program Chairman, Avis and Ron Romm, and Lois Jones, CRAA Vice-president.

 

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 TRUMPETER ADDRESSES BAND STUDENTS—Chipola College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department recently hosted approximately 150 band students from Jackson and Washington counties for a mini-lecture-demonstration entitled “EVERYTHING IS A TRUMPET” by international trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm. Pictured from left, are: Richard Davenport, Chipley High School Band Director, Amy Allen, Marianna Middle School Band Director; Avis Romm, guest pianist; Ron Romm; Angelo Lindine, Marianna High Band Director.

           

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 January 27, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS JOIN UNITED WAY IN TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTChipola College students have joined with the United Way of Northwest Florida to collect funds for the Tsunami Relief effort in Southeast Asia. Pictured from left, are: Lauren Eade of Marianna; Bill Warner, United Way director of Resource Development; and Tyler Goodman of Bonifay.  The Chipola campaign runs through Feb. 18. For information, contact Bryan Craven at 718-2264.

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January 27, 2005

 

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 WASTE MANAGEMENT TO SPONSOR STATE TOURNEY—Kevin Hinson of Waste Management, Inc., recently presented a check for $10,000 to Chipola Appreciation Club president Sonny Wise in support of the State Junior College Basketball Tournament to be held March 9-12 at Chipola. Also pictured are members of the Chipola Appreciation Club board of directors. Waste Management has served as official corporate sponsor of the tournament since 1996.  The Jackson County Tourist Development Council also sponsors the tournament. 

 

 

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January 27, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS IN STYLE—David Skidmore (standing) a Paul Mitchell stylist with “U Know—The Hair Joint” recently presented a color seminar for Chipola College Cosmetology Students.

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