Jan. 4, 2001

 

CHIPOLA LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES THROUGH JAN. 11

MARIANNA—Spring classes at Chipola Junior College began Jan. 5, but students may continue to register for classes through Jan. 11.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus.

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

 

Jan. 4, 2001

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College’s Workforce Development Division announces openings in several programs.

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding Technologies, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Culinary Management, Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist, Patient Care Assistant, and Telecommunications Installation.

Most Workforce programs feature open enrollment, which means that students may enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid and remedial assistance is available to qualified individuals. Instructors can tailor programs to meet a student’s schedule and career goals.

Chipola’s Office of Continuing Education also offers a number of programs that are ongoing throughout the year. Participants can learn just for fun or to improve their job performance in a variety of programs ranging from computers to crafts. The Continuing Education Department also can design customized courses for area businesses.

For information about any of these programs, call 718-2270.

Jan. 4, 2001

GLISSON WINS FACULTY/ADMIN AWARD

MARIANNA—Harrell Glisson, director of Public Service programs, is the recipient of the January Faculty/Administrator Employee of the Month award at Chipola Junior College.

Glisson oversees Chipola’s public service programs which include: corrections, law enforcement, fire-fighting and advanced training.

Glisson serves on the state Criminal Justice Training Centers Board of Directors. He is an active member of the Chipola chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges and has served on the CJC Governance Council.

The co-worker who nominated Glisson for the award, says, "Harrell works with all students and instructors to guarantee success. He is a good and fair administrator."

The CJC faculty/administrator of the month honor 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.

 

Jan. 4, 2001

STADSKLEV APPOINTED TO STATE FOLK ARTS PANEL

MARIANNA–Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts programs at Chipola Junior College, has been selected to serve on the Folk Arts Panel of the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State. The panel awards grants for Folk Arts projects to applicants from across Florida.

In her work at Chipola, Stadsklev administers the disciplines of music, visual art, and theatre arts, which includes oversight of faculty, students and programming. Additionally, she chairs the scholarship committee for the three areas, advises students and writes grants.

In 1987 the Southern Arts Federation designated Chipola as a Rural and Minority Arts Regional Initiative. Through that designation, Stadsklev visited folk arts programming initiatives throughout the Southeast. Additionally, the college was the recipient of a grant to survey folk arts in Chipola's five county district. That survey led to folk arts festivals on the Chipola campus and subsequently to the strengthening of folk arts programming in various organizations in those counties.

Stadsklev has previously served on the Florida Folk Arts Panel, and has attended several meetings of the Florida Folklife Festival. In 2000, Chipola received a grant from the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation for a Florida Panhandle Folklife Survey. The college continues to serve as a resource for folk arts and other art forms.

 

Jan. 4, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during December and January.

Real Solutions: A Workshop for Real Women, will meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 9. Cost is $50. Space is limited to 20 people.

Introduction to Photography will be offered Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 11 through Feb. 5. Cost is $47.

Four courses in the Child Development Associate program will be offered. Curriculum for Young Children is set for Jan. 9 through April 24 on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98. An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet on Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98. A 10-Hour Behavior Observation course will meet on Fridays, Jan. 19, 20, 26, and 27, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 to 3 p.m. on. Cost is $62. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27 on Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 3 p.m. Cost is $62.

Three computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computers, Jan. 22 and 23; Windows 98, Jan. 25 and 26 and Word I, Jan. 29 and 30. Cost of each course is $45.

A Fiber Optics Course will be offered Jan. 16 through 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $1,100 and includes books and materials.

A CPR course will be offered Jan. 23 and 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

A Real Estate Salesman course will be offered on Saturdays from Jan. 27 to March 3. Cost is $195.

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

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

 

Jan. 4, 2001

REAL SOLUTIONS: A WORKSHOP FOR REAL WOMEN SET AT CJC

MARIANNA–Through the Continuing Education Department of Chipola Junior College, Jennifer Brodie will offer another session of her workshop for women.

Real Solutions: A Workshop for Real Women is a six-session workshop based upon Ms. Brodie’s book entitled Real Solutions for Real Women: A Common Sense Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Dieting Forever. The goal of the workshop is to offer women an alternative to traditional dieting.

Brodie says, "Any woman frustrated by dieting and seeking a new approach to weight loss would benefit from attending this workshop. My primary reason for conducting these workshops is to help women break free from the diet mentality so they can make permanent, healthful changes in their lives."

The workshops will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 9, at Chipola, Building M, Room 414. Cost is $50 per person. Space is limited to 20 people.

Brodie is a resident of Marianna, and a graduate of Columbia University in New York City. During the past year, she has given presentations about the Real Solutions philosophy to several local groups, including the Graceville Woman’s Club, CJC students, and the Alpha Delta Kappa educational sorority.

For information, call the Continuing Education Office at 718-2395.

 

Jan. 4, 2001

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS READY FOR CONFERENCE PLAY

MARIANNA—The Chipola men's and women's basketball squads jump into conference action next week.

The Lady Indians open at North Florida on Jan. 10. Both squads travel to Gulf Coast on Jan. 13. Both Chipola teams open conference play at home Wednesday, Jan. 17, in a pair of games with Pensacola.

The Lady Indians improved to 9-6 with a 79-76 overtime win at Seminole CC on Jan. 3. Tasha Mathis led Chipola with 18. Satoya Spates and Sowo Varney had 17 apiece. Takesha Oden pulled in 9 rebounds and made two free throws late in the game to give the Lady Indians the three point edge. Chipola suffered a 61-57 loss to Central Florida CC on Jan. 2.

Chipola's women scored a 75-67 win over Wallace @ Hanceville on Dec. 12. Spates scored 14. Mathis hit 12. Shay Young added 11. CJC defeated Brevard 68-49 on Dec. 9. Varney led CJC with 17. Ashley Whitson had 10.

Satoya Spates was named FCCAA Honorable Mention Player of the Week for Nov. 27-Dec. 4. Spates averaged 21 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game during the week.

Chipola's men's squad plays a pair of road games at Meridian, Jan. 6 and at Santa Fe, Jan. 9, before opening the conference season Jan. 13 at Gulf Coast. The men improved to 14-2 with four straight road wins before the Christmas break. Chipola whipped St. John's River 106-94 on Dec. 16. Wayne Bransom led Chipola with a career-high 26 points. Lavelle Felton scored 18. Janerio Spurlock poured in 15.

Chipola remains third in the state poll behind top-ranked Okaloosa-Walton and number two Tallahassee. The Indians are number 22 in the national JUCO poll.

 

Jan. 4, 2001

JOSEPH AUDITIONS SET AT CJC

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will hold open auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Jan. 9 and 10, at 6 p.m. in the CJC Theatre. The cast includes 17 principal men, one principal woman and a chorus.

Auditions for the kids chorus--ages 9 to 12--will be held in the CJC Arts Center on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. A total of 20 young people will be cast. Those auditioning should be ready to sing and learn some movement.

"Joseph" is a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical which features a melodious, eclectic, contemporary score that is a tongue-in-cheek blend of calypso, '50s rock and roll and country-western.

For information, call Charles Sirmon, coordinator of theatre at (850) 718-2227.

 

Jan. 11, 2001

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA--Charlton Keen, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 217 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester of 2000.

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:

Alford-- Michael J. Shores.

Blountstown— Amber L. Goodman and Jovana Ruzicic.

Bonifay-- Misty S. Abeln, Melanie K. Bell, Brennis L. Colletti, Nancy C. Goodman and Patrick L. Hawkins.

Bristol-- Lenise C. Wood.

Chipley-- Emily K. Cleveland, April D. Day, Connie R. Leavins, Ronald J. Ward, Allison M. Watson, Rachel R. Webb, Latina N. White and Carly D. Williams.

Clarksville-- Justine A. Sexton.

Cottondale-- William B. Barber and Bryan A. Pumphrey.

Graceville— Stephanie J. Crisp, Hannah L. Dietrich and Megan R. Reece.

Grand Ridge—April S. Dozier and Leah N. Moneyham.

Greenwood— Shondra D. McKay.

Malone--Crystal L. Evans.

Marianna-- Shannon V. Ash, Karen L. Gwaltney, Christopher D. Hughes, Charles P. Wynn, Patricia A. Cabrera, Laura A. Farmer, Ryan B. Hobbs, and Bethany S. Wester.

Sneads—Charles W. Alexander, Emily N. Howell, Chelsea D. Waggoner and Edwin H. Yon.

Wausau—Derek H. Blount.

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

Alford--Amanda M. Barber, Lisa R. Rhodes and Stephanie L. Bell.

Altha-- Samantha E. Williams, Nicholas J. Barth, Marsha D. Tatum, Patricia A. Jorge, Ian R. Severance, Enocha L. Van Lierop, Laura E. Barton, Jeremy D. Miller, Cassie M. Hanley, Tammy L. Madrigal and Lora A. Shelton.

Bascom—Christina M.Walker, Rafael T. Savory, and Karen M. Patrick.

Blountstown--Jesse E. Birch, Carol E. Colaninno, Jeremy H. Mcclellan, Monica W. Nichols, Ashley P. Purvis, Murray L. Baker, Douglas R. Whitfield, Gordon S. Bontrager, Heather L. Montford, John J. Barfield, Joshua C. Gingerich and Rebecca M. Stone.

Bonifay—Brian A. Parker, Stephanie B. Crawford, Landrea L. Messer, Allison Miller, Dara J. Cook, Adrienne M. Owens, Leiah L. Retherford, Sharon K. Curry, Hilary J. Taylor, Amanda M. Booth, Marissa B. Bell, Lindsey R. Johnson, Chadwick W. Boswell, Manda G. Grenon, and Charley D. Herring.

Campbellton—Aggie P. Curry and Ashley B. Saunders.

Caryville-- Erica D. Johnson.

Chipley--Kimberley L. Miller, Tiffany C. Parker, Jesse D. Savell, Carla A. Wells, Amy A. Owen, andrea M. Bruner, Melanie R. Collins, Nadia Dastgir, Deanna L. Hutchins, Miranda D. Aukema, Rana L. Shelley, Amanda G. Brewer, Leslie E. Fisher, Janae B. Grice, Drew N. Wood, Melissa K. Brown, Amy E. Rackard, Amanda M. Waymire, James S. Thompson, Benjamin E. Camp, Rachel D. Crawford, Jennifer L. McSwain and Michael P. Russ.

Clarksville—Acklyn A. Attaway, Jodi K. Hill, and Ashley K.Varnum.

Cottondale—Andra A. Pilcher, Cornelius L. Brewer, Allison R. Skipper, Abby V. Barnes, Christopher L. Massey, Christopher A. Bishop, John R. Thornton, Heidi M. Daffin and Holli L. Daffin.

Cypress-- Lechael H. Blaylock and Candice S. Dickerson.

Graceville—Kimberly A. Davis, James E. Robinson Jr., Kacie A. Shiver and Landon B. Williams.

Grand Ridge—Brian R. Lewis, Joshua P. Johnson, Marcia C. Ott, Shanna D. Stephens and Jonathan C. Basford.

Greenwood--D'leisha S. Cockerham , Shamar T. Pollock, Demia E. James, Kenneth T. Parker, Rosalind Williams, Cacetha A. Sims and Jennifer Y. Autman.

Malone—Temecca N. Barnes, Satoya E. Spates, Jeremy W. Calloway, Dustin L. Pettis, and Steven L. Hall.

Marianna—Patricia A. Conley, Christopher A. Pelt, Emily A. Marsh, Emily R. Toal, Mitch E. Sims, Dana K. Stripling, Leslie L. McClain, Thomas L. Basford, Meghan M. Eade, Thomas R. Hermann, John P. Howell, Karen L. Chumley, Amber L. Williams, Lenora M. James, Pyeboone L. Arunakul, Stephen F. Ganstine, Benjamin W. w Sutton,

Adam J. Gusmus, Diane L. Pipkin, Holly K. Delaura, Megan R.Davis, William R. Dunaway, William J. Williford, Julie A. Hawkins, Cecil D. Musgrove, Krista J. Prater, Maria M. Marcus, Ashley D. Merritt, Kelly D. Wimberly, Gaylatia D. Clower, Dewanna Smith, William B. Gause II, Phelecia R. Jeter, Jeremy D. Reese, Jason D. Wester and Brandon G. Highsmith.

Sneads--Holli N. Crawford, April M. Yon, April M. Wester, Allison N. Roberts and Tracy L. Hatcher.

Vernon--Rebecca M. Purvis.

Westville--Casey M. Stafford, Sheena M. Baker, Christina M. Jesson, Steven W. Cullifer and David M. Trammell.

Out-of-District—(All A's) Becca G. Sandifer of Eufaula, AL, and Yolanda S. Moore of Centerville, IL. (A's and B's) Stephen D. Taunton of Wewahitchka, FL,

Billy R. Richter of Youngstown, FL, Farooq Akbar of Gainesville, FL, Benjamin M. Diaz of Lakeland, FL, Luke T. Johnson of Ft. Meade, FL, Christy M. Bradley and Ashlee H. Faust of Troy, Al, Lacey B. Johnson of Ashford, AL, Elisha M. Scott of Enterprise, AL, Carrie Titus of Opeleika, AL, Andria D. Reed of Oakdale, LA, and Lance C. Buoncristani of Carson City, NV.

 

Jan. 11, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

Real Solutions: A Workshop for Real Women will meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 16. Space is limited to 20 people. Cost is $50.

An ACT Preparation class is scheduled to meet on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost of the class is $45.

Two Child Development Associate program courses are offered. A 10-Hour Behavior Observation course will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and 8 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 19, 20, 26, and 27. Cost is $62. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and 8 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27. Cost is $62.

Three computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computers, Jan. 22 and 23; Windows 98, Jan. 25 and 26 and Word I, Jan. 29 and 30. Cost of each course is $45.

A Fiber Optics Course will be offered Jan. 16 through 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $1,100 and includes books and materials.

A CPR course will be offered Jan. 23 and 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

A Real Estate Salesman course will be offered on Saturdays from Jan. 27 to March 3. Cost is $195.

A Speed Reading class will be offered. The cost and dates of the class are TBA.

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

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

Jan. 11, 2001

 

CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CJC

MARIANNA—There are still a few spaces available in an evening course in Basic Corrections set at Chipola Junior College.

The course is scheduled to begin Jan. 30. Prospective candidates should make application as soon as possible due to the extensive application process.

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

For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

Jan. 11, 2001

CHIPOLA OFFICIALS ATTEND SACS CONFERENCE

MARIANNA—Gail Hartzog, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, and Dr. Rene Tharpe, Associate Dean, of Chipola Junior College took part in the 105th Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in Atlanta, Dec. 3-6.

More than 2,500 delegates attended workshops on more than 100 topics, took action on accreditation issues, and set policy for the regional accrediting agency.

Hartzog and Tharpe provided feedback on the revision of the Commission on Colleges Criteria for accreditation. The criteria Revision Project will result in modified standards for accreditation of colleges and universities across the Southeast. The two CJC representatives also attended an Orlando preliminary session to begin groundwork for the project in October.

Featured speaker was celebrated poet and actress Manya Angelou, who also is an adjunct professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

Delegates attended seminars on topics on the accreditation process, distance learning and technology issues, character education, brain-based teaching and learning, international education, and others.

Delegates included educational professionals representing more than 12,000 accredited public and private institutions enrolling nearly 11 million students in universities, colleges, high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.

Founded in 1895 and headquartered in Decatur, GA, the Southern Association is one of six regional bodies in the U.S. and works with schools and colleges in 11 Southern states, in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Accreditation is a non-governmental and voluntary process concerned with improving educational quality and assuring the public that member institutions meet established standards.

Jan. 11, 2001

 

JAZZMATAZZ IS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will present the third annual Jazzmatazz on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the CJC Theater.

This fast-paced, exciting 90-minute program of contemporary Broadway favorites and jazz classics will feature the CJC Show Choir and soloists under the direction of Dr. Ed Lyon and the CJC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Allen Molineux.

Featured numbers will include Ricky Martin’s "Cup of Life;" selections from "Stuart Little;" Peggy Lee’s classic, "Fever;" Richey Valen’s "La Bamba;" Brazil ‘66’s "Mas que nada;" and selections from "My Fair Lady," "City of Angels," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "West Side Story."

Show Choir members are: Jonathan Basford, Christopher Bishop, Maribeth Kelly Burke, Laura Farmer, Mario Gonzalez, Shannon Goodman, Karen Gwaltney, Ashley Kozik, Becca Sandifer, Daniel Tennille, Mitch Sims, Allison Watson, John Wimberly and Kelley Wimberly.

General admission tickets--$10 for adults and $4 for 18 and under--are available from Show Choir members and from the Fine Arts Office on the CJC campus. CJC employees and students may get one free ticket.

For more information, call the CJC Fine Art’s Office at 718-2277, or contact Dr. Ed Lyon at 718-2221.

 

Jan. 11, 2001

CHIPOLA'S POOLE IS PUBLISHED

 

MARIANNA—"Importance of Research and Publication by Community College Librarians," a guest editorial by Dr. Carolyn E. Poole of Chipola Junior College, appears in the November 2000 issue of College and Research Libraries.

Dr. Poole is the first Florida community college library director to be published in this highly-regarded scholarly journal of the American Library Association. The majority of articles in the journal are contributed by tenure-track, faculty librarians at research level universities. Only 38 percent of manuscripts submitted are accepted for publication.

The purpose of the editorial is to encourage two-year college library/learning resource specialists to initiate basic and applied research of current practices, which may subsequently improve programs and services for users as well as strengthen the theoretical foundation of librarianship. In her editorial, Dr. Poole outlines roots of the problem why community college librarians do not contribute to the professional literature, why it is important to do so, how to overcome barriers, and sources of support to conduct studies.

The full text of her editorial is available online at http//www.ala.org/acrl/crlnov00.html

 

Jan. 11, 2001

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College’s Workforce Development Division announces openings in several programs.

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding Technologies, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Culinary Management, Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist, Patient Care Assistant, and Telecommunications Installation.

Most Workforce programs feature open enrollment, which means that students may enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid and remedial assistance is available to qualified individuals. Instructors can tailor programs to meet a student’s schedule and career goals.

Chipola’s Office of Continuing Education also offers a number of programs that are ongoing throughout the year. Participants can learn just for fun or to improve their job performance in a variety of programs ranging from computers to crafts. The Continuing Education Department also can design customized courses for area businesses.

For information about any of these programs, call 718-2270.

 

Jan. 11, 2001

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS JUMP INTO CONFERENCE SEASON

MARIANNA—The Lady Indians opened the conference season with an 85-72 win at North Florida on Jan. 10.

Temecca Barnes had 21 points. Satoya Spates scored 20 apiece. Tasha Mathis and Sowo Varney each had 9, and Takesha Oden scored 8.

Chipola scored a 79-76 overtime win at Seminole CC on Jan. 3. Tasha Mathis led Chipola with 18. Satoya Spates and Sowo Varney had 17 apiece. Takesha Oden pulled in 9 rebounds and made two free throws late in the game to give the Lady Indians the three point edge. Chipola suffered a 61-57 loss to Central Florida CC on Jan. 2. The team is 1-0 in the league and 10-6 overall.

Chipola's men's team (16-2) opens the Conference season at Gulf Coast on Saturday, Jan. 13. Chipola hosts Pensacola in a pair of games on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Johnson Health Center. The women play at 5 p.m. The men tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Chipola is ranked third in the state and number 23 in the national poll. Several Indians are ranked among the top players on the latest state report. Janerio Spurlock is the state's second leading scorer averaging 22.6 points per game. Michael Wilder is number nine on the list with a 19.1 average. Lavelle Felton is 13th with a 17.3 average. Felton is third in the state in free throw percentage with a .867 average, connecting on 52 of 60 attempts. Lance Buoncristiani is fifth in assists with a 6.6 average. Felton is eighth in assists with 5.3 per game. Wilder is eighth in steals with 42 on the year.

The Indians whipped Santa Fe CC 82-68 Jan. 9 in Gainesville. Wilder led all scorers with 23 points. Felton scored 18. Spurlock added 12. Ryan Lewis blocked eight shots during the contest.

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

Jan. 18, 2001

FLORIDA VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM AT CJC

 

MARIANNA–The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble will perform at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.

Established in 1996, and comprised of five Florida State University music faculty members, the ensemble has quickly found a devoted audience in North Florida. Their delightful, entertaining concerts absorb the audience in musical discovery from folk song arrangements of Beethoven to New American works. Ensemble members are Timothy Hoekman (pianist), Carla Conners (soprano), Jerold Pope (baritone), Larry Gerber (tenor) and Claritha Buggs (contralto).

The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble is the final offering of the 2000-01 Artist Series. The Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and 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.

Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students—are available at the CJC Business Office and at the box office the night of the performance

For information, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

 

Jan. 18, 2001

CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE STUDENTS PASS NATIONAL ASE TEST

MARIANNA— Four students from Chipola Junior College's Automotive Technology program recently passed the national Automotive Service Excellence Test (ASE).

The students are: Mike Tiller of Chipley, and Andrew Pitts, Cornelius "Neil" Smith and Donny Grantham, all of Blountstown.

The ASE exam is the nationally recognized, industry standard for automotive technicians. Most repair facilities prefer ASE Certified Technicians and pay more for their services.

According to John Gardner, CJC Automotive Technology instructor, "The ASE test is a benchmark for automotive technicians and is an outstanding achievement for our students. Most technicians do not attempt the ASE test before working in the automotive field and completing extensive education."

The students' success also will help Chipola's Auto Tech program reach its goal of becoming an ASE Certified Program. This designation assures employers that rigorous standards and guidelines set by the industry are being taught within a program.

Gardner says, "I am very proud of the hard work that our students perform daily which affords them the opportunity of passing the ASE exam. With excellent students and the support of our college administration, the Chipola Automotive Technology program is second to none."

Cutline: CJC Photo

CJC AUTO STUDENTS PASS NATIONAL EXAM--Four students from Chipola Junior College's Automotive Technology program recently passed the national Automotive Service Excellence Test (ASE). Pictured from left, are: Mike Tiller of Chipley, CJC Auto instructor John Gardner, and Andrew Pitts, Cornelius "Neil" Smith and Donny Grantham, all of Blountstown.

Jan. 18, 2001

SPOONER TAPPED AS PHI THETA KAPPA FACULTY SCHOLAR

MARIANNA—Joseph "Jody" Spooner, an instructor of English at Chipola Junior College, has been selected as a Faculty Scholar for the 2001 Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar Conference and 2001 Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute.

Applicants must be Phi Theta Kappa advisors who demonstrate exceptional knowledge of the current Honors Study Topic, "Customs, Traditions and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community," as well as academic excellence.

The Faculty Scholar Conference, sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be held at Phi Theta Kappa’s Center for Excellence in Jackson, Mississippi, February 1-4. The conference serves as preparation for the Faculty Scholars to serve as group facilitators at the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute. Faculty Scholars will hear presentations on a variety of issues concerning community and participate in discussion groups throughout the four-day conference. They will also read recommended materials and prepare annotated bibliographies.

The 34th annual Honors Institute will be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, June 17-24. During this conference, Spooner and the other Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholars will each lead 12-15 honor students in seminar discussions of the issues presented throughout the week.

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

Jan. 18, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

The following computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computers, Jan. 22 and 23; Windows 98, Jan. 25 and 26; Word I, Jan. 29 and 30; Windows 98, Feb. 12 and 13; Word I, Feb. 19 and 20; and Word II, Feb. 26 and 27. Computer classes meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45.

A CPR course will be offered Jan. 23 and 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

ACT Preparation will be offered Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $45.

A Real Estate Sales course will be offered Saturdays from Jan. 27 to March 3. Cost is $195.

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

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

An Intermediate Photography with Darkroom course will be offered Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 8 through April 23. Cost is to be announced.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training class will meet on Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

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

A Speed Reading course is will be offered. Cost and dates are forthcoming.

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

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

 

Jan. 18, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT COURSE

MARIANNA— The Chipola Junior College Health Sciences Department announces a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) class beginning Feb 12.

. Interested persons are asked to visit the Allied Health Office on College Street to pick up an application. Applicants must score at least a 10th grade level on each section of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which is available at the CJC Success Center.

For information, call Angie Rodriguez-Thomas at 718-2316.

 

Jan. 18, 2001

CHIPOLA HOSTS TALLAHASSEE ON WEDNESDAY

MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Tallahassee in a pair of games on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women play at 5:30, followed by the men at 7:30. Both CJC squads travel to Okaloosa-Walton on Saturday, Jan. 20. Men's games are broadcast by Clint Cox and Russell Register on WJAQ (100.9).

The Indians--third in the state and 20 in the national poll--are off to a great start with a 2-0 league record and an 18-2 overall mark. Chipola slipped by Pensacola 95-93 on Jan. 17, battling back from a 19-point halftime deficit. Janerio Spurlock made two big free throws to give CJC the lead with less than one second left in the game. Michael Wilder led Chipola with 23. Lavelle Felton scored 20. Spurlock hit 18. John Andrews contributed 15, and Kareem Johnson added 10.

The Indians won their conference opener at Gulf Coast on Jan. 13, slipping by the Commodores 103-97 in overtime. Wilder led all scorers with 29 points, followed by Spurlock with 28. Andrews scored 16. Felton and Wayne Bransom each had 14.

Michael Wilder was named Honorable Mention Player for the Week of Jan. 8-15. He averaged 26 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in CJC's wins over Santa Fe and Gulf Coast. He is the state's ninth-leading scorer with a 19.8 average, and twelfth in steals with 44 total.

Several Indians also are among the state's top players. Spurlock is the state's third leading scorer with 22.3 points per game. Felton is number 14 in scoring with a 17.2 average, seventh in free throw percentage with a .848 average, and ninth in assists with a 5.5 average. Kareem Johnson leads the state in field goal percentage with a .776 average, and is the state's eighth-best rebounder with an 8.4 average. Lance Buoncristiani is sixth in assists with a 6.2 per game average.

The Lady Indians improved to 2-1 in the league and 11-7 overall with a 65-52 win over the Lady Pirates on Jan. 17. D'Liesha Cockerham led Chipola with 13 points. Temecca Barnes had 11. Sowo Varney scored 10. Barnes also led Chipola's defensive effort, holding PJC's Kim Moore--the state's second leading scorer--to only 14 points. The Lady Indians scored an 85-72 win at North Florida on Jan. 10, but suffered a 76-46 misfire at Gulf Coast on Jan. 13.

Several Lady Indians are among the state's top performers. Spates is number 19 in scoring with a 14.24 average. Barnes is third in steals with a 4.35 average, and eighth in assists with a 3.88 average. Chipola received votes for the state's top 10, which is led by Gulf Coast.

Jan. 18, 2001

CHIPOLA SIGNS TOP BASEBALL PLAYERS

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College recently signed four of the nation's top baseball prospects to scholarships for next season. All four are listed among the top 100 high school players by the Team One Baseball Recruiting Service.

Kellen Ludwig is a right-handed pitcher and catcher from Lee County High School in Leesburg, GA. The 6'4, 230 pound senior throws in the 87-93 mph range. He recently competed with Team USA high school players in Australia.

Clay Wehner is a catcher and right-handed pitcher from Thomasville, GA. The 6'1, 210 pound pitcher throws 90-91 mph, and is a top-rated hitter.

Chad Farr is a left-handed pitcher and first baseman from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, one of the top baseball schools in Tennessee. He throws 93 mph from the left side and has great power with the bat.

TJ Large is a right-handed pitcher from Seminole High School in St. Petersburg. He throws 87-90 mph range. Seminole is the number one ranked high school team in America. Large's Seminole teammate, Casey Kotchman, is son of former CJC player Tom Kotchman, a pro baseball scout.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson reports that all four players will likely get offers in the upcoming professional baseball draft.

 

Jan. 25, 2001

CJC PHI THETA KAPPA HONORS DAY IS WEDNESDAY

MARIANNA-- The Chipola Junior College Nu Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host the first annual Phi Theta Kappa Honors Day on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Some 200 high school honor students from Jackson, Washington, Holmes, Calhoun and Liberty counties and all Florida Phi Theta Kappa chapters have been invited to participate in this inaugural program. Guest speakers will include James Hart, CJC historian; Homer Hirt, member and former president of Tri-Rivers Waterway Development Association; Rick Pettis, Jackson County Community Development director; and Dr. Dale O'Daniel, CJC president.

Students will participate in leadership building activities and an interactive, community planning event addressing the topic, "Water: The Origin and Destiny of Life."

For information, call PTK adviser Jody Spooner at 526-2761, Ext. 3279.

Jan. 25, 2001

FLORIDA VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE PERFORMS TUESDAY AT CJC

 

MARIANNA–The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble will perform at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.

Established in 1996, and comprised of five Florida State University music faculty members, the ensemble has quickly found a devoted audience in North Florida. Their delightful, entertaining concerts absorb the audience in musical discovery from folk song arrangements of Beethoven to New American works. Ensemble members are Timothy Hoekman (pianist), Carla Conners (soprano), Jerold Pope (baritone), Larry Gerber (tenor) and Claritha Buggs (contralto).

The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble is the final offering of the 2000-01 Artist Series. The Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and 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.

Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students—are available at the CJC Business Office and at the box office the night of the performance

For information, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

Jan. 25, 2001

CHIPOLA ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

MARIANNA--Auditions for music and theatre scholarships to Chipola Junior College will be held Thursday, Feb. 15. Auditions also will be held March 13, April 12 and May 17.

The Visual Art Scholarship deadline is April 12. Application, portfolio, letters of recommendation and a personal statement are due on or before that date.

High school graduates planning to major in music, theatre or art, are eligible to apply. Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record. Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college's Office of Financial Aid and the CJC Foundation.

Applications are available on the web at www.chipola.cc.fl.us by clicking on Departments, then Fine and Performing Arts.

For information, call 718-2277 or 718-2301.

 

Jan. 25, 2001

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL IS FEB. 16 AT CJC

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College is pleased to announce its Eleventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 16.

Currently enrolled juniors or seniors from high schools in the Chipola district will compete in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, and reading contests. Recognition will be given to first, second, and third places and two honorable mentions in each competition. A monetary award will be given to the first place winner of the President's Reading contest.

The festival will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude with the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors. A special performance by Chipola's Show Choir will be held during one of the contest sessions.

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

 

Jan. 25, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

An ACT Preparation course will meet Saturday, Jan.27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $45.

A course in Real Estate Sales will be offered Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 27 through March 3. Cost is $195.

The following computer courses will be offered: Word I, Jan. 29 and 30; Introduction to Computers, Feb. 5 and 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Windows 98, Feb. 12 and 13; Word I, Feb. 19 and 20; and Word II, Feb. 26 and 27. All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

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

A Beginning Sign Language class will meet each Tuesday, Feb. 6 to April 17, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. An Advanced Sign Language class will meet each Tuesday, Feb. 6 through April 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $33.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan. 25, 2001

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES CAST FOR JOSEPH MUSICAL

 

MARIANNA--Charles Sirmon, Chipola Junior College Theatre Coordinator, is proud to announce the cast for the upcoming production of "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," which opens a four-day run March 8.

Jonathan Basford will play Joseph, along with his brothers portrayed by Chris Kirkland, Rusty Miller, Christopher Bishop, Chris Manasco, Luke Shores, Mitch Simms, Daniel Tennille, Eric Rodriguez, Adam Moxley, Matthew Lero and Jaromy Henry.

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

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

Important people behind the scenes include: Chris Manasco, choreographer; Dawn Blount, stage manager; Courtney Kirkland, assistant to the director; Hope Rister, pianist; Dr. Ed Lyon, musical director; and Dr. Allen Molineux, orchestra director.

"Joseph" is a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical which features a melodious, eclectic, contemporary score that is a tongue-in-cheek blend of calypso, '50s rock and roll and country-western. The authors of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita" created an international sensation with this fun and very hip adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale.

 

Jan. 25, 2001

CHIPOLA ATHLETES PERFORM WELL IN THE CLASSROOM

 

MARIANNA--A recent report indicates that Chipola Junior College student-athletes are performing well in the classroom.

Athletes in Chipola's four sports earned the following combined grade point averages for the Fall 2000 Semester: Baseball (3.11); Men's Basketball (3.10); Women's Basketball (2.99) and Softball (2.92). Student athletes are required to enroll in at least 12 semester hours. Grades are based on a 4.0 scale. A number of student athletes made the Fall Dean's List.

A report issued on last year's CJC sophomores shows that of 33 student-athletes, 26 graduated, 28 transferred to four year colleges and 25 went on to earn athletic scholarships at four year colleges.

The Men’s basketball program was five for five in sophomores graduating and transferring on athletic scholarships. Ten sophomores in men’s baseball transferred on scholarships and a total of eight graduated. Of eight sophomores in women’s basketball, six graduated and seven are on scholarship at universities. Women’s softball graduated seven of nine sophomores and three went on to the next level.

In August 2000, ten CJC athletes were named to the Florida Community College Activities Association All Academic Team. They included baseball players: Justin Lord, Jake Mathis, David Wolensky, Jose Bautista and Kellan Dedge; softball players: Erin Flater, Shelley Levins and Andrea Stevens; men’s basketball player Jedd McFatter and women’s basketball player Hilary Taylor. Taylor also had the highest GPA of all women’s basketball players in the state.

CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel says, "We are extremely proud of our student-athletes' work in their respective sports, and especially in their academic endeavors. Our outstanding faculty and support staff have been very instrumental in the success of our student athletes. We also have established a number of programs to help CJC students succeed, including academic monitoring, study halls and tutoring." CJC science instructor David Hilton serves as academic advisor for student athletes.

 

Jan. 25, 2001

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS GULF COAST FOR CALHOUN/LIBERTY NIGHT

 

MARIANNA--Chipola hosts rival Gulf Coast on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in a pair of big conference games. The evening is billed as Calhoun and Liberty County Appreciation Night with all residents of both counties admitted free to both games.

Chipola has three other special nights slated for the remainder of the season:

Feb. 7--Jackson County Night; Feb. 21--Homecoming; and Feb. 26--Holmes and Washington County Night.

The Indians--third in the state and number 22 in the nation--slipped to 18-4 and 2-2 in the league with a 96-73 home loss to Tallahassee on Jan. 24. Janerio Spurlock led Chipola with 17. Lavelle Felton scored 14. Chipola suffered a 93-78 road loss at OW on Jan. 20. Michael Wilder led Chipola with 15. Felton had 12. David Howell scored 11. Spurlock and Troyce Haynesworth had 10 apiece.

After the first round of men's conference play TCC is 4-0. OW is 3-1 with a loss to TCC. CJC is 2-2 with wins over PJC and GCC and losses to OW and TCC. PJC is 1-3. GCC is 0-4.

The Lady Indians slipped to 2-3 in the league and 11-9 overall with a 71-59 loss to Tallahassee on Jan. 24. Kamika Collins led Chipola with 14. Chipola lost to OW, 70-55, on Jan. 20. Tasha Mathis led Chipola with 12. Satoya Spates had 11.

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