July 1, 2004

 

CHIPOLA MATH INSTRUCTOR EARNS FELLOWSHIP 

           

       MARIANNA—Chipola College mathematics instructor Irma Cruz-White has been selected as a Dolciani-Halloran Foundation Project NExT Fellow for 2004-05. Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a year-long professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.'s in the mathematical sciences. The project addresses the full range of faculty responsibilities in teaching, research, and service. Some 60 new faculty from across the nation were chosen this year as Project NExT Fellows.  

       Cruz-White will participate in Workshops at the Mathematical Association of America meeting, August 12-14, in Providence, RI. She also will attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta in January of 2005, and the MAA Mathfest in Albuquerque, NM, in August of 2005. The Chipola instructor also will be part of an Electronic Network which links Project NExT fellows with one another and with distinguished teachers of mathematics.

            Cruz-White teaches undergraduate math courses in Chipola's new bachelor's degree in secondary Mathematics education. Prior to coming to Chipola, she was a teaching assistant at Florida State University. She earned a Ph. D. in Biomedical Mathematics and a Master's Degree in  Mathematics at FSU. She earned a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.

            Project NExT is a program of the Mathematical Association of America.  Major funding is provided by The ExxonMobil Foundation, with additional funding from The Dolciani-Halloran Foundation, The American Mathematical Society, The Educational Advancement Foundation, The American Statistical association, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, The Association for Symbolic Logic, and the MAA Fund.

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July 1, 2004 

STUDENT TRAINER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA

 

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline is July 10 for Student Trainer scholarships available at Chipola College in the Fall of 2004.

            All students are welcome to apply.  Preference will be given to individuals from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties interested in entering the allied health fields or certified trainer programs. Offspring of educators or allied health professionals are also preferred.  

            Applicants must have a 3.5 high school GPA and maintain a 2.8 college GPA.  Student trainers will receive partial tuition and books. 

            Applicants must submit a Chipola Foundation scholarship application to: C. David Farrar, Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL, 32446.  Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application.  Applications must be postmarked on or before July 10. 

            Six student trainers will be selected and must enroll in a first aid and safety course, and principles of prevention and care of athletic injuries during the Fall 2004 Semester. Trainers will serve under the direction of the Chipola Athletics Trainer.  Trainers will have daily responsibilities similar to the expectations of student athletes on scholarship. Some weekend work and team travel will be necessary. 

            For information, call David Farrar at 850-718-2462.

 

 

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 July 1, 2004

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Chipola Softball coach Belinda Hendrix will offer several softball camps. A Skills Camp for ages 12 and under is July 12-13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills Camp for ages 13-18 is July 14-15, from 9 a.m. to noon. A Young Hitters camp for ages 12 and under is July 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. A Hitting camp for ages 13-18 is July 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 12 and under is July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Camps are $50 each. Call 718-2358.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Session 4 is July 12-July 23*. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet July 6-9 and July 26-29.  Sessions meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Cost is $25. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp: July 6-9 and Wet and Wild Camp: July 26-29. Camps meet from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

 

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 July 1, 2004

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this summer.

            A CPR class will meet July 13 and 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered Aug. 24 & 26, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41. 

            A 20 Hour training course will be offered Aug. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour training course in Special Needs (Mainstreaming) will be offered Sept. 4, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $38. Another 10 Hour Behavioral Observation & Screening course will be offered Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  Child Growth & Development will meet Mondays, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171. An Internship will be available on Thursdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            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 also offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, personal enrichment, career development, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law, nursing and media certification. For start dates and outlines of these  courses visit them on the web at www.ed2go.com/chipola.

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

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 July 1, 2004

 

BANK OF BONIFAY HELPS CHIPOLA—The Bank of Bonifay recently established a scholarship at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Gene Prough, Chipola president; Julie Fuqua, Foundation Director; Steve Thames, Bank of Bonifay City President; and Jackie Kendall, Bank of Bonifay Home Mortgage Lender. For information about the scholarship, call 718-2445.

 

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July 15, 2004

                                                               

ROCK THE VOTE RALLY SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host a Rock the Vote concert and rally, Friday, July 23, beginning at 6 p.m., on the lawn of the Johnson Health Center.

                The free event is intended to involve thousands of potential voters to participate in the democratic process. Admission is free with a current voter registration card. On-site voter registration will be available. A photo ID is needed to complete the registration.

                Chipola sophomore Waylon Lewis, says, “We are striving to increase voter registrations and to inform citizens of the civic responsibilities and opportunities in their communities in an effort to empower them to create a political reality more reflective of the American Ideal.”

                The non-partisan forum is designed to help inexperienced voters access information relevant to the voting process, thus becoming registered and informed voters and ensuring the upcoming election will accurately represent the values of America's young people.

                According to a statement from Rock the Vote headquarters, the 18-35 year-old demographic was the deciding factor in the 2000 presidential election. More importantly, Florida was the turning point in the election results. 2004 election Florida is expected to be a crucial state in determining the nation's fate for the next four years.

                The event program will feature musicians and public figures with a deep-felt conviction for civic responsibility. Socialburn, a national touring band with local roots, is a headliner for the event. With videos on MTV, Socialburn includes guitarist/singer/songwriter Neil Alday, lead guitarist/vocalist Chris Cobb,

bassist/vocalist Dusty Price, and drummer Brandon Bittner, all friends since their high school and Chipola days. The four, mostly from Blountstown, Florida, have forged a name for themselves in the alternative rock scene by releasing two of their own home-styled CD's. Their Elektra debut, "Where You Are," is packed with muscular, melodic masterpieces - purposefully knotted by Alday's scorching vocal style and a maelstrom of guitars that scrape and collide in all the right places.

                Local bands—Broken Sound, GT Warner, 52 Metro and Forsythe—are also scheduled to perform.

                Several politicians and public figures have been invited to attend, including: George P. Bush, Congressman Allen Boyd, Florida House member Bev Kilmer, and Glenda Hood, Secretary of State, among others.

                For information, call 526-2761, Ext. 3279.

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July 15, 2004

 

ROCK THE VOTE RALLY SET AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host a Rock the Vote concert and rally, Friday, July 23, beginning at 6 p.m., on the lawn of the Johnson Health Center. Here, Chipola volunteers Waylon Lewis, Ashley Melzer and Kimberly Rogers post flyers for the event.              For information, call 526-2761, Ext. 3279.

 

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July 15, 2004

 

CHIPOLA AUTO TECH PROGRAM NAMED BEST PARTNERSHIP

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Automotive Technology program was recently recognized among Florida’s Best Business and Education Partnerships.

                Jim Horne, Florida Secretary of Education, presented the award to Chipola

Automotive instructor John Gardner at a recent meeting in Orlando. 

                Gardner says, “The Chipola automotive program utilizes an industry-based curriculum and partnerships with several local auto dealers and garages to provide a competitive edge in this ever-changing, high-tech training environment. Our Automotive Technology Advisory Committee provides real-world input to give students a competitive edge in their training.”

                Chipola's Master Certified National Automotive Training Education Foundation

(NATEF) program provides a platform for employment in a high-wage career. Dealership

participation affords students exposure to industry-based curriculum, industry tools, hands-on experience, use of the latest software, industry networking, and training on a variety of vehicles.

      Chipola's partnership with local and national companies provides donations of cars, tools and equipment to keep students up to date in this technologically-sophisticated industry. Gardner says, "Partnerships with local businesses and national corporations are key to the program's success. These partnerships have led to increased enrollment, higher retention rates and high placement of graduates."

      Curriculum for the Chipola program is guided by the local automotive advisory committee which also facilitates training through new vehicle awareness seminars, pre-delivery inspections, and new equipment demonstrations. Technicians representing advisory committee member firms also provide computer diagnostics and programming on new vehicles.

      The Chipola program has achieved national master certification which has been implemented at several technical centers, high schools, and colleges across the state. Florida Senator Steve Wise of Jacksonville and other state officials have visited the Chipola program and have recommended the program as a state model.

      The program also has gained national recognition through the NATEF master certification process. Chipola's program was featured in "Tomorrow's Technician Magazine" at the Florida Association of Career and Technical Education (FACTE) conference in Orlando. This resulted in program replication at other institutions across the state.

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

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July 15, 2004

 

CHIPOLA AUTO TECH AWARDED—The Chipola College Automotive Technology program was recently recognized among Florida’s Best Business and Education Partnerships for its work with the Chipola Automotive Technology Advisory Committee. Members of the committee are, from left: (front) instructors Julian Williams and John Gardner of Chipola, Jamie Streetman of Bob Pforte Motors, (standing) Chuck Anderson of Rahal Chevrolet-Buick, Mike Lichtfuss of Hopkins Pontiac, Ray Lawrence of Ray's Garage, Jeff Mauldin of Carquest, Alan Scheffer of Auto Electric, Jeff Howell of Chipola Ford, Michael Kriser of Auto Clinic, Matt Cox of Chipola Ford, Ronnie Stephens of Marianna Auto Parts, Tony Tye of Carquest and Neil Glover of Glover’s Automotive.  For information about Chipola’s Automotive program, call 718-2306.

 

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July 15, 2004

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA TO BEGIN AG PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The University of Florida will offer courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture on the campus of Chipola College beginning in August of 2004.

                Chipola vice president Dr. Kitty Myers says, “This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in pursuing an agriculture degree from UF. Under a joint agreement, UF will offer courses that apply toward a degree in Animal Sciences.  Some courses will also apply to a pre-veterinary curriculum.” 

                Three courses will be offered at Chipola this Fall. Introduction to Animal Science (ANS 3006C) will be offered on the Chipola campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 to 5 p.m. Personal Computer Use in Agriculture (ALS 3203) will be offered online. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology (PLP 3002C) will be offered via video tape delivery.

                Students may enroll in one or more of these classes, regardless of whether they have completed an AA.  Students interested in pursuing this program are asked to complete a survey at www.chipola.edu. Choose “Prospective Students” and go to “University Center” to take the survey. 

                Dr. Myers says, “The success of this program will be contingent upon student interest and support.  With an upcoming application deadline of Aug. 16, we encourage all who may be interested to contact us as soon as possible.”

                For more information, contact Myers at (850) 718-2276 or myersk@chipola.edu.

 

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July 15, 2004

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Chipola Softball coach Belinda Hendrix will offer several softball camps. A Young Hitters camp for ages 12 and under is July 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. A Hitting camp for ages 13-18 is July 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 12 and under is July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Camps are $50 each. Call 718-2358.

Swimming lessons for ages four and up will be offered July 19-July 29. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

A Wet and Wild Camp Pool camp for school-age swimmers is July 26-29, from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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July 15, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                CPR will meet August 10 and 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered Aug. 24 and 26, from 5-9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. 

                A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Aug. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.   Child Growth & Development will meet Mondays, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171. An Internship will be available on Thursdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171.

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24. 

                A Real Estate course will meet Aug. 28, Sept. 11, October 9, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.                        

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

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

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July 22, 2004

 

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline for new students planning to enroll in Fall 2004 classes at Chipola College is Aug. 5.

Returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 18. New student registration is Aug. 19 and 20, with classes beginning Aug. 23.

Applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED.  Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

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, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers several Associate in Science Degrees and certificates in Workforce Development Programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply early. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Please call 718-2293 for more information concerning Financial Aid.

For more information concerning enrollment call 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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July 22, 2004

 

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES RAISES

 

MARIANNA—Brenda Taylor, a counselor in the Holmes County school system, presided over her first meeting as chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees on July 20. Danny Ryals, a Calhoun County realtor, will serve as vice chair.

Taylor replaced Mark Plummer, a Bristol pharmacist, who served as chair during the previous year.

Six other trustees represent Chipola’s five-county district: Gary Clark of Chipley, Jeff Crawford of Marianna, Jennie Goodman of Bonifay, Abby Hinson of Chipley, John Padgett of Marianna and Gina Stuart of Marianna.  The board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the college Public Service Building to set policy for the college.

In other business, the board approved a four percent salary increase for all career, professional and administrative employees filling positions on the table of personnel. The raise is effective July 1, 2004.  The board also agreed to cover employee retirement contributions and increases in individual health insurance premiums.

The board authorized college president, Dr. Gene Prough, to give an overall four percent increase (including an annual step) to faculty employees subject to collective bargaining. The Chipola Faculty Association, the bargaining unit which represents the college faculty, is currently negotiating the annual faculty contract. 

Trustees also approved a table of personnel which included the following appointments: Merle Houston, interim library director; Lauren Bradley, assistant women’s basketball coach; Dustin Rennspies, assistant baseball coach; and Wayne Henderson, assistant softball coach.

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July 22, 2004

 

PASSING THE GAVEL— Brenda Taylor, a counselor in the Holmes County school system, presided over her first meeting as chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees on July 20. Danny Ryals, a Calhoun County realtor, will serve as vice chair.  Here, Taylor presents a plaque to outgoing chair Mark Plummer of Bristol.

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July 22, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS ATTEND CAMP IN ORLANDO

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College cheerleading squad recently attended a private camp in Orlando conducted by three former FSU cheerleaders. 

The camp was organized by former Chipola cheerleader, Ben Odom, a sales manager with the Grosvenor Resort at Walt Disney World.  Ben served as captain of the FSU cheerleaders in 2000 and was a national runner-up on the FSU college nationals competition squad and a national runner-up in the co-ed partner stunt championships.  He has served as a judge for Cheerleaders of America for four years and has helped with judging for the Chipola Cheerleading Extravaganza.

Chad Parnell, also a former captain of the FSU cheerleaders, led stunting and gymnastics classes for the camp. Jennifer Hobba, who cheered on both the competitive and the school squads at FSU, provided instruction to the flyers on the Chipola squad. 

The camp staff provided intense instruction in stunting techniques as well as in gymnastics conditioning. The squad also learned a dance routine for the new basketball season. 

Chipola cheer coach Geraldine DeFelix said, “The camp was quite beneficial for the squad and the coaches from Chipola as they learned to capitalize on the strengths of each individual to form one of the best squads in the area.”  According to camp director, Ben Odom, “It was an honor to be able to work with such an elite group of cheerleaders.  Chipola has always been known to produce some of the best cheerleading squads in the Panhandle, but this year’s squad looks to rival any squad in the Southeast.  Not only do these cheerleaders seem to have all of the physical talent to meet the demands of the year, but Chipola should be proud to have such a wonderful group to serve as their ambassadors.”

                Coaches Geraldine DeFelix and Melissa Laramore both agree that this year’s squad promises to be one of the best squads that Chipola has produced.  The squad will continue to condition and practice throughout the summer.  Fall tryouts will be held Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 in order to add members to form another stunt group. 

                Anyone interested should contact DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu

 

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July 22, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS ATTEND CAMP—The Chipola College cheerleading squad recently attended a private camp in Orlando conducted by three former FSU cheerleaders. Pictured from left, are: (front) Candis Williams; Tonya Blocker; Chad Parnell, instructor; Meagan Oliver; Katie Basford; Ben Odom, camp director; (back) Jennifer Hobba, instructor; Amelia Medina; Georgia Britt; Jessica Crutchfield; Stephanie

Mann; Lois Perez; and Andrea Spataro.

 

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July 22, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                CPR will meet August 10 and 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered Aug. 24 and 26, from 5-9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. 

                A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Aug. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.   Child Growth & Development will meet Mondays, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171. An Internship will be available on Thursdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171.

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24. 

                A Real Estate course will meet Aug. 28, Sept. 11, October 9, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.                        

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

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

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July 22, 2004

 

REED IS A LADY INDIAN—Ann Reed, a standout at West Brook High in Beaumont, TX, has signed a softball scholarship with Chipola College in Marianna. Reed had a .450 batting average during her senior season. She led her team to the District Playoffs three of her four years, earning a one District Championship and one Co-Championship.  She was named to the All-District four times and her teammates picked her as “Most Positive Role Model” on the squad. She plays for the Blast-Gold Summer/Travel Team which recently picked up a Gold Tournament championship. Pictured at the signing are, from left: (seated) Ann Reed, father Dan Reed, (back) Chipola assistant coach Wayne Harrison; Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix and mother Billie Reed.

 

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July 22, 2004

 

UF OFFICIALS MEET TO KICK OFF CHIPOLA PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNA—Officials from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences met recently with Chipola College officials to make preparations to offer courses that apply to a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and pre-veterinary curriculum on the Chipola campus beginning in August.

                Three courses will be offered at Chipola this Fall. Introduction to Animal Science (ANS 3006C) will be offered on the Chipola campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 to 5 p.m. Personal Computer Use in Agriculture (ALS 3203) will be offered online. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology (PLP 3002C) will be offered via video tape delivery.

                Students may enroll in one or more of these classes, regardless of whether they have completed an AA.  Students interested in pursuing this program are asked to complete a survey at www.chipola.edu. Choose “Prospective Students” and go to “University Center” to take the survey. 

                Dr. Kitty Myers says, “The success of this program will be contingent upon student interest and support.  With an upcoming application deadline of Aug. 16, we encourage all who may be interested to contact us as soon as possible.”

                For more information, contact Myers at (850) 718-2276 or myersk@chipola.edu.

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July 22, 2004

 

UF OFFICIALS MEET TO KICK OFF CHIPOLA PROGRAM— Officials from the University of Florida’ College of Agricultural and Life Sciences met recently with Chipola College officials to make preparations to offer courses that apply to a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Pre-veterinary curriculum on the Chipola campus beginning in August.

Pictured from left, are: UF Animal Science major, Daina Odom of Chipley; Ed Jowers (UF), Dr. Robert Myer (UF), Dr. George Hochmuth (UF), Dr. Kitty Myers, Chipola and Dr. Bruce Christmas (UF).                                             

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July 22, 2004

 

UWF OFFERS SPECIAL/ELEMENTARY ED PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA— Interested in Teaching?  Learn how to take the first steps.

The University of West Florida, in collaboration with the University Center at Chipola College, offers full-time day and evening programs in Special/Elementary Education. 

                Interested students may register as late as August 20, to begin courses this fall. The five-semester program is taught entirely on the Chipola campus in Marianna.

                According to Yvonne Melzer, director of the UWF program, “The teacher shortage problem affects many communities.  Talented, committed, well-prepared new teachers are needed.”

                For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Melzer at 850-526-2761 ext. 3255, or Martha Burke, office assistant, at 850-718-3948. 

 

 

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July 29, 2004

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS WIN TOP AWARDS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College students Lauren Eade of Marianna and Paige Rentz of Sneads each were recently awarded a pair of scholarships which place them among the top community college students in the nation.

Both Chipola sophomores were awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Coca-Cola Foundation for outstanding academic and service learning achievements.

Students must complete at least 100 hours of service learning within the past 12 months to qualify for the award.  The two are among six Chipola students who have received this award in its four-year history.

Rentz and Eade also both won the coveted Leaders of Promise Scholarship, awarded by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. The purpose of this scholarship is to develop leadership potential through participation in PTK programs. Chipola PTK adviser Jody Spooner reported that Chipola College is the first school to have more than one student win a Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

 

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July 29, 2004

                                                                               

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WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH CHIPOLA—Emily Williams a softball standout at Blountstown High School has signed a scholarship with the Chipola College Lady Indians Softball team. Williams was named Best Offensive player her senior year with a .375 batting average. She was presented the coach’s award by Blountstown coach Susan Rash. Williams played her freshman and sophomore years in Germany, and was a member of the Junior League World Series which represented Europe in 2000. She speaks fluent German and plans to major in Foreign Languages. Pictured from left, are: (front) Emily Williams, father Steve Williams, (back) Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix, Chipola assistant coach Wayne Harrison and mother Wendy Williams.

 

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July 29, 2004

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline for new students planning to enroll in Fall 2004 classes at Chipola College is Aug. 5.

Returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 18. New student registration is Aug. 19 and 20, with classes beginning Aug. 23.

Applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED.  Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

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, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers several Associate in Science Degrees and certificates in Workforce Development Programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply early. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Please call 718-2293 for more information concerning Financial Aid.

For more information concerning enrollment call 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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