July 2, 2003

CHIPOLA DINNER TO HONOR THE LATE JOHN RATZLAFF

 

 

MARIANNA—Friends and family of the late John Ratzlaff are planning a celebration in his memory on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the National Guard Armory in Marianna.

Some 33 of Ratzlaff’s friends are putting together the John Alan Ratzlaff

Memorial Scholarship Dinner. CJC Publications coordinator Evelyn Ward is the chair of the event which is sponsored by the Chipola Appreciation Club.

Business/cocktail attire is the dress for the evening which will feature a social hour, prime rib dinner and dancing to the sounds of national recording artists, The Embers.

Proceeds from the evening will endow a Chipola baseball scholarship in Ratzlaff’s honor. Ratzlaff played on the Chipola baseball team in 1973.  After graduating  from law school at Ole Miss, he began his law career in Marianna.  Ratzlaff served on the board of directors of the Chipola Appreciation Club and as the club’s president in 1994-95.  He chaired the club’s annual Wild Game Dinner that helped amass a sizable endowment for the college’s athletic programs.  Ratzlaff was rarely seen without his Chipola baseball cap.

Auburn basketball coach Cliff Ellis, also a Chipola alumnus, is the featured speaker for event. Ellis is married to Ratzlaff’s sister, Carolyn.

Ratzlaff’s former law partner Robert Trammell spearheaded the event after contacting many of John’s classmates and friends. He said, “John loved Chipola and so many of friends were excited about helping Chipola in his honor. I think he would be proud of what we’re doing here to establish a legacy in his name.”

Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson said, “John provided input on the design of our baseball complex. He said he wanted our stadium to be a mini Cambden Yards. I

know that he would be very proud of our new facility. The Ratzlaff Endowment will be a big boost for our scholarship program as we try to recruit the very best student-athletes to Chipola.”

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Chipola depends on the support of alumni and friends to maintain quality academic and athletic programs. This event is important as we honor a fine alumnus and raise money to help future students.”

Tickets are $150 per couple. Tables of seven couples also are available for $1,050.

For tickets, call Sandra Harrell at 718-2302.

 

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July 2, 2003

 

 CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of July and August. 

                A CPR class will meet July 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Aug. 19 and 21 from 5-9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

                 Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet July 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.  Internet for Seniors will be offered July 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

                Cake Decorating I will begin Aug. 4; Cake Decorating II, Sept. 8 and Cake Decorating III, Oct. 6. The workshops meet on Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and cost is $41 each. 

                In the field of Childcare:  A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is Aug. 16 and 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  Child Growth and Development will be offered on Tuesdays Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet on Thursdays Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. An Internship will be offered on Thursdays, Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. 

                A Real Estate Sales class will be offered Saturdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 27, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $240.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola. Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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July 2, 2003

 

 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of summer camps for area youth.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Two more sessions are scheduled: Session 3: July 7-17 and Session 4: July 21-July 31. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                A Swimming Stroke Improvement Camp for school-age swimmers is Aug. 4-6.  The camp meets Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered Aug. 11-15 and 18-22. The program meets weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                A Cheerleader Clinic for ages 6-12 is set for Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Health Center. The fee of $35 includes insurance and lunch. Participants will perform chants and dances that they learn in a “show off for parents” session at 1:30 p.m.  Call Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322.

A Girls Basketball Skills camp for ages 14 and up will be held July 30 and 31, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Johnson Health Center. Lady Indians coach Jason Keene and assistant coach Jenny Anderson will lead the camp. Cost is $75.  For information, call Anderson at 718-2364.

 

July 10, 2003

 

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER I DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 88 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer I Semester 2003.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 6 or more semester hours of courses and earn 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—Leesa Graham, Helen Baggett.

Bristol—Jenny Harrell.

Blountstown—Whitney Cheery, Patricia Harrell, Star Pickron, Janessa Schmarje, Allison Wilson-Ayers.

Bonifay—Andrew Garske, Jessica Reddick, Ashley Taylor.

Caryville—Karen Parsley.          

Chipley— Kimberly Ferrell, Courtney Jolley.

Cottondale—Glen Peterson, Vanita Turner.

Graceville— Lydia Maitland, Tabatha Stoe.

Grand Ridge—Jerry Davis Jr., Debra Lollie.

Malone—Marc Cherrington, Kaleb Mercer, Amy Nelson, Willie Williams.

Marianna—Denise Carter, Terri Fowler, Stephen Henderson, Ronald McAllister, Gary Miles, Jena Hamm.

Ponce De Leon—Kelly Scott.

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

                Alford—Christopher N. Shores.

                Altha— Jessica Ward, Sharon Robinson, Shanae Goins, Stephanie Rice, Melissa Worrell.

Blountstown—Amelia Abbott.

Caryville—Christopher Works.

Chipley— Jiranda Blount, Michael Milam, Annie Toole, Vickie Burnett.

                Cottondale— Christie Daniels.

                Graceville— Kathleen Nelson, Leah Smith, Tiffinie Sorey.

      Grand Ridge—Keesha Childs,Wilma Johnson.

                Greenwood—Brandon Johnson, Kelli Standland, Mary Maldonado.

                Marianna—Jonathan Baker, Charessa Boykin, Karen Chipman, Elizabeth Davis, Matthew Grimesley, Marisa McFarland, Rebecca Peacock, Lori Tyler, Jessica Jones, Christy Mulder, Amy Talavera.

                Ponce De Leon-- Hillary Rowe.

                Sneads—Rebecca McKinney.

                Wausau-- Dorothy Cash. 

Out of District – (All A’s) Isaiah Jenkins of Port St. Joe, Tabitha Hairelson of Pensacola, Stephanie Hayes of Century, Giuseppe Rivas of Miami, Theda Battaglia of Panama City, Heather Ebersole of Rock Island, IL, Amber Kavehkar of Webster TX, Jeni Paquette of London, CN, (A’s and B’s), Travis Jenkins of Port St. Joe, Shirley Burleson of Milton, Justin Swaine of Tallahassee Amy Maddox of Tallahassee, Kevin Ward of Apalachicola, Sarah Bryant of Quincy, Mary Segers of Panama City, Joan White of Fountain, Bonnie Murdorf of Samson, AL, Alicia MacDonald of Thornlie, AU, Leigh Savoy of Sunset, LA, Jessica Mathis of Covington, GA.

                                                                               

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July 10, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of July and August. 

                A Home Health Aide course will be offered July 21 through 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost is $122.  A CPR class will meet Aug. 5 and 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Aug. 19 and 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

                 Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet July 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.  Internet for Seniors will be offered July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

                Cake Decorating I will begin Aug. 4. Cake Decorating II and III are set for September and October. Marthe Efurd will lead the workshops which meet Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41 per class. 

                A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is Aug. 16 and 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  Child Growth and Development will meet Tuesday evenings, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9.  Cost is $171. Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet on Thursday evenings, Aug. 28 through Dec. 11.  Cost is $171. An Internship will be offered on Thursday evenings, Aug. 28 through Dec. 11.  Cost is $171. 

                A Real Estate Sales class will meet Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 16 through Sept. 27. Cost is $240.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola. Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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July 10, 2003

 

CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NAMED BEST IN STATE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College recently was presented the Outstanding Scholarship Program Award from the Florida Association of Community Colleges Financial Aid Commission.

                CJC counselor Lindsay Roach, who chairs the CJC FACC Scholarship Committee, said, "This award recognizes a very dedicated group of Chipola employees who have volunteered many hours to raise money to endow this scholarship program. We have always felt that this is an exemplary program and we will continue to keep this the best scholarship program in the state."

                Chipola’s FACC began its fundraising efforts in 1988 and awarded their first $500 scholarship in the Fall of 1993. That effort has grown tremendously to the current total of $80,800. During 2002-03 school year FACC awarded more than $6,375 in tuition scholarships to 10 students and textbook awards for employees.               

                FACC members raise funds primarily through concession sales at CJC athletic events at which employees volunteer hundreds of hours. FACC members also raise funds through a silent auction of donated items and an annual golf tournament.

Chipola's first place award includes a $1,000 prize for use in the local chapter.  Second place was awarded to Okaloosa-Walton CC. Other colleges nominated were: Brevard, Lake City, Lake-Sumter, Miami-Dade North and Palm Beach.

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July 10, 2003

SUMMER CAMPS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of summer camps for area youth.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. The final session is scheduled July 21-July 31. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                A Swimming Stroke Improvement Camp for school-age swimmers is Aug. 4-6.  The camp meets Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered Aug. 11-15 and 18-22. The program meets weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

                A Cheerleader Clinic for ages 6-12 is set for Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Health Center. The fee of $35 includes insurance and lunch. Participants will perform chants and dances that they learn in a “show off for parents” session at 1:30 p.m.  Call Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322.

A Girls Basketball Skills camp for ages 14 and up will be held July 30 and 31, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Johnson Health Center. Lady Indians coach Jason Keene will lead the camp. Cost is $75.  For information, call Keene at 718-2234.

 

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July 17, 2003

 

CHIPOLA OFFICIALS LOOK FORWARD TO HISTORIC YEAR

 

                MARIANNA—Students can expect some positive changes at Chipola Junior College this Fall. 

Since 1947, Chipola has provided two-year degrees and workforce training for the citizens of the area. On Aug. 18, the Chipola board is expected to approve changing the name of the institution to Chipola College in order to begin offering bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. Chipola has been given permission by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin classes in January of 2004.

Dr. Kitty Myers, Associate Vice President of Instructional and Bachelor’s Degree Program Development, says, “Chipola’s teacher education program has been approved by the Florida Legislature and we have initiated the accreditation process. Our graduates will be certified to teach middle or high school mathematics or science upon receiving their degree.”

All aspects of Chipola’s community college mission, such as athletics, performing arts and AA and AS degrees will remain unchanged. College officials expect only positive changes for the student body.

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, says, “We’re excited about the opportunities the new four-year degrees will provide for students in those majors. The addition of these programs will serve to enhance our two-year programs that have helped so many students over the years.” Just one of those enhancements is additional money for the CJC library for new books and research materials to support the four-year programs. These materials and other enhancements will benefit all Chipola students. 

Additional faculty also will be needed for the four-year programs. Chipola recently hired Dr. Irma Cruz-White as an instructor in the new math program. She also will teach math courses available to all CJC students. A new science instructor should be on board later this summer.

In addition to new students interested in new programs, Chipola has more students in most programs. Following double-digit enrollment increases in the Spring and Summer of 2003, college officials are preparing for large numbers of students this Fall.    To avoid long lines, CJC students who were enrolled during the Spring or Summer of 2003, are encouraged to take advantage of early registration set for Tuesday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, July 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dean of Student Services, Dr. Joan Miller, says, "We advise returning students to register early to avoid the Fall rush. And we encourage new students or those returning from previous years to complete their Fall application before Aug. 6 to insure an earlier registration time and to avoid a late application fee.” 

Financial aid is available to those who qualify and all students are advised to complete the free application for federal student aid.  The application may be completed online. Forms also are available on campus and at most area high schools. Because the application process may take up to six weeks, Miller says, "To learn whether you qualify, and to ensure that those funds are available to assist you with fall tuition costs, the application should be completed immediately." 

                Regular returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 20. New student registration is Aug. 21 and 22, with classes beginning Aug. 25.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice President of Instructional and Student Services, reports several changes that should make college more accessible. “For the convenience of our students, we have night classes and independent study classes as well as traditional day classes,” said Clemmons.  The vice president recommends the Chipola web site as a valuable source of information. “Our college catalog, schedules and application can be accessed on-line at www.chipola.edu by clicking on Prospective Student. Information on specific programs, like Networking Services, can be accessed by clicking on Current Student, Student Services, then Curriculum Guide,” said Clemmons.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses. Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a two-year program that guarantees acceptance to Florida's public universities.

Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs. Enrollment in the college’s Workforce programs also is expected to increase in the coming school year.  Workforce Dean, Bud Riviere, says, "Our Partners Program has generated interest and excitement in terms of dual enrollment for high school students and post secondary students as well.  Increased interest in our Fire Fighting Academy comes as the result of our program being named number one in the state for 2002-03.  Our Law Enforcement and Corrections Academies remain full with waiting lists.” 

The dean reports that students in Chipola's Culinary Management Program will learn in a new training kitchen courtesy of Jackson Hospital which is a partner with the college through Morrison Health Care. Chipola's electronics programs will offer new transfer possibilities with FSU and UWF as well as a new Associate in Applied Science in Electronics.  Telecommunications enrollment is increasing and a class is scheduled for this August.  Riviere says equipment enhancements will compliment curriculum in Electronics, Cosmetology, Welding and Automotive Technology. Most Workforce programs feature open-entry enrollment which allows students to enroll at any time during the semester.

In addition to Chipola’s own four-year program, three Florida universities offer classes at Chipola leading to bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and educational doctoral degrees.  Dr. Myers says, “University personnel teach all classes and the universities award the degrees.” 

UWF offers Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Special/Elementary Education, and Social Work, Master’s degrees in Public Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership, and Educational Specialist and/or Doctorate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Ed. Leadership.  Florida State University offers the BS in Nursing to students who are practicing RN’s.  Chipola and FSU have been discussing the initiation of a BS in Business Administration in Fall, 2003, and a final decision will be made in the near future.   FSU will also begin a Master’s in Social Work this fall and are considering offering a Master’s in Nursing as well.  Troy State University delivers a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology.  All programs are accepting students for the fall semester.

Numerous on-line degrees are referenced on the University Center Web-page: www.chipola.edu/universitycenter .

                Chipola students also can expect some changes in facilities this Fall. In addition to the usual summer spruce-up of campus buildings and grounds, several offices formerly housed in the Administration have been relocated to nearby Building L. College officials are in the planning stages of a major renovation of the administration building which will include a wing addition. The Student Services/Administration addition project is expect to cost around $2.5 million for planning and construction. Completion is expected by December of 2004.

As parking is a major concern of students, college officials are working to add more spaces. Students will find additional parking near the Tennis Courts and adjacent to the Residence Hall when they return in August.  More parking also is in the works on College Street across from the Arts Center.

To learn more about fall classes, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

 

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July 17, 2003

 

THE EMBERS TO HEADLINE RATZLAFF MEMORIAL DINNER

 

 

MARIANNA—National recording artists, The Embers, will headline the John Alan Ratzlaff Memorial Scholarship Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the National Guard Armory in Marianna.

The Embers started making music in 1958, playing a mix of rhythm and blues and heart and soul that came to be known as Beach Music. Over the years they've played for presidents and princes, students and bankers, at the beach and in the city, on record and in concert.

A musical marvel, the Embers have survived disco, punk, new wave, and hip-hop and continue to take the stage as one of the most entertaining bands to ever perform. They've opened for the Rolling Stones, done commercials for Budweiser, played the Olympics and President Clinton's inauguration, and created the soundtrack for endless summers.

The Embers will provide the dance music for the Friends and family of the late Ratzlaff are planning in his memory. Business/cocktail attire is the dress for the evening which will feature a social hour, prime rib dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Embers. Auburn basketball coach Cliff Ellis, the late Ratzlaff’s brother-in-law and also a Chipola alumnus, is the featured speaker for event.

Proceeds from the event will endow a Chipola baseball scholarship in Ratzlaff’s honor. Ratzlaff played on the Chipola baseball team in 1973.  After graduating from law school at Ole Miss, he began his law career in Marianna.  He served on the board of directors of the Chipola Appreciation Club and as the club’s president in 1994-95.  He chaired the club’s annual Wild Game Dinner that helped amass a sizable endowment for the college’s athletic programs.  The Embers also performed at the 1992 Wild Game Dinner.

Tickets are $150 per couple. Tables of seven couples also are available for $1,050.

For tickets, call Sandra Harrell at 718-2302.

 

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July 17, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of July and August. 

                A CPR class will meet Aug. 5 and 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Aug. 19 and 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

                 Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet July 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.  Internet for Seniors will be offered July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

                Cake Decorating I will begin Aug. 4; Cake Decorating II and III are set for September and October.  Marthe Efurd will lead the workshops which meet on Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41 per class.  

                A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is Aug. 16 and 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  Child Growth and Development will be offered on Tuesdays Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet on Thursdays Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. An Internship will be offered on Thursdays, Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. 

                A Real Estate class will be offered Saturdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $240.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola . Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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July 17, 2003

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of summer camps for area youth.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. The final session is scheduled July 21-July 31. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

The Girls Basketball Skills camp has been cancelled. For information, call coach Jason Keene at 718-2234.

                A Swimming Stroke Improvement Camp for school-age swimmers is Aug. 4-6.  The camp meets Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered Aug. 11-15 and 18-22. The program meets weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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July 17, 2003

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER FASHION SHOW SET

 

        MARIANNA-The Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders will host a Back to School Fashion Show on Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Continuing Education Conference Center. 

        Cheerleaders will be modeling fashions from Vanity Fair Factory Outlet and Factory Connection, both located in Graceville.  Advanced tickets—$5—may be purchased from any CJC Cheerleader.  Tickets will be available at the door for $7.50.  Proceeds will go toward the CJC Cheerleaders uniform costs. 

        For more information, call Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322.

 

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July 24, 2003

CHIPOLA OFFERS COURSES FOR BUSY PEOPLE

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College officials are working to make college more accessible to busy people.

                According to student surveys, 76 percent of Chipola students work at least part-time while attending college.  And while most students prefer morning classes, nearly a quarter of those surveyed said they would like evening and afternoon classes.           

                Other factors such as affordable child care and travel expenses have been reported as obstacles to attending college. In response to these and other issues, college faculty members have developed a number of independent study and online courses for students who cannot attend traditional classes. These alternative format classes allow students to set their own study hours and learn according to their individual schedules.

Students must meet placement testing and admissions requirements and complete all coursework within the term. Before enrolling, students must meet with a counselor and attend an orientation session. Some trips to the college are usually required for tests and a final exam.

Sample syllabi may be reviewed in the Chipola library. When videotapes are to be used with a course, they may be viewed or checked out at the library. Independent Study classes carry an additional charge of $25 per semester hour.

Students in online courses interact with instructors via the Internet, meeting occasionally to take tests. A chat room, CD-ROM and e-mail will be used to communicate with the instructor. Online students should possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic and personal schedules.    

Chipola will offer the following online courses during the Fall Semester: (CGS 1060) Introduction to Microcomputers, (CGS 1100) Microcomputer Applications, (CGS 1500) Word Processing, (CGS 1525) Presentation Software, (ENC 1101) English Skills I, (ENC 2103) Communication Skills Review, (ENC 2103A) CLAST Review, (STA 2023) Introduction to Statistics and (SYG 1000) Introduction to Sociology.

Some of the Independent Study courses this Fall, include: (AMH 2010 and 2020) American History, (AST 1002) Astronomy, (BSC 1000) Introduction to Biology, (CGS 1505) Word Processing, (ECO 2013) Economics I, (ENC 1133) Research Writing, (GLY 1010) Geology, (HSC 1531) Medical Terminology, (HUN 1201) Nutrition, (MAC 1105) College Algebra, (MAC 1114) Plane Trigonometry, (MAT 0024) College Prep Algebra, (MAT 1033) Intermediate Algebra, (MGF 1106) Math For Liberal Arts, (MGF 2118) Math Clast Review I, II, and III, (NUR 2094C) Physical Assessment, (OST 1211) Shorthand I, (OST 1212) Shorthand Dictation, (SPN 1000) Basic Spanish Conversation, (PSY 2012) General Psychology,  (REL 2300) World Religions, (SYG 1000) Intro. to Sociology and (WOH 2012 and 2022) World History I and II.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice President of Instructional and Student Services, says, “These classes are great for students who are independent learners and are self motivated. I encourage students who are place and time bound to take advantage of these classes.

For more information, call 718-2211.

                                                                                               

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July 24, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP

 

                MARIANNA—The Financial Aid Office at Chipola Junior College will offer a workshop for prospective students and their parents on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center.  No registration is needed to attend. 

Financial aid for most CJC programs is available to those who qualify. All students are advised to complete the free application for federal student aid, available at CJC, at most area high schools and online at www.fafsa.ed.gov

 Because the financial aid application process may take up to six weeks, students are encouraged to apply immediately to ensure that funds are available for the fall semester. 

                Chipola’s Fall application deadline for new students is Aug. 6. Returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 20. New student registration is Aug. 21 and 22, with classes beginning Aug. 25.

For more information call 718-2293, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

 

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July 24, 2003

 

CHIPOLA’S ROGERS WINS LEADER OF PROMISE AWARD

               

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College sophomore Kimberly Rogers of Blountstown has been named a Phi Theta Kappa Leader of Promise. 

                Rogers is one of only ten students to receive the award this year.  She will be awarded $500 to facilitate completion of her associate degree.  She also was the winner of the local PTK Leader of Promise award.

                Rogers serves as Scholarship Officer for Chipola’s Nu Chi chapter of PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges. She also is a Chipola Student Ambassador and is active in Student Government. 

                The 2002 Valedictorian of Blountstown High School, Rogers is attending Chipola on the Florida Bright Futures, Coca-Cola Foundation and CJC Valedictorian scholarships.

                Rogers plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida to major in microbiology. She hopes to study medicine and specialize in pediatrics.             

                Rogers is the daughter of Harry and Sandy Rogers of Blountstown.

 

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July 24, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of July and August. 

                 Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet July 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.  Internet for Seniors will be offered July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

                Cake Decorating I will begin Aug. 4; Cake Decorating II and III are set for September and October.  Marthe Efurd will lead the workshops which meet on Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41 per class.  

                A CPR class will meet Aug. 5 and 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Aug. 19 and 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

                A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is Aug. 16 and 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  Child Growth and Development will be offered on Tuesdays Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet on Thursdays Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. An Internship will be offered on Thursdays, Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. 

                A Real Estate class will be offered Saturdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $240.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola . Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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July 31, 2003

CHIPOLA BOARD ELECTS CHAIR

 

MARIANNA— The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees elected Mark Plummer, a pharmacist from Bristol, as chair for the 2003-04 year during the board’s regular monthly meeting on July 15. Brenda Taylor of Bonifay, a counselor in Holmes County school system, was elected vice chair.

Four other trustees recently were reappointed by Governor Jeb Bush through the following dates: Gary Clark of Chipley (2007), Jeff Crawford of Marianna (2007), Jennie Goodman of Bonifay (2007) and Abby Hinson of Chipley (2007).  

A total of nine trustees represent Chipola’s five county district. Five other trustees are serving through the following dates: John Padgett of Marianna (2006), Mark Plummer of Bristol (2006), Brenda Taylor of Bonifay (2005), Gina Stuart of Marianna (2005) and Danny Ryals of Blountstown (2005).

The Chipola Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the college Public Service Building to set policy for the college.

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PASSING THE GAVEL—Bristol pharmacist Mark Plummer was elected chair of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees for the 2003-04 year during the board’s regular monthly meeting on July 15. Here, Plummer presents a plaque to outgoing chair Jennie Goodman of Bonifay. Brenda Taylor of Bonifay, a counselor in Holmes County school system, was elected vice chair.                                                                                                                    ####

July 31, 2003

 

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL REGISTRATION AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline for new students planning to enroll in Fall 2003 classes at Chipola Junior College is Aug. 6.

Regular returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 20. New student registration is Aug. 21 and 22, with classes beginning Aug. 25.

Applications are available in the CJC Registration office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. 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 program 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 bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees on the CJC campus.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify and all students are advised to complete the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Chipola will host a Financial Aid workshop for prospective students and their parents on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center.  No reservations are necessary. 

For more information call 718-2293, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

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July 31, 2003

 

FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMS OFFERED AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—The University Center at Chipola Junior College offers many opportunities for students to pursue bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus.

Chipola was recently approved by SACS and authorized by the Florida Department of Education to offer its own Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. Classes begin in January of 2004.  Graduates of this program will be certified to teach math or science in middle or high school. Students who are close to earning an AA degree, and have a strong background in math or science, should schedule an advising appointment for Fall ‘03 courses to ensure the best track for program entry. Call 718-2276.

Chipola’s University Center also offers various degree programs in collaboration with four area universities. Classes are taught on Chipola’s campus at convenient dates and times. Registration for university programs is ongoing through the end of August.   

The University of Florida’s College of Agriculture may offer courses at Chipola leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science. Interested students may call 718-2276.

Florida State University programs and contacts at Chipola are: BS, Business Administration, 718-2419; BS, Nursing, 718-2419; MS, Social Work, 718-2419.

University of West Florida programs and contacts at Chipola are: BA, Criminal Justice, 526-2761, ext. 3285; BA, Special/Elementary Ed., 718-2361; MA, Public Administration, 850-474-2184; MS, EdS and EdD in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction, 850-863-0730.

Troy State University programs and contacts at Chipola are: MS, Counseling and Psychology, 850-283-4449.

                For information about University Center programs at Chipola, call 850-718-2276 or visit www.chipola.edu

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July 31, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of August and September.

                 A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is Aug. 16 and 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  Child Growth and Development will be offered on Tuesdays Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet on Thursdays Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. An Internship will be offered on Thursdays, Aug. 28 through Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171. A 10-Hour Childcare Training–Developmentally Appropriate Practices will be offered Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

                A Real Estate sales class will be offered Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 16 through Sept. 27 Cost is $240.

                 First Aid will be offered Aug. 19 and 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

                 Cake Decorating I will begin Aug. 25; Cake Decorating II and III are set for September and October.  Marthe Efurd will lead the workshops, which meet on Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41 per class.  

                Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  Word & Excel for Seniors will meet Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

                Sign Language I will meet Saturdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  Sign Language III will meet Saturdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $81. 

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs at www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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July 31, 2003

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer two camps in August at the college pool.

                A Swimming Stroke Improvement Camp for school-age swimmers is set for Aug. 4-6.  The camp meets Monday through Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to noon.

                An After School at the Pool program for school-age swimmers will be offered Aug. 11-15 and 18-22. The program meets weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Children in this program must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime.

                For information, call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

 

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