July 12, 2007

CHIPOLA TO HOLD EARLY FALL REGISTRATION MONDAY AND TUESDAY

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold early Fall semester registration for currently-enrolled students Monday July 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Current students are those who were enrolled during the Spring 2007 semester or either of the Summer 2007 terms.

Application deadline is Aug. 2 for new students planning to enroll in Fall classes.

                New student testing and regular registration for returning students is Aug. 15. New and returning student registration is Aug. 16 and 17.  Classes begin Aug. 20.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. The college’s Associate in Arts Degree provides the first two years of general education courses for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science Degree programs provide two years of professional training in various career fields.

Chipola also awards Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science. A new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management is set to begin in January of 2008.

The college also offers a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for numerous careers. Two new programs—Survey and Mapping and a Masonry Apprentice program—are set to begin in August.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus through partnerships with UWF, FSU and Troy.

                For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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July 19, 2007

CHIPOLA EDUCATOR PREPARATION INSTITUTE OFFERS FREE TUITION

 

            MARIANNA— Chipola College is offering free tuition for a new program to help college graduates enter the teaching field.

The Florida Department of Education in 2006 designated Chipola as an Educator Preparation Institute (EPI).  The program is designed for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree—in a subject other than education—who want to earn the credentials to become a Florida certified teacher.

            Dr. Kitty Myers, Chipola’s Vice President of Instruction and Baccalaureate Programs, says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone with a bachelor’s degree who is interested in entering the teaching field.”

Myers says the course of study offers requires six to eight classes leading to certification in four areas: math education, science education, exceptional student education and elementary education.

            Students must complete from 19 to 25 semester hours of coursework as well as some field experience. Enrollees will work through all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination during the program. Those who successfully complete the program will receive certification from the Florida Department of Education.    

Perhaps the best news for aspiring teachers is the fact that Chipola pays the tuition through a Succeed Florida grant.

In addition to the Educator Preparation Institute for students already holding a bachelor’s degree, Chipola also awards bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics Education (6–12), Biology Education (6–12), Middle Grades Mathematics Education (5–9) and Middle Grades Science Education (5–9).  Tuition is free for these programs as well. A new bachelor’s degree in Applied Business Management begins in January of 2008. Free tuition may be available to the first 20 applicants.

For information about the program, contact Dr. Myers at 850-718-2276.

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July 19, 2007

CHIPOLA FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 2

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline is Aug. 2 for new students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College.

            New student testing and regular registration for returning students is Aug. 15. New and returning student registration is Aug. 16 and 17.  Classes begin Aug. 20.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. The college’s Associate in Arts Degree provides the first two years of general education courses for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science Degree programs provide two years of professional training in various career fields.

Chipola also awards Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science. A new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management is set to begin in January of 2008.

            Chipola is offering a number of Workforce Development programs this fall including: Automotive Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Corrections, Cosmetology, Culinary Management, Electronic Technology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

            Two new workforce programs—Masonry Apprentice Training and Surveying and Mapping Technology—are now accepting students.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus through partnerships with UWF, FSU and Troy.

            For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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July 19, 2007

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CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION—Chipola College sophomore Chasma Crawford (left) of Marianna gets help with her fall schedule from Student Activities Coordinator Nancy Johnson. Application deadline is Aug. 2 for new students planning to enroll in Fall classes. New student testing and registration for returning students is Aug. 15. New and returning student registration is Aug. 16 and 17.  Classes begin Aug. 20.  For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

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July 19, 2007           

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, August 20 through Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, August 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, August 23 through Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Aug. 24, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Aug. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Aug. 27 & 29, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 10 & 12, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, September 15, 16, 30, October 13, 14, 28, and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

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

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

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

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

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July 19, 2007

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GULF POWER INCREASES CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND—Gulf Power in Chipley recently added $1,000 to the Gulf Power Endowed Scholarship Fund at Chipola College. Here Darrin Wall, Gulf Power manager (right), presents the check to Chipola Foundation director Julie Fuqua (left) and Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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July 19, 2007

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GONZALEZ IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Elisa Gonzalez is Chipola College’s Career Employee of the month for July. Gonzalez has served as Departmental Staff Assistant in Social Science and Business since 2005.

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July 24, 2007

CHIPOLA NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS TO HONOR MILTON H. JOHNSON

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola Appreciation Club officials on Tuesday announced that Billy Donovan—coach of the Florida Gators two-time national champions—will headline Chipola’s Night of Champions event on Sept. 20 to honor retired Chipola coaching legend Milton H. Johnson.

            “This has been a storybook year for the Chipola athletics program with four state championships and national titles in baseball and softball,” said college president Dr. Gene Prough. “Chipola has developed a national reputation in athletics, and no one has contributed more to our success over the years than Coach Milton Johnson. His basketball teams won over 800 games during his 32 years at Chipola. On Sept. 20 we will gather to honor Coach Johnson’s legacy and to announce that we are establishing a special scholarship in his name.”

            The Night of Champions will cap off a year-long celebration of Chipola’s unparalleled success in junior college athletics with all four of the college’s teams winning state championships and baseball and softball capturing national championships.  “Like the Gators, Chipola accomplished something last year that’s never been done before,” said athletic director Dr. Dale O’Daniel. “It’s very appropriate that our guest speaker on Sept. 20 is head basketball coach of the University of Florida, which has won two straight NCAA basketball championships and was this year’s national champion in both football and basketball.”

            “A key reason why we’ve been able to achieve such success in athletics,” said event organizer and Chipola alumnus Robert Trammell, “is the commitment of our alumni

and friends to endow athletic scholarships. Through events like this, we have raised more

than $1 million in our athletic scholarship endowment. Without such strong support from the private sector, the rising cost of operating athletic programs would prevent us from continuing the national-level programs we’ve put in place at Chipola.”

            Other featured speakers at the Sept. 20 event will be Chipola alumnus Cliff Ellis, the 1999 NJCAA National Coach of the year, who recently was named head coach at Coastal Carolina. Ellis has coached teams to championships in three different conferences – ACC (Clemson), SEC (Auburn) and Sun Belt (South Alabama).

            Ellis will be joined by Chipola’s “fab four” head coaches who led their teams to national prominence this season: David Lane, women’s basketball; Greg Heiar, men’s basketball; Belinda Hendrix, softball; and Jeff Johnson, baseball.

            Tickets for the dinner are $75, most of which is tax-deductible. For information, call 850-718-2375.

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July 24, 2007

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CHIPOLA EVENT PLANNED TO HONOR COACH JOHNSON—Chipola Appreciation Club officials on Tuesday announced that Billy Donovan—coach of the Florida Gators two-time national champions—will headline Chipola’s Night of Champions event on Sept. 20 to honor retired Chipola coaching legend Milton H. Johnson. Pictured from left, are: Appreciation Club president Ronnie Myers, Milton H. Johnson and Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.  Tickets for the dinner are $75, most of which is tax-deductible. For information, call 850-718-2375.

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July 26, 2007

CHIPOLA FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, AUG. 2

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline is Thursday, Aug. 2 for new students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College.

            New student testing and regular registration for returning students is Aug. 15. New and returning student registration is Aug. 16 and 17.  Classes begin Aug. 20.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

            For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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July 26, 2007

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CHIPOLA FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 2—Chipola College student Charlyce Hendrix (right) of Chipley gets help with her fall schedule from Judy Riviere. Application deadline is Thursday, Aug. 2 for new students planning to enroll in Fall classes. New student testing and registration for returning students is Aug. 15 with registration for all students continuing Aug. 16 and 17.  Classes begin Aug. 20 with late registration through Aug. 24.  For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu 

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July 26, 2007

LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Guitar class during the Fall semester.

            Andrew Stroud is the instructor for the course which will offer instruction from beginning to advanced guitar in a class setting.  Some departmental guitars are available, but students are encouraged to bring their own guitars if possible.

            The course meets Thursdays from 3 to 4:50 p.m. in the McLendon Fine Arts Building, Aug. 23 through Dec. 6.

            Non-degree seeking students should apply to Chipola as a non-degree seeking student, be accepted for admission, and register for MVS 1116-001 (beginning guitar) or MVS 2126-001 (advanced guitar). Cost is approximately $80, plus textbook.

            College application deadline is August 2; however, late applications will be accepted through August 23.

            For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or email stadsklevj@chipola.edu

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July 26, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Child Growth and Development course will meet Mondays, Aug.  20 through Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug.  21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug.  23 through Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Aug. 24, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Aug. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Aug. 27 and 29, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 10 and 12, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 15, 16, 30, October 13, 14, 28, and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

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

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

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

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

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July 26, 2007

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PENDERGRASS IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Alice Pendergrass accepts the Chipola College August Career Employee of the Month award from college president Dr. Gene Prough. Pendergrass has worked in the Chipola Foundation since 1990 and now serves as Departmental Staff Assistant in Workforce Development.

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