July 10, 2008

 

EARLY REGISTRATION SET FOR CHIPOLA’S BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold a special early registration Aug. 6 and 7 for the college’s Bachelor’s Degree programs.

            In order to register, students must be admitted to one of Chipola’s bachelor’s degrees programs in Math and Science Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, BS in Nursing or Business.

            Students in the Critical Teacher Shortage areas of Mathematics Education, Science Education and Exceptional Student Education who qualify may receive tuition scholarships through the Beall Fund.

            Students applying to the RN to BS in Nursing program must be licensed Registered Nurses (RN’s).

            Regular Fall registration for all college programs is set for Aug. 18-20.   

            Chipola is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

            To learn more about Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs, call 718-2492 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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EARLY REGISTRATION SET FOR CHIPOLA BS PROGRAMS—

Chipola College will hold a special early registration Aug. 6 and 7 for the college’s Bachelor’s Degree programs.  Here, Dr. Jayne Roberts helps James Efurd with his schedule. To learn more about Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs, call 718-2492 or visit www.chipola.edu

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July 10, 2008

 

ENDLESS SUMMER DINNER/DANCE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Celebrate the season with Chipola College’s “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, Saturday, Aug. 23.

            Just as the Beach Boys’ “Endless Summer” album brings to mind a simpler time with hits like Surfin' USA,” “Be True to Your School” and “Fun, Fun, Fun,” this event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college’s athletic programs.

            Released in 1974, “Endless Summer” spent 155 weeks on the Billboard album chart, peaking at #1, and selling over three million copies. Chipola College began in 1947 and has enjoyed more than 60 great years including numerous state and national athletic titles, and thousands of individual success stories among its graduates.

            Organizer Robert Trammell, says, “While music has evolved from Big Band to Rock N’ Roll and Hip Hop during Chipola’s 60 years, the bonds and friendships built at this little college have remained constant.”

            Trammell points to the commitment of alumni and supporters as the key to the college’s success. “Without strong support from our people, Chipola Athletics would be unable to perform at the national level,” he says.

The Ivey Brothers band will provide the perfect musical backdrop for the occasion.  A regional favorite since 1965, their versatile repertoire became well known in the Dothan club scene in the 70's and 80's, and a local hit “It's Not Worth the Pain” in 1978 made the group's fame complete. The Iveys have played with and backed "The Pointer Sisters," "The Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash Craddock," and "The Platters."

            Kermit Davis, Head Basketball Coach at Middle Tennessee State, is the special guest for the event. Davis coached alongside Coach Milton Johnson at Chipola in 1992 and 1993 and served as head coach in 1994. Davis also coached at LSU, Texas A & M, Idaho and Utah State.

            Tickets are $50 per person with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tables of eight are available for $400. Chipola’s favorite cook Bobby Sims will prepare his famous, mouth-watering barbecue for the dinner.

            For ticket information call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.  

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July 10, 2008

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 13, 14, 27, 28 & Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 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 10, 2008

 

CHIPOLA PROF ATTENDS HEMINGWAY CONFERENCE

 

KANSAS CITY—Dr. Mark Ebel, Professor of Spanish at Chipola College, attended the 13th International Hemingway Society Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in June. 

The society holds biennial meetings to discuss the literature of Ernest Hemingway. Composed mainly of college and university professors, independent scholars and Hemingway aficionados, and representing the United States and at least eight foreign countries, the group gathers in places where Hemingway lived and wrote.           Following his graduation from high school in Oak Park, Illinois, Hemingway began his writing career as a reporter for the Kansas City Star, where he worked until joining the ambulance corps at the Italian Front during World War I. 

            Dr. Ebel became interested in Hemingway through the influence of his Ph.D. dissertation advisor, Dr. Ernest Rehder who persuaded Ebel to prepare a paper on Hemingway and present it at a 2004 Conference in Key West.  Dr. Ebel presented his paper, “Hemingway’s Philosophy of Fishing,” and served on a panel on “Hemingway and the Sporting Life,” which discussed Hemingway’s writings on hunting, fishing and bullfighting. 

            Ebel was so impressed with the quality of papers given and the writers, professors and scholars in attendance that he has continued to write and do research on Hemingway.             In 2006 Dr. Ebel traveled to Malaga and Ronda in Spain for the Society’s Conference, then participated in a post-conference tour to the Running of the Bulls Festival in Pamplona, an event made popular by Hemingway in his novel, The Sun Also Rises.  Upon his return, Dr. Ebel gave a pair of presentations on “Answering Hemingway’s Call to Adventure,” to the Chipola faculty and again to the community at large.

            Members of the Hemingway family regularly attend the Society’s meetings. Dr. Ebel had a chance to meet John Hemingway, great-grandson of Ernest Hemingway.  He

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CHIPOLA PROF STUDIES HEMINGWAY—Dr. Mark Ebel, Professor of Spanish at Chipola College, attended the 13th International Hemingway Society Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in June.  Ebel (right) is pictured with John Hemingway, great-grandson of Ernest Hemingway.

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July 17, 2008

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA— Application deadline for new and readmission students entering Chipola College in the Fall Semester is Aug. 6. Registration is Aug. 18-20. Classes begin Aug. 21.

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 has expanded its offerings to include more than 40 individual programs ranging from four-year Bachelor’s degrees to certificate programs which can be completed in a few hours. 

            The college offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Nursing, Science Education (5-9 or 6-12) and Exceptional Student Education. The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree program designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Chipola and then transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology,  Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Two Associate in Applied Science programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology are available.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

            The college offers a number of Workforce Development Certificate programs, including: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications. Some workforce and certificate programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Two Dental programs are available through agreements with other colleges: Dental Assisting at Gulf Coast CC and Dental Hygiene with Tallahassee CC. Students may earn the first year of these programs at Chipola.

            A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel. 

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE Application deadline for new and readmission students entering Chipola College in the Fall Semester is Aug. 6. Registration is Aug. 18-20. Classes begin Aug. 21. Chipola now offers more than 40 individual programs ranging from four-year Bachelor’s degrees to certificate programs which can be completed in a few hours.  Here, cosmetology student Jennifer DeVyst curls the hair of fellow student Debbie Chason as instructor Paige Vanderwerf looks on. For information, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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July 17, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 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, Sept. 5, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8 & 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 & 17, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 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. 13, 14, 27, 28 & Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 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 .

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July 17, 2008

CHIPOLA BOARD RECOGNIZES BRAIN BOWL TEAM

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees presented championship rings to members of the college Brain Bowl team during the board’s regular meeting at the college on Tuesday.

The team captured the school’s first ever state Brain Bowl championship in March and finished second in the NAQT National Tournament in April.

            Chipola scored National Tournament wins over Wake Forest, Faulkner, and Gulf Coast, and competed with Harvard, Dartmouth, Stanford, MIT, and the University of Florida.

            The Chipola team captured four tournament wins this season and made it to the semi-finals at two other tournaments.

            Brain Bowl team members are Mark Hodge, Jantzen Whitehead, Chuck Bryant, Trey Paul and Mitchell Whitehead. Chipola coaches are Stan Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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CHIPOLA BOARD RECOGNIZES BRAIN BOWL TEAM—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees presented championship rings to members of the college Brain Bowl team during the board’s regular meeting at the college on Tuesday.  Pictured from left, are: board member Gary Clark, college president Dr. Gene Prough and Brain Bowl coach Stan Young.

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July 17, 2008

CLARK IS NEW CHAIR OF CHIPOLA BOARD

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently elected Gary Clark of Chipley to serve as chair of the board for the 2008-09 year.

Clark is vice president of Member Services for West Florida Electric Cooperative. He succeeds outgoing chair Gina Stuart, a realtor from Marianna. 

            Jeff Crawford Jr., of Marianna, a retired farmer, was elected vice chair of the board.

Nine trustees—appointed by the Florida Governor—represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. They include: John Padgett, Gina Stuart and Jeff Crawford of Jackson County, Gary Clark and Jan Page of Washington County, Brenda Taylor and Bob Jones of Holmes County, Danny Ryals of Calhoun County and Mark Plummer of Liberty County.

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.

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STUART THANKED FOR SERVICE—Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough presents a gift to Gina Stuart, past chair of the Chipola District Board of Trustees. The board recently elected Gary Clark of Chipley as the new chair, and Jeff Crawford of Marianna as vice-chair.

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July 24, 2008

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA DINNER/DANCE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Appreciation Club will host the “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, Saturday, Aug. 23.

            The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college’s athletic programs.

            The Beach Boys’ “Endless Summer” album was released in 1974. Chipola College began in 1947. Event organizer Robert Trammell, says, “The Endless Summer album brings to mind a simpler time, and while music has evolved during Chipola’s 60 years, the bonds and friendships built at this little college have remained strong.”

            The Ivey Brothers band will provide the perfect musical backdrop for the occasion.  A regional favorite since 1965, their versatile repertoire became well known in the club scene in the 70's and 80's, and a local hit “It's Not Worth the Pain” in 1978 made the group's fame complete. The Iveys have played with and backed "The Pointer Sisters," "The Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash Craddock," and "The Platters."     

            The Iveys will be joined by The Villagers, another popular Chipola band from the 1960’s. The Villagers will reunite for a special set four decades after their last performance at the National Guard Armory. Villagers Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Billy Bryan of Bascom, Allen Myers of Malone, George Boyer of Port St. Joe, Walter Dover of Quincy and Andy Murray of Chattahoochee, will perform their hit “Laugh It Off.”

            Kermit Davis, Head Basketball Coach at Middle Tennessee State, is the special guest for the event. Davis coached alongside Coach Milton Johnson at Chipola in 1992 and 1993 and served as head coach in 1994. Davis also coached at LSU, Texas A & M, Idaho and Utah State.

            Tickets are $50 per person with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tables of eight are available for $400. Chipola’s favorite cook Bobby Sims will prepare his famous, mouth-watering barbecue for the dinner.

            For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.  

 

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA DINNER/DANCE—The Chipola Appreciation Club will host the “Endless Summer” dinner and dance, Saturday, Aug. 23. The Ivey Brothers will provide dance music for the event. They will be joined by The Villagers, another popular Chipola band from the 1960’s. Pictured are four members of the Villagers: Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Billy Bryan of Bascom, Walter Dover of Quincy and George Boyer of Port St. Joe. Not pictured are Allen Myers of Malone and Andy Murray of Chattahoochee. The Villagers will perform their hit “Laugh It Off.”

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July 24, 2008

CHIPOLA TO OFFER PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Paramedic training program this Fall.

            Application deadline is Aug. 15. Classes begin Aug. 20.

            Applicants must possess a current EMT Basic Certificate and have successfully completed EMS 1159C, Emergency Medical Technician. Course descriptions are available at www.chipola.edu

            Due to the unique responsibilities involved in the delivery of health care services, students seeking admission must meet certain selection and admission criteria. Applicants with the best qualifications will be selected for this limited access program.  The program also has special attendance requirements, grading policies, dress codes and fees.

            Licensure to practice is dependent upon passing a state licensing or certification examination. Acceptance may be denied based on background check.

            For information, contact Keith Maddox at (850) 718-2403. 

 

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July 24, 2008

 

SPANISH AND FRENCH NIGHT CLASSES OFFERED AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer evening classes this Fall in French and Spanish.  

            Dana Ayers will teach Elementary French I (FRE 1120) on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Intermediate French I (FRE 2220) on Tuesday and Thursday.

            Dr. Mark Ebel will teach Elementary Spanish I (SPN 1120) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

            All foreign language evening courses meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

            Colleges and universities in Florida require a foreign language for a bachelor’s degree.  The minimum requirement may be fulfilled by taking two years of the same foreign language at the high school level or 8-10 hours of the same language at the college level.  Many majors require a third foreign language course.

            Chipola will hold Fall registration Aug. 18 for currently enrolled students (those enrolled in the spring or summer 2008).  Registration for new and currently enrolled students is Aug. 19 and Aug. 20.  Classes begin Aug.  21. Late registration continues through Aug. 28. 

            For information, call (850) 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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July 24, 2008

 

CHIPOLA FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE IS AUG. 4

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College students who are registered for Fall 2008 classes must pay their fees by Monday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.

            All classes for fall term will be dropped if fees are not paid by this deadline.

            Payments can be made at the college Business Office located in the Student Services Building. 

            Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholars must pay a $20 processing by Aug. 4. 

            For information, call 850-718-2220.

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July 24, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth and Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 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, Sept. 5, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8 and 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 and 17, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 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. 13, 14, 27, 28 and Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 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 24, 2008

 

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STADSKLEV PERFORMS AT PILOT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION—Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at Chipola College, was the featured entertainment at the recent Installation Ceremony of Pilot International held in Phoenix, Arizona, with over 1,000 Pilot members in attendance. Stadsklev (left) is pictured with recently-installed President of Pilot International Deborah Archer from Freeport, Bahamas. Stadsklev is a member of the Pilot Club of Marianna. Pilot is a service organization which primarily focuses on projects related to brain-related disorders and injuries as well as many other community related service projects.

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July 31, 2008

CHIPOLA’S MITCHELL NAMED COCA-COLA SCHOLAR

 

ATLANTA–Chipola College student Cassie Mitchell of Sneads has been awarded a scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

The award—based on outstanding academic and service learning achievements—places Mitchell among the top community college students in the nation.

            In addition to many service activities, Mitchell is a member of the Honors Program, Show Choir and the New Friends Program. She was instrumental in establishing an ACT workshop for area high school students and numerous other Phi Theta Kappa projects. 

            Mitchell was a leader in Phi Theta Kappa’s Project Prom for hurricane Katrina victims at Bay St. Louis High School in Mississippi. She participated with a team of Chipola students who collected prom gowns and put on a prom for students at the hurricane-ravaged school.           

            According to Chipola English professor Pam Rentz, “Cassie is big energy disguised in a tiny package. She brings enthusiasm to every project.  Her compassion for others, along with her deep desire to serve, makes her an asset to both our campus and community.”

            Mitchell was crowned Miss Jackson County and Miss Sneads and finished among the top ten in the 2007 Miss National Peanut Festival.  

            Mitchell is the daughter of Lonnie and Joyce Mitchell of Sneads. She plans to transfer to Florida State University to major in Public Relations.

The Coca-Cola Scholars program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow's leaders.

 

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July 31, 2008

CHIPOLA’S ACE TUTORS EARN NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

 

            MARIANNA—Student tutors in Chipola College’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) have been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

            CRLA is an association of over 1,200 postsecondary learning assistance colleagues. These include: tutor trainers; faculty; learning center administrators; developmental educators; and other academic support professionals. CRLA offers International Tutor Program Certification (ITPC) and International Mentor Program Certification (IMPC) which provide resources and support for tutor trainers and mentor trainers.

            Chipola’s (ACE) is a full-service lab designed to help students succeed in their college courses. ACE offers individual tutoring, test-prep sessions for specific courses, study group organization, study skills development and high-speed computers with course software.

            ACE now provides Chipola Supplemental Instruction (CSI) for students in high risk courses. These regularly scheduled sessions offer clarification of concepts and assist students in developing the proper skills for success in class.  Test reviews also are part of the services provided at ACE. 

            Chipola faculty members, Bonnie Smith, Academic Center for Excellence Coordinator/Honors Advisor and reading instructor Angie Tyler coordinate the ACE lab.

            ACE employs a staff of 16–20 students in the Fall and Spring semesters.  Tutors are paid through a federal Title III grant.  Tutors complete a training session prior to beginning work in the lab and participate in ongoing training sessions during the year.  After all CRLA criteria are met, students receive level I CRLA certification. 

            Marshall Hilton, a student tutor, says, “It’s an easy-going place to work. You get to help a lot of people and learn a lot. If you can explain something to someone else, you really learn it.”

            Returning student Maryann Alexander, says, “I wouldn’t be passing math without ACE? I haven’t had a math course since 1986. These guys have been wonderful. I’ve gone from thinking I was going to fail to an “A” in algebra.”

            Tutors also work closely with Chipola faculty to ensure proper communication of course content.  Several of Chipola’s faculty members also meet some of their regularly scheduled office hours in the ACE. Chipola Honors Program students and Phi Theta Kappa members also volunteer in the ACE.

            A total of 658 students visited ACE during the 2007-08 school year. In the fall, the ACE averaged almost 300 visits per week and up to 450 visits during final exam week.

The ACE is located in Literature/Language (Z) during renovation of Building L. Fall and Spring semester hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Title III team members include: Gail Hartzog, Project Director; Dr. Cherry Ward, QEP/ Title III Facilitator; Vicki Mathis, Project Assistant; and Bonnie Smith, ACE Coordinator. Six Chipola faculty members serve on advisory committee for the ACE: Lee Shook, Rachel West, Janice Holley, Gena Porter-Lankist, Daniel Powell and Cherry Ward.

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CHIPOLA ACE TUTORS EARN CERTIFICATION—Chipola student tutor Marshall Hilton (standing), helps a Chipola student with a math course. Student tutors in Chipola’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) have been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

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July 31, 2008

CHIPOLA OFFERS FREE TUITION FOR STATE EMPLOYEES

 

            MARIANNA—State of Florida employees are encouraged to take advantage of free tuition available at Chipola College.

            Through the State Employee Fee Waiver Program, full-time state employees are eligible for up to six (6) credit hours per semester on a space-available basis. Certain fees may not be covered by the program. Late registration fees will not be assessed for state employees utilizing the fee waiver.

            Registration for state employees using the fee waiver begins Thursday, Aug. 21—the first day of Fall classes—and continues through the end of late registration on Aug. 28.

            Some courses do not qualify for the waiver, including: on-line, directed individual study, non-college credit, workforce development clockhour, continuing education, and limited access programs such as Nursing and Fire Science Technology.

            To enroll, complete an Application for Admission by Aug. 6 and provide high school or college transcripts. Request a State Employee Tuition Waiver Form from the Registrar’s Office or print one at www.chipola.edu.  Complete the form and obtain the signature from the state employer’s human resources department.  Submit the completed form to the Chipola Business Office in lieu of payment of tuition after registering for classes.

            Details of Chipola’s State Employee Tuition Waiver program are available at www.chipola.edu/fiscal/waiver.htm, or by calling 850-718-2203.

 

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July 31, 2008

 

FORMER CHIPOLA COACH TO SPEAK AT ENDLESS SUMMER EVENT

 

            MARIANNA—Bobby Pierce, head coach of the Troy University Baseball team, is the special guest for Chipola's Endless Summer Dinner/Dance set for Aug. 23 at the National Guard Armory.

            The Marianna native is no stranger to Chipola. He was a star athlete at Marianna high in the late 70’s. Following his graduation as a star outfielder at the University of Alabama in 1982, the then 23-year-old became the youngest head coach in Florida junior college history when he accepted the Chipola head coaching position.

            In his first season, Chipola finished 41-15 and won the Florida state championship. Chipola won four Panhandle Conference championships, earned five state tournament berths, with one title, and won 40 or more games four times under Pierce. His squads at Chipola posted a 259-95 overall record.

            After the 1989 season, Pierce returned to his alma mater as Alabama's top assistant coach. After five seasons as an assistant coach, Pierce was named the first head baseball coach in history at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Pierce posted a 276-108 record in seven seasons.

            Pierce has served as head coach of the successful Troy program since 2003. He led the Trojans to the 2006 Sunbelt championship and an NCAA Regional Runner-up finish. 

            He has compiled a .702 winning percentage in 18 seasons of coaching.

            Pierce is married to the former Kay Walls of Chipley. The couple has three children - Lance (21), a junior at Troy, Lauren (20), a sophomore at Troy, and Logan (17), a junior in high school.

            The Endless Summer event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college’s athletic programs. 

            The Ivey Brothers band will provide the perfect musical backdrop for the occasion. They will be joined by The Villagers, another popular Chipola band from the 1960’s.

            Tickets are $50 per person with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tables of eight are available for $400. Local favorite Bobby Sims will prepare his famous, mouth-watering barbecue for the dinner.

            For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.  

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July 31, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth and Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 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, Sept. 5, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8 and 10, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 and 17, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 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. 13, 14, 27, 28 and Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 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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