June 6, 2002

CHIPOLA ATHLETIC PROGRAMS CELEBRATE SUCCESSFUL YEAR

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College’s athletic programs achieved much success during the 2001-2002 school year.

The CJC baseball team set the curve for Chipola’s four athletic programs with a Runner-up finish in the FCCAA / NJCAA Region VIII tournament, a 46-10 record, and a second Panhandle Conference Championship in as many years.  The Indians were ranked as high as third in the country for much of the season. Head coach Jeff Johnson was named Panhandle Conference Coach-of-the-Year for the second year in a row.

Several baseballers were among the best in the state and nation. Blake Balkcom was named to the NJCAA All District Team.  Three Indians were named to the FCCAA All Tournament Team: Balkcom, Ivan Naccarata and Kyle Pawelcyzk.

Three CJC players made the FCCAA All State squad: Balkcom, Ricardo Nanita and Naccarata.

The All Panhandle Conference team listed eight CJC players: Balkcom, Nanita, Naccarata, Pawelcyzk, Russell Martin, Victor Alvarez, Troy Fry and Scott Wearne.

Russell Martin was named to the Academic All Conference team and the state FCCAA All Academic Team.

Chipola’s men’s basketball team had a very successful season with an 18-12 record. All Panhandle Conference picks from Chipola include: Kareem Johnson, John Andrews and Brandon Freeman. Michael Wilds was named to the Panhandle Conference All Freshman Team.

Brandon Freeman and David Hilton were named to the Panhandle Academic All Conference team.

The Lady Indians softball squad finished the year with a 26-18 record. All Panhandle Conference picks included: Neikole Royster, Jill Foye, Virginia Spencer and Stephanie Gray.

Elisha Scott and Virginia Spencer were named to both the FCCAA All Academic Team and the Academic All Conference team.

The Lady Indians basketball team finished the season with 14-16 record.

Rebecca Montz was named to the All Panhandle Conference Team. Amber Bryant and Lanita Carter made the Panhandle Conference All Freshman Team. D'Leisha Cockerham and Rebecca Montz were named to both the FCCAA All Academic Team and to the Academic All Conference Team. Clouttia Young also made the Academic All Conference Team.

 

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June 6, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL PLAYERS PICKED IN MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT

 

MARIANNA—Several players from the Chipola Junior College baseball team that finished second in the state tournament were picked in the Major League draft on June 6.

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Pawelczyk of Elkins, West Virginia, was drafted in the 3rd round by the Anaheim Angels. The left-hander amassed a 6-1 record during his sophomore season. He threw 70 strikeouts in 67 innings with a 2.14 ERA. One of the Indians' top starters for two years, he signed a scholarship with LSU earlier this season.

Freshman Kellen Ludwig of Leesburg, GA, was drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants. Though his record was 1-1, he threw 40 strikeouts in 28 critical innings, making him one of the Indians top closers.

Freshman Tony Mandel of Pensacola was drafted in the 17th round by the Anaheim Angels. He had a stellar 6-0 season on the mound for the Indians including a complete game against Manatee in the state tourney. He threw 52 strikeouts in 64 innings.

Sophomore third baseman Russell Martin of Montreal, Canada, was picked in the 17th by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former member of the Canadian National team hit .324 with 18 doubles, 4 homeruns and 42 RBI's. He signed a scholarship with NC State earlier this year.  

Sophomore second baseman Ivan Naccarata of Laval Quebec, Canada, was picked in the 21st round by the Houston Astros. Also a member of the Canadian National team, Naccarata hit .365 with 16 homeruns and 56 RBI's.

Freshman Victor Alvarez of Valencia, Venezuella, was picked in the 37th round by the Colorado Rockies. He hit .316 on the season.

Ricardo Nanita and Johnny Lynch also were offered pro contracts, but both turned them down for college scholarships. Nanita will play at Florida International University. Lynch signed with the University of South Alabama.

                Chipola coach Jeff Johnson says, “Not only are these great athletes, they’re all fine people. We’re very happy that these players came in here and contributed to our success and became better ball players. They will be fine representatives of Chipola.”

 

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June 6, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Observing and Recording Child Behavior will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 25 through August 1, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                A CPR class will be offered July 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each class is $28.          

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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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June 6, 2002

APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER SESSION II CLASSES AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Summer Session II classes at Chipola Junior College are encouraged to make application before the June 11 deadline.

                Registration for the six-weeks summer term is Thursday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Monday, June 24. Late registration continues June 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete an application—available in the Registration Office--and provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers hundreds of day and evening college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Independent study and online classes also are available.

Chipola’s Workforce Development Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

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

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

 

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June 6, 2002

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has scheduled a number of summer programs for children of all ages.

Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer a Hitting Camp for ages 8-18, June 12-13 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  The camp was originally scheduled for June 10-11. Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. Call Johnson at (850) 718-2237.   

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are: June 10-20, July 8-18 and July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that 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. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers include: Wet and Wild Camp: June 24-27 and Stroke Improvement Camp: July 1-3. After School at the Pool for school age swimmers will be August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, June 24-27. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to Noon in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  The CJC coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $35 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  Call coach Cross at 718-2236. 

 

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June 6, 2002

UWF TO HOLD REGISTRATION/INFORMATION MEETINGS AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The University of West Florida will hold a series of information/ application/registration meetings for programs offered on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

                Registration for the UWF new Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction and the Master’s degree Educational Leadership with Administrative Certification is Wednesday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in L-400. 

                Registration for the UWF bachelor’s degree in Special/Elementary Education is June 24, 25 and 26 in L-400. Call Patricia Davis at (850) 718-2361 to make an appointment.

                Registration for the BA in Criminal Justice is by appointment. Call April Robinson at (850) 718-2407, robinsona@chipola.edu.

                UWF also offers an Education Specialist and Educational Doctorate on the CJC campus. UWF application deadline for Fall 2002 is June 30.

                Financial aid is available for UWF programs. Alabama residents are charged in-state fees for UWF courses, plus a $15 per hour fee.

                The University Center @ Chipola is located in L-400, behind the CJC Administration Building. For information, call Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, or visit the CJC website at www.chipola.edu

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June 13, 2002

TWO TRUSTEES REAPPOINTED TO CHIPOLA BOARD

 

      TALLAHASSEE--Governor Jeb Bush on Friday, June 7, announced the reappointment of two members of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees whose terms expired in 2002.

John W. Padgett, 71, of Marianna, retired, and Mark S. Plummer, 49, of Bristol, pharmacist, were both reappointed for a term beginning June 7, 2002 and ending May 31, 2006.

A total of nine trustees represent the Chipola’s five county district. Seven other trustees are serving their original appointments through the following dates: Jennie B. Goodman of Bonifay (2003), Jeff Crawford, Jr., of Marianna (2003), Gary Clark of Chipley (2003), Abby Hinson of Chipley (2003), Brenda Taylor of Bonifay (2005) Gina Stuart of Marianna (2005) and Danny Ryals of Blountstown (2005).

The Chipola board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the college Public Service Building.

 

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June 13, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Observing and Recording Child Behavior will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 25 through August 1, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                A CPR class will be offered July 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cake Decorating III is scheduled for Nov. 4. Cost of each class is $28.        

                A 28-hour Fiber Optics Course will meet Aug. 5 through 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course will include fiber splicing, connectorized ends, category five wiring and testing.  Fee of $600 includes books and materials. 

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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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June 13, 2002

EVERGLADES EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--A pictorial exhibit entitled “The Everglades, Its Exploitation and Conservation” is on display in the lobby of the Chipola Junior College Literature/Language Building through June 20.

                According to Joan Stadsklev, CJC Director of Fine and Performing Arts, the free-standing exhibit shows the development, exploitation, and restoration of the Everglades from 1898 to the present.

                The exhibit is made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council, a non-profit organization funded by private donations, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Florida’s Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

                The public is invited to view the exhibit which is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

                    For more information, phone 718-2301. 

 

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June 13, 2002

APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER SESSION II CLASSES AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—Registration for Summer Session II classes at Chipola Junior College is Thursday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Monday, June 24. Late registration continues June 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete an application—available in the Registration Office--and provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers hundreds of day and evening college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Independent study and online classes also are available.

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

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

 

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June 13, 2002

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has scheduled a number of summer programs for children of all ages.

Chipola Softball coach Sharon Coleman will offer a Fastpitch Softball Skills Camp for ages 8-16, June 19 and 20.  The CJC coaching staff and players will instruct participants on the fundamentals of softball. The fee of $65 includes accident insurance and camp t-shirt.

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, June 24-27. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to Noon in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  The CJC coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $35 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  Call coach Cross at 718-2236. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers include: Wet and Wild Camp: June 24-27 and Stroke Improvement Camp: July 1-3. After School at the Pool for school age swimmers will be August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are: July 8-18 and July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that 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. 

 

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June 20, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN SECONDARY ED

                MARIANNA – It’s official. Chipola Junior College will offer a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education beginning in the Fall of 2003.

The offering of a bachelor’s degree will probably necessitate a name change for the 54 year-old college. CJC will retain its community college status for participation in intercollegiate athletics.

The Florida Board of Education in May adopted a plan to offer four-year degrees in selected disciplines on the campuses of Chipola, Edison and Miami-Dade Community Colleges.

Chipola was given 30 days to negotiate with Florida State University to decide which school would provide access to baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Nursing and Secondary Education.

In a June 18 memorandum, Florida Education Secretary Jim Horne granted Chipola the authority to offer a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education beginning in the Fall of 2003. FSU will offer bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Business Administration on the CJC campus beginning this Fall. 

Secretary Horne had high praise for Chipola’s Secondary Education program. “CJC has a unique program tailored to place-bound students, in collaboration with local school districts, with a career ladder for school district paraprofessionals. This program requires flexibility in offering alternatives for paraprofessionals currently working in surrounding school districts,” said Horne.

FSU proposed offering the Secondary Education program at the FSU Panama City campus. But Horne said he adopted Chipola’s proposal in the interest of local students. “The CJC approach was constructed to provide greater program delivery flexibility for community members,” Horne said.

FSU will assign additional full-time faculty to expand office hours, advisement and instruction in its Nursing program at CJC.

FSU also will offer a Business Administration bachelor’s degree at CJC beginning this Fall. Secretary Horne said, “While this is a general business degree and does not contain the specific tracks of accounting and MIS that CJC had proposed; a negotiated plan to test enrollment interest in those specified areas will provide the evidence needed to determine if expansion of the degrees is warranted.”

Chipola president Dr. Dale O'Daniel "We’re very excited about the prospects of making these programs available to our students. We have a large number of students who are place-bound and work-bound who cannot move beyond the two-year degree, but who have the desire and the ability. This will allow the opportunity and the avenue to do so."

O'Daniel indicated it would take a year to set up the program and begin the accreditation process.

In 2001, the Florida Legislature earmarked $3 million in the Department of Education budget in startup funds for community colleges to offer four-year programs.

St. Petersburg College, formerly St. Petersburg Community College, was granted permission to offer baccalaureate degree programs in 2001, making it the first community college to take advantage of the four-year opportunity.

Chipola will receive $187,000 to support start-up costs associated with establishing the Secondary Education bachelor’s program. FSU will receive $310,000 for start-up costs associated with offering the Nursing and business Administration degrees at Chipola.

                Several bachelor's and advanced degrees are presently offered on the Chipola campus through the University Center @ Chipola. The University of West Florida offers bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, special/elementary education, social work and interdisciplinary information technology; a master's degree in educational leadership with certification in administration; specialist and doctoral degrees in curriculum and instruction on the CJC campus.

                For information about four-year and advanced programs at CJC, call Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2260.

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June 20, 2002

               

CHIPOLA BOARD ELECTS CHAIR AND APPROVES BUDGET

MARIANNA— The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees elected pharmacist Jenny Goodman of Bonifay as chair for 2002-03 during the board’s regular monthly meeting on June 18. Mark Plummer, a pharmacist from Bristol, was elected vice chair.

In other business, the board approved the college’s 2002-03 operating budget. The $10,535,000 spending plan is down two percent from last year’s budget of $10,700,000. The college’s 2001-02 budget was reduced by $502,000 during this fiscal year due to a downturn in state revenue collections.

The new budget calls for a five percent increase in overall student fees. The increase will cost a full-time academic student around $37 more per semester. Chipola president Dr. Dale O'Daniel said, "We make every effort to hold down costs, but because tuition in Florida is low, a state goal is to have students pay a greater share of the cost of education. Our fees remain well within the state average and I believe that we offer a high quality education at a reasonable cost." The budget also provides for a five percent fund balance which is recommended by state law.

The college receives 79 percent of its revenues from the state, 19 percent from student        

fees and two percent from other sources such as interest income.  The college spends 78 percent on personnel, 21 percent on current expenses and one percent on capital outlay. O’Daniel says, “This budget reflects our emphasis on people. Because students are our focus, we spend the

vast majority of the budget on teaching them.”

                The board also approved a personnel agenda which includes the reclassifications of: Betty Broome, from Senior Office Assistant to Department Associate in Student Services; Carole Edenfield, from Staff Assistant to Departmental Staff Assistant in Planning; and Lisa Shores, from Clerk to Senior Office Assistant in Testing. 

 

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June 20, 2002                                                                        

CJC SUMMER SESSION II CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY

                MARIANNA—Summer Session II classes at Chipola Junior College Classes begin Monday, June 24.

                Late registration also is Monday June 24, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to Noon, Tuesday, June 25.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete an application—available in the Registration Office--and provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers hundreds of day and evening college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Independent study and online classes also are available.

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

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

 

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June 20, 2002

                                               

UWF TO HOLD REGISTRATION/INFORMATION MEETINGS AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—The University of West Florida will hold a series of information/ application/registration meetings for programs offered on the campus of Chipola Junior College. 

                Registration for the UWF bachelor’s degree in Special/Elementary Education is June 24, 25 and 26 in L-400. Call Patricia Davis at (850) 718-2361 to make an appointment.

                Registration for the BA in Criminal Justice is by appointment. Call April Robinson at (850) 718-2407, robinsona@chipola.edu.

                UWF also offers an Education Specialist and Educational Doctorate on the CJC campus. UWF application deadline for Fall 2002 is June 30.

                Financial aid is available for UWF programs. Alabama residents are charged in-state fees for UWF courses, plus a $15 per hour fee.

                The University Center @ Chipola is located in L-400, behind the CJC Administration Building. For information, call Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, or visit the CJC website at www.chipola.edu

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June 20, 2002

 

CJC BASKETBALL AND WET AND WILD CAMPS BEGIN MONDAY

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer two camps for school age children, beginning Monday, June 24.

A Basketball Camp for grades K-8, June 24-27. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to Noon in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross, his coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $35 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  Call coach Cross at 718-2236. 

A Wet and Wild Camp for school age swimmers is June 24-27. A Stroke Improvement Camp is set for July 1-3. After School at the Pool for school age swimmers is set for Aug. 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are: July 8-18 and July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that 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. 

 

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June 20, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                A CPR class will be offered July 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

                Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each class is $28.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet August 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                A Lifeguard class for ages 15 and above will be announced at a later date. Cost is $140.      

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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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June 13, 2002

CHIPOLA’S TOWNES SIGNS WITH FORT HAYS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola sophomore Dominique Townes has signed a scholarship to play basketball at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. 

A native of Charlotte, NC, Townes transferred to Chipola from Dixie State College in Utah. At CJC, he averaged 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game and shot 51% from the floor.

Fort Hays is an NCAA Division II university in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.  The team finished 21-7 last season and won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1997. 

All five Chipola sophomores have now signed with four-year universities: Kareem Johnson, University of Cincinnati; David Hilton, Drexel University; John Andrews, University of Louisiana-Monroe and Wayne Bransom, University of Louisiana-Monroe.  Chipola finished the season with an 18-12 overall record.

 

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June 27, 2002

 

CHIPOLA AND JACKSON COUNTY JOIN FORCES FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 

                MARIANNA--Jackson District Schools and the Workforce Development Division at Chipola Junior College are collaborating to enhance the career training opportunities for high school students in Jackson County by providing transportation to the college. 

                  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 2.0 may take advantage of existing school bus routes to dual enroll in Workforce Development programs at CJC.  Specifically, students from the Malone, Sneads, and Grand Ridge area may access the college on one bus while those from the Graceville and Cottondale area will also have a route.  Students from Chipola’s five county district with a  2.0 GPA are eligible to dual enroll in Workforce Development programs after completing the ninth grade. 

                Bus transportation from Marianna High will not be provided due to the close proximity of the college.

                Superintendent Danny Sims said, "This service will provide students with an excellent opportunity to begin career training at Chipola while satisfying their elective credits at no cost to them or their parents.”

                Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development at CJC, says, “Students can enroll in the colleges' array of high wage/high skill training opportunities, work toward program completion, and prepare for employment at or before graduating from high school. The college sincerely appreciates the fact that our colleagues in Jackson District Schools recognize the importance of the advanced workforce training programs for their students available at Chipola.”

                  For information on dual enrollment in Workforce Development, call counselor Gary Cook at 850-718-2397.

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cjc AND JACKSON COUNTY JOIN FORCES FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT--Jackson County District Schools and the Workforce Development Division at Chipola Junior College are collaborating to enhance the career training opportunities for high school students in Jackson County by providing transportation to the college.  Shown from left, are: Danny Sims, Jackson School Superintendent; Bud Riviere, CJC Dean of Workforce Development; Larry Moore, Jackson County Deputy Superintendent.                                                                                  

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June 27, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                A CPR class will be offered July 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each class is $28.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet August 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                A Lifeguard class will be offered to those in good physical condition and at least 15 years of age.  Times will be announced at a later date. Cost is $140.

                EducationToGo offers a comprehensive selection of online programs in the following areas: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design & New Media Certification Programs. The six weeks courses begin July 10 and again on Aug. 14.  Registration for classes must be received prior to the start date of each session.  For information, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola. 

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

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June 27, 2002

CRISP SERVING NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP

 

                MARIANNA—Recent Chipola Junior College graduate Stephanie Crisp of Graceville is currently serving an internship with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.

                Crisp was public relations officer of the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, which sponsors the intern program.

During her internship with the National Science Foundation, Crisp is working with another intern to write a series of profiles about students from two-year colleges who have received NSF Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics Scholarships.  The interns will conduct interviews and make site visits to three nearby two-year colleges with scholarship grants.  The profiles will be published as a booklet entitled, “Developing Tomorrow’s Technology Workforce:  Community College Success Stories,” which emphasizes the importance of mathematics and science in teacher education programs.  The publications will be widely distributed to two-year college educators, proponents of broad based education, and senior institution representatives, to showcase the achievements of two-year college students and to promote the two-year institutions for their participation in scholarship programs funded by NSF.  Crisp will also facilitate a workshop, to be held at the Mayflower Hotel, focusing on the role of two-year colleges in cyber security. 

“Interning at the National Science Foundation will be an extraordinary experience, and I am thankful for this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and grow,” says Crisp.  Through my internship, I hope to gain knowledge and skills that will be advantageous to me in my future educational and career endeavors.”

                Crisp is a Microbiology and Cell Science major who plans to transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a career in dentistry. She hopes to specialize in orthodontics, and possibly open a private practice near her hometown of Graceville.

                Crisp was one of 12 interns selected from the 1,600 students who were eligible to apply. She also was a member of the All-USA Academic Second Team that placed her among the top 40 students in a pool of over 10 million community college students. Crisp is the third CJC student in the last four years to be named to the USA Today Community and Junior College All Academic Team.

                She is the daughter of Benjie and Stephen Crisp of Graceville.

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CRISP IS NATIONAL SCIENCE INTERN--Recent Chipola Junior College graduate Stephanie Crisp of Graceville is currently serving an internship with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Crisp (center) is pictured here with NSF officials, from left: Dr. Corby Hovis, Dr. Liz Teles (intern mentor), Melissa Squillaro and William Beston.

 

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June 27, 2002

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS OFFERED AT CJC

MARIANNA--The University Center @ Chipola Junior College is pleased to announce a new collaborative agreement between Florida State University and Chipola. 

Beginning in the Fall semester, FSU will offer a full-time BS in Business Administration on Chipola’s campus.  In addition, a part-time RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree will be delivered face-to-face on Chipola’s campus.  Courses will be taught by faculty from FSU’s nationally-recognized and accredited Schools of Business and Nursing.  Graduates will be awarded FSU degrees.

Student input will influence the times and days on which classes will be scheduled.  FSU officials will pay particular attention to the need for flexible scheduling for RN’s who enroll in the BSN program. 

FSU and Chipola have scheduled Information Sessions for both degrees on the Chipola campus.  Admissions specialists and faculty will be on-hand to discuss program requirements, admission information, registration procedures, and more.

The Business Administration meeting is Tuesday, July 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in L400 at CJC. The RN to BSN meeting is Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in L400 at Chipola. 

Anyone who wishes to enroll for the fall 2002 semester or who might be interested in enrolling at a later date is encouraged to attend.  

Dr. Kitty Myers, who directs the CJC University Center says, “This is a unique chance to obtain answers to your questions and receive assistance in completing admission, registration, and financial aid procedures.  Attendance at these meetings is important to make your transfer to FSU @ Chipola trouble free.”  Students are encouraged to bring copies of transcripts. 

                Registration also is ongoing for the several University of West Florida (UWF) programs offered at Chipola. Degrees and contacts are as follows:  BA in Criminal Justice, April Robinson, robinsona@chipola.edu, 718-2407; BA in Social Work, Dr. Kitty Myers, myersk@chipola.edu, 718-2260; BA in Special/Elementary Education, Patti Davis, davisp@chipola.edu, 718-2361; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD)in Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Sherri Zimmerman – szimmerman@uwf.edu

For information about the University Center @ Chipola, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, e-mail myersk@chipola.edu or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

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June 27, 2002

CHIPOLA OFFERS ENGLISH ONLINE

MARIANNA--This fall, Chipola Junior College will offer ENC 1101 (Communications Skills I) in an online format.

Students and instructor will interact via the Internet, meeting only once every two weeks at the college to write in-class essays. A chat room, CD-ROM, discussion room, and e-mail replace most of the instructor's classroom lectures and group discussions.

Dr. Laurie Culbreth, a CJC English instructor who also teaches English online for the University of Phoenix will teach the course. 

Culbreth says, "Online students must possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic, personal, and/or professional schedules."

CJC students who enrolled in the spring or summer terms may register for fall classes on July 22-25 or Aug. 14-16.  New students may register for fall classes on Aug. 15 and 16 after completing the application process.  

Persons interested in the course must register on the CJC campus before logging in and registering with the instructor at culbrethl@chipola.edu  

For more information, call 526-2761, extension 3298.

 

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