March 2, 2006

TWO CHIPOLA TRUSTEES REAPPOINTED BY GOVERNOR

     

      MARIANNA—Two current members of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees—John Padgett of Marianna and Mark Plummer of Bristol—recently were re-appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to additional four-year terms. Both trustees were originally appointed in 1999.

      Plummer, a pharmacist from Bristol, served as chair of the board in 2003-04

year.  He currently serves as Library liaison for the board.

      Padgett is a retiree who worked for the Compass Lake in the Hills development and also served as a Jackson County commissioner. He is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Jackson County Fair. 

      Padgett is the board’s current vice-chair. He also serves as financial liaison for the board.

      Seven other trustees represent Chipola’s five-county district on the nine-member board: Brenda Taylor of Bonifay, Gina Stuart of Marianna, Danny Ryals of Blountstown, Gary Clark of Chipley, Jeff Crawford of Marianna, Jennie Goodman of Bonifay and Abby Hinson of Chipley.

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

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   March 2, 2006

CHIPOLA HOSTS LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL

 

            MARIANNA—Some 100 students from 14 area high school competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities, grammar, and foreign language contests at Chipola College on Feb. 18.

            The occasion was the Sixteenth Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival hosted by Chipola’s Literature/Language Department.  The purpose of the festival is to recognize and encourage academic excellence.

Prizes were awarded to first, second and third places, as well as two honorable mentions, in each category.  The winner of the President’s Reading Contest received a special medallion as well as a cash award.

Contest winners from participating high schools are listed below:

President’s Reading Award: Matt Maxwell of Altha School.   

Writing: first—Heather Morris of Cottondale High; second—Travis Hetzel of Vernon High; third—Shelley Allen of Malone High; honorable mentions—Ryan Brock of Marianna High and Ryan Raven of Vernon High.

Speech: first— Brianna Toole of Sneads High; second—Jordan Coley of Sneads High; third—Jana Barfield of Chipley High; honorable mentions—Lindsey Baxter of Malone High   and Alicia Hatcher of Graceville High.

Oral Interpretation: first—Aaron Moore of Bethlehem High; second—Aaron Summerlin of Sneads High; third—Chelsea Anderson of Chipley High; honorable mentions—Holly Walters of Marianna High and David Williams of Vernon High.

Literature: first—Hadassah Jones of Vernon High; second—Andrew Mrazek of Vernon High; third—Megan Phillips of Bethlehem High; honorable mentions—Amy Tidwell of Poplar Springs High and Chris Springer of Cottondale High.  

Humanities: first—Brianna Toole of Sneads High; second—Daniel Lee of Vernon High; third—Justin Kirkland of Chipley High; honorable mentions—Catie Proper of Blountstown High   and Mitchell Whitehead of Cottondale High.

Grammar: first—Cassie Mitchell of Sneads High; second—Hannah Robbins of Cottondale High; third—Kara Jumper of Graceville High; honorable mentions—Tilton Taylor of Marianna High and Marley Godfrey of Chipley High.

Spanish: first—Elba Regalado of Liberty County High; second—Mandy Deese of Marianna High; third—Sarah Macias of Cottondale High; honorable mentions—Leigh Ann George of Chipley High and Amanda Jackson of Chipley High.

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March 2, 2006

CHIPOLA HOOPSTERS SET TO DEFEND STATE TITLES

 

MARIANNA—Both Chipola College basketball teams are set to defend their titles as the best teams in Florida when they play in the Men’s and Women’s FCCAA/Region VIII tournaments, March 8-11, at Chipola College.

The defending state champion Indians begin their quest for an unprecedented third straight title, Wednesday, March 8, at 8:30 p.m., in a first round game against Palm Beach CC. 

The Indians finished the regular season as Co-Champions of the Panhandle Conference after a 67-66 loss to TCC on Feb. 25. Stefhon Hannah led Chipola with 16 and DeAndre Thomas with 11.

Chipola and TCC finished with identical 10-2 league records; however, Chipola beat TCC in two of three meetings to earn the Panhandle Champion seed in the state tournament. If both Chipola and TCC advance, they will meet in the championship game on Saturday, March 11.

Chipola scored a 78-76 win over OW Feb. 22 on a last second slam dunk by Johnnie Harris who finished with 9 on the night. Chipola trailed OW 37-29 at the half. Hannah led Chipola with 18. Jamarcus Ellis had 15. Ryne Hamblett scored 14. 

The Indians scored a 97-65 Homecoming win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 18. Hannah led with 19 points.  Gerard Jackson added 14.  Shawn Taylor had 12 and Hamblet added 10. 

The Indians are the defending Florida/Region VIII Champions and are first in the FCCAA men’s state poll and sixth in the NJCAA national poll.

The Lady Indians finished out the regular season with a 67-61 win over TCC on Feb. 25. Nacole Stocks led Chipola with 21. Chinata Nesbit and Christian Pace each scored 14.

Chipola scored a 59-48 win over OW. Nesbit led Chipola with 13 points. Chipola scored a 77-46 win over North Florida Feb. 20.

The Lady Indians are the defending FCCAA/Region VIII Champions. Chipola finished as runner-up in the Panhandle Conference and will play Central Florida in the first round of the women’s tournament, Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Gulf Coast is the Panhandle Champion. Chipola is the runner-up. Third place OW also will play in the tournament.  If Chipola and Gulf Coast advance, they will meet in the Championship game on Saturday, March 11.

The Chipola women’s squad scored a huge 64-60 upset over Gulf Coast on Feb. 22.  Nesbit led Chipola with 24 points and 18 rebounds.  Stocks and Shawnta Pope each added 11.

Nesbit was named NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Player-of-the-Week on Feb. 22. The sophomore led Chipola to an 84-71 win over Pensacola and a 64-60 win over Gulf Coast. In the upset win over Gulf Coast she collected 24 points, 19 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. On the week she averaged a double-double with 20.5 points and 14 rebounds along with 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 2 blocks per game.

Chipola is second in the women’s state poll and ninth in the national poll with 12-3 league record and a 26-4 overall mark.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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March 2, 2006

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College baseball team improved to 13-6 on the year with a 3-1 win over Wallace on March 1.

Winning pitcher was Chris Kirkland who allowed one run in seven innings. Stephen Brock and Tyler Musslewhite also pitched one inning apiece in the win.

The Indians are scheduled to host six in a row this week, including: Grand Rapids (DH), March 3, 2 p.m.; Central Alabama (DH), March 4, 2 p.m.; Central Alabama, March 5, 1 p.m.; and Grand Rapids, March 7 at 3 p.m.

Chipola opens the conference season in a 5 p.m. game Friday, March 10 at Gulf Coast. The Indians host GC Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m.

All baseball games are free of charge and concessions are available.

The Indians are defending Panhandle Conference Champions.

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March 2, 2006

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TEAM RANKED THIRD

 

MARIANNA—The Lady Indians softball team is currently ranked third in the FCCAA state poll with a 16-2 overall record.

            Chipola split a double-header with Lake City on Feb. 28. Chipola won the first game, 8-1, behind the pitching of Nadine van Roode. Chipola lost the second game, 6-5.

            The Lady Indians travel to Enterprise Ozark CC for a two-day tournament, March 4-5; to Gadsen State, March 8, and to North Florida, March 11-12.

            The Lady Indians’ next home game is Monday, March 13, when they host Kishuaukee in a doubleheader at 4 p.m.

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March 2, 2006

CHIPOLA HOOPSTERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

            MARIANNA—Twelve Chipola basketball players earned All-Panhandle Conference honors for the 2005-06 regular season.

            Chipola’s Stefhon Hannah is the Panhandle Men’s Player of the Year. Four Chipola players were named First Team All-Conference:  Stefhon Hannah, Jamarcus Ellis, Gerard Jackson and Michael Taylor. 

Chipola players Ryne Hamblet, Johnnie Harris and DeAndre Thomas earned Second Team All-Conference honors.

Second year Chipola men’s coach, Greg Heiar, will share Conference Coach of the Year honors with TCC coach Eddie Barnes. Chipola and TCC finished with identical 10-2 league records; however, Chipola beat TCC in two of three meetings to earn the Panhandle Champion seed in the state tournament.

The defending state champion Indians begin their quest for an unprecedented third straight title, Wednesday, March 8, at 8:30 p.m., against Palm Beach CC.

Five Lady Indians garnered All-Conference Honors. First Team selections from Chipola are Chinata Nesbit, Ta’Yani Clark, and Nacole Stocks.

Second Team All-Conference picks from Chipola are Latoya Brown and Ra’Shawna Sippio.

The Lady Indians finished a runner-up in the Panhandle Conference with a 12-3 league record and a 26-4 overall mark.

The Lady Indians will seek a second consecutive state title, when they play Central Florida CC in the first round of the state tournament, Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., at Chipola.

 

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March 2, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

                        A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, April 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, May 4 through 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet March 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 1 & 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.             

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Mar 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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 industry, 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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March 2, 2006

GUARDIAN AD-LITEM FESTIVAL IS MARCH 11 IN BONIFAY

 

MARIANNA—Social work students from Chipola College are hosting a Spring Festival, Saturday March 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bonifay Recreation Center, located at 308 McKinnon Avenue in Bonifay.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the gate to benefit the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Association. The event will feature raffles, food, vendors, entertainment and games for children.

For information, or to be a vendor, contact Misty Brown (850) 548-1246 or Merian Milton (850) 526-7557.

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March 2, 2006

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HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER FAIR AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College recently hosted a Health Science Career Fair. Here, Brooke Strickland (left) of Southeast Alabama Medical Center talks with student April Kent of Marianna.  For information about training for a career in a health-related field, call the Chipola Health Sciences Division at 850-718-2316.

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March 2, 2006

SUPERS AND PRINCIPALS MEET AT CHIPOLA—Superintendents and high school principals from the five-county area met recently at Chipola College to discuss issues related to college enrollment. Here, Poplar Springs Principal Patty Segrest (center) talks with Royce Reagen, Chipola’s director of Distance Learning.

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March 2, 2006

MCALLISTER IS CHIPOLA FACULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH—Dr. Gina McAllister is Chipola’s Faculty/Administrator of the month. She has taught computer, technology and education courses at the college since 1998.

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March 2, 2006

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA–The local motels and restaurants will be filled with some very tall people as Florida’s best junior college teams invade Marianna for the Men’s and Women’s FCCAA/Region VIII state Basketball Tournament which begins Wednesday at Chipola’s Johnson Health Center.

            The men take the floor first this year with four first round games on Wednesday, March 8.  Game One begins at 2 p.m. (CST) with Southern Champion Indian River playing Suncoast Runner-up Hillsborough.  Game Two begins at 4 p.m. with Mid Florida Champion Central Florida and Panhandle Runner-Up Tallahassee.  Game Three begins at 6:30 p.m. with Sun Coast Champion St. Petersburg and Mid Florida Runner-Up Daytona Beach.  Panhandle Champion Chipola College plays Southern Runner-Up Palm Beach in the 8:30 p.m. nightcap. 

            Chipola’s men enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the state and number six in the national poll. The Indians are led by second-year head coach Greg Heiar who was recently named Co-Panhandle Coach of the Year.  Panhandle Conference Player of the Year Stefhon Hannah sets the pace for Chipola. He is averaging 14 points, 6.5 assists and 3 steals per game.

            The Chipola Lady Indians enter the tournament as the defending state champions. They are led by third year head coach David Lane. All Conference selection Chinata Nesbit is Chipola’s leading scorer with 15 points per game.

            Women’s action begins Thursday, March 9, at 2 p.m. as Mid Florida Champion Florida Community College @ Jacksonville and Southern Runner-Up Indian River compete in Game One.  Game Two begins at 4 p.m. with Panhandle Champion Gulf Coast playing Southern Third Place St. Petersburg.  Game Three begins at 6:30 p.m. with Panhandle Runner-Up Chipola and Mid Florida Runner-Up Central Florida.  Game Four begins at 8:30 p.m. with Southern Champion Miami Dade against Panhandle Third Place Okaloosa Walton.         

            Men’s and women’s semi-finals will take place on Friday, March 10 with the men playing at 2 and 6:30 p.m. and the women playing at 4 and 8:30 p.m.

The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 11 with the men

at 5 p.m., and the women at 7:30 p.m.

            The Men’s and Women’s State Champions will advance to their NJCAA National Tournaments, March 21-25, in Hutchinson and Salina, KS, respectively.

            Tournament passes—good for all 14 games—are $25 for adults and $15 for students.  Session tickets (two games) are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Chipola’s men’s and women’s games will be broadcast on WJAQ, 100.9 FM, and online at www.chipola.edu. A live webcast of all tournament games is available at www.cybersportsusa.com.

            For information, call Tournament Coordinator Alice Pendergrass at (850) 718-2370, or visit the official website at www.chipola.edu         

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JUCO TEAM HOSTS—Several local families have volunteered to serve as hosts for the 16 teams who will be in town, March 8-11, for the State Junior College Basketball Tournament at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (front) Eulice Bryant, Eddie Hilton, Merle Houston, Mary McClendon, Caretha Everett, (back) Joan Miller, Patrick Bryan, Ken McDonald, Waymon Moneyham, Jay Mitchell, Willie Spires, John Ellerbee, and Team Hosts chair Jayne Roberts. Not pictured are Leroy Boone, Tracey Dudley, JoAnn Everett and Chris Kohlsaatk.    

 

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March 2, 2006

TOURNEY SET AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College recently held a press conference to announce the upcoming State Junior College Basketball Tournament, set for March 8-11. Pictured from left, are: Chipola men’s coach Greg Heiar; former Chipola coach Milton Johnson; Tournament Administrator Ronnie Myers; Jackson County Chamber Director Art Kimbrough; and Chipola women’s coach David Lane. The four-day tourney is expected to have a $250,000 impact on the Marianna economy.

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March 2, 2006

CREDIT UNIONS SUPPORT TOURNAMENT—The Florida Credit Union League, Inc., and three local credit unions recently contributed $10,000 as corporate sponsor of the State Junior College Basketball Tournament to be held at Chipola College, March 8-11. Pictured from left, are: Shauna Johnson, Community South CU in Chipley; Vicki Barber, Jackson County Teachers CU; Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough; Billy Grant, JCTCU Board member; Aletta Shutes, executive vice president, Florida Credit Union League, Inc.; Ben Dudley, Focus CU board member; Bill Wright, Appreciation Club Board member and Bill Enfinger, Focus CU.

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March 2, 2006

 

CREDIT UNIONS SIGN ON TO SPONSOR STATE TOURNAMENT

 

            MARIANNA—Three local credit unions have contributed $10,000 to sponsor the State Junior College Basketball Tournament, set for March 8-11, at Chipola College.

            Focus Credit Union in Marianna, Chattahoochee and Quincy made the lead donation, along with Community South Credit Union in Chipley, Jackson County Teachers Credit Union in Marianna, and The Florida Credit Union League, Inc.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “We welcome Focus CU, Community South CU and JCTCU as corporate sponsors. We depend on the support of the business community to help us operate the tournament.”

            Waste Management, Inc., long-time corporate sponsor of the event, recently donated $10,000 to sponsor the tournament. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a $10,000 grant to help promote the tournament.

            Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses.  More than 175 rooms will be reserved for teams and game officials.  

Tournament passes—$25 for adults and $15 for students—will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games.  Single session tickets are $10; $6 for students.  The tournament passes are a good deal, and they are the only guarantee of a seat for the championship games.

The men’s tournament begins Wednesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. The women’s tournament begins Thursday, March 9, at 2 p.m. Game times on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are 2, 4, 6:30 and 8:30. The championship games are set for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

For ticket information, call 718-2370, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu

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March 8, 2006

CHIPOLA TO RETIRE JERSEY OF ABA STAR ‘RED’ ROBBINS

     

      MARIANNA—Chipola College announced today the number 14 jersey worn by former ABA All-Star Austin “Red” Robbins will be retired Friday, March 10.

      The ceremony will take place during halftime of the 6:30 p.m. (CST) game between Chipola and St. Petersburg at the State Junior College Basketball Tournament being held this week on the Chipola campus in Marianna. The venue is a fitting one for the 6’8 Robbins who led the Indians to a state championship in 1964 and back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament in 1963 and 1964.

            Robbins is arguably one of the best players to ever wear a Chipola jersey, especially considering that his school scoring and rebounding records have stood for 40-plus years. He scored 1,361 points over two seasons at Chipola and averaged 27 points per game his sophomore year. A two-time All-State and All-Region selection, he still holds all three rebounding records at Chipola: single-game (37), season (590) and career (1,105). In his 1964 season Chipola won the state and region championships and finished seventh at the national tournament. Robbins was named to the NJCAA All-America Team, the NJCAA All-Tournament team and the NJCAA All-Star team in that season.

      Milton Johnson, who coached Robbins at Chipola, said, “Red Robbins is a special person. He is considered the best big player to ever come out of junior college in Florida by people who have followed the game over the years. He was one of the best offensive rebounders I’ve ever seen. He was an outstanding tipper and put back man.”

After Chipola, Robbins played for the University of Tennessee where he was a All-Southeastern Conference selection and a Helms Athletic Foundation first team All-American his senior year. In two years at Tennessee he scored 670 points and grabbed 525 rebounds, bringing his college career numbers to 2,031 points and 1,630 rebounds.

      Robbins’ professional career included a year in the Italian league followed by eight years in the ABA with five teams: New Orleans Buccaneers (1967-70), the Utah Stars (1970-72), the San Diego Conquistadors (1972-74) the Kentucky Colonels (1973-75) and the Virginia Squires (1974-75).

      Robbins ranks among the ABA career leaders in rebounds per game (11th with 16.24), total rebounds (fourth with 6,155), games played (13th with 586) and minutes played (13th with 18,745). He was a two-time selection to the ABA All-League Team (1969 and 1970) and a three-time selection for the ABA All-Star Game his first three seasons in the league.

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “It’s a privilege to welcome back Red Robbins and his wife Jane. Red helped put Chipola on the map in men’s basketball and we are proud to honor him by retiring his Chipola jersey.”

     

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March 16, 2006

SPANISH FILM/LECTURE SERIES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College professor Dr. Mark Ebel announces a Spanish Film Series beginning March 28 at the college. 

The events are free and open to the public and will be held in Jackson Lecture Hall of the Chipola Literature/Language Building.

The first event is a film/lecture entitled, “What We Would Learn if Dogs Were Our Teachers in Alejandro Inarritu’s Amores Perros,” on Tuesday, March 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The film was produced in Mexico in 2002 and nominated for an academy award for Best Foreign Film.  It will be shown in the original Spanish with English subtitles.  The unrated film is not recommended for children as it contains potentially offensive language, sexuality and violence.

The second event—set for April 11, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.—is a lecture and slide presentation, “Translation and Triage: Lessons Learned from a Medical Mission to Honduras.” The presentation chronicles Dr. Ebel’s recent mission to the South American country.  Ebel presented a paper on the mission and served as a panelist on Health and Society in Latin America at the recent annual professional meeting of SCOLAS (Southwest Council on Latin American Studies).  

The final event in the series is a lecture: “Traveling to Cuba: Is It Possible?” and a film, “Carros de Cuba,” Tuesday, April 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The lecture will provide practical information for traveling to Cuba and a documentary film with a light-hearted theme: the presence and maintenance of classic American cars in Cuba. The film is mostly in Spanish with English subtitles.

For information, call Dr. Ebel, at 850-718-2282.

 

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March 16, 2006           

CORE ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT ‘TRES VIDAS’ AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” at Chipola College, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.

            The concert is the final event of the 2005-06 Chipola Artist Series.

            Consisting of cello, piano, and percussion, Core Ensemble will perform the new music theatre piece, Tres Vidas (Three Lives). The work celebrates the lives of three powerful Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant-activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. Tres Vidas features a script by award-winning Chilean writer Marjorie Agosin. Actress Georgina Corbo will portray all three protagonists with the Core Ensemble onstage. The trio also will perform popular and folkloric music from a variety of Latin cultures.

            The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            Tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—go on sale March 27 in the college Business Office located in Building A.   

            For information, call 718-2220.                                                           

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March 16, 2006

 

Chipola to present free Gilbert and Sullivan concert

 

MARIANNA—Two of Chipola College’s Ensembles will perform free concerts, Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

The 13-member Rock and Jazz Ensemble, under the directions of Dr. Allen Molineux, will play a variety of selections from the Swing Era, Rock Literature, and Latin rhythms.  Each member of the Rock and Jazz Ensemble will be featured as a soloist during the concert.  

The Chipola Chamber/Community Chorus will present A Gilbert and Sullivan Sampler Concert on the same evening.  William.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan were composers of 14 light operas called “operettas” in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. The Chipola Chorus will feature brief selections from five of these: “Trial by Jury,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “H.M.S. Pinafore,” “The Mikado,” and “The Gondoliers.”  The British humor in these wonderful musicals is delightful and fun for all.  Community members Hope Rister, Bette Giese, Timothy A. Jumonville, and Jeff Allen will be featured.  Chipola soloists include Bradly Bunce, Tina Lester, Nick Melvin, Daniel Carter, and Scott Boyle and others.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Lyon at 850-718-2221 or Dr. Molineux at 850-718-2257.

 

 

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March 16, 2006

 

CHIPOLA ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

MARIANNA—Audition dates for music and theatre scholarships at Chipola College for 2006-2007 are April 6, and May 4. The Visual Art Scholarship application and portfolio deadline is April 20.

High School graduates with acceptable academic records and aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply.

Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

Applications may be obtained by phoning Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277. Applications also are available at www.chipola.edu. Choose “Departments” and click on “Fine and Performing Arts.”

 

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March 16, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET FOR APRIL

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will hold auditions Thursday, April 13, with call-backs April 14 in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Interested incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are encouraged to audition. All students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or at www.chipola.edu  (Fine and Performing Arts Page – Music Department) and an accompanied vocal solo. Those auditioning should bring either an accompaniment track, cassette or CD, or an accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are not accepted. 

Auditions begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 13, with call-backs at 4 p.m., Friday, April 14.

The Show Choir performs throughout the panhandle for schools, civic organizations and Chipola district events. The Show Choir has won awards at the Invitational Show Choir Workshop; has participated in the Florida Community College Show Choir Festivals; has been guest performer on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines.  The January Show Choir JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been sellouts for eight consecutive years.

All choir members must take a Show Choir class for credit and register for MUN1370 or MUN2371. Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition. Forms are available on the Web or in the Fine Arts Office.

For information, contact the Fine and Performing Arts office at 718-2227, or Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at Chipola College, at 718-2301.

 

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March 16, 2006

Transfer Scholarship Opportunity for Chipola Students

 

MARIANNA—The Florida State University Panama City Campus will award five scholarships to Chipola College students who complete their AA degree and transfer directly to the Panama City Campus.

The “Transfer Student Scholarship” is awarded each year in April to five students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and reflect academic promise.

Interested students must meet the following criteria:  a 3.5 (or better) GPA; an AA degree from Chipola; and apply and be admitted to FSU Panama City by April 1, 2006.

For information, call Renee’ Green, Director, Office of Admissions & Records at FSU Panama City, at (850) 522-2001, or Angie White, FSU Program Coordinator, Chipola University Center at (850) 718-2419, or email: awhite@pc.fsu.edu

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March 16, 2006

FRENCH COURSE SET FOR CHIPOLA SUMMER TERM

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Intermediate French I (FRE 2200) this Summer.

The course will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Classes will meet from May 9 through August 8. The Instructor is Dana Ayers.

Early registration for current Chipola students is April 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For information about these or other classes offered at Chipola, contact Student Services at (850) 718-2266.

 

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March 16, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

                        A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, April 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, May 4 through 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 1 & 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.     

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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 industry, 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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March 16, 2006

 

LADY INDIANS HEADED TO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

The Chipola College Lady Indians will represent Florida and Region VIII in the NJCAA Women’s Tournament, March 21-25, in Salina, KS.

Chipola will play the University of Arkansas Fort-Smith at noon on Tuesday, March 21. The Lady Indians’ games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM. Brackets for the NJCAA Division I double-elimination tournament are available at www.njcaa.org.

The Lady Indians captured their second straight state championship with a 73-69 overtime win over the Gulf Coast Lady Commodores, March 11, in the FCCAA/Region VIII Tournament at Chipola.

            Chipola trailed 39-27 at the half, but Tournament MVP Chinata Nesbit spurred Chipola’s comeback with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Nicole Stocks scored 15 on the night. CJ Pace had 12. Ra’Shawna Sippio scored 19 and Ta’Yani Clark added 9.

The game marked the second year in a row that the Lady Indians had to overcome perennial favorite Gulf Coast to take the state title. Third year Chipola coach David Lane led Chipola to its first-ever women’s championship in 2005.

Chipola also scored a 75-66 win over Central Florida in the opening round of the tournament, and a 61-58 win over Okaloosa-Walton in the semi-finals.

The Lady Indians’ overall record stands at 29-4 and 3-0 in post-season play.

 

            Chipola Men’s team falls to TCC in State Championship game

            The Chipola Indians fell short in their bid to become the first men’s team ever to win three straight Florida JUCO state titles when they lost to Tallahassee, 98-96, in triple overtime on March 11.

            Stefhon Hannah led Chipola with 25 points, before fouling out in the waning seconds of the game. Michael Taylor scored 19 points including five three-pointers.  All five of Chipola starters fouled out in the 65-minute marathon.

At the end of regulation, the game was tied at 73-73. The score was 81-81 after the first overtime, and 88-88 after the second extra session.  

Chipola whipped Palm Beach, 80-64, in the opening round of the tournament. The Indians slipped by St. Petersburg, 81-68, in the semi-finals.

The Indians finished the season with a 29-4 overall mark.

 

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March 16, 2006

 

LOCAL PLAYERS WIN CHIPOLA HIGH SCHOOL 3-POINT SHOOTOUT

 

MARIANNA—Priscilla Isaacs from Holmes County High School won the Chipola College Girls High School Three-Point Championship with seven shots in the final round.

The 5’6, sophomore is a guard at Holmes County where she averaged seven points per game. Isaacs’ coach at HCHS is Joanie Albury.

Peire Speights from Cottondale High School won the Chipola Men’s High School Three-point Championship with 10 shots in the final round.

The 5’9, sophomore is a guard at Cottondale where he averaged 12 points per game. Speights’ coach at Cottondale is T. J. Braxton.

            Both champions win one-of-a-kind, personalized shooting jackets. Their names also will be engraved on traveling trophies which will be displayed at their home schools for one year, and also on trophies in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

 

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March 16, 2006

 

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WOMEN’S THREE-POINT CHAMP—Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough presents the Chipola Women’s High School Three-point Championship trophy to Priscilla Isaacs from Holmes County High School.

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March 16, 2006

 

MEN’S THREE-POINT CHAMP—Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough presents the Chipola Men’s High School Three-point Championship trophy to Peire Speights from Cottondale High School.

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March 16, 2006

 

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IVEY IS CHIPOLA FACULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH—Robert Ivey (left) accepts the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator of the month award from Dr. Willie Spires. Ivey has taught history at Chipola since 1993.  He also serves as adviser to the Chipola Honors Program and leads student tours to Europe.

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March 16, 2006

UWF STUDENT NAMED SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR

 

MARIANNA—Sharon Robinson, a student in the University of West Florida Social Work program at Chipola College has been named the Student Social Worker of the Year for the Emerald Coast Unit of the Florida Chapter of NASW (National Association of Social Workers). She will be honored at a reception on March 30 in Panama City.

Robinson works as an assistant in the Enrollment Services Office at Chipola College. She also works at Panhandle Family Care Associates. She currently is serving an internship at Covenant Hospice.

            The award recognizes work by an individual who serves a population in need and increases the public’s knowledge and awareness of social work.

Sharon was nominated for her disaster relief work in Mississippi following hurricane Katrina. As a result of her work, other groups were encouraged to use their special abilities to meet needs. Medical personnel working with social workers for the first time saw their patients benefit from the intervention and advocacy skills that are a special part of social work.

            While in Mississippi, Sharon was involved in food and clothing distribution, needs assessment, medical referrals and treatment.

Sherri Stone, director of the UWF Social Work program, says, “Sharon’s enthusiasm is contagious and she truly has a heart for helping people. Many people think of social workers as those people who ‘take away kids’ or “hand out welfare checks,’ but Sharon’s work in Mississippi allowed them to see a much bigger picture of the profession. She is an inspiring example of what social work has to offer individuals and communities, and we are very proud to claim her as our own.”

 

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March 21, 2006

 

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS ADVANCE IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

SALINA, KS—The Chipola College Lady Indians advanced to the quarter-finals of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament with an 88-74 first round win over the University of Arkansas Fort-Smith on Tuesday.

The Lady Indians jumped out to an early 18-4 lead, and led 48-34 at the break. Chipola expanded their lead to 21 points, but Fort-Smith rallied to come within 5 late in the second period.

Nacole Stocks led Chipola with 20 points. FCCAA Tournament MVP Ta’Yani Clark scored 16 for Chipola. LaToya Brown had 15. CJ Pace scored 11 and Ra’Shawna Sippio added 10. Keanna Vicks and Krishna Baker each scored 15 for Ft. Smith.

The Lady Indians will play either Trinity Valley or Northeast Mississippi in a quarterfinal game, Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. (CST).

Chipola’s overall record stands at 30-4 and 4-0 in post-season play.

The Lady Indians’ national tournament games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM. Brackets and box scores for the NJCAA Division I tournament are available at www.njcaa.org.

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2006 NJCAA DI Women's National Championship
Chipola College   vs   U. of Arkansas - Ft. Smith

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Chipola College   vs   U. of Arkansas - Ft. Smith
DATE: 3/21/2006     TIME: 12:00:00 PM Central     SITE: Neutral     ATTENDANCE: N   

 

Chipola College

 

min

fgm-a

3gm-a

ftm-a

or-t

a

pf

to

st

pts

 

2 L Brown

36

1-2

3-4

4-4

0-2

4

2

2

0

15

14 T Clark

24

5-8

1-2

3-4

1-5

1

5

1

2

16

25 M Diop

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

1

0

0

5 B Ford

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

10 C Lovett

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0

0

0

0

0

13 W Maxey

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

23 C Nesbit

23

2-4

0-0

4-6

1-4

2

4

3

1

8

24 C Pace

27

4-5

1-4

0-0

0-3

2

1

3

1

11

22 S Pace

17

4-7

0-0

0-0

3-6

0

2

5

2

8

12 R Sippio

31

5-6

0-0

0-1

3-5

0

3

1

4

10

11 N Stocks

39

2-8

4-6

4-5

0-3

4

2

1

2

20

 

Team Totals

 

23-40

9-16

15-20

9-34

13

19

19

12

88

 

 

Percentages:

FG 57.1%, 3FG 56.2%, FT 75%

Blocked shots:

1 (C Nesbit)

Pts off turnovers:

20

2nd Chance pts:

2

Bench pts:

19

Pts in Paint:

20

Biggest lead:

21 (60-39)

Team Off Reb:

1

Team Def Reb:

4

Deadball Reb:

2

Team Turnovers:

19

 

 

U. of Arkansas - Ft. Smith

 

min

fgm-a

3gm-a

ftm-a

or-t

a

pf

to

st

pts

 

20 K BAKER

25

7-9

0-1

1-2

1-4

0

3

2

0

15

10 C BOTTOMS

4

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

0

0

25 C COTTON

24

2-4

0-0

0-3

1-4

0

4

1

0

4

23 S GAYLER

8

0-1

0-0

0-0

1-2

0

1

0

0

0

12 S MARTIN

13

5-6

0-1

1-3

2-2

0

0

1

1

11

3 K MATTINGLY

36

1-3

2-3

1-2

0-1

0

2

4

3

9

24 K VICKS

26

1-4

3-8

4-4

5-5

0

2

1

1

15

5 A WILLIAMS

34

2-12

0-1

2-2

0-1

2

2

5

0

6

22 C WILLIAMS

13

3-6

0-0

0-2

2-4

0

1

1

0

6

2 D WILLIAMS

17

3-5

0-0

2-2

1-5

0

4

3

0

8

 

Team Totals

 

24-50

5-14

11-20

16-34

2

20

19

5

74

 

 

Percentages:

FG 45.3%, 3FG 35.7%, FT 55%

Blocked shots:

0 ()

Pts off turnovers:

20

2nd Chance pts:

14

Bench pts:

18

Pts in Paint:

28

Biggest lead:

0 (0-0)

Team Off Reb:

3

Team Def Reb:

3

Deadball Reb:

3

Team Turnovers:

19

 

 

Score by Periods 

Per 1

Per 2

Per 3

Per 4

OT

Total

 

Chipola College

48

40

0

0

0

88

U. of Arkansas - Ft. Smith

34

40

0

0

0

74

 

 

Number of ties:

0

Number of lead changes:

0

 

 

 

March 26, 2006

 

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS PLACE FOURTH IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

SALINA, KS—The Chipola College Lady Indians captured fourth place in the NJCAA Women’s National Basketball Tournament, March 21-25.

            Third year Chipola head coach David Lane says, “Everyone should be very proud of Ta’yani Clark, Nacole Stocks and Chinata Nesbit, the three sophomores who have led this program for two years. They led Chipola to a first-ever state championship last year, and back-to-back national tournament appearances, as well as a fourth place finish this year.”

The fourth place ranking marks the best finish of any women’s team in Chipola history. The 2005-06 squad is only the second Chipola women’s team ever to play in the national tournament, last year being the first. The Lady Indians finished with a 31-6 overall mark.

Chipola opened the national tournament with an 88-74 win over the University of Arkansas Fort-Smith on March 21. The Lady Indians jumped out to an early 18-4 lead, and led 48-34 at the break. Nacole Stocks led Chipola with 20 points. Ta’yani Clark scored 16 for. Latoya Brown had 15. CJ Pace scored 11 and Ra’Shawna Sippio added 10.

The Lady Indians beat second-ranked Trinity Valley College 85-80 in a quarterfinal game on March 22. Stocks set the pace for Chipola with 21 points, including three three-pointers. Clark scored 18 points with three three-pointers. Chipola was 8 of 13 from the three-point arc.

Chipola’s national championship hopes came to an end March 24 with a 56-52 loss to Odessa College (TX). CJ Pace led Chipola with 19 points. Nesbit scored 11. Odessa went on to finish second in the tournament, losing to Monroe College 76-64 in the championship game.

            Chipola finished the season with a 73-50 loss to Central Arizona in a consolation game on March 25. Nesbit led Chipola with 12. Ra’Shawna Sippio scored 10.

The Lady Indians earned their spot in the 2006 national tournament by winning their second straight state championship in a 73-69 overtime win over Gulf Coast, March 11, in the FCCAA/Region VIII Tournament at Chipola.

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March 30, 2006

 

Chipola to present free Gilbert and Sullivan concert TUESDAY

 

MARIANNA—Two of Chipola College’s Ensembles will perform free concerts, Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

The 13-member Rock and Jazz Ensemble, under the directions of Dr. Allen Molineux, will play a variety of selections from the Swing Era, Rock Literature, and Latin rhythms.  Each member of the Rock and Jazz Ensemble will be featured as a soloist during the concert.  

The Chipola Chamber/Community Chorus will present A Gilbert and Sullivan Sampler Concert on the same evening.  William.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan were composers of 14 light operas called “operettas” in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. The Chipola Chorus will feature brief selections from five of these: “Trial by Jury,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “H.M.S. Pinafore,” “The Mikado,” and “The Gondoliers.”  The British humor in these wonderful musicals is delightful and fun for all.  Community members Hope Rister, Bette Giese, Timothy A. Jumonville, and Jeff Allen will be featured.  Chipola soloists include Bradly Bunce, Tina Lester, Nick Melvin, Daniel Carter, and Scott Boyle and others.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Lyon at 850-718-2221 or Dr. Molineux at 850-718-2257.

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CHIPOLA TO PRESENT FREE CONCERTS TUESDAY—Two of Chipola College’s Ensembles will perform free concerts, Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. Here, several members of the Chipola Chamber Chorus rehearse for the show. They are, from left: Veronica Corbin, Markay Ming, Amy Redmond, Daniel Carter, Brad Bunce, Nick Melvin, Dr. Carolyn Wilson, and Dr. Edward Lyon.

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March 30, 2006

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS AND ALUMNI WIN AT STATE PBL CONVENTION

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College was well-represented at the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Competition held recently in Orlando. 

Chipola students won eight major awards in the following competitions: Barbara Wynn, first in Sales Presentations and third in Human Resource management; Travis Roulhac, second in Word Processing; Patrick Bellamy, third in Sports Management and Marketing and third in Desktop Publishing; Bridget Holmes, third in Desktop Publishing; Jesse Ray, fourth in Economic Concepts, fourth in Economic Analysis and Decision-Making and fifth in Statistical Analysis.

First and second place winners are eligible to compete at the National Phi Beta Lambda Competition in Nashville, June 24-27.

Several Chipola alumni also won awards: Kaleb Mercer from FSU won second in Networking Concepts and fifth in Information Management. Chris Shaw from FSU/PC won third in Public Speaking. Rodrico Thomas of FSU/PC won fourth in Business Decision Making.

Chipola alumnus Kaleb Mercer was elected State PBL President.  Chad Fears, a Chipola graduate and University of Florida alumnus, served as State PBL Parliamentarian for 2005-06.  Chad also won the Rob Kelleher Memorial Award as the most outstanding, devoted, PBL member in the State. 

Students from community college and university students from across Florida competed in business related competitions.  Phi Beta Lambda is an association of students preparing for careers in business-related fields. PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together through leadership and career development programs.

Kathryn Roberts is the faculty adviser to the Chipola chapter of PBL.

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS AND ALUMS WIN AT PBL—Chipola College was well-represented at the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Competition held recently in Orlando.  Pictured from left, are: Jesse Ray of Marianna, Bridget Holmes of Marianna, Barbara Wynn of Graceville, Patrick Bellamy of Campbellton, Travis Roulhac of Campbellton, Kathryn Roberts PBL Adviser.

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March 30, 2006

 

Latin Cultures Art on display at Chipola College

 

MARIANNA—Children in brilliantly colored costumes, llamas with charming, curious expressions and beautifully-painted landscapes and still life all are part of the Latin Cultures Art Exhibit at the Chipola College Arts Center on display through April 4. 

The exhibit continues the theme of the Celebration of Latin Cultures as artists from Bonifay, Blountstown, Panama City and Marianna share their work and the work of their family members now through April 4. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Chilean artist Maria Bohme, honors her mother and daughter’s art in this special exhibit. Peruvian artist Edmundo Vilca displays his realistic portraits of children in native costumes and Marianna artist Nancy Zurenda shares the joy and pride she feels for her beloved llamas as illustrated in her oil animal portraits.

Gloria Taylor and Sherry O’Connor share their Mexican roots and love for art with original works, as well as some Taylor family heirlooms. Kathy Wycoff and Anna Gitana Layton demonstrate their gift of capturing the essence of the culture in portraits of Hispanic and South American people.

The Latin Cultures Exhibit will be open for Artist Series ticket holders after the performance by Core Ensemble of “Tres Vidas” at Chipola on April 3.

            For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301.

 

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March 30, 2006

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadlines for Chipola College’s Basic Corrections day and evening courses are April 20 and 27.

            The evening class begins April 24 and will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A day class is scheduled to begin May 2.

            Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

            For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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March 30, 2006

CORE ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT ‘TRES VIDAS’ AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” at Chipola College, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.

            The sold out concert is the final event of the 2005-06 Chipola Artist Series.

            Consisting of cello, piano, and percussion, Core Ensemble will perform the new music theatre piece, Tres Vidas (Three Lives). The work celebrates the lives of three powerful Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant-activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. Tres Vidas features a script by award-winning Chilean writer Marjorie Agosin. Actress Georgina Corbo will portray all three protagonists with the Core Ensemble onstage. The trio also will perform popular and folkloric music from a variety of Latin cultures.

            The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            For information, call 718-2220.                                                           

 

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March 30, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET FOR APRIL

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will hold auditions Thursday, April 13, with call-backs April 14 in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Interested incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are encouraged to audition. All students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or at www.chipola.edu  (Fine and Performing Arts Page – Music Department) and an accompanied vocal solo. Those auditioning should bring either an accompaniment track, cassette or CD, or an accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are not accepted. 

Auditions begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 13, with call-backs at 4 p.m., Friday, April 14.

The Show Choir performs throughout the panhandle for schools, civic organizations and Chipola district events. The Show Choir has won awards at the Invitational Show Choir Workshop; has participated in the Florida Community College Show Choir Festivals; has been guest performer on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines.  The January Show Choir JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been sellouts for eight consecutive years.

All choir members must take a Show Choir class for credit and register for MUN1370 or MUN2371. Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition. Forms are available on the Web or in the Fine Arts Office.

For information, contact the Fine and Performing Arts office at 718-2227, or Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at Chipola College, at 718-2301.

 

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March 30, 2006

 

SPANISH FILM/LECTURE SERIES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College professor Dr. Mark Ebel announces a Spanish Film Series at the college. 

The events are free and open to the public and will be held in Jackson Lecture Hall of the Chipola Literature/Language Building.

A lecture and slide presentation, “Translation and Triage: Lessons Learned from a Medical Mission to Honduras.” second event—set for April 11, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.—is The presentation chronicles Dr. Ebel’s recent mission to the South American country.  Ebel presented a paper on the mission and served as a panelist on Health and Society in Latin America at the recent annual professional meeting of SCOLAS (Southwest Council on Latin American Studies).

The final event in the series is a lecture: “Traveling to Cuba: Is It Possible?” and a film, “Carros de Cuba,” Tuesday, April 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The lecture will provide practical information for traveling to Cuba and a documentary film with a light-hearted theme: the presence and maintenance of classic American cars in Cuba. The film is mostly in Spanish with English subtitles.

For information, call Dr. Ebel, at 850-718-2282.

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March 30, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

                        A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, April 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, May 4 through 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 1 & 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.     

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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 industry, 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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