March 1, 2001

STATE TOURNEY BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA-- Sixteen junior college basketball teams will begin arriving in Marianna on Tuesday to compete in the 2001 Florida Community College Activities Association Basketball Tournament which begins Wednesday at Chipola's Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

Chipola hosted and won the first men's state tourney in 1961, and CJC has won seven state titles—more than any Florida school. The men’s tournament returned to CJC in 1996 after 35 years. Chipola also hosted the first ever, combined men’s and women’s tournament in 1997 and again in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Women's action begins Wednesday, March 7, with four first round women’s games. The afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m., when Palm Beach meets Central Florida. In the 3:00 p.m. game, Miami Dade plays Tallahassee. The evening session will pit Seminole against Okaloosa-Walton in the 6:00 p.m. game. Gulf Coast will face Daytona Beach in the 8 p.m. nightcap.

Men’s action begins Thursday, March 8, with four first round games. Indian River plays Sante Fe in the 1:00 opener. Daytona Beach meets Pasco Hernando in the 3:00 p.m. game. Evening session action will see Hillsborough vs. Okaloosa Walton in the 6:00 p.m. game. Top-ranked Tallahassee will play Palm Beach in the 8:00 p.m. game.

Friday, March 9 begins with a women’s semi-final game at 1 p.m., followed by a men’s semi-final game at 3:00 p.m. The evening session on Friday, will include a women’s semi-final match-up at 6 p.m. and a men’s semi-final match-up at 8 p.m.

The women’s championship game is slated for 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, followed by the men’s championship at 7:30 p.m.

More than 2,000 visitors are expected to converge on Marianna during the tournament.

Sixteen teams, with coaches, cheerleaders and hundreds of fans will visit Jackson County and contribute a significant amount of money to the local economy. Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses.

CJC Human Resources director Karan Davis, who coordinates motel rooms for the

tournament, reports that more than 175 rooms will be reserved for teams and game officials.

Waste Management is corporate sponsor for the event. District manager Len Necaise recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Appreciation Club to help fund the event. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council also awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to help Chipola promote the tournament.

Dozens of key supporters are working with the Appreciation Club to sell advance tickets. Tournament passes--$25 for adults and $15 for students--will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games. Single session tickets are $10 each.

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

 

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STATE TOURNEY SPONSOR-- Chipola Junior College hosts the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament March 7-10 in the Johnson Health Center. Waste Management is corporate sponsor for the event. Here, Waste Management District manager Len Necaise presents a check for $10,000 to the Chipola Appreciation Club to help fund the event. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council also awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to help Chipola promote the tournament.

TOURNEY TEAM HOSTS--Several area families serve as hosts to the 16 teams visiting Marianna for the State Junior College Basketball Tournament, March 7-10 at Chipola. Team hosts are, from left: (front) Eddie Hilton, Merle Houston, Brenda Taylor, Eulice Bryant, Mary Lu Andreu, Jayne Roberts, (back) Waymon Mooneyham, Jay Mitchell, Cody Taylor, Leroy Boone, Jim Brown, Mary McClendon, Kenny Daffin and Mary Pettis. Not pictured: John Ellerbee, W.H. Hopkins, Marvin Lassiter, JoAnn Everett.

 

March 1, 2001

CHIPOLA HOOPSTERS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

MARIANNA—Five Chipola basketball players were recently tapped for All- Panhandle Conference honors.

Three Indians were named to the All Conference team: Michael Wilder, Lavelle Felton, and Janerio Spurlock. CJC sophomore David Howell was an Honorable Mention pick.

Michael Wilder originally from Decatur, IL, led Chipola in scoring with 20.4 points per game. He was the team's leading three-point shooter with a 45 percent average. He also averaged 4.1 rebounds and and 3 assists per game. Lavelle Felton from Milwaukee, WI, averaged 16.5 points and 6 rebounds, and led the Indians in assists at 6.2 per game. Janerio Spurlock from Cincinatti, OH, averaged 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds. He scored 1,082 points in two seasons at Chipola. Wilder and Felton both signed with Louisiana Tech. Spurlock signed with Kansas State.

Two Lady Indians—Satoya Spates and Temecca Barnes—were named to the women’s All Panhandle Conference team. The Lady Indians finished the regular season with a 15-15 overall record. Spates was Chipola's leading scorer with 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She shot over 50 percent from 3-point range. Barnes averaged 11 points per game and was fourth in the state in steals at nearly 4 per game. CJC's D'leisha Cockerham also received votes for the All-Conference team.

 

March 1, 2001

CHIPOLA WRAPS UP HOOPS SEASON WITH SOPHOMORE NIGHT

MARIANNA--Both Chipola basketball teams wrapped up their seasons with sophomore night on Monday, Feb. 26.

First year Lady Indians head coach Jason Keene recognized sophomores Tasha Mathis, Hilary Taylor, Nacole Beaudion, Ashley Whitson and Carrie Titus. The Lady Indians finished the season at 15-15 on the year with a 6-9 conference mark.

Indians head coach Ryan Cross recognized sophomores David Whittaker, David Howell, Michael Wilder, Ryan Lewis, Lance Buoncristiani, Lavelle Felton and Janerio Spurlock. The Indians finished the season 20-10 overall with a 4-8 conference record.

CJC cheerleader sponsor Geraldine DeFelix recognized sophomores Becky Collins, Nancy Goodman, Mandy Aukema, Amy Brown, Mary Beth Crutchfield, Holly DeLaura, Nicole Delsignor and Holly Blane.

 

March 1, 2001

 

CHIPOLA BEGINS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL HOMESTAND

MARIANNA—The Chipola baseball and softball teams host a string of home games in March.

The Lady Indians softball team hosts: Marquette University (DH), Monday, March 5 at 2 p.m.; St. Louis CC (DH), Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m.; Iowa Western (DH), Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. Chipola hosts Iowa Central (DH), on Monday, March 12 at 2 p.m. and again on March 15 at 2 p.m. The Lady Indians begin conference play with Pensacola (DH), on Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m.

The Indians play seven straight at home March 7-12. Chipola hosts: Florissant Valley (DH), Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m.; Grand Rapids, Thursday, March 8 at Noon and again Friday, March 9 at Noon; Meridian, Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m., and again on Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m.; and Muscatine Monday, March 12 at 4 p.m. The Indians open conference play March 16 at Tallahassee.

The Chipola baseball team improved to 17-5 on the year with a 5-1 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast in Parkinson, Mississippi on Feb. 27. Winning pitcher was Sam Taulli who went 5 innings, allowed four hits and one run, and struck out two. He was relieved in the sixth by Josh Nichols who threw 3 perfect innings. Jose Bautista came in the ninth to strike out one and allow no hits.

Leading hitters for CJC were Scott Wearne who was 2 for 4; Jose Bautista was 2 for 3 with a solo homerun. Jonathan Swearingen was 1 for 3 and Ivan Naccarata was 1 for 3. Chipola had 5 runs on 7 hits and committed one error. Mississippi had 1 run on 4 hits and committed 4 errors. CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, "They made a couple of mistakes that allowed us some runs. We played very good defense today – fortunately we got a win – we feel really good about that."

The Indians were scheduled to play at Sante Fe CC in Gainesville on March 2.

The Lady Indian softball team swept a double-header over L.B. Wallace on Feb. 28 to improve to 17-5 on the year. Chipola won the first game, 4-0, behind the pitching of Tanya Teague. She threw 12 strike outs and gave up one hit to earn the win.

Stephanie Gray was the winning pitcher in Chipola's 15-0 route in game two. Erin Flater got the save, and was also the leading hitter for Chipola. She was 5 for 7 on the day with a homerun and 5 RBI’s. The Lady Indians travel to Monroeville on March 3 to play Alabama Southern.

Chipola baseball and softball games feature good music, good food and free admission. For more information, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

March 1, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

A CPR course will be offered March 6 and 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

An ACT Preparation course will be offered Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost of is $45.

The following computer courses will be offered: Excel II, March 12 and 13; Excel Introductory, March 20 and 22; Access I, March 26 and 27. All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

The Fourth Annual Rural Domestic Violence Conference will be held March 14-16 on the campus of Chipola Junior College. Chipola's Department of Continuing Education is co-hosting the event with State Attorney Jim Appleman, Jackson County Sheriff John P. McDaniel and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The conference begins Wednesday, March 14 at 8 a.m. and runs through Noon on Friday, March 16.

A Fiber Optics Course will meet March 26-29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.

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

March 1, 2001

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE AT CJC MARCH 14-16

MARIANNA--The Fourth Annual Rural Domestic Violence Conference will be held March 14-16 at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

Chipola's Department of Continuing Education is co-hosting the event with State Attorney Jim Appleman, Jackson County Sheriff John P. McDaniel and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The conference begins Wednesday, March 14 at 8 a.m. and runs through Noon on Friday, March 16.

The program is expected to attract some 500 participants, including law enforcement officers, nurses, social workers and judges from across Florida. Registrations have also come in from Arkansas, New Jersey, Alabama, Georgia and Texas. Margie Williams, CJC director of Continuing Education, reports that the meeting is the largest rural domestic violence conference in the U.S.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gaynell Colburn, a physically-challenged, wellness consultant, who works as a vocalist and percussionist for Bill Cosby and Stevie Wonder.

Colburn's motivational and educational programs for all ages have had tremendous success in at-risk communities, schools, colleges and rehab centers. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences and organizations. A passionate victim's advocate, Colburn was the recipient of the 1998 Essence Award, a salute to distinguished African-Americans, some of whom are well known and others whose achievement often is unrecognized. The public is invited to attend her speech on Wednesday, March 14, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the Johnson Health Center. Williams says, "I promise that this will be some of the most inspiring time you will spend this year!"

Seminars are slated on specific areas of the domestic violence problem, ranging from case management to law enforcement issues. Participants from various professions may earn continuing education credit for attending the conference.

For registration information, call the Chipola Office of Continuing Education at 718-2239.

 

March 1, 2001

 

TICKETS GOING FAST FOR JOSEPH MUSICAL AT CJC

MARIANNA--"Get your tickets early," is the advice of Charles Sirmon, director of Chipola's "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," which opens a four-day run Thursday, March 8 in the college Theater

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

As of March 1, Thursday's opening night show and Sunday's matinee were nearly sold out. A handful of tickets may be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance.

"Joseph" is a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The score features an eclectic, contemporary selection that is a tongue-in-cheek blend of calypso, '50s rock and country-western.

Jonathan Basford is cast in the title role of this student and community production. Joseph's brothers will be portrayed by Chris Kirkland, Rusty Miller, Christopher Bishop, Chris Manasco, Luke Shores, Mitch Simms, Daniel Tennille, Eric Rodriguez, Adam Moxley, Matthew Lero and Jaromy Henry.

Angie White will play the part of the narrator. Other major roles include David Culpepper as Jacob, Charles Sirmon as Potiphar, Michelle Williams as Potiphar’s wife. Girl players include Amber Williams, Kristen King, Tiffany Nichols, Brianna Glezer, Casi Parmer and Jamie Bassett.

Children’s chorus members are Amy Carroll, Mary Ann Osiecka, Ashton Williams, Janna Wise, Andrew Stradley, Katie Jeter, Kylee Shores, Mackenzie Willis, Joy Wallace, Sable McFatter, Russell Register and Murphy Sims.

Behind the scenes people include: Chris Manasco, choreographer; Dawn Blount, stage manager; Courtney Kirkland, assistant to the director; Hope Rister, pianist; Dr. Ed Lyon, musical director; and Dr. Allen Molineux, orchestra director.

Tickets-- $7 adults, $5 for students--are available in the CJC Business Office. CJC students and employees get one free ticket. For information, call 718-2341.

 

JOSEPH AT CHIPOLA--"Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," will play March 8-11 in the Chipola Junior College Theater. Here, Joseph played by Jonathan Basford displays the coat with Brianna Glezer, Amber Williams, Casi Parmer and Kristen King.

 

March 1, 2001

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO HEAR PROMINENT ASTRONOMER AT CJC

MARIANNA--Dr. Terry D. Oswalt, professor of Physics and Space Sciences, and Associate Dean for Research at Florida Institute of Technology, will deliver two public lectures at Chipola Junior College on Wednesday, March 7.

Dr. Oswalt will present, "Prospecting in the Stellar Graveyard" at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, in the CJC Arts Center. Specifically, he will discuss white dwarf stars and the life cycles of typical stellar objects.

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, in Jackson Hall of the Literature/Language Building, Oswalt will present "Star Bright, Sky Brighter: The Problem of Light Pollution" Oswalt says, "Today almost everyone lives in or near a moderately large city. The spectacular view of the night sky enjoyed by our grandparents no longer exists; few people have even seen the Milky Way on a cool summer's evening! The growth of urban areas contributes to a rapid increase in what astronomers term 'light pollution'. The growing brightness of the night sky has an adverse impact far beyond the concerns of professional astronomers. Light that ends up in the night sky is wasted energy; energy generated by the consumption of fossil fuels that is seriously affecting the environment in more than esthetic ways." During a photographic tour of Kitt Peak National Observatory, Dr. Oswalt will describe the nature of "light pollution," how it impacts astronomical research, and cost-effective solutions to the problem.

Dr. Oswalt, who served the last two years as program officer for Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics at the National Science Foundation, is visiting Chipola as part of the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship program.

For information about the lectures, call CJC physics instructor, Dr. Jeff Bodart at 526-2761, Ext. 3252.

 

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT--Nancy Goodman was crowned Homecoming Queen and Jacob Baxter was crowned Mr. Chipola during Chipola's 2001 Homecoming on Feb. 21. Members of the Homecoming Court are, from left: Amber Williams of Graceville, Chris Massey of Cottondale, Holly DeLaura of Ponce De Leon, Chris Hughes of Marianna, Nancy Goodman of Bonifay, Jacob Baxter of Malone, 2000 Queen Latrecia Tolbert, Brian Parker of Bonifay, Heidi Daffin of Cottondale, Bruce Smith of Two Egg and Karen Gwaltney of Marianna

March 8, 2001

STATE TOURNEY MOVES INTO SEMI-FINAL ROUND

MARIANNA--The semi-finals of the Men's and Women's State Junior College Basketball Tournament begin at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9.

The Okaloosa-Walton Lady Raiders meet Tallahassee in the 1 p.m. women's semi on Friday. The Okaloosa Walton men's team plays Santa Fe in the 3 p.m. men's semi-final.

In the evening round on Friday, the Central Florida women play Daytona at 6 p.m. Palm Beach's men play Daytona in the men's semi at 8 p.m. Friday.

The women’s championship game is slated for 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, followed by the men’s championship at 7:30 p.m.

In men's first round action on Thursday, Santa Fe defeated Indian River, 67-57. Daytona Beach defeated Pasco Hernando, 75-65. Okaloosa Walton defeated Hillsborough, 86-57. Palm Beach upset top-ranked Tallahassee, 85-81.

In women's first round action on Wednesday, Okaloosa Walton defeated Seminole, 66-60. Tallahassee defeated Miami-Dade, 79-75. Central Florida defeated Palm Beach, 62-56. Daytona Beach upset top-ranked Gulf Coast, 70-65.

                For more information, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the CJC web site at www. chipola.edu

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March 8, 2001

CHIPOLA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL REVIEW

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team improved to 22-6 with a 2-0 win over Grand Rapids CC on Thursday, March 7.

                Josh Nichols (3-1) was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts and allowing three hits in five innings. Allowed three hits. Troy Frye struck out five and allowed one hit and no runs in three innings. Jose Bautista came in relief in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the year.  On offense for Chipola, Jose Bautista and Ricardo Nanita each hit solo homeruns to give CJC the 2-0 edge.

                The Indians host Grand Rapids again on Friday, March 9 at Noon.

                The Indian swept a doubleheader from Flourissant Valley CC on March 7. CJC won the first game, 11-1 and the second, 15-1.

                Kyle Olson (4-0) was the winning pitcher in game one. He pitched three innings, striking out three and allowing one unearned run and one hit. Chad Coffee relieved with two scoreless innings.

                Leading hitters in game one were Blake Balkcom who was 2 for 4 with two doubles and 2 RBI's. Scott Wearne was 2 for 4 with three RBI's, including a two-run homer in the first. Jonathon Swearingen was two for two with one run and one RBI.

                Jason McIntyre picked up his first win of the year in game two. He pitched all five innings, allowing one run and three hits, and striking out two. Balkcom was 2 for 2 with two RBI's.  Jose Bautista was 2 for 4 with four RBI's and a three run homer in the third. Philip Slusher was 2 for 2 with four RBI's. Chipola is scheduled to host Grand Rapids on March 8 and 9 at Noon. 

                The Indians host Meridian, Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m., and again on Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m.; Muscatine Monday, March 12 at 4 p.m. The Indians open conference play March 16 at Tallahassee. Chipola hosts Tallahassee Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.           

                The Lady Indians Softball team swept Marquette University on March 5, 8-0 and 12-2. Leading hitters in game one were Virginia Spencer who went 2 for 4; Sammi Wilkes who went 2 for 3; and Erin Flater with one homerun. Winning pitcher in game one was Tanya Teague who threw 13 strikeouts and gave up three hits. Winning pitcher for game two was Stephanie Gray who threw 7 strikeouts and allowed one hit. Leading hitters for game two were Shanna Sellers, 2 for 3; Elisha Scott, 2 for 2 and Erin Flater who went 2 for 3 with one homerun.

                The Lady Indian’s record improved to 21-5 after St. Louis CC forfeited a pair games scheduled for March 7.

                The Lady Indians host: Iowa Western (DH), Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m.; Iowa Central (DH), on Monday, March 12 at 2 p.m.; St. Catherine's (DH) on Wednesday, March 14 at 1; and Iowa Central again on March 15 at 2 p.m. The Lady Indians begin conference play with Pensacola (DH) on Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in Marianna. CJC hosts North Florida Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m.

                Chipola baseball and softball games feature good music, good food and free admission. For more information, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

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March 8, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                The Fourth Annual Rural Domestic Violence Conference will be held March 14-16 on the CJC campus. Chipola's Department of Continuing Education is co-hosting the event with State Attorney Jim Appleman, Jackson County Sheriff John P. McDaniel and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Excel II, March 12 and 13; Excel Introductory, March 20 and 22; Access I, March 26 and 27.  All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

                A Fiber Optics Course will meet March 26-29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.               

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

 

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March 8, 2001

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT CJC

                MARIANNA--The Fourth Annual Rural Domestic Violence Conference will be held March 14-16 at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

                The conference begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and runs through Noon on Friday. Chipola's Department of Continuing Education is co-hosting the event with State Attorney Jim Appleman, Jackson County Sheriff John P. McDaniel and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

                The conference is expected to attract some 500 participants, including law enforcement officers, nurses, social workers and judges from across Florida. Registrations have also come in from Arkansas, New Jersey, Alabama, Georgia and Texas. Margie Williams, CJC director of Continuing Education, reports that the meeting is the largest rural domestic violence conference in the U.S.

                The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gaynell Colburn, a physically challenged, wellness consultant, who works as a vocalist and percussionist for Bill Cosby and Stevie Wonder.

                Colburn's motivational and educational programs for all ages have had tremendous success in at-risk communities, schools, colleges and rehab centers. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences and organizations.  A passionate victim's advocate, Colburn was the recipient of the 1998 Essence Award, a salute to distinguished African-Americans, some of whom are well known and others whose achievement often is unrecognized. The public is invited to attend her speech on Wednesday, March 14, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the Johnson Health Center. Williams says, "I promise that this will be some of the most inspiring time you will spend this year!"

                Seminars are slated on specific areas of the domestic violence problem, ranging from case management to law enforcement issues. Participants from various professions may earn continuing education credit for attending the conference.

                For registration information, call the Chipola Office of Continuing Education at 718-2239.      

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March 8, 2001

 

CJC CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA DRAWS GIANT CROWD  

MARIANNA--More than 1,000 fans turned out to cheer for the cheerleaders at the Chipola Junior College Cheerleader Extravaganza on March 3.

Cheerleaders from Altha, Cottondale, Graceville, Sneads and Marianna competed.

In the varsity squad competition, Marianna was first; Chipley finished second; Rehobeth was third and Sneads earned Honorable Mention. Marianna won the Spirit Trophy.

In the junior varsity squad competition, Chipley placed first; Sneads was second; Blountstown finished third, and Graceville received both Honorable Mention and the Spirit Trophy.

                Five cheerleaders were named All Stars: Tanya Harvey of Sneads JV, Tabatha Stowe of Poplar Springs Varsity; and Monica Jackson, Stephanie Mann and Latrisha McNealy, all of Sneads Varsity.

CJC Cheerleader tryouts will be held April 16-19.  The squad is open to male and female CJC or high school students who are physically fit, energetic, and committed to cheering.  Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and must be full-time CJC students in Fall Semester 2001. Cheering experience is preferred. High school seniors must submit an official high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from their cheerleader coach.

For information, contact Geraldine DeFelix at 526-2761, ext. 3322, or e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.cc.fl

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March 8, 2001

UNIVERSITY CENTER@CHIPOLA ADDS UWF PROGRAMS

MARIANNA--The University of West Florida is offering classes on Chipola’s campus leading to Specialist and Doctoral degrees in Curriculum and Instruction. 

Several CJC employees have completed Specialist degrees and some are beginning the Doctoral program. 

Students are currently being accepted for the 2001 Summer term which begins in May.  Students must have a Master's degree to enroll.  The tentative course schedule is posted on the University Center’s web page, www.chipola.cc.fl.us (click University Center, then Universities and Degrees). Persons interested in this program may call Dr. Kitty Myers at 718-2260, or Dr. Michael Barry, program director, at (850) 863-6538.   

Chipola and UWF also have collaborated to begin a new Master's program in Educational Leadership with Administrative Certification beginning in May.  UWF personnel will teach all courses on the CJC campus. The program consists of 36 hours. Two, three-hour courses will be offered each Summer, Fall, and Spring semester. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate.  In addition, they must take the GRE by the time they have completed 15 hours in the program. Individuals who hold a Master's degree may be allowed to take courses as part of a Specialist program in Educational Leadership on the Fort Walton Beach campus.

The first course in the new Master's program, EDF 6211, Application of Psychological Theories to Current Issues in Student Development and Learning, will meet May 18-19 and June 1,2, 8 and 9.  The Friday classes meet from 5-8:30 p.m. and the Saturday classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The second course, EDA 6061, Education Organization and Administration, will meet on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 to 8:30, June 25 to July 31. Dr. Sherri Zimmerman, Coordinator of this program, may be reached by e-mail at szimmerman@uwf.edu or by phone at (850) 863-0730. 

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March 15, 2001

SPOONER WINS CJC FACULTY/ADMIN AWARD

                MARIANNA—Joseph "Jody" Spooner is the recipient of the March Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola Junior College. 

Spooner has served as an English instructor at CJC since 1997. He also taught English at Sneads High School and served as dean of students at Exploration Summer Programs in Boston. 

A graduate of Sneads High, Spooner earned a Bachelor's degree in English at Yale University, and a master's degree in American Studies at Florida State University. He presently serves as faculty advisor to the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges. He recently coordinated Chipola's first-ever Phi Theta Kappa Honors Day for area high school juniors.

                Spooner recently was selected as a Faculty Scholar for the 2001 Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute set for June 17 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Spooner and other Faculty Scholars will each lead 12-15 honor students in seminar discussions of the issues presented throughout the week.

Spooner is a member of the Florida Association of Community Colleges and the Council of Chipola Educators. Additionally, he serves on Chipola's Alumni/Homecoming and the Honors Program Committees. He is the son of Joe and Betty Spooner of Sneads.

The colleague who nominated Spooner for the CJC award says, "As a new, young faculty member, Jody has breathed new life into Phi Theta Kappa and into scholarship and leadership in the academic arena at Chipola."

                The award includes a plaque, reserved parking for a month, a $300 bonus, and a $50 gift certificate from the College Book Store.  Monthly winners are eligible for the annual award.  

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March 15, 2001

CHIPOLA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL REVIEW

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team improved to 24-7 with pair of wins on March 12.

                In game one CJC outlasted Meridian, 12-10. Kyle Olson (5-0) was the winning pitcher. Johnny Lynch earned the save, pitching the last three innings. Scott Wearne was 3 for 5 at the plate with one RBI. Blake Balckom was 4 for 5, with 3 RBI's, one homerun and 3 runs scored. Jose Bautista was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI's, 2 homeruns, and 4 runs scored.

                Chad Coffee (3-1) was the winning pitcher in Chipola's 12-6 win over Muscatine. Scott Wearne 2 for 4 with one run scored. Balckom was 2 for 5 with 2 runs, 4 RBI's and one homerun. Ricardo Nanita was 3 for 5 with a grand slam and 4 RBI's. Josh Plaice was 2 for 4 with a solo homer.

                The Indians open conference play Friday, March 16 at Tallahassee. Chipola hosts a spate of home games in March including: Tallahassee, Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.; North Florida, Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m.; Gulf Coast, Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m.; Pensacola, Wednesday, March 28 at 5 p.m.; and Okaloosa-Walton, Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m.

                The Lady Indians Softball team improved to 24-6 with a doubleheader sweep of St. Catherine's (KY) on March 14. CJC won the first game, 3-0, behind the pitching of Tanya Teague. She threw a no hitter with 9 strikeouts. Shanna Sellars and Missy Abernathy were both 2 for 3 at the plate.

                CJC won game two, 9-2. Stevie Gray winning pitcher. Bianca Bennet was 3 for 3. Erin Flater was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Missy Abernathy was 2 for 3.  Sami Wilkes was 2 for 4 with  3 RBI's.

                Chipola split a doubleheader with Iowa Central on March 12. CJC dropped game one, 1-0.  Tanya Teague (9-5) was the losing pitcher. Tenile Richey was 2 for 2. Chipola won game two, 7-1. Stephanie Gray (13-1) earned the win.

                The Lady Indians play Iowa Central on March 15 at 2 p.m. The Lady Indians begin conference play with Pensacola (DH) on Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in Marianna. CJC hosts North Florida Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m.

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March 15, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of March and April.

                Three computer courses will be offered: Excel Introduction, March 20 and 22; Access I, March 26 and 27 and Access II, April 2 and 3. All computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

                A Fiber Optics Course will meet March 26-29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation Course) will meet Friday, April 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cost is $31  

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.               

                A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

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

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March 15, 2001

CJC MUSIC STUDENTS AND FACULTY ATTEND STATE MEETING

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College was well represented at the recent Florida Community College Activities Association's (FCCAA) Winter Music Symposium in Lakeland.

                Some 300 music students from 17 community colleges throughout attended the event, hosted by Florida Southern College (FSC).  The three days of music-making included a competitive Music Student Artist Competition in the areas of voice, piano, woodwind, brass, classical guitar, strings, percussion, and jazz. Contests were adjudicated by FSC faculty in related areas, with state university scholarships awarded to the winners. Master classes in a variety of areas were taught by FSC faculty.

                Students representing Chipola included: Rachel Webb of Chipley and Chad Pippin of Cottondale in Jazz Band; Emily Howell of Sneads in Symphonic Band; Allison Miller of Bonifay and April Wester of Sneads in Piano; and Mary Atwell of Bonifay, Mavis Flowers of Live Oak, Allison Hartzog of  Chipley, Jonathan Basford of Grand Ridge, Thomas Basford of Marianna, Laura Farmer of Marianna, Chris Bishop of Cottondale and Daniel Tennille of Eufaula, AL, in Concert Choir.

                Chipola faculty attending were Dr. Allen Molineux, instrumental studies; Carolyn Wilson, piano instructor and FCCAA Music Division Piano Chair, and Joan Stadsklev, director of Fine and Performing Arts and FCCAA Music Representative.

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March 29, 2001

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO WHO’S WHO

                MARIANNA—The 2001 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 30 students from Chipola Junior College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

                Chipola students named this year are: Julie M. Alford of Sneads, Miranda D. Aukema of Chipley, Jose A. Baustita of the Dominican Republic, Melanie K. Bell of Bonifay, Marissa B. Bell of Bonifay, Christopher A. Bishop of Cottondale, Lechael R. Blaylock of Cypress, Melissa K. Brown of Chipley, Amy N. Brown of Marianna, Andrea M. Bruner of Chipley, Brennis L. Colletti of Bonifay, Nadia Dastgir of Chipley, Holly K. DeLaura of Marianna, Dawn Nicole Delsignor of Cottondale, Nancy C. Goodman of Bonifay, Steven L. Hall of Malone, Cassie M. Hanley of Altha, Marianne Hart of Sneads, Jaromy M. Henry of Donalsonville, GA, Christopher L. Massey of Cottondale, Kenneth T. Parker of Greenwood, Tiffany C. Parker of Chipley, Bryan A. Pumphrey of Cottondale, Jovana Ruzicic of Yugoslavia, Mitch E. Sims of Marianna, Hilary J. Taylor of Bonifay, Allison M. Watson of Chipley, Carly D. Williams of Chipley, Amber L. Williams of Marianna and William J. Williford of Marianna.

                Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

                They join an elite group of students from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations. Outstanding students have been honored in Who's Who since it was first published in 1966.

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March 29, 2001

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO ALL-FLORIDA ACADEMIC TEAM

TALLAHASSEE--The State Board of Community Colleges (SBCC) recently named Chipola Junior College students Andrea Bruner and Steven Hall to the 2001 All-Florida Academic Team.

The CJC students are among 108 outstanding community and private college students recognized for academic achievement, leadership and community service.

                CJC sophomore Andrea Bruner was named to the First Team All-Florida Academic Team. She also recently was selected as a 2001 Centennial Scholar--the highest-scoring student from Florida in the All-USA Academic Team competition. A 1999 valedictorian of Chipley High School, she is a Florida Academic Scholar and a Florida Top Scholar. She is president of CJC’s Phi Theta Kappa, and is active in Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and the CJC Honors Program. She plans to attend the University of Florida, to pursue a major in Microbiology. Her plans include medical school and a specialization in obstetrics. Bruner will appear in the Thursday, April 5 edition of USA Today. A press conference highlighting Bruner's accomplishments will be held April 6, at 8:30 a.m., at the Chipola Junior College Continuing Education Building.

CJC sophomore Stephen Hall was named to the Second Team All-Florida Academic Team. Hall recently earned a $1,000 scholarship through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholarship Program.

He is president of the Chipola Ambassadors and serves on the college Governance Council. He is active in Student Government, Baptist Campus Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Academic Team.

An awards luncheon honoring the All-Florida Academic students will be held April 3 at Florida State University. "We are proud of the outstanding students in our system.  They consistently excel academically and bring great honor, not only to themselves, but to the community college system and Florida," said Sherry Plymale, chair, State Board of Community Colleges.

Students were nominated by their colleges for the USA Today/Phi Theta Kappa-sponsored All-USA Academic Team.  By virtue of their standing in that national competition, the All-Florida Academic Team was chosen. Team members will receive university scholarships as well as scholarships from the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). 

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March 29, 2001

BROOME IS CJC CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

                MARIANNA--Betty Broome has been selected Chipola Junior College's Career Employee of the Month for March.

                Broome serves as Counseling and Advising Specialist in the Student Services Division. She has worked at CJC since 1989, and also from 1969 to 1972. Broome and her husband, Rev. John Broome have three children Tracy, Trent and Katrina, and two grandchildren.

                The Employee of the Month Award recognizes the exceptional work of CJC's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by their fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism.  Monthly winners receive a plaque, reserved parking, $25 gift certificate from the CJC Book Store and a $150 bonus.          

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March 29, 2001  

CJC CHAMBER CHORUS TO PERFORM AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

                MARIANNA-- The Chipola Junior College Chamber Chorus will present a performance of the “Requiem” by late 19th century, French composer, Gabriel Faure on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Marianna (214 N. Jefferson Street).

                The “Requiem” is set in the traditional text setting using Latin.  In classical music a requiem is a musical memorial service for the dead. Soloists will be soprano, Maribeth Kelley Burke and baritone, Thomas Basford. In addition to the  “Requiem,” the chorus members and faculty will perform additional compositions by Faure, including French chansons, his “Pavanne,” and “Cantique de Jean Racine.”

                The one-hour presentation will be conducted by Dr. Edward Smith Lyon, accompanied by Carolyn Wilson, piano and Stanley Littleton, organ. Dr. Lyon has chosen the Faure “Requiem” because of its universal popularity, and also because it is so appropriate for college voices. Faure is a noted Impressionist composer along with Ravel and Debussy.

                Texts from the Catholic mass are used including Requiem aeternam (Rest eternal); Kyrie eleison (God have mercy); Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy); Pie Jesu (Have mercy, Jesus); Agnus Dei (Lamb of God); and Dies Irae (Day of wrath). Nearly every major composer during the last 300 years has written a requiem, most notable of which are the Mozart, Brahms, and Verdi Requiems. The Chorus performed John Rutter’s “Requiem” in 1999. 

                The public is invited to this free and inspirational concert. For more information contact Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301 or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.

 

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March 29, 2001

CHIPOLA MUSIC, THEATRE AND ART SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

                MARIANNA--High school graduates or college transfers interested in pursuing a career in the fields of music, theatre, or the visual arts may audition or present an art portfolio for a scholarship to Chipola's Fine and Performing Arts Department.

                Music and theatre scholarship auditions are set for April 12 and May 17. The visual art deadline is April 12. Show Choir auditions are set for April 26.

                Application forms for all arts scholarships may be obtained by writing to the Fine and Performing Arts Department, Chipola Junior College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446, by calling 850-718-2301, or by visiting the CJC web site at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

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March 29, 2001

CJC SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Show Choir will hold auditions on Thursday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the McLendon Fine Arts Building, Room 727. 

The Show Choir is open to CJC students.  Students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or on the CJC Website (Fine and Performing Arts Page – Music Department.) Auditioners also should bring either sheet music or an accompaniment track to present an accompanied vocal solo.

Choreographer Rebecca Parmer will teach a dance routine to all auditioners at 3 p.m. Following the dance audition, individual vocal auditions will be held.

Directed by Dr. Ed Lyon, the Show Choir performs throughout the panhandle for schools, civic organizations and other events. The Show Choir has won awards at the Invitational Show Choir Workshop; has participated in Florida Community College Show Choir Festivals; and has performed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines.  The January JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been near sellouts for three consecutive years.

Show Choir members must register for MUN1370 or MUN2371. Scholarships are available and applications are at the time of the audition.

For information contact the Fine and Performing Arts office at 718-2227, or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.

 

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March 29, 2001

CHARLIE BROWN AUDITIONS MONDAY AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will hold open auditions for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m., in the Chipola Theater.

The cast of characters calls for eight adults over the age of 16.

The show will be presented to more than 2,000 elementary school children, May 15-18. Evening performances open to the public are set for May 17 and 18.

                For information, call Theater coordinator Charles Sirmon at 718-2227.

 

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March 29, 2001

CHIPOLA TO HOST CPR DAY

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will sponsor a CPR Day on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to Noon.

                The event is free and open to the public. The training courses on BLS (Basic Life Support on the Adult Person) will be offered at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Chipola event coincides with mass CPR training scheduled across Florida on April 28. Chipola is co-sponsoring the event with Jackson Hospital and Bay Medical Center.

                Community groups or school clubs interested in volunteering at the event, may call Connie Smelcer at 718-2471.      

                To register for the course, call Angie at 718-2316.

 

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March 29, 2001  

CHIPOLA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL TEAMS IN STATE TOP 10

MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians baseball team is first in the Panhandle Conference as of March 29, with a 5-2 league record. Chipola is ranked fourth in the state with a 29-9 overall mark.

CJC's Russell Martin is the state Honorable Mention Player of the Week with a .727 batting average for the week ending March 25. He had 2 homers, 6 RBI's and 5 runs scored during the week.

                Jose Bautista leads the state in homeruns with 12. He also is eighth in runs scored with 41, and eighth in RBI's with 38. Ricardo Nanita is seventh in RBI's with 38, and has the state's 13th best batting average at .398.

The Indians scored a 5-2 win at Pensacola Junior College on March 27. CJC had 5 runs on 11 hits and committed 2 errors.  Pensacola had 2 runs on 6 hits with no errors. 

Leading hitters for Chipola were Russell Martin, 3 for 5 and Jonathan Swearingen, 3 for 4.  Ivan Naccarata hit a two-run homer in the second and Lee Poteet was 2 for 4 with a solo homerun. 

Winning Pitcher Kyle Olson (6-0) struck out 2, allowed 2 runs (one earned), five hits, and walked 3 in 5 innings. Kyle Pawelczyk pitched the last four innings to earn the save. He struck out 8, allowed one hit, and no walks. 

Chipola's March 28 game with PJC was postponed due to rain. The Indians host Okaloosa Walton, Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. Chipola hosts five home games in the month of April: Pensacola, April 3 at 5 p.m.; Tallahassee, April 7 at 1 p.m.; North Florida, April 10 at 5 p.m.; Gulf Coast, April 13 at 5 p.m.; and wind up the season with Okaloosa-Walton, April 17 at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians are ranked sixth and are in the thick of the conference race at 3-3 and 29-9 overall. Elisha Scott was the state's Honorable Mention Player of the Week. She had a .444 batting average for the week ending March 25, with one homerun, two RBI's and four runs scored.

                Pitcher Tanya Teague is second in the state in strikeouts, with 166. Stephanie Gray is ninth in strikeouts with 92, and third in pitching wins with a 16-2 record. Erin Flater is fifth in homeruns with 5; sixth in RBI's with 33; eighth in triples with 3; tenth in runs scored with 27. Sami Wilkes is fifth in doubles with 12, and ninth in runs scored with 28.

                The Lady Indians suffered a doubleheader loss to Tallahassee on March 28. Chipola lost the first game, 2-1. Pitcher Tanya Teague was charged with the loss.  Chipola dropped the second game, 4-0. Stephanie Gray was the losing pitcher.

                Chipola split a pair with Pensacola on March 20, winning the first game 1-0 and losing the second game 1-0.  Tanya Teague got the win and Stevie Gray got the loss.  Leading hitters in game one were Tennile Ricci who went 2 for 2 and Elisha Scott got the game winning RBI by knocking in Melissa Abernathy in the bottom of the eighth.  Elisha Scott went 2 for 3 in the second game but the Indians were left scoreless.

                The Lady Indians host Okaloosa Walton in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. The team hosts four other home games in April: Tallahassee, April 14 at 1 p.m. and Okaloosa-Walton, April 15 at 4 p.m.

 

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