March 7, 2002

 

STATE JUCO TOURNEY RESULTS (as of 3 p.m. Thursday)

 

                MARIANNA-Brevard Community College defeated Florida Community College @ Jacksonville, 82-77, in the 1 p.m. game of the women’s State Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 7 at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

                Other women's games on Thursday include: Seminole vs. Miami Dade at 3 p.m., OW vs. Daytona at 6 p.m., and Gulf Coast vs. Broward at 8 p.m.

                Results from men's games on Wednesday, March 6, are as follows:

                Daytona Beach defeated Tallahassee, 73-69.

                Indian River defeated Hillsborough, 85-78.

                St. Petersburg defeated Palm Beach, 71-70.

                Central Florida defeated Okaloosa-Walton, 71-68.

                The men’s semi-final games are set for Friday with Daytona Beach and St. Petersburg at 1 p.m. Indian River meets Central Florida at 6 p.m.  Women’s semi-finals are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

                The men’s championship game is slated for 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, followed by the women’s championship at 7:30 p.m.

          For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC, or visit the tourney web site at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

March 7, 2002

 

CJC BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

 

                MARIANNA-The Chipola Indians baseball team improved to 19-4 following a doubleheader sweep over Andrew College on Wednesday, March 6. 

    Chipola scored an 8-0 win in game one behind the pitching of TJ Large. Leading hitters were Clay Wehner, who hit two homeruns, and Eric Bernier who had a solo homer. 

                CJC won game two, 5-4. Troy Frye was the winning pitcher. Kellen Ludwig earned the save. Randy Roth blasted a three-run homer to put the Indians up 4-3. Trent Hebert's solo homer put CJC up 5-4.

                The Indians play a string of home games beginning with Muscatine (DH), March 10 at 1 p.m. and Florissant Valley (DH), March 12 at 3 p.m.

                The Indians begin their defense of the Panhandle Conference title on Friday, March 15 when they host Tallahassee at 5 p.m. Chipola also has home conference matchups with North Florida, March 19, at 5 p.m.; Gulf Coast, March 23, at 1 p.m.; Pensacola, March 26, 5 p.m. and OW, March 29, at 5 p.m.

                The Lady Indians softball team improved to 17-5 with a doubleheader sweep over Iowa Lakes Community College on March 6. Stephanie Gray (12-1) was the winning pitcher in both games.

                The Lady Indians host San Jacinto, March 10 at 2 p.m.  CJC begins conference play at Gulf, March 12 and at TCC, March 15. The team returns home to host North Florida, March 20 at 4 p.m.

                For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the CJC web site at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

March 7, 2002                      

  CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                A Work Zone Traffic Control Advanced Training class will meet from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 22 and 23.  The cost is $400.

PowerPoint II will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 25 and 26. The cost is $45.    

"Who Moved My Cheese?," an amusing and enlightening program that focuses on change in the workplace, will be offered on March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The cost is $79.

                A series of Writing courses will be offered in the coming weeks. Screenwriting for the Movies will be offered on April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The cost is $59.  Writing a Novel that Sells will be offered on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $79.  Short Story & Novel Feedback will also meet on April 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The cost is $59. Creating a Novel from Scratch will meet on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $79.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

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

 

March 7, 2002

 

CJC STUDENTS ENRICHED THROUGH HONORS PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Honors program is helping students broaden their academic horizons. 

                Honor students schedule a weekly one-hour Honors Seminar in addition to their regular classes.  This year’s freshmen seminar, led by English instructor Warren Almand, is based on the Joseph Campbell film series entitled The Power of Myth.  The sophomore seminar, led by math instructor Bonnie Smith, features guest speakers on a variety of topics.  Students in both seminars prepare a presentation of the research project they conducted in their Honors course.  Exceptional student presentations are often made to local civic organizations.

                Acceptance into the program is competitive and requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 23.  During the last decade, 335 graduates of high schools in Chipola’s district have participated in the Honors Program.  Program participants register in Honors courses in which instructors guide their learning beyond the regular scope of course requirements and assist them with special research projects.

                Just a few of the perks that Honor students receive are preferred early registration, honors designation on transcripts and diplomas and most importantly, the opportunity to network with professionals and to gain a competitive edge for limited access programs and scholarships.  Students who successfully complete both years of the Honors Program are invited to an end-of-the-program trip to New York sponsored in part by the CJC Foundation.  This year's class will travel to Williamsburg, PA, in May.  

                Honors Program Chair Dr. Sarah Clemmons, who helped to revive the Honors program in 1989, says, “Our successful Honors Program has resulted from a cooperative effort by Chipola’s outstanding faculty to provide additional academic experiences for students from our area.”

            For more information on the CJC Honors Program, call 718-2213.

 

March 7, 2002

 

2002-2003 CJC SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET FOR APRIL 25

 

MARIANNA -- The Chipola Junior College Show Choir will hold auditions on Thursday, April 25 in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Interested incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are encouraged to audition. Students should come with comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition, sheet music or an accompaniment track for an accompanied vocal solo and a completed Show Choir Application.

Show Choir Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition.  Show Choir Applications and Scholarship applications are available in the Fine Arts Office or on the web at www.chipola.cc.fl.us  .

The Show Choir is directed by Dr. Ed Lyon and performs throughout the panhandle at schools, civic organizations and Chipola district events. The group 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 Fall JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been near-sellouts four consecutive years.

For information, contact CJC Fine Arts at 718-2227, or Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.

 

March 7, 2002

  UWF OFFERS FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM FOR PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

            MARIANNA--The University of West Florida Center @ Chipola Junior College is offering a Forgivable Loan Program for education majors. 

Students must complete a Florida Financial Aid Application available online at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org   and the UWF Post-Secondary Institution Enrollment Form available at www.firn.edu/doe/bin00065/pdf/psicertform.pdf   Both applications are due March 15.

The University Center @ Chipola offers a number of programs through the University of West Florida.

For information, call Scott Barlow at (850) 473-7233, or Patricia Davis or Martha Burke at (850) 718-2361.

 

March 14, 2002

  CHIPOLA BASEBALL BEGINS CONFERENCE PLAY FRIDAY

                MARIANNA-The Chipola Indians baseball team begins their defense of the Panhandle Conference title on Friday, March 15 when they host Tallahassee at 5 p.m.

                Chipola also has home conference matchups with North Florida, March 19, at 5 p.m.; Gulf Coast, March 23, at 1 p.m.; Pensacola, March 26, 5 p.m. and OW, March 29, at 5 p.m.

                With six position players and four returning pitchers the Indians are optimistic about the 2002 season. Chipola finished the 2001 campaign as Panhandle Conference Champions and second in the State with a 43-16 overall record.

                Head coach Jeff Johnson is hopeful that this year's squad can replace last year's starting catchers Lee Poteet (South Mississippi) and Josh Plaice (South Alabama), Shortstop Jonathan Swearingen (Ole Miss), and outfielder/infielder/pitcher Jose Bautista who signed with Pittsburgh Pirates.  Several key newcomers may be the answer, including catcher Clay Wehner (Thomasville, GA), shortstop Victor Alvarez (Venezuela), and infielders Joey Wilson (Lexington, KY), Chad Farr (Memphis, TN), and LSU transfers Randy Roth and Trent Hebert.

                Johnson says, "Defensively this season could be the best group that we've had. Position players are athletic and sound defensively. We expect to be solid throughout the lineup."

                The Indians are in good shape offensively with returning First Team All Panhandle Conference and All State player Ricardo Nanita who hit 5 homeruns, 48 RBI's and 17 doubles, to finish with a .385 average. All Conference second baseman Ivan Naccarata is back for a second year. He hit .350 with 10 homeruns, and 48 RBI's last season.

                Chipley's own Blake Balkcom also is key to CJC's success at the plate. He hit .314 with 13 doubles and 48 RBI's in his freshman year.

Russell Martin had a .304 batting average, and 28 RBI's last season. Australia's Scott Wearne hit .293 with 13 doubles and 28 RBI's. Sophomores Eric Bernier and Luke Johnson are also important parts of CJC's offense.

                Johnson says, "The the key to the success of this team will be the progress and improvement of the pitching staff." Kyle Pawelczyk gives the Indians a solid starting pitcher. He is coming off injuries as a freshman but still posted impressive 2-0-2 with 1.82 ERA and was an integral part in CJC's late season success in 2001. Johnny Lynch (2-2-3), Chad Coffee (5-1-1), and Troy Frye (2-1-1) give the Indians great conference and state tourney experience.

                Les Hassen, T.J. Large, Adam Dunavant, Chad Farr, Tony Mandel, Kellen Ludwig, and Eric Johnson will make this staff formidable. "The potential is there for this staff to be as good as any that we've had at Chipola. Hopefully they will work and progress to be ready for a tough conference season," said Johnson.

                "If this team comes together as a unit and plays as a team we have a chance to have a great year. Hopefully we can build and expand on last season's success," said Johnson.

                The Indians improved to 21-5 with a double-header sweep over Muscatine CC out of Iowa on March 10.

                CJC won game one, 12-4. Winning pitcher was Les Hassen who went 5 innings. Adam Dunavant came in to pitch two shut out innings to finish the game.

                Ricardo Nanita led the Indians in offense. He was 3 for 4 with 2 homeruns and 4 RBI's

Eric Bernier was 3 for 4 with a double. Scott Wearne was 3 for 4.

                The Indians trounced Muscatine 13-1 in game two. Winning pitcher Kyle Pawelczyk upped his record to 3-1 on the year. 

                Ricardo Nanita went 3 for 3 with a homerun.  Joey Wilson was 2 for 4 with a homerun and 4 RBI's.Russell Martin was 2 for 4 with a two-run homer.

 

March 14, 2002

  ST. PETE AND GULF COAST WIN STATE JUCO BASKETBALL TOURNEY

            MARIANNA – St. Petersburg College captured the 2002 Men’s State JUCO Basketball Championship March 9 with an 80-76 overtime win over Indian River at the State Tournament held at the Chipola Junior College Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Carl Jenkins led St. Petersburg with 20 points. Leon Parker was the leading scorer for Indian River with 21 points. St. Petersburg will represent Region VIII in the NJCAA National Tournament March 20-23. in Hutchinson, KS.

                In men's semi-finals on March 8, St. Petersburg's men defeated Daytona Beach, 57-55. Indian River men defeated Central Florida CC, 74-65.

                In men’s quarterfinals on March 6, Daytona Beach defeated Tallahassee, 73-69. Indian River beat Hillsborough, 85-78. St. Petersburg College slipped by Palm Beach, 71-70. Central Florida upset top-ranked Okaloosa-Walton, 71-68.

Carl Jenkins of St. Petersburg College was named Most Valuable Player in the men's tournament.

The Men’s All-Tournament team includes: Leon Parker of Indian River, Terrence Taylor of St. Petersburg, Jermaine Jackson of Indian River, Carl Jenkins of St. Petersburg, Eric Dobson of St. Petersburg, Justin Thompson of Hillsborough, Tim Pickett of Indian River, Isiah Johnson of Palm Beach, Napolean Rhodes of Central Florida Community College, Chris Young of Daytona Beach, Ronell Taylor of Okaloosa-Walton and Rodney Tucker of Tallahassee Community College. 

                Gulf Coast Community College captured the Women's State JUCO Basketball Championship March 9 with a 65-52 win over Okaloosa-Walton.

                Tashia Morehead led Gulf Coast with 21 points. Jordie Soso was the leading scorer for Okaloosa-Walton with 16 points. Gulf Coast advances to the Women’s NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, KS, March 20.  

                In women's semi-finals on March 8, Okaloosa-Walton defeated Brevard, 70-46. Gulf Coast women defeated Seminole, 74-57.

                In women's quarterfinals on March 7, it was Gulf Coast over Broward, 92-41. Brevard defeated Florida Community College at Jacksonville, 82-77.  Seminole outlasted Miami- Dade, 78-64. Okaloosa-Walton beat Daytona, 75-61.

                Tasha Morehead of Gulf Coast Community College was named Most Valuable Player in the women's tourney.

                The Women’s All-Tournament team includes:  Natassia Boucicault of Broward, Yolett McPhee of Miami-Dade, Lynetta Sullivan of FCCJ, Lashanta Johnson of Daytona, Danielle Quinn of Brevard, Yelena Leuchanka of Seminole, Ramika McGee of Okaloosa-Walton, Tanesheia Thompson of Gulf Coast, Jordie Soso of Okaloosa-Walton, Mandisha Stevenson of Gulf Coast, Rae Rae Sayles of Okaloosa-Walton and Tasha Morehead of Gulf Coast.    

                For information, (850) 718-2370, or visit the official website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

March 14, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                The following computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: PowerPoint II, March 25 and 26, Internet I, April 1 and 2, and Internet II, April 8 and 9.  Introduction to Computers and Windows will be offered April 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost of each computer class is $45.

                "Who Moved My Cheese?" an amusing and enlightening program that focuses on change in the workplace will be offered March 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation Course) will be offered March 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                An Insurance course, Section 125 Cafeteria Plans, will be offered April 4 from 8 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $16.

                Screenwriting for the Movies will be offered April 5 from 6-9 p.m.  Cost is $59.  Writing a Novel that Sells will be offered April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $79.  Short Story & Novel Feedback will meet April 6 from 6-9 p.m.  Cost is $59. Creating a Novel from Scratch will meet April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $79.

                A CPR class will be offered April 16 and 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A 20-Hour Childcare Training class will be offered April 20 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $32.

                Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers workshop will meet April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $99. 

                The Fish Philosophy will be offered April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.          

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

 

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

 

March 14, 2002

  SNOOPY AUDITIONS SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will hold open auditions for "Snoopy," on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m., in the Chipola Theater.

The cast calls for up to 10 adults, over the age of 17.

The show will be presented to more than 2,000 elementary school children, May 15, 16 and 17. An evening performance open to the public is set for May 17, at 7 p.m.

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

 

March 14, 2002

 

Cutline:  CJC Photo

 

FLORIDA GAS LEARNS AT CJC--Chipola Junior College recently contracted with Florida Gas Transmission Company to provide computer electronics training for employees who work in gas pipeline control centers. Here, CJC instructor Gary Brown works with Florida Gas employee Robert McLeod. Ten control technicians recently completed the Controls Level I module that centered on electronics and mathematics. Florida Gas employees are expected to enroll in two other courses that will focus on digital control circuits.

 

March 14, 2002

 

Cutline:  CJC Photo

 

ANIMAL CONTROL COURSE AT CJC--Sixteen participants recently completed the 40-hour Basic Animal Control Officer’s Course offered by the Chipola Junior College Public Service/Criminal Justice Department. Pictured from left, are: (front) Johnny C. Collins of Wewahitchka, Tammy L. Barnhill of Santa Rosa Beach, and Ronnie E. Bell of Ponce De Leon. (middle) Burl Adams of Laurel Hills, Jarrott K. Stickland of Wewahitchka, April G. Ellis of DeFuniak Springs, Joseph V. Harris of Bonifay, Edwin W. Baltzley of Choctow Beach, and Gene B. Mayhue Jr. (back) Danny R. Infinger of Defuniak Springs, Ronald L. Ard of Defuniak Springs, Amburs Wise of Cottondale, Ronnie G. Taylor of Southport, Herbert E. McClain of Panama City, Edward Akelaitis of Bal Harbour and Jennifer A. Foster of Arcadia.

Those interested in future courses may contact Byron Quivey at 850-718-2286.

 

March 28, 2002  

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                The following computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Internet II, April 8 and 9, Introduction to Computers and Windows, April 15 and 16.  Introduction to Computers and Windows will be offered again on April 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost of each computer class is $45.

                A continuing education course for insurance professionals--Section 125 Cafeteria Plans--will be offered April 4 from 8 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $16.

                A series of writing courses are set to begin next week. Screenwriting for the Movies will meet April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $59.  Writing a Novel that Sells will meet April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $79.  Short Story & Novel Feedback is April 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $59. Creating a Novel from Scratch will meet April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $79.

                A CPR class will be offered April 16 and 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A 20-Hour Childcare Training class will be offered April 20 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $32.

                Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers workshop will meet April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $99. 

                The Fish Philosophy, a motivational seminar based on the best-selling book, will be offered April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.        

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

 

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

 

March 28, 2002

 

CJC CHORUS TO PERFORM “THE CREATION”

 

            MARIANNA--The Chamber Chorus of Chipola Junior College will present “The Creation” by Franz Joseph Haydn, Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Marianna. 

                Soloists include Carla Connors, Stephen Potter, Edward Lyon, Laura Farmer and Thomas Basford.

                Edward Lyon will direct the concert. Joan Stadsklev also will direct two pieces in which Lyon has solos.

                Accompanists are Dr. Carolyn Wilson, piano, and Stanley Littleton, organ.    

                Several singers from the community will join the Chipola students, including Lou Cleveland, Jeff Allen, Deborah Phillips, Joan Stadsklev and Myrtle and Lester Basford.

                The public is invited to attend the free concert.

 

March 28, 2002

 

Cutline:  CJC Photo

ELKS INCREASE CJC SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT--The Marianna Elks Lodge BPOE #1516 recently contributed $2,000 to the Elks Scholarship Endowment at Chipola Junior College Here, Tom Sanson (right), Exalted Ruler of the Marianna Elks, presents the check to Chipola president Dr. Dale O'Daniel. The Elks endowment was established in 1993 and has grown to more than $31,000.

 

March 28, 2002

 

CJC NURSING PROGRAMS EXPANDED

 

MARIANNA—The Board of Nursing recently approved significant curriculum changes for the Chipola Junior College Nursing Programs.

Students will now be admitted to both the practical (LPN) and associate degree (RN) together for the first year. The program will admit two classes per year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring, thus offering all nursing courses twice per year for the first time.  Enrollment capacity also has been expanded, allowing CJC to accept up to 80 students per year.

All students will be required to take pre-requisite courses prior to entry.  Pre-requisites include Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033) or College Algebra (MAC 1105), General Psychology (PSY 2012) and Communications Skills I (ENC 1101).  To qualify for Anatomy and Physiology (BSC 2093) in the first semester in the program, students should take either Introduction to Biology (BSC 1005) or receive departmental approval to take Anatomy and Physiology (BSC 2093) without (BSC 1005). The new program also will allow students to take Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology (MCB 2010) while in the program, rather than prior to acceptance. 

Additionally, all nursing students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam following completion of the third semester in the program.  CJC students may then proceed in the program for two additional semesters and receive an associate of nursing degree and then be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

For information, contact Kathy Wheeler at 718-2278.

 

Cutline: CJC Photo CJC Nursing student Michael Kennedy looks over a model of the human heart with instructor Tamara Leavins. The Board of Nursing recently approved significant curriculum changes for the Chipola Junior College Nursing Programs. For information, call 718-2278.

 

March 28, 2002

 

PHI THETA KAPPA STUDENTS LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE

 

MARIANNA -- Chipola Junior College students have a strong tradition of academic performance and community service.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the accomplishments of students in Phi Theta Kappa, Chipola's local chapter of the international honor society.

                    PTK members follow an annual Honors Study Topic assigned to all chapters in the international organization. This year’s international topic is “Customs, Traditions, and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community.” CJC’s chapter has already carried out several activities related to the topic, including a series of satellite seminars, which a number of students and local residents attended.  

Students with at least a 3.5 GPA are eligible to join PTK, but membership also requires a commitment to service. Faculty sponsor Jody Spooner said, “Students are invited to join because of their excellent academic performance, but they also participate in service and leadership activities.”

PTK hosts an Annual Leadership Conference for high school juniors and also organizes a month-long service project to help needy members of the community. Chipola students have raised money for children at Christmas, held food drives and collected school supplies for local elementary school students.

Spooner says he is particularly proud of the chapter’s service and leadership activities. “Of course, I’m proud of our students’ academic performance, but I’m even more pleased that they are learning how to contribute to their communities and use their knowledge to become strong leaders,” said Spooner.   

                    PTK students also have the opportunity to travel and learn at international conventions and institutes in metropolitan areas like Denver, Orlando, Atlanta and Chicago.  PTK International hosts an Honors Institute to help students relate to important issues and features internationally-recognized speakers, small group seminars, educational field trips and student presentations.  Spooner has twice been selected to serve as a Faculty Scholar during the Honors Institute.   

In recent years, the Chipola chapter has received several state, national and international honors, including the prestigious Fellowship Hallmark Award for the top ten chapters among the 1,200 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 states, Canada, Germany, Japan and U.S. territories abroad. In 2001, Chipola received the Most Distinguished Chapter Award for the Florida Region and was named a Five-Star Chapter, the highest recognition given for chapter achievements.

Individual CJC students also have been recognized, including Andrea Bruner, a former president of Chipola’s PTK chapter, who was tapped for a Distinguished Chapter President Award from among 500 chapters.  Under her leadership, the Chipola chapter earned three national honors.  She was highlighted in USA Today as Florida’s top team member and was presented a $2,000 scholarship from the executive director of the PTK organization.

Current PTK members Stephanie Crisp of Graceville and Kegera Matthews-Lawrence of Grand Ridge were among 125 community college students named to the 2002 All-Florida Academic Team. Crisp was recently awarded an internship with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Crisp was one of two students selected from among 1,600 applicants for the prestigious program.

                Phi Theta Kappa, founded in 1918, serves 1,200 two-year colleges around the world.  The Society’s operations are global in scope with chapters located in all 50 United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany and Japan.  Nearly 1.5 million students have earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa since its founding with more than 80,000 students inducted each year.

For more information about the Chipola chapter of PTK, call 526-2761 ext. 3332.