May 4, 2006

 

RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College honored three of its retirees—Helen Rhynes, Ed Finch and Annette Rash—at the annual end-of-year luncheon on May 2.

            A 50’s theme was the backdrop for the event which featured music by Royce Reagen and Richard Hinson, and a special performance by Brian “Elvis” McKeithan. Employees arrived clad in bobby socks, poodle skirts and penny loafers to enjoy cokes in little bottles and peanuts. 

Presentations were the order of the day for the retirees. Bryan Craven delivered programs on Annette Rash, Administrative Services and Capital Projects Coordinator, highlighting her 32 years of service to Chipola; and Helen Rhynes, instructor in the Clerical/Secretarial program, for 25 years of service. Bud Riviere presented a program on Ed Finch, who served as Firing Range Master for 13 years.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough presented resolutions citing each retiree’s accomplishments, and presented Chipola Gold Cards that provide free admission for life to college events. Rhynes and Rash also were awarded lifetime memberships in the Florida Association of Community Colleges.

The event was sponsored by the Council of Chipola Educators (CCE).

 

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COLLEGE HONORS RETIREES—Chipola College honored three retiring employees at the annual end of year luncheon. Pictured from left, are: Annette Rash, Ed Finch and Helen Rhynes. 

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May 4, 2006

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO WHO’S WHO

 

            MARIANNA—The 2006 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 85 students from Chipola College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

            Chipola students named this year are:

            Altha—Jordan Waldorff.

            Blountstown—Rebecca Hambly.

            Bonifay—Corey Dunn, Rachel Edwards, Kimberly Garske, Mindy Hanson.

            Campbellton—Jessica Olds, Parisia Wesley.

            Chipley—Derek Boyett, Corazon Burke, Allison Garrett, Nicole Knight, Patsy Lee, Richard Norris, Jr., Alex Parker, Alaina Pitts, Cassandra Prichard, Patrick Roark, Jesse Williams.

            Clarksville—Valerie Jones.

            Cottondale—Joshua Barber, Darryl Hunter, Jessica Sloan, Claire Thornton.

            Graceville—Nathan Day, Tonya Deese, Melissa Delgado, Rebecca Dominguez, Mark Jumper, Laura Nolin, Jessica Ray.

            Grand Ridge—Aaron Moneyham, Thomas Wacker.

            Greenwood—Brandy Blighton, Nicholas Graves, Ashley Green, Frank Stackowicz.

            Malone—Stacey Hall.

            Marianna—Krysta Balliet, Michael Barber, Megan Carpenter, Sarah Cartwright, Tayani Clark, Sarah Clemmons, Jamarcus Ellis, Andrew Gause, Felicia Gibson, Anne Gilmartin, Kathleen Griffin, Courtney Haile, Stefhon Hannah, Meghan Holley, Bridget Holmes, Kayla Horne, Bryce Melvin, Michael Milton II, John Milton, Jr., Danielle Myrick, Chinata Nesbit, Tara Padgett, Codi Player, Zackary Price, Michelle Rhynes, Patricia Robinson, Nacole Stocks, Mary Kathryn Tanner, Michael Taylor, Trevor Tyre, Jherica Williams.

            Ponce de Leon—Jena Brooks, David Carroll, Gregory Eggar.

            Sneads—Jenna McDaniel, Joyce Mitchell, Ashley Roberts.

            Westville—Angela Griffin.

            Out of District— Nichole Rivera, Rachel Taylor, Chattahoochee; Joy Post, Dothan, Ala.; Tiffany Harmon, Nicole Winterman, Lynn Haven; Karah Rackley, Tallahassee.

            Inclusion in the directory is based on 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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May 4, 2006

CHIPOLA’S ‘SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE!’ IS MAY 11

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Theatre production of “School House Rock Live!” will be presented one night only, Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theatre.

General admission tickets—$5 for all ages—are on sale in the Chipola Business Office.

Director Charles Sirmon leads the cast which includes: Josh Barber, Scott Boyle, Katie Brown, Heath Carroll, Felicia Gibson, Anne Gilmartin, Shannon Grice, Courtney Haile, Brittney Holmes, Michael Milton, Kevin Russell, Mary-Kathryn Tanner, Chris Campbell, Seth Mcardle, Chris Calton and Zach Price.

The play also will be performed for hundreds of elementary school students during the mornings of May 10-12.

For ticket information, call 718-2204.

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May 4, 2006

 

CHIPOLA INDIANS BOUND FOR STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians will play St. Pete College in the first round of the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. EST. The game will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ-100.9.

The Indians finished the season as Co-Champions of the Panhandle Conference with Gulf Coast. Both squads finished with identical 20-5 league records. The Indians have a 38-12 overall mark. Gulf Coast earned the number one seed in the state tournament based on head to head games with Chipola.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

           

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May 4, 2006

 

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS HEADED TO STATE TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians will play Pasco-Hernando Community College in the first round of the FCCAA State Softball Tournament, Friday, May 5, at 1 p.m. (CST). The game will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ-100.9.

            Chipola will play again at 6 p.m., Friday, facing either St. Petersburg or Pensacola.

            The Lady Indians finished second in the Panhandle Conference with a 14-5 record and a 45-9 overall mark. Gulf Coast finished first in the league.

Chipola softball coach Belinda Hendrix was named 2006 Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year in her second season at the helm. Chipola pitcher Sarah Lovestrand is Conference Player of the Year.

A total of nine Lady Indians have been named to the All Panhandle Conference Team. First team members from Chipola include infielder Sarah Lovestrand, conference player of the year. She has a .460 batting average with four homeruns, 45 RBI’s and 14 stolen bases. Catcher Jherika Williams has a .582 batting average. She is one of the top offensive players in the state and nation with more than 50 runs scored; 51 RBI’s and 35 stolen bases. Outfielder/pitcher Areka Spel has a.363 batting average and a .90 ERA with 50 strikeouts. Outfielder Martina Landrum has a .477 average with 36 runs scored. Pitcher Nadine van Roode has 13 wins with a .88 ERA and 95 strikeouts. Pitcher Britanny Minton is 11-2 with one save.

Second team All Conference players from Chipola are: infielder Kelly Brookins has a .319 average with 27 RBI’s. Outfielder Tiffany Harmon has a .361 average with 13 stolen bases. Pitcher Cassie Lassiter is 10-3 with 97 strikeouts.

The FCCAA State Tournament is May 5-7 in Kissimmee. The top regional winners from the double elimination state tourney advance to nationals.

 

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CHIPOLA ALL CONFERENCE SOFTBALL—Pictured from left, are Chipola’s All Conference picks: catcher Jherika Williams; outfielder Martina Landrum; outfielder Tiffany Harmon; infielder Sarah Lovestrand; catcher Britanny Minton; (back) outfielder Areka Spel; pitcher Cassie Lassiter; Panhandl Coach of the Year Belinda Hendrix; pitcher Nadine van Roode and infielder Kelly Brookins.

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May 4, 2006

 

CHIPOLA POOL OPEN FOR SUMMER

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Pool is now open for recreational swimming.

The pool is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 18. Beginning May 19, the pool will be open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m. The pool also is available for party rentals and lap swimming.

Pool admission is $2 for children under 13 and $3 for all others. Family season passes are $90 for one child; $120 for two children; and $10 for each additional child. Passes are valid through mid September. 

Swimming lessons for ages four and up will be offered beginning May 30. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Lesson dates are: Session 1, May 30-June 8; Session 2, June 12-22; Session 3, July 10-20 and Session 4, July 24-Aug. 4. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Students will be evaluated and placed in the appropriate class at the first meeting. Cost is $45 and pre-registration is required.  Classes may be consolidated or canceled due to insufficient pre-registration.

            A special one week Infant and Pre-School class for children 3 and under is set for June 26-29, with classes available at 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Private lessons also are available upon request at $12 per lesson.

For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.                                           

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CHIPOLA POOL OPEN FOR SUMMER—The Chipola College Pool is now open for recreational swimming. Swim lessons and parties are available. Pictured are Chipola lifeguards Josh Aldridge and Rachel Taylor. For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.   

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May 4, 2006

CHIPOLA PARTNERS WITH DAIMLER CHRYSLER

 

MARIANNA—Daimler Chrysler, Inc., has partnered with the Chipola College Automotive Technology program to provide factory training for the Southern region dealerships in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Daimler Chrysler recently conducted a three-day class at Chipola which covered electrical systems on three of the company’s hottest new vehicles—Caliber, Compass and Patriot.

Chipola Automotive instructor John Gardner, said, “John Pforte of the Marianna Bob Pforte Motors was a key player in arranging the training. Also, our National Automotive Education Foundation (NATEF) certification was a must. This partnership will put us on top of Daimler Chrysler’s list for donations of new vehicles, parts, service information, as well as provide the latest training for our instructors and students.”

Gardner said members of Chipola’s Automotive Advisory Board have nation-wide contacts which help his program stay current in the ever-changing, technologically sophisticated automotive service industry.

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CHIPOLA PARTNERS WITH DAIMLER CHRYSLER—Daimler Chrysler, Inc., has partnered with the Chipola College Automotive Technology program to provide factory training for the Southern region dealerships in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Pictured from left, are: John Gardner, Chipola Automotive Instructor; Shaun Forgacs, Training Instructor for Daimler Chrysler; Mike Sobeiki, Daimler Chrysler District Service Representative and Robert Vargo, Chipola Automotive Instructor.

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May 4, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 26 through August 7 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            An IV Therapy course will meet May 8, 9 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $121.

            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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PASSING THE TORCH—Chipola Phi Theta Kappa students participated in the World Harmony Run which came through Marianna on May 1. Pictured from left, are: Cassie Prichard of Chipley, Andrea Rogers of Chattahoochee , Joy Post of Dothan and Rebecca Hambly of Blountstown.

 

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May 5, 2006

 

CHIPOLA HOLDS GRADUATION

 

MARIANNA—Marianna native Dr. Robert L. McLendon, Jr., President of St. Johns River Community College, had high praise for Chipola College during his commencement address at the Chipola graduation on Thursday.

“I don’t know of another college that has had the impact on its community that Chipola has had,” said McLendon, who has served as president of St. Johns River since 1972. “Chipola has a unique place in this state and region, and you have so very much to be proud of.”

 After receiving an Honorary Degree from Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough, McLendon centered his talk on stewardship. “Each of you has a responsibility to yourself and to society. You are largely responsible for your own fate. Personal stewardship begins with a positive attitude and being civilized towards one another. Be nice folks, good folks, kind and gentle people that are considerate of each other. Adopt this lifestyle, and the world will beat a path to your door.”

Some 371 Chipola students completed degrees or certificates this year. They join approximately 10,000 Chipola alumni. Three members of the class of 2006—Kimberly Garske, Gloria Hobbs and Alaina Pitts—won Presidential Medallions for earning perfect 4.0 GPA’s.

Two faculty awards also were presented. Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle was chosen by his peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Gina McAllister won the Faculty/Administrator of the Year Award.

Relatives and friends of the graduates enjoyed a reception following the ceremony.

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MCLENDON DELIVERS CHIPOLA COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS—Marianna native Dr. Robert L. McLendon, Jr., President of St. Johns River Community College delivered the commencement address at the Chipola College graduation on Thursday. Here, Dr. McLendon (right) receives and Honorary Degree from Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough.

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May 11, 2006

DUNKLE WINS KIRKLAND AWARD

           

            MARIANNA—Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle was chosen by his peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2006 Chipola College graduation.

            Dunkle has taught Humanities and English Literature courses at Chipola since 1988. He was one of the original advisers to the successful Chipola Honors program. Dunkle is chair of the Humanities contest for the Throssell Literature/Language Festival, and serves as a volunteer coach for the Chipola Brain Bowl team. 

            He represents the faculty on the Student Disciplinary Committee, Instructional Resources Committee and Kirkland Award Committee (until nominated for the award). He is a member of the Chipola Faculty Association and the Chipola Council of Educators. Dunkle is a contributor to the Applauding Chipola Theater fund, Chipola Foundation, Chipola Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Chipola Science Club.

            A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Florida with a B.A. degree in English, Dunkle earned a Master of Arts in English from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He also was a Rhodes Scholar finalist from Nevada.  He earned a Doctorate in Humanities from Florida State University.

            Dunkle is a member of the Apalachee Blues Society, Chipola Regional Arts Association, Panhandle Gator Club, and University of Florida Alumni Association.

            An anonymous student said of Dunkle, “Dr. Dunkle is an excellent teacher. It is clear every day that he loves his job and loves teaching. His enthusiasm for his subject sparks enthusiasm in his students.”

            Dunkle is married to Nancy Nobles-Dunkle, who recently retired after 28 years as a Chipola librarian. Dunkle said, “I am humbled to have been selected by my peers to receive this award.”

            The Kirkland Award was endowed 16 years ago by brothers J. R. and David Kirkland in honor of their parents Carolyn and the late Willis Kirkland of Marianna. The award provides $1,000 to the recipient. Previous winners include faculty emeriti Donald Holley, Paul Huang, Don Adams, Peggy Register, Charlene Lord and Lonnie Keene, former instructor Jean Taylor and current instructors Brenda Alford, JoAnn Everett, Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Mary McClendon, Nancy Burns, Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dr. Bill Brievogel, Kathryn Roberts and Rose Cavin.

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DUNKLE WINS KIRKLAND AWARD—Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle was chosen by his peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2006 Chipola College graduation. Here, Dunkle receives congratulations from Carolyn Kirkland.

 

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May 11, 2006

CHIPOLA’S SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 192 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2006.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

Alford—Alicia Clemmons, Joshua Williams.

Altha—Amy Redmond, Krystle Shelton.

                Blountstown—Sharon Ebersole, Howell Goodman Jr., Christal McClellan.

                Bonifay—Kristin Carr, Rachel Edwards, Kimberly Garske, Clayton Land.

Bristol—Charles Barber Jr., Josh Kern.

Campbellton—Jamie Douglas.

                Chipley—Corazon Burke, Tristin Kroening, Richard Norris Jr., Charles Odom, Seamus O'Neill, Alaina Pitts.

                Clarksville—April Frith.

                Cottondale—Christina Toole.

                Graceville—Mark Jumper, Laura Nolin.

Grand Ridge—Aaron Moneyham, Thomas Walker, Amber Wilson.

Greenwood—Andrew Duce, Frank Stackowicz.

                Malone—Jordan Olds.

                Marianna—Sarah Cartwright, Bobby Collins, Adam Johnson, Jennifer Kelly, Charles Lockey IV, Bryce Melvin, Tammy Pinnella, Chrystal Pittman, Elizabeth Sims, Kimberly Stevens, Megan Stewart, Kelley Tew, Amanda West.

  Ponce de Leon—Dustin Leavins.

                Westville—Nikole Hamilton.

Out of District—Andrea Rogers of Chattahoochee, Ashley Earley of Defuniak Springs, Kristy Johnson of Donalsonville, Ga., Jarrod Duggar, Karah Rackley, Michael Uzzell of Tallahassee.

 

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Altha—Lacy Adkins, Shannon Grice, Jesse Hill, Jordan Waldorff.

                Blountstown—Elton Barfield, Rebecca Hambly, Katrina Hobbs, Jay Mcclellan, Donna Schebel, Donald Stanley Jr., Beena Syed.

                Bonifay—Christin Carrell, Stephanie Davis, Corey Dunn, Kelly Dykes, Austin Hobbs, Lori Hubbard, Vernon Lewis III, Daniel Medley, Cesar Morales, Hannah Paulk, Ashley Pettis, Richard Ramsay, Paul Segers, Lindsay Short, Jeff Sims, Clinton Smith.

Bristol—Jonetta Dawson, Ashley Durham, Courtney Kincaid.

Campbellton—Rachael Douglas, Jessica Olds.

                Chipley—Karri Baldry, Melanie Bledsoe, Derek Boyett, Daniel Boyett, Jason Bruner, Daniel Carter, Ryan Clark, David Clenney, Gina Clenney, Kevin Fussell, Joel Goodson, Bremen Hill, Jordan King, Nicole Knight, Alexander May, Travis Monsalvatge, Casey Parish, Alex Parker, Jenna Peel, Cassandra Prichard, Marisa Register, Thomas Register, Patrick Roark, Ashley Roberts, Haley Salter, Kevin Smith, James Staten, Phillip Vosbrink, Justin Warden, Karen Waymire.

Clarksville—Valerie Jones, Bart Nichols.

                Cottondale—Amanda Barber, Taylor Finch, Mary Gay, Kara Hewitt, Martin Knapp, Jessica Sloan, Amber Standland, Joshua Storm.

Fountain—Thomas Ogden.

Graceville—Jordan Bellamy, Nathan Day, Seddon Gay, Hannah Pate, Ashley Roberts, Katrina Skelton, Michael Ward, Shelly Worthy, Lakisha Young, Latisha Young, Whitney Williams.

Grand Ridge—Seth Basford, Christian Smith.

GreenwoodEva Graves, Ashley Green, Shannon Mercer, Beverly Pollock.

Malone—Ashley Beard, Karen Beeler, Joc Calloway, Stacey Hall, Kyndal Murdock.

                Marianna—Aric Brisolara, Christopher Calton, Amanda Cama, Megan Carpenter, Patrick Dalstra, Sheena Davis, Miriam Davis, Joshua Ellis, Janna Ellis, Matthew Eskuchen, Andrew Gause, Erin Gillette, Bethany Gwaltney, Kayla Horne, Charles Isabella, Tamara Jennings, Eason Knox, Brittney Mathis, Danielle Myrick, Dashoan Olds, Codi Player, Marci Rankin, Karla Strickland, Trevor Tyre.

                Ponce De Leon—Jena Brooks, David Carroll, Gregory Egger, Alysa Locke, Elizabeth Mccombs.

                Sneads—Jennifer Brown, Karri Brown, Billie Collins, Erin Hays, Timothy Kleiser, Lynsey Pittman, Ashley Roberts.

Westville—James Lewis, Jamie Williams.

                Out of District—Jessica McMullian, Nichole Rivera of Chattahoochee, Zackary Price of Donalsonville, Ga., Joy Post, Bradley Wells of Dothan, Ala., Bradley Bunce of Iron City, Ga., Nicole Winterman of Lynn Haven, Whitney Maxey of Tallahassee.

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UWF HOLDS GRADUATION FOR MARIANNA STUDENTS

 

            MARIANNA—Students graduating from the social work, education, and criminal justice programs of the University of West Florida at Chipola College, celebrated with family and friends on Wednesday at the Chipola Arts Center.

A standing- room- only crowd heard the graduation address delivered by Dr. Donald Chu, Dean of the UWF College of Professional Studies.

Diplomas presented by department chairs, Dr. John Smykla, Criminal Justice, Dr. Richard Doelker, Social Work,  Dr. Joseph Peters, Education, and Dr. Tom Kramer, Graduate Education.

            Also in attendance were Dr. Kitty Myers, Director of the University Center of Chipola, Danny Sims, Superintendent of Jackson County Schools, Rosa Jones, Advisor, Criminal Justice program, and Dr. Kathy Johnson, Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, UWF

            A total of 54 students completed degree programs this spring, with 31 of those participating in the graduation ceremony.

            The graduates for 2006 by program are: Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice: Wade Davis, Kelly Goodwin, Garrett Hamlin, Amy Carlisle Hilton, Joseph King, Paulie McClain, Torria Richardson, Mark Rogers, Pamra Small, David Taylor. Bachelor of Arts  Social Work: Dexter Bass, Angela Bolds, Misty Brown, Attallah Cotton, Ilisha Crawford, Jennifer Hall, Ashley Massey Morrison, Clarissa Medina, Bernice Milton, Merian Milton, Selisa Nessmith, Broward Troy Peoples, Heather Rich, Rhonda Richardson, Janessa Schmarje Edwards,  Suzi Wheeler. Bachelor of Arts Special & Elementary Education:  Tracy Basford, Tiffany Benton, Margaret Brock, Amanda Campbell, Amie Corbin, Amy Cox, Shawna Ferguson, Lisa Garrett, Matsu Greene, Lee Ann Heinemann, Rosanne Mason Howell, Tiffany Hudson, Jenny Johnson, Sheila Kent, Marci Lord, Miranda Rehberg, Jennifer Rhodes, Heather Richards, William “Frankie” Rogers, Carissa Sapp, Donna Smith, Mika Thomas, Kim Truett.  Students receiving Master of Arts Degrees in Educational Leadership w/ Certification: Holli Crawford, Angela Hall, Tracie Jordan, Nirra Poret and Beth Welch.

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May 11, 2006

CHIPOLA HOLDS GRADUATION

 

MARIANNA—Marianna native Dr. Robert L. McLendon, Jr., President of St. Johns River Community College, had high praise for Chipola College during his commencement address at the Chipola graduation on Thursday.

“I don’t know of another college that has had the impact on its community that Chipola has had,” said McLendon, who has served as president of St. Johns River since 1972. “Chipola has a unique place in this state and region, and you have so very much to be proud of.”

 After receiving an Honorary Degree from Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough, McLendon centered his talk on stewardship. “Each of you has a responsibility to yourself and to society. You are largely responsible for your own fate. Personal stewardship begins with a positive attitude and being civilized towards one another. Be nice folks, good folks, kind and gentle people that are considerate of each other. Adopt this lifestyle, and the world will beat a path to your door.”

Some 371 Chipola students completed degrees or certificates this year. They join approximately 10,000 Chipola alumni. Three members of the class of 2006—Kimberly Garske, Gloria Hobbs and Alaina Pitts—won Presidential Medallions for earning perfect 4.0 GPA’s.

Two faculty awards also were presented. Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle was chosen by his peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Gina McAllister won the Faculty/Administrator of the Year Award.

Relatives and friends of the graduates enjoyed a reception following the ceremony.

 

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May 11, 2006

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 30-June 8; Session 2: June 12-22; Session 3: July 10-20; and Session 4: July 24-Aug. 4. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet June 26-29.  Classes will be available at 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Cost is $30.  For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 5-8. The $75 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 12-13.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 14-15.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 19-20.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 21-22.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer Boys Basketball Camps.  The first session, June 12-15 is for ages 6-10 and the second session, June 19-22 is for ages 11-15.  Both sessions meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Chipola coaching staff and players will help youngsters learn the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $120 includes insurance, camp t-shirt and lunch.  Call 718-2364 or 209-1010.

Chipola Women’s Basketball Coach David Lane will offer a High School Girl’s Basketball Team Camp, June 9 and 10. Cost is $200 per team.  All interested teams should contact Michelle Smith, assistant basketball coach at 718-2423.

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer six Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 5-6.  Softball Skills Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 7-8. Softball Hitting Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 12. Softball Hitting Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 13. Softball Pitching Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 14. Softball Pitching Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 15. All camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camp is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Director Joan Stadsklev will offer a Performing Arts Camp (ages 13-18), June 19-29.  Youngsters will receive instruction in music, voice, diction, acting, choreography, etiquette, and audition techniques. Early registration is June 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.  Cost is $195, with a $25 late registration fee. A Young Performing Arts Camp (ages 8-12) will meet July 17-27.  Early registration is July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Arts Center.  Cost is $195, with a $25 late registration fee. All camps will meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Arts Center.  Camp insurance is included.  For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.

 

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May 11, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 26 through August 7 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            A Certified Nursing Assistant course will meet May 15 through June 16, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Cost is $373.

            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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May 11, 2006

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TEAM FINISHES AMONG TOP FOUR IN STATE

 

            KISSIMMEE—The Chipola Indians finished among the top four teams in the Florida Community College State Baseball tournament with a 9-7 loss to Miami-Dade on May 8.

Chipola was well on the way to the final day of the state tournament, but a Miami Dade grand-slam in the bottom of the ninth dashed the Indians’ hopes for a run at the state title. Chipola had the game well in hand with a 6-0 early lead, but Dade rallied late in the game to pull within two in the final bracket before the four-bagger ended the game.

Chipola’s conference run up to the state tournament was an incredible one. After dropping four of five games to open the conference, the Indians bounced back to win 19 of 20 league games and a share of the conference title with Gulf Coast. Both teams finished the league with identical 20-5 conference records. Ironically, Chipola handed Gulf Coast its second loss in the double-elimination state tourney on Sunday.

Chipola also defeated St. Petersburg in the tourney. The Indians’ other loss at the state tourney was to Broward CC.

In ten seasons at the helm of the Chipola program, head coach Jeff Johnson has a combined record of 350-178 and has advanced to the state Region VIII tournament six times. The Indians finished second in the state tournament in 2005, 2002 and 2001, and third in 1998.

Chipola has won the Panhandle Conference five times in the last six years, including this year’s co-champion title. Coach Johnson has more than 75 players on to either professional baseball or to four-year college programs.

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

 

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May 11, 2006

 

LADY INDIANS FINISH AMONG TOP FOUR IN STATE TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians finished second in the Gulf District portion of the FCCAA State Softball Tournament in Kissimmee, with a 3-1 loss to Gulf Coast on May 7.

Gulf Coast went on to win the state title and earn a berth to the NJCAA tournament along with Atlantic District winner Indian River.

Chipola’s top four finish in the state tourney marked the best softball record in school history. The Lady Indians finished at 48-11 overall.

Second year Chipola coach Belinda Hendrix who was named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year, pulled off the incredible season with 17 freshmen.

Four Lady Indians were named to the All-District Team: Sara Lovestrand, Cassie Lassiter, Jherica Williams and Areke Spel. Williams, Lassiter and Spel made the All-Tournament team.

Chipola scored wins over Pasco-Hernando and St. Petersburg in the opening rounds. Gulf Coast sent Chipola to the loser’s bracket on Saturday, May 6. The Lady Indians clawed their way back into the district title game with a 5-1 win over Tallahassee also on May 6.

 

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 May 18, 2006

 

CHIPOLA HONORS THEATRE EXCELLENCE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre handed out awards for excellence in theatre at the recent annual theatre banquet.

Heath Carroll was named Chipola’s Outstanding Theatre student. Also recognized at the evening’s event were: Best Actor, Heath Carroll; Best Actress, Danuta Jacobs; Best Supporting Actor, Kevin Russell; Best Supporting Actress, Felicia Gibson; Best Character Actor, Mike Milton; Best Character Actress, Anne Gilmartin; Best Male Cameo, Josh Barber; Best Female Cameo, Courtney Haile; Best Male Newcomer, Seth McArdle; Best Female Newcomer, Brittney Holmes; Technical Excellence, Chris Calton; Best Ensemble Actress, Mary Kathryn Tanner; Best Ensemble Actor, Scott Boyle; Dance/Choreography Award, Chris Manasco; and Backstage Excellence, Katie Brown

Chipola Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon led the award-winning season which included Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, the Hit musical Grease, the summer children’s production of School House Rock, along with a Night of Scenes and Songs for theater majors.

 

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CHIPOLA THEATER AWARDS—Chipola College Theatre handed out awards for excellence in theatre at the recent annual theatre banquet. Pictured from left, are:  Best Character Actor, Mike Milton; Best Supporting Actress, Felicia Gibson; Best Female Newcomer, Brittney Holmes; and Best Actor, Heath Carroll, who also won Outstanding Theatre student.

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May 18, 2006

CHIPOLA’S NURSING GRADUATES 2006

 

            MARIANNA— Thirty-three students in Chipola College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were awarded degrees in a recent ceremony.  Graduates are eligible to earn state licenses as Registered Nurses.

            Graduates are: Courtney Arwood, Marsana Baggett, Jacquelyn Bard, Angelo Bernier, Cheryl Bohannon, Jacob Boone, Starla Coleman, Lori Cooper, Scarlett Cowherd, Debra Duncan, Patience Egya-Mensah, Nell Garrett, Dan Gelabert, Billie Golden, Kayla Harrison, Brent Herring, Tracy Houbler, Latalya Hunt, Jaime La Porte, Josephine Lopez, Christabel Milner, Jessica Moreda, Marcy Murdock, Tyler Poole, Amelia Price, Clay Priest, Jessica Register, Heath Rogers, Felisha Scott, Krysti Shuler, Meg Spear Taylor, Rhondalynn Tolbert and Traci Truitt.

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CHIPOLA NURSING GRADS—Thirty-three students in Chipola College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were awarded degrees in a recent ceremony.  Pictured from left are five of the new grads: Marsana Baggett, Krysti Shuler, Jackie Bard, Marcy Murdock and Billie Golden.

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May 18, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Observing and Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 26 through August 7 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            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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May 18, 2006

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 30-June 8; Session 2: June 12-22; Session 3: July 10-20; and Session 4: July 24-Aug. 4. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet June 26-29.  Classes will be available at 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Cost is $30.  For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 5-8. The $75 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 12-13.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 14-15.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 19-20.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 21-22.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer Boys Basketball Camps.  The first session, June 12-15 is for ages 6-10 and the second session, June 19-22 is for ages 11-15.  Both sessions meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Chipola coaching staff and players will help youngsters learn the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $120 includes insurance, camp t-shirt and lunch.  Call 718-2364 or 209-1010.

Chipola Women’s Basketball Coach David Lane will offer a High School Girl’s Basketball Team Camp, June 9 and 10. Cost is $200 per team.  All interested teams should contact Michelle Smith, assistant basketball coach at 718-2423.

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer six Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 5-6.  Softball Skills Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 7-8. Softball Hitting Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 12. Softball Hitting Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 13. Softball Pitching Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 14. Softball Pitching Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 15. All camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camp is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Director Joan Stadsklev will offer a Performing Arts Camp (ages 13-18), June 19-29.  Youngsters will receive instruction in music, voice, diction, acting, choreography, etiquette, and audition techniques. Early registration is June 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.  Cost is $195, with a $25 late registration fee. A Young Performing Arts Camp (ages 8-12) will meet July 17-27.  Early registration is July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Arts Center.  Cost is $195, with a $25 late registration fee. All camps will meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Arts Center.  Camp insurance is included.  For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.

 

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May 18, 2006

CHIPOLA PLANNING NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

 

MARIANNA—A new Performing Arts Center is in the works for Chipola College students and the community to enjoy.

The new center will replace the current 300-seat theater which was constructed in 1958. The old theater is short on space and even shorter on restroom facilities. Set construction is now performed outside and is subject to the weather. Insufficient dressing room space and the absence of a costume shop are just some of the challenges in the current theater.

Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “The Chipola Theater is a very busy place. In addition to three annual theater productions, the theater also is home to four annual artist series events and other professional performances for area school children. Show Choir’s three-night Jazzmatazz also brings more than 1,000 guests to the theater. We are very excited about providing a more comfortable facility for our students and arts patrons.”

The new Performing Arts Center will seat around 500 theater-goers with state of the art lighting and sound capabilities. The theater area will include new dressing rooms, a scene shop and costume shop. An art gallery and reception area is planned, along with a small concession area.

The most intriguing feature of the new complex is a “black box” theater especially for theater students. The area can be used for training and for intimate performances with audiences of 100 or so.

The Florida Legislature has appropriated $3.5 million for site development, architectural services and other planning costs associated with the project.

The theater is expected to be constructed on a new road set to be built off of River Forest Road.  The new road will provide a second major entrance to campus and is expected to relieve much of the congestion around Kelson Avenue.

In other legislative news, Chipola was awarded $1.2 million for general remodeling and renovation on campus. The money will be used as needed to improve telecommunication infrastructure and to upgrade utilities. Renovations to the Natural Science Building and the Foundation House are included in the appropriation, as well as improvement to campus parking lots.

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough says, “We are very thankful to our legislative delegation for providing these much needed funds to help improve facilities for our students and the community.”

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May 18, 2006

CHIPOLA GUITAR INSTRUCTOR IN CONCERT MAY 28

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College guitar instructor Stephen Mattingly and his group Tantalus will perform a free concert Sunday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Marianna. 

Mattingly teaches guitar at Chipola College and Bainbridge College while pursuing a Doctorate in Music at Florida State University under the instruction of Bruce Holzman. 

The Tantalus group which includes Kristan Anderson, Matthew Cochran, and Kevin Manderville was formed while the four were studying for their doctoral degrees at FSU. Their performances have brought them to enthusiastic audiences throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S.

The concert will include a variety of music from the Renaissance to present day; represented by audience favorites such as Brahms and Mozart with delightful contrast in works by Domeniconi and Granados. Donations to fund the quartet’s travel to Nova Scotia are graciously accepted.

In addition to his performing career, Mattingly has been a guest lecturer and faculty member at the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium in Germany.  His studies also include master-classes with Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.  He studied with Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music where he earned a Master’s and a Bachelor Degree. 

Mattingly has appeared in the American Mid-West as soloist with the Kentucky Camerata, the New Harmony Festival Orchestra, and the Youth Performing Arts School Orchestra.  He has premiered numerous works for guitar and is the dedicatee of Variations for Solo Guitar (1999) by Joseph Michaels.

                                               

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May 18, 2006

 

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CHIPOLA FSU TRANSFER SCHOLARS—Four Chipola College graduates have been awarded transfer scholarships to the Florida State University Panama City campus. Here, (from left) Renee’ Green, Director of Admissions and Records at FSU/PC presents the scholarships to Rebecca Hambly of Blountstown (Psychology); Amber Wilson of Grand Ridge (Elementary Education); Alaina Pitts of Bonifay (Civil Engineering); and Richard Norris of Chipley (Communication).

 

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May 25, 2006

 

CHIPOLA THEATRE STUDENTS BITE THE BIG APPLE

 

            NEW YORK—Chipola College theatre students recently toured the Big Apple with the Learning on Location Theatre program in New York City.

Students attended Broadway shows “The Lion King” and “Wicked,” as well as the off Broadway hit, “The Blue Man Group.” The group was treated to a backstage tour of the new Amsterdam Theatre—home of “The Lion King.”

Students participated in a Master’s Class with a cast member from “Wicked.” Daily tours of the city and surrounding theatre district included Central Park, Ground Zero, NBC and a dress rehearsal of Saturday Night Live.

            Chipola theatre director Charles Sirmon led the group of students, which included: Mike Milton, Felecia Gibson, Katie Brown, Courtney Haile, Mary Kathryn Tanner, Heath Carroll, Josh Barber, Kevin Russell, Anne Gilmartin, Scott Boyle, Seth Basford, Kendra Mayfield and Stefanie Miller.

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CHIPOLA THEATRE STUDENTS BITE THE BIG APPLE—Chipola College theatre students recently toured the Big Apple with the Learning on Location’s Theatre program in New York City.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola Theatre major, Kevin Russell; Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy winner, Angela Lansbury and Director of Chipola theatre, Charles Sirmon. The photo was taken after a matinee performance Harry Connick, Jr.’s Tony-nominated “The Pajama Game” on Broadway.

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May 25, 2006

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 30-June 8; Session 2: June 12-22; Session 3: July 10-20; and Session 4: July 24-Aug. 4. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet June 26-29.  Classes will be available at 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Cost is $30.  For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 5-8. The $75 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 12-13.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 14-15.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 19-20.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 21-22.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer Boys Basketball Camps.  The first session, June 12-15 is for ages 6-10 and the second session, June 19-22 is for ages 11-15.  Both sessions meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Chipola coaching staff and players will help youngsters learn the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $120 includes insurance, camp t-shirt and lunch.  Call 718-2364 or 209-1010.

Chipola Women’s Basketball Coach David Lane will offer a High School Girl’s Basketball Team Camp, June 9 and 10. Cost is $200 per team.  All interested teams should contact Michelle Smith, assistant basketball coach at 718-2423.

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer six Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 5-6.  Softball Skills Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 7-8. Softball Hitting Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 12. Softball Hitting Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 13. Softball Pitching Camps for ages 5-12 will meet June 14. Softball Pitching Camps for ages 13 and up will meet June 15. All camps meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camp is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Director Joan Stadsklev will offer a Performing Arts Camp (ages 13-18), June 19-29.  Youngsters will receive instruction in music, voice, diction, acting, choreography, etiquette, and audition techniques. Early registration is June 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.  Cost is $195, with a $25 late registration fee. A Young Performing Arts Camp (ages 8-12) will meet July 17-27.  Early registration is July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Arts Center.  Cost is $195, with a $25 late registration fee. All camps will meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Arts Center.  Camp insurance is included.  For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.

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May 25, 2006

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS PERFORM AT KATE SMITH—Chipola College students from Carol Saunders’s Oral Interpretation class recently performed for students at Kate Smith Elementary to encourage reading. Students enjoyed scenes from children’s favorites, The Chronicles of Narnia, Shiloh, Nancy Drew, and poetry by Shel Silverstein. KMS 4th grader, Dillon Ussery, joined in the fun by participating in a scene from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Pictured from left, are: Shane Kirkland, Marlana Branning, Kelly Blair, KMS 4th grader Dillon Ussery, Chris Calton, Valerie Jones, Kara Hewitt, Mitzi Whitfield and Vanessa Martin.

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May 25, 2006

 

UWF TO OFFER DUAL DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE/SOCIAL WORK

           

            MARIANNA—The University of West Florida at Chipola College will offer a dual degree in both Criminal Justice and Social Work beginning in the Fall of 2006.

            The degree will include course work from both fields as well as an internship from each. Advisors for both programs are available at the Chipola campus in Marianna to work with prospective students on degree planning. Applications should be submitted now for fall admission.  

            For Social Work, contact Sherri Stone at sstone@uwf.edu. For Criminal Justice, contact Rosa Jones at rjones@uwf.edu

            Call 526-2761, Ext. 3356 to request an appointment with an advisor.

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May 25, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

           

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 26 through August 7 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            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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