OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

3094 INDIAN CIRCLE

Marianna, FL 32446

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 4, 2000

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2000 GRADUATES

MARIANNA—Some 330 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola Junior College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises for Chipola’s students are scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or vocational certificates from December of ‘99 to May of ‘00, or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’00.

The class includes the following, listed according to type of degree and hometown:

Associate of Arts Degrees

Alford--Heather Ann Bengry, Sharon Czarina Escoriaza, Lisa Nicole Kent, Sunshine Windham Speers.

Altha--Christina Elizabeth Gable, Janice Pauline Grantham, Amanda Nichole Griffin, Angela Lynne Hollis, Robyn Luann Parrish, Andy L. Shelton, Elias Torres.

Bascom--Pamela Katherine Jones, Shawna Renee Larry, Lakisha N. Myrick, Kristin Elizabeth Patrick.

Blountstown--Afsheen Akbar, Farooq Akbar, Joshua Owen Bietenholz, Shafaq Fatima,

Maja Loren Mayo, Cara Goodman Mitchell, Kathryn Marcella Owens, Stacy Nicole Sims, Crystal Belle Terry, Laurie Brooke Tomlinson, Misty Sizemore Walden, Amanda Colleen Williams.

Bonifay--Tonya Denise Ardley, Michael Cooper, Philip John Flater, Kimberly L. Gobble, Anita Jo Harris, Nathanael Larry Hawkins, John Niles Howell, Valerie Darlene Hudson,

Krestina Janay Morris, Laurie Susannah Rich, Zena Suzanne Riley, Yalanda Ann Roberts, Rhonda D. Sapp, Arie M. Sims, Bradley Michael White, Phillip Justin Wink.

Bristol--Stacey Roy Branch, Stephenie Page Ford, Alex Wright Mercer.

Campbellton--Christopher Ryan Bruner. Sheherah 'Evangelia Clark, Tasha Marie Everette, Felecia Ann Faxon.

Caryville--Jennifer Breckinridge Hall, Carmen Clark Sconiers.

Chattahoochee--Larrinda Lea Brown, Bonnie Maria NeSmith, Shawn Adam Wood.

Chipley--Melanie Marie Anderson, Jonathan Robert Booth, Sandra Leigh Brewer,Dixie Lee Brodigan, Meghan Carol Camp, Trisha Marie Clary, David Scott Clenney, Ashley Laurel Deal, Tyisha Amaris Diaz, Suzanne Michele Garner, Adam Spencer Harrison, Heather Alicia Henderson, Vanesia Letia Jackson, Drayton Dillon Kilpatrick, Leah Nacole Kowitz, Monica Faith Mc Call, Kelly Ray Mc Daniel, Karen H. Norris, Jeffrey Brent Peel, Jerrett Clifford Pigott, Jonathan Eugene Rackard, Timothy Allen Register, Thomas Matthew Rodgers, Joseph B. Stewart, Kimberly Jade Temple, Kimberly Suzanne Yglesias.

Clarksville--Tasha Lynn Downum, Jara Anne Whitworth.

Cottondale--James Elton Allen, III, Matthew Wilburn Braxton, Margaret Elaine Brock,

Melissa Corbin Collins, Eddie Wayne Elmore, Makesha Shanelle Gray, Kamilah Chuki Kent, Yvonne O'Guinn, Leanne Nicole Phillips, Kimberly Elizabeth Rudd, Cynthia Ann Sabelle, Kimberly Joy Toole.

Cypress--Kristen Michelle Kindig.

Graceville--Christopher Edmund Bouton, Amanda Gail Jordan, Matthew Patrick Pelham, Jason Lamar Toole, Kristy Sherrill Watford, Pamela Renea Williams.

Grand Ridge--Brigitte Nicole Barfoot, Adam Dwane Basford, Lakisha LeAnn Basford, Ronald Wesley Branch, Maria Michelle Davis, Melanie Ann Hewett, Gregory Ryan Lewis, Tonya Priscilla Mc White, Ashley Lynn Rinck, Jennifer Rebecca Roach, Holly Michelle Wilson.

Greenwood--James Richard Baxter, Mellow C. Bellamy, Precious Chantel Ingram, Adrienne Clarice Johnson, Callie Wimberly Little, Denise A. Mitchell, Kanetha Wadetta Nix, Kaywanda Rokeyia Nix, Melvin Williams.

Malone--Shawn Elaine Brooks, Kristie Renay Cody, Patricia Patterson.

Marianna--Meredith Lynn Baker, Kelly Jeanette Barfield, Syreeta Renee Brewer, G. Ray Carroll, Terry Hugh Clarke, Islie Shaquila Davis Cotton, Christy Marie Cox, Lucinda Anne Dallas, Ryan Jemar Davis, Jessica Renee Dean, Sacher G. Dickson, Jr., Kristin Lynn Douglas, Benjamin Franklin Elmore, Jr., Travis Holmes Ephriam, Alicia Marie File, Cora Green, Eric Randall Griffin, Joni Laramore Griffin, Ashley Denise Guy, Matthew Brian Guy, Rebecca Folsom, Adam Clayton Franz, Michael Keith Gamble, Dorinda Pearl Glenn, Alban Jay Douglas Lee Gwaltney, Arthur Paul Hatcher, Summer Wednesday Hatcher, Laurita Michelle Hayes, Jeremy Atkins Hebb, Charrisse Shuntaye Hill, Michael Lawrence Hinson, Jeremy Claude Jarmon, Janice Faye Jarrard, Kenjuanna Shuntel Jennings, Amethyste Marie Johnson, Jacqueline Virginia Keith, Deana Elizabeth Latham, Justin D. Lord, January Elizabeth Melvin, Tiffany Kay Nichols, Charles Hunter Nolen, Maredith Jane Nolen, Cherita Alene Oliver, Jacob Lucius Pooser, Rachel Lynn Porter, Gregory Y. Poythress, Anaiis Yesenia Pozo, Zachary Jacob Prietz, Ryan Smith Redmon, Laurie Beth Robinson, Raymond Christopher Rudd, Carissa Dyane Sapp, Amanda Leigh Searcy, Joshua Wade Smith, Charles Kevin Tan, Delacia Frenee Tolbert, Latracia Renee Tolbert, Sara Nicole Trageser, Kimberly Michelle Villarreal, Jennifer Lynn Whitfield, Mary Ester McClain Wilburn, Demetra Anissa Williams,Heather Nicole Worthington.

Port St. Lucie--Tiffany Sue Davis.

Sneads--Melissa Ellen Benton, Calvin Lyle Bright, Jr., Jana Lenora Cook, Barbara LeAnn Dickens, Tamela Joann Johnson, Rhonda L. Smith, Tonia Lynn Tyus, Vincente Laterres Wooten.

Vernon--Sam Guinn, Travis Madison Hall, Aimee Liana Reupke.

Westville--Kyle Martin Hudson, Rachael Michele Jackson, Jody Janene Prescott

Wewahitchka--Wewahitchka Joshua Bryan Baxley, Casey William Kelley, Aimee Rene Pridgeon, Adam Luther Taunton.

Out-of-District--Wade Marks, Appalachicola; Shelley Marie Levins, Century; Roy William Russell, III, Crawfordville; Jennifer Marie Stevens, Daytona Beach; Joshua Ryan Mitchell, Gainesville; Kyungjin Andrew Evans, Joelle E. Nielsen, Tallahassee; Jeremy David Sapp, Wausau; Tina Louise Stapleton, Blakely, GA; Curtis Raheim Javar Harris, Columbus, GA; Terry Alan Whitaker, Iron City, GA; Tamika Kenyada Holsey, Milledgeville, GA; Anne Marguerite Saunders, Stone Mountain, GA; Lyndsey Renae Bieber, O’Fallon, IL; Kanela Elizabeth-Ann Piggee, Lake Charles, LA; William Darryel Campbell, Elmire, NY; Shannon Rose O' Conner, Lima, OH; Raymond Martin Powell, Goosecreek, SC.

Associate of Science Degrees

Alford--Sunshine Windham Speers, Joyce Hess Tullis.

Altha--Sean Connery Chamberlain, Robert Joseph Donaldson, Cindy Fay Mears, Sherri Michelle Robinson, Andy L. Shelton.

Bascom--Kelly Alisha Fowler, Lyndia L. Fowler, Pattie Clark Welch.

Blountstown--Teresa Jean Dwiggins, Jodi Elicia Weiler.

Campbellton--Randall Jerome Wynn.

Caryville--Jennifer Marisha Everett.

Chipley--Willa Kittrell Sausman, Wendy DeAnne Usery, Laura Sue Young-Simmons.

Cottodale--Dell Sansom Bowden, Taaron Nichole Ussery.

DeFuniak Springs--Wayne Allan Bryan.

Graceville--Amy Marie Spears.

Grand Ridge--Crystal Andrea Cloud, Richard C. Cook, Myra Benet Johnson, Tina Nicole King.

Greenwood--Philander Ray Bell, Tracy Nicole Mathews, Melissa Simpson Reddoch.

Malone--Steve Randall Benton, Jr.

Marianna--Viria Sarah Brown, Angela Dean, Cassie Linda Elliott, Pamela Kay Harrell, Alethea Rose Roberts, Belinda Joy Segers.

Sneads-- Suzane Spears Conner, Barbara LeAnn Dickens, Jennifer Edwards Dudley, Brandy Elaine Hall, Tina S. Harrell.

Westville--Rosa T. Barone.

Wewahitchka--Cecil L. Jackson.

Out-of-District--Jessica Farrah Covington, Crawfordville; Keelee Latoryia Traylor, Albany, GA; Michael Antonio Hardaway, Charles J. Sanders, Hogansville, GA; Lashata Rena Jones, La Grange, GA; Roxanne Heather Hadley, Metairie, LA; Marcelle Jerome Davis, Clinton, MD.

Workforce Development Certificates

Alford--Selena Starr Strickland.

Altha--Malvenia Lorene Sapp.

Blountstown--Mary Ann, Barfield, Tanya Denise Beckwith.

Campbellton--Dorothy Jean Sorey.

Graceville--Shon Marcus Worley.

Greenwood--Shanda Marie Dunaway, Susan J. Evans.

Malone--Ida M. Smith.

Marianna--Deborah R. Baas, Julie A. Barnes, April Marie Cochrane, Sharon Renee Cotton, Richard L. Folsom, Patricia Ann Gable, Stephanie Shunteen Jennings, Sirajuddin Muhammad, Kim Chi Nguyen, Latasha L. Powell, Paul Joseph Schurer, Janet DeNene Smith, Dana Paige Vanderwerf.

Out-of-District--Jon Morgan Berryman, Eric Byron Nixon, Tallahassee; Michael Jonathon O' Grady, Woodville.

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May 4, 2000

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SUPER BREAKFAST—Superintendents from the five counties that Chipola Junior College serves recently attended the annual Superintendents Breakfast at the college. Pictured from left, are: (seated) Jimmy Suggs, Calhoun County; Myron Hudson, Holmes County; Tim Chase, Jackson County; Hal Summers, Liberty County and Jerry Tyre, Washington County; (standing) CJC board chair Gina Stuart and CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel.

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May 4, 2000

ALICE IN WONDERLAND IS THURSDAY AT CJC

MARIANNA-- The timeless story of "Alice in Wonderland" will come alive on the Chipola Junior College stage on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Director Charles Sirmon says, "This wild and zany show will rock the CJC Theatre for eight sold out daytime school shows and one general admission evening performance." General admission tickets are $3. Applauding Chipola Theater (ACT) members may obtain reserved tickets.

Cast members include: Amber Williams of Graceville as Alice, Natalie Johnson of Sneads as Queen of Hearts, David Culpepper of Marianna as the King, Matthew Lero of Dothan as the White Rabbit, Christopher Bishop of Marianna as Tweedle Dum, Rusty Miller of Ponce de Leon as Tweedle Dee, Casi Parmer of Sneads as Rose, Tiffany Nichols of Marianna as Caterpillar, Jessica Dean of Marianna as the Cheshire Cat, Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville as the Mad Hatter and Carissa Sapp of Marianna as the Dormouse. Jennifer Burgess of Westville is Stage Manager.

Tickets may be purchased from Anita Shealy in the McLendon Fine Arts Building, weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For ticket information, call (850) 718-2277.

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May 4, 2000

SUMMER CAMPS SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Athletic Department and Continuing Education Department will offer a variety of activities for area youth this summer.

The Chipola Pool will offer the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program will be offered for all ages and levels of swimming ability. Classes are offered at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7:15 p.m. Session 1 is May 22 to June 1. Session 2 is June 5-15. Session 3 is June 19-29. Session 4 is July 10-20. Session 5 is July 24 through August 3. Each session includes eight 45-minute lessons. Fee for each session of group lessons is $35.

Chipola Basketball coach Ryan Cross will offer a Summer Basketball League for boys entering grades 9 through 12. An organizational meeting is set for June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Health Center. Games will be played beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from June 19 through July 19, with one Friday game, June 30. Cost is $50.

Two Basketball Camps will be offered. A camp for grades 1-5 is July 10-13. A camp for grades 6-8 is July 17-20. Camps meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $50. Call 718-2320.

Chipola Baseball coach Jeff Johnson will offer two Baseball Camps. A Baseball camp, for 8 to 12 year-olds, will meet June 5 through June 8, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $60.

A Special Pitching Camp for all ages will meet May 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The pitching camp is limited to 20 participants, and will offer individualized instruction on the fine points of pitching. Cost is $100. Contact Johnson at 718-2237.

Kids’ College will be offered June 5-June 15 (Session 1) and again June 19-June 29 (Session II). Both sessions have morning camps from 9 a.m. to Noon and afternoon camps from 1-4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up classes are available. Ages 7-12 are welcome. Participants may choose from eight morning camps and eight afternoon classes. Cost is $55 and up. Call Margie Williams 718-2239.

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May 4, 2000

CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERS VARIETY

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Office of Continuing Education will offer a variety of short courses during May.

A CPR course will meet May 9 and 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

An Internship course for the Child Development Associate program will meet May 8 through June 14, from 6 to 9:20 p.m. Cost is $98.

A Programs for Young Children course will meet May 9 through June 15, from 6 to 9:20 p.m. Cost is $98.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Friday, June 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

A First Aid course will meet May 23 and 25, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

Kid’s College has been set for June 5 through 15 and June 19 through 29. Brochures with all details are now available.

A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Fridays, June 9 and 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, June 10 and 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $62.

A Water Safety Instructor course is now available. Students must be 17 years of age and pass both written and practical skills swim test.

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

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

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May 4, 2000

CJC CORRECTIONS GRADUATES

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BASIC CORRECTIONS GRADS—Some 14 candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections program at Chipola Junior College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Michael Curci of Chipley, Connie Leach of Clarksville, Carol O’Bryan of Altha, Cory Cook of Blountstown, (middle) Rodney Lee of Blountstown, Regina Whitehead of Blountstown, Byron Williams of Two Egg, Jennifer Tomlin of Marianna, Dawn Sites of Blountstown, Beatrice Goodman of Blountstown, (back) Nolen Keller of Graceville, Tanica Truttling of Bristol, Lesia Myrick of Marianna and Shenidra Boyd of Bristol.

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May 4, 2000

CHIPOLA TO CUT RIBBON TO OPEN NEW BUILDING AND NEW LAB

MARIANNA-The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees and college president Dr. Dale O'Daniel invite the public to a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the college's new Literature/Language Building and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Laboratory on Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 2 p.m.

Tours of the OTA Laboratory will be given beginning at 2 p.m. Ribbon-cutting and tours of the Literature/Language Building begin at 2:30 p.m.

A number of dignitaries are expected to be on hand for the event, which will include a reception and guided tours.

The 30,000 square-foot Literature/Language building includes the college’s first full-service elevator, internet-ready classrooms and a covered patio area for students. The building will house the college's Arts and Letters Division that offers courses in English, foreign language, humanities and literature.

The OTA lab consists of 12 state-of-the-art computers, practice area, training kitchen and bathroom.

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May 4, 2000

CHIPOLA FACC GOLF TOURNEY RESULTS

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) raised $1,000 for scholarships with the group’s second annual golf tournament on April 27 at Indian Springs Golf Course in Marianna.

Some 63 golfers competed for a total of $875 in prize money. The team of Danny Sims, Larry Register and Shawn Larkin took home the $300 purse as the winning team. The team of Jewitt Melvin, George Spruce and Jarred Melvin won $225 for second place. Third place went to the team of Fred Peel, Colby Peel and Jim Morris.

Closest to Pin awards went to Shawn Larkin and Colby Peel. Long Drive winners were Henry Stephens and Mike Whitfield.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the FACC Scholarship and Staff Development Funds. Chipola’s FACC provides scholarships for an average of four students per year.

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May 4, 2000

WILLIAMS IS PROFESSIONAL PLANNER

MARIANNA--Margie Williams, director of continuing education at Chipola Junior College has earned the designation of Certified Program Planner (CPP) from the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international association in lifelong learning.

Williams earned the credential after passing the PCC examination in December of 1999 in Washington, DC.

"The CPP designation is a standard of achievement in the knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning," noted LERN President William Draves. "By becoming a Certified Program Planner, Margie has helped to professionalize the field of educational programming."

LERN is headquartered is in Manhattan, KS, and represents 5,000 members in eight countries.

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May 4, 2000

BAKER WINS SHOW CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP TO JACKSONVILLE STATE

MARIANNA—Recent Chipola Junior College graduate Maredith Baker of Marianna has won a scholarship to perform with the Jacksonville State University Show Choir.

Jacksonville State is located in Jacksonville, AL. The JU Show Choir presents community shows, and participates in a Spring Tour at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Baker was member of the CJC Show Choir and an inaugural member Marianna High School Show Choir. She is the daughter of Frank and Lynn Baker of Marianna.

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May 11, 2000

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS WIN SCHOOL-TO-WORK AWARDS

MARIANNA—Four local organizations were recently recognized by the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board for their efforts in Florida School-to-Work programs.

A Gold Zone Award went to Jackson Hospital of Marianna, and Silver Zone Awards to: Marianna Convalescent Center, West Point Stevens of Chipley and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. The annual awards are presented to businesses that work with educators in their local communities to combine learning at school with hands-on learning at a work site.

Jackson Hospital is one of only 11 businesses statewide that received the Gold Zone Award. The hospital partners with every elementary, middle and secondary school in the district, including Chipola Junior College. The hospital provides guest speakers on careers and employability skills, sponsors field trips, shadowing and employees serve as mentors. The hospital recently established a partnership between Morrison Healthcare, Inc. and the Culinary Management Program at Chipola to provide food management training.

Marianna Convalescent Center offers internships, job shadowing, employability training, classroom speakers, and career exploration in the medical fields. Several MCC employees serve on local school advisory committees.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has been active in STW for three years. Sheriff Fred Peel and his staff sponsors an Executive Internship Program, Washington County Explorers Program, Career Days and Career Vehicle Days, and the Middle School Law Enforcement Program. Sheriff’s employees are also active in Teen Court.

West Point Stevens, a textile plant in Chipley, conducts Senior Connection seminars on job applications and interviews, teacher tours of plant facilities, and the popular "presidents as principals" program in which CEO’s and managers serve as principal for a day. West Point also contributes fabric for costumes, props and school projects, and provides scholarships at Washington-Holmes Technical Center.

STW is a cooperative initiative of education, labor, business and government, administered through the Florida Department of Education, Labor and Employment Security and the Governor’s Office.

For more information on the School-To-Work, call (850) 488-7394.

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May 11, 2000

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WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WINS STW AWARD--Four local organizations were recently recognized by the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board for their efforts in Florida School-to-Work programs. A Gold Zone Award went to Jackson Hospital of Marianna, and Silver Zone Awards to: Marianna Convalescent Center, West Point Stevens of Chipley and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Here Washington County sheriff Fred Peel (left) accepts the award from Chipola Workforce Board Chair Tom Jenkins (center) and CJC STW director Judy Riviere.

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May 11, 2000

CHIPOLA’S SPRING 2000 DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA--Charlton Keen, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 212 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester of 2000.

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.

Some 57 students made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s. These students and their hometowns are:

Alford--Heather A. Bengry.

Altha--Robyn L. Parrish.

Blountstown--Murray L. Baker, MaryAnn Barfield, Joshua O. Bietenholz, Jesse E. Birch, Gordon S. Bontrager, Amber L. Goodman, Maja L. Mayo.

Bonifay--Marissa B. Bell, Melanie K. Bell, Philip J. Flater, Nancy C. Goodman, Nathanael L. Hawkins, James E. McFatter, II, Lechael H. Register, Zena S. Riley.

Bristol--Stacey R. Branch.

Campbellton--Tasha M. Everette.

Caryville--Carmen Sconiers.

Chipley--Andrea M. Bruner, Meghan C. Camp, Nadia Dastgir, Allison M. Watson, Carly D. Williams, Drew N. Wood, Kimberly S. Yglesias.

Cottondale--Bryan A. Pumphrey.

Graceville—Mildred D. Brown, Kimberly A. Davis, Jenny N. Hunkins, Jason L. Toole.

Grand Ridge--Brigitte N. Barfoot, Maria M. Davis, Myra B. Johnson, Marcia C. Ott, Holly M. Wilson.

Greenwood--Callie W. Little, Shelaina D. Mercer.

Malone--Steven L. Hall.

Marianna--Meredith L. Baker, Kelly J. Barfield, Allison R. Borg, Patricia A. Cabrera, Terry H. Clarke, Megan R. Davis, Kristin L. Douglas, William R. Dunaway Meghan M. Eade, Benjamin F. Elmore, Jr., Christopher D. Hughes, Mitch E. Sims, Charles P. Wynn.

Vernon--Heather N. Worthington.

Some 155 students earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25 (B+) to 3.99 (A). The students and their hometowns are:

Alford--David C. Barton.

Altha-- Laura E. Barton, Robert J. Donaldson, Enocha L. Van Lierop, Kami F. Perdue, Andy L. Shelton.

Bascom--Pamela B. Eddins, Joshua M. Stephens, Pattie R. Welch.

Blountstown--Afsheen Akbar, Teresa J. Dwiggins, Annie J. House, Justin K. McClellan, Abrahm D. Peacock, Jovana Ruzicic, Crystal B. Terry, Amanda C. Williams.

Bonifay--Bonnie L. Birge, Chadwick W. Boswell, Brennis L. Colletti, Dara J. Cook, Allison P. Forehand, Kimberly L. Gobble, Charley D. Herring, Melissa M. Langford, Yalanda A. Roberts, Hilary J. Taylor, Bradley M. White, Phillip J. Wink.

Bristol--Matthew K. Carpenter, Stephenie P. Ford.

Campbellton--Randall J. Wynn, Tammy A. Yates.

Caryville--Tonya A. Brown, Erica D. Johnson.

Chipley--Miranda D. Aukema, Amanda G. Brewer, Dixie L. Brodigan, Melissa K. Brown, Trisha M. Clary, Janae B. Grice, Jamalyn L. Hambright, Sandra L. Johnson, Kelly R. McDaniel, Tiffany C. Parker, Jeffrey B. Peel, Jerrett C. Pigott, Jonathan E. Rackard, Timothy A. Register, Jeffery A. Roberts, Jesse D. Savell, Amanda R. Searcy, Laura S. Simmons, Wendy D. Usery, Ronald J. Ward, Rachel R. Webb, Latina N. White.

Clarksville--Johnnie A. Shadrick, Brian D. Whittaker.

Cottondale--Christopher A. Bishop, Christopher L. Massey, Kimberly J. Toole.

Graceville--Christopher E. Bouton, Becky G. Collins, Emily M. Cuchens, Amy M. Spears, Heather M. Watson, Pamela R. Williams, Vickie L. Williams.

Grand Ridge--Adam D. Basford, Jami K. Durden, Carson M. Fellows, Stephanie M. Hooppell, Jerris A. Neel, Ashley L. Rinck, Jennifer L. Yoder.

Greenwood--Susan J. Evans, Kenneth T. Parker.

Malone--Annis E. Anderson, Edna M. Grice, Ida M. Smith.

Marianna--Julie A. Barnes, Lindsay A. Budd, Gaylatia D. Clower, Islye S. Cotton, Sharon R. Cotton, Christy M. Cox, Kristen A. Davis, Jessica R. Dean, Sigrid A. Donaldson, Alicia M. File, Cora R. Folsom, Ashley S. Gaffney, Stephen F. Ganstine,, Ashley D. Guy, Douglas L. Gwaltney, Gloria J. Hansford, Laurita M. Hayes, Thomas R. Hermann, Charrisse S. Hill, Howard C. Hodge, Laura S. Huggart, Laura A. Ingram, Robert L. James, III, Justin D. Lord, Theresa L. Martinez, Jacob D. Mathis, Casandra D. Melton, Dorothy J. Neel, Latasha L. Powell, Krista J. Prater, Jeremy D. Reese, Matthew J. Rich, Benjamin W. Sutton, Charles K. Tan, William J. Williford.

Sneads--Sarah E. Brooks, Jana L. Cook, Justin D. Hosey, Miranda K. Pate, Rhonda L. Smith, Hugh R. Wyckoff, Edwin H. Yon.

Vernon--Sam Guinn.

Westville--Bethany D. Gomillion, Rachael M. Jackson.

Out-of-District--Matthew B. Lero of Dothan, Al; Charles D. Tennille of Eufaula, Al; Caleb F. Crosby of Jackson, Al; Nathan W. Marks, Paul B. Marks of Apalachicola; Shelley M. Levins of Century; Gregory C. Brown (all A’s) of Chattahoochee; Kellan D. Dedge of Jasper; Kaila E. Ragans of Madison; Tiffany S. Davis of Pt. St Lucie; Richard G. Brown, Jr. of Telogia, Fl; Jeremy D. Sapp of Wausau; Jennifer A. Barnes, Joshua B. Baxley (all A’s) Kristi D. Gay, Casey W. Kelley, Aimee R. Pridgeon, Adam L. Taunton (all A’s) Stephen D. Taunton of Wewahitchka; Billy R. Richter of Youngstown; Charles Sanders of Hogansville, GA; Terry A. Whitaker of Iron City, GA; Tamika Holsey of Milledgeville, GA; Michael Wilder of Decatur, IL; Shannon R. O'Conner of Lima, OH; Lavelle R. Felton of Milwaukee, WI.

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May 11, 2000

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CHIPOLA GRAD WINS FSU/PC SCHOLARSHIP—Chipola sophomore Amanda Williams of Blountstown is the first recipient of the Florida State University/Panama City Transfer Scholarship. She is the daughter of Leon and Shirley Williams and the late Sandra Williams. Here FSU/PC dean Ed Wright (right) and admissions director Ophelia DeGroot (left) present the scholarship to Williams.

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May 11, 2000

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WJHG REPORTER ADDRESSES CJC STUDENTS—Natasha Munkittrick, (left) new Marianna bureau reporter for WJHG-TV, recently addressed students in a Mass Communications class at Chipola Junior College. Here students Amanda Wynne (center) and Chris Massey present a CJC cup to Munkittrick.

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May 11, 2000

HUANG WINS KIRKLAND AWARD

MARIANNA—Paul Huang, Chipola Junior College Science Instructor, was chosen by his peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2000 CJC graduation.

Huang has worked at CJC for 35 years where he teaches General Biology, Integrated Biology and Microbiology. For the past ten years, he served as director of the Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

A graduate of the National Taiwan University, Huang earned a master’s degree from University of Southern Mississippi. A native of Miaoli, Taiwan, Huang and his family--wife Tama and two sons, Mark and Scott--has lived in Marianna for 35 years.

Huang has served as the Associate Division Chairman of Mathematics, Allied Health, Natural and Social Science. He has developed several courses at CJC, including Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Interdisciplinary Science; Biomass; Photography Short Course; and AIDS/Drug Education. He was chosen by DOE to serve on the Common Course Numbering Committee for Biological Sciences.

Huang has been a key supporter of the CJC Foundation and has worked to endow scholarships in the names of the Marianna Optimist Club; Glenn Hill; Leila McMullian; and the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout program.

Huang is a two-time recipient of the National Science Foundation Grants; a three-time winner of the Governor's Excellence Grant, and a recipient of the Eisenhower Instruction-Curriculum Development Grant. He is a member of the Council of Chipola Educators, and the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) and has served as FACC Chapter president and regional director.

The family is active in the First United Methodist Church of Marianna where Paul is a member of the Methodist Men’s Club. Huang has served as president of Marianna Optimist and has held a number of state and regional offices. In his leisure time, Paul enjoys fishing, bird-watching, gardening and touring.

The Kirkland Award was endowed 11 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 a CJC teacher. Previous winners include retirees Donald Holley, Don Adams and Lonnie Keene, former instructor Jean Taylor and current instructors Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Peggy Register, Mary McClendon, Nancy Burns, Dr. Lou Cleveland and Charlene Lord.

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May 11, 2000

CALDWELL BALANCES WORK AND COLLEGE

MARIANNA—Tiffany Caldwell may look like a typical Chipola Junior College freshman, but a closer look reveals a different picture.

She graduated from Marianna High School in 1999 and plans to go to Florida State University when she finishes her courses at Chipola.

Caldwell’s former English instructor Rachel Cooey says, "What makes Tiffany special is her commitment to college and responsibility. She works as a shift manager at Pizza Hut Delivery for an average of 40 hours a week; add to that the 17 hours of classes she takes. Since most of the financial responsibility for college falls on Tiffany, juggling her job and keeping up her grades is imperative."

Caldwell sees her future in helping juveniles within the criminal justice system, but she knows that she has to save more money before she can continue her education. In her free time, she finds herself studying and doing homework. On Saturday nights, she often takes her little brother and sister out for pizza and a movie.

Caldwell enjoys Chipola, but has discovered that the courses were harder than she expected. However, she says, "The instructors really know their subjects and are helpful to students."

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May 11, 2000

SUMMER CAMPS SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of activities for area youth this summer.

Swimming Lessons for all ages and levels of ability will be offered at the Chipola Pool through the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Five sessions are available: May 22 to June 1; June 5-15; June 19-29; July 10-20; and July 24-Aug. 3. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Classes are offered at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7:15 p.m. Cost is $35.

Chipola Basketball coach Ryan Cross will host a Summer Basketball League for boys entering grades 9 through 12. An organizational meeting is set for June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Health Center. Games will be played beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from June 19 through July 19, with one Friday game, June 30. Cost is $50. Cross also will offer two Basketball Camps for grades 1-5, July 10-13, and for grades 6-8, July 17-20. Camps meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $50. Call 718-2320.

Chipola Baseball coach Jeff Johnson will offer two Baseball Camps. A Baseball camp, for 8 to 12 year-olds, will meet June 5 through June 8, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $60. A Special Pitching Camp for all ages will meet May 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The pitching camp is limited to 20 participants, and will offer individualized instruction on the fine points of pitching. Cost is $100. Contact Johnson at 718-2237.

Kids’ College is set for June 5-June 15 (Session 1) and again June 19-June 29 (Session II). Both sessions have morning camps from 9 a.m. to Noon and afternoon camps from 1-4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available. Ages 7-12 are welcome. Participants may choose from eight morning camps and eight afternoon classes. Cost is $55 and up. Call Margie Williams 718-2239.

The Chipola Cheerleaders will hold two one-day cheerleader clinics for ages 6-12 on July 13 and July 20 at the Arts Center. Both clinics will meet from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost will be $20 per clinic. Those who choose to attend both clinics will receive a clinic T-shirt with their $40 registration fee. Contact Geraldine DeFelix at 526-2761, ext. 3322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu

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May 18, 2000

SUMMER CAMPS SET AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of activities for area youth this summer.

Swimming Lessons for all ages and levels of ability will be offered at the Chipola Pool through the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Five sessions are available: May 22 to June 1; June 5-15; June 19-29; July 10-20; and July 24-Aug. 3. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Classes are offered at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7:15 p.m. Cost is $35.

Three Special Interest Pool Camps are being offered for ages 6-14. A Swim and Safety Camp is set for July 10-14. A Water Sports Camp will be from July 17-21; and Competitive Swim Camp is scheduled from July 24-28. Cost for either camp is $35. Call Kerry Waltz at 718-3466.

Chipola Basketball coach Ryan Cross will host a Summer Basketball League for boys entering grades 9 through 12. An organizational meeting is set for June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Health Center. Games will be played beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from June 19 through July 19, with one Friday game, June 30. Cost is $50. Cross also will offer two Basketball Camps for grades 1-5, July 10-13, and for grades 6-8, July 17-20. Camps meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $50. Call Ryan Cross at 718-2320.

Chipola Baseball coach Jeff Johnson will offer two Baseball Camps. A Baseball camp, for 8 to 12 year-olds, will meet June 5 through June 8, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $60. A Special Pitching Camp for all ages will meet May 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The pitching camp is limited to 20 participants, and will offer individualized instruction on the fine points of pitching. Cost is $100. Contact Johnson at 718-2237.

Kids’ College is set for June 5-June 15 (Session 1) and again June 19-June 29 (Session II). Both sessions have morning camps from 9 a.m. to Noon and afternoon camps from 1-4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available. Ages 7-12 are welcome. Participants may choose from eight morning camps and eight afternoon classes. Cost is $55 and up. Call Margie Williams 718-2239.

The Chipola Cheerleaders will hold two one-day cheerleader clinics for ages 6-12 on July 13 and July 20 at the Arts Center. Both clinics will meet from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost will be $20 per clinic. Those who choose to attend both clinics will receive a clinic T-shirt with their $40 registration fee. Contact Geraldine DeFelix at 526-2761, ext. 3322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu

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May 18, 2000

KIDS’ COLLEGE BEGINS JUNE 5

MARIANNA—There are still plenty of openings for the first session of Kids’ College at Chipola Junior College which runs June 5-15; and for the second session which is June 19-29.

Both sessions have morning camps from 9 a.m. to Noon and afternoon camps from 1-4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up camps are available. Ages 7-12 are welcome.

Students may choose two classes for the morning camps and two classes for afternoon camps. Courses include: Music Around the World, Nature Lovers, Pom Pom Pizzazz, Rainy Day Fun, Stirring Up Books, Vivacious Volleyball, Water Mania and Weather Watchers; Awesome Animals, Nifty Newspapers, Sensational Soccer, Stars on Stage, Tech Trek, Time Travel, Vacation Paradise, Victorious Varieties, Dance Sampler.

Classes are scheduled in order that students may enroll in both sessions without repeating classes. Cost is $55 and up.

Pre-registration is recommended. For information, call Margie Williams at 718-2239.

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May 18, 2000

Cutline:  CJC Photo

ST. JOE GRAD SIGNS WITH CHIPOLA-- Port St. Joe center-fielder Neikole Royster recently signed a softball scholarship with Chipola Junior College. Royster had a .300 batting average at St. Joe where she led her team to the district playoffs in 1997 and 2000. Here, Royster inks the deal with CJC coach Sharon Coleman as her mother Willierea Royster, grandmother Vera Mae Allen, and aunt Wilhelmina Swanston, look on.

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May 18, 2000

MILLER SELECTED TOP CJC FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR

MARIANNA—Counselor Joan Miller was recently selected Chipola Junior College’s Faculty/Administrator of the Year.

The award recognizes a faculty member or administrator who routinely demonstrates exceptional job performance and displays an unselfish desire to consistently exceed job requirements.

Miller has worked at Chipola since 1981, and currently serves as the college’s Articulation Officer. Her primary responsibilities include advising students concerning courses and programs of study. She also teaches the freshmen orientation course, chairs the college Calendar committee and serves on Curriculum and Catalog committees. Miller is a member of the Council of Chipola Educators and is incoming vice president of the Chipola Faculty Association. She is Region I Director for the Student Development Commission of the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC).

Miller presented an Exemplary Practice seminar on the Chipola student advising system at the National Council on Student Development (NCSD) in Kansas City, MO, in September. Her presentation highlighted the evolution of Chipola's faculty-based advising system and the creation of the Chipola Advising Manual. The NCSD presented Miller the "The Shared Journey Finalist Award." She also was a finalist in the Exemplary Practice competition at the 1999 FACC Convention. Miller will address the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in Orlando in October. She spoke at the regional meeting of NACADA in Biloxi, MS, in March.

A native of Jackson County, Miller earned an A.S. degree from Pensacola Junior College, a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Central Florida, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at the Florida State University. She was selected to receive the 1999-2000 Maurice Litton Scholarship from FSU; it is awarded annually to one doctoral student who is also a community college employee. In March, Miller was inducted into the FSU Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. The Chipola student body also selected Miller for the 1999-2000 Distinguished Service Award.

Miller and her husband Don are active in the First Baptist Church of Marianna.

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May 18, 2000

CHIPOLA SIGNS TOP HOOPS RECRUITS

MARIANNA—The Chipola men’s basketball program added a pair of aces to this year’s recruiting class with the recent signings of Lance Buoncristiani and Clary Judge.

Point guard Lance Buoncristiani is a transfer from the University of Idaho, where he averaged five points and four assists per game. Buoncristiani came to Idaho from Reno’s Galena High School where he was a three-time all-state and all-Northern Nevada selection. The 5’8 Buoncristiani finished his high school career as Galena’s all-time leading scorer.

Cross says, "Lance brings Division I experience to our team. As a freshman at Idaho, he played well against some very good competition. Lance is a very smart player who handles and shoots the basketball extremely well. He’s a great leader with great ability to run a team. I’m looking forward to coaching him."

Clary Judge also will join the Indians at the point guard position next season. The 5’10 graduate of North Charleston High in Charleston, SC, spent the 1999-2000 season at Fork Union Military Academy, a prep school in Virginia. Clary was awarded Mr. Basketball honors in the state of South Carolina following a stellar senior season at North Charleston.

Cross says, "Clary will be a great compliment to Lance. Going into the recruiting process, we were looking to sign two point guards. With the signing of Clary and Lance we have finalized that task. Clary is a strong, quick point guard with very good skills. I expect him to develop into an exceptional point guard at the college level. Clary has been associated with winning his entire high school career and we hope that he carries that into our program."

Cross recently signed five other star players. Troyce Haynesworth, a 6’4 guard from Washington D.C., was ranked by Recruiting USA as one of the top 100 seniors in America. Kareem Johnson, a 6’8 power forward from Eufaula (AL) High, was Alabama 5A Player of the Year. John Andrews, a 6’4 guard from Northside High in Havana, FL, was the 2000 Big Bend Player of the Year. Jerome Stamper, a 6’5, forward was an All State pick at Ribault High in Jacksonville. Forward Wayne Bransom, a 6’8 ½ Langley High in Pittsburgh, PA, also was an All State pick.

Chipola finished the 99-00 season with a 19-11 overall record under the direction of first year head coach Ryan Cross.

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May 22, 2000

UWF MEETING AT CHIPOLA IS TUESDAY

MARIANNA—The University of West Florida and Chipola Junior College will hold an information session on May 30 at 6 p.m. (CST) in room Y107 of the Public Service Building.

UWF, in cooperation with Chipola's University Center, will offer programs leading to BS degrees in Criminal Justice and Elementary Education/Special Education beginning in the Fall of 2000. UWF personnel will be on hand at the Tuesday meeting to provide information about all aspects of the two programs and to answer questions. Dr. Kitty Myers, director of the University Center at Chipola, says, "It is extremely important that anyone interested in pursuing either of these degrees--beginning this fall or later--attend this meeting. Future plans for the programs will be dependent on the response shown at meetings such as this one."

UWF instructors will teach all of the courses and UWF will award the degrees. A full-time degree coordinator on Chipola's campus will supervise each program and the classes will be taught at Chipola by the coordinator and other UWF instructors.

An information session will be held on June 5 at 6:00 CST in room D300 of the Natural Science Building concerning the Florida State University Bachelor of Nursing degree. The program allows licensed RN's to earn a B.S. on the Chipola campus beginning Fall 2000. Any RN or prospective RN who has an interest in pursuing a BSN degree should attend.

For information about four year degrees offered on the Chipola campus, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, or email myersk@chipola.edu

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May 25, 2000

CHIPOLA TO OFFER IV THERAPY COURSE

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a 30-hour IV (Intravenous) therapy course, June 26-29.

The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The course is open to licensed practical nurses (LPN), registered nurses (RN) and graduates of nursing programs. Cost is $57 and pre-registration is required.

For information, call the CJC office of Continuing Education at 718-2297.

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May 25, 2000

 

CJC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT DEADLINE IS JUNE 23

MARIANNA--Essay and application deadline is June 23 for all persons interested in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Twelve candidates will be selected to begin in the Fall Semester of 2000.

Applicants must have completed three prerequisite courses: general psychology, anatomy and physiology and college algebra.

For information about the program, or to obtain an application packet, contact: Wanda Lowe, OTA Program Director at 718-2437.

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May 25, 2000

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CJC

MARIANNA—Area youth may choose from a number of special programs offered at Chipola Junior College this summer.

Two Baseball Camps will be offered by CJC baseball coach Jeff Johnson. A Special Pitching Camp for all ages will meet May 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The pitching camp is limited to 20 participants, and will offer individualized instruction on the fine points of pitching. Cost is $100. A Baseball Camp, for 8 to 12 year-olds, will meet June 5 through June 8, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $60. Contact Johnson at 718-2237.

Kids’ College is set for June 5-June 15 (Session 1) and again June 19-June 29 (Session II). Both sessions have morning camps from 9 a.m. to Noon and afternoon camps from 1-4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available. Ages 7-12 are welcome. Participants may choose from eight morning camps and eight afternoon classes. Cost is $55 and up. Call Margie Williams 718-2239.

Swimming Lessons for all ages and levels of ability will be offered at the Chipola Pool. Four more sessions are available: June 5-15; June 19-29; July 10-20; and July 24-Aug. 3. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Classes are offered at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7:15 p.m. Cost is $35.

A Summer Basketball League--for boys entering grades 9 through 12--will be hosted by Chipola Basketball coach Ryan Cross. An organizational meeting is set for June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Health Center. Games will be played beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from June 19 through July 19, with one Friday game, June 30. Cost is $50. Cross also will offer two Basketball Camps for grades 1-5, July 10-13, and for grades 6-8, July 17-20. Camps meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $50. Call Ryan Cross at 718-2320.

Three Special Interest Pool Camps will be offered for ages 6-14. A Swim and Safety Camp is set for July 10-14. A Water Sports Camp will be from July 17-21; and Competitive Swim Camp is scheduled from July 24-28. Cost for either camp is $35. Call Kerry Waltz at 718-3466.

The Chipola Cheerleaders will hold two, one-day cheerleader clinics for ages 6-12 on July 13 and July 20 at the Arts Center. Both clinics will meet from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost will be $20 per clinic. Those who attend both clinics will receive a clinic T-shirt with their $40 registration fee. Contact Geraldine DeFelix at 526-2761, ext. 3322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu

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May 25, 2000

UWF MEETING AT CHIPOLA IS TUESDAY

MARIANNA—The University of West Florida and Chipola Junior College will hold an information session on Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., in the CJC Public Service Building (Y107).

UWF, in cooperation with Chipola's University Center, will offer programs leading to B.S. degrees in Criminal Justice and Elementary Education/Special Education beginning in the Fall of 2000. UWF personnel will be on hand at the Tuesday meeting to provide information about all aspects of the two programs and to answer questions. Dr. Kitty Myers, director of the University Center at Chipola, says, "It is extremely important that anyone interested in pursuing either of these degrees--beginning this fall or later--attend this meeting. Future plans for the programs will be dependent on the response shown at meetings such as this one."

UWF instructors will teach all of the courses and UWF will award the degrees. A full-time degree coordinator on Chipola's campus will supervise each program and the classes will be taught at Chipola by the coordinator and other UWF instructors.

Florida State University will host a separate information session June 5 at 6 p.m. in room D300 of the Natural Science Building concerning the FSU Bachelor of Nursing degree. The program allows licensed RN's to earn B.S. degrees on the Chipola campus beginning Fall 2000. Any RN or prospective RN who has an interest in pursuing a BSN degree should attend.

For information about these and four-year degrees offered on the Chipola campus, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, or email myersk@chipola.edu

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