November 4, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS FEASTE TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY

 

                MARIANNA--Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 8 for the Chipola College Christmas dinners.

                The Fine and Performing Arts Department will present "Holiday Music by Candlelight: A Christmas Feaste," in a holiday setting on Dec. 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the College Arts Center.

                The dinner will include traditional holiday fare from wassail to carved top round of beef, breast of chicken and assorted cakes and pies.

                Musicians will signal the opening of the Great Hall for each performance. The Chipola Singers will present a program of holiday favorites for the entire family. 

                Reserved tickets—$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under—will be available in the Chipola Fine Arts Department Lobby.  Tables of eight may be reserved. Groups wishing to sit together must purchase tickets at the same time.  No phone or credit card reservations are available. An early sell-out is expected. 

                For information, call 850-718-2277.

 

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November 4, 2004

 

                ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS ICARUS “MANHATTAN CABARET”

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series will present “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks of New York, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. The performance originally scheduled for September was rescheduled due to Hurricane Ivan.

                Described as a vivacious concert in cabaret form, A Manhattan Cabaret is a witty, intimate and engaging show of torch songs, ballads, rousing anthems, songs to warm the heart, lift the spirits and raise the roof. Selections from Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Gertrude Stein, William Balcom and more plus a generous helping of Broadway showstoppers as well as award-winning favorites from the theater, vintage and contemporary cabaret classics, jazz improvisation and a touch of grand concert hall magic.

                Icarus Musicworks features bass baritone John Cimino, who delighted Chipola audiences last year with selections from Man of La Mancha and Porgy and Bess last season. Principal artists include Broadway and Cabaret soprano, Dianne Legro and percussionist Richard Albagli, a frequent guest performer at the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman Conservatory. Concert flutist Donna Wissinger makes a cameo appearance, and premier pianist Jon Klibonoff who has played mainstages worldwide rounds out the evening with classical virtuosity and Cabaret flair.

                Two other big events are scheduled for the 2004-05 season. "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 18, 2005. The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.                                 

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

                Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Nov. 8 in the college Business Office. Tickets for the annual Christmas Dinners also go on sale Nov. 8. 

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                                        

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November 4, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Jan. 15 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 6 through April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

                A CPR class will meet Nov. 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. A  First Aid class will meet Feb. 22 and 24 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet each Saturday through Dec. 11. The one day class meets from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 11 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            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

                EducationToGo 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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November 4, 2004

 

LOCAL SINGERS INVITED TO PERFORM MOZART AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Local singers are invited to join the Chipola College Chorus in presenting “Mozart’s Requiem.”

                A preview rehearsal is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., in H108 of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. Performance CD’s and copies of the vocal score will be available.

                Chipola chorus instructor Dr. Ed Lyon said, “Harvard Professor Dr. Robert Levin has created a new transcription that is the most authentic of any of the “Requiem” editions.   Those familiar with the work will be thrilled with the improvements and clarifications.”

                Rehearsals will begin on a regular basis in January. Dress rehearsals will be April 3 and 4. The performance is set for Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.

                Regular weekly rehearsals of the chorus are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Singers invited to attend as many as possible.

                For information, call Dr. Ed Lyon at 850-718-2221.

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November 4, 2004

 

CHIPOLA INDIANS WIN SEASON OPENER

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians opened the season with a 100-69 win over Pye Express on Nov. 2.

                Chipola had six players in double figures. Victor Gomez led with 17 points and seven rebounds.  Mario Boggan added 15 points. Gerrard Jackson had 14 points and six rebounds.  Ryne Hamblet scored 12. Stefhan Hannah and Anderson Ferreira each scored 11. Ferreira led the team in rebounding with 12 grabs.

            The Chipola men's and women's basketball teams host a big weekend of hoops action, Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6, in the annual Milton H. Johnson Classic. 

The Lady Indians play Middle Georgia at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov 5, followed by the Indians against Shelton State at 7 p.m.  The Saturday, Nov. 6 games begin at 4 p.m. with the Lady Indians facing Clinton College. The Indians play South Georgia Tech at 6 p.m., Saturday. 

The Indians travel to Gulf Coast for a tournament on Nov. 12 and 13. Chipola plays Fourcorners at 5 p.m., Nov. 12 and Bevill State at 1 p.m., Nov. 13.

The Indians host the Chipola Classic, Nov. 18-20. Chipola plays CMI, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; St. John’s River, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Enterprise State, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Indians are the defending State Champions and Panhandle Conference Champions coming off an outstanding 32-5 season that ended with a sixth place finish at the national tournament.

The Lady Indians begin their second season under the direction of head coach David Lane who led his team to the quarterfinals of the state tournament last year to finish with a 22-9 record.

For information, call the Chipola Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the website at www.chipola.edu 

 

 

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CREDIT SEMINAR--Don Hughes of the Credit Bureau of Marianna, Inc., recently addressed the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Hughes with students Rebecca Dominguez, Barbara Wynn, Kaleb Mercer, Heather Spears, Josh Lawrence, Rebecca Gilmore, PBL president.

 

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November 4, 2004

 

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FSU COACH HELPS CHIPOLA—FSU Men’s Basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton was the special guest at a recent Quail Supper for the Chipola Appreciation Club held at the home of Ronnie and Kitty Myers. Pictured from left, are: Priscilla Prough, Coach Hamilton and Dr. Kitty Myers. For information about the Chipola Appreciation Club, call 850-718-2302.

                                                                               

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November 11, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST ALZHEIMER’S SEMINAR

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Honors program will host a seminar on Alzheimer’s Disease, Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. in the Health Science building, Room Q-111.

                The meeting will provide an overview of the disease explaining the symptoms, the course of the disease, and the average life span of patients.  Also included will be a discussion of early onset of the disease, the services and programs provided by the Alzheimer’s Resource Center (ARC).  Kay Jones, Executive Director of the ARC, will present the program which will include a question and answer session. 

                An estimated 4.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s; a number that has more than doubled since 1980. By 2050 experts estimate this number may range from 11.3 million to 16 million.

                Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, which includes the permanent, relentless, progressive loss of many intellectual functions. While Alzheimer’s is predominant among the elderly, diagnoses for patients in their 30’s – 40’s is becoming more common. 

                There is no cure for Alzheimer’s; however, researchers may discover adequate preventive measures within the decade. 

                For information about the seminar, call Kimberly Garske at 850-547-5019.                                                                

 

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November 11, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CLASSIC IS NOV. 18-20

               

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians host the three-day Chipola Basketball Classic, Nov. 18-20, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                                        Chipola plays CMI (Mississippi), Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; St. John’s River CC, Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Enterprise State JC, Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Chipola Head coach Greg Heiar said, “We’re looking forward to the Chipola Classic. It will be a big challenge for us to see how we respond to playing six straight halves of basketball in three days. We found out last week that two straight days was tough for us.” 

                The Indians are 2-1 on the year after splitting a pair of games in the Milton H. Johnson Classic, on Nov. 8-9.  Chipola scored an 82-75 win over Shelton State on Nov. 5. Mario Boggan led Chipola with 25 points. Anderson Ferreira scored 19. Stefhon Hannah added 12.

                Chipola suffered a 67-43 loss to South Georgia Tech on Nov. 6. Anderson Ferreira led Chipola with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Gerrard Jackson scored 13. Mario Boggan added 10 points and 5 rebounds.  Coach Heiar said, “Our loss made us work harder this week in practice. We’ve been sharper and come together as a team. It took a loss to make us realize that we’re going to get everyone’s best shot. We’re going to try to push the ball a little more and play more up tempo so we can get some easy baskets. As a whole, we’re making strides.”

                The Indians are scheduled to play Bevill State, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Tournament. Chipola’s Nov. 13th game at Gulf Coast was cancelled.

                Chipola opened the season with a 100-69 win over PyExpress on Nov. 2. Six Indians scored in double figures. Victor Gomez led with 17 points and seven rebounds.  Mario Boggan added 15 points. Gerrard Jackson had 14 points and six rebounds.  Ryne Hamblet scored 12. Stefhan Hannah and Anderson Ferreira each scored 11. Ferreira led the team in rebounding with 12 grabs.

The Indians are the defending State Champions and Panhandle Conference Champions coming off an outstanding 32-5 season that ended with a sixth place finish at the national tournament.

                The Lady Indians are 2-0 on the year following a pair of wins in the Milton H. Johnson Classic. Chipola scored a big 86-52 win over PyExpress on Nov. 6. Elaine McCants led Chipola with 24 points. Nacole Stocks scored 11. Erica Smith added 10. The Lady Indians opened the classic with a 47-39 win over Kirkwood CC.

The Lady Indians are scheduled to play a pair of games at Kirkwood CC (Iowa), Nov. 12 and 13.

The Lady Indians begin their second season under the direction of head coach David Lane who led his team to the quarterfinals of the state tournament last year to finish with a 22-9 record.

For information, call the Chipola Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the website at www.chipola.edu 

                                                                               

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November 11, 2004

 

CHIPOLA OFFERS FOUR-YEAR AND ADVANCED DEGREES

 

MARIANNA—The University Center at Chipola College offers many opportunities for students to pursue bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus.

Chipola awards Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science.  Graduates of the program are certified to teach math or science in middle or high school. Students who have completed most of the work towards an AA degree, and who have a strong background in math or science, should schedule an advising appointment for Spring courses to ensure the best track for program entry. Contact Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276, or  Dr. Lou Cleveland at 850-718-2416.

Chipola’s University Center also offers degree programs in collaboration with three area universities. Classes are taught on Chipola’s campus at convenient dates and times. Registration for university programs is ongoing. Most classes begin in early January.   

The University of West Florida offers a BA in Criminal Justice. Phone April Robinson at 850-718-2407. UWF offers a BA in Special/Elementary Education. Contact Yvonne Melzer at 850-718-2361.  UWF also offers a BA in Social Work. Phone Sherri Stone at 526-2761, Ext. 3356.

UWF now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. For information, contact James Bailey at (850) 718-2452.

UWF also offers Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral education degrees in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Leadership. Representatives from the UWF Education department will hold an Open House, Monday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Public Service Building. Persons interested in pursuing graduate education degrees are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend but would like information, please call 850-718-2276, or email lasseterj@chipola.edu.

Troy State University at Dothan offers an MS in Counseling and Psychology.  For information, call Lisa Kitto at (850) 283-4449.

The University of Florida’s College of Agriculture offers courses at Chipola leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with some courses applying to a Pre-Veterinary curriculum. Interested students may call Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276.

Florida State University offers a BSN in Nursing and an RN to BSN program on the Chipola campus. Contact Renee Green at 850-718-2419.

Chipola officials are working to bring additional four-year and advanced degrees to the Marianna campus.  Interested persons are asked to complete an on-line survey at: www.chipola.edu

For further information about four-year and graduate degrees on the Chipola campus, call Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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November 11, 2004

 

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

 

MARIANNA—Keith Williams of Marianna was named president of the Chipola College Foundation at the foundation’s annual meeting on Nov. 9.  Russell Roberts of Marianna was elected vice president and Kenneth Yates of Bonifay was elected as vice president elect.

New directors nominated to the Foundation board are: Libby Spence, Dr. Alexander Dudley, Byron Ward, Cherry McMullian-Klappas and John Roberts.

                A Board of Directors with 30 members representing Chipola’s five-county district oversees the Foundation. Current board members include: Dr. Gene Prough, JoAnn Anderson, Bryan Craven, Julie Fuqua, Alice Pendergrass, Gina Stuart, Manuella Clark, Susan Hudson, Larry Cook, Laban Bontrager, Karin Dunn, Carol Jean Crawford, Sharon McCrone, Margaret Gilmore, Ruth McCrary, Russell Roberts, Chephus Granberry, Sonny Wise, John Alter, L.E. McMullian, Jr., Sheila Shelton, Chuck Hudson and Rex Wimberly.

During the 2003-2004 fiscal year, some 1,278 students were awarded more than $718,000 in scholarship funds through the Foundation. The 2003-2004 annual audit lists total assets of more than $10.7 million. 

Foundation director Julie Fuqua reports that the majority of the Foundation’s assets consist of scholarship endowments established by families and organizations throughout Chipola’s five-county district. The Foundation manages 122 endowed funds, and over 50 active funds-in/funds-out scholarships. The Foundation’s investment and spending policy requires that 5% of the Foundation’s assets be held locally in Chipola’s five-county district. 

                The Foundation also provides tax-sheltered giving opportunities for donors. Fuqua says that in addition to general donations, memorial gifts have become a popular gesture for remembering someone. The family receives notification that a donation has been made in

memory of their loved one. Donors also may designate the purpose of a memorial contribution, such as a library book, scholarship, or for fine arts, or other programs. All donors receive a confirmation card for tax purposes.

                In addition to private donations, the Foundation receives money from the state of Florida’s matching fund program for endowed scholarships. As state matching funds are made available, the Foundation may apply for a dollar for dollar match or a $4 match for every $6 in privately donated funds depending on the designated purpose of the funds.  

                One large source of scholarships within the Foundation is The McLendon Educational Trust. Annually, the Foundation applies for funding from the trust established by the late Violet McLendon of Marianna. Scholarships from this fund are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need.  A committee reviews all applications for McLendon funds, which in 2003 provided scholarship awards totaling approximately $235,000. The Foundation also receives approximately $10,000 in McLendon Music Scholarship funds.

                The Foundation also has emergency loan accounts set up by three individuals that loan money against Pell Grants or student loans. Students may receive up to $200 to be repaid to the Foundation at 2% interest.

The Foundation is a Federal 501c3 non-profit corporation and a state non-profit sales tax exempt organization chartered in July of 1980 for the purpose of raising funds to benefit Chipola and its students. 

For information about the Chipola Foundation, call director Julie Fuqua at 850-718-2478.

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CHIPOLA FOUNDATION BOARD—New officers were elected at the Chipola College Foundation’s annual meeting on Nov. 9.  Pictured from left, are: Vice President-elect Ken Yates, outgoing President Sharon McCrone and new President Keith Williams.                                                

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November 11, 2004

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS IN STYLE—David Skidmore (standing) of the Paul Mitchell company recently presented an “Art of Styling and Finishing” seminar for Chipola College Cosmetology Students. Here Skidmore styles the hair of Chipola student Erika Sellers.                                                                  

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November 11, 2004

 

ROACH IS CHIPOLA FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MONTH

 

                MARIANNA—Lindsay Roach of Grand Ridge is the recipient of the November Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola College

                Roach has worked at Chipola since 1991 where he serves as a counselor in the Student Services Division. His responsibilities include helping students to plan their academic careers in order to make a successful transition from Chipola to the college or university of their choice. He also teaches a section the college Orientation course. Roach is Articulation Officer for the college and also serves on the college Honors Council and the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. He is chair of the local FACC Scholarship Committee which was twice named best scholarship program in the state in the last four years. Roach also serves FACC at the state level as an executive board member of the state FACC Student Development Commission.

                Roach says, “This is a tremendous honor.  I love everything about Chipola and the Chipola family.”

                Roach’s supervisor Dr. Joan Miller, Dean of Student Services, says, “Over the last four years Lindsay has assumed additional duties and responsibilities, handling each with determination and dedication.  He advises a broad range of students including honors students, athletes, and dual-enrollment students.  Thanks to his leadership on the FACC scholarship committee, our endowment has increased by several thousand dollars.  Hats off to Lindsay .. a true student advocate!

                Roach and his wife, Nell, a counselor at Grand Ridge High, have four grown children and one new grandson.  Nell and three of the Roach children are Chipola alumni.

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

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ROACH IS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE MONTH—Counselor Lindsay Roach of Grand Ridge is the recipient of the November Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola College.  Here, Roach (left) receives congratulations from Dr. Joan Miller, Dean of Student Services.

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November 11, 2004

SAFELITE DONATES WINDSHIELD TO CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM—Safelite Mobile Pro Technician Eddie Spurlock instructs Chipola Automotive students on windshield installation. Safelite Autoglass recently donated a windshield to Chipola Program.

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November 11, 2004

CHIPOLA GOES INTERNATIONAL—Chipola College Culinary Management students recently hosted a Food Tasting featuring the cuisines of Germany and Poland. Here, students sample Peiroghi, Kielbasa and Bratwursts.

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November 19, 2004

 

CHIPOLA BOARD RENEWS PRESIDENT’S CONTRACT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees renewed the contract of college president Dr. Gene Prough during the board’s regular monthly meeting, Nov. 16.

The president was granted a five-year rolling contract and given approval to enter the state Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP). The action extends Prough’s contract through November of 2010.  Prough also was awarded a four percent raise, the same percentage increase provided for career, professional and administrative employees earlier this year. Trustees gave Prough an outstanding performance evaluation at the October meeting.

Following the meeting, Prough said, “I’m very proud to serve as president of this college. There are many good things that I hope to accomplish for our students in the coming years.”

Prough was named Chipola’s ninth president in October of 2002 and is the first Chipola alumnus named to the post. He served as Executive Vice president of Chipola from 1997 to 2002. Prough came to Chipola as Director of Vocational Education in 1994.  He served as director of Washington-Holmes Area Vocational Technical Center in Chipley for 21 years.

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November 19, 2004

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS FEASTE TICKETS ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA—Tuesday, Nov. 23, is the final day to purchase tickets for the Chipola College Christmas dinners.

                The Fine and Performing Arts Department will present "Holiday Music by Candlelight: A Christmas Feaste," in a holiday setting on Dec. 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the College Arts Center.

                The dinner will include traditional holiday fare from wassail to carved top round of beef, breast of chicken and assorted cakes and pies.

                Musicians will signal the opening of the Great Hall for each performance. The Chipola Singers will present a program of holiday favorites for the entire family. 

                Reserved tickets—$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under—are available in the Chipola Fine Arts Department Lobby during regular business hours.  Tables of eight may be reserved. Groups wishing to sit together must purchase tickets at the same time.  No phone or credit card reservations are available. An early sell-out is expected. 

                For information, call 850-718-2277.

 

               

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November 19, 2004

 

CHIPOLA OFFERS FOUR-YEAR AND ADVANCED DEGREES

 

MARIANNA—The University Center at Chipola College offers many opportunities for students to pursue bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus.

Chipola awards Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science.  Graduates of the program are certified to teach math or science in middle or high school. Students who have completed most of the work towards an AA degree, and who have a strong background in math or science, should schedule an advising appointment for Spring courses to ensure the best track for program entry. Contact Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276, or  Dr. Lou Cleveland at 850-718-2416.

Chipola’s University Center also offers degree programs in collaboration with three area universities. Classes are taught on Chipola’s campus at convenient dates and times. Registration for university programs is ongoing. Most classes begin in early January.   

The University of West Florida offers a BA in Criminal Justice. Phone April Robinson at 850-718-2407. UWF offers a BA in Special/Elementary Education. Contact Yvonne Melzer at 850-718-2361.  UWF also offers a BA in Social Work. Phone Sherri Stone at 526-2761, Ext. 3356.

UWF now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. For information, contact James Bailey at (850) 718-2452.

UWF also offers Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral education degrees in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Leadership. Representatives from the UWF Education department will hold an Open House, Monday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Public Service Building. Persons interested in pursuing graduate education degrees are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend but would like information, please call 850-718-2276, or email lasseterj@chipola.edu.

Troy State University at Dothan offers an MS in Counseling and Psychology.  For information, call Lisa Kitto at (850) 283-4449.

The University of Florida’s College of Agriculture offers courses at Chipola leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with some courses applying to a Pre-Veterinary curriculum. Contact Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276.

Florida State University currently offers the RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science) nursing program and will begin the Master’s in Nursing (MN) in 2005 Spring Semester. Contact Renee Green at 850-718-2419.

Chipola officials are working to bring additional four-year and advanced degrees to the Marianna campus.  Interested persons are asked to complete an on-line survey at: www.chipola.edu

For further information about four-year and graduate degrees on the Chipola campus, call Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2276 or visit www.chipola.edu.

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November 19, 2004

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet Saturdays, Nov. 20 through December 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Feb. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Jan. 15 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 6 through April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.

                A CPR class will meet Feb. 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. A  First Aid class will meet Feb. 22 and 24 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                                A Cake I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 3 through 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake II class will meet Thursdays, March 3 through 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, April 7 through 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            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

                EducationToGo 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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November 19, 2004

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College's day and evening courses in Basic Corrections is Dec. 15.

                The evening class begins Jan. 10, 2005, and will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A daytime class is scheduled to begin Jan. 11. Orientation for both classes is set for Jan. 7.

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

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

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November 19, 2004

 

CHIPOLA SEEKING FORMER SHOW CHOIR MEMBERS FOR REUNION

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold a 20th Anniversary Show Choir Reunion, Jan. 15, 2005. The Show Choir was established during the 1984-85 school year. 

Joan Stadsklev, Chipola director of Fine and Performing Arts, said, "As part of this reunion former Show Choir members will meet, greet, rehearse, eat, and perform." 

Visiting Show Choir alumni are invited to perform with current show choir members in the big finale number of the Saturday, Jan. 15, Jazzmatazz show.

All former members are asked to provide contact information and to assist in locating fellow members by phoning Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or emailing: stadsklevj@chipola.edu. 

 

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November 19, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CHORUS TO PERFORM AT DISNEY WORLD

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chamber Chorus has been chosen to sing in the Disney Epcot 2004 Candlelight Processional on Nov. 29 at 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. 

                The Candlelight Processional, now in its 34th year, is a moving presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra. This event takes place in the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase in Epcot.

                Narrator for Nov. 29th show is Heather Headley who just released her first solo album, “This Is Who I Am.”  She is best known for her work on Broadway where she originated the role of the feisty lioness Nala in the hit musical “The Lion King” before winning the lead in Elton John's opus “Aida.”

                Members of the Chipola Chamber Chorus are: Brad Brooks of Donalsonville,

Brad Bunce of Donalsonville, Clint Johnson of Chipley, Sapphire Garrett of Grand Ridge, Melody Ruano of Jacksonville, Kendra Mayfield of Chipley, Shaun Lindsey of Marianna, Jeffrey Buggs of Donalsonville, Terrence Mitchum of Donalsonville, Shalona Hearns of Marianna, Sharon Henderson of Blountstown, Courtney McKay of Sneads, Holly Sutton of Greenwood, Jonathan Dowling of Eufaula, James Spooner of Jacksonville, Brandon Sasser of Chipley and Steve Wycoff of Marianna.

                Dr. Ed Lyon is director. Dr. Carolyn Wilson is accompanist.

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November 19, 2004              

CHIPOLA WINS FIRST GAME OF THREE-DAY CLASSIC

               

MARIANNA— The Chipola Indians improved to 4-1 with a big 114-52 win over Genesis One, Thursday, Nov. 18, in the first night of the Chipola Classic.

Moseo Ferreira led Chipola with 23 points. Mario Boggan scored 18 points and pulled in 6 rebounds. Akeem Hemingway scored 16 points. Gerrard Jackson scored 12 points.  Victor Gomez had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jimmy Sloss and Ryne Hamblet scored 10 apiece.

Chipola is scheduled to host St. John’s River on Friday, Nov. 19 and Enterprise State on Saturday, Nov. 20.  Both games begin at 7:30 p.m.

                Chipola travels to FCCJ, Nov. 23 for a 6:30 p.m. game. The squad heads to the Langston Classic in Port St. Joe, Nov. 26 and 27, to take on Lawson State and Alabama Southern.

                The Indians host the Microtel Panhandle Classic, Dec. 3 and 4 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Fans will get a firsthand look at all five men’s conference teams in action. Chipola hosts Georgia Perimeter in the 8 p.m. feature game on Friday, Dec. 3. Other teams are in action beginning at noon, Friday, with Gulf Coast vs. ABAC. Pensacola and South Georgia Tech play at 2 p.m. Okaloosa-Walton faces Santa Fe in the 4 p.m. game. Tallahassee takes on Middle Georgia at 6 p.m.            

                Chipola hosts Middle Georgia in the 8 p.m. game on Saturday, Dec. 4. Other games on Saturday include: Gulf Coast vs. Santa Fe at noon; Pensacola vs. ABAC at 2 p.m.; Okaloosa-Walton vs. Georgia Perimeter at 4 p.m. and Tallahassee vs. South Georgia Tech at 6 p.m.

For information, call the Chipola Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the website at www.chipola.edu 

 

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November 19, 2004

 

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CHIPOLA THEATER PERFORMS AT DOTHAN FUND-RAISERChipola College Theatre major Melody Ruano and Theatre Director Charles Sirmon were special guests at The Dothan Downtown group’s second annual “Ronnettes and Friends” at the Dothan Opera House.

Melody performed two Broadway style numbers that, according to Sirmon “brought the house down.” Pictured from left, are Ron Devane, President of The Downtown Group; Melody Ruano, Chipola Theatre major; Charles Sirmon, Chipola Director. Upcoming open auditions for the Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes” are Jan. 10 and 11. For more information about Chipola Theatre, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

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November 19, 2004 

 

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CHIPOLA MATH MAJORS ATTEND CONFERENCE—Chipola College Math Education majors and faculty recently attended the National Council of Mathematics Regional Conference in New Orleans. The workshops offered new techniques in teaching, and hands-on practice with the newest technology for teaching mathematics in secondary school. Pictured from left, are: Maggie Nesbitt, Salena Grace and Tameka Larry.

 

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