November 3, 2006

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST MEETING ON MASONRY TRAINING PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Masonry Summit and Dinner, Thursday, Nov. 9, to explore the possibility of a Masonry Apprentice Program.

Chipola is joining with the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation for the 6 p.m. dinner in the Continuing Education Conference Center on Chipola’s campus.

According to Workforce Development Dean Bud Riviere, Chipola is responding to a specific need in the construction industry pertaining to the opportunity for training and employment in the masonry industry.

Masonry contractors and subcontractors in the Florida panhandle as well as those from Alabama and Georgia are invited to participate in the meeting and to commit to sponsoring employees in the apprentice training program.

Members of the Florida Concrete Products Association, the Masonry Association of Florida, representatives of Florida’s Great Northwest, the Chipola Regional Workforce Board and the Florida Department of Education will be in attendance

Chipola College has committed space and resources to help jump start the program. Riviere says, “This apprenticeship training program will afford the student apprentice an outstanding opportunity to obtain gainful employment in an area of great unmet need in this region. Chipola is pleased to collaborate in this effort.”

Al Herndon, Regional Apprenticeship Representative with FMAEF, says “We are pleased that Chipola has offered assistance in our region to help meet the demand for masonry apprentices.  The masonry field is both challenging and rewarding in this part of Florida.  There are excellent career opportunities awaiting our apprentices.”

To register for the meeting, call the Workforce Development Office at Chipola College, at 850-718-2270.  

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November 3, 2006

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS WIN SECOND AT SEASIDE TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team captured second place at the Seaside Academic Tournament held at the Okaloosa-Walton College Niceville campus on Oct. 20-21.  

Host Okaloosa-Walton won first place in the tourney which featured teams from Florida and Georgia. The event was cooperatively sponsored by Chipola, Gulf Coast, and Okaloosa-Walton.

Chipola Brain Bowl member Chuck Bryant of Holmes County won an all-star medallion for his fourth place finish in total points scored. Four other Chipola players finished in the top ten in total points scored, including: Anthony Bennett of Marianna (sixth), Janzten Whitehead of Cottondale (seventh), Tyler Land of Bethlehem (ninth), and Mark Hodge of Holmes County (tenth).

Chipola Brain Bowl coaches are Stan Young and Robert Dunkle.

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team captured second place at the Seaside Academic Tournament held at the Okaloosa-Walton College Niceville campus on Oct. 20-21. Chipola team members are, from left: (front) Daniel Carter of Chipley, Mark Hodge of Holmes County, Anthony Bennett of Marianna, Chuck Bryant of Holmes County; (back) Mitchell Whitehead of Cottondale), Tyler Land of Bethlehem, Trey Paul of Holmes County, Jantzen Whitehead of Cottondale, and Brain Bowl Coach Stan Young.

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November 3, 2006

 

STUDENTS SPEAK WELL OF CHIPOLA’S TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Two Chipola College students gave testimonials recently about help they received from Chipola’s Educational Talent Search program.

The students addressed college and public school officials and Congressman Allen Boyd who were attending Chipola’s annual Superintendents and Principals Breakfast on Oct. 19. 

Beverly Pollock, a sophomore majoring in Psychology, enrolled at Chipola through the Talent Search Program at Malone High School.  She plans to transfer to Florida State University in the Fall of 2007.  “Because of the direction I received from the Talent Search program, I was much more prepared to enter college,” Pollock said.

Savannah Whigham was in the Talent Search Program at Ponce de Leon High School.  She graduated in 2006 and is now a freshman nursing major at Chipola with a part-time job at the college.  She plans to earn a BSN and MSN at FSU. Whigham said, “I just don’t know where I’d be today without all the direction that I was given through this program.”

With assistance from the Talent Search program, both students selected a college major, qualified for Bright Futures, and applied for financial aid and scholarships, all prior to high school graduation. 

Chipola’s Educational Talent Search program will continue to provide services to first-generation college-bound students in area middle and high schools thanks to a recent $1,032,000 grant for an additional four years. 

Talent Search helps identify youth in grades 6-12 to help them complete high school and enroll in postsecondary educational programs.  To date, some 90 percent of Chipola’s Talent Search students have graduated high school and enrolled in postsecondary programs. 

Talent Search serves 600 area students with academic advising; assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications; entrance exam preparation; personal and career counseling; and exposure to cultural and academic activities, including field trips to colleges, universities and technical centers.

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STUDENTS SPEAK WELL OF TALENT SEARCH—Two Chipola College students gave testimonials recently about help they received from Chipola’s Educational Talent Search program. Pictured from left, are: Chipola sophomore Beverly Pollock, Congressman Allen Boyd and Chipola freshman Savannah Whigham.

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November 3, 2006

FABULOUS LIMELITERS TO PERFORM THURSDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Fabulous “Limeliters” will perform, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chipola College Theater as part of the Chipola Artist Series.   

            The Limeliters launched their career in 1959 at San Francisco’s famous Hungry I and before long, founding members Alex Hassilev, Lou Gottlieb and Glenn Yarbrough emerged as one of the dominant voices of the early 1960’s folk music scene. 

            A string of best selling albums and frequent appearances on every major TV show quickly made them a household name.  For three years they were the musical representatives for Coca-Cola, and their rendition of the jingle “Things Go Better with Coke” became a national hit.  In addition there were endless tours with standing room only crowds. 

            Two more events are slated in the Artist Series: Theatre of Illusion magic show, Jan. 29, 2007, and The Orlando Opera Company presents “Passion, Power, & Peril,”on April 9, 2007

            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 and corporate donors.

            Individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office located in Building A.     

            Call the Chipola Business Office at 718-2220.                                          

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November 3, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Behavioral Observation & Screening, Nov. 6 & 8, 6 to 9 p.m.; Child Abuse & Neglect, Nov. 11, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth & Development, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (center), Nov. 13 & 15, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (family), Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7  a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

              Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            Sign Language I class will meet Feb. 6 through April 17, Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 3, 2006

 

Nation’s Elite JUCOs converge on Florida Panhandle

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the second annual Holiday Inn Express/Alzheimer’s Classic Nov. 10-12 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

This year’s tourney will feature some of the nation’s elite junior college programs with six of the ten teams ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Participating this year is number three Trinity Valley (TX), number four Southeastern Illinois, number five and defending National Champions Monroe (NY), number six ranked Gulf Coast, number 16 ranked Chipola that enters the tourney as the top-ranked team in Florida, and number 23 Georgia Perimeter. 

The four other teams participating are FCCAA top-10 teams: number three Central Florida, number four Okaloosa-Walton, number five Tallahassee, and ninth-ranked Pensacola. 

Five games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, with the marquee match-up between Gulf Coast and Southeastern Illinois at 6 p.m. 

Five games also are on tap for Saturday with several marquee match-ups. Gulf Coast will again be in action at 6 p.m. against fifth-ranked Monroe C.C. That contest will be followed by Chipola and Southeastern Illinois at 8 p.m.

Just two games are set for Sunday with Chipola taking on Trinity Valley at 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Dothan.  The center provides information, family assistance, and counseling for Panhandle families with members who are stricken with this disease. 

In addition to the classic, the Chipola Women’s Basketball team will sponsor a Memory Walk on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. Walkers should meet in front of the Chipola Arts Center at 9 a.m.  Cost is $20 for the 3-mile walk. 

For information, call Lady Indians head coach David Lane at 850-718-2234 or email laned@chipola.edu

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Holiday Inn Express/Alzheimer’s Classic Nov. 10-12 Milton H. Johnson Health Center All Times (CST) 

Friday, November 10

Noon   Pensacola vs. Georgia Perimeter

2.00     Tallahassee vs. Trinity Valley (TX)

4:00     Okaloosa-Walton vs. Monroe (NY)

6:00     Gulf Coast vs. Southeastern (IL)

8:00     Chipola vs. Central Florida

 

Saturday, November 11

Noon   Okaloosa-Walton vs. Trinity Valley (TX)

2:00     Tallahassee vs. Georgia Perimeter

4:00     Pensacola vs. Central Florida

6:00     Gulf Coast (FL) vs. Monroe (NY)

8:00     Chipola vs. Southeastern (IL)

 

Sunday, November 12

1:00     Central Florida vs. Monroe (NY)

3:00     Chipola (FL) vs. Trinity Valley (TX)

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November 3, 2006

 

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BALKOM TALKS LAW—Attorney Jami McFatter Balkom was the guest speaker for recent meeting of the Chipola Honors program. A Chipola alumnus, Balkom is associated with the Panama City firm of Manuel and Thompson. Pictured from left, are: Honors students Brandon Bryant, Jicole Niemi, speaker Jami Balkom and Julian Paul.

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MILTON TALKS REAL ESTATE—Kathy Milton of ERA Chipola Realty discussed the Real Estate business at a recent meeting of the Chipola College Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity.  Pictured left, are: James Lewis, Kathy Milton, and Latisha Young.

 

November 9, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SHINES AT STATE FACC CONVENTION

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2006 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa.

            Chipola garnered numerous honors, including two membership awards, an Institutional Advancement Publication Award, and was named the Region I Chapter of the Year. The Chipola chapter accepted awards for: 50% or Better Membership and Greatest Percentage of Employees as Members (over 180 members).  The Chipola College Athletic Media Guide was awarded Best Sports Magazine for all Florida community colleges.  The media guide is designed and produced by Evelyn Ward, Chipola Coordinator of Publications and the Chipola Public Relations Office.

            The Chipola College Partners Program, a high school outreach program, was named as a finalist for the 2007-2008 Student Development Commission Exemplary Practice Competition.  The program’s attributes were presented by Judy Riviere, Director of Educational Talent Search and Mandy Suggs, Educational Talent Search Staff Assistant.  The program will be presented for final consideration at the Student Development Commission Spring Conference in May 2007.

            Alice Pendergrass, Chipola Foundation Senior Staff Assistant and FACC Chapter Treasurer, was honored as the Chipola College Unsung Hero for her outstanding work in the chapter.  Lou Kind, Learning Resources Technology Coordinator and FACC Chapter Past President, was awarded a LifeSaver Award for her help in regional activities.  Evelyn Ward, Publications Coordinator and FACC Chapter Secretary, was awarded special recognition for service to the region.

            Lou Kind, 2005-06 Chapter President, accepted the Region 1 Chapter of the Year Award for the Chipola Chapter.

            Sandra Harrell, Chipola Assistant Athletic Director, served as State FACC president and chaired this year’s convention.  Evelyn Ward was elected state Vice President-Elect for Regions and Chapters.  Ward will serve as Vice President in 2007-08. 

            Several Chipola employees will serve on the 2007 Student Development Commission Executive Board, including: Mandy Suggs, Public Relations Chair; Christen Bennett, Region One Representative; and counselor Lindsay Roach, who will serve as the Corresponding Secretary/Membership Chair.  Matt White, Chipola Network Coordinator, will serve as Chair of the Technology Commission.

            Also attending the convention from Chipola, were: Margie Williams, Joyce Traynom, Rachel West, Pat Barfield, Dr. Gene Prough, retired instructor Ruth Davis, and Chipola trustees Brenda Taylor, Gina Stuart and Danny Ryals.

            FACC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of Florida's 28 public community colleges. FACC provides professional development opportunities for its members, and represents the interests of community colleges before the Florida Legislature.

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2005 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa.  Pictured from left, are: Judy Riviere, Margie Williams, Mandy Suggs, Christen Bennett, Danny Ryals, Sandra Harrell, Lou Kind, Lindsay Roach, Pat Barfield, Rachel West, Dr. Gene Prough, Gina Stuart, Alice Pendergrass, Otis Traynom, Joyce Traynom, Evelyn Ward and Ruth Davis.

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the 2005 Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa.  Here, State FACC President Sandra Harrell (right) presents Chipola Chapter Past President Lou Kind with the Region I Chapter of the Year Award. 

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November 9, 2006

 

CHIPOLA PHI THETA KAPPA WINS REGIONAL AWARDS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Nu Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa captured several awards at the PTK Florida Regional convention held recently in Orlando.

Beverly Pollock received an Individual Award of Excellence for her work as a chapter member. Chapter president Thomas (TJ) Walker was awarded for his work as president.  Chipola was the only chapter in Florida awarded Most Outstanding trophies in all four hallmark areas: scholarship, service, leadership, and fellowship.  The chapter also received second place in the Most Distinguished Chapter award for the region. 

Chipola members who attended the convention are: Beverly Pollock of Malone; Kristen Cotton of Marianna; Glen Thompson of Malone; Chris Black of Malone; Charlie Isabella of Marianna; Timothy Kleiser of Sneads; Alicia Hatcher of Graceville; and Kristen Coley of Marianna. Pam Rentz is faculty adviser to PTK.

            Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges.

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CHIPOLA PHI THETA KAPPA WINS REGIONAL AWARDS— The Chipola College Nu Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa captured several awards at the PTK Florida Regional convention held recently in Orlando. Pictured from left, are:  Beverly Pollock of Malone; Kristen Cotton of Marianna; Glen Thompson of Malone; Chris Black of Malone; Charlie Isabella of Marianna; Timothy Kleiser of Sneads; Alicia Hatcher of Graceville; and Kristen Coley of Marianna.

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November 9, 2006

 

CHIPOLA THEATER NIGHT OF SCENES AND SONGS IS THURSDAY

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theater will present a Night of Scenes and Songs, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Chipola director Charles Sirmon says, “Imagine Saturday Night Live on a Thursday. This will give you an idea of the great variety of comedy, drama and music that will be performed by Chipola theatre majors and guests.”

General admission tickets—$10—may be purchased from a Chipola Theater major, or in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Building.

For information, call 850-718-2227

 

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CHIPOLA THEATER SCENES AND SONGS SHOW IS THURSDAY—Chipola College Theater will present a Night of Scenes and Songs, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Pictured from left, are: (front) Seth Basford, Seth McArdle, Justin McCoy, Jessie Lawson, Shannon Grice, Brittney Holmes, Katie Brown, Mike Milton, (back) Matt West, Josh Peterson, Chris Calton, Aaron Summerland, Kevin Russell and Rowdy Wilbur.

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November 9, 2006

 

SINGERS INVITED TO JOIN CHIPOLA CHORUS FOR HANDEL’S MESSIAH

 

MARIANNA—All singers are invited to join members of the Chipola College Chamber Chorus in singing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. The first rehearsal is Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The performance is set for Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center.

Rehearsal times are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14; Monday, Nov. 20; Tuesday, Nov. 28; with a dress rehearsal Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Rehearsals will be held in the McLendon Fine Arts Building, Room H108

Chipola’s new Choral Instructor Lenore Hample will lead rehearsals and direct the Messiah performance. Hample has a Bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance and a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting. The College Chorus is accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin, Chipola’s newest piano faculty professor.

Female chorus members will dress in black long skirts or dress pants and long-sleeved white blouses. Male members will wear black dress pants, long-sleeved white dress shirts and black ties.

Messiah scores and rehearsal CD’s of voice specific parts are available from the Fine Arts Office.

For additional information, call Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or stadsklevj@chipola.edu

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November 9, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            Chipola will offer the following mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Home Child Care centers:  Rules and Regulations (center), Nov. 13 and 15, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 .

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November 9, 2006

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALLERS SIGN WITH DIVISION 1 PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Three Chipola College baseball players signed with Division 1 colleges on Nov. 8.

Josh Storm, a standout at Chipola College and Marianna High, signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Troy University next year.

Storm logged three saves for the Indians last season and chalked up an outstanding .415 batting average in Chipola’s run up to the state tournament.

Chipola coach Jeff Johnson says, “Josh is a very good closer. I’m as confident putting him in at the end of a game as any pitcher I’ve ever coached. His breaking ball improved last year and he’s got a very live fastball.”

Troy University coach Bobby Pierce, said, “Josh is an excellent guy. We offered him a scholarship out of Marianna High, but he decided to play at Chipola which turned out to be a very good fit for him. We followed him closely at Chipola and we’re very excited about signing him. We plan to use him as a closer and he’ll have an opportunity to do some hitting for us. Right now, we’ve got a senior who is one of the top closers in the country, but Josh will have a chance to step into that role. Josh is just the kind of guy we like to recruit. He’s a competitor.”

The Trojans went 47-16 last season and won the Sunbelt Conference in the same year they joined the conference. Troy also won the Sunbelt Tournament to advance to the finals of Tuscaloosa Regionals where they fell to the University of Alabama.

Pierce is no stranger to Chipola. The 47 year-old coached Chipola to a Florida State Championship in 1983. 

Two other Chipola players signed also with Division 1 programs. Pitcher Tyler Musslewhite, a native of Gainesville, GA, signed with the University of South Carolina

Pitcher Blake Haagen signed with the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Haagen is a transfer sophomore from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA.

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL PLAYERS SIGN WITH D-1 COLLEGES—Three Chipola College baseball players signed with Division 1 colleges on Nov. 8. Here, Chipola coach Jeff Johnson watches as players, (from left) Tyler Musslewhite signs with the University of South Carolina; pitcher Blake Haagen signs with the University of Louisiana Lafayette and Josh Storm, a standout at Chipola College and Marianna High, signed a letter of intent Nov. 8 to play baseball for Troy University next year.

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November 9, 2006

 

PACE SIGNS WITH VIRGINIA TECH

MARIANNA—Chipola Lady Indian C.J. Pace signed a basketball scholarship with Virginia Tech on Nov. 8.

Pace will miss her sophomore season at Chipola due to a severe ankle injury. She will undergo ankle reconstruction in one week.

Pace, who averaged 10 points and five rebounds per game, led the Lady Indians to a conference championship, a state championship and a fourth place finish in the national tournament.  

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PACE HEADED FOR VA TECH—Chipola head coach David Lane watches as Lady Indian C.J. Pace signs a basketball scholarship with Virginia Tech on Nov. 8.  

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GARDNER IS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE MONTH—Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner (left) accepts the November Faculty/Administrator of the month award from Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development. Gardner has directed Chipola’s automotive program since 2000. 

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November 16, 2006

CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENTS WIN FAIA ESSAY CONTEST

 

MARIANNA—Two students in Chipola College’s Automotive Technology program recently won a state-wide essay contest sponsored by the Florida Automotive Industry Association (FAIA).

            Ahmed Santana of Graceville received $500 for his first place essay. Matthew Conrad of Sneads won $250 for his second place essay. 

            FAIA is a statewide automotive aftermarket association dedicated to serving the needs of its members which include wholesale distributors, jobbers, paint and body, general repair, transmission, muffler shops, engine re-builders, machine shops and manufacturers. 

            John Gardner, instructor of Chipola’s automotive program, says, “We appreciate the FAIA and local members Roy Scheffer and Alan Scheffer of Auto Electric in Marianna who contribute to our program’s success. Our partnership with this organization as well as our entire advisory committee affords our students many valuable opportunities.”

            According to FAIA, the automotive aftermarket in Florida includes some 24,000 independent businesses with more than 150,000 employees.

            For information about the FAIA, call 1-800-989-1992.

                                   

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CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENTS WIN FAIA AWARDS— Two students in Chipola College’s Automotive Technology program recently won a state-wide essay contest sponsored by the Florida Automotive Industry Association (FAIA). Ahmed Santana of Graceville received $500 for his first place essay. Matthew Conrad of Sneads won $250 for his second place essay.  Pictured from left, are: Roy Scheffer of Auto Electric, a past president of FAIA; George Ehrhard, FAIA Executive Vice President; Bud Riviere, Chipola dean of Workforce Development; Ahmed Santana of Graceville; Chipola automotive instructor John Gardner; and Matthew Conrad of Sneads. 

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November 16, 2006

CHIPOLA HOSTS BEHIND THE SCENES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted “Behind the Scenes” for area middle school students on Nov. 13.

The project brought together middle school students to exhibit scenes from novels they had read in school.  Students created backdrops and costumes for their scenes which were judged by volunteers.  Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough awarded prizes to the winners.

Grand Ridge Middle School won first place. Poplar Springs won second. Roulhac Middle School was third and Blountstown Middle School won fourth place.

Poplar Springs students—Eric Todd, Jake Wangle, Hadley Battles and Natalie Roberts—created a scene from “The Island of the Blue Dolphin,” with direction from teacher Shirley Owens.

            Roulhac Middle School students—Matthew Weisensale, Michael Prichard, Jessica Singleton, Jared Bozarth, and Luke Hinson—portrayed “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” along with their teacher Jennifer Sapp.

            Grand Ridge students—Jordan Thames, RJ Kerlee, Kara Alford, Patrick McKinstry, and Cassie Coley—created a scene from “The Tribe: Mallrats,” with direction from teacher Hollie Money. 

            Matthew Warren of Blountstown Middle School portrayed “The Old Man and the Sea,” with help from teacher Wendy Eubanks.

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GRAND RIDGE SCENE—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted “Behind the Scenes” for area middle school students on Nov. 13. Pictured from left, are: Grand Ridge students: RJ Kerlee, Jordan Thames, Kara Alford, Patrick McKinstry, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, Cassie Coley and GR teacher Hollie Money. The students won first place for their creation of a scene from “The Tribe: Mallrats.”

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POPLAR SCENE—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted “Behind the Scenes” for area middle school students on Nov. 13. Here, Poplar Springs students, (from left) Eric Todd, Jake Wangle, Hadley Battles and Natalie Roberts, create a scene from “The Island of the Blue Dolphin.” Poplar Springs won second place in the competition.

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ROULHAC SCENE—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted “Behind the Scenes” for area middle school students on Nov. 13. Here, Roulhac Middle School students, from left: Matthew Weisensale, Michael Prichard, Jessica Singleton, Jared Bozarth, and Luke Hinson, portray “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Roulhac won third place in the competition.

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BLOUNTSTOWN SCENE—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted “Behind the Scenes” for area middle school students on Nov. 13. Here, Matthew Warren of Blountstown Middle School portrays a scene from “The Old Man and the Sea.” Blountstown won fourth place in the competition. 

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November 16, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home will be offered:  Rules and Regulations (family), Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.    

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the following dates: March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 16, 2006

CHIPOLA TO OFFER HISPANIC CINEMA COURSE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Hispanic Cinema (SPT 2521) during the Spring 2007 semester which begins Jan. 5.  

The course will be taught in English as a humanities with-writing course, using a variety of foreign films from Spain and Latin America as visual texts to encourage topics for writing.  SPT 2521 fulfills 6,000 words of the Gordon Rule requirement.  Grades of ‘C’ or better in ENC 1101-02 are required. Prior coursework in Spanish is not required.   

Films in the course are mostly in the original Spanish and include English subtitles.  The films portray the society, cultures and people of different Hispanic countries.  As such, the course will satisfy the requirement for an international diversity course at Florida State University.   

The class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 113 of the Language and Literature building.

Dr. Mark T. Ebel—who wrote his PhD dissertation on Hispanic cinema at Florida State University—is the professor. 

For more information, contact Dr. Ebel at 718-2282. 

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November 16, 2006

Chipola to host Panhandle Classic

 

        MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians will host the Panhandle Classic, Dec. 1-2, in the Milton Johnson Health Center. 

        The Indians play Santa Fe at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, and Daytona Beach at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. 

        Panhandle fans will have a chance to see all five men’s team in action beginning with Pensacola and ABAC at noon on Friday, Dec. 1. Gulf Coast meets Genesis One in the 2 p.m. game. Top-ranked Tallahassee will face Daytona in the 4 p.m. game and OW will play South Georgia Tech in the 6 p.m. game on Friday.

        Saturday’s action begins with Gulf Coast and ABAC at noon. Pensacola and Genesis One tie up at 2 p.m. Tallahassee plays South GA Tech at 4 p.m. OW meets Santa Fe at 6 p.m. Saturday.

        The classic is sponsored in part by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council.

        The Chipola men’s team is ranked second in the NJCAA National Poll, and second in the state FCCAA polls behind number one Tallahassee. 

            The Indians improved to 5-0 with a 94-64 win over Bevill State on Nov. 9. Victor Dubovitsky had 15 points including 9 of 10 from the free throw line. DeAndre Thomas had 14 points including 10 in the second half. Ed Berrios, Mario Little, Jamarcus Ellis and Johnny Harris, each scored 12 points apiece. 

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

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FCCAA Poll Nov. 14

  1. Tallahassee
  2. Chipola
  3. Okaloosa-Walton
  4. St. Petersburg
  5. Santa Fe
  6. Pasco-Hernando
  7. Miami-Dade
  8. Indian River
  9. Palm Beach
  10. St. Johns River

NCJAA Poll 11-15-06

 

1 Midland College

2 Chipola College

3 Iowa Western

4 Arizona Western

5 Redlands

6 Coffeyville

7 San Jacinto

8 Tallahassee

9 Southwest Tennessee

10 Missouri State

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November 16, 2006

CHIPOLA GAME CANCELLED ON SATURDAY, NOV. 18

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s basketball game with Sneads State (AL) scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, has been cancelled.

Sneads State was unable to make the trip due to extenuating circumstances.  

Chipola’s next home games are set for Dec. 1-2 in the Panhandle Classic.

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

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November 16, 2006

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS TOP STATE POLLS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians share the top spot in the FCCAA Women’s Basketball poll with Gulf Coast this week, and Chipola freshman Lesheira Stevens was named FCCAA State Player of the Week.

The 5'9" freshman from Chattahoochee, FL, led the reigning FCCAA Champions to three impressive victories, including two against nationally-ranked opponents, during last weekend's Holiday Inn Express/Alzheimer's Classic.

Stevens averaged 16.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in wins over then-FCCAA No. 6 Central Florida, NJCAA No. 3 Trinity Valley and NJCAA No. 4 Southeastern Illinois. After tallying 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists against Central Florida on Nov. 10, Stevens put together solid performances on Saturday and Sunday against Southeastern Illinois (12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists) and Trinity Valley (11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), respectively.

Chipola College’s 65-55 victory over number 3 Trinity Valley gave the Florida Panhandle Conference a 6-5 record for the weekend (Nov. 10-12) in the 2nd Annual Chipola College Holiday Inn Express/Alzheimer’s Classic. 

Five Panhandle teams (Chipola, Gulf Coast, Okaloosa-Walton, Pensacola, and Tallahassee) faced five national powerhouses (Central Florida, number 23 Georgia Perimeter, number 5 Monroe, number 4 Southeastern Illinois, and number 3 Trinity Valley) in Marianna, Florida.

Panhandle teams struggled on Friday, going 1-4 with Chipola getting the only victory.  Conference teams bounced back going 4-1 on Saturday with several upset victories. 

Tallahassee defeated number 23 Georgia Perimeter, 71-58.  The game of the day was number 6 Gulf Coast’s come-from-behind victory over number 5 Monroe.  Gulf Coast trailed 31-15 at half, but came out firing in the second half and was able to pull of the 58-54 win.  Number 16 Chipola capped off the night with a 60-55 victory over number 4 Southeastern Illinois.

Proceeds from the tournament and from a three-mile memory walk, helped to raise $1,100 for the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Dothan, Alabama.

The Lady Indians are 4-1 on the year. Chipola travels to Florida Community College at Jacksonville for a Friday, Nov. 17 game.  The Lady Indians next home game is Dec. 8 against FCCJ.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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FCCAA Women’s Basketball Poll

November 14

1t. Chipola
1t. Gulf Coast
3. Okaloosa-Walton
4. Tallahassee
5. Daytona Beach
6. FCCJ
7. Miami-Dade
8. Pensacola
9. Central Florida
10. Indian River

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November 16, 2006

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CHIPOLA HELPS FIGHT ALZHEIMER’S The Chipola College Lady Indians, with help from the community, raised $1,100 through the Holiday Inn Express/Alzheimer’s Classic and an Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Here, Chipola Women’s Basketball Coach David Lane presents the check to Kay Jones, director of the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Dothan, Alabama.  

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November 27, 2006

CHIPOLA CHORUS TO PRESENT HANDEL’S MESSIAH

 

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Chamber/Community Chorus will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center, under the direction of Lenore Hample.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

Soloists for Messiah will include Chipola soprano Tina Lester Smothers; Chipola alumnus Thomas Basford, bass; Chipola vocal instructor Tyler Nelson, tenor; and FSU vocal performance major Valerie Hart Tyler, contralto.  Accompaniment will be provided by Chipola piano instructor, Dr. Joshua Martin, and organist Stanley Littleton.

For information, contact Joan Stadsklev, Director of the Fine and Performing Arts, at 850-718-2301.

 

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November 30, 2006

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the 2007 Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 3 for returning students and Jan. 4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts. New student application deadline for the Spring semester is Monday, Dec. 4.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers Bachelor's degree programs in Secondary Education and Middle School Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus. 

For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION—Chipola student Amanda West studies for finals at the college. New student application deadline for the Spring semester is Monday, Dec. 4. Registration for the 2007 Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 3 for returning students and Jan. 4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5. For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at www.chipola.edu

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November 30, 2006

CHIPOLA TO OFFER TAX 2000 COURSE

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer TAX 2000 (Income tax) course for the Spring 2007. 

Students in the class, assist instructor Lee Shook in preparing individual income tax returns and efile for local residents with simple tax return. 

Last year, Chipola students completed more than 200 returns.

There is no prerequisite for this course, and it counts as an elective for transfer credit.  It does not take the place of a junior level accounting course for accounting majors.

            The course meets from 8:35 to 9:50 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Tax returns will be prepared on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every other Saturday.

            For information, call Lee Shook at 526-2761, Ext. 3268.

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November 30, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.           

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            Sign Language I will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 30, 2006

 

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA THURSDAY

 

MARIANNA—A One-Day Student Art Exhibit is set for Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on the Chipola College campus.

The show includes original works from three college courses taught by adjunct instructor Jacquelin Boulanger: Purpose of Art (Dada influence), Two-dimensional Design (Image Appropriation with Local Color Translation), Crafts (Free Choice).

For information, call 850-718-2277.

 

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November 30, 2006

CHIPOLA DIRECTOR VISITS BROADWAY

 

MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, Chipola College Director of Theatre (left) recently attended the hit Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line” in New York City.

Sirmon visited backstage with his former New York roommate and Chorus Line Wardrobe Supervisor Rory Powers (right) along with Broadway performer Tyler Hanes (center).

“Chorus Line” became the longest running musical in Broadway history after 6,137 performances and is back on the great white way for the first revival.

Sirmon spends as much time as possible visiting New York, studying and networking with Broadway professionals.

“After each visit and every performance my love of the theater and the arts seems to get stronger and having friends on Broadway gives me a real inside look at the profession and something I can share with my students” says Sirmon.

Sirmon also was recently named an Outstanding American Teacher by the National Honor Roll, an award developed to recognize educators who have made a positive difference in the lives of their students.

Sirmon continues to share his devotion and knowledge of the theater as an FCCAA Theatre adjudicator and a Kennedy Center ACTF respondent throughout Florida.

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CHIPOLA DIRECTOR VISITS BROADWAY—Charles Sirmon, Chipola College Director of Theatre (left) recently attended the hit Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line” in New York City. Sirmon visited backstage with his former New York roommate and Chorus Line Wardrobe Supervisor Rory Powers (right) along with Broadway performer Tyler Hanes (center).

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November 30, 2006

JAZZMATAZZ 2007 TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2007 to be presented by the Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir.

Jazzmatazz will run in the Chipola Theatre January 11, 12, and 13, 2007, at 7 p.m. nightly. 

Tickets make great “stocking stuffers,” but the college will be closed Dec. 16 through Jan. 3. 

Tickets—$10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under—for this high-energy show are available from Show Choir members, or in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Building or by phoning Anita Shealy at 718-2277.

 

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JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA—Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2007 to be presented by the Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir. Members are, from left: (front) Rachael Daniel, Denise Traynom, Brittney Holmes, Sarah Cartwright, Andrea Rogers, Shannon Grice, Kendra Mayfield, Spring Taylor (back) Nick Melvin, Kevin Shores, Scott Boyle, John Baumer, Seth Basford, Mike Milton, Justin McCoy, JuJuan Clark and Parisia Wesley.

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November 30, 2006

 

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JOHNSON IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Nancy Johnson, Student Activities Director, accepts the December Career Employee of the Month award from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough. Johnson has worked at Chipola since 2000.

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November 30, 2006

 

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TUCKER TALKS ACCOUNTING—CPA Leslie Anderson Tucker, Senior Accountant at Carr, Riggs, & Ingram of Marianna, presented a program, entitled, “Is Accounting For You?” at a recent meeting of the Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity.  Pictured from left, are: PBL adviser Kathryn Roberts; Leslie Anderson Tucker, CPA; and PBL president Casey Alford.

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November 30, 2006

CHIPOLA TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians host third ranked Santa Fe, Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m., in the Panhandle Classic, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

        The Indians also play Daytona Beach at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. 

        Panhandle fans will have a chance to see all five men’s team in action beginning with Pensacola and ABAC at noon on Friday, Dec. 1. Gulf Coast meets Alabama Southern in the 2 p.m. game. Top-ranked Tallahassee will face Daytona in the 4 p.m. game and OW will play South Georgia Tech in the 6 p.m. game on Friday.

        Saturday’s action begins with Gulf Coast and ABAC at noon. Pensacola and Alabama Southern tie up at 2 p.m. Tallahassee plays South GA Tech at 4 p.m. OW meets Santa Fe at 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by Chipola and Daytona in the 8 p.m. nightcap.

        The classic is sponsored in part by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council.

The Chipola Indians are the number one team in the state and national polls following five big wins over the Thanksgiving holidays.

Chipola received 159 total points and 15 of 16 first place ballots to remain in the No. 1 post in the NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Poll for the second consecutive week. Okaloosa-Walton (7-1) is the only other Florida team in the national poll at number 19.

Chipola also tops the state FCCAA Poll which includes four Panhandle Conference teams. OW is second in the FCCAA poll. Santa Fe (6-0) is third. Tallahassee (6-3) is sixth, and Pensacola (6-2) is ninth in the state poll.

The Indians improved to 9-0 on the season with a hard fought win 88-75 win over Palm Beach on Nov. 29

Chipola trailed by as many as 18 in the first half, but Victor Dubovitsky kept the Indians in the contest with 17 first half points. He went on to score 15 in the second period to lead the Indians with 32 on the night. Deandre Thomas scored 18.

Chipola coach Greg Heiar, said, “I was really pleased with our effort in the second half. We showed a lot of poise and composure to come out in the second half and take control of the game.”

The Indians scored a 59-53 victory over Miami Dade on Nov. 28. Chipola jumped out with a 21-8 run, but led by only three at the half. Jamarcus Ellis led Chipola with 19 points and 9 rebounds. DeAndrea Thomas had 17 points and 9 rebounds.  Johnnie Harris got into early foul trouble and 6’8 Victor Dubovitsky fouled out with 6 minutes remaining. The Indians trailed 49-48 with 4 minutes to play, but went on to outscore Miami 11-4 in the final minutes.

Chipola scored a 90-82 win over Georgia Perimeter on Nov. 25 in the Rick Flores Classic at OW. Jamarcus Ellis led with 29 points, including 6 free throws. Dubovitsky had 21 points. Mario Little added 13. The Indians were up 50-44 at the half and led by as many as 16 in the second period, but Perimeter tied the game with 3 minutes remaining. Jamarcus Ellis scored 12 points including 6 free throws in the last 3 minutes to secure the Indians’ victory.

Chipola head coach Greg Heiar said, “I really give Perimeter a lot of credit. They played extremely hard and really pressured us and we responded. I thought our bench played really well.”

Chipola also scored a big 88-68 win over Chattahoochee Valley, Nov. 24. Michael Vogler led Chipola with 14 points.  Thomas scored 13. Johnnie Harris and Mario Edwards scored 12 points apiece.  Ellis scored 11 and Mario Little added 10.

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

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FCCAA Men’s Top 10, Nov. 28

Rank

Team

Record

1.

Chipola (16)

7-0

2.

Okaloosa-Walton

7-1

3.

Santa Fe (1)

6-0

4.

St. Johns River

7-0

5.

Pasco-Hernando

9-1

6.

Tallahassee

6-3

7.

Manatee

7-1

8.

Miami-Dade

6-2

9.

Pensacola

6-2

10.

Palm Beach

5-3

 

November 30, 2006

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS TOP STATE POLL

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians (7-2) remained in the top spot in the FCCAA Women’s Basketball poll for the week of Nov. 28.  Gulf Coast (6-1) is second in the poll. Tallahassee (8-1) is third. Okaloosa-Walton (7-2) is fourth in the poll giving the Panhandle Conference the top four spots in the poll.

The Lady Indians will play Miami-Dade and Hillsborough in the Florida Women’s JUCO Shootout Dec. 1-2 at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. A total of 18 games will be played in Gainesville and Ocala over the two days, pitting Florida’s 18 women’s basketball teams against one another in inter-conference action.

The Lady Indians improved to 7-2 with a 65-59 win over Trinity Valley on Nov. 24. Ra’Shawna Sippio led Chipola with 16 points. Gekeela Clemmons had 13. Lasheria Stevens and CJ Pace added 12 points apiece.

The Lady Indians host FCCJ, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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FCCAA Women’s Top Ten

November 28, 2006

Rank

Team

Record

1.

Chipola

7-2

2.

Gulf Coast

6-1

3.

Tallahassee

8-1

4.

Okaloosa-Walton

7-2

5.

Daytona Beach

7-2

6.

FCCJ

6-1

7.

Santa Fe

8-1

8.

Pensacola

6-3

9t.

Seminole

5-3

9t.

Indian River

4-2

 

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