Nov. 6, 2008

Chipola BRAIN BOWLERS Win South Florida Tournament

 

            TAMPA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Gold Team went undefeated to claim the championship at the University of South Florida Novice Fall Tournament on Nov. 1. This is the second championship in a row for the Gold team after winning the Delta Burke Tournament last weekend. The USF Novice is limited to first and second-year college participants including those from four-year schools.

            Chipola advanced to the six-team playoff round by finishing 9-0 in their initial ten-team bracket.  In the final round Chipola survived a close match with Pasco-Hernando and won on the last question.  Next, they faced another undefeated team the University of Florida. Chipola posted their best match of the year defeating UF (350-95). Chipola went on to win its next match against Valencia CC (215-175) and defeated St. Leo University (300-175) in the finals to claim the title.

            Chipola averaged 304.4 points per game, holding their opponents to 95.6 points per game. Anthony Garrett led the balanced attack with 435 points (48.33ppg), finishing seventh in individual scoring among eligible players. Brad Wells also finished in the top ten, scoring 365 points (40.56 ppg). Ryan Wells (team captain) and Jordan Belser also had a strong tournament, scoring 220 and 75 points, respectively. Chipola was the only team in the tournament with two players in the top ten.

            The Chipola Blue Team also had a strong showing, finishing the tournament with a 5-4 record. The all freshmen Blue Team was led by Drew Padgett with 230 points, with Nathan Hooppell close behind scoring 190 points.

            Chipola will play its last tournament this semester in the Academic Fall Tournament at the University of Florida next weekend.

            Stats for the USF tournament are available at the web address:

http://myweb.usf.edu/~aragab/Novice2008/USF%20Novice%202008_standings.html.

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Chipola BRAIN BOWLERS Win South Florida Tourney—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Gold Team went undefeated to claim the championship at the University of South Florida Novice Fall Tournament on Nov. 1. Gold Team members are, from left: Brad Wells, Anthony Garrett, Jordan Belser and Ryan Wells (captain).

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Nov. 6, 2008

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BUS STOP AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College Theater dramatic comedy, "Bus Stop," runs Nov. 6-9.  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.  Some tickets may be available at the theater box office 30 minutes before each show.

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Nov. 6, 2008

CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cosmetology program is accepting applications Nov. 1-30 for the Spring semester which begins in January 2009.

            The program will accept only the first 15 qualified applicants.

            Cosmetology is a competency-based, self-paced, open-entry program. A passing score on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) is required with program entry.

            Cosmetology is designed to prepare the student for employment as a licensed hairdresser and cosmetologist, registered nails or facial specialist, and to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.     The approximately one-year program prepares the student for successful completion of the state licensure examination which is required for the practice of cosmetology.  Program hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

            Financial aid is available. For information, contact instructor Paige Vanderwerf at 718-2285.

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Nov. 6, 2008

CHIPOLA EMT AND PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College EMT and Paramedic programs are currently accepting applications for upcoming courses.

            The next EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program begins Jan. 12. Classes meet weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            The next Paramedic program begins Jan. 12. Classes meet weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            Acceptance is limited in both programs. Applicants with extenuating circumstances, such as military duty, may apply up to the day classes begin.

            The EMT program is an 11 credit-hour course that is 260 hours in length. EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course) is included in the EMT curriculum. Clinical assignments are required in addition to regular class hours. Students must complete 20 hours of emergency room work in either Jackson ER and/or Northwest Florida Community Hospital) and 80 hours of ambulance ride time.

            Prerequisites for the EMT Program include: high school diploma or GED and AHA healthcare provider CPR, FDLE background check and satisfactory score on the college placement test.

The EMT program prepares students for employment as ambulance drivers/ambulance attendants, or emergency medical technicians and to treat various medical/trauma conditions.

            Both EMT and Paramedic programs are intensive courses designed to prepare the student to function in both rural and urban environments. Both courses require high standards to prepare the student to function successfully in the diverse field of emergency medical services.

            For information, contact Keith D. Maddox AS, EMT-P, Paramedic Program Supervisor at (850) 718-2403.

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Nov. 6, 2008

CHIPOLA TO HOST Spanish Language Study in Costa Rica

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Spanish Language Travel Study program in Samara Beach, Costa Rica, during Spring Break, 2009.

The total cost of the travel program is $2489, if registered by Nov. 17.  A deposit of $495 is required by this date. 

The price includes: meals, lodging, airfare, ground transportation, classes, tours, and excursions. The program is open to Chipola students enrolled for the Spring Semester 2009.  No prior coursework or prerequisites are required.  Students must have, or be eligible for, a valid U.S. Passport.  Students will receive 3 semester hours credit for attending regular one hour per week classes on campus beginning Jan. 7, 2009 plus participate in an 8 day program of intensive language study in Samara Beach, Costa Rica during Spring Break, 2009.  The dates for travel are March 29 through April 5, 2009. 

The course, LAS 1950: Latin American Travel Study, is designed to satisfy the multi-cultural diversity course requirement for graduation from Florida State University.  The meeting time for the course is to be arranged. 

In addition to intensive language study, students will live with a Costa Rican family.  This will provide a total immersion experience with the language and culture.  Students also receive instruction in cooking, Latin dance, and surfing.  Following the 5-day study program, students will travel to Rincon de la Vieja Nacional Park where they will spend several days, exploring the park with its beautiful waterfalls and hot springs on horseback; taking a nocturnal canopy tour of the rainforest, and zip-line through the tree tops of the forest canopy. 

For more information contact Dr. Mark Ebel, Professor of Spanish at Chipola College, 718-2282 ebelm@chipola.edu

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Nov. 6, 2008

Chipola to present ‘TAPESTRY OF MUSIC’

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus and Community Singers and the Chipola Rock and Jazz Ensemble invite the public to a free concert, Tapestry of Music, in the Chipola Arts Center, Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.

            Featuring inspirational music, songs of Thanksgiving and the Christmas season, the Chamber Chorus under the direction of Lenore Hample will dazzle with such songs as “For the Beauty of the Earth,” John Rutter’s “Look at the World,” and Handel’s “Thanks to be Thee.” The Chorus is accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin and will also include guest accompanist Dr. Christine Yoshikawa and Kristofer Hammond on trumpet. 

            The 25-member Rock and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Powell will swing into action with a wide variety of styles including blues, swing, Latin, rock, funk, and ballads.  Concert-goers will enjoy a special treat when Marianna vocalist Donna Paramore joins the Jazz Band for her rendition of “When I Fall in Love.”

            Both events are free and open to the public for this non-ticketed event.

            The Christmas CD “A Chipola Family Christmas,” will be on sale at the concert for $15.  Proceeds from the CD—featuring concert flutist Donna Wissinger, a friend of Chipola, and Chipola faculty members Daniel Powell and Christine Yoshikawa—support the Joan B. Stadsklev Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship. Stadsklev has served as Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department since 1987.

            For concert information contact Anita Shealy at 850-718-2277 or shealya@chipola.edu

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Nov. 6, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

             An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 8 through April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 12 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 13 through April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 14, 15, 28 & March 1, 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 9 & 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 16 & 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            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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Nov. 6, 2008

Lady Indians host Panhandle/Mid Florida Challenge

 

            MARIANNA — The Chipola Lady Indians open the home season this weekend in the Panhandle/Mid Florida Challenge.  

             The tournament kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Friday with the top ranked Lady Commodores from Gulf Coast against Santa Fe.  The Chipola Lady Indians face FCCJ at 5:30 p.m.

            Saturday’s action begins at 2 p.m. with Gulf Coast and FCCJ. Chipola takes on Santa Fe at 4 p.m. The Lady Indians scored jamboree wins over FCCJ and Santa Fe earlier this year.

            Chipola enters the classic at 2-0 after 53-30 and 69-66 over Indian River and Seminole last weekend. Carolyn Mills and Latoya Williams each scored 8 points in the Indian River game. Lenita Sanford led Chipola with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the Seminole game. Marnesha Hall had 10 points and 10 rebounds against Seminole. Ashlie Billingslea scored 18 with 6 assists.

            Chipola is ranked second in the (FCCAA) Preseason Coaches’ Poll behind top-ranked Gulf Coast. The poll includes: (1) Gulf Coast, (2) Chipola, (3) Santa Fe, (4) Pensacola, (5) Seminole, (6) Central Florida, (7) Tallahassee, (8) NW Florida (OW), (9) Daytona, and (10) Miami Dade.

            Chipola hosts the Third Annual Alzheimer’s Classic Nov. 13-15.  Chipola coach David Lane, says, “This year’s Classic will have no shortage of talented teams and players.  The eight team field includes five teams who qualified for the National Tournament last year, including National Champion Gulf Coast.  Throw in three more teams from the Panhandle—arguably the toughest conference in the country—and this year’s Classic looks to be the best yet.” 

            The three-day event will feature several Top Ten matchups.  On Thursday, Nov. 13, a rematch from the National Tournament kicks off the evening at 5 p.m. as number two Trinity Valley (TX) takes on number 23 Georgia Perimeter.  The nightcap will feature ninth-ranked Chipola against number 19 Monroe (NY). 

            Friday, Nov. 14, games begin at 1 p.m.  Key matchups include defending National Champions Gulf Coast (number 5) versus number 19 Monroe (NY) at 3 p.m.  The final game of the night will be between potential ninth-ranked Chipola and second ranked Trinity Valley. 

            The third and final day of the Classic should easily be the most entertaining.  Games start at noon.  At 2 p.m. Trinity Valley will be looking to avenge last year’s lost to Gulf Coast.  At 4 p.m., upstart Pensacola will look to make a splash against Monroe.  The Classic’s final game at 6 p.m. will be the most anticipated as ninth ranked Chipola meets top ranked Jefferson College (MO).           The games take on more intrigue as State Farm All-Americans Latoya Williams (Chipola) and Danielle Adams (Jefferson) battle to see who becomes the front runner for National Player of the Year.

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Nov. 6, 2008

CHIPOLA BEATS TOP-RANKED INDIAN HILLS

           

            Ottumwa , IAThe second-ranked Chipola Indians knocked off number one Indian Hills 62-61 on Nov. 3.  

            Chipola led for nearly the entire second half and then held off a late Warrior charge to win 62-61 in an early-season battle of elite junior college teams. “This is a great victory for our program,” said Chipola Coach Greg Heiar. “To go on the road and play the preseason number one team in the country and walk away with a win shows the character and heart of our kids.”

            Casey Mitchell led the Indians with 15 points. Malcolm Armstead and Torye Pelham each scored 13. Jeremy Jacob had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

            The Indians scored an 87-69 win over Mineral Area College on Halloween night. Chipola suffered its first loss of the year Nov. 1, in a 78-71 loss to Three Rivers.

Mitchell led with 22 points. Darrell Williams had 15. Flowers had 11, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.  Jacob had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Darius Stowers was injured in the game.

            Armstead was in foul trouble early as the Indians played for most of the evening without a point guard on the floor. Pelham was in foul trouble all night as well.

            Chipola (2-1) travels to Phenix City, AL, Nov. 7 to take on Chattahoochee Valley.  The Indians face Atlanta Metro and Georgia Perimeter Nov. 14-15 in Decatur, GA.

            The Indians host Cape Fear College in the first home game of the year Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

            Chipola is the defending FCCAA state champion, ranked first in the FCCAA poll and second

in the NJCAA poll.

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

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Nov. 13, 2008

CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE IS NOV. 20

 

            MARIANNA—Imagine Saturday Night Live on a Thursday. Chipola College Theatre majors and friends will present a one-night-only evening of scenes, song and dance, and plenty of laughs for its Fourth Annual Theatre Showcase, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

            Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any theatre major or in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts building.

            For information, call Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, at 850-718-2227, or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

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Nov. 13, 2008

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL TEAM PERFORMS WELL AT UF TOURNEY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Brain Bowl Gold Team competed in the Academic Competition Federation Fall Tournament Nov. 7-8 at the University of Florida. The 20 team field included eleven four-year colleges and 9 community colleges.

            The four-year schools included Florida State, Georgia, South Florida and South Carolina. The Chipola Team finished the initial round robin with a 6-3 record, with wins over South Carolina B, Georgia D, and Manatee. Chipola’s losses came against Florida State, Georgia and South Florida.

            Chipola finished third in their bracket, which placed them in the top six overall. This advanced the team to Tier A, where they played in another round robin to determine the champion. Chipola was the only junior college team to advance to the final rounds.            Unfortunately, Chipola lost its games to South Carolina A, Georgia A, and New College South Carolina A claimed the Division I championship.  Florida State won the Division II title, with Chipola claiming the DII runner-up position. Division II teams must have players in their freshmen and sophomore year of college.

            Chipola Gold Team members are: Anthony Garrett, Jordan Belser, Ryan Wells and Brad Wells.

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Nov. 13, 2008

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS ‘AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS’

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series presents “An Appalachian Christmas,” performed by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Monday, Dec. 8.

            Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Nov. 24 at the Chipola Business Office. 

            Perfect for the holiday season, “An Appalachian Christmas” creates the feeling of a small community at Christmas time with a diverse program including traditional and not so traditional holiday favorites ranging from “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “In Dulci Jubilo,” “Deck the Halls,” and music from the Appalachian region.  Audience members are invited to come early and hear the brass section playing in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.  The audience will join in with some surprises toward the end of the show.

Much of the music enjoyed in the U.S. at Christmas time originated in the Appalachians or was brought over from Ireland, Scotland and England and became tradition here.

Special guests for the program will be the popular Harp – Flute duet Gentle Rain. Rich Jones and Christine Drescher will be featured prominently in the concert with renditions of “Greensleeves,” “Deck The Halls” and “The Holly and The Ivy.” They will be joined on other Christmas favorites by Dulcimer player and percussionist Scott Douglas.

The program also will include “The Little Drummer Boy” arranged as a Bolero and two suites of familiar Appalachian tunes “Barbara Allen,” “How Firm a Foundation,” and “Shenandoah.”

            Two more exciting performances will are scheduled as part of the 2008-09 Chipola Artist Series. “The Music at the Crossroads” presented by Celtic Crossroads will have audiences enjoying St. Patrick’s Day a bit early on Jan. 26.  Celtic Crossroads is critically-acclaimed as one of the best live music concerts to come from Ireland in over 20 years.  This magical display of music incorporates seven world-class musicians, playing an array of both traditional and non-traditional instruments on stage, creating an unforgettable musical experience.

            Christine Yoshikawa, classical pianist, will perform March 24. The Canadian pianist has enjoyed a multi-faceted international career performing as soloist with orchestras, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching masterclasses throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She is on the Roster of Recording Artists for Eroica Classical Recordings and serves on faculty at Chipola College.

            The Chipola 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.

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

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Nov. 13, 2008

Chipola to present ‘TAPESTRY OF MUSIC’

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus and Community Singers and the Chipola Rock and Jazz Ensemble invite the public to a free concert, Tapestry of Music, in the Chipola Arts Center, Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.

            Featuring inspirational music, songs of Thanksgiving and the Christmas season, the Chamber Chorus under the direction of Lenore Hample will dazzle with such songs as “For the Beauty of the Earth,” John Rutter’s “Look at the World,” and Handel’s “Thanks to be Thee.” The Chorus is accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin and will also include guest accompanist Dr. Christine Yoshikawa and Kristofer Hammond on trumpet. 

            The 25-member Rock and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Powell will swing into action with a wide variety of styles including blues, swing, Latin, rock, funk, and ballads.  Concert-goers will enjoy a special treat when Marianna vocalist Donna Paramore joins the Jazz Band for her rendition of “When I Fall in Love.”

            Both events are free and open to the public for this non-ticketed event.

            The Christmas CD “A Chipola Family Christmas,” will be on sale at the concert for $15.  Proceeds from the CD—featuring concert flutist Donna Wissinger, a friend of Chipola, and Chipola faculty members Daniel Powell and Christine Yoshikawa—support the Joan B. Stadsklev Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship. Stadsklev has served as Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department since 1987.

            For concert information contact Anita Shealy at 850-718-2277 or shealya@chipola.edu

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Nov. 13, 2008

CHIPOLA SCIENCE CLUB TO HOST NUCLEAR SEMINAR NOV. 19

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Science Club Science will host a seminar on Nuclear Energy, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall in building Z.

            John Williams, senior engineer of Southern Nuclear will discuss the nuclear power as part of the U.S. energy mix, nuclear plan technology, industry challenges, and current research on reactor design, spent fuel reprocessing and fusion.

            Williams earned a B.S. in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has 10 years of experience in the nuclear industry with a focus on reactor core design, licensing and nuclear fuel issues. He also takes an active role in the development of young engineers and students interested in engineering and the nuclear industry. He is the son of Chipola math professor Dr. Cherry Ward.

            For information about the seminar, contact Dr. Jeff Bodart at 526-2761, Ext. 3252, or email bodartj@chipola.edu

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Nov. 13, 2008

LOCAL WOODWORKER TO PRESENT CRAA PROGRAM

 

            MARIANNA—Local woodworker Lowell Croom will bring back those nostalgic years of childhood as he shares his old-fashioned hand made toys at the Chipola Regional Arts Association’s Luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Jim’s Buffet.

            Pop guns, merry-go-rounds, trains, slide boxes and more are sure to revive fond memories as Croom discusses his work. Croom, who lives in Marianna, displays and sells his hand crafted toys at craft shows and festivals throughout the Southeast.

            The public is invited to the Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon.

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

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LOCAL WOODWORKER TO PRESENT CRAA PROGRAM—Local woodworker Lowell Croom (pictured) will bring back those nostalgic years of childhood as he shares his old-fashioned hand made toys at the Chipola Regional Arts Association’s Luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Jim’s Buffet.

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Nov. 13, 2008

AREA COLLEGE PRESIDENTS MEET

 

            DOTHAN, AL—Wallace Community College hosted the Alabama-Florida Border Colleges Partnership quarterly meeting on Oct. 24. 

            The partnership was established in 2007 to promote regionalism and to allow the partner institutions to collaborate on projects, ideas and issues for mutual benefit. 

            The group includes presidents and other representatives from Chipola College, Enterprise-Ozark Community College, Jeff Davis Community College, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Northwest Florida State College, Pensacola Junior College and Wallace Community College-Dothan.

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AREA COLLEGE PRESIDENTS MEET—Wallace Community College hosted the Alabama-Florida Border Colleges Partnership quarterly meeting on Oct. 24.  Presidents attending the October meeting are, from left: Dr. Ed Meadows of Pensacola Junior College; Dr. Linda C. Young of Wallace Community College-Dothan; Dr. Bob Richburg of Northwest Florida State College; and Dr. Gene Prough of Chipola College. 

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Nov. 13, 2008

 CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

             An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 8 through April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 12 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 13 through April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 14, 15, 28 & March 1, 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 9 & 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 16 & 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            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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Nov. 13, 2008

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HAMIL IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Lillie Hamil (right) accepts the Chipola College November Career Employee of the Month award from college vice-president Steve Young. Hamil has served as Departmental Staff Assistant in the college Public Relations Office since 2004. 

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Nov. 13, 2008

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CLOUD IS TOP ADMINISTRATOR—Sybil Cloud, Chipola College Director of Financial Aid, (right) accepts the November Faculty/Administrator of the Month award from Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Services. Cloud has worked at the college since 1975.

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Nov. 13, 2008

CHIPOLA ALZHEIMER’S CLASSIC BRINGS NATIONAL TALENT TO MARIANNA

 

            MARIANNA—The Third Annual Chipola College Alzheimer’s Classic will be held Nov. 13-15 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

            Chipola women’s basketball coach David Lane, says, “This year’s Classic will have no shortage of talented teams and players.  The eight team field includes five teams who qualified for the National Tournament last year, including National Champions Gulf Cast Community College.  Throw in three more teams from the Florida Panhandle Conference—arguably the toughest junior college conference in the country—and this year’s Classic looks to be the best yet.” 

            Along with the team talent, there will be plenty of individual talent as well.  The teams will feature 22 of the top 60 junior college sophomores and 12 of the top 34 junior college freshmen according to Dan Olson’s Collegiate Girls’ Basketball Report. 

            “The Alzheimer’s Classic at Chipola College has become the junior college tournament of the year.  It has as much talent as the National Tournament.  It is a tremendous early opportunity to see the best teams and players in junior college basketball,” Dan Olson- Dan Olson’s Collegiate Girls’ Basketball Report.

            The three-day event will feature several Top Ten matchups.  On Thursday, Nov. 13, a rematch from the National Tournament kicks off the evening at 5 p.m. as number two Trinity Valley (TX) takes on number 23 Georgia Perimeter.  The nightcap will feature ninth-ranked Chipola against number 19 Monroe (NY). 

            The first full day of games begins Friday Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.  Key matchups include defending National Champions Gulf Coast (number 5) versus number 19 Monroe (NY) at 3 p.m.  The final game of the night will be between potential ninth-ranked Chipola and second ranked Trinity Valley. 

            The third and final day of the Classic should easily be the most entertaining.  Games start at noon.  At 2 p.m. Trinity Valley will be looking to avenge last year’s lost to Gulf Coast.  At 4 p.m., upstart Pensacola will look to make a splash against Monroe.  The Classic’s final game at 6 p.m. will be the most anticipated as ninth ranked Chipola meets top ranked Jefferson College (MO).          

            The games take on more intrigue as State Farm All-Americans Latoya Williams (Chipola) and Danielle Adams (Jefferson) battle to see who becomes the front runner for JC/CC National Player of the Year.

            Lane said, “This year’s field is very talented.  I would recommend this tournament to any four year coach who is looking for a junior college player.  You will not be disappointed!” 

            The Chipola Lady Indians are off to a 4-0 start this season. Chipola swamped Indian River (53-30) on Halloween night. The Lady Indians outlasted Seminole CC (69-66) on Nov. 1.

Chipola handily defeated FJJC (90-68) on Nov. 7. The Lady Indians passed the century mark in scoring on Nov. 8 defeating Santa Fe (101-79). 

Thursday Nov. 13th

            5:00pm-         #2 Trinity Valley vs. #23  Georgia Perimeter

            7:00pm-           #9 Chipola vs. #18 Monroe

Friday Nov. 14th

            1:00pm-           Pensacola vs. #23 Georgia Perimeter

            3:00pm-           #5 Gulf Coast vs. #18 Monroe

            5:00pm-           Tallahassee vs. #1 Jefferson College

            7:00pm-           #9 Chipola vs. #2 Trinity Valley           

Saturday Nov. 15th

            12:00pm-         #23 Georgia Perimeter vs. Tallahassee

            2:00pm-           #2 Trinity Valley vs. #5 Gulf Coast

            4:00pm-           #18 Monroe vs. Pensacola

            6:00pm-           #9 Chipola vs. #1 Jefferson College

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Nov. 13, 2008

CHIPOLA INDIANS OPEN HOME SEASON NOV. 20

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians open the home season Thursday, Nov. 20, with a 7 p.m. game against Cape Fear Community College (NC) in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            Chipola improved to 3-1 with an 81-51 win over Chattahoochee Valley on Nov. 10. Casey Mitchell scored 17 points in the first half. Gary Flowers had 12 points on the night.

            The second-ranked Chipola Indians knocked off number one Indian Hills 62-61 on Nov. 3.   Chipola led for nearly the entire second half and then held off a late Warrior charge. Casey Mitchell led the Indians with 15 points. Malcolm Armstead and Torye Pelham each scored 13. Jeremy Jacob had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

            The Indians scored an 87-69 win over Mineral Area College on Halloween night. Chipola suffered its first misfire of the year Nov. 1, in a 78-71 loss to Three Rivers.

Mitchell led with 22 points. Darrell Williams had 15. Flowers had 11, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.  Jacob had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Darius Stowers was injured in the game.

            The Indians travel to Decatur, GA, Nov. 14-15 for games with Atlanta Metro and Georgia Perimeter.

            Chipola is the defending FCCAA state champion, ranked first in the FCCAA poll and second in the NJCAA poll.

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

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Nov. 20, 2008

CHIPOLA OFFICIALS TO CUT RIBBON TO OPEN NEW ACCESS ROAD

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees will host a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to mark completion of the college’s new Access Road, Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 p.m. 

            The ceremony will be held near the Chipola Pool which is behind the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The new Access Road will provide a second entrance to campus via River Forest Road and will serve as the location for the college’s new $16 million Center for the Arts.

            For information, call 718-2264.

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Nov. 20, 2008

WILLIAMS IS NEW SPRINGS AMBASSADOR

 

            MARIANNA—Russell Williams is the new Springs of the Chipola River Ambassador.  The job title explains what Williams will be doing on a daily basis, establishing goodwill with landowners in the basin area of Jackson Blue Spring, a first magnitude spring in Marianna and one of only 33 such springs in Florida. 

            Russell states, “My main job is to get out and build a rapport with landowners so that they will see the need to protect our springs and drinking water. I’ll be gathering information to promote the knowledge and the need to protect springs and groundwater.”

            Williams is a 42 year veteran of the Florida State Park system, a career which began at the Florida Caverns in 1961.  From there he worked at Tomoka and Ocholoknee River State Parks before returning to Three Rivers State Park in Sneads where he worked from 1969 until June 30, 2003.

            “I’ve had an interest in water and nature all my life. I’ve always had a curiosity in the distribution of surface and ground water. Working at the caverns I became interested in water issues.” Williams is employed through the Florida Springs Initiative. The Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group directed by one of Chipola College’s science professors, Allan Tidwell, is also funded by the Florida Springs Initiative.  

            Williams’s first job is to consider farming and development issues and the task of identifying sinkholes in the basin.  These sinkholes provide a direct connection to the water that flows out of Blue Springs. Setting up buffers around sinkholes is the best management practice for keeping contaminants out of the spring system. He will be involved with the Jackson County Sinkhole Clean-up Amnesty Program which will give landowners help in cleaning up sinkholes with no strings attached.

            He’ll be meeting with landowners to provide education on how their land use practices affect not only the drinking water of their families and the families of their neighbors but also the spring water of Jackson Blue Spring and the other springs in this spring system.   

               Allan Tidwell remarks, “Russell will be a tremendous asset to our Springs Protection efforts as he serves in the role as Springs Ambassador. He is local and well known in the Jackson County community and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.  He will be the “face & feet” in the community for the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group.  We in Jackson County have enjoyed our beautiful “Blue Springs” down through time.  To insure that future generations have the same opportunity, we must be intentional with regards to protecting what God has blessed us with.  To protect the water that flows from springs, we must first protect the land in the spring basin.”

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Nov. 20, 2008

Chipola to present ‘TAPESTRY OF MUSIC’

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus and Community Singers and the Chipola Rock and Jazz Ensemble invite the public to a free concert, Tapestry of Music, in the Chipola Arts Center, Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.

            Featuring inspirational music, songs of Thanksgiving and the Christmas season, the Chamber Chorus under the direction of Lenore Hample will dazzle with such songs as “For the Beauty of the Earth,” John Rutter’s “Look at the World,” and Handel’s “Thanks to be Thee.” The Chorus is accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin and will also include guest accompanist Dr. Christine Yoshikawa and Kristofer Hammond on trumpet. 

            The 25-member Rock and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Powell will swing into action with a wide variety of styles including blues, swing, Latin, rock, funk, and ballads.  Concert-goers will enjoy a special treat when Marianna vocalist Donna Paramore joins the Jazz Band for her rendition of “When I Fall in Love.”

            Both events are free and open to the public for this non-ticketed event.

            The Christmas CD “A Chipola Family Christmas,” will be on sale at the concert for $15.  Proceeds from the CD—featuring concert flutist Donna Wissinger, a friend of Chipola, and Chipola faculty members Daniel Powell and Christine Yoshikawa—support the Joan B. Stadsklev Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship. Stadsklev has served as Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department since 1987.

            For concert information contact Anita Shealy at 850-718-2277 or shealya@chipola.edu

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Nov. 20, 2008

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS CD’S ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—A CD entitled, “A Chipola Family Christmas,” featuring Chipola faculty performers and flutist Donna Wissinger is available now in the Chipola Fine Arts Department.

            Proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the Joan B. Stadsklev Scholarship Fund. CD’s are $15 each or 10 for $100.

            Stadsklev has served as Director of Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department for many years, and has worked at the college since 1980. In her work, Stadsklev oversees all music, theater and art classes and programs. She also serves as the college’s liaison to the Chipola Regional Arts Association.

            Personal contributions to support the Stadsklev fund also may be mailed to: Chipola Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.

            For more information about the scholarship, call 850-718-2478.

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Nov. 20, 2008

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS ‘AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS’

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College Artist Series event, “An Appalachian Christmas,” performed by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra on Monday, Dec. 8.

            Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—are available at the Chipola Business Office. 

            “An Appalachian Christmas” creates the feeling of a small community at Christmas time with a diverse program including holiday favorites ranging from “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “In Dulci Jubilo,” “Deck the Halls,” and music from the Appalachian region.  Guests are invited to come early and hear the brass section playing in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.  The audience will join in with some surprises toward the end of the show.

Special guests for the program will be the popular Harp – Flute duet Gentle Rain. Rich Jones and Christine Drescher will be featured prominently in the concert with renditions of “Deck The Halls” and “The Holly and The Ivy.” They will be joined on other Christmas favorites by Dulcimer player and percussionist Scott Douglas.

            Two more performances will are scheduled as part of the 2008-09 Chipola Artist Series. “The Music at the Crossroads” presented by Celtic Crossroads will have audiences enjoying St. Patrick’s Day a bit early on Jan. 26.  Christine Yoshikawa, classical pianist, will perform March 24. She is on the Roster of Recording Artists for Eroica Classical Recordings and serves on faculty at Chipola College.

            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.

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

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Nov. 20, 2008

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College Show Choir’s annual Jazzmatazz show are now on sale in the Fine Arts Department office. Tickets also are available from Show Choir members. Jazzmatazz runs for four nights, Jan. 7-10, 2009. 

            Show Choir performs in local venues throughout the Southeast, as well as Disney World and on luxury cruise lines. The group is under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin.

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2277.

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Chipola Show Choir JAZZMATAZZ Tickets for the Chipola College Show Choir’s annual Jazzmatazz show are now on sale in the Fine Arts Department office. Tickets also are available from Show Choir members. Jazzmatazz runs for four nights, Jan. 7-10, 2009. Members are from left, (front) Courtney Corbin, Marianna; Kaleigh Owens, Sneads; Cassie Mitchell, Marianna; Kylee Shores, Marianna; Mindy Shamblin, Donalsonville, GA; Kara Jumper, Graceville; Brenna Kneiss, Chipley; (second row)Josh Johnson, Marianna; Audrey Brown, Altha; Caroline Segers, Bonifay; Rachael Daniel, Marianna; Ashely Bruce, Greenwood; Emily Harrison, Marianna; Madison Wester, Grand Ridge; Kyndall Covington,  Arlington, TN; (back row) Kris Sampson, Marianna; Cam Hitchcock; Garrett Brolund, Dothan, AL; Cuyler Engram, Blountstown;  Keith Watford, Graceville; Quintin Beachum, Campbellton; Kevin Shores, Marianna;  JuJuan Clark, Campbellton;  Aaron Moore, Bonifay; Nathan Hauser, Bonifay; Atrayu Adkins, Marianna; and Geoffrey Poole, Marianna.

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Nov. 20, 2008

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE CLUB HOSTS NUCLEAR SEMINAR—The Chipola College Science Club recently hosted a seminar on Nuclear Energy. John Williams, senior engineer of Southern Nuclear was the guest speaker. He is the pictured here with Chipola math professor Dr. Cherry Ward.

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Nov. 20, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

             An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 8 through April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 12 through April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 13 through April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 14, 15, 28 and March 1, 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 6, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 9 and 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 16 and 18, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            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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Nov. 20, 2008

INDIANS TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC

            The third-ranked Chipola Indians host the Milton H. Johnson Panhandle Classic Dec. 4-6. Chipola plays IMG Academy at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4. The Indians face Bruswick College, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., and Miami Dade, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.  OW, Gulf Coast, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Northwest Fl State College (OW) also play during the three day classic.

            The Indians were 5-1 heading into their home opener Nov. 20 against Cape Fear (N.C.).

            Chipola has won four straight since being upset by top-ranked Three Rivers and have taken three wins against top 10 opponents this season. Their last win came Saturday against Georgia Perimeter, a 72-62 victory. 

            The Indians are led in scoring this season by Casey Mitchell with 21.5 points per game, while Gary Flowers (14.5 ppg), Torye Pelham (11.5ppg), Jeremy Jacob (11ppg), and Darrell Williams (9.9ppg) give Chipola nearly six players averaging double figures on the early season.

            Jacob leads the team with 10.1 rebounds per game, while Flowers adds 3.4 assists and 3.1 blocks per night.  Mitchell leads the team with 3.2 steals per game.  Chipola is averaging 78 points per game this season, while giving up just 63.1 per night. 

                        For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu

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Nov. 20, 2008

LADY INDIANS IMPROVE TO 7-1

 

            MARIANNA—The Lady Indians improved to 7-1 with a 73-50 over South Georgia Tech on Nov. 18. Latoya Williams led the Lady Indians with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Ashlie Billingslea had 12 points. In her first start as a Lady Indian, Pearl Johnson scored 8 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.

            The Lady Indians suffered their only misfire of the season in a 77-72 loss to Jefferson College on Nov. 15.  Billingslea and Sequoyah Griffin each scored 16. Georgian Williams had 10.

            Chipola scored an 87-66 win over Trinity Valley on Nov. 14. Lenita Sanford led with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Marnesha Hall had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Ashlie Billingslea had 6 assists.

            The Lady Indians scored a 78-72 win over Monroe in the opening round of the Alzheimer’s Classic on Nov. 13. Williams led with 20 points and 19 rebounds. Georgian Williams had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Jamia Akins and Pearl Johnson scored 9 points apiece.  The Lady Indians’ next home game is Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. against South Georgia Tech.

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

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Nov. 24, 2008

CHIPOLA OFFICIALS TO CUT RIBBON TO OPEN NEW ACCESS ROAD

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees will host a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to mark completion of the college’s new Access Road, Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 p.m. 

            The ceremony will be held near the Chipola Pool which is behind the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The new Access Road will provide a second entrance to campus via River Forest Road and will serve as the location for the college’s new $16 million Center for the Arts.

            For information, call 718-2264.

                                   

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Nov. 24, 2008

Hudson Memorial Scholarship offered for spring

 

            MARIANNA—The John Hudson Memorial Scholarship will be offered for the Spring 2009 semester at Chipola College.

            A $1,000 scholarship toward tuition and/or books will be available for classes beginning in January 2009. 

            Applicants must be Marianna High graduates who were involved in an athletic program. A 2.0 high school GPA is required. For applicants in college, a 2.0 cumulative and semester GPA is required.

            Application deadline is Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Applications may be mailed to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.

            For information, call the Foundation Office at (850) 718-2478.

 

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