October 7, 2004

 

WORKFORCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES MEET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted a dinner for members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council.

                More than 70 area professionals and business leaders serve on nine separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs.

                Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development, says, “We depend on the expertise of these professionals to provide real-world advice about the training we need to provide to our students. Their involvement insures that our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce.”

                Advisory committees and members are:

                Automotive Technology—George Ed Howell, Neil Glover, Ray Lawrence, Rusty Lawrence, Jeff Howell, Matt Cox, Michael Kriser, Mike Lichtfuss, Jamie Cozart, Roy Scheffer, Alan Scheffer, Chuck Anderson, Ronnie Stevens, John Pforte, Jamie Streetman, Harry Kern, Bud Riviere, John Gardner, Jessie Deal, Phillip Deshazo, Jeff Mauldin and Tony Tye.

                Computer Electronics—Kenny Griffin, Stan Saunders, Landis Adams, Donald Rye, Byron Ward, Buddy Williams and Harold E. Barnes.

                Cosmetology—Carlotta Shores, Jana Baggett, Lori Harris, Rene Jordan, Paige Vanderwerf, Sarah Maddox, Angie Hill, Dana Torbett, Heather Cain, Gina Mia Sims, Kim Donofro, Cookie Harvey, Ginger Harris, Charlie Handrop, Marcia Sharpe, and Ky Nguyen.

                Criminal Justice—John McDaniel, David Tatum, Glenn Kimbrel, Elton Horton, Lou Roberts, Linda Stanley, James Dickson, Kirby Peacock, Carl Davis, Mark Henry, Harrell Glisson, Brian Keith Stagner and William Watford.

                Culinary Management—John Milton, Edwin Blitch, Todd Sterzoy, John Mayo and Scott Jackson.

                Electronic Engineering Technology—Anthony Register, Harvey Daniel, Sirajuddin Muhammad, Dennis Patton, Wiley Barnes, John Worthing, Jesse Rich, Bruce Williams, Tanya Taylor, Ross Jackson, Warren O’Shield, Glenda Bethel and Gary Brown.

                Firefighting—Jason Powell, Steve Edwards, Rolf Myrltammar, Robby Brown, Jack Barwick and Floyd Aycock.

                Telecommunications—Michael Nixon and Michael Sellers.

                Welding—Clayton Jordan, Patrick W. Williams, Roger Culpepper, Harris Baker, Alonza Russ Jr, Raymond Macaluso, David G. Smith, Nathan Pittman, Sr., James M. White, Donald Wayne Penney and Elonzo Dale Messer.

                For information about Chipola’s Workforce Development programs, call 850-718-2270. 

                         

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October 7, 2004

 

“HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO” TO PERFORM TUESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series opens with “The Hot Club of San Francisco,” Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center. 

                Hot Club is an ensemble of versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. Hot Club turns back the hands of time to the 1930’s and the small smoky clubs, refined lounges, and fancy hotel ballrooms of Paris.

                The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their seven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930’s and the jazz clubs of Paris and the lounges of the Hotel Ritz. Often called Gypsy Jazz, the music of Hot Club has entranced audiences around the globe for over 10 years. Critics have hailed the group’s playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant.” From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, Hot Club of keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

                On Wednesday, Oct. 13, musicians from Hot Club will host a Music and Conversation session at 10 a.m. in H-108 of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. All students and college employees are invited to attend.

                Three other events are scheduled for the 2004-05 Artist Series. “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks of New York will play the Chipola Theater, Nov. 15. "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 18, 2005. The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.      

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

                Season tickets—$40 for all four events—are on sale in the college Business Office.  Individual event tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

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Chipola College recently hosted a Biological and Chemical Weapons Response seminar for local law enforcement and emergency personnel. The training was provided by instructors from the University of Miami.

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October 7, 2004

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24. 

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Jan. 15 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

                A CPR class will meet Oct. 12 and 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. An IV Therapy certification course will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost  is $121.  A  First Aid class will meet Oct. 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet Saturdays, Oct.9 through December 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                An Intermediate Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 11 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

             Scapbooking 101:  Fundamentals of Making Memories class will meet Friday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m.  Cost is $37.  Advanced Scapbooking class will meet Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $37. 

                The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

                Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                                  

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October 7, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

 

                MARIANNA—The First Annual Chipola College FACC Arts & Crafts Show will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Arts Center.

                A limited number of 10' X 12' booth spaces are available for those wishing to sell crafts or food concessions. Deadline to reserve a booth is Nov. 1. Booths for arts and crafts are $25. Food booths are $100. Proceeds benefit the FACC scholarship fund.

                Entertainers also are invited to perform during the show.

                For information, contact Lou Kind at 718-2295 or Kim Collins at 718-2311.

 

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October 7, 2004

 

CHIPOLA FACC CHAPTER AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently awarded six scholarships to Chipola students. 

                Dependents of college employees are eligible for the awards. This year’s recipients, with sponsors, are: Meghan Holley, Shannon Mercer, Lance Mitchell, Melissa Taylor, Andy Ward and Donald Williams

                Chipola’s FACC endowment has grown to nearly $100,000.  FACC has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since 1995.

                The Chipola chapter raises funds for its scholarship endowment through concession sales at college athletic events, a silent auction and an upcoming Arts and Crafts show. Chipola’s FACC scholarship program has been named the Most Outstanding Scholarship program in the state two of the last four years.

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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October 14, 2004

 

MEET THE INDIANS DAY SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College basketball coaching staff invites all area youngsters to the first "Meet the Indians Day," Thursday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

Additional meetings will be held Nov. 4 and 16 and Dec. 2.

Boys and girls—grades K-6—are invited to meet the Chipola basketball players and coaching staff and to participate in a short clinic on fundamentals. Participants will receive complimentary season passes—good for all Chipola's home games.

                For information, call assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger at 850-718-2378.

 

 

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October 14, 2004

 

 

‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ OPENS OCT. 21 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of “Run for Your Wife,” are now on sale in the college Business Office.

                The hit comedy opens a four-day run Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theater. The play also shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  Written by Ray Cooney, “Run for Your Wife” is British farce in the grand tradition of Faulty Towers, Mr. Bean and The Benny Hill Show.      

                The plot centers on John Smith—an ordinary London cab driver.  He owns his own car, sets his own hours, is hard working, punctual and lives a very ordinary life...with the exception of his two wives, Mary and Barbara.  One night John stops an old woman from getting mugged and gets knocked unconscious.  After being checked over at the hospital, he is taken to his home with Mary by a local police officer, Detective Troughton.  However, that morning, he supposed to be with at his home with Barbara.   After realizing his predicament, John tries to get home to Barbara while keeping both his first wife Mary and Detective Troughton from finding out about his second wife.          Enlisting the help of his neighbor, John heaps one lie upon another to get back to Barbara and back on his very precise schedule.  All appears to be well until another police officer arrives from a neighboring district investigating the case of two cab drivers named John Smith, both mugged on the same night but having different addresses.  Quick thinking Stanley exaggerates several more lies to create a new John Smith for Detective Porterhouse, while keeping the truth from Mary.  As the lies pile up and craziness ensues, Stanley and John try valiantly to keep the nosy detectives busy, John's suspicious wives from running into each other, their sex lives straight and all of their stories together. 

                “Run for Your Wife” is a fast paced, slapstick, laugh a minute romp that leaves audiences in stitches and begging for more. 

                The Chipola cast is led by Jonathan Dowling in the role of John Smith. The two wives are played by Melody Ruano and Anne Gilmartin. Brad Brooks is Det. Sgt. Troughton and Heath Carroll plays Sgt. Porterhouse. Zackary Price is neighbor Stanley Gardner.  Jordan Eley is the Newspaper Reporter and Josh Barber is the Photographer. Chris Manasco plays Bobby Franklyn.               

                Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon leads the crew of: Courtney Haile, Mary Kathryn Tanner, Kimberly Hobgood and Jessi Helms.   

                The comedy contains some adult humor. For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.                                         

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October 14, 2004

               

‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College Theater will present the hit comedy, "Run For Your Wife," beginning Oct. 21. For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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October 14, 2004

 

 

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CRAA HELPS CHIPOLA—Dr. Jerry Kandzer, president of the Chipola Regional Arts Association, presents a check to Joan Stadsklev, Chipola’s director of Fine and Performing Arts. The $500 donation is a match to the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs grant to bring nationally-recognized concert flutist/art consultant Donna Wissinger to Graceville and Sneads high schools for music workshops and master classes this fall.

 

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October  14, 2004

 

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Television personality Danny Lipford recently addressed the Chipola College Honors program.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola student David Boyd, Lipford and Chipola student Whitney Carmichael. Lipford is host of Today’s Homeowner, a syndicated home improvement show which airs on more than 190 stations. Lipford is a 1975 graduate of Marianna High School who began his own remodeling company at the age of 21.

 

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October 14, 2004

                                                                                               

MEET THE INDIANS DAY SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College basketball coaching staff invites all area youngsters to the first "Meet the Indians Day," Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

Additional meetings will be held Nov. 4 and 16 and Dec. 2.

Boys and girls—grades K-6—are invited to meet the Chipola basketball players and coaching staff and to participate in a short clinic on fundamentals. Participants will receive complimentary season passes—good for all Chipola's home games.

                For information, call assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger at 850-718-2378.

 

 

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October 14, 20004

 

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

                MARIANNA—Registration is ongoing for a number of Workforce Development programs at Chipola College.

                Most programs feature open enrollment, which allows students to enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available, and remedial assistance is provided for most programs. Several programs have reached capacity for the semester, but have established waiting lists.  

Certificate Programs include:, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services (formerly Cosmetology), Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, , Telecommunications and Welding Technologies.

                Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Information Administration, Networking Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology, and Office Administration.               

                The Chipola Success Center has openings for students who need help with testing skills, GED Prep, academic confidence or a refresher in Reading, Language, Math and Pre-algebra in order to succeed in academic and workforce programs. 

                For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 718-2270.

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October 28, 2004

 

CHIPOLA PRESIDENT EARNS EXCELLENT EVALATION

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees approved an excellent evaluation of college president Dr. Gene Prough during the board’s regular monthly meeting, Oct. 26.

All nine board members said that Prough satisfactorily performed or met all four objectives listed on the evaluation. In a summary of the trustees’ comments, board attorney Gerald Holley stated, “Dr. Prough received an excellent evaluation and is to be commended for a job well done.”

Trustees listed some of Prough’s strengths as: progressive; “tireless worker on behalf of the college; has a positive vision for the college; surrounds himself with knowledgeable and caring educators; and views his duties as a mission, not just a job.”

Following the meeting, Prough said, “I love this college and I enjoy working to improve the opportunities for the students of our area. Our students and employees make this one of the finest community colleges in the country.”

Prough became Chipola’s ninth president in October of 2002. He served as executive vice president of the college from 1997 to 2002. Prough first came to Chipola as Director of Vocational Education in 1994.

During the past decade Prough has provided leadership that enabled the college to obtain more than $17 million in building projects and more than $12 million in federal and state grants.

Under his leadership, the Foundation has grown from $2 million to more than $10 million. Endowments and scholarships in the Foundation provide some $600,000 annually in direct aid to students. 

Prough, a 1968 graduate of Chipola, has worked to enhance the academic programs of the college which now include bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Science Education and Secondary Mathematics Education.

The president’s three-year rolling contract runs through November of 2006 and will be addressed at the November board meeting.

 

 

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October 28, 2004

 

Chipola Cheerleaders Announce Extravaganza

 

                The 2004-05 Chipola College cheerleaders are busy preparing for the upcoming basketball season which begins Nov. 2. 

Chipola College has added four freshmen cheerleaders to the six returning sophomores.  Freshmen include Katie Basford and Amelia Medina, who cheered at Marianna High; Lois Perez, who cheered at Sneads High; and Yorlanda Clark, who cheered at Graceville High.  Returning sophomores are Andrea Spataro, captain, and Tonya Blocker of Marianna;  Stephanie Mann, co-captain, of Sneads; Candis Williams, co-captain, Georgia Britt of Campbellton, and Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville. 

During the summer the squad traveled to Orlando for a private cheerleading camp, and recently participated in a one-day stunt clinic.

The squad’s annual Extravaganza Cheerleader Competition is set for Saturday, January 22, 2005.  Coach Geraldine DeFelix will be sending registration and routine requirements to area cheerleader squads at the middle, junior varsity, varsity, and all-star levels.  Extravaganza information also is available at: www.chipola.edu by selecting “cheerleaders” on the “athletics” page. 

Individual competitions will be held at all levels.  If a cheerleader’s squad does not participate, he or she may still compete at the individual level. 

For information, call DeFelix at 718-2322; or e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.edu

 

October 28, 2004

 

                Chipola College mathematics professor Irma Cruz-White has been invited to participate in the Project/NExT/Young Mathematician's Network Poster Session in Atlanta in January 2005. 

                She will present a project entitled, "TOPOLOGY OF SPIRAL WAVES IN EXCITABLE MEDIA," . According the abstract of the project, wavesof excitation occur naturally in biological, chemical and physical systems. Examples of excitable media include biological media, including heart muscle and nerve tissue, and chemical media.

                Cruz-White is an instructor in Chipola's Bachelor's Degree program in Secondary Mathematics Education. She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Florida State University.

 

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October 28, 2004

 

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SEASON OPENS ON ELECTION DAY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians open the 2004 basketball season on Election Day (Nov. 2) with a 7:30 p.m. home game against PyExpress, a club team from Tallahassee made up of former Division 1 players.

The game is billed as Fan Appreciation Night with free admission for everyone. Fans will have the chance to meet the Indians and coaches in the Chipola Appreciation Club Hospitality Room immediately following the game.

The Chipola men’s and women’s squads host a big weekend of basketball Nov. 5 and 6 in the Milton H. Johnson Classic. The Lady Indians play Middle Georgia at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and Clinton College at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. The Indians play Shelton State at 7 p.m., Friday, and South Georgia Tech at 6 p.m., Saturday. 

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

Chipola enters the season with a new coach and young squad of 11 freshmen and four sophomores. Only three players return from last season: Brent Crews and redshirts Victor Gomez and Truman Montgomery. First year head coach Greg Heiar will look to the returning trio to provide leadership and stability as this year’s team grows and improves.

Crews played in 33 games last season. Coach Heiar said, “We will look to him for defense, and he will be relied upon to score.” Crews is recovering from foot surgery that sidelined him during the first eight weeks of practice and preseason.

Red-shirt freshman Victor Gomez will be counted on for leadership, scoring, and rebounding. Truman Montgomery, a red-shirt freshman from Graceville, Florida, will provide defense and stability off the bench. Heiar said, “What we lack in experience, we make up for with plenty of talent.”

One of the team’s hottest recruits is Mario Boggan, a 6’8, 260 pound transfer from the University of Florida. Boggan is expected to provide big game experience and to help with rebounding and scoring.

Brazilian Anderson “Moseo” Ferreira is Chipola’s tallest player at 6’9, 230 pounds. He transferred from Lamar Community College. He will supply scoring and rebounding for this year’s team.  Heiar said, “We expect big things from Mario and Moseo. They will be a tough matchup for opposing teams this season.”    

Gerard Jackson, a 6’5, 235 pound freshman transfer from Bethune-Cookman College, should have an immediate impact this year. Heiar said, “His strength and versatility should cause big problems for opposing defenses.”

Coach Heiar expects all eight newcomers to play a key role in the success of this year’s team. “Stefhon Hannah, Michael Taylor, and Akeem Hemingway will be instrumental in directing the Indian offense. High school teammates Demetrius Evans and Ryne Hamblet, Pawel Malesa, and Jimmy Sloss all will be fighting for playing time at the wing position. Fred Bellamy of Cottondale will add an important local element to the Chipola squad,” Heiar said.

The first year head coach has a big vision for his athletic program. “Our goal is to not only win championships, but also to develop young men. We have a proven system, reliable staff, and talented group of athletes working toward a common goal. Our success will depend largely upon our leadership, chemistry, and buying into the team concept. If we continue to build on our work ethic, play with enthusiasm, and make intelligent decisions, we will have another remarkable year,” Heiar said.

For information about Chipola basketball, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 28, 2004

 

LADY INDIANS OPEN HOOPS SEASON FRIDAY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians open their season Friday, Nov. 5 in the Milton H. Johnson Classic. The Lady Indians play Middle Georgia at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and Clinton College at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. Chipola’s men’s team plays at 7 p.m. Friday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Head coach David Lane begins his second season at the helm of the women’s program after leading the Lady Indians to the quarterfinals of the state tournament last year to finish with a 22-9 record.

Lane has big expectations for his Lady Indians this season. “I am extremely excited about this years’ squad.  As always, our goal is to win a national championship.  In order to do this we must work hard to establish ourselves as a team that plays defense and rebounds.  We are taking strides in that direction, but still have a long way to go.  Once we get there, success will follow,” Lane said.

                Coach Lane will be looking for new leaders to replace 1st Team All-Panhandle center Kristina Andjelkovic (now at Arkansas) and NJCAA All-American guard Reggie Maddox (now at Clemson University).  Lane said, “Their ability and leadership will be tough to replace.” But the Lady Indians have three important players back from last year’s successful team in point guard Tojalynn Atmore, forward Ashley Perry, and 2nd Team All-Panhandle center Tamika Jackson.  “All three will be called upon to step and provide leadership on and off the court,” Lane said. 

Elaine McCants and Cherish Tom are two transfers whose experience will be welcomed.  Both will need to score to help this team succeed. 

                “With eight freshman on the roster, I expect some rough times early,” Lane Said.  “The sooner that these eight make the adjustment from high school to college basketball the sooner we’ll be successful.”  Leading the freshmen class are Nacole Stock, Ta’Yani Clark, Erica Smith, Tashera Chisolm and Shawnta Pope.  Pope is expected to help with rebounding and scoring on the frontline.  Stock, Clark, Smith, and Chisolm will bring a level of athleticism to the backcourt that Chipola lacked last year.  Laura Cowling, Chinata Nesbit, Parris Hargrove, and Monica King will work to earn playing time on a talented squad.

                Coach Lane expects more than just winning from his team. “Chipola athletics receives a great deal of support from the faculty and administration as well as the community.  With this support it is my goal to have a team of student-athletes that will be leaders on the court, in the classroom, and in the community,” Lane said.

For information about Chipola basketball, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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October 28, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Jan. 15 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

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

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet Saturdays, Oct.30 through December 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

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

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

                Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                  

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October 28, 2004

 

ARTIST SERIES OPENS TUESDAY WITH “A MANHATTAN CABARET”

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets are still available for “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks of New York, the first event of the Chipola College Artist Series set for Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.

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

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

                 Season tickets for all four events of the 2004-05 Artist Series are on sale in the college Business Office located in Building L. 

                Three other big events are scheduled for the 2004-05 season. “The Hot Club of San Francisco” plays Chipola, Oct. 12. "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 18, 2005. The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.                              

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

                Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to reserved seating, "Meet The Artist" receptions, and subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar. Individual tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under. For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.               

 

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