October 4, 2007

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CHIPOLA’S NEW BUSINESS DEGREE

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 12, for Chipola College’s new four-year degree in business. 

                Classes in the Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management begin in January with two majors. The Management and Supervision major is designed for those who own a business or who want to move up in their current business-related job. The Business Administration major is similar to the typical business degrees offered at area universities.

                Chipola’s business degrees are open to any student with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

                For information about any of Chipola’s bachelor’s degree programs, call 850-718-2260.

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October 4, 2007

CHIPOLA FACULTY RECITAL SET FOR OCT. 11

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Department of Music will host a Faculty Recital, Thursday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts center.

                Performers will include Dr. Heather Small, flutist, assisted by Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, piano, and Daniel Powell, saxophone.

                Dr. Heather Small is a flutist, teacher, and freelancer in the Tallahassee area.  An active clinician, she presents master classes and recitals. She was formerly the principal flutist of the Midland-Odessa Symphony. Dr. Small served on the faculty at Messiah College (PA), where she taught applied flute and directed the college flute choir.

                She earned a doctorate from the Florida State University College of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas and Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory. 

                Her work can be heard on recordings with the North Texas Wind Symphony (Klavier 2000-2002).  Her principal teachers are Michel Debost, Mary Karen Clardy, and Eva Amsler.

                Dr. Christine Yoshikawa performs concerto engagements and recitals in major halls around the world. A native of Vancouver, she began piano studies at age two, won her first major national competition at age six, and made her concerto debut with the Westminster Philharmonic at age nine.   

                A frequent collaborator with some of the world's finest musicians, she performs and tours as a member of the Yoshikawa-Powell Piano/Saxophone Duo with her husband and Chipola music faculty member Daniel Powell.

                She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Arizona State University and holds performance degrees with distinction from the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia.

                American saxophonist Daniel Powell has established himself as one of the most versatile artists on the stage today. As a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, he has appeared throughout North America. Most recently, he performed at the North America Saxophone Alliance convention and the National Endowment for the Arts convention.

                 He has been invited to jointly co-commission a new work by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Lewis Spratlan, with a world premiere scheduled later this year. His performances have been broadcast on TV and radio including NPR's Performance Today, and he can be heard on the Titanic label. 
                Powell earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from West
Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from Arizona State. He is doctoral candidate in saxophone performance and a teaching assistant at Florida State University. He joined the Chipola faculty in 2006, and serves on faculty at various camps and festivals including Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

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

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CHIPOLA FACULTY RECITAL— The Chipola College Department of Music will host a Faculty Recital, Thursday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts center. Performers will include Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, piano, Daniel Powell, saxophone; and Dr. Heather Small, flutist.

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October 4, 2007

CHIPOLA ENSEMBLES to present FALL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, and Show Choir invite the public to a free Fall Festival of Music concert in the Chipola Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. featuring music by American composers.

                Familiar America Folk Music will be presented by the Chamber Chorus under the direction of Lenore Hample, accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin and guest accompanist Dr. Christine Yoshikawa-Powell. Audience members will enjoy and remember well-known folk songs including Shenandoah, Old Dan Tucker, Nine Hundred Miles, Stephen Foster favorites, and others.

                The Rock & Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Powell will swing into action with a compliment of standard jazz tunes and familiar rock favorites.  Students and community members in this ensemble will provide a top-tapping concert featuring various jazz styles that challenge the members to improvise and work together.

                Closing the program, Chipola’s Show Choir will entertain with three high energy song and dance numbers including Shania Twain’s Man! I Feel Like a Woman, John Denver’s Thank God I’m a Country Boy, and the 1964 hit by the Four Tops, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).  Show Choir is directed of Joy Buczek and Angie White with choreography by Brittney Holmes and Mike Milton.

                This non-ticketed, open seating, Fall Festival of Music is free and open to the public.  

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

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FREE FALL FEST OF MUSIC AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, and Show Choir invite the public to a free Fall Festival of Music concert in the Chipola Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. featuring music by American composers.  Here members of the Rock and Jazz Ensemble rehears for the show. They are, from left:  Orean Waddell, Jason Sawyer, Brandon Smith and A.J. Herring.

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October 4, 2007

GULF POWER CEO TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—Susan Story, President and CEO of Gulf Power will speak at Chipola College on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. 

                Story’s appearance is part of the Chipola Lecture Series sponsored by the college Honors program.

                Story joined the Southern Company in 1982 as a nuclear power plant engineer and has served in a number of capacities including: Executive Vice-President of Engineering and Construction Services and Vice-President of Supply Chain Management for the Southern Company.

                Gulf Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company--one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Gulf Power Company is headquartered in Pensacola and provides electricity and energy services in Northwest Florida.

                Story also served as Vice-President of Real Estate and Corporate Services at Alabama Power. 

                Story is immediate past Vice-Chair of Enterprise Florida and serves on the boards of: Florida Council of 100; Florida Chamber of Commerce (Chair-Elect); Association of Edison Illuminating Companies; James Madison Institute; Edison Electric Institute CEO Committee and Southeastern Electric Exchange.
                She also serves on the Board of Trustees/Advisors of the Community Maritime Park; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center; Rebuild Northwest Florida; Florida Justice Reform Institute; Florida "Step Up For Students"; and the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

                She was appointed to the Florida Tax and Budget Reform Commission in 2007.  Former Governor Jeb Bush appointed her to the Florida BRAC Advisory Council and served as Chair of the Intra-State Activities Committee. She was appointed by U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez to serve on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. She served on Governor Bush's Task Force on Healthcare Accessibility and Affordability and on Lt. Governor Toni Jennings' Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Task Force and Career Education Task Force

                She serves on the Executive Committee of the Volunteer Florida Disaster Recovery Fund and has served as Chairman of the 2006 Pensacola American Heart Association "Heart Ball.”

                Story was named Business Leader of the Year for 2007 by the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce and won the International Women's Day Award" for 2007 presented by World Trade Center Miami. Other honors include: "Ethics in Business Award" from the University of West Florida and Rotary Clubs of the Pensacola region; "Leaders and Legends Award" for Environmental Leadership (2006); Sacred Heart Hospital's Presidential Achievement Award (2004); Women's Business Center's "Breaking the Corporate Glass Ceiling Award" (2004); Girl Scout's "Woman of Distinction Award; Distinguished Auburn Engineer Award and the Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award from Auburn University.

                Story was named as an Honorary Commander of the 33d Fighter Wing in 2004, where she flew in an F-15 fighter jet.

                Story earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She studied in Executive education programs at Duke University and Oxford University. She completed International business studies at Cambridge University and leadership studies at Harvard University.

                For information about Story’s appearance, contact Chipola Honors adviser Bonnie Smith at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3247.

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October 4, 2007

PUBLIC INVITED TO OCTOBER 11 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

                MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group, Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Public Service Building Lecture Hall at Chipola College.

                Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. with a lunch break.

                Chipola science professor Allan Tidwell, Working Group Leader, will direct the meeting. Tidwell is replacing outgoing leader Dr. Steve Shimmell, who retired from Chipola this summer.

                Darryl Boudreau, Northwest District Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will provide an overview of the Sinkhole Amnesty Day.

                Cal Jamison, Springs Ambassador of Wakulla Springs will discuss the need for a Springs Ambassador. 

                Brian Bearwood, Senior Biologist/ Environmental Planner, with Melvin Engineering, will provide an overview of the Chipola Watershed Management Plan.

                Christy Crandall, Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey will provide an update on the Chipola River/Floridan Aquifer (Groundwater/Surface Water Interaction Study).

                Howard Kessler, Wakulla County Commissioner, will discuss Springs Protection Ordinances in place at Wakulla Springs.

                Jeff Norville, Conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, will offer a report given to the State Technical Committee.

                Roy Lima, Division of Forestry, will discuss Forestry Best Management Practices related to groundwater.

                Jane Stephens, Chipola College Librarian, will discuss the Jackson Blue Springs Basin Resource Center housed in the college library.

                Greg Ira, FDEP and Santine Cuccio, Chipola College, will offer an overview of the Chipola Area Groundwater Outreach Project.

                For information, contact Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289, or Allan Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

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October 4, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

                An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 22 through Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

                The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Nov. 5 & 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Nov. 12 & 14, 6 to 9 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

                A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 7 through April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 10 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

                A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 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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KIND IS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE MONTH—Chipola College Learning Resources Technology Coordinator Dr. Lou Kind (right) accepts the October Faculty/Administrator of the month award from Dr. Sarah Clemmons, senior vice president. Dr. Kind has worked at the college since 1997. 

 

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October 11, 2007

Chipola Brain Bowl Team Wins Faulkner Tournament

 

        GULF SHORES, AL—The Chipola College Brain Bowl team won the ACBL Brain Bowl Tournament held Friday, October 5, on the campus of Faulkner State Community College in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This is the first tournament Chipola has competed in this year. Chipola beat host school Faulkner State in the tournament final to claim the championship.

            Chipola Brain Bowl team members are Chuck Bryant of Bonifay, Mark Hodge of Bonifay, Trey Paul of Esto, Jantzen Whitehead of Cottondale, and Mitchell Whitehead of Cottondale. Team coaches are Stan Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

            The team competed against 14 Alabama community college teams including Faulkner State, Bevill State, Northeast, Mount Union, Snead State, and Wallace College. Gulf Coast CC was the only other Florida team in the field. Chipola finished with a 10-0 record, recording 7 wins in round-robin play and 3 more wins in the playoff rounds.

            Chipola team Co-Captains Mark Hodge and Jantzen Whitehead placed second and fifth respectively among 70-plus participants.

                                                           

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS WIN—The Chipola College Brain Bowl team won the ACBL Brain Bowl Tournament held Friday, October 5, on the campus of Faulkner State Community College in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Pictured from left, are: coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, Trey Paul, Mark Hodge, Jantzen Whitehead, Mitchell Whitehead and coach Stan Young. Not pictured is team member Chuck Bryant.

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October 11, 2007

CHIPOLA STUDENTS PRESENT AT STATE MATH CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—Mathematics education students in the Chipola College Teacher Education Program presented a program at the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Orlando, Oct. 10-12.  

            The mathematics education students’ proposal, “Using Interwrite to teach Middle School Mathematics,” was accepted for a presentation at the conference.  

            Students enrolled in the Chipola Math Education program received a personal laptop with a remote Interwrite Pad this semester.  The computers allow students to take the newest teaching strategies into area classrooms.

            Chipola students Christopher Eby, Amanda Mullins and Bridgett Miller will be the lead instructors during the presentation. Other students Beverly Jackson, Miriam Beasley, Gloria Hobbs and Mike Hamm will assist with the project.  

            Dr. Lou Cleveland, Director of Math, Natural Science and Education, assisted the students with their presentations.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS PRESENT AT STATE CONFERENCE—Mathematics education students in the Chipola College Teacher Education Program presented a program at the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Orlando, Oct. 10-12.   Pictured from left, are: (front) Amanda Mullins, Bridgett Miller, Beverly Jackson; (back) Jolie Hartzog, cooperating teacher from Roulhac Middle School, Dr. Lou Cleveland, Gloria Hobbs, Miriam Beasley and Chris Eby.

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October 11, 2007

TICKET FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘GREATER TUNA’ ON SALE OCT. 18

           

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” go on sale, Thursday, Oct. 18, in the college business office.

            The cast is in full rehearsal for the show which opens a four-day run, Nov. 1.  

            The plot of Greater Tuna centers on the death of Judge Roscoe Buckner, of an apparent stroke, while wearing a 1950 turquoise Dale Evans one-piece swimsuit with "lots of cowgal fringe." Among the subplots are Stanley Bumiller's attempts to walk the straight and narrow after a stint in reform school, Bertha Bumiller's trying to hold her family together, and the Smut Snatchers of the New Order's attempts to censor books (including the dictionary) at the local library. Recommended age 13 and up. 

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                   

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GREATER TUNA— Tickets for the Chipola College production of the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” go on sale, Thursday, Oct. 18, in the college business office. Here, Garrett Brolund of Dothan and Kevin Russell (Chipley rehearse a scene for the show which opens a four-day run, Nov. 1.  For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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October 11, 2007

CHIPOLA COLLEGE ENSEMBLES to present FALL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, and Show Choir invite the public to a free Fall Festival of Music concert in the Chipola Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. featuring music by American composers.

            Familiar America Folk Music will be presented by the Chamber Chorus under the direction of Lenore Hample, accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin and guest accompanist Dr. Christine Yoshikawa-Powell. Audience members will enjoy and remember well-known folk songs including Shenandoah, Old Dan Tucker, Nine Hundred Miles, Stephen Foster favorites, and others.

            The Rock & Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Powell will swing into action with a compliment of standard jazz tunes and familiar rock favorites.  Students and community members in this ensemble will provide a top-tapping concert featuring various jazz styles that challenge the members to improvise and work together.

            Closing the program, Chipola’s Show Choir will entertain with three high energy song and dance numbers including Shania Twain’s Man! I Feel Like a Woman, John Denver’s Thank God I’m a Country Boy, and the 1964 hit by the Four Tops, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).  Show Choir is directed of Joy Buczek and Angie White with choreography by Brittney Holmes and Mike Milton.

            This non-ticketed, open seating, Fall Festival of Music is free and open to the public.  

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

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CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR TO PERFORM FOR FALL MUSIC FEST—Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, and Show Choir invite the public to a free Fall Festival of Music concert in the Chipola Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. featuring music by American composers. Show Choir members are, from left: (front) Mindy Shamblin; Donalsonville, GA;   Ann Harrison, Marianna, FL;   Shannon Griffin, Westville, FL;   Kara Jumper, Graceville, FL;   Brittney Holmes, Dothan, AL;   Cassie Mitchell, Sneads, FL;   Dianna Glaze, Blountstown, FL; (second) Danielle Richardson, Panama City, FL;   Nick Melvin, Grand Ridge, FL;   Geoffrey Poole, Marianna, FL;  Jonathan Keeman, Marianna, FL;   Kevin Shores, Marianna, FL;   Audrey Brown, Altha, FL; (back) Bruce Thompson, Campbellton, FL;   JaJuan Clark, Campbellton, FL;   Keith Watford, Graceville, FL; Mountrez Bullock, Campbellton, FL;   Adam Duren, Chipley, FL;    Kris Sampson, Marianna, FL. Show Choir Directors are Angie White and Joy Buczek.

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October 11, 2007

CHIPOLA PRESIDENT NAMED CO-CHAIR OF UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough and Art Kimbrough, President and CEO of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, were named co-chairmen of the local United Way campaign at a kickoff luncheon, Oct. 10, at the Jackson County Chamber. 

            Dr. Prough said, “I’m proud to serve an organization that helps so many people at all stages of life. I challenge everyone in Jackson County to dig deep to help those in need. If you have a heart for groups like Guardian Ad Litem or hospice, please give to United Way.” 

            The annual campaign raises funds to support some 21 United Way affiliated non-profit agencies in Jackson County. Community leaders announced a goal of $110,000 for the campaign which runs through Nov. 15.

            United Way assists organizations that offer help to newborns, senior citizens and everyone in between in Jackson County.

            For information about United Way, call Tommy McDonald, Jr. at 850-832-2919.

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CHIPOLA PRESIDENT NAMED CO-CHAIR OF UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN—Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough (right) and Art Kimbrough (left), President and CEO of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, were named co-chairmen of the local United Way campaign at a kickoff luncheon on Oct. 10. They are pictured here with United Way representative Tommy McDonald, Jr. (center). For information, call 850-832-2919.

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October 11, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 22 through Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Nov. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Nov. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 7 through April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 10 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 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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OPEN FOR BUSINESS—Chipola College business majors were introduced at a press conference Oct. 9 at the college. The students are enrolled in the Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management, the college’s newest four-year degree program which begins in January. Pictured from left, are: James Goines of Chipley, Matt White of Marianna, Mike Pinnella of Marianna, Jan Cummings of Marianna, Joey McDaniel of Sneads, Chasity Tharpe of Cypress, Dustin Ballard of Grand Ridge, Kayla Jones of Cottondale, Phylicia Russ of Campbellton, Marvin Menchion of Marianna, Jenna Peel of Chipley, Samuel Everett of Marianna, Heather Clark of Sneads, Michael Ingram of Marianna and Chipola vice-president Dr. Kitty Myers. Business degrees are open to any student with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. For information, call 850-718-2260.

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October 11, 2007

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COSMETOLOGY OPEN HOUSE—The Chipola College Cosmetology program will host an open house, Monday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The public is invited to enjoy refreshments, door prizes, paraffin wax treatments, and aromatherapy hand towels. Students in the program offer a full lineup of services for the cost of materials. Services include: shampoo, blow dry styles, haircuts, color, highlights, waxing, manicures, pedicures, relaxers, perms, and up–styles. Here, student Jennifer DeVyst curls the hair of fellow student Debbie Chason as instructor Paige Vanderwerf looks on. For information, call 718-2439.

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October 18, 2007

CHIPOLA TO HOST GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY ON TUESDAY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony, Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., to mark construction of Chipola’s New Access Road.

            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 and will serve as the location for the college’s new Performing Arts center.

            For information, call 718-2264.

                                   

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October 18, 2007

GULF POWER CEO TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Susan Story, President and CEO of Gulf Power will speak at Chipola College on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. 

            Story’s appearance is part of the Chipola Lecture Series sponsored by the college Honors program.

            Story joined the Southern Company in 1982 as a nuclear power plant engineer and has served in a number of capacities including: Executive Vice-President of Engineering and Construction Services and Vice-President of Supply Chain Management for the Southern Company.

            Gulf Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company--one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Gulf Power Company is headquartered in Pensacola and provides electricity and energy services in Northwest Florida.

            Story also served as Vice-President of Real Estate and Corporate Services at Alabama Power. 

            Story is immediate past Vice-Chair of Enterprise Florida and serves on the boards of: Florida Council of 100; Florida Chamber of Commerce (Chair-Elect); Association of Edison Illuminating Companies; James Madison Institute; Edison Electric Institute CEO Committee and Southeastern Electric Exchange.
            She also serves on the Board of Trustees/Advisors of the Community Maritime Park; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center; Rebuild Northwest Florida; Florida Justice Reform Institute; Florida "Step Up For Students"; and the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

            She was appointed to the Florida Tax and Budget Reform Commission in 2007.  Former Governor Jeb Bush appointed her to the Florida BRAC Advisory Council and served as Chair of the Intra-State Activities Committee. She was appointed by U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez to serve on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. She served on Governor Bush's Task Force on Healthcare Accessibility and Affordability and on Lt. Governor Toni Jennings' Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Task Force and Career Education Task Force

            She serves on the Executive Committee of the Volunteer Florida Disaster Recovery Fund and has served as Chairman of the 2006 Pensacola American Heart Association "Heart Ball.”

            Story was named Business Leader of the Year for 2007 by the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce and won the International Women's Day Award" for 2007 presented by World Trade Center Miami. Other honors include: "Ethics in Business Award" from the University of West Florida and Rotary Clubs of the Pensacola region; "Leaders and Legends Award" for Environmental Leadership (2006); Sacred Heart Hospital's Presidential Achievement Award (2004); Women's Business Center's "Breaking the Corporate Glass Ceiling Award" (2004); Girl Scout's "Woman of Distinction Award; Distinguished Auburn Engineer Award and the Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award from Auburn University.

            Story was named as an Honorary Commander of the 33d Fighter Wing in 2004, where she flew in an F-15 fighter jet.

            Story earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She studied in Executive education programs at Duke University and Oxford University. She completed International business studies at Cambridge University and leadership studies at Harvard University.

            For information about Story’s appearance, contact Chipola Honors adviser Bonnie Smith at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3247.

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October 18, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 22 through Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Nov. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Nov. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 7 through April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 10 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 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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October 18, 2007

‘GREATER TUNA’ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” are on sale in the college business office.

            The cast is in full rehearsal for the show which opens a four-day run, Nov. 1.  

            “Greater Tuna” had its beginnings as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 20 years ago in Austin, Texas. Talented creators Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard were the imaginative authors that parlayed the sketch into a critically-acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since. “Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens of Tuna, TX, offers a rich, satirical look at life in rural America.

            Recommended age: 13 and up.

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                   

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GREATER TUNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” are on sale in the college business office.  Here, Kevin Russell and Justin McCoy rehearse a scene for the show which opens a four-day run, Nov. 1.  For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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October 18, 2007

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BLUE SPRINGS WORKING GROUP MEETS AT CHIPOLA—The Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group met recently at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Chipola Science professor Allan Tidwell, Working Group director; Chipola science professor Dr. Santine Cuccio, Groundwater Outreach Co-Director; Connie Bersok, Springs Coordinator for the Springs Initiative; Rick Hicks, Florida DEP Groundwater Protection; and James Dodson, Florida DEP Groundwater Protection. For information about the Working Group, contact Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289, or Allan Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

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CHIPOLA ROCK AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE—Members of the Chipola College Rock and Jazz Ensemble are, from left: (front) Christine Yoshikawa, Daniel Powell, Jessica Cline, Krysti Temples, (middle) Jason Sawyer, Ann Harrison, Amy Redmond, Brandon Smith, Mark Ebel, Orean Waddell, (back) Sam Toole, David Worley, Montrez Bullock, Richard Hinson, Bryan Thomas, AJ Herring and Bradley Stevenson. The ensemble is scheduled to perform with the Show Choir and College Chorus at the Fall Festival of Music, Oct. 21 at the college.

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October 18, 2007

Chipola indians top national pre-season poll


            
COLORADO SPRINGS—Chipola College is ranked number one in the 2007-08 NJCAA Men's Division I basketball pre-season poll.

            A total of 220 two-year college men’s basketball programs begin their quest Nov. 1 for a trip to Hutchinson, KS, for the 2008 National Tournament.
            Chipola enters the 2007-08 season with the No. 1 ranking, despite the fact that they have a lot of unproven talent on this year's team. There biggest challenge will be replacing Jamarcus Ellis, last season's NJCAA Division I Player of the Year.
            The Indians were 33-3 last season and champions of Region 8. At the 2007 NJCAA Division I Basketball Tournament they advanced to the title game, falling to Midland College (
Texas). They enter this season with three returning players that will be the foundation to their success. Mario Little (6-6, 210) was a second-team all-conference performer last season averaging 8.9 points and 6.1 rebounds a game. He was selected as a First-Team Pre-Season All-American. Mario Edwards (6-4, 195) was also a second-team all-conference selection as he contributed 5.4 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest last year. Skyler Williams (6-3, 190) also returns and will be called on to improve his 4.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game averages this season.
            Chipola also added a few transfers to their roster. Clevin Hannah (5-11, 170) comes to the Indians via Paris Junior College (Texas). Hannah was an All-Region 14 Honorable Mention selection after averaging 10.9 points and 4.5 assists per game. Vernon Teel (Globe) is another player that will add experience to their roster as will Malik Alvin (UTEP) and Joey Cameron (Auburn) who each have a year of NCAA Division I experience under their belts.
            This year's pre-season poll features 12 of the 16 teams that competed at last year's national tournament. The top six of the pre-season poll include last year's champion Midland College (4), runner-up Chipola (1), third-place Coffeyville (3), fourth-place College of
Southern Idaho (2), as well as two other participants Indian Hills (5) and Three Rivers (6). OW is ninth TCC is number 24.

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October 18, 2007

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS FOURTH IN NATIONAL PRE-SEASON POLL

           

            COLORADO SPRINGS—The Chipola College Lady Indians are ranked fourth in the NJCAA Pre-Season National Poll.

            Chipola will be led by Lesheria Stevens and Crystal Campbell. Stevens led the team with 11.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game last season. Campbell averaged 10.6 pints, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game last season, earning second-team all-conference honors. Providing depth will be Gekeela Clemmons (9.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg) and Louvinia Hayes (4.1 apg, 3.2 rpg).

            Chasing the Indians for the Region 8 title will be pre-season #8 Gulf Coast, #27 Tallahassee and others receiving votes Okaloosa-Walton and Daytona Beach. Chipola opens the season hosting the Milton H. Johnson Classic November 2-3 where they will face Kirkwood and Motlow State.

            The 2007 national third-place finisher Seward County Community College (Liberal, Kan.) is the top team in the pre-season poll. In second is Region 14 tournament qualifier Trinity Valley Community College (Athens, Texas) followed by Region 5 tournament qualifier Midland College (Midland, Texas) in third. Rounding out the top five is national fifth-place finisher Chipola (Marianna, Fla.) out of Region 8 in fourth place and national runner-up Central Arizona College (Coolidge, Ariz.) out of Region 1 in fifth place. Rounding out the top-10 pre-season are Copiah Lincoln, Southeastern Illinois, Gulf Coast, Western Nebraska and University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

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October 18, 2007

FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYER NAMED SPORTING NEWS ALL-STAR

 

            LOS ANGELES –Former Chipola College baseball star Russell Martin of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named to The Sporting News National League All-Star Team.

            Martin, who started 142 games behind the plate in his first full season with the Dodgers, also played in his first All-Star Game earlier this year. He hit .293 with 19 home runs and a team-high 87 RBIs and set a Dodgers franchise record for a catcher with 21 stolen bases.

            Martin led NL catchers in hits, home runs, runs scored, stolen bases, walks, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

            The 24-year-old Canadian was the only Dodger voted onto the team in balloting by Major League players. He led Chipola College to a second place finish in the FCCAA State tournament in 2002.

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October 25, 2007

CHIPOLA’S ‘GREATER TUNA’ PLAYS NOV. 1-4

            MARIANNA—Chipola theater director Charles Sirmon, says, “You might be a redneck, if the residents of Tuna, Texas, remind you of your family and friends.”

            The Chipola production of the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” plays, Nov. 1-4 in the college theater. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Due to subject matter, recommended age is 13 and up.

            The plot of “Greater Tuna” centers on the death of Judge Roscoe Buckner, of an apparent stroke, while wearing a 1950 turquoise Dale Evans one-piece swimsuit with "lots of cowgal fringe."

            Among the subplots are Stanley Bumiller's attempts to walk the straight and narrow after a stint in reform school, Bertha Bumiller's trying to hold her family together, and the Smut Snatchers of the New Order's attempts to censor books (including the dictionary) at the local library.

            The popularity of “Greater Tuna” has even extended to the most distinguished home in the country, with Command Performances at the White House upon the invitation of President and Mrs. Bush. The absolutely bizarre, highly-amusing, redneck play shows satire at its best.

            “Greater Tuna,” are tickets are on sale in the college business office and will be available at the box office 45 minutes before each show.

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2220.

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CHIPOLA’S ‘GREATER TUNA’ OPENS THURSDAY—The Chipola production of the hit comedy “Greater Tuna,” plays, Nov. 1-4 in the college theater. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Due to subject matter, recommended age is 13 and up. Pictured from left, are: (front) Rowdy Wilbur, Kevin Russell, Lindsey Baxter (back) Austin Sims, Garret Brolund and Justin McCoy.

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October 25, 2007

CARIBBEAN SOUND STEEL BAND TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—The Caribbean Sound Steel Band will perform Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., as part of the Chipola College Artist Series.

            A limited number of tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Oct. 30 in the Chipola Business Office.

            Caribbean Sound will present their exciting “American Carnival” show, an exhilarating evening of music, entertainment and fun. The show presents an exciting look at the development of “pan” music, a unique innovation of the 20th Century, mixing the sound and culture of the Caribbean through Calypso, Soca, and Latin Music with Classical, American pop and original compositions.

            Since 1986 Caribbean Sound has performed traditional Calypso, Contemporary Classics, original compositions for the steel pan and World Music striking new territory with an incredible sound. The music of Caribbean Sound is grounded in classical and Jazz traditions combined with years of cultural research of Caribbean Rhythms. The one-of-a-kind ensemble provides presents the amazing influences from around the world that came together to create the steel pan.

            Some of Caribbean Sound’s outstanding performance venues include the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach, the University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Mahaffey Theater, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Caribbean Sound has been on the Florida State Touring Program through the Division of Cultural Affairs since 1998.

            Upcoming performances in the Chipola Artist series include: “Pop! Go The Classics,” Jan. 24, starring Mac Frampton and the ThreePenny Symphony; “Strata,” classical trio, Feb. 19; and Proteus 7, Brass Ensemble, March 25. 

            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 call the Chipola business office at 718-2204.

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October 25, 2007

CHIPOLA OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND FOR NEW ACCESS ROAD

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials marked the beginning of construction of the college’s New Access Road with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at the college.

The new road will provide a second major entrance to the college from River Forest Road via Cavern’s Road, and is expected to relieve much of the congestion around Kelson Avenue. The new road will begin at River Forest Road and end between the college swimming pool and the Kiddie Campus Day Care. 

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “This new road represents new opportunities for our students and the community. It will relieve congestion and provide some much-needed room for growth.  We want to thank Rep. Marti Coley and the rest of our legislative delegation for supporting this important project.”

The new road will feature four lanes with curbs, lighting, sidewalks and a large grassy median. Triangle Construction was awarded the bid at $1,080,000. Greenhorne & O'Mara is the engineering firm, and Paul A. Donofro & Associates are the consulting architects.

The roadway will lead to a new Performing Arts Center planned for students and the community to enjoy. The 650-seat theater will feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound capabilities with a scene and costume shop, art gallery, and a reception and concessions area. The new center will replace the current 300-seat theater which was constructed in 1958.

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October 25, 2007

CHIPOLA SCIENCE ED STUDENTS PRESENT AT CONFERENCE

 

            MARIANNA—Future science teachers in the Chipola College Secondary Science Education bachelor’s program recently presented a workshop at the FAST (Florida Association of Science Teachers) conference in Orlando.

            The workshop, entitled: Groundwater in Science Education, was created with help from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the LIFE program (Learning in Florida’s Environment). Chipola science professor Dr. Santine Cuccio, says, “Incorporating groundwater into the K-12 Curriculum for scientific literacy is an imperative.”

            Teachers in the conference audience participated in instructional delivery methods used by the LIFE program, and learned to use equipment ranging from soil augers and sieve sets to water quality monitoring equipment.

            The session includes a combination of presentation, field labs, and group discussion on percolation, sand systematics, karst features, the water cycle and use of a tabletop groundwater model.           Teachers also received copies of field lab sessions, a copy of the Water’s Journey Hidden Rivers of Florida DVD, and other valuable materials related to ground water in Florida.

            For information about Chipola’s Groundwater Outreach program, call Dr. Cuccio at 526-2761, Ext. 3497.

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE ED STUDENTS PRESENT AT CONFERENCE—Future science teachers in the Chipola College Secondary Science Education bachelor’s program recently presented a workshop at the FAST (Florida Association of Science Teachers) conference in Orlando. Pictured are, from left: Lori Holland, Rachel Edminson, Dr. Santine Cuccio, Debbie Yglesias and Nathan Day. Not pictured is Kari Kind-Adams.                                                               

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October 25, 2007

CHIPOLA MASONRY APPRENTICE PROGRAM BEGINS

 

            MARIANNA—The new Masonry Apprentice program is underway at Chipola College. 

            Instructor Melvin Dawson leads classes for apprentice students every other Saturday in order to verify competencies toward completion of the apprentice training program

            The program is open to apprentice trainees at any time.  Apprentice students must be employees of licensed masonry contractors in order to qualify for the instructional program; however students may begin the program regardless of whether they are presently employed by a licensed masonry contractor.

            Program completion is achieved through on-the-job training and related instruction in the 6000-clock-hour program.

            For more information, call Dean Bud Riviere at 718-2268.

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CHIPOLA MASONRY PROGRAM BEGINS—The new Masonry Apprentice program is underway at Chipola College.  Here, Chipola masonry instructor Melvin Dawson (right) assists apprentice student Robert Pugh of Panama City as he performs brick-laying exercise in the masonry lab. For more information, call Dean Bud Riviere at 718-2268.

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October 25, 2007

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 are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Nov. 5 & 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Nov. 12 & 14, 6 to 9 p.m.;  Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 7 through April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 10 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 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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October 25, 2007

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NEEL IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Louise Neel (right) accepts the Chipola College November Career Employee of the Month award from college vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons. Neel has worked at Chipola since 1983 and now serves as Senior Office Assistant in Continuing Education.

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October 25, 2007

CHIPOLA HAUNTED HOOPS EVENT IS OCT. 30; FIRST GAME NOV. 1

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams invite children and fans to the second annual Chipola Haunted Hoops event, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

Admission is free, and doors open at 5:45 p.m. with trick or treat goodies for the kids, a costume contest and a player autograph session at 6 p.m.

The Chipola Cheerleaders will perform at 6:20 p.m. The Lady Indians’ 3-point contest begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short scrimmage game.

The Black Student Union Dance Team will perform at 7:15 p.m.

The Indians will hold a Slam-Dunk contest and an inter-squad scrimmage beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Indians host Truett-McConnell, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., for “Pack the Gym Night,” with free admission for all fans. 

Both Chipola teams host the Milton H. Johnson Classic, Nov. 2-3. The Lady Indians host Kirkwood, Friday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m., followed the Indians vs. IMG Academy at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Nov. 3 games feature the Lady Indians and Motlow State at 5 p.m. and the Indians vs. Motlow at 7 p.m.

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October 25, 2007

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM COMPLETES INAUGURAL SEASON

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College women’s cross country team recently completed its inaugural season.

            The team competed in three meets: Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede at the University of West Florida, the Southern Cross Country Challenge at Chattahoochee Technical College in Atlanta, and the Coach “O” Invitational at Troy University.

            Head coach Rance Massengill says, “This year was a learning experience for all involved in the building of a team. Our runners were exposed quickly to high level competition. We competed in the JUCO divisions; however, at the starting line, our runners were still looking at university teams like the University of Georgia, UWF and Florida A & M.  This was quite intimidating, but our runners pulled together as a team to do their best.” 

            While the team members did not bring home any titles or trophies, they all will be able to say, “I was on Chipola’s first Cross Country Team.”

            Team members include: freshmen Laura Day of Marianna, Taylor Dover of Jay, Taylor Guy of Bainbridge, GA, Ellen Manor of Wewahitchka, and sophomores Nicole Hoff of Marianna and Danielle Hughes of Marianna.

            Scholarships are available. For information, contact coach Rance Massengill at 850-718-2440.

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM COMPLETES INAUGURAL SEASON—The Chipola College women’s cross country team recently completed its inaugural season. Pictured from left, are: (top) Danielle Hughes of Marianna, Nicole Hoff of Marianna, Taylor Guy of Bainbridge, GA, (bottom) Taylor Dover of Jay, FL, Laura Day of Marianna and Ellen Manor of Wewahitchka. Cross Country scholarships are available. For information, contact coach Rance Massengill at 850-718-2440.

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