Sept 5, 2002

CHIPOLA SGA TO HOST 9-11 MEMORIAL

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Student Government Association will host a memorial service, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., in the front of the college Arts Center.

The ceremony will include speakers, patriotic music, readings and a moment of silence.

                For information, contact Nancy Johnson, SGA adviser at 718-2314.

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Sept. 5, 2002

CHIPOLA PTK ANNOUNCES GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN

 

MARIANNA—To promote awareness of Childhood Cancer Month, the Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa encourages everyone to wear a gold ribbon during September.

The Gold Ribbon campaign was established by Gigi Thorsen in honor of her daughter.  The ribbon has since become an emblem for all who are dedicated to research, treatment, advocacy, and care that will benefit children and adolescents with cancer.

More than 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year.  Despite remarkable research progress, cancer still kills more children than any other disease.  PTK has joined force with the American Cancer Society to help raise childhood cancer awareness.

Ribbons are available for a $1 donation. Contact Laura Davis, PTK Public Relations Officer, at tutor_kids@hotmail.com, or phone Jody Spooner, PTK advisor, at 850-718-2200, Ext. 3279.

Sept. 5, 2002

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CAST PICKED FOR CHIPOLA’S “YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU”

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College theater coordinator Charles Sirmon recently announced the cast of “You Can’t Take It With You,” which opens a four-day run, Oct. 17.

Players include: Meredith Nailen as Penelope Sycamore, Sylvia Stanton as Essie, Mavis Flowers as Rheba, Aaron Tiller as Paul Sycamore, Terry Schmitz as Mr. De Pinna, Jon Solari as Ed, Arthur Obar as Martin Vanderhof, Jill White as Alice, Charles Kimrey as Henderson, DJ Meissner as Tony Kirby, James Spooner as Boris Kolenkhov, Judy Riley as Gay Wellington, Chris Manasco as Mr. Kirby, Kassandra Joyner as Mrs.Kirby and Denise Davis as Olga.                                                                                       The hit comedy, which opens a four-day run at CJC Oct. 17, is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. 

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.  In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys.  The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.  

The strange activities of certain members of the household--manufacture of fireworks in the home, the printing press in the parlor and Grandpa’s disagreement with the income tax--add to the eccentricity of this delightful comedy. 

For information about Chipola Theater, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

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Sept. 5, 2002

 

VIOLINIST LINDA WANG TO OPEN CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

                MARIANNA--The 2002-03 Chipola Artist Series opens with American violinist Linda Wang, Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theater.  

                Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for current CJC students—are on sale in the CJC Business Office.  

                Wang has been praised among the premier young violinists of the world for her masterful technique and singing and jubilant tone. She was grand prize-winner of the International Markneukirchen Competition in Germany among numerous other awards.  Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of nine, Wang has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, Paris Sinfonietta, Vogtland Philharmoney (Germany), and Southern Bohemia Philharmony (Czech Republic). As a soloist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam), and the Berlin Schauspielhaus.  Her live performances have been televised nationally for PBS and A & E and National Public Radio.

                The native New Yorker studied at the Juilliard School (Pre-College Division), and the University of Southern California.  She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg on the Fulbright Grant.  Her principal teachers have been Dorothy DeLay, Alice Schoenfeld, and Ruggiero Ricci.

                Three other events are set for the Artist Series. The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Nov. 18, are known for their polished performances of American popular music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, The Rhythm Kings have gained a large and enthusiastic following across the county. 

                Soprano Alison England, hits the CJC stage Jan. 21.  This stellar singer/actress/ comedienne has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  She has starred in “The Sound of Music,” “The King & I,” and “Hello Dolly.” Her One Woman Show “Opera, Broadway & Beyond” recently toured the U.S. 

                Boston Brass--the final offering of the series--is set for April 3.  One of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county, Boston Brass performs concerts that range from opera arias by Mozart, chorales by Bach, hot jazz from Ellington and Hancock, and a little barbershop style close harmony from these five musicians who are as adept vocally as they are instrumentally.                  The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and 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.

                Season tickets—$40—are available at the CJC Business Office, and entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, “Meet The Artist” receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets will be available.

                For ticket information, call the CJC Business Office at 718-2220.                          

                               

 

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Sept. 5, 2002                         

CHIPOLA STUDENTS ATHLETES ARE WINNERS IN THE CLASSROOM

 

                MARIANNA—A recent state report indicates that Chipola Junior College athletes are winning in the classroom.

                According to the Florida Community Colleges Activities Association annual Academic Report, Chipola graduated 26 of its 32 sophomore student-athletes last season. This gives CJC athletes a graduation rate of 81 percent, up 2.5 percent from last year. A total of 27 CJC sophomores transferred to four-year colleges and 26 went on to earn athletic scholarships. Three players signed professional contracts.

Compiled by athletic directors from Florida's 28 community colleges, the FCCAA report tracks graduation rates, transfer and scholarship rates to four-year colleges, as well as academic honors.

In a sport-by-sport comparison, Chipola's men's basketball program graduated all five of its sophomores, with all five transferring to four-year colleges on scholarships.

Of the nine sophomores in men's baseball, eight graduated, and all eight transferred to four-year colleges on scholarships.

Six of eight sophomores in women's basketball graduated and eight are on scholarships at four-year colleges.

Women's softball graduated six of seven sophomores and five transferred to four-year programs. 

Five CJC athletes also were named to the FCCAA All Academic Team, which requires a 3.3 minimum GPA. They include baseball player Russell Martin, softball players Elisha Scott and Virginia Spencer and women's basketball players D'Leisha Cockerham and Rebecca Montz.

CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel said, “We are very proud of the work that our student-athletes are doing in the classroom. These reports also indicate that our faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students."

Chipola has a number of programs in place to help student-athletes, including academic monitoring, study halls and tutoring. CJC science instructor David Hilton, who serves as academic advisor for student athletes, said, "Our coaches are focused on helping their athletes graduate, because sending them on to the next level is what it's all about."

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Sept. 5, 2002

 

LOEWEN CHOOSES CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA-- Adam Loewen, the highest Canadian Major League draft pick in history, became a Chipola Indian on Friday when he began classes at the small junior college in Marianna, located 70 miles west of Tallahassee in the rural Florida Panhandle.

Loewen, 18, of Surrey, British Columbia, was drafted fourth overall in the first round by the Baltimore Orioles in early June. The 6-6, 220 pound, lefthander, whose fastball has been clocked at 95 miles per hour, was reportedly offered more than $2 million by Baltimore. Loewen was said to be holding out for something in the $4 million range, the amount the Phillies paid Gavin Floyd, last year’s number four pick.

  Chipola coach Jeff Johnson, who was looking to reload after losing 12 sophomores from last year’s 46-10 squad, said, “This a big day for Chipola and the fans in the area. To get a kid that’s not only a great player, but also a quality person, makes this a great day. He’ll have a big influence on the success of our program.  He’ll also be an exciting player for the fans and scouts to come out and watch.”

But Loewen is not just a pitcher, he’s seen work as a first baseman and outfielder and he hit .770 for Team Canada in the Junior World Games. “He’ll be on the field for us every game, probably batting number four,” said Johnson.

An odd rule and a few friends helped lure the big Canadian to Chipola. Loewen signed with Arizona State out of high school, but playing there would have meant a three-year wait to re-enter the draft in 2005. By playing at Chipola, he can continue negotiations with Baltimore up to a week before next year’s draft, or choose to re-enter the 2003 draft. 

Loewen said his friends recommended Chipola. “I wanted to check it out for myself. It was everything I expected. It’s a great program for a junior college. You can compare it to D-1 facilities. It’s just a great place to be,” said Loewen.

Catcher Cole Armstrong, Loewen’s good friend from Canada, recently transferred to       

Chipola from the University of Kansas.  “I played with Cole back in Surrey, Canada. We’ve been playing together ever since were little. So I know him very well. He’s a good guy,” said Loewen.  Three former CJC Chipola players-- Ivan Nacarratta, Russell Martin and Eric Bernier—also were Loewen’s teammates on recent Canadian National Teams.  

With the addition of first-rounder, the Indians look to be contenders for another run at the state title. Chipola finished second in the state tourney in both 2001 and 2002.

The Indians have a bevy of talented freshmen and transfers, and herd of top draftees, including: Friedel Pinkston (8th) Expos; catcher J.P. Lowen (15th) Braves; Kellen Ludwig (12th) Giants and Tony Mandale (17th) Angels.

                Chipola is also the alma mater of Buck Showalter, former manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees.

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Sept. 5, 2002

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

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

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding Technologies, Automotive Service Technology, Commercial Food and Culinary Arts, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services (formerly Cosmetology), Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist and Telecommunications.

                Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Information Technology, Networking Services Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology, and Office Technology with a choice of four specializations:  Medical Secretarial, Legal Secretarial, Office Management and Word Processing.               

                The CJC 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 continue their education in Academics or Work Force Development Programs. 

                For information about CJC Workforce programs, call 718-2270.

 

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Sept. 5, 2002

      

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                Two Sign Language courses are slated for Monday evenings, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Sign Language I meets from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign Language II meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost per course is $33.

                Two Health Care courses will be offered.  A CPR class will meet Sept. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34. First Aid will meet Sept. 24 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Introduction to Computers, Sept. 11 and 12, 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Word I, Sept. 23 and 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Excel I, Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97 and Nov. 13 and 14, 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000.  Outlook (Microsoft 97) will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 and again on Nov. 13.  Cost for each course is $56.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: A 20-Hour Childcare Training, Sept. 14 and 21; 10-Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 5; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation), Nov. 16; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14. 

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cake Decorating III begins Nov. 11. Cost of each class is $28.

                Sharpening Your Telephone Skills will meet Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Cost is $29.

                Two motivational workshops will be offered. “Who Moved My Cheese?” is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49.

                A Fiber Optics course will be announced soon. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

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Sept. 12, 2002

CJC HONORS PROGRAM EXPANDS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Honors program is providing a record number of students with a challenging academic experience.

                A total of 54 students are currently enrolled in the program that is designed to help them make the most of their time at Chipola.

Honor students meet in a weekly Honors Seminar in addition to their regular classes.  They also enroll in Honors designated courses in which instructors guide their learning beyond the regular scope of course requirements and assist them with special research projects. Students make presentations of these research projects to their classmates. Top projects are often shared with local civic organizations. Students also are required to participate in 24 hours of service learning in a health-related project each semester. 

This year’s freshmen seminar led by English instructor Jody Spooner includes 39 students, nearly double from previous years. Leadership Development Studies, the freshman study topic, is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The study integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. Students will study great leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and examine the traits of leaders as portrayed in the media. 

The sophomore seminar, led by CJC math instructor Bonnie Smith, features guest lectures and discussion on the 2002-04 Honors Study Topics--Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze.  As health and health care have become the focus of great public and private debate, students will examine the refocusing of the public’s emphasis from “care and cure” to “prevention and promotion.

Guest speakers will include experts from the community and from the college faculty. The first two topics--Genetics and Infectious Disease--will be introduced by CJC science instructors Dr. Steve Shimmel and June Mays. 

                Acceptance into CJC Honors program is competitive and requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 23.  During the last decade, nearly 400 graduates of high schools in

Chipola’s district have participated. Benefits of participation include preferred early registration, honors designation on transcripts and diplomas and most importantly, the opportunity to network with professionals and to gain a competitive edge for limited access programs and scholarships. Students who successfully complete both years of the Honors Program are invited to an end-of-the-program trip to New York sponsored in part by the CJC Foundation.  

Freshman Honors students are: Kari Anderson of Marianna, Amy Bates of Fountain, Jeff Bosse of Marianna, Travis Bright, Jr. of Marianna, Tracy Brock of Cottondale, Maurice Bush of Marianna, Candace Cartwright of Marianna, Caleb Corbin of Bonifay, Heather Coxwell of Blountstown, Brian DeVilling of Bonifay, Rena Gibson of Marianna, Joni Goodman of Altha, Tamara Hutchinson of Bonifay, Courtney Jolley of Chipley, Katharyn Jones of Sneads, Chelsea Laney of Chipley, Anna Lockey of Marianna, Craig Miller, Jr. of Chipley, Maggie Nesbitt of Bonifay, Anna Parish of Sneads, Jennifer Reeves of Chipley, Jenna Riley of Bonifay, Kimberly Rogers of Blountstown, Robert Saulter of Chipley, Kelly Scott of Ponce de Leon, Michael Scurlock of Cottondale, Tessa Shirey of Sneads, Whitney Sims of Marianna, Kelly Slichter of Marianna, Lindsay Sloan of Cottondale, Erica Spivey of Bristol, Kayla Stewart of Blountstown, Ashlie Taylor of Bonifay, Nichole Vaughn of Altha, Justin Vickery of Grand Ridge, Jill White of Caryville and Shanon Wooden of Marianna.

Sophomore Honors students are: Krissy Lee of Sneads, Amiee Wynn of Bonifay, Jennifer Bowes of Marianna, Stephanie Rice of Altha, Jeremy Flanders of Altha, Ashley Barber of Cottondale, Adam Scurlock of Cottondale, Laura Davis of Blountstown, Nathan Ebersole of Blountstown, Chrissie Prichard of Chipley, Meghan Smith of Graceville, Ryan Waters of Graceville, Kevin Taylor of Graceville, Lyndsay Garrett of Chipley, Phyllings Lerisson of Marianna and Josh Riley of Chipley.

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CJC SOPHOMORE HONORS STUDENTS--Chipola Junior College Sophomore Honors program students are, from left: (front) Adam Scurlock, Nathan Ebersole, Kevin Taylor, Ryan Waters, Jeremy Flanders (middle) Chrissie Prichard, Meghan Smith, Krissy Lee, Laura Davis (back) Stephanie Rice, Aimee Wynne, Jennifer Bowes, Lyndsay Garrett and Ashley Barber. Not pictured: Phyllings Lerisson, Josh Riley and Ian Severance.                           ####

Sept. 12, 2002                                                                       

 

VIOLINIST LINDA WANG TO OPEN CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

                MARIANNA-- American violinist Linda Wang will open the 2002-03 Chipola Artist Series with a performance Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Junior College Theater.  

                Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for current CJC students—are on sale in the CJC Business Office. Season tickets are $40.

                Wang has been praised among the premier young violinists of the world for her masterful technique and singing and jubilant tone. She was grand prize-winner of the International Markneukirchen Competition in Germany among numerous other awards.  Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of nine, Wang has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, Paris Sinfonietta, Vogtland Philharmoney (Germany), and Southern Bohemia Philharmony (Czech Republic). As a soloist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam), and the Berlin Schauspielhaus.  Her live performances have been televised nationally for PBS and A & E and National Public Radio.

                The native New Yorker studied at the Juilliard School (Pre-College Division), and the University of Southern California.  She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg on the Fulbright Grant.  Her principal teachers have been Dorothy DeLay, Alice Schoenfeld, and Ruggiero Ricci.

                Three other events are set for the Artist Series. The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Nov. 18, are known for their polished performances of American popular music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.        Soprano Alison England, hits the CJC stage Jan. 21.  This stellar singer/actress/ comedienne has starred in “The Sound of Music,” “The King & I,” and “Hello Dolly.”

                Boston Brass--the final offering of the series--is set for April 3.  One of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county.

                The Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and 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 ticket information, call the CJC Business Office at 718-2220.                          

                               

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Sept. 12, 2002                       

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cake Decorating III begins Nov. 11. Cost of each class is $28.

                Two Health Care courses will be offered.  First Aid will meet Sept. 24 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.  A CPR class will meet Nov12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Introduction to Computers, Office 97, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Word I, Sept. 23 and 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Excel I, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97 and Nov. 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000.  Outlook 97 will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 and again on Nov. 13.  Cost is $56.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 10-Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 20-Hour Childcare Training, Nov. 2 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation), Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

                Sharpening Your Telephone Skills will meet Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Cost is $29.

                Two motivational workshops will be offered. “Who Moved My Cheese?” is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49.

                A Fiber Optics course will be announced soon. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

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Sept. 12, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FIREARMS COURSE

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer a Firearms Familiarization course Sept. 23-26 at the Chipola Firing Range. The 16-hour course will meet all four nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

                Completion of the course satisfies one of the requirements for individuals seeking a Concealed Weapons permit. Cost of this course is $55. 

                For more information, call Doris Williams at 718-2394.                                                                              

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Sept. 19, 2002

 

CHIPOLA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

 

MARIANNA--Dr. O’Daniel, president of Chipola Junior College, on Tuesday, announced his retirement after 36 years in the Florida Community College System.  His last official day on the job will be Oct. 31, 2002.

O’Daniel began his career at Chipola in 1967 as an Economics Professor. He received his BS and MBA degrees from Murray State University in Kentucky in 1967. He earned his Ed.D from Nova Southeastern University in 1978. 

After teaching at Chipola for 12 years, he became the Chief Business Officer for the college.  With a new president and reorganization, he was promoted to Dean of Administrative Services.  In 1986, Dr. O’Daniel accepted the position of Vice President for Administrative Services at Daytona Beach Community College.  After nine years in that position, in 1995, he returned to Chipola Junior College as President. 

In a letter of resignation offered to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 17, O’Daniel said, “As president, I have had the opportunity to lead the institution that had nurtured me from a 21 year-old idealistic professor to whatever I have become over these past 35 years.  It is my hope that history will record that my presidency was one of positive progress for the college.” Much of that progress was in the area of technology.

During his tenure as president, Chipola has undergone a multi-million dollar

technology upgrade which has placed hundreds of networked computers on the desks of students and employees. The president also has led the college in campus-wide building projects, including the construction of new buildings for Public Service, Literature/Language, Health Sciences, and Physical Education, as well as major renovations to the Library, Business Technology Building, Theatre, and Residence Hall.

In 1996, O'Daniel spearheaded the effort to host the FCCAA Men's State Basketball Tournament in Chipola's Milton H. Johnson Health Center. CJC has hosted the combined Men's and Women's Tournament since 1997.

Dr. O’Daniel has held many positions of leadership in the Florida Community College System.  He served as chair of the Council of Business Affairs of the Florida Community College system, member of the Community College Presidents’ Council, President of the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA), and President of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. O’Daniel was recently selected to receive FCCAA’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest award bestowed by that organization.

He plans to enjoy retirement by spending time with his wife, Judith, traveling, spending time with his 94 year old father, watching his grandsons grow up, who, by the way, live just down the street, and enjoying all of the activities of Chipola Junior College.

After accepting O’Daniel’s letter of resignation, board members approved a motion to name a new president at the Oct. 15 board meeting.

 

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Sept. 19, 2002                                                       

VIOLINIST LINDA WANG TO PLAY CHIPOLA THEATER MONDAY

 

                MARIANNA-- American violinist Linda Wang will open the 2002-03 Chipola Artist Series with a performance Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Junior College Theater.  

                Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for current CJC students—are on sale in the CJC Business Office. Season tickets are $40.

                Wang has been praised among the premier young violinists of the world for her masterful technique and singing and jubilant tone. She was grand prize-winner of the International Markneukirchen Competition in Germany among numerous other awards.  Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of nine, Wang has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, Paris Sinfonietta, Vogtland Philharmoney (Germany), and Southern Bohemia Philharmony (Czech Republic). As a soloist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam), and the Berlin Schauspielhaus.  Her live performances have been televised nationally for PBS and A & E and National Public Radio.

                The native New Yorker studied at the Juilliard School (Pre-College Division), and the University of Southern California.  She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg on the Fulbright Grant.  Her principal teachers have been Dorothy DeLay, Alice Schoenfeld, and Ruggiero Ricci.

                Three other events are set for the Artist Series. The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Nov. 18, are known for their polished performances of American popular music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.        Soprano Alison England, will perform Jan. 21.  This stellar singer/actress/ comedienne has starred in “The Sound of Music,” “The King & I,” and “Hello Dolly.”

                Boston Brass--the final offering of the series--is set for April 3.  The Brass is hailed as one of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county.

                The Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and 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 ticket information, call the CJC Business Office at 718-2220.                          

                               

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Sept. 19, 2002                       

               

CHIPOLA RESCHEDULES HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Baseball has rescheduled its first-ever High School Showcase, for Saturday, Oct. 5., at the CJC field. The original date of Sept. 14 was rained out.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This event is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division One coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Oct. 5. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 26. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola Junior College in located in Marianna, FL, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, AL.  Chipola finished second in the state in 2001 and in 2002.

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332.

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Sept. 19, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST SEMINAR ON GENETICS AND HEALTH

 

MARIANNA—A nationally known speaker on genetics, Dr. Paul Lombardo, will present a live interactive seminar entitled, “The Genetic Dimension to Health,” Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center at Chipola Junior College. 

Dr. Lombardo is the Director of the Program in Law and Medicine at the Center for Biomedical Ethics of the University of Virginia where he teaches in the Schools of Medicine, Law, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  His teaching, research and writing build on an informed historical perspective to explore contemporary issues at the intersection of science and social policy.  Lombardo’s work takes current questions about the relationship of law to the burgeoning technology in genetics as points of focus. Issues will include: the Human Genome Project findings and personal health; genetic research and experiments; access to the information revealed by the genetic code; and common misconceptions about the role of genetics in personal health.

The program, produced by Phi Theta Kappa and the National Collegiate Honor Society, is the first part of a five part satellite series designed to accompany the society’s 2002 Honors Study Topic, Dimensions and Directions of Health:  Choices in the Maze.

For further information, contact Jody Spooner, Chipola PTK adviser, at 526-2761, Ext. 3279.                      

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Sept. 19, 2002

 

TROY STATE MAY OFFER MASTER’S IN GUIDANCE AT CHIPOLA



                MARIANNA—The University Center @ Chipola Junior College and Troy State University, Florida Region, are collaborating to bring an MS degree in School Guidance to Chipola’s campus. 

An Information/Registration Session for prospective students is set for Monday, Sept. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. in L400 at Chipola. 

Admissions specialists and faculty will be on-hand to discuss program requirements and to assist in the application process.  Students are encouraged to bring transcripts, if possible. 

Anyone interested in the program is urged to attend the meeting.  Troy State requires at least 30 completed applications in order to begin the program. 

Students planning to attend the meeting are asked to call (850) 718-2276.

 

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Sept. 19, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                Two Health Care courses will be offered.  First Aid will meet Sept. 24 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.  A CPR class will meet Nov. 12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Introduction to Computers (Office 97), Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Word I, Sept. 23 and 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Excel I, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97 and Nov. 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000.  Outlook (Microsoft 97) will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 and again on Nov. 13.  Cost is $56.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 10-Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 20-Hour Childcare Training, Nov. 2 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation), Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

                Sharpening Your Telephone Skills will meet Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Cost is $29.

                Two motivational workshops will be offered. “Who Moved My Cheese?” is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49.

                Cake Decorating II begins Nov. 4 and Cake Decorating III begins Dec. 2. Cost of each class is $28

                A Fiber Optics course will be announced soon. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

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Sept. 19, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FIREARMS COURSE

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer a Firearms Familiarization course Sept. 23-26 at the Chipola Firing Range. The 16-hour course will meet all four nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

                Completion of the course satisfies one of the requirements for individuals seeking a Concealed Weapons permit. Cost of this course is $55. 

                For more information, call Doris Williams at 718-2394.

                                                                                               

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Sept. 26, 2002

CHIPOLA FALL FESTIVAL IS WEDNESDAY

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College’s Annual Fall Festival will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the lawn of the Johnson Health Center. 

In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be moved inside the Johnson Center.

The festivities will include giant inflatable games—the Titanic slide, bouncy boxing, giant joust and bungee run. Five-member teams from campus organizations will participate in relays and the great Tug of War. Relays will include the mattress race, izzy dizzy, sack race, balloon pop, three-legged race, orange pass and water cup. Fall Festival t-shirts will be awarded to the winners. Games will begin at 10:30 a.m.

A hamburger and hot dog cookout lunch will be provided for CJC students and employees.

SGA also will give away door prizes during lunch.  Several universities will have representatives on hand to recruit CJC students. 

                CJC Student Activities Coordinator, Nancy Johnson, says, “We invite all CJC students and employees to come down and enjoy some food and fun and to win some great door prizes.”

 

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Sept. 26, 2002

RECEPTION HONORING RETIRING CJC PRESIDENT IS OCT. 10

                MARIANNA—Friends of Chipola Junior College are invited to express appreciation to Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife Judith at a Retirement Reception on Thursday, October 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. (CST) in the Continuing Education Conference Center on College Street.

                O’Daniel is retiring Oct. 31 after eight years as CJC president and 37 years in the Florida Community College system.

                The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees is hosting the event.

 

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Sept. 26, 2002

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S “YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU”

                MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola Junior College production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” which opens a four-day run, Oct. 17.                                                                           The hit comedy is all about the zany Sycamores. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys.  The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.  

The strange activities of certain members of the household--manufacture of fireworks in the home, the printing press in the parlor and Grandpa’s disagreement with the income tax--add to the eccentricity of this delightful comedy. 

Players include: Meredith Nailen as Penelope Sycamore, Sylvia Stanton as Essie, Mavis Flowers as Rheba, Aaron Tiller as Paul Sycamore, Terry Schmitz as Mr. De Pinna, Jon Solari as Ed, Arthur Obar as Martin Vanderhof, Jill White as Alice, Charles Kimrey as Henderson, DJ Meissner as Tony Kirby, James Spooner as Boris Kolenkhov, Judy Riley as Gay Wellington, Chris Manasco as Mr. Kirby, Kassandra Joyner as Mrs.Kirby and Denise Davis as Olga.       For ticket information, call (850) 718-2220.

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Sept. 26, 2002

IV THERAPY AND CNA COURSES SET AT CJC

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer an IV: Intravenous Therapy course beginning Oct. 15.

                The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m., in Room 105 of the new CJC Health Sciences building.

                IV Therapy is open to Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. Registration is open through Oct. 14. Cost is $65.

Chipola also will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course beginning Oct. 14. The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, through Dec. 5. Information on financial assistance is available from Maryann Barfield at the One Stop Center.

                For information about either course, call Angie Rodriguez-Thomas at 718-2316.                                      

               

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Sept. 26, 2002

CHIPOLA FACC CHAPTER AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

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

                Dependents of college employees are eligible for the awards. This year’s recipients, with sponsors in parentheses, are: Kari Anderson (Kathy Anderson) of Marianna, pharmacy;

Katrina Broome (Betty Broome) of Panama City, elementary education; Christy Hendricks (Larry Folsom) of Marianna, cosmetology; Gerri Ingram (Bill Ingram) of Marianna, nursing;

Brittany Leavins (Tamara Leavins) of Chipley, English; Kathryn Meadows (Vanessa Meadows) of Marianna; Shannon Miller (Byron Quivey) of Marianna, art; Adam Rehberg (Richard Rehberg) of Cottondale, engineering; and Tiffany Wilson (Tammy Wilson-Neal) of Marianna, elementary education.

                Chipola’s FACC scholarship program was named best in the state in 2001 and second in 2002. CJC was awarded $750 from the state organization in support of its program.

Chipola’s FACC endowment has grown to $78,000.  FACC has awarded $37, 275 in scholarships since its inception in 1993.

                The Chipola chapter raises funds for its scholarship endowment through concession sales at CJC athletic events, a golf tournament and a silent auction.

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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Sept. 26, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this month.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Excel I, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97 and Nov. 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000; Introduction to Computers, Office 97, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Word I for Office 97, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Outlook 97, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost for each class is $56.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 10-Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 20-Hour Childcare Training, Nov. 2 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation), Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Sharpening Your Telephone Skills will meet Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Cost is $29.

                Cake Decorating II will meet Mondays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cake Decorating III will meet Mondays, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each class is $28. 

                Several Health Care courses will be offered.  IV Therapy will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. First Aid will meet Nov. 19 and 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.  A CPR class will meet Nov12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34. 

                Two motivational workshops will be offered. “Who Moved My Cheese?” is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet the week of Dec. 2 through 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.

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Sept. 26, 2002

CHIPOLA RESCHEDULES HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Baseball has rescheduled its first-ever High School Showcase, for Saturday, Oct. 5., at the CJC field. The original date of Sept. 14 was rained out.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This event is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division One coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Oct. 5. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola Junior College in located in Marianna, FL, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, AL.  Chipola finished second in the state in 2001 and in 2002.

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332.

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CHIPOLA REACHES OUT TO LOCAL SCHOOLS

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has joined the Florida Department of Education's Assistance Plus initiative to provide outreach programs for elementary, middle and high schools in the college’s five-county district.

                All 28 community colleges in Florida are involved in the program which includes the following components: articulation, remediation-reduction, certification and teacher training, community service, student volunteers, enrichment and pre-collegiate programs, curriculum design and revision, family literacy, tutoring, service learning and test preparation

                Dr. Joan Miller, CJC Dean of Student Services, coordinates Assistance Plus activities in the college district and provides information to other K-20 institutions. She said, “Since its inception, Chipola has pursued a strong relationship with its district, inviting and encouraging citizens to become involved in higher education.  The activities included in the Assistance Plus initiative represent current efforts of the Chipola family to better serve the residents of our district.  We are constantly working to improve our services and are exploring avenues to help us meet other identified needs.”

                Chipola currently supports the following efforts within the Assistance Plus program:               

                Chipola designed and implemented AA and AS degree programs for Title I paraprofessionals based on requirements of the Federal No Child Left Behind legislation. More than 80 local teacher’s aides are enrolled in the program.

                Chipola is involved in a Family Literacy program through two local county libraries which is designed to help parents and children improve their literacy level.

                Chipola has been awarded a Talent Search grant to target potential first-generation college students.  The program may include placing part-time career specialists in area middle and high schools, educational activities, and enrichment programs for parents.

                Chipola has partnered with PAEC’s WINGS (Winning Intellectually 'N' Gaining Safety), an after school program that provides tutoring for middle school students, as well as parenting sessions, GED prep, and basic computer skills. 

                Chipola partnered with Dr. David Langston of the Norris Langston Youth Foundation, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Lottery to present a half-day, motivational program entitled "The Game of Life" to all eighth graders in the college district.

                Several courses in the CJC curriculum include a component for students to work one-on-one with public school students through tutoring and mentoring.

                Chipola’s Student Ambassadors provide motivational presentations at each of the district high schools throughout the year.

                Members of the Chipola Board of Trustees and college staff are actively involved in local school Advisory Councils.

                Several Chipola faculty members provide teacher in-service activities annually through PAEC.

                Chipola instituted a new "Partners" program with each district high school this past year. Partners are members of the college staff who visit each high school weekly to provide students with information about post-secondary education, including both academic and career planning.  The program has been extremely well received by district school personnel, students and parents.

                Chipola’s Tutoring Initiative has provided tutors to three high schools in the College district who were classified as "D" schools in 2000-2001.

                The College Reach-Out Program has provided tutoring services in mathematics, reading, and English to approximately 250 middle school students in two of the five counties in our service area.

                Chipola has partnered with Tallahassee Community College, the Florida Department of Education, and Academic Systems, in a FIPSE grant proposal to create a national model for enrolling and graduating students.  The grant would provide selected students with tutoring, and mentoring services and in the development of academic and career plans. The program also would provide opportunities for high school and community college faculty to collaborate in the development of materials and services for students.              

                "Community colleges are known for being an integral part of the communities they serve, whether by holding public forums, providing arts and entertainment or being a crucial part of economic development," explained J. David Armstrong Jr., chancellor of the Florida Community College System.  "Our colleges have a tradition of outreach to local schools to stimulate greater success for students who are excelling and to assist those who need extra help to reach their highest potential. Community colleges will continue seeking ways to help students be successful in education," said Armstrong.

 

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Sept. 26, 2002

ANIMAL CONTROL COURSE AT CJC--Eighteen participants recently completed the 40-hour Basic Animal Control Officer’s Course offered by the Chipola Junior College Public Service/Criminal Justice Department. Pictured from left, are: (front) Carrie Ingram of Jacksonville, James O’Neal of Jacksonville, Casey Lee of Paxton, Christine Bell of Walton County, Teresa Hattery of Wakulla County, Shawn Tootill of Lynn Haven, (middle) David Aumick of Okaloosa County, George Ludwig of Jacksonville, Robert Halstead of Jacksonville, James Curran of Paxton, William McRae of Paxton, Lois Marlow of Walton County, Kenneth Cox of Defuniak Springs, (back) Wendell Eldridge of Cedar Grove, Travis McMillan of Walton County, Albert Day of Jacksonville, Andrew Warrington of Paxton.  Not pictured is Christopher Shuman of Lynn Haven. Those interested in future courses may contact Byron Quivey at 850-718-2286.

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