September 7, 2000

 

ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE AT CJC

 

MARIANNA – Season tickets are now available for the 2000-01 Artist Series at Chipola Junior College.

The four-event series opens with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart,

Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Lockhart leaves music lovers across the nation entranced during his rousing appearances on PBS's "Evening at the Pops" and A & E's annual "Holiday at Pops" and "Pop Goes the Fourth" concerts. Lockhart devotes much of his spare time sharing his love for music with his younger fans. As conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts, he leads fifteen educational concerts a year for school children and their families. In his lively presentation, Why I Sing in the Shower, Lockhart discusses the rich history of music as well as his own dedication to making the classics accessible to everyone.

The Chvatal/Kritzer Duo is the second offering of the series on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m. From recent performances in concert halls in London, New York, Vienna and Washington, D.C., the Chvatal/Kritzer Duo will perform "The Sweet Toll of Love." Soprano, Janet Chvatal, one of Europe's bright and rising opera celebrities, (and star of the Phantom of the Opera) as performed in Vienna, teams up with one of America's top classical guitarists, Scott Kritzer, in a program that will feature North and South American Folk Songs, exotic works from Spain, and beloved opera melodies including the famous "Habanera" from Carmen and the timeless Gershwin hit "Summertime."

Chicago City Limits, comedy and improvisation, hits the CJC stage Monday, Jan. 8, at

7 p.m. New York's longest running comedy revue Chicago City Limits raises improvisational theatre to an art form. CCL has been seen nationally on HBO, The Today Show, and McLaughlin and has performed at such diverse venues as Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian, and the Super Bowl. Their comedy and improvisation have made the troupe one of America's favorites.

The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble is the final offering of the series on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Established in 1996, and comprised of five of FSU's music faculty members, the ensemble has quickly found a devoted audience in North Florida. Their delightful, entertaining concerts absorb the audience in musical discovery from folk song arrangements of Beethoven to New American works. Ensemble members are Timothy Hoekman (pianist), Carla Conners (soprano), Jerold Pope (baritone), Larry Gerber (tenor), and Claritha Buggs (contralto).

The 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, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

Season tickets--$40 for all four events—are available in the CJC Fine Arts Department. Season tickets entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscription to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Book Store at $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

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September 7, 2000

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS ATHLETES ARE WINNERS IN THE CLASSROOM

 

MARIANNA—Two recent reports indicate that Chipola Junior College athletes are winning in the classroom.

A report on Chipola's 1999-2000 sophomore athletes shows that of 33 student-athletes, 27 graduated, 28 transferred to four year colleges and 24 went on to earn athletic scholarships at four year colleges.

The CJC Men's basketball program was five for five in sophomores graduating and transferring on athletic scholarships. All 11 sophomores in men's baseball transferred on athletic scholarships and a total of nine graduated. Of eight sophomores in women's basketball, six graduated and five are on scholarship at universities. Women's softball graduated seven of nine sophomores and three went on to play at the next level.

In a second report released in August, ten CJC athletes were named to the Florida Community College Activities Association All Academic Team. They include baseball players: Justin Lord, Jake Mathis, David Wolensky, Jose Bautista and Kellan Dedge; softball players: Erin Flater, Shelley Levins and Andrea Stevens; men's basketball player Jedd McFatter and women's basketball player Hilary Taylor. Taylor also had the highest GPA of all women's basketball players in the state.

CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel says, "We have established a number of programs to help CJC students succeed, including academic monitoring, study halls and tutoring." CJC science instructor David Hilton serves as academic advisor for student athletes. He reports that "All CJC athletes attend study hall Monday through Thursday, and that tutors are available in many subject areas." A Math Lab and English Lab and the CJC Success Center are available to all CJC students.

O’Daniel says, "Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of all our students. We are especially proud of the accomplishments of last year's class of student athletes."

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September 7, 2000

 

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CJC Photo

 

SAFELITE HELPS CJC--Greg Anderson, manager of Safelite Auto Glass in Marianna, recently donated windshields for several vehicles in Chipola Junior College’s Automotive Technology program. Here CJC automotive students observe the installation by Safelite technician Eddie Spurlock.

 

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September 7, 2000

 

BASIC CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA— Application deadline for the next Basic Corrections course at Chipola Junior College is Sept. 13.

The course is scheduled to begin Sept. 18. Classes will meet weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants also must earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements.

For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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September 7, 2000

 

SHORT COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

A CPR course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

An Introduction to Photography course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 21 through Oct. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A Real Estate Salesman course will meet Saturdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $195.

A First Aid course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 28, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

Computer courses in a variety of areas are scheduled. Introduction to Computers will meet Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Introduction to Windows 95 will meet Oct. 2 and 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Excel I will meet Oct. 9 and 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Word I will meet Oct. 16 and 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access I will meet Oct. 30 and 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Word II will meet Nov. 6 and 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Internet will meet Nov. 13 and 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for each of the computer courses listed above is $45.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is now available. Cost is $295. For information on any of these non-credit courses, call the CJC Continuing Education Office at 718-2395.

 

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September 7, 2000

 

NEW BOOK BY CHIPOLA ALUM GIVES CJC STUDENTS AN EDGE

 

MARIANNA—"The Winning Edge," a new book by Auburn Basketball coach Cliff Ellis is giving some Chipola Junior College students an edge in the classroom this semester.

The book is being used as a supplement to the textbook in Chipola’s Advanced Reading class, a reading enrichment course to prepare students for college literature.

Ellis, a Chipola alumnus and native of Chipley, is well known among local residents and basketball fans everywhere. English instructor Roberta Grantham, who is using the book in her class, says, "The book is autobiographical and inspirational and full of wisdom. Coach Ellis has a philosophy and formula for reaching folks, not just in athletics, but in all areas of life. It’s full of honest advice about doing what’s right, believing in people and that hard work pays off." Winning is the thread throughout the book; from personal faith to winning relationships, Ellis shows that if you treat people with respect, they will respond to it.

When Grantham learned about Ellis’s new book this summer, she contacted CJC executive vice president Gene Prough who asked Ellis to send four dozen copies to Chipola. "Cliff was excited to help out his alma-mater and get the book in the hands of students," says Prough. Students in Grantham’s class are writing a journal entry in response to reading each chapter. She says, "The students are really connecting to the book. They are amazed at the references to life in the Florida Panhandle. Ellis has a passion for life and work. He translates a genuine love for students. The book has good readability, and is very appealing to local students and athletes."

Ellis has come a long way since his days on the Chipola golf team. He led Auburn to its greatest season ever in 1999, when the Tigers finished ranked fourth in the national polls with a 29-4 record, and just two games away from a national championship. Ellis had help from another Chipola grad, Chris Porter, who recently became the first Chipola player to be drafted by the NBA.

The 54-year-old Ellis has a knack for turning programs around. He is ranked second among current SEC coaches with Division I victories. Ellis has been to postseason play in 17 of the last 22 years–six NCAA’s and 10 NIT’s.

Prior to Auburn, Ellis spent a decade at Clemson where he rewrote the Tiger record book and took the Clemson to eight postseason appearances in 10 years. The winningest coach in Clemson history with a record of 177-128. He coached at South Alabama from 1975-84 and is the winningest coach in the school’s history with a 171-84 record.

A 1968 FSU grad, Ellis began his coaching career at Niceville High, posting a 54-7 mark from 1968-71. In 1972, he guided Vanguard High of Ocala, to the best record in the school’s history. The following season, Ellis began his college career at Cumberland College in Lebanon, Tenn., where he had a 20-5 record followed by a 23-2 mark.

In addition to being ranked among the nation’s elite basketball coaches, Ellis is also a musician. He started in the music business before coaching. In 1991, he recorded "Loveland" with the EBS All-Star Blues Band. He recently recorded, "Cliff Ellis and Friends," which includes several rock songs and a rendition of "Amazing Grace" dedicated to the late Jim Valvano. "Shake, Rattle and Roll," another song on the disc, climbed to No. 13 on the "Beach Music" charts.

Ellis also has seven publications to his credit, including two other books – "Zone Press Variations for Winning Basketball" and "The Complete Book of Fast Break Basketball." "The Winning Edge," co-authored by Huntsville Times sportswriter Phillip Marshall, is available from Sports Publishing, Inc.

Coach Ellis is married to the former Carolyn Ratzlaff. They are the proud parents of three children. Ellis’s dedication in "The Winning Edge" reads, "This book is dedicated to all my children—those born to me: Chryssa, Clay and Anna Katherine; and those who played for me."

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September 7, 2000

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CUSTOMER SUPPORT CENTER TRAINING

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College is offering three new courses for those interested in Customer Support Center Training.

The courses are CGS 1060–Introduction to Microcomputer Use; CET 1171–Introduction to Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair; and MNA 1161–Customer Service Training.

The first session of classes is set to begin Sept. 11. Session two will run Oct. 23 through Dec. 9. Courses will be taught in six-week cycles and will be offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays in three-hour blocks.

The three courses are part of the AS Degree in Computer Information Technology. CJC dean of Workforce Development Bud Riviere says, "Completing the courses in no way guarantees employment at Sykes Enterprises; however, completing the course-work and the AS Degree would certainly enable someone to become employable in the Customer Support Center area."

Gary Cook is the CJC counselor for students interested in Customer Support Center training. Ken Griffin will serve as the One Stop Center contact for the program. Angie Tyler will direct TABE testing for the program through the CJC Success Center.

Prospective students should complete a CJC application immediately in preparation for classes beginning in October. Call Gary Cook at 718-2397.

For more information, call Chipola’s 24-hour Customer Support Center program line at (850) 718-2480.

Sept. 14, 2000

FORMER CJC PITCHER MAKES OLYMPIC BASEBALL TEAM

MARIANNA – Tim Young, a former Chipola Junior College baseball player, is representing the United States on the Olympic Baseball team.

The 26 year-old left-handed pitcher who now plays for the Boston Red Sox is part of the first group of professional athletes ever fielded for a U.S. Olympic baseball squad.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda will coach the U.S. team which will open Olympic play against Japan at Homebush Bay in Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, Sept. 17. Olympic teams will face each other once in round-robin play with the top four advancing to the semifinals on Sept. 26. The semifinal winners will meet for the gold medal on Sept. 27.

Young spent two years at Chipola (1993 and 1994), where he compiled a 14-9 record and 2.94 career ERA. He is a 1992 graduate of Liberty County High School (Bristol, FL) where he was a three-year baseball letterman. He is the son of Dennis and Kathy Young of Bristol.

From Chipola, Young went on to the University of Alabama where he led the Crimson Tide to the College World Series in 1996, going 11-3, 2.73 and leading the Southeastern Conference in wins. He pitched in 49 career games and compiled a 17-6 (.739) record with a 2.35 ERA and nine career saves. He pitched 153 career innings and allowed 130 hits and 58 runs (40 ER), while walking 49 and striking out 149 hitters.

Young was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 19th round of the 1996 draft. He got off to a fast start in his pro career, going 1-0 with 0.31 ERA in 27 games for Vermont (A), saving 18 games and earning New York-Penn League All-Star honors. He made his major league debut with Expos in '98, but after undergoing surgery for a torn left labrum he was released by the Expos that same year.

He signed with the Red Sox as free agent in February of '99 and went 4-4 that season for Trenton (AA). He appeared in 31 games with the Trenton (NJ) Thunder of the Eastern League.

This year, Young has spent time at both Triple-A Pawtucket and with the Boston Red Sox. He pitched eight games with Boston, allowing seven hits and recording six strikeouts in seven innings. With the Triple-A PawSox, Young has appeared in 30 games, compiling a 1-1 record with six saves and a 1.93 ERA. He entered this season with a 2.33 career minor league ERA with 266 strikeouts in 209 innings, giving up just 148 hits.

Young, whose side-winding delivery has made him a left-handed specialist, said it is an honor to play for his country. "And being able to represent the Boston Red Sox and the Pawtucket Red Sox and the fans who have supported me all year, you can't ask for anything more to repay them," Young said. "I'm happy and excited, and overwhelmed."

Although official broadcast times are subject to change, there are several key dates and times. On Sunday, Sept. 17, between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. MSNBC will air the USA men's first game against Japan. On Saturday, Sept. 23, between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. MSNBC will air the USA men's game against rival Cuba. On Sunday, Sept. 24, again between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., MSNBC will air Team USA's matchup against host Australia. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, between 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. MSNBC is scheduled to air a semifinal game.

While all televised events from Sydney will be aired on tape delay due to the 18-hour time difference between the West Coast and Sydney and the 15-hour time difference to the East Coast, baseball fans can log onto NBCOlympics.com for instantaneous results. NBCOlympics.com will have a number of features including in-depth biographies, interactive sessions and analysis by Ted Robinson.

 

Sept. 14, 2000

BOSTON POPS CONDUCTOR OPENS CJC ARTIST SERIES

MARIANNA – Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, will perform at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

Lockhart leaves music lovers across the nation entranced during his rousing appearances on PBS's "Evening at the Pops" and A & E's annual "Holiday at Pops" and "Pop Goes the Fourth" concerts. Lockhart devotes much of his spare time sharing his love for music with his younger fans. As conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts, he leads 15 educational concerts a year for school children and their families. In his lively presentation, Why I Sing in the Shower, Lockhart discusses the rich history of music as well as his own dedication to making the classics accessible to everyone.

Lockhart is the first event in the 2000-01 Chipola Artist Series.

Three other performances are scheduled in the Series. The Chvatal/Kritzer Duo will perform Nov. 14. Soprano, Janet Chvatal, one of Europe's rising opera celebrities, (and star of the Phantom of the Opera) in Vienna, teams up with top classical guitarist, Scott Kritzer, in a program that will feature North and South American Folk Songs, exotic works from Spain, and beloved opera melodies including the famous "Habanera" from Carmen and Gershwin’s "Summertime."

Chicago City Limits, comedy and improvisation, hits the CJC stage Jan. 8. New York's longest running comedy revue Chicago City Limits raises improvisational theatre to an art form.

The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble, will perform Jan. 30. Comprised of five of FSU's music faculty members, the ensemble has quickly found a devoted audience in North Florida. Their delightful, entertaining concerts perform folk song arrangements of Beethoven to New American works.

Season tickets--$40 for all four events—are available in the CJC Fine Arts Department. Individual event tickets will be available two weeks prior to each performance at the CJC Business Office. Event tickets are $12 for adults, $8—for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students.

For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

 

September 14, 2000

LAW ENFORCEMENT CROSS-OVER ACADEMY SET AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Certified correctional officers interested in training for a career in law enforcement, should contact Chipola Junior College immediately.

Due to the extensive application process, candidates are asked to apply well before the program begins Nov. 1. The 350-hour Cross-over to Law Enforcement academy will run Monday through Friday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Estimated cost is $625. Completers are eligible to take the state Law Enforcement examination and become certified Peace Officers.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements.

For information, contact Byron Quivey or Paul Dudley at 718-2286 or 718-2479.

September 14, 2000

WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a new series of women’s health workshops beginning Sept. 26.

Workshop for Real Women is a six-session, interactive workshop based upon Jennifer Brodie’s book, entitled Real Solutions for Real Women: A Common Sense Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Dieting Forever.

The goal of the workshop is to teach women how to identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from making healthful changes in their lives and to be proud of the bodies they inhabit. Any woman seeking an alternative to traditional diets and fitness programs that promise results, but consistently fail to deliver would benefit from attending the Real Solutions workshop.

The workshops will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 26. The cost is $50 per person for the full six weeks, and space is limited to 20 people.

For information, call the CJC Continuing Education Office at 718-2395.

 

 

September 14, 2000

CHIPOLA STUDENTS ELECT SGA OFFICERS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College student body recently elected new officers in the CJC Student Government Association.

They include: SGA vice-president, Holly DeLaura; sophomore class vice-president, Trevor Parker; freshman class president, Brian Parker; freshman class vice-president, Heidi Daffin; freshman senators, Rosalind Williams, Holli Daffin, Holli Crawford, April Wester and Ebonilena Long.

Returning officers elected last Spring include: SGA president, Chris Massey; chief justice, Kami Perdue; sophomore class president, Rusty Miller; sophomore senators, Amber Goodman, Tiffany Parker, Carly Williams and Meghan Eade. Appointed positions are: secretary, Nancy Goodman; parliamentarian, Amanda Barber; treasurer, Allison Watson; sergeant at arms, Jason Franklin and chaplain, Marissa Bell.

All CJC students are invited to attend SGA meetings on Mondays at 2 p.m. in Room 112 of the Literature/Language Building.

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September 14, 2000

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

MARIANNA—Several Chipola Junior College Workforce Development programs currently have openings.

Most programs offer custom scheduling and self-paced learning which allow students to complete programs at their own pace. Financial aid and remedial assistance is provided for most programs.

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding, Automotive Service Technology, Commercial Food, Culinary Arts, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services, Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist, Patient Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Telecommunications.

Chipola also is offering three courses Customer Support Center Training: CGS 1060–Introduction to Microcomputer Use; CET 1171–Introduction to Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair; and MNA 1161–Customer Service Training. The next session of Customer Support Center classes will run Oct. 23 through Dec. 9. The six-week courses will be offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays in three-hour blocks.

Completion of the courses enables students to become employable in Customer Support Service, however, it in no way guarantees employment at Sykes Enterprises.

For information about any of these programs, call 718-2270.

 

Sept. 21, 2000

BOSTON POPS CONDUCTOR OPENS CJC ARTIST SERIES

MARIANNA – Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, will perform at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

Lockhart leaves music lovers across the nation entranced during his rousing appearances on PBS's "Evening at the Pops" and A & E's annual "Holiday at Pops" and "Pop Goes the Fourth" concerts. Lockhart devotes much of his spare time sharing his love for music with his younger fans. As conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts, he leads 15 educational concerts a year for school children and their families. In his lively presentation, Why I Sing in the Shower, Lockhart discusses the rich history of music as well as his own dedication to making the classics accessible to everyone.

Lockhart is the first event in the 2000-01 Chipola Artist Series.

Three other performances are scheduled in the Series. The Chvatal/Kritzer Duo will perform Nov. 14. Soprano, Janet Chvatal, one of Europe's rising opera celebrities, (and star of the Phantom of the Opera) in Vienna, teams up with top classical guitarist, Scott Kritzer, in a program that will feature North and South American Folk Songs, exotic works from Spain, and beloved opera melodies including the famous "Habanera" from Carmen and Gershwin’s "Summertime."

Chicago City Limits, comedy and improvisation, hits the CJC stage Jan. 8. New York's longest running comedy revue Chicago City Limits raises improvisational theatre to an art form.

The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble, will perform Jan. 30. Comprised of five of FSU's music faculty members, the ensemble has quickly found a devoted audience in North Florida. Their delightful, entertaining concerts perform folk song arrangements of Beethoven to New American works.

Season tickets--$40 for all four events—are available in the CJC Fine Arts Department. Individual event tickets will be available two weeks prior to each performance at the CJC Business Office. Event tickets are $12 for adults, $8—for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students.

For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

September 21, 2000

CHIPOLA SELECTS CHEERLEADERS

 

MARIANNA—Sixteen students have been selected as Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders for the 2000-01 school year.

Listed by hometowns, they are:

Bethlehem--Crystal Lewis, freshman.

Bonifay--Nancy Goodman, sophomore; Ashley Lee, freshman; Luz Ocampo, freshman.

Chipley--Mandi Aukema, sophomore; Farrah Granberry, freshman.

Cottondale--Nicole Delsignor, sophomore; Lenora James, freshman.

Graceville--Becky Collins, sophomore; Tiffany Allan, freshman; Brooke Saunders, freshman.

Marianna--Amy Brown, sophomore.

Ponce de Leon--Holly DeLaura, sophomore; Holly Blane, freshman.

Sneads--Chelsea Waggoner, freshman.

Sylvester, GA--Mary Beth Crutchfield, sophomore.

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September 21, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

A First Aid course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 28, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

A "Real Solutions" workshop for women will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $50.

Basic Tole Painting I will meet Monday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Basic Tole Painting II will meet Monday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Computer courses in a variety of areas are slated. Introduction to Windows 95 will meet Oct. 2 and 3. Excel I will meet Oct. 9 and 10, at CJC and on Nov. 6 and 9 at the Blounstown One Stop Center. Word I will meet Oct. 16 and 17, at CJC and on Oct. 9 and 12, at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Access I will meet Oct. 30 and 31, at CJC and Dec. 4 and 7 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Word II will meet Nov. 6 and 7 at CJC and at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Internet will meet Nov. 13 and 14. Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21, at CJC and on Dec. 18 and 21, Blountstown One Stop Center. Excel II will meet Nov. 27 and 30 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Cost for each of the computer courses listed above is $45.

Two Fiber Optics courses offered. A night class will meet Monday through Thursday, Oct. 9 through 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A day class will meet Monday through Thursday, Dec. 4 through 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for either class is $1,100, which includes books and materials.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation) course will meet Nov. 1 and 4. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstream) course will meet Nov. 17 and Nov. 18.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is now available. Cost is $295. For information on any of these non-credit courses, call the CJC Continuing Education Office at 718-2395. ####

September 21, 2000

LAW ENFORCEMENT CROSS-OVER ACADEMY SET AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Certified correctional officers interested in training for a career in law enforcement, should contact Chipola Junior College immediately.

Due to the extensive application process, candidates are asked to apply well before the program begins Nov. 1. The 350-hour Cross-over to Law Enforcement academy will run Monday through Friday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Estimated cost is $625. Completers are eligible to take the state Law Enforcement examination and become certified Peace Officers.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements.

For information, contact Byron Quivey (718-2286) or Paul Dudley (718-2479).

 

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September 21, 2000

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT WRITER TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA— Mark Hinson, staff arts writer and columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat, will deliver a lecture on writing and journalism, Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall of the Literature/Language Building.

Hinson covers entertainment as well as more offbeat subjects -- the world's largest piece of cheese, for example. A native of Marianna, Mark grew up in a pecan orchard with his three brothers, one of whom is Richard Hinson, a CJC English instructor.

Mark is a 1979 graduate of Chipola. He also worked for the Alligator at the University of Florida and for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

His unique brand of humor and his astounding knowledge of music, film and popular culture, has made his columns a favorite among the 100,000-plus readers of the Tallahassee Democrat.

The public is invited to attend Hinson’s talk.

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September 21, 2000

REAL WOMEN WORKSHOP SET AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Workshops for Real Women, a six-session, interactive workshop is set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Chipola Junior College

Based on Jennifer Brodie’s book, entitled Real Solutions for Real Women: A Common Sense Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Dieting Forever. Brodie, a native New Yorker, lives in Marianna.

The goal of the workshop is to teach women how to identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from making healthful changes in their lives and to be proud of the bodies they inhabit. Any woman seeking an alternative to traditional diets and fitness programs that promise results, but consistently fail to deliver would benefit from attending the Real Solutions workshop.

The workshops will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 26. The cost is $50 per person for the full six weeks, and space is limited to 20 people.

For information, call the CJC Continuing Education Office at 718-2395.

 

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September 21, 2000

CUSTOMER SUPPORT CENTER TRAINING COURSES SET AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College is offering three new courses for those interested in Customer Support Center Training.

The courses are CGS 1060–Introduction to Microcomputer Use; CET 1171–Introduction to Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair; and MNA 1161–Customer Service Training.

Classes will run Oct. 23 through Dec. 9. Courses will be taught in six-week cycles and will be offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays in three-hour blocks.

The three courses are part of the AS Degree in Computer Information Technology. CJC dean of Workforce Development Bud Riviere says, "Completing the courses in no way guarantees employment at Sykes Enterprises; however, completing the course-work and the AS Degree would certainly enable someone to become employable in the Customer Support Center area."

Gary Cook is the CJC counselor for students interested in Customer Support Center training. Ken Griffin will serve as the One Stop Center contact for the program. Angie Tyler will direct TABE testing for the program through the CJC Success Center.

Prospective students should complete a CJC application immediately in preparation for classes beginning in October. Call Gary Cook at 718-2397.

For more information, call Chipola’s 24-hour Customer Support Center program line at (850) 718-2480.

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September 21, 2000

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

MARIANNA—Several Workforce Development programs at Chipola Junior College currently have openings.

Most programs offer custom scheduling and self-paced learning which allow students to complete programs at their own pace. Financial aid and remedial assistance is provided for most programs.

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding, Automotive Service Technology, Commercial Food, Culinary Arts, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services, Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist, Patient Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Telecommunications.

Chipola also is offering three courses in Customer Support Center Training beginning Oct. 23 and running through Dec. 9. The six-week courses will be offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays in three-hour blocks. Completion of the courses enables students to become employable in Customer Support Service, however, in no way guarantee employment at Sykes Enterprises.

For information about any of these programs, call 718-2270.

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Sept. 28, 2000

 

FORMER CJC PITCHER BRINGS HOME GOLD MEDAL

MARIANNA – Tim Young, a former Chipola Junior College baseball player, was part of the Olympic Baseball team that captured the United States’ first-ever gold medal in baseball with a 4-0 win over Cuba on Sept. 27.

The Cubans were favorites in Sydney against the U.S. team made up of minor-leaguers. The Americans were dominant against Cuba despite qualifying for the final game in a ninth-inning thriller against South Korea on Sept. 26. Cuba had beaten the U.S. 6-1 on Sept. 23. Cuba had won both gold medals since baseball became an official Olympic sport in 1992.

Young pitched in three games during the Olympics. He faced one batter in the ninth inning of Team USA’s 4-2 win over Italy. He struck out one and walked one in USA’s 6-2 win over The Netherlands. He walked one batter in USA’s 4-0 win over Korea.

Young was a factor in two of Team USA’s six exhibition games before the Olympics. He pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed one hit, one run (1 ER), one walk and three strikeouts. Opponents batted .111 (1-for-9) against the lefty. In the USA's 3-1 win over Australia, Young threw 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run, one hit, one walk and one strikeout. Two days later, he recorded a perfect inning of relief (2 K) in the USA's 17-0 win over South Africa.

The 26 year-old left-handed pitcher who now plays for the Boston Red Sox is part of the first group of professional athletes ever fielded for a U.S. Olympic baseball squad. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda coached the U.S. team.

Young spent two years at Chipola (1993 and 1994), where he compiled a 14-9 record and 2.94 career ERA. He is a 1992 graduate of Liberty County High School (Bristol, FL) where he was a three-year baseball letterman. He is the son of Dennis and Kathy Young of Bristol.

From Chipola, Young went on to the University of Alabama where he led the Crimson Tide to the College World Series in 1996, going 11-3, 2.73 and leading the Southeastern Conference in wins. He pitched in 49 career games and compiled a 17-6 record and nine career saves. He pitched 153 career innings, striking out 149 hitters.

Young was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 1996 draft. He got off to a fast start in his pro career, going 1-0 with 0.31 ERA in 27 games for Vermont (A), saving 18 games and earning New York-Penn League All-Star honors. He made his major league debut with Expos in '98, but after undergoing surgery for a torn left labrum he was released by the Expos that same year.

He signed with the Red Sox as free agent in February of '99 and went 4-4 that season for Trenton (AA). He appeared in 31 games with the Trenton (NJ) Thunder of the Eastern League.

This season, Young has spent time at both Triple-A Pawtucket and with the Boston Red Sox. He has pitched eight games with Boston, allowing seven hits and recording six strikeouts in seven innings. With the Triple-A PawSox, Young has appeared in 30 games, compiling a 1-1 record with six saves and a 1.93 ERA. He entered this season with a 2.33 career minor league ERA with 266 strikeouts in 209 innings, giving up just 148 hits.

 

 

Sept. 28, 2000

CHIPOLA THEATER IN REHEARSAL FOR THE FOREIGNER

MARIANNA–The Chipola Junior College Theatre will present "The Foreigner" on Nov. 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.

Directed by CJC Theatre Coordinator Charles Sirmon, this Fall production continues the proud tradition of excellent theatrical productions staged by CJC drama students for more than four decades. An award-winning comedy by the late Milwaukee playwright Larry Shue, "The Foreigner" has been described by critics as "foot-stompingly funny…hilarious…and the most enjoyable night of theatre in years."

"The Foreigner" demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. The play is set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge often visited by Sgt. "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who runs training sessions at a nearby army base. Froggy has brought along the pathologically shy Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy, before departing, tells the guests that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as the guests attempt to teach Charlie to speak proper English. Charlie also overhears more than he should - the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiance is pregnant; and other damaging revelations made with the belief that Charlie doesn't understand the language. The fact that he does fuels the comedy of the play and sets up the wild climax.

The CJC cast includes: Charlie Baker by Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville, GA; Froggy LeSeuer by Chris Bishop of Marianna; Rev. Marshall by Brandon Bittner of Blountstown; Owen Musser by Charles Sirmon of Dothan, AL; Ellard Simms by Rusty Miller of Ponce De Leon, FL; Catherine Simms by Amber Williams of Graceville, FL; Betty Meeks by Marsha Kent of Cottondale. Assistant director is Ashley Guy of Marianna.

Tickets for the hit comedy will be on sale Oct. 18 in the CJC Business Office. Tickets are $7 and 18 and under $5. CJC students and staff get one free advance ticket.

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Sept. 28, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

Basic Tole Painting I will meet Oct. 16 and 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

A First Aid course will meet Oct. 17 and 19, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course will meet Oct. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $34.

Computer courses in a variety of areas are slated. Introduction to Windows 95 will meet Oct. 2 and 3. Excel I will meet Oct. 9 and 10, at CJC and on Nov. 6 and 9 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Word I will meet Oct. 16 and 17, at CJC and on Oct. 9 and 12, at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Access I will meet Oct. 30 and 31, at CJC and Dec. 4 and 7 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Word II will meet Nov. 6 and 7 at CJC and at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Internet will meet Nov. 13 and 14. Introduction to Computers will meet Nov. 16 and 17. Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21, at CJC and on Dec. 18 and 21, at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Excel II will meet Nov. 27 and 30 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Cost for each computer course is $45.

Two Fiber Optics courses will be offered. A night class will meet Monday through Thursday, Oct. 9 through 19. A day class will meet Monday through Thursday, Dec. 4 through 7. Cost for either class is $1,100, which includes books and materials.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Nov. 1 and 4. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstream) course will meet Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Cost for each course is $31.

A 20-Hour Childcare course will be meet Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-3 p.m. Registration fee is $62.

Stiffy Bow-Basket Decorating will be meet on Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $20. Bow Making-Wreath Decorating will be available on Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $21. Stamp Art-Free Hand Painting will be offered on Dec. 4. Fee is $26.

Sept. 28, 2000

BOSTON POPS CONDUCTOR TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA – Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, will perform at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

Only the third conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, Lockhart follows in the footsteps of such luminaries as Arthur Feidler and John Williams. In his lively presentation, Why I Sing in the Shower, Lockhart discusses this legacy as well as his dedication to making the art of classical music accessible to everyone, especially children.

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, in 1959, Lockhart began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. He holds degrees from Furman University, and Canegie-Mellon University. He studied piano with John Noel Roberts, Gwendolyn Stevens, and Maria-Rgina Sidhofer of the Vienna Hochschule. His training as a conductor includes study with Istvan Jaray, Otto-Werner Mueller, Harold Farberman and Werner Torkanowsky. He holds honorary doctorates from The Boston Conservatory and Northeastern University.

Lockhart leaves music lovers entranced during his rousing appearances on PBS's "Evening at the Pops" and A & E's annual "Holiday at Pops" and "Pop Goes the Fourth" concerts. Lockhart devotes much of his spare time sharing his love for music with his younger fans. As conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts, he leads 15 educational concerts a year for school children and their families.

Lockhart is the first event in the 2000-01 Chipola Artist Series. Three other performances are scheduled. The Chvatal/Kritzer Duo will perform Nov. 14. Soprano, Janet Chvatal, (and star of the Phantom of the Opera) in Vienna, teams up with top classical guitarist, Scott Kritzer.

Chicago City Limits, comedy and improvisation, hits the CJC stage Jan. 8. New York's longest running comedy revue Chicago City Limits raises improvisational theatre to an art form.

The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble, will perform Jan. 30. Comprised of five FSU music faculty, members perform folk song arrangements of Beethoven to New American works.

Season tickets--$40—are available in the CJC Fine Arts Department. Individual event tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students--will be available two weeks prior to performances at the CJC Business Office.

For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

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