Sept. 6, 2001

CONGRESSMAN BOYD DELIVERS HEALTH SCIENCES GRANT TO CJC

               

                MARIANNA—U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd on Tuesday announced the award of a $927,000 grant to help Chipola Junior College recruit and train students in health-related occupations.

                The funds will help Chipola identify, support and train area citizens in the health field. The grant is intended to help dislocated, incumbent and adult learners, as well as provide instructional guidance and administrative assistance. Additionally, the grant will provide equipment and supplies in the Health Sciences department over the next two to three years.

                Dr. Gene Prough, CJC executive vice president, says, "Chipola is proud to receive this rare allocation from the Department of Labor/Employment & Training Administration, to serve as a demonstration project.  This project will show that a small, rural, community college can implement excellent training in health sciences. The grant will provide much-needed resources to fund existing programs while freeing up instructional resources to develop new curriculums for future health science programs."

                Chipola currently offers four programs in health sciences: Associate Degree Nursing (which prepares students to become Registered Nurses); Practical Nursing (which prepares students to become Licensed Practical Nurses); Emergency Medical Technician; and Patient Care Assistant.

                To learn more about training for a career in Health Sciences, call 718-2296.

 

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BOYD DELIVERS CHECK TO CHIPOLA--U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd on Sept. 4 announced the award of a $927,000 grant to help Chipola Junior College recruit and train students in health-related occupations.

 

Sept. 6, 2001

 

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CRAA ARTS SCHOLARS--The Chipola Regional Arts Association recently presented visual arts scholarships to two local students. Here, CRAA president Dinorah Kranker, (center) congratulates Trey McGowan (left) a graduate of Holmes County High School and Kendrick White graduate of Chipley High School. McGowan is a visual arts major with plans to become a concept artist. He was a first place winner in both the State Beta Club Art Show and the Holmes County Fair Art Show. He is the son of Cliff and Cindy McGowan. White is a visual arts major who hopes to work as artist or animator. He participated in the 2000 PAEC Art Festival. He is the son of Mary White and Larry Evins.

 

Sept. 6, 2001

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FAMU RECOGNIZES JACKSON JUNIOR COLLEGE--Representatives from Florida A and M University recently presented a plaque to Chipola Junior College officials to honor the heritage of Jackson Junior College. Jackson served African-American students from 1961 until 1966, when it was combined with Chipola Junior College. Here, FAMU Alumni Affairs director Kenneth Rozier (left) and former FAMU president Dr. Walter Smith (right), present the plaque to CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel. A lecture hall in Chipola's Literature/Language Building is dedicated to the heritage of Jackson Junior College.

 

Sept. 6, 2001

cjc forms partnership with national computer training companY 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College officials today announced a new partnership with I/Tech Services, Inc., to bring professional Information Technology certification programs to the college.

An information session is set for Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Continuing Education Conference Center on the Chipola campus.

The Chipola–I/Tech partnership includes: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Windows 2000 certification program, A+ Certified Computer Technician Program and Network+.

                Microsoft (MCSE) certification is a professional credential for aspiring IT professionals who are qualified to analyze the business requirements for system architecture, deploy, install, and configure infrastructure components, and troubleshoot system problems.

                The A+ Certified Computer Technician Program, sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry.  Students learn to upgrade, repair and troubleshoot PCs and much more.

                Network+ is a vendor neutral certification that measures the technical knowledge of networking professionals with 18-24 months experience. The certification means that an individual possesses the knowledge needed to configure and install the TCP/IP client. The exam covers a wide range of vendor and product neutral networking technologies that can also serve as a prerequisite for vendor-specific IT certifications. This course offers the basics of networking and helps to prepare students for CompTIA’s Network+ examination.

                The Chipola/I-Tech program offers conveniently scheduled evening classes to accommodate training for career changers and current IT professionals. Financial Aid is available through the SLM Financial Career Training Loan program for those who qualify.

                All enrolled I/Tech students at Chipola will receive a free one-year account to E3–an online learning portal featuring career resources, practice exams, customizable desktop with email, online seminars and office hours with certified instructors. A free tour is available at the I/Tech website at www.itechtraining.com . I/Tech training packages, include online and hybrid training options through I/Tech’s partnership with KnowledgeNet.

                Founded in 1998, I/Tech Services, Inc. is the nation’s first and largest college/community-based IT educational services network, offering a variety of innovative Information Technology (IT) education, training and content support services nationwide.  I/Tech, a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center (CTEC), currently enjoys partnerships with over 125 colleges in the United States.  I/Tech training programs feature official or approved curricula, certified trainers with real world experience, and state-of-the-art classrooms

                For more information on these new training programs or to sign up for a free online Information Session, visit I/Tech at www.itechtraining.com

                For a class schedule and registration information, call toll-free, 1-866-248-6265.

 

Sept. 6, 2001

MOSQUITO-BORNE ENCEPHALITIS EXPERT TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--Dr. William Jeter will present two seminars at Chipola Junior College on Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile Virus, Sept. 11 and 12.

The Tuesday, Sept. 11, seminar is set for at 7 p.m., in Jackson Hall of the Literature/Language Building. The same seminar will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., in Room 300 of the CJC Fink Natural Science Building. 

    Dr. Jeter is the Diagnostic Veterinary Manager of Equine Programs in the Division of Animal Industry of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He has been actively involved with several livestock disease control and eradication programs, enforcement of interstate regulations for movement of livestock and supervision of field program activities. 

    Dr. Jeter is a member of Florida' Surveillance and Response Team that monitors Encephalitis outbreaks in Florida.  His presentation "Mosquito-Borne Encephalitis in Humans and Horses" will include: the basic morphology and life cycle of these viruses; clinical diagnosis and symptoms; types of various mosquitoes; reservoir hosts and final hosts; vaccinations; prevention and control; geographic distribution and incidence; and mortality.

    Dr. Jeter earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force, Veterinary Corps at the Military Working Dog Training Center at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.  During this time, Dr. Jeter and four other veterinarians were responsible for the recruitment, purchasing, training and daily medical care of 300-500 military working dogs.

Dr. Jeter operated a mixed animal practice in his hometown of Dade City, FL, from 1971 to 1985. He joined the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry in 1985 as a regulatory veterinarian.

    The public is encouraged to attend either meeting. Dr. Jeter also will meet with CJC Honors Program students following his seminar on Wednesday.

    For information, call CJC science instructor Paul Huang at 526-2761, Ext. 3244.

 

Sept. 6, 2001

SUCCESS CENTER AT CJC OFFERS HELP

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College 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 academic or Workforce Development Programs. 

                The Success Center offers the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). A new GED test becomes effective Jan. 1, 2002.  On that date, all previously passed sections of the GED will be lost, if the complete battery is not passed.  Students with partial passes are encouraged to complete the GED by December. 

                For information, call the CJC Success Center at 718-2284.

 

Sept. 6, 2001

 

UNIVERSITIES TO VISIT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--The Florida University System Tour will make a stop on the Chipola Junior College campus Tuesday, Sept. 18, to provide information to prospective students.

                Representatives from Florida's 10 state universities will be set up in Building C-Social Sciences between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to visit the representatives and gather information from the various universities. 

                Through an articulation agreement with Florida's public universities, Chipola graduates who earn the Associate in Arts Degree are guaranteed acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities.

                Florida's public universities include: Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida, the University of North Florida, the University of South Florida, and the University of West Florida.

 

Sept. 13, 2001

 

UNIVERSITIES TO VISIT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--The Florida University System Tour will make a stop on the Chipola Junior College campus Tuesday, Sept. 18, to provide information to prospective students.

                Representatives from Florida's 10 state universities will be set up in Building C-Social Sciences between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to visit the representatives and gather information from the various universities. 

                Through an articulation agreement with Florida's public universities, Chipola graduates who earn the Associate in Arts Degree are guaranteed acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities.

                Florida's public universities include: Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida, the University of North Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of West Florida.

 

Sept. 13, 2001

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS PICKED FOR 2001-02 SQUAD

 

                MARIANNA—Fifteen students have been selected as Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders for the 2001-02 school year.

                Listed by hometowns, they are:

                Alford—Brooke Waters, freshman.

                Blountstown—Chris White, sophomore.

                Campbellton—Brooke Saunders, sophomore.

                Chipley—Mitzi Aukema, freshman; Kacie McCartney, freshman; Chrissie Prichard, freshman.

                Cottondale—Lenora James, sophomore; Kristy Dilmore, freshman.          

                Dothan, AL—Casey Kinsaul, freshman.

                Graceville—Beth Harris, freshman; Meghan Smith, freshman.

                Marianna—Jennifer Brown, freshman; Arin Register, freshman.

                Pensacola—Farrah Granberry, sophomore.

                Sneads—Chelsea Waggoner, sophomore.

 

Sept. 13, 2001

ENCEPHALITIS EXPERT TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--Dr. William Jeter will present a public seminar on Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile Virus, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Jackson Hall of the Literature/Language Building on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

    Jeter addressed a large group of Chipola students on Sept. 12, but a public seminar originally scheduled for Sept. 11 was cancelled due the closing of the college.

    Dr. Jeter is the Diagnostic Veterinary Manager of Equine Programs in the Division of Animal Industry of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He has been actively involved with several livestock disease control and eradication programs, enforcement of interstate regulations for movement of livestock and supervision of field program activities. 

    Jeter also is a member of Florida's Surveillance and Response Team that monitors Encephalitis outbreaks in Florida.  His presentation "Mosquito-Borne Encephalitis in Humans and Horses" will include: the basic morphology and life cycle of these viruses; clinical diagnosis and symptoms; types of various mosquitoes; reservoir hosts and final hosts; vaccinations; prevention and control; geographic distribution and incidence; and mortality.

    The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.

    For information, call CJC science instructor Paul Huang at 526-2761, Ext. 3244.

 

Sept. 13, 2001

PROFESSIONAL i.t. PROGRAMS NOW OFFERED AT cjc

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College has joined with I/Tech Services, Inc., to bring professional Information Technology certification programs to the college.

An information session is set for Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Continuing Education Conference Center on the Chipola campus.

The Chipola–I/Tech partnership includes: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Windows 2000 certification program, A+ Certified Computer Technician Program and  Network+.

                Microsoft (MCSE) certification is a professional credential for aspiring IT professionals who are qualified to analyze the business requirements for system architecture, deploy, install, and configure infrastructure components, and troubleshoot system problems.

                The A+ Certified Computer Technician Program, sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry.  Students learn to upgrade, repair and troubleshoot PCs and much more.

                Network+ is a vendor neutral certification that measures the technical knowledge of networking professionals with 18-24 months experience. Network+ professionals possess the knowledge needed to configure and install the TCP/IP client. The exam covers a wide range of networking technologies that can also serve as a prerequisite for vendor-specific IT certifications. This course offers the basics of networking and helps to prepare students for CompTIA’s Network+ examination.

                The Chipola/I-Tech program offers conveniently scheduled evening classes on the CJC campus to accommodate training for career changers and current IT professionals. Financial Aid is available through the SLM Financial Career Training Loan program for those who qualify.

                For more information on these new training programs or to sign up for a free online Information Session, visit I/Tech at www.itechtraining.com

                For a class schedule and registration information, call toll-free, 1-866-248-6265.

 

Sept. 13, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the month of September.

                Sign Language I will be offered on Mondays, Sept. 17 through October 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $33.

                Three computer courses will be offered: Internet I, Sept. 19 and 20;Word II, Sept. 24 and 25; and Internet II, Sept 26 and 27. Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                Two Life Insurance courses will be offered Sept. 20. Needs Analysis II will meet from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and Retirement Plan / Cafeteria Plans will meet from 1 to 5 p.m.

                A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29.  Cost is $62.

                A Real Estate Sales course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 24 through Nov. 28; Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 22 and 29, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, and Monday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

                The first course of the WEBMaster Certification Program: Mastering the Internet will be offered Oct. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Creating a Home Page will meet Oct. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of each is $250.

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

                 

Sept. 13, 2001

 

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has openings in a number of Workforce Development programs.

                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, Firefighting, 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 Programming & Applications, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Medical Secretarial Technology, Office Management Technology, Office Systems Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Word Processing Technology, Computer Information Technology, Internet Services Technology, Medical Secretarial Technology, and Networking Services Technology.                         

                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.  A new GED test becomes effective Jan. 1, 2002.  On that date, all previously passed sections of the GED will be lost, if the complete battery is not passed.  Students with partial passes are encouraged to complete the GED by December. 

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

 

Sept. 13, 2001

                                                               
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CJC SHOW CHOIR—Members of the Chipola Junior College Show Choir are, from left: (front) Lex McClelland of Melbourne, Charyl Tyus of Sneads, Ben Ayres of Wurzeurt, Germany, April Wester of Sneads, Mario Gonzales of Marianna, Laura Farmer of Marianna, Becca Sandifer of Eufaula, AL, Lacy Purvis Marianna, Jonathan Basford of Marianna, Drew Miller of  Donalsonville, GA, (back) Ashley Kozik of Marianna, Brian Mitchell of Marianna, Christopher Bishop of Cottondale, Amber Williams of Graceville. Not Pictured: sound technician, Allison Hartzog of Chipley; accompanist, Rachel Webb of Chipley; technical assistant, Nikki Howell of Sneads; director Ed Lyon and choreographer Rebecca Parmer.

 

Sept. 20, 2001

 

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES FACULTY RAISES

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees approved a two- percent raise and a non-recurring $500 lump sum payment for college faculty during the board's meeting on Sept. 18.  The raise is retroactive to July 1, 2001. 

                The faculty is represented by the Chipola Faculty Association, a collective bargaining unit. The college's career and administrative employees received the same increase in July.

All CJC employees received a four percent raise and a $400 lump sum payment last year.

In other business the board approved a contract with Peter Brown Construction of Tallahassee to build a new 28,000 square foot Health Sciences Building. The two-story building will house the college's health-related programs, and will feature laboratories, conference facilities, lecture hall and classrooms. 

The construction management contract includes a guaranteed maximum price of $2,875,000. Under the construction management process, substantial completion date of the project is August of 2002. This is the first time that Chipola has utilized the construction management process.

A ground-breaking ceremony for the new Health Sciences Building is scheduled for Noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

 

Sept. 20, 2001

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CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS—Students selected as Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders for the 2001-02 season are, from left: (front) Casey Kinsaul of Dothan, Brooke Saunders of Campbellton, Meghan Smith of Graceville, Farrah Granberry of  Pensacola, Lenora James of Cottondale, Beth Harris of Graceville, Chelsea Waggoner of Sneads, (back) Kacie McCartney of Chipley, Mitzi Aukema of Chipley, Arin Register of Marianna, Chris White of Blountstown, Chrissie Prichard of Chipley, Jennifer Baxter of Marianna, Brooke Waters of Alford and Kristy Dilmore of Cottondale. The cheerleaders will perform at Chipola's Senior Day Oct. 17.  The CJC Cheerleading Extravaganza--for middle school, junior varsity, and varsity squads--is set for Dec. 15. 

 

Sept. 20, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                A course in Real Estate Sales will meet from 6 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 24 through Nov. 28.  Cost is $195.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Word II, Sept. 24 and 25; Internet II, Sept 26 and 27, Excel I, Oct. 1 and 2, Excel II, Oct. 8 and 9, Access I, Oct. 15 and 16, Access II, Oct. 22 and 23 and Powerpoint I, Oct. 29 and 30. Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                A CPR course will meet Oct. 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Cake Decorating II will meet each Thursday Oct. 9 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $28.

                A Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training course will be offered Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $200. Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will be offered Oct. 26 and 27.  Cost is $450.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training class will meet Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                The first course of the WEBMaster Certification Program: Mastering the Internet will be offered Oct. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Creating a Home Page will meet Oct. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of each course is $250.

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

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

 

Sept. 20, 2001

 

CJC TO OFFER BASIC CORRECTIONS COURSE

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola Junior College's next day course in Basic Corrections is Oct. 11. The class will begin Oct. 15.

The course 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, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

Sept. 20, 2001

 

I.T. PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION IS THURSDAY AT CJC

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will host an information session on new professional Information Technology certification programs, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the CJC Continuing Education Conference Center.

Chipola has joined with I/Tech Services, Inc., to offer professional information technology certifications, including: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Windows 2000 certification program, A+ Certified Computer Technician Program and Network+.

                Microsoft (MCSE) certification is a professional credential for aspiring IT professionals who are qualified to analyze the business requirements for system architecture, deploy, install, and configure infrastructure components, and troubleshoot system problems.

                The A+ Certified Computer Technician Program, sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry.  Students learn to upgrade, repair and troubleshoot PCs and much more.

                Network+ is a vendor neutral certification that measures the technical knowledge of networking professionals with 18-24 months experience. Network+ professionals possess the knowledge needed to configure and install the TCP/IP client. The exam covers a wide range of networking technologies that can also serve as a prerequisite for vendor-specific IT certifications. This course offers the basics of networking and helps to prepare students for CompTIA’s Network+ examination.

                The Chipola/I-Tech program offers conveniently scheduled evening classes on the CJC campus to accommodate training for career changers and current IT professionals. Financial Aid is available through the SLM Financial Career Training Loan program for those who qualify.

                For more information on these new training programs or to sign up for a free online Information Session, visit I/Tech at www.itechtraining.com

                For a class schedule and registration information, call toll-free, 1-866-248-6265.

 

Sept. 20, 2001

WORLD COMMUNITY SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will host the first program in the satellite seminar series, entitled, Customs, Traditions and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community, Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the college Conference Center.

                The first seminar--"The Marginalized Community: Bridging the Great Divide" will feature: Dr. Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Chairman of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Dr. Gemma Beckley, Chairman of the Social Work Department at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss.; and Dr. Carlos E. Cortes, author of the book The Children Are Watching:  How the Media Teach About Diversity, and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside.             

                Jody Spooner, CJC faculty sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa, says, "We invite students and citizens of our community to come together to discuss these vital issues."

                Additional seminars will broadcast at CJC on the following dates: Oct. 9, "The Isolated Community"; Oct. 23, "An Exploration of Community Through The Arts and Humanities"; Nov. 6, "The Liveable Urban Community" and Nov. 20, "The Future of Community."

                For more information contact Jody Spooner at 718-2200, Ext. 3279.

 

Sept. 20, 2001

 

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MOSQUITO MAN--Dr. William Jeter recently presented seminars at Chipola Junior College on Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile Virus. Pictured from left, are: CJC science professor Paul Huang, mosquito expert Bill Jeter and Pam Matlock. Dr. Jeter is the Diagnostic Veterinary Manager of Equine Programs in the Division of Animal Industry of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

 

Sept. 27, 2001

CJC HEALTH SCIENCES GROUNDBREAKING IS TUESDAY

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College officials will hold a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Noon, to break ground for a new Health Sciences Building. 

The Chipola District Board of Trustees recently approved a contract with Peter Brown Construction of Tallahassee to build the 28,000 square foot building. The two-story structure will house the college's health-related programs, and will feature laboratories, conference facilities, lecture hall and classrooms. 

The construction management contract includes a guaranteed maximum price of $2,875,000. The building is expected to be ready for classes in Fall of 2002.

The ceremony will be held on Longhouse Court, near the college Child Care Center.

 

Sept. 27, 2001

 

AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

 

MARIANNA--Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development at Chipola Junior College, is pleased to announce that Chipola’s Automotive Technology program recently received certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

 “During the past several months we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards,” says Riviere.  “Now we are delighted to join the ranks of ASE certified technician training programs.  Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.”

In order to achieve this coveted recognition, the training program underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF.  Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used.  Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that Chipola Junior College be certified by ASE, a national, non-profit organization which test and certifies repair technicians in addition to certifying technician training programs.

NATEF Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Roy Peters, Jr. states, “This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents in the Marianna area.  Certification of automotive training programs increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders.  It also gives added assurance that Chipola graduates will be employable entry-level technicians.  As a result, the motoring public will benefit since more qualified repair technicians will join the work force.”

John Gardner, CJC Auto Tech instructor says, "We need to especially thank a few of our local automotive experts who gave two days of their time with no compensation for the betterment our program." They are: Rusty Lawrence of Ray's Garage, Matt Cox of Chipola Ford, Julian Williams of Rahal Chevrolet and Ron Chaple of Santa Fe Community College (Team Leader)."

The Chipola program is approved to offer NATEF Certification in 8 areas: brakes, engine performance, electrical/electronics, manual drive trains, automatic drive trains, heating/air conditioning, engine repair and suspension/steering.

The CJC program is now certified for a period of five years, after which it will be reviewed to ensure that is continues to meet industry standards and to adjust to the latest technological advances in the rapidly changing automotive world.

For more information contact Auto Tech Instructor John Gardner 718-2306.

 

Sept. 27, 2001

 

RUMORS IN CJC THEATER

 

MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola Junior College production of “Rumors,” go on sale Oct. 4. 

Evening performances for this hilarious Neil Simon comedy are Oct. 18, 19 and 20, with an Oct. 21 matinee. Tickets--$7 adults and $5 students--will be available in the CJC Business Office.

The comedy is set at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife who have gathered with four couples to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing.  His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom.  Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed. 

The cast includes: Sharon Floyd of Dothan as Chris Gorman, Chris Manasco of Dothan as Ken Gorman, Casi Parmer of Sneads as Claire Ganz, Christopher Bishop of Cottondale as Lenny Ganz, Arthur Obar of Graceville as Ernie Cusack, Tiffany Nichols of Marianna as Cookie Cusack, Ben Ayres of Wurzburg, Germany as Glenn Cooper, Erin Davis of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as Cassie Cooper, Trey McGowan as Officer Welch and Amber Williams of Graceville as Officer Pudney.

Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator, will direct the show.  Other behind the scenes people include: Mario Gonzales of Marianna, stage manager; Jennifer Burgess of Westville, lights director; Trey McGowan of Bonifay, props director; and Jason Cross of Donalsonville, GA, technical director.

For ticket information call 718-2220.

 

Sept. 27, 2001

 

CHIPOLA'S CHRISTMAS DINNERS PLANNED

 

                MARIANNA--Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 for the Chipola Junior College Department of Fine and Performing Arts Christmas dinners.

                The opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," will be presented in a holiday dinner theatre setting on Dec. 6 and 7.

                "Amahl" is a one-act opera originally written for presentation on NBC television Christmas Eve of 1951 by Gian Carlo Menotti.  The story is of a crippled shepherd boy (Amahl) who lives in utter poverty with his widowed mother.  They are visited by three kings who are following an amazing star. 

                Reserved tickets--$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under--will be available in the CJC Fine Arts Office.  Tables of 8 may be reserved. Groups wishing to sit together must purchase tickets at the same time.  Sorry, no phone or credit card reservations. An early sell-out is expected.  Tickets will not be available at the door. 

                For information call 850-718-2277.

 

Sept. 27, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the month of October.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Excel I, Oct. 1 and 2, Excel II, Oct. 8 and 9, Access I, Oct. 15 and 16, Access II, Oct. 22 and 23, Powerpoint I, Oct. 29 and 30. Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                A CPR course will meet Oct. 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Cake Decorating II will meet Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 16 through Nov. 6 Cost is $28.

                A Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training course will be offered Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $200. Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will be offered Oct. 26 and 27.  Cost is $450.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training class will meet Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                The first course of the WEBMaster Certification Program: Mastering the Internet will be offered Oct. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Creating a Home Page will meet Oct. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of each is $250.

                Sign Language I will be offered each Monday Oct. 15 through Nov. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $33.

                Two Life Insurance courses will be offered Oct. 18.  Wills and Trusts will meet from 8 a.m. to Noon. Rules and Tools of Qualified Planning will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  The courses designated by the Florida Department of Insurance as INTERMEDIATE level courses, are intended for the student who has a basic knowledge or limited experience with the subject matter. 

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

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

 

Sept. 27, 2001

                                                                                               

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CJC

 

                MARIANNAApplication deadline for Chipola Junior College's next day course in Basic Corrections is Oct. 11. The class will begin Oct. 15.

The course 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, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

Sept. 27, 2001

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS PLAN EXTRAVAGANZA

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders will sponsor a Cheerleading Extravaganza Dec. 15 at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

Deadline for entries is Oct. 29. Squads will compete at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Several all-star squads will also perform. Application forms may be downloaded at: www.chipola.cc.fl.us>departments>athletics>cheerleaders>extravaganza. 

The cheerleaders will make their season debut at Chipola's Senior Day Oct. 17.  The squad recently participated in a stunt clinic with former FSU cheer coach, Derek Giandolfi.

For information, call Geraldine DeFelix, CJC Cheer Coach, (850) 718-2322.

 

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EXTRAVAGANZA--The Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders will sponsor a Cheerleading Extravaganza Dec. 15.  Deadline for entries is Oct. 29. Here, Chipola captains Lenora James and Chelsea Waggoner, and co-captains Farrah Granberry and Brooke Saunders, plan the event with CJC Cheer Coach Geraldine DeFelix. For information call (850) 718-2322.

 

Sept. 27, 2001

 

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UNIVERSITY TOUR--Representatives from Florida's 11 state universities recently visited Chipola Junior College to provide information to prospective students. Here, Stephanie Wilson of Grand Ridge talks with Bill McCray, of Florida A & M University. Through an articulation agreement with Florida's public universities, Chipola graduates who earn the Associate in Arts Degree are guaranteed acceptance to the junior year at Florida's 11 public universities.