Nov. 1, 2001

 

CLEMMONS TAPPED FOR FACULTY/ADMIN AWARD

 

                MARIANNA--Dr. Sarah Clemmons is the recipient of the November Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola Junior College.  Clemmons presently serves as Dean of Instruction at the college.

                Dr. Clemmons came to Chipola in 1979 from Marianna High School where she was chair of the English department.  She began her career at Chipola teaching English composition and literature courses.  During the next ten years Dr. Clemmons taught courses across the English curriculum and served in a leadership capacity on numerous instructional committees. She was co-founder of the Honors Program as it exists today and under her leadership the Phi Theta Kappa and Academic Bowl were revived.  She originated the Literature/Language Festival and secured an endowment to the Foundation to fund it.   Clemmons supervised Literature /Language and Fine and Performing Arts as the Division Chair beginning in 1988.  In 1995 the areas of Business, the Library and Health Sciences were added. In 1996 Dr. Clemmons became Dean.  Currently she is working on numerous grants, building committees and curriculum revisions.   

                Charlton Keen, vice president of Instructional and Student Services, said, "Dean Clemmons is one of Chipola’s most talented administrators. She is an efficient professional who works to maintain excellence in the academic programs."

                The colleague who nominated Clemmons for the award said, "Dr. Clemmons is clearly cognizant of the role of the faculty and the inherent demands. She is at all times planning for our central purpose, the educational opportunities for our students."     

                Clemmons earned a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University in 1980. She also holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Troy State University, and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of West Florida.

                She is married to Dr. Tracy Clemmons, superintendent of Sunland Center in Marianna.  Their son, Martin, is a junior at FSU. Their daughter, Sarah Kathryn, is a freshman at Marianna High. The family is active in the First Baptist Church of Marianna.

                Dr. Clemmons said, “The dedicated, energized, compassionate faculty I work with every day are the ones who deserve recognition. Our work is a team effort to provide quality classes and programs to help students develop their potential. Our faculty and students are wonderful to work with!”

             The CJC award includes a plaque, reserved parking for a month, a $300 bonus, and a $50 gift certificate from the College Book Store.  Monthly winners are eligible for the annual award.

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

CJC TUTORING PROGRAM HELPING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

                MARIANNA—Several dozen Chipola Junior College students are helping area high school students to improve their grades and their outlook on the future.

                The CJC students are employed as tutors at area high school students for 4 to 16 hours per week. The College Board Tutoring Initiative is funded by Florida Partnership.

                Project director Kay Stripling says, "This is a super program. The Chipola students get some much-needed part-time work, while serving as positive role models. The high school students' grades have improved, and they are much more focused on their academic careers."

                Tutors, listed according to schools at which they work, are:

                Bethlehem: Zeb Brown, Kayla Gray, Monica Jackson, Kerri Kirkland, Delena Sanders, Michael Shores.

                Jackson Academy of Applied Technology: Heidi Daffin, Holli Daffin, Dana Dunn, Monica Jackson, Nirra Koonce, LaTonya Leeks, Jamee McAlpin, Heather Montford, Jason Pratt, Ryan Russell, Emily Toal, April Wester, Alexis White.

                Ponce De Leon: William Barber, Stephanie James, Ian Severance, Leanne Stewart, Emily Toal.

                Poplar Springs: Takeisha Goodwin, Heather Howell.

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

SIMON AND SON SOLD OUT AT CJC

 

MARIANNA--Simon & Son, the Nov. 5 offering of the Chipola Junior College Artist Series, is sold out. No tickets will be available at the door.

America's only father/son piano duo includes the youngest performer ever in Carnegie Hall. Internationally acclaimed pianist/humorist Peter Simon is joined by fellow pianist and son, Saling Simon, in a delightful evening of classical and popular music interspersed with humorous stories and fun for all ages.

Two other offerings are slated for the Artist Series: Alborada, Jan. 9, a program of Andean folk music; and Common Ground, Feb. 7, a dance program featuring Irish step-dancers, country cloggers and American tap-dancers.

                For ticket information, call 718-2220.

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during November.

                A workshop entitled, "Who Moved My Cheese?," will be offered Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                A Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training course will be offered Nov. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $200. Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will be offered Nov. 23 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computers & Windows, Nov. 12 and 13; Word I, Nov. 19 and 20; Word II, Nov. 26 and 27; and Internet I, Nov. 28 and 29. Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                A First Aid class will meet Nov. 13 and 15 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                A Cake Decorating III class will meet Tuesdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Nov. 13 through Dec. 4.  Cost is $28.

                An Estate Planning course will be offered Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Designated by the Florida Department of Insurance as an intermediate, the course is intended for the student who has a basic knowledge or limited experience with the subject matter. Cost is $32.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will be offered Nov. 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A workshop entitled, "The FISH Philosophy," will be offered Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                Acquire valuable new skills from the comfort and convenience of your home or office with Education ToGo On-Line Courses.  For course information, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

                Element K On-Line Courses are currently available.  A list of courses can be obtained by visiting Element K at www.elementk.com. 

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study Course is available for $295.

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

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST RAMADA LIMITED CLASSIC

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College men's and women's basketball teams host a huge weekend of home basketball games, Nov. 9-10, at the Ramada Limited Classic.

The action tips off Friday, Nov. 9, when the North Florida women take on Daytona at 1 p.m. The CJC Lady Indians face St. Pete CC at 3 p.m. Tallahssee's men play Hiwassee (TN) in the 5:30 p.m. game. The CJC Indians meet St. John's River at 7:30 p.m., Friday.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the North Florida women play St. Pete at 1 p.m. The CJC Lady Indians play Daytona Beach CC at 3 p.m. TCC's men play St. John's River at 5:30 p.m. The Indians battle Hiwassee at 7:30 p.m., Saturday.

            Beginning his third season as CJC head men's coach, Ryan Cross, says, "Our team is maybe our most talented in my three years. We return some quality guys from last year, and I'm very pleased with the way they've worked in the off season."

            Second year CJC women's coach Jason Keene, says, "We have a little more experience and a little more talent and depth this year."

            The Indians host the gigantic Men's Panhandle Classic, Nov. 16 and 17. The ten-game event tips off at Noon both days and continues with games at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Chipola hosts Harper CC (Illinois) on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., and Middle Georgia on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Other visiting teams include: Gulf Coast, Tallahassee, Okaloosa-Walton, Pensacola, South Georgia Tech, Daytona and Lee College.

            The Indians opened the season Nov. 2 and 3 at the Tallahassee Community College Classic. The Lady Indians opened at home Nov. 3, with Santa Fe CC. The women travel to Wallace, Nov. 7.  

Check out the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us.

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

COMMUNITY SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will host the final programs in the satellite seminar series, Customs, Traditions and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the college Conference Center.

                The Nov. 6 seminar--"The Livable Urban Community" will feature Dr. John Short, professor of Geography at Syracuse University. He is an internationally known speaker and author of Alternative Geographies and Humane Society. Short has held fellowships at Yale, The Smithsonian and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His major research areas include urban geography, environmental issues and political geography.

                The Nov. 20 seminar--"The Future of Community"--will be led by David Zach, a professionally trained futurist, with a master's degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston. Zach has addressed more than 1,000 groups on key trends and current issues in technology, business, education and society, and has provided research analysis to corporations, colleges and professional associations. Zach has taught Future Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

                Jody Spooner, CJC faculty sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa invites students and local citizens to come together to discuss these vital issues.

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

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

SCIENCE SEMINAR ON ANTHRAX AND HEART DISEASE

 

                MARIANNA-- Dr. Paul Armstrong will be the guest speaker at a Chipola Junior College Science seminar Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Jackson Hall. 

                Dr. Armstrong will focus on the new techniques of open-heart surgery and by-pass surgery. Vascular disease is the number one illness in the nation. He also will cover the pathogenesis of anthrax. He will explain how the pneumonic, cutaneous, and gastroenteritic spores attack the circulatory, digestive, and immune systems.

                Dr. Armstrong earned a B.S. in microbiology from Auburn University and an M.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.         

                For information about the seminar, call Paul Huang at 526-2761, Ext. 3244.

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

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BASIC CORRECTIONS GRADS—Some 15 candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections program at Chipola Junior College. Graduates are, from left: (front), Jesse Boone of Altha, Bobby Branch of Grand Ridge, Louie Branch of Sneads, Amanda Chambliss of Bascom, Howard Davis of Blountstown, Stanley Hendrix of Ashford, AL, Renita Jackson of Chattahoochee, Sabrina Kirkland of Graceville, Frederick Lanphere of Blountstown, James Pflugradt of DeFuniak Springs, James Pleasant of Altha, Milton Schouest of Sneads, John D. Corbin of Altha, Dimeita Thompson of Bascom and Kimberly Tribue of Quincy.

 

Nov. 1, 2001

 

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KILMER VISITS CJC—Rep. Bev Kilmer recently visited Chipola Junior College to get a first hand look at the college's Workforce Development programs. Here, Kilmer gets a trim from Penny Bevis, CJC Cosmetology instructor.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST RAMADA LIMITED CLASSIC

 

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola Junior College basketball squads host a huge weekend of home games, Nov. 9-10, at the Ramada Limited Classic.

The action tips off Friday, when the North Florida women take on Daytona at 1 p.m. The CJC Lady Indians face St. Pete CC at 3 p.m. Tallahassee's men play Hiwassee (TN) in the 5:30 p.m. game. The CJC Indians meet St. John's River at 7:30 p.m., Friday.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the North Florida women play St. Pete at 1 p.m. The CJC Lady Indians play Daytona Beach at 3 p.m. TCC's men play St. John's River at 5:30 p.m. The Indians battle Hiwassee at 7:30 p.m., Saturday.  

The Chipola Indians host the Men's Panhandle Classic, Nov. 16 and 17. The ten-game event tips off at Noon both days and continues with games at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Chipola hosts Harper CC (Illinois) on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., and Middle Georgia on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Other visiting teams include: Gulf Coast, Tallahassee, Okaloosa-Walton, Pensacola, South Georgia Tech, Daytona and Lee College.

                The Indians outlasted Wallace College 72-65 on Nov. 10 at the TCC Classic. Brandon Freeman led with 21 points. Kareem Johnson had 11 points and 11 rebounds. John Andrews scored 10 and 4 rebounds. Chipola is ranked 25th in the nation by Street and Smith magazine.

Chipola lost a close 65-63 decision to third-ranked Daytona Beach Community College, on Nov. 9. Freeman led Chipola with 22 points. Andrews had 17.  

The Lady Indians are off to a 2-0 start after a 91-55 romp over Wallace College in Dothan, Nov. 7. Satoya Spates led Chipola with 21 points. Lanita Carter had 13.

Chipola's women whipped Santa Fe CC 80-70 in the Nov. 3 opener.  Rebecca Montz led CJC with 21 points. D'Leisha Cockerham had 17.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC, or check out the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

CHIPOLA SHINES AT STATE FACC CONVENTION

               

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention, October 23-26, at the Wyndham Bonaventure Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale.

                Chipola was named Region I Chapter of the Year. The CJC chapter also garnered numerous honors, including two membership awards. FACC membership chair, Sandra Harrell, accepted awards for Chipola’s membership efforts: 50% or Better Membership and Greatest Percentage of Employees as Members (180 members). 

                FACC chapter president, Evelyn Ward, and Joyce Traynom, executive assistant to the CJC president, were presented “Lifesaver Awards” by Sandra Harrell, Region I director. Harrell, who serves as the administrative assistant in CJC athletics, was honored as an Unsung Hero for her contributions to the CJC Chapter and to Region I.

                Traynom also was honored for “Distinguished Service” for her contribution to the organization as state president and past-president.

                CJC counselor Lindsay Roach was elected chairman of the Student Development Commission. He presented an exemplary practice program entitled, “CJC Counselor Appreciation Day” which was named among the top four programs in the state.  Roach will advance to the final competition at the Student Development Commission Conference that will be held at Chipola in May of 2002.

                The Institutional Advancement Commission presented an “Award of Excellence” to Evelyn Ward, CJC publications coordinator, for outstanding design of the Chipola Basketball Media Guide.  The award is the first of its kind presented to the CJC publications office.

                The Financial Aid Commission presented the CJC Chapter with the Outstanding Scholarship Program Award.  The chapter’s scholarship fund awarded over $11,000 in scholarship monies this year to CJC employees and their dependents.

                Also attending the convention from Chipola, were: Rachel Cooey, Alice Pendergrass, Dr. Dale O’Daniel, Dr. Gene Prough, Ron Ward, Janet Wise, Laurie Hargrave, Dr. Carolyn Poole, and CJC trustees Brenda Taylor, Jeff Crawford, Jennie Goodman, and Gina Stuart.

        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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TRAYNOM HONORED BY STATE ORGANIZATION --Chipola was one of the most talked-about colleges at the Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention, October 23-26, in Ft. Lauderdale. Joyce Traynom, executive assistant to the CJC president, was honored for “Distinguished Service” for her contribution to the organization as state president and past-president.

WARD WINS STATE AWARD FOR DESIGN--Chipola was one of the most talked-about colleges at the Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention, October 23-26, in Ft. Lauderdale. CJC FACC chapter president Evelyn Ward of Graceville was presented an “Award of Excellence” for outstanding design of the Chipola Basketball Media Guide.  The award is the first of its kind presented to the CJC publications office.

CJC CHAPTER WINS STATE AWARD FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM--Chipola was one of the most talked-about colleges at the Florida Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention, October 23-26, in Ft. Lauderdale. Here, CJC counselor Lindsay Roach and Alice Pendergrass, CJC foundation, accept the Outstanding Scholarship Program Award.  The chapter’s scholarship fund awarded over $11,000 in scholarship monies this year to CJC employees and their dependents.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

SCIENCE SEMINAR ON ANTHRAX AND HEART DISEASE

 

                MARIANNA-- Dr. Paul Armstrong will be the guest speaker at a Chipola Junior College Science seminar Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Jackson Hall. 

                Dr. Armstrong will focus on the new techniques of open-heart surgery and by-pass surgery. He also will cover the pathogenesis of anthrax. He will explain how the pneumonic, cutaneous, and gastroenteritic spores attack the circulatory, digestive, and immune systems.

                Dr. Armstrong earned a B.S. in microbiology from Auburn University and an M.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.         

                For information about the seminar, call Paul Huang at 526-2761, Ext. 3244.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

CJC HISTORY PROFESSOR TO PRESENT SEMINARS ON THE MIDDLE EAST

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College history professor Robert Ivey will be present a seminar on the Middle East, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m., and again, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m.  Both seminars will meet in Room 300 of the Fink Natural Science Building.

                The purpose of the seminar is to provide an understanding of middle-eastern culture in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, and the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

                Ivey holds a bachelor's degree in History from the University of West Florida and a master's degree from Troy State University. He has taught history for the past 29 years.

                For information, call 526-2761, Ext. 3240.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

UWF/FSU TO HOLD REGISTRATION MEETINGS AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA--The University Center @ Chipola Junior College, the University of West Florida and Florida State University will host three Registration/Information Meetings on Nov. 14 and 15 at Chipola. 

                Information/Registration sessions for the following UWF programs are scheduled: Educational Specialist and Educational Doctorate, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Building L, Room 402; Bachelor's Degree in Special/Elementary Education, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. in Building L, Room 400; and Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Z-116.

                Students interested in the UWF Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice should contact April Robinson before Nov. 19 at 718-2407. 

                 An information session for the Florida State University Bachelor of Nursing program is set for Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Building L, Room 400.

                Dr. Kitty Myers, director of the University Center, says, "These meetings are scheduled to provide students the opportunity to register, or to learn more about these University Center programs."

                University and CJC personnel will be on hand to help with the registration process.

                For information, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at myersk@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2260.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

MEDICAL BILLING/CODING COURSE AT CJC

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer a new course for health professionals during the Spring 2002 semester.

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (OST 1455) will meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30, beginning Jan. 10. 

The course is designed to introduce the student to patient billing and CPT & IDC-9- CM, the major coding system for procedures and services performed by physicians and used in hospitals and other health care settings.  Cost of the three semester-hour course is approximately $150.  A textbook is also required.

Persons interested in taking the course should complete a college application prior to Dec. 7.  Registration for new students begins Jan. 3, 2002.

For information, call Gina McAllister at 526-2761, Ext. 3340.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS DINNER TICKETS ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA--Friday, Nov. 30 is the last day to purchase tickets for the Chipola Junior College Christmas dinners. Ticket sales will end at Noon.

                The CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department will present the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," 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.  The family is visited by three kings following an amazing star. 

                Reserved tickets--$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under--are available in the CJC Fine Arts Office.  Tables of eight may be reserved. Groups wishing to sit together must purchase tickets at the same time.  No phone or credit card reservations are available. An early sell-out is expected.

                For information call 850-718-2277.

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                The following computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computers & Windows, Nov. 12 and 13, Word I, Nov. 19 and 20, Word II, Nov. 26 and 27, and Internet I, Nov. 28 and 29, Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training course will be offered Nov. 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will be offered Nov. 23 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450.

                A workshop entitled The FISH Philosophy will be offered Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                Acquire valuable new skills from the comfort and convenience of your home or office with Education ToGo On-Line Courses.  For course information you can check it out on the web at www.ed2go.com/chipola.

                Element K On-Line Courses are currently available.  A list of courses can be obtained by visiting the Element K website at www.elementk.com. 

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study Course is available for $295.

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

 

Nov. 8, 2001

 

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ROBERTS TALKS LAW WITH CJC STUDENTS--Marianna attorney John Roberts recently discussed the legal profession with students in the Phi Beta Lambda Business fraternity at Chipola Junior College. Here, Roberts talks with students Rosiland Williams of Grand Ridge, Amanda Barber of Cottondale and Shamar Pollock Malone.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

PANHANDLE CLASSIC BEGINS FRIDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola hosts the Men's Panhandle Classic, Nov. 16 and 17. Chipola president Dr. Dale O'Daniel invites the public to attend all games free of charge. The usual ticket price is $5.            

                The ten-game event tips off at Noon, Friday with Gulf Coast vs. Middle Georgia. Tallahassee meets Lee College at 2 p.m. Okaloosa-Walton plays South Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Pensacola meets Daytona at 6 p.m. Chipola faces Harper CC (Illinois) at 8 p.m., Friday.

                Saturday's games begin at Noon with Gulf Coast and Daytona. Tallahassee meets South Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. Okaloosa-Walton plays Harper at 4 p.m. Pensacola meets Lee at 6 p.m. Chipola meets Middle Georgia in the 8 p.m. game, Friday.

                CJC head coach Ryan Cross says fans can look for some great basketball this weekend. "We've got all five Panhandle Conference squads in town, along with Daytona Beach, the number three team in the nation. It's good for our conference and gives every team a chance to play a couple of games against some quality competition. Lee College is always one of the top teams in their conference. They are led by Andrea Joseph, an early signee with University of Oregon, and a seven footer Anwar Ferguson, who signed early with University of Houston," said Cross.

                CJC is currently ranked 25th in Street and Smith Magazine. Of the Indians first few outings, Cross says, "I think we're young and inexperienced, but we've probably defended a little better than I expected. We've got a nice 8 or 9-man rotation, but it'll take some time for us to gel. We're a little inconsistent, but by the time February rolls around, we should be a lot better.  When you've got nine new guys and only three returnees, it takes some time to get everyone together."

                Cross has been impressed with several key players, especially Brandon Freeman who is averaging 20 points a game. He says, "John Andrews is showing how hard he worked this summer, and Kareem Johnson and Wayne Bransom are going to be very good players for us this year." 

                The Lady Indians slipped to 3-2 after a 71-69 loss at Santa Fe CC in Gainesville Tuesday. Head coach Jason Keene said, "We're trying to get over the loss of D'Leisha Cockerham who is out for the season with a knee injury."

                The Lady Indians travel to a tournament at Gulf Coast this weekend. CJC plays Seminole Friday and Atlanta Metro Saturday. For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC, or check out the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

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TWO CJC EMPLOYEES EARN DOCTORATES--Joan Miller, Chipola Junior College Dean of Student Services and Jayne Roberts, CJC Testing Director, both recently earned doctoral degrees from Florida State University. Here, CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel, presents Dr. Miller and Dr. Roberts checks for $500 as CJC executive vice president, Dr. Gene Prough, looks on. O’Daniel has pledged a $500 bonus for all CJC employees who earn bachelor's or graduate degrees.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

CJC ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR FOOTLOOSE

 

MARIANNA--Charles Sirmon, Chipola Junior College Theatre Coordinator, announces auditions for the musical Footloose, Nov. 26 and 27 at 6 p.m., in the CJC Theatre.

The play will run March 6 through 10, 2002. No previous experience is necessary, however, gymnastic skills are a plus.

Chipola is among the first colleges to produce the newly-released stage version of the movie. The Oscar-nominated score includes hits from the movie sound track that reached number one and sold over 15 million copies. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

For audition information, call 850-718-2227

 

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FOOTLOOSE AUDITIONS AT CJC--Charles Sirmon, Chipola Junior College Theatre Coordinator, announces auditions for the musical Footloose, Nov. 26 and 27 at 6 p.m., in the CJC Theatre. Here, Sirmon looks over the script with choreographer Chris Manasco. No previous experience is necessary, however, gymnastic skills are a plus. The play will run March 6 through 10, 2002. For audition information, call 850-718-2227.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

HITTING CAMP SLATED AT CJC

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College baseball coach Jeff Johnson has scheduled a Hitting Camp for ages 8 to 18, Dec. 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The camp will be conducted by Turtle Thomas, assistant baseball coach at Louisiana State University, along with Johnson and others from the CJC baseball program.

The camp will focus on the fundamentals, as well as the finer points, of the hitting aspect of baseball.

Pre-registration is required. Registration fee of $150 includes accident insurance coverage.

For information, call coach Johnson at (850) 718-2237.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

CJC HISTORY PROFESSOR TO PRESENT SEMINARS ON THE MIDDLE EAST

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College history professor Robert Ivey will present a seminar on the Middle East, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m., and again, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m.  Both seminars will meet in Room 300 of the Fink Natural Science Building.

                The purpose of the seminar is to provide an understanding of middle-eastern culture in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, and the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

                Ivey holds a bachelor's degree in History from the University of West Florida and a master's degree from Troy State University. He has taught history for the past 29 years.

                For information, call 526-2761, Ext. 3240.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

CHIPOLA PHI THETA KAPPA NAMED DISTINGUISHED CHAPTER

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was recognized as one of ten Most Distinguished Chapters at the recent PTK Regional Convention in Orlando.

           The award included an $800 scholarship to send a CJC student to next year’s International Honors Institute. There are 67 chapters in the state, five of which were recognized among the 25 best in the nation at this year’s International Convention. 

           Chipola also was one of 15 chapters recognized as a 5-Star chapter.  This is the highest level of recognition awarded to chapters.

           Two individuals from CJC also were recognized.  Last year’s Chipola PTK president, Andrea Bruner, received the Florida Region’s Most Distinguished Chapter President Award.  Jackie Attaway received an Honorable Mention in the Poetry category.

           Fifteen CJC students attended the convention to campaign for regional offices and to lead a fellowship presentation.

           PTK PR director Stephanie Crisp says, "We appreciate the people at Chipola and in the community who helped our chapter have such a successful year.  We welcome your continued support in our efforts to make a difference at Chipola and in the communities we serve." 

                                                                                               

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CHIPOLA PTK NAMED DISTINGUISHED CHAPTER--The Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was recognized as one of ten Most Distinguished Chapters at the recent PTK Regional Convention in Orlando. PTK members attending the convention are, from left: (front) Kegera Matthews-Lawrence, Carla Wells, Stephanie Crisp, Megan Reece, Holli Crawford, Emily Toal, Sarah Bollinger, Hannah Dietrich; (back) William Barber, Matt Rich, Patrick Hawkins, Jody Spooner (advisor), Ryan Hobbs, Charlie Alexander, Brian Parker and Michael Shores.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

COMMUNITY SEMINAR IS TUESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will host the satellite seminar--"The Future of Community," Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the college Conference Center.

                The seminar will be led by David Zach, a professionally trained futurist, with a master's degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston. Zach is an expert on key trends and current issues in technology, business, education and society. He regularly provides research analysis to corporations, colleges and professional associations. He also has taught Future Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

                The program is the final in a series entitled,"Customs, Traditions and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community."

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

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll at Chipola Junior College in the Spring 2002 Semester are encouraged to make application by the Dec. 7 deadline.

New students must complete an application and provide high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the CJC campus.

Registration for the Spring Semester is Jan. 2 for returning students and Jan. 3 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 4.

For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211.

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will be offered Nov. 23 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450

                The following computer courses will be offered: Word II, Nov. 26 and 27, and Internet I, Nov. 28 and 29, Excel I, Dec. 3 and 4, Internet II, Dec. 5 and 6, Excel II, Dec. 10 and 11.  Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training course will be offered Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A workshop entitled The FISH Philosophy will be offered Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                Who Moved My Cheese?, a workshop based on the best selling book, will be offered Dec. 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Registration fee is $79.

                Education ToGo On-Line Courses offer the opportunity to learn valuable skills from the comfort and convenience of home or office.  For course information, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola

                Element K On-Line Courses are currently available.  A list of courses is available at www.elementk.com

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study Course is available for $295.

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

 

Nov. 15, 2001

 

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS DINNER TICKETS ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA--Friday, Nov. 30 is the last day to purchase tickets for the Chipola Junior College Christmas dinners. Ticket sales will end at Noon.

                The CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department will present the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," 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.

                Reserved tickets--$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under--are available in the CJC Fine Arts Office.  Tables of eight may be reserved. Groups wishing to sit together must purchase tickets at the same time.  No phone or credit card reservations are available. An early sell-out is expected.

                For information call 850-718-2277.