April 7, 2005 

 

CHIPOLA WINS AT STATE PHI BETA LAMBDA COMPETITION

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda captured a dozen awards at the recent State Leadership Competition in Orlando. 

            Chipola students competed with PBL members from numerous community colleges and universities across the state of Florida in various business-related competitions. 

            Chipola winners are: First place, Impromptu Speaking, Chris Shaw; first place, Network Concepts, James Gates; first place, C++ Programming, Josh Lawrence; first place - Website Development, Rebecca Gilmore; 2nd place - Network Concepts: Justin Williams; second place,  Visual Basic Programming: Josh Lawrence; second place, Statistical Analysis, Angelia Douglas; second place, Network Design (team) Kaleb Mercer, Justin Williams, James Gates; third place,  Word Processing, Summer Zick; fourth place, Desktop Publishing, Felicia Trent and Rebecca Gilmore; fourth place, Statistical Analysis, Nirali Chouhan; and fifth place, Information Management, Kaleb Mercer

            All first and second place winners qualify for the national PBL competition.

            Chipola computer instructor Vikki Milton traveled with the Chipola group as regular PBL adviser Kathryn Roberts was on leave with a new grandchild.

            Milton said, “I was awed by our students’ professionalism and proud to be a part of the Chipola team.  It is evident that Kathryn Roberts, along with past and present members of PBL, have built an outstanding reputation for Chipola College at the state level.”

            Chipola alumnus Chad Fears who currently serves as Florida PBL President was nominated as a candidate for the office of National PBL President. Chipola sophomore Kaleb Mercer was re-elected Division I Vice-president for the state.

                                                 

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CHIPOLA PBL WINS AT STATE— The Chipola College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda captured a dozen awards at the recent State Leadership Competition in Orlando.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Chad Fears, FL PBL State Pres; Kaleb Mercer, District 1 VP; (second row) Rebecca Dominguez, Heather Spears, Nikki Zick, Rebekah Gilmore, Chipola   PBL President; guest Jean Tharp; (third row) Vikki Milton, faculty adviser; Barbara Wynn; Felicia Trent; Nirali Chauhan; Shenita White; (fourth row) Rico Potter; Jamaal Jones; Angelia Douglas; Justin Williams; Chris Shaw and Josh Lawrence.

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April 7, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO SCREEN SPANISH FILM ‘AMORES PERROS’ ON MONDAY

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a special showing of the Mexican film “Amores perros,” on Monday, April 11, from 7 to 10 p.m., in Jackson Lecture Hall. 

            The Spanish language film (subtitled in English) was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category in 2001.  The film is not rated.  

            Chipola foreign language professor Dr. Mark Ebel will present a lecture prior to the screening of the film. His lecture, entitled, “What We Would Learn if Dogs Were Our Teachers in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Amores perros,” was also presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, in Veracruz, Mexico, in March. 

            The program is free and open to the public. For information, call Dr. Mark Ebel at 850-718-2283.

 

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April 7, 2005 

 

CHIPOLA CAST NAMED FOR ‘THE ROMANCERS’

 

            MARIANNA—Director Charles Sirmon has selected the cast for the Chipola College Summer Children’s Show, "The Romancers,” which opens on May 12.

            “The Romancers” is a wonderful slapstick comedy that includes a kidnapping, a party, sword fights, weddings and a great time for children of all ages.

            Players in the Chipola cast are: Heath Carrroll of Ponce de Leon as Arlecchino, Brad Brooks of Donalsonville, GA, as Pantalone, Jonathan Dowling of Eufala, AL, as Dottore, Josh Barber of Cottondale as Lelio, Melody Ruano of Sanford as Silvia, Courtney Haile of Marianna as Smeraldina, Jesse Williams of Marianna as Orazio, Mary Kathryn Tanner of Marianna as Florinetta and Anne Gilmartin of Sanford as Rotalinda.

            Bandits include:  Tara Padgett of Marianna, Angie Griffin of Ponce de Leon, Zack Price of Donalsonville, GA, and Brandon Wright of Marianna.

            Chris Manasco will serve as Assistant Director and will Stage Movement coordinator. Stage Manager is Rick Simms.

            For information about Chipola Theater, phone 718-2227.

                                   

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April 7, 2005

 

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP DATES

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer scholarship in music, art, and theatre scholarships during the 2005-2006 school year. 

            Show Choir Auditions are April 14-15 at 3:30 p.m. each day. Attendance at both auditions is required. All students should come with shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application and an accompanied vocal solo with an accompaniment track on cassette or CD, or an accompanist. 

            Visual Art application and portfolio deadline is April 28.  Auditions for Music and Theater scholarships are set for April 28 and again on May 12. 

            Applications are available on the web at: www.chipola.edu. Click departments and select “Fine and Performing Arts.”

            High School graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre, and art aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply.

            Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

            For more information, call Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 850-718-2301.

 

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April 7, 2005 

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL BRAIN BOWL

  

            MARIANNA—Chipola College recently held its first-ever High School Brain Bowl Competition.

            Twelve high schools participated in the one-day event. Marianna High’s team of John Martin, Anthony Bennett, Kelly Blighton, Kelley English and Kristen Cotton captured first place in the event. Bunny Odom is sponsor of the Marianna team.  The Blountstown High Team of Adam Harpool, Treyson Sanders, Baleria Jones, Nic Stoltzfus and Trevor O’Banyon won second place.  Blountstown’s sponsor is Scott Bontrager.

            Individual winners are: first, Colin Forehand of Chipley High; second, Anthony Bennett of Marianna High; third, Mark Hodge of Holmes County High; fourth, Trevor O’Bryan of Blountstown High; and fifth, Ty Daniels of Grand Ridge High.

            The following schools also participated: Altha, Bethlehem, Cottondale, Graceville, Jackson Academy, Poplar Springs and Sneads. 

 

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April 7, 2005

 

FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Public Service will hold a 16-hour Firearms Familiarization course April 11-14 at the Reddoch Firing Range on the Blue Springs Highway.

            Successful completion of the course may be used in applying for a Concealed Weapons Permit.

            The course will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

            The fee of $59 is due prior to the first class meeting.  

            Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Public Service Building.

            For information, call Doris Williams at (850) 718-2394 or e-mail williamsd@chipola.edu.

 

 

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 April 7, 2005

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet May 7 and 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

            A CPR class will meet April 12 and 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. A  First Aid class will meet April 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, June 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                          

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April 7, 2005

 

ALL-AMERICAN DAY AT CHIPOLA BASEBALL STADIUM TUESDAY

  

            MARIANNA— The Chipola Indians baseball team hosts North Florida CC, Tuesday, April 12, at 5 p.m., for All-American day. People’s First Community Bank will provide free hot dogs, cokes and chips to all Chipola fans beginning at 4:30 p.m.

            The Indians are 7-6 in the Panhandle Conference race and 21-17 overall after splitting a recent series with Pensacola Junior College. The Indians lost 11-3 in 7 at PJC on April 3, after beating Penscola 12-5, on April 2. Pitcher Liam Shanahan came in relief of Steven Brock in the second inning to finish the game. Chipola scored 5 runs in the second and gave up two in the third. Travis Anderson hit a two-run homer in the seventh. The Indians scored five more in the eighth.

            Chipola has five home games remaining in the regular season. The Indians host Gulf Coast on Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m., North Florida on Tuesday, April 12 at 5 p.m., and Tallahassee, Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m., Pensacola, Tuesday, April 19 at 5 p.m. and Okaloosa-Walton, April 23 at 1 p.m.

            The Lady Indians softball team hosts North Florida in a 1 p.m. double-header, Saturday, April 16 for the final home game of the regular season.

            Chipola split a double header with Okaloosa-Walton on April 7 to improve to 27-14 overall and 3-5 in conference play. The Lady Indians won the first game, 1-0 behind the pitching of winning pitcher Ashley Mayhue. Chipola lost game two by a score of 8-1. Mayhue was the losing pitcher for Chipola in game two.

            For information about athletics, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 718-2252.

 

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 FT. RUCKER GENERAL VISITS CHIPOLA—General Edward Sinclair of Ft. Rucker Air Force Base recently addressed students in the Chipola College Honors program. Pictured from left, are: Will Sims, Terra Pumphrey, Summer Zick, General Edward Sinclair, Kimberly Garske and Andrew Gause.  

 

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April 14, 2005

 

NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE

 

Chipola College students—Lauren Eade and Paige Rentz—will be recognized at a press conference, Tuesday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m. in Jackson Hall of the Literature/Language Building.                    

 The students are members of the USA Today Academic All-Americans. They were recently featured in USA Today.  This honor ranks the Chipola students in the top 60 among the more than 11 million community college students in the country.

 

The Chipola sophomores also were named to the All-Florida Academic Team.

 

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April 14, 2005 

CHIPOLA GRADUATION CEREMONY IS MAY 5

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold graduation ceremonies for the class of 2005 on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

            Some 350 students have completed the requirements for degrees or certificates signifying the completion of programs of study at the college. They will join the ranks of approximately 9,600 other graduates of Chipola.

            Included among the Class of 2005 are Chipola’s first bachelor’s degree graduates who earned degrees in Secondary Education. A group of several dozen paraprofessionals from local public schools also are graduating.           

            Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

           

             

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April 14, 2005

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS INVITED TO STUDY IN SPAIN THIS SUMMER

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College foreign language professor Dr. Mark Ebel invites current and future Chipola students to study Spanish this summer in the country of Spain.

            Dr. Ebel will lead an Intercultural Connections tour which will include stops in Madrid, Granada and Malaga. The group also will visit the Prado Museum (Madrid), Picasso Museum (Malaga), Alhambra (Granada), Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol de Madrid, Albaicin and Bibrrambla (Granada), and Cathedrals in Granada and Malaga.  Students may also choose to attend a Flamenco Show and Bullfight preceded by cultural talks about these two Spanish cultural phenomena.

            A group of six Chipola students already have registered the four-hour course, “Spanish Language and Culture Study Abroad” (SPN 2957), which Dr. Ebel will teach during the program. Ebel reported that most of the students have never traveled outside of the U.S. and that they chose Spain for the architecture and the rich culture. The group will stay in Costa Del Sol, which, according to Ebel, “Is one of the most desirable locations in Europe with the best beaches on the Mediterranean.”

            The excited students cited varied reasons for making the trip. “I’m a Spanish major, and I just can’t wait to be introduced to a new culture,” said Jenny Barfield of Chipley. Marianna’s Cody Long said, “I look forward to seeing the architecture, history and beautiful sites.” Julie Chance of Bonifay, the mother of three small children, admitted, “I’ve never had the opportunity to travel. This is the chance of a lifetime to immerse myself in another culture. I hope my kids will one day have the same opportunity.” Spanish major Rona Van Lierop of Blountstown, said, “This will be a great learning opportunity for me to speak the native language with the people of Spain.” Amanda Neal of Blountstown said, “I decided to make the trip to learn about the different cultures and traditions of the Spanish people.” Tiffany Burdeshaw of Sneads said, “I’ve never been away; I think it will be a great experience. I can’t wait to see the Flamenco dancers.”

            The trip runs May 28 through June 25. The cost of $2,820 includes roundtrip airfare from Tallahassee to Madrid. Room in hotels and homestays and two meals per day are also included. 

            For information, call Dr. Ebel at 850-718-2282.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS INVITED TO STUDY IN SPAIN THIS SUMMER—Chipola College foreign language professor Dr. Mark Ebel invites current and future Chipola students to study Spanish this summer in the country of Spain. Pictured are, from left: (front) Dr. Mark Ebel, Amanda Neal of Blountstown, Rona Van Lierop of Blountstown, Jenny Barfield of Chipley, Julie Chance of Bonifay, (back) Cody Long of Marianna and Tiffany Burdeshaw of Sneads. For information, call Dr. Ebel at 850-718-2282.

                                                                                                                                                      

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April 14, 2005

LIFEGUARD COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, beginning May 3 at the Chipola Pool.

            Participants must be 15 years of age on or before the first day of class. The course requires a minimum of 29 hours of training which will include water rescue, CPR, and First Aid. The course will meet evenings from 4 to 8 p.m., May 3-5 and May 9-13.

            Pre-registration is required in the Chipola Continuing Education Office on College Street.  Cost is $172.

            For information, call 850-718-2473

 

                                                           

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April 14, 2005

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

              An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.

            A  First Aid class will meet April 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41. A CPR class will meet May 10 and 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.

            A Lifeguard Training class will meet May 3 through 5 and May 9 through 13 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $172.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet May 7 and 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, June 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, August 6 through September 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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April 14, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TIED FOR SECOND IN BASEBALL LEAGUE RACE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians are tied for second place in the Panhandle Conference baseball race with Tallahassee. Chipola and TCC are knotted at 12-6, both a half-game behind first place Pensacola at 12-5. 

            The Indians have three home games remaining in the regular baseball season. The Indians host Tallahassee, Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m.; Pensacola, Tuesday, April 19 at 5 p.m. and Okaloosa-Walton, Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m.  Chipola travels to TCC on April 15 and April 17, to Pensacola on April 20 and to OW on April 22.

            Chipola beat North Florida 4-3 on April 13. Clay Long relieved David Mixon who pitched the first eight innings.

            Chipola whipped North Florida Junior College 13-2 in 5 innings on April 12.  Pitcher Daniel Roberts earned the win. He allowed two runs in 5 innings. Matt Gamel hit a game-ending three-run homer in the fifth.

            The Indians swept three important conference games from Gulf Coast, April 8-10. The Indians swamped Gulf Coast, 7-1, on April 8. Winning pitcher was Clay Long. On April 9, Chipola beat Gulf Coast, 15-6, behind the pitching of Steven Brock.

            Chipola whipped Gulf Coast 10-3 on April 10, with a huge offensive performance from Travis Anderson who went 5 for 5 on the day. Anderson was 9 for10 in Chipola’s last games with Gulf Coast. Darren Ford’s two-run homer sparked the Indians who were down 3-0 in the fifth. Winning pitcher was Liam Shannan. He pitched 6 and 2/3 innings and was relieved by Daniel Roberts who struck out both batters he faced. David Mixon threw one inning and Josh Ward finished in the ninth.

            The league standings as of April 14 are: PJC (12-5); Chipola (12-6); TCC (12-6); OW (11-7); NFL (3-14) and GCC (3-15). The top two teams in the Panhandle Conference earn a berth in the state tournament. 

            For information about athletics, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 718-2252.

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April 14, 2005 

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT FSU—A group of communications majors from Chipola College recently visited the Florida State University College of Communication.  Pictured from left, are: Rachel Brooks of Sneads, Frank Stackowicz of Marianna, Sean Crutchfield of Graceville, Elisa Williams of Bristol, Diana Tatem of Graceville and Bethany Gwaltney of Marianna.                                

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April 14, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS PERFORM FOR CHIPLEY LIBRARY GROUP—Chipola College students from Carol Saunders’ Oral Interpretation class recently performed at the Chipley Friends of the Library monthly meeting. Pictured from left, are: Melissa Delgado, Jennifer Dowdy, Elisa Williams, Ryan Barber, Ashley Brogdon, Anne Gilmartin, Demeetris Beachum, Heather Potter and instructor Carol Saunders.

 

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 April 14, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA THEATER AWARDED—The Chipola College theater production of “Run for Your Wife” earned a Superior Rating from the Florida Community College Activities Association. Here, Chipola Theater Director Charles Sirmon is congratulated by Joan Stadsklev, Chipola’s Director of Fine and Performing Arts. 

 

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April 14, 2005

 

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WIDNER RETIRES—Annette Widner, Chipola College Director of Admissions and Registration, recently retired after 39 years of service. She is pictured here, (center) at a recent reception in her honor with colleagues, Kathy Anderson (left) and Kim Collins. 

             

 

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April 21, 2005

 CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

            MARIANNA—Three noteworthy Chipola College sophomores—Lauren Eade, Paige Rentz and Brandon Sasser—were recognized during a press conference at the college Tuesday for their outstanding academic accomplishments.

            Lauren Eade and Paige Rentz recently were named First Team Academic All-Americans and were featured in the April 15 edition of USA Today.  Joan Lasseter who serves as adviser to the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society which sponsors the program, said the pair of students has given hundreds of hours of time to community and campus projects. Each college may nominate only two students for the All-American team. “To have two students from the college named to the First Team is tremendous. When you consider that Paige and Lauren are ranked in the top 20 students out of the 11 million community college students in the country, the magnitude of the honor is even more impressive,” Lasseter said. The All-USA Academic Team is open to associate degree-seeking community college students in the USA and its territories.

Eade and Rentz also were named first-team members of the All-Florida Academic Team. Additionally, Eade was named Florida’s New Century Scholar, a designation awarded to the state’s top student in the Academic All American Competition.

            Lauren Eade of Marianna is reportedly the only student ever to win Phi Theta Kappa’s five major awards: Leaders of Promise Scholarship ($1,000), Coca-Cola Scholarship ($1,000), USA Today All Academic First Team ($2,500), New Century Scholar ($2,000) and Guistewhite Scholarship ($5,000). Lauren is a member of the Chipola Honors program, Student Government Association and Student Ambassadors.  She was involved with Chipola’s Rock the Vote event held in conjunction with the PTK Regional Honors Institute on the Chipola campus this summer.  In the aftermath of last fall’s hurricanes, Lauren organized a group of students to travel to Pensacola to volunteer with the Red Cross relief efforts.

            Lauren initiated the First Books program with the goal of providing a new book to every first grade student in Chipola’s five-county district. She raised funds through donations from local businesses to purchase 1,350 books.  With a group of volunteers, Lauren distributed a book to every first grader in four of the five local counties. 

            Paige Rentz of Sneads is the editor of the Chipola student newspaper, The Papoose. She won four of Phi Theta Kappa’s five major awards: Leaders of Promise Scholarship ($1,000), Coca-Cola Scholarship ($1,000), USA Today All Academic First Team ($2,500) and Guistewhite Scholarship ($5,000).

            Paige is an Honors program student and a member of the college Brain Bowl team.  Paige was the key leader of Chipola’s Rock the Vote Concert on campus last summer. The purpose was to encourage 18 to 25 year olds to register and to exercise their right to vote.  Paige was instrumental in bringing politicians and musicians to campus to speak and perform.  She also worked with the national Rock the Vote organization and was designated as their north Florida street team leader.

            Paige also joined Lauren on the First Books distribution program and the Red Cross effort in Pensacola.  Additionally, she organized monthly satellite seminars and a film series to explore the PTK Honors Study Topic, “Popular Culture:  Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are.” 

            Brandon Sasser of Chipley, who works as a student assistant in the office of Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough, was named a Guistwhite Scholar in March 2005. The $5,000 scholarship is open to students from more than 1,700 community colleges around the world. No more than 20 awards are made annually which makes the three Chipola students’ accomplishments even more significant. Applicants must have a 3.5 or better GPA, and are judged on community service, work experience, honors and participation in out-of-class academic enrichment programs.

            Sasser is a member of college Honors program, Brain Bowl team, Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors, Mu Alpha Theta and the Science Club.  As Service Officer for Phi Theta Kappa, Brandon helped to raise awareness of PTK’s International Service Project: Conquering Cancer.  Brandon worked on a number of programs to inform students and community members about the disease. In addition to distributing Sun Safety packets, he also sold ribbons for breast cancer awareness and donated funds raised to the American Cancer Society. Brandon is a regular tutor at Marianna’s McLane Community Center where he also helps sponsor Halloween and Christmas parties. Brandon is active in his local church and volunteers at the congregation’s Food Pantry. 

            The three Chipola students helped lead the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa to win Most Distinguished Chapter in the Florida Region at the recent state convention. With their contributions at freshmen, last year’s chapter earned Hallmark Awards for Scholarship and Fellowship, as well as the Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award, and the Pinnacle Continued Excellence Award.

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April 21, 2005

 

CHIPOLA GRADUATION CEREMONY IS MAY 5

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold graduation ceremonies for the class of 2004 Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

            Some 350 students have completed the requirements for degrees or certificates signifying the completion of programs of study at the college. Included are Chipola’s first bachelor’s degree graduates who earned degrees in Secondary Education. A group of paraprofessionals from local public schools also are graduating. They will join the ranks of approximately 9,600 other Chipola graduates. Graduates of the University of West Florida program at Chipola also will participate in the ceremony.

            Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

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April 21, 2005

 

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2005 GRADUATES

 

                        MARIANNA—Some 385 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

            Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or vocational certificates from December of ‘04 to May of ‘05 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’05.

            The class includes the following, listed according to type of degree and hometown:

Baccalaureate of Science Degrees

            Altha— Clinton Eric Clemons

            Bascom —Tameka Renae Larry

            Blountstown— Whitney Elizabeth Sims Cherry

            Graceville— Meghan Smith

            Marianna— Salena Ann Grace, Jacqueline Starr Young

            Out-of District—Maggie Mae Nesbitt, Defuniak Springs, FL

Associate in Arts Degrees

            Alford — Jessica Daniell Collins, Jean Stephens

            Altha—Amber Joy Adams, April Lindsey Adkins, Tracy Laverne Basford, Larea Kaye Boone, Eric Allen Clemons, Brooke Lashee Daniels, Amelia Flores, Keith Allan Johnson, Terri Carol Keith, Linda Dianne Ladu, Heather Marie O' Bryan, Dreama Peters, Jared W. Rackley, Sharon Montgomery Robinson, Holly Elizabeth Strength, Rona Lee Van Lierop

            Bascom—Felicia Terria Russ, Randall L. Smith

            Blountstown—Brandon Allen, Jessica Nicole Anderson, Marceta Elaine Baker, Matsu-bell Greene, Sharon Kay Henderson, Daisy Johneice Holliday, Eric Daniel Miller, Jessica Ann Page, Kristin Jeanne Peacock, Samantha Taylor

            Bonifay—Amanda Lynn Aronhalt, Miriam Melinda Beasley, Anetta V. Bronson, Brittin Lee Bush, Anna Alyssa Callahan, April N. Cartwright, Julie Berkley Chance, Mandie Lynn Corbin, Meredith Brittany Durant, Tyler Belser Goodman, Hannah Elizabeth Isaacs, Christopher Stephen Lauen, Michelle Leitner, Matthew James Lolley, Nicholas Ray Medley, Keri Nicole Nordt, Wendy D. Pilcher, Jerrid Alan Pippin, Jenna Danielle Riley, Erica L. Sapp, John Clinton Short, Lance Elliott Skipper, Jill Alexis Snaidman, Cecilia Catherine Spears, Paula Vivian Spivey, Andrew Jay Whitehurst

             Bristol—Travis Edward Anderson, Dawn Michelle Arrant, Jeremy Summers, Laura Kay Wahlquist

            Campbellton—Georgia Aileen Britt, Angelia L. Douglas, Candis Kenyatta Williams

            Caryville—Christopher Works

            Chipley—Ashley Lynn Allen, Jeannie L. Barefield, Eboni Na'shun Blount, Jennifer Lyn Churchwell, Brenton Crews, Rachel Shenay Davis, Kacy Danielle Gilbert, Rebekah Sapp Gilmore, Kimberly A. Hartzog, Donald Lee Hendrix, Casey Lynn Hughes, Kenneth Daniel Hutto, Beverly Jean Jackson, Laura Jeter, Lisa Diane Josey, April Marie Lee, Karen Ann Mashburn, June Victoria Mathis, Michael Ronald Milam, Erika Leigh Miller, Dorcas Elaine Odom, Christy April Pippin, Shonda Kay Register, Tammy Finklea Robinson, William Brandon Sasser, William Christopher Shaw, Kristen Lanell Thornton, Joyce M. Wales, Geriann Friend Watts, Anissa Allene Jennings Western, Shenita Deonna White, Ashley Marie Wilberding,

Brian Andrew Wilder, Deborah S. Yglesias

            Cottondale—Rachel Lynette Croxton, David Todd Davis, Clayton Daniel Dilmore, Amanda Glenn, Derrick Jermell Henderson, Lindsay Michelle Polston, Megan Lynn Scurlock, Connie J. Smith, Heather M. Spears, Robert Earl Speights Jr., Brian Wayne Toole

            Graceville—Jessica Taylor Bollinger, Jessica R. Crawford,Virginia Nell Snelling Green, Carolann Ivey, Dorothy Nicole Mahan, Daniel Justin Nolin, Daina Tamara Odom, Tanya J. Taylor, Roderico Thomas, Randolph Gray Ward Jr., Theresa J. White, Teresa J. Willis

            Grand Ridge—Joshua Douglas Aldridge, Thelma Adell Beloat, Rachel Jacqueline Brooks, Christina Maria Davis, Marquita Dudley, Waylon Sean Lewis, Debra Lash Lollie, Christie A. Maphis, Gerri Leigh May, Phillip D. Melvin, Amanda Danielle Smith, Jonathan Stone, Antonio Di'mera Godwin

            Greenwood—Katie Basford, Sarah Frances Blighton, Jessica Nicole Gaffney, Ashley Green, Brandi Renee Merritt, Samantha Jo Seigle, Travis Nathan Shannon, Holly Sutton, Joshua Michael Willis

            Hosford—Elishann Geiger, Katie Elaine O' Brian, Elisa S. Williams

            Malone—Marc Cherrington, Melenda Torres Huff Smith, Kristen Leigh Wright

            Marianna—Toni Quiana Baker, Brittany Lee Suzanne Ballard, Sonjia Barkley, Angela Baxter, Tonya Lynn Blocker, Charessa Lynn Boykin, Lauren Michelle Bragg, Lauren Elizabeth Brannon, Shelina Tywon Bryant, James Lee Burdeshaw, Daniel Harris Burke, Brittany Kaye Caldwell, Laura Alicia Carrasquillo, Tonya Rena Chatwood, Casey Melinda Cobb, Melanie Marie Cobb, Lisa M. Collins, Jerry W. Davis Jr., Jerry D. Dean, Tanya Lynn Douglas, Lauren Marie Eade, Susan Ann Ellerbee, Jennifer Carrie Everett, Grace Gardiner, Rebecca Michelle Gilley, James Earl Godwin Jr., James Scott Goodwin, Tracy A. Goodwin, Steven Bennett Green, Amanda Gayle Hall, Laura Deann Hall, Disiree Alexandria Hawes, Kimberly Diane Hobgood, Andrea Nichole Hodge, William Alan Horne, Jr., Melissa Ann Isler, Robert Lee James III, Jamaal Antonio Jones, Blaine J. Kendall, Joshua Stuart Lawrence, Marteen Latres Lewis, Tyler Gregory Lipford, Catherine Elizabeth Marsh, Krystal Leigh Masters, Ronald J. Mc Allister, Marcia Kennedy McDonald, Casandra D. Melton, Muriel Yvette Merritt, Gary Bruce Miles, Cara Lee Mount, Mary Catharine Neal, Elissa Ashley Pettis, Mallory Petty, Lana Larie Pierce, Oscar Nicholas Pineda, Summer B Plass, Faith B. Porter, Rachel Leigh Powell, Terra Beth Pumphrey, Charles Alan Riley, Alexis Danielle Rischar, Ashley Michelle Brogdon Russ, William Steven Sims, Kate Frances Sloan, Kacie Deanne Smith, Nathan Cumbie Smith, Andrea Spataro, Rayfield Ayodele Spires, Thomas John Stitely, Amy Talavera, Melissa Carol Tatum, Melissa Renee Taylor, Sandra Thomas, Felicia Ann Trent, Chase Walters, Roger D. Walters, Ashley Nichole Watford, Amanda Lynn Whitfield, Ashley Renee Williams, Tiffany Nicole Wilson, Summer Nikole Zick

            Ponce De Leon—Christie Michelle Evans

            Sneads—Shawn Wiley Beauchamp, Jennifer Bowes, Jaison Brown, Linda Diane Glisson, Katharyn Jones, Justin Allen Kirkland, Courtney Simone Mc Kay, Alexa Kilpatrick McNeil, Stephen Lance Mitchell, Kevin Lamar Mooneyham, David Alan Palmisano, Amanda Paige Rentz

            Wausau—Jeanette C. Rudd

            Westville—Wendy Louise Brown, Zebulon Joseph Griffin, Tiffany Leigh Hudson, Kaye Maureen Jesson

            Out-of-District—David Mixon, Americus, GA; Laura Jane Cowling, Australia, WA; Diana Lillian Clifford, Braidwood, IL; Alisha K. Burnstein, Carmel, IN; April Melissa Bradley, Ashley Denise Melzer, Torria Lashonda Richardson, Chattahoochee, FL; Meridith Brooke Carpenter, Dothan, AL; Victor Gomez, Duarte, DR; Robert Ball, Enterprise, AL; Donald Clinton Johnson, Fort Walton, FL; Ashley Marie Mayhue, Gray, GA; Lisa Ann Murray, Guntersville, AL; Amanda Renee Black, Kinsey, AL; Jerry L Gipson, Lynn Haven, FL; Anthony Moreda, Miami, FL; Angela Marie Lefebvre, Milton, FL; Erin Rose Finneran, Morrison, IL; Mathew Gamel, Neptune Beach, FL; Christopher Dean Stokes Ii, Pensacola, FL; Dustin Le' Van Crews, Port St Joe, FL; Casey Joan Allen, Royal Palm Beach, FL; Marie Alody Ruano, Sanford, FL; Erica Lynn Davis, Lyndsi B. Miller,Tallahassee, FL;

Associate in Science Degrees

            Altha—Keyela M. Hampton, Starla Alicia Jemison, Heather Marie O' Bryan

            Bascom—Sarina Denea Stephens, Jamie Lynn Goins Williford

            Blountstown—Gladys Bontrager Dewey, James M. Gates, Malissa Elizabeth Shaw

            Bonifay—Kathrine Woofter

            Bristol—Tramaine Lamar Spears, Dani Marie Tharpe

            Campbellton—Clevion Nell Cotton, Sonya Marquita Pittman

            Caryville—Kayla Renae Harrison

            Chipley—Mari Elizabeth Corbin, Cynthia Denise Drummond, Jared M. Grantham

            Cottondale—Veronica Lencola Carter, Machall Delois Maybon Curry, Linda Sue Fowler, Michael W. Jeter, Mary Margaret Obert, Gloria Jean White

            Graceville—Stephanie Lee Ross, Justin Ryan Williams

            Grand Ridge— Sandy Lee Carr, Rhonda D. Davis, Angela Diane Jackson, Melissa Collene Johnson, Wilma Johnson

            Greenwood—Melody Stinson

            Marianna—Eileen J. Aristizabal, Chasity Hope Calloway, Heather Rae Groth,Michael Kevin Hagans, Theodore Holden, Monika Hollister, Robert James Jones, Leon Kelly, Ella Mae Mc Cray, Barbara Ann Pierre, Arin Elizabeth Register, Amos Anderson Spires Jr., James Walter Spooner, Jared Lawrence Tyler, Charyl Elizabeth Tyus, Robert J. Williams

            Sneads—Stephanie Brooke Garrison, Teresa Lynn Smith Taylor

            Out-of-District— Caitlin T. Money, Abbeville, AL; Shelia B. Lockwood, Venice Goodson Martin, Tonya Germany Mc Millon, Chattahoochee, FL; Michelle A. Sheffield, Crawfordville, FL; Tojalynn Archea Atmore, Danville, GA; Cristal Carol Daniel, Tracie Freeman, Bradford Alan Taylor, Bridget Taylor, Chandra Rene'e Wilson, Dothan, AL; Mario Boggan, Durham, NC; David L. Wainwright, Greensboro, FL; Tamika Renee Jackson, Lamarque, TX; Tracy Alicia Houbler, Lynn Haven, FL; Jessica Moreda, Miami, FL; Christy Diane Martin, Ozark, AL; Jennifer Bowden Horner, Perry, FL; Brenda J. Hughes, Slocomb, AL; Kendaris Lamar Pelton, Troy, AL; Loyd Thomas Simmons, Westville, FL;

Associates in Applied Science Degree

            Blountstown— Clifford L. Jackson

Workforce Development Certificates

            Alford—Dominick Michael Rhodes

            Altha—Brandon Corey Mc Daniel

            Bascom—Jeri Leigh Cloud, Justin B. Thomas

            Blountstown—Billy Ray Ivory, Ronald Larry Tissue

            Clarksville—James Allen Coxwell

            Grand Ridge—Shannon Howell Jackson, Heather Meagann McIntosh, Jennifer Denise Mercer, Joshua D. Sirum

            Greenwood—Danny Hamilton, Sherry D. Norris

            Malone—Timothy Gregg Benton Jr., Dustin Calloway

            Marianna—Kimberly Anne Bontrager, Antonio Rainier Collings, Joshua Allan Ellis, Joseph Harris, Marcell Sanchez Harvey, Meghan Mary Holley, Angela M. Jackson, Amy O' Connor Lipford, Nancy Denise Meadows, Sherry Lynn O' Connor, Robert John Patnode, Hurley Perry Jr., Erika Michelle Sellers, Katrine Jones Smith, Kerry Louise Vickery

            Ponce De Leon— Emily Nicole Segers

            Sneads—Jerod Tremaine Clayton

            Out-of-District— Chad Ashley Hallmark, Birmingham, AL

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April 21, 2005

 

                           CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS

 

            MARIANNA--Some 200 students representing 14 area high schools participated in the 21st annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on April 15.

Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.  Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the written exams.  For their hard work, the students earned trophies, medals and certificates and were treated to lunch.  The event concluded with an awards ceremony in the college Arts Center.

            Overall team winners are: first, Blountstown High, team members: Nic Stolzfus, Nick Myers, Lauren Wood; second, Sneads High, team members: David Williams, Briana Toole, Mary Perkins.      

            Ciphering team winners are:

            Algebra I—first, Sneads High, team members: David Williams, Cody Pickens, Iris Walden; second, Altha High, team members: Joshua McIntosh, Samantha Dehn, Meagan Wiltse.

            Algebra II—first, Marianna High, team members: Katie Adams, Stephanie Hamm, Steven Young; second, Holmes County, team members: Ciara Jackson, Adam Hahn, Lisa Camp. 

            Geometry—first, Altha High, team members: Brad Wells, Ryan Wells, Matt Maxwell; second, Blountstown High, team members: Lauren Wood, Tabinda Syed, Nie Tomlinson. 

            Individual award winners by category are:

            Algebra I—first, Sneads High, David Williams; second, Chipley High, William Davis; third, Blountstown High, Nic Stoltzfus; fourth, Marianna High, Grace Gouchenaur; fifth, (tie) Holmes County, Ashlee Eaton; Altha High, Samantha Dehn; sixth, Altha High, Joshua McIntosh; seventh, Blountstown High, Melissa Howland; eighth, Marianna High, Paul Smith; ninth, Holmes County, Crystal Kneller; tenth, (tie) Bethlehem High, Megan Dady; Marianna High, John Parrish.

            Algebra II—first, Graceville High, J.D. Byrd; second, Holmes County, Adam Hahn;  third, Holmes County, Ciara Jackson; fourth (tie) Blountstown High, Nick Myers; Holmes County, Lisa Camp; Sneads High, Briana Toole; fifth, Altha High, Jennifer Dehn; sixth, Altha High, Kaitlyn Penney; seventh (tie) Altha High, Angela Byler; Cottondale High, Jantzen Whitehead; eigth, Blountstown High, Ashley Gingerich; ninth, Graceville High, Keith Watford; tenth (tie) Chipley High, Janna Barfield; Chipley High, Analissa Yohn; Marianna High, Katie Adams.

            Geometry—first, Blountstown High, Lauren Wood; second, Altha High, Brad Wells; third, Altha High, Ryan Wells; fourth, Sneads High, Mary Perkins; fifth, Graceville High, Lauren Payne; sixth, (tie) Altha High, Matt Maxwell; Sneads High, Jordan Coley; seventh, (tie) Bethlehem High, Johnny Randall; Vernon High, Paxton Poppell; Graceville High, Kara Jumper; eighth, Cottondale High, Aaron White; ninth, (tie) Holmes County, Brittany Taylor; Holmes County, Jamie Duplesis; tenth, (tie) Graceville High, Lindsey Tate; and Marianna High, A. J. Williams.

            Trigonometry—first, Holmes County, Chuck Bryant; second, Holmes County, Jared Moseley; third, Holmes County, Ray Jenkins; fourth, Holmes County, Trey Paul; fifth, Altha High, Jordan Waldorff; sixth, Altha High, Lacy Adkins; seventh, Chipley High, Joel Goodson; eighth, (tie) Altha High, Holly Byler; Holmes County, Kentral Ector; ninth, (tie) Vernon High, Joshua Hagan; Blountstown High, Clint Capps; and tenth, (tie) Altha High, Alicia McClellan; Sneads High, Amy Bell.

Calculus—first, Sneads High, Randy Perkins; second, Sneads High, T. J. Walker; third, Holmes County, Monica Huff; fourth, Sneads High, Lauren Ansley; fifth, Chipley High, Collin Forehand; sixth, Sneads High, Andrea Rodgers; seventh, Holmes County, Rachael Edwards; eighth, Marianna High, John Martin; ninth, Chipley High, Casey Waymire; and tenth, Marianna High, Danielle Myrick.

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April 21, 2005 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A  First Aid class will meet April 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41. A CPR class will meet May 10 and 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.

            A Lifeguard Training class will meet May 3 through 5 and May 9 through 13 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $172.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet May 7 and 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, June 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, August 6 through September 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                  

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            MARIANNA—Chipola College students may order the 2005 Chipola Yearbook online at www.chipola.edu/yearbook.

            Order forms also are available in the Chipola Public Relations Office located in the back of the library.

            Yearbooks are $10 and will be on sale through June 1.

            For more information, call Evelyn Ward at 718-2265.

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April 21, 2005 

CHIPOLA HOSTS OW SATURDAY IN LAST GAME OF REGULAR SEASON

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians baseball team hosts Okaloosa-Walton, Saturday, April 23, at 1 p.m., in the final game of the regular season.

            The Indians won 10 of their last 11 games to move into first place in the Panhandle Conference.

            Chipola travels to OW Friday, April 22, for a 5 p.m. game with the second- place Raiders who are a half game behind the Indians.

             The Panhandle Conference standings as of April 20, are: Chipola (16-7), O-W (15-8), Pensacola (15-8), TCC (13-10), NFL (5-18) and Gulf CC (5-18).

            The Indians’ record stands at 16-7 in league play and 30-18 overall following a 13-5 loss at Pensacola on April 20. Chipola whipped Pensacola 12-2 on April 19.

            The Indians defeated TCC, 5-4, in 10 innings on April 15. Chipola slipped by TCC, 12-11, on April 16. The Indians trounced TCC, 15-0, in seven innings on April 17. Chipola’s Liam Shanahan pitched the entire game giving up only three hits.  The Indians racked up 15 hits on the day. The top two teams in the Panhandle Conference earn a berth in the FCCAA State Tournament.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

                                                 

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 April 21, 2005

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TEAM FINISH SEASON WITH WINNING RECORD

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians softball team will finish the 2005 season with a winning record under first year head coach Belinda Hendrix.

            The Lady Indians are 31-20 overall and 7-11 in league play as of April 20. Chipola lost a pair of games at Pensacola on April 19. Pitcher Ashley Mayhue was charged with both losses, 8-0 in game one and 6-5 in game two.

            The Lady Indians swept North Florida in an April 16 double-header. Mayhue was the winning pitcher in both games: 7-1 and 9-1.

            Chipola lost a pair to Gulf Coast on April 14. Mayhue was charged with both losses, 4-1 and 6-0.

            The Lady Indians concluded their season at OW on April 21.

            The Panhandle Conference standings as of April 20 are: GCCC (17-1), PJC (13-5), OW (7-9), TCC (7-9), Chipola (7-11) and NFL (1-15).

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April 21, 2005

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SCHEDULED

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold Cheerleader Tryouts for the 2005-06 squad, May 24-26, at the Johnson Health Center. 

            Male and female Chipola students who are physically fit, energetic, and who are committed to cheering are encouraged to try out.  Applicants must have a 2.5 high school GPA and be full-time Chipola students in Fall 2005. 

            Cheering experience is preferred and dedication is a must. A standing back handspring is the minimum gymnastics requirement. Chipola freshmen must submit an official high school transcript, as well as a letter of recommendation from their high school cheerleader coach.  Scholarships are available.

            For information, contact cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix at (850) 718-2322, or e-mail defelixg@chipola.edu

 

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April 21, 2005

 

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MATH WHIZZES—The Chipola College chapter of Mu Alpha Theta Math Society recently held a reception for new members. Pictured from left, are: Faculty sponsor Brenda Alford, Niki Knight of Chipley, Greg Eelman of Marianna, Angelia Douglas of Graceville and Andrew Duce of Greenwood. Not pictured are: Thelma Griffis of Bonifay, Mindy Hanson of Bonifay, Donald L. Hendrix of Chipley, Casey Hughes of Chipley, Justin Nolin of Graceville, Alaina Pitts of Chipley, Richard C. Sims of Marianna, Jessica Marie Wilson of Marianna. Mu Alpha Theta is a national honorary mathematics club for students who have completed or are currently enrolled in any college math course above the level of Pre-Calculus Algebra.  Students must have a “B” average in math courses and an overall “B” average in all college work.  Most of the new initiates are currently enrolled in a calculus course and plan to major in business, education, engineering or pre-med.  

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April 21, 2005

 

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‘ROMANCERS’ SET AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College production of the Children’s play, “The Romancers,” is set for Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theater. General admission tickets—$5—go on sale April 28 in the college Business Office. Cast members are, from left: (front) Tara Padgett, Jonathan Dowling, Anne M. Gilmartin, Joshua Barber, Melody Ruano, Mary-Kathryn Tanner, Bradley Brooks, and Courtney Haile, (back) Brandon Wright, Jesse Williams, Heath Carroll, Zack Price and Angela Griffin.

 

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April 21, 2005 

 

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TALENT SEARCH STUDENTS VISIT CHIPOLA—Area eighth graders in the Chipola College Educational Talent Search program recently toured the Chipola campus. Pictured from left, are: Sneads students Angelica Rodriguez, Leanne Story, Erica Jenkins, Mattie Collins and Cottondale student Deona Jones and Chipola Talent Search Assistant Mandy Suggs. More than 600 students in grades 6-12 are enrolled in Talent Search. The program encourages students to make preparations

for post-secondary education after high school.

 

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 April 28, 2005

 

 CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

            The following students received academic awards: Justin Wooten of Altha, Economics; Jamaal Jones of Marianna, Accounting; Justin Williams of Graceville, Jared Tyler of Marianna, and James Gates of Blountstown, Network Administration; Brian Wilder of Chipley, and Zebulon Griffin of Westville, Computer Science; Casey Benner of Marianna, Shelaine Davis of Cottondale, Patsy Lee of Chipley, Office Management; Nicole Godwin of Greenwood, Office Specialist and Katrina Skelton of Graceville, Office Support; Amanda Paige Rentz of Sneads, General Biology; Kimberly Garske of Bonifay, Biology for Science Majors; Monika Hollister of Marianna, Microbiology; Kimberly Garske of Bonifay, Freshman Chemistry; Alan Riley of Marianna, Robert Ringer Award; Tyler Goodman of Bonifay, Sophomore Chemistry; Sharon K. Henderson of Blountstown, Physical Science; Scott B. Magie of Marianna, Earth Science; Alaina M. Pitts of Chipley, Calculus I; Amanda G. Hall of Marianna, Calculus II; Sharon K. Henderson of Blountstown, Calculus III; Tyler Goodman of Bonifay and Jerrid Pippin of Bonifay, C.H. Barton Award; Rebecca Carder of Blountstown, Freshman English; Ashley Melzer, Sophomore English; Alan Riley of Marianna, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Clayton Dilmore of Cottondale, Social Science; Summer N. Zick of Marianna, Outstanding Business Graduate; Neil Rackley of Altha, UWF Business Program Scholarship; Megan Scurlock of Cottondale, Holly Sutton of Greenwood, Joanna Bridges of Blountstown, Steven Green of Marianna, Melissa Tatum of Marianna, and Summer Zick of Marianna, FSU/PC Transfer Scholarships.

            The following nursing students received awards: Jodi Bontrager of Marianna, Clinical Excellence (fourth semester);Wendy Wheeler of Alford, Academic Excellence (fourth semester);

Jared Grantham of Chipley, Clinical Excellence (fifth semester) and Monica Hollister of Marianna, Academic Excellence( fifth semester).

            Students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards: Willie Williams of Malone and Joseph Livingston of Cottonwood, AL, Electronic Engineering; Hurley Perry, Jr. of Marianna, Computer Systems Technology; Kenneth Pippin of Alford, Welding; Joshua Ellis of Marianna, Automotive; Selina Gilmore of Marianna, Corrections; David Murrett of Tallahassee, Firefighting; Sarah Maddox of Marianna, Cosmetology; Linda Gail Toscano of Dothan, AL, Law Enforcement; and Amanda Labay of Marianna, Success Center.

            Three students received awards for athletics: Laura Cowling of Perth, Australia, Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award and Neal Sportsmanship Award; Andrea Spataro of Marianna, Cheerleader Award and Katie Basford of Greenwood, Highest G.P.A. Cheerleader Award.

            The following students received awards for extracurricular activities: Sharon Henderson of Blountstown, Outstanding Musicianship Award; Andrea N. Hodge of Marianna, Black Student Union; Rebekah Gilmore of Chipley, Phi Beta Lambda; Brian Wilder of Chipley, Science Club; Lindsay Polston of Cottondale, Student Ambassadors; Andrea Spataro of Marianna, Amanda Whitfield of Marianna and Claire Thornton of Cottondale, Student Government Association; Paige Rentz of Sneads and Ashley Melzer of Chattahoochee, The Papoose Student Newspaper; Beena Syed of Blountstown, Library Award; Tameka R. Larry of Bascom, Mu Alpha Theta; Terra Pumphrey of Marianna, Student Services HERO Award and Waylon Lewis of Grand Ridge, Phi Theta Kappa President award.

            Three awards were given to non-students. The student body selected Bonnie Smith and Gary Cook as co-recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Award and Dr. Willie Spires for the Distinguished Administrators Award.                           

 

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April 28, 2005

ROMANCERS TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Theater production of the Children’s play, “The Romancers,” is set for Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theater.

            General admission tickets—$5—are on sale in the college Business Office.

            The comedy is based on the book by Edmon Rostand.  Chipola director Charles Sirmon, says, “This hilarious show draws from Rostand’s main plotline and infuses it with characters, scenarios and a commedia dell’arte performance style which originated in the streets during the early Italian Renaissance.”  

            According to Sirmon, the Italian street performers used acrobatic skills and physical comedy to help establish commedia as a genre of theatre in the mid-1500s.

            For ticket information, call 718-2204.

 

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‘ROMANCERS’ SET AT CHIPOLA— The Chipola Theater production of the Children’s play, “The Romancers,” is set for Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theater.  General admission tickets—$5—are on sale in the college Business Office. Members of the technical crew are, from left: Chris Manasco, Assistant Director; Rick Sims, Stage Manager; Charles Sirmon, Director and Amanda Cama, Tech Crew Head.

 

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April 28, 2005 

  

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP DATES

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer scholarships in music and theatre during the 2005-2006 school year.   

            Auditions for Music and Theater scholarships are set for May 12.         

            Applications are available on the web at: www.chipola.edu. Click departments and select “Fine and Performing Arts.”

            High School graduates with acceptable academic records and music and theatre aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music or theatre majors are eligible to apply.

            Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

            For more information, call Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 850-718-2301.

 

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 April 28, 2005

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Lifeguard Training class will meet May 3 through 5 and May 9 through 13 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $172.

            A 20-Hour Childcare Training will meet May 7 and 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

            A CPR class will meet May 10 and 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. A  First Aid class will meet June 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, June 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, August 6 through September 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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April 28, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Sixteen candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left to right: (front) David Beall of Bascom, Derrick Bellamy of Greenwood, David Dubose of Grand Ridge, Yaivonda Fitzgerald of Quincy, Selina Gilmore of Altha, (middle) Joana Lee of Marianna, Eric Long of Bascom, Kendria McKay of Marianna, Kristie Moore of Quincy, Shella Motley of Geneva, AL, (back) Margena Myrick of Marianna, Jeremy Proctor of Grand Ridge, Michael Ross of Bristol, James Skipper of Westville, Melinda Sorrells of Bonifay and Teresa Thornton of Dothan, AL.

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April 28, 2005

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TO PLAY IN STATE TOURNEY FRIDAY

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians will play Seminole CC in the first round of the FCCAA State Baseball tournament, Friday, May 6, at 9 a.m. CST.

            State tournament games will be broadcast on WJAQ 100.9 and webcast on www.chipola.edu

            The Indians captured the 2005 Panhandle Conference Championship with an 18-7 league record and a 32-18 overall finish.  Pensacola will play in the state tournament as the Panhandle Runner-Up.

            Chipola beat OW twice last weekend to win the league championship. TheIndians turned in a stellar offensive performance on April 23 to beat OW, 12-4, in seven innings. Jason Lewis led Chipola with three hits in four at-bats. Matt Gamel was 2 for 3 with a home run. Renee Tosoni was 2 for 4 with a 3 run homer. David Cash had two hits on the day. Daniel Roberts (5-4) was the winning pitcher. Chipola also beat OW 6-5 on April 22.

            The Indians will host LB Wallace in a non-conference game, Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m.

            In nine seasons at the helm of the Chipola program, Johnson has a combined record of 303-162 and has advanced to the state Region VII tournament five times including this year. Chipola finished second in the state in 2002 and 2001, and third in 1998.   

            Chipola has won the Panhandle Conference Championship trophy three times in the last five years.  Coach Johnson has sent 66 players on to either professional baseball or to four-year college programs.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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