April 6, 2006

 

SUNTRUST ATLANTA CEO TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA HONORS PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College graduate Gary Peacock, Jr., President and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, will be the guest speaker at the Chipola Honors program, Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Lecture Hall in the Chipola Literature/Language Building.

SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, is comprised of the metro Atlanta area, Gainesville and Athens, Georgia and operates a network of 221 offices and 359 ATM locations.

Peacock previously served as treasurer of SunTrust Banks, Inc.  In this capacity, he was responsible for SunTrust’s investment portfolio, short- and long-term funding, asset and liability management, liquidity management, funds transfer pricing, and economic capital business units. 

Prior to being named treasurer, Peacock was director of investor relations and corporate communications.  He began his career with SunTrust in July 2000 as the strategic finance officer for the retail line of business.

A 25 year veteran of the banking industry, he started his career with Barnett Banks, Inc., in Florida where he advised their community banks on strategy and marketing issues. Subsequently, he served as Chief Financial Officer and, later, Director of Retail Banking for one of the Company’s metropolitan banks, Chairman, President and CEO for one of the Company’s community banks, and Director of Mass Consumer Marketing for the bank holding company.

Peacock earned a bachelor’s of science in finance from the University of Florida.  He attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his master’s of business administration in finance. Peacock is a 1980 graduate of Marianna High School, and a 1982 graduate of Chipola College. 

He is the son of Sandra Peacock and the late Gary Peacock, Sr., of Marianna.

 

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April 6, 2006

CHIPOLA HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL BRAIN BOWL

 

MARIANNA—Students from sixteen local high schools competed recently in Chipola College’s Second Annual High School Brain Bowl Invitational.

Holmes County High was the winning team. Members include: Mark Hodge, Trey Paul, Jared Moseley and Lisa Camp.

Marianna High was the runner-up team. Marianna members are: Kelley English, Stephen Young, Kristen Cotton and Allison Hopkins

Awards were presented to the top 10 individuals. Mark Hodge of Holmes County was the first place individual. Other top individuals are: Kelley English of Marianna, second; Justin Carr of Marianna, third; Nick Stoltzfus of Blountstown, fourth; Chuck Bryant of Holmes County, fifth; Mitchell Whitehead of Cottondale, sixth; Robert Commerford of Chipley, seventh; Matt Brock of Liberty County, eighth; J.D. Byrd of Graceville, ninth; and Phillip Draayom of Chipley, tenth.

Stan Young is the faculty adviser to the Chipola Brain Bowl team. Dr. Robert Dunkle also helps with the program.

 

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April 6, 2006

CHIPOLA ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

MARIANNA—Audition dates for music and theatre scholarships at Chipola College for 2006-2007 is May 4. The Visual Art Scholarship application and portfolio deadline is April 20.

High School graduates with acceptable academic records and 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.

Applications may be obtained by phoning Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277. Applications also are available at www.chipola.edu. Choose “Departments” and click on “Fine and Performing Arts.”

 

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April 6, 2006

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS SET FOR APRIL

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir will hold auditions Thursday, April 13, with call-backs April 14 in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Interested incoming freshmen and current Chipola students are encouraged to audition. All students should come with: comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition; a completed Show Choir Application (available in the Fine Arts Office or at www.chipola.edu  (Fine and Performing Arts Page – Music Department) and an accompanied vocal solo. Those auditioning should bring either an accompaniment track, cassette or CD, or an accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are not accepted. 

Auditions begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 13, with call-backs at 4 p.m., Friday, April 14.

The Show Choir performs throughout the panhandle for schools, civic organizations and Chipola district events. The Show Choir has won awards at the Invitational Show Choir Workshop; has participated in the Florida Community College Show Choir Festivals; has been guest performer on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines.  The January Show Choir JAZZMATAZZ concerts have been sellouts for eight consecutive years.

All choir members must take a Show Choir class for credit and register for MUN1370 or MUN2371. Scholarships are available and must be applied for at the time of the audition. Forms are available on the Web or in the Fine Arts Office.

For information, contact the Fine and Performing Arts office at 718-2227, or Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at Chipola College, at 718-2301.

 

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April 6, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 8 & 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.     

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

            An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, May 4 through 25 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.

.           Education To Go 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 6, 2006

 

LOCAL SWIMMERS INVITED TO JOIN MARIANNA SWIM TEAM

 

MARIANNA—The Marianna Swim Team invites boys and girls, ages 4-18, to join the team.

Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards).

Practices are held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning May 1. Meets are held on Saturdays with the last in mid July.

Team dues are $30 per swimmer. Families also are required to purchase a Chipola College Pool Pass. Family passes are $90 for one child; $120 for two children; and $10 for each additional child. Passes are valid from April 5 through September 20. 

For information, contact Abby Strickland at 482-8149.

 

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April 6, 2006

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TO PLAY AT HOME

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball improved to 10-4 in the Panhandle Conference with a 12-3 win over Pensacola April 5.

Clay Long was the winning pitcher. He went six innings, allowing one hit, and one run.

Tyler Flowers hit a grand slam home run to give Chipola the win in the eighth inning.
            Chipola hosts North Florida, Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m.; OW, Tuesday, April 11 at 5 p.m.; and Gulf
Coast, Friday, April 14 at 5 p.m.

The Chipola Lady Indians softball team is ranked number 13 in the NJCAA National Poll for the week of April 5.

The team is 8-4 in the Panhandle Conference and 39-8 overall as of April 5.

Chipola hosts Gulf Coast, Saturday, April 8, in a 1 p.m. double-header. The Lady Indians travel to Tallahassee April 13 and to OW on April 18.

Chipola hosts North Florida, Friday, April 21, in a 4 p.m. double-header.

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DUPONT HELPS CHIPOLA COLLEGERobert E. Nedley, president of the Alfred I. DuPont Foundation, Inc., (right) recently presented a check for $50,000 to Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough. The gift to the Chipola Foundation will be used to fund scholarships and other special projects at the college. The Alfred I. DuPont Foundation supports numerous educational institutions and charitable causes throughout the southeast.

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CHIPOLA GRANTS WORKSHOP—More than 30 Chipola College employees attended a recent Grants Workshop at the college. Pictured from left, are: Gail Hartzog, Chipola’s Associate Dean of Institutional Development and Planning; workshop presenter Liz Gombash, Assistant Vice President at Valencia Community College; presenter Bill Gombash, Associate Professor of Speech at VCC; and Vicki Mathis, Chipola’s Business and Industry Liaison. The workshop was sponsored by Chipola’s Staff and Program Development Committee which provides funds for professional development, research and tuition reimbursement.

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CHIPOLA TELECOM GRADS—Five students recently completed the Telecommunications Installation Technician training program at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Dustin Green of Chipley, Corey Taylor of Chipley, John Floyd of Chipley, Aaron Locke of Chipley, instructor Charlie Burch and Jarad Collins of Cottondale. For information about the next Telecommunications course, call 850-718-2270.

                       

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April 6, 2006

 

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CHIPOLA SPRING FROLICS—The mattress race was part of the fun at Chipola College’s annual Spring Frolics held April 5. Teams from Chipola student organizations participated in relay competitions and enjoyed a free cookout and door prizes. Here, members of the Baptist College Ministries participate in the mattress race. Members are, from left: Mark Jumper, Patrick Dalstra, Joy Post (on mattress) and Angie Griffin.

 

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April 14, 2006

CHIPOLA STUDENT NAMED BEST IN STATE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College sophomore Kimberly Garske of Bonifay has been named Florida’s New Century Scholar, a designation assigned to the state’s top community college student in the Academic All-American competition.

Garske delivered the student address at an April 5 luncheon in Tallahassee celebrating all members of the All-Florida Academic Team.

Additionally, Garske was named a Guistwhite Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.  The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to no more than 20 students a year from the more than 1,700 community colleges around the world. 

As a Chipola freshman, Garske was awarded the Leaders of Promise Scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa. The $1,000 award encourages leadership development through participation in Phi Theta Kappa.

            She was Valedictorian of Bethlehem High School and winner of the Chipola Valedictorian Scholarship. She is a Florida Academic Scholar, and recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship. She won Chipola’s Freshman Chemistry award and the Biology for Science Majors award.

As Communication and Public Relations Officer for the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Garske has directed numerous volunteer activities, including the Leaders of Promise Conference for high school students; hurricane relief in Pensacola and Tsunami relief for the victims in Asia.

Through her Alzheimer’s Awareness Project, Garske worked to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s on her campus and in the community. She organized seminars on campus with experts from the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Dothan. She also helped organize an Alzheimer’s Memory Walk with the Women’s Basketball Team. The event raised $1,200 to support the Alzheimer’s Resource Center and Alzheimer’s Research. Garske developed the Books and Toys for Girls and Boys program to provide books and toys for hospitalized children in the area.

As a student in the Chipola Honors Program she presented projects on “Slippery and Sour the Substances that Define Everyday Life,” “Electrolysis,” and “The Extraction of Iron from Total Cereal.” Garske also is a member of Chipola’s very successful Brain Bowl Team.

Outside of class, Garske serves as a tutor for freshman chemistry students. She also mentored a high school senior, encouraging him to attend a community college and to become involved with Honors and Phi Theta Kappa.

Garske is active in the Bonifay United Methodist Church Youth Group. She was chair of a cookbook project to raise funds for a Bell Chorus.

A pharmacy major, she plans to attend the University of Florida to pursue a Ph.D. in Pharmacy. She hopes to do pharmaceutical research in the area of Alzheimer’s. She has earned continuing education credits related to Alzheimer’s medication, side effects, and future research.

For three years, she has worked as a Pharmacy and IV Therapy Technician at Wiregrass Medical Center.

Garske will be recognized for her accomplishments at a press conference at the college, Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m., in the atrium of the Literature/Language building.

 

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SCHOLARSHIP NAMED IN MEMORY OF FORMER CHIPOLA THEATER DIRECTOR

 

MARIANNA—Friends of former Chipola College Theater Director Larry Alford have established a scholarship in his memory.

The Larry Alford Memorial Theater Scholarship will provide opportunities for future Chipola students to launch successful careers on the Chipola stage. 

Alford died on March 31, 2006, after a brief illness. He was 59. Larry graduated from Marianna High, then went on to earn an AA degree from Chipola, a BA from the University of West Florida, and an MFA in theater from Florida State University. From 1969 to 1976, he taught at then Chipola Junior College, where he directed 27 theater productions. The first was Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" in November, 1969, the last "Guys and Dolls" in March, 1976. Among the many actors he brought to Marianna were W.C. "Mutt" Burton, Ann. B. Davis, Robert Horton, Ken Howard, and Peter Palmer. While at Chipola, he also led annual theater trips to New York.

Joan Stadsklev, Chipola’s Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Larry helped create much of the community support for the arts that we still enjoy today. He was a wonderful influence on his students, some of whom went on to have careers in film, television, and theater.”

Larry moved to New York in 1976, where he pursued an active career in the theater. Before his big break, he was a contestant on such game shows as "The $25,000 Pyramid" and Jackpot. In 1985 he directed the Tony-nominated "Jerry's Girls," a celebration of the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. Jerry's Girls was subsequently produced—and continues to be produced—in the U.S. and all over the world, in particular Australia, where it set box office records.

Among the actresses who performed in the review were Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Andrea McArdle, Chita Rivera, and Leslie Uggams. Larry also directed productions for Holland America Cruise Lines and numerous corporations including American Express, Fuji, IBM, and Mobil.

While living in New York he was involved in benefits for AMFAR with Elizabeth Taylor and for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Mary Tyler Moore.

In the late nineties, he began dividing his time between New York and Marianna before permanently settling in Marianna, where he cultivated his passion for folk art. He was famous for his whimsical and unusual painted wooden fish.

He is survived by his sister, Diane Alford Mitchell and her husband, Jim, of Quincy; his nephews, Mark Mitchell of Gainesville and Graham Mitchell of Quincy; and one great-niece and nephew.

Larry’s sister Diane says, “Larry was an exuberant, spirited presence who livened up every room into which he walked. Always a director, he made life a performance. He will be sorely missed.”

A memorial to celebrate his life will be held in the Chipola Theater, Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. (CST) James and Sikes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

For information about the Larry Alford Scholarship, contact the Chipola Foundation at 850-718-2478.

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April 14, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.       

A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. 

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

            An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, May 4 through 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            An IV Therapy course will meet May 8, 9 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $121.

            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.

.           Education To Go 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, 2006

 

CHIPOLA ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College offers scholarships in music, theatre and visual arts.

The Visual Art Scholarship application and portfolio deadline is April 20. Audition date for music and theatre scholarships is May 4.

High School graduates with acceptable academic records and 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.

Applications may be obtained by phoning Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277. Applications also are available at www.chipola.edu. Choose “Departments” and click on “Fine and Performing Arts.”

 

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April 14, 2006

 

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—Original works of art by Chipola College students will be on display through April 25 in the newly-remodeled gallery of the Violet McLendon Fine Arts Building.

The exhibit will be open weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Artists are students from Suzanne Payne’s Drawing I and Drawing II classes using pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, soft pastel, and oil pastel.

Payne says, “The show depicts a wide variety of subjects from facial features (hair, eyes, nose and mouth), landscape, seascape, still life, texture quilt, people, and portraits done with type.

Students whose works are on display, include: Jena Brooks, Gina Clenney, Jennifer Cook, Stephine Cook, Patrick Dalstra, Laurie Dismuke, Migdalia Dominquez, Morgan Harris, Niki Knight, Jason Merrifield, Amber Pickett, Alaina Pitts, Zack Price, Brett Reid, April Sanchez, Dustin Segars, Kelci Stephenson, Claire Thornton, Tracy Van Atta and Jessica Woodruff.

For information, call 850-718-2277.

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April 14, 2006

 

Chipola’s GREASE EARNS SUPERIOR RANKING

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s sold-out production of “Grease” recently earned a Superior rating from the Florida Community College Activities Association.

 PCC’s Director of Theatre, Rodney Whatley served as adjudicator for the performance. Whatley wrote, “A combination of spot-on and innovative casting, great singing, great dancing, great character role portrayals, and iconic acting on the part of the leads, along with superior sets, costumes, lighting and music provided me with the best evening of theatre I have had in years and an unadulterated ranking of Superior.”

Individual Recognition in acting was awarded to Mike Milton who played the part of Danny Zuko and to Katie Brown who played Patty Simcox. Chris Manasco was recognized for Outstanding Choreography.

Whatley wrote, “The dancing in GREASE, both the design of the choreography and the execution of it by the performers, was sublime. Choreographer Chris Manasco deserves a plethora of praise. The evening was so fun-filled that it is difficult to pick stand-out moments. The eye-popping gymnastics incorporated into the choreography took it to a level I have not seen in any community college production. There was not a single moment of the night I did not enjoy. This was truly a great night out at the theatre!”

Charles Sirmon, Chipola Director of Theatre says he is very proud of his cast and crew for the long hours and dedication throughout the run.

Sirmon is currently working on the children’s production of the hit educational TV series “School House Rock.” Hundreds of elementary will fill the Chipola Theatre in May for a live theatre experience.

For more info contact Charles Sirmon 850-718-2227.                                                 

 

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April 14, 2006

 

CHIPOLA HONORS BASKETBALL PLAYERS AND CHEERLEADERS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College basketball players and cheerleaders were honored a banquet at the college on April 6.

Chinata Nesbit, Ta’yani Clark and Nicole Stocks were named Co-MVP’s in Women’s Basketball. Freshmen of the Year were C. J. Pace and Ra’Shawna Sippio. Latoya Brown was named Defensive Player of the Year. Contisha Lovette earned the Coach’s Appreciation Award.

The Lady Indians won their second straight state championship and finished fourth in the NJCAA National Tournament. David Lane is head coach of the Lady Indians.  

In Men’s Basketball, Stefhon Hannah was named Most Outstanding Player.  Ryan Hamblett won the Sixth Man Award. Michael Taylor was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Jamarcus Ellis won Best Rebounder. Johnnie Harris won the Coach’s Award. The Indians captured their third straight Panhandle Conference Championship and finished second in the state FCCAA Tournament. Greg Heiar is head coach of the Indians.

All members of the Chipola Cheerleader squad received participation awards.

 

 

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April 14, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TO FINISH SEASON AT HOME FRIDAY

 

MARIANNA—The fourteenth ranked Chipola Lady Indians swept Tallahassee 13-5 and 10-7 in a pair of April 13 games in the Capitol city.

The win puts Chipola at 10-5 in league play and 41-10 overall.

In game one, Chipola scored five in the third to cruise to a five inning win.  The Indians added two runs in the fourth inning for a 7-0 lead.  The Eagles scored four in the fourth, but Chipola added six more runs in the fifth to take the win. 

Tiffany Harmon, Kelly Brookins, Areka Spel, and Tori Fobb each had two hits for Chipola.  Brookins had 4 RBIs. Harmon had a triple.

Spel was the winning pitcher for Chipola after relieving Cassie Lassiter.

In game two, TCC took an early 2-0 lead.  Chipola scored two in the third.  TCC went up 3-2 in the third.  The Indians tied the game in the fourth.

Areka Spel made it to third base on a TCC error in right field in the fifth.  Cassie Lassiter drove her in and Chipola added four more runs for an 8-3 lead.

TCC scored four in the sixth, but Chipola answered with two runs in the seventh to take the win.

Sarah Lovestrand and Jherica Williams each had three hits. Harman, Spel, and Lassiter had two apiece. 

Pitcher Nadine VanRoode earned the win for Chipola.

            The Lady Indians travel to OW Tuesday, April 18 for a doubleheader. Chipola finishes the conference season at home Friday, April 21 with a pair games beginning at 4 p.m.

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April 14, 2006

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL CONTINUES WINNING WAYS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team improved to 14-4 in the Panhandle Conference after sweeping a pair of games from OW.

Chipola scored a 12-11 win at OW on April 12. The Indians scored six in the third to go up 6-0, but Okaloosa came back to lead 9-6.  Chipola pulled ahead 11-9, then OW tied the game at 11-11.  Chipola scored one in the top of ninth and held on to take the win.

John Travis got the win for Chipola. He entered the game in relief of Drew Cook who relieved Jaye Chapman.

Chipola also scored a 5-4 win over OW on April 11.

Chipola was scheduled to play North Florida, Thursday, April 13, in a make-up game. The Indians were slated to host Gulf Coast, Friday, April 14, at 5 p.m.

The Indians travel to North Florida April 18, and to Tallahassee, April 21.

Chipola hosts North Florida, Wednesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. The Indians finish up the conference season at home with a 1 p.m. game with TCC on Saturday, April 22.

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JUVENILE JUSTICE ACADEMY AT CHIPOLA—Employees in training with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice recently completed a Juvenile Justice Academy at Chipola College. Pictured from left, (front) are: Sgt. Byron Smalls, Johnny Bachelier, Jackson J.O.; Harold Brown, Jackson J.O.; Jason Bullard, Dozier; Gary Calero, Marion; Jerry Calero, Marion; Morgan Chunn, Escambia; Frank Citrano, Alachua; Warren English, Alachua; Arthur Farina , Marion; (2nd row) Lt. George Rivers, Carlyne Graham,  Leon; Frederick Grimsley,  Alachua; Cathy Hawkins, Escambia; Andrez Higuera, Bay; Opie Humphreys, Leon; Jean Jackson, Leon; Joe Jones, Alachua; Brian Latson, Marion; Clarence Laws, Leon; Michael Mancuso, Marion; (3rd row) James Godwin, Training Manager; Jason Matthews, Dozier; Michele McCarthy, Alachua; Robert Miller Jr., Leon; Amanda Mullins, Dozier; William Nottke, Escambia; Sean Parker,  Escambia; Ben Pettis, Dozier; Mason Robbins, Dozier; Jessie Russell Dozier; (back) Duane Pace, North Region Traning Manager; Cindy Sanabria, Dozier; Christopher Senn, JOCC; Daphne Smith, Escambia; Gemayel Spears, Dozier; Harry Tucker, Alachua; Clarissa Washington, Dozier; Kristopher Williams, Dozier; Everett Wilson, Marion; and Althea Wynn, Dozier.

 

 

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April 18, 2006

MEMORIAL FOR FORMER CHIPOLA DIRECTOR IS SATURDAY IN COLLEGE THEATER

 

MARIANNA—Friends of former Chipola College Theater Director Larry Alford have established a scholarship in his memory.

The Larry Alford Memorial Theater Scholarship will provide opportunities for future Chipola students to launch successful careers on the Chipola stage.  

Alford died on March 31, 2006, after a brief illness. He was 59. Larry graduated from Marianna High, then went on to earn an AA degree from Chipola, a BA from the University of West Florida, and an MFA in theater from Florida State University. From 1969 to 1976, he taught at then Chipola Junior College, where he directed 27 theater productions. The first was Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" in November, 1969, the last "Guys and Dolls" in March, 1976. Among the many actors he brought to Marianna were W.C. "Mutt" Burton, Ann. B. Davis, Robert Horton, Ken Howard, and Peter Palmer. While at Chipola, he also led annual theater trips to New York.

Joan Stadsklev, Chipola’s Director of Fine and Performing Arts, says, “Larry helped create much of the community support for the arts that we still enjoy today. He was a wonderful influence on his students, some of whom went on to have careers in film, television, and theater.”

Larry moved to New York in 1976, where he pursued an active career in the theater. Before his big break, he was a contestant on such game shows as "The $25,000 Pyramid" and Jackpot. In 1985 he directed the Tony-nominated "Jerry's Girls," a celebration of the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. Jerry's Girls was subsequently produced—and continues to be produced—in the U.S. and all over the world, in particular Australia, where it set box office records.

Among the actresses who performed in the review were Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Andrea McArdle, Chita Rivera, and Leslie Uggams. Larry also directed productions for Holland America Cruise Lines and numerous corporations including American Express, Fuji, IBM, and Mobil.

While living in New York he was involved in benefits for AMFAR with Elizabeth Taylor and for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Mary Tyler Moore.

In the late nineties, he began dividing his time between New York and Marianna before permanently settling in Marianna, where he cultivated his passion for folk art. He was famous for his whimsical and unusual painted wooden fish.

He is survived by his sister, Diane Alford Mitchell and her husband, Jim, of Quincy; his nephews, Mark Mitchell of Gainesville and Graham Mitchell of Quincy; and one great-niece and nephew.

Larry’s sister Diane says, “Larry was an exuberant, spirited presence who livened up every room into which he walked. Always a director, he made life a performance. He will be sorely missed.”

A memorial to celebrate his life will be held in the Chipola Theater, Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. (CST). James and Sikes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

For information about the Larry Alford Scholarship, contact the Chipola Foundation at 850-718-2478.

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April 21, 2006

 

 

          FREDERICK B. PETERS ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED BY CHIPOLA ALUMNUS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College graduate Tom Gould recently returned to his alma mater to establish a scholarship endowment in honor of retired business instructor Frederick B. Peters.

Gould—whose retail clothing career included terms on the board of directors of Proffit’s, Inc., which is now Saks, Inc.,—credits Peters for inspiring his success in business.

The Frederick B. Peters Scholarship Endowment will provide two annual scholarships to business majors who work while attending college. Gould asked that Peters and his family assist in the selection of annual recipients. The first two scholarships will be awarded in the Fall of 2006.

Gould made an initial $15,000 contribution with a commitment of $175,000 over the next 10 years. He said, “I’m happy to honor this man who was such an inspiration to me and others. Mr. Peters would look at us with those flashing blue eyes and motivate us and inspire us. I owe much of my business sense to him. I’m blessed to be able to make a contribution in honor of the man and to the college that helped me get where I am.”

Peters taught accounting and business courses and also served as business manager at Chipola from 1957 to 1960, as professor from 1960 to 1965 and as chairman of the Business Division from 1968 to 1993. He said, “I am deeply moved by Tom’s gesture of generosity in the name of someone who had such a small part in his education. Many former students have thanked me over the years, but Tom is the first to ever make such a tangible gesture.”

Fred and his wife Dorothy have four grown children—Will, Robert, Mary and Charles—all of whom attended Chipola, and 10 grandchildren. 

Gould is a native of Greensboro, Florida.  After Chipola, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management/Pre-Law from Florida State University.  He joined Maas Brothers in Tampa in 1969 and served eight years in merchandising and management positions.  He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Divisional Merchandise Manager with Gimbel’s Midwest Division, then advanced to the position of Senior Vice President/General Merchandise Manager for Feminine Apparel with Gimbel’s in Philadelphia.  He subsequently held the same Senior VP post with Gimbel’s in Pittsburgh and immediately prior to joining Younkers served as Senior Vice President/General Merchandise Manager for Feminine Apparel with Lazarus stores in Columbus, Ohio. 

Gould joined Younkers in Des Moines, Iowa as President in 1985.  In 1987 he assumed the role of President and CEO for Younkers and was named Chairman and CEO in 1992.

Gould was named one of 82 outstanding Philadelphians for his civic contributions.  He was President and Founder of the Society Hill Town Watch and a Board Member of the Society Hill Civic Association.  He was also a member of the Corporate Fund Raising Board of PBS station WHYY.  In Des Moines, Gould served on Governor Branstad’s Spending Reform Committee and was appointed Chair of the Education Sub-Task Force.  He also co-founded the Iowa Group for Economic Development. 

During his tenure at Younkers, Gould was a Board Member for Equitable of Iowa Companies, which owned Younkers until it went public in 1991.  He was on the Board and the Executive Committee for the National Retail Federation, as well as for Frederick Atkins, Inc., of New York, and also was a Board Member for Charlotte Russ Holding, Inc. of San Diego.  He currently serves on the board of Sentry Insurance Company of Wisconsin.

After successfully defeating Carson Pirie Scott in a hostile takeover attempt in 1995, Gould in 1996 was again successful in completing a merger with Proffitt’s, Inc. (now known as Saks Incorporated), of which Younkers to date is a division along with McRae’s, Herberger’s, Parisian, Proffitt’s, Carson Pirie Scott and Saks Fifth Avenue.  With this merger in 1996, Gould was appointed Vice Chairman of Proffitt’s, Inc. He remained Chairman of Younkers until his retirement in 1997.  Gould currently is Chairman and CEO of Gould, L.L.C., a real estate development company.

Application deadline for the Fred Peters Scholarship is June 15. Applicants may access a scholarship application online at www.chipola.edu/foundation

For information, contact the Chipola Foundation at 850-718-2445. 

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April 21, 2006

CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS

 

            MARIANNA--Some 200 students representing 14 area high schools participated in the 22ndt annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on April 7.

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 certificates of participation and were treated to lunch.  The event concluded with an awards ceremony in the college Arts Center.

            Overall team winners are: first, Holmes County, team members: Ashlee Eaton, Ty Short, Hope Syfrett; second, Sneads High, team members: Daniel Williams, David Williams, David Williams; third, Altha High, team members: Samatha Dehn, Brittany Stephens, Brad Wells.    Ciphering team winners are:

            Algebra I—first, Blountstown High, team members: Andrew Chewning, Max Herndon, Hailey Moravek; second, Holmes County, team members: Hope Syfrett, Christy Bess, Audrey Kandzer.

            Algebra II--first, Altha High, team members: Matt Maxwell, Brad Wells, Ryan Wells; second, Sneads High, team members: Cassie Mitchell, Jordan Coley, Mary Perkins. 

            Geometry—first, Blountstown High, team members: Jeffery Stewart, Nic Stoltzfus, Melissa Howland; second, Holmes County, team members: Ashlee Eaton, Rebeccah Foxworth, Crystal Kneller. 

            Individual award winners by category are:

            Algebra I--first, Chipley High, Nicole Lankist; second, Holmes County, Hope Syfrett; third (tie), Altha High, Brittany Stephens; Marianna, Chase Taylor; fourth, Chipley High, Luke Rowell; fifth, Blountstown High, Andrew Chewning; sixth, Altha High, Caitlyn Bruner; seventh (tie), Marianna High, Jordan Baggett; Blountstown High, Max Herndon; Sneads High, Caitlyn McCaffery; eighth, Altha High, Cherie Hires; ninth, Holmes County, Audrey Kandzer; tenth, Holmes County, Christy Bess.

            Algebra II--first, Altha High, Brad Wells; second, Sneads High, David Williams;  third, Sneads High, Mary Perkins; fourth, Sneads High, Jordan Coley; fifth, Altha High, Ryan Wells;  sixth (tie), Altha High, Matt Maxwell; Marianna High, Adam Brisolara; seventh (tie), Holmes County, Zac Bell; Marianna High, Chris Delrio; Holmes County, Ty Short; eigth, Holmes County, Dustin Womble; ninth(tie), Chipley High, Allison Ellis andZack Schaubhut; Marianna High, Grace Gochnaur; tenth, Cottondale High, Aaron White.

            Geometry--first, Sneads High, David Williams; second, Blountstown High, Nic Stoltzfus; third (tie), Chipley High, William Davis; Holmes County, Ashlee Eaton; fourth, Sneads High, Iris Walden; fifth, Blountstown High, Melissa Howland; sixth, Altha High, Josh McIntosh; seventh, Blountstown High, Jeffery Stewart; eighth, Marianna High, Adam Brisolara; ninth, (tie) Holmes County, Crystal Kneller; Marianna High, Grace Gochnaur; tenth, Cottondale High, Marshall Hilton.

            Trigonometry--first, Holmes County, Caleb Johnston; second, Holmes County, Adam Hahn; third, Holmes County, Zach Worley; fourth, Marianna High, Britton Dennis; fifth, Marianna High, Stephen Young; sixth (tie), Holmes County, Brittany Taylor and Jordan Belser; seventh, Sneads High, Briana Toole; eighth, (tie) Chipley High, Clinton Jacks; ninth, Marianna High, Heather Gibson; tenth, Marianna High, Jessica Wade

Calculus--first, Holmes County, Chuck Bryant; second, Holmes County, Trey Paul; third, Holmes County, Jared Mosley; fourth, Holmes County, Rachel Taylor; fifth, Chipley High, Amanda Jackson; sixth, Marianna High, Kelly English; seventh, Holmes County, Ray Jenkins; eighth, Marianna High, Mandy Wiggins; ninth, Chipley High, Carissa Pletcher; and tenth, Vernon High, Allyson Hill.

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April 21, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 26 through August 7 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, May 4 through 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            An IV Therapy course will meet May 8, 9 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $121.

            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.

.           Education To Go 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 21, 2006

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO PRESENT ‘SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE!’

 

MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola Theatre production of “School House Rock Live!” go on sale Thursday, April 27 in the Chipola Business Office.

The show will be presented one night only, Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m., in the Chipola Theatre.

General admission tickets are $5 for all ages. 

Director Charles Sirmon leads the cast which includes: Josh Barber, Scott Boyle, Katie Brown, Heath Carroll, Felicia Gibson, Anne Gilmartin, Shannon Grice, Courtney Haile, Brittney Holmes, Michael Milton, Kevin Russell, Mary-Kathryn Tanner, Chris Campbell, Seth Mcardle, Chris Calton and Zach Price

For ticket information, call 718-2204.

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April 21, 2006

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS SET

 

MARIANNA—Tryouts for the 2006-2007 Chipola Cheerleader Squad will be held May 30, 31, and June 1, at Guy’s Gymnastics on Commercial Park Drive off Highway 90 East in Marianna. 

Freshmen are required to submit a high school transcript and letter of recommendation from a previous cheerleader sponsor/coach. 

All who try out must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be full-time (12 hours) Chipola students in the Fall Semester 2006.  Scholarships are currently available for Chipola cheerleaders.   

For information, contact Geraldine DeFelix at 850-718-2322 or e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.edu

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April 21, 2006

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL HOLDS ONTO SECOND PLACE IN CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians held onto second place in the Panhandle Conference with a pair wins over North Florida April 18 and 19.

The Indians outlasted North Florida in a 14-10 offensive battle on April 19. Tyler Flowers hit two, two run homers for Chipola.  Tom Hatcher also had a grand slam for the Indians.

Chipola logged an 11-9 win over North Florida in Marianna on April 18.

Chipola split a two game set with Gulf Coast, April 14 and 15.

Chipola whipped Gulf Coast, 9-3, on April 15. Starting pitcher Stephen Brock got the win. He allowed 5 hits and 3 runs in seven innings. Clay Long finished the last 2 innings.

Rene Tosoni and Stephen Clevenger both had three-run homers for Chipola.

Chipola lost the April 14 game to Gulf Coast, 5-3.

As of April 20, Gulf Coast leads the conference at 19-4. Chipola is second at 18-5. Tallahassee is third at 16-7.

The Indians travel to TCC for a 4 p.m. game on Friday, April 21. The Indians finish the season at home, Saturday, April 21, with a 1 p.m. game with TCC.  

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April 21, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL CLAIMS COACH AND PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Lady Indians softball coach Belinda Hendrix has been named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year for 2006 and Chipola pitcher Sarah Lovestrand is Conference Player of the Year.

A total of nine Lady Indians have been named to the All Panhandle Conference Team. First team members from Chipola include: infielder Sarah Lovestrand; outfielder Areka Spel; outfielder Martina Landrum; pitchers Nadine van Roode and Britanny Minton and catcher Jherika Williams one of the top hitters in the state and nation.

Second team All Conference players from Chipola are: infielder Kelly Brookins, outfielder Tiffany Harmon and pitcher Cassie Lassiter.

The Lady Indians earned a berth in the FCCAA state tournament after clinching second in the Panhandle Conference. Chipola is 12-5 in league play and 43-9 overall. Gulf Coast leads the conference race.

The Lady Indians play a pair of games Friday, April 21, at 4 and 6 p.m.

The FCCAA State Tournament is May 5-7 in Kissimmee. The top regional winners from the double elimination tourney advance to nationals.

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April 21, 2006

 

DONOFRO HELPS CHIPOLA ART GALLERY—Thanks to a sizeable contribution from Paul Donofro, Sr., of Donofro and Associates Architects, the Chipola College art gallery in the McLendon Fine and Performing Arts Building has been refurbished with a state-of-the-art Walker Display Exhibit system. Here, Donofro and Joan Stadsklev, Director of Chipola's Fine and Performing Arts, enjoy a piece of student art in the gallery. A student exhibit is on display through April 25.

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April 21, 2006

 

CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENTS HELP WITH VEHICLE INSPECTIONS—Chipola Automotive students Deanne Giglio of Sneads and Josh Holmes of Two Egg inspect a car during a free Vehicle Inspection event at Marianna Auto Parts on April 20.

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 April 24, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SETS ADDITIONAL SHOW CHOIR AUDITION DATE

 

MARIANNA—Due to popular request, auditions for the 2006-07 Chipola Show Choir will continue with an additional audition date set for Tuesday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Prospective members who have not yet auditioned should come prepared to sing one selection and dressed comfortably to learn basic choreography.   

Persons auditioning should bring a CD or cassette accompaniment track for their vocal audition. 

Show Choir scholarships are available to those who successfully audition into the 2006-07 show choir.

For information contact Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at at 718-2301.

 

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April 27, 2006

MCLENDON TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA GRADUATION

 

MARIANNA— Marianna native Dr. Robert L. McLendon, Sr., will deliver the commencement address at the Chipola College graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m., in the Milton Johnson Health Center.

Some 371 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 10,000 other graduates of Chipola. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Dr. McLendon is President of St. Johns River Community College with campuses in Palatka, St. Augustine, Orange Park, and Ponte Vedra. He is the senior president in the Florida Community College System having served as president since 1972.

He is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. McLendon, Sr. of Marianna. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College. He earned a Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Florida State University. 

As a student at Florida Southern, Dr. McLendon gained membership in Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and received the Senior Award from the Department of Biology for meritorious work in the field of biological sciences.  He was appointed to a Kellogg Fellowship at Florida State.

He is past Chairman of the Council of Presidents of the Florida Community College System.  He is past president of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Palatka Rotary Club.  He is Chairman of the Board of the Capital City Bank of Palatka.  He has served two terms as Chairman of the North Central Florida Health Planning Council.  He also is past chairman of the Advisory Committee to the President of the Association of Community College Trustees.

Dr. McLendon was named Outstanding Young Man of the Year by the Palatka Jaycees and received their Distinguished Service Award.  He holds membership in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa, and the Florida Association of Community Colleges.  He is a Fellow of Phi Theta Kappa and a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary.  In 1982 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Florida State University.  Dr. McLendon is a member of the All Saints Anglican Church.

He is married to the former Vivian Oliver of Palatka and has two daughters, Lucie, who is a teacher, and Laura Lee, who has received her Master’s degree in English but is at home with children, and one son, Matthew, who is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Florida State University and holds the Ph.D. from the University of London

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April 27, 2006

 

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: Aaron R. Moneyham of Grand Ridge, Economics; Thomas Walker of Grand Ridge, Aaron Moneyham of Grand Ridge and Patricia Robinson of Marianna, Accounting; Austin Hobbs of Bonifay and Dustin Leavins of Ponce de Leon, Computer Science; Katrina M. Skelton of Graceville, Lisa J. Rowe of Ponce de Leon, Patsy A. Lee of Chipley, Office Administration; Chrystal N. Pittman of Marianna, Office Management; Aisha N. Chambers of Blountstown, Office Specialist; Donna Schebel of Blountstown, Office Support; Lora Parsons of Cottondale, General Biology; Joy Post of Dothan, Ala., Biology for Science Majors; Andrea Rogers of Chattahoochee, Microbiology; Kristen Carlile of Marianna, General, Organic and Biochemistry; Megan Stewart of Marianna, Freshman Chemistry; Kimberly Garske of Bonifay, Sophomore Chemistry; Karah Rackley of Tallahassee, Physical Science; Michelle Frith of Clarksville, Earth Science; Laura Nolin of Graceville, Calculus I; Michelle Smith of Altha, Calculus II; Alaina Pitts of Chipley, Calculus III; Kimberly Garske of Bonifay, C.H. Barton Award; Kelley English of Marianna, Freshman English; Frank Stackowicz of Greenwood, Sophomore English; Kimberly Garske of Bonifay and Alaina Pitts of Chipley, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Mark Jumper of Graceville, Social Science; Matthew W. Hand of Blountstown, Outstanding Musicianship Award; Jonathan King, UWF Business Program Scholarship; Alaina Pitts of Chipley, Richard Norris, Jr. of Chipley, Amber Wilson of Grand Ridge, FSU/PC Transfer Scholarships and Rebecca Hambly of Blountstown, FSU/PC Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Cassie Prichard of Chipley, Mississippi University for Women Scholarship .

            The following nursing students received awards: Eric Fisher of Tallahassee, Clinical Excellence (fourth semester); Jeniffer Alkema of Tallahassee, Academic Excellence (fourth semester); Angelito Bernier of Marianna, Clinical Excellence (fifth semester) and Rhondalyn Tolbert of Chipley, Academic Excellence( fifth semester).

            Students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards:                             Carlos Davis of Blountstown, Electronic Engineering Technology; William Kyle Skipper of Alford, Electronic Technology; Randol Stone of Marianna, Computer Engineering Technology; William Martin of Marianna, Computer Systems Technology; Zebulon Sims of Bristol, Welding; Joshua Holmes of Sneads, Automotive; John Scheetz of Clarksville, Corrections; Jared Fish of Bonifay, Firefighting; Jeri Cloud of Bascom, Cosmetology; Amanda Holland of Chipley, Law Enforcement; and Kasey Gafford of Grand Ridge, Success Center.

            Two students received awards for athletics: Trevor Tyre of Marianna, Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award; Tayani L. Clark of Marianna, Neal Sportsmanship Award.

            The following students received awards for extracurricular activities: Frank Stackowicz of Greenwood, Captain’s Brain Bowl Award; Jessica Olds of Campbellton, Black Student Union; Barbara Wynn of Graceville, Sarah Kathryn Johnson of Sneads, Travis Roulhac of Campbellton, Phi Beta Lambda; Benjamin M. Collier of Blountstown, Science Club; Stacey Hall of Marianna, Student Ambassadors; Claire Thornton of Marianna, Cassie Prichard of Marianna, Buddy Clark of Chipley, Student Government Association; Sean Crutchfield of Malone, Bethany Gwaltney of Marianna, The Papoose Student Newspaper; Kayla Baxter of Campbellton, Library Award; Kimberly Garske of Bonifay, Mu Alpha Theta and Kim Garske of  Bonifay and Cassie Prichard of Chipley; Phi Theta Kappa award.

            Three awards were given to non-students. The student body selected Bonnie Smith, Distinguished Faculty Award; Joan Lasseter, for the Distinguished Career Service Award. Jason Davis of WJHG TV, was presented with the Community Service Award.                                   

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April 27, 2006                   

 

                             CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2006 GRADUATES

           

            MARIANNA—Some 371 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 4 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 ‘05 to May of ‘06 or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of ’06.

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

Baccalaureate of Science Degrees

            Alford—Alicia Clemmons.

            Bascom—Tameka Renae Larry.

            Marianna—Kimberly Harris, Jena Hamm Jeter.

            Out-of District—Karen Nicole Pannell, Ashford Ala.

Associate in Arts Degrees

            Alford—Christopher Charles Hunt, Jennifer Koeller.

            Altha—Kelly Blair, Barbara Catherine Brown, Shanae Goins, Keith Marlow, Amber Nichols, Michelle Elizabeth Smith, Caleb Dewayne Tolbert, Jordan Louellen Waldorff.

            Blountstown—Marsana Baggett, Lisa Marie Britt, James Earl Duvall, Rebecca Hambly, Matthew Hand, Jodie Christopher Lee, Sean Christopher Musgrove, Jessica Ann Page, Kristin Jeanne Peacock, Pamela Russell, Beena Syed, Diana Christine Terry.

            Bonifay—Denise Brock, Stacey French, Kimberly Husen Garske, Mindy Nichole Hanson, Mary Melissa Kirkland, Lacy Nicole Marsh, Katrina Lee McAlpin, Daniel Blake Medley, Cesar Luis Morales, Twena Moseley, Adrienne Owen, Linda Pisani, James Eddie Sims, III, Barbara Jane Toole, Garrett Dwayne West, Andrew Jay Whitehurst.

            Bristol—Michelle Lee Blackburn, Kelly LeAnn Brookins, Ashley Renee' Durham, Kenneth Edwards, Jessica Nicole Garcia, Chrystal Chason Geary, Robert Glover, Erica Nobles, Marci Rae Rankin, Jerica Schmarje, Larry Evan Shuler, Hope McGee Wilkes.

            Campbellton—Demeetris Beachum, Devon Beachum, Tekila Clark, Yorlanda Shandel Clark, Alexandria LaShawn Clemmons, Jamie Douglas, Randy Lee McKinnie,

Jessica Denise Olds.

            Chipley—Stacie Elaine Abbott, Jeannie Barefield, Melanie Hope Bledsoe, Cassandra Bowman, Carissa Lynn Boyett, Daniel Max Boyett, Derek Boyett, Jason Daniel Bruner, Corazon Ann Burke, Nirali Harish Chauhan, Patricia Ann Coleman, Travell Davis, Gayle Dunn, Beverly Marie Garner, Kelsea Grantham, Kimberly Hartzog, Wendell Ray Hodges, Jr, Jordan King, Nicole Brianne Knight, Tristin Nicole Kroening, Kendra Mayfield, Toby Murray, Richard Norris, Jr., Holly Cameron Park, Alex Michael Parker, Jenna Nicole Peel, Maria Katharina Peel, Patricia Gail Peel, Alaina Marie Pitts, Cassandra Prichard, Anthony Michael Rea, Marisa Diane Register, Shonda Kay Register, Thomas Andrew Register, Patrick Kent Roark, Mary Robertson, Tammy Finklea Robinson, Toni Sasser, Melinda Vaughn, Justin Warden, Jesse Allen Waymire, Karen Nicole Waymire, Jesse Williams.

            Clarksville—Valerie Celeste Jones.

            Cottondale—Joshua Shane Barber, Zakaya Georlene Card, Tracey Edwards Guster, Shameka Renee Holden, Tiffany Brooke Keeman, Martin Jackson Knapp, Jessica Lynn Sloan, Sherry Rowens Taylor, Claire Maria Thornton, Laura Beth Williams.

            Fountain—Valetta Louise Bledsoe, Adam Lee Hanna.

            Graceville—Darrell Creel, Jessica Ashley Crutchfield, Nathan Day, Melissa Akalanani Delgado, Virginia Nell Snelling Green, Kristy Owens, Charlie Pratt, Jessica Elaine Ray, Randolph Gray Ward, Jr.

            Grand Ridge—Tiffany Anise Burdeshaw, Jennifer Nicole Goodwin, Aaron Rena' Moneyham, Barbara Kay Miles Toole, Ronnie Ellis Truett, Amber Lee Wilson.

            Greenwood—Anthony Cockerham, Jennifer Burnett Crenshaw, Andrew Daniel Duce, Kristin Tew Hamilton, Cynthia Lee Lemons, Shannon Cole Mercer, Valoris Richardson,

Tawana Speights, Frank Anthony Stackowicz, Kemandra Teesheima Keyaida Vann, Joshua Michael Willis.

            Malone—Hannah Lynn Baxter, Karen Fader, Stacey Lynn Hall, Tyler Zachary Hatcher, Meagan Nicole Oliver.

            Marianna—Rhonda Renee Ancrum, Michael Jason Barber, Jennifer Kay Barfield, Akhil Jitendra Bhakta, Marlana Kaye Branning, Barbara Burdeshaw, Amanda Marie Cama, Stephanie Elizabeth Castleberry, Steven Richard Charles, Sarah Kathryn Clemmons, Christopher Coker, Mario Collings, Lawanna Jacinthia Cotton, Elizabeth Renee Cox, Patrick Dalstra, Sheena Janeen Davis, Amy Elizabeth Doster, Marietta Drew, Gregory Matthew Eelman, Andrew Parley Gause, Felicia Janelle Gibson, Jessica Gordon, Joshua Steven Grace, Crystal Leann Green, Kathleen Edwinna Griffin, Bethany Leigh Gwaltney, Courtney Haile, Lauren Suzanne Herring, Bridget Jaella Holmes, Andre Ivory, Robert Blake Jackson, Stephanie Johnson, Ryan William Jones, Andrew McGee, Kimberly Ann McKinney, Warren Lex McLelland, Jr., Bryce David Melvin, Gary Bruce Miles, Jessica Grace Miller, John Wandeck Milton, Jr., Markay Ming, Danielle JaRita Myrick, Sofia Denise Olds, Tara Padgett, Codi Nicole Player, Rachel Leigh Powell, Ian Andrew Prietz, Michelle Camille Pritchard, Michelle Rhynes, Olivia Selman, William Brooks Sherrel, Lincoln Judd Sims, Michael Jerome Smith, Brittni Jasmon Spires, Keith Sutton, Jr., Justin Swaine, Trevor Burton Tyre, Gerran Nishon Vance, James Wade, Matthew Munro West, Jalinda Rachelle Wiggins, Vickie Williams, John Joseph Wimberly.

            Ponce De LeonJena Michele Brooks, Heath Carroll, Sheena Adree Hougland, Chasity Ann Wilson.

            Sneads—Erich Alderman, Jennifer Marie Brown, Cheree' Rabion Edwards, Sarah Kathryn Johnson, Christy Elizabeth Locke, Courtney Simone McKay, Lynsey Amanda Pittman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Amanda Sneads, Misty Leah Talton.

            Vernon—Elissa Ashley Pettis, Christopher Works.

            Wausau—Jeanette Rudd.

            Westville—Hope Cecillia Blalock, Mary Jo Craft, Jared Michael Cullifer, Gwenda Davis, Angela Grace Griffin, Pamelia Powell.

            Out-of-District—Jonathan Gerald Miles, Auburn, Ala.; Gloria Jean Hobbs, Black, Ala.; Jon Felton Mills, Jr., Nichole Michelle Rivera, Brittany Nicole Rogers, Chattahoochee; Joseph Ryan Livingston, Cottonwood, Ala.; Drew Cook, Crawfordville; Zackary David Price, Donalsonville, Ga.; Jennifer Michelle Harper, Joy Lynn Post, Dothan, Ala.; Donald Clinton Johnson, Fort Walton; Amanda Renee Black, Kinsey, Ala.; David Cash, III, Odessa; Jherica Whitney Williams, Piqua, OH; Casi Parmer, Quincy; Christopher Shayne Kirkland, II, Rockford, Tenn.; Anne Maureen Gilmartin, Sanford; Jennifer Land, Tallahassee; Melissa Megan Nuelle, West Covina, Calif.; Elaine Katherine McCants, West Roxbury, Mass.

Associate in Science Degrees

           

            Alford—William Bailey.

            Altha—Geraldine Messer.

            Bascom—Casey Benner, Sharon Jackson.

            Blountstown—Marsana Baggett, Michael Coxwell, Debra Duncan, Lisa Kay Ramos.

            Bonifay—Shirley Faye Berkley, Michael Bozarth, Billie Michelle Golden, Hannah Paulk, Meaghan Spear Taylor.

            Bristol— Michelle Lee Blackburn, Deborah Marie Kern, Krysti Summer Shuler.

            Caryville—Kayla Renae Harrison.

            Chipley—David Scott Clenney, Michael Joseph Laskowski, Jr, Patsy Alesa Lee, Kevin Shaw, Rhondalynn Sharice Tolbert.

            Cottondale—Shelaine Juanita Davis, Heath Michael Rogers.

            Graceville—Rebecca Dominguez, Jessica Renae Register, Katrina Marie Skelton, Barbara Wynn.

            Grand Ridge—Kimberly Diann Burch, Scarlett Beverly Cowherd, Angela Diane Jackson, Wilma Johnson.

            Greenwood—Shannon Dewayne Bass, Paul Gilley, Melody Elaine Stinson.

            Malone—Marcy DeAnna Murdock.

            Marianna—Jacquelyn Marie Bard, Angelito Bernier, Shandra Glover, Latalya Shante Hunt, Charlotte Hunter, Leon Kelly, Jaime Rae La Porte, Kathryn Leigh Meadows, Freda Burch Parrish, Amber Nicole Quinn, Yovaletta Scruggs Sullivan.

            Ponce de Leon—Remona Hornsby, Lisa Joyce Burgess Rowe.

            Sneads—Cheryl Ann Bohannon, Jacob Lamar Boone, Brenda Louise Lawson, Jonathan Tyler Poole, Kassi Roberts.

            Vernon—Allison Laura Brock.

            Out-of-District—Christabel Sarfo Milner, Acworth, Ga.; April Kenyatta Ashley, Joni Kathryn Harper, Ashford, Ala.; Jeniffer Marie Alkema, Jeniffer Marie Pelletier; Bainbridge, Ga.; Ta'Yani Clark, Charlotte, N.C.; Danilo Gelabert, Phaedra Black Moore, Amelia Spooney Price, Chattahoochee; Ryne Hamblet, Chicago Ill.; Joseph Ryan Livingston, Cottonwood, Ala.; Stefhon Hannah, Country Club Hi, Ill.; Nacole Stocks, Decatur, Ga.; Courtney Elizabeth Arwood, Starla Michelle Coleman, Nell Elizabeth Garrett, Phillip Brent Herring, Teresa Lynn Werner, Dothan, Ala.; Blond Nell Siples, Elouise Davis Smith, Ebro; Gerard Jackson, Gainesville; Josephine Lopez, Gretna; Pawel Malesa, Lode, PO; Tracy Alicia Houbler, Lynn Haven; Jessica Moreda, Miami; Traci Nicole Truitt, Midland City, Ala.; Michael Taylor, Milwaukee, Wis.; Shawn Taylor, Perry, Ga.; Vicki Lynn Harris, Port St Joe; Yvonka Shedon Williams, Quincy; Patience Egya-Mensah, Roslindale, Mass.; Lori Elizabeth Cooper, Shorterville, Ala.; Richard Jay Anderson, Smyrna, Ga.; Eric Matthew Fisher, LaShinda Ureka Flagg, William Rolland Palmer, III, Clayton Priest, Felisha Meche' Scott, Tallahassee; Chinata Nesbit, Washington, DC.

Workforce Development Certificates

            Alford—Lisa Marie Roth.

            Bascom—Casey Benner, Christopher Corbin, Deanne Michele Giglio.

            Bristol—Marcus Marterri Birch, Michael Miller.

            Campbellton— Michael Cotton.

            Clarksville—Levi Foxworth.

            Grand Ridge—Joshua Sirum.

            Malone—Dustin Calloway.

            Marianna—Ashley Noel Baggett, Stephanie Gene Branch, Joshua Allan Ellis, Tanzania Lefreda Jones, Aaron Pittman, Chystal Nichole Pittman, Chase Vlieg.

            Sneads—Joshua Holmes.

            Out-of-District—William Davis, Dothan, Ala.

 

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April 27, 2006

 

CHIPOLA RECOGNIZES TOP STUDENTS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recognized two of the college’s top students during a press conference at the college on Wednesday.

Chipola sophomore Kimberly Garske of Bonifay was featured in the April 24 edition of USA Today as one of 20 members of the All USA Community College Academic Team.

She was named Florida’s New Century Scholar, a designation assigned to the state’s top community college student in the Academic All-American competition.

Additionally, Garske was named a Guistwhite Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.  The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to no more than 20 students a year from the more than 1,700 community colleges around the world.  She won the Leaders of Promise Scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa. The $1,000 award encourages leadership development through participation in Phi Theta Kappa.

            She was Valedictorian of Bethlehem High School, a Florida Academic Scholar, and recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship. She won Chipola’s Freshman Chemistry award and the Biology for Science Majors award.

As Communication and Public Relations Officer for the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Garske has directed numerous volunteer activities, including the Leaders of Promise Conference for high school students; hurricane relief in Pensacola and Tsunami relief for the victims in Asia.

Through her Alzheimer’s Awareness Project, Garske set up seminars on campus and also helped organize an Alzheimer’s Memory Walk with the Women’s Basketball Team. The event raised $1,200 to support the Alzheimer’s Resource Center. Garske developed the Books and Toys for Girls and Boys program to provide books and toys for hospitalized children in the area.

As a student in the Chipola Honors Program she presented projects on “Slippery and Sour the Substances that Define Everyday Life,” “Electrolysis,” and “The Extraction of Iron from Total Cereal.” Garske also is a member of Chipola’s very successful Brain Bowl Team.

Outside of class, Garske serves as a tutor for freshman chemistry students. She also mentored a high school senior, encouraging him to attend a community college.

Garske is active in the Bonifay United Methodist Church Youth Group. She was chair of a cookbook project to raise funds for a Bell Chorus.

A pharmacy major, she plans to attend the University of Florida to pursue a Ph.D. in Pharmacy. She hopes to do pharmaceutical research in the area of Alzheimer’s.

For three years, she has worked as a Pharmacy and IV Therapy Technician at Wiregrass Medical Center.

 

Chipola College sophomore Cassie Prichard of Chipley is a member of the All Florida Academic Second Team.

She recently was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to Mississippi University for Women where she plans to attend in the fall.

She was awarded the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship which is awarded to only 400 students nationally. She is a Florida Bright Futures Merit Scholar which is available to Florida students with a 3.5 GPA, a 20 on the ACT, and involvement in community service. She was awarded the McClendon Scholarship from the Chipola Foundation; the M.R. Coggin Scholarship for academic achievement and the Realtors Scholarship based on an essay contest.

As a scholarship officer in Phi Theta Kappa she helped raise funds for Alzheimer’s Foundation and Relay for Life. She did much work in the area of Breast Cancer awareness. Prichard also served as a tutor and mentor at the McLane Community Center for 30 children who need academic support. She also was as a mentor in the New Friends program at Riverside Elementary.  She helped with the First Books program which provided a new book for ever first grader at Graceville Elementary.

Prichard was active in Chipola’s Student Government serving as Fall Festival Games Coordinator, and served as a Chipola Student Ambassador. She is a Sunday School teacher and nursery worker at Orange Hill Baptist Church.

Prichard works as the assistant to the Associate Vice President of Instruction at Chipola. She also raises livestock to show in area fairs and competitions.

Prichard said, “I have received a wonderful education and been given opportunities to become involved in organizations such as Phi Theta Kappa and Student Government that would not have been available to me at a larger university.”

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CHIPOLA RECOGNIZES TOP STUDENTS—Chipola College officials recognized two of the college’s top students during a press conference at the college on Wednesday. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Kitty Myers, faculty sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa; Kimberly Garske, All USA Academic First Team; Joan Lasseter, adviser to Phi Theta Kappa; Cassie Prichard, All Florida Academic Second Team; and Dr. Gene Prough, president of Chipola College.

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April 27, 2006

 

CHIPOLA INDIANS BOUND FOR STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians will play St. Pete College in the first round of the FCCAA State Baseball Tournament Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. EST. The game will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ-100.9.

The Indians finished the season as Co-Champions of the Panhandle Conference with Gulf Coast. Both squads finished with identical 20-5 league records. The Indians have a 38-12 overall mark. Gulf Coast earned the number one seed in the state tournament based on head to head games with Chipola.

Chipola will enter the state tournament with seven All Conference players, including catcher Tyler Flowers, Panhandle Conference Player of the Year.

Chipola’s first team All-Conference picks include: catcher Tyler Flowers, infielder Rene Tosoni, infielder Jason Lewis, outfielder Clint Toomey and pitcher Clay Long.

Chipola’s second team picks are infielder Kunta Hicks and Tyler Musselwhite who also won the Fireman award.

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April 27, 2006

CNA CLASS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA— Application deadline is May 5 for Chipola College’s next Certified Nursing Assistant class.

The course will meet from May 15 through June 20. Class are 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

Applicants must complete a college application and take the TABE test.

For information, call 718-2316.

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April 27, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SETS ADDITIONAL SHOW CHOIR AUDITION DATE

 

MARIANNA—Due to popular request, auditions for the 2006-07 Chipola Show Choir will continue with an additional audition date set for Tuesday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Prospective members who have not yet auditioned should come prepared to sing one selection and dressed comfortably to learn basic choreography.   

Persons auditioning should bring a CD or cassette accompaniment track for their vocal audition. 

Show Choir scholarships are available to those who successfully audition into the 2006-07 show choir.

For information contact Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at at 718-2301.

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April 27, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNAChipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, May 4 through 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday and Wednesday, June 26 through August 7 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            An IV Therapy course will meet May 8, 9 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $121.

            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.

.           Education To Go 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 27, 2006

 

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Eleven candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Margo Bowser of Bonifay, Brandi Doris of Marianna, Jonathan Green of Marianna, Hilton Hatcher of Bascom, Ashley Lambert of Bristol, Terry Mattson of Marianna, (back) Tenika Mobley of Marianna, Earline Ross of Blountstown, John Scheetz of Clarksville, Joseph Sims of Marianna, Edward Brock of Greensboro.

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April 27, 2006

 

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SUNTRUST CEO SPEAKS AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College alumnus Gary Peacock, Jr., President and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, was a recent guest speaker for the Chipola Honors program. Here, Peacock (center) accepts a Chipola golf shirt from Honors advisers Bonnie Smith (left) and Robert Ivey.

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April 27, 2006

 

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MATH WHIZZES—The Chipola College Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary Society recently inducted seven new members.  Mu Alpha Theta is open to students who have completed math courses above the level of Pre-Calculus Algebra with a “B” average in math and all college work.  Pictured from left, are: (front) Ashley Burdeshaw of Graceville, Whitney Maxey of Tallahassee, Michelle Smith of Altha; (back) Mindy Hanson of Bonifay, Kevin Smith of Chipley, Greg Egger of Ponce De Leon and Greg Eelman of Marianna.

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