Aug. 1, 2002

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA--New students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola Junior College are encouraged to complete the application process prior to the Aug. 7 deadline.

            New student testing and returning student registration is Aug. 14. New student registration is Aug. 15 and 16, with classes beginning Aug. 19.

            Applications are available in the CJC Registration office, or online at www.chipola.edu.

Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a two-year program that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. Registration is ongoing for two new Florida State University programs—a full-time BS in Business Administration and a part-time RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree—to be offered at Chipola this Fall. 

            Registration also is ongoing for several University of West Florida (UWF) programs offered at Chipola, including: BA in Criminal Justice; BA in Social Work; BA in Special/Elementary Education; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Curriculum & Instruction. A special registration for the Special/Elementary Education will be held Aug. 29-31 on the CJC campus.

CJC will begin its own bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in the Fall of 2003.

            For information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

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Aug. 1, 2002

CHIPOLA’S PRICHARD WINS LEADER OF PROMISE AWARD        

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College sophomore Chrissie Prichard of Chipley for has been named a Phi Theta Kappa Leader of Promise! 

            Prichard is one of only ten students to receive the award this year.  She will be awarded $500 to facilitate completion of her associate degree.  She also was the winner of the local PTK Leader of Promise award.

            Prichard serves as Leadership Officer for the Chipola chapter of PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges. She also is co-captain of the CJC Cheerleaders.  Prichard plans to transfer to the University of Florida to study Civil Engineering.     

            She is the daughter of David and Caren Prichard of Chipley.

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Aug. 1, 2002

CHIPOLA TO DEDICATE NEW ACADEMIC HALL OF FAME

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College officials will dedicate the college’s new Academic Hall of Fame, Monday, Aug. 12, at 9:15 a.m., in the foyer of the CJC Literature/Language Building.

Three CJC alumni--Stephanie Crisp, Andrea Bruner and Cherra Pumphrey--were inducted as charter members of the new Academic Hall of Fame earlier this year. Portraits of the inductees will be unveiled during the dedication.

The Hall of Fame recognizes CJC students who have earned national honors for their commitment to scholarship and service. Crisp, Bruner and Pumphrey were each named to the Community and Junior College All-Academic Team and were featured in issues of USAToday.  The team highlights the top 40 of the more than 10 million community college students in the U.S.

Crisp is a 2002 graduate of Chipola and was the 2000 valedictorian of Graceville High. A microbiology and cell science major, Crisp plans to transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a career in dentistry.  

Andrea Bruner is a 2001 graduate of Chipola. The 1999 valedictorian of Chipley High, is currently enrolled at the University of Florida. She plans to attend medical school and specialize in obstetrics.

Cherra Pumphrey is a 1999 graduate of Chipola.  She was the 1997 valedictorian of Marianna High and is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida.                          

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CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Baseball will host its first-ever High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 14, at the CJC field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This event is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division One coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 14. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 6. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola Junior College in located in Marianna, FL, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, AL.  Chipola finished second in the state in 2001 and in 2002.

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332.

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Aug. 1, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the Fall semester.

            Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, Aug. 5 through Aug. 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cake Decorating I begins Sept. 9 and Cake Decorating III begins Nov. 4. Cost of each class is $28.

            Three Health Care courses will be offered.  A CPR class will be offered Aug. 6 and 8, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.An IV Therapy class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 12.  Cost is $65.  A First Aid class will meet Sept. 24 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40. 

            Two courses for Florida Construction & Industry Professionals will be offered.  Building Fire/Safety will meet Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $99.  Job Site Business Operations will meet Aug. 9 from 1 4 p.m.  Cost is $49.

            Several Child Care courses will be offered. Child Growth and Development, a (CDA) equivalent course, will be meet Tuesdays, Aug. 20 through Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.  A CDA Internship is set for Aug. 22 through Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98 for clock-hour credit. Academic credit also is available. Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 22 through Dec. 5. This is the foundation course for administrators/directors for minimum child-care licensing standards. Cost is $98 for clock-hour credit.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course is set for Aug. 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part II of requirements in the Childcare Standards, Chapter 10M-12. Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare Training Behavior Observation Course will meet Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part III of the HRS requirement. Cost is $31. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is set for Sept. 14 and 21, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part I of 30-hour HRS training requirement. Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming) course will meet Dec. 14. This class is designed for directors of daycare facilities and will focus on special needs. Cost is $31.

            A Fiber Optics course will meet Aug. 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

            Two Real Estate Sales courses will be offered this Fall. A weekend course begins Aug. 17.

Dates for an evening course are to be announced. The 63-hour course is required for those wishing to take the state examination required for licensure in Florida. Cost is $195.

            Two Sign Language courses are slated. Sign Language I will meet Mondays, from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Sign Language II will meet Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Cost for each course is $33.

            EducationToGo offers a comprehensive selection of online programs in the following areas: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design & New Media Certification Programs. The six weeks courses begin July 10 and again on Aug. 14.  Registration for classes must be received prior to the start date of each session.  For information, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola. 

            Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

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

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Aug. 1, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM  

            MARIANNA— An information session for a new Dental Assistant program at Chipola Junior College is set for Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. in the CJC Continuing Education Building.

            Chipola is offering the new program in cooperation with Gulf Coast Community College, beginning this Fall.

This certification program is available through the DEAL Dental Assisting Outreach Program. Courses will be available through video and Internet with flexible Saturday classes.

            Applications are now being accepted for the fall term. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants. Dental assistant jobs are available now in the local area.  

            For information, call Kim Guilford at 747-3244 or 1-800-311-3685, ext. 3244

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Aug. 1, 2002

CHIPOLA FACC ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently elected officers for 2002-03. 

English instructor Rachel Cooey will serve as president. Dr. Gene Prough, CJC executive vice president, is FACC president-elect. 

Other officers tapped for the FACC Executive Board are: Evelyn Ward, past president; Tammy Wilson-Neal, secretary; Alice Pendergrass, treasurer; Annette Rash and Lori Harris, audit committee co-chairs; Joyce Traynom, concessions chair; Lou Kind, fund raising chair; Letia Henson, luncheon committee chair; Sandra Harrell and Margie Williams, membership co-chairs; Laurie Hargrave, publications chair; Lindsay Roach, scholarship committee chair; and Janice Holley and Penny Bevis, social committee co-chairs.

FACC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of Florida's 28 public community colleges. FACC provides professional development opportunities for its members, and represents the interests of community colleges before the Florida Legislature.

 

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Aug. 1, 2002

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TRI-COUNTY HOMEBUILDERS HELP CJC--Tri-County Homebuilders recently established a new scholarship at Chipola Junior College. Pictured from left, are: Luverne Woodall, Tri-County board member and scholarship committee member; David Dulaney, Tri-County president; Julie Fuqua, CJC Foundation director; Tammy Dean, Tri-County secretary; and Dr. Dale O’Daniel, CJC president. The scholarship is available to graduates of accredited high schools in Jackson, Holmes or Washington Counties who are planning to pursue a course of study in any area of the building industry.  The scholarship may be used for Workforce Development or academic courses.  For information, call 718-2478.

 

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Aug. 1, 2002

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FRENCH STUDENTS VISIT CJC--A group of students from France recently visited the campus of Chipola Junior College. Here, students discuss French words in American Literature.  The students are, from left: Edwige Roux, Annabel Champetier, CJC student Selina Fish of Bonifay, and Savah Mallet.  The students are in the U.S. with the Education First, a program that allows international students to immerse themselves in American culture to improve their mastery of English.

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Aug. 8, 2002

 

CJC ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the hit comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You,” Aug. 26 and 27, at 6 p.m. in the CJC Theatre. The show opens a four-day run, Oct. 17.

Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator says this is the largest cast for a comedy he has directed at CJC.  “As the department continues to grow so must our shows with  nine men and seven women needed with three male extras,” said Sirmon. Scripts may be checked out in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building.

The hit comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. 

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.  In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys.  The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.   The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic with Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view.  Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress.  No mention has yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax. 

For audition information call Sirmon, at (850) 718-2227.

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Aug. 8, 2002

CHIPOLA TO DEDICATE NEW ACADEMIC HALL OF FAME

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College officials will dedicate the college’s new Academic Hall of Fame, Monday, Aug. 12, at 9:15 a.m., in the foyer of the CJC Literature/Language Building.

Three CJC alumni--Stephanie Crisp, Andrea Bruner and Cherra Pumphrey--were inducted as charter members of the new Academic Hall of Fame earlier this year. Portraits of the inductees will be unveiled during the dedication.

The Hall of Fame recognizes CJC students who have earned national honors for their commitment to scholarship and service. Crisp, Bruner and Pumphrey were each named to the Community and Junior College All-Academic Team and were featured in issues of USAToday.  The team highlights the top 40 of the more than 10 million community college students in the U.S.

Crisp is a 2002 graduate of Chipola and was the 2000 valedictorian of Graceville High. A microbiology and cell science major, Crisp plans to transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a career in dentistry.  

Andrea Bruner is a 2001 graduate of Chipola. The 1999 valedictorian of Chipley High, is currently enrolled at the University of Florida. She plans to attend medical school and specialize in obstetrics.

Cherra Pumphrey is a 1999 graduate of Chipola.  She was the 1997 valedictorian of Marianna High and is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida.

                                                 

 

                                               

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Aug. 8, 2002                                                                                         

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA-Registration for Fall classes at Chipola Junior College begins Aug. 14.

                New student testing and returning student registration is Aug. 14. New student registration is Aug. 15 and 16, with classes beginning Aug. 19.

                Applications are available in the CJC Registration office, or online at www.chipola.edu <http://www.chipola.edu>.

Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a two-year program that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. Florida State University offers a BS in Business Administration and an RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree on the CJC campus.

                The University of West Florida (UWF) also offers the following programs at CJC: BA in Criminal Justice; BA in Social Work; BA in Special/Elementary Education; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Curriculum & Instruction.

                For information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu <http://www.chipola.edu/>

 

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Aug. 8, 2002

 

FSU TO OFFER BUSINESS DEGREE AT CJC

MARIANNA-- Beginning in the Fall semester, Florida State University will offer a BS in Business Administration on the Chipola Junior College campus. 

In addition, FSU will deliver a part-time RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree face-to-face at Chipola.  Faculty from FSU’s nationally-recognized and accredited Schools of Business and Nursing will teach the course and graduates will be awarded FSU degrees.

Information Sessions for both degrees will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in L-400 at Chipola. Students planning to enroll in the Fall 2002 semester or who may be interested in enrolling at a later date are encouraged attend.   FSU classes begin Aug. 26. Students should bring transcripts to the meeting.

                Registration also is ongoing for several University of West Florida (UWF) programs offered at Chipola. UWF Fall classes begin Aug. 19. Degrees and contacts are as follows:  BA in Criminal Justice, April Robinson, robinsona@chipola.edu <mailto:robinsona@chipola.edu>, 718-2407; BA in Social Work, Dr. Kitty Myers, myersk@chipola.edu <mailto:myersk@chipola.edu>, 718-2260 or 2276 or Dr. Bonnie Bedics, bbedics@uwf.edu <mailto:bbedics@uwf.edu>, 850-474-2375; BA in Special/Elementary Education, Patti Davis, davisp@chipola.edu <mailto:davisp@chipola.edu>, 718-2361; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD)in Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Sherri Zimmerman - szimmerman@uwf.edu <mailto:szimmerman@uwf.edu>, 850-863-0730.

For information about the University Center @ Chipola, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260 or 2276, e-mail myersk@chipola.edu or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu <http://www.chipola.edu/>

 

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Aug. 8, 2002

 

 

MARIANNA-Laura Davis, a sophomore from Blountstown, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation for outstanding academic and service learning achievements.

Students must complete at least 100 hours of service learning within the past twelve months to qualify for the award.  Davis is the second CJC student to receive this award in its three-year history.

Laura is a math major who is both member of the Honors Program and Public Relations officer for Phi Theta Kappa.

She is the daughter of Eddie and Vicki Davis of Blountstown. 

Aug. 15, 2002

CONGRESSMAN BOYD TO VISIT CHIPOLA THURSDAY

                MARIANNA—U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd will visit the campus of Chipola Junior College Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m., to announce the award of a $950,000 Department of Education Talent Search grant intended to encourage area middle and high school students to prepare for college.

                District school superintendents, principals and guidance counselors are expected to attend the meeting in Chipola’s Public Service Building.

 

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Aug. 15, 2002

 

                                        CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AWARDED FOR SERVICE

MARIANNA—Employees of Chipola Junior College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on Aug. 12.

                Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  The following were recognized:

                Five years:  Geraldine DeFelix, David Hilton, Lou Kind, Tamara Leavins, Bud Riviere, Joseph Spooner, Brandon Vaughn, Joan Lasseter, Carl DesRosier, Richard Rehberg, Judy Riviere, Melinda Sherrill, Steve Young.

                Ten years: Rose Parramore,  Rachel Cooey, Janet Wyckoff.

                Fifteen years:  Willie Spires, Sonny Wise.

                Twenty years:  Lou Cleveland, Gail Hartzog, Joan Miller, Joyce Traynom.              

                Twenty-Five years:  Kathy Anderson.

                Thirty years:  Edna Long, Helen Rhynes.

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Aug. 15, 2002

 

LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA--Fall classes at Chipola Junior College begin Aug. 19, but late registration continues through noon, Friday, Aug. 23. 

                Applications are available in the CJC Registration office, or online at www.chipola.edu.

Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a two-year program that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. Florida State University offers a BS in Business Administration and an RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree on the CJC campus.

                The University of West Florida (UWF) also offers the following programs at CJC: BA in Criminal Justice; BA in Social Work; BA in Special/Elementary Education; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Curriculum & Instruction.

                For information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

 

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Aug. 15, 2002

CJC ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the hit comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You,” Aug. 26 and 27, at 6 p.m. in the CJC Theatre. The show opens a four-day run, Oct. 17.

Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator says this is the largest cast for a comedy he has directed at CJC.  “As the department continues to grow so must our shows. Nine men and seven women are needed with three male extras,” said Sirmon. Scripts may be checked out in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building.

The hit comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. 

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.  In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys.  The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.  

The strange activities of certain members of the household--manufacture of fireworks in the home, the printing press in the parlor and Grandpa’s disagreement with the income tax--add to the eccentricity of this delightful comedy. 

For information, call Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

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Aug. 15, 2002

Clean Sweep for CJC Cheerleaders

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Cheerleaders returned home with an armload of awards from the recent UCA College Cheerleading Camp at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach. 

Chipola received a “Superior” ribbon for each of their daily evaluations in the Fight Song, Sideline Cheer, and Cheer categories.  Chipola competed against other junior college and university squads in the same categories, placing first at each level. 

CJC also won the Leadership trophy, which is awarded to the squad that the other squads picked as the squad they would most rather be on besides their own.  Finally, camp staffers picked the Chipola Cheerleaders as the Most Collegiate Cheerleading Squad. 

Coach Geraldine DeFelix attributes the squad’s success to their unity and teamwork and to their excellent preparation at the high school level.  “The cheerleader programs in the Chipola District are very strong, and the top-notch cheerleaders that come to CJC are eager to hone their skills and climb to even greater heights,” said DeFelix.

The squad learned several new cheers, chants, dances, as well as stunts and pyramids.  Cheerleaders are busy planning a routine for Chipola Senior Day in October, in addition to preparing for basketball season in November.  The cheerleaders also will appear in a number of area parades this Fall.

The squad will be sporting a new look with an updated uniform as they work to involve the crowd at ball games this season. 

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CJC CHEERLEADERS WIN AT COMPETITION-- The Chipola Cheerleaders returned home with an armload of awards from the recent UCA College Cheerleading Camp at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach.  Squad members are, from (front) Mitzi Aukema of Bonifay, co-captain Chrissie Prichard of Chipley, co-captain Meghan Smith of Graceville, captain Brooke Waters of Cottondale, Beth Harris of Graceville, Arin Register of Marianna, Kristy Dilmore of Cottondale, (second row) Kacie McCartney of Chipley, Amanda Horton of Graceville, Brittany Rowland of Fernandina Beach, Samantha Nunley of Marianna, Jessica Shores of Cottondale, Lyndsi Miller of Graceville, (back) Maddie Delsignor of Cottondale, coach Geraldine DeFelix and Mandy Medley of Sneads.                                                            

 

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Aug. 15, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                A number of Child Care courses will be offered.  Child Growth and Development will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 20 through Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.  CDA Internship is set for Aug. 22 through Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98. Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 22 through Dec. 5. Cost is $98.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course is set for Aug. 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part II of requirements in the Childcare Standards, Chapter 10M-12. Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare Training Behavior Observation Course will meet Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part III of the HRS training requirement. Cost is $31. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is set for Sept. 14 and 21, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part I of 30-hour HRS training requirement. Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming) course will meet Dec. 14.  This class is designed for directors of daycare facilities and will focus on special needs. Cost is $31.

                Two Sign Language courses are slated for Mondays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Sign Language I will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign Language II will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for each course is $33.

                A CPR class will meet Sept. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet Sept. 24 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.  

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cake Decorating III begins Nov. 11. Cost of each class is $28.

                Several computer classes will be offered.  Introduction to Computers meets Sept. 24 and again on Nov. 5.  Word I will meet Sept. 25 and again on Nov 6.  Excel I will meet Oct. 1 and again on Nov. 12.  Outlook will meet Oct. 2 and again on Nov. 13.  All computer classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of each course is $56.  Class size is limited to 10.

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered.  Dates and times are to be announced. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                Dates for a Real Estate Sales evening class will be announced soon. The 63-hour course is required to take the examination required for licensure in Florida. Cost is $195.

                EducationToGo and ElementK offer a comprehensive selection of online programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola and www.elementk.com. 

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

Aug. 15, 2002

 

 

CJC THEATRE DIRECTOR ATTENDS TONYS

MARIANNA--Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre coordinator, recently attended the 2002 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

He also attended the Tony After Party at Rockefeller Center where he had the chance to speak with legendary Broadway veteran and Tony award winner Chita Rivera. Chita and Sirmon have a CJC connection. Chita was the star of the Tony-nominated musical Jerry's Girls that was produced by former Chipola theater director, Larry Alford.

Sirmon, who is beginning his fourth year at Chipola, said, “The Tony’s are the best of the best in the theatre world and to be a part of it in a small way is very thrilling.”

Chipola will present the classic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” this Fall and the Broadway musical “Big River” in the Spring. Auditions for “You Can’t Take It With You” are Aug. 26 and 27.

For information about Chipola theatre, call Sirmon at 850-718-2227

               

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CJC DIRECTOR ATTENDS TONYS--Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre coordinator, recently attended the 2002 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Here, Sirmon chats with legendary Broadway veteran and Tony award winner Chita Rivera. Chita and Sirmon have a CJC connection. Chita was the star of the Tony-nominated musical Jerry's Girls that was produced by former Chipola theater director, Larry Alford.

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Aug. 22, 2002

 

                CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2002-03 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Aug. 30 in the Business Office in the Administration Building at the college. 

                The four-event series opens with American violinist Linda Wang, Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.  Wang has been praised among the premier young violinists of the world for her masterful technique and singing and jubilant tone. She has won recognition from the music world as grand prize-winner of the International Markneukirchen Instrumental Competition in Germany among numerous other accolades.  Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of nine, Wang has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, Paris Sinfonietta, Vogtland Philharmoney (Germany), and Southern Bohemia Philharmony (Czech Republic).

As soloist, she has performed in such musical centers as Carnegie Hall, Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam), and the Berlin Schauspielhaus.  Her live performances have been televised nationally for PBS and A & E and National Public Radio.

                The native New Yorker studied at the Juilliard School (Pre-College Division), and the University of Southern California.  She studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg on the Fulbright Grant.  Her principal teachers have been Dorothy DeLay, Alice Schoenfeld, and Ruggiero Ricci.

                Manhattan Rhythm Kings, the second offering of the series, is set for Monday, Nov. 18. Known for their polished performances of American popular music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings have gained a large and enthusiastic following across the county.  While frequently compared with such musical greats as the Mills Brother and Paul Whiteman’s Rhythm Boys, the trio has established a unique character of its own with a combination of close harmony singing, virtuosic instrumental work and spectacular tap dancing.  The Rhythm Kings began performing together on the sidewalks of New York in 1980.  From there, these song and dance men graduated to playing cabarets, colleges and concert halls across the country.                

Soprano Alison England, hits the CJC stage Tuesday, Jan. 21.  This stellar singer/actress/comedienne has

starred at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, The Dorothy Chandler More Pavilion, The Orange County Performing Arts Center and Ambassador Auditorium.  She has appeared with the Los Angeles, Miami, Honolulu, Pacific, Miami and Redlands Symphonies and has sung leading roles with the Seattle, Miami, St. Louis, Long Beach and Kansas City Operas.  She has starred in “The Sound of Music,” “The King & I,” “Hello Dolly.” Her One Woman Show “Opera, Broadway & Beyond” has recently toured the U.S.  This year she finished her second season as a featured operatic artist on ABC’s Dharma & Greg; can be seen in Sky-Tel’s national commercial as “Brunnehilde,” and is sought after as a recitalist and artist-in-residence around the county.  Her debut album “Harp & Soul” is due for release this summer.  Her shows blend the power, pathos and pizzazz of Broadway, Opera and Pop’s best with infectious humor and warmth that The Anaheim Bulletin raved “…held the audience in the palm of her hand…”

                Boston Brass--the final offering of the series--is set for Thursday, April 3.  One of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county, Boston Brass performs concerts that range from opera arias by Mozart, chorales by Bach, hot jazz from Ellington and Hancock, and a little barbershop style close harmony from these five musicians who are a adept vocally as they are instrumentally.  With numerous awards, including the 1992 International Brass Quintet Competition, the 1990 Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competition, and the 1988 and 1989 Rafael Mendez International Brass Quintet Competition, Boston Brass is a must see for music lovers everywhere. The Rapid City Journal says, “A quintet of versatile musicians who richly earned the standing ovation they received at the end of their excellent and entertaining program.”

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

                Season tickets--$40 for all four events—are available at the Business Office in the Administration Building. Season tickets entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the “Meet The Artist” receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office at $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

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Aug. 22, 2002

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Baseball will host its first-ever High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 14, at the CJC field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This event is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division One coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 14. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 6. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola Junior College in located in Marianna, FL, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, AL.  Chipola finished second in the state in 2001 and in 2002.

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332.

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Aug. 22, 2002

CONGRESSMAN BOYD DELIVERS TALENT SEARCH GRANT TO CJC

                MARIANNA—U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd on Tuesday announced the award of a $950,000 Talent Search grant to Chipola Junior College to help middle and high school students prepare for college.

                Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the five-year project will provide at least $190,000 per year for the next five years.

The project, called Talent Search at Chipola Junior College (TS@CJC) because of its unique technology component, will begin later this year and serve about 700 students annually. According to college officials, public school participants will be potential first-generation college students who have shown strong potential for success and are recommended by faculty and counselors. A total of 3,500 students are expected to be served during the five-year grant period. College staff will meet with counselors from each school in designing the project.

       TS@CJC will serve a large geographic area including all five counties in the Chipola district: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington. Major components of the project include assistance for school counselors by a part-time career and life planning specialist in each middle and high school and creation of a technology link through a TS@CJC website from a state-of-the-art computer in each school. Schools will provide office space and computer links for the project.

                Strengths of the projects include plans for meaningful group activities for each grade level, focused individual attention for students, and creating ways to impact parents by enriching the lives of their children.

       College personnel, county schools superintendents, principals, counselors at all school sites, and a wide range of community leaders cooperated in planning the project with more than 100 letters of support written in support of the grant.

                Dr. Gene Prough, CJC executive vice president, says, "We very much appreciate Congressman Allen Boyd’s support of Chipola Junior College and the Talent Search program. This project will put a college education within the reach of many students in our local schools which should have a very positive impact in our communities."

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BOYD DELIVERS CHECK TO CHIPOLA--U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd on Aug. 22 announced the award of a $950,000 grant to help Chipola Junior College recruit middle and high school students.

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Aug. 22, 2002

COMMUNITY SINGERS INVITED TO CHIPOLA’S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

MARIANNA--The Chamber Chorus of Chipola Junior College invites community singers to perform in the upcoming presentation of Camille Saint-Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio” and John Rutter’s “Gloria.”

The performance is set for Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Marianna. Dress rehearsals are scheduled for Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. Additional rehearsals are scheduled for Oct. 28 and Nov. 11. 

According to Dr. Ed Lyon, Chamber Chorus director, “The chorus is open to community members who might wish to participate. It is not necessary to attend all rehearsals, but chorus members are encouraged to attend as many as possible.”

Prospective chorus members should call Dr. Lyon at 718-2221 or e-mail at lyone@chipola.edu by Oct. 25 to indicate their interest and to get a copy of the rehearsal schedule. Scores will be furnished.

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Aug. 22, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses in September.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 10-Hour Childcare Training Behavior Observation Course, Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 20-Hour Childcare Training, Sept. 14 and 21; 10-Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14. 

                Two Real Estate Sales classes will be offered. A weekend course begins Sept. 7.  An evening course will meet Oct. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.   The 63-hour course is required for those wishing to take the state examination required for licensure in Florida. Cost is $195.

                Two Sign Language courses are slated for Monday evenings, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Sign Language I from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign Language II from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for either course is $33.

                Two Health Care courses will be offered.  A CPR class will meet Sept. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34. First Aid will meet Sept. 24 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Introduction to Computers, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Word I, Sept. 23 and 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Excel I, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97 and Nov. 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000.  Outlook (Microsoft 97) will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 and again on Nov. 13.  Cost is $56.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cake Decorating III begins Nov. 11. Cost of each class is $28.

                Two motivational workshops will be offered. “Who Moved My Cheese?” is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49.

                A Fiber Optics course will be announced soon. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

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

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Aug. 22, 2002

HERRING IS CJC CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

                MARIANNA—Wayne Herring of Marianna was recently chosen Chipola Junior College's Career Employee of the Year for 2001-02.

                Herring serves as Maintenance Repairman in the Physical Plant. He began working at CJC in 1980.

                Herring is a member of the Chipola Career Employees Association and has served on the Governance Council and various college committees. As a winner of the award, he was appointed to serve on the Career Employees Awards Committee.

                He says, "I’m honored to receive this award.  I work alongside five of the best guys anywhere. Even though I received this award individually, I feel that my co-workers received it as well because we work as a team. Since two employees in the Physical Plant have won this award in the past two years, I think that speaks highly of our department."  

                Sonny Wise, director of Physical Plant, says, "Wayne is a very valuable employee who keeps a lot of things working on campus. His good attitude helps make our work a lot more enjoyable."

                In his spare time Herring enjoys officiating high school football and basketball games. He also serves as a deacon at Bethel Star Missionary Baptist Church. Herring and his wife Regena, a teacher at FCI, have a son Maurice, a site manager for the About Face program in Jacksonville.

The Employee of the Year recognizes the exceptional work of CJC's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism.  Annual winners receive $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in FACC, and a $100 gift certificate from the CJC Book Store.          

 

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Aug. 22, 2002

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

                MARIANNA—Fall academic classes at Chipola Junior College are underway, but registration is continuing for a number of Workforce Development programs.

                Most programs feature open enrollment, which allows students to enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid is available, and remedial assistance is provided for most programs.

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding Technologies, Automotive Service Technology, Commercial Food and Culinary Arts, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Grooming & Salon Services (formerly Cosmetology), Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist and Telecommunications.

Associate in Science Degree Programs include: Business Administration & Management, Child Development & Education, Computer Programming & Applications, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Medical Secretarial Technology, Office Management Technology, Office Systems Technology, Recreation Technology, Telecommunications Technology and Word Processing Technology.                                        

                The CJC Success Center has openings for students who need help with testing skills, GED Prep, academic confidence or a refresher in Reading, Language, Math and Pre-algebra in order to continue their education in Academics or Work Force Development Programs. 

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

 

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Aug. 29, 2002

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

                MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2002-03 Chipola Artist Series are now on sale in the Business Office located in the college Administration Building.               

                The four-event series opens with American violinist Linda Wang, Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.  Wang has been praised among the premier young violinists of the world for her masterful technique and singing and jubilant tone. Her live performances have been televised nationally for PBS and A & E and National Public Radio. She studied at the Juilliard School (Pre-College Division), and the University of Southern California and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

                Manhattan Rhythm Kings, the second offering of the series, is set for Monday, Nov. 18. Known for their polished performances of American popular music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings have gained a large and enthusiastic following across the county. 

                Soprano Alison England, hits the CJC stage Tuesday, Jan. 21.  This stellar singer/actress/comedienne has starred at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  She has starred in “The Sound of Music,” “The King & I,” “Hello Dolly.” Her One Woman Show “Opera, Broadway & Beyond” has recently toured the U.S.  This year she finished her second season as a featured operatic artist on ABC’s Dharma & Greg.

                Boston Brass--the final offering of the series--is set for Thursday, April 3.  One of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county, Boston Brass performs concerts that range from opera arias by Mozart, chorales by Bach, hot jazz from Ellington and Hancock, and a little barbershop style close harmony from these five musicians who are a adept vocally as they are instrumentally.     

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, and corporate donors.

                Season tickets—$40—are available at the CJC Business Office, and entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, “Meet The Artist” receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets will be available prior to each performance at $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

                For season tickets, call the Business Office at 718-2220.

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CJC TO OFFER FREE COMPUTER HELP FOR SENIORS

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer free Computer Tutoring for Senior Citizens on Fridays, from 8 to Noon, beginning, Sept. 6, in room M-201. 

Chipola students in CGS 1100, a second level computer class, will serve as tutors. Seniors who need help in any area of basic computer use, from setup to Internet, email and word processing, are invited to take advantage of this free service.

For information, call Vikki Milton 526-2761, Ext. 3371.

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Aug. 29, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses in September.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: a 10-Hour Childcare Training Behavior Observation Course, Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; a 20-Hour Childcare Training, Sept. 14 and 21; a 10-Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; a 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14. 

                Two Sign Language courses are slated for Monday evenings, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Sign Language I from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign Language II from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for either course is $33.

                Two Health Care courses will be offered.  A CPR class will meet Sept. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34. First Aid will meet Sept. 24 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Introduction to Computers, Sept. 11 and 12 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Word I, Sept. 23 and 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000 and Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Excel I, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97 and Nov. 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000.  Outlook (Microsoft 97) will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 and again on Nov. 13.  Cost is $56.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cake Decorating III begins Nov. 11. Cost of each class is $28.

                Two motivational workshops will be offered. “Who Moved My Cheese?” is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49.

                A Fiber Optics course will be announced soon. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

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

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Aug. 29, 2002

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DAVIS INCREASES CJC SCHOLARSHIP FUND--James Davis of Bonifay recently added $3,000 to the Louise B. Davis Scholarship Fund at Chipola Junior College that was established last year in memory of his late wife. Holmes County students with a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the scholarship. The Davises, who were married for more than 60 years, have helped a number of area students attend college. Pictured from left, are: CJC Foundation director Julie Fuqua, James Davis, and CJC executive vice president Dr. Gene Prough. For information about the CJC Foundation, call 718-2370.

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Aug. 29, 2002

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Charlton Keen, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 56 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer II Semester 2002.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 6 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

                Altha--Amanda L. Davis, Stephanie N. Rice.

Bristol-- Jennifer S. Bowes, Douglas B. Davis, William A. Potter, Erica L. Spivey.

Bascom-- Stacy E.Gullett.

Blountstown--Janet L. Tomlinson.

Bonifay—Alra R. Brooks, Selina A. Fish.          

Chattahoochee-- Sterling E. Corry.

Chipley— Melanie R. Collins, Adam R. Grantham, Christiana D. Prichard.

Cottondale-- Stacy M. Brock, Tracy D. Brock .

Graceville— Rhonda M. Brooks, Nolen T. Keller, Kevin A. Taylor.

Grand Ridge--Jacqueline M. Joyner.

Greenwood—Jessica L. Bhatti.

Marianna— Tracey Y. Oliver.

Sneads—Krissy G. Lee, Patrick K. McDaniel.

 

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Alford—Aaron C. Hawks, Christopher N. Shores.

                Altha— Dreama D. Peters.

Bascom— Clark W. Hasty.

                Blountstown—Edward C. White Jr., Chuck A. Layfield, Lucretia W. Simmons.

                   Bonifay— Denise A. Brock, Corey J. Dunn. 

                Bristol— Jenny L. Harrell       

Caryville—Karen M. Parsley.

Chipley— Raegan J. Bailey, Heather E. Driver, Angela H. Hall,

                Cottondale— Cynthia R. Paige, Brittany M. Leavins, Stacey M. Sapp.

                Esto-- Nicolas J. Sasser.

                Graceville— Brian H. Sanderson, Cynthia L. Johnson.

                Grand Ridge-- Ronnie E. Truett.

                 Malone—Marc J. Cherrington, Kaleb F. Mercer.

                Marianna—Karina A. Sanford, Robert N. Davis, Jeffrey T. Wooden Jr., Alicia M. Edgington.

                Sneads—Amanda Swanlaw.

                Out of District – (All A’s) Katrina N. Broome of Panama City, Juemichael D.Young of Hammond, LA.  (A’s and B’s) Anthony W. Mandel of Pensacola, Nick Williams of Arlington, TX.

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Aug. 29, 2002

 

CHIPOLA GROUP TO TOUR EUROPE IN SUMMER 2003

MARIANNA--Again next summer, a group of students and adults will travel to Europe from Chipola Junior College.  

The summer 2003 trip will include visits to Verona and Venice in Italy, Lucerne, Switzerland and Paris, France.  Organizer of this tour, Robert Ivey of the CJC Social Sciences Department, says, “This tour will include some of the most popular sites visited on previous tours.”  The 11-day tour will run June 18 through 28, 2003. 

In addition to stops at sites of interest, a Swiss folklore show and dinner is included in Lucerne, Switzerland, as well as dinner in the famous L’Altitude restaurant in the Eiffel Tower in Paris. An optional evening is also planned at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. 

Cost of the tour is approximately $2,800, with a discount for early reservations.

Anyone interested in joining the tour group, may contact Ivey at 526-2761, Ext. 3240.

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Aug. 29, 2002

                                               

MORE STUDENTS AT CHIPOLA THIS FALL

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has more students this Fall and those students are taking more classes.

A total of 1,815 students were enrolled through Friday, Aug. 23, the final day of late registration, up five percent over last Fall’s 1,728 total. Full-time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, is up more than eight percent to 479, compared to 442 last Fall. 

CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel says, “We’re very excited about the increase. I believe that we have been responsive to the needs of our students.” The president pointed to three programs that positively affected enrollment: (1) a new program for local school paraprofessionals; (2) the new Partners program (a high school recruiting/advising effort); and (3) expanded university offerings on campus. 

A total of 80 paraprofessionals from three county school districts--Holmes, Jackson and Washington--enrolled in a new program established by CJC officials in response to requirements of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. Paraprofessionals (teachers’ aides) who work in schools that receive Federal Title I funding are required to earn the equivalent of a two-year associate’s degree by January 2006.  CJC offers a number of afternoon courses just for the paraprofessionals.

As part of the new Partners with CJC program volunteers from the college visited the 16 high schools in the district for several hours each week last spring. The volunteers met with hundreds of students to share information about college major requirements, registration and

financial aid.  College officials reported increases in college applications, and applications for Foundation scholarships. Some 720 students received more than $547,000 in aid from the Foundation.

The presence of four- year degree programs at Chipola also has positively affected enrollment. Dr. Kitty Myers, Dean of University programs at CJC, says, “Many university center students must take pre-requisites at CJC to prepare for four-year programs. This is especially true for students preparing for FSU’s anticipated Business Administration degree and Chipola’s own four-year degree in Secondary Education that begins in Fall 2003.” An estimated 300 students are currently enrolled in university programs offered on the CJC campus. 

Students may continue to register for many of Chipola's Workforce Development programs and Continuing Education courses throughout the semester.

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

 

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Aug. 29, 2002

Chipola’S WILLIAMS signs with Cincinnati

                MARIANNA—Chipola sophomore Nick Williams has signed with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

                The 6-4 combo, guard transferred to Chipola in May from Kansas State University. Chipola Coach Ryan Cross, said, "Nick has a chance to be not only one of the best guards in the Panhandle Conference this year, but one of the best guards in the country. He'll play both point and shooting guard for Chipola, but mostly point.”

                The native of Arlington, Texas, played in all 29 games, including 25 starts for Kansas State last year.  He averaged 9.0 points and 2.5 assists, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 74.7 percent from the free-throw line.  He posted a career-high 19 points vs. North Texas on December 15, 2001 and scored in double figures 13 times, including five of the last six contests.  In the Big 12 Tournament, Williams posted back-to-back double figure games by scoring 16 points vs. Baylor and 15 points vs. NCAA Final Four participant Oklahoma.

                As a high school senior, Nick was tabbed the 8th best recruit in the state of Texas by texashoops.com after averaging 17.6 points per game for Mansfield High School.  He was also a first-team All-District selection and second-team All-State choice as a senior. 

                Williams will join another former CJC player, 6'8 Kareem Johnson, who signed with Cincinnati last spring.

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