August 10, 2006

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 16

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., for returning students.

New and returning student registration is Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Fall classes begin Aug. 21 with late registration through Aug. 25. 

Online registration will be available Aug. 16 for current students who meet certain requirements. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 12 semester hours and have an overall 2.0 GPA. Online registration is not available for Dual Enrollment/Early Admission, State Employee Fee Waiver, or for students required to enroll in college preparatory classes.

Chipola offers day and evening courses as well as online and independent study courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. Chipola also awards Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary Mathematics Education and Biology Education, as well as Middle Grades Math Education and Middle Grades Science Education.

The college also offers a number of Associate in Science programs and Workforce Certificate programs to prepare students for promising careers.

All students with a high school diploma are eligible to enroll at Chipola. Certain academic courses require minimum scores on college placement tests.

For information about Chipola College, call 850-718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu.

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CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAYChipola College freshman Cheryl Smith of Poplar Springs studies for finals during summer classes. Registration for Fall classes is Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., for returning students. New and returning student registration is Aug. 17 and 18. For information about Chipola College, call 850-718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu.

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August 10, 2006

PADGETT IS NEW CHAIR OF CHIPOLA BOARD

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently elected John Padgett to serve as chair of the board for the 2006-07 year.

Padgett is a retiree who worked for the Compass Lake in the Hills development company and also served as a Jackson County commissioner. Gina Stuart, a realtor from Jackson County, was elected vice-chair.

Padgett assumed the chair from Danny Ryals, a Calhoun County realtor, who served as chair during the previous year.

Nine trustees—appointed by the Florida Governor—represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. They include: John Padgett, Gina Stuart and Jeff Crawford of Marianna, Gary Clark and Abby Hinson of Chipley, Brenda Taylor and Jennie Goodman of Bonifay, Danny Ryals of Blountstown and Mark Plummer of Bristol,

The board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the college Public Service Building to set policy for the college.

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PASSING THE GAVEL—Trustee John Padgett presided over his first meeting as new chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees on July 20. Here, Padgett (left) presents a plaque to outgoing chair Danny Ryals. Gina Stuart was elected vice-chair.

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August 10, 2006

 

CHIPOLA OFFICIALS SURVEYING INTEREST FOR BUSINESS DEGREE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials are exploring the possibility of offering a Bachelor’s Degree in Business on the Chipola campus, but potential students should indicate their interest as soon as possible.

Dr. Kitty Myers, Vice President of Instruction and Baccalaureate Program Development, says, “We need people to complete a quick five-question survey on-line to determine whether there is enough interest to offer the program. If demand is sufficient, the program could begin as early as Fall of 2007.”

If the Business degree comes to fruition, it would be the fourth Bachelor’s degree offered at Chipola. The college currently offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary Mathematics Education and Biology Education, as well as Middle Grades Mathematics Education and Middle Grades Science Education.

To find the survey, visit www.chipola.edu, or call 850-718-2260.

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August 10, 2006

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HELP KATRINA VICTIMS IN MISSISSIPPI

 

MARIANNA—Members of the Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently traveled to hurricane-ravaged Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, to assist in preparations for the new school year. 

Chipola students helped organize boxes of school supplies and library books which were donated from schools around the country.  Interestingly, the Chipola students came across five boxes of library books donated by Marianna’s own Golson Elementary. 

Chipola students also met with the junior class of Bay High (MS) which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.  Many of the residents still live in FEMA trailers and have lost their livelihoods.  In an effort to assist the schools resume normal activities, Chipola’s PTK has adopted North Bay Elementary School and Bay High School. 

The Chipola students are providing financial assistance and conducting a Dress Drive for the Bay High School prom.  The group is collecting local donations of used formal dresses for the prom.  Chipola students also are collecting uniforms for North Bay Elementary. Khaki pants and red, blue, or white polos in sizes for children in grades 4-12 are needed.

For information, contact PTK adviser Pam Rentz at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3287.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS HELP KATRINA VICTIMS IN MISSISSIPPI—Members of the Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently traveled to hurricane-ravaged Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, to assist in preparations for the start of school. Pictured from left, are: Kristen Coley of Marianna, Andrea Rogers of Sneads, Beverly Pollock of Malone, T.J. Walker of Sneads, Buddy Clark of Chipley, Sarah Cartwright of Marianna, and kneeling Glen Thompson of Malone. Center is “Miss Elizabeth,” an employee of the Bay St. Louis school system.

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August 10, 2006

 

APALACHICOLA RIVER EXHIBIT COMING TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—“Apalachicola River: An American Treasure” will be on display beginning Sept. 14 in the Chipola College Arts Center.

       The multi-media exhibit features photography, film and music inspired by the mighty Apalachicola.

The photographic story records the history of Native Americans and other settlers whose descendants still live in northwest Florida. It is the story of people who make their living from the river; it is the story of politics and water wars between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. It showcases the haunting beauty of rarely seen places like the River Styx, Dead Lakes, Kennedy Creek, Chipola River and Tate’s Hell.

The show features a collection of images by photographers Clyde Butcher and Richard Bickel, a large screen presentation of a film documentary, and panels featuring Sammy Tedder’s design of the river cane flutes.

Headlining the exhibit is the PBS film by documentary film maker Elam Stoltzfus. For ten years, Stoltzfus has captured rare images of natural Florida, with his Living Waters documentary recently winning a coveted Crystal Reel award for excellence.

Sammy Tedder, a Florida Panhandle music legend, scored the film, weaving in sounds of Native and African-American music, and using natural instruments he fashioned from the Apalachicola River including swamp reeds for flutes and cypress logs for percussion.

Clyde Butcher, renowned Florida Everglades photographer, traveled to Apalachicola to train his gifted eye on the watershed; his still images join those of photojournalist Richard Bickel of Apalachicola. Images from the two photographers also comprise a two-volume book set.

The traveling museum exhibit is managed by the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee where it is currently on display. The exhibit will travel from the Brogan to Chipola and throughout the American South.

The showing in Marianna is made possible by the Chipola Area Board of REALTORS® serving Jackson, Washington, Holmes and Calhoun Counties.

The public is invited to the premier opening of the Exhibit, Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. (CST).

       For information, call Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 850-718-2301, or visit www.ApalachicolaAmericanTreasure.com

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RIVER EXHIBIT COMING TO CHIPOLA——“Apalachicola River: An American Treasure” will be on display beginning Sept. 14 in the Chipola College Arts Center. The multi-media exhibit features photography, film and music inspired by the mighty Apalachicola. Headlining the exhibit is the PBS film by documentary film maker Elam Stoltzfus (pictured here).

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August 10, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 5 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth and Development course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Sept. 16, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 11 and 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 18 and 20, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Sept. 23, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 7 through 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 5 through 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 14, 15, 28, 29, and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            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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August 17, 2006

 

CHIPOLA FALL CLASSES BEGIN, LATE REGISTRATION CONTINUES

 

MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 21, but there is still plenty of time to enroll in academic classes.

Late registration and drop/add is open beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, and daily through noon on Friday, Aug. 25.

State employees planning to enroll through the State Fee Waiver plan may register on Aug. 24 and 25.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows all students with a high school diploma to enroll with official high school transcripts. Certain academic courses require minimum scores on college placement tests.

Chipola offers day and evening courses as well as online and independent study courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. Chipola also awards Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary Mathematics Education and Science Education, as well as Middle Grades Math Education and Middle Grades Science Education.

The college also offers a number of Associate in Science programs and Workforce Certificate programs to prepare students for promising careers. Many Workforce programs accept students throughout the semester.

For information about Chipola College, call 850-718-2311.

 

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CHIPOLA REGISTRATION CONTINUES—Chipola College Fire-fighting student Brandon Hollywood of Sebring, FL, practices extinguishing skills as instructors Philip Meadows (left) and George Gay observe. Fire-fighting is one of many Chipola Workforce Development programs which are now accepting students. Late registration for academic classes continues through Aug. 25. For information, call 850-718-2270.

 

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August 17, 2006

 

LOCAL GROUPS HELP BRING APALACHICOLA SHOW TO CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Four local organizations have joined forces to bring an important art exhibit to Chipola College.

“Apalachicola River: An American Treasure” a multi-media exhibit of photography, film and music will be on display beginning Sept. 14 in the Chipola Arts Center.

The Chipola Area Board of REALTORS® serving Jackson, Washington, Holmes and Calhoun Counties is the major sponsor for the exhibit. The Marianna Automobile Dealers Association recently joined on as a corporate sponsor, and on Wednesday, the Jackson County Tourist Development Council approved a grant to help promote the exhibit.

Members of the Chipola Regional Arts Association are making arrangements for the exhibit with help from the Artist Guild of Northwest Florida.

The public is invited to the premier event Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. (CST).  The evening will feature a collection of images by photographers Clyde Butcher and Richard Bickel, a large screen presentation of a film documentary, and panels featuring Sammy Tedder’s design of the river cane flutes.

Clyde Butcher, renowned Florida Everglades photographer, traveled to Apalachicola to train his gifted eye on the watershed; his still images join those of photojournalist Richard Bickel of Apalachicola. Images from the two photographers also comprise a two-volume book set.

Headlining the exhibit is the PBS film by documentary film maker Elam Stoltzfus. For ten years, Stoltzfus has captured rare images of natural Florida, with his Living Waters documentary recently winning a coveted Crystal Reel award for excellence.

Sammy Tedder, a Florida Panhandle music legend, scored the film, weaving in sounds of Native and African-American music, and using natural instruments he fashioned from the Apalachicola River including swamp reeds for flutes and cypress logs for percussion.

Inspired by the mighty Apalachicola, the exhibit records the history of Native Americans and other settlers whose descendants still live in northwest Florida. It is the story of people who make their living from the river; it is the story of politics and water wars between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. It showcases the haunting beauty of rarely seen places like the River Styx, Dead Lakes, Kennedy Creek, Chipola River and Tate’s Hell.

The traveling exhibit is managed by the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee where it is currently on display. The exhibit will travel from the Brogan to Chipola and throughout the American South.

       For information, call Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 850-718-2301, or visit ApalachicolaAmericanTreasure.com

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REALTORS SPONSOR RIVER EXHIBIT AT CHIPOLA—— The Chipola Area Board of REALTORS® (CABR) serving Jackson, Washington, Holmes and Calhoun Counties, recently donated $5,000 to the Chipola Regional Arts Association to sponsor “Apalachicola River: An American Treasure” exhibit which will be on display beginning Sept. 14 in the Chipola College Arts Center. Here, Board of Realtors president Cindy Thomas (left) presents the check to Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, and Judy Brooten, CRAA Exhibit chair. The multi-media exhibit features photography, film and music inspired by the mighty Apalachicola. For information, call Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 850-718-2301, or visit ApalachicolaAmericanTreasure.com

 

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August 17, 2006

 

DELONEY MEMORIAL ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Dr. and Mrs. Robert Dunkle have established the Roy Maxwell and Margaret Goff Deloney Memorial Chipola College Brain Bowl Award. 

The award is to honor Nancy Nobles-Dunkle’s parents, both life-long educators who retired in 1971.  The Deloneys began their careers in Alabama and moved to Sneads in 1944.  Roy Deloney was a principal at Sneads and Greenwood schools before serving as a Supervisor of Education for Jackson County schools.  Margaret Deloney taught English at Sneads and Greenwood schools.

Nancy Nobles-Dunkle is a graduate of Chipola College and was a Chipola faculty librarian who retired in 2006.  Robert Dunkle, Ph.D., teaches English and humanities at Chipola.

The Roy Maxwell and Margaret Goff  Deloney Memorial Chipola College Brain Bowl Award is a cash gift and plaque to be given each year at the honors convocation to the Chipola Brain Bowl Team’s most valuable competitor. 

  Tax-deductible gifts to the Deloney fund may be made to the Chipola College Foundation. For information, call 850-718-2445.

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DELONEY MEMORIAL ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA—Dr. and Mrs. Robert Dunkle have established the Roy Maxwell and Margaret Goff Deloney Memorial Chipola College Brain Bowl Award.  Pictured from left, are: Chipola Foundation Director Julie Fuqua, Nancy Nobles-Dunkle and Dr. Robert Dunkle. Tax-deductible gifts to the Deloney fund may be made to the Chipola College Foundation. For information, call 850-718-2445.

 

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August 17, 2006

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED LEADERS OF PROMISE

 

MARIANNA—Two Chipola College sophomores—TJ Walker and Buddy Clark—have been awarded the Leaders of Promise Award by Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges.

The Leaders of Promise scholarship is a premier award granting new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help with expenses while enrolled at a two-year college. All scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 to further their associate degree studies. The program also encourages students to assume leadership roles by participating in PTK programs.

TJ Walker was the 2005 Valedictorian of Sneads High School. He was a member of the state champion Sneads FFA Agriculture Communications Team which placed fifth nationally. He also was a member of the Sneads FFA Forestry Team, and was active in Beta Club. 

Walker’s high school awards include: Woodmen of the World award for Proficiency in American History; Second Place Calculus Award, Chipola Mathematics Olympiad; Sneads High Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics; and American Legion School Award from Memorial Post 241. Walker also performed more than 230 hours of community service hours during high school. 

At Chipola, Walker is the PTK Fellowship/Membership Officer and a member of the Chipola Honors Program. He won the Freshman Accounting award, and was named to Who's Who in American Junior Colleges.

Walker plans to graduate from Chipola in December and transfer to Florida State University to pursue a major in Multi-National Business. He is the son of William and Mary Walker of Grand Ridge. He is active in the Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Buddy Clark is a 2005 graduate of Chipley High School where he was a captain in the CHS Marching and Concert Bands. He was president of the Bible Club and was active in Key Club. He conducted Steer and Heifer Projects and was a Parliamentary Procedure team member in the FFA.

At Chipola, Clark was elected president of the Student Government Association. He was awarded the Crawford Engineering Scholarship to Chipola. He is a member of the Chipola Honors Group, Student Ambassadors, Science Club and Scholarship Officer for Phi Theta Kappa.

Clark plans to attend either Mississippi State or the University of Florida to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering

Clark is active in the First Baptist Church of Chipley Youth Group. He is the son of Lisa and Marty Clark of Cottondale.

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College.  The Society is comprised of more than 1,200 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 states, Canada, Germany and U.S. territories abroad.

 

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CHIPOLA LEADERS OF PROMISE—Two Chipola College sophomores—TJ Walker (left) and Buddy Clark—have been awarded the Leaders of Promise Award by Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges.

 

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August 17, 2006

Chipola Employees Awarded For Service

           

            MARIANNA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on August 14.

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

            Five years: Roger Holley, Rance Massengill, Alice Pittman, Wanda Pope.

            Ten years: James Bailey, Rose Cavin, Harry Fleener, Laurel Foran, Jeff Johnson, Joyce Mitchell, Ana Stephens, Robert Trammell, Evelyn Ward.

            Fifteen years: Lindsay Roach.

            Twenty years: Nancy Burns, Karan Davis, JoAnn Everett, Jayne Roberts, Bonnie Smith, Joan Stadsklev, Margie Williams, Michelle Stone, Lucy Thomas, Doris Williams, Richard Edenfield.

            Twenty-five years: June Mays, Kitty Myers, Annie O’Pry-Capps, Shirley Reid, Jane Walker.

            Thirty years: Ionia Barnes.

 

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BARNES EARNS 30 YEAR AWARD—Ionia Barnes accepts an award for 30 years of service from Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough. Barnes is the Departmental Staff Assistant for the Mathematics, Natural Science and Education department.

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August 17, 2006

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 43 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer Semester II 2006.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 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—Amie Cullifer.

                Bascom—Wendell Beall, Karen Cook.

                Blountstown—Christopher Eby, Tabinda Syed.

Bonifay—Randall Griffin, Joseph Roberts.

Caryville—Leigh Yates.

Chipley—Carrie Bennett.

                Graceville—Nathan Day.

                Grand Ridge—Kayla Thompson.

                GreenwoodBrandy Blighton, Karen Bradley.

Marianna—Akhil Bhakta, Tinisha Green, Charles Isabella, Amanda Johnson, Bryce Melvin, Tammy Pinnella, Russell Register, William Scott, Elizabeth Sims.

                Out of District— Keith Brumbaugh of Deleon Springs, Shannon Griffin of Westville.

 

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

                Blountstown—Hannah Gingerich.

                Bonifay—Carole Chandler.

Bristol—Chrystal Geary.

                Chipley—Antuan Morris, Lee Richards.         

                Cottondale—Zakaya Card.

Graceville—Whitney Williams.

Greenwood—Christopher Black, Sylvianna Garrett, Ashley Green.

Marianna—Barbara Burdeshaw, Brittni Spires, Lindsey Stephens, Fredrick Zackschewski.

                Sneads—Stephanie Grice, Felisa Mcqueen Lawson, Tracie Setzer.

                Out of District—Mario Little of Calumet City, Ill., Deandre Thomas of Chicago, Ill.

 

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August 17, 2006

 

MAP TURTLE SEMINAR SET FOR AUG. 26 AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The public is invited to a lecture on The Natural History and Conservation of Map Turtles, with Emphasis on the Two Florida Species: Barbour’s Map Turtle and Escambia Map Turtle, Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. (CST) in Jackson Hall, Literature/Language Building on the Chipola College campus. 

Guest lecturer Chris Lechowicz will discuss how Florida's river systems are important habitats for turtles. Some 60 percent of Florida turtles are associated with rivers, with seven species being principally riverine.

Lechowicz will summarize the natural history and conservation requirements of map turtles while focusing on the two species found in the panhandle of Florida. One

species, Barbour’s map turtle, occurs in the Apalachicola River system. He is the staff herpetologist at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in southwest Florida, as well as a graduate student at Florida Gulf Coast University. Lechowicz has been monitoring Gulf Coast map turtle populations since 1991. He has conducted forage research on the native tortoises of Madagascar.  He is on the board of the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust and the vice president of the Calusa Herpetological Society, and webmaster of the Chicago Herpetological Society, Calusa Herpetological Society and his own site (Graptemys.com)

The lecture is sponsored by the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust and the Chipola College Science Club.

For meeting information, call Dr. Jeff Bodart at (850) 526-2761, ext. 3252. For information regarding the speaker, e-mail george@heinrichecologicalservices.com

 

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August 17, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 5 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth and Development course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Sept. 16, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 11 and 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 18 and 20, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Sept. 23, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 7 through 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 5 through 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet on weekends on the following dates, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 14, 15, 28, 29, and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            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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August 17, 2006

CRAA SEEKING ARTISTS FOR EXHIBIT

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association is seeking 2D and 3D artists for the Second Annual CRAA Arts Exhibit, at the Chipola Arts Center, Chipola College Nov. 1-9.

            Sunday Afternoon with the Arts Reception is Nov. 5, 1 to 5 p.m. Entry deadline is Oct. 7.

            For information, contact Judy Brooten 850-569-5881, or Nancy Zurenda 850-526-5977. 

 

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 August 24, 2006

 

CHIPOLA’S CARTWRIGHT IS COCA-COLA SCHOLAR

 

ATLANTA—Chipola College student Sarah Cartwright of Marianna has been awarded a scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

Coca-Cola Tallahassee Area Youth Market Manager Dextrix Demps recently presented the award to Cartwright. The award—based on outstanding academic and service learning achievements—places Cartwright among the top community college students in the nation.

Cartwright is a member of the Chipola Honors program. She is Freshman Senator in Student Government; Secretary of Student Ambassadors; Phi Theta Kappa (Nu Chi Chapter): International, Service Officer.  She is a member of the Chipola Governance Council; Show Choir, Science Club, New Friends, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges, and National Dean’s List.

Cartwright was a 2005 Valedictorian at Marianna High School where she was a student in the Honors program.  She was Student Government class secretary; Beta Club Vice President and State Science Competition and State Quiz Bowl Team; Anchor Club President; Future Career and Community Leaders of America; FCAT Summer Reading Student Aide. She also participated in Diamond Dolls; Junior Varsity Softball; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Show Choir; Juniorettes; Marching Band, Section Leader, Symphonic Band and District Honor Band; Girls Delegate 2004; High School Who’s Who; All-American Scholar Award; USAA National Science Merit Award; National Honor Roll; National Honor Society; Latin I Award, Honors Biology Award; and Distinguished Bulldog.

Cartwright has worked at Everest Medical Care since March 2004. She is plans to major in Microbiology and Cell Science, Nutrition or Biology. 

Cartwright is the daughter of Steve and Lesia Cartwright of Marianna. Sarah is active at Eastside Baptist Church where she is a member of the choir, and a praise and worship leader.

The Coca-Cola Scholars program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Whitehead Foundation provides grants in support of human service initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow's leaders.

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CARTWRIGHT IS COCA-COLA SCHOLAR—Chipola College student Sarah Cartwright (center) of Marianna accepts a Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship from Dextrix Demps, Coca-Cola Tallahassee Area Youth Market Manager, as Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough looks on.

 

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August 24, 2006

GUEST ARTIST HELPS CHIPOLA THEATER

 

            MARIANNAChipola Theater recently upgraded its current light plot with designs by guest artist Michael Pasquini.

            Pasquini is a recent graduate of the Florida State Univeristy College of Theatre. He spent time with Chipola Director Charles Sirmon to help hang, restore color, and refocus the old theater lighting as well as improve safety. 

            Several Theatre majors spent their last few weeks of summer break working on the system. Chipola currently does not have a full-time technical director; therefore, guest designers are critical to the success of Chipola's theatre offerings.   

            According to Sirmon, "It's a great opportunity for me and the program to have guest technical artists in the areas of lighting, sound, set design, and scenic construction. These experts provide our theatre majors with exciting new knowledge in Technical Theatre. Many students find summer employment with knowledge in theatre technology and continue to study the craft at four-year colleges." 

            Sirmon currently is working to secure the services of a guest technical director for Chipola's fall show, "I Hate Hamlet." Chipola theatre is constantly recognized for its award-winning shows and its technical challenges.

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GUEST ARTIST HELPS CHIPOLA THEATERChipola Theater recently upgraded its current light plot with designs by guest artist Michael Pasquini. Pictured is Michael Pasquini, guest light tech/designer and Theatre majors Rowdy Wilbur and Kevin Russell.

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TRAYNOM IS CHIPOLA CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR — Joyce Traynom, Executive Assistant in the Chipola College President’s Office, accepts the Career Employee of the Year award from college President Dr. Gene Prough.  Traynom has worked at Chipola since 1982.

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BERRY IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Laurie Berry, a Senior Office Assistant in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office, accepts the September Career Employee of the month award from college president Dr. Gene Prough. Berry has worked at Chipola since 2000.

 

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August 24, 2006

 

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BANK OF BONIFAY HELPS STUDENTS—The Bank of Bonifay recently awarded five scholarships to local students. Pictured from left, are: Steve Thames, Bank of Bonifay; student Tinisha Green, student James Wells, student Judy Grantham; Sandy Spear, Bank of Bonifay; and Jackie Kendall, Bank of Bonifay. Not pictured, are: students Summer Grice and Tiffany Peterson.

 

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August 24, 2006

 

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RIVER EXHIBIT COMING TO CHIPOLA—Richard Bickel’s photograph of a river baptism is one of many images in “Apalachicola River: An American Treasure,” a multi-media exhibit of photography, film and music, which will be on display beginning Sept. 14 in the Chipola College Arts Center in Marianna. The Chipola Area Board of REALTORS® is the major sponsor for the exhibit. The Marianna Automobile Dealers Association and the Jackson County Tourist Development Council also are sponsors. For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301.

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August 24, 2006

 

FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYERS PERFORMING WELL IN MAJOR LEAGUES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is well represented in Major League Baseball these days thanks to three former Indians who are playing exceptionally well.

Los Angeles Dodger’s catcher Russell Martin is in the running for Rookie of the Year with a .286 batting average in his first season in the big leagues. He has hit 6 important homeruns to push LA to a 66-61 mark in the American League West. Martin led Chipola to a second place finish in the 2002 JUCO State Tournament.

            Adam Loewen, a left-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, is 4-4 in his first season, but is 3-1 in his last four starts. The big 6-5 Canadian logged a pair of wins over the Yankees in August. Loewen led Chipola to a state tournament appearance in 2003.

            Pittsburgh Pirate third baseman Jose Bautista is batting .253 in his third season in the majors. Bautista has 13 homeruns and 34 RBI’s this season. He led Chipola to a second place finish in the 2001 state JUCO tourney.

In ten seasons at the helm of the Chipola program, head coach Jeff Johnson has a combined record of 350-178 and has advanced to the state Region VIII tournament six times. The Indians finished second in the state tournament in 2005, 2002 and 2001, and third in 1998.

Chipola has won the Panhandle Conference five times in the last six years, including this year’s co-champion title. Johnson has helped more than 75 players move on to the professional ranks or to four-year colleges.

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August 24, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            Chipola will offer the following mandatory training for Child Care Facility personnel and Family Child Care Home: Health, Safety & Nutrition, Sept. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Child Abuse & Neglect, Sept. 16, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth & Development, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Behavioral Observation & Screening, Sept. 11 and 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (center), Sept. 18 and 20, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (family), Sept. 23, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 7 through 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 5 through 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet weekends, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 14, 15, 28, 29, and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            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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August 30, 2006

 

CHIPOLA RECEIVES $500,000 IN SUCCEED-FLORIDA GRANTS

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough on Wednesday announced that the college will receive $500,000 in Succeed Florida grants from the Florida Department of Education.

            “Today is an important day for our students and future students,” Prough said. “These Succeed Florida grants will create valuable opportunities for people who want to become teachers or automotive technicians.”

            Florida Rep. Marti Coley also was on hand for the Chipola press conference. The 2006 Florida Legislature approved some $33 million in funding through the Succeed Florida legislation.

            Chipola’s new Educator Preparation Institute received $294,000 from Succeed Florida.  Dr. Kitty Myers, Chipola Vice President of Instruction and Baccalaureate Programs, says, “This is great news for anyone with a bachelor’s degree who is interested in entering the teaching field.” The Educator Preparation Institute is a program for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree—in a subject other than education—who want to become Florida certified teachers. The year-long program offers courses leading to certification in: math education, science education, exceptional student education and elementary education. The college also received $37,000 to continue a program to encourage public school paraprofessionals to earn bachelor’s degrees in middle school math or middle school science.

Chipola’s award-winning Automotive Technology program also received $168,839 from Succeed Florida to expand the facilities and increase enrollment.  The college’s master-certified National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF) program utilizes a three-step training approach which includes classroom, computer laboratory, and shops/dealerships to ensure student success and 100% mastery of each skills area.

Instructor John Gardner said, “This is technologically-sophisticated industry that is changing daily. We depend on a competitive training environment along with strong industry partners to ensure success for our students and valuable employees for the industry.”

Persons interested in Chipola’s teacher education program, should contact Dr. Kitty Myers at 718-2260. For information about Automotive Technology, contact John Gardner at 718-2306.                                                                                                                                             ####

 

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August 31, 2006

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

           

            MARIANNA—Season tickets for the 2006-07 Chipola College Artist Series go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the college Business Office located in Building A.          

            The four-event series opens Sept. 26 with “The Tallahassee Ballet.” The troupe will present an evening of classical and contemporary dance works performed to the music of Bach, Schubert and Schumann.  The program will draw from works by renowned choreographers Danielle Genest, choreographer and dancer from New York City; FSU Department of Dance Professor Rick McCullough; TTB’s Resident Choreographer Dr. Kathryn Cashin, and Henry Hernandez, TTB’s new Artistic Director.  Audiences also will enjoy classical favorites such as variations from The Nutcracker and TTB’s new ballet, Beauty and the Beast.

            The Fabulous “Limeliters” will perform Nov. 9.  The Limeliters launched their career in 1959 at San Francisco’s famous Hungry I and before long, founding members Alex Hassilev, Lou Gottlieb and Glenn Yarbrough emerged as one of the dominant voices of the early 1960’s folk music scene.  A string of best selling albums and frequent appearances on every major TV show quickly made them a household name.  For three years they were the musical representatives for Coca-Cola, and their rendition of the jingle “Things Go Better with Coke” became a national hit.  In addition there were endless tours with standing room only crowds. 

            Theatre of Illusion comes to Chipola, Jan. 29.  For more than a decade, Kevin and Cindy Spencer have dazzled the world with their stage magic and breath-taking illusions. As stars of one of the most successful touring productions on the road today, the Spencers appear in a different city nearly every day.  Audiences cross over a threshold of disbelief and are captivated moments after the pair takes the stage. The Spencers create “theatre” in the truest sense of the word and a powerful theatrical experience that audiences will never forget.

            The Orlando Opera Company presents “Passion, Power, & Peril,”on April 9, 2006.  Audiences will experience extraordinary vocal music in this full-featured program, highlighting great classics from Opera, Operetta, and Broadway.  Starring Orlando Opera’s resident artists, these young, rising stars bring the magic and power of opera to audiences across Florida.  Highlighting the overall spectacle of Grand Opera, the show features beautiful costumes, sets and props, as well as some of the most endearing operatic and music theater selections ever written.

            The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, 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 for all four events—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—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office.

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

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE— Season tickets for the 2006-07 Chipola College Artist Series go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the college Business Office located in Building A. Performers for the four-event series are (top left) the Tallahassee Ballet; (top right) the Fabulous Limeliters; (bottom left) Theatre of Illusion and (bottom right) The Orlando Opera Company. For season tickets, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                                                                                                 

 

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August 31, 2006

 

TAYLOR DONATES ENVIRONMENTAL COLLECTION TO CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chad Taylor, a member of the Blue Springs Working group, recently donated a collection of environmental materials to the Chipola College Library. Many of the items in Taylor’s donation deal specifically with Jackson County.

The Blue Springs Working Group, funded by a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection, welcomes donations of historical and environmental materials related to Blue Springs.  The purpose of the group is to educate stakeholders about the spring basin and implement tasks to protect surface and groundwater flowing to the spring.

The public is invited to the next meeting of the Working Group, Thursday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. Guests will have an opportunity to view the Apalachicola River exhibit and documentary film.

For information, call Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289.

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TAYLOR DONATES ENVIRONMENTAL COLLECTION TO CHIPOLA— Chad Taylor, a member of the Blue Springs Working group, recently donated a collection of environmental materials to the Chipola College Library. Many of the items in Taylor’s donation deal specifically with Jackson County. Pictured from left, are: Chipola science professor Dr. Steve Shimmel, Chad Taylor, Library Director Merle Houston and Blue Springs grant manager Vicki Mathis.

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August 31, 2006

 

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KNEE DEEP IN THE BIG RIVER—Landscape photographer Clyde Butcher (left) and documentary film maker Elam Stoltzfus were not afraid to get wet to capture images for “Apalachicola River: An American Treasure,” a multi-media exhibit coming to Chipola College Sept. 14 through Oct. 12. Photojournalist Richard Bickel added day in the life photos of people along the river. For information, about the exhibit, call 850-718-2301.

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August 31, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            The following Child Care courses will be offered: Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Health, Safety & Nutrition, Sept. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Child Abuse & Neglect, Sept. 16, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth & Development, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Behavioral Observation & Screening, Sept. 11 and 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (center), Sept. 18 and 20, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (family), Sept. 23, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet weekends Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, 14, 15, 28, 29, and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

              A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 1 through 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 5 through 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. 

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations.           

            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 a variety of areas. 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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