Aug. 2, 2001

 

CJC NEW STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 9

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll at Chipola Junior College in the Fall of 2001 are encouraged to complete the application process prior to the Aug. 9 deadline.

Registration for the Fall semester is Aug. 16 for current students, and Aug. 17 and 20 for new students. Fall classes begin Aug. 21.  Late registration will continue through Aug. 27.

                Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma. Applying consists of two easy steps. First, complete an application—available in the Registration Office. Second, provide an official high school or college transcript. Once these steps are completed, accepted students will be assigned an advisor who will provide assistance with registration.

Chipola offers hundreds of day and evening college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Independent study and online classes also are available.

Chipola’s Workforce Development Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

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

                 For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

Aug. 2, 2001

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will hold cheerleader tryouts for the 2001-02 season Aug. 27-29, from 3 to 5 p.m. each day at the Johnson Health Center. 

                Male and female CJC students who are physically fit, energetic, and committed to cheering are encouraged to try out.  Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and be full-time CJC students in Fall 2001. 

                Cheering experience is preferred and dedication is a must. Chipola freshmen must submit an official high school transcript, as well as a letter of recommendation from their high school cheerleader coach.  Scholarships are available.

                For information, contact cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix at (850) 718-2322, or

e-mail  defelixg@chipola.edu

 

Aug. 2, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A Contractors Workshop will meet Aug. 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Cost of this class is $130.

                A First Aid class will meet Aug. 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is 40.

                A Child Growth & Development course will be offered Tuesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 21 through Dec. 4.  Cost is $98.

                An Early Childhood Internship will be offered Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 23 through Dec. 6. Cost is $98.

                An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview class will meet Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 23 through Dec. 6 Cost is $98.        

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

                A Speed Reading class will be offered. Times and costs will be announced at a later date.

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

 

Aug. 2, 2001

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola Junior College's next day course in Basic Corrections is Aug. 16. The class will begin Aug. 20.

                Deadline for the next evening course in Basic Corrections is Aug. 23. The class begins Aug. 27.

                Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

                For information, call (850) 718-2394. 

 

Aug. 2, 2001

CHIPOLA OFFERS LEARNING ALTERNATIVES

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College students will have more choices than ever when scheduling classes this Fall.

    In addition to a wide variety of day and evening classes, independent study courses are available for busy students. This Fall, the following 21 courses will be offered in a video tape format: (AMH 2010) American History to 1865, (BSC 1005) Intro to Biological Sciences, (CIS 1941)  Internship Computer Science,  (CIS 294)  Coop Ed-Computer Science, (ECO 2023) Economics II, (ENC 1133) Research Writing, (GEB 1941) Internship In Business, (GEB 2949) Coop Ed - Business, (GLY 1010) Physical Geology,  (HSC 1531) Medical Terminology,  (HUN 1201) Elements of Nutrition, (MAC 1105) College Algebra, (MAT 0024) College Prep Algebra, (MAT 1033) Intermediate Algebra, (MGF 1106) Math For Liberal Arts, (NUR 2000C) LPN Transition, (NSP 2094C) Physical Assessment in Health Care, (OST 1941) Internship In Office Technology, (OST 2949) Coop Ed-Office Technology, (PSY 2012) General Psychology, and (SPN 1000) Basic Spanish Conversation.

    Two courses will be offered in an online format. ENC 1101 (Communications Skills I) and STA 2023 (Introduction to Statistics)--will be offered via Internet. Brandon Vaughn will teach Statistics. Dr. Laurie Culbreth, will teach the Communications course. Culbreth says, "Online courses are not for everyone.  Students must possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic, personal, and/or professional schedules." In the Spring of 2002, Dr. Lou Cleveland is expected to offer EME 2040 (Introduction to Educational Technology) online.

    Independent study courses allow students the opportunity to earn college credit without meeting in a classroom, four times per week for sixteen weeks.  Students attend an orientation session and learn on their own with textbooks and video tapes. Students must visit campus only a few times for examinations. In online courses, students and instructor interact via Internet, meeting only once every two weeks at the college. A chat room, CD-ROM, and e-mail replace most of the instructor's classroom lectures and group discussions. Written work is e-mailed to the instructor. 

    Registration for the Fall term is Aug. 16 for returning students, and Aug. 17 and 20 for new students. Students enrolled in independent study and online courses also must attend a distance-learning orientation meeting Aug. 23 at 5 p.m., in Building D-300. 

For more information, call 526-2761

 

Aug. 9, 2001

 

CHIPOLA DEAN FOCUSED ON STUDENT SERVICES

 

    MARIANNA--Joan Miller, dean of student services at Chipola Junior College, is looking for more students, but hoping for less problems during Fall registration which begins Aug. 16. 

Returning CJC students begin registering for Fall classes Aug. 16. New students will register Aug. 17 and 20. Classes begin Aug. 21, but late registration will continue through Aug. 27.

Miller says her division is always looking for ways to improve the registration process. College officials added a number of opportunities for current students to register early, and it worked. More than 700 students took advantage of early registration, which is up 23 percent over last year's early registration figures. But that leaves nearly 900 students to register in only a few days if enrollment meets last year's 1,665 Fall total.  

    New students who applied by Aug. 9 should receive an advising appointment letter telling them when to report on Aug. 17 or 20. Students will be assigned an advisor who will provide assistance with registration. Miller says, "Our advising program is one of the most important services we provide. We offer curriculum guides for the various majors and transfer institutions, and one-on-one counseling sessions for every first time student."

    Students who have yet to apply should complete an application and provide an official high school or college transcript. Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma. Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Courses are available during the day and evening, and also through independent study. Chipola’s Workforce Development Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning.

    College Placement Test (CPT) scores are required for certain college credit courses. The CPT will be offered Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and throughout the registration period.

    Students who have previously navigated CJC registration will appreciate a new role in the process. Registration specialist Betty Broome will man an "intake" desk in Student Services to evaluate every student before they get in line to meet with a counselor. Miller says, "Betty will insure that the student is in the right place with the proper clearances and information needed to register. Miller says CJC also is exploring the possibility of adding web-based registration.

    Miller says one of the big challenges facing first-time college students is their newfound freedom. "For the first time, students have freedom to choose classes, instructors and schedules. Freshmen who were in high school classes for seven hours a day last year may go as few as three hours a day at Chipola. Some mistakenly believe that this gives them lots of free time. But it's important for students to head to the Library or Tech Center or another quiet place to study. Time management is a key to success in college."

Once classes begin, Chipola's Division of Student Services offers a number of services to help students succeed. Miller oversees the mandatory Orientation class for incoming freshmen. A team of counselors teaches various parts of the course which covers general education requirements, career exploration, policies, transfer issues, study skills, and time and money management. The course also introduces students to organizations and activities on campus and raises awareness on issues such as drugs and alcohol abuse, date rape and spouse abuse. 

    A Career and Life planning course is recommended for students who have not declared a major by the end of the first year. The course focuses on career exploration and shadowing opportunities.

    Retention has also been a major focus in recent years, according to Miller. Instructors document excessive absences and student services staff follow up with phone calls or letters to students. Student Services employees assist students who miss classes due to illness, family problems or other emergencies. Miller says, "We try to provide intervention to help students avoid the pitfalls of college."

    Miller is a community college success story, with an A.S. degree from Pensacola Junior College, a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Central Florida. She currently is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Florida State University. She has worked at Chipola since 1981. She has presented seminars on Chipola's faculty-based advising system at the National Council on Student Development and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

                Miller and her husband Don have also guided three daughters through the Chipola registration process on to graduation.

For information about Chipola, call 718-2266.

 

 

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CJC REGISTRATION--Chipola Junior College student Jason Cook of Sneads gets some help from Joan Miller, CJC dean of Student Services. Registration for the Fall semester is Aug. 16 for current students, and Aug. 17 and 20 for new students. Fall classes begin Aug. 21.  Late registration will continue through Aug. 27. For information, call 718-2266. 

 

Aug. 9, 2001

 

SMARTCAR DRIVES CHIPOLA'S HIGH TECH AUTO PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNA--Technology is the key word in Chipola Junior College's Automotive Technology program. 

                Instructor John Gardner has set up an electrical/electronics laboratory which offers diagnosis of systems and components, integration of practical academics, and real life problem solving.  Simulators, demonstrators and a "Smartcar" are networked through an interactive, software-controlled system.  Gardner says, "This state of the art system provides theory, practice and reinforcement that offers students with knowledge of automotive systems prior to participation in hands on education." 

                The Smartcar is a 1997 Chevy Cavalier that looks and runs just like any other car on the street.  But the vehicle’s computer is wired with a fault computer that the instructor can use to make the car malfunction. He can program up to 35 faults such as engine, drivability or transmission problems.  The Smartcar provides students with diagnostic exercises using oscilloscopes, volt-ohm meters and scan tools.  Students follow diagnostic procedures to identify, analyze, and correct malfunctions.  Once malfunctions are corrected via the computer station, the Smartcar returns to a trouble free mode and runs according to manufacturer specifications. 

                Gardner says, "The Smartcar is a sophisticated training tool that provides our students as well as technicians the opportunity to work with the latest equipment available in the industry.  It allows them to analyze real problems that are occurring on today’s automobiles. We are very fortunate to have one of only a few technologically advanced programs in the state. I am grateful for the support of our advisory board, administration and technical team who made the Smartcar possible. We look forward to providing valuable training using this system."

  

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SMARTCAR AT CJC--Chris Lagalobo and Chirs Bracewell work on the new Smartcar in Chipola Junior College's Automotive Technology program.  Auto tech instructor John Gardner has set up an electrical/electronics laboratory which offers diagnosis of systems and components, integration of practical academics, and real life problem solving using the Smartcar.  

 

Aug. 9, 2001

ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA--Season tickets are now available for the 2001-02 Artist Series at Chipola Junior College.

                The four-event series opens with Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.  The Quintet includes principal players of the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra delivering the same brilliant virtuosity in a small chamber form. Their repertoire spans four centuries, from the Renaissance and Baroque through works commissioned especially for the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet. The beauty and clarity of their artistry is complemented by a lively sense of musical fun that includes a performance of Peter Schickele’s hilarious one-act “horse opera” Hornsmoke - complete with props and costumes.

                Simon & Son, the second offering of the series, is set for Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. America's only father/son piano duo includes the youngest performer ever in Carnegie Hall. Internationally acclaimed pianist/humorist Peter Simon is joined by fellow pianist and son, Saling Simon, in a delightful evening of classical and popular music interspersed with humorous stories and fun for all ages. With a repertoire ranging from Cole Porter to Wipeout, Simon and Son shatter classical music's pretensions with a dash of humor spicing up the Schubert.  It’s like watching a young Victor Borge perform with his son!

                Alborada, The Batista Family Andean Show, hits the CJC stage Wednesday Jan. 9, at 7 p.m.  Alborada, which means “first light of the morning,” signals the beginning of a new day for the Batista family as they bring their music to the world.  Led by Milo Batista, the long-time musical director of Khenany, Alborda performs a diverse program of Andean folk music, bringing centuries of cultural history to concert stages.  Milo Batista has played in concert halls throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. His family band will delight you with their musical expertise and lively sense of humor.

                Common Ground--the final offering of the series--is set for Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. This large ensemble of talented Irish step-dancers, country-cloggers and American tap-dancers takes the audience on a whirlwind dance tour offering an exciting and contemporary look at these three related forms of dance. Using Irish Step Dancing as its foundation, the seamless integration of sensational tap dancing and clogging, and strategically placed vocals, “Dancing on Common Ground” tells the story of the Irish immigration to America and their assimilation into its society in a way that will never be forgotten.

                The 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 in the CJC Fine Arts Department. Season tickets entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the “Meet The Artist” receptions, subscription 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.

                For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

 

Aug. 9, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A First Aid class will meet Aug. 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                A Child Growth & Development course will be offered Tuesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 21 through Dec. 4. Cost is $98.

                An Early Childhood Internship course will be offered Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 23 through Dec. 6. Cost is $98.

                An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview class will meet Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 23 through Dec. 6. Cost is $98.

                Two courses of Introduction to Computers & Windows will be offered.  The first session will meet on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The evening class will be held Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $45.

                Word I will be offered Sept. 17 and 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Cost is $45

                An Internet I class is scheduled for Sept. 19 and 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45.        

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

 

Aug. 9, 2001

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola Junior College's next day course in Basic Corrections is Aug. 16. The class will begin Aug. 20.

                Deadline for the next evening course in Basic Corrections is Aug. 23. The class begins Aug. 27.

                Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

                For information, call (850) 718-2394. 

 

August 16, 2001

 

FALL REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the Fall semester at Chipola Junior College continues Monday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 21.  Late registration will continue through Aug. 27.

                Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma. Applying consists of two easy steps. First, complete an application—available in the Registration Office. Second, provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers hundreds of day and evening college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Independent study and online classes also are available.

Chipola’s Workforce Development Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

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

                 For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

August 16, 2001

                                                                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. 13.

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

                Five years: James Bailey, Rose Cavin, Beverly Crawford, Harry Fleener, Sharon Coleman, Laurel Foran, Jeff Johnson, Joyce Mitchell, Ana Stephens, Robert Trammell, Evelyn Ward, John Watson.

                Ten years: Roberta Grantham, Lindsay Roach.

                Fifteen years: Nancy Burns, Karan Davis, Richard Edenfield, JoAnn Everett, Letia Henson, Jayne Roberts, Bonnie Smith, Michelle Stone, Lucy Thomas, Margie Williams, Doris Williams.

                Twenty years: Aggie Bell, June Mays, Dr. Kitty Myers, Annie O’Pry, Shirley Reid, Jane Walker.

                Twenty-five years:  Ionia Barnes.

                Thirty-Five years: Paul Huang

                                                                               

August 16, 2001

UWF TO HOLD INFORMATION/REGISTRATION MEETING AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA--The University Center @ Chipola Junior College and the University of West Florida will host an Information/Registration Meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Building L, Room 402 on the Chipola campus.

                The meeting is for persons interested in the following UWF programs: Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist, and Educational Doctorate program. All programs are offered on the CJC campus with degrees awarded by UWF.

                Dr. Kitty Myers, director of the University Center, says, "It's not too late to enroll in Fall programs through UWF. Drop by the meeting to register, or just to learn about opportunities available through UWF."  

                Dr. Michael Barry, who directs the UWF educational programs, and CJC University Center personnel, will be on hand to help with the registration process. Prospective students are encouraged to bring proof of measles immunization. 

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

 

August 16, 2001

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER SESSION II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

                MARIANNA--Charlton Keen, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 49 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer Session II Semester of 2001.

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.

                Some 18 students made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s.  These students and their hometowns are:

                Altha—Clinton Clemons.

Blountstown—Kristopher Money, Edward White Jr.

Bonifay—Terri Chesnut, Andrew Garske.

Chipley—Emily Cleveland, Leslie Fisher, Michael Russ.

Clarksville—Ashley Varnum.

Cottondale—William Barber, John McDaniel.

Graceville—Jeffery Horton.

                Marianna—Alicia Beasley, Christopher Bishop, Jennifer Price.

                Sneads—Charles Alexander, Emily Howell.

Westville—Rhonda Best.

Some 31 students earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25 (B+) to 3.99 (A).  The students and their hometowns are:

Altha—Crystal Bates.

Blountstown-Devorah McKelvin, Susan Sewell. 

Bonifay—Patrick Hawkins, Sean Miles, Erin Smith.

Bristol—Lenise Wood.

Caryville—Karen Parsley.

Chipley—Terence Grantham, Miranda Aukema, Allison Hartzog.

Cottondale—William Gause II.

Greenwood—Shamar Pollock, Bruce Smith, Shondra McKay.

Malone—Elizabeth Jackson.

Marianna—Kacee Norton, Steven Cullifer, Stephanie James, Herrold Willis,  Athena Glisson, Stephanie Wilson, Mary Neal, Sean Hudson, Laura Farmer.

Sneads—Sean Reid.

Westville—Sheena Baker.

Out-of-District(A’s and B’s) Latasha Mathis of Albany, GA; Ashley James of Chattahoochee, FL; Cynthia Dunaway of Quincy, FL; Les Hassen of Ponta Gorda, FL; Sean Burt of Bellview, FL.

 

August 16, 2001

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR NEIL SIMON'S RUMORS

 

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the hit Neil Simon comedy, "Rumors," Aug. 27 and 28 in the CJC Theatre. 

Five males and five females are needed. CJC Theatre Coordinator Charles Sirmon, says, "Simon has delighted audiences for years with this out and out funny offering." 

The comedy is set at the townhouse of a deputy Atlanta mayor and his wife who have gathered with four couples to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. But the party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing.  His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom.  Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed. 

"Light, frothy and fun." - N.Y. Post "Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - N.Y. Times.  "Neil Simon makes people laugh-a lot!" - USA Today.

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

 

August 16, 2001

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will hold cheerleader tryouts for the 2001-02 season Aug. 27-29, from 3 to 5 p.m., each day at the Johnson Health Center. 

                Male and female CJC students who are physically fit, energetic, and committed to cheering are encouraged to try out.  Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and be full-time CJC students in Fall 2001. 

                Cheering experience is preferred and dedication is a must. Chipola freshmen must submit an official high school transcript, as well as a letter of recommendation from their high school cheerleader coach.  Scholarships are available.

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

 

August 16, 2001

HARRIS IS CJC CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

                MARIANNA—Lori Harris of Marianna was recently chosen Chipola Junior College's Career Employee of the Year for 2000-01

                Harris serves as senior staff assistant to the Physical Plant director Sonny Wise. He says, "Lori is one the most courteous people that I have had the privilege of working with. She's always willing to go the extra mile to do a good job. She is definitely an asset to the physical plant and its staff."

She began working at CJC in April of 1998.

                Harris coordinates work orders, purchase orders, and provides administrative support to the maintenance and grounds crew. Harris is a member of the Chipola chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges, and is past secretary of both the Insurance and Benefits Committee and the CJC Career Employees Association. As a winner of the award, she was appointed to serve on the Career Employees Awards Committee. Harris is a graduate of Chipola. In her spare time, she enjoys running and antiquing.

                Harris says, "Winning this award is a clear reflection on the wonderful group of guys I work with and the jobs that they do.  I think, today, it is rare for someone to admit that they enjoy their work. But I can honestly say that I do."  Harris is married to Louy Harris, Marianna City Clerk.

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

 

August 16, 2001

CHIPOLA'S CULBRETH SELECTED FACULTY TESTING CONSULTANT

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Laurie Culbreth, English instructor at Chipola Junior College, was recently selected by The Educational Testing Service to serve as a Faculty Consultant for the Advanced Placement Program.

Based in Princeton, New Jersey, The Educational Testing Service is the world’s largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research.  The service develops, and annually administers, more than 11 million tests worldwide including the PSAT, GRE, GMAT, AP, and Praxis Series. 

In addition to teaching English courses, Culbreth also directs CJC's English tutoring program. She recently developed Chipola's first online course in English composition.

 

August 16, 2001

                                               

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A Child Growth and Development course will be offered Tuesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 21 through Dec. 4. Cost is $98.

                An Early Childhood Internship course will be offered Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 23 through Dec. 6.  Cost is $98.

                An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview class will meet Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 23 through Dec. 6.  Cost is $98.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation Course) will meet Sept. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $31.

                Two courses of Introduction to Computers & Windows will be offered.  The first session will meet on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The evening class will be held Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $45.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 10 through 13.  Cost of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                A Cake Decorating I workshop will be offered Tuesdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 11 through Oct. 2.  Cost is $28.

                A Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training course will meet Sept. 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $150.

                Mastering the Internet, the first course of the WEBMaster Certification Program, will be offered Sept. 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

                Word I will be offered Sept. 17 and 18, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Cost is $45.

                An Internet I class will meet Sept. 19 and 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45.

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

 

August 16, 2001

 

CHIPOLA OFFERS NETWORKING SERVICE DEGREE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer two courses in the newly-revised Networking Service Technology Associate in Science (AS) degree program during the Fall Semester.

                Introduction to Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair (CET 1171) is offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Introduction to Microcomputer Use (CGS 1060) is offered at six times. Other general education courses required for The Networking Service degree are also offered this semester. Classes begin Aug. 21. Late registration will continue through Aug. 27.

                The Networking degree focuses on computer systems and network support. Courses cover a broad set of skills and knowledge in computer network administration. Courses emphasize objectives as outlined in recognized industry certification including the A+ and Network+ certifications, as well as the core courses for the MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

                The purpose of this two-year program is to prepare students for employment as information technology specialists, network control operators, data analysts, network technicians, computer security specialists, network specialists, network managers, microcomputer technicians, troubleshooters, WAN/LAN managers, or systems administrators.

                For more information contact John Watson at Ext. 2392, or Vikki Milton at 526-2761, Ext. 3371.

 

August 16, 2001

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION REVIEW COURSE

 

                MARIANNA—An IT certification review course will be available this Fall at Chipola Junior College. 

                CIS 2930 (1 semester hour credit) meets 2:00-2:50 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 23 through Dec.6. The instructor is Nancy Burns.  The course is open to both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students. 

Students enrolled in the course will use online materials to prepare for an information technology industry certification test of their choosing.  Examples of such certifications include A+ and Network+ certifications, Microsoft's MCP, MCSD, and MCSE, and Novell's CNA and CNE certifications. Funding for the subscription to the online materials was provided by the Florida Distance Learning Consortium.

For information, call Nancy Burns at 526-2761, Ext. 3210, or email burnsn@chipola.edu

 

August 16, 2001

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BASIC CORRECTIONS GRADS—Some 15 candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections program at Chipola Junior College. Graduates are, from left: (front row) Shannon Sanabria of Marianna, Joseph Sizemore of Alford, Carey Slack of Graceville, Scott Sterling of Bristol, Quitman Varn of Sneads, (second row) Carol McKinzie of Blountstown, Preston Manning of Blountstown, Tracey Miley of Marianna, Barney Ouzts of Bascom,  (back row) Timothy Armstrong of Dothan, AL, Jason Atkins of Poplar Springs, Carmen Cabrillas of Sunny Hills, Charlotte Finch of Quincy, Rodney Fincham of Quincy.  Not Pictured:  Louis Boyd of Blountstown.

 

Aug. 23, 2001

               

CHIPOLA STUDENT ATHLETES ARE WINNERS IN THE CLASSROOM

                MARIANNA—Two recent reports indicate that Chipola Junior College athletes are winning in the classroom.

                According to the Florida Community Colleges Activities Association annual Academic Report, Chipola graduated 22 of its 28 sophomore student-athletes last season. This gives CJC athletes a graduation rate of 78.5 percent, up 13 percent from last year. A total of 21 CJC sophomores transferred to four-year colleges and 17 went on to earn athletic scholarships. Two players signed professional contracts.

Compiled by athletic directors from Florida's 28 community colleges, the FCCAA report tracks graduation rates, transfer and scholarship rates to four-year colleges, as well as academic honors.

In a sport by sport comparison, Chipola's men's basketball program graduated all 7 of its sophomores, with all 7 transferring to four-year colleges, and five earning scholarships.

Of the 8 sophomores in men's baseball, 6 graduated, 5 transferred to four-year schools and 5 earned scholarships. Two baseball players--Jose Bautista and Sam Taulli signed professional contracts earlier this year.

    Four of six sophomores in women's basketball graduated and 3 are on scholarship at four-year colleges.

Women's softball graduated 5 of 7 sophomores, 6 transferred to four year colleges and 4 went on to play at the next level.

    Another FCCAA report showed that 25 of Chipola's 28 sophomores were named to the

Academic All-Conference team during the 2000-01 season. Eight CJC athletes also were named to the FCCAA All Academic Team, which requires a 3.3 minimum GPA. They include baseball players: Jose Bautista, Eric Bernier, Kyle Olson, Kyle Pawelczyk; softball players: Elisha Scott and Virginia Spencer; and women's basketball players: D'Leisha Cockerham and Hillary Taylor.

    CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel said, “We are very proud of the work that our student-athletes are doing in the classroom. These reports also indicate that our faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students."

    Chipola has a number of programs in place to help student-athletes, including academic monitoring, study halls and tutoring. CJC science instructor David Hilton, who serves as academic advisor for student athletes, said, "Our coaches are focused on helping their athletes graduate, because sending them on to the next level is what it's all about."

 

Aug. 23, 2001

CONGRESSMAN BOYD TO VISIT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd will hold a press conference at Chipola Junior College on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center.

                Boyd is expected to announce the award of a $927,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will help Chipola recruit and train students in health-related occupations.

                The Conference Center is located on College Street just past the Milton Johnson Health Center.

 

Aug. 23, 2001

CONNOR NAMED CHIPOLA ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

 

MARIANNAKenneth L. Connor, president of The Family Research Council, has been named the Chipola Junior College Alumnus of the Year. 

    A native of Marianna, Connor has high praise for his alma mater. "Without a doubt, my time at Chipola was the highlight of my higher education! Not only did I receive the benefit of wonderful classroom instruction, I also had numerous opportunities to participate in various aspects of college life--athletics, drama, clubs and student government. Chipola's sense of community and small size made these opportunities possible," said Connor.

    In September of 2000, the 1967 Chipola grad was named president of Family Research Council, one of the most-respected research groups in Washington.

    Connor is new to the nation's capital, but he is no stranger to politics and public policy.  He has had a leading role in presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial campaigns.  In 1994, he was a contender for the Republican nomination for governor of the state of Florida.  As a respected trial lawyer, Connor has been in the foreground of many issues, including the pro-life movement, nursing home reform, parents' rights, adoption, and corrections reform.

    Connor has served as President and Chairman of the Board for Florida Right to Life, Vice Chairman of Americans United for Life, and Chairman of the Board of Care Net, which has more than 500 affiliated pregnancy care centers.  Connor is affiliated with the law firm of Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., a firm nationally known for its successful representation of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Connor is a frequent lecturer at national and state seminars for lawyers and various health care providers.  He has served as an adjunct professor at Florida State University's College of Law and is frequently invited to address college and university audiences. His work on behalf of pro-life issues has been profiled on ABC's "Prime Time Live," the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour, and CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNN news.

                Connor received a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Florida State University.  He and his wife Amy have been married for 29 years and have four children - Kathryn, Elizabeth, Caleb, and Joshua. He is the son of Fay and the late K.B. Connor of Marianna. His sister, Gina Stuart, is a member of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees.                

 

Aug. 23, 2001

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS WITH ATLANTA SYMPHONY QUINTET

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Artist Series opens Sept. 6 with the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet

    The Quintet includes principal players of the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra delivering the same brilliant virtuosity in a small chamber form. Their repertoire spans four centuries, from the Renaissance and Baroque through works commissioned especially for the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet. The beauty and clarity of their artistry is complemented by a lively sense of musical fun. The Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet began twenty nine years ago as the "Ceremonial Troupe" of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, having performed for numerous dignitaries including Prince Charles. The Quintet presents an incredibly varied repertoire, from original transcriptions of Renaissance and Baroque music through theatrical pieces and commissioned works by Southeastern composers.

    The Quintet has appeared on National Public Radio's Performance Today, and last summer was the "house band" for four days of live radio broadcast over NPR to 40 countries. In 1993, the Quintet presented "A Norwegian Brass Odyssey," playing in Olso, Lillehammer, and at the Bergen International Festival in Norway.

    An audience favorite in the ASBQ repertoire is the one-act opera, "Hornsmoke." Set in Old West the town of Spitvalve, the comedy is staged complete with Spitvalve's Only Saloon, cactus, a milk cow and a sunset for cowboy's exit. Characters such as Blazing Bill Foghorn, his daughter Coranetta, B-Flat Bart are cast along with narrator Ronnie Myers, a colorful CJC grad from Marianna. The last scene, Showdown and Finale, features the talents of notorious "Hornslinger," who, disguised as B-Flat Bart, the bad guy with the black hat, totes a horn on his side for a weapon and carries ammunition (mouthpieces) in his gunbelt.            

    Three other offerings are slated for the 2001-02 Artist Series. Simon & Son, America's only father/son piano duo, is Nov. 5. Internationally acclaimed pianist/humorist Peter Simon and son, Sailing Simon, the youngest performer ever in Carnegie Hall, present a classical and popular repertoire ranging from Cole Porter to Wipeout.

                Alborada, The Batista Family Andean Show, is Jan. 9. This diverse program of Andean folk music brings centuries of cultural history to concert stages. Batista has played concert halls throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.     

                Common Ground is set for Feb. 7. This large ensemble of talented Irish step-dancers, country-cloggers and American tap-dancers takes the audience on a whirlwind dance tour. With strategically placed vocals, “Dancing on Common Ground” tells the story of Irish immigration to America and their assimilation into society in a way that will never be forgotten.

                The Artist Series is funded through the Chipola 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.

                Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet tickets go on sale Aug. 27 at the CJC Chipola Business Office. Prices are $12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students with current ID.

Season tickets--$40--for all four events, provide reserved seating, “Meet The Artist” receptions, subscription to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year.

                For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277. 

 

Aug. 23, 2001

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR NEIL SIMON'S RUMORS

 

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the hit Neil Simon comedy, "Rumors," Aug. 27 and 28 in the CJC Theatre. 

Five males and five females are needed. CJC Theatre Coordinator Charles Sirmon, says, "Simon has delighted audiences for years with this out and out funny offering." 

The comedy is set at the townhouse of a deputy Atlanta mayor and his wife who have gathered with four couples to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. But the party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing.  His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom.  Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed. 

"Light, frothy and fun." - N.Y. Post "Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - N.Y. Times.  "Neil Simon makes people laugh-a lot!" - USA Today.

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

 

 Aug. 23, 2001

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

                MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola Junior College began Aug. 21, but registration is still underway 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.  A new GED test becomes effective Jan. 1, 2002.  On that date, all previously passed sections of the GED will be lost, if the complete battery is not passed.  Students with partial passes are encouraged to complete the GED by December. 

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

 

Aug. 23, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training will meet Sept. 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $ 200. Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will meet Sept. 21 and 22, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation) course will meet Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $31. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29.  Cost is $62.

                Introduction to Computers & Windows will be offered Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $45.

                A Fiber Optics class will meet Sept. 10 through 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                A Real Estate Sales class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10 through Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $195.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Tuesdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 11 through Oct. 2.  Cost is $28.

                Two courses in the WEBMaster Certification Program will be offered. Mastering the Internet is set for Sept. 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Creating a Home Page will meet Sept. 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of each course is $250.

                Sign Language I will be offered on Mondays, Sept. 17 through October 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $33.

                A wide array of computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computer and Windows, Sept. 10 and 11; Word I Sept. 17 and 18; Internet I Sept. 19 and 20;Word II, Sept. 24 and 25; and Internet II, Sept 26 and 27. Courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                Two Life Insurance courses will be offered Sept. 20. Needs Analysis II will meet from 8 a.m. to Noon. Retirement Plans/Cafeteria Plans will meet from 1 to 5 p.m.

                A Word I class will meet Sept. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $45

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

 

Aug. 23, 2001

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CJC PTK DVD WINNER--Derrick Fleming was the winner of a DVD player in a drawing sponsored by the Chipola Junior College Phi Theta Kappa End Poverty Campaign.  Here, PTK sponsor Jody Spooner presents the player to Fleming. The DVD player was donated by the Marianna Wal-Mart Store. More than $600 was raised in the drawing.

 

Aug. 30, 2001

 

CHIPOLA ENROLLMENT UP THIS FALL

 

 

MARIANNA—Enrollment at Chipola Junior College is up this Fall by nearly four percent over last year.

Exactly 3.72 percent more students registered during Fall 2001 compared to the same period for Fall 2000.  Total headcount is up to 1,728 total students compared to 1,665 last Fall.  

    CJC president Dr. Dale O'Daniel says, “I believe this positive trend indicates that we have been sensitive to the needs of our students. We have attempted to offer more classes at convenient times, and we have expanded our dual-enrollment and distance-learning programs. The success of our Foundation is also a key ingredient in this increase. The generosity of our supporters has made a college education accessible to everyone."

    O'Daniel also reports that presence of the University Center @ Chipola has positively affected enrollment since students must take freshman and sophomore level pre-requisites at CJC to qualify for some four-year programs. An estimated 250 students are currently enrolled in university programs offered on the CJC campus.

    While CJC has more students this Fall, another figure indicates students are taking slightly fewer classes. Full-time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, dipped 1.12 percent, down from 447.8 last year to 442.78 this year. 

    Though academic classes are well underway, 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.

 

Aug. 30, 2001

                ATLANTA SYMPHONY BRASS QUINTET PLAYS CHIPOLA SEPT. 6

 

                MARIANNA--Marianna businessman Ronnie Myers will serve as narrator for the one-act opera, "Hornsmoke," which will be presented by the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, as part of their concert Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Junior College Theater.

Myers is a former CJC basketball player who is well known for his unique voice and lively sense of humor. The Atlanta group picks a local celebrity at every venue to narrate "Hornsmoke."

Set in the Old West town of Spitvalve, the one-act opera is staged complete with The Only Saloon, cactus and a sunset for cowboy's exit. Myers will serve as narrator for characters Blazing Bill Foghorn, his daughter Coranetta, and B-Flat Bart. The last scene, Showdown and Finale, features the notorious "Hornslinger," who, disguised as B-Flat Bart, the bad guy with the black hat, totes a horn on his side for a weapon and carries ammunition (mouthpieces) in his gunbelt.  

                The Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet concert is the first offering in the Chipola Artist Series. It includes principal players of the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Their repertoire spans four centuries, from the Renaissance and Baroque through works commissioned especially for the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet.

The Quintet began 29 years ago as the "Ceremonial Troupe" of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, having performed for numerous dignitaries including Prince Charles. The group has appeared on National Public Radio's Performance Today, and last summer was the "house band" for four days of live radio broadcast over NPR to 40 countries.

Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students with current ID--are on sale at the CJC Chipola Business Office. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Three other offerings are slated for the Artist Series: Simon & Son, Nov. 5, America's only father/son piano duo; Alborada, Jan. 9, a program of Andean folk music; and Common Ground, Feb. 7, a dance program featuring Irish step-dancers, country cloggers and American tap-dancers. Season tickets--$40--are available for all four events.

                For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277. 

 

Aug. 30, 2001

CONGRESSMAN BOYD TO VISIT CHIPOLA TUESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd will hold a press conference at Chipola Junior College on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center.

                Boyd is expected to announce the award of a $927,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will help Chipola recruit and train students in health-related occupations.

                The Conference Center is located on College Street just past the Milton Johnson Health Center.

 

 

Aug. 30, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training will meet Sept. 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $ 200. Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will meet Sept. 21 and 22, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation) course will meet Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $31. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29.  Cost is $62.

                Introduction to Computers & Windows will be offered Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $45.

                A Fiber Optics class will meet Sept. 10 through 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                A Real Estate Sales class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10 through Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $195.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Tuesdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 11 through Oct. 2.  Cost is $28.

                Two courses in the WEBMaster Certification Program will be offered. Mastering the Internet is set for Sept. 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Creating a Home Page will meet Sept. 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of each course is $250.

                Sign Language I will be offered on Mondays, Sept. 17 through October 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $33.

                A wide array of computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computer and Windows, Sept. 10 and 11; Word I Sept. 17 and 18; Internet I Sept. 19 and 20;Word II, Sept. 24 and 25; and Internet II, Sept 26 and 27. Courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                Two Life Insurance courses will be offered Sept. 20. Needs Analysis II will meet from 8 a.m. to Noon. Retirement Plans/Cafeteria Plans will meet from 1 to 5 p.m.

                A Word I class will meet Sept. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $45

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

 

Aug. 30, 2001

CHIPOLA THEATER NAMES RUMORS CAST

 

 

MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, Chipola Junior College Theatre Coordinator, recently announced the cast for the CJC production Neil Simon's “Rumors,” which opens a four-day run October 18. 

    The cast includes: Sharon Floyd of Dothan as Chris Gorman, Chris Manasco of Dothan as Ken Gorman, Casi Parmer of Sneads as Claire Ganz, Christopher Bishop of Cottondale as Lenny Ganz, Arthur Obar of Graceville as Ernie Cusack, Tiffany Nichols of Marianna as Cookie Cusack, Ben Ayres of Wurzburg, Germany as Glenn Cooper, Erin Davis of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as Cassie Cooper, Drew Miller of Donaldsonville as Officer Welch and Amber Williams of Graceville as Officer Pudney.

Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator, will direct the show.  Other behind the scenes people include: Mario Gonzales of Marianna, stage manager; Jennifer Burgess of Westville, lights director; and Trey McGowan of Bonifay, props director.

    The comedy is set at the townhouse of a deputy Atlanta mayor and his wife who have gathered with four couples to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing.  His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom.  Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed. 

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

 

Aug. 30, 2001

CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has openings in 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.  A new GED test becomes effective Jan. 1, 2002.  On that date, all previously passed sections of the GED will be lost, if the complete battery is not passed.  Students with partial passes are encouraged to complete the GED by December. 

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

 

 

Aug. 30, 2001

 

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CHIPOLA THEATER RECOGNIZED--The Chipola Theater Department recently was recognized by the CJC Board of Trustees for receiving superior awards last season. Here, from left, Joan Stadsklev, CJC director of Fine and Performing Arts and Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre coordinator, share awards with former CJC board chair Gary Clark.  Last year, the Chipola Theater presented "The Foreigner," the sold-out musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat," and "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." This season, Sirmon will direct and produce the Neil Simon hit comedy "Rumors," Oct. 18-21; the Broadway and movie musical "Footloose," March 6-10; and the classic musical, "Snoopy" later in the spring.  For information, or to become a theater patron, call (850) 718-2227.