December 7, 2006

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the 2007 Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 3 for returning students and Jan. 4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers Bachelor's degree programs in Secondary Education and Middle School Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus.  

For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION—Chipola College students Blaire Taylor and TJ Walker study for finals at the college. Registration for the 2007 Spring Semester is Jan. 3 for returning students and Jan. 4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5. For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at www.chipola.edu

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December 7, 2006

CHIPOLA TO HOST MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS WORKING GROUP

           

MARIANNA— The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Blue Springs Working Group, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Chipola Continuing Education Center.

Chipola was awarded a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection to coordinate the working group. 

Jackson Blue Springs—known locally as Blue Springs—has the second highest nitrate levels of any first magnitude spring in Florida.  The purpose of the working group is to educate stakeholders about the spring basin and to develop tasks to protect the springs by protecting the surface and groundwater flowing into the springs, and to promote best management practices within the springshed.

The working group project is overseen by Dr. Stephen Shimmel, a biology professor at Chipola since 1985. Vicki Mathis, Chipola’s Business and Industry Liason, is assisting Shimmel in documenting activities, accounting, maintaining the project data base, and submitting reports.

This is the second of three quarterly meetings of the Working Group, with the fourth meeting to be held on site at Blue Springs during Old Timer’s Day. Other meeting sites and tours also may be planned.

All citizens interested in issues related to the Blue Springs Basin are encouraged to attend the Jan. 18 meeting.

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

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December 7, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Early Care and 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.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home will be offered: Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Sign Language I will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.    

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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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Snake Handler— Karl Studenroth of the Northwest Florida Environmental Conservancy gave a presentation to Chipola Science Education students on how to identify and deal with poisonous snakes encountered on school field trips.  He also brought non-poisonous species for students to learn to hold. Pictured from left, are: Greg Granger, Liz Sims and Karl Studenroth. 

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TALKING BUSINESS—Jill Lingard director of UF’s Online Business Program presented UF's On-line Program at PBL on Wednesday.  Interested individuals may email jill.lingard@cba.ufl.edu and may view a sample on-line business course at www.cba.ufl.edu/upo Pictured from left, are: Kathryn Roberts, Angela Barnes, Jill Lingard and Tony Vitale.

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December 7, 2006

Langston Youth Foundation Banquet and Classic

 

MARIANNA—The Norris D. Langston Youth Scholarship Foundation will hold its annual education awards banquet and basketball classic Dec. 14-16 at Chipola College.

The annual Student Education Awards Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Chipola Arts Center. 

Former state legislator and special assistant to the president of Chipola, Robert Trammel, will serve as moderator.

Keynote speaker will be Cliff Ellis, former Auburn University basketball coach.

Students from Vernon Elementary School and Port St. Joe Elementary School will participate in the program.

The annual Basketball Classic will be strictly a prep affair, with the focus on high school basketball with teams from around the region.  Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Bay, Cottondale, Vernon, Malone and Blountstown high schools are among dozen or so schools participating.  

For the second-straight year, the tournament will be held at Chipola as the foundation continues its goal of exposing youngsters to the college environment as a way of expanding horizons beyond high school.

The tournament is sponsored this year by the Florida Department of Lottery.

Tickets are $5 per day.

Following is the slate of games. All times are Central Standard:

 

Friday, Dec. 15

1 p.m., West Gadsden vs. Bay High (girls)

2:30 p.m., Vernon vs. Quincy Carter Parramore (boys)

4 p.m., West Gadsden vs. Godby (boys)

5:30 p.m., Ocala Shores Christian vs. East Gadsden (boys)

7 p.m., Malone vs. East Gadsden (girls)

8:30 p.m., Port St. Joe vs. Daytona Seabreeze (boys)

 

Saturday, Dec. 16

10 a.m., Wewahitchka vs. Vernon (boys)

11:30 a.m., Carter Parramore vs. Bay (girls)

1 p.m., Godby vs. Seabreeze (boys)

2:30 p.m., East Gadsden vs. Cottondale (girls)

4 p.m., Shores Christian vs. West Gadsden (boys)

5:30 p.m., Blountstown vs. Cottondale (boys)

7 p.m., Malone vs. West Gadsden (girls)

8:30 p.m., Port St. Joe vs. East Gadsden (boys)

 

The Norris. D. Langston Youth Foundation is dedicated to broadening horizons of young people in a six-county swath of Northwest Florida. The organization provides tutoring, mentoring and inspirational programs throughout the region.

The foundation has long been an advocate for ensuring that no child is indeed left behind and providing the tools so that any child with the desire and work ethic can succeed in school with an eye toward higher education. The NDLYF recently purchased nine acres to construct a youth center.

Proceeds from the classic will go into the Langston Endowment in the Chipola Foundation. The group has awarded some 300 scholarships in 8 years with a fourth of those students attending Chipola.

Dr. David Langston, executive director of the NDLYF, says, “We are very happy to be able to have an institution like Chipola to partner with us. Dr. Prough has been a great leader in our effort to help young people. When you can motivate students, the light bulb will come on for some of them. The sooner you get to kids the better for them and for society. The most important thing we can do is put our kids in a position to better themselves. That’s what our program is all about.”

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December 7, 2006

FORMER CHIPOLA PLAYER Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

 

            DALLAS—For the second consecutive week, the University of Missouri's Stefhon Hannah (Chicago/Hyde Park HS/Chipola CC) has been named the Big 12 Conference's Rookie of the Week after averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 steals and 4.5 rebounds in wins over Arkansas and Evansville.

            A 6-foot, 175-pound junior from Chicago, Hannah opened the week with a career high 21-point effort in an 86-64 win over Arkansas on ESPN2. The former Chipola College standout added six steals and six assists in the win to help Mizzou snap an eight-game skid to the Razorbacks.

Hannah led Chipola to a state championship in 2005 and a fourth place finish in the NJCAA National Basketball Tournament. The 2005 Chipola team set a college record for most wins a season with a 33-4 finish.

            Hannah was named the Panhandle Conference Player of the Year in 2006 and led the Indians to co-championship of the Panhandle Conference in 2006.

            Hannah concluded the week with 10 points and a career high six rebounds against Evansville to help the Tigers to a 73-54 victory. Hannah also added a game high five assists and three steals to lead Mizzou to its first 9-0 start since the 2001-02 campaign.

Hannah is the first Tiger to win back-to-back Rookie of the Week honors since Keyon Dooling in 1998-99 and is the first Mizzou standout to win multiple Rookie of the Week accolades since Linas Kleiza in 2003-04.

            The 9-0 Tigers return to action on Dec. 9 when they travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to face the Purdue Boilermakers. Game time in West Lafayette is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the game will be televised live on ESPN360.com.

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December 7, 2006

CHIPOLA HAS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Victor Dubovitsky, a 6-foot-7 forward from Moscow, Russia, is the FCCAA men’s player of the week for Dec. 5.

Dubovitsky helped the Indians win four of four last week including Chipola’s 91-79 win over formerly undefeated and third-ranked Santa Fe on Dec. 1. The freshman turned in 33 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists. He was 12 of 16 from the floor, including 8 of 11 from three-point range.

He ended the week with 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in the Indians’ Dec. 2 win over Daytona Beach in which he shot 6-of-16 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the three-point line.

Dubovitsky averaged 22.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last week. He logged 32 points and 8 rebounds in Chipola’s 97-71 win over Palm Beach on Nov. 29. 

During three games, Dubovitsky hit 16-of-29 three-pointers and shot 57-percent overall from the floor. He also hit 19-of-21 free throws in three games.

The Indians won a hard-fought 73-67 victory at Bevill State in Jasper, Alabama, on Dec. 5.  Chipola was down by as many as 7 points. Bevill had a packed house and in the intense match-up.

Jamarcus Ellis led Chipola with 18 points. Victor Dubovitsky had 17. Mario Little had 16 and DeAndre Thomas added 14.

Chipola (12-0) held onto the top spot in the FCCAA men’s poll this week. Chipola also is the top-ranked team in the NJCAA National Poll.

The Indians are the only undefeated team in Florida. Okaloosa-Walton (9-1) is second. Tallahassee (9-3) is third in the poll. Pensacola (8-4) is tenth.

The Indians home game set for Thursday, Dec. 14 has been cancelled. Chipola will travel to Madison, FL, on Dec. 14 to play the North Florida Community College Club team. 

            Chipola opens the conference season at home, Jan. 6, against Pensacola.

            For information, call 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 7, 2006

LADY INDIANS HOST FCCJ IN PRE-SEASON BATTLE

 

The Chipola Lady Indians host Florida Community College at Jacksonville in a big pre-season match-up, Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

            The Lady Indians (9-2) are the number two team in the state and the 8th ranked team in the national poll.

FCCJ (8-1) enters the game ranked 18th in the national poll and as the fourth ranked team in the FCCAA poll sharing the number four spot with Daytona. 

Chipola improved to 9-2 with a pair of wins in the Florida JUCO Women’s Shootout. The Lady Indians scored a decisive 74-50 win over Hillsborough on Dec. 2.

Lesheria Stevens led Chipola with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Shawnta Pope had 15 points and 9 rebounds. Ashley McCray had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Ra’Shawna Sippio scored 10 points and 4 rebounds. The Lady Indians shot a remarkable 57% but were plagued by turnovers.

Chipola scored a 69-59 win over Miami Dade on Dec. 1. Stevens led Chipola with 23 points and 14 rebounds.  Sippio scored 11 points and pulled in 10 rebounds.  Gekeela Clemmons had 15 points and 8 rebounds.

Gulf Coast (8-1) moved back into the top spot in the FCCAA Women’s Poll this week. Chipola slipped to second followed by number three Tallahassee (10-1). Daytona (10-2) and FCCJ (8-1) share the number four spot. OW (8-3) is fifth in the poll followed by number six Santa Fe (10-2), Pensacola (8-4), Indian River (5-4) and Seminole (6-5).

            The Lady Indians travel to Georgia Perimeter for a Dec. 15 game. Chipola plays a pair of games at the Gulf Coast Tournament, Dec. 29-30.

            Chipola opens the conference season at home, Jan. 6, against Pensacola.

            For information, call 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 7, 2006

Chipola Cheerleaders Announce Extravaganza

 

MARIANNA—Entry deadline for the 2006-07 Chipola College Cheerleader Extravaganza is Dec. 13.

The extravaganza is set for Saturday, February 3, 2007.  Anyone interested may access the rules information and forms by going to the Chipola website:  www.chipola.edu

The cheerleader page is accessed by going to the “Athletics” department and clicking the link to the Extravaganza Packet. 

For information, contact Coach DeFelix, phone:  718-2322; e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.edu , or Assistant Coach Melissa Laramore, Riverside Elementary School, 482-1333.

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December 15, 2006

 

JAMES EDWIN (PAT) SHULER ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA

 

HOSFORD, FL—James Edwin (Pat) Shuler, a lifelong resident of Liberty County Florida, passed away more than 50 years ago, but his legacy lives on in the lives of hundreds of his descendants.

Pat’s grandson, Joseph S. Shuler and his wife Marlene of Hosford recently established a scholarship endowment at Chipola College to carry on the legacy of one of this areas most influential people. Both Joe and Marlene attended Chipola.

Joe and Marlene have pledged $50,000 toward the establishment of the James Edwin (Pat) Shuler scholarship endowment with the hopes of raising $250,000 over the next few years. Other family members and friends have committed to make contributions. When the goal is met, Chipola can apply for matching funds and the endowment could double, bringing the total to around one-half million dollars.

Joe represents HSBC Bank as Regional Director of Government Relations. HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks and they give very generously by matching employee’s contributions to qualified charities. HSBC has enjoyed a long tradition of giving to both urban and rural communities. Recently HSBC contributed $10,000 to the new building that houses the Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire Department in Liberty County.

Tookie (Shuler) Gentry, family genealogist recalls her Grandpa Pat as a wonderful man who loved his family, church and Liberty County. While he had little formal education, he was a self- taught land surveyor and real estate dealer. He and his wife Bessie Bracewell had 11 children; more than 100 of Pat’s direct descendants have attended college, many at Chipola. “He remains the patriarch of our family and this scholarship endowment will be a great tribute to his memory,” said Gentry.

While discussing the endowment with College President Dr. Gene Prough, Joe and Marlene asked that students from Liberty and Calhoun Counties be given preferential consideration. The scholarship would be available to any student attending Chipola College seeking a degree or obtaining certification in one of Chipola’s many vocational projects.

For information about the James Edwin (Pat) Shuler Scholarship Endowment, call Julie Fuqua at the Chipola College Foundation 850-718-2478.

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 December 15, 2006

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

 

MARIANNA— Rex Wimberly of Marianna was named president of the Chipola College Foundation at the foundation’s recent annual meeting. 

Chuck Hudson of Marianna was elected vice president and Libby Spence of Marianna was elected as vice president elect.

            A Board of Directors with 30 members representing Chipola’s five-county district oversees the Foundation. Current board members include: Dr. Gene Prough, JoAnn Anderson, Bryan Craven, Gina Stuart, Susan Hudson, Dr. Larry Cook, Dr. Laban Bontrager, Karin Dunn, Carol Jean Crawford, Sharon McCrone, Margaret Gilmore, Ruth McCrary, Russell Roberts, Chephus Granberry, John Alter,  Shelia Shelton, Ken Yates, Keith Williams, Shirl Williams, Margie Williams, Byron Ward, Randy Ward, John Roberts, Cherry Klappas, Bill Davis, Dr. Heather Burch and Dr. Alexander Dudley. 

During the 2005-2006 fiscal year, some 1,446 students were awarded more than $920,000 in scholarship funds through the Foundation. The 2005-06 annual audit lists total assets of more than $13 million. 

Foundation director Julie Fuqua reports that the majority of the Foundation’s assets consist of scholarship endowments established by families and organizations throughout Chipola’s five-county district. The Foundation manages 125 endowed funds, and over 50 active funds-in/funds-out scholarships. The Foundation’s investment and spending policy requires that 5% of the Foundation’s assets be held locally in Chipola’s five-county district. 

            The Foundation also provides tax-sheltered giving opportunities for donors. Fuqua says that in addition to general donations, memorial gifts have become a popular gesture for remembering someone. The family receives notification that a donation has been made in

memory of their loved one. Donors also may designate the purpose of a memorial contribution, such as a library book, scholarship, or for fine arts, or other programs. All donors receive a confirmation card for tax purposes.

            In addition to private donations, the Foundation receives money from the state of Florida’s matching fund program for scholarships. As state matching funds are made available, the Foundation may apply for a dollar for dollar match or a $4 match for every $6 in privately donated funds depending on the designated purpose of the funds.  

            One large source of scholarships within the Foundation is The McLendon Educational Trust. Annually, the Foundation applies for funding from the trust established by the late Violet McLendon of Marianna. Scholarships from this fund are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need.  A committee reviews all applications for McLendon funds, which in 2006 provided scholarship awards totaling approximately $501,000. The Foundation also receives approximately $10,000 in McLendon Music Scholarship funds.

            The Foundation also has emergency loan accounts set up by three individuals that loan money against Pell Grants or student loans. Students may receive up to $200 to be repaid to the Foundation at 2% interest.

The Foundation is a Federal 501c3 non-profit corporation and a state non-profit sales tax exempt organization chartered in July of 1980 for the purpose of raising funds to benefit Chipola and its students. 

For information about the Chipola Foundation, call director Julie Fuqua at 850-718-2478.

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December 15, 2006

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PASSING THE GAVELNew officers were elected at the Chipola College Foundation’s recent annual meeting.  Here, incoming president Rex Wimberly (right) presents a gift of appreciation to outgoing president Russell Roberts. 


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December 15, 2006

CHIPOLA TO OFFER MASONRY TRAINING PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Contractors and employees interested in the field of masonry are encouraged to contact Chipola College about a new Masonry Apprentice program.

Chipola is joining with the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation to bring a masonry training program to the Chipola district.

According to Chipola Workforce Development dean Bud Riviere, the college is responding to a specific need in the construction industry pertaining to the opportunity for training and employment in the masonry industry. Chipola will provide space and resources to help jump start the program. Riviere says, “This apprenticeship training program will afford the student apprentice an outstanding opportunity to obtain gainful employment in an area of great unmet need in this region.”

Masonry contractors and subcontractors in the Florida panhandle as well as those from Alabama and Georgia are invited to participate by sponsoring employees in the apprentice training program.

Members of the Florida Concrete Products Association, the Masonry Association of Florida, representatives of Florida’s Great Northwest, the Chipola Regional Workforce Board and the Florida Department of Education are partners in the program.  

Al Herndon, Regional Apprenticeship Representative with Florida Masonry Foundation, says “We are pleased that Chipola has offered assistance in our region to help meet the demand for masonry apprentices.  The masonry field is both challenging and rewarding in this part of Florida.  There are excellent career opportunities awaiting our apprentices.”

Persons interested in masonry training, or interested in sponsoring an apprentice, should call the Chipola Workforce Development Office at 850-718-2270, or visit www.masonryeducation.org.

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 NEW MASONRY PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA—Contractors and employees interested in the field of masonry are encouraged to contact Chipola College about a new Masonry Apprentice program. Leaders in the brick and block industry met recently at Chipola to discuss the program. Pictured from left, are: Jerry Painter, owner of Painter Masonry in Gainesville; Ray Bedard of Creative Bricklayers in Gulf Breeze; Bud Riviere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development; and Al Herndon, executive director of the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation. For information, call the Chipola Workforce Development Office at 850-718-2270, or visit www.masonryeducation.org.

 

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December 15, 2006

SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the 2007 Spring Semester at Chipola College is Wednesday, Jan. 3, for returning students and Thursday, Jan. 4, for new students. Classes begin Friday, Jan. 5.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola awards Bachelor's degree with programs in Secondary Education and Middle School Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus.  

            For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 15, 2006

 

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE GUITAR CLASS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Guitar class for beginners and intermediate students and community members during the Spring 2007 semester.

The class will meet Thursdays from 3 to 4:50 p.m., with the first class meeting on Jan. 11.

Tuition for the course is approximately $78 for Florida, Alabama and Georgia residents.

The course will be taught by adjunct instructor, Steve Mattingly, who is presently pursuing his Doctorate in Guitar at Florida State University.

Community members may apply to Chipola as a non-degree seeking student to register for the course. 

Deadline for application and registration as a non-degree seeking, special student, without late fee is Jan. 3 and 4.  Registration after Jan. 4, through noon on Jan. 12, requires a $25 late fee.

A limited number of departmental guitars are available.  Persons with guitars are asked to bring their own to the class.

For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-781-2301, or email stadslevj@chipola.edu

 

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December 15, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Early Care and 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.

            Sign Language I will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.    

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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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LOCKS OF LOVE—Judi Rushing (left) recently donated several inches of her long, wavy hair to the "Locks of Love” non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. She is pictured here with Chipola cosmetology instructor Penny Bevis.

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December 15, 2006

CHIPOLA INDIANS TOP STATE AND NATIONAL POLLS

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2006)—The Chipola College men’s basketball team made it five weeks in a row at the No. 1 post in the NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Poll.

They received 160 total points and all 16 first place votes, the most any team can receive.

Chipola (12-0) also held onto the top spot in the FCCAA state poll this week. The Indians remain the only undefeated team in Florida.

The top three teams in the Florida poll are from the Panhandle Conference. Chipola, who received all 16 first-place votes, is followed by Okaloosa-Walton College (10-1), who again placed second on every ballot, and Tallahassee Community College (10-3) in the number three spot. 

Chipola travels to the annual Florida Men’s JUCO Shootout will take place on December 16 and 17 at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. A total of 18 games will be played over the two days in Gainesville and Ocala, pitting Florida’s 21 men’s basketball teams against one another in inter-conference action.

The Chipola Lady Indians (10-2) held onto their second place ranking in the state poll state this week behind top-ranked Gulf Coast. The Lady Indians are eighth in the national poll. Tallahassee is third in the state poll. Okaloosa-Walton (8-3) is sixth and Pensacola (9-4) is eighth in the state poll.

            Both Chipola squads open the conference season at home, Jan. 6, when they host Pensacola.

            For information, call 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.edu

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 FCCAA Men’s Top Ten December 12, 2006

1.         Chipola (12-0)

2.         Okaloosa-Walton (10-1)

3.         Tallahassee (10-3)

4.         Santa Fe (9-2)

5.         Pasco-Hernando (13-3)

6.         Manatee (8-2)

7.         Miami-Dade (8-3)

8.         St. Johns River (8-2)

9.         Indian River (7-3)

10.       Palm Beach (8-5)

 

FCCAA Women’s Top Ten December 12, 2006

1.         Gulf Coast (10-1)

2.         Chipola (10-2)

3.         Tallahassee (12-1)

4.         FCCJ (9-2)

5.         Daytona Beach (12-2)

6.         Okaloosa-Walton (8-3)

7.         Santa Fe (13-2)

8.         Pensacola (9-4)

9.         Indian River (7-6)

10.       Seminole (8-6)

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