December 6, 2007

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS REACH SEMI-FINALS IN 36-TEAM TOURNEY

           

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Brain Bowl Blue Team reached the semi-finals in the 36-team field of the Delta Burke Invitational on the Valencia Community College-West Campus.

            The Chipola squad won its bracket in round-robin play before losing to Pasco-Hernando in the semi-final match. The Chipola Blue Team was 10-1 in round-robin play and second overall in points-per-game with a 274 average. Blue team members are Mark Hodge, Jantzen Whitehead, Mitchell Whitehead, Trey Paul and Chuck Bryant.

            In individual performances, Mark Hodge was seventh among 149 competitors with 470 points. Jantzen Whitehead was seventeenth overall with 335 points.

            The Chipola Gold Team had its best finish of the year with a 7-4 record. Gold Team members are all freshmen: Brad Wells, Ryan Wells, Anthony Garrett and Adam Hahn.

            Earlier this year, Chipola won the Seaside Academic Tournament at Okaloosa Walton and the ACBL Brain Bowl Tournament at Faulkner State in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

            Math professor Stan Young and Humanities professor Dr. Robert Dunkle are coaches of the Chipola Brain Bowl team.

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December 6, 2007

CHIPOLA HOSTS ‘BEHIND THE SCENES’ FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

 

      MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently hosted its annual “Behind the Scenes” competition for area middle school students.

            The project brought together middle school students to exhibit scenes from novels they had read in school.  Students created backdrops and costumes for their scenes which were judged by volunteers. Chipola executive vice-president Dr. Sarah Clemmons awarded prizes to the winners.  Chipola Phi Theta Kappa leader Jordan Coley directed the program.

            Bethlehem won first place. Blountstown Middle School won second and Cottondale was third.

            Bethlehem students created a scene from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” with direction from teacher Leesa Lee. Blountstown Middle School students portrayed “Hoot,” along with their teacher Wendy Eubanks. Cottondale students also created a scene from “Hoot,” with direction from teacher Linda Howard.

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December 6, 2007

JOAN B. STADSKLEV SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—International concert flutist Donna Wissinger announced Dec. 2 the establishment of the Joan B. Stadsklev Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund.

            Stadsklev has served as Director of Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department for many years, and has worked at the college since 1980. In her work, Stadsklev oversees all music, theater and art classes and programs. She also serves as the college’s liaison to the Chipola Regional Arts Association.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “For two decades Joan has directed our Fine and Performing Arts programs. Joan loves the arts, and she has a gift for organizing great events, but her real gift is for choosing talented faculty who teach our students to perform and create art.”

            The announcement came during Chipola’s annual Christmas concert.  Much of the music from the concert is available on a CD entitled, “A Chipola Family Christmas,” featuring Wissinger and Chipola faculty performers. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the scholarship fund. CD’s are $15 each or 10 for $100 with checks payable to the Joan B. Stadsklev Scholarship Fund.

            Personal contributions to support the Stadsklev scholarship should be made payable to the Chipola College Foundation and may be mailed to: Chipola Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.

            For more information about the scholarship, call 850-718-2478.

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STADSKLEV SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED—International concert flutist Donna Wissinger (right) announced Dec. 2 the establishment of the Joan B. Stadsklev Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund. Here Stadsklev (center) accepts a plaque from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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December 6, 2007

 

Volunteers Needed for Tax Season

 

            MARIANNA—Looking for a different kind of volunteer work?  How about volunteering to do taxes for Jackson County area residents this tax season?

            Chipola College is looking for volunteers to spend a little time learning about taxes.  Volunteers will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help people whose incomes are $39,000 or less with their federal individual income tax returns. 

            Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, volunteers will learn to prepare simple federal tax returns.  In return, volunteers will be asked to donate about 4 hours a week helping at a VITA site from February through April 15.  Chipola’s VITA sites use computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns (e-file). 

            No accounting experience is necessary.  All that’s required is a desire to help others who cannot prepare their basic tax returns or afford to pay a preparer.  VITA volunteers participate in a short training session-in class or through self-study—then are tested on what they learned.  Once certified, volunteers are assigned to the Chipola College VITA site located in the Business Department on campus.

            For more information or to volunteer, contact Lee Shook, Accounting Professor at 850-718-2368 (shookl@chipola.edu) or Jackie Keller, Internal Revenue Service at 850-596-0969 (email at Jacqueline.e.keller@irs.gov).

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December 6, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse & Neglect, Feb. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth & Development, Feb. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 4 & 6, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health,  Safety & Nutrition, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 11& 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 7 through April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 10 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 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 .

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December 6, 2007

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS SECOND IN FCCAA, THIRD IN NATIONAL POLL

 

            MARIANNA—The defending state champion Chipola Lady Indians are off to a great start with a 10-1 record on the year.

            The team is second in the FCCAA state poll and third in the NJCAA national poll.

Five of six Panhandle teams are among the top 10 in the FCCAA Poll: Gulf Coast (1); Chipola (2); OW (4); Tallahassee (7); and Pensacola (10).

            The Indians scored recent wins over South Georgia Technical, Columbia State Community College and Northwest-Shoals before suffering their only misfire this season, an 85-79 loss at Santa Fe, Nov. 29.

            As a team, the Lady Indians are averaging 74 points per game, and giving up only 56 points per contest. Chipola ranks 16th nationally, shooting .460 from the field (267-for-580).

            Latoya Williams leads the Lady Indians in scoring with 16.7 points per game. She also is averaging 10.37 rebounds per contest.

            Ashley McCray and Byrd Campbell are both averaging better than 14 points per game. Lesheria Stevens is averaging 13.4 points and 3.6 steals.

            Gekeela Clemmons is doing a great job of getting the ball to her teammates averaging 6.1 assists per game.

            Chipola plays two in Gainesville Dec. 7-8 against Miami Dade and Palm Beach. The team finishes the fall schedule at Georgia Perimeter, Dec. 14.

            The Lady Indians open the New Year at home when they host South Georgia Tech, Jan. 2. Both Chipola teams open conference play at Tallahassee, Jan. 5.

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December 6, 2007

Undefeated chipola tops State and National Polls

           

            MARIANNA— The Chipola Indians host Genesis One Prep Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center, in the final home game of the fall, pre-conference season.

            The Indians continued their reign as the top team in the both the state and national polls after going 3-0 this weekend and improving to 12-0 on the season. This week marks the 52nd consecutive week that the Indians have been ranked in the top 10 of the NJCAA National Poll.    

            Chipola’s latest wins include: Lawson State (Ala.) 72-65 and Coastal Georgia 90-67 and Santa Fe (Fla.) 92-64.

            The Indians received 158 total votes and 14 of 16 first place votes in the NJCAA poll and 20 of the 21 first place votes in the latest FCCAA rankings.     

            The Panhandle Conference is once again proving to be the toughest in the state with four of five Panhandle teams ranked in the FCCAA Top 10: Chipola (1); OW (2); Gulf Coast (5) and Tallahassee (6).

            As a team, the Indians are averaging 93.6 points per game, while giving up only 62.5. The Indians boast four players averaging over 10 points a game. Mario Little leads the squad with 15.3 points per contest followed by Gary Flowers, 13.8, Clevin Hannah, 11.3, and Brian Mitchell, 11.0 points per game.  Hannah is averaging 5.5 assists and Gary Flowers is averaging 7.9 rebounds per game. 

            The Indians travel to St. Petersburg for a rematch with the Titans on Saturday, Dec. 8. Chipola defeated the Titans 99-47 on Nov. 19. 

            Chipola plays at Georgia Perimeter, Dec. 14. The team will face Seminole and Palm Beach in the Gainesville Shootout, Dec. 15-16. The Indians take on Three Rivers and Alabama Southern, Dec. 30-31, in the Pensacola New Year’s Tournament.

            Both Chipola teams open the conference season, Jan. 5, at Tallahassee.

            For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu

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December 6, 2007

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL BEGINS STADIUM RENOVATION

 

MARIANNA—Members of Chipola’s defending national champion softball teams traded their bats for sledge hammers Wednesday as team held a demolition ceremony to mark the beginning of the team’s Softball Complex Renovation project.

Head coach Belinda Hendrix took the first swing to knock down the brick wall which formerly held the stadium’s old bleachers.

Phase one of the project will include 500 new stadium style seats, featuring aluminum chairs in the center section and bleachers with seat backs in the wing sections. The $90,000 project is funded from Capital Outlay Fund 7 monies. Alabama Seating is the contractor for phase one which is expected to be completed in February.       

            Phase two of the project will feature a brick and masonry surround to coordinate with the brick backstop. Phase three includes a fabric covering over the center section of the stadium to offer shade for softball fans.

            The Chipola Lady Indians captured the FCCAA State Championship and the NJCAA National Championship in 2007 capping an historic year in which all four of the college’s teams won state titles.

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December 6, 2007

 

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CRAA HELPS CHIPOLA ARTS PROGRAMS—Dr. Gene Prough, President, Chipola College, accepts an $11,000 check from Chipola Regional Arts Association President Jo-Ann Anderson in support of arts programming at Chipola College.  A total of $9,000 will go toward the 2007-08 College’s Artist Series and $2,000 will be used for children’s performing arts programming in the Chipola District. 

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December 6, 2007

 

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CHOOSING CAREERS—Some 2,000 Middle and high school students visited with more than 100 employers to learn about career options at the Tenth Annual Regional Career Fair. Here, Marianna Middle School student William Seaton looks through a surveying scope with Surveying and Mapping instructor Sam Bruner. The fair was co-sponsored by the Chipola Regional Workforce Board, Washington-Holmes Technical Center, Chipola College and the school districts of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties.

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December 6, 2007

 

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SMITH IS TOP FACULTY MEMBER—Chipola math professor Bonnie Smith has been selected the Faculty member of the month for December. Smith is coordinator of the Academic Center for Excellence. She has worked at Chipola since 1985.  Here, Smith (center, left) accepts the award from Gail Hartzog, Title III Project Director, as tutors from the ACE lab look on.

 

 

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December 14, 2007

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the 2008 Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 2 for returning students and Jan. 3 for new students. New student testing begins Jan. 2. Classes begin Jan. 4.

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 Business Administration and 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 student Marissa Chason of Sneads examines a slide in a science lab.  Registration for the 2008 Spring Semester at Chipola is Jan. 2 for returning students and Jan. 3 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 4. For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at www.chipola.edu

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December 14, 2007

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

 

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

Libby Spence of Marianna was elected vice president and Dr. Alex Dudley of Marianna was chosen as vice president-elect.

            A Board of Directors with 32 members representing Chipola’s five-county district oversees the Foundation. Current board members include: Dr. Gene Prough, JoAnn Anderson, Bryan Craven, Gina Stuart, 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, Dr. Heather Burch, Rex Wimberly, Marianne Barton and Robert Trammell.

During the 2006-2007 fiscal year, some 1,553 students were awarded more than $987,000 in scholarship funds through the Foundation. The 2006-07 annual audit lists total assets of more than $15 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. 

            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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HUDSON ELECTED CHIPOLA FOUNDATION PRESIDENT—New officers were elected at the Chipola College Foundation’s recent annual meeting.  Here, incoming president Chuck Hudson (right) presents a gift of appreciation to outgoing president Rex Wimberly. 

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CHIPOLA FOUNDATION STAFF—The staff of the Chipola Foundation are, from left: (seated) Julie Fuqua, Foundation Director; Dawn Gray, Senior Staff Assistant and (standing) Gwen Oliver, Office Assistant.

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December 14, 2007

Volunteers Needed for Tax Season

 

            MARIANNA—Looking for a different kind of volunteer work?  How about volunteering to do taxes for Jackson County area residents this tax season?

            Chipola College is looking for volunteers to spend a little time learning about taxes.  Volunteers will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help people whose incomes are $39,000 or less with their federal individual income tax returns. 

            Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, volunteers will learn to prepare simple federal tax returns.  In return, volunteers will be asked to donate about 4 hours a week helping at a VITA site from February through April 15.  Chipola’s VITA sites use computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns (e-file). 

            No accounting experience is necessary.  All that’s required is a desire to help others who cannot prepare their basic tax returns or afford to pay a preparer.  VITA volunteers participate in a short training session-in class or through self-study—then are tested on what they learned.  Once certified, volunteers are assigned to the Chipola College VITA site located in the Business Department on campus.

            For more information or to volunteer, contact Lee Shook, Accounting Professor at 850-718-2368 (shookl@chipola.edu) or Jackie Keller, Internal Revenue Service at 850-596-0969 (email at Jacqueline.e.keller@irs.gov).

   

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December 14, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse & Neglect, Feb. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth & Development, Feb. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 4 & 6, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health,  Safety & Nutrition, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 11& 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Curriculum for Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 7 through April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 10 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8:00 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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December 14, 2007

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO JANUARY 17 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

            MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group, Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Continuing Education Building at Chipola College.

            Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. with a lunch break.

            Chipola science professor Allan Tidwell, Working Group Leader, will direct the meeting.

            Chuck Hatcher, Director of Jackson County Parks and Recycling, will provide an overview of Blue Springs activities.

            Edd Sorenson of Cave Adventures, will discuss Cave System Exploration.

            Brian Bearwood, Senior Biologist/ Environmental Planner, with Melvin Engineering, will discuss the Chipola Watershed Management Plan.

            Darryl Boudreau, Assistant Director of Northwest District FDEP, will provide an update of Sinkhole Cleanup Amnesty.

            Chad Taylor, Working Group Volunteer, will report on Old Timer’s Day.

            Kris Barrios and Richards of Northwest Florida Water Management District, will discuss the Flow Responses of Jackson Blue Spring to 2007 Drought, Flow Measurement Demonstration and Discussion.

            For information, contact Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289, or Allan Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

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December 14, 2007

 

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CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS HELP EPISCOPAL FOOD CLOSET—In lieu of exchanging gifts at their annual Christmas party, the Chipola cheerleaders used the money they would have spent on each other to purchase groceries for the food closet at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The cheerleaders enjoyed a Christmas party at the home of Danny and Julie Duce, parents of Co-Captain Ashley Duce. Cheerleaders are, from left: Kylea Morency of  Miami;  Brandon Dysard of Altha; Megan Weaver of Marianna; Jordan Gnann of Marianna;  Ashley Duce of Malone; Farren Barfield of Marianna;  Erik Blount of Malone; Brittany Gardner of Marianna;  Destinie Sanders of Malone;  Devin Baker of Marianna; and Portia Pollock of Marianna. Not pictured are Leah Hanchard of Cottondale, Mackenzie Willis of Marianna, and Adam Duren of Chipley. Melissa Laramore is head coach of the squad. Geraldine DeFelix serves as Faculty Advisor.

 

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December 14, 2007

 

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COLLINS IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Kim Collins accepts the Chipola College December Career Employee of the Month award from Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Services. Collins has worked at the college since 1989 and serves as Senior Office Assistant in the Registration Office.

 

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December 14, 2007

 

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LONNIE A. WILLIAMS ENDOWMENT GROWS AT CHIPOLA—Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams, Jr. recently made a generous to the Chipola Foundation for the Lonnie A. Williams, Sr. Endowment in memory of Earl’s father. The Williams are long-time supporters of the college and among the college’s biggest sports fans.

 

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December 14, 2007

 

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DONOFRO & ASSOCIATES ADD TO CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP—The firm of Paul A. Donofro & Associates recently made an additional contribution to the Paul A. Donofro & Associates Architects Scholarship Endowment at Chipola College. Here, Paul Donofro, Jr., (center) presents a check to Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough (right) and Foundation Director Julie Fuqua (left). The scholarship is awarded in the Fall of each school year. Architecture majors receive first consideration for the scholarship, followed by Visual Arts majors. Applicants must be residents of the Chipola five-county district and have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA.  

 

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December 14, 2007

 

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SHOW CHOIR PERFORMS FOR GOLSON—Hundreds of students from Golson Elementary School recently attended performance of the Chipola Show Choir on the college campus. Here, students from Jennifer Plass’ class pose with Show Choir members.

 

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December 14, 2007

CHIPOLA INDIANS TOP NATIONAL POLL FOR FOURTH WEEK

            COLORADO SPRINGS—The undefeated Indians of Chipola College are again No. 1 in the NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball rankings released Dec. 11. Chipola received 159 total votes and 15 of 16 first place votes in this week's rankings, which is their fourth-straight week at No. 1.
            Chipola is off to a 14-0 start and most recently defeated
St. Petersburg College 84-65 on Dec. 8. Future Kansas Jayhawk Mario Little leads the Indians with 15.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, while Gary Flowers is contributing 14.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest.

            The Indians will face Seminole Community College and Palm Beach Community College on Dec. 15 and 16 before taking on sixth-ranked Three Rivers Community College (Mo.) on Dec. 30. Okaloosa Walton College, tied for 19th, is the only other Florida school in the NJCAA poll.

            Chipola also tops the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) poll for December 11. The 14-0 Indians received 18 of 19 first place votes. OW is second in the state poll. Tallahassee (10-1) is fourth. Gulf Coast (11-2) is fifth.

            The Chipola Lady Indians are second in the FCCAA Poll behind arch rival Gulf Coast in first. OW is fourth. Tallahassee is 8th and Pensacola is tenth. 

            The Indians take on Three Rivers and Alabama Southern, Dec. 30-31, in the Pensacola New Year’s Tournament.

            Both Chipola teams open the conference season, Jan. 5, at Tallahassee.

            For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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December 14, 2007

 

Langston HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS Classic BEGINS FRIDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The Norris D. Langston Youth Scholarship Foundation will hold its annual basketball classic Dec. 14-15 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center on the campus of Chipola College

The annual Basketball Classic is strictly a prep affair, with the focus on high school basketball teams from around the region.  

For the third-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. 14

12:30 p.m., Marianna vs. Bay High (girls)

2:00 p.m., Godby vs. Cottondale (boys)

3:30 p.m., East Gadsden vs. Cottondale (girls)

5:00 p.m., Port St. Joe vs. East Gadsden (boys)

6:30 p.m., Malone vs. Rickards (girls)

8:00 p.m., Marianna vs. West Gadsden (boys)

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

10 a.m., Wewahitchka vs. Carter Parramore (boys)

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

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

2:30 p.m., Port St. Joe vs. Mosley (boys)

4 p.m., Marianna vs. Rickards (girls)

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

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

8:30 p.m., Marianna 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.

Proceeds from the classic benefit the Langston Endowment in the Chipola Foundation. The group has awarded more than 300 scholarships in 9 years with a fourth of those students attending Chipola.

 

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December 31, 2007

 

SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the 2008 Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 2 for returning students and Jan. 3 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 4.

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 Business Administration and 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 student Kerry Bryant works in a college science lab. Registration for the 2008 Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 2 for returning students and Jan. 3 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 4. For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at www.chipola.edu

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