December 1, 2009

CHIPOLA PANHANDLE CLASSIC TO HELP FIGHT CANCER

MARIANNA—The Chipola Men’s Basketball team has scheduled the Chipola Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness during the Panhandle Classic, December 3-5, 2009 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  The latest FCCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll will be well represented in the Panhandle Classic with #1 Central Florida, #2 Northwest Florida, #3 Chipola, #4 Tallahassee, #5 Gulf Coast, and #6 Santa Fe all participating this weekend. 

The Chipola Basketball staff and other participating coaching staffs will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire during weekend games to show support for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.

By wearing sneakers with their suits, participating coaches are drawing attention to the fact that cancer remains a major health concern.  Since 1993 the Coaches vs. Cancer program has generated nearly $40 million in direct revenue for the Society’s fight against cancer. 

“The fight against cancer is a very important issue to my family,” said Joc Calloway, Chipola Assistant Coach and Event Organizer.  “We hope this year’s events draws awareness and creates a major impact toward building a cancer-free society.”

A portion of ticket and concession revenue from the Panhandle Classic will be donated to the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.  Chipola Athletics will also host another fundraising event on February 13, 2010 in the annual WBCA Think Pink Game. 

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. 

 

Panhandle Classic

Thursday, December 3

5:00 pm Miami-Dade vs. #1 Central Florida

7:00 pm #3 Chipola vs. Enterprise-Ozark (AL)

 

Friday, December 4

12:00 pm Pensacola vs. Miami Dade

2:00 pm #4 Tallahassee vs. #6 Santa Fe

4:00 pm #5 Gulf Coast vs. Alabama Southern

6:00 pm #2 Northwest Florida vs. #1 Central Florida

8:00 pm #3 Chipola vs. Georgia Perimeter

 

Saturday, December 5

12:00 pm #4 Tallahassee vs. Alabama Southern

2:00 pm Pensacola vs. Georgia Perimeter

4:00 pm #5 Gulf Coast vs. Miami-Dade

6:00 pm #2 Northwest Florida vs. #6 Santa Fe

8:00 pm #3 Chipola vs. #1 Central Florida

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December 3, 2009

CHIPOLA’S CELEBRATING THE SEASON IS DEC. 10

     MARIANNA—Individual tickets are now on sale for “Celebrating the Season,” the Dec. 10 Chipola Artist Series event featuring Chipola music faculty.

             Faculty and a special guest will present classical to modern literature and music of the season. Performers include Dr. Josh Martin, piano; Dr. Daniel Powell, saxophone; Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, piano; Bethany Kiral, soprano; Andrew Stroud, guitar, and guest artist Donna Wissinger, flute.

            Tickets may be purchased in Chipola Business Office, or by phone at 850-718-2220, with major credit cards accepted. Tickets also will be on sale the night of the show at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre box office. 

            Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for Chipola students with ID.

            The CD, “A Chipola Family Christmas,” will be on sale in the lobby of the theatre the night of the concert.  Proceeds from the sale of the CD, benefit the Joan B. Stadsklev Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund administered through the Chipola Foundation.

            Two other events are scheduled in the 2009-10 Artist Series. “Cantus” one of America’s finest professional male vocal ensembles performs Feb. 1, 2010. Violinist Sarah Geller will perform March 18, 2010.   

            For ticket information, call the Chipola Business Office at 850-718-2220.        

 

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December 3, 2009

CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE

            MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2010 to be presented by Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir, Jan. 7, 8, and 9, 2010, at 7 p.m. nightly in the Chipola Theatre. 

            Tickets make great “stocking stuffers” and the public is urged to purchase their tickets early.

            Celebrating 25 years of Show Choir at Chipola, this year’s Jazzmatazz, entitled “My Favorite Things” will feature high energy, song and dance favorites of the 18 member troupe and their directors Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin, featuring choreography by Brittney Holmes.

            Show Choir members include: Ashley Bruce of Greenwood; Dianna Glaze of Blountstown; Jenna Griffin and Caroline Segers of Bonifay; Joe Evans and Brenna Kneiss of Chipley; Lynnsey Prevatt of Ashford, AL; Madison Wester of Grand Ridge; Quintin Beechum and JuJuan Clark of Campbellton; Jonathan Keeman of Cottondale, Keith Watford of Graceville; Cam Hitchcock, Brent Jones, Bryan Whitfield, Kyndall Covington, Emily Harrison and Kylee Shores, all of Marianna.

            Tickets—$10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under—for this annual sell-out show are available from Show Choir members, or in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Builidng, or by phoning Anita Adams at 718-2277.

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JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA—Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2010 to be presented by Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir, Jan. 7, 8, and 9, 2010, at 7 p.m. nightly in the Chipola Theatre.  Here, several of the Chipola Show Choir members rehearse for their upcoming show. They are, from left: (standing) Emily Harrison, Quintin Beechum, Madison Wester, Lynnsey Prevatt, Keith Watford, Ashley Bruce, Kylee Shores, Brent Jones, Kyndall Covington and (seated) Brenna Kneiss. ####

 

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December 3, 2009

CHIPOLA AND LOCAL GROUPS COLLECT BOXES FOR SOLDIERS

          MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently sponsored a collection drive for Operation Shoebox, which provides items for members of the U.S. Military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

            The items were taken to the State FACC Convention in Orlando, where they were added to donations from Florida’s 27 other community colleges and shipped overseas.  The compilation of items filled a 40 foot trailer, with 28 additional boxes which were mailed.

            Matt White, president of the Chipola FACC Chapter, said, “We have been overwhelmed by the response, not only from college employees, but also from community groups like the Marianna Middle School Jr. Beta Club, Jackson Hospital, Marianna High Technology Student Association, the Gideons, the Altrusa Club, and Dr. Ben Saunders’ office. 

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BOXES FOR SOLDIERS— The Chipola College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently sponsored a collection drive for Operation Shoebox, which provides items for members of the U.S. Military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several local groups contributed to the effort, including: the Marianna Middle School Junior Beta Club, Marianna High Technology Student Association (TSA), Jackson Hospital, the Gideons, the Altrusa Club and Dr. Ben Saunders’ office. 

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December 3, 2009

SOFTBALL CAMP SET AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians will hold a softball camp Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Cost is $50. 

            The camp will provide instruction in softball fundamentals in a fun environment for all ages.  Campers will receive instruction on fielding, hitting, throwing, base running, and defensive and offensive strategies.  Fast pitch campers will receive individual attention from qualified coaches. 

            For more information, contact Coach Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or email, hendrixb@chipola.edu.

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December 3, 2009

CHIPOLA INDIANS OFF TO GREAT START

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians are off to a great 6-1 start under first year head coach Jake Headrick. The defending state champions won their first six games of the season before suffering their first misfire on Nov. 28, a 55-53 loss to Howard.

Lashay Page led the Indians with 18 points. Aaron Davis had 15 points. Marvin Fitzgerald had 8.

            Howard College (TX) is 11-1 on the year with wins over Chipola, Gulf Coast and Northwest FL. 

            Howard led 32-23 at the half. Chipola rebounded to take the lead with four minutes left in the game.  Lashay Page nearly saved the game with a last-second three that rimmed out. Following his first loss as a head coach, Chipola’s Jake Headrick, said, “It was a great game that went down to the very end. We had several chances to win the game but just couldn’t finish it.”

            Chipola scored a 97-76 win over Mississippi Elite on Nov. 27.  Chipola recorded a big 84-77 overtime win at Northwest-Shoals (AL) on Nov. 15. Dexter Ellington led the Indians with 27 points.  Marvin Fitzgerald pulled down 20 rebounds and scored 16 points. John Taylor scored 14. Sam Grooms had 13. Delwyn Graham had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

            The Indians whipped Georgia Perimeter 79-66 on Nov. 14. Chipola trounced Atlanta Metro 87-67, Nov. 13.  The Indians scored a big 87-78 win over Bevill State on Nov. 12. The Chipola Indians kicked off the 2009-10 season with a 96-74 win over L. B. Wallace on Nov. 6.

Six of the FCCAA’s Top 10 teams will be in action in the Chipola Panhandle Classic, Dec. 3-5, including #1 Central Florida, #2 Northwest Florida, #3 Chipola, #4 Tallahassee, #5 Gulf Coast and #6 Santa Fe.  Central Florida is also ranked fifth in the NJCAA National Poll. Chipola is tenth in the NJCAA poll.   

The Indians take to the road for games in Ocala, Dec. 12-13 and in Panama City, 28-29. The team returns home Jan. 9 to host Gulf Coast in the Conference opener.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC, or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 3, 2009

LADY INDIANS TO HOST CENTRAL FLORIDA DEC. 14

          MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians host Central Florida Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the final home game of 2009. Both Chipola teams open the conference season, Jan. 9, when they host Gulf Coast. 
            The Lady Indians
evened their record to 5-5 by defeating Florida State College of Jacksonville 92-52 on Dec. 1. 

            The Lady Indians lead 37-22 at the half and shot 48 percent for the game and 58 percent in the second half. Chipola had a good night at the free throw line, connecting on 13 of 18 for 72 percent. Leading scorer was Lindsey Carr with 26.  Tykiesha O’Neil had 21.  Malesha Peterson had 12 and Bianca Jarrett has 11. 

            Chipola coach David Lane said, “This was a good win for us to get going in the right direction again after three straight losses.  Chipola also came out on top in the first meeting with Jacksonville, 84-75.

            The Lady Indians are ninth in the FCCAA State women’s poll. Gulf Coast (6-0) is first. Northwest Florida State (7-0) is second.  Pensacola (8-1) is third. Tallahassee (7-2) is fifth.            

            The Lady Indians suffered a 70-61 loss to Hillsborough on Nov. 24. Tykiesha O’Neil had 11 points. Cayla Walker had 9 points. The Lady Indians scored a big 70-63 win over St. Pete on Nov. 23. 

            Chipola scored a 62-56 win over Monroe (NY) on Nov. 13. Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 18 points and 6 rebounds.  Lindsey Carr 17 had points and 5 rebounds. Jasmine Shaw scored 14 and pulled down 7 rebounds.

            Chipola scored a 72-67 win over Trinity Valley on Nov. 15. O’Neil led Chipola with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Kendra Powell had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Tawatha Tucker scored 11.

            The Lady Indians made school history last season defeating Kaskaskia College (IL), 81-74, to finish third in the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Tournament—the highest finish in the history of the women’s program at Chipola.  Chipola finished fourth in 2006 and fifth in 2007.

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December 10, 2009

CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION SET 

 

            MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Spring semester classes at Chipola College are encouraged to make application as soon as possible.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school and college transcript.

            Registration for the Spring semester is Jan. 5 and 6. New student testing and returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and Returning student registration is Jan. 6. Spring Terms A and B both begin Jan. 7 with late registration through Jan. 14. Term A runs Jan. 7 through Dec. 16.  Term B classes are Aug. 24 through Oct. 15. Term C runs Oct. 16 through Dec 16.  

            In addition to new terms, the college will continue to offer most courses on a four day schedule with Fridays off.  Friday-only classes also are scheduled which meet only one day per week. The college also has added a dozen new online courses.

            Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. Chipola has expanded its offerings to include more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, AAS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education programs. 

            The college offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Science Education (5-9 or 6-12), Exceptional Student Education and RN to BSN in Nursing.  The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree program designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Chipola and then transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Curriculum guides which outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

Workforce Development Certificate programs, include: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Corrections, Firefighting and Law Enforcement. Some workforce and certificate programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Corrections/Law Enforcement and Crime Scene Investigation), Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology. One Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program in Criminal Justice Technology is available.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are offered in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

            A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, Chipola offers online courses in courses such as health care, internet graphics/web design, business and law. 

            For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311.

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December 10, 2009

Hudson Memorial Scholarship offered for spring

 

            MARIANNA—The John Hudson Memorial Scholarship will be offered for the Spring 2010 semester at Chipola College.

            A $1,000 scholarship toward tuition and/or books will be available for classes beginning in January 2010. 

            Applicants must be Marianna High graduates who were involved in an athletic program. A 2.0 high school GPA is required. For applicants in college, a 2.0 cumulative and semester GPA is required.

            Application deadline is January 7, 2010 at 4 p.m. Applications may be picked up and returned to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.

            For information, call the Foundation Office at (850) 718-2445.

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December 10, 2009

 FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold an 8-hour Firearms Familiarization course Jan. 25 and 26, 2010, at the Reddoch Firing Range on the Blue Springs Highway.

            Successful completion of the course may be used in applying for a Concealed Weapons Permit.

            The 8-hour course will meet from 5 to 9 p.m.

            Registration and payment of the $100 fee can be paid on the first night of class.  Please call to reserve a place.  Class size is limited.

            For information, call Doris Williams at (850) 718-2394 or e-mail williamsd@chipola.edu.

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December 10, 2009

AUTHOR ON WATER ISSUES TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Robert Glennon, author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, will speak at the Chipola College Continuing Education Conference Center, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at 6 p.m.

            The Blue Springs Working Group and Apalachicola Riverkeeper have joined together to sponsor the presentation. Glennon’s best-known publication, Water Follies:  Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters, earned accolades from Scientific American, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books.

            Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.  The newly-formed ACF Stakeholders, working to resolve the Tri-State Water Wars, has been supported with facilitation services of the U. S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Morris K. Udall Foundation.

            Glennon is expected to address issues related to the surface and groundwater situation in the Southeast, in Florida, in the ACF and on the Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers.  

            Glennon received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University.  He is also a member of the bars of Arizona and Massachusetts.

            For information about the meeting, call Allen Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

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December 10, 2009

CHIPOLA JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2010 to be presented by Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir, Jan. 7, 8, and 9, 2010, at 7 p.m. nightly in the Chipola Theatre. 

            Tickets make great “stocking stuffers” and the public is urged to purchase their tickets early.

            Celebrating 25 years of Show Choir at Chipola, this year’s Jazzmatazz, entitled “My Favorite Things” will feature high energy, song and dance favorites of the 18 member troupe and their directors Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin, featuring choreography by Brittney Holmes.

            Show Choir members include: Ashley Bruce of Greenwood; Dianna Glaze of Blountstown; Jenna Griffin and Caroline Segers of Bonifay; Joe Evans and Brenna Kneiss of Chipley; Lynnsey Prevatt of Ashford, AL; Madison Wester of Grand Ridge; Quintin Beechum and JuJuan Clark of Campbellton; Jonathan Keeman of Cottondale, Keith Watford of Graceville; Cam Hitchcock, Brent Jones, Bryan Whitfield, Kyndall Covington, Emily Harrison and Kylee Shores, all of Marianna.

            Tickets—$10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under—for this annual sell-out show are available from Show Choir members, or in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Builidng, or by phoning Anita Adams at 718-2277.

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December 10, 2009

PUBLIC INVITED TO JANUARY 14 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

             MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working Group, Thursday, January 14, in the Continuing Education Building Conference Room at Chipola College.

            Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 1:30 p.m. Chipola science professor Allan Tidwell, Working Group Project Coordinator, will direct the meeting.

            Chuck Hatcher, Director of Jackson County Parks and Recycling, will give an update on Blue Springs Park.

            Russell Williams, Jackson County Springs Ambassador of the Chipola River, will give an update of the Springs Ambassador program.

            Edd Sorenson, Cave Adventurers will give an update on Cave System Exploration.

            Lara Colley, University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Cons, will discuss the research project involving Springs Working Groups.

            Bill Huth, Environmental Economist, University of West Florida, will discuss the diving demand for Jackson Blue Cave.

            Christy Crandall, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, will discuss project findings and future direction of the Chipola River/Floridan Aquifer groundwater/surface water interactions study.

            Kris Barrios, NW Florida Water Management Dist., will discuss Jackson Blue Spring:  Hydrologic Data and Measurements.

            Ron Bartel, Division Director of Northwest Florida Water Management District, Mary Jane Nelson, District Conservationist of Natural Resource Conservation Service and David Wright, Extension Specialist of University of Florida (N.FL Research & Ed. Center), will discuss water demand vs. spring flow.

            Jackson Blue Spring Basin Working group will plan for the next meeting, March 25.

            For information, contact Allan Tidwell at 850-718-2761, Ext. 3248 or email tidwella@chipola.edu .

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December 10, 2009

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CHIPOLA’S FIRST BACHELORS IN NURSING GRADS—The first three graduates of the Chipola College RN to BSN Nursing program were recently introduced during an Open House at the college’s Health Science department. Pictured from left, are: Chipola executive vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons, graduate Timra Cloud, Chipola vice president Dr. Kitty Myers, graduate Disiree Curry, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, graduate Renee Reed and Chipola board member Danny Ryals. More than 30 students are currently enrolled in the RN to BSN program.  For information, call 850-718-2276.

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December 10, 2009

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CAREER FAIR DRAWS CROWD—More than 1,500 middle and high school students visited with more than 70 employers and educational institutions to learn about career options at  the 12th Annual Regional Career Fair on Dec. 8. Here, Chipola’s Elissa Severson discusses college majors with Cottondale High School students Katie Braxton (center) and Miesha Williams. 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 10, 2009

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MARTIN IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Josh Martin has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator of the month for December. Martin has served as Assistant Professor of Music since 2006.  Here, Martin accepts the award from Director of Fine and Performing Arts Joan Stadsklev.

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December 10, 2009

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ORAL INTERP 1—Chipola students in Carol Saunders’ Oral Interpretation class recently performed for 6-8 grade English classes at Roulhac Middle School. Here, Austin Pettis of Vernon and Coy Wood of Graceville perform a dialogue.

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ORAL INTERP 2—Chipola students in Carol Saunders’ Oral Interpretation class recently performed for 6-8 grade English classes at Roulhac Middle School. Here, Colton Moore of Bristol and Kaylee Hatcher of Lexington, KY.

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December 10, 2009

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ORAL INTERP GROUP—Chipola students in Carol Saunders’ Oral Interpretation class recently performed for 6-8 grade English classes at Roulhac Middle School. Pictured from left, are: (front) Austin Pettis, Kaylee Hatcher, Colton Moore, Hunter Park, (back) Carol Saunders, Ben Grande, Kristina Lopez, Aven Pitts, Ty Johnson, Gary Wynn and Coy Wood.

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December 10, 2009

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KEIHN IS CHIPOLA CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Shawn Keihn has been selected the Chipola College Career Employee of the month for December. Keihn has served as the Departmental Staff Assistant to the Teacher Education Program since 2008. Here, Keihn (left) accepts the award from Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough.

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December 10, 2009

LADY INDIANS HOST CENTRAL FLORIDA MONDAY, DEC. 14

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians improved to 7-5 with an 84-58 win over Miami Dade on Dec. 5. 

            Bianca Jarrett led Chipola with 25 points and 6 rebounds.  Tykiesha O'Neil had 15. Cayla Walker and Malesha Petterson each scored 12.

            The Lady Indians defeated St. Petersburg 81-56 on Dec. 4.  Jarrett led with 28 points.  O'Neil scored 16.  Petterson added 15.  

            The Lady Indians are ninth in the FCCAA State women’s poll. Gulf Coast (8-0) is first. Northwest Florida State (10-0) is third.  Pensacola (10-1) is second. Tallahassee (10-2) is fourth.          

            The Lady Indians host Central Florida Monday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the final home game of 2009.

            Both Chipola teams open the conference season, Jan. 9, when they host Gulf Coast.

            For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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December 10, 2009

CHIPOLA MOVES UP IN MEN’S HOOPS POLLS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Men’s Basketball Team climbed in the latest state and national polls, moving to second in the FCCAA State Poll, behind top-ranked Northwest Florida. 

            In the NJCAA National Poll, the Indians remain the top team from the state of Florida at number 8, up two spots from 10 last week.  This marks the 78th consecutive week that Chipola has been ranked in NJCAA Top Ten. 

            The 9-1 Indians recently finished a major home stand, with three big wins in the Panhandle Classic.  Chipola scored wins over Enterprise-Ozark (101-67), Georgia Perimeter (106-66), and Central Florida (104-92).

            The Indians are scheduled to play Palm Beach and Hillsborough at the Florida JUCO Shootout Dec. 5-6 in Ocala.

            The Indians moved to second place in the state FCCAA Poll after beating formerly top-ranked Central Florida 104-92 in overtime on Dec. 5. Lashay Page led Chiopla with 27 points and 4 rebounds. Steadman Short had 22 points and 8 rebounds. Dexter Ellington had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Aaron Davis had 11 points and 8 rebounds.

            Northwest Florida State (10-1) leads the FCCAA State poll. Chipola (9-1) is second. Central Florida (8-3) is third. TCC (9-2) is fourth. Gulf Coast (8-4) is ninth.

            The Indians defeated Georgia Perimeter, 106-66, on Dec. 4. Lashay Page led with 24 points. Dexter Ellington had 16. Marvin Fitzgerald had 14 points and 15 rebounds. Delwan Graham scored 13.

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 December 17, 2009

CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION JAN.  5-6

 

            MARIANNA— Registration for Spring semester classes at Chipola College is Jan. 5 and 6.

            New student testing is Jan.4. Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and Returning student registration is Jan. 6. Spring Terms A and B both begin Jan. 7 with late registration through Jan. 14. Term A runs Jan. 7 through May 4. Term B classes are Jan. 7 through March 2. Term C runs March 3 through April 30.  

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school and college transcript.

In addition to new terms, the college will continue to offer most courses on a four day schedule with Fridays off.  Friday-only classes also are scheduled which meet only one day per week. The college also has added a dozen new online courses.

            Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. Chipola has expanded its offerings to include more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, AAS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education programs. 

            The college offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Science Education (5-9 or 6-12), Exceptional Student Education and RN to BSN in Nursing.  The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree program designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Chipola and then transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Curriculum guides which outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

Workforce Development Certificate programs, include: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Corrections, Firefighting and Law Enforcement. Some workforce and certificate programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Corrections/Law Enforcement and Crime Scene Investigation), Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology. One Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program in Criminal Justice Technology is available.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are offered in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

            For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311 or visit www.chipola.edu   

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION JAN.  5-6—Registration for Spring semester classes at Chipola College is Jan. 5 and 6. Here, Chipola students Danny Rutherford of Ponce de Leon and Ciara Jackson of Bonifay work in the Chipola ACE lab. For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311.

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December 17, 2009

Chipola Enhances Computer Program With Broadband

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Division of Workforce Development has received a grant through the Chipola Regional Workforce Board to enhance the Associate in Science Degree Program in Networking Services Technology to include several industry certifications. 

            The program and curriculum is designed to afford the student opportunities to earn both A+ and Network + certifications along with resulting employment in the computer industry.  These certifications will let employers know that the student has the skills required to setup and repair personal computers, laptops as well as maintain computer networks.  Ultimately, the program will include Cisco certification.

            The instructional program takes two years to complete and will impart the skills necessary for entering the information technology field fully loaded and competent.  Secondary students can earn up to 12 credits while still attending high school through dual enrollment in the program. 

            Students will experience technical training to include but not limited to a broad overview of broadband technologies, hands-on training in cable fabrication, hardware component installation and configuration where applicable.  New equipment, materials, supplies and instructional support will enhance the training process. 

            “This is a tremendous opportunity for students to embark on a challenging and rewarding career in our technologically advanced age” stated Bud Riviere, Chipola’s Workforce Dean.  Classes begin January 7, 2010. 

            For more information, contact instructor Dean Giles at 850-718-2392 or Bud Riviere’s office at 850-718-2268.   

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December 17, 2009

Chipola Enhances Computer Program With BroadbandThe Chipola College Division of Workforce Development has received a grant through the Chipola Regional Workforce Board to enhance the Associate in Science Degree Program in Networking Services Technology to include several industry certifications.  Pictured from left are: Joseph Phinney of Blountstown, Zachary Folks of Grand Ridge and Instructor Dean Giles. For more information on this program, contact Dean Giles at (850)718-2392 or e-mail gilesd@chipola.edu

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December 17, 2009

CHIPOLA ALUMNUS RUNNING FOR FLORIDA SENATE

 

            TALLAHASSEE—Chipola College alumnus Bill Montford has made his choice to pursue a seat in the Florida State Senate as a representative for District 6.

            A native of Blountstown, Montford was a student at Chipola in the 1960’s and moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University in 1967. While at FSU he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Education and Master of Science Degree in Administration and Supervision.  He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Flagler College.

            Montford began his teaching career as a math teacher at Belle Vue Middle School in Tallahassee in 1969.  He served as a school administrator for 26 years and spent 18 of those years as a high school principal. He was elected Superintendent of Leon County Schools in 1996.  Montford is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. 

            Bill lives in Tallahassee with his wife Jane, who is a first grade public school teacher in Leon County.  Jane also attended Chipola and that is where they met in a speech class.  Bill said, "That was the most enjoyable class I ever had."  Bill and Jane have two children, William J. Montford, IV (Bill) and Katherine Montford Peters.  Bill (IV) and wife Emily have two children, William J. Montford, V and Henry James Montford.  Katherine and husband Kevin have one daughter, Eleanor Jane.

            Montford said, “Growing up in North Florida, hard work and community service have always been a large part of my life. That’s how I was raised, and how Jane and I raised our children. I am proud of my professional accomplishments and community involvement, and I stand by my record of public service. Someone once said of me, “He is one of us!” That is the best compliment that I could ever receive.” 

            Montford also served two terms as Leon County Commissioner and is very active in a number of professional and civic organizations.  Montford serves on the Board of Directors for the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Challenger Learning Center, the Florida Center for Performing Arts and Education, and The Village Square. He was also appointed by Governor Crist to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, and the Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations. 

            Montford has received numerous awards and recognitions for his dedication to education and the community.  Bill was honored as Florida Superintendent of the Year in 2002.  In 2008, the Leon County School Board named William J. Montford, III Middle School in his honor.  Montford said, “Throughout my 40-year career as a teacher, principal, superintendent, county commissioner, and CEO of the state superintendent’s association, I have demonstrated my ability to build consensus and reach responsible compromises to get the job done, and at the same time stand firm on my convictions and principles. At the end of the day, what matters most is that you accomplish the goals you set out to achieve for those you represent.”

            For information about Montford’s career, visit www.billmontford.com

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December 17, 2009

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CHIPOLA HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL—Members of the Chipola College Health Science Advisory Council met recently at the college. Pictured from left, are: (front) Pam Moss, Marianna Health & Rehab; Sandy Helms, Sunland; Debbie Matthews, Jackson Hospital; Pam Lanier, Florida State Hospital; (back) Vickie Stephens, Chipola Director of Health Science Programs; and Chipola nursing faculty Dr. Chastity Duke, Kathy Leigh, Dr. Karen Lipford and Angela Dawkins.

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December 17, 2009

CHIPOLA NURSES SPONSOR TOY DRIVE—The Chipola College Student Nurse’s Association sponsored a local toy drive for hospitalized children. Students, nursing faculty, and others across campus donated to the effort.  The toys will be delivered to area hospitals for pediatric patients to brighten up their Christmas Holidays. Pictured from left, are: (front) Jennifer Waldorff, Karen White, Amber Edwards, (back) Eric Bryant and Robert Kinsinger.

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December 17, 2009

CHIPOLA OPENS CONFERENCE SEASON JAN. 9

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians improved to 11-1 with wins over Palm Beach (89-73) on Dec. 5, and Hillsborough (75-67) on Dec. 6.

            The Indians face Georgia Perimeter Dec. 28 in Panama City and Albany Tech on New Year’s eve in Pensacola.

            Chipola is ranked second in the FCCAA State Men’s Basketball poll behind top-ranked Northwest Florida. TCC is fourth. Gulf Coast is eighth. Both Chipola squads open the conference race Jan. 9 when they host Gulf Coast. 

            The Indians have won six conference titles in a row with a perfect 12-0 mark in the conference last season.

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