Dec. 7, 2000

CHIPOLA STUDENTS PERFORM WELL ON CLAST

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College students have proven by at least one measure that they are well-prepared to transfer to a university.

According to a report from the Florida Department of Education, Chipola students placed third among Florida's 28 community colleges and 9 state universities in the percentage of students passing all four subtests of the October administration of the CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test).

CJC's percentage of students passing all four subtests was 54, compared to 40 for the state universities, 29 for the community colleges and 34 for the state as a whole. Chipola also outperformed the six community colleges and three universities in the Panhandle Region in overall passing rate.

Chipola was fourth among the community colleges on the Essay Subtest, with an 89 percent passing rate, compared to the university passing rate of 86, the community college rate of 84, and the statewide rate of 85.

Chipola also was ranked fifth among community colleges on the Reading Subtest, with a mean score of 307, compared to the university mean of 305, the community college mean of 299 and the statewide mean of 305. Chipola ranked sixth among community colleges on the English and Language Skills Subtest.

CLAST is the statewide exam that all college sophomores in Florida must pass in order to enter the junior level at a state university.

 

Dec. 7, 2000

NURSING STUDENTS PERFORM WELL ON STATE EXAMS

MARIANNA—The faculty of the practical and associate degree nursing programs at Chipola Junior College launched a significant program review and revision from September 1999 through May 2000.

Kathy Wheeler, CJC director of Health Science programs, says, "The creative changes were recently validated through the results of professional licensure examinations." Chipola’s Associate Degree Nursing graduates achieved a 96 percent passing rate on the state board examination. Chipola Practical Nursing graduates earned a 100 percent passing rate on the state exam.

For information about Chipola’s Allied Health programs, call 718-2296.

 

Dec. 7, 2000

CJC TO OFFER AUTO ELECTRONICS COURSE

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Automotive Technology Program will offer Automotive Electrical/Electronics--Back to the Basics beginning in the Spring 2001 semester.

Topics will include the basics of: Electrical/Electron Theory, Meter Usage, Strategy Base Diagnosis, Wire Schematics, Scan Tool Usage, Data Interpretation, Sensor Diagnosis, Code and Data Retrieval, Oscilloscope Usage, Drivability, Emissions, and On Board Diagnostics II.

Classes begin Jan. 9, and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Beginners to advanced technicians may benefit from this course. Day classes are also available.

For information, call instructor John Gardner at 718-2306.

 

Dec. 7, 2000

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS CHICAGO CITY LIMITS

MARIANNA–The hilarious improvisational comedy troupe Chicago City Limits will perform at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m.

As New York's longest running comedy revue Chicago City Limits raises improvisational theatre to an art form. CCL has been performing its unique style of improvisational theater for 20 years and has been seen nationally on HBO, The Today Show, and McLaughlin. The troupe has performed at such diverse venues as Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian, and the Super Bowl. The ensemble also was featured on the USA Network with its own TV news comedy series entitled "Reel News."

The impressive list of guest artists who have improvised with CCL include international stars such as Paul Reiser and Brett Butler and Robin Williams.

The final performance in the Chipola Artist Series, The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble, is set for Jan. 30.

Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students—are available at the CJC Business Office.

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

 

Dec. 7, 2000

CJC DECEMBER SHORT COURSES

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

A Fiber Optics course will be offered Dec. 4 through 8. Cost is $1,100, which includes books and materials.

Two computer courses are scheduled at the Blountstown One Stop Center: Access I, Dec. 4 and 7, and Access II, Dec. 18 and 21. Cost for each computer course is $45.

Stamp Art and Freehand Painting will be offered on Dec. 4. Cost is $26.

A CPR course will meet Dec. 5 and 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34. A First Aid course will meet Dec. 12 and 13 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A 10-Hour Childcare Behavior Observation course will meet Dec. 15 and 16. Times are Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 3 p.m. Cost is $31.

A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9. Friday classes are 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday classes are 8 to 3 p.m. Cost is $62.

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

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

 

Dec. 7, 2000

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CJC

MARIANNA—Registration for the Spring Semester at Chipola Junior College begins Jan. 3, but new students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible.

Registration is Jan. 3 for returning students and Jan. 4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5.

New students must complete an application, provide proof of immunization and provide high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to 10 of Florida’s state universities. 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 degree programs on the CJC campus.

For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211.

 

Dec. 7, 2000

LADY INDIANS AT HOME TUESDAY

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians host the final home basketball game of 2000 in their Tuesday, Dec. 12 matchup with Wallace @ Hanceville.

The Lady Indians are 6-4 on the year after picking up three out of four recent road games. Chipola fell to Santa Fe 80-72 on Dec. 5. Chipola was led by Satoya Spates with 13. D’Leisha Cockerham had 13. Sowo Varney added 14.

Chipola’s women whipped Faulkner 81-61 in the Wallace@Hanceville Classic Dec. 2. Spates led with 15. Cockerham scored 13. The Lady Indians scored a 76-62 win over Wallace@Hanceville on Dec. 1. Spates led with 25 points. Varney had 10. Barnes logged 11 rebounds, six steals and four assists. CJC whipped Darton 82-73 on Nov. 30 82-73. Spates led with 23. Collins had 22 points and 9 rebounds. Tasha Mathis added 18.

The third-ranked Chipola Indians swept a trio of home games last weekend. Chipola crushed 98-54 Manatee CC on Nov. 30 behind Janerio Spurlock’s 25 points. Lavelle Felton scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Wayne Bransom added 11 points and 6 rebounds.

In the Ramada Limited Classic Dec. 1, CJC whipped FCCJ 101-84. Spurlock led all scorers with 27 points and six grabs. Michael Wilder scored 20 points and pulled in six rebounds. Felton had 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Kareem Johnson scored 10 points and pulled in 13 rebounds. Wayne Bransom had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Troyce Haynesworth scored 10.

The Indians scored a decisive 109-85 win over Abraham-Baldwin Dec. 2. Wilder had 29 points and 8 rebounds. Spurlock scored 19 points and five assists. Johnson had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Bransom had 13 points and nine rebounds. Felton had 13 points and 5 assists. John Andrews had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Indians are currently ranked third in the state and 26th in the national poll with a 10-2 record. Winning the Panhandle Conference is looking to be as tough as winning the national tournament with Okaloosa-Walton ranked first in the state and second in the nation. Tallahassee is second in the state and 12th in the nation.

The Indians travel to Bradenton Dec. 7 for games with Manatee, Seminole and Miami Dade. CJC closes out the fall season with a Dec. 16 game at St. John’s River CC.

For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC or visit the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

Dec. 7, 2000

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CJC SCIENCE CLUB SPEAKER—Dr. Steven Stokes, radiation oncologist with Jackson Hospital, recently spoke to science students at Chipola Junior College. Shown from left, are: Hospital Foundation director Betty Joyce Hand, Dr. Steven Stokes, CJC Science Club president Trevor Parker and CJC science instructor Paul Huang.

 

Dec. 14, 2000

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING REGISTRATION AT CJC

MARIANNA—Registration for the Spring Semester at Chipola Junior College begins Jan. 3, but new students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible.

Students enrolled during the Fall Semester may register Jan. 3. New student registration is Jan. 4. Classes begin Jan. 5.

New students must complete an application, provide proof of immunization and provide high school or college transcripts. New student testing is Jan. 3 and 4.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to 10 of Florida’s state universities. 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 degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus.

For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211.

 

Dec. 14, 2000

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during December and January.

A CPR course will be offered Jan. 23 and 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

Four courses in the Child Development Associate program will be offered. A 10 Hour Behavior Observation, will meet on Fridays, Jan. 19, 20, 26, and 27, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 to 3 p.m. on. The cost is $62. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27on Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 3 p.m. Cost is $62. Curriculum for Young Children is set for Jan. 9 through April 24 on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98. An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet on Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

Three computer courses will be offered: Introduction to Computers, Jan. 22 and 23; Windows 98, Jan. 25 and 26 and Word I, Jan. 29 and 30. Cost of each course is $45.

A Fiber Optics Course will be offered Jan. 16 through 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $1,100 and includes books and materials.

A Real Estate Salesman course will be offered on Saturdays from Jan. 27 to March 3. Cost is $195.

Introduction to Photography will be offered Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 11 through Feb. 5. The cost is $47.

Real Solutions: A Workshop for Real Women, will meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 9, 2001. Cost is $50. Space is limited to 20 people.

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

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

 

Dec. 14, 2000

CHIPOLA HOOPS TEAMS DO WELL IN FALL SEASONMARIANNA—The Chipola men's and women's basketball squads enjoyed great success during the Fall half of the basketball season.

The Chipola Indians improved to 13-2 with three straight road wins on Dec. 7-9. Chipola swamped Manatee 106-65 on Dec. 7. Janerio Spurlock led Chipola with 20 points. Lavelle Felton scored 20 points, pulled in 11 rebounds and made 6 assists. John Andrews was good for 16. Michael Wilder logged 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. David Howell scored 11. Troyce Haynesworth added 10.

The Indians whipped Seminole 110-79 on Friday. Spurlock led with 28 points. Wilder racked up 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Felton scored 14. Wayne Bransom scored 11. Kareem Johnson scored 10, and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Chipola slipped by Miami-Dade 84-73 on Saturday. Spurlock scored 28 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Felton scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Bransom added 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Chipola remains third in the state poll behind top-ranked Okaloosa-Walton and number two Tallahassee. The Indians are number 22 in the national JUCO poll.

The Indians close out the Fall season with a Dec. 16 game at St. John’s River CC in Palatka. Chipola plays a pair of road games at Meridian, Jan. 6 and at Santa Fe, Jan. 9, before opening the conference season Jan. 13 at Gulf Coast.

The Lady Indians finished their Fall season at 8-5 on the year with a 75-67 win over Wallace @ Hanceville on Dec. 12. Satoya Spates scored 14. Tasha Mathis hit 12. Shay Young added 11. CJC defeated Brevard 68-49 on Dec. 9. Sowo Varney led CJC with 17. Ashley Whitson had 10. Chipola lost to top-ranked Daytona Beach, 66-64 on Dec. 8. Tamecca Barnes led CJC with 18. Spates had 16. Chipola fell to Santa Fe 80-72 on Dec. 5. Spates led with 13. D’Leisha Cockerham had 13. Varney added 14.

Satoya Spates was named FCCAA Honorable Mention Player of the Week for Nov. 27-Dec. 4. Spates averaged 21 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game during the week.

The Lady Indians open the 2001 campaign with a Jan. 2 game at Central Florida CC and a Jan. 3 game at Seminole. They open the conference season Jan. 10 at North Florida.

 

Dec. 14, 2000

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR SPRING MUSICAL

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will hold open auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Jan. 9 and 10, 2001, at 6 p.m. in the CJC Theatre.

This Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway hit musical features a melodious, eclectic, contemporary score that is a tongue-in-cheek blend of calypso, '50s rock and roll, country-western, etc.

The cast includes 17 principal men, one principal woman and a chorus. The production is under the direction of Charles Sirmon, coordinator of theatre.

For more information call (850) 718-2227.

 

Dec. 14, 2000

REAL SOLUTIONS: A WORKSHOP FOR REAL WOMEN SET AT CJC

MARIANNA–Through the Continuing Education Department of Chipola Junior College, Jennifer Brodie announced today that she will be launching another session of her workshop for women.

Real Solutions: A Workshop for Real Women is a six-session workshop based upon Ms. Brodie’s book entitled Real Solutions for Real Women: A Common Sense Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Dieting Forever. The goal of the workshop is to offer women an alternative to traditional dieting.

Brodie says, "Any woman frustrated by dieting and seeking a new approach to weight loss would benefit from attending this workshop. My primary reason for conducting these workshops is to help women break free from the diet mentality so they can make permanent, healthful changes in their lives."

The workshops will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 9, 2001 at Chipola Junior College, Building M, Room 414. Cost is $50 per person for the full six weeks. Space is limited to 20 people.

Brodie is a resident of Marianna, and a graduate of Columbia University in New York City. During the past year, she has given presentations about the Real Solutions philosophy to several local groups, including the Graceville Woman’s Club, students at Chipola Junior College, and the Alpha Delta Kappa educational sorority.

For information, call the Continuing Education Office at 718-2395.

 

Dec. 14, 2000

CJC WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College’s Workforce Development Division announces openings in several programs.

Certificate Programs include: Accounting Applications, Applied Welding Technologies, Automotive Service Technology, Correctional Officer, Computer Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology, Culinary Management, Law Enforcement, Combination Law Enforcement & Corrections, Office Specialist, Patient Care Assistant, and Telecommunications Installation.

Most Workforce programs feature open enrollment, which means that students may enroll at any time and complete programs at their own pace. All programs offer excellent job placement potential. Financial aid and remedial assistance is available to qualified individuals. Instructors can tailor programs to meet a student’s schedule and career goals.

Chipola’s Office of Continuing Education also offers a number of programs that are ongoing throughout the year. Participants can learn just for fun or to improve their job performance in a variety of programs ranging from computers to crafts. The Continuing Education Department also can design customized courses for area businesses. Registration for the Spring Semester is Jan. 3 and 4. Classes begin Jan. 5.

For information about any of these programs, call 718-2270.