Feb. 6, 2003

INDIANS INCREASE HOLD ON CONFERENCE

 

 MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians increased their hold on first place in the Panhandle Conference with a 78-74 win at Pensacola on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Tom Frericks led Chipola with 18. Jue Michael Young had 15 points and 9 rebounds. Nick Williams had 15 points and 7 rebounds. Brandon Freeman scored 13 and Michael Wilds had 12.  Chipola head coach Ryan Cross said, “We have to give PJC some credit; they played pretty well. It wasn’t one of our best performances, but we did hang in there and pull the game out.”  With the win, Chipola improved to 19-6, 6-1 in the league.

Cross said, “We really need to win these next two home games. If we do we’ll be in good shape. We’ve won the last four on the road. We just need to take care of these home games.”

The Indians host Gulf Coast for Homecoming on Saturday and Tallahassee on Tuesday, Feb. 11.  The first place Indians are not taking last place Gulf Coast lightly.  Cross said, “We’ve got to come to play. We’ve got to play a little better than we did last night. I think you always play a little better at home. We’re looking for a great crowd at Homecoming.”

Two home wins would likely clinch a state tourney berth for Chipola, and give TCC their fourth league loss. Cross said, “We can control our destiny. We need to win our games and take care of ourselves.” As of Feb. 6, Chipola leads the league at 6-1. OW is 6-2. TCC is 4-3. GCC and PJC are both at 1-6.

The Indians moved into first place with a 93-74 win over Okaloosa-Walton on Jan. 28. CJC jumped out to a 40-26 lead at the half and never looked back, increasing the lead to as many as 23 in the second half.  Coach Cross said, “It was a key game for us because we were playing for first place. But more than that I thought it was a key game for our guys to make a statement. It was a huge confidence builder for us. If we play hard and stay focused, we’ll be in a great position to win the league.” The top two men’s teams advance to the state tournament set for March 5-8 at CJC.

The Lady Indians host top-ranked Gulf Coast in the Homecoming game at 5:30 p.m.

The Lady Indians fell to PJC on Wednesday, 77-58. Reginette Maddox led CJC with 19 points.

Lanita Carter had 14.

Chipola’s women still have a chance to make the state tourney as the top three women’s teams from the Panhandle will advance to state due to a special bye this year. As of Feb. 6, Gulf Coast leads the conference race at 9-0. OW is in second at 7-2. Chipola and TCC are tied for third at 4-5. PJC is 3-6 and NFL is 0-9.

For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC.

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Feb. 6, 2003

CJC BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians opened the 2003 season with a big 15-2 win at Andrew College on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Chipola combined for 19 hits. Victor Alvarez was 4 for 6. Joey Wilson went 3 for 4. Rocky Scelfo was 3 for 4. Cole Armstrong and Matt Grooms were both 2 for CJC head coach Jeff Johnson said, "We opened up offensively and pitched pretty well for the first day.  I thought we swung the bat pretty good for the first time out."Starting pitcher Brian Clausen (1-0) went the first 4 innings gaining his first college win. He allowed three hits, two runs, walked two, and struck out four. Chipola relievers Ryan Earnest, Michael Gibbs, Lance Berry, Charles O'Neal, Jared Rackley and Kellen Ludwig all saw action in the game. Chipola travels to Lake City Community College on Feb. 7, to St. Pete on Feb. 8 and to Pasco-Hernando on Feb. 9.  Johnson said, "It will be a good test for us this weekend. Hopefully the weather will be good and we can get some games in."The Indians open the home season in their new facility on Wednesday, Feb. 12, with Darton College at 2 p.m.The team will continue a 10-game homestand with Jackson State, Feb. 14 at noon; a doubleheader with Andrew College and Jackson State, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.; and Jackson State, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.Chipola hosts the big Chipola Classic, Feb. 21-23, with Louisburg, Central Alabama, Miami Dade and Middle Georgia.The Lady Indians softball team opens the home season Monday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m., in a double-header with Andrew College.

                For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC.

 

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Feb. 6, 2003

SELLOUT EXPECTED FOR CHIPOLA’S BIG RIVER

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola Junior College production of the hit musical “Big River,” go on sale Feb. 26 in the CJC Business Office.

The Broadway tale of Huck Finn opens a five-day run, March 12 with evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The Tony Award-winning score of the show was composed by King of the Road, Roger Miller.

CJC theater coordinator Charles Sirmon is expecting an early sellout.  Phone orders will be taken March 3 for any remaining tickets at 850-718-2220. VIP/ACT Fund members should call 850-718-2227 to reserve their tickets. 

For information about Chipola Theater, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

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BIG RIVER— Tickets for the Chipola Junior College production of the hit musical “Big River,” go on sale Feb. 26 in the CJC Business Office. The Broadway tale of Huck Finn opens a five-day run, March 12.  Part of the cast members are, from left: (front) James Spooner of Jacksonville, Gerald Goins of Gordon, AL; Mike Milton of Marianna, Josh Barber of Cottondale, (back) Charles Sirmon of Dothan AL, Joan Stadsklev of Marianna, Chris Manasco of Dothan, Adam Moxley of Marianna, Chuck Kimrey of Chattahoochee, David Culpepper of Marianna, Jon Gray of Dothan and Gayle D. Benedetto of Marianna. For information about Chipola Theater, contact Charles Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

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Feb. 6, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet Feb. 11.  Word & Excel for Seniors will meet Feb. 13.  Internet for Seniors will meet March 11.  Classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost for each course is $20.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Introduction to Computers (Office 97), Feb. 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Word I (Office XP), Feb. 13, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Word I (Office 97), Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Excel I (Office 97), Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Excel I (Office XP), March 13, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Office 97 classes are $45.  XP classes are $30.

                First Aid is Feb. 18 and 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course is set for April 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.        

                Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 10-Hour Childcare Training course is Feb. 22. Cost is $31.  A 20-Childcare Training course is March 8 and 15.  Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course is April 5.  Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course is April 26. Cost is $31.  Classes are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Cake Decorating II will be offered March 3 through March 31. Cake Decorating I is April 7 through April 28.  Cake Decorating III is June 9 through June 30.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Feb. 6, 2003

THROSSELL LITERATURE/LANGUAGE FESTIVAL IS FEB. 21 AT CJC

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will host the Thirteenth Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 21. 

Currently enrolled juniors and seniors from high schools in the Chipola District will be competing. Competitions will be held in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/mechanics/usage, literature, and reading.  Recognition will be given to first, second, and third places and two honorable mentions in each competition. 

A monetary award will be given to the first place winner of the President's Reading contest.  The emphasis on this year's President's Reading contest is drama.

The festival will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude with the awards ceremony at 12:30.  Lunch, compliments of the college, will be provided to the contestants and their sponsors.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, academic dean, said, "We are looking forward to hosting our thirteenth festival.  It is always a pleasure to have area high school students on our campus for a day of rigorous academic competition."

                                                                                               

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Feb. 6, 2003

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CHIPOLA MOM HELPS CJC—Chipola Junior College alumnus Martha Nell Braxton of Bonifay recently put her sewing skills to work for the college that did so much for her family. Mrs. Braxton volunteered to design and sew six-dozen reserved seat covers for use in the Johnson Health Center. Mrs. Braxton and all four of the Braxton children—Margie Williams, Mary Mardula, Dr. Mark Braxton and the late Bill Braxton—attended Chipola. Here, Braxton works on the covers in her well-stocked sewing room.

 

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Feb. 6, 2003

CHIPOLA MUSIC STUDENT WINS AT STATE COMPETITION

 

                MARIANNA--Lex McLelland, percussion music major at Chipola Junior College, was the winner of the Percussion Division in the State’s Music Student Artist Competition of the Music Symposium held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

                The event was sponsored by the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA).

                McLelland, who competed on multiple percussion and marimba, performed the Gitano, Movement 2 by Gomez on marimba during the Winner’s Recital. 

                Upon completion of his AA degree, McLelland will receive a music scholarship of $1,000 per year for two years from a member college of the Florida NASM (National Association of Schools of Music).  He plans to attend the FSU School of Music. McClelland is the grandson of Frank and Martha Hyles of Marianna.

                Chipola mezzo-soprano Mavis Flowers competed in the female vocal area and received recognition from the judges with a “Special Performance of Artistic Merit.”  Flowers also participated in the vocal master class.

                Other CJC music students participated in the Concert Chorus and Symphonic Band that performed in the final concert.  CJC Chorus members were Mary Atwell of Bonifay, Mavis Flowers of Live Oak, Amy Maddox of Tallahassee, Courtney McKay of Sneads, Jenny Parmer of Sneads, Jahn Wyckoff of Cottondale, Jonathan Basford of Grand Ridge, Thomas Basford of Marianna and Adam Moxley of Marianna.  CJC Symphonic Band members were Courtney McKay of Sneads, Jenny Parmer of Sneads and Lex McLelland of Melbourne.

                Chipola music faculty in attendance were Dr. Allen Molineux, instrumental, who coordinated the state’s jazz ensemble; Joan Stadsklev, director of Fine and Performing Arts; Dr. Edward Lyon, voice/choral, and Angie White, voice/choral.

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Feb. 6, 2003

STATE JUCO TOURNEY BRINGS THOUSAND$ TO MARIANNA

MARIANNA--More than 2,000 visitors are expected to converge on Marianna March 5-8, when Chipola Junior College hosts the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament. 

Chipola Appreciation Club President Robert Trammell said, "This is one of the largest annual events in the area. Sixteen teams, with coaches, cheerleaders and hundreds of fans will visit Jackson County and contribute a significant amount of money to the local economy."

                Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses. 

                CJC Human Resources Director Karan Davis, who coordinates motel rooms for the tournament, reports that more than 175 rooms will be reserved for teams and game officials.  

                The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to help Chipola promote the tournament.          

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, "We are excited about hosting the tournament again this year. And we are very grateful to the TDC for their support of this important event." 

The Chipola Indians are expected to make their first appearance in the tourney in several years as they are currently in first place in the league. The top two men’s teams advance to the state tournament. The Lady Indians also still have a good shot at making the tourney as the top three women’s teams from the Panhandle will advance to the tournament this year.

                Dozens of key supporters are working with the Appreciation Club to sell advance tickets.  Tournament passes--$25 for adults and $15 for students--will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games.  Single session tickets are $10 each. 

For ticket information, call the Chipola Business Office at 718-2341, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu

 

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Feb. 6, 2003

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JUCO TOURNEY BRINGS THOUSAND$ TO JACKSON COUNTY--More than 2,000 visitors are expected to converge on Marianna March 5-8, when Chipola Junior College hosts the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament.  Pictured from left, are: Chanley Carter, Jackson County Tourist Development Council; Robby Roberts, Appreciation Club Ticket Sales Chair and Dr. Gene Prough, Tournament Administrator.  Tournament passes are $25 for adults and $15 for students.  For ticket information, call the Chipola Business Office at 718-2341, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu          

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Feb. 6, 2003

CHIPOLA TRUSTEES VISIT THE CAPITOL

                MARIANNA—Trustees from Chipola Junior College were among the 207 trustees from Florida’s 28 community colleges who converged on the Florida Capitol Jan. 22-23, to plan legislative strategy and to meet with their local legislators.

                Board members Danny Ryals of Calhoun County, Brenda Taylor of Washington County and Jennie Goodman of Holmes County represented the Chipola board at the meetings.

                The trustees received a briefing on the Governor’s proposed budget from the Governor’s staff as well as briefings from representatives of the Florida Board of Education, Division of Community Colleges, the Florida Association of Community Colleges, and the Florida Community Colleges Council of Presidents. Following review of budgetary and policy issues, the trustees attended meetings with their local legislators to inform them of the issues and concerns facing the community colleges.

“With so many budgetary changes looming this year, it is especially important that our community colleges emphasize their importance to local communities and to the strengthening of Florida’s economy,” said Dr. Harry Albertson, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. CJC president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We are fortunate to have a board that is dedicated to getting the very best for our students.”

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Feb. 6, 2003

CJC STUDENTS EARN A+ CERTIFICATION

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Computer Electronics Technology students Kelly

Messer and Billy Richter recently earned CompTia A+ certification. CompTia is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of 10,000 companies and professional IT members in the rapidly converging computing and communications market. According to instructor John Watson, the students are

now certified to install software and hardware, diagnose and troubleshoot computer problems, install motherboards, processors, and memory chips, provide maintenance to printers, and perform basic networking tasks.  Watson said, “A+ certified technicians enter the field at competitive wages and maintain higher salaries than non-certified technicians.” 

Persons interested in A+ Certification training at Chipola, may contact instructor John Watson at 850-718-2392.

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CJC A+ GRADS--Chipola Junior College Computer Electronics Technology students Kelly Messer (left) and Billy Richter (right) recently earned CompTia A+ certification. Also pictured is instructor John Watson. Persons interested in A+ Certification training at Chipola, may contact instructor John Watson at 850-718-2392.

 

 

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Feb. 13, 2003

 

 

HEALTH FAIR AND RIBBON-CUTTING IS TUESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will host a health fair and ribbon-cutting for the new Health Science Building on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from noon to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the free event, entitled, "Celebrate Total Wellness: Feeling Good and Looking Good." The afternoon will include: screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, height/weight, Body Mass Index, eye exams, and health counseling by CJC nursing students; heimlich and infant heimlich classes; demonstrations of the new automatic external defibrillator by Jackson Hospital; haircuts by the CJC Cosmetology Department; makeovers by Mary Kay and heart Healthy refreshments. 

The CJC Board of Trustees and members of the local medical community will be on hand for a 3 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony for the new building which features six labs, six classrooms, a lecture hall and a 24-station computer lab.

Several organization will participate in the event, including Jackson Hospital, the Jackson County Public Health Unit, the CJC Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa, and the University Center @ Chipola.

The Florida State University College of Nursing will host an information session from 11 a.m. to noon for current CJC students and faculty advisors regarding the FSU RN to BSN Nursing Program on the CJC campus.

To find the new Health Science building, take Jefferson Street to River Forest Road. Turn left off of River Forest at the CJC Baseball Complex and continue on Longhouse Court. The Health Science Building is on the right.

For information, call Kathy Wheeler at 850-718-2278.

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Feb. 13, 2003

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS AT HOME THIS WEEKEND

 MARIANNA--The Indians opened the home season in their new facility on Feb. 12 with a 5-3 win over Darton College.

Chipola scored 5 runs on 9 hits and committed one error.  Darton scored 3 runs on 7 hits and made 3 errors.

Leading hitter for Chipola was Victor Alvarez who went 3 for 5. Matt Grooms was 2 for 3 and Rocky Scelfo was 2 for 5.

Jared Rackley started the game on the mound for Chipola, followed by Lance Berry and Charles O’Neal. Jonathan Cottrell was the winning pitcher with 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout in three innings.  Michael Gibbs and Ryan Earnest finished the game for CJC. 

Chipola’s next home game is Friday, Feb. 14, with Jackson State at 1 p.m.

The 3-0-1 Indians continue a 10-game home-stand with a doubleheader with Andrew College and Jackson State, Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.; and Jackson State, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Chipola hosts the big Chipola Classic, Feb. 21-23, with Louisburg, Central Alabama, Miami Dade and Middle Georgia.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson said, “We’re very excited to finally be playing our new facility.  We’ve got our grandstand and seating in, and I think the fans will really enjoy the games in our new stadium.” 

Chipola scored a big 11-9 win over St. Petersburg College on Feb. 8. Rocky Scelfo was four for five at the plate. Joey Wilson was three for six. Charles O’Neal got the win for Chipola with one strikeout and no hits in 2.1 innings. Jared Rackley earned the save. Andrea Meadus suffered a broken hand in the game.

The Indians played to a 3-3 tie with Lake City on Feb. 7. The game was called due to darkness.

Chipola opened the 2003 season with a big 15-2 win at Andrew College on Feb. 5. Chipola combined for 19 hits. Starting pitcher Brian Clausen (1-0) went the first 4 innings gaining his first college win.

               

The Lady Indians softball team improved to 7-2 with a pair of wins over Darton College in a double header on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

CJC won the first game, 5-0. Stephanie Hayes earned the win, pitching a no hitter with 9 strikeouts.  Leading hitters in the first game were Ashley Quick who went 2 for 3 with 2 stolen bases and Amber Kavehkar who went 2 for 3 with one double.

Chipola had 7 hits in the first game and 14 hits in the second game.  CJC overcame a 4-7 deficit in the seventh inning to win the game 11-7.

Stephanie Hayes (4-1) also earned the win in game two. Jessica Finch threw 3 innings. Amanda Edwards went 2 innings. Leading hitters in game two was Heather Ebersole who went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and a triple. Leigh Savoy went 3 for 4 with a double and Shirley Burleson went 1 for 2 with 2 stolen bases. 

The Lady Indians play Sneads State at Troy State University on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.

Chipola’s next home softball game is Sunday, Feb. 16, against nationally ranked Chattanooga State, with a double-header at 1 and 3 p.m.

For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC.

 

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Feb. 13, 2003 

“BIG RIVER” TICKETS ON SALE SOON AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola Junior College production of the hit musical “Big River,” go on sale Feb. 26 in the CJC Business Office.

The Broadway tale of Huck Finn opens a five-day run, March 12 with evening shows at 7:30 p.m., and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The Tony Award-winning score of the show was composed by King of the Road, Roger Miller.

CJC theater coordinator Charles Sirmon is expecting an early sellout.  VIP/ACT Fund members should call 850-718-2227 to reserve their tickets.  Phone orders will be taken March 3 for any remaining tickets at 850-718-2220.

The cast is led by Mike Milton of Marianna as Huck Finn and Gerald Goins of Gordon, AL, as Jim. Other players include: Josh Barber as Tom Sawyer, Jill White as Mary Jane Wilkes, David Culpepper as Pap, Lee Shook as Duke, Charles Sirmon as King, Chris Manasco as Silas Phelps, Joan Stadsklev as Miss Watson, Michele Williams as Widow Douglas, Gayle DiBenedetto as Strange Woman, Erin Davis as Susan Wilkes, Sylvia Grace as Joanna Wilkes/Sally, Felicia Gibson as Scarlet Wilkes, John Gray as Judge/Doctor, Mavis Flowers as Crossing Slave, James Spooner as Young Fool/Ben/Hank, Jonathan Basford as Simon/Counselor, Adam Moxley as Jo/Lafe, Laura Trejo as How Blest We Are Girl, Charles Kimrey as Dick/Andy, Nathaniel Williams and Ashley Harvey as Slaves/Townspeople and Mary Kathryn Farmer, Lacy Purvis, Kassandra Joyner, Candace Holloway and Courtney Haile as Townladies. 

Behind the scenes will be stage manager Misty Talton, Trey McGowan will handle lighting, sound technician Angie White and choreographer Chris Manasco. Joan Stadsklev and Angie White will share musical direction duties.

For information about Chipola Theater, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

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Feb. 13, 2003

 CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Word I (Office 97), Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Word I (Office XP), March 1, 8 a.m. to noon; Excel I (Office 97), Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Excel I (Office XP), March 13, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Office 97 classes are $45.  XP classes are $30.

                First Aid is Feb. 18 and 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course is set for April 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.        

                Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 10-Hour Childcare Training course is Feb. 22. Cost is $31.  A 20-Childcare Training course is March 8 and 15.  Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course is April 5.  Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course is April 26. Cost is $31.  Classes are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Cake Decorating II will be offered March 3 through March 31. Cake Decorating I is April 7 through April 28.  Cake Decorating III is June 9 through June 30.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

                Internet for Seniors will meet March 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Feb. 13, 2003

FSU NURSING PROGRAM TO HOST INFORMATION SESSIONS AT CJC

MARIANNA—The Florida State University Panama City campus has planned three information sessions regarding the Chipola Junior College RN to BSN Nursing Program now available on the Chipola campus. 

Persons interested in the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, are encouraged to attend one of the meetings.

The first session is Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to noon in the CJC Health Sciences Building and is intended for currently enrolled nursing students and faculty advisors. The session precedes ribbon-cutting and Wellness Clinic activities planned by the Chipola Health Sciences department on Tuesday.

FSU nursing faculty and admission representatives will be available to talk with interested students, faculty and the public.

Meetings also are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the CJC Foundation on College Street. Another session is planned at the CJC Foundation on Tuesday, March 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Interested persons are encouraged to drop by and talk with nursing faculty and admissions representatives from the FSU Panama City campus during either of these informal sessions.

For information, contact Renee’ Green, FSU Program Coordinator at the CJC

University Center - Room 401C, phone (850) 718-2419; or email: greenr@chipola.edu

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Feb. 13, 2003

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS FINISH REGULAR SEASON THIS WEEK

MARIANNA-- Both Chipola basketball teams travel to Okaloosa-Walton on Saturday, Feb. 15. The men’s game will decide who takes first place in the league. The women’s game will determine the Lady Indians post season fate. 

Both Chipola basketball teams return home to host PJC on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in CJC’s final home game of the season. Chipola closes out the regular season at Gulf Coast on Feb. 22.

The Indians suffered a narrow 70-69 loss to Tallahassee on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Chipola’s Walker Russell had a shot at the buzzer, but it bounced off the rim, to give TCC its first win over Chipola this season. Chipola trailed 37-35 at the half. Nick Williams led Chipola with 19. Tom Frericks scored 17. Brandon Freeman had 13. JueMichael Young added 8.

Chipola is currently tied for first place with OW, both with 7-2 records as of Feb. 13. Tallahassee is a game out at 6-3. Pensacola is 1-7 and Gulf Coast is 1-8. CJC head coach Ryan Cross said, “This is a very unforgiving league. There is no room for error or injury in this conference. There are three really good teams in this league, but even the two teams at the bottom are solid and capable of winning.”

The Lady Indians defeated Tallahassee 67-55 on Tuesday to keep their chance for a state tournament berth alive.  TCC led most of the first half, but the Lady Indians mounted a 23-22 lead at the break. Chipola launched a 16-3 run to go up 55-40 late in the second half and never let up.  Reginette Maddox led CJC with 18 points and Rebecca Montz added 10.

Chipola and Tallahassee are tied for third in the women’s race at 5-6. Gulf Coast (10-0) leads the league.  OW is second at (8-2). Pensacola is (3-7) and North Florida (0-10). 

The top two men’s teams and the top three women’s teams in the Panhandle Conference advance to the state tournament set for March 5-8 at CJC.

Chipola’s Feb. 17 game at North Florida has been cancelled. NFL has forfeited its remaining games due to injuries.

For the latest scores, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC.

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Feb. 13, 2003

CHIPOLA STUDENT LEARNS IN AMERICORPS PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College sophomore Jonathan Basford is one of the first CJC students ever to participate in the Federal Americorps program.

During most of 2002, Basford worked as a tour guide and biologist's assistant in the Florida Caverns State Park.

Basford, who played the lead roles in Chipola's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Charlie Brown" and "Footloose," served as a guide on special tours of the Caverns on weekends and evenings. He was able to put his acting skills to good use when he donned the period uniforms of the Civilian Conservation Corps workers who discovered the caves in the 1920's.

His other work at the park included clearing trails and assisting biologist Mark Ludlow in exotic plant eradication and working with assistant park manager Brian Fugate. 

Basford, who had never toured the caves prior to his Americorps job, said he especially enjoyed meeting new people and learning about the state park system. He said, "It was interesting to meet so many international tourists in the park. We don't think it's a big deal, but people come from all over the world to visit the Caverns."

The college sophomore also has been a member of the CJC Chamber Chorus and Show Choir. After graduating from CJC in May, Basford plans to attend the University of Florida to major in Music Performance with a minor in business. Americorps will pay for part of his education. 

Basford is the son of and Steven and Pat Basford of Grand Ridge.  He hopes to make a career in the Christian music industry.

Americorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment.

For information, call 1-800-942-2677, or visit www.americorps.org

 

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CJC AMERICORPS STUDENT--Chipola Junior College sophomore Jonathan Basford is one of the first CJC students ever to participate in the Federal Americorps program. During most of 2002, Basford worked as a tour guide in the Florida Caverns State Park. His other work at the park included clearing trails and assisting in exotic plant eradication.

 

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Feb. 13, 2003

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UWF HELPS CJC--The University of West Florida presents an annual $1,000 scholarship to a Chipola Junior College student planning to pursue a business degree at UWF. Shown from left, are: UWF College of Business faculty Marcia R. Howard and Dr. John Lew Cox and Kathryn Roberts, CJC business instructor.  A CJC committee selects the recipient of the two-year scholarship. For information, call the CJC Foundation at 718-2370.    

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 Feb. 24, 2003

BOTH CHIPOLA TEAMS MAKE STATE TOURNAMENT

MARIANNA--Both Chipola Junior College basketball teams will play in the State JUCO Tournament set for March 5-8 in Chipola’s Johnson Health Center.

The 9-3 Indians finished the regular season at second in the league with a 22-8 overall mark.

Chipola scored a 94-84 win at Gulf Coast on Saturday. CJC head coach Ryan Cross said, “It was a pretty good effort. We were up double figures most of the game and we pretty much controlled the game throughout.”

Brandon Freeman paced Chipola with a career-high 41 points including nine three-pointers.  Walter Harris and Michael Wilds scored 10 apiece. 

Chipola is tentatively scheduled to play Broward in the first round of the tournament on March 6. The Indians fell to Broward earlier in the season in Ocala. OW (10-2) will represent the Panhandle as the first place team.

                The Lady Indians (7-8) also earned a tournament berth with a third place finish in the league. CJC finished the season 17-13 with a 90-57 loss at top-ranked Gulf Coast. But the game was of no consequence to the Lady Indians as PJC beat TCC to give Chipola one game up on TCC.

Head coach Jason Keene said, “We went into the game shorthanded. Rebecca Montz has two broken fingers and Heidi Fowler has a knee injury.” Only seven Lady Indians dressed out for the game. Lanita Carter led Chipola with 17. Melissa Killings of Bonifay had 12.

The Lady Indians will likely play Miami Dade in the first round of the state tournament on Wednesday, March 5. 

                The state tournament begins Wednesday, March 5 with women’s first round games. Men’s first round games are Thursday, March 6, with games.  Men and women play second round games on Friday, March 7. Games are scheduled at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The championship games are set for 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.

                Tournament passes--$25 for adults and $15 for students--will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games.  Single session tickets are $10 each. 

For ticket information, call the Chipola Business Office at 718-2341, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu    

 

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 Feb. 24, 2003

“BIG RIVER” TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola Junior College production of the hit musical “Big River,” will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the CJC Business Office.

                Patrons may purchase as many tickets as they like at that time. A one-day sellout is expected.

The Broadway tale of Huck Finn opens a five-day run, March 12 with evening shows at 7:30 p.m., and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The Tony Award-winning score of the show was composed by King of the Road, Roger Miller.

CJC theater coordinator Charles Sirmon invites VIP/ACT Fund members to call 850-718-2227 to reserve their tickets.  Phone orders will be taken March 3 for any remaining tickets at 850-718-2220.

The cast is led by Mike Milton of Marianna as Huck Finn and Gerald Goins of Gordon, AL, as Jim. Other players include: Josh Barber as Tom Sawyer, Jill White as Mary Jane Wilkes, David Culpepper as Pap, Lee Shook as Duke, Charles Sirmon as King, Chris Manasco as Silas Phelps, Joan Stadsklev as Miss Watson, Michele Williams as Widow Douglas, Gayle DiBenedetto as Strange Woman, Erin Davis as Susan Wilkes, Sylvia Grace as Joanna Wilkes/Sally, Felicia Gibson as Scarlet Wilkes, John Gray as Judge/Doctor, Mavis Flowers as Crossing Slave, James Spooner as Young Fool/Ben/Hank, Jonathan Basford as Simon/Counselor, Adam Moxley as Jo/Lafe, Laura Trejo as How Blest We Are Girl, Charles Kimrey as Dick/Andy, Nathaniel Williams and Ashley Harvey as Slaves/Townspeople and Mary Kathryn Farmer, Lacy Purvis, Kassandra Joyner, Candace Holloway and Courtney Haile as Townladies. 

Behind the scenes will be stage manager Misty Talton, Trey McGowan will handle lighting, sound technician Angie White and choreographer Chris Manasco. Joan Stadsklev and Angie White will share musical direction duties.

For information about Chipola Theater, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

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Feb. 24, 2003 

DAIMLERCHRYSLER DONATES CAR TO CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—It is often said in education that people learn from hands-on experience.

DaimlerChrysler and its nearly 4,700 dealers nationwide support that theory.

                DaimlerChrysler is making a further commitment to enhancing automotive services to

customers in the Marianna area while at the same time promoting greater educational opportunities

for future automotive technicians by donating a 2000 Dodge Neon to Chipola Junior College's Automotive Technology Program.

                "DaimlerChrysler has made this donation so that our students will get all the educational advantages DaimlerChrysler and Chipola have to offer," said John Gardner, Automotive Instructor. "In addition, this donation ensures that DaimlerChrysler owners will continue to receive the best automotive care possible when serviced by DaimlerChrysler trained technicians at dealerships nationwide."

                "This donation guarantees that the technicians we train gain the necessary experience to meet the immediate needs of customers promptly and efficiently," said Charles Irwin, DaimlerChrysler-National Manager of Vocational Education. "Customers and technicians alike have much to gain from this donation. It provides educational opportunities for technicians and helps offer DaimlerChrysler customers a positive ownership experience."

               

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DAIMLER CHRYSLER HELPS CHIPOLA--DaimlerChrysler recently donated a 2000 Dodge Neon to Chipola Junior College's Automotive Technology Program. Pictured from left, are: John Pforte of Bob Pforte Motors, DaimlerChrysler representative Mike Sobiecki, CJC automotive instructors John Gardner and Julian Williams.

 

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Feb. 24, 2003  

CENTURYTEL EMPLOYEES TRAIN AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--Eleven CenturyTel Company technicians recently completed a basic telephone installation course at Chipola Junior College.  The technicians are training to become Customer Zone Technicians as these positions become available within the company.

                CJC instructor Harry Fleener, said, "Our Telecommunications Program is looking forward to an expanded training role with CenturyTel as they grow."

CenturyTel recently purchased Verizon Telephone Company in Alabama. CenturyTel is an emerging company presently focusing on rural telephone installations in Alabama.

Chipola’s next Telecommunications Installation course begins March 10. The course meets weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and runs just over seven weeks.

For information about Chipola's Telecommunications program, call Harry Fleener at 850-718-2214.

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Feb. 24, 2003 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 20-Childcare Training course is March 8 and 15.  Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course is April 5.  Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course is April 26. Cost is $31.  Classes are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Word I (Office XP), March 1, 8 a.m. to 12 noon; Excel I (Office 97), Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Excel I (Office XP), March 13, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Office 97 classes are $45.  XP classes are $30.

                First Aid is March 11 and 13 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course is set for April 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

                Internet for Seniors will meet March 11.  Classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost for each

                Cake Decorating II will be offered March 3 through March 31. Cake Decorating I is April 7 through April 28.  Cake Decorating III is June 9 through June 30.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

                course is $20.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Feb. 24, 2003 

FORMER CJC PLAYER IS WAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

                DENVER - Louisiana Tech guard and former Chipola player Lavelle Felton was recently named the Western Athletic Conference men's basketball player of the week for February 10-16.

                Felton, a senior from Milwaukee, Wis., made 72.7 percent of his shots from the field (24-33) and averaged 20.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in three victories for Louisiana Tech last week. He began the week with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a home win against Tulsa last Monday.

                On Thursday, he scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in helping Louisiana Tech snap Fresno State's 12-game home winning streak. Felton then scored 23 points in a 99-97 overtime win at Nevada that broke the Wolf Pack's 10-game home winning streak. He also shot 10-of-15 from three-point range for the week and played all 40 minutes against both Tulsa and Fresno State.

                It was Felton's first ever WAC player of the week award and second straight for a Bulldog this year.

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 Feb. 24, 2003 

FSU NURSING PROGRAM TO HOST INFORMATION SESSIONS AT CJC

MARIANNA—The Florida State University Panama City campus has planned two information sessions regarding the FSU RN to BSN Nursing Program now available on the Chipola campus. 

Persons interested in the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, are encouraged to attend one of the meetings.

Meetings are scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and again on Tuesday, March 4.  Both sessions will be held in the CJC Foundation on College Street.

Interested persons are encouraged to drop by and talk with FSU nursing faculty and admissions representatives during either of these informal sessions.

For information, contact Renee’ Green, FSU Program Coordinator at the CJC

University Center - Room 401C, phone (850) 718-2419; or email: greenr@chipola.edu

 

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 Feb. 24, 2003 

UWF OFFERS SOCIAL WORK DEGREE AT CHIPOLA 

                MARIANNA—The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work on the Chipola Junior College campus in Marianna.

UWF program director Sherri Stone said, “A degree in Social Work provides at least 15 career choices after graduation.  A BSW is one of the most versatile and marketable degrees you can earn.” 

Social workers belong to a national network of professionals who share information about job placement, and career advancement. 

Stone said, “You will find social workers everywhere, from the local office of DCF right up to Congress.  Anyone who wants to make a difference in their community, state, country, and the world, should consider the field of social work.” 

For more information and degree planning, call Sherri Stone at 526-2761, Ext. 3356, or visit the University at Chipola in Room L400.

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Feb. 24, 2003 

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MELVIN ADDRESSES CJC HONORS PROGRAM—Engineer David Melvin was the recent guest speaker for the Chipola Junior College Honors program. Melvin (left), the 2002 Chipola Junior College alumnus of the year, is pictured here with Honors advisers Bonnie Smith (center) and Jody Spooner. 

 

 

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Feb. 24, 2003 

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CJC PBL WINS--The Chipola Junior College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda won several awards at the recent PBL District Competition. Pictured from left are, Chad Fears, Chris Duncan and Tiffany Birge.  The following CJC students picked up first place awards:  Jessica Jones, Marketing; Tiffany Anderson, Information Management and Human Resource Management; Chris Duncan, Management; Chad Fears, International Business and Computer Concepts.  Second place winners were Chris Duncan, Telecommunications; Laneise Leslie, Information Management and Human Resource Management; and Tiffany Anderson, Computer Concepts. Tiffany Birge won third place in Computer Concepts and International Business.          

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 Feb. 24, 2003 

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 SHOW CHOIR PERFORMS FOR SENIORS--The Chipola Junior College Show Choir performed recently for the Jackson County Association of Senior Citizens. Pictured from left, are Grace Lincoln and Mary Nix with Show Choir members Adam Moxley and Cheryl Tyus.

 

 

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Feb. 24, 2003  

NEW BUILDING AT CJC--Chipola Junior College officials recently hosted a health fair and ribbon-cutting for the new Health Science Building. The 30,000 square foot, $2.8 million building features six labs, six classrooms, a lecture hall and a 24-station computer lab. 

 

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