Jan. 8

CHIPOLA EXPECTING ANOTHER RECORD ENROLLMENT

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is expecting a record number of students when late Spring registration concludes on Jan. 14. 

If the numbers hold, Spring 2004 would be the college’s second record-setting semester this academic year.  Chipola enjoyed a double-digit enrollment increase in the Fall 2003 semester which ended in December.  A total of 2,113 students were enrolled in the Fall, a 16.5 percent increase over the previous year.

In August, the 55 year-old institution was renamed Chipola College in preparation to offer four-year degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. Classes for the new programs began Wednesday. Interest in the new B.S. programs led to a surge in applications, but college officials point to several other factors that may have brought more students, including: greater emphasis on retention, the presence of university programs on campus, expansion of nursing programs, a special program for public school paraprofessionals and the offer of in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents.

“Our goal is to make higher education accessible to every student in our district, “said college president Dr. Gene Prough. “We are very proud that so many students are taking advantage of the opportunities available at Chipola.”

The college offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs. Registration for Workforce programs continues throughout the semester.

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

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

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Jan. 8

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS GULF COAST ON SATURDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College hosts arch rival Gulf Coast in a pair of Panhandle Conference games on Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

                The Indians enter the game ranked 14th in the country, the highest ranked Florida team in the national poll. Led by first year head coach Chris Jans, Chipola is 16-2 after a pair of convincing wins in the Florida JUCO Shootout.  

                The Panhandle Conference race looks to be more competitive than ever. Pensacola beat defending champion OW on Wednesday. And after winning only two league games last season, Gulf Coast scored a big 75-61 over Tallahassee on Wednesday. Chipola head coach Chris Jans, says, “Gulf Coast is going to come in here with a lot of confidence after beating TCC. The butterflies are over for them. We’re going to have our work cut out for us. They’re very big, especially, Sani Abraham. He’s 6’11, and averaging about 20 points a game. He has a nice touch and can dunk easily. Gulf Coast also has some pretty good inside kids. They’ll work us on the board. We’re just going to try to neutralize that part of the game. They’re not as deep as we are, so as the game progresses, this should play in our favor.”

                Jans says he is pleased with his team’s progress this season and their play after the Christmas break. “We played well against Santa Fe the day before we left for the holidays, but with a two-week layoff, you always worry that your players are going to get a little lazy. Thankfully, this didn’t happen to our guys. We came back and beat Miami Dade and Seminole in the Florida JUCO Shootout. I’m happy. We’re as healthy as we’ve been and we’re ready to start playing Panhandle games.”

                The Indians’ pre-conference performance has been encouraging to coach Jans, especially on defense. “Our players understand that you’ve got to have something to hang your hat on; for us, that’s been defense. We’re a pretty good defensive team, which will carry you through in the some of the close games even when you’re not shooting well.”

 

                Chipola scored a 59-52 win over Miami Dade on Jan. 2.  The Indians were led in scoring by Je'kel Foster with 12 points. He also added 8 assists and 5 rebounds.  Mario Jointer had 10 points. Vas'shun Newborne had 10 points and 6 rebounds. Shawn Malloy scored 6 and pulled down 12 rebounds.  The Indians had a total of 15 offensive boards and forced 23 turnovers.

                On Jan. 3, the Indians beat Seminole CC, 76-43. Chipola held Seminole to 17 first half points. The Indians were led by Jointer with 17. Leon Woodstock had 13. Newborne added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Foster had 9 points, 7 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds.

                LADY INDIANS

                The Lady Indians opened the conference with a big 65-43 over North Florida on Tuesday, Jan 6. Reggie Maddox led Chipola with 18. Andrea Martin scored 10. The win improved the Lady Indians record to 15-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference. Chipola’s women are currently ranked 22nd in the nation and third in the state.            

                The Gulf Coast Lady Commodores showed some vulnerability on Jan. 3, losing to Central Florida, 69-65. It was Gulf Coast’s first loss in 88 games. Chipola has beaten Central Florida twice this season. But Gulf Coast jumped right back to beat TCC on Wednesday.

                “Saturday’s Gulf Coast game will be a good test for us to see how far we have come,” said first year Chipola head coach David Lane. “We’ve had some success, but now we’re in conference. This is going to be a long race, and a long haul. We still have two more months of conference games.”

                Coach Lane says he respects the Commodores. “Gulf Coast is a team with great size and athleticism. They like to get out and run. We’re not going to be able to match them in these two areas. We’re going to have to play our style of basketball. We’re more of a half court team that will take advantage of our opponent’s mistakes. We will execute with more of an in-your-face style, focused more on stopping the other team than outscoring them,” said Lane.

                As for his team’s preparation leading into conference play, Lane says, “I’ve been especially impressed with Reggie Maddox—her leadership on and off the court. But I’m proud that our balance is really showing. We have some people that can score inside and outside. Reggie is probably going to lead us most games, but many of our players can run up 12 points on any given night. We’re just a pretty balanced team.”

                On Jan. 4, the Lady Indians swamped Indian River 73-59 in the Gulf Coast Classic.  Reggie Maddox led with 20.  Kristina Andjelkovic and Alicia MacDonald scored 16 apiece. On Jan. 3, the Lady Indians beat Central Florida 68-46. Maddox again led Chipola with 15. Tamika Jackson and Andjelkovic each scored 12.

                On Dec. 20, Chipola beat Cloud County, the number 8 team in the country, 68-46, in the Chipola Women’s Classic. Chipola also scored wins over St. Catharine and Three Rivers in the Chipola Classic.

                Both Chipola teams head to Pensacola on Jan. 14. Chipola hosts OW on Jan. 17.

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

 

 

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Jan. 8     

                FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK TRANSFERS TO CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Pitcher Alan Horne, a 2001 first round pick of the Cleveland Indians, is now a Chipola College Indian.

                The 2001 Marianna High grad transferred to Chipola from Ole Miss where he had played since 2001. Horne was a medical red-shirt at Ole Miss last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. His rehabilitation program is expected to put him on the mound for the Chipola Indians in mid-March.

                Horne will be eligible for the Major League draft at the end of Chipola’s season in May. Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, "Any time you get a guy of this quality, it’s great for your program. I think Alan wanted to come back home to get a little more help with his rehabilitation. We want to get him healthy so he can be where he wants to be as a pitcher. And we want to get him healthy so he can help us. We’re proud to have him back in town. It's always good to have a local kid on the team."

                The 6-4, 190 pound right hander, who turned 21 on Monday, says, “It’s good to be home. Everything looks good and is on track as far as my rehab. And I’m looking forward to working with Coach Johnson. He was a big factor in me coming to Chipola. Because he’s seen me pitch since I was a kid, he knows what my mechanics are supposed to look like. I’m confident that he can help me get back to my status before the injury.”

                Horne was a 2002 Honorable Mention Freshman All American at Ole Miss. In the 2003 pre-season, he was Ranked No. 6 on Baseball America’s list of the nation’s top 50 sophomores and also rated as the SEC’s No. 2 prospect for the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft and listed as one of the top players to watch in the SEC by Collegiate Baseball. 

                Horne, in only his first season at Ole Miss (2002), posted a 5-2 record and 4.97 ERA in 12 starts. The right-hander struck out 31 in 54.1 innings pitched and held opponents to a .226 average. At one point during the 2001 season, Horne won five-straight decisions. He was a Louisville Slugger All-America honorable mention pick by Collegiate Baseball.

                The Ole Miss/John Millington Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient, Horne earned University of Mississippi Athletic Association (UMAA) Honor Roll distinction both semesters his freshman year. The Business Studies major also was a member of the Rebel 3.0 Club, which recognizes returning student-athletes who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.

                A National Honor Society member at Marianna High, Horne won a National Science Merit Award and was a Florida Academic Scholar. He helped Marianna High to four consecutive appearances in the state 3A Final Four, including a state title his sophomore year. Horne logged a career 24-6 mark, with two saves and a 1.56 ERA. He registered 355 career strikeouts to 73 walks in 197 innings pitched.  He was a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Year finalist and named Wiregrass Area Player of the Year his senior season. The three-time All-State honoree, earned third team honors as a sophomore, second team as a junior, and was a first team selection as a senior. He was an All-Big Bend Area first team selection as a junior and senior, and was named to the second team as a sophomore. He was 6-1 with one save, a 1.86 ERA, and 78 strikeouts in 41.1 innings as a junior. He was named a second team preseason High School All-American by Baseball America prior to his senior season.

                Horne is the son of Bill and Jan Horne of Marianna.

                Chipola is the defending Panhandle Conference Champion. The team opens the Spring season Feb. 2. Conference play begins March 16.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

 

 

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Jan. 8

 

CHIPOLA HOSTING HIGH SCHOOL THREE POINT CONTEST

               

                MARIANNA—Chipola College is hosting a High School Three-Point Shooting Championship during home games this season.

                All 15 high school boys and girls teams from the Chipola district are expected to participate. Girls will compete during halftime of Chipola women’s home games. Boys will compete during the men’s games.

                The top shooter from each high school will have one minute to shoot 15 balls from three positions on the three point line.  The top three scorers from the season will shoot for the championship during the State JUCO Tournament in March.  The champion of the men’s and women’s divisions will win a one-of-a-kind, personalized shooting shirt.  The winning schools will earn the right to display the traveling championship trophy on the high school campus.

                To get the fans excited about the competition, residents of each county represented will be admitted free of charge on the night a county school participates. 

                Participating schools for the Jan. 10, Chipola vs. Gulf Coast game, are: Altha and Poplar Springs. All residents of Calhoun and Holmes Counties will be admitted free on Jan. 10.

                Upcoming competitions are set for the following dates: Jan. 17, Blountstown, Liberty and Ponce De Leon; Jan. 24, (girls only) Cottondale, Malone and Vernon; Jan. 31, Grand Ridge, Marianna and Sneads; Feb. 14, (boys only) Cottondale, Malone and Vernon; Feb. 18, Chipley, Graceville and Holmes County.

                For more on Chipola basketball, call 718-2CJC.

 

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Jan. 8

 

Little indians club begins Jan. 24

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians basketball coaches and players invite boys and girls ages 6-13 to attend the first workout of the Little Indians Club on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

                The club will hold additional Saturday workouts on Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14. Little Indians will perform during halftime of the Feb. 18, Chipola vs. Okaloosa-Walton game.

                Cost is $25 per club member which includes a free pass good for all home basketball games.

For information, call Assistant Coach Greg Heiar at 850-718-2364 or email at heiarg@chipola.edu 

 

 

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Jan. 8

 

 

POOLE PUBLISHED IN LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

 

            MARIANNA—Dr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director of Library Services at Chipola College, authored an article that was published recently in Community & Junior College Libraries, a national academic journal produced by the Haworth Press. 

                Her manuscript entitled, “A Missing Link: Counselor and Librarian Collaboration”, appears in the 2003 volume 11 number 4 issue. 

                The purpose of the article was to illustrate how counselors and librarians offer unique contributions to the college learning environment.  Citing many examples, Dr. Poole described mutual values, common experiences, and potential areas for interactive partnerships between these two professional groups that strive to enhance student learning.

                For information about the Chipola College Library, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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Jan. 8

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FREE E-FILE TAX SERVICE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College accounting instructor, Lee Shook, and Chipola accounting students are offering free electronic filing for local residents who need to file their basic Federal Income Tax forms.

                The service will be provided Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 9 a.m., in the college’s Business and Technology Building on College Street.

                Only those persons with income from wages and investments are eligible for the free service. Persons with businesses or capital gains earnings are not eligible.

                Shook says, “We are setting up shop to help those who need to file their 1040, 1040A, or 1040 EZ forms. Our students will get invaluable experience while providing a needed service in our community.”

                Shook says he is concerned that many taxpayers do not claim all of the exemptions or credits for which they are eligible. Students may take a tax deduction of up to $3,000 for 2003 college or post-secondary tuition and fees for a taxpayer, spouse or dependent. But only taxpayers with incomes of up to $65,000 for single filers or $130,000 for couples filing jointly can claim the deduction.

                The Hope tax credit allows taxpayers to claim up to $1,500 for tuition and related expenses. But the credit can be taken only for students in their first two years of college or other post-secondary education.

                The Lifetime Learning credit can be taken at a rate of 20 percent of the first $10,000 of qualified expenses, up to a maximum credit of $2,000 per tax return for 2003. There is no limit on the number of years this credit may be taken, and there is no enrollment requirement for the Lifetime Learning credit - it may be claimed for a single course.

                For information concerning E-filing at Chipola, call 526-2761, Ext. 3268.

 

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Jan. 8

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Spring. 

                Childcare courses include:  Curriculum for Young Children Tuesdays, Jan. 13 through April 27, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $171. A 10 Hour Behavior Observation is Jan. 24 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 Year Olds) will meet Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour class meets Feb. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.

                 Automotive Drivability meets Jan. 20 and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $50. 

Basic Car Care is Feb. 10 and 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                Cake Decorating I is Feb. 2 through 23. Cake II is March 1 through 31. Cake III is April 5 through 26.  Classes meet Monday’s, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                Sign Language I meets Mondays, Feb. 2 through April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

                A workshop entitled Keyboards Kool & Kwik will be available online beginning Feb. 2 Cost is $39.  Visit www.Pianoteacher.tv for more information.

                CPR will meet Feb. 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Feb. 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.  IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will begin April 5.  Cost is $121.

                The following computer classes will be offered:  Word, Feb 3; Introduction to Computers for Seniors, Feb. 5; Internet for Seniors, Feb. 17; Excel, Feb. 19 and Outlook, March 16.  Cost is $53 for each class, $24 for seniors.

                A Real Estate class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 21 through April 17.  Cost is $240.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

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Jan. 15

 

CHANGE FOR JAN. 29 CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SHOW

 

                MARIANNA—Trumpeter Ron Romm, originally scheduled for the Jan. 29 Chipola Artist Series, has cancelled his performance due to health problems.

                Fortunately for local arts patrons, world class musical solo artists from Icarus Musicworks, New York, will perform "From Broadway to Carnegie Hall" on Jan. 29.

                The program will offer a potpourri of American classics, Spirituals, French and Italian art songs, grand opera, jazz, and Broadway favorites.  

                The group includes world class tenor Paul Spencer Adkins, baritone John Cimino, pianist Tom McCoy and flutist Donna Wissinger.

                A winner of the First Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, tenor Paul Spencer Adkins is today a leading tenor with opera companies and orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Miami Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Orlando Opera, among many others.  Paul has also performed in a number of world premieres including Menotti's The Hero, Anthony Davis' X, and Leslie Adams' Blake. Adkins also produced and starred in the PBS television special The Musical Legacy of Roland Hayes and has served as artist in residence at a dozen universities coast to coast. 

                Baritone John Cimino is an award-winning operatic and concert artist who performs throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Among his performance credits are a gala opening night with the Opera Company of Philadelphia as "Marcello" in La Boheme opposite tenor Luciano Pavarotti; "Miller" in Verdi's Louisa Miller with Carlo Bergonzi; "Cascart" in Leoncavallo's Zaza at the Wexford Festival in Ireland; "Figaro" in Rossini's Barber of Seville with Piedmont Opera; the title role in Verdi's Rigoletto with San Francisco's Western Opera Theater; and the title roles in Man of La Mancha and The Most Happy Fella with various American theater companies.  Cimino has more than 20 international prizes to his credit including the First Pavarotti International Voice Competition and the International Verdi Competition. Cimino has penned works based on the writings of Stephen Crane, William Blake, Miguel de Cervantes and Robert Penn Warren. 

                His musical training was accomplished at the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools of Music where he studied voice with Maestro Daniel Ferro and in Italy where he studied Verdi with the famous Maestro Ettore Campogalliani. 

                Pianist Tom McCoy studied with Heifitz’s accompanist, Louis Greenwald, and later with Busoni-specialist, Peter Armstrong. He studied composition with Richard Winslow at Wesleyan, where he also studied Javanese, Balinese and South Indian music. As a jazz pianist, he is mostly self-taught. He has performed at Town Hall, the Village Vanguard, Broadway, national television, NPR, worldwide and has shared the concert stage with Ray Charles, James Taylor, and Judy Collins among many others. He is on the faculty of the State University of New York, and co-founded Footlights Music Theater Workshop.

                His compositions include jazz and classical concert music, orchestral scores as well as two new musicals, “An Orphan’s Tale,” which premiered in 1999 and “Madam President.”  

                Flutist Donna Wissinger opened the Chipola 2003-04 Artist Series season with her “American Tapestry” classical program and will appear in jazz numbers on the Jan. 29 program.  Hailed as a dynamic international star, Wissinger’s concerts include acclaimed recitals on the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the renowned Glinka Capella, recital tours of Europe and the USA, and a highly successful tour throughout several republics of the former Soviet Union.

                “It was through Wissinger’s connections with the artists mentioned above that Chipola was able to book these New York musicians on such short notice,” said Joan Stadsklev, Chipola’s Director of Fine and Performing Arts.

                Artist Series season tickets and pre-sold individual tickets for Ron Romm will be honored at the Jan. 29 "From Broadway to Carnegie Hall" performance.

                General admission tickets are $12 adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 Chipola students and employees.

                “I am delighted that we can fill the date with musicians of this caliber on such short notice and look forward to the January show,” Stadsklev said. “Hopefully Ron Romm will be able to open the 2004-2005 season next September.”

                For ticket information, call 718-2220.

 

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Jan. 15

 

CHIPOLA HOST OWCC SATURDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola teams host Okaloosa Walton, Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women play at 5:30 p.m. The men tip off at 7:30 p.m.

                The Indians are the top-ranked team in the State FCCAA Basketball Poll and currently ranked 11th in the NJCAA national poll. Chipola (2-0) leads the Panhandle Conference. Other records, are: PJC (2-1), TCC (1-2), GCCC (1-1) and OW (0-2). 

                The Indians improved to 18-2 and 2-0 in the Panhandle Conference with an 84-54 win at Pensacola Junior College on Jan. 14.  Chipola led by only one (26-25) at the half, but Mario Jointer’s 20 points led the Indians to the win. Je’kel Foster scored 14. Leon Woodstock added 10.

                The Indians scored a convincing 81-52 win over Gulf Coast in the conference opener on Jan. 10. Mario Jointer and Je’kel Foster caught fire for the Indians scoring a combined 50 points on the night. Jointer led with 27. Foster scored 23. Deke Thompson added 11.  Shawn Malloy pulled in 11 rebounds.

                The Chipola Lady Indians fell to 1-2 in the conference with a 61-38 loss to Pensacola Junior College on Jan. 14.  Leading scorer for the Lady Indians was Reggie Maddox with 15.  The Lady Indians are 15-3 on the year. 

                Chipola kept it close with the top-ranked Lady Commodores of Gulf Coast before falling, 66-54, on Jan. 8. Maddox led Chipola with 20 points.

                The Lady Indians opened the conference with a big 65-43 over North Florida on Tuesday, Jan 6.  Maddox led Chipola with 18. Andrea Martin scored 10. The Lady Indians are ranked third in the state FCCAA Poll and number 20 in the national NJCAA poll. 

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

 

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Jan. 15

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Spring.

                 Automotive Drivability meets Jan. 20 and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $50. 

Basic Car Care is Feb. 10 and 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $31.

            Several Childcare courses are slated. A 10 Hour Behavior Observation class is Jan. 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 Year Olds) course will meet Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare class meets Feb. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.

            Cake Decorating I is Feb. 2 through 23. Cake II is March 1 through 31. Cake III is April 5 through 26.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            Sign Language I meets Mondays, Feb. 2 through April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

            A workshop entitled Keyboards Kool & Kwik will be available online Feb. 2 through 26.  Cost is $39.  Visit www.Pianoteacher.tv for more information.

            A CPR class will meet Feb. 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Feb. 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.  IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will begin April 5.  Cost is $121.

            The following computer classes will be offered:  Word, Feb 3; Introduction to Computers for Seniors, Feb. 5; Internet for Seniors, Feb. 17; Excel, Feb. 19 and Outlook, March 16.  Cost is $53 for each class, $24 for seniors.

            A Real Estate Sales class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 21 through April 17.  Cost is $240.

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

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Jan. 15

CHIPOLA REGIONAL ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS MINI-GRANTS

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Regional Arts Association made up of volunteers who support and encourage arts education recently awarded 9 mini-grants of $200 each for the Improvement of Instruction in the Arts in Schools in the Chipola District (Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties).

                CRAA president Dr. Jerry Kandzer announced the following recipients: 

Blountstown High School, Linda Adams; Bonifay Elementary, Christine Lauen;

Dayspring Christian Academy, Rachel Gout; Chipley High School, Luwana Locke;

Golson Elementary, Karen Smith; Ponce De Leon School, Tommy Hicks; Riverside

Elementary, Flora Davis; Vernon High School, James Seaboch; Vernon Elementary,

Sonya Wiley.

                Members of the local arts organization hope to continue to offer these

Mini-Grants each year to encourage continuation and improvement of arts

programs in the schools.  CRAA also offers scholarships to talented students

in the Chipola District, supports the Artist Series at the college, and underwrites cultural programs for area school children.  Funding for these projects comes from local donations. 

                CRAA will begin its annual fund-raising campaign in February. The membership invites everyone to consider CRAA in their charitable contribution plans. 

                For information, phone 850-718-2301. 

                                                                                               

 

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Jan. 15

 

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S GYPSY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon has selected the cast for the Chipola production of “Gypsy” which plays March 10-14.

                Considered by many to be the last great musical comedy, Gypsy tells the backstage tale of vaudeville entertainer turned stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her overbearing mother, Rose. Stephen Sondheim's lyrics and Jule Styne's infectious music have provided several Broadway standards, including "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Small World," "Some People," "If Momma Was Married," "Together Wherever We Go," and the climactic "Rose's Turn."

                Many familiar faces will hit the Chipola stage, including Sandra Harrell as Rose, Chelsea Walker as Baby Louise, Kathleen Kleinginna as Baby June, Laura Beth Hatcher as Balloon Girl, David Culpepper as Pop, Chuck Kimrey as Weber, Bruce Culpepper as Herbie, Melody Ruano as Louise, Felicia Gibson as June, Jonathan Dowling as Tulsa, Josh Barber as Yonkers, James Spooner as Angie, Paul Carnes as L.A., Lee Shook as Kringelein, Charles Sirmon as Mr. Goldstone, Anne Gilmartin as Miss Cratchitt, Chris Manasco as Pastey, Sylvia Stanton as Tessie Tura, Rachel Cooey as Mazeppa, Erin Davis as Electra, David Culpepper as Cigar, Erin Davis as Maid, Lee Shook as Phil, Chuck Kimrey as Bourgeron-Cochon, Blake Benton, Kyle Tanner, Zac Davis, and Cody Flowers as Newsboys, Tara Padgett as Thelme, Kimberly Hobgood as Dolores, Anna Gilmartin as Edna, Leslie Furr as Gail, Mary-Kathryn Tanner as Agnes, Luke Flowers, Benjamin Hall, Unique Stevens, Faith Moore, Joni Flowers, Larami Taylor, Joy Wallace, Ashton Williams and Gracie Wallace as Mr. Jocko’s kids.

                For more information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

 

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Jan. 15

SHOOK IS CHIPOLA FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MONTH

 

                MARIANNA—Lee Shook of Marianna is the recipient of the January Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola College. 

                Shook has worked at Chipola since 1993 where he teaches accounting, business and computer courses. He was instrumental in establishing a free tax preparation service for Chipola students provided by his accounting students.  The service was recently extended to the community.

                The colleague who nominated Shook for the award, says, “Lee is always ready to help students with tutoring, advice and even money. He is one of Chipola’s most generous employees.”

                Shook earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a MPA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a Certified Public Accountant and maintains continuing professional education.

                Shook is active in the Chipola chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges, serving on the Scholarship Committee, on the executive board, and as a past treasurer.

                He chairs the college Theater Committee and is a Corporate Angel in the Chipola ACT Fund. Shook has performed in several college productions and has the roles of “Kringelein” and “Phil” in the upcoming performance of “Gypsy.”

                Shook also is a community volunteer with March of Dimes and Salvation Army, and is a choir member at the First Presbyterian Church of Marianna.

                The faculty/administrator award includes a plaque, reserved parking for a month, a $300 bonus, and a $50 gift certificate from the College Book Store.  Monthly winners are eligible for the annual award.  

 

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Jan. 15

 

SPOONER NAMED PTK FACULTY SCHOLAR

               

                MARIANNA—Jody Spooner, a professor of English and American Literature at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida has been named a Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar.

                As a Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar, Spooner ranks among the top community college faculty in the country.  This recognition allows Spooner to attend the Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar Conference in Jackson, Mississippi, February 5-8, 2004.

                Spooner will also serve on the faculty of Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Institute to be held at the University of California in Los Angeles, June 28-July 3, 2004.

                “Selection as a Faculty Scholar is highly regarded.  It rewards community college faculty for their scholarly accomplishments,” states Rod Risley, Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director.  “Furthermore, it fulfills Phi Theta Kappa’s commitment to provide engaging opportunities for community college faculty to continue their personal and professional pursuits of academic excellence.”

                The Faculty Scholars were selected on the basis of academic and professional merit from a highly competitive applicant pool representing more than 20 states.

                Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year and community colleges in all 50 states, Canada and Germany, in the Society’s 1,200 chapters.

 

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Jan. 15

CHIPOLA ENJOYING RECORD SPRING ENROLLMENT

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is experiencing the largest Spring enrollment since the college was established in 1947.

A total of 1,916 students were enrolled through Wednesday, Jan. 14, the final day of late registration, up 4.2 percent over last Spring’s 1,815 figure. Full-time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, also is up six percent to 481, compared to 450 last Spring. 

                “We are very pleased with the growth of the college,” said Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.  “I appreciate the hard work of all college personnel as we strive to provide access to all citizens of the five-county area.”

Dean of Enrollment Services Dr. Jayne Roberts said, “I think we’re going to continue to grow through our university center and the other programs that are offered here. I can see only positive enrollment growth in our future.”  Chipola began its new bachelor’s degree programs in math and science education this semester, but college officials cite several other factors that may be positively affecting enrollment, including a program for local school paraprofessionals, expanded university offerings on campus, enhanced retention effort, expanded nursing program, and in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents. 

Roberts says that information and marketing has also played a part in the increase. “I think that we’ve done a good job of letting people know what we have to offer at Chipola,” said Roberts.  Much of that information gets to students via the media and through the Partners @ Chipola program. A Chipola Partner visits each of the 16 high schools in the college district every week to meet with students and to provide information about enrolling in college.

                Academic classes began Jan. 8; however, students may continue to register for many of Chipola's Workforce Development programs and Continuing Education courses throughout the semester. Roberts said, “We invite anyone who is interested in starting college to come by and visit us. We’d love to help. We try to treat the students the way that we would like to be treated. We try to work with people where they are.”

                Application deadline for Summer I session is April 26. Summer I academic classes begin May 10.  For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211.

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Jan. 15

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FREE E-FILE TAX SERVICE

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College accounting students are offering free electronic filing for local residents who need to file their basic Federal Income Tax forms.

                The service will be provided Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 9 a.m., in the college’s Business and Technology Building (M201) on College Street.

                Only those persons with income from wages and investments are eligible for the free service. Taxpayers with businesses or capital gains earnings are not eligible.

                Shook says, “We are setting up shop to help those who need to file their 1040, 1040A, or 1040 EZ forms. Our students will get invaluable experience while providing a needed service in our community. We are especially interested in trying to help those with incomes below $35,000 who have a child and are entitled to the Earned Income Credit. They may be able to receive a refund even if they paid no taxes for the year.

                Shook says he is concerned that many taxpayers do not claim all of the exemptions or credits for which they are eligible. Students may take a tax deduction of up to $3,000 for 2003 college or post-secondary tuition and fees for a taxpayer, spouse or dependent. But only taxpayers with incomes of up to $65,000 for single filers or $130,000 for couples filing jointly can claim the deduction.

                The Hope tax credit allows taxpayers to claim up to $1,500 for tuition and related expenses. The credit can be taken only for students in their first two years of college or other post-secondary education.

                The Lifetime Learning credit may be taken at a rate of 20 percent of the first $10,000 of qualified expenses, up to a maximum credit of $2,000 per tax return for 2003. There is no limit on the number of years this credit may be taken, and there is no enrollment requirement for the Lifetime Learning credit. It may be claimed for a single course.

                For information concerning E-filing at Chipola, call 526-2761, Ext. 3268.

 

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Jan. 22

 

               

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES RAISES AND RENEWS PRESIDENT’S CONTRACT

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees renewed the contract of college president Dr. Gene Prough during the board’s regular monthly meeting, Jan. 20.

The president’s three-year rolling contract was extended through November of 2006. Prough was named Chipola’s ninth president in October of 2002.

Following the meeting, Prough said, “I am very proud to serve as president of this college and I look forward to providing even more opportunities for the people of our district.”

Trustees gave Prough an outstanding evaluation during the November meeting. In a summary of the board’s comments, attorney Gerald Holley stated, “Dr. Prough received an excellent evaluation and is to be commended for his performance as president of the college. He has the complete confidence of the board of trustees, and this confidence should encourage him to continue to do an excellent job. Chipola College should continue to grow and improve in all areas under his leadership.”

Prough served as executive vice president of the college from 1997 to 2002. He came to Chipola as Director of Vocational Education in 1994.

During the past decade Prough provided leadership that enabled the college to obtain more than $17 million in building projects. He has led an initiative to seek federal and state grant funds resulting in more than $12 million in grant awards.

Under his leadership, the Foundation has grown from $2 million to nearly $10 million. Endowments and scholarships in the Foundation provide some $600,000 annually in direct aid to students. 

Prough, a 1968 graduate of Chipola, has worked to enhance the academic programs of the college which now include bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Science Education and Secondary Mathematics Education.

In other business, the board approved a three percent—or at least $750—salary increase for all career, professional and administrative employees. The raise is effective July 1, 2003, and applies only to employees in positions on the Table of Personnel as of Jan. 1, 2004. The Chipola Faculty Association, the bargaining unit which represents the college faculty, is currently negotiating the annual faculty contract. 

 

 

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Jan. 22

 

 

MILTON IS CHIPOLA ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

 

                MARIANNA--John Dekle Milton, Jr., knows the importance of a good foundation. The 1964 alumnus of Chipola College is Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Florida Rock, Inc., one of the nation's leading providers of ready-mix concrete.

                The Marianna native will address Chipola’s Honors Seminar on Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. The public is invited to attend.

      Florida Rock, a publicly traded company on the NY Stock Exchange, provides concrete and aggregate building materials in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic States. Milton joined the company in 2001, following a 27-year career as a tax and corporate attorney with Martin, Ade, Birchfiled & Mickler, P.A. in Jacksonville.

      Milton, who is responsible for the finances of the billion-dollar company with annual revenues of $700 million, thinks his community college education is worth a great deal. He says “I’ve always felt like I got an incredible education value at Chipola. It was a great place for me to start and it provided a very important part of my educational foundation.”

      Milton, who holds a law degree from the University of Florida and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, rates the Chipola faculty among the very best. He said, “All my instructors were great. I’d put Chipola’s faculty up against the faculty at any college. I didn’t have any series of teachers at any school that challenged and inspired me like those at Chipola.” 

      He recalls one Chipola teacher in great detail. “I’ll never forget Josephine Story’s math class. I had to make a 98 on the final to get an A in her class. It was as much pressure as I’ve ever felt on any examination before or since. My point is that the teachers at Chipola were there to teach us. Ms. Story didn’t allow us to not understand math.”

      Milton’s late father, John, Sr., also knew the importance of a sound educational foundation. As superintendent of the Jackson County School system in 1947, the elder Milton was instrumental in establishing Chipola Junior College, which was governed for a time by the county school system. As one of Florida’s oldest community colleges, Chipola has provided a solid educational foundation for thousands of students in the Florida Panhandle. 

      In 1985, John, Jr. and his family established a scholarship at Chipola in honor of their father. The $20,000 endowment provides annual scholarships for members of Chipola’s Academic Brain Bowl team. The younger Milton said, “Dad really cared about Chipola. It was his belief that the people of Jackson County deserved the best opportunities available. He worked hard to bridge the gap for so many people and to make college more affordable. I congratulate all of the fine people who came after my father who have worked so hard to make Chipola a fine institution.”

      Milton’s mother, Gladys, lives in Marianna.

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Jan. 22

 

FROM BROADWAY TO CARNEGIE HALL IS THURSDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA— World class tenor Paul Spencer Adkins will headline the Jan. 29 "From Broadway to Carnegie Hall" Artist Series performance at Chipola College. 

                Adkins, along with other musical solo artists from Icarus Musicworks were scheduled in place of trumpeter Ron Romm who was forced cancel his performance due to health problems.

                The show will feature a potpourri of American classics, Spirituals, French and Italian art songs, grand opera, jazz, and Broadway favorites.  

                The group includes tenor Paul Spencer Adkins, baritone John Cimino, pianist Tom McCoy and flutist Donna Wissinger.

                A winner of the First Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, tenor Paul Spencer Adkins is today a leading tenor with opera companies and orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Miami Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Orlando Opera, among many others. 

                Baritone John Cimino is an award-winning operatic and concert artist who performs throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Among his performance credits are a gala opening night with the Opera Company of Philadelphia as "Marcello" in La Boheme opposite tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

                Pianist Tom McCoy has shared the concert stage with Ray Charles, James Taylor, and Judy Collins among many others. He is on the faculty of the State University of New York, and co-founded Footlights Music Theater Workshop.

                Flutist Donna Wissinger opened the Chipola 2003-04 Artist Series season with her “American Tapestry” classical program and will appear in jazz numbers on the Jan. 29 program.  Hailed as a dynamic international star, Wissinger’s concerts include acclaimed recitals on the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the renowned Glinka Capella, recital tours of Europe and the USA.

                General admission tickets are $12 adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 Chipola students and employees.

                For ticket information, call 718-2220.                

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Jan. 22

LOCAL SINGERS INVITED TO JOIN CHIPOLA CHORUS

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chorus invites all local singers to perform in a community concert, April 5, at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Marianna. 

                The chorus will perform a collection of Psalms: Charles Ives, “Psalm 90;” John Ness Beck “Song of Exaltation;” Virgil Thompson’s “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need;”  Franck’s “Psalm 150;” Grotenhuis’ “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord;”  and Shelley’s “The King of Love My Shepherd Is;” Brahm’s “Alto Rhapsody” and “Song of Destiny.”

                Three evening rehearsals—Feb. 2, Feb. 23 and March 15—are scheduled at 7 p.m. Additional rehearsals will be held each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 10 a.m.

                For information, call director Ed Lyon at 718-2221, or email lyone@chipola.edu

 

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Jan. 22

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Spring.

                Keyboards Kool & Kwik will be available online Feb. 2 through 26.  Cost is $39.  Visit www.Pianoteacher.tv for more information.

                Cake Decorating I is Feb. 2 through 23. Cake II is March 1 through 31. Cake III is April 5 through 26.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41

                Sign Language I meets Mondays, Feb. 2 through April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.       .

                A CPR class will meet Feb. 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Feb. 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.  IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will begin April 5.  Cost is $121.         

                The following computer classes will be offered:  Word, Feb 3; Introduction to Computers for Seniors, Feb. 5; Internet for Seniors, Feb. 17; Excel, Feb. 19 and Outlook, March 16.  Cost is $53 for each class, $24 for seniors.

                Several Childcare courses are slated. A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 Year Olds) course will meet Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare class meets Feb. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Behavior Observation class is March 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

                Basic Car Care is Feb. 10 and 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $318.  

            A Real Estate Sales class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 21 through April 17.  Cost is $240.

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

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Jan. 22

HOMECOMING WEEK AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA – Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2004, the week of Feb. 2-7. 

                “The Future’s So Bright We’ve Gotta’ Wear Shades,” was selected as this year’s homecoming theme to mark the college’s expansion to a four-year college.

                Student activities for the week include:

                Dress up Days:  Monday, Feb. 2: Backwards Day – Students are asked to wear their clothes backwards or inside out.  Tuesday, Feb.3: High School Spirit Day – Students are asked to wear their high school colors. Wednesday, Feb. 4: Shades Day – Students are asked to wear their favorite sunglasses all day.  Thursday, Feb. 5: College Day – Students are asked to wear their favorite college team’s colors.  Friday, Feb. 6:  Blue & Gold Day – Students are asked to show spirit by wearing Chipola colors.

                A building decoration contest among the Chipola clubs begins Monday, Feb. 2 and will be judged on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. 

                The Homecoming Talent Show will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center.  All Chipola students are invited to perform for four minutes or less.  Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, first, second and third places. Category Winners will include Best Solo, Best Group and Best Band.

                Chipola Alumnus of the year, John D. Milton, Jr., will address Chipola’s Honors Seminar on Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. The public is invited to attend.

                Homecoming Night, Saturday, Feb. 7, begins with the Lady Indians game against Tallahassee Community College at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni Reception hosted by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room.  All alumni and friends are invited to attend the reception. 

          The Indians take on Tallahassee Community College in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.  Chipola’s  2004 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime. 

          For more information on Homecoming events, call the SGA office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

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Jan. 22

LADY INDIANS HOST NORTH FLORIDA SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

 

                MARIANNA—The Lady Indians host North Florida in a pair of conference games this weekend in the Johnson Health Center.  Chipola plays North Florida at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 and again at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25.  The Indians are idle this weekend. 

                Chipola enters the game ranked third in the state and number 17 in the nation following a big 59-48 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 20. The win was the Lady Indians’ first-ever road victory at Tallahassee. Leading scorers for the Chipola were Reginette Maddox with 16, Alicia MacDonald with 12 and Kristina Andjelkovic with 10. 

                The win improved the Lady Indians’ overall record to 17-3 and 3-2 in the conference.

                Chipola head coach David Lane, said, “The game on Tuesday was big for us, but we finished the game with only two healthy bodies. Reggie suffered leg cramps. Chris had an elbow injury and we had lots of turned ankles.” The coach said he planned to give his players a little time to heal before the weekend’s games.  “We’re hoping to get through these two games healthy. We’d like to go in full strength. We’ve got to do what we can to stay healthy,” said Lane. 

                The Lady Indians are all alone in third place in the league after the first round of conference play. “If we play the way we’re capable of playing, we’ve got a chance to beat any team,” said Lane.

                The women’s league standings as of Jan. 22 are: GCCC (5-0), PJC (3-1), Chipola (3-2), OW (2-3), TCC (1-4) and NFL (0-4).

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                The Indians lost a close, 50-48, contest in overtime at TCC on Jan. 20.  Chipola was led in scoring by Vas'shun Newborne with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Je'kel Foster added 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Mario Jointer had 10 points and 8 rebounds and Deke Thompson was also in double figures with 10 points and 5 rebounds.  The Indians shot a dismal 22% from the field, compared to TCC’s 33%. 

                The Indians were still on the top of the State JUCO Poll and 10th in the national poll as of Jan. 22. Chipola is 19-3 on the season and 3-1 in panhandle conference play. Men’s league standings are: Chipola (3-1), PJC (2-2), GCCC (2-2), TCC (2-2) and OW (1-3).

                Both Chipola teams travel to Gulf Coast on Jan. 28 and return home Jan. 31 to host Pensacola. Chipola’s Homecoming is Feb. 7 against Tallahassee.

                For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

 

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Jan. 22

 

 

TEAM IN TRAINING YARD SALE IS SATURDAY

 

                MARIANNA—On Saturday, Jan. 24, Team-in-Training members from Chipola College, will host a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. in the employee parking lot of the Jackson County Courthouse, next to Habitat for Humanity.

                A team of six Chipola College students raised more than $6,000 by running in the Walt Disney World Marathon (26.2 miles) and Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on Jan. 11.

                The race is over, but the fundraising efforts of these students continue. The team needs to raise $5,000 more by Feb. 11 toward the goal of $11,400. Proceeds go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which uses over 75% of its donations on research.               

                Tax deductible donations may also be made by contacting Jody Spooner at 526-2761, Ext., 3279.

 

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Jan. 22, 2004

 

Chipola College Photo

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA--Hundreds of fans turned out to cheer for the cheerleaders at the recent Chipola College Cheerleader Extravaganza. Pictured here are the Marianna High School Cheerleaders who won first place overall in the varsity division.  Ashley Barnes of Marianna also won the individual jumps and tumbling competitions.

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA--Hundreds of fans turned out to cheer for the cheerleaders at the recent Chipola College Cheerleader Extravaganza. Pictured here are the Cottondale High School Cheerleaders who won the spirit award and second place overall in the varsity division.

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA--Hundreds of fans turned out to cheer for the cheerleaders at the recent Chipola College Cheerleader Extravaganza. Pictured here are the Graceville High School Cheerleaders who won third place overall in the varsity division.

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Jan. 29

 

HOMECOMING WEEK AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA – Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2004, the week of Feb. 2-7. 

                “The Future’s So Bright We’ve Gotta’ Wear Shades,” was selected as this year’s homecoming theme to mark the college’s expansion to a four-year college.

                Student activities for the week include:

                Dress up Days:  Monday, Feb. 2: Backwards Day – Students are asked to wear their clothes backwards or inside out.  Tuesday, Feb.3: High School Spirit Day – Students are asked to wear their high school colors. Wednesday, Feb. 4: Shades Day – Students are asked to wear their favorite sunglasses all day.  Thursday, Feb. 5: College Day – Students are asked to wear their favorite college team’s colors.  Friday, Feb. 6:  Blue & Gold Day – Students are asked to show spirit by wearing Chipola colors.

                A building decoration contest among the Chipola clubs begins Monday, Feb. 2 and will be judged on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. 

                The Homecoming Talent Show will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the Arts Center.  All Chipola students are invited to perform for four minutes or less.  Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, first, second and third places. Category Winners will include Best Solo, Best Group and Best Band.

                Chipola Alumnus of the year, John D. Milton, Jr., will address Chipola’s Honors Seminar on Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall. The public is invited to attend.

                Homecoming Night, Saturday, Feb. 7, begins with the Lady Indians game against Tallahassee Community College at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni Reception hosted by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room.  All alumni and friends are invited to attend the reception. 

          The Indians take on Tallahassee Community College in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.  Chipola’s  2004 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime. 

          For more information on Homecoming events, call the SGA office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

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Jan. 29

 

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS PENSACOLA ON SATURDAY

 

               

                MARIANNA—Both Chipola teams host Pensacola on Saturday, Jan. 31, in a pair of big conference games in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women play at 5:30 p.m. The men tip off at 7:30 p.m.

                The Indians improved to 4-1 in the Conference and 20-3 overall with a decisive 80-56 win at Gulf Coast on Wednesday, Jan. 28.  Je’kel Foster led the Indians with 24. Va’Shawn Newborne scored 15. Mario Jointer added 12. The win was not without cost for the Indians as Kendarius Pelton was sidelined with a knee injury in the first half.  He has averaged better than 7 points and 5 rebounds per game this season. His status for Saturday’s game is unknown.

                The Indians held onto their first place ranking in the State JUCO Poll for the third consecutive week. Chipola is 12th in the NJCAA poll, the only Florida team on the national list.  The Indians’ only league loss was a close, 50-48, overtime with TCC on Jan. 20. 

                Pensacola’s men enter the game ranked fifth in the state poll. The Indians won their first meeting with Pensacola, 84-54, on Jan. 14.  Chipola led by only one (26-25) at the half, but Mario Jointer’s 20 points led the Indians to the win.

                Head coach Chris Jans says it’s important for the Indians to focus on Saturday’s game. “Having beaten a team on their floor, we want to be sure that our team understands that the first game was a long time ago. It was anyone’s game. We made a couple of good runs and were fortunate to get the win.  Now we’ve got to convince our team that it’s a new ball game,” said Jans.

                The first year Indians coach says home games are vital to success in the conference race and he is confident that his team will play tough on Saturday. “We’ve got great kids. They have good heads on their shoulders. They’ve just got to continue to work and try to get better. Our coaching staff is fortunate to have such quality players. I’m confident that no matter what happens, they’re going to try to work to reach our goals,” Jans said.

                The Chipola coach says the Indians have enough talent to win. “We don’t have any more talent than anyone else. Our kids just like each other. They’ve bought into the system and they play hard for each other. When you’ve got a group that will sacrifice individual glory for the good of the team, you’re going to be successful,” Jans said.

                The Indians are first in the league enjoying a two game lead with seven games left—four at home and three on the road. The men’s conference standings are: Chipola (4-1), GCCC (3-3), TCC (3-3), OW (2-3) and PJC (2-4).

                The Lady Indians are in sole possession of third place in the league which would guarantee a berth in the state tournament.

                The Pensacola game is an important one for the Lady Indians who lost their first meeting with Pensacola, 61-38, on Jan. 14. 

                The Lady Indians lost at Gulf Coast 70-41 on Jan. 28. Leading scorer for Chipola was Reggie Maddox with nine points.  The loss drops the Lady Indians record to 19-4 and 5-3.

                The Lady Indians picked up a pair of key wins over the weekend, defeating North Florida, 71-48, on Sunday, Jan. 25.  Leading scorers for Chipola were Tamika Jackson with 18, Reggie Maddox with 16, Andrea Martin with 12 and Alicia MacDonald with 11.  Chipola crushed North Florida 74-23 on Jan. 24.

                The Lady Indians were ranked third in the state for the fifth straight week. The team moved to number 14 in the national poll. Chipola scored a big 59-48 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 20. The win was the Lady Indians’ first-ever road victory at Tallahassee. 

                The women’s conference standings are: GCCC (7-0), PJC (4-2), CC (5-3), OW (3-4), TCC (2-5) and NFL (0-7).

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

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Jan. 29

 

 

chipola students complete marathon to fight cancer

               

                MARIANNA—A group of Chipola Students recently encountered what it means to push the human body to the absolute limit. 

                The group of six students competed in the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 11, to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Two students, Joanna Hamm and Joni Goodman, along with coach, Jennifer Brodie, completed the 26.2 mile full marathon. Four students, Keith Johnson, Coralis Rodriguez, Kari Anderson, and Sarah Kathryn Clemmons, finished the 13.1 mile half marathon. 

                Each Chipola Team in Training member was required to raise $1,900 to participate in the marathon.  Team member Joni Goodman said, “The fundraising was a difficult endeavor in itself, but when coupled with the training and the marathon, this event became perhaps one of the greatest tests of perseverance and endurance that these students will ever face.” 

                The team of students covered a combined 2,684 miles and raised $11,400 to date.  While the event was challenging, every single team member has said that they want to do it again next year.  One team member summed it up best when she said, “Unlike people who have been affected by leukemia and lymphoma, we have been blessed with healthy bodies.  Every time I felt like I couldn’t take one more step, I simply remembered what our Jen, our coach, told us – this is easier than chemotherapy.”

                Funds raised by the team go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which uses over 75% of its donations on research.                  

 

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Jan. 29

CHIPOLA STUDENTS RUN MARATHON TO FIGHT CANCER—A group of six Chipola College students competed in the Walt Disney World Marathon on Jan. 11, to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Pictured from left, are: Joanna Hamm, Joni Goodman, Keith Johnson, Coralis Rodriguez, Kari Anderson and Sarah Kathryn Clemmons. Not pictured is coach Jennifer Brodie.

 

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Jan. 29

 

CHIPOLA INDIANS OPEN BASEBALL SEASON AT HOME MONDAY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball team hosts Lake City CC, in the season opener, Monday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.

The Indians travel to Miami Dade, Feb. 6-8 and to Central Alabama, Feb. 11. The squad returns home to host a triple dip with St. Petersburg College, Feb. 13-15, with game times at 1 p.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.

                The Indians begin their defense of the Panhandle Conference title, March 16, when they host Okaloosa-Walton. 

                The Indians will be looking to improve on last year’s phenomenal 32-12 record and take it to the next level with a State Championship.

This year’s team includes some of the most talented players Chipola has ever seen. A load of talented pitchers will take to the hill with a number of hurlers who could be looked at as the ace of the staff. Chipola returns one of their top pitchers from last season in Friedel Pinkston, a 6’3” 205 pound sophomore from Hartwell, Georgia. He finished last season with a record of 3-1-1 with a 3.07 ERA.

Four key college transfers bring experience to the Indian bullpen—left-handers, Daniel Forrer from Auburn, Barret Browning from Middle Georgia and Kenny Brown and right-hander Jake Baker from University of Georgia.

                Three Major League Draft Picks flesh out the middle of the rotation with right-hander Tripp Mealor who was drafted by the New York Mets in the 20th round and left-hander Sheldon Catchot who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 28th round. The biggest story in pitching may be the recent addition of Alan Horne, a 2001 first round pick of the Cleveland Indians. The Marianna High grad transferred to Chipola from Ole Miss. Horne was a medical red-shirt at Ole Miss last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. His rehabilitation program is expected to put him on the mound for the Chipola Indians in time for conference play in mid-March.

The rest of the pitching staff includes: sophomore Charles O’Neal from Roberta, Georgia; freshman Drew Cook from Wakulla; freshman Kevin McCoy from Bristol; freshman Garrett Hamlin from Bristol; freshman Jason Barber from Marianna; freshman Anthony Moreda from Miami, Florida, and Ryan Altenhof from Gainesville, Florida.

Four more returning players saw significant playing time last season— first baseman Jeff Bosse from Marianna, center fielder Jay Mattox from Conway, Arkansas; catcher J.P. Lowen from Marietta, Georgia; and catcher/outfielder Jonathan Woodcox from Orinda, California.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says that he looks for big things from the Indians’ veterans. “We’re looking for these returnees to have exceptional years to help bring on the new players,” said Johnson.

The rest of the team will be looked upon for immediate support. According to Johnson, third baseman Ray Robles from the Dominican Republic, infielder Jeff Paz from Surrey, British Columbia, infielder Vladimir Frias from the Dominican Republic, and outfielder Travis Anderson from Bristol, Florida are four freshmen that will see significant playing time early in the season.

The rest of the team that will see playing time includes: sophomore infielder Angel Medina from Marianna, freshman catcher Jimmy Potucek from Miami, Florida, and freshman infielder Chase Millender from Port St. Joe High School.

Johnson says that if the team is prepared to play, then fans can expect big things. “If the Indians can weather a challenging non-conference schedule and toughen up for the conference race, fans can expect a successful season at the Chipola Baseball Diamond,” Johnson said.

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Jan. 29

 

Little indians club MEETS NEXT THREE SATURDAYs

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians basketball coaches and players invite boys and girls ages 6-13 to attend the next three workouts of the Little Indians Club on Saturday, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14.

The workouts will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

                Little Indians will perform during halftime of the Feb. 18, Chipola vs. Okaloosa-Walton game.

                Cost has been reduced to $15 per club member which includes a free pass good for all home basketball games.

For information, call Assistant Coach Greg Heiar at 850-718-2364 or email at heiarg@chipola.edu 

 

 

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Jan. 29

scholarship established in memory of harry landrum

 

                MARIANNA—Friends of the late Harry Landrum have established a memorial scholarship in his name at Chipola College.

                Landrum was a well-respected lobbyist in the Florida Legislature from 1971 to 1997. He attended Chipola shortly after the college was established in 1947. His wife, the former Ella Nelle Stokes, was the first student admitted to Chipola.  Landrum’s sister, Patricia Hart of Bascom, also attended Chipola, along with her husband, Jim Hart, past-president of the Chipola Foundation. 

A native of Marianna, Landrum moved to Tallahassee in 1957 and retired to St. George Island.  After graduating from Florida State University, he taught at Graceville High School.  From 1957 until 1970 he served with the Florida Department of Insurance rising to the rank of deputy insurance commissioner from 1965 until 1970. In 1971 he was named a special consultant for insurance for the Florida Senate and later that year he opened his consulting practice, Landrum and Associates, which he operated until his retirement in 1997. 

He was a veteran of the United States Navy.  He was a former member of the board of directors at Lewis State Bank and was quietly active for many years with the Lighthouse Children’s Home. He was a member of East Hill Baptist Church in Tallahassee and the St. George Island Baptist Church. 

                Landrum and his wife, Ella, have two daughters, Sherry Landrum of Tallahassee and Julie L. Eldridge of Havana, FL; two brothers, Thomas Judson Landrum Jr. of Yoakum, Texas and Robert Landrum of San Jose, California; two sisters, Patricia Hart of Bascom, FL and Elizabeth Zwart of Johnson City, NY; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

                For information about the Landrum Endowment, contact the Chipola Foundation at 850-718-2478.  

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Jan. 29

 

CHIPOLA’S GYPSY IN REHEARSAL FOR MARCH OPENING

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the hit musical, “Gypsy,” which plays March 10-14 in the college Theater.

                Considered by many to be the last great musical comedy, Gypsy tells the backstage tale of vaudeville entertainer turned stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her overbearing mother, Rose. The score by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne produced several Broadway standards, including "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Small World," "Some People," "If Momma Was Married," "Together Wherever We Go," and the climactic "Rose's Turn."

                For more information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227.

 

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GYPSY KIDS— The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the hit musical, “Gypsy,” which plays March 10-14. Chipola’s Gypsy Kids are, from left: (front) Cody Flowers, Joni Flowers, Faith Moore, (middle) Unique Stevens Boyd, Laura Beth Hatcher, Chelsea Walker, Kathleen Kleinginna, Larami Taylor, Gracie Wallace, (back) Kyle Tanner, Blake Benton, Joy Wallace, Benjamin Hall, Ashton Williams, Luck Flower and Zak Davis.

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Jan. 29

 

 

CHIPOLA ARTS SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS ARE FEB. 19

 

MARIANNA— Scholarship auditions for music, art, and theatre scholarships at Chipola College for 2004-2005 are scheduled for Feb. 19.

                Applications may be obtained online at www.chipola.edu by choosing Departments and clicking on “Fine and Performing Arts.”

                High School graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre, and art aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre or art majors are eligible to apply.

                Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the CJC Foundation.

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Jan. 29

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

            MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses during February.

                Cake Decorating I is Feb. 2 through 23. Cake II is March 1 through 31. Cake III is April 5 through 26.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41

                Sign Language I meets Mondays, Feb. 2 through April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

                Keyboards Kool & Kwik will be available online Feb. 2 through 26.  Cost is $39.  Visit www.Pianoteacher.tv for more information.

                A CPR class will meet Feb. 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42. First Aid will be offered Feb. 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.  IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will begin April 5.  Cost is $121.         

                The following computer classes will be offered:  Word, Feb 3; Introduction to Computers for Seniors, Feb. 5; Internet for Seniors, Feb. 17; Excel, Feb. 19 and Outlook, March 16.  Cost is $53 for each class, $24 for seniors.

                Several Childcare courses are slated. A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 Year Olds) course will meet Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare class meets Feb. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Behavior Observation class is March 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

                Basic Car Care is Feb. 10 and 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $318.  

            A Real Estate Sales class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 21 through April 17.  Cost is $240.

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

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Jan. 29

 

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 239 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2003.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

Altha—Keith A. Johnson.

Blountstown—Joanna L. Bridges, Christina L. Buchanan, Jessica L. Buchanan, Thomas R. Cherry, Whitney E. Cherry, Matsu-Bell Greene, Matthew W. Hand, Patricia A. Harrell, Sharon K. Henderson, Kimberly B. Rogers.

Bonifay—Amie M. Corbin, Donelle L. Evensen, Tyler B. Goodman, Twena A. Moseley, Jerrid A. Pippin, Ashlie P. Taylor.

Bristol—Bess L. Nobles.

Chattahoochee—Ashley D. Melzer.

Chipley— Robert B. Holland, Courtney D. Jolley, Toni L. Sasser, William B. Sasser, Donna M. Smith. Brian A. Wilder.

Clarksville—Tiffany A. McClellan.

Cottondale—Starla A. Brannon, Tracy D. Brock, Clayton D. Dilmore, Jody B. Pippin, Megan L. Scurlock, Michael S. Scurlock, Lindsay L. Sloan, Michael A. Walskey.

Grand Ridge—Tara D. Beloat, Waylon S. Lewis.

Greenwood—Holly D. Sutton.

                Marianna—Katie L. Bradford, Candace M. Cartwright, Alex T. Coady, Tanya L. Douglas, Lauren M. Eade, Tirzah M. Edwards, Terri L. Fowler, Ashley S. Gaffney, Amanda G. Hall, Lydia B. Johnson, Terra B. Pumphrey, Amanda B. Ramos, Charles A. Riley, Lyndsey R. Riley, Matthew Thompson, Lauren M. Bragg, Monika L. Hollister, Earl M. Johnson, Robert J. Jones, Tara M. Padgett, Kristina L. Scott.

                Sneads— Stephen L. Mitchell, Anna Parish, Amanda P. Rentz.

                Westville—Zebulon J. Griffin.

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Alford— Wendy L. Wheeler, Mark D. Rogers, Jean C. Stephens,

                Altha—Carolyn J. Hanna, Joni S. Goodman, Heidi E. Barth, Terri C. Keith, Rona L. Van Lierop, Ashley N. Watford, Amber J. Adams, Casey L. Peacock, Heather M. O' Bryan, Brooke L. Daniels, Justin T. Debolt.

Bascom—Autumn D. Morgan, Miranda K. Welch.

Blountstown—Melissa A. Buchanan, James M. Gates, Blair D. Mercer, April D. Phinney, Heather S. Kincaid, Katherine L. Smith, Jodie L. Wesselhoeft, Marsana M. Baggett, James E. Duvall Janessa M. Schmarje.

Bonifay— Tamara L. Hutchinson, Nicholas R. Medley, Christopher S. Lauen, Brannigan A. Riley, Andrew V. Garske, Jennifer E. Keen, Tamphus L. Messer, Megan D. Hobbs, Kristi P. Sanders, Erin K. Smith, Angela L. Little, Amanda L. Aronhalt, Anna A. Callahan, Meredith B. Durant, Tiffany C. Birge.

Bristol—Krysti S. Shuler, Whitney M. McCoy, David P. Shuler Jr., Travis E. Anderson, Jamie M. Taylor.

Campbellton—Angelia L. Douglas, Chad W. Clark.

                Chattahoochee—Charles R. Kimrey.

                Chipley—Amber N. Mullikin, Jennifer L. Churchwell, Chelsea S. Diaz, Donald L. Hendrix, Ashley L. Allen, Robert Saulter, April M. Lee, Ashley M. Wilberding, Clint S. Fussell, Amanda L. Barefield, Jared M. Grantham, Jenna N. Peel, Brittany N. Kolmetz, Lyndsay N. Garrett.               

Cottondale—Jonathan G. Shores, Lindsay M. Polston, Matthew P. Melodia, Amanda M. Barber, Joanna L. Hamm, Derrick J. Henderson, Wilanne G. Braxton, Brian W. Toole.

Fountain—Joan E. White.

Graceville—Maggie M. Nesbitt, Crystal M. Register, Jessica D. Croxton, Daniel J. Nolin, Lydia N. Maitland, Meghan L. Smith, Charles B. Martin, Kristy L. Owens, Jessica A. Crutchfield, Roderico C. Thomas, Dorothy N. Mahan, Jessica R. Register.

Grand Ridge--Scarlett B. Cowherd, Melissa C. Johnson, Rachel J. Brooks, Kelly M. Goodwin.

Greenwood— Robin K. O' Bryan, Ashley C. Green, Travis N. Shannon, Zachary W. Dickson.           

Malone— Kaleb F. Mercer, Marc J. Cherrington.

                Marianna— Kelly B. Slichter, Joy L. Bradford, Joshua S. Grace, Lauren D. Milton, Rhonda C. Noe, Aimee E. Pelt, Amanda L. Whitfield, Grace Gardiner, Steven B. Green, Sylvia G. Stanton, Summer N. Zick, Catherine E. Marsh, Lauren A. Peacock, Mallory L. Petty, Mindy L. Kiel, Matthew B. White, Jeffery N. Bosse, Samantha H. Nunley, Joanna M. Velez, Matthew A. Magruder, Terry J. Edwards, Felicia J. Gibson, Marisa M. McFarland, Stephen A. Amos, Michael D. Castleberry, Melissa D. McRoy, Kelly N. Nowell, Robert J. Williams, Michael J. Barber, Amy E. Doster, Ryan J. Pelt, Daniel H. Burke, Kari A. Anderson, Tonya L. Blocker, Kimberly A. Stonebreaker, Richard D. Swails, Melissa C. Tatum, James R. Folsom, Kacie D. Smith, Jamaal A. Jones, Dawn M. Alonso, Ebonilena T. Long.

                Sneads—Tessa M. Shirey, Amanda N. Medley, Allen D. Boyd, Charyl E. Tyus, Kevin L.  Mooneyham.

                Vernon--Loisha J. Kent, Tracey Y. Guster.

Wausau--William C. Shaw.                

Westville--Robert W. Ball, Kisha E. Stafford, Tiffany L. Hudson, Kaye M. Jesson, Andrea R. Mims.                

Out of District–(All A’s) Stephanie M. Eggers of Snellville; Sarah S. Bryant of Quincy; Casey J. Allen of Wellington; Holly M. Dunnington of Dothan, AL. (A’s and B’s) Stephanie A. Hayes of Century, Anne M. Gilmartin of Sanford, AL, Marie A. Ruano of Sanford, AL, Andrew M. Street of Miami, James C. Potucek of Miami, Tammy L. Exum of Cottonwood, Kimberly D. Hobgood of Ozark, AL, Vas Shun Newborne  of Natchez, MS, Je'kel Foster of  Natchez MS, Milton H. Pate III of Donalsonville GA, Erin R. Finneran of Morrison IL, Amber N. Kavehkar of Webster TX, Luis G. Bautista of Santo Domingo, DR, Julie Robitaille of Mississauga CN, Jessica L. Mathis of Covington GA, Diana L. Clifford of Braidwood IL,  Friedel L. Pinkston of Hartwell GA, Ashley M. Mayhue of Gray, GA, Cody S. Perrault of Tallahassee, Pamela L. Wright of Tallahassee, Kevin R. Ward of Apalachicola.

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