January 4, 2007

SPRING REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Spring classes at Chipola College began Jan. 5, but late registration will continue through Jan. 12.

State of Florida employees wishing to use the State Employee Fee Waiver may register Jan. 11 and 12.

Online registration is available for current students who have completed at least 12 semester hours and have an overall 2.0 GPA. Online registration is not available for Dual Enrollment/Early Admission, State Employee Fee Waiver, or for students required to enroll in college preparatory classes.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts. All students with a high school diploma are eligible to enroll at Chipola. Certain academic courses require minimum scores on college placement tests.

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 awards Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary Mathematics Education and Biology Education, as well as Middle Grades Math Education and Middle Grades Science Education. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

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

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

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SPRING REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA—Spring classes at Chipola College began Jan. 5, but late registration will continue through Jan. 12. Here, Chipola students Buddy Clark and Blaire Taylor look over their schedules. 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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January 4, 2007

CORRECTION COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola College's Basic Corrections day and class is Jan. 18. 

            The class begins Jan. 23 and will meet weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

            Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

            For information, call (850) 718-2394.

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January 4, 2007

BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE GUITAR CLASS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Guitar class for beginners and intermediate students and community members beginning Jan. 11.

The class will meet Thursdays from 3 to 4:50 p.m.

Tuition for the course is approximately $78 for Florida, Alabama and Georgia residents.

The course will be taught by adjunct instructor, Steve Mattingly, who is presently pursuing his Doctorate in Guitar at Florida State University.

Community members may apply to Chipola as a non-degree seeking student to register for the course.  

Registration is open through noon on Jan. 12, requires a $25 late fee.

A limited number of departmental guitars are available.  Persons with guitars are asked to bring their own to the class.

For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-781-2301, or email stadslevj@chipola.edu

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January 4, 2007

CHIPOLA’S JAZZMATAZZ SET FOR JAN. 11-13

 

MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2007 to be presented by the Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir.

Jazzmatazz will run in the Chipola Theatre January 11, 12, and 13, 2007, at 7 p.m. nightly. 

Tickets—$10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under—for this high-energy show are available from Show Choir members, or in the lobby of the McLendon Fine Arts Building or by phoning Anita Shealy at 718-2277.

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CHIPOLA’S JAZZMATAZZ SET FOR JAN. 11-13Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2007 to be presented by the Chipola College’s Award-Winning Show Choir, Jazzmatazz will run in the Chipola Theatre January 11, 12, and 13, 2007, at 7 p.m. nightly.  Members are, from left: (front) Rachael Daniel, Denise Traynom, Brittney Holmes, Sarah Cartwright, Andrea Rogers, Shannon Grice, Kendra Mayfield, Spring Taylor (back) Nick Melvin, Kevin Shores, Scott Boyle, John Baumer, Seth Basford, Mike Milton, Justin McCoy, JuJuan Clark and Parisia Wesley

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January 4, 2007

CHIPOLA OPENS LEAGUE PLAY SATURDAY

 

MARIANNA—Chipola opens the conference season Saturday, Jan. 6, with a pair of big games against Pensacola in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

Chipola travels to Gulf Coast, Jan. 10. The Lady Indians play at North Florida, Jan. 13. Both teams play at OW, Jan. 17, before returning home to host TCC on Jan. 20.

The Indians are off to the best start in Chipola men’s basketball history with a 17-0 record, ranked first in the FCCAA State Poll.

Chipola has held the top spot in the NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Poll for eight straight weeks. They received 160 total points and all 16 first place votes in the latest poll, the most any team can receive.

Pensacola enters the game at 9-8 on the year.

The Indians finished last season as co-champs of the Panhandle Conference before losing to TCC in triple overtime in the 2006 state tourney.

            This year’s Chipola squad is led by three players who are among the state’s top 20 scorers.

Victor Dubovitsky is number 11 on the state scoring list, averaging 16.1 points per game. DeAndre Thomas is 12th with a 15.5 point average. Jamarcus Ellis is listed 18th with a 15.1 point average, and is 14th in assists with 4.3 per game. 

The Indians improved to 17-0 on Dec. 30 with an 86-78 over Columbia State.

DeAndre Thomas led Chipola with 25 points, 11 rebounds in his fifth straight double-double.

Jamarcus Ellis had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. James Staten had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and no turnovers in 27 minutes of play.

Eric Price had 10 points and 5 rebounds.  Mario Edwards had 10 points and 4 rebounds.

 The Lady Indians enter the Pensacola contest with a 12-3 mark. Pensacola is 10-5. 

The Lady Indians begin their defense of the FCCAA State title ranked third in the FCCAA poll and eighth in the NJCAA national poll. Gulf Coast is first and TCC is in second in the FCCAA poll.

The 2006 Lady Indians captured the state women’s state title for a second straight year and finished fourth in the NJCAA Tournament.  Chipola earned their spot in the 2006 national tournament by winning their second straight state championship in a 73-69 overtime win over Gulf Coast. The Lady Indians finished last season with a 31-6 overall mark.

Chipola scored a 77-70 win over Daytona in the Gulf Coast New Year’s Classic on Dec. 31. Lesheria Stephens led Chipola with 17 points. Gekeela Clemmons added 16.

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

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January 4, 2007

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR OKLAHOMA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold open auditions for the hit musical “Oklahoma,” Jan. 8 and 9, at 6 p.m., in the Chipola Theatre.

Cast requirements, are: principal actors: three women and four men; featured characters: one woman and two men. The large singing-dancing ensemble includes numerous small roles with parts for ages 16 and up.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.

Set in the western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high–spirited rivalry between the local farmers and the cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their story.

Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand- new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma.

For more information call Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre 850-718-2277, or email: sirmonc@chipola.edu

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January 4, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Sign Language I will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.    

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

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January 11, 2007

BLUE SPRINGS WORKING GROUP MEETING IS THURSDAY AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA— The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Blue Springs Working Group, Thursday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Chipola Continuing Education Center.

All citizens interested in issues related to the Blue Springs Basin are encouraged to attend.

Topics for the meeting will include: Blue Springs Recreation Area;  row crop best management practices; spring water age study;  nitrogen removing septic systems;  nitrate sources       ; “old school” cave diving; springs protection standards adopted by Wakulla County;  planned nutrient and pesticide study in the Chipola River/Floridan Aquifer;  and a group discussion of spring-related issues. 

Jackson Blue Springs—known locally as Blue Springs—has the second highest nitrate levels of any first magnitude spring in Florida.  The purpose of the working group is to educate stakeholders about the spring basin, develop tasks to protect the springs by protecting the surface and groundwater flowing into the springs, and to promote best management practices within the springshed.

Chipola was awarded a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection to coordinate the group which is overseen by Chipola biology professor Dr. Stephen Shimmel.

This is the second of three quarterly meetings of the Working Group, with the fourth meeting to be held on site at Blue Springs during Old Timer’s Day. Other meeting sites and tours also may be planned.

For information, call Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289.

 

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Blue Springs Working Group Agenda

Chipola College Continuing Education Center, Thursday, Jan. 18 - 9:00 am – 2:00 pm,. 

9:05        Report on Blue Springs Recreation Area                    Chuck Hatcher

                        Jackson Co Parks and Recreation

 9:20        Row crop best management practices (BMP’s)         Bill Bartnick &

                BMP cost sharing                                                     Charlie Rosborough

                Mobile irrigation lab

                        FL Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services

10:15       Spring water age study                                              Brian Katz

                        US Geological Survey

10:40       Nitrogen removing septic systems                              Mark Repasky

                        Bio-Microbics

11:05       Questions about nitrate sources                                 Byron Ward

                        Concerned citizen

11:20       Group Discussion                                                      Steve Shimmel

11:50       Lunch, Chipola Cafeteria

 1:05 pm  “Old school” cave diving in Jackson Blue                   Bill Dunn

                        NSF-Cave Diving Section

 1:25        Springs protection standards adopted by                   Richard Deadman

                Wakulla County

                        FL Dept of Community Affairs

 1:40        Planned nutrient & pesticide accounting study            Christy Crandall

                in the Chipola River/Floridan Aquifer System

                        US Geological Survey

2:00         Adjourn

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January 11, 2007

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 196 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2006.

                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:

Alford—Jordan Burnett, Amanda Jolley. 

Altha—Lacy Adkins, Amy Redmond, Krystle Shelton. 

                Bascom—Christopher Chandler.

                Blountstown—James Duvall, Hannah Gingerich, Staci Pittman.

                Bonifay—Daniel Bernabe Jr., Brandon Bryant, Stephanie Davis, Clayton Land, Julian Paul III, Brittany Pickwick.    

Campbellton—Kristen Cotton. 

                Chipley—Karri Baldry, Robert Bethea, Matthew Booth, Daniel Carter, Amanda Foran, Kevin Fussell, Amanda Jackson, Alexander May, Travis Monsalvatge, Matthew Nelson, Haley Salter. 

                Clarksville—April Frith, Justin McCoy.

                Cottondale—Heather Morris, Holly Scurlock, Melanie Sloan, Christina Toole, Jantzen Whitehead.

                Graceville —John Byrd, Keith Watford, Shelly Worthy.

Grand Ridge—Amy Rabon, Thomas Walker.

Greenwood—Eva Graves, Shannon Hatcher.

                Malone—Tommy Thompson, II.

                Marianna—Rachael Daniel, Trevor Johnson, Megan Stewart. 

                Ponce De Leon—Dustin Leavins, Rachel Taylor.

                Vernon—Daniel Lee.

                Out of District—William Lewis of Cottonwood, Ala., Ashley Earley, Marilee Manning of Defuniak Springs, Marsha Stepler of Dothan, Ala., Jason Blackmarr, Karah Rackley of Tallahassee.

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

Alford—Michelle Abarzua, Stephanie McIntosh.

                Altha—John Baumer, Barbara Brown, Lori Goodman, Shannon Grice, Christian Kohlsaat, III, Kathryn Nichols, Sarah Shelton. 

                Bascom—Marie Spivey.         

                Blountstown—Kate Atkins, Elton Barfield, Tiffany Betts, Christopher Eby, Janna Grantham, Katrina Sims, Donald Stanley, Jr., Shannon White. 

Bonifay—Sheyla Ferguson, Allison Hausner, Mark Hodge, Lori Holland, Kaci Johnson, Christa Judah, Christopher Klingmann, Jicole Niemi, Joseph Roberts, Garrett Sasser, Lindsay Short.

Bristol—Samantha Clackum, Jonetta Dawson, Courtney Kincaid, Shaela Powell, Amanda Shuler, Desirae Spikes, Joseph Summers.

Campbellton—Rachael Douglas. 

                Caryville—Shari Crisp. 

                Chipley—Nathan Clemmons, Joel Goodson, Haley Hinson, Gardner Munn, Diviya Patel, Cortney Pettis, Ashley Roberts, Kevin Russell, Tolbert Seiffert, Jr., Kevin Smith, Jonathan Sober, Megan Warden, Kristen Wilder, Justin Wooten.           

Cottondale—Heather Daffin, Logan Fowler, Thaedra Lagman, Mary Ralls, Jared Scurlock, Jessica Sloan, Kimberly Sloan, Amber Standland, Mitchell Whitehead.

Graceville—Joseph Bell, Jennifer Blackburn, Shakela Dickens, Lacie Henderson, Mark Jumper, Laura Nolin, ,Karisa Olds, Jonathan Register, Latisha Young, Lakisha Young.

Grand Ridge—Courtney Lewis, Christian Smith.

Greenwood—Anthony Bennett, Christopher Black, Ashley Duce, Nicholas Graves, Catherine Lipford.

Hosford—Elijah Moore.

Malone—Joc Calloway, Mariea Lane, Jordan Olds.

                Marianna—Farren Barfield, Aric Brisolara, Kristen Carlile, Sarah Cartwright, Kristin Coley, Allisha Connell, John Ellerbee, Janna Ellis, Lauren Ellis, Matthew Eskuchen, Justin Goll, Portia Green, Alan Herring, Nicole Hoff, Sara Hughes, Jennifer Kelly, Brittney Mathis, Amanda Mullins, Alana Neel, Meghan Roberts, Jessica Sims, Sarah Sims, Randol Stone, Richard Street, Karla Strickland, Amanda Sugars, Spring Taylor, Danielle Watson, Amanda West.

                Ponce De Leon—Gregory Egger, Alysa Locke. 

                Sneads—Thomas Daniels, Leland Kirkland, Timothy Kleiser, Candice Tyus. 

Westville—Judy Grantham, Nikole Hamilton, James Lewis, Jamie Williams. 

                Out of District—Meagan Dougherty, Aaron Varieur of Chattahoochee, Jessica Folds of Cottonwood, Ala., Sara Lovestrand of Crawfordville, Benjamin Jeffers of Danielville, Ga., Kristy Johnson, Maria Kenyon of Donalsonville, Ga., Corrine Hole of Dothan, Ala., Monica Kennedy of Flomaton, Ala., Tyler Musselwhite of Gainesville, Ga., Daniel Renfroe of Lizello, Ga., Tiffany Harmon, Nicole Winterman of Lynn Haven, Dwain Green of Madison, WV., Jesus Barroso of Republic of Panama, James Gay of Quincy, Angel Pullum of Slocomb, Ala., Johnathan Parker of Surrey, British Columbia, Michael Owen of Suwanne, Ga., Brian Rayl-Pennington of Tallahassee, Charles Jordan Jr. of White, Ga.

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January 11, 2007

CHIPOLA TO OFFER MASONRY TRAINING PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Contractors and employees interested in the field of masonry are encouraged to contact Chipola College about a new Masonry Apprentice program.

Chipola is joining with the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation to bring a masonry training program to the Chipola district.

According to Chipola Workforce Development dean Bud Riviere, the college is responding to a specific need in the construction industry pertaining to the opportunity for training and employment in the masonry industry. Chipola will provide space and resources to help jump start the program. Riviere says, “This apprenticeship training program will afford the student apprentice an outstanding opportunity to obtain gainful employment in an area of great unmet need in this region.”

Masonry contractors and subcontractors in the Florida panhandle as well as those from Alabama and Georgia are invited to participate by sponsoring employees in the apprentice training program.

Members of the Florida Concrete Products Association, the Masonry Association of Florida, representatives of Florida’s Great Northwest, the Chipola Regional Workforce Board and the Florida Department of Education are partners in the program. 

Al Herndon, Regional Apprenticeship Representative with Florida Masonry Foundation, says “We are pleased that Chipola has offered assistance in our region to help meet the demand for masonry apprentices.  The masonry field is both challenging and rewarding in this part of Florida.  There are excellent career opportunities awaiting our apprentices.”

Persons interested in masonry training, or interested in sponsoring an apprentice, should call the Chipola Workforce Development Office at 850-718-2270, or visit www.masonryeducation.org.

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January 11, 2007

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NEW MASONRY PROGRAM AT CHIPOLA—Contractors and employees interested in the field of masonry are encouraged to contact Chipola College about a new Masonry Apprentice program. Leaders in the brick and block industry met recently at Chipola to discuss the program. Pictured from left, are: Jerry Painter, owner of Painter Masonry in Gainesville; Ray Bedard of Creative Bricklayers in Gulf Breeze; Bud Riviere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development; and Al Herndon, executive director of the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation. For information, call the Chipola Workforce Development Office at 850-718-2270, or visit www.masonryeducation.org.

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January 11, 2007

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION

            MARIANNA—In order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook and his student volunteers are providing free tax preparation, including free electronic filing. 

            The free service—for individual tax returns—will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Fridays, Feb. 2 through April 13.  Appointments are recommended.

            In 2005, 10,000 Jackson County residents claimed $7.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits from the IRS.  Taxpayers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit must file a tax return with the IRS in order to receive a refund.   The EITC is for certain low-moderate income workers and may produce a refund, even if the taxpayer owes no tax.  Income limitations and other rules apply. For additional information, visit irs.gov or call 1-800-829-3676 to order Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.  

            To make an appointment for free tax assistance, call Lee Shook at (850) 526-2761 x 3268.

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January 11, 2007

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘OKLAHOMA’

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for “Oklahoma” which opens a five-day run, March 7.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the following roles: Mike Milton as Curly, Felecia Gibson as Laurey Williams, Katie Brown as Aunt Eller, Kevin Russell as Will Parker, Jessica Lawson as Ado Annie Carnes, Alex May as Jud Fry, Justin McCoy as Ali Hakim, Charles Sirmon as Andrew Carnes, Shannon Grice as Gertie Cummings, Rowdy Wilbur as Cord Elam and Seth Basford as Ike Skidmore. 

            Farmers, Cowmen, Farmers’ Daughters and Wives include:  Spring Taylor, Lee Shook, Aaron Summerlin, Mary-Kathryn Tanner, Charlene Wiggins, Britney Holmes, Julia Martin, Justin Curr, Arthur Obar, Ashley Bruce, Marilee Dalbey, Kristinia Lopez, Chelsea Carroll, Scott Boyle, Josh Peterson and Chris Manasco.                                   

            ‘Oklahoma’ is set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century.  The high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.  Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.   

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                   

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January 11, 2007    

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS THEATRE OF ILLUSION JAN. 29

 

            MARIANNA—Tickets for Theatre of Illusion, the next event in the Chipola Artist Series, are now on sale in the Chipola College Business office.

            Theater of Illusion, a magic and illusion show, will be presented Monday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola theater.

            For more than a decade, Kevin and Cindy Spencer have dazzled the world with their stage magic and breath-taking illusions. As stars of Theatre of Illusion, one of the most successful touring productions on the road today, the Spencers appear in a different city nearly every day.  Audiences cross over a threshold of disbelief and are captivated moments after the pair takes the stage. The Spencers create “theatre” in the truest sense of the word and a powerful theatrical experience that audiences will never forget.

            Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

            For ticket information, call 718-2220.                                                  

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January 11, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            Sign Language I will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.    

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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January 11, 2007

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA IS FEB. 3

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleading Extravaganza Competition is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9:30 a.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

The event will include squad competitions for middle school, junior varsity, and varsity divisions and individual competitions in jumps and tumbling categories. Several All Star squads also will perform exhibition routines. 

General admission for cheerleader fans is $5. 

Pictures of last year’s winners are posted on the Chipola web page:  www.chipola.edu>athletics>cheerleaders>extravaganza. 

For more information, call Chipola cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.edu

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January 11, 2007

LITTLE INDIANS TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA GAMES

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Little Indians will perform during halftimes of the Chipola vs. TCC men’s game on Saturday, Jan. 20, and the Chipola vs. PJC men’s game on Saturday, Feb. 10. Little Indians and parents are admitted free.

                Practice for Little Indians is set for Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and February 8, at 6 p.m.

For information, call Joc Calloway at 718-2451.

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January 11, 2007

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS BEGIN CONFERENCE PLAY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians improved to 2-0 in Panhandle Conference play and 19-0 overall with an 88-63 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 10.

Chipola led 46-29 at the half behind the scoring of Johnnie Harris who had 18 points and 8 rebounds on the night. Harris was 7 of 7 from the field and 4 for 6 from the free throw line. Jamarcus Ellis had 13 points with 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Skyler Williams added 10 points and 4 rebounds.

The Indians opened league play with a decisive 76-55 victory over Pensacola on Jan. 6. DeAndre Thomas led Chipola with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Victor Dubovitsky had 14 points and 5 rebounds. Ellis chalked up a double-double with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.

                Chipola’s men’s squad held onto the top spots in both the state and national polls this week.

The Lady Indians slipped to 1-1 in Panhandle Conference play and 13-4 overall with a 78-61 loss to Gulf Coast in Panama City.

CJ Pace led Chipola with 16 points. Latoya Brown scored 10.

The Lady Indians opened league play with a 66-58 win over Pensacola on Jan. 6.  RaShawna Sippio led Chipola with 16 points. Latoya Brown had 15. CJ Pace scored 9 points and pulled in 12 rebounds.

Both Chipola squads play at Okaloosa Walton on Jan. 17 before returning home to host Tallahassee on Saturday, Jan. 20.

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

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January 18, 2007

 

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA THURSDAY, JAN. 25

 

MARIANNA—Rep. Marco A. Rubio, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, will speak at Chipola College, Thursday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m.

                Rubio's appearance is part of the Chipola Honors Lecture Series. The Chipola Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges is co-sponsoring the event. The public is invited to attend.

                Rubio began his two-year term as Speaker of the House in November of 2006. He has served as the House Majority Leader, the first Cuban American to hold that position in Florida's history, and was ranked second in effectiveness during the 2003 Legislative Session by the Miami Herald.

                Rubio currently chairs the Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights and is a member of the Fiscal Council, Rules and Calendar Council, Select Committee on Medicaid Reform and the Spaceport and Technology Committee. 

He was first elected to the Florida House in January of 2000 from the 111th district. He was previously a City Commissioner from West Miami.

                An attorney with the Miami office of Broad and Cassel, Rubio is a member of the Firm's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Groups. His practice is focused in the areas of land use, zoning, procurement, and administrative law.

                As part of his governmental practice, he has represented clients before local government on contract procurement and affordable housing land use issues.

                Rubio has a long history of community service and serves on the Board of Trustees for United Way of Miami-Dade County.

                Rubio, 35, earned a B.S. from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami in 1996. He is best known for his book 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future. The book was compiled by traveling around the state and gathering ideas from citizens. This was done through what Rubio calls "Idearaisers". Ideas were also solicited on the website www.100ideas.org.

Among the ideas he has advocated are moving the Florida Primary to a week after the New Hampshire Primary, thus increasing the state's importance in a Presidential primary. He cites the state's importance in Presidential elections due to its status as a swing state.

                Rubio lives in Coral Gables with his wife Jeanette Dousdebes and their three children: Amanda Loren, Daniella and Anthony.

The public is invited to attend the event which will be held in Chipola’s Continuing Education Conference Center on College Street.

For information, call 718-2375.

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January 18, 2007

WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Waste Management is continuing its long-standing partnership

with Chipola College by signing on to sponsor the Florida Junior College State Basketball Tournament in addition to helping the college’s academic programs. 

Waste Management has served as official corporate sponsor of the tournament since 1996. The annual tournament, held in March each year, brings more than 2,000 visitors to Marianna. Tournament officials estimate an economic impact of more than $250,000 from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses. 

Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough said, “This is a huge undertaking which requires many volunteers and financial support. The tournament would not be possible without the generous support of Waste Management.”

In addition to sponsoring the college’s premier athletic event, Waste Management also invests in the academic programs of the college. The company has supported scholarships for first-generation college students, science majors and future teachers.

Since opening its operations in Jackson County, Waste Management has contributed more than $130,000 to college programs.

Achaya Kelapanda, District Manager for Waste Management says, “We are proud to support the educational and athletic programs of the college and our community. Waste Management is committed in its responsibility as caretakers of the environment. Our wildlife habitat council certification and our gas to energy plant at Springhill Landfill are further proof of our investment in the community.”

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January 18, 2007

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WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH CHIPOLA— Waste Management is continuing its long-standing partnership with Chipola College by signing on to sponsor the Florida Junior College State Basketball Tournament in addition to helping the college’s academic programs.  Here, Achaya Kelapanda, District Manager for Waste Management (left) signs an agreement to sponsor the State Junior College Basketball Tournament to be held March 7-10 at the college. Since opening its operations in Jackson County, Waste Management has contributed more than $130,000 to college programs.

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January 18, 2007

IVEY BROTHERS RETURN TO CHIPOLA FOR HONORS DANCE

 

MARIANNA—The Ivey Brothers band will return to Chipola College for the second straight year to play “The 60 Rockin’ Years Party,” a benefit dance for the Chipola Honors Program.

The dance is set for Feb. 23 in the college Arts Center—known to locals as the old field house—the same venue where the Iveys played in 1968.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and guests can dance the night away or just reminisce with some great music. 

Three brothers—Robert Ivey, Richard Ivey and Wilson Ivey—have made up the core of the group since the mid-60’s. Wilson’s son, Chase Ivey, joined the group in 2004.

The band first performed at a high school dance in 1965, and quickly progressed to college dances at Chipola, FSU, UWF and UF.  Their ability to entertain with their versatile repertoire became well known in the Dothan club scene in the 70's and 80's.  A European tour in 1977 and release of a local hit "It's Not Worth The Pain" in 1978 made the group's fame complete.

The Iveys have played with and backed "The Pointer Sisters," "The Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash Craddock," and "The Platters."

Drummer Robert Ivey is a Chipola history professor who serves as adviser to the Freshman Honors program. Math professor Bonnie Smith, who directs the program with Ivey, says, “The goal of Honors is to equip our local leaders of tomorrow with awareness and understanding which will improve the lives of our citizens. This endowment will provide resources for the many annual projects of the Honors Program.” Some 70 of the brightest students from the five-county area are enrolled in Chipola’s Honors program.

                Smith said the Honors program needs support from citizens who value academics. The program brings thought-provoking speakers to campus and allows students to visit educational sites in other cities.

Dance tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Honors student or by phoning Smith or Ivey at 526-2761.  Tax-deductible gifts for the Honors Endowment also may be mailed to the Chipola College Foundation at 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.

 

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January 18, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        Sign Language I will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.    

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

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January 18, 2007

CNA CLASS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Application deadline is Jan. 25 for Chipola College’s next Certified Nursing Assistant class.

The six-week course begins from Jan. 29 and will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Applicants must complete a college application and take the TABE test.

For information, call Tracey Kitts at 718-2316.

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January 18, 2007

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REPORTER TALKS IRAQ AT CHIPOLALauren Davis, anchor and reporter with WTVY-TV 4 in Dothan, recently discussed her visit to Iraq with students in the Chipola College Honors program. Pictured from left, are: Jicole Niemi, Tyler Land, Lauren Davis, Krystle Shelton and Buddy Clark.

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January 18, 2007

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WARD IS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE MONTHChipola College mathematics professor Dr. Cherry Ward (left) accepts the January Faculty/Administrator of the month award from Dr. Lou Cleveland, Director of Mathematics, Natural Science and Education.  Ward also serves as facilitator of the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan/Title III project.

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January 18, 2007

CHIPOLA INDIANS LEAD PANHANDLE CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Tallahassee in a pair of big conference match-ups on Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

The top-ranked Chipola Indians improved to 3-0 in the Panhandle Conference and 20-0 overall with a hard-fought 76-74 win at Okaloosa-Walton on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Jamarcus Ellis led Chipola with 26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. With the game tied in the final minute Ellis grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled with 6 seconds remaining. He made both free throws to give the Indians a two-point advantage, and then stole OW’s inbound pass to secure the Chipola win.

Victor Dubovitsky had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 three-pointers.  Johnnie Harris scored 10 points with 8 rebounds. DeAndre Thomas added 10 points, 3 rebounds

                The Indians are still the top ranked team in both the state and national polls with conference wins over Gulf Coast, OW and PJC.  For the seventh-consecutive week this season, the Indians sit atop the NJCAA Division I Basketball Poll. The undefeated Indians received 158 points in this week's NJCAA poll and 15 of 16 first place votes.

The Tallahassee men’s squad enters the game at 3-0 in league play and 18-3 overall with wins over OW, PJC and Gulf Coast. The Eagles are ranked second in the state poll.

The Chipola Lady Indians slipped to 2-2 in conference play and 14-5 overall following a 62-55 loss at Okaloosa Walton on Wednesday, Jan. 17. RaShawna Sippio led Chipola with 22 points. Gekeela Clemmons had 13.

The Lady Indians are in third place in the conference and ranked fourth in the state poll.

Tallahassee’s women (3-1) are second in the Panhandle Conference and ranked second in the state poll.

The Lady Indians scored a big 79-55 win over North Florida on Jan. 13. Sippio led with 13 points. Clemmons had 11. Chipola led 45-28 at the half.

Both Chipola teams host Gulf Coast, Tuesday, Jan. 23, and OW, Tuesday, Jan. 30.  Both teams travel to Pensacola on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Chipola men’s and women’s basketball games are broadcast on WJAQ (100.9). Games scheduled for Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 21 will be broadcast on WTOT (101.7)

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

           

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January 25, 2007

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS ROLL AT TCC BOWL

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team placed second out of 24 teams from Alabama, Georgia and Florida at the Tom Deaton College Bowl Tournament held Jan. 19-20 at Tallahassee Community College. 

The top three teams in the tournament were from the Panhandle, including: first, Okaloosa-Walton; second, Chipola College; and third, Gulf Coast.   

Two Chipola players finished in the top five in individual scores: Anthony Bennett was third overall and Jantzen Whitehead was fifth.

Chipola Blue team members, are: Mark Hodge (captain) of Holmes County; Anthony Bennett of Marianna; Tyler Land of Bethlehem; and Chuck Bryant of Holmes County. Chipola Gold Team members, are: Jantzen Whitehead (captain) of Cottondale; Daniel Carter of Chipley; Trey Paul of Holmes County; and Mitchell Whitehead of Cottondale.

Chipola Brain Bowl coaches are Robert Dunkle and Stan Young.

The Chipola teams travel to the Regional Tournament in Pensacola in two weeks.

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January 25, 2007

CHIPOLA THEATRE MAJORS VISIT ATLANTA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College theatre majors recently visited Atlanta for a theatre learning experience.

Students were guided by a professional in improvisation. Chipola director Charles Sirmon, recently studied improv in New York and returned with new knowledge and passion for the craft and shared it with his students. He said, “The Chipola students loved improvisation and wanted more.”

While in Atlanta, Chipola students participated in a special private workshop at Dad’s Garage, a professional Improv company, and also enjoyed the company’s nightly improv shows.

The students also visited the local Woodruff Arts Center, home of the High Museum of Art, and the Alliance theatre, an equity professional theatre. In addition, students attended a professional production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Students raised funds for the trip through their Fall Theatre Showcase and the ACT fund.

Chipola Theatre majors currently are in rehearsal for the March production of “Oklahoma.” Tickets go on sale Feb. 21.

For more information on Chipola Theatre, contact Charles Sirmon, 850-718-2227 or email: sirmonc@chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA THEATRE MAJORS VISIT ATLANTAChipola College theatre majors recently visited Atlanta for a theatre learning experience. Here, Chipola students are pictured with actors from Dad’s Garage, a professional Improv company.

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January 25, 2007

 

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER CRAIG MACFARLANE TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The public is invited to hear motivational speaker Craig MacFarlane Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall on the Chipola College campus.

MacFarlane joined Edward Jones, Inc., in 1991 as a motivational speaker and goodwill ambassador. Blind since age 2, the accomplished athlete speaks across the continent in communities in which Edward Jones has offices.

During his athletic career, MacFarlane earned national championships in blind

competitions that include wrestling, water skiing, track and field, and downhill skiing.

Since age 2, he has used his other senses to “see” the world around him. At age 6, while attending a national school for the blind, MacFarlane began wrestling. He won his first blind national wrestling championship at age 13. In 1976 and 1980, he was the youngest member of Canada’s blind Olympic wrestling team.

In 1984, MacFarlane was selected to be part of the Reagan-Bush team of campaign speakers and spoke that year at the Republican National Convention. He has spoken at three RNC Conventions and has been profiled by Bob Costas.

            In addition to his athletic accomplishments, MacFarlane has passed the Series 7 and Series 63 securities licensing exams.  He has recorded an album and written a book about his life, titled “Inner Vision.”

            MacFarlane attended Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he studied law and political science.

            For information about the event, call David Carrel, Edward Jones Representative at 482-8505.

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January 25, 2007

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS INSTALLATION COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Telecommunications Installation Technician course on beginning March 5. 

The course will meet weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 6 weeks in room N-111.  Charlie Burch will serve as the instructor.  Cost is approximately $1,200. 

Students must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record to become employed. 

For more information, please call 718-2270 or 718-2214. 

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January 25, 2007

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            Sign Language I will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through April 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.    

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet March 3, 4, 17, 18, 31, April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Feb. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 5 and 7, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Feb. 10, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Feb. 12 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Feb. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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January 25, 2007

 

CHIPOLA BSU TO HOST VALENTINE'S BALL

 

            MARIANNA--The Chipola College Black Student Union will host a Valentine's Ball, Friday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the American Legion Hall on Highway 90 in Marianna.

            Ticket are $10, and photos will be available from 8 to 10 p.m. for a small fee. Semi-formal, sacred heart attire is requested. No smoking or alcohol is permitted on the premises. Tickets will also be available at the door. Refreshments will be provided. 

            For advance tickets, contact a BSU Member or call (850) 718-2319.

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January 25, 2007

 CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER EXTRAVAGANZA IS FEB. 3

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleading Extravaganza Competition is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9:30 a.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

The event will include squad competitions for middle school, junior varsity, and varsity divisions and individual competitions in jumps and tumbling categories. Several All Star squads also will perform exhibition routines. 

General admission for cheerleader fans is $5. 

Pictures of last year’s winners are posted on the Chipola web page:  www.chipola.edu>athletics>cheerleaders>extravaganza. 

For more information, call Chipola cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.edu

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January 25, 2007

 

COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA – Students who hope to attend college will be given a clear path to federal cash assistance during a free statewide event known as Florida College Goal Sunday on Feb. 25. The event will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. and will last until 4:00 p.m. at Chipola College.

College Goal Sunday is free and open to the public. A drawing for door prizes and a $500 scholarship will be held for students who attend the event in the Chipola Continuing Education Building located near the gym on College Street.

Financial aid experts will help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the FAFSA, students must bring:

* 2006 IRS tax returns, W-2 statements, and Form 1099 (parents and students)

* Social Security number and Driver’s license (parents and students)

* Untaxed income records for the previous year (parents and students) which may

include Social Security benefits; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; Welfare and/or Veteran’s benefits

The FAFSA helps students access billions in federal funds available for college.

College Goal Sunday was designed to help dispel the idea that higher education is too expensive. Research shows that many families see the high cost of college as the main barrier between them and a degree, even though tens of millions of dollars in various forms of financial aid are available. The simple fact is many families—especially minority, low income, and first generation college students—are not applying for those funds. The event is designed to offer information about the availability of financial aid, and expert assistance in filling out the required paperwork.

Dr. Jayne Roberts, Chipola’s Dean of Enrollment Services, said, “Many students fall through the cracks in the financial aid process because they’re intimidated by the forms and have not been exposed to the financial aid system. This event will help break down some of the barriers that prevent students from accessing funds they need to pursue higher education.”

For information about the Chipola event, contact Dr. Jayne Roberts at 850-718-2209, or visit www.floridacollegegoal.com

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January 25, 2007

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS IN THICK OF CONFERENCE RACE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Okaloosa-Walton in a pair of big conference match-ups Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  Both Chipola teams travel to Pensacola on Saturday, Jan. 27. 

The Indians moved to second place in the state FCCAA poll following a 97-92 double overtime loss to top-ranked Tallahassee before a packed house at Chipola on Jan. 20. Jamarcus Ellis led the Indians with 20 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. DeAndre Thomas had 20 points and 6 rebounds. Victor Dubovitsky had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Mario Little added 10 points. The game was Chipola’s first misfire of the season.

Chipola improved to 21-1 with a convincing 77-57 rout of Gulf Coast on Jan. 23.

Michael Vogler led the Indians with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Jamarcus Ellis had 12 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists.  DeAndre Thomas had 11 points and 7 rebounds.

Victor Dubovitsky had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Chipola (4-1) is in second place in Panhandle Conference behind Tallahassee (5-0).  Okaloosa-Walton (2-2) is third in the league followed by Pensacola (1-4) and Gulf Coast (0-5).  The Indians are third in the NJCAA National Poll. OW is ranked sixth and TCC is number 13.

The Indians scored a hard-fought 76-74 win at Okaloosa-Walton on Jan. 17. Jamarcus Ellis led Chipola with 26 points and 6 rebounds.

The Lady Indians improved to 4-2 in league play with a big 66-49 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 23.  CJ Pace led Chipola with 18 points. Lesheria Stevens had 16. Crystal Campbell scored 11 points and RaShawna Sippio added 10.

The Lady Indians scored an important 65-48 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 20. Sippio led Chipola with 13 points. Gekeela Clemmons had 11. Latoya Brown added 10.

Chipola suffered a 62-55 loss at Okaloosa Walton on Jan. 17. Sippio led with 22 points. Clemmons had 13.

Chipola is knotted in a three-way tie for second place in the women’s conference with Gulf Coast and TCC, all at 4-2. OW leads the league with a 5-1 mark. The top three teams in the Panhandle Conference earn a berth to the state tournament.

The Panhandle Conference holds the top four spots in the FCCAA State Women’s Poll this week. Gulf Coast remains first, followed by Chipola in second, OW in third and Tallahassee in fourth place.

Chipola men’s and women’s basketball games are broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ (100.9). Games scheduled for Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 21 will be broadcast on WTOT (101.7)

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

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January 25, 2007

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GRAHAM IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Annie Graham was named the January  Career Employee of the Month at Chipola College. Graham has worked in the college’s Physical Plant since 1990.

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January 25, 2007

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CHIPOLA TO HOST 60 ROCKIN’ YEARS DANCE—“The 60 Rockin’ Years Party,” a benefit dance for the Chipola Honors Program, is set for Feb. 23 in the college Arts Center. Pictured here, are Honors students, from left: (front) Kara Hewitt, Kristin Coley, Jennifer Kelley, Lacy Adkins, Nikole Hamilton, (back) Alexander May and Kevin Smith. The Ivey Brothers band will provide music for the dance which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Honors student or by phoning Bonnie Smith or Robert Ivey at 526-2761. 

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