July 3, 2002

 

FSU TO HOST MEETINGS ON NEW CJC PROGRAMS

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will host information meetings this week for two new Florida State University programs to be offered on the CJC campus this fall. 

A meeting for the FSU Business Administration program is Tuesday, July 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A meeting for the FSU RN to BSN program is Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held in L400 on the CJC campus. 

Admissions specialists and faculty will be on-hand to discuss program requirements, admission information, registration procedures, and more.

Anyone who wishes to enroll for the Fall 2002 semester or who might be interested in enrolling at a later date is encouraged to attend.  

Florida State will offer a full-time BS in Business Administration and a part-time RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree on Chipola’s campus this Fall.  Courses will be taught by faculty from FSU’s nationally-recognized and accredited Schools of Business and Nursing.  Graduates will be awarded FSU degrees.

Student input will influence the times and days on which classes will be scheduled.  FSU officials will pay particular attention to the need for flexible scheduling for RN’s who enroll in the BSN program. 

Dr. Kitty Myers, who directs the CJC University Center says, “These two meetings offer students a unique chance to ask questions and receive assistance in completing admission, registration, and financial aid procedures.  Attendance at these meetings is important to make your transfer to FSU @ Chipola trouble free.”  Students are encouraged to bring copies of transcripts. 

                Registration also is ongoing for the several University of West Florida (UWF) programs offered at Chipola. Degrees and contacts are as follows:  BA in Criminal Justice, April Robinson, robinsona@chipola.edu, 718-2407; BA in Social Work, Dr. Kitty Myers, myersk@chipola.edu, 718-2260; BA in Special/Elementary Education, Patti Davis, davisp@chipola.edu, 718-2361; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD)in Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Sherri Zimmerman – szimmerman@uwf.edu

In addition to these university programs, Chipola will offer its own bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education beginning in the Fall of 2003.

For information about the University Center @ Chipola, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, e-mail myersk@chipola.edu or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

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July 3, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

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

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cake Decorating III begins Nov. 4. Cost of each class is $28.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Child Growth and Development, a Child Development Associate (CDA) equivalent course, will be offered Tuesdays, Aug. 20 through Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

                A CDA Internship course is set for Aug. 22 through Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98 for clock-hour credit. Academic credit also is available.

                Early Care and Education Administrative Overview will meet Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 22 through Dec. 5. This is the foundation course for administrators/directors to obtain a credential as part of the minimum child-care licensing standards. Cost is $98 for clock-hour credit.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training course is set for Aug. 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part II of requirements in the Childcare Standards, Chapter 10M-12. Cost is $31.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training Behavior Observation Course will meet Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part III of the HRS training requirement. Cost is $31.

                A 20-Hour Childcare Training course is set for Sept. 14 and 21, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course satisfies Part I of 30-hour HRS training requirement. Cost is $62.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming) course will meet Dec. 14. The class is designed for directors of daycare facilities and will focus on children with special needs. Cost is $31.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet August 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                A CPR class will be offered Sept. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A Lifeguard class will be offered to those in good physical condition and at least 15 years of age.  Times will be announced at a later date. Cost is $140.

                Two Real Estate Sales courses will be offered this Fall. A weekend course begins Aug. 17. Dates for an evening course are to be announced. The 63-hour course is required for those wishing to take the state examination required for licensure in Florida. Cost is $195.

                Two Sign Language courses are slated. Sign Language I will meet Mondays, from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Sign Language II will meet Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Cost for each course is $33.

                EducationToGo offers a comprehensive selection of online programs in the following areas: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design & New Media Certification Programs. The six weeks courses begin July 10 and again on Aug. 14.  Registration for classes must be received prior to the start date of each session.  For information, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola. 

                Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com. 

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

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July 3, 2002

SWIMMING LESSONS ONGOING AT CHIPOLA POOL

MARIANNA—Swimming lessons for ages two and up will be offered at the Chipola Junior College Pool beginning July 8.

Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are: July 8-18 and July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Students will be evaluated and placed in a level during the first class. Classes may be consolidated or canceled due to insufficient pre-registration. Private lessons are available upon request.

Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration.

                The CJC Pool also is available for recreational swimming Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. The pool also is available for party rentals and lap swimming.

                Pool admission is $2 for children under 13 and $3 for all others. Season passes are available for all leisure pool hours through September.

An After School at the Pool program for school age swimmers will be offered August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. 

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July 11, 2002

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES EARLY REGISTRATION FOR FALL CLASSES

                MARIANNA--Current Chipola Junior College students may register for the Fall semester July 22-25. Current students are those who were enrolled in Spring 2002, Summer I or Summer II.

New student application deadline for Fall classes is Aug. 7. Returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 14. New student registration is Aug. 15 and 16, with classes beginning Aug. 19.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. CJC will begin it own bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in the Fall of 2003.

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

 

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July 11, 2002

               

Information Technology Programs offered at Chipola

        MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College announces the addition of Information Technology programs of study-Networking Services Technology AS, MCSE, MCP, A+, MOUS certifications and general information technology courses. 

        Students can earn the MCSE certification through the Networking Services Technology degree, or prepare for testing of each MCP certification as a stand-alone component.

        A+ certification is available through Workforce Development and as part of the Networking Services Tech AS program.

                MOUS software certification courses prepare students for testing in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher.  Students can choose to test for professional purposes or pursue a certificate or AS degree in Office Systems Technology.

        Chipola has partnered with the Marianna One Stop Center to provide tuition, books, and testing costs to those students that qualify.  For information, call Maryann Barfield at 850-718-0326.

Fall registration is Aug. 15 and 16. Classes begin Aug. 19. Late Registration through Aug. 23

For information, call Vikki Milton at 850-526-2761, ext. 3371. 

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July 11, 2002

 

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS OFFERED AT CJC

MARIANNA--The University Center @ Chipola Junior College offers a number of bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the CJC campus.  

Beginning in the Fall semester, Florida State University will offer a full-time BS in Business Administration on Chipola’s campus.  In addition, a part-time RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree will be delivered face-to-face at Chipola.  Faculty from FSU’s nationally-recognized and accredited Schools of Business and Nursing will teach the course and graduates will be awarded FSU degrees.

                Registration also is ongoing for several University of West Florida (UWF) programs offered at Chipola. Degrees and contacts are as follows:  BA in Criminal Justice, April Robinson, robinsona@chipola.edu, 718-2407; BA in Social Work, Dr. Kitty Myers, myersk@chipola.edu, 718-2260 or 2276 or Dr. Bonnie Bedics, bbedics@uwf.edu, 850-474-2375; BA in Special/Elementary Education, Patti Davis, davisp@chipola.edu, 718-2361; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD)in Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Sherri Zimmerman – szimmerman@uwf.edu, 850-863-0730.

For information about the University Center @ Chipola, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260 or 2276, e-mail myersk@chipola.edu or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

 

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July 11, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of July and August.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                A CPR class will be offered July 30 and August 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet August 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                Cake Decorating II will be offered August 5 through 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $28  

                Two Real Estate Sales courses will be offered this Fall. A weekend course begins Aug. 17. Dates for an evening course are to be announced. Cost is $195.

                A Child Growth & Development class will meet each Tuesday August 20 through December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will be offered Thursdays, August 22 through December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                EducationToGo offers a number of online classes beginning Aug. 14.  Courses include the following:  Internet, Computer, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design & New Media Certification Programs.  Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola

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

July 11, 2002

FINAL SESSION OF SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CJC POOL

MARIANNA—The final session of swimming lessons at the Chipola Junior College Pool begins July 22.

The session is set for July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. The session includes eight 45-minute lessons that meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Students will be evaluated and placed in a level during the first class. Classes may be consolidated or canceled due to insufficient pre-registration. Private lessons are available upon request.

Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration.

                The Pool also is available for recreational swimming Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. The pool also is available for party rentals and lap swimming.

                Pool admission is $2 for children under 13 and $3 for all others. Season passes are available for all leisure pool hours through September.

An After School at the Pool program for school age swimmers will be offered August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. 

                For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.

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July 11, 2002

 

FORMER CHIPOLA COACH TO LEAD TROY STATE PROGRAM

                TROY, Ala. – Bobby Pierce, a former Chipola Junior College baseball coach, has been named Troy State University’s new head baseball coach.

The 42-year-old, who built the University of Alabama-Huntsville program from its infancy into a Division II national power, was introduced to a gathering of Troy State supporters on July 10. Pierce is Troy’s 11th head coach since 1954. He was selected from among 118 applicants for the position.

“Troy State is a great university with a tremendous baseball history,” Pierce said. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to coach here and look forward to the challenge of trying to take the program to places where people want to see it go. Being part of the TSU family is exciting.”

                Pierce posted a 276-108 record in seven seasons at UAH, guiding the Chargers to the 2001 Gulf South Conference title and four NCAA regional tournament appearances. He was named the GSC’s 2001 Coach of the Year with a 41-17 mark and a top 10 national ranking.

Prior to his seven-year stay at UAH, Pierce served as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama from 1990-94. Before that, he compiled a 259-95 career mark in seven seasons as the head coach at Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Fla.

A Marianna native, Pierce originally enrolled at Troy State as a freshman in 1977. He transferred to South Florida Community College in 1978 and then played the 1979 season at Wallace College in Dothan. He signed with the University of Alabama in 1980. As a senior captain in 1981, Pierce set numerous SEC and school records as an All-SEC outfielder, along with being named to the Tide's All-Century team.

Following his graduation in 1982, the 23-year-old became the youngest head coach in Florida junior college history when he accepted the Chipola position. In his first season, the school finished 41-15 and won the Florida state championship, earning Pierce Florida Coach of the Year honors. Chipola won four Panhandle Conference championships, earned five state tournament berths and won 40 or more games four times under Pierce. In addition, 76 percent of his players signed athletic scholarships at four-year institutions, 96 percent of which eventually earned their degrees.

Following his career as an assistant at Alabama, Pierce began building the UAH program from scratch. He accepted the position in 1995, with the Chargers playing their first season in 1996. Pierce’s teams posted records of 37-16, 39-11, 41-17, 43-17, 42-18, 41-17 and 33-12 in his seven seasons, respectively, ranking him fifth among all active Division II coaches with a .719 winning percentage.

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July 18, 2002

FRENCH STUDENTS TO VISIT CHIPOLA MONDAY

MARIANNA--A group of students from France will visit the campus of Chipola Junior College on Monday, July 22, to learn more about higher education in the United States.

The students are in the U.S. with the Education First, an immersion program which provides opportunities for international students to immerse themselves in American culture, to improve their mastery of English.

The group is expected to arrive at 10 a.m. in Jackson Hall of the Chipola Literature/Language Building. CJC Student Ambassadors and Phi Theta Kappa will provide a tour of campus, followed by a pizza lunch, a video of campus life and a swim in the college pool. The students also will sit in on an American Literature class beginning at noon. 

The students are bunking with local families during their three-week stay in the states.

For information about the French students’ visit to Chipola, call Dr. Sarah Clemmons at 850-718-2213.

 

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July 18, 2002

EARLY FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY AT CJC

                MARIANNA--Current Chipola Junior College students may register for the Fall semester July 22-25. Current students are those who were enrolled in Spring 2002, Summer I or Summer II.

New student application deadline for Fall classes is Aug. 7. Returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 14. New student registration is Aug. 15 and 16, with classes beginning Aug. 19.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

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

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. Florida State University will offer both a full-time BS in Business Administration and a part-time RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree at Chipola this Fall. 

                Registration also is ongoing for several University of West Florida (UWF) programs offered at Chipola, including: BA in Criminal Justice; BA in Social Work; BA in Special/Elementary Education; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Curriculum & Instruction.

CJC will begin its own bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in the Fall of 2003.

For information about the University Center @ Chipola, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260

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July 18, 2002

CHIPOLA PHI BETA LAMBDA PLACES AT NATIONAL COMPETITION

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College students picked up several awards at the National Phi Beta Lambda Conference and Competition held in Nashville, Tennessee’s Convention Center. 

                Chipola’s Parliamentary Procedure Team placed fifth in the nation based on a written examination and a ten-minute parliamentary performance.  Team members are Amanda Barber of Alford; William Barber of Cottondale; Carla Wells of Chipley; and Jacob Baxter of Malone. 

                Chipola’s John McDaniel of Cottondale placed ninth in the Written Economics competition. He captured first place in Florida earlier this year. The field of competitors included economics majors from four-year universities. The award was part of a comprehensive competitive events program sponsored annually by Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.

Individuals, state teams and local chapters competed in nearly 40 events representing a wide range of business and leadership development.  The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards are selected from among FBLA-PBL's membership of 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest of today's youth.

Some 7,000 delegates to the National Leadership Conference participated in business and leadership training workshops, corporate tours, competition, and the election of national officers.

                FBLA-PBL is the national business education association that prepares students for careers in business.  Its members, belonging to more than 12,000 chapters, include students from the United States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Europe. 

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CHIPOLA PBL PLACES AT NATIONALS--Chipola Junior College students picked up several awards at the National Phi Beta Lambda Conference and Competition held in Nashville, Tennessee’s Convention Center.  Chipola PBL members attending the convention are, from left: Tiffany Birge of Bonifay, PBL incoming president; John McDaniel of Cottondale; Amanda Barber, PBL president of Alford; William Barber of Cottondale; Carla Wells Chipley and Jacob Baxter, PBL state historian of Malone and Kathryn Roberts, PBL advisor. 

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July 18, 2002

 

CJC LIBRARY DIRECTOR PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

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                MARIANNA—“Libraries LINCC Lifelong Learners to Community Colleges” is an article written by Dr. Carolyn E. Poole of Chipola Junior College that was published in the Spring 2002 issue of Florida Libraries, the official journal of the Florida Library Association.

LINCC is the Library Information Network for Community Colleges that provides statewide library access to all Florida community college students. 

The purpose of the article was to illustrate how LINCC resources offered by community college libraries are serving lifelong learning needs both on campus and off campus.  Citing many examples, she described ways in which students, faculty, staff, administrators, community members, state citizens, regional residents, and even global users are benefiting from the LINCC system.   Cooperative sharing of print and electronic information, customized instruction for information literacy, and virtual reference services are only a few of the contributions to learning facilitated by community college libraries.  Dr. Poole expects the new state priority of developing one common library information portal within a seamless K-20 educational system to enhance lifelong learning for all Floridians.

The full article can be read online at www.flalib.org/publications/florida_libraries/45_1.pdf

  

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July 18, 2002

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING THEATRE SEASON

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Theater Coordinator Charles Sirmon recently announced two big shows planned for the upcoming season.

                Auditions for the comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” are set for Aug. 26 and 27 at 6 p.m. with performances Oct. 17-20.

                The hit comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.  At first the Sycamores only seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. 

                In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys.  This screwball comedy is all about eccentric families, forbidden love, marriage, self-discovery. The zany Sycamore household is presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, a former businessman who has turned his back on commerce to enjoy life. At the Sycamores, everyone does just what he or she pleases. Penny Sycamore, Grandpa's daughter, has become a novelist because someone delivered a typewriter to her home by mistake. Penny's husband makes firecrackers in his basement with the help of Mr. DePinna, an iceman who showed up at the Sycamore doorstep one day and never left. The one normal member of the household is Alice Sycamore, in love with wealthy Tony Kirby. Naturally, when the stuffy, aristocratic Kirbys come to the Sycamores for dinner, the event is a disaster, capped with the arrest of everyone in the household.  The movie by the same name and starring Jimmy Stewart earned several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director in the screen adaptation by Frank Capra.

                Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Chipola’s big spring musical. Auditions are set for Jan. 6 and 7 at 6 p.m. with performances slated for March 12-16, 2003.

                Twain’s timeless classic sweeps the audience down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a black slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.  Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life all of the favorite characters from the novel – the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family.  Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana. This long-running hit won seven Tonies including Best Musical and Best Score.    

                Sirmon also has a yet-to-be-named Summer Children’s show in the works for May of 2003.

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

 

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July 18, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of July and August.

                A CPR class will be offered July 30 and August 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet August 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                Cake Decorating II will be offered August 5 through 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $28.

                Two Real Estate Sales courses will be offered this Fall. A weekend course begins Aug. 17. Dates for an evening course are to be announced. Cost is $195.

                A Child Growth & Development class will meet each Tuesday August 20 through December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will be offered Thursdays, August 22 through December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                Chipola has partnered with EducationToGo, to provide our district with an online option. Courses last six weeks beginning August 14.  Registration must be received prior to the start date.  Courses include:  Internet, Computer, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design & New Media Certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola

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

July 18, 2002

CRAWFORD RECOGNIZED BY CJC BOARD—Jeff Crawford of Marianna, outgoing chair of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees, was recently recognized for his leadership during the 2001-02 year. Here, incoming chair Jenny Goodman of Bonifay, presents a plaque to Crawford.

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July 25, 2002

ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT CJC

MARIANNA--The family of the late Albert A. Robinson of Chipley has established a scholarship endowment in his memory at Chipola Junior College.

The “Albert A. Robinson, Teacher Scholarship Memorial Fund” will provide an annual scholarship for an African-American resident of Washington County who wishes to pursue a degree in elementary education. 

                Robinson's wife, Josephine, who served on the Chipola District Board of Trustees during the 1990’s, said, “We hope that this scholarship will provide opportunities for more African-Americans to enter the teaching field. My husband believed that it was important to get an education, and I believe that young people need to have good role models in the classroom.”

                The late Robinson, who was affectionately known as “coach” to most of Washington County coached at a number of schools and worked as a referee for several sports over a 35-year period.  A playing field at PALS Park in Chipley was recently named in his memory.

                Applicants must have at least C grade point average in all high school subjects and be a graduating senior from either Chipley High or Vernon High. The applicant also must be an active citizen of the community and agree to teach in Washington County for at least 4 years after graduation.

                For information about the scholarship, call 850-718-2478.

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ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT CJC--The family of the late Albert A. Robinson of Chipley has established a scholarship endowment in his memory at Chipola Junior College. The “Albert A. Robinson, Teacher Scholarship Memorial Fund" will provide an annual scholarship for an African-American resident of Washington County who wishes to pursue a degree in elementary education.  Family members are, from left: Andre Robinson (son); Marlowe Mathis (granddaughter); Josephine Robinson (wife); Nakia McKinnie (great-grandaughter); Sherry Robinson (daughter); Faye McKinnie (daughter); Marilyn K. Scott, (daughter) and Captain Winston E. Scott (son-in-law).  For information about the scholarship, call 850-718-2478.

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July 25, 2002

 SHELTON CREATES WINDOW FOR CJC BASEBALL STADIUM

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College alumnus Shelia Deason Shelton recently presented a gift to the college that illuminates her love for Chipola and especially, her love of CJC baseball.

Shelton, who lives in Altha, created a one-of-a-kind stained glass rendering of the college logo that is now a permanent feature of Chipola’s new baseball/softball complex. 

The copper foil and lead design is framed in a 48” lighted window for motorists and fans to enjoy as they pass the field on River Forest Road. 

Shelton invested more than 350 hours in the project, which is only her sixth since taking up the hobby. She learned the art of stained glass from instructor Don Caughran in a class offered through Chipola.

Shelton, a 1966 Chipola graduate, has several connections to the CJC baseball program.  Her son Brent served as an assistant to CJC head coach Jeff Johnson. Her son Andy is currently serving in the same capacity. Coach Johnson said, “The window adds a great touch of class to our facility. We really appreciate everything that Mrs. Shelton has done for our program. She’s been a great supporter.” Johnson reported that Shelton even travels with the Indians to the state tournament where she launders and mends the players’ uniforms. 

The Shelton family also is very close to former Chipola baseball star Richie Smith of Bristol, now a senior on the FSU baseball team.

When Shelton is not creating stained glass works of art, she serves as Director of Special Programs for the Liberty County School system.

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SHELTON CREATES WINDOW FOR CJC BASEBALL--Chipola Junior College alumnus Shelia Shelton recently created and presented a one-of-a-kind stained glass rendering of the college logo that is now a permanent feature of Chipola’s new baseball/softball complex.

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July 25, 2002

 CHIPOLA FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 7

                MARIANNA--New students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola Junior College are encouraged to complete the application process prior to the Aug. 7 deadline.

                New student testing and returning student registration is Aug. 14. New student registration is Aug. 15 and 16, with classes beginning Aug. 19.

                Applications are available in the CJC Registration office, or online at www.chipola.edu.

Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a two-year program that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

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

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. Registration is ongoing for two new Florida State University programs—a full-time BS in Business Administration and a part-time RN to BS in Nursing (BSN) degree—to be offered at Chipola this Fall. 

                Registration also is ongoing for several University of West Florida (UWF) programs offered at Chipola, including: BA in Criminal Justice; BA in Social Work; BA in Special/Elementary Education; MS in Curriculum & Instruction, MS in Ed. Leadership, Administrative Certification, Educational Specialist (EDS) in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Curriculum & Instruction.

CJC will begin its own bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in the Fall of 2003.

For information about the University Center @ Chipola, contact Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu.

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July 25, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of July and August.

                A CPR class will be offered July 30 and August 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                An IV Therapy class will be offered Aug. 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $65.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet Aug. 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                Two courses for Florida Construction & Industry Professionals will be offered. Building Fire/Safety will meet Aug. 9 from 8 to noon. Cost is $99.  Job Site Business Operations will meet Aug. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Cost is $49. 

                Cake Decorating II will be offered Aug. 5 through 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $28.

                Two Real Estate Sales courses will be offered this Fall.  A weekend course begins Aug. 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $195.  Dates for an evening course are to be announced.

                Several Childcare classes will be offered.  A Child Growth & Development class is August 20.  Cost is $98. An Internship - CDA equivalent course will begin Aug. 22.  Cost is $98. Early Care & Education Administrative Overview will begin Aug. 22.  Cost is $98. A 10 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Aug. 24 from 7a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                Chipola has partnered with EducationToGo, to provide online courses. The six-week courses last begin Aug. 14.  Courses include:  Internet, Computer, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design & New Media Certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola

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