July 14, 2005

 

 

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL SEMESTER AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline is Aug. 4 for new students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Fall term.

            Current students who registered early must pay fees by Aug. 8. Registration for returning students begins Aug. 17. Classes begin Aug. 22.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

For information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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July 14, 2005

CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP

 

ATLANTA–Chipola College student Cassandra Prichard of Chipley has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

The award—based on outstanding academic and service learning achievements—places Prichard among the top community college students in the nation. She is among seven Chipola students who have received this award in its six-year history.

Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. In April, one scholar from each state received a $2,000 scholarship from Coca-Cola through the New Century Scholar Program. Chipola graduate Lauren Eade won the New Century Scholar award.

The program also is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college scholastic honorary organization.

"The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program gives support and encouragement to an under-served population of college students," said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "This program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States. These fine students, who often juggle school, work and family, continue to give back to their communities through volunteer service." The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the most recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in America.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow's leaders.

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PRICHARD IS COKE SCHOLAR—Chipola College student Cassandra Prichard of Chipley (center) has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. She is pictured here with Chipola vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons (left) and Phi Theta Kappa adviser Joan Lasseter.

 

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 July 14, 2005

 

CHIPOLA SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR EMT PROGRAM

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline for the Chipola College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program is July 20.

The EMT program prepares students for employment as ambulance drivers/ambulance attendants, or emergency medical technicians and to treat various medical/trauma conditions.

The curriculum includes simulated learning and clinical study.  The 11 credit-hour course is 250 clock-hours in length. Cost is approximately $1,000 for tuition, insurance, books and uniforms.  EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation) is not included in the course. Clinical assignments are required in addition to regular class hours.

            Prerequisites for the EMT Program include: high school diploma or GED with grade point average; Certification in American Heart CPR Level C Healthcare Provider; FDLE Background check; and satisfactory score on the college placement test reading sub-test.

Prospective students must undergo a physical examination including drug screen and TB skin test.

            Compliance with the prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance.  The class is limited to 24 students. Those with the highest GPA’s will be selected.  If college courses were taken, the college level GPA will be used in place of the high school GPA.

Candidate interviews are scheduled for July 26. Classes begin Aug. 2. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. with some weekend classes.

            For information, call the Health Sciences Department at 850-718-2316.

                                                           

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July 14, 2005

CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC MEETING

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the recent Florida Association of Community Colleges Membership Conference in Orlando.

            The Chipola chapter has been awarded numerous times by the state organization for: 50% or Better Membership and Greatest Percentage of Employees as Members (over 180 members). The group was asked to share ideas with other community colleges in the state on how to increase membership in their local chapters.

            Sandra Harrell, Chipola’s Assistant Athletic Director, will serve as State President for the organization for 2006-2007. Evelyn Ward currently serves as Region I Director. Also attending the convention from Chipola, were: Alice Pendergrass, Mandy Suggs and Christen Bennett.

            FACC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of Florida’s 28 public community colleges. FACC provides professional development opportunities for its members, and represents the interests of community colleges before the Florida Legislature.

 

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CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC MEETING—Chipola College was one of the most talked-about colleges at the recent Florida Association of Community Colleges Membership Conference in Orlando. Pictured from left, are: Chipola FACC members, Alice Pendergrass, Evelyn Ward, Mandy Suggs, Christen Bennett, and Sandra Harrell.

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 July 21, 2005

NEW CHIPOLA BUILDING OFFERS ONE-STOP STUDENT SERVICES

            MARIANNA—Chipola College students will soon enjoy one-stop student services for the first time in the college’s 58-year history. Thanks to a renovation/construction project, students who attend Chipola in the Fall will have access to the full range of student services from admissions to graduation, all in one place.  

            The $4 million Student Services building consists of a renovation of the former Administration building with some additional new construction. The 24,000 square foot space will be home to the business office, enrollment services, admissions, registration, financial aid, counseling and advising, and testing. The building also will house information systems and the college switchboard.

            The new building features a breath-taking central reception area that provides an unobstructed view of the various services available for students. There is also a large meeting room for student groups.

             College officials are awaiting the delivery of furniture, but many offices already have occupied their new spaces. Several employees and offices have been housed in temporary spaces for the past 18 months.

            An administrative wing connected to the new building is currently under construction and should be completed by the end of the calendar year.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We have experienced some growing pains this year and we appreciate everyone’s patience. I am confident that our students will benefit from our inconvenience.”

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July 21, 2005

 

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL SEMESTER AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline is Aug. 4 for new students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Fall term.

            Current students who registered early must pay fees by Aug. 8. Registration for returning students and new student testing begins Aug. 17. Classes begin Aug. 22.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

For information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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July 21, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet August 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, August 22 through December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, August 23 through December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, August 25 through December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet September 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet October 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet November 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors call will meet September 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Real Estate course will meet Saturdays, August 6 through September 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            A Cake I class will meet Thursdays, September 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake II class will meet Thursdays, September 29 through October 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake III class will meet Thursdays, October 27 through November 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, September 13 through November 15 from 5 to 7:00 p.m.  Cost is $81.  A Sign Language II class will meet Wednesdays, September 13 through November 15 from 7 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $81.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, 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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July 21, 2005

 

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RYALS IS NEW CHIPOLA BOARD CHAIR—Danny Ryals of Blountstown was recently elected chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees. Here, Ryals presents a plaque to outgoing chair Brenda Taylor of Bonifay.

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July 28, 2005

CHIPOLA STUDENT NAMED LEADER OF PROMISE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College sophomore Kimberly Garske of Bonifay has been awarded the Leaders of Promise Scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.

            The $1,000 award was based on Garske’s outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments and participation in Phi Theta Kappa chapter projects.  

            Garske is Communication and Public Relations Officer for Chipola’s Nu Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. A pharmacy major, she plans to attend the University of Florida to pursue a Ph.D. in Pharmacy. She hopes to do pharmaceutical research in the area of Alzheimer’s disease. Garske was the 2004 valedictorian at Bethlehem High School

            The Leaders of Promise scholarship was awarded to only 30 students internationally this year. The program provides student leaders with money for educational expenses in order to develop leadership potential through participation in Phi Theta Kappa programs.

 

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GARSKE IS LEADER OF PROMISE—Chipola College sophomore Kimberly Garske (center) of Bonifay was recently awarded the Leaders of Promise Scholarship sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges. She is pictured here with Chipola associate vice president Dr. Kitty Myers (left), associate vice president and Joan Lasseter, PTK adviser.

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July 28, 2005

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL SEMESTER AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

            MARIANNA—Application deadline is Aug. 4 for new students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Fall term.

            Current students who registered early must pay fees by Aug. 8. Registration for returning students and new student testing begins Aug. 17. Classes begin Aug. 22.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a two-year degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 11 public universities. The college also awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in mathematics and science. Chipola’s University Center offers classes on the Chipola campus leading to bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees from UWF, FSU and UF.

Chipola also offers Associate in Science degrees and certificates in Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or online.

College applications are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or online. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a standard high school diploma or GED. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

For information, call 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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July 28, 2005

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Aug. 6 through Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 22 through December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 23 through December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 25 through December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Sept. 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet November 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors call will meet Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Cake I class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 1 through 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41A Cake II class will meet Thursdays, Sept. 29 through Oct. 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake III class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 27 through Nov. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  A Sign Language II class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $81.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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

            EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, 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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July 28, 2005

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AREA EDUCATORS ATTEND CONFERENCE—Several area teachers attended the recent Model Schools Conference in Nashville which emphasized reading across the curriculum.  Dr. William Daggett was the keynote speaker. Pictured from left, are: Lorraine McClellan of Blountstown High, Nancy Mears of Blountstown High, Jane Walker, Chipola Tech Prep Consortium Manager, Deborah Perdue of Blountstown High School, and Brenda Jordan of Marianna Middle School.

 

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July 28, 2005

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CHIPOLA TELECOM GRADS—Seven students recently completed telecommunications installation training at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (front) Thomas Felts of Ft. Walton Beach, Tommy Hawkins of Mobile, Ala., Roger Stafford of Mobile, Ala., instructor Charlie Burch, (back) Mabrey Hill of Bristol, Phillip Beck of Panama City, Cleve Henderson of Andalusia, Ala., and Dustin Saye of Pilot Point, TX.

                       

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