OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

3094 INDIAN CIRCLE

Marianna, FL 32446

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2000

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll at Chipola Junior College in the Fall of 2000 are encouraged to complete the application process prior to the Aug. 8 deadline.

Registration for the Fall semester begins Aug. 17 for current students and Aug. 18 for new students, and continues Aug. 21. Fall classes begin Aug. 22. Late registration will continue through Aug. 28.

Applying consists of three easy steps. First, complete an application—available in the Registration Office. Second, provide an official high school or college transcript. And third, provide proof of measles immunization. Once these steps are completed, accepted students will be assigned an advisor who will provide assistance with registration.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses are available during day and evening, and also through independent study. Chipola’s Workforce Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

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

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July 13, 2000

 

CJC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT DEADLINE

MARIANNA--Application deadline is Aug. 3 for the Chipola Junior College Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Twelve candidates will be selected to begin in the Fall Semester of 2000.

Applicants must have completed three prerequisite courses: general psychology, anatomy and physiology and college algebra.

For information about the program, or to obtain an application packet, contact: Wanda Lowe, OTA Program Director at 718-2437.

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July 13, 2000

 

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS AT CJC

MARIANNA—Several youth activities are slated at Chipola Junior College.

Chipola Basketball coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades 6-8, July 17-20. The camp meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $50. Contact coach Cross at 718-2320.

The Chipola Cheerleaders will hold a one-day cheerleader clinic for ages 6-12 on July 20 at the Arts Center. The clinic will meet from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $20. Contact Geraldine DeFelix at 526-2761, ext. 3322.

Three Special Interest Pool Camps will be offered for ages 6-14. A Water Sports Camp will be from July 17-21. A Competitive Swim Camp is scheduled from July 24-28. Cost for either camp is $35. Call Kerry Waltz at 718-3466.

Swimming Lessons for all ages and levels of ability will be offered at the Chipola Pool. The final session is July 24-Aug. 3. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Classes are offered at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7:15 p.m. Cost is $35.

 

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July 13, 2000

 

LADY INDIANS ADD PAIR OF TOP PLAYERS

MARIANNA—Chipola Lady Indians basketball coach Jason Keene recently signed a pair of top players.

Clouttia Young, a 6’0 player from Cleveland’s Shaw High School played on one of the top teams in Ohio under legendary coach Edith Spivey. Keene says, "Young is very skilled with the ball. She has good feet and hands. We are very fortunate to get such a great player this late in the year."

Sowo Varney, 5’10, from Woodrow Wilson High in Long Beach, CA, originally signed with the University of New Orleans. Keene says, "Varney is strong and athletic with a tough defensive game. She is a little undersized for her position, but she will be an asset to our team."

The latest recruits join a host of area players that Keene signed shortly after taking the CJC job in May. They include: Cassie Bates, a 5’10 wing player from Blountstown High, who averaged 21 points, 9.5 rebounds senior year and was a Tallahassee Democrat All Big Bend selection; Kamika Collins, a 5’6 point guard from Telfair County High in McRae, GA, who averaged 19 points, 4 assists, 3 steals and won Honorable Mention All State honors; Takesha Oden a 6’3 post player from Sylacauga, AL, who averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks; Grand Ridge graduate D’Leisha Cockerham who averaged 20 points and 5.7 rebounds; and Malone graduates Satoya Spates and Temecca Barnes, who both led Malone to a 27-5 mark and earned All State and Big Bend honors.

Keene says he has one more scholarship to fill and is reportedly waiting to hear from some other Division 1 signees concerning test scores.

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OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

3094 INDIAN CIRCLE

Marianna, FL 32446

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

July 20, 2000

 

CJC BOARD ELECTS CHAIR AND EXTENDS PRESIDENT’S CONTRACT

MARIANNA—Gary Clark of Chipley directed his first meeting as new chair of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees on July 18. Trustees elected Clark to the post at the June meeting.

Clark is vice-president of Member Services for West Florida Electric Cooperative Association and a Washington County School board member. Jeff Crawford of Greenwood will serve as vice chair for the next year. Crawford is a retired farmer, and executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association. Outgoing chair Gina Stuart of Marianna was presented a plaque for her service during the previous year.

In other business trustees approved a three-year contract for Dr. Dale O’Daniel, college president. O'Daniel became president in May of 1995. He was awarded two-year renewable contracts in 1996, and again in 1998. He says, "I consider it a privilege to serve as president of Chipola Junior College and I will continue to do my very best for the students of this great institution."

During O’Daniel’s tenure the college has undergone a multi-million dollar technology upgrade which has placed hundreds of networked, Internet-ready computers on the desks of students and employees. The president also has led the college in campus-wide improvements, including the construction of a Public Service Building, Literature/Language Building, science laboratory, occupational therapy assistant laboratory, and other major renovation projects. The college is currently renovating the Cafeteria and old Public Service Building. Funds were recently appropriated to build a new Allied Health facility and to complete major renovations to the baseball/softball complex.

 

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July 20, 2000

 

MARIANNA BASEBALLERS TO PLAY AT CJC

MARIANNA—Two former Marianna High School baseball standouts will continue their careers at Chipola Junior College.

Center-fielder Stephen Henderson hit just under .300 during his junior and senior years at Marianna. Pitcher Matt Grimsley logged a 13-4 record during his junior and senior years.

Both players contributed to Marianna’s first-ever 3A State Championship in 1999, and to the Bulldogs final four finish in 2000.

Grimsley was the winning pitcher in the 1999 Championship game, and was also the winning pitcher in the 1999 Dixie Boys 17-18 Year-old State Championship. Grimsley is the son of Owen and Becky Grimsley.

Henderson, 6’1, 180, was an outstanding defensive player for the Bulldogs. MHS coach Scott Miller, says, "Stephen is probably the best defensive outfielder we saw all year. He has very good speed and a high on-base percentage." Henderson is the son of Tony and Gail Henderson.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, "We’ve always tried to emphasize recruiting local players, and these are two more who we think will have a chance to come in and contribute to our program."

MHS coach Scott Miller says, "It’s a feather in our cap to have CJC right here in our own backyard giving our kids a chance to continue their baseball career. And we’re excited about having these players in town so that we can continue to watch them develop."

 

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July 20, 2000

 

UWF ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA--The University of West Florida will host registration sessions on July 24 and 25 for a new Bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice to be offered at Chipola Junior College this Fall.

Prospective students may register on Tuesday, July 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., and from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conferences will be held in Room D306, of the CJC Natural Science Building.

Persons interested in pursuing the degree should attend one of the information/registration conferences. UWF and Chipola personnel will be on hand to provide information about all aspects of the program. Students may receive academic advising, application assistance, and registration during the conferences.

Courses will be offered during the day, evening, and weekends on the Chipola campus.

For information, contact April Robinson at (850) 474-2336 or email: AprilR1@prodigy.net or Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260 or email: myersk@chipola.edu

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