July 12, 2001

 

FORMER CJC BASEBALLER TURNS PRO

 

MARIANNA--Former Chipola baseball player Justin Lord of Marianna recently signed a professional contract with the Kansas City Royals.

Lord, a 6'4, 210 pound, right-handed pitcher, was picked up after just two weeks in the Cape Cod League, a wooden bat league for college players in Hiannas, Mass. On July 3, he began Short Season A Ball, a league for players who have just finished college. The not-so-short 75-game season runs through Sept. 5.

Lord said he hopes to be invited to play in the Instructional League that would mean a six-week stay in Haynes City, Fla., in November. Following the winter break, the Royals would tell him where to report in the spring. Those destinations include: A League in Burlington, Iowa and Wilmington, Delaware; AA League in Wichita KS, or AAA League in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is the site of the College World Series and for Lord would be the step before the majors.

Of his first day as a pro Lord says, "It is a very different experience. I'm 2000 miles from Marianna and I don't know a soul here. I just thank God for giving me the opportunity to play. It's a dream come true. I'm one step closer to my ultimate dream of playing in the major leagues." Lord could play for some of his largest crowds ever, with attendance averaging 5,000 a night. 

Lord recently completed his junior year at Florida State where he logged 11 saves as a closer. He recorded a 2-3 record and 3.2 ERA during the 2000-01 season. "I hated to leave FSU.  The year I spent there was great. FSU is one of the top programs in the country. It was fun and exciting and I thank the coaches for giving me the chance to pitch for the Seminoles. They had a lot of confidence in me and I appreciate all of them." His contract with the Royals includes money to finish his college degree that he plans to complete during Fall breaks from baseball.

Lord had an outstanding pitching career at Chipola. He logged 90 strikeouts in 88 innings during his sophomore season, chalking up a 6-6 record a 2.6 ERA. Lord says the Chipola program prepared him for Divison 1. “It was great experience playing for Coach Johnson and my teammates. I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of guys. I learned and matured at Chipola. I think junior college builds character in baseball and life. Coach Johnson did a great job of preparing me for what I was going to face ahead."

Lord is the son of Buddy and Joy Lord of Marianna.                   

 

July 12, 2001

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA--Current Chipola Junior College students may register for the Fall semester July 23-26. Current students are those who were enrolled in Spring 2001, Summer I or Summer II.

New student application deadline for Fall classes is Aug. 9. Returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 16. Regular Fall registration is Aug. 17 and 20, with classes beginning Aug. 21.

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.

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

 

July 12, 2001

 

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola Junior College's next day course in Basic Corrections is Aug. 16. The class will begin Aug. 20.

                Deadline for the next evening course in Basic Corrections is Aug. 23. The class begins Aug. 27.

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

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

July 12, 2001

LAST CHANCE FOR CJC SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—The final offering of swim camps and swimming lessons at the Chipola Junior College Pool begin July 23.

Swimming Lessons based on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program will be offered July 23-Aug. 2. Lessons are available for all ages and levels of ability.  Each session includes eight 45-minute lessons.  Cost is $35. Pre-registration is required. There is a $5 fee for late registration. Classes meet Monday through Thursday and are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7:15 p.m.

                 A Competitive Swim Camp is July 23-26. Swim camps are designed for ages 6-14, and meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to Noon. Cost for the camp is $35.

A Water Aerobics course may be offered in the future. Interested persons should call the pool to be included on a list of potential participants.

The CJC Pool offers a full slate of aquatic activities. Pool hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. The pool is available for party rentals and lap swimming. Admission is $2 per person per day.

                To register for camps or lessons, call Continuing Education at 718-2395. For more information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.

      

 

July 12, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A CPR class will meet July 17 and 19 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Cake Decorating III will meet each Tuesday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., July 17 through August 7.  Cost is $22.

                Access I will be offered July 23 and 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45.  Access II will be offered July 30 and 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45.

                A 20 Hour Child Care Training course will meet Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 27-28 and August 10-11. Cost is $

                A Work Zone Traffic Control Advanced Training Course will meet July 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This course is required for personnel with responsibility or authority to decide on specific maintenance of traffic requirements to be implemented.  Cost is $350. 

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is available for $295.    

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

                                                               

July 19, 2001

CJC BOARD ELECTS CHAIR AND APPROVES EMPLOYEE RAISES

MARIANNA—Jeff Crawford of Marianna was elected chairman of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees at the board's regular meeting on July 18.

Crawford is a retired farmer, and executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association. Jennie Goodman of Bonifay will serve as vice chair for the next year. Outgoing chair Gary Clark of Chipley was presented a plaque for his service during the previous year.

In other business trustees approved a two-percent raise and a non-recurring $500 lump sum payment for the college's career and administrative employees. The total raise will range from three-percent to as much as seven-percent for some employees. In the same action, the board voted to make the $500 payment a permanent salary increase next year if funds are available. The college will continue to pay health insurance premiums for employees which is expected to increase as much as 20 to 25 percent in the coming year.

CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel says, “We are pleased to be able to improve the compensation of our employees. The people who work with and for our students are Chipola’s most important resource.”

CJC employees received a four-percent raise and $400 non-recurring lump sum payment last year and six-percent in 1999-00. The Chipola Faculty Association is currently negotiating the faculty's annual contract.

                In other business trustees approved a two-year contract and a three-percent raise for the college president. O'Daniel became president in May of 1995, and has been awarded several rolling multi-year contracts. He says, “I appreciate the opportunity to serve as president of Chipola and I look forward to more great things in the future 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 computers on the desks of students and employees. The president also has led the college in campus-wide building projects, including the construction of a Public Service Building, Literature/Language Building, natural science laboratory and health science laboratory, as well as major renovations of the cafeteria and continuing education conference center.  Construction currently is underway for a new baseball/softball sports complex. A new Health Science facility is in the planning stages as well as renovations to the library, former English building and residence hall.

 

July 19, 2001

BRUNER WINS COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP

MARIANNA--Andrea Bruner, a 2001 graduate of Chipola Junior College, was one of 50 students in America chosen to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholarship Program.

Presidents of two-year colleges across the country nominated two students from their school who demonstrated academic success and completed 100 hours of community service in the past year. 

Bruner had a distinguished career at Chipola. She was named to the 2001 First Team All-Florida Academic Team, and was selected as a Centennial Scholar--the highest-scoring student from Florida in the All-USA Academic competition. She served as president of the Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa that won three national honors at the 2001 national Phi Theta Kappa meeting. She was one of 25 presidents tapped for a Distinguished President Award from among 500 chapters. She also was active in Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and the CJC Honors Program.

In April, Bruner delivered the keynote address at the 2001 All-Florida Academic Team awards ceremony in Tallahassee, and represented the state of Florida at the American Association of Community Colleges Meeting in Chicago. She was featured in the April 6 issue of USA Today along with 20 other top community college students.

The daughter of Sally and John Bruner of Chipley, she was a 1999 valedictorian of Chipley High School, a Florida Academic Scholar and a Florida Top Scholar. She will attend the University of Florida this fall to pursue a major in Microbiology. Her plans include medical school and a specialization in obstetrics.    

                The Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholars Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation which provides grants in support of human services initiatives, particularly organizations and programs that benefit young people. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.

 

July 19, 2001

EARLY FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA--Current Chipola Junior College students may register for the Fall semester July 23-26. Current students are those who were enrolled in Spring 2001, Summer I or Summer II.

New student application deadline for Fall classes is Aug. 9. Returning student registration and new student testing is Aug. 16. Regular Fall registration is Aug. 17 and 20, with classes beginning Aug. 21.

Chipola offers 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.

The University Center @ Chipola provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and advanced degree programs on the CJC campus.

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

 

July 19, 2001

 

FINAL CJC SUMMER PROGRAMS BEGIN MONDAY

 

MARIANNA—The final offering of swim camps and swimming lessons at the Chipola Junior College Pool begin Monday, July 23.

Swimming Lessons based on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program will be offered July 23-Aug. 2. Lessons are available for all ages and levels of ability.  Each session includes eight 45-minute lessons.  Cost is $35. Pre-registration is required. There is a $5 fee for late registration. Classes meet Monday through Thursday and are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7:15 p.m.

                 A Competitive Swim Camp is July 23-26. Swim camps are designed for ages 6-14, and meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to Noon. Cost for the camp is $35.

                To register for camps or lessons, call Continuing Education at 718-2395. For more information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.

 

July 19, 2001

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A 20 Hour Child Care Training course will meet on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 27 and 28 and again on August 10 and 11.

                A Work Zone Traffic Control Advanced Training Course will meet July 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  This course is required for personnel with responsibility or authority to decide on specific maintenance of traffic requirements to be implemented.  Cost is $350. 

                 A Work Zone Traffic Control Intermediate Training Course will meet August 10 and 11 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  This course is required for all persons with duties that include direct responsibility for placement, maintenance, inspection, placement or operational function of work zone traffic control devices and drafting of work zone traffic control plans. Cost is $300.

                Access I will be offered July 30 and 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access II will be offered August 7 and 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for either course.

                A Contractors' Workshop class will meet on Aug. 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Cost of this class is $130.

                A First Aid class will be offered August 14 and 16 from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

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

                                                                                               

 

July 26, 2001

 

CHIPOLA APPRECIATION CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS

 

MARIANNA--Ronnie Myers of Marianna was elected president of the Chipola Appreciation Club at the group's annual membership meeting on July 24.

Myers is former CJC basketball player and long-serving club member. Established in the early 1960's, the Appreciation Club is the official support organization for Chipola's athletic programs. The club operates under the umbrella of the Chipola Foundation has raised more than $500,000 toward the goal of endowing the college athletic program.

Retired CJC coach Milton H. Johnson says, "The purpose of the club is to help the college maintain a quality athletic program." The club has sponsored the State Junior College Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments on the Chipola campus since 1996.

Robert Trammell will serve as the club's vice-president and as membership chair. Officers include: Sandra Harrell, secretary, and Sonny Wise, treasurer. Directors are Allen Clark, Bill Peacock, Jamey Westbrook, Jan Shadburn, Wendell Taylor, Bill Hopkins, Joe Ray Durham, Dale O’Daniel, Mike Peacock, Robbie Roberts, Milton H. Johnson, Gary Clark, Gene Prough, Kenneth Anderson, Ryan Cross, Bill Davis, Tim Mowrey, Colby Peel, Rhett Rogers and Donnie Read.

Annual membership in the Appreciation Club is $200. Member privileges include four season tickets for men's and women's basketball games, reserved parking, and admission to the hospitality room at home games. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

For information, call Sandra Harrell at 718-2302. 

 

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CHIPOLA APPRECIATION CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS--Directors and officers for the Chipola Appreciation Club were elected at the group's annual membership meeting on July 24. From left, are: Dale O’Daniel, Joe Ray Durham, Milton H. Johnson, Allen Clark, Gene Prough, Ronnie Myers, president; Ryan Cross, Sonny Wise, treasurer; Sandra Harrell, secretary; Robert Trammell, vice president; and Donnie Read. Not pictured are: Bill Peacock, Jamey Westbrook, Jan Shadburn, Wendell Taylor, Bill Hopkins, Mike Peacock, Robbie Roberts, Gary Clark, Kenneth Anderson, Bill Davis, Tim Mowrey, Colby Peel and Rhett Rogers. For information about the Appreciation Club, call 718-2302.

 

July 26, 2001

CJC AUTO PROGRAM GETS NEW COMPUTER

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Automotive Technology program recently received a new Genisys Automotive Hand Held Vehicle Diagnostic computer donated by OTC/SPX corporation of Owotonna, MN.

CJC auto tech instructor John Gardner, says, "With the help of our advisory board and local tool representatives we were able to acquire this state of the art scan tool." The computer, valued at $4,000, represents the next generation of information system in the automotive industry. The Genisys comes complete with 20 years of diagnostic coverage, scan, diagnostic capabilities along with scope, meter, reflash and five gas features. It also has network capabilities along with vehicle updates downloaded via the Internet. Gardner says, "This donation will afford our students as well as local technicians the opportunity to work with the latest technology available."

Gardner is currently writing the training curriculum for the new scan tool. He says, "The scan tool will enhance our already updated program and help us achieve national certification. The Genisys will be incorporated into the curriculum immediately which will benefit our students and local industry."

 

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NEW COMPUTER FOR CJC AUTO TECH--The Chipola Junior College Automotive Technology program recently received a new Genisys Automotive Hand Held Vehicle Diagnostic computer donated by OTC/SPX corporation of Owotonna, MN. Here, auto tech instructor John Gardner and student Chris Logalbo work with the new diagnostic tool.

 

July 26, 2001

CJC NEW STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 9

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll at Chipola Junior College in the Fall of 2001 are encouraged to complete the application process prior to the Aug. 9 deadline.

Registration for the Fall semester is Aug. 16 for current students, and Aug. 17 and 20 for new students. Fall classes begin Aug. 21.  Late registration will continue through Aug. 27.

                Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma. 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. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Courses are available during the day and evening, and also through independent study.

Chipola’s Workforce Development Division offers Associate in Science and Certificate programs which feature open enrollment and self-paced learning. Most Workforce programs offer excellent job placement potential.

The University Center @ Chipola provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and advanced degree programs on the CJC campus.

                 For more information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

July 26, 2001

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CJC REGISTRATION--Chipola Junior College student Shannon Gibson of Marianna prepares his Fall schedule with CJC counselor Jayne Roberts. New students planning to enroll at Chipola this Fall are encouraged to complete the application process prior to the Aug. 9 deadline. Registration for the Fall semester is Aug. 16 for current students, and Aug. 17 and 20 for new students. Fall classes begin Aug. 21.  Late registration will continue through Aug. 27. For information, call 718-2211. 

 

July 26, 2001

CHIPOLA OFFERING FRESHMAN ENGLISH ONLINE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Arts and Letters Department is now offering Communications Skills I (ENC 1101) in an online format. 

Students and instructor interact via internet, meeting only once every two weeks at the college.  A chat room, a CD-ROM, and e-mail replace most of the instructor’s classroom lectures and group discussions, and typed essays may be e-mailed to the instructor. 

This web-based course allows students the opportunity to earn four credit hours in ENC 1101 without meeting in a classroom, four times per week for sixteen weeks.  Dr. Laurie Culbreth, a CJC English instructor will teach the course.  Online students must possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic, personal, and/or professional schedules.

Regular registration for the fall term is August 17-20. Persons interested in the course must register on the CJC campus before logging in and registering with the instructor. 

Online students also must attend a distance-learning orientation meeting Aug. 23 at 5 p.m., in Building D-300. 

For more information, contact Dr. Culbreth at 526-2761, Ext. 3298, or e-mail culbrethl@chipola.edu

 

July 26, 2001

 

CHIPOLA'S POOLE PUBLISHED

 

MARIANNA— Dr. Carolyn E. Poole, director of Library Services at Chipola Junior College, has had a research manuscript accepted for publication in College & Research Libraries (C&RL), a journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries division of the American Library Association. 

Her paper entitled, “Technological Change in the Workplace: A Statewide Survey of Community College Library and Learning Resources Personnel,” will appear as the lead article in the November 2001 issue.

The purpose of the investigation was to examine how those employed in Florida community college libraries are handling "technostress" and change in their work environment.  She and co-author Emmett Denny of Tallahassee Community College found that community college library personnel are generally reacting positively to change. 

Dr. Poole is the first Florida community college library director to be published in College & Research Libraries, the world’s premier scholarly journal in the field of academic librarianship. The majority of papers in the journal are contributed by tenure-track, faculty librarians at research level universities. Only 30% of manuscripts submitted are accepted for publication.

Upon publication this fall, an abstract of the research will be available on the Internet at http://www.ala.org/acrl/crlnov01.html.

 

July 26, 2001

                                               

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                 A Work Zone Traffic Control Intermediate Training Course will meet August 10 and 11 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  This course is required for all persons with duties that include direct responsibility for placement, maintenance, inspection, placement or operational function of work zone traffic control devices and drafting of work zone traffic control plans. Cost is $300.

                Access I will be offered July 30 and 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Access II will be offered August 7 and 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for either course.

                A Contractors' Workshop class will meet on Aug. 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Cost of this class is $130.

                A First Aid class will be offered August 14 and 16 from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

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