June 2, 2005

 

Ryan Russell Memorial Scholarship Established at Chipola

 

            MARIANNA—The Ryan Russell Memorial Scholarship has been established at Chipola College. 

            Ryan was enrolled at Chipola College when he died in a car accident on May 22. Ryan’s parents are Raymond and Susan Russell of Blountstown. Ryan was a 2001 graduate of Blountstown High School and worked as an auto mechanic for Whit’s Auto Repair in Blountstown. Ryan’s uncle, Dr. David Hilton, is a science instructor at Chipola.  

            The scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the Fall 2006 semester to a graduate of Blountstown High School planning to enroll in one of Chipola’s Workforce Development programs or an Associate in Science degree program. 
            Anyone wishing to make memorial contributions to the scholarship should make checks payable to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.  Please indicate Ryan Russell Memorial Scholarship on the memo line. 

            For more information, contact Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director, at (850) 718-2445.   

 

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June 2, 2005

 

SUMMER CHILDRENS PROGRAMS ON TAP AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Programs for children of all ages are available this summer at Chipola College.

            Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 2: June 6-16; Session 3: June 20-30; and Session 4: July 11-21. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Session 1 is July 5-8. Session 2 is July 25-28. Cost is $25. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

            Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 6-9. The $75 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 15-16.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 22-23.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer Boys Basketball Camps June 13-15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Players will be grouped according to ages: 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18. The fee of $100 includes insurance, camp t-shirt and lunch.  Call 718-2364 or 209-1010.

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer eight Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps will meet July 6-7. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Softball Hitting Camps will meet July 11. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 12 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Softball Pitching Camps will meet July 12. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camps is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

            Cheerleader Coach Geraldine DeFelix and the Chipola Cheerleaders will host a Camp for Junior Varsity squads June 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will focus on basic cheerleader skills. The cost is $25 per participant per day.  Squads may sign up for either two or three days. Contact DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu.

                                                                                   

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June 2, 2005 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

            A CPR class will meet June 7 and 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. A  First Aid class will meet June 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet June 18 and 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 3 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

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

            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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CHIPOLA JOINS GOLSON IN PULL TAB DRIVE—Chipola College Phi Theta Kappa officer Michelle Rhynes (left) recently presented 12 pounds of aluminum can tabs to Golson second grader Shelbie Johnson. Golson Elementary School sponsored a tab collection this year to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Johnson estimates that she collected as much as 30 pounds of tabs this year. As International Service Officer for Chipola’s PTK, Michelle Rhynes plans cancer awareness and fundraising projects. She recently led the Chipola Relay for Life team which raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.  

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June 9, 2005

PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA SUMMER II REGISTRATION

 

            MARIANNA—Registration for Summer Session II at Chipola College is Thursday, June 23. Classes begin Monday, June 27.

            Recent high school graduates and other students who enroll in Summer II classes earn the right to register early for Fall 2005 classes.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records located in Room 112 in Building L, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening college credit courses, as well as independent study and online courses leading to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees. Chipola also offers awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in math and science. The college’s Workforce Development division offers several certificate programs which provide training for high-wage occupations. 

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

            For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211.

 

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June 9, 2005

 

CHIPOLA PLAYER DRAFTED BY MILWAUKEE BREWERS

 

            MARIANNA— Chipola College infielder Matt Gamel was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.   Brewers scouting director Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik said, "This kid's got size, he's got strength and he's a pretty good-looking hitter. He may play third base, he may play first base, he may play left field. You never know with these kids. We'll get him in the system and let him run."

            Gamel was named a First-Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletics Association. He led the Indians to a second place finish in the Florida Community College State Baseball tournament in May. He finished the year with a .446 batting average, including 14 homeruns, 14 doubles, three triples and 63 RBI’s.

            The 6-0, 205 pound Gamel also is the FCCAA Player of the Year and was named First Team FCCAA All State/Region VIII. He transferred to Chipola from Daytona Beach Community College in the Fall of 2004. He signed a scholarship to play at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

            The Indians captured the 2005 Panhandle Conference Championship with an 18-7 league record and a 39-19 overall finish.  Gamel won Panhandle Conference Player of the Year honors and was named to the All-Conference team.

            Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson, who has sent 66 players on to either professional baseball or to four-year college programs, said, “Matt is the best hitter I’ve ever coached. He can hit line drives and gap to gap with power. He had an outstanding year.”

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

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June 9, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College has scheduled a number of camps for area children this summer.

            Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five baseball camps.  A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 15-16.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 22-23.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer Boys Basketball Camps June 13-15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Players will be grouped according to ages: 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18. The fee of $100 includes insurance, camp t-shirt and lunch.  Call 718-2364 or 209-1010.

            Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 3: June 20-30; and Session 4: July 11-21. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Session 1 is July 5-8. Session 2 is July 25-28. Cost is $25. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer eight Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps will meet July 6-7. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Softball Hitting Camps will meet July 11. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 12 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Softball Pitching Camps will meet July 12. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camps is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

            Cheerleader Coach Geraldine DeFelix and the Chipola Cheerleaders will host a Camp for Junior Varsity squads June 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will focus on basic cheerleader skills. The cost is $25 per participant per day.  Squads may sign up for either two or three days. Contact DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu.

                                                                                   

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June 9, 2005

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A  First Aid class will meet June 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course will meet June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.

            A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet June 18 and 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 3 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

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

            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

            Education To Go 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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June 9, 2005

 

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CHIPOLA HOSTS TECH PREP MEETING—Chipola College hosted the Region IV Tech Prep Counselor and Facilitator Seminar on June 2. Pictured from left, are: Paul Parker, Director of Washington-Holmes Technical Center; Robbie Bazzell, WHTC Tech Prep representative and Bud Rivere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development. Speakers included Jane Walker, Tech Prep Manager and Tony Boes of American Careers

Magazine. Members of the Chipola Tech Prep Consortium Steering Committee and the districts they represent are: Robbie Bazzell (WHTC), Kenny Daffin and John Hamilton (Jackson County), M. L. Gillis (Holmes County), Gail Hartzog (Chipola College), Greg Jones (Calhoun County), Sheila Shelton (Liberty County) and Mike Welch (Washington County).

 

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 June 16, 2005

PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA SUMMER II REGISTRATION

 

                MARIANNA—Registration for Summer Session II at Chipola College is Thursday, June 23. Classes begin Monday, June 27.

                Recent high school graduates and other students who enroll in Summer II classes earn the right to register early for Fall 2005 classes.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records located in Room 112 in Building L, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening college credit courses, as well as independent study and online courses leading to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees. Chipola also offers awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in math and science. The college’s Workforce Development division offers several certificate programs which provide training for high-wage occupations. 

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

                For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211.

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June 16, 2005

 

CHIPOLA SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR EMT PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for an upcoming Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program.

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.

Application deadline is July 20. 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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June 16, 2005

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 18 and 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 3 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

            A Certified Nursing Assistant class will meet Mondays and Tuesdays, June 20 through August 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $484.  A  First Aid class will meet June 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

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

            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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June 16, 2005

 

CHIPOLA PLAYERS PICKED IN MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT

 

            MARIANNA—Six members of the 2004-05 Chipola College baseball team were picked in the Major League Baseball Draft last week.

            Sophomore All-American infielder Matt Gamel was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 7. Gamel is reportedly at a camp in Helena, Montana.

            Sophomore Daniel Roberts was drafted in the 13th round by Arizona Diamondbacks. He is expected to play college ball at Louisiana-Monroe next year. 

            Four other players from Chipola’s 2004-05 squad were drafted but are expected to play their sophomore year at Chipola. Freshman Clay Long was picked by 43rd round by the Cincinnati Reds. The Anaheim Angels selected freshman Stephen Brock in the 14th round in a draft and follow deal. Freshman catcher Tyler Flowers was picked by the Atlanta Braves in the 33rd round. Freshman Rene Tosoni was selected in the 36th round by the Minnesota Twins. Coach Jeff Johnson said, “We’re looking forward to having these draft picks and a few other guys returning from last year’s team. It will be great to have some experienced players on the squad,” Johnson said.

            Former Chipola player Alan Horne of Marianna was picked in the 11th round by the New York Yankees. Horne started his college career at Ole Miss in 2001 before playing a year at Chipola in 2004 and then transferring to the University of Florida this season. Horne helped lead the Gators to the college World Series which begins June 17.  

            Five other Chipola players are making their way through the professional ranks. Russell Martin is playing AA ball for the Jacksonville Suns an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jose Bautista is playing for an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ricardo Nanita is in the White Sox A league. Adam Loewen is with the Baltimore Orioles A squad in Maryland. Blake Balkcom of Chipley is playing for the Rancho Cucamongo Quakes associated with the Anaheim Angels.

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June 16, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College has scheduled a number of camps for area children this summer.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer several baseball camps.  A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 22-23.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237.   

                Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 3: June 20-30; and Session 4: July 11-21. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Session 1 is July 5-8. Session 2 is July 25-28. Cost is $25. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer eight Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps will meet July 6-7. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Softball Hitting Camps will meet July 11. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 12 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Softball Pitching Camps will meet July 12. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camps is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

                Cheerleader Coach Geraldine DeFelix and the Chipola Cheerleaders will host a Camp for Junior Varsity squads June 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will focus on basic cheerleader skills. The cost is $25 per participant per day.  Squads may sign up for either two or three days. Contact DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu.

                                                                                   

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June 16, 2005

 

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JUVENILE JUSTICE GRADS—Twenty candidates recently completed a Basic Academy for Juvenile Correctional Officers and Juvenile Detention Officers held at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Justin Arnold, Cynthia Atwood, Raymond Beecham, LaTanya Bennett, David Benton, Daniel Chaplik, (middle) Robbie Drawdy, Lisa Fife, Becky Gleason, Michael Hamm, Lucinda Wheeler-Hicks, Michael Israel, Brandon Jones, (back) Dorline Jordan, Kristin Majka, Derrick Martin, Anthony Osiname, Chemarin Pittman, Tom Smith III and Jonathan Stephens.

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June 23, 2005

CHIPOLA SUMMER II CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY

 

            MARIANNA—Summer Session II classes at Chipola College begin Monday, June 27.

            Students may continue to register for classes on Monday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. 

            Recent high school graduates and other students who enroll in Summer II classes earn the right to register early for Fall 2005 classes.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records located in Room 112 in Building L, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening college credit courses, as well as independent study and online courses leading to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees. Chipola also offers awards bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in math and science. The college’s Workforce Development division offers several certificate programs which provide training for high-wage occupations. 

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

            For information, call Admissions and Records at 718-2211.

 

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June 23, 2005

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 3 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

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

            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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June 23, 2005

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College has scheduled a number of camps for area children this summer.

            Swimming lessons for ages four and up are July 11-21. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Session 1 is July 5-8. Session 2 is July 25-28. Cost is $25. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer eight Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps will meet July 6-7. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Softball Hitting Camps will meet July 11. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 12 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Softball Pitching Camps will meet July 12. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camps is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

           

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June 23, 2005

CHIPOLA ALUMNUS GRADUATES FROM USF MED SCHOOL

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College alumnus Cherra Pumphrey recently graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

            Pumphrey begins a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville later this month.

            Pumphrey shadowed Marianna doctors Dr. Rick Brunner and Dr. Joe Gay while she was a student at Chipola. She said both doctors were instrumental in helping her to earn the Jackson Hospital Physician Recruitment Program stipend in 2001. After residency she hopes to return to Jackson County to practice medicine.

            Pumphrey is the daughter of Tommy and Marilyn Pumphrey of Marianna.  A 1997 valedictorian of Marianna High, she was a Florida Academic Scholar who received American Legion Auxiliary and Brain Bowl Scholarships at Chipola. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Chipola in 1999, and was awarded the President’s Medallion (4.0 GPA).  While at Chipola, she was chosen for the All-Florida Academic First Team, for the All-USA Academic First Team, and as a Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar.  She was inducted into the Chipola College Academic Hall of Fame in 2003. 

            When asked about her experience at Chipola, Pumphrey said, “I think it was excellent. I’m very glad I chose Chipola. The faculty members with whom I had the pleasure of working gave me a lot of personal attention. I felt very prepared when I transferred to FSU.”

            Pumphrey graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2001, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and minors in mathematics and biology.  At FSU, she was inducted into the Golden Key and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies.  

            Pumphrey served clinical rotations at Tampa General, James A. Haley Veterans’ Administration Hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, All Children’s Hospital and Bay Pines Veterans’ Administration Hospital.  She performed volunteer service at the Judeo-Christian Clinic, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and the Moffitt Cancer Center Hope Lodge.  During the summer of 2002, she worked as an Area Health Education Center Interdisciplinary Community Health Scholar for the Mantee County Health Department   

            She recently co-authored a case report, entitled, “Patient with Funnel Chest and Cough,” in collaboration with three USF physicians. The article will be published in an upcoming issue of the medical journal Consultant

            Pumphrey participated in the USF chapters of the: American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, American Medical Student Association, Christian Medical/Dental Association, and American Medical Women’s Association.

            Pumphrey said, “I’m thankful to the Lord for enabling me to fulfill my lifelong dream and goal of becoming a medical doctor. And I’m thankful to family and friends for their love, support, encouragement and prayers.”

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 June 23, 2005

 

Chipola Theatre Majors Working at Seaside Theatre

 

                        MARIANNA—Three outstanding theater majors from Chipola College are spending their summer working with the Seaside Repertory Theatre in beautiful Seaside, Florida. 

            Local audiences will remember Melody Ruano from Sanford, Florida.  Melody was seen in Chipola’s past six mainstage shows including the lead in “Anything Goes.” Melody recently graduated in May with honors from Chipola College and with an AA in theatre.  Melody can be seen this summer in “The Fisherman and His Wife” at Seaside. 

            Chipola theatre major Josh Barber of Cottondale is serving as Assistant Stage Manager for the Seaside production, “Sylvia.”  Josh played the role of Lelio in “The Romancers.” Jessie Williams, a Chipola technical theatre student is also serving as technical assistant at Seaside. 

            Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre at Chipola, says he has worked to establish a relationship with the local professional Seaside Repertory Theatre.  “After visiting the area and seeing the shows they produced I was very excited about being some part of a wonderful group.”  Sirmon had the chance to meet long-time Seaside inhabitant, Craig Hoover, founder of Seaside Repertory.  The directors began a friendship that led to a summer outreach for some lucky Chipola Theatre Majors. Sirmon says, “Craig called and said they were looking for interns for the professional summer program.  So I immediately got in touch with some talented students.”            

            The award-winning Chipola Theatre produces three major shows a year and provides technical training for some 20 theatre majors.

            For more information on Chipola Theatre, contact Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or visit www.chipola.edu or Seaside Repertory at www.seasiderep.org.

 

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 June 30, 2005

 

 

 DINNER PLANNED TO HONOR W.A. WOODHAM

 

MARIANNA—Long-time Gadsden County Sheriff W. A. Woodham, who died in April of this year, will be remembered at a dinner and dance celebrating his life on Friday evening, Aug. 26, at the National Guard Armory in Quincy. The dinner will honor the former sheriff's memory and raise funds for an endowed scholarship in his name at Chipola College, where he served as student body president in 1962.

At the time of his retirement as Gadsden Sheriff last fall, Woodham was the dean of Florida law enforcement officials after having served in that position for 33 years. He was well-known not just in his home county, but throughout the state, as a fair and compassionate man who could be tough when the occasion demanded.

 Hosted by "100 Friends of W. A. Woodham" and sponsored by the Chipola Appreciation Club, the event will celebrate Woodham's life and contributions to the people of Gadsden County, while helping to endow a scholarship in his memory at the school that gave him his start.

The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.   Entertainment will begin at 8:00, featuring the world-famous Embers, the Raleigh, NC, band renowned for its exciting renditions of nostalgic "beach music" enjoyed throughout the years by Sheriff Woodham and his contemporaries.

More information on the Aug. 26 event will be forthcoming in the near future.

 

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June 30, 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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June 30, 2005

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College has scheduled a number of camps for area children this summer.

            Swimming lessons for ages four and up are July 11-21. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 6:45 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Session 1 is July 5-8. Session 2 is July 25-28. Cost is $25. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer eight Softball camps. Softball Skills Camps will meet July 6-7. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Softball Hitting Camps will meet July 11. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 12 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Softball Pitching Camps will meet July 12. Ages 5-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of each softball camps is $50, and includes insurance and camp t-shirt.  For information, contact Coach Hendrix at 718-2358.

           

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June 30, 2005

 

NEW CONTINUING ED REQUIREMENTS FOR COSMETOLOGISTS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cosmetology program reminds local cosmetologists that new continuing education requirements are now in effect.

            In accordance with Rule 61G5-32.001, Florida Administrative Code, "Prior to the expiration of each biennial licensure period, and as a condition for renewal of their cosmetology license or specialty registration, all licensed cosmetologists and registered specialists shall complete a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of continuing education."

            Cosmetology licensees not in compliance with all continuing education requirements will not be allowed to renew their licenses.

            For information, contact the Board of Cosmetology of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1395, or visit www.MyFlorida.com/dbpr

 

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June 30, 2005 

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER I DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 75 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer I Semester 2005.

            To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 6 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:

BascomWesley A. Stephens.

Blountstown—Sharon K. Henderson.

Bonifay—Katrina L. McAlpin, Bryan S. Pierce.

Campbellton—Clevion N. Cotton.

Chipley—Whitney R. Carmichael, Tiffini C. Guster, Patsy A. Lee, Erika L. Miller, Richard C. Miller, Jr., Thomas E. Rogers, Thelma O. Taylor.

Cottondale—Lonnie D. Barber, Jr., Gloria J. White.

Grand Ridge—Jeremy D. Branch, Angela D. Jackson, Wilma J. Johnson.

Greenwood—Katie E. Basford, Brandy R. Blighton, Shannon C. Mercer.

                Marianna—Bobby J. Collins, Andrew P. Gause, Jessica L. Gordon, Salena A. Grace, Leon  Kelly, Melissa M. Noble, Rebecca J. Peacock, Barbara A. Pierre, Amos A. Spires, Jr., Justin J. Swaine.

                Ponce De Leon—Remona F. Hornsby.

Out of District—Jeremy A. Puff  of Daleville, Ala., Blond N. Siples, Elouise  Smith of Ebro, Jeremy L. Smith, Cory B. Welch of Panama City, Nehesi Q. McLeroy of Tallahassee.           

 

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

           

                Altha—Sharon M. Robinson.

                Blountstown—Nancy N. Johnson.

Bonifay—Matthew R. Curry.

Bristol— Karah S. Rackley.

CampbelltonDexter  Roulhac, Candis K. Williams.

                Chipley—Floyd R. Aycock, Chris W. Burger, Brenton J. Crews, Vicki L. Harris, Matthew R. Park, Lee M. Richards.

                Clarksville—Valerie Y. Seaman.

                Cottondale—Keila R. Braxton, Shelaine J. Davis, Melissa L. Deese, Becky L. Slesser, Scotty H. Taylor, Jodi B. Willey.

                Graceville—Jessica E. Ray, Katrina M. Skelton.

                Grand Ridge—Kristeen E. Heaton, Daniel A. May.

GreenwoodMelody E. Stinson

Malone—Kristen L. Wright.

                Marianna—Angelito  Bernier, Grace  Gardiner, William B. Sherrel, Christol L. Standiford, Dusty C. Williams.

                Sneads—Misty L. Talton.

                Westville—Wendy L. Brown.

                Out of District—Susanne M. Wheeler of Cottonwood, Ala., Michelle S. Cain  of Donalsonville, Ga, Attallah K. Cotton of Dothan, Ala., Deric P. Darsey of Lynn Haven,  James P. Honderick, Britt D. Willingham of Tallahassee.

 

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