June 4, 2007

 

PARENTING SEMINAR SET FOR THURSDAY AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

MARIANNA

Dr. Carol A. Lewis, Ph.D. Counseling and Psychology Assistant Professor with Troy University will be the quest speaker at a Seminar sponsored by Goodwill Industries to be held at campus on Thursday, June 7, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The topic will be “Tips for Parents: Managing Your Child’s Academic Performance, Social Behavior, and Physical Development While Keeping your Sanity.”

The presentation is directed primarily at parents who are constantly juggling careers while parenting.  How do you deal with being patient, alert, and psychologically present 24/7?  The format will be a very brief child/adolescent development discussion with an interactive question/answer session following.

Goodwill Industries sponsors seminars throughout our area on topics of interest to the local community. The seminars are free of charge, paid for by Marianna’s support of Goodwill through donations and shopping in our retail stores.

The seminar is open to the community and lunch will be served.  For more information call David Gibson with Goodwill Industries at 522-3900 ext. 206 or dgibson@goodwillbigbend.com to register for the seminar.

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June 7, 2007

CHIPOLA SUMMER SESSION II REGISTRATION IS JUNE 21

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Summer Session II at Chipola College is Thursday, June 21. Classes begin Monday, June 25, with late registration continuing through noon on June 26.

Students who take at least one class during the summer term may register early for Fall 2007 classes.

College officials have revamped the Summer Schedule to provide more classes at more convenient times. Many evening courses and distance learning courses are available during the six week summer sessions.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science.

Business majors are encouraged to contact the college for information on a new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management slated to begin in January of 2008. Application deadline for new students planning to enroll in summer classes is April 20.

The Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu.

For information, call 850- 718-2211.

 

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June 7, 2007

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer several camps.  A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 11-12.  Cost is $100.  A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100.  A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 18-19.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237. 

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer several camps.  A Young Skills Camp for ages 12 and under will meet June 18-19 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $60.  A Skills Camp for ages 13 and up will meet June 20-21 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $60. Two Hitting Clinics will meet June 18 and 25 from 6-7 p.m.  Cost is $25 per night.  Private pitching lessons are also available. Call 718-2358.      

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer Boys Basketball Camps for two age groups, June 11-13. A camp for ages 7 to 11 meets from 9 a.m. to noon.  A camp for ages 12 to 15 meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $75. The Chipola coaching staff and players will help youngsters learn the fundamentals of basketball.  For information, call 718-2364 or 209-1010.

Two more basketball camps for grades 8-12 are also scheduled. Session one is July 16 and 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chipola. Session two is July 18 and 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bay High School in Panama City. Cost is $35 per player. Each session includes individual and team instruction from Coach Greg Heiar, and current and former Chipola players. Contact Joc Calloway (850)718-2451.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 2: June 18–28; Session 3: July 9-19; and Session 4: July 30-Aug. 9. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. Sessions are Monday through Thursday for two weeks of 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet June 11-14 and July 23-27 with classes available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $30.  For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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June 7, 2007

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 25 through August 6 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Introduction To Yoga For Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.  A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, September 15, 16, 30, October 13, 14, 28, and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 7, 2007

 

CHIPOLA WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN BASEBALL

 

GRAND JUNCTION, CO—The Chipola Indians captured the school’s first national championship in baseball Saturday with a 7-3 win over New Mexico Junior College in the NJCAA National Championship.

Winning pitcher Ryan Chaffee pitched a complete game and was named Outstanding Pitcher of the tournament. He struck out eight and gave up only five hits against the New Mexico squad that was averaging nearly 10 runs a game in the tourney. Chaffee humbly admitted, “It was probably my best game and the biggest game of my life.”

Logan Pierce started Chipola’s offensive strike with a double in the first. He was three for five on the day. Paul Gatchel was three for four on the night. Tom Hatcher was three for five. Trey Manz homered in the fourth. Chipola scored one in the first, two in the fourth, two in the seventh and single runs in the sixth and eighth innings.

Indians pitcher Drew Parker earned MVP honors for the tournament with two wins and two saves. Chipola coach Jeff Johnson gave all the credit to his players. “We’ve got some great kids with some big old hearts,” he said.  “They’re not worried about the draft or where they’re going to play next year. They just worried about playing for Chipola.” Tom Hatcher, Ryan Chaffee and Drew Parker were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Chipola scored six runs in the first inning and seven runs in the second inning on their way to a huge 27-12 win over Spartanburg Methodist earlier on Saturday to earn a spot in the Championship game. Trey Manz and Daniel Renfroe both homered in the first and Jesus Barroso homered twice in the offensive onslaught. Drew Parker was the winning pitcher for Chipola in six innings.

The Indians won four of five games on their way to the national title, beating Iowa Western College 11-5 on May 26, the first day of the tourney. The Indians scored five in the sixth after a two run homerun by Tom Hatcher. Hatcher hit another two-run homer in the top of the ninth to give Chipola the 11-5 advantage. 

        Chipola outlasted Spartanburg 14-12 in the teams’ first round meeting on Monday. The Indians earned a spot in Friday’s semi-final with a 7-6 win over San Jacinto (TX) College on Wednesday. Chipola’s only loss of the tournament was a 10-6 misfire against Spartanburg on Friday in the semi-finals.

Chipola is the first Florida team to win the national tournament since 1988 when Hillsborough Community College captured the title. Coach Johnson, an 11-year veteran of the Chipola program said, “It’s tough to get here to the national tournament so you have to take advantage of the opportunity and that’s just what our kids did.”

The baseball title was the crowning achievement in what has been an incredible year for the Chipola sports program. The national title in baseball comes just two weeks after the Lady Indians captured the school’s first national championship in softball. 

Chipola made Florida history in May as the only Florida community college to win four state titles in the same year with championships in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball. Of his part in the history-making year, Johnson said, “We’ve got a great administration, great coaches and great community support at Chipola. You’ve all got to be on the same page to have a year like this.”

Chipola’s first national championship came in men’s golf in 1967.  In a related note, Chipola coach Jeff Johnson was presented a set of golf clubs as coach of the national championship baseball team.

            The official site of the national tournament is www.jucogj.org/.  

 

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 June 14, 2007

 

CHIPOLA SUMMER SESSION II REGISTRATION IS JUNE 21

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Summer Session II at Chipola College is Thursday, June 21. Classes begin Monday, June 25, with late registration continuing through noon on June 26.

Students who take at least one class during the summer term may register early for Fall 2007 classes.

College officials have revamped the Summer Schedule to provide more classes at more convenient times. Many evening courses and distance learning courses are available during the six week summer sessions.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science.

Business majors are encouraged to contact the college for information on a new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management slated to begin in January of 2008.

The Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850- 718-2211.

 

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CHIPOLA SUMMER REGISTRATION—Chipola College students Blaire Taylor and Buddy Clark discuss their schedules in front of the Social Science Building. Registration for Summer Session II at Chipola is Thursday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Monday, June 25, with late registration continuing through noon on June 26.  The Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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June 14, 2007

HILTON AND GARDNER WIN KIRKLAND AWARD

           

            MARIANNA—Natural science professor Dr. David Hilton and automotive assistant professor John Gardner were chosen by their peers to receive the 2007 Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at Chipola College.

            Hilton has taught science courses at Chipola since 1997 and has served as academic adviser for student athletes. He recently developed a new science course to provide students with academic knowledge to appreciate and preserve the natural environment.  

            The student body selected him as Teacher of the Year and for the Faculty Distinguished Service Award.  He is a member of the Chipola Faculty Association and the Chipola Council of Educators.

            Hilton has served on several committees including: Budget Review and Development, Marketing and Recruitment, Intercollegiate Athletics, Alumni/Homecoming, Planning and Accountability and the Governance Council.  He has served as faculty sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served as Chipola Partner at Cottondale High School. 

            An anonymous student said of Dr. Hilton, “When you see Dr. Hilton lecturing, teaching, demonstrating and evaluating, you can look around the room and see the “light bulb come on” in the eyes of the young men and young women in his classes. He uses examples of everyday things and his own experiences to improve understanding and to trigger interest.” An anonymous colleague noted, “Dr. Hilton is never satisfied with anything less than his best.  He is continually revising and revamping his course to meet the ever-changing needs of student learners.”

            Hilton earned a Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College.

            John Gardner implemented a computerized technology curriculum in Chipola’s automotive program soon after he began work at the college in 2000. The new curriculum and other improvements helped lead to NATEF certification of the program. Graduates of the program have been hired by BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen and local dealers. Gardner credits the success of his program to a local advisory committee of automotive professionals.    

            An anonymous student said of Gardner, “He really explains until students gain understanding.  He helps many students repair their own vehicles so they can come to school.  He does not mind working individually and patiently with the students.”

            Gardner has helped implement Chipola’s innovative curriculum at 26 institutions in Florida. The Chipola Automotive program was honored at the Florida Association for Career Technical Education (FACTE) conference, and was a runner-up in the national Bellwether award in the workforce development category.

            Gardner is a Certified Master Automobile Technician with certifications from General Motors, Chevrolet, and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

            The Kirkland Award was established by brothers—J. R. Kirkland and David Kirkland—in honor of their parents Carolyn and the late Willis Kirkland of Marianna. The award provides $1,000 to the annual recipient. Previous winners include faculty emeriti Dr. Bill Brievogel, Kathryn Roberts, Brenda Alford, Donald Holley, Paul Huang, Don Adams, Peggy Register, Charlene Lord and Lonnie Keene, former instructor Jean Taylor and current instructors Dr. Robert Dunkle, JoAnn Everett, Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Mary McClendon, Nancy Burns, Dr. Lou Cleveland and Rose Cavin.

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HILTON AND GARDNER WIN KIRKLAND AWARD—Dr. David Hilton and John Gardner were chosen by their peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2006 Chipola College graduation. In photo one, Dr. Hilton (left) receives congratulations from Carolyn Kirkland. In photo two, John Gardner (left) works with an automotive student.

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June 14, 2007

RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College honored five of its retirees—Jane Walker, Paul Dudley, Brenda Alford, Kathryn Roberts and Dr. Rene Tharpe—at the recent end-of-year luncheon.

Presentation roasts were the order of the day for the retirees. Workforce Dean Bud Riviere highlighted the career of Success Center professor Jane Walker for 27 years of service; and Paul Dudley, Assessment Center Manager, for nine years of service. The Math department roasted math professor Brenda Alford for 14 years of service. Business department faculty roasted Economics professor and Phi Beta Lambda adviser Kathryn Roberts for her 28 years at Chipola.  Robert Ivey roasted social science professor Dr. Rene Tharpe for her 29 years of service.

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough presented resolutions citing each retiree’s accomplishments, and presented Chipola Gold Cards which provide lifetime admission to college events. All retirees also were awarded lifetime memberships in the Florida Association of Community Colleges.

The event was sponsored by the Council of Chipola Educators (CCE).

 

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COLLEGE HONORS RETIREES—Chipola College honored five retiring employees at the annual end of year luncheon. Pictured from left, are: Jane Walker, Paul Dudley, Brenda Alford, Kathryn Roberts and Dr. Rene Tharpe.

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June 14, 2007

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

            Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer several camps.  A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 18-19.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 20-21.  Cost is $100.  All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2237. 

Chipola Softball Coach Belinda Hendrix will offer several camps.  A Young Skills Camp for ages 12 and under will meet June 18-19 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $60.  A Skills Camp for ages 13 and up will meet June 20-21 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $60. Two Hitting Clinics will meet June 18 and 25 from 6-7 p.m.  Cost is $25 per night.  Private pitching lessons are also available. Call 718-2358. 

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer basketball camps for grades 8-12. Session one is July 16 and 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chipola. Session two is July 18 and 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bay High School in Panama City. Cost is $35 per player. Each session includes individual and team instruction from Coach Heiar, and current and former Chipola players. Contact Joc Calloway at (850) 718-2451.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 2: June 18–28; Session 3: July 9-19; and Session 4: July 30-Aug. 9. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. Sessions are Monday through Thursday for two weeks of 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet July 23-27 with classes available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $30.  For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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June 14, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 25 through August 6 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Introduction To Yoga For Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.  A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, September 15, 16, 30, October 13, 14, 28, and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 21, 2007

 

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES NEW BUDGET AND RAISES SALARIES

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees approved a three percent salary increase for career, professional and administrative employees filling positions on the table of personnel at the board’s regular monthly meeting on June 19.

The three percent raise follows last year’s six percent increase.

The raise is effective July 1, 2007.  The board also agreed to continue to fully cover the cost of employee retirement contributions and individual health insurance premiums. Full-time employees participate in the Florida Retirement System and receive Blue Cross health insurance coverage as part of their benefits package. Individual insurance premiums are valued at $293 a month. Employees also have the option of purchasing health insurance for spouses and children. 

The board also authorized college president, Dr. Gene Prough, to offer an overall three percent increase (including an annual step) to faculty employees subject to collective bargaining. The Chipola Faculty Association negotiates the faculty’s annual contract. 

Dr. Prough said, “I am very proud that our board agreed to improve salaries and to cover the increased cost of benefits for our employees who provide quality educational opportunities for our students.”

In other business, trustees approved a $13.4 million operating budget for the 2007-08 fiscal year.  The new appropriation represents a $635,000 increase over last year.  Student tuition remains the same as the previous year.

 

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June 21, 2007     

CHIPOLA SUMMER SESSION II BEGINS MONDAY

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Summer Session II classes begin Monday, June 25. Late registration also is Monday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Evening and distance learning courses are available during the six week summer sessions.

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, Workforce Development programs and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science.

Chipola officials also are planning to offer new programs in Survey and Mapping and a Masonry Apprentice program beginning in August. A new Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Management is slated to begin in January of 2008.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at www.chipola.edu 

The Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850-718-2211.

 

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CHIPOLA SUMMER REGISTRATION—Jonetta Dawson of Blountstown uses a microscope in the Chipola College science lab. Chipola College Summer Session II classes begin Monday, June 25. Late registration also is Monday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Summer Schedule is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 850- 718-2211.

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June 21, 2007

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 25 through August 6 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Introduction To Yoga For Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.  A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, September 15, 16, 30, October 13, 14, 28, and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 21, 2007

CHIPOLA’S LOVESTRAND TO PLAY in World University Games

 

            COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Sarah Lovestrand, second baseman for the National Champion Chipola College Lady Indians, is one of 15 current and former NJCAA softball standouts selected to represent the United States in the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand, August 11-17.

            Lovestrand is a 2007 NJCAA first-team All-American selection and a two-time first-team All-Region 8 selection for Chipola. She hit .463 this year with 42 RBI’s, five home runs and 19 stolen bases, helping Chipola to a 57-6-1 overall record that included the Florida State Region 8 and national championship titles.

            In her freshman campaign she hit .481 with 49 RBI, three home runs and 16 stolen bases, helping Chipola to a 48-11 overall record and an appearance in the Region 8 tournament. Her career NJCAA numbers are a .473 average, 91 RBI, eight home runs and 35 stolen bases. Lovestrand will continue her education and softball career at Florida Southern.

            Gulf Coast CC players Amanda Byers and Sarah Dooley Gulf Coast CC also were selected to Team USA. 

            Team USA/NJCAA is made up of players from Arizona, Tennessee, Florida and Idaho and was selected by a panel of NJCAA coaches. Players include: Sara Lovestrand, Chipola College; Marianna, FL; Amanda Byers and Sarah Dooley Gulf Coast CC; Panama City, FL; Amanda Duran and Dana Alcocer, Pima CC, Tucson, AZ; Elisha Collins, Walters State CC, Morristown, TN; Brittany Kopcsak, Meagan Masingale and Vicki McCoy, Chattanooga State Tech; Chattanooga, TN; Kailey Yarmer, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ; Jessica Ware, Mesa CC, Mesa, AZ; Jessika Ngirblekuu, Palm Beach CC; Palm Beach, FL; Renee Welty, Chandler Gilbert CC, Chandler, AZ; Kelcey Cavan, North Idaho CC, Cour d’ Alene, ID; and Deanna Mauer, Central Arizona College; Coolidge, AZ.

            The 24th International University Sports (Universiade) is considered a significant sports event among university students, being equivalent to the Olympic Games with participants from more than 200 countries in 20 different sporting events.

            The softball portion will include two pools of five teams in a round-robin format. The top four teams from each pool advance to a tournament. Team USA/NJCAA is in Group B with Japan, Australia, Korea and the Czech Republic. Group A is composed of Thailand, Chinese Taipei, South Africa, Canada and Italy. Games will be played at the Softball Stadium at Srinakharinwirot Universiaty and the Softball Field at Thammasat University.

            Team USA will participate in several practice sessions and exhibition games on the Chattanooga (TN) State Tech CC campus July 11-15.                                                                       

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June 28, 2007

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER I DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 54 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer Semester I 2007.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 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:

Alford—Stephanie E. McIntosh.

                Bascom—Christopher S. Chandler.

                Bonifay—Sheyla N. Ferguson.

                Campbellton—Carlos T. Pittman

                Chipley—Christie L. Brooks, Garratt K. Collins, Jeremy L. May, Bridgett D. Miller, Cortney L. Pettis, Tolbert P. Seiffert, Jr. 

                Graceville —John D. Byrd, Courtney F. Coggins, Clarissa L. Greene.

Grand Ridge—Daniel R. Winget.

                Marianna—Joycelyn S. Lewis, Kristan A. Morgan, Angela R. Owens. 

                Sneads—Tressa L. Baker.

                Vernon—Jessica M. Rodgers.

                Out of District—Joey Cameron of Auburn, Ala., Gloria J. Hobbs of Black, Ala., Gary L. Flowers of Dallas, Tex., Malik J. Alvin of Philadelphia, Pa., Brian Mitchell of Savannah, Ga.

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

Alford—Amanda M. Jolley.

Altha—Nicolette M. Kelson, Katherine L. Walden, Patricia G. Williams. 

                Blountstown—Matthew P. Stokes, Kelli E. Walden. 

Bonifay—James D. Jefferson, Donna J. Leavins.

Bristol—Dawn M. Arrant.

Campbellton—Janise B. Russ. 

                Chipley—Allen M. Ellis, Christopher E. Peyton.          

Cottondale—Lora A. Parsons.

Fountain—Kimberly A. Page.

Graceville—Shelley D. Jurgonski, Shelly A. Worthy.

                Marianna—Tammy J. Neal, Adam M. Padgett, Stevey E. Pope, Jr., Kathryn E. Simpson, Coakley Taylor, Ricky L. Wade.

                Vernon—Angela K. Henderson.

Wausau—Mandie M. Carter. 

                Out of District—Kerry E. Bryant of Chattahoochee, Skyler D. Williams of Dublin, Ga., Laura C. Lassiter of Flomaton, Ala., Clevin F. Hannah of Holly Springs, Miss., Ashley D. McCray of Lake Mary, Jean J. Jovin of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

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June 28, 2007

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer.

Chipola Basketball coach Greg Heiar will offer basketball camps for grades 8-12. Session one is July 16 and 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chipola. Session two is July 18 and 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bay High School in Panama City. Cost is $35 per player. Each session includes individual and team instruction from Coach Heiar, and current and former Chipola players. Contact Joc Calloway at (850) 718-2451.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages four and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 3: July 9-19; and Session 4: July 30-Aug. 9. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. Sessions are Monday through Thursday for two weeks of 45-minute lessons. Cost is $45 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet July 23-27 with classes available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $30.  For information, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

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June 28, 2007

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Introduction To Yoga For Everybody class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27 through August 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $64.  A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, September 15, 16, 30, October 13, 14, 28, and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; 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, 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 28, 2007

CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR SHIRTS ON SALE NOW AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—To commemorate their record breaking seasons, Chipola College is offering two championship T-shirts for sale to the public. 

Each of the shirts documents the college’s 2007 championships – four state and two national titles.  The shirts are 100% cotton and are available in adult (Small – 4X) and youth (S – XL) sizes. Shirts are $20 each.

The shirts are special order items and will be mailed as payment is received.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. 

Checks should be made payable to Chipola College and mailed to: Chipola College, Attn: Evelyn Ward – Championship Shirts, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446

Orders may be placed on-line at www.chipola.edu/t-shirts or by calling the Chipola Public Relations Office at 718-2375. 

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June 28, 2007

 

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CHIPOLA GROUND WATER PROJECT—Some 20 local middle and high school teachers and volunteers recently participated in the Learning in Florida’s Environment – LIFE science program at Chipola College. Chipola’s Ground Water Outreach Project and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Education Division, co-hosted the professional development training at the college and Florida Caverns State Park. Pictured are instructors Caren Prichard and Cindy Padgett from the Washington County School District. For information about the project, visit http://www.chipola.edu/Grants/Ground%20Water/index.htm.

 

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