March 10, 2003

 

TWO CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO ALL-FLORIDA ACADEMIC TEAM

 

 

                TALLAHASEE—Florida Community College Chancellor J. David Armstrong, Jr., recently announced the 2003 All-Florida Academic Team, which includes two Chipola Junior College students.

                CJC sophomores Chrissie Prichard and Ryan Waters were among the 118 students nominated for their academic excellence. The students also have been named to the national USA Today/Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Team.

                Prichard is a CJC sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering. She is a CJC Cheerleader, Honors Program student, a Student Ambassador, SGA Senator and is active in the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.  In 2002, she was one of ten students in America chosen to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Scholarship. She served as 2000 Florida Beef Ambassador for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. As the 2000 valedictorian of Chipley High School, she was awarded the Chipola Valedictorian Scholarship.  She earned the Florida Academic Scholar award which pays college tuition for students with a 3.5 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 28. She won Chipola’s Calculus II Award in 2002 for maintaining the highest grades in CJC Calculus courses.

                Prichard serves as a volunteer student tutor and as a computer tutor for local senior citizens.

She works countless hours on CJC projects including: voter registration, American Cancer Society, Pregnancy Crisis Centers and Project Graduation.

                She recently was named a New Century Scholar, a Guistwhite Scholar, and one of seven finalists for Florida Leader Magazine’s Florida College Student of the Year program. She is the daughter of David and Caren Prichard of Chipley.

                Ryan Waters is a CJC sophomore majoring in Business Administration. He was Graceville High’s valedictorian and was named Jackson County’s Top Scholar in 2002 for earning the highest grade point average and ACT score in the county. He also is a Florida Academic Scholar which covers all college tuition for students with a minimum 3.5 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 28. Additionally, he was awarded the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship and the Sam Walton Community Scholarship.

                Waters was one of 11 students chosen to attend the Southern Regional Council on Black American Affairs held in Houston in 2002. He serves as membership officer in Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges through which he works on various health awareness programs and Toys for Tots.  He is a student in the CJC Honors Program and serves as a tutor in the CJC Computers for Seniors program. He also serves on the Graceville High School Advisory Council and is active in the WINGS (Winning Intellectually N’ Gaining Safety) Program, a mentoring program for middle school students in Graceville. He is the son of Laurita Waters of Dothan.

                 "I want to congratulate this outstanding group of students on being named to the 2003 All-Florida Academic Team," said Gov. Jeb Bush. "Each one of these 118 students has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence that will truly pay dividends for the rest of their lives.  Their achievements and today's Academic Team announcement serve as testament to the strength of Florida's Community College System."

                The All-Florida Academic Team will attend a series of events March 26-27 in Tallahassee, including a visit to the Legislature and an honors luncheon to highlight their achievements. The Community College System, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company will host this year's event.

                "These students represent some of the best and brightest students in Florida," said Armstrong. "Their individual stories about their academic aspirations and what it has taken to achieve them are a testament to their commitment to improving their knowledge and life opportunities through education."

                In nominating students, community colleges considered participation in honors programs; membership in academic or technical honors organizations; awards and honors received for academic or technical honors organizations; awards and honors received for academic and technical accomplishments; academic enrichment achieved through academic study and internships; and sharing of academic attainments, knowledge, skills and cultural enrichment.  Team members will receive Phi Theta Kappa medallions and certificates. The 2003 All-Florida Team is posted at www.dcc.firn.edu.

               

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March 10, 2003

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES 2003-04 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                MARIANNA--Audition dates for music and theatre scholarships at Chipola Junior College for the 2003-04 school year are March 18, April 22 and May 8.

                The Visual Art scholarship deadline for application, portfolio, letters of recommendation and personal statement is April 22.

                High school graduates with acceptable academic records and music, theatre and art aptitude are eligible to apply for scholarships in music, theatre or art majors.

                Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the CJC Foundation.

                Applications may be obtained by phoning the Chipola Junior College Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277 or by visiting the college’s web site at www.chipola.edu and clicking on Fine and Performing Arts.

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March 10, 2003

CHIPOLA TEAMS ELIMINATED IN SEMI-FINALS OF STATE TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA--Both Chipola basketball teams made it to the semi-final round of the FCCAA State Basketball Tournament at Chipola’s Milton H. Johnson Health Center before being eliminated on Friday, March 7.

The Indians battled through two overtimes before falling to Polk 73-69, in the men’s semi-finals. Nick Williams was the leading scorer for Chipola with 24 points. Williams made a pair of crucial free throws at the end of regulation to keep the Indians alive, but Polk pulled ahead for good in the second overtime.

The Indians advanced to the semi’s with a 90-78 win over Broward in the first round on Thursday.  Brandon Freeman was the leading scorer for Chipola with 27 points.

Indians Brandon Freeman and Tom Frericks were named to the men’s All-Tournament Team.

Okaloosa-Walton captured the men’s championship with a 70-50 win over Polk.

In the men’s other semi-final on Friday, OW defeated Miami-Dade, 94-74. In first round games on Thursday, Polk defeated Florida Community College @ Jacksonville, 75-68. Miami-Dade defeated Santa Fe, 74-57. Okaloosa-Walton defeated St. Petersburg, 71-67.

The Lady Indians lost to Okaloosa-Walton, 74-43, in the semi-finals on Friday. Chipola’s women defeated Miami-Dade, 78-61, in the first round on Wednesday.  Rebecca Montz was the leading scorer for Chipola with 24 points. Reginette Maddox scored 14.

Lady Indians Rebecca Montz and Lanita Carter were named to the Women’s All Tournament team.

Gulf Coast won the women’s championship with an 84-71 win over Okaloosa-Walton.

In Friday’s other women’s semi-final game, Gulf Coast defeated Central Florida, 93-71. In the women’s first round games on Wednesday, Central Florida defeated Brevard, 71-60. Okaloosa-Walton defeated Daytona Beach, 72-52. Gulf Coast ousted St. Petersburg, 107-53.

 

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March 10, 2003 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS AT HOME THIS WEEK

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola baseball team hosts Florissant Valley Tuesday, March 11, at 4 p.m. and Parkland College, Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m., at the CJC field.

The team travels to Middle Georgia on March 12, to Wallace Dothan, March 15 and to South Georgia on March 19.

The Indians open the conference season, Friday March 21, when they host Gulf Coast at 5 p.m.

The Indians finished a soggy week of rainouts with an 11-1 win over Meridian (MS) on Saturday, March 8. Adam Loewen (2-0) was the winning pitcher.

The Lady Indians softball team hosts Iowa Central in a doubleheader, Wednesday, March 12, at 4 p.m., at the CJC field. CJC travels to the Tallahassee Tournament, March 13-15. The Lady Indians host Okaloosa-Walton, Tuesday, March 18, at 4 p.m.  

The Lady Indians swept Jeff Davis in a doubleheader on March 8 to boost their record to 15-2.  Pitcher Jessica Finch (3-1) led Chipola to a 10-0 win in game one. Stephanie Hayes earned the save.   Leading hitters in game one were Leigh Savoy, Megan Chaffee, with three hits each. Jessica Mathis and Tabitha Hairelson both went 2 for 3 with 2 and 3 RBI’s respectively. 

Jessica Mathis (3-0) got the win in game two with a score of 8-0.  Stephanie Hayes earned the save. Leading hitters in game two were Leigh Savoy, Ashley Quick, Shirley Burleson and Meghan Williams.  The Lady Indians had a total of 26 hits on the day.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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March 10, 2003

“BIG RIVER” OPENS SOLD OUT SHOW ON WEDNESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—The hit musical “Big River,” opens a five-day sold out run, March 12 with evening shows at 7:30 p.m., and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

                The Broadway tale of Huck Finn has been sold out for more than a week. A handful of standby tickets may be available at the door just before show time each night.

The cast includes: Mike Milton of Marianna as Huck Finn and Gerald Goins of Gordon, AL, as Jim. Other players are: Josh Barber as Tom Sawyer, Jill White as Mary Jane Wilkes, David Culpepper as Pap, Lee Shook as Duke, Charles Sirmon as King, Chris Manasco as Silas Phelps, Joan Stadsklev as Miss Watson, Michele Williams as Widow Douglas, Gayle DiBenedetto as Strange Woman, Erin Davis as Susan Wilkes, Sylvia Grace as Joanna Wilkes/Sally, Felicia Gibson as Scarlet Wilkes, John Gray as Judge/Doctor, Mavis Flowers as Crossing Slave, James Spooner as Young Fool/Ben/Hank, Jonathan Basford as Simon/Counselor, Adam Moxley as Jo/Lafe, Laura Trejo as How Blest We Are Girl, Charles Kimrey as Dick/Andy, Nathaniel Williams and Ashley Harvey as Slaves/Townspeople and Mary Kathryn Tanner, Lacy Purvis, Kassandra Joyner, Candace Holloway and Courtney Haile as Townladies. 

Behind the scenes will be stage manager Misty Talton, lighting director Trey McGowan, sound technician Angie White and choreographer Chris Manasco. Joan Stadsklev and Angie White will share musical direction duties.

For information about Chipola Theater, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

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 March 10, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNAChipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the Spring session.

                Internet for Seniors will meet March 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20.

                First Aid is March 11 and 13 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course is set for April 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

                Excel I, Office XP will be offered March 13 from 5:30 to 9:30p.m.  Cost is $30.

                Cake Decorating II will be offered May 5 through June 2. Cake Decorating I is April 7 through April 28.  Cake Decorating III is June 9 through June 30.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

                Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 20-Childcare Training course is May  24 and 31.  Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course is April 5.  Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course is April 26. Cost is $31.  Classes are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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March 13, 2003

BOSTON BRASS TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Boston Brass, the final performance of the 2003 Chipola Artist Series, is set for Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m., in the CJC Theater.  

                Tickets will be available in the CJC Business Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 17-21, and March 31 through April 3.  The Business Office will be closed for spring break March 24-28. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

                One of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county, Boston Brass performs concerts that range from opera arias by Mozart, chorales by Bach, hot jazz from Ellington and Hancock. Patrons will also enjoy a little barbershop style close harmony from these five musicians who are as adept vocally as they are instrumentally. 

                Boston Brass has won numerous awards, including the 1992 International Brass Quintet Competition, the 1990 Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competition, and the 1988 and 1989 Rafael Mendez International Brass Quintet Competition, Boston Brass is a must see for music lovers everywhere. The Rapid City Journal says, “A quintet of versatile musicians who richly earned the standing ovation they received at the end of their excellent and entertaining program.”

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

                For ticket information, call the Business Office at 718-2220.        

 

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March 13, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNAChipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the Spring session.

                A CPR course is set for April 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.          

                Excel I, Office XP will be offered March 13 from 5:30 to 9:30p.m.  Cost is $30.

                Cake Decorating II will be offered May 5 through June 2. Cake Decorating I is April 7 through April 28.  Cake Decorating III is June 9 through June 30.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

                Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 20-Childcare Training course is May  24 and 31.  Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course is April 5.  Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course is April 26. Cost is $31.  Classes are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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 March 13, 2003

CHIPOLA TO HOST AFTERNOON OF OPERA

 

                MARIANNA--The Music Department of Chipola Junior College and the voice studio of Dr. Ed Lyon present four outstanding vocal students in an afternoon of opera, Sunday, April 6, 2003 at 3 p.m.

                The recital performance will be presented in Room 108 of the McClendon Fine Arts Building. The 90-minute recital is free and open to the public.

                Featured will be Tenor, Jonathan Basford; Baritone, Thomas Basford; Mezzo-Soprano, Mavis Flowers; and Soprano, Amy Maddox.  Hope Rister is accompanist.

                The program will consist of solo arias, duets and a quartet. Operas to be featured are Saint-Saens' "Samson and Delilah;" Verdi's "Il Trovatore;"  Bizet's "Pearl-Fishers" and  "Carmen;"  Puccini's "La Boheme;" Donizetti's "Elixir of Love;" and Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Also featured will be a two-person operetta, Menotti's "The Telephone" by Thomas Basford and Amy Maddox.

                For information, call Dr. Lyon at 718-2221.

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CJC AFTERNOON OF OPERA--Chipola music students Amy Maddox and Jonathon Basford are two of the performers slated to perform in an afternoon of opera at Chipola Junior College, Sunday, April 6, 2003 at 3 p.m. Thomas Basford and Mavis Flowers also will perform.  For information, call Dr. Ed Lyon at 718-2221.

 

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 March 13, 2003

CJC BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS OPEN CONFERENCE SEASON

 

MARIANNA— The Chipola Indians open the conference baseball season, Friday March 21, when they host Gulf Coast at 5 p.m., at the CJC field.

The Indians improved to 12-5-1 with a 13-9 win over Pearl River on March 13.

The Indians scored an 11-1 win over Meridian (MS) on Saturday, March 8. Adam Loewen (2-0) was the winning pitcher.

The Lady Indians softball team opened the conference season with a pair of wins over Tallahassee on March 13. Stephanie Hayes pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Chipola to the 8-0 win in game one. Chipola has 7 hits on the day. Heather Ebersole was 2 for 3 with 2 stolen bases. Tammy Harrelson was also 2 for 3.

                Chipola scored a 5-2 win over TCC in game two. Jessica Finch earned the win. Hayes got the save. Jessica Mathis was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Stephanie Hayes was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.

 The Lady Indians host Okaloosa-Walton, Tuesday, March 18, at 4 p.m.  Chipola was scheduled to play in the Tallahassee Tournament on March 13-15.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

 

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 March 13, 2003

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FSU MATH PROF ADDRESSES CJC HONORS PROGRAM—Dr. DeWitt Sumners, chair of the Florida State University Department of Mathematics, was the recent guest speaker for the Chipola Junior College Honors program. Pictured from left, are: Honors student Laura Davis, Dr. Sumners and CJC Honors adviser Bonnie Smith. 

 

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 March 20, 2003

BOSTON BRASS TO PERFORM AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Boston Brass, the final performance of the 2003 Chipola Artist Series is set for Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m., in the CJC Theater.  

                Tickets will be available in the CJC Business Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 17-21, and March 31 through April 3.  The Business Office will be closed for spring break March 24-28. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

                One of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county, Boston Brass performs concerts that range from opera arias by Mozart, chorales by Bach, hot jazz from Ellington and Hancock. Patrons will also enjoy a little barbershop style close harmony from these five musicians who are as adept vocally as they are instrumentally. 

                Boston Brass has won numerous awards, including the 1992 International Brass Quintet Competition, the 1990 Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competition, and the 1988 and 1989 Rafael Mendez International Brass Quintet Competition, Boston Brass is a must see for music lovers everywhere. The Rapid City Journal says, “A quintet of versatile musicians who richly earned the standing ovation they received at the end of their excellent and entertaining program.”

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

                For ticket information, call the Business Office at 718-2220.        

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March 20, 2003

CJC BASEBALL TEAM OPENS CONFERENCE SEASON FRIDAY

 

MARIANNA— The Chipola Indians open the conference baseball season, Friday March 21, when they host Gulf Coast at 5 p.m., at the CJC field.

Chipola also hosts Okaloosa Walton, Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m.; Tallahassee, Sunday, March 30 at 1 p.m. and North Florida, April 2 at 2 p.m.

The team will be on the road at GCCC on March 22, at OW on March 25, at TCC on March 29 and at NFL on April 1.

The Indians improved to 14-5-1 with a 3-1 win over Wallace College on March 16. Brian Clausen earned the win. Michael Gibbs and Ryan Earnest also pitched in the game. Adam Loewen hit a two-run single to give CJC the edge.

After finishing the 2001 and 2002 seasons as State and Region VII runners-up, the Chipola Indians are hoping to extend their season at least one more step in 2003.

                The Indians lost a lot of experienced players from the 2002 roster and will be looking to replace the offensive firepower lost from position players Blake Balkcom (FSU) .392, 18 HR’s and 69 RBI’s; Ivan Naccarata (LSU) -.365, 16 HR’s, 56 RBI’s); Ricardo Nanita (Florida International) -.404 11 HR’s/64 RBI’s; Russel Martin (Los Angeles Dodgers -.334); and Scott Wearne (Nichols State -.338).        The Indians also lost four of their top pitchers including staff ace Kyle Pawelczyk (3rd round Anaheim Angels), Johnny Lynch (Minnesota Twins), Les Hassen (Florida Gulf Coast) and Troy Fry (Berry College).

                Several returning players give the Indians a solid foundation this season.  Returning pitchers include Kellen Ludwig (1-1-5), and Adam Dunavant (4-0-1).  Returning infielder Joey Wilson hit .370 last season. Shortstop Victor Alvarez hit .326.

                The Indians also signed many other draft picks and quality players to the 2003 squad.

Heading a strong recruiting class is first round draft pick, Adam Loewen, the highest draft pick in Canadian history. Four local players round out a talented Indian squad: pitchers Jared Rackley of Altha and Lance Berry of Chipley, catcher Jeff Bosse of Marianna and infielder Angel Medina of Marianna.

Head coach Jeff Johnson said, “If the Indians can learn to play the game correctly and improve daily, there is no reason not to expect big things in 2003.” The squad also is enjoying a new stadium and clubhouse that are unparalleled in JUCO baseball.

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 March 20, 2003

LADY INDIANS UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE PLAY

  

MARIANNA— The Lady Indians softball team improved to 4-0 in the conference with a pair of wins over Okaloosa-Walton on March 18.  CJC won 8-0 in the first game and 1-0 in the second game.  CJC is 22-4 overall.

The Lady Indians host Pensacola in a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m.

Chipola travels to Andrew College for a pair of games on March 22 and to Gulf Coast for a pair of games on Saturday, March 29.

The Lady Indians opened the conference season with a pair of wins over Tallahassee on March 13. Stephanie Hayes pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Chipola to the 8-0 win in game one. Chipola has 7 hits on the day. Heather Ebersole was 2 for 3 with 2 stolen bases. Tammy Harrelson was also 2 for 3.

                Chipola scored a 5-2 win over TCC in game two. Jessica Finch earned the win. Hayes got the save. Jessica Mathis was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Stephanie Hayes was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.          Head coach Sharon Coleman said, “We’re excited about the 2003 season. We have a strong nucleus to build around and the freshmen have proven that they are up to the challenge.”

Five players return from last year’s squad: Jessica Finch, Shirley Burleson, Leigh Savoy, Amanda Edwards, and Julie Robitaille. Coleman said, “I am anticipating strong leadership from these sophomores as well as several freshmen.”

                The pitching staff is led by returning sophomores Jessica Finch and Amanda Edwards. Coleman said, “Finch brings speed to the hill and has developed some nice movement on her pitches. Edwards has developed good movement as well and has all but mastered the curve ball.”

Georgia standout, Jessica Mathis and West Florida’s 2002 High School player of the year, Stephanie Hayes, from Northview High School, will add depth to the pitching rotation.

                Coleman said, “The 2003 club is brimming with athleticism, but the Panhandle Conference is always competitive. I have confidence in my players and I am sure that when they step onto the ball field, they will give 100 percent.”

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

 

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  March 20, 2003

CHIPOLA’S PRICHARD IS FINALIST FOR STUDENT OF THE YEAR

 

GAINESVILLE, FL—Chipola Junior College sophomore Chrissie Prichard is one of seven finalists in the running for the Florida College Student of the Year.

Florida Leader magazine spent a year searching and has chosen Prichard and 19 other exceptional campus leaders to represent the state in the 16th annual Florida College Student of the Year Awards program.

A ceremony announcing the Student of the Year will be held, Friday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m. (EST), on the top floor of the State Capitol in Tallahassee.  The event later will be televised statewide on The Sunshine Network.  The prestigious awards program recognizes students who support themselves financially through college, excel academically, and are involved in community service and political activism.

Prichard is a CJC sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering. She is a cheerleader, Honors Program student, a Student Ambassador, SGA Senator and is active in the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.  In 2002, she was one of ten students in America chosen to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Scholarship. She recently was named to the All-Florida Academic Team and is nominated for the All-USA Academic Team. She was selected as a New Century Scholar, the award given to the top student in the state on the All-Florida team. Prichard also was named a Guistwhite Scholar, Phi Theta Kappa's most prestigious award.

She served as 2000 Florida Beef Ambassador for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. As the 2000 valedictorian of Chipley High School, she was awarded the Chipola Valedictorian Scholarship.  She earned the Florida Academic Scholar award that pays college tuition for students with a 3.5 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 28. She won Chipola’s Calculus II Award in 2002 for maintaining the highest grades in CJC Calculus courses.

                Prichard serves as a volunteer student tutor and as a computer tutor for local senior citizens. She works countless hours on CJC projects including: voter registration, American Cancer Society, Pregnancy Crisis Centers and Project Graduation. She is the daughter of David and Caren Prichard of Chipley.

Students enrolled in public and private colleges and universities compete in the statewide College Student of the Year program sponsored by Florida Leader, SunTrust, Office Depot, and other companies that support he recognition of excellence in Florida higher education.  More than 5,000 students inquired about the 2003 Award, and 159 submitted applications.

The 2003 finalist are:  Chrissie Prichard of Chipola Junior College, Michael Gale of the University of Florida, Amanda Howey of Eckerd College, Brittany Jowers of Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Vincent Lau Chan of Miami-Dade Community College, Andrew Merkin of Rollins College, Jane Pope of Central Florida Community College. Thirteen other students also will receive recognition as honorable mention winners.

The winners will share nearly $60,000 in scholarship and prizes from Suntrust, Office Depot, Gulfstream International Airlines, Florida Monthly Magazine, Eastpak, Jiffy Lube, Checker’s Drive-in Restaurants, The Anthony Grandio Company, and other sponsors.  All 20 students will also be featured in the “Student of the Year” issue of Florida Leader magazine in April.

“The diverse group of students recognized this year is a testament to the wonderful variety of students we have at colleges across Florida,” says Butch Oxdendine, Jr., publisher of Florida Leader. “The outstanding quality of this year’s applicants signals a resurgence of student activism, as students across the county are taking greater responsibility for improving the world around them.  This year’s winners are self-reliant student leaders who understand the importance of community and political activism.”

Florida Leader, the founding sponsor, is a newsmagazine read by students at 86 colleges and 550 public and private high schools throughout the state of Florida.  Now in its 20th year of publishing, Florida Leader has won first prize nationally for excellence among college magazines.  Oxendine Publishing also produces the national leadership magazine Student Leader. The magazine is online at www.floridaleader.com

 

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  March 20, 2003

CHIPOLA TO HOST AFTERNOON OF OPERA

 

                MARIANNA-- Four outstanding vocal students from the Music Department of Chipola Junior College will present an afternoon of opera, Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.

                The recital performance will be presented in Room 108 of the McClendon Fine Arts Building. The 90-minute performance is free and open to the public.

                Performers will include: Tenor, Jonathan Basford; Baritone, Thomas Basford; Mezzo-Soprano, Mavis Flowers; and Soprano, Amy Maddox.  Hope Rister is accompanist.

                The program will consist of solo arias, duets and a quartet. Operas to be featured are Saint-Saens' "Samson and Delilah;" Verdi's "Il Trovatore;"  Bizet's "Pearl-Fishers" and  "Carmen;"  Puccini's "La Boheme;" Donizetti's "Elixir of Love;" and Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Also featured will be a two-person operetta, Menotti's "The Telephone" by Thomas Basford and Amy Maddox.

                For information, call CJC voice instructor Dr. Ed Lyon at 718-2221.

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CJC AFTERNOON OF OPERA--Chipola music students Amy Maddox and Jonathon Basford are two of the performers slated to perform in an afternoon of opera at Chipola Junior College, Sunday, April 6, 2003 at 3 p.m. Thomas Basford and Mavis Flowers also will perform.  For information, call Dr. Ed Lyon at 718-2221.

 

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 March 20, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the April and May.

                Cake Decorating I is April 7 through April 28.  Cake Decorating II will be offered May 5 through June 2.  Cake Decorating III is June 9 through June 30.  Classes meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

                A CPR course is set for April 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.  First Aid will be offered April 15 and 17 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.    

                Several Childcare Training courses will be offered. A 20-Childcare Training course is May 24 and 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $62.  A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course is April 10 and 11 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $31. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course is April 26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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