May 1, 2003

CHIPOLA TO DEDICATE FACILITIES ON TUESDAY

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College officials will host an afternoon of events on Tuesday, May 6, to dedicate several new and upgraded facilities on campus.

                At 5 p.m., officials will dedicate the renovated college dormitory by unveiling a plaque honoring alumni and friends that supported the project. Former CJC cheerleader Michelle Dodson McKay and her father Herman Dodson, an All-American basketball player at CJC will be honored for their assistance on the project.  A tour of dorm rooms will follow.

                At 6 p.m., CJC board chair Jennie Goodman will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to mark the renovation of the college Softball Complex. Former board chair Jeff Crawford will throw out the first pitch at the college Baseball field. An open house and cookout will follow.

                For more information, call 850-718-2264.

 

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May 1, 2003

INDIANS TO PLAY INDIAN RIVER IN FIRST ROUND OF STATE TOURNEY

 

                MARIANNA-The Chipola Junior College baseball team is scheduled to play Indian River CC at 1 p.m., Friday, May 9, in the first round of the State Junior College Baseball Tournament in Kissimmee.  

                The Indians won the 2003 Panhandle Conference Championship to finish with an 18-7 league mark and 32-12-1 overall. Second place Okaloosa-Walton also will represent the Panhandle in the tournament set for May 9-13.

                The Chipola squad is ranked fifth in the state JUCO poll and is making a fifth trip to the tournament in seven years under head coach Jeff Johnson.  CJC finished second in the state tournament in both 2002 and 2001. Johnson is optimistic about his team’s chances this time around. “If we play like we’re capable of playing, we can do very well in the tournament,” said Johnson. 

                The Indians are struggling to cope with the loss of one of their leading pitchers Brian Clausen, who was killed in an automobile accident on April 26. The team was traveling to Clausen’s funeral in Columbus, GA, on Thursday, May 1.  Johnson said, “This has been a very emotional time for our team. We’re just trying to get through this very tough week.”

                According to Johnson, having enough pitchers to compete in a four or five-day tournament is a major concern. “Losing Brian is going to leave a big void in our pitching rotation. Some of our younger guys are going to have to step it up a notch,” said Johnson. The Indian bullpen is led by first round draft pick Adam Loewen (6-0). Loewen has thrown 70 strikeouts in 53 innings for a 1.52 ERA. Friedel Pinkston (3-2) has 57 strikeouts in 41 innings. Kellen Ludwig (4-0) pitched 38 strikeouts in 32 innings. Adam Dunavant (6-3) threw 49 strikeouts in 58 innings.

                Matt Grooms leads the Indians offense with a .455 batting average and a .717 slugging percentage. Rocky Scelfo is second with a .390 average and he leads the teams in runs scored with 58.

Grooms and Cole Armstrong (.333) are the Indians’ homerun leaders with 8 apiece. Pitcher Adam Loewen is hitting .361. Jay Mattox is at .351. A total of six CJC players are batting above .300 for a team average of .330.

                The team will depart for the tournament from the CJC dorm on Wednesday, May 7 at 10 a.m.

                All CJC games will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ FM-100.9.

                Tourney brackets are available online at <http://www.flccaa.org/caa/Baseball%20Brackets.pdf>

                For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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May 1, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Summer.

                In the field of Childcare Training:  A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet May 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31. A 20-Childcare Training course is May 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $62.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will meet June 14 form 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

                First Aid will be offered June 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

                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 <http://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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May 1, 2003

CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA-Application deadline for Chipola Junior College's next daytime course in Basic Corrections is May 14.

                The class will begin May 20, and will meet weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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May 1, 2003

CHIPOLA PROFESSOR SELECTED FOR CLEP TEST STUDY

 

 

MARIANNA-The Educational Testing Service, based in Princeton, New Jersey, has selected Chipola Junior College English instructor Dr. Laurie Culbreth to participate in a study for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

The panel consists of only 15 faculty members from colleges and universities across the country. This distinguished group will conduct all research and meetings online. The result of this national study will be a recommended credit-granting score for the CLEP Freshman College Composition Examination. This recommendation will then be forwarded to the American Council of Education for its endorsement. 

In addition to this study, the Educational Testing Service has asked Dr. Culbreth to serve as a faculty consultant for the Advanced Placement Program for the College Board. Consultants meet once a year in various locations throughout the country to read and grade APA exams. 

Dr. Culbreth has been a member of the Chipola faculty for 14 years, has been named twice to Who's Who Among America's Teachers, has recently developed the college's first web-based curricula in ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and ENC 2103, and is a part-time faculty member with the University of Phoenix where she teaches composition and American literature online. 

 

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May 1, 2003

CHIPOLA CHILDREN'S MUSICAL IS MAY 15

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College Theater will present the children's musical, “The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Disney Dazzle,” on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

                Tickets--$5 general admission-are available in the CJC Business office.

                Sylvia Stanton of Atlanta leads the cast as the Mad Hatter.  Others in the ensemble are Josh

Barber of Cottondale, Erin Davis of Chipley, Mavis Flowers of Live Oak, Chuck Kimrey and Lacy Purvis of Grand Ridge, Charyl Tyus of Sneads, Jill White of Vernon, Merideth Nailen of Dothan, Kimmy Bontrager, David Culpepper, Chris Gardner, Courtney Haile, John Martin, Mike Milton and Mary Kathryn Tanner all of Marianna. Technical assistants are James Spooner and Kasandra Joyner of Jacksonville. 

                For more information, call 850-718-2227.

 

               

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May 1, 2003

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS NAMED TO WHO’S WHO

 

MARIANNA--Some 42 students at Chipola Junior College have been named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

The publication, established in 1966, recognizes students for academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

Chipola students named to Who’s Who, are: Mitzi Aukema, Jonathan Basford, Thomas Basford, Amy Bates, Lance Berry, Tiffany Birge, Jeffery Bosse, Tracy Brock, Laura Davis, Marcus Ditty, Seabron Fears, Mavis Flowers, Joni Goodman, Salena Grace, Elizabeth Harris, Amanda Holland, Heather Howell, Jamaal Jones, Chelsea Laney, Krissy Lee, Jennifer Meredith, Richard Miller, Jr., Brian Mitchell, Rebecca Montz, Da Shoan Olds, Christiana Prichard, Lacy Purvis, Arin Register, Stephanie Rice, Julie Robitaille, Kimberly Rogers, Becca Sandifer, Michael Scurlock, Kelly Slichter, Meghan Smith, Charyl Tyus, Stephanie Waters, Francis Waters, Jill White, April Williams, Stephanie Wilson and Amiee Wynne.

               

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May 8, 2003

CHIPOLA TO PLAY INDIAN RIVER IN STATE TOURNEY ON FRIDAY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College baseball team is scheduled to play Indian River CC at 1 p.m. (EST), Friday, May 9, in the first round of the State Junior College Baseball Tournament in Kissimmee.  

                All CJC games will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ FM—100.9 and on the web at http://www.phonl.com/wjaq/  Tournament brackets are available online at http://www.flccaa.org/caa/Baseball%20Brackets.pdf

                Chipola will need to win at least four games and possibly five to take the state championship in the double elimination tourney. The championship game scheduled for Tuesday, May 13.

                The Indians won the 2003 Panhandle Conference Championship to finish with an 18-7 league mark and 32-12-1 overall. Second place Okaloosa-Walton also will represent the Panhandle in the tournament set for May 9-13.

                The Chipola squad is ranked fifth in the state JUCO poll and is making a fifth trip to the tournament in seven years under head coach Jeff Johnson.  CJC finished second in the state tournament in both 2002 and 2001.

                The Indians are struggling to cope with the loss of one of their leading pitchers Brian Clausen, who was killed in an automobile accident on April 26. According to Johnson, having enough pitchers to compete in a four or five-day tournament is a major concern. Chipola’s pitching staff is led by first round draft pick Adam Loewen (6-0). Loewen has thrown 70 strikeouts in 53 innings for a 1.52 ERA. Friedel Pinkston (3-2) has 57 strikeouts in 41 innings. Kellen Ludwig (4-0) pitched 38 strikeouts in 32 innings. Adam Dunavant (6-3) threw 49 strikeouts in 58 innings.

                Matt Grooms leads the Indians offense with a .455 batting average and a .717 slugging percentage. Rocky Scelfo is second with a .390 average and he leads the teams in runs scored with 58. Grooms and Cole Armstrong (.333) are the Indians’ homerun leaders with 8 apiece. Pitcher Adam Loewen is hitting .361. Jay Mattox is at .351. A total of six CJC players are batting above .300 for a team average of .330.

                For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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May 8, 2003

 

CHIPOLA CHILDREN'S MUSICAL IS MAY 15

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College Theater will present the children's musical, “The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Disney Dazzle,” on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

                Tickets—$5 general admission—are available in the CJC Business office.

                Sylvia Stanton of Atlanta leads the cast as the Mad Hatter.  Others in the ensemble are Josh

Barber of Cottondale, Erin Davis of Chipley, Mavis Flowers of Live Oak, Chuck Kimrey and Lacy Purvis of Grand Ridge, Charyl Tyus of Sneads, Jill White of Vernon, Merideth Nailen of Dothan, Kimmy Bontrager, David Culpepper, Chris Gardner, Courtney Haile, John Martin, Mike Milton and Mary Kathryn Tanner all of Marianna. Technical assistants are James Spooner and Kasandra Joyner of Jacksonville. 

                For more information, call 850-718-2227.

 

               

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May 8, 2003

 

ROBERTS WINS KIRKLAND AWARD

               

MARIANNA—Economics instructor Kathryn Roberts was chosen by her peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2003 Chipola Junior College graduation.

                Roberts has taught a number of business courses at Chipola since 1979. She currently teaches economics, business law, introduction to business and introduction to computers. Before joining the Chipola faculty, she taught for two years at FSU.

                She is a member and former president of the Council of Chipola Educators and a member of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. She serves on the college insurance committee and served on a Governance Council subcommittee and on the faculty awards and safety committees.

                Roberts is faculty adviser to the Chipola chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a national fraternity that prepares students for careers in business. Roberts was named State Advisor of the Year for 2003. During her tenure as PBL advisor, CJC students have won numerous state and national awards in competition against students from other colleges, universities and vocational institutes.  In 2002, Roberts’ economics student John McDaniel won first in the state and placed ninth in the nation on the National Phi Beta Lambda Economics exam.

                Roberts earned both a BS in Business Education and an MS in Junior College Instruction in Business from Florida State University where she was a member of woman’s business fraternity Phi Omega Chi, business education honorary Pi Omega Pi and accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi. She passed the state CPA exam in 1972 and recently earned an EdS degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida.  

                Roberts and her husband John have three grown children, John Young, Russell and Kathy. The family is active in the First Methodist Church of Marianna where Roberts has served on the nominations and worship committees.

                The Kirkland Award was endowed 14 years ago by brothers J. R. and David Kirkland in honor of their parents Carolyn and the late Willis Kirkland of Marianna. The award provides $1,000 to the recipient. Previous winners include faculty emeriti Donald Holley, Paul Huang, Don Adams, Peggy Register, Charlene Lord and Lonnie Keene, former instructor Jean Taylor and current instructors Brenda Alford, Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Mary McClendon, Nancy Burns, Dr. Lou Cleveland and Dr. Bill Brievogel.

 

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May 8, 2003

 

 CHIPOLA DEDICATES NEW FACILTIES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College officials on Tuesday dedicated several new and upgraded facilities on campus.

                Officials dedicated the renovated college dormitory by unveiling a plaque honoring former CJC cheerleader Michelle Dodson McKay and her father, the late Herman Dodson, an All-American basketball player at CJC, for their assistance on the project.  The $2.6 million Residence Hall renovation includes 51 rooms for a total of 31,000 square feet.  CGM of Georgia was the contractor.

                CJC board chair Jennie Goodman threw out the ceremonial first pitch to mark the renovation of the college Softball complex. Former board chair Jeff Crawford threw out the first pitch at the college Baseball field. The $1.8 million Physical Education Complex includes 16,000 square feet of lockers, training rooms and offices for baseball and softball. Perry McCall of Jacksonville was the contractor. A $565,000 indoor, Pitching/Batting Facility was constructed by Whiterock Construction of Dothan. 

 

 

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May 8, 2003

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO CEREMONY HONORING PTK

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will honor the "National Championship" won by its chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at a public ceremony on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center. 

The public is invited to attend the meeting that is intended to recognize some of the area's outstanding students.

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges and recognizes excellence in areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship and Service.  This year, Chipola's chapter was recognized from over 1,200 chapters around the world as the Society's Most Distinguished Chapter. 

                For information, contact Jody Spooner, chapter advisor, at 718-2200, Ext. 3279.     

 

 

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May 8, 2003

 

RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

 

 

      MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College honored three of its retirees--Biology instructor Paul Huang, former president Dr. Dale O’Daniel and vice-president Charlton Keen--at the annual end-of-year luncheon on April 30.

                A sports theme served as a backdrop for the event. The CJC cheerleaders performed dance routine to a 50’s medley.  Multi-media presentations and gag gifts were the order of the day for the retirees.

                Retirees were presented resolutions citing their accomplishments. The trio also received CJC Gold Cards that provide free admission for life to CJC sporting and theater events and lifetime memberships in the Florida Association of Community Colleges.

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

 

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May 8, 2003

 

 

LADY INDIANS NAMED TO ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

 

                MARIANNA—The Lady Indians made a good showing at the Florida Junior College Activities Association State Tournament in Kissimmee, May 1 and 2.

                CJC was eliminated after losing to Pasco-Hernando by a score of 2-1 in 11 innings on Friday, May 2. Jessica Finch started for CJC and Stephanie Hayes closed out the game.  

                The Lady Indians beat Polk Community College, 2-1, in a game on Thursday, May 1.

                Leading hitters were Meghann Williams and Leigh Savoy, each with one RBI.  Ashley Quick went 3 for 5.  Jessica Finch was the winning pitcher.

                CJC lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Manatee on Thursday. Manatee was the number one seed in the tournament.  CJC led most of the game, but MCC tied the game in the seventh and won in extra innings.   

                Chipola third baseman Ashley Quick was named to the All-State Tournament Team. Catcher Meghann Williams and Quick both were named to the NJCAA Gulf District All-Tournament Team.

                Chipola finished the season with a 33-15-1 overall record.

 

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May 8, 2003

 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer summer programs for children of all ages beginning in May.

After School at the CJC Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered May 12-16 and 19-23 and again Aug. 11-15 and 18-22. The program meets weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 27-June 5, Session 2: June 9-19, Session 3: July 7-17 and Session 4: July 21-July 31. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Lessons meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp: May 27-30, Wet and Wild Camp: June 23-26 and Stroke Improvement Camp: Aug. 4-6.  Camps meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, May 27-30. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  The CJC coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $35 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  For more information, call Cross at 718-2236.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 9-12 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The camp will focus on fundamentals through drills conducted by the CJC coaching staff and players. The $70 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 16-17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 18-19 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 23-24 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 25-26 from 9 a.m. to noon.   Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. Call Johnson at 718-2237.   

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May 8, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this month.

                Several Childcare Training classes will be offered:  A 20-Childcare Training course is May 17 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $62.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will meet June 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet June 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  An Observing & Recording Child Behavior class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 24-31, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $171.

                Lifeguard Classes begin May 19 at 3 p.m. Cost is $77.

                In the field of Health Care:  CPR will be offered June 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered June 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 2 through 23. Cost is $41.

                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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May 16, 2003

CROSS RESIGNS AS CJC BASKETBALL COACH

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College men’s basketball coach Ryan Cross announced his resignation on Wednesday.

                Cross has accepted an assistant coaching position at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. LaTech is a Division 1 college in the Western Athletic Conference.

Cross said, “This was a very tough decision for me. I’ve really enjoyed my four years at Chipola. I feel like we’ve gotten the program headed in the right direction. But this was an opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up. I’ve gotten to know coach Richard at La Tech very well over the last five years and it’s a good opportunity for me to move to the division 1 level.” Cross has sent four CJC players to La Tech-Michael Wilder, Lavelle Felton and Marcell Davis and JueMichael Young.

“I want to thank Dr. O’Daniel for giving me the opportunity to coach at Chipola and Dr. Prough for the leadership and support he has given me during this past year. I sincerely hope the great basketball tradition at Chipola will continue,” said Cross.

                Cross compiled an 80-42 record in four seasons at Chipola.  He sent 21 players on to division 1 colleges and one to a division II college. All but one of 23 sophomores graduated during his tenure.

                Chipola began the 2002-03 season ranked second in the nation, finished second in the Panhandle Conference and made it to the semi-finals of the state tournament.

A native of Canton, OH, Cross came to CJC at age 26 after being named 1999 JUCO Coach of the Year by The National Association of Basketball Coaches in first season as a head coach at Barton County Community College (KS).

Cross began his coaching career as an administrative assistant to the men's team at State University of New York at Buffalo where he had played four years.

                Cross is the twelfth men’s basketball coach in Chipola’s 55-year history. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We wish Ryan the best. We were pleased to be in the state tournament this year, and we look forward to building on Chipola’s great athletic tradition.” Prough said the search for a new head coach would begin immediately.

 

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May 16, 2003

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL PLAYERS MAKE ALL-STATE

 

                MARIANNA-Five Chipola baseball players have been named to the FCCAA All-State Team.

                Victor Alvarez was named Defensive Player of the Year and to the All State First Team. Outfielder Matt Grooms also was named to the All-State First Team.

                Three CJC players were named to the All-State Second-Team: pitcher Adam Loewen, catcher Cole Armstrong and infielder Rocky Scelfo. 

                Loewen (6-1) threw 70-plus strikeouts in 53 innings for a 1.52 ERA. Loewen also hit .361 on the year. Grooms led the Indians’ offense with a .455 batting average and a .717 slugging percentage. Scelfo hit .390 and led the teams in runs scored with 58. Grooms and Armstrong (.333) were the Indians’ homerun leaders with 8 apiece.

                Chipola captured the 2003 Panhandle Conference Championship and represented the Panhandle in the 2003 FCCAA/NJCAA Gulf District Baseball Tournament in Kissimmee, May 9 and 10. Chipola lost to Indian River (4-3) on May 9, and to Manatee (9-1) on May 10.

                The Indians finished the season with an 18-7 league mark and a 32-14-1 overall record.

 

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May 16, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Summer.

                A Real Estate sales class will meet Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 31 through July 12.  Cost is $240.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 2 through 23. Cost is $41.

                Several Health Care classes will be offered: CPR will meet June 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.  First Aid will meet June 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. IV Therapy will meet each Monday and Wednesday, June 5 through 21, from 12 noon until 5 p.m.  Cost is $121

                Several Childcare courses will be offered.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will be offered June 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet June 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  Observing & Recording Child Behavior will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9:20 p.m. June 24 through July 31.  Cost is $171.

                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 <http://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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May 16, 2003

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer summer programs for children of all ages beginning in May.

After School at the CJC Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered May 12-16 and 19-23 and again Aug. 11-15 and 18-22. The program meets weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, May 27-30. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  The CJC coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $35 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  For more information, call Cross at 718-2236.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 27-June 5, Session 2: June 9-19, Session 3: July 7-17 and Session 4: July 21-July 31. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Lessons meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp: May 27-30, Wet and Wild Camp: June 23-26 and Stroke Improvement Camp: Aug. 4-6.  Camps meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 9-12 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The camp will focus on fundamentals through drills conducted by the CJC coaching staff and players. The $70 fee includes insurance and camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 16-17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 18-19 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 23-24 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 25-26 from 9 a.m. to noon.   Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. Call Johnson at 718-2237.   

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May 16, 2003

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO CEREMONY HONORING PTK

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will honor the "National Championship" won by its chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at a public ceremony on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center. 

The public is invited to attend the meeting that is intended to recognize some of the area's outstanding students.

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges and recognizes excellence in areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship and Service.  This year, Chipola's chapter was recognized from over 1,200 chapters around the world as the Society's Most Distinguished Chapter. 

                For information, contact Jody Spooner, chapter advisor, at 718-2200, Ext. 3279.     

 

 

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May 22, 2003

CHIPOLA BOARD APPROVES REORGANIZATION

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College district board of trustees approved a reorganization of the college administration at the board’s regularly monthly meeting on May 20.

Most of the changes relate to Chipola’s quest to offer four-year degrees. The plan to offer degrees in Secondary Mathematics and Science Education is on hold pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  CJC officials hope to begin offering classes in both programs in January of 2004.

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “We are following a number of recommendations from SACS as we move forward with our plan to award bachelor’s degrees in education.”

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, who had served as Dean of Instruction, was named Vice President of Instructional and Student Services replacing Charlton Keen who retires next month.

Dr. Kitty Myers, former Director of the University Center, was promoted to Associate Vice President of Instructional and Bachelors Degree Program Development.

Former Comptroller Steve Young was promoted to Vice President of Finance replacing Ron Ward who retires next month. The Comptroller position was deleted.

Gail Hartzog was promoted from Director to Associate Dean of Institutional Development and Planning.

Dr. Rene Tharpe will return to the classroom as a social science instructor. Her former position of Associate Dean of Instruction will be divided between two department director positions. Psychology instructor Willie Spires was named Director of Social Science and Business. Math instructor Dr. Lou Cleveland was named Director of Math and Natural Science.

Dr. Jayne Roberts was promoted to Dean of Enrollment Services from her former position as Counselor/Testing director.  The Counselor position was deleted.

The position of Executive Vice President formerly held by Prough was deleted from the organizational chart. A Vice President of Operations was added to the chart but remains unfilled.

Prough said that the filling of any open positions would be subject to legislative funding and a special appropriation he hopes to get for the proposed bachelor’s degree programs. 

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May 22, 2003

CHIPOLA SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Charlton Keen, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 187 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2003.

                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:

Altha—Heather M. O’Bryan, Lora A. Shelton.

Bascom—Kelly R. Messer.

Blountstown—Nathan J. Ebersole, Patricia A. Harrell, Ashley P. Purvis, Kimberly B. Rogers.

Bonifay—Alra R. Brooks, Justin R. Carrell, Donna S. Clark, Donelle L. Evensen, Selina A. Fish, Tamara L. Hutchinson, Maggie M. Nesbitt, Ashley P. Taylor.

Bristol—Heather L. Grover, Bess L. Nobles, William A. Potter.

Chipley— Lance E. Berry, Courtney D. Jolley, Chelsea D. Laney, April M. Lee, Alexander R. Norman, Christiana   D. Prichard, April C. Stoe. 

Clarksville—Tiffany A. McClellan.

Cottondale—Tracy D. Brock, Michael S. Scurlock, Lindsay L. Sloan, Vanita T. Turner.

Graceville— Rhonda M. Brooks, Francis R. Waters, James D. Wright.

Grand Ridge—Krissy G. Lee.

                Marianna—Amy E. Bates, Adam R. Bigale, Candace M. Cartwright, Karen M. Chipman, Terri L. Fowler, Lyndsey R. Riley, Matthew B. White, Kari A. Anderson, Nicole R. Engebretsen, Earl M. Johnson, Tracey Y. Oliver, Kristina L. Scott, Tameeka R. Spates.

Sneads—Diane M. Adams, Anna Parish, Tessa M. Shirley.

Wausau—Rebecca M. Purvis.

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

                Alford— Stephanie B. Waters, Mary M. Jones, Christopher N. Shores.

                Altha— Joshua C. Barton, Jeremy S. Flanders, Georgia A. White, Stephanie N. Rice, Joni         S. Goodman, Heidi E. Barth, Carolyn J. Hanna, Helen Baggett, Corey R. Chafin.   

Bascom—Jesse D. Rich.

Blountstown— Samuel Mayo, Joanna L. Bridges, Thomas R. Cherry, Laura E. Davis, Kathy        L. Lafontaine, David R. Cherry, Laura S. Guilford, Whitney E. Cherry.

                Bonifay— Amie M. Corbin, Jennifer E, Keen, Andrew V. Garske, Brittany L. Pettis.         

                Bristol— Nikki K. Brown, Brooke A. Green.                   

Campbellton—Sofia D. Pelt, Sonya M. Pittman.

                Caryville—Ralph J. Briggs.

                Chipley— Eric M. Veit, Richard C. Miller Jr., Jared M. Grantham, Amanda L. Holland, April        D. Williams, Joshua N. Riley, Patrick J. Reeves, Heather E. Driver, Ashleigh N. Quattlebaum, Garret       N. Sloan, Sheresa N. Howell, Robert Saulter, Adam R. Grantham, Chelsea S. Diaz, Lyndsay N. Garrett, Jason E. Smith, Amanda L. Barefield.

                Cottondale—Stacy M. Brock, Wilanne G. Braxton, Cynthia R. Paige, Michael A. Walskey, Adam J. Scurlock, Heather A. Scurlock, Jonathan G. Shores, Matthew P. Melodia, Tammy R. Shouppe, Reba K. Deese, Priscilla L. Comerford, Jody B. Pippin, Belinda D. White.  

                Graceville—Heather M. Howell, Elizabeth M. Harris, Meghan L. Smith, Stephanie L. Leuenberger, Kevin A. Taylor, Jason M. Byrd, David Y. Taylor, Jessica R. Register.

Grand Ridge— Tammy E. Colon, Jonathan C. Basford, Jacqueline M. Joyner, Brian J. Vickery, Pierre C. Wesselhoeft.

Greenwood—Phyllings D. Lerisson, Sherice J. Curry, Julie D. Gilley, Alesia C. Green, Robin K. O'Bryan, Erica M. Hughes, Derik E. Cockerham, Mary E. Maldonado, Brandon M. Johnson.       

                Malone— Marc J. Cherrington.

                Marianna— Kelly J. Riley, Sarah E. Mock, Aimee S. Erbacher, Kelly B. Slichter, Sylvia G. Stanton, Tirzah M. Edwards, Ashley S. Barber, Jennifer A. Mercer, Mary D. Neel, Jeffery N. Bosse,   Ashley C. McDonald, Amanda B. Ramos, Holly D. Sutton, Sheila M. Kent, Matthew A. Magruder,   Marisa M. McFarland, Tiffany L. Culver, Salena A. Grace, Alex T. Coady, Tina L. White, Thomas       L. Basford, Richard D. Swails, Heather L. Bontrager, Shanon C. Wooden, Theresa L. Martinez, Jamaal       A. Jones, Dana L. Hoff, Lacy L. Purvis.        

Ponce De Leon--Ashley C. Kolmetz.

                Sneads—Katharyn K. Jones, Rebecca L. McKinney, Joshua A. Glass, Kimberly A. Hall, Melissa M. Fosman, Aimee L. Douglas.

                Vernon—John P. Cook III.

 Out of District – (All A’s) Stephanie M. Eggers of Snellville, GA, Pamela L. Wright of Tallahassee, Bambi L. Defelice of Pensacola.  (A’s and B’s) Luis G. Bautista of Santo Domingo, Jeni K. Paquete of London, Jessica L. Mathis of Covington, GA, Kevin R. Ward of Apalachicola, Stephanie A. Hayes of Century, Jonathan R. Cottrell of Niceville, Lamarous J. Walker of Ocala, Heather S. Ebersole of Rock Island IL, Amber N. Kavehkar of Webster TX.

 

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May 22, 2003

CJC STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

                The following students received academic awards: Chelsea Laney, Economics; Tracy Dianne Brock, Accounting; Terri Fowler, Freshman Networking Services; Kelly Messer and Eileen Aristizabal, Sophomore Networking Services; Alra Ross Brooks and Alexander Norman, Computer Science; Kathy Lynn Lafontaine, Robin Kay O’Bryan and Tameeka Spates, Office Specialist; Chelsea Laney, General Biology; Justin Carrell, Biology for Science Majors; Amanda Holland, General, Organic and Biochemistry; Kristi Johnson, Microbiology; Heather Grover, Freshman Chemistry; Justin Carrell, Sophomore Chemistry; Tracy Brock, Physical Science; Michael Scott, Earth Science; Kimberly Rogers, Calculus I; Pierre Wesselhoeft, Calculus II; Selina Fish, Calculus III; Benjamin Blitch, C.H. Barton Award; Clayton Dilmore, Freshman English; April Day Williams, Sophomore English; Nicholas Barth, Nursing (Leadership); Kelly Baxter, Nursing (Clinical) and Pamela Williams, Nursing (Academic). Justin Carrell, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Rhonda Brooks, Social Science; Francis Ryan Waters, Outstanding Business Graduate; Sherice Janeau Curry and Karen Marie Chipman, Medical Technology; Jennifer Meredith, Legal Secretarial Technology; Chrissie Prichard, Academic Hall of Fame; Kermit Mount, UWF Business Program Scholarship; Lonnie Barber, Nathan Ebersole, Lucinda Sasser,

Garret Sloan and Andrea Massey, FSU/PC Transfer Scholarships.

                Students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards: Odimir Morente, Success Center; Jesse Rich, Electronic Engineering; Shelia Haddock, Computer Electronics Technology; Daniel Cole Wood, Welding; Michael Lamb, Automotive Technology and Heather Cain, Cosmetology.

                Five students received awards for athletics: Rebecca Montz, Neal Sportsmanship Award; Adam Dunavant, Scholar Athlete Award; Brooke Waters, Chrissie Prichard and Meghan Smith, Cheerleader Awards.

                The following students received awards for extracurricular activities: Jonathan Basford, Outstanding Musicianship Award; Chrissie Prichard, Ryan Waters, Laura Davis, Amiee Wynne, Sarah Bollinger, Kelly Slichter and Krissy Lee, Phi Theta Kappa; Tiffany Birge and Tiffany Anderson, Phi Beta Lambda; Shanon Wooden, Tiffany Anderson, Chad Fears, Matthew White, Kelly Messer, and Tiffany Birge, Phi Beta Lambda State Award Winners; Selina Fish, Science Club; Brian Mitchell, Student Ambassadors; Chad Fears, Arin Register and Meaghan Spear, Student Government Association; Cherish Potter and Marcus Ditty, The Papoose Student Newspaper; Jamie Bassett, Library Award; and April Day, Mu Alpha Theta.

                Three awards were given to non-students. The student body selected Donna Sewell as Teacher of the Year and Royce Reagan for the Distinguished Service Award. The Community Service Award was presented to Marcus Ditty, layout artist at The Floridan.                                               

 

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APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER II CLASSES AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Summer Session II classes at Chipola Junior College are encouraged to make application before the June 10 deadline.

                Registration for the six-weeks summer term is June 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Monday, June 23. Late registration continues June 24, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Graduating seniors who enroll in Summer II classes will be allowed to register early for Fall classes.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete an application—available in the Registration Office--and provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers hundreds of day and evening college credit courses leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. The AA guarantees acceptance to the junior year at Florida's ten public universities. Independent study and online classes also are available.

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

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

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

 

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May 22, 2003

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of summer camps.

Chipola assistant Basketball Coach Joel VanMeter will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, May 27-30. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Johnson Health Center.  The CJC coaching staff and players will teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.  The fee of $35 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  For information, call VanMeter at 718-2236.

Swimming lessons based on a combination of nationally recognized methods will be offered for ages two and up. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 1: May 27-June 5, Session 2: June 9-19, Session 3: July 7-17 and Session 4: July 21-July 31. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Lessons meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following: Swim and Safety Camp: May 27-30, Wet and Wild Camp: June 23-26 and Stroke Improvement Camp: Aug. 4-6.  Camps meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Massengill at 718-2473. 

                Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 9-12.  The camp will focus on fundamentals through drills conducted by the CJC coaching staff and players. Cost is $70. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 16-17.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 18-19.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 23-24.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 25-26 from. Cost is $100.  All baseball camps will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Johnson at 718-2237.   

                A Cheerleader Clinic for ages 6-12 is set for Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Health Center. The fee of $35 includes insurance and lunch. Participants will perform chants and dances that they learn in a “show off for parents” session at 1:30 p.m.  Call Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322.

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May 22, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Summer.

                A Real Estate sales class will meet Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 31 through July 12.  Cost is $240.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 2 through 23. Cost is $41.

                Several Health Care classes will be offered. CPR will meet June 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.  First Aid will meet June 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. IV Therapy will meet each Monday and Wednesday, June 5 through 21, from 12 noon until 5 p.m.  Cost is $121

                Several Childcare courses will be offered.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will be offered June 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet June 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  Observing & Recording Child Behavior will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9:20 p.m. June 24 through July 31.  Cost is $171.

                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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MCGLAMERY DONATES POETRY BOOKS TO CJC--Josephine Brooks McGlamery of Chipley recently presented signed, first and second edition copies of her book of poetry, “Red Clay Pots,” to the Chipola Junior College Library. The book has been warmly received by the public and is currently part of a traveling patriotic exhibit used by schools to illustrate the history and culture of the South. Pictured from left, are: CJC Library director Dr. Carolyn Poole, McGlamery and CJC English instructor Geraldine DeFelix.

 

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May 29, 2003

CHIPOLA’S LOEWEN SIGNS WITH BALTIMORE

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College pitcher Adam Loewen on Monday signed a five-year, major league contract with the Baltimore Orioles worth an estimated $4 million.

Loewen was added to Baltimore’s 40-man roster in a deal that could put the 19 year-old Canadian in the big leagues in two to three years and earning the annual league minimum of nearly $300,000 within a year. He reached agreement with Baltimore at 11:55 p.m. on May 26, just five minutes before the deadline that would have put him back in the June 3 draft.

The 6’6 lefty played at Chipola this season after being drafted in the first round of the 2002 draft but rejecting the Orioles $2.5 million offer last August. Loewen opted for a community college because the rules allow JUCO players to re-enter the draft after one season.

Chipola coach Jeff Johnson said it was pretty exciting to have such a high profile player on the roster. “It gave us a lot of outside exposure to have a player of his caliber with that kind of athletic ability. I think this is going to open the doors for a lot of drafted players to consider junior college as an option,” Johnson said.

About coaching the first-rounder, Johnson said, “I’ve obviously never coached a kid with that kind of athleticism. It was a great experience for me. He already has three big league pitches, a 95 MPH fastball and a very good breaking ball.” Johnson said Loewen also manages his life very well off the field. “He’s a classy kid with great character. There was a lot of pressure on him all year long. He handled this situation better than anyone could have,” said Johnson.

Known simply as “Big” by his Chipola teammates, Loewen was perfect on the mound in the regular season and helped lead the Indians to the Panhandle Conference Championship. His only loss of the season came in Chipola’s final game of the state tournament. He finished the year at 6-1 with a 1.83 ERA. The big Canadian also was a major threat at the plate, hitting .360 on the season.

After a mandatory physical, Loewen is reportedly headed to Baltimore to be introduced at an Orioles game on Friday. Sources say Sarasota is his next stop for extended spring training. Then he is expected to play the short season in Aberdeen Maryland.

Several other former Chipola players currently are in the professional ranks, including: Michael Brown (LF) Alexandria (I-Ctrl); Cameron Likely (LF) Salem A (Hou); Brad Weis (P) Modesto A (Oak); Tim Young (P) Syracuse AAA (Tor); Blake Taylor (P) Cleveland; Syketo Anderson (OF) Jackson (I-Central); Jose Bautista (3B) Lynchburg A (Pit); Russell Martin, C, South Georgia A (LA); Jake Mathis (3B) Cedar Rapids A (Ana); Bobby M. Jones (P) Richmond AAA (Braves); Justin Lord (P) Burlington A (KC); Sam Taulli (P) South Bend A (Ariz); Dave Wolensky (P) Rancho Cucamonga (P) A (Ana) and Kyle Pawelczyk (P) (Ana).

Three Chipola alumni will be in Tallahassee this weekend for the NCAA Regional tournament. Blake Balkom is playing for FSU. Ivan Naccarrata is at LSU, and Caleb Crosby is playing for South Alabama.

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May 29, 2003

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of summer camps for area youth.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five camps. A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 9-12. The camp will focus on fundamentals through drills conducted by the CJC coaching staff and players. Cost is $70. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 16-17. Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 18-19. Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 23-24. Cost is $100. A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 25-26 from. Cost is $100. All baseball camps will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call coach Johnson at 718-2237.

Swimming lessons based on a combination of nationally recognized methods will be offered for ages two and up. The following sessions are scheduled: Session 2: June 9-19, Session 3: July 7-17 and Session 4: July 21-July 31. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons. Lessons meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration. Call Rance Massengill at 718-2473.

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following: Wet and Wild Camp: June 23-26 and Stroke Improvement Camp: Aug. 4-6. Camps meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Massengill at 718-2473.

A Cheerleader Clinic for ages 6-12 is set for Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Health Center. The fee of $35 includes insurance and lunch. Participants will perform chants and dances that they learn in a “show off for parents” session at 1:30 p.m. Call Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322.

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May 29, 2003

CHIPOLA AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM GETS DONATION

MARIANNA-Sarasota Technician Center recently donated an estimated $115,000 worth of electronics equipment to Chipola Junior College.

Chipola’s Auto Technology program will make use of several advanced Autotronic boards valued at around $40,000. The boards will be used in teaching Anti-Lock Brakes, Fuel Injection, Ignition and Emissions.

Sarasota TC purchased the electronic equipment four years ago, but the high-tech hardware had never been used in its programs. When the private college was looking for someone to use the high-tech stuff, Chipola auto instructor John Gardner’s name came up.

Gardner said, “The new equipment will allow us to teach the more sophisticated systems with the demonstrator boards which add more punch to our program.

Additional donated equipment will be used in CJC’s Electronics department which is currently working out the details for a 2+2 AS to BS degree in Electronic Engineering with the University of West Florida. Chipola was in the process of setting up a lab for UWF on the CJC campus when the Sarasota donation arrived. Approximately $75,000 worth of oscilloscopes, function generators, electronic boards and software will be used in the CJC electronics program.

CJC auto tech instructor Julian Williams organized the pickup of the equipment along with automotive student Royce Walsingham.

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May 29, 2003

COOK IS CJC FACULTY/ADMIN OF THE YEAR

MARIANNA-Gary Cook is the recipient of the Faculty/Administrator Employee of the Year award at Chipola Junior College.

Cook presently serves as an academic and workforce development counselor at the college. He also teaches the career and ethics section of Chipola’s Orientation course. He came to CJC as disabilities coordinator in 1993 after working as a psychological counselor in the state prison system for several years. He also served for a time as Chipola’s associate dean of Workforce Development.

Cook’s interest in workforce programs led him to develop the official web page for the Workforce Development Division, which he also maintains.

Cook serves as a partner to Bethlehem and Poplar Springs schools through the Partners@CJC <mailto:Partners@CJC> program. He currently chairs both the CJC Theater committee and Executive Financial Aid and Appeals committee and has served on numerous college committees. He is on the board of the Council of Chipola Educators and is a member of FACC.

Cook earned a Master's degree in Rehabilitative Services from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in Divinity and Christian Education from Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God. Cook is a certified behavioral analyst and an ordained minister.

Cook and his wife, Miriam, a pre-K teacher at Grand Ridge School, have a daughter Morgan, a third-grader. The family is active in Mt. Olive Church in Bascom.

The Faculty/Administrator of the Year award includes reserved parking for a year, a $1,000 bonus, and a $100 gift certificate from the College Book Store.

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May 29, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses this Summer.

A Real Estate sales class will meet Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 31 through July 12. Cost is $240.

Cake Decorating I will be offered Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 2 through 23. Cost is $41.

Several Health Care classes will be offered: CPR will meet June 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. First Aid will meet June 17 and 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41. IV Therapy will meet each Monday and Wednesday, June 2 through 18, from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Cost is $121

In the field of Childcare: A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet June 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will be offered June 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will be offered June 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet June 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. Observing & Recording Child Behavior will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9:20 p.m. June 24 through July 31 Cost $171.

Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24. Internet for Seniors will be offered June 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24

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 <http://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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