May 6, 2004

CAVIN WINS CHIPOLA’S KIRKLAND AWARD

               

                MARIANNA—Math instructor Rose Cavin was chosen by her peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2004 Chipola College graduation.

                Cavin teaches intermediate algebra, college algebra, math for liberal arts, pre-calculus trigonometry.  She will teach the “Learning Math with Technology” course in Chipola’s new bachelor’s degree program this Summer.

                She is former chair of the Council for Chipola Educators and has served as sponsor of the Chipola Brain Bowl team.  She has represented the faculty on the Governance Council and currently serves on the following college committees: Curriculum and Courses of Study, Institutional Planning and Accountability and Faculty Awards. She is an active member and former president of Altrusa, a community based women’s service club.            

                She earned a Bachelor's degree in math education from Florida State University, a Master's degree from the University of West Florida, and has done postgraduate work at Troy State University. She also has taught math at Marianna High School and Marianna Middle School.

                Cavin and her husband Dale have two children, Rob and Julie. Rob is a Processor Engineer with Intel, Inc., in California. Julie is a second year veterinary medicine student at North Carolina State University who plans to become a marine mammal veterinarian.

                The Kirkland Award was endowed 15 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, Dr. Bill Brievogel and Kathryn Roberts.

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May 6, 2004

 

CAVIN WINS KIRKLAND AWARD—Math instructor Rose Cavin was chosen by her peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2004 Chipola College graduation. Here, Cavin (center) receives congratulations from David Kirkland and Carolyn Kirkland.                                                                                                                 ####

 

May 6, 2004

PUBLIC INVITED TO CRAA SHOW AND TELL LUNCHEON

 

                MARIANNA— The Chipola Regional Arts Association, a volunteer arts organization which is open to the public, will hold its final Dutch treat luncheon meeting of the 2003-2004 year on Tuesday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Jim’s Buffet and Grill in Marianna.  Members and guests are encouraged to bring one art or antique item of interest for “SHOW & TELL.”  For more information call 850-718-2277. 

 

 

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May 6, 2004

CHIPOLA MAY ADD COMMUNICATIONS TO ELECTRONICS PROGRAM

 

                MARIANNAChipola College is working to establish a training program in communications electronics, specifically in the area of radio frequency electronics. 

                College officials met recently with representatives from Communications International, Inc., to discuss the program.   

                Chipola employees James Bailey, Electronic Engineering Technology Instructor, John Watson, Computer Electronics Instructor, Louise Neel, Continuing Education Department and Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development hosted the meeting. CI personnel Dale DeDominico from Vero Beach and Landis Adams of Marianna participated in the meeting with legal counsel, Robert Trammel.

                The proposed program will be based on a need for trained technicians with expertise in the radio communications electronics. Curriculum development is underway for the first class which could begin in August.

                Chipola Workforce Dean Bud Riviere, said, “Chipola College and our Workforce Development Division are very pleased to serve the needs of this local industry through specialized training in communications electronics”.

                Persons interested in the program may call the Workforce Development Office at 718-2270.   

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May 6, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CONSIDERS COMMUNICATIONS—Chipola College is working to establish a training program in the area of communications electronics, specifically in the area of radio frequency electronics. Pictured from left, are: (front) Communications International, Inc., representatives Dale DeDominico from Vero Beach and Landis Adams of Marianna; (back) Chipola Workforce Dean Bud Riviere, Electronics Instructors James Bailey and John Watson and Communications International legal counsel Robert Trammel.

                                                                                                               

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May 6, 2004

CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENT SELECTED FOR BMW TRAINING

               

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Automotive Technology student Harry Kern was recently accepted into the prestigious BMW training program.

                He will receive tuition of $10,208, moving expenses and a guaranteed job at a USA BMW dealership upon completion of the rigorous 16-week training program in Orlando. Only 10 students are selected for each BMW training class.

                Chipola Automotive instructor John Gardner said, “BMW offered Harry a contract as a direct result of the NATEF training he received at Chipola, along with finishing in the top of his class.

                 Gardner said, “Harry’s achievement, dedication and hard work demonstrated at Chipola on a daily basis afforded him the opportunity to attend the BMW program. I am very proud and have no doubt that Harry will excel at the BMW program and earn a salary in excess of $50,000 a year doing something he loves.”

                Chipola’s NATEF (ASE) Master certified training program provides students with a platform for continuing education and/or employment. Chipola has partnered with several automotive manufacturing companies to offer this training.

                For information about Chipola’s Automotive Technology program, call 850-718-2306.

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May 6, 2004

 

CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENT SELECTED FOR BMW TRAINING—Chipola College Automotive Technology student Harry Kern was recently accepted into the prestigious BMW training program.  Here, Kern (left) is congratulated by Automotive instructor John Gardner.

                               

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 May 6, 2004

CHIPOLA STUDENT PRESENTS MUSCIAL MATH COMPOSITION

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College student Mitch Sims presented an original composition to the Chipola music/math faculty and students. 

                Sims, a trumpeter, has been a member of the Chipola family since 1999.  He has been involved with the Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Chamber Chorus, Show Choir, and Theatre Department and currently is a composition student of Dr. Allen Molineux.

                Sims’s composition, “Viaggio Corto,” involves six instruments: trumpet, french horn, euphonium, tuba, timpani, and piano.  The composition can be defined as freely tonal written for chamber music ensembles.  Along with his composition, Sims discussed Bessel Functions, the mathematical functions for the sound waves exiting the bell of an instrument. 

                Sims was the recent recipient of Chipola’s Calculus III Award.  He plans to transfer to Wagner College in Staten Island, NY to earn degrees in Arts Administration and in Applied Mathematics.  While in New York, Sims will perform with Wagner’s Faculty Brass Quintet and the Richmond County Orchestra.

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May 6, 2004

RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College honored five of its retirees—Dorothy “Dot” Bell, Residence Hall assistant; Carol Hardin, nursing instructor; Loletia Henson, Foreign language instructor; Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development; and Sonny Wise, Physical Plant director—at the annual end-of-year luncheon on May 3.

                A fishing theme served as a backdrop for the event. Presentations and gag gifts were the order of the day for the retirees.

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough read resolutions citing each retiree’s accomplishments. Each received Chipola Gold Cards that provide free admission for life to college 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 6, 2004

 

COLLEGE HONORS RETIREES—Chipola College honored recent retirees at the annual end of year luncheon. Pictured from left, are: Dorothy “Dot” Bell, Residence Hall assistant; Loletia Henson, Foreign language instructor; and Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development. Not pictured are: Carol Hardin, nursing instructor; and Sonny Wise, Physical Plant director.

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May 6, 2004

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

        MARIANNA—Programs for children of all ages will be offered at Chipola College this summer.

Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled for: May 25-June 3, June 7-17, June 21-July 1; and July 12-July 23*. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Cost is $40. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet July 6-9 and July 26-29.  Both sessions meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Cost is $25. Call at 718-2395. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers include: Swim and Safety Camp: July 6-9 and Wet and Wild Camp: July 26-29. Camps meet from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2473. 

Chipola Basketball coach Chris Jans will offer Basketball Camps for grades 3 through 8, June 21-23.  Grades 3-5 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. The fee of $55 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  Call 718-2364, for information.

Basketball Team Camps will meet June 19-20 and June 26-27. Teams will play in a Double Elimination Tournament each day with a 3-game guarantee. Cost is $150 per team. Call Greg Heiar at 718-2364.

Chipola women’s Basketball coach David Lane will offer camps for grades 3-8, June 14-16. A camp for grades 3 and 4 will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  A camp for grades 5-8 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  Cost is $55, or $100 for two family members.  Call 718-2234.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 7-10.  Cost is $75. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 14-15.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 16-17.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 21-22.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 23-24. Cost is $100. All camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Johnson at 718-2237.   

Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix will offer a Cheerleader Clinic for ages 5-12, June 5 and 12. Participants may attend one or both days, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A Showoff for parents is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. each Saturday. Registration deadline is May 20.  Cost is $40 for one day or $70 for both. For information, contact DeFelix at 718-2322.

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May 6, 2004

 

CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Fifteen candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) James Beauchamp of Altha, Charles Bender of Marianna, Christopher Blanchard of Marianna, Freda Burch of Grand Ridge, Patricia Ellis of Marianna, (middle) Sarah Foster of Greenwood, Shannon Freeland of Marianna, Delancy Highsmith of Marianna, Deanna Jordan of Altha, Broderick Raines of Sneads, (back) Holly Roberts of Grand Ridge, Tiffany Taylor of Blountstown, Waylon Traylor of Sneads, Kimberly Young of Altha and Amber Epley of Bonifay.                                                                                          

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May 13, 2004

MORE CHIPOLA GRADUATES ATTENDING STATE UNIVERSITIES

                MARIANNA—According to a recent report from the Florida Community College System, the number of Chipola College graduates who enroll in senior institutions is up in recent years.

                The Articulation Report showed that 503 former Chipola students were enrolled in Florida universities in 2002, compared to only 402 in 1999. More than half of Chipola’s Associate in Arts degree graduates who continue at a university enroll in Florida State University. The percentage of Chipola students transferring to FSU ranged from over 60% in 2000 to just over 50% in 2002. Most other Chipola transfer students attend the University of West Florida, the University of Florida, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

                Of the 503 former Chipola students enrolled in Florida’s state universities in 2002, 255 chose FSU, 130 enrolled at UWF, 61 attended UF and 39 attended FAMU.

                The most dramatic change has been the increase in the number transferring to UWF, to which only 46 or 11 percent had transferred in 1999, compared to 130 or 25 percent in 2002. UWF offers a number of bachelor’s and advanced degree programs on the Chipola campus.

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “The impact of Chipola’s University Center on campus has greatly increased the access to Bachelor’s degrees for students in our area.”  Chipola recently expanded its own programs to include B.S. degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Math and Science. The first class of Chipola’s four-year programs will graduate next summer.

                The report also showed that Chipola students outperform other community college graduates when they transfer to a university. The average GPA of Chipola graduates enrolled in state universities was 2.99 in 2002, compared to a 2.89 average for all Florida community college transfers. The average GPA of Chipola graduates increased from 2.83 in 1999 to 2.99 in 2002.

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May 13, 2004

ROBERTS IS CHIPOLA FACULTY/ADMIN OF THE YEAR

 

                MARIANNA—Dr. Jayne Roberts is the recipient of the Faculty/Administrator of the Year Award at Chipola College. 

                Roberts presently serves as Dean of Enrollment Services at the college.  She has responsibility over registrar and admissions, testing, financial aid, and serves as the college's Equity Coordinator.

       Roberts began her career at Chipola as secretary to the Office of Community Relations and has served as Student Activities Director. While serving as Compass Club Advisor in 1989, the Chipola chapter was named the top chapter in the nation. Roberts has also taught several courses at Chipola including orientation, Introduction to Psychology, Career & Life Planning, and Human Growth and Development. She currently serves on a number of college committees and chairs the Calendar Committee. She is active in FACC where she serves on the Executive Board and serves as co-chair of the audit committee. An avid Chipola sports fan, Jayne is an integral part of the State JUCO Tournament, serving as chair of the Team Hosts committee.

                 After being hired at Chipola, Roberts completed her A.A. degree.  She then went on to earn a B.S. from FSU, an M.S. from TSUD, and an Ed.D from FSU. While a working on her Doctorate, Jayne was a recipient of the Stickler Award and the Maurice Litton Scholarship from the Educational Leadership Department at FSU. She has received the Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award for December 2001 and March 2004.  She holds the honor being the first repeat winner of this award.

                Jayne is married to Mel Roberts, parks recreation director for Jackson County. The Roberts have three daughters—Heather, Heidi and Natalie—all graduates of Chipola and FSU, and four grandchildren. The family is active in the First Baptist Church of Marianna where Jayne serves on several committees and is a member of the Celebration Choir and Handbell Orchestra. She has taught Sunday School for the Children’s department since 1993.

                The award includes a plaque, reserved parking for a year, a $1,000 bonus, and a $100 gift certificate from the College Book Store.  The annual award is selected from among the monthly winners.

 

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May 13, 2004

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES 2004-05 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                MARIANNA—Auditions for Chipola College music and theatre scholarships for the 2004-05 school year are May 20.

                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 Foundation.

                Applications may be obtained by phoning the Chipola 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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May 13, 2004

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS GET FSU SCHOLARSHIPSFive Chipola College students were recently awarded Transfer Scholarships to the Florida State University Panama City Campus. Pictured from left, are: Eric Carpio, Director of Admissions, FSU Panama City Campus; Lyndsey Riley; Courtney Jolley; Lyndsay Garrett; Holly Dunnington and Amanda Barefield.              

 

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May 13, 2004

 

BRITT IS CHIPOLA THREE-POINT CHAMP—Geami Britt of Graceville High won the girl’s division of the first annual Chipola College High School Three-Point Shooting Championship. Here, Britt accepts the traveling championship trophy from Evelyn Ward, Chipola Publications Coordinator. Britt also won a one-of-a-kind, personalized shooting shirt. All 15 boys and girls high school teams from the Chipola district participated in preliminary competitions during the regular season. 

 

 

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May 24, 2004

CHIPOLA SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

          MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice President of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 250 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2004.

          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—Nicholas Barth, Jeremy Flanders, Amelia Flores.

          Blountstown—Matthew Hand, Sharon Henderson, Daisy Holiday, Kimberly Rogers.

          Bonifay—Caleb Corbin, Tyler Goodman, Megan Hobbs, Tamara Hutchinson, Jerrid Pippin, Ashlie Taylor. 

          Bristol—Bess Nobles.

          Campbellton—Sonya Pittman.

          Chipley—Kacy Gilbert, Courtney Jolley, Amber Mullikin, Toni  Sasser, William Sasser, Robert Saulter. 

          Clarksville—Tiffany McClellan.

          Cottondale—Tracy Brock, Clayton Dilmore, Brian Toole, Michael Walskey.

          Grand Ridge—Waylon Lewis.

          Greenwood—Travis Shannon.

          Malone—Marc Cherrington, Kaleb Mercer.

          Marianna—Amy Bates, Candace Cartwright, Alex Coady, Tanya Douglas, Lauren Eade, Terri Fowler, Ashley Gaffney, Grace Gardiner, Lana  Pierce, Terra Pumphrey, Charles Riley, Lyndsey Riley, Lincoln Sims, Kelly Slichter, Kacie Smith, Nathan Smith, Richard Swails, Summer Zick.

          Ponce De Leon—Kelly Scott.

          Quincy—Sarah Bryant.

          Sneads—Anna Parish, Amanda Rentz.

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

          Alford—Mark Rogers, Wendy Wheeler.

          Altha— Amber Adams, Heidi Barth, Joni Goodman, Dusty Griffin, Keith Johnson, Casey Peacock, Rona Van Lierop, Nicole Vaughan, Ashley Watford.

          Blountstown— Jessica Anderson, Marsana Baggett, Marceta Baker, Marissa Blackburn, Jessica Buchanan, David Cherry, James Duvall, Sarai Ebersole, James Gates, Matsu-Bell Greene, Heather  Kincaid, Stephen Mears, Blair Mercer, Kristin Peacock, Samantha Taylor.

          Bonifay—Mona Brunick, Anna Callahan, April Cartwright, Julie Chance, Amie Corbin, Melanie Faircloth, Andrew Garske, Hannah Isaacs, Jennifer Keen, Mary Kirkland, Christopher Lauen, Angela Little, Nicholas Medley, Tamphus Messer, Maggie Nesbitt, Kristi Sanders, Erica Sapp, Brian Seago, Lance Skipper, Erin Smith, Katherine Soliday.

          Bristol—Justin Ford, Mary Mayo, Erica Nobles, Adam Ridley, Jeremy Summers.

          Campbellton—Angelia Douglas.

          Chipley—Amanda Barefield, Cassandra Bowman, Vickie Burnett, Jennifer Churchwell, Chelsea Diaz, Heather Driver, Jonathan Gibson, Donald Hendrix, Robert Holland, Casey Hughes, Brittany  Kolmetz, Connie Leavins, Gayle Prymula-Dunn, Ashley Spivey, April  Stoe, Kristen Thornton, Ashley Wilberding, Brian Wilder.   

          Cottondale—Rachel Croxton, David Davis, James Dilmore, Brandy Hall, Joanna Hamm, Derrick Henderson, Lindsay Polston, Megan Scurlock, Michael Scurlock, Jonathan Shores, Lindsay  Sloan, Heather Spears, Robert Speights. 

          Fountain—Valetta Smith.

          Graceville—Savannah  Bennett, Jessica Bollinger, Jessica  Croxton, Mallory Davis, Dorothy Mahan, Lydia Maitland, Charles  Martin, Daniel Nolin,  Crystal Register, Jessica Register, Randolph G. Ward Jr., Theresa White.

          Grand Ridge—Tiffany Burdeshaw, Crystal Carpenter, Audra  Creel, Melissa Johnson, Amanda Thompson, Kelly Goodwin.

          Greenwood—Angela Baxter, Zachary Dickson, Ashley Green, Mary Maldonado, Robin O’ Bryan, Brett Smith, Holly Sutton, Trumena Vann.

          Hosford—Katie O’Brian, Hannah Sumner.           

          Malone—Emily Conrad, Willie Williams.

          Marianna Brittany Ballard, Tonya Blocker, Lauren Bragg, Travis Bright  Jr., Anthony Brothers, Richard Bush, Amanda  Chesteen, Karen Clay, Amy Doster, Terry Edwards, Robin Fordan, Brandon Gardner, Felicia Gibson, Joshua Grace, Steven Green, Amanda Hall, Leeann Heinemann, Lydia Johnson, Mindy Kiel, Melissa McRoy, Lauren Milton, Adam Moxley, Samanta Nunley, Tara Padgett, Lauren Peacock, Aimee Pelt, Mallory Petty, Oscar Pineda, Rachel Powell, Amber Quinn, Monica  Redd, Charles Smith, Andrea Spataro, Tiffany Spires, Sylvia  Stanton, Kimberly Stonebreaker, Melissa Tatum, Kristin Tew, Jared Tyler, Lori Tyler, Roger Walters, Shanon Wooden.

          Ponce De Leon—Sheena Hougland, Hillary Rowe.

          Quincy—Joshua James.

          Sneads—Angela Barnes, Allen Boyd, Susan Cole, Katharyn  Jones, Justin Kirkland, Christy Locke, Stephen Mitchell, Trina  Rabon. 

          Vernon—William Brock, Tracey Guster.

          Wausau—Dorothy Cash, William Shaw. 

          Westville—Zebulon Griffin, Tiffany Hudson, Josiah Locke, Andrea Mims.

          Out of District(All A’s) Jessica Mathis of Covington, GA; Ashley Melzer of Chattahoochee; Phaedra Moore of  Chattahoochee; Julie Robitaille of Mississauga, Canada; Bradford  Taylor of  Dothan, AL.  (A’s and B’s) Alisha Burnstein of Carmel, IN; Meridith Carpenter of  Dothan, AL; Laura Cowling of Australia; Stephanie  Eggers of Snellville, GA; Erin  Finneran of Morrison, IL; Jonathan Forest of Hubert Quebec, Canada; Kimberly Hobgood of Ozark, AL; Amber Kavehkar of Webster, TX; Charles Kimrey of Chattahoochee;  Ashley Mayhue of Gray, GA; Jeni  Paquette of London, Canada; Rhonda Richardson of Chattahoochee; Angela Robinson of Panama City; Marie Ruano of Sanford; Andrew Street of Miami; Shelia Williams of Gretna.

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May 24, 2004

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A CPR class will meet June 1 and 3 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  First Aid will be offered June 15 and 17 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.  IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will meet each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, June 21 through July 8, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Pre-registration is required and cost is $121.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming) course will be offered June 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. 

                Cake Decorating I will meet Mondays, June 7 through 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.     

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

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May 24, 2004

SUMMER PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Programs for children of all ages will be offered at Chipola College this summer.

Swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled for: May 25-June 3, June 7-17, June 21-July 1; and July 12-July 23*. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Cost is $40. Call Continuing Education at 718-2395. 

Infant and Preschool Swimming lessons for children 3 and under will meet July 6-9 and July 26-29.  Both sessions meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Cost is $25. Call at 718-2395. 

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers include: Swim and Safety Camp: July 6-9 and Wet and Wild Camp: July 26-29. Camps meet from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 718-2473. 

Chipola Basketball coach Chris Jans will offer Basketball Camps for grades 3 through 8, June 21-23.  Grades 3-5 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. The fee of $55 includes insurance and a camp t-shirt.  Call 718-2364, for information.

Basketball Team Camps will meet June 19-20 and June 26-27. Teams will play in a Double Elimination Tournament each day with a 3-game guarantee. Cost is $150 per team. Call Greg Heiar at 718-2364.

Chipola women’s Basketball coach David Lane will offer camps for grades 3-8, June 14-16. A camp for grades 3 and 4 will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  A camp for grades 5-8 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  Cost is $55, or $100 for two family members.  Call 718-2234.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer five camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 7-10.  Cost is $75. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 14-15.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 16-17.  Cost is $100. A Young Hitters Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 21-22.  Cost is $100.  A Hitting Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 23-24. Cost is $100. All camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Johnson at 718-2237.   

Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix will offer a Cheerleader Clinic for ages 5-12, June 5 and 12. Participants may attend one or both days, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A Showoff for parents is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. each Saturday. Registration deadline is May 20.  Cost is $40 for one day or $70 for both. For information, contact DeFelix at 718-2322.

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May 24, 2004

HENDRIX NAMED CHIPOLA SOFTBALL COACH

 

      MARIANNA—New Chipola College softball coach Belinda Hendrix was introduced at a press conference Tuesday, May 25 at the college.

      Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, "We are proud to welcome coach Hendrix to the Chipola family. She respects the great traditions established here at Chipola and she is committed to the success of our student-athletes.”  

            Hendrix said, “I’m very excited to be here at Chipola. I look forward to building a respectable softball program and helping my girls to become great scholars and players.”

            The 28 year-old Hendrix comes to Chipola from Vernon High School where she has coached girls’ softball since 2001. She led Vernon to an overall record of 56-22 in three seasons. During the 2004 season, the Lady Yellow Jackets won the district championship and made it to the regional semi-finals. All six seniors on Hendrix’s 2003 Vernon team were offered college scholarships. Vernon captured a district championship and advanced to the regional quarterfinals in 2002.           

            Hendrix played college softball at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA, where she was named to the All-Regional team. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy State University at Dothan. Hendrix is a 1994 graduate of Chattahoochee High School where she led her softball team to a district championship and was named MVP.

            Hendrix is married to Jimmy Hendrix, the boys’ baseball coach at Vernon High. The couple has two children: Madyson, 4, and Jade, 8 months.

            Hendrix replaces former Chipola softball coach Sharon Coleman who resigned this month after seven seasons at the helm of the Lady Indians’ program.