May 2, 2002

 

THREE INDUCTED INTO CJC ACADEMIC HALL OF FAME

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College alumni Stephanie Crisp, Andrea Bruner and Cherra Pumphrey were recently inducted as charter members of Chipola’s new Academic Hall of Fame. 

The announcement was made at the annual induction ceremony of Chipola's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Three CJC administrators--Dr. Dale O’Daniel, president; Dr. Sarah Clemmons, dean of instruction, and Dr. Joan Miller, dean of student services--were inducted as honorary members of Phi Theta Kappa for their contributions.

The Hall of Fame recognizes CJC students who have earned national honors for their commitment to scholarship and service. Crisp, Bruner and Pumphrey were each named to the Community and Junior College All-Academic Team and were featured in issues of USAToday.  The team highlights the top 40 of the more than 10 million community college students in the U.S.

Crisp is a 2002 graduate of Chipola. She was recently chosen for one of two summer internships with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., from among the 1,600 students who were eligible to apply. Crisp is a microbiology and cell science major with a 3.91 GPA who plans to transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a career in dentistry.   She was valedictorian of Graceville High in 2000 and is attending CJC on a Valedictorian Scholarship and as a Florida Scholar. 

She is a recipient of the National Scholar/Athlete Award from the United States Army Reserve.  She has been named to the National Dean’s List and Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

                Crisp also is a member of the CJC Honors program, Rock and Jazz Ensemble, an SGA senator, secretary of Student Ambassadors and the Phi Theta Kappa public relations officer.  She serves as Dr. Steve Shimmel's science lab assistant and is a member of the Imagine Jackson County visioning committee. Crisp is the daughter of Benjie and Stephen Crisp of Graceville.

Andrea Bruner is a 2001 graduate of Chipola. The 1999 valedictorian of Chipley High School, is a Florida Academic Scholar and a Florida Top Scholar.

She was a member of the First Team All-Florida Academic Team and a 2001 Centennial Scholar--the highest-scoring student from Florida in the All-USA Academic Team competition.

While at CJC, she was president of Phi Theta Kappa organization that captured three national awards. She was one of 25 presidents tapped for a Distinguished Chapter President Award from among 500 chapters.

Bruner delivered the keynote address at the 2001 All-Florida Academic Team State Board of Community Colleges' annual awards ceremony. She also represented the state of Florida at the American Association of Community Colleges Meeting in Chicago. 

Bruner is currently enrolled at the University of Florida. She plans to attend medical school and specialize in obstetrics. Bruner is the daughter of Sally and John Bruner of Chipley.

Cherra Pumphrey is a 1999 graduate of Chipola.  She was the 1997 valedictorian of Marianna High and attended Chipola as a Florida Academic Scholar. She received American Legion Auxiliary and Brain Bowl Scholarships at CJC.  Pumphrey served as president of CJC’s Phi Theta Kappa and as sophomore senator in Student Government.  She was also active in Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Ambassadors, Brain Bowl, Compass Club, New Friends, the CJC Honors Program and the CJC Governance Council.

At Chipola, she won awards in Calculus II and Freshman Chemistry and was named to the FCCAA Brain Bowl All-Academic Team and the All-Florida Academic First Team.  She was also named a Guistwhite Scholar. She is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida. Pumphrey is the daughter of Tommy and Marilyn Pumphrey of Marianna.

 

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May 2, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL TEAM MEETS SEMINOLE IN STATE TOURNEY

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians will play Seminole Community College in the first round of the State Junior College Baseball Tournament, Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m. (CST) at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne.

                The team was scheduled to depart Marianna at 10 a.m., Friday, then stop off for a practice session at the University of Florida.

                Head coach Jeff Johnson is positive about his team's chances. "Anybody you play in the state tournament is going to be prepared. But we've got as good a chance as anybody. If we play as a team, we'll have a pretty good shot to win it. If we don't, we'll be home pretty early," said Johnson.

                Games will be broadcast by Deep South Sports on WJAQ, 100.9-FM. Fans outside the Marianna area can hear a webcast of the games via internet at www.phonl.com/wjaq  

                The Indians enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the state, and the number- three team in the country, with back-to-back Panhandle conference championships under their belts. Chipola boosted their record to 42-8 this week with a total of six wins over Darton and Pearl River. Chipola finished the regular season at 14-3 in the conference.

                Pitcher Johnny Lynch is expected to open the tournament for the Indians. Chipola's Blake Balckom leads the state in homeruns with 17.

                Seminole, the Mid-Florida Runner-up, will likely throw their top left-hander who has an 8-4 record. Seminole also has a long-baller in J. Burkhalter who has 14 homeruns. First year head coach Mike Nicholson is leading Seminole to their first state tourney in a number of years.

                CJC head coach Jeff Johnson has led the Indians to state four times in six seasons at the helm of the CJC program, but he's looking to improve on last year's second place performance. Chipola lost to Miami-Dade in the championship game of the 2001 tourney.

Chipola will need to win at least four games and possibly five to take the state championship. A win in the first three games would guarantee a spot in the championship scheduled for Thursday, May 9. The national tournament is held in Grand Junction, Colorado.For information, call the CJC hotline at 718-2CJC.

 

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May 2, 2002

 

REGISTRATION FOR CJC SUMMER CLASSES IS MONDAY

 

                MARIANNA--Registration for Summer Session I at Chipola Junior College is Monday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Tuesday, May 7.

                Late registration continues May 7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to Noon.

                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 2, 2002

 

CLEMMONS SELECTED FOR STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP FORUM

 

                MARIANNA--Dr. Sarah Clemmons, dean of instruction at Chipola Junior College, was one of 30 Florida Community College leaders recently selected for the 2002 Executive Director's Leadership Seminar in Ybor City, May 15-17.

David Armstrong, executive director of the Florida Community College System, says, "I am pleased to announce the selection of 30 "rising star" CC leaders to participate in the seminar."  The forum is designed to help prepare leaders that were nominated by their presidents as up-and-coming, potential presidential candidates within the next 3-5 years.  The program is designed to expose participants to the thoughts of national and state leaders on issues such as leadership styles, mission and philosophy, working with legislators, and other issues critical to leadership success.

                Dr. Clemmons has served at Chipola since 1979. She has taught courses across the English curriculum and served in a leadership capacity on numerous instructional committees. She was co-founder of the Honors Program as it exists today and under her leadership the Phi Theta Kappa and Academic Bowl were revived.  She originated the Literature/Language Festival. 

                Clemmons supervised Literature /Language and Fine and Performing Arts as the Division Chair beginning in 1988.  In 1995 the areas of Business, the Library and Health Sciences were added. In 1996 Dr. Clemmons became Dean.  Currently she is working on numerous grants, building committees and curriculum revisions.   

                Clemmons earned a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University. She also holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Troy State University, and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of West Florida.

                Leaders from other community colleges selected for the seminar include: Patricia Kay Adkins, Petersburg; Barbara Ake, Brevard; Jeff Allbritten, Broward; R. Celeste Beck, Palm Beach; Mary Bendickson, Hillsborough; Karen Borglum, Valencia; James C. Brock, St. Petersburg; Charles Carroll, Lake City; Jack Evans,  Hillsborough; Rayanne Giddis, Pasco-Hernando; Malou C. Harrison, Miami-Dade; Christina T. Hart, Indian River; Pamela M. Heglar, Hillsborough; Prospero G. Herrera, II, Miami-Dade; Bonnie Hesselberg, Hillsborough; Paul Hutchins, Santa Fe; Sonya Joseph, Valencia; Stephen Sean Madison,  Miami-Dade; Beverly Payne, Brevard; Madeline Pumariega, Miami-Dade; Shirley Q. Range, Seminole; Sylvia P. Rios Husain, Broward; Joyce C. Romano, Valencia; John F. Rosen, Manatee; Carol Ross-Black, Broward; Albert E. Smith, Broward; Linda Swaine, Valencia; Kris Williams, Santa Fe; and Tonjua Williams, St. Petersburg.

 

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May 2, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                A Lifeguard class will meet May 6 through 14 from 4 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $140.

                Several Childcare Training classes will be offered.  Programs for Young Children will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday, May 7 through June 18 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $98. A 10-Hour (Behavior Observation Course) will be meet May 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31. A second 10-Hour class will be offered May 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A CPR class will be offered May 13 and 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet May 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered May 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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 2, 2002

 

CHIPOLA'S CULBRETH NAMED TO WHO'S WHO

 

                MARIANNA--Dr. Laurie Culbreth, an English instructor at Chipola Junior College, has been nominated for a second time to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. 

Less than 2% of the nation’s educators are recognized more than once for this honor, and only honor students who have been acknowledged for their academic excellence in The National Dean’s List may participate in this selection process.

Teachers are nominated for inclusion by former students. In addition to teaching English courses, Culbreth also directs CJC's English tutoring program. She recently developed Chipola's first online course in English composition.

 

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May 2, 2002

 

PRESSED PLANT ARTWORK TO BE DISPLAYED AT CHIPOLA

 

                    MARIANNA--"Botanical Beauties and Herbal Heirlooms," the work of local pressed-plant artist Candace Gerber, will be on display May 14 through June 6 in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on the Chipola Junior College campus.

                   The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

                    The show is a mixture of traditional and non-traditional expressions using pressed plants.  Many locally recognizable species are incorporated into Gerber's work, including "Bracken Fern On a Bed of Azalea" and "Silver Bouquet in Sweet Bay Vase."  Portraits, such as "The Pony-Tailed Biker" and "To The Prom," are particularly fun.    

                    For more information, phone 718-2301, or visit the artist's web site at www.cgerber.com .

 

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May 2, 2002

 

SNOOPY TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA -- Tickets for the children’s musical, Snoopy--set for May 16 at 7 p.m.--are now on sale at the Chipola Junior College business office.

                Director Charles Sirmon has cast a number familiar faces in the production, including Christopher Bishop as Charlie Brown, Erin Davis as Lucy, Amber Williams as Peppermint Patty, Mavis Flowers as Snoopy, Arthur Obar III as Linus, Nikki Howell as Woodstock, Lacy Purvis as Little Red-Headed Girl, Alyson Hartzog as Fredia, Ben Ayers as Schroder and Cheryl Tyus as Sally.

                The crew includes Chris Manasco, choreographer; Mario Gonzalez, sound; Jennifer Burgess, lights; and Jenny Parmer, stage assistant.

The musical will be presented to hundreds of elementary school students during several daytime performances.

                For information, call Theater Coordinator Charles Sirmon at 718-2227.

 

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May 2, 2002

 

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SNOOPY SET AT CJC--Tickets for the children’s musical Snoopy--set for May 16 at 7 p.m.--are now on sale at the Chipola Junior College business office. Cast and crew are, from left: (front) Nikky Howell of Sneads, Lacy Purvis of Marianna, Charyl Tyus of Sneads, Amber Williams of Graceville, (back) Erin Davis of Chipley, Mavis Flowers of Live Oak, Christopher Bishop of Cottondale, Alyson Hartzog of Marianna, Ben Ayers of Marianna, Arthur Obar III of Graceville, Charles Sirmon, director, Chris Manasco, choreographer, Mario Gonzalez, sound, Jennifer Burgess, lights, Jenny Parmer, stage assistant.   

 

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May 2, 2002

 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

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

Swimming programs will be offered at the Chipola Pool. After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered May 13-17 and 20-24 and August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. 

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 28-June 6, Session 2: June 10-20, Session 3: July 8-18 and Session 4: July 22-Aug. 1. 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. Pool Camps for school-age swimmers are set for the following dates: Swim and Safety Camp: May 28-31, Wet and Wild Camp: June 24-27 and Stroke Improvement Camp: July 1-3.  For information, call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer four baseball camps.  A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet May 28-31 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Youngsters will learn 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 3-4 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100. A Hitting Camp for ages 8-18 will meet June 10-11 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. For more information, call Johnson at (850) 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, June 24-27. 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. 

 

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May 2, 2002

 

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PALM BEACH CC VISITS CJC AUTO TECH--Jay Sommer, program coordinator from Palm Beach Community College, (left) examines equipment with Chipola Junior College automotive technology instructor John Gardner. Palm Beach CC is incorporating Automotive Technology into a new multi-million dollar technology center. Chipola's ASE certified curriculum is considered a model automotive program in the state.

 

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May 9, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST STATE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT MEETING

 

                MARIANNAChipola Junior College will host the Florida Association of Community Colleges Student Development Commission Spring Practitioners Conference May 15-17. 

                Some 100 community college professionals who work in counseling, advising, testing and other areas of student services are expected to attend.    The Student Development Commission is the branch of FACC that provides a network for employees to share successes in student development to better serve students in Florida's 28 community colleges.

                CJC counselor Lindsay Roach, Student Development Commission chair says, “The excitement at Chipola grows each day the Spring Conference draws closer. We look forward to hosting our colleagues and showcasing our beautiful campus.”

                This year’s theme is "Cultivating Connections for Student Success." Dr. David Schjott of Okaloosa-Walton Community College will deliver the keynote address at Wednesday's opening session, set for 4 p.m., in Jackson Hall of Building Z. An orientation for first-time attendees is set for 2:30 p.m, Wednesday. Chipola President and former FACC State President Dr. Dale O’Daniel will host a Wednesday evening reception at his home.

                Concurrent sessions Thursday will include True Colors at Work, Effective Ways to Manage Stress, Financial Aid Changes, CLEP Update, Show Me the Money and Am I Buggin' Ya Yet? Thursday's events will conclude with a smoked-steak dinner at a local farm.

                Friday's activities will feature four Exemplary Practice presentations. Joan Miller, Chipola Dean of Students, will highlight "Chipola's Annual Counselor Appreciation Day," a program for high school counselors, which is part of Chipola's Annual Senior Day event. The conference will conclude with an awards luncheon Friday at Noon in the Continuing Education Conference Center.

                Participants will choose from a number of educational excursions including Florida Caverns State Park, golfing, canoeing on the Chipola River and an Historical Tour of Antebellum Homes.

                FACC is a statewide organization open to all employees, retirees and trustees of Florida's 28 public community colleges. FACC provides professional development opportunities for its members and represents the interests of community colleges before the Florida Legislature.

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May 9, 2002

 

SNOOPY IS THURSDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA -- The children’s musical Snoopy will be presented Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Junior College Theater.

Tickets are on sale at the Chipola Junior College business office.

                Director Charles Sirmon leads the large cast, including Christopher Bishop as Charlie Brown, Erin Davis as Lucy, Amber Williams as Peppermint Patty, Mavis Flowers as Snoopy, Arthur Obar III as Linus, Nikki Howell as Woodstock, Lacy Purvis as Little Red-Headed Girl, Alyson Hartzog as Fredia, Ben Ayers as Schroder and Cheryl Tyus as Sally.

                The crew includes Chris Manasco, choreographer; Mario Gonzalez, sound; Jennifer Burgess, lights; and Jenny Parmer, stage assistant.

The musical will be presented to hundreds of elementary school students during several daytime performances.

                For information, call Theater Coordinator Charles Sirmon at 718-2227.

 

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SNOOPY SET AT CJC-- The children’s musical Snoopy will be presented Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Junior College Theater. Tickets are on sale at the Chipola business office. Here, Snoopy played by Mavis Flowers of Live Oak, and Charlie Brown played by Christopher Bishop of Cottondale, prepare for the show.

 

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May 9, 2002

 

ALFORD WINS KIRKLAND AWARD

               

MARIANNA—Math instructor Brenda Alford was chosen by her peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2002 Chipola Junior College graduation.

.               Alford teaches Developmental, Intermediate and College Algebra courses. She is a member of the Council of Chipola Educators and the Florida Association of Community Colleges. She represents the faculty on the Governance Council, serves on the Financial Aid/Appeals Committee and presently is chair of the Marketing and Recruitment Committee.           

                Alford is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional fraternity for women educators, and is a Sunday School teacher and choir member at the First Methodist Church of Bonifay where she currently serves as Church Lay Leader.  An alumnus of Chipola, she has two grown children, Nan and Will, who also attended CJC.

                The Kirkland Award was endowed 13 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, Don Adams, Peggy Register, Charlene Lord and Lonnie Keene, former instructor Jean Taylor and current instructors Paul Huang, Dr. Stephen Shimmel, Mary McClendon, Nancy Burns, Dr. Lou Cleveland and Dr. Bill Brievogel.

 

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ALFORD WINS KIRKLAND AWARD--Math instructor Brenda Alford was chosen by her peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2002 Chipola Junior College graduation. Here, Alford receives congratulations from Carolyn Kirkland.

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May 9, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                 Two Childcare Training classes are set. A 10-Hour (Behavior Observation Course) will meet May 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31. A second 10-Hour class will be offered May 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A CPR class will be offered May 13 and 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                A First Aid class will meet May 14 and 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Two Lifeguard classes are scheduled. A weekend course will meet May 17-19 and May 24-26, Fridays, 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. An evening course will meet May 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30, from 4 to 9 p.m. Michelle Stratton is the instructor. Cost for either course is $140.

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered May 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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 9, 2002

 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer summer programs for children of all ages beginning May 13.

Swimming programs will be offered at the Chipola Pool. After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be offered May 13-17 and 20-24 and August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. 

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are: May 28-June 6, June 10-20, July 8-18 and July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration.

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers include: Swim and Safety Camp: May 28-31, Wet and Wild Camp: June 24-27 and Stroke Improvement Camp: July 1-3.  For information, call Rance Massengill at 718-2473. 

Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer four baseball camps.  Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet May 28-31 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Youngsters will learn 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 3-4 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100. A Hitting Camp for ages 8-18 will meet June 10-11 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. For more information, call Johnson at (850) 718-2237.   

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, June 24-27. 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. 

 

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May 9, 2002

 

SEVEN SIGNED TO LADY INDIANS HOOPS SQUAD

 

                MARIANNA -- Chipola Lady Indians head basketball coach Jason Keene recently signed seven players for the 2002-2003 season.

                They include: Melissa Killings of Bonifay; Heidi Fowler of Pace, Fla.; Andrea Martin of Lafayette, La.; Kayla Ard of Husser, La.; Katie Broussard of Kaplan, La.; Laquavia Roseboro of Statesville, N.C.; and Reginette Maddox of Dyersburg, Tenn. 

                More signings are expected in the coming weeks.

 

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May 9, 2002

 

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CHIPOLA'S TOP GRADUATES--Derek Blount of Wausau accepts the President's Medallion and his diploma from Chipola Junior College president Dr. Dale O'Daniel at the May 2 commencement ceremony. Blount and Michael Shores of Alford both earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for two years of coursework. Some 270 students graduated from Chipola this year.

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CHIPOLA'S TOP GRADUATES-- Michael Shores of Alford accepts the President's Medallion and his diploma from Chipola Junior College president Dr. Dale O'Daniel at the May 2 commencement ceremony. Shores and Derek Blount of Wausau and both earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for two years of coursework. Some 270 students graduated from Chipola this year.

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May 16, 2002

 

INDIANS CAPTURE SECOND PLACE IN STATE TOURNEY

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians captured second place in the State Junior College Baseball Tournament Thursday, May 9 at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne.

                Chipola defeated Penscola Junior College 1-0 in the semi-final round on Thursday.  Kyle Pawelczyk was the winning pitcher. Ricardo Nanita hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Joey Wilson in the bottom of the eighth to give CJC the win. The win put the Indians in the championship game with Manatee after only a 30-minute break. The heat proved too much for the Indians as they lost to Manatee 8-0 to finish the tournament in second place.

Chipola whipped Manatee 7-2 on May 8 to advance to the semi-finals. Manatee, which had the longest string of victories, got a bye into the championship game. The Indians lost a second round game to Manatee, 8-7 on May 6.

Chipola beat St. Petersburg College 6-5 on May 7 to climb out of the losers’ bracket. CJC opened the tourney with a convincing 8-3 win over Seminole on May 5.

                The Indians entered the tournament as the top-ranked team in the state and the number- three team in the country. Chipola captured the 2002 Panhandle Conference Championship and set an all time record for most league wins with 16. CJC Head Coach Jeff Johnson was named Panhandle Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. CJC finished 46-10 overall and 16-3 in the conference.

                The Indians had an identical finish in 2001 with a conference championship and second place finish in the state championship.

               

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May 16, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMS

 

                MARIANNA – The Florida Board of Education on Tuesday approved a measure to allow Chipola Junior College to offer bachelor's degree programs.

The Board adopted a plan to offer four-year degrees in selected disciplines on the campuses of Chipola Junior College, Edison Community College and Miami-Dade Community College.

Education Secretary Jim Horne said, "Today the Florida Board of Education, by encouraging collaboration among our community colleges and our universities, has thrown open the doors of opportunity to more Floridians."

The board authorized Chipola to provide access to baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Nursing and Secondary Education through an articulation agreement with Florida State University. The agreement will be negotiated by Secretary Horne. If an acceptable agreement with FSU cannot be worked out within 30 days, Chipola will be authorized to grant four-year degrees directly.

"I'm excited about the prospects of making this available to our students,"

Chipola Junior College President Dale O'Daniel said. "We have a large number

of students who are place-bound and work-bound who cannot move beyond the

two-year degree who have the desire and the ability. This will allow the

opportunity and the avenue to do so."

O'Daniel indicated that if CJC establishes its own programs, it would likely take a year to set up the programs and begin the accreditation process.

The board also authorized Edison Community College to receive funding to support a partnership agreement between Edison Community College and Florida Gulf Coast University, provided an acceptable agreement for baccalaureate degree instruction is established and approved by the Secretary.

Additionally, the board authorized Miami-Dade Community College to grant baccalaureate degrees in Exceptional Student Education and Secondary Education.  

In 2001, the Florida Legislature earmarked $3 million in the Department of Education budget in startup funds for community colleges to offer four-year programs.

St. Petersburg College, formerly St. Petersburg Community College, was granted permission to offer baccalaureate degree programs in 2001, making it the first community college to take advantage of the four-year opportunity. If Chipola Junior College eventually does offer the four-year degrees, state law would require the 54 year-old school to drop "junior" from its name.

                Several bachelor's and advanced degrees are presently offered on the Chipola campus through the University Center @ Chipola. The University of West Florida offers the following program on the Chipola campus: bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, special/elementary education, social work and interdisciplinary information technology; a master's degree in educational leadership with certification in administration; and specialist and doctoral degrees in curriculum and instruction. Chipola officials are also hopeful that UWF will expand their offerings in the near future.

Florida State University presently offers a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing through a combination of instruction on Chipola’s campus and through distance learning. 

               

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  May 16, 2002

 

CLEMMONS IS CJC FACULTY/ADMIN OF THE YEAR

 

                MARIANNA--Dr. Sarah Clemmons is the recipient of the Faculty/Administrator Employee of the Year award at Chipola Junior College. 

                Dr. Clemmons presently serves as Dean of Instruction at the college. She came to Chipola in 1979 from Marianna High School where she was chair of the English department.  She began her career at Chipola teaching English composition and literature courses.  During the next ten years, Dr. Clemmons taught courses across the English curriculum and served in a leadership capacity on numerous instructional committees. She was co-founder of the Honors Program as it exists today, and under her leadership, the Phi Theta Kappa and Academic Bowl were revived.  She originated the Literature/Language Festival and secured an endowment to the Foundation to fund it.  

                Clemmons supervised Literature/Language and Fine and Performing Arts as the Division Chair beginning in 1988.  In 1995, the areas of Business, the Library and Health Sciences were added. In 1996, Dr. Clemmons became Dean.  Currently she is working on numerous grants, building committees and curriculum revisions.   

                Chipola President Dr. Dale O'Daniel said, “Dr. Clemmons is highly respected by her peers for her knowledge, management ability and leadership skills.  She makes Chipola a better place.”

                Clemmons earned a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University in 1980. She also holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Troy State University and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of West Florida.

                She is married to Dr. Tracy Clemmons, superintendent of Sunland Center in Marianna.  Their son, Martin, is a junior at FSU. Their daughter, Sarah Kathryn, is a freshman at Marianna High. The family is active in the First Baptist Church of Marianna.

            The 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 16, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the summer session.

                Two American Red Cross Lifeguard courses are scheduled. A night class will meet Monday through Thursday, May 22 through May 30, from 4 to 9 p.m.  A weekend class will meet May 17 through 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Cost is $140.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                A CPR class will be offered June 18 and 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Observing and Recording Child Behavior will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 25 through August 1, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each class is $28.

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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, 2002

 

CHIPOLA’S SPRING DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNACharlton Keen, Vice President of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola Junior College, commends the 189 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester 2002.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

Alford--Michael J. Shores.

Altha—Lora A. Shelton.

Bascom—Kelly R. Messer.

Blountstown—David R. Cherry, Thomas R. Cherry.

Bonifay--Alra R. Brooks, Justin R. Carrell, Sharon K. Curry, Patrick L. Hawkins, Brian A. Parker, Matthew J. Rich.

Bristol--Heather L. Grover.

Chipley—Allison A. Hartzog, Connie R. Leavins, Amy A. Owen, Christiana D. Prichard, Kimberly S. Stephens.

Cottondale--Stacy M. Brock, Adam J. Scurlock.

Graceville--Barbara L. Clark, Stephanie J. Crisp, Jonathan E. Prescott, Megan R. Reece,  Kevin A. Taylor.

Grand Ridge--Pierre C. Wesselhoeft.

Greenwood--Jessica L. Bhatti, Phyllings D. Lerisson.

Marianna—Simona D. Cooke, Salena A. Grace, Leslie L. McClain, Sue M. Petty, Kimberly A. Pfeiffer, Sheryl D. Rosen, Karina A. Sanford, Ryan B. Hobbs, Ashley D. Merritt.

SneadsCharles W. Alexander, Holli N. Crawford, Jamee M. McAlpin.

Wausau--Derek H. Blount.

WestvilleJames E. Smith, Casey M. Stafford. 

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

                Alford-- Ashley S. Barber, Amanda M. Barber.

                AlthaJeremy S. Flanders, Georgia A. White, Clinton E. Clemons, Kelly N. Lord, Patricia A. Jorge, Melissa M. Worrell, Nicholas J. Barth, Linda N. Byler, Kathy L. Pitts, Whitney A. Warren, Joshua C. Barton, Crystal L. Bates.

Bascom—Jesse D. Rich, Marcus L. Ditty, Maurice C. Jones. 

                Blountstown—Laura E. Davis, Nathan J. Ebersole, Laura S. Guilford, Ashley P. Purvis, Carol E. Colaninno, Janet L. Tomlinson, Waqas A. Faruqui, Samuel Mayo.

                Bonifay—Amanda G. Grenon, Jessica M. Reddick, Stephanie B. Crawford, Erin K. Smith,  Amiee R. Wynne, Amy D. Nesbitt, Scott A. Reid, Stephanie C. Sconiers, Amie M. Corbin, Leiah L. Retherford, Todd L. Wilmont, Amy D. Burgess, Jared A. Fish.

                Bristol—Nikki K. Brown, Jennifer S. Bowes, Jenny L. Harrell, Joshua A. Libby.

                CaryvilleKaren M. Parsley.

                Chipley--Emily K. Cleveland, Lyndsay N. Garrett, Jonathan R. Hill, Jill M. Foy, Lucinda J. Sasser, Joseph K. Soileau, Alexander R. Norman, Mitzi M. Aukema, Angela H. Hall, Rachel R. Webb, Melanie R. Collins, Jared M. Grantham, Terisa A. Hayes, Kacie R. McCartney, Dallas L. Monk, Allison F. Brewer, Carla A. Wells, Deanna L. Hutchins, Ashleigh N. Quattlebaum, Amy E. Rackard, Garret N. Sloan.

                Clarksville--Jacklyn A. Attaway, Ashley K. Varnum.      

                Cottondale—John E. McDaniel, Jessica S. Shoupe, Allison R. Skipper, Mary C. Miles, William B. Barber, Lonnie D. Barber Jr., Reba K. Deese, April L. Thornton, Cynthia R. Paige, Gina C. Sheffield, Brittany M. Leavins.

                Graceville—Francis R. Waters, Hannah L. Dietrich, William M. Nolin, Tabatha N. Stoe, James D. Wright, Elizabeth M. Harris, Sandy M. Bowen, Meghan L. Smith, Christie L. Ganley,

Heather M. Howell, Lydia N. Maitland, Andrea L. Massey.

                Grand Ridge--Brian R. Lewis, Jesse B. Basford, Leah N. Moneyham.

Greenwood-- Derik E. Cockerham, Demetria L. Smith, Shawna C. Ferguson, Cynthia L. Lemons, D'Leisha S. Cockerham, Thomas F. Callaway. 

HosfordMiranda D. Ellis.    

                Malone—Autumn D. Beard, Crystal L. Evans, Jeremy W. Calloway.

                Marianna—Michelle D. Peacock, Karen L. Gwaltney, Kacee E. Norton, Brent K. Bedini, Cherish E. Potter, Mitch E. Sims, Kristy M. Edwards, Christopher A. Bishop, James L. Martin II, Melissa A. Battles, Catherine S. Capps-LeBlanc, Maria D. Long, Tonya K. Melvin, Susan D. Burgess, Nicole R. Engerbretsen, Vicki D. Hickman, Tracey Y. Oliver, William S. Sims, Dana K. Stripling, Kermit W. Mount, Laura A. Farmer, Lacy L. Purvis, Bryan D. Sims, Emily S. Timmons.

      Sneads—Krissy G. Lee, Tracy L. Hatcher, Elizabeth J. Griffin, Emily N. Howell, Sheryl E. Gilder, Allison M. Thompson, Chelsea D. Waggoner.

                Vernon--Rebecca M. Purvis.

                Westville--Pamela A. Williams, Monica A. Griffin.

                Out of District(All A’s) Katrina N. Broome of Panama City, Elisha M. Scott of Enterprise.  (A’s and B’s) Juan C. Mella of Los Prados, DR, Julie Robitaille of Mississauga, CN, Benjamin J. Ayres of Germany, Virginia A. Spencer of Tallahassee, Becca G. Sandifer of Eufaula, Ala., Lamanda V. Thomas of Daleville, Ala., Rebecca L. Montz of Erath, La., Jamie M. Bassett of Chattahoochee and Casey A. Nordstrom of Tallahassee.

 

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May 16, 2002

 

Chipola Men's Basketball Signs Kansas State Transfer

 

                MARIANNA—Nick Williams, a 6-4 combo guard, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Chipola Junior College.  Williams, a native of Arlington, Texas, played this past season at Kansas State University of the Big 12 Conference.

                Williams played in all 29 games, including 25 starts this season for Kansas State.  He averaged 9.0 points and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 74.7 percent from the free-throw line.  He posted a career-high 19 points vs. North Texas on December 15, 2001 and scored in double figures 13 times, including five of the last six contests.  In the Big 12 Tournament, Williams posted back-to-back double figure games by scoring 16 points vs. Baylor and 15 points vs. NCAA Final Four Participant Oklahoma.

                As a high school senior, Nick was tabbed the 8th best recruit in the state of Texas by texashoops.com after averaging 17.6 points per game for Mansfield High School.  He was also a first-team All-District selection and second-team All-State choice as a senior.  Williams was also ranked as the 116th best senior in America by Hoop Scoop.

                "This is a very important sign for us," said Chipola Coach Ryan Cross.  "Nick has a chance to be not only one of the best guards in the Panhandle Conference, but one of the best guards in the country."

 

                 

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May 16, 2002

 

RETIREES HONORED AT CHIPOLA

 

      MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College honored four of its retirees--English Instructor Warren Almand (38 years), Math Instructor Charlene Lord (12 years), Secretary Margaret Keeman (15 years) and Custodian Aggie Bell (21 years)--at the annual end-of-year luncheon on May 1.

                A western hoe-down theme served as a backdrop for the event. The honorees were featured in multi-media presentations created by their respective departments and edited by Royce Reagen.  Retirees were presented resolutions citing their accomplishments. The four also received CJC Gold Cards that provide free admission for life to CJC sporting and theater events. 

The event was co-sponsored by the Council of Chipola Educators (CCE) and the CJC Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC).

 

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RETIREES HONORED--Chipola Junior College honored four of its retirees—Margaret Keeman, Warren Almand, Charlene Lord and Aggie Bell--at the annual end-of-year luncheon. 

                                                                                               

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May 23, 2002

ALMAND NAMED TO WHO'S WHO

MARIANNA--Warren Almand, an English instructor at Chipola Junior College, has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002.

Almand was nominated for the honor by a former student. Only honor students who have been acknowledged for their academic excellence in The National Dean’s List may participate in this selection process.

In addition to teaching English courses, Almand also directs CJC's Honors program. He will retire this summer after 38 years at Chipola.

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May 23, 2002

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS AWARDED

MARIANNA-- The 2001-2002 Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders were recognized at a recent awards ceremony and reception.

Parents and special guests attended the reception during which each cheerleader received an award for contributions to the success of the squad.

Awards were presented as follows: Outstanding Leaders—Captains, Lenora James and Chelsea Waggoner; Co-captains—Brooke Saunders and Farrah Granberry; Spirit of Chipola Indians—Chrissie Prichard; State Tournament Certificates—all members of the squad; Scholastic Awards—Highest Freshman GPA—Chrissie Prichard; Highest Sophomore GPA—Chelsea Waggoner; Scholastic Medallions—Mitzi Aukema, Beth Harris, Kacie McCartney, Meghan Smith, Brooke Waters. Fearless Flyer Awards—Kristy Dilmore, Casey Kinsaul, Kacie McCartney and Chelsea Waggoner. Gymnastics Awards—Mitzi Aukema, Beth Harris, Lenora James, Chrissie Prichard, Arin Register, Meghan Smith, Brooke Waters, Chris White. Outstanding Office Assistants for Coach DeFelix—Kristy Dilmore and Lenora James.

All squad members also received a cheerleader plaque for participation on the squad and a video of season highlights prepared by Royce Reagan. Parents and special friends of the squad received CJC cheerleader mugs in appreciation for their support throughout the season.

Cheerleader tryouts for the new season will be May 28-30 at the Johnson Health Center from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Current cheerleaders will teach the tryout material on Tuesday and Wednesday with the official tryouts being held on Thursday. The new squad will practice throughout the summer in preparation for the UCA College Cheerleader Camp August 4-8 in Daytona Beach.

Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix said, "Returning cheerleaders are extremely excited about the upcoming season and look forward to adding more talent to the squad. They appreciate the support they get from the administrators and other college personnel in the form of a scholarship program unmatched in this area, not to mention the opportunity to travel all over the state and country to cheer for Chipola."

For more information about tryouts, contact Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail: defelixg@chipola.edu

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May 23, 2002

Cutline: CJC Photo

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS AWARDED -- The 2001-2002 Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders were recognized at a recent awards ceremony and reception. Pictured from left are Cheerleader Coach Geraldine DeFelix, Brooke Waters, Chris White, Brooke Saunders, Chelsea Waggoner, Chrissie Prichard, Lenora James, Meghan Smith, Kristy Dilmore, Beth Harris, Kacie McCartney, Arin Register and Mitzi Aukema.

 

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May 23, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the summer session.

Two American Red Cross Lifeguard courses are scheduled. A night class will meet Monday through Thursday, May 22 through May 30, from 4 to 9 p.m. A weekend class will meet May 17 through 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $140.

A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40.

A CPR class will be offered June 18 and 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

Observing and Recording Child Behavior will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 25 through August 1, from 6 to 9:20 p.m. Cost is $98.

Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m. Cost of each class is $28.

Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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 23, 2002

MOLINEUX’S WORKS PERFORMED

MARIANNA--The spring semester of 2002 was a busy one for Chipola Junior College music instructor Dr. Allen Molineux with regards to performances of his musical compositions.

Chipola Junior College’s Chamber Chorus sung his "A New Song" at the college’s graduation ceremony on May 3.

He recently received word that his song cycle for soprano and three percussionists entitled "Crystals" had just been given two performances by a student ensemble under the direction of Professor Marc Wooldridge at Northwestern College in Iowa.

On April 22, his composition "Manipulations" for solo trombone was performed at Hastings College in Nebraska. It was also performed at a senior recital at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on April 15. Also on April 15, during the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s "New Music Festival," Molineux’s "Eleven Etudes of Expression" for solo tuba was premiered by faculty member Robert Mitchell.

Molieneux's "Down by the Old Third Stream" for vibraphone and double bass went international when it was performed at the Janacek Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Brno, Czech Republic on April 8.

His "Free Fancy" for solo flute was performed at the National Conference of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Conference in Indianapolis on Feb. 22-23. It was performed by Loretta Contino, professor of flute at Butler University.

On Feb. 10, Molineux’s piece "A Brief Diversion" for trumpet, trombone and piano was played by members of the new music ensemble "eklektikos" at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Molineux joined the Chipola music faculty in 1988, where he teaches instrumental music and music theory and directs the college's Rock and Jazz Band. Since 1971, he has published more than a dozen original compositions and has received numerous commissions. His published works range from solos and ensembles for woodwinds, brass and percussion to choral works.

He also directs the Dothan-based dance band, The Moonlighters. Molineux lives in Dothan with his wife, Bonnie, and their 10-year old son, Lyle.

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May 23, 2002

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CJC

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

Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer four baseball camps. A Baseball Skills Camp for ages 8-12 will meet May 28-31 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Youngsters will learn fundamentals through drills conducted by the CJC coaching staff and players. The $70 fee includes insurance and a camp t-shirt. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 3-4 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $100. A Hitting Camp for ages 8-18 will meet June 10-11 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $100. Registration is limited. For more information, call Johnson at (850) 718-2237.

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are: May 28-June 6, June 10-20, July 8-18 and July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required, with a $5 fee for late registration.

Pool Camps for school-age swimmers include: Swim and Safety Camp: May 28-31, Wet and Wild Camp: June 24-27 and Stroke Improvement Camp: July 1-3. After School at the Pool for school-age swimmers will be August 12-16 and 19-23. Cost is $35 per week and includes swimming lessons, games and supervised playtime. For information, call Rance Massengill at 718-2473.

Chipola Basketball Coach Ryan Cross will offer a Basketball Camp for grades K-8, June 24-27. 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.

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May 30, 2002

                                               

CHIPOLA UNVEILS PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONALS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College officials recently unveiled a new educational program designed to help paraprofessionals employed by Jackson County Schools meet the requirements of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLBA).

Passed earlier this year by the federal government, NCLBA requires paraprofessionals (also known as teacher aides) who work in Title I schools, to increase their level of education.

Lillie Speights, director of Title I programs for Jackson County, says, “The intent of the law is to make sure that the people who are assisting in teaching are qualified.” The law requires paraprofessionals to earn two years of study at an institution of higher learning or the equivalent of a two-year associate’s degree.  The law also provides a yet to be determined academic assessment option to meet the requirement. Some 60 Jackson County employees are affected.

Chipola officials presented a program of mostly afternoon courses that will enable the employees to meet the requirements by the January 2006 deadline. Jackson County employees would be reimbursed for successfully completing the courses.

Joan Miller, CJC dean of student services, says, “We are excited about the opportunity we have to help meet the needs of Jackson County.  We have been working closely with Lillie Speights, Belva Free and Diane Oswald from Jackson County to develop and make available a plan to meet the new federal requirements.” CJC president, Dr. Dale O’Daniel, says, “We had a very good response at the meeting and, as always, stand ready to serve the members of our five county district.” In addition to academic course work plans, Chipola officials offered assistance with registration, financial aid, scholarships, and with the college placement test required of all incoming college students.

                School employees interested in the CJC program are encouraged to call Dr. Miller at 850-718-2228.                                                                       

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May 30, 2002

 

Cutline: CJC Photo

 

CJC OFFERS PROGRAM SCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONALS--Chipola Junior College recently unveiled a new educational program designed to help paraprofessionals employed by Jackson County Schools meet the requirements of  “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLBA). Here, CJC dean of student services Dr. Joan Miller presents information to the crowd.

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May 30, 2002

 

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 11 deadline.

                Registration for the six-weeks summer term is Thursday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Monday, June 24. Late registration continues June 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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 30, 2002

 

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has scheduled a number of summer programs for children of all ages.

Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three baseball camps. A Young Pitchers Camp for ages 8-12 will meet June 3-4 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100. A Pitching Camp for ages 13-18 will meet June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100. A Hitting Camp for ages 8-18 will meet June 10-11 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Cost is $100.  Registration is limited. Call Johnson at (850) 718-2237.   

Swimming lessons will be offered for ages two and up. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally recognized methods. Sessions are: June 10-20, July 8-18 and July 22-Aug. 1. Class times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute lessons that 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 include: Wet and Wild Camp: June 24-27 and Stroke Improvement Camp: July 1-3. After School at the Pool for school age swimmers will be August 12-16 and 19-23. 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, June 24-27. 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.  Call coach Cross at 718-2236. 

 

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May 30, 2002

 

UWF TO HOLD REGISTRATION/INFORMATION MEETINGS AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The University of West Florida will hold a series of information/ application/registration meetings for programs offered on the campus of Chipola Junior College.

                Registration for the UWF bachelor’s degree in Social Work is Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in L-400.  Call for information at (850) 718-2276.

                Registration for the UWF new Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction and the Master’s degree Educational Leadership with Administrative Certification is Wednesday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in L-400. 

                Registration for the UWF bachelor’s degree in Special/Elementary Education is June 24, 25 and 26 in L-400. Call Patricia Davis at (850) 718-2361 to make an appointment.

                Registration for the BA in Criminal Justice is by appointment. Call April Robinson at (850) 718-2407, robinsona@chipola.edu.

                UWF also offers an Education Specialist and Educational Doctorate on the CJC campus. UWF application deadline for Fall 2002 is June 30.

                Financial aid is available for UWF programs. Alabama residents are charged in-state fees for UWF courses, plus a $15 per hour fee.

                The University Center @ Chipola is located in L-400, behind the CJC Administration Building. For information, call Dr. Kitty Myers at (850) 718-2260, or visit the CJC website at www.chipola.edu

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May 30, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the summer.

                A CPR class will be offered June 18 and 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Observing and Recording Child Behavior will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 25 through August 1, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                A First Aid class will meet July 16 and 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Cake Decorating I will be held Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Cake Decorating II will be held Mondays, August 5 through August 26, from 6 through 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each class is $28.          

                Online courses on a variety of subjects are available at www.ed2go.com/chipola and 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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