November 7, 2002

 

Chipola Theatre announces Open Auditions for BIG RIVER

               

                MARIANNA--Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator is busy at work on his upcoming stage musical of Big River.

                Sirmon is on the search for talented men and women in the local area. “Voices and characters are very important in this show. This show does not rely on heavy choreography as have my past few musicals at CJC,” said Sirmon.

Twain’s timeless classic sweeps the audience down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life favorite characters from the novel like the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Mrs. Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and the rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family and last but not least the team of Jim and Huck.

Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunting journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

BIG RIVER won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score and Book.

Open auditions are set for Jan. 6 and 7 in the CJC theatre in Marianna at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227. 

                                                                                               

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November 7, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Computers for Seniors, Nov. 11, 14 and Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Excel I, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97 and Nov. 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for Office 2000.  Outlook (Microsoft 97) will meet Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $56.      

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation), Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Curriculum for Young Children, January 7 through April 22 and an Internship January 9 through April 24. 

                Cake Decorating III will meet Mondays, Nov. 11 through Dec. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each class is $28.

                Several Health Care courses will be offered. A CPR class will meet Nov12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.  First Aid will meet Nov. 19 and 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Sign Language I and II classes will meet Monday evenings, Jan. 27 through April 7.  Sign Language I will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sign II will meet from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $33 for each course.

                Real Estate sales classes required to attain a license in Florida will be offered.  An evening class will meet March 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a weekend class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $195.

                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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November 7, 2002

PUBLIC INVITED TO CJC HONORS PRESENTATIONS

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Honors Program invites all faculty, staff, students, and community members to attend the Freshman and Sophomore Honors Programs presentations. 

The presentation of Freshman student projects and research will begin at 10 a.m. in Jackson Lecture Hall (Z-116) on the Chipola campus and will cover the following academic topics:

Friday, Nov. 8:  Math, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Computer Science

Friday, Nov. 22:  Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, and Psychology

Friday, Dec. 6:  English, Music, and the Humanities

Sophomore Honors presentations on a variety of topics will be held each Friday, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., in D-109 of the Fink Natural Science Building.

Guests are invited to attend and depart the presentations at their convenience.

For information, contact honors advisers Bonnie Smith or Jody Spooner at 850-526-2761.

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November 7, 2002

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS OPEN HOME SEASON THURSDAY

 

            MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College men's and women's basketball teams host the annual Milton H. Johnson Classic, Nov. 7-9. 

The Classic is named in honor of retired legend Milton H. Johnson who coached at CJC for 32 years. The college gymnasium and the Panhandle Conference Trophy also bear his name.  Johnson recorded 628 wins at CJC and led the team to the state tourney six times. He is a charter member of the Florida Community College Hall of Fame and a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

Classic action tips off Thursday, Nov. 7, when the Jefferson Davis men take on Enterprise at 5:30 p.m. The CJC Indians face South Georgia Tech at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s action begins Friday, Nov. 8, when the Daytona Beach women meet Southern Union at 1 p.m. The CJC Lady Indians face Enterprise at 3 p.m.  In the evening match-ups, South Georgia Tech men play Enterprise at 5:30. The Chipola Indians face Jefferson Davis in the nightcap at 7:30.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Daytona Beach women play Enterprise State at 1 p.m. The CJC Lady Indians play Southern Union at 3 p.m. The Jefferson Davis men play South Georgia Tech at 5:30 p.m. The Indians battle Enterprise in the feature game at 7:30 p.m.

                The Indians enter the season ranked number two in the nation by Street and Smith basketball magazine.  They opened the season with two wins in the OWCC Coca-Cola Classic Nov. 1 and 2. CJC scored a 97-55 victory over IMG Academy on Nov. 1.  Six Indians scored in double figures led by JueMichael Young with 21.  Michael Wilds chipped in 20 points and 14 rebounds. Brandon Freeman (19), Justin Smith (11), Nick Williams (10), and Shawn Simpson (10) also scored in double figures.  

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Indians battled through foul trouble to beat Bevil State, 78-62.  Three Indians scored in double figures led by Brandon Freeman with 23.  Jue Michael Young scored 17 and Michael Wilds added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

                The Lady Indians squad has more experience, talent and depth this year. They opened their season at a Columbia State Tournament in Tennessee on Nov. 1 and 2. CJC suffered an 80-69 loss at the hands of nationally-ranked Walter State CC. on Nov. 1.  Leading scorers for CJC were Reginette Maddox with 20 and Rebecca Montz with 16. The Lady Indians lost a close 70-67 game to Columbia State CC on Nov. 2.  Leading CJC scorers were Reginette Maddox and Heidi Fowler with 15 apiece.  Fowler also led the team with 8 rebounds.

For information, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the website at www.chipola.edu 

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Novemeber 7, 2002

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METAL PRODUCTS WORKS WITH CHIPOLA--Metal Products, LC of Marianna recently completed a Quick Response Training Grant with Chipola Junior College.  The grant provided sharing of startup training costs incurred by the company.  Here, Metal Products employees, (from left) Travis Tharp, Chip Williams and Clay Blackmon review schematics prior to machining parts. For more information on training grants, contact Bud Riviere at 850-718-2268. 

 

 

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November 7, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ENGLISH and education COURSES online

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer four courses online during the Spring 2002 Semester.

Dr. Laurie Culbreth, a CJC English instructor who also teaches online courses for the University of Phoenix, will offer ENC 1102 (Communications Skills II).

Dr. Lou Cleveland, an awarded CJC mathematics instructor, will offer EME 2040 (Introduction to Educational Technology) which is designed to prepare future teachers to use technology in the classroom.

                Computer instructor Vikki Milton will offer CGS 1100 (Microcomputer Applications) and Gina McAllister will offer CGS 1060 (Introduction to Microcomputer Use).

Students in these courses will interact with instructors via the Internet, meeting occasionally to complete in-class assignments. A chat room, CD-ROM and e-mail will be used to communicate with the instructor.

Online students should possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic and personal schedules.

New students may register for Spring classes on Jan. 3 after completing the application process.  

Interested persons must register on the CJC campus before logging in and registering with the instructors at culbrethl@chipola.edu , clevelandl@chipola.edu , mcallisterg@chipla.edu  or miltonv@chipola.edu

 

For more information, contact the instructor at 526-2761.

 

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November 7, 2002

CHIPOLA PTK HOSTS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

 

MARIANNA—Nearly 100 promising area high school students attended Chipola Junior College’s Third Annual Leaders of Promise conference held recently at the college.

The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted the event to promote leadership among high school sophomores and juniors from each of 16 area high schools in the CJC district. 

Jody Spooner, faculty adviser to PTK, said, “This event is designed to help encourage and nurture leadership in our area youth in order that they may better serve their schools and communities.”

Phi Theta Kappa's International President, James Daugherty, presented a keynote address advocating Youth in Leadership. Students joined in leadership exercises led by some 45 Chipola students. Activities focused on raising awareness of health issues in local communities and organizing events to address these problems in their schools and communities.

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November 7, 2002

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CHIPOLA HOSTS LEADERS OF PROMISE CONFERENCE Nearly 100 promising area high school students recently attended Chipola’s Third Annual Leaders of Promise conference hosted by Phi Theta Kappa. PTK leaders students are, from left: Kelly Slichter, Leadership Events Coordinator; Chrissie Prichard, Conference Coordinator; James Daugherty, Phi Theta Kappa International President, Selina Fish and Ross Brooks, Registration Coordinators.

 

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November 7, 2002

CHIPOLA TO HOST SEMINAR on environment and health

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host the fourth program in the Satellite Seminar series Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. CST in the Continuing Education Conference Center.

The program will feature Dr. Kenneth Olden, who will be speaking on The Environmental Dimensions of Health.

Dr. Olden has served as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences (NIEHS) and Director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) for the past 10 years.

The public is invited.  Refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Jody Spooner, PTK advisor, at (850) 526-2761, Ext. 3279, or Krissy Lee, PTK Scholarship Officer, at krislee_gg@hotmail.com

 

 

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November 7, 2002

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TELECOM GRADS—Recent graduates of the Chipola Junior College Telecommunications Installation program are, from left: instructor Harry Fleener, Jeremiah Whigham of New Hope, Kendrick Williams of Chattahoochee and Joseph Jordan of Altha.

 

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Nov. 14, 2002       

 

APPRECIATION CLUB SEASON KICK OFF PARTY IS MONDAY

MARIANNA—The Chipola Appreciation Club invites all current, former and prospective members to a season kick-off event, Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the home of Ronnie and Kitty Myers on Club Drive in Marianna.

    New Florida State University basketball coach Leonard Hamilton is the featured guest for the event, which will include a social hour and chili supper.

                Ronnie Myers, who played basketball at CJC in the 60’s, is the club’s current membership chair. He says, “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy a nice evening and hear about the great things happening in FSU and Chipola athletics.”

The Appreciation Club is the official support organization of the college’s four athletic programs. Directors conduct an annual membership drive that yields an average of 200 memberships. Memberships—$250—include four passes to all basketball games, hospitality room, reserved seating and parking.

In 1997, the club began hosting the State Junior College Basketball Tournament. The top men’s teams and women’s teams meet in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center every March to compete for the FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII Titles. Chipola was the site of the first men’s state tourney in 1961 at the school's old Field House, now an arts center.  Former CJC coach Jim Pavy's Indians won the state title that year. Since then, Chipola has won seven state titles—more than any Florida school. The men’s tournament returned to CJC in 1996 after 35 years. Chipola hosted the first ever, combined men’s and women’s tournament in 1997 and has hosted the event ever since.

The club has amassed more than $500,000 in an endowment mainly through its former fund-raiser, the Wild Game Dinner, held during the 1990’s. The money will eventually be used to fund athletic scholarships. 

Retired coaching legend Milton H. Johnson was a charter member of the Appreciation Club in the late 1960’s. He said, “The club has been instrumental in keeping Chipola at the level we’ve been at for a number of years. The club was formed as a businessmen’s support organization to help Chipola compete at the state and national level. It’s a very important part of Chipola’s athletic programs. A great number of well-known businessmen have been directors of the club through the years with a core group that has kept the club vital through the turn of the century.”

    Johnson said Chipola’s strong athletic traditions can be traced back to the beginnings of the college in 1947. “Roy Beall and others who helped form the college recognized the importance of establishing a sports program. As athletics got more expensive and more competitive, more money was needed for things like transportation and uniforms that the college could not afford.”

Johnson said the club has helped the men’s basketball program maintain its place as one of the premier programs in the country. Chipola’s owes much of its acclaim to retired Johnson who coached at CJC for 32 years. The college gymnasium and the Panhandle Conference Trophy also bear his name.  Johnson recorded 628 wins at CJC and led the team to the state tourney six times. He is a charter member of the FCCAA Hall of Fame and a member of the National Junior College Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Johnson’s Indians finished second in the 1974-75 National Tournament. And now, 27 years later, Chipola is ranked second in the nation heading in the 2002-03 campaign.    

    Appreciation Club president Robert Trammell, also one of Johnson’s former players, said, “Chipola Junior College is an important part of this community. And athletics is an important part of the college. It is something very special to see 3,000 fans show up for the homecoming game. No other junior college in the country has more loyal alumni and community support.”

Chipola Ryan Cross, “I think historically, Chipola has had one of the finest programs in the state and this is due in large part to the Appreciation Club, the college and the facilities on our campus. Our support programs are arguably the best in the state and among the finest in the country. And with the recent renovations to the Johnson Center and the baseball softball complex, I think we’ve probably got the best facilities in the Southeast.”

Appreciation Club officers are: Robert Trammell, president; Robbie Roberts, vice

president; Sonny Wise, treasurer; Sandra Harrell, secretary. Directors are: Kenneth Anderson, Allen Clark, Gary Clark, Ryan Cross, Bill Davis, Greg Drake, Joe Ray Durham, Hop Hopkins, Milton Johnson, Ronnie Myers, Dale O’Daniel, Danny Pate, Bill Peacock, Mike Peacock, Colby Peel, Aaron Peterson, Gene Prough, Donnie Read, Wendell Taylor and Jamey Westbrook.

No reservations are needed for the Nov. 18 event. For information about the Appreciation Club, call Sandra Harrell at 718-2302.

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RECEPTION FOR NEW CJC PRESIDENT IS TUESDAY

 

 

                MARIANNA—Friends of Chipola Junior College are invited to express congratulations to new college president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla at a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., (CST) in the Continuing Education Conference Center on College Street.

                Prough, who formerly served as the college’s executive vice president, has worked at CJC since 1994.

                The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees is hosting the event.

 

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Nov. 14, 2002

 

NEW ORLEANS BLUE SERENADERS PLAY CJC MONDAY

 

                MARIANNA--Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Blue Serenaders will play the Chipola Theater Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door at 6:30 p.m.

                The Serenaders are replacing the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, who cancelled their Fall tour and a Chipola Artist Series show to take a gig on Broadway.

                The Serenaders offer authentic New Orleans traditional Jazz direct from the Broadway production of One Mo’Time. Arranger and clarinetist Orange Kellin brings the trio of hot New Orleans musicians, piano, clarinet and percussion, to play the elegant, thrilling and undeniably infectious Big Easy sounds. Joining Orange and his trio is the creator and director of One Mo’Time, Vernel Bagneris, acting, singing and dancing irresistible, razzle-dazzle, show stopping numbers from that show plus many more authentic, traditional selections.

                Born in Sweden, Orange Kellin has become a premiere clarinetist of the real New Orleans sound, having played with many of the Preservation Hall bands as well as touring and recording with Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, Jabbo Smith and numerous other legends.  He is featured on the Oscar-nominated original cast album of One Mo’ Time.

                Louisiana born Vernel Bagneris received an Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award as the author and legend, Jelly Roll Morton. He starred, with Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters, in the musical film Pennies from Heaven and is now heard regularly in the NPR jazz radio series, Live from the Landing with the Jim McCullum Jazz Band in San Antonio.

                Two more events are set for the Chipola Artist Series. Soprano Alison England, hits the CJC stage Jan. 21.  Boston Brass, one of the most exciting and multi-faceted brass groups in the county, plays Chipola, April 3.

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

                Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for current CJC students—are on sale in the CJC Business Office.

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

                               

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Nov. 14, 2002

                               

CHIPOLA RANKS SECOND IN NATION FOR SENDING PLAYERS TO D-1

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola men’s basketball team has again garnered national attention in a report on former JUCO players now at the Division 1 level.

The report from the JUCO Classic News Service ranks Chipola second in the nation for most alumni on current division 1 rosters. Chipola has ten former players at D-1 colleges, including: Janerio Spurlock at Kansas State; Ryan Lewis at Jacksonville University; David Howell at the University of Idaho; Kareem Johnson at the University of Cincinnati and David Hilton at Drexel University; John Andrews and Wayne Bransom at Louisiana-Monroe; and Michael Wilder, Lavelle Felton and Marcelle Davis at Louisiana Tech.

               Head coach Ryan Cross, said, " We are very happy that we have been able to graduate our basketball players and move them on to NCAA Division I universities.  This is not only a testament to these young men, but also to the faculty and staff here at Chipola that are committed to the success of our student-athletes."

Midland College in Texas leads the nation with 11 players in Division I basketball ranks. Panhandle Conference rival Tallahassee is third with nine players.  Okaloosa-Walton Community College has eight.

                The five teams in the Panhandle Conference lead the nation with 37 former players in D-1, an average of 7.4 per team. 

 

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Nov. 14, 2002

 

               

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS SWEEP FIVE AT JOHNSON CLASSIC

 

MARIANNA--Both Chipola basketball teams made a clean sweep in the Milton H.

Johnson Classic winning a total of five games in the Nov. 7-9 event.

The nationally-ranked Indians improved to 5-0 with three wins, beginning with a 94-66 victory over South Georgia Tech on Nov. 7. Brandon Freeman led Chipola with 23 points including six three-pointers. Tom Frerichs pulled in 9 rebounds and scored 16 points. JueMichael Young added 12 points. Walter Harris had 14 points.

Chipola crushed Jeff Davis, 109-49 on Nov. 8. Brandon Freeman led CJC

with 19 points. All 12 CJC players scored in the game.

The Indians completed their classic trifecta with a 90-74 win over Enterprise on Nov. 9. Freeman led with 23. Walter Harris scored 20. Three more Indians scored in double figures: Tom Fredricks (13), JueMichael Young (12) and Michael Wilds (11).

The Lady Indians evened their record at 2-2 with a pair of convincing wins in the classic, beginning with an 82-35 rout of Enterprise on Nov. 8.

CJC also scored a big 74-54 win over Southern Union on Nov. 9. Reginette Maddox led CJC with 24. Linnea Eklof and Rebecca Montz each had 11. Heidi Fowler added 10.

Both CJC teams hit the road for this weekend for games in Ocala and Atlanta. The Lady Indians return home, Nov. 22-23, to host Northwest Shoals and Hillsborough CC in a CJC Women’s Classic. The Indians will host Surry and St. John’s River in the Panhandle Classic on Dec. 6-7.  

For information, call the CJC Hotline at 718-2CJC, or visit the website at www.chipola.edu 

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Nov. 14, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST SEMINAR on environment and health

 

MARIANNA— Chipola Junior College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host the final program in the Satellite Seminar series Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m., CST in the Continuing Education Conference Center.

Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord will be speaking on the topic The Mind/Body Connection.  Dr. Alvord is Associate Dean for Student and Minority Affairs and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School.  She is widely regarded for combining modern medicine with the traditions of her Native American heritage.  She trained in surgery at Stanford University Hospital, serving as chief resident in 1990-91.  Her book, The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, relates her attempt to bring state-of-the-art medical skills to a Native American culture.

In honor of the Phi Theta Kappa Founders Day, dinner will be served before the seminar at about 5:30 p.m.

For information, contact Jody Spooner, PTK advisor, at (850) 526-2761, Ext. 3279, or Krissy Lee, PTK Scholarship Officer, at krislee_gg@hotmail.com

 

 

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Nov. 14, 2002

 

CHIPOLA SENIOR DAY IS WEDNESDAY

 

 

                MARIANNA—Some 850 high school seniors are expected to visit Chipola Junior College for the Annual Senior Day, Wednesday, Nov. 20.

                Chipola's Student Ambassadors have invited seniors from the 16 high schools in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties.

                Seniors will arrive on campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. High School counselors will meet with Chipola counselors at 9 a.m. Performances by the CJC cheerleaders, and a slam dunk competition featuring the men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin at 9:15 a.m.

                Ambassadors will host seniors on campus tours beginning at 10 a.m. Tours will include performances by the Show Choir and Theatre Department. The seniors will enjoy lunch at 12:30 p.m., before departing campus at 1:30 p.m.

                 

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Nov. 14, 2002

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has scheduled a variety of short courses. 

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation), Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour Childcare Training (Mainstreaming), Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Curriculum for Young Children, Jan. 7 through April 22 and an Internship January 9 through April 24.  Early Care and Education Administrative Overview for directors of early care and education programs will be meet Thursdays, January 9 through April 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $98.

                A Retirement Plan Distributions workshop will meet Nov. 20 form 7 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple. 

                Computers for Seniors will be offered Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $20.  

                A CPR class will meet Dec. 3 and 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.  First Aid will meet Feb. 18 and 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                Sign Language I and II classes will meet Monday evenings, Jan. 27 through April 7.  Sign I will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Sign II will meet from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $33 for each course.

                Cake Decorating I will be offered Mondays, Feb. 3 through Feb. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is 28.  Cake Decorating II will meet Mondays, March 3 through March 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $28 for each class.

                Two Real Estate sales classes, required to attain a license in Florida, will be offered.  An evening class will meet March 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a weekend class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $195.

                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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Nov. 26, 2002

CHIPOLA PHI THETA KAPPA AWARDED AT STATE CONVENTION

 

      MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College's Nu Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society received five regional awards at the recent PTK state convention in Jacksonville. 

The chapter was recognized as runner-up (out of 67 chapters) for Most Distinguished Chapter (Best Overall Chapter), won a Hallmark (best in region) in the area of Service, and received Honorable Mentions (top three in region) for the Hallmarks of Leadership and Scholarship.

The Chipola chapter also was elected to serve the region in 2002-2003 as Regional Scholarship Officer.

Chipola PTK sponsor Jody Spooner also received an Honorable Mention Florida Advisor Award.  He said, "Many thanks goes out to all members of the Chipola family who have participated in and supported our service, leadership, and scholarship initiatives throughout the past 12 months. Our students could not represent themselves and the college so well without their support."

 

 

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Nov. 26, 2002

 

THARPE IS CJC EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Rene Tharpe is the recipient of the December Faculty/ Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola Junior College. 

Tharpe has taught for 30 years, six of the early years in area schools: Poplar Springs, Chipley Middle and Cottondale High School.  For the past 25 years she has served on the faculty at Chipola. 

She holds an AA degree from Chipola, BS in Human Sciences, MS in Sociology of Marriage and the Family, and a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Education, all from FSU. Dr. Tharpe currently serves the college as the Associate Dean of Math, Natural and Social Sciences and continues as an instructor of Contemporary Society.

Tharpe is a fifth generation Floridian whose paternal ancestor arrived with Andrew Jackson, a mathematician and engineer, but her vision is not toward the past. Tharpe said, “I am aware that Northwest Florida is changing rapidly and I believe that nothing good happens by accident.  I believe in the people of Northwest Florida. I believe in students, their ability, their potential and their courage to be all they can be. I understand and appreciate their love of home and I am committed to helping students realize their dreams without having to give up home in rural Northwest Florida.  That means growing and grooming the economy and higher education in the five counties that surround Chipola Junior College.”            

Tharpe said the things she enjoys the most are “the laughter of grandsons, the smell of horses and the soft glow of a pink sunset across of field of green on a summer evening.”

Tharpe and her husband, Lloyd, have a son, Ladd, and two young grandsons, Tristan and Landon.

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THARPE IS CJC EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Dr. Rene Tharpe (center) is the recipient of the November Faculty/ Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola Junior College.  Here, Tharpe accepts congratulations from CJC president Dr. Gene Prough and Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

 

 

Nov. 26, 2002

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MAY OFFER AG COURSES AT CJC

               

MARIANNA—Dr. George Hochmuth, Director of the University of Florida's North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, met recently with Chipola Junior College officials to discuss the development of a branch campus of the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences on the CJC Campus.

Dr. Kitty Myers, director of the University Center @ Chipola and Bud Riviere, CJC dean of Workforce Development discussed logistics and course offerings with a target date of Fall 2003 to begin offering junior and senior level courses in technical agriculture.

Dean Bud Riviere said, "We believe that UF is interested in servicing this part of Florida in that our region is rich in agricultural resources and the university recognizes the opportunity to extend their outreach in this area."

Chipola will be conducting a district survey to determine interest. Dr. Kitty Myers, said, "The main message we want to get out to everyone is that UF will come here only if there is sufficient interest.  Therefore, it is essential for interested people to contact us.  UF is very interested in this program, but positive enrollment projections will be needed in order to move ahead." 

Those interested in the program are asked to call Joan Lasseter at 850-718-2276 or email lasseterj@chipola.edu

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UF MAY BRING AG PROGRAM TO CJC— The University of Florida is exploring the possibility of developing a branch campus of the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at Chipola. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Kitty Myers, director of the University Center @ Chipola; Dr. George Hochmuth of the University of Florida and Bud Riviere, CJC dean of Workforce Development. Those interested in the program are asked to call Joan Lasseter at 850-718-2276 or email lasseterj@chipola.edu  ####

 

Nov. 26, 2002       

 

CJC CHAMBER CHORUS TO PRESENT CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

 

 

                MARIANNA—The Chamber Chorus of Chipola Junior College will perform Camille Saint-Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio” and John Rutter’s “Gloria,” on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Marianna.

The “Christmas Oratorio” will feature CJC graduate, Maribeth Kelly Burke and CJC students Thomas Basford, Mavis Flowers, Jonathan Basford, Amy Maddox, Becca Sandifer, Sue Petty and Adam Moxley. The 19th century French composition will be sung in English and accompanied by CJC professor, Dr. Carolyn Wilson and local organist, Stanley Littleton.

                The second half of the program will be the presentation of the “Gloria” by the flamboyant British composer, John Rutter. The “Gloria” is based on text from the Latin Mass and will be sung in Latin. The CJC Brass Ensemble and Organ will accompany. The Chamber Chorus is directed by CJC music professor, Dr. Ed Lyon.

                The concert is free and open to the public. For information, call 718-2301.

 

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Nov. 26, 2002

 

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST PANHANDLE CLASSIC

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians host the big Panhandle Classic, Dec. 6 and 7, at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

The action tips of Friday, Dec. 6 with Tallahassee and  Daytona Beach at Noon. Okaloosa-Walton plays Rockingham (NC) at 2 p.m. Pensacola meets Santa Fe at 4 p.m. Gulf Coast plays St. John’s River at 6 p.m. Chipola hosts Surry College from North Carolina in the 8 p.m. nightcap.

Classic action continues Saturday, Dec. 7, with Tallahassee and Rockingham at Noon. Okaloosa-Walton meets Daytona Beach at 2 p.m. Pensacola plays Surry at 4 p.m. Gulf Coast plays Santa Fe at 6 p.m.

Chipola meets St. John’s River in the featured game at 8 p.m.

The Indians improved to 8-1 with a 67-57 victory at St. Johns River on Nov. 23. Leading scorers were Brandon Freeman with 21 and Tom Frericks with 17.

The Indians scored a 65-62 overtime win at Central Florida. Walker Russell led CJC with 16 points. Brandon Freeman had 13.  Michael Wilds had 12. JueMichael Young added 11.

CJC logged a 79-75 victory over Georgia Perimeter College on Nov. 16. GP is currently ranked 13th in the nation.  Chipola led throughout the game and by as many as 14 in the first half.  Leading Chipola scorers were Brandon Freeman with 22 and JueMichael Young with 12. 

The Indians suffered their first loss of the year with an 88-81 loss to over Atlanta Metro on Nov. 15. Freeman led all scorers with 39 points. Michael Wilds had 20 points and 14 rebounds.

                Several Chipola players are near the top of the state in the first FCCAA Men’s Basketball Statistics report. Brandon Freeman received Honorable Mention Player of the Week honors after scoring 39 points vs. Atlanta Metro and 29 points against Georgia Perimeter. Freeman is currently second in the state in scoring at 25 points per game.

Trevor Lawrence is leading the state in Field Goal Percentage at 83.3%. Nick Williams is leading the state in Three-Point Field Goal Percentage at 64.7%. Walker Russell is leading the state in assists at 10.6 per game

Chipola is currently ranked number two in the state behind conference rival Okaloosa-Walton. CJC began the season ranked second in the nation in Street and Smith’s Pre-Season JUCO Poll.

The FCCAA Men's Basketball Top Ten is as follows: 1. Okaloosa-Walton, 2. Chipola, 3. FCCJ, 4. Broward, 5. Tallahassee, 6. Santa Fe, 7. Seminole, 8. St. Petersburg, 9. Hillsborough, 10. (tie) Polk and Central Florida.

The Lady Indians remained even at 4-4 following a 63-48 win over Hillsborough in the Chipola Classic on Nov. 23. Leading score was Kayla Ard with 16 pts. CJC suffered a narrow 77-73 loss to Northwest Shoals on Nov. 22. Leading scorer was Rebecca Montz with 19.

For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC.

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Nov. 26, 2002

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL PLAYERS GO D-1

 

               

MARIANNA--Three Chipola baseball players recently signed scholarships with

Division 1universities.

Kellen Ludwig, a right-handed pitcher from Leesburg, GA, signed with the University of Miami.  The 6'5, 220 pound, right-hander went 1-1 with 5 saves as a closer last season.  He struck out 48 batters in 29 innings.

Joey Wilson of Lexington, KY, signed with Stetson University. The 5'10, 195 pound, infielder hit .370 with 6 homeruns and 30 RBI's.

Outfielder Matt Grooms signed with the University of Alabama. Grooms transferred to CJC from Auburn University where he hit .243 as a freshman with 18 hits and 11 RBI’s.

CJC coach Jeff Johnson says, “We are very proud for these players. They’ve worked hard and I know they will represent Chipola well at the next level.”

Chipola captured the 2002 Panhandle Conference Championship, finished second in the state tournament, for a 46-10 overall record.

 

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Nov. 26, 2002

 

FIVE CHIPOLA HOOPSTERS GO D-1

 

MARIANNA--Five Chipola basketball players have signed scholarships with Division 1 colleges.

Transfer sophomore Nick Williams signed with the University of Cincinnati of Conference USA. He was averaging 14 points a game this season before he was sidelined with a broken foot. The 6-4, combo guard, started 25 games at Kansas State last year, averaging 9 points and 2.5 assists, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 74 percent from the free-throw line.  He is expected to return for conference play.

Sophomore forward Michael Wilds will play at Utah State University. The 6’7, 230 pound forward is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds this season. He shot 73 percent from the line last season for the Indians, and averaged 7 points a game.

Sophomore transfer Justin Smith signed with the University of Tennessee-Martin in the Ohio-Valley Conference. The 6’2 product of Memphis, Tennessee, is averaging 11 points a game. Smith played at Arkansas State last season.

Sophomore guard Brandon Freeman will play at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He is averaging 25 points a game this year, well above his 16-point average at CJC last season.

Sophomore forward Walter Harris signed with Jacksonville State University. The 6’4, 200 pound Birmingham native is averaging 8 points and 7 rebounds this season.

Head coach Ryan Cross says, “I’m happy for these young men. They have worked hard to earn the opportunity to move on to the NCAA Division 1 level. We’ve had a lot of success over the past few years in giving our student-athletes an opportunity to continue their careers at the four-year colleges.” A recent report from the JUCO Classic News Service ranks Chipola second in the nation for most alumni on current division 1 rosters with 10.

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