October 3, 2002

 

                O'DANIEL RETIREMENT RECEPTION IS THURSDAY

 

MARIANNA-Friends of Chipola Junior College are invited to express appreciation to Dr. Dale O'Daniel and his wife Judith at a Retirement Reception on Thursday, October 10, from 4 to 6 p.m., (CST) in the Continuing Education Conference Center on College Street.

O'Daniel is retiring Oct. 31 after eight years as CJC president and 37 years in the Florida Community College system.

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

 

Photo link:

http://www.chipola.edu\public_relations\PR_Photos\10-3-02\odaniel.jpg

 

 

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October 3, 2002

 

'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU' OPENS OCT. 17

 

      MARIANNA-Tickets are going fast for the Chipola Junior College production of "You Can't Take It With You," which opens Thursday, Oct. 17.

Performances of the hit comedy are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

The hit comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. The story-which was also a hit movie starring Jimmy Stewart--is all about the zany Sycamores and the unhappy Kirbys.  The story involves Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, who falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.   The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic with Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view.  Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress.  The strange activities of certain members of the household--the manufacture of fireworks, the printing press set up in the parlor and Grandpa's trouble with the income tax-add to the delightful eccentricity of the play.

The cast of CJC students and local actors includes: Meredith Nailen as Penelope Sycamore, Sylvia Stanton as Essie, Mavis Flowers as Rheba, Aaron Tiller as Paul Sycamore, Terry Schmitz as Mr. De Pinna, Jon Solari as Ed, Arthur Obar as Martin Vanderhof, Jill White as Alice, Charles Kimrey as Henderson, DJ Meissner as Tony Kirby, James Spooner as Boris Kolenkhov, Judy Riley as Gay Wellington, Chris Manasco as Mr. Kirby, Kassandra Joyner as Mrs.Kirby, Denise Davis as Olga, Gerald Williams as Donald and Brian Mitchell as The Man.

      For ticket information, call (850) 718-2220.

 

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October 3, 2002

 

CHIPOLA INDIANS RANKED SECOND IN THE NATION

 

MARIANNA-The Chipola men's basketball team is ranked second in the nation by Street and Smith's College Basketball Preview, the premier pre-season publication for college basketball.

The magazine also listed two CJC players among the best in the nation. Chipola guard Nick Williams, a 6-4, transfer from Kansas State, is listed as a pre-season first team All-American. CJC guard Jue Michael Young, a 6-3 transfer from LSU, as a pre-season fourth Team All-American.

Chipola head coach Ryan Cross says, "We are honored that Street and Smith's would rank us this high in their pre-season poll, however, we realize that we must work every day to prove that we are worthy of this recognition."

Barton County Community College of Kansas is ranked first in the national poll. Cross was head coach at Barton for one year before taking the Chipola job in 2000.

Okaloosa-Walton, the only other Panhandle team on the list, is ranked fourth. Two of Chipola's non-conference opponents are in the top 20. Atlanta Metro is number 10, and Georgia Perimeter is number 18. 

Chipola likely earned the high ranking because of three returning sophomores from last year's 18-12 team and a stellar recruiting class.

Returning sophomore Brandon Freeman, a 6-3 guard from Greenwood, South Carolina, led the Panhandle Conference in scoring with 16.7 points per game during his freshman year at Chipola. He recently committed to play at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.  Michael Wilds, a 6-7 forward from Los Angeles, averaged 8.2 points and 7.2 rebounds last season.  Cross says, "Michael has worked extremely hard this summer and made tremendous strides.  I am expecting him to be one of the top frontcourt players in the league this season." Walter Harris, a 6-4 forward from Birmingham, Alabama, averaged nearly five points and four rebounds last season. Cross says, "Walter is also much improved.  He is a young man that can play several positions for us.  He has had a great summer and fall and I expect him to be a key contributor to our team."

Newcomers this season include four NCAA Division I transfers: Nick Williams, 6-4, from Kansas State; JueMichael Young, 6-3, from LSU; Justin Smith, 6-2, from Arkansas State; and Tom Frericks, 6-9, from UAB. 

Four key freshmen recruits are Walker Russell, a 6-1 point guard from Rochester, Michigan; Cliffone Ault, a 6-5 guard from Brooklyn, New York; Trevor Lawrence, a 6-11 center from Greater Portmore, Jamaica, and Shawn Simpson, a 6-7 forward from Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Port St. Joe High standout Kyron Monette, a 6-3 forward, returns after being red-shirted last season. He will be counted on to add quality depth to Chipola's frontline.

Another key signee who may help next year is Derek Burditt, a 6-7 forward from New Orleans.  Burditt, the 2002 Louisiana Player of the Year, is recovering from shoulder surgery and will most likely be out for the season. 

Coach Cross is optimistic about his team's chances. "I have high aspirations for this team.  Entering my fourth season, I think we have finally put together a team that has the talent and all the ingredients to not only compete for a Panhandle Conference title, but also on the national level," said Cross.

Chipola began practice Oct. 1. The Indians open their season on the road Nov. 1 against IMG Academy in Niceville. The Indians host South Georgia Tech, Jeff Davis and Enterprise State in the Milton H. Johnson Classic, Nov. 7-9.

 

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Photo link- Freeman:

http://www.chipola.edu\public_relations\PR_Photos\10-3-02\BFreeman.JPG 

 

Photo link - Wilds:

http://www.chipola.edu\public_relations\PR_Photos\10-3-02\MWilds.JPG 

 

Photo link - Harris:

http://www.chipola.edu\public_relations\PR_Photos\10-3-02\WHarris.JPG  

 

October 3, 2002

 

CHIPOLA'S FREEMAN COMMITS TO ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK

 

MARIANNA-Chipola sophomore Brandon Freeman has committed to play basketball at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock next season. 

Freeman led the entire Panhandle Conference in scoring as a freshman with 16.7 points per game.

A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Freeman was the 2001 Mr. Basketball in South Carolina.

CJC head coach Ryan Cross said,  "I am very happy for Brandon.  I think Little Rock will provide a great opportunity for Brandon to have a quality Division I basketball experience and earn a college degree. I have a lot of confidence in Brandon not only as a basketball player, but also as a person. I think the coaching staff at UALR did an excellent job in the recruiting process and in the end that was the deciding factor for Brandon." Arkansas-Little Rock is an NCAA Division I school and plays in the Sun Belt Conference.

Freeman was also recruited by Georgia State, Evansville and South Alabama.

 

Photo link- Freeman:

http://www.chipola.edu\public_relations\PR_Photos\10-3-02\BFreeman.JPG  

 

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October 3, 2002

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST SEMINAR on Health and Lifestyle Choices

 

MARIANNA-Dr. Linda Hancock, a nationally known speaker on health and lifestyle choices, will present a live interactive presentation Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m., in the Chipola Junior College Continuing Education Conference Center.

Dr. Hancock will be speaking on How Lifestyle Choices Determine Human Health.  The public is invited.  Refreshments will be served.

Hancock is the Assistant Director in the Office of Health Promotion and a Family Nurse Practitioner and Health Educator at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  She initiated the Virginia College Co-op for Tobacco Use Reduction, and is Chair of the Richmond Advisory Board for the Tobacco Settlement Foundation.  Dr. Hancock authored Tobacco Use Reduction Guide for Colleges and Universities and Women's Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide.

      The program, produced by Phi Theta Kappa and the National Collegiate Honor Society, is the second part of a five part satellite seminar series designed to accompany the society's 2002 Honors Study Topic, Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze.

For further information, contact Jody Spooner, Chipola PTK adviser, at 526-2761, Ext. 3279.        

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October 3, 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:  Word I, Oct. 23 and 24 for Office 2000 and Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Introduction to Computers for Office 97, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 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 97 will meet Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost of each course is $56.

      Sharpening Your Telephone Skills will meet Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Cost is $29.

      Cake Decorating II will meet Mondays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 14 through Nov. 4. Cake Decorating III will meet Nov. 11 through Dec. 2.  Cost of each class is $28.

      Several Health Care courses will be offered.  IV Therapy will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. First Aid will meet Nov. 19 and 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.  A CPR class will meet Nov12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.    

      Two motivational workshops will be offered. "Who Moved My Cheese?" is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49. 

      Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 20-Hour Childcare Training, Nov. 2 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 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.

      A Fiber Optics course will meet the week of Dec. 2 through 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

      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. For information 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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October 3, 2002

Cutline:

CJC Photo

 

HIV EXPERT ADDRESSES CJC HONORS--Dr. Julian Giraldo, an expert in HIV studies, recently addressed the Chipola Junior College sophomore honors class.  Pictured from left, are: sophomore Jennifer Bowes of Blountstown, Dr. Giraldo and Bonnie Smith, sophomore Honors adviser.  Dr. James Stevenson will meet with the honors class on Oct. 18, at 10 a.m., to discuss water quality in Florida springs.

 

Photo link: http://www.chipola.edu\public_relations\PR_Photos\10-3-02\CJC_Honors_Giraldo_10-3-02.JPG

 

 

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Oct. 11, 2002

O'DANIEL HONORED AT RETIREMENT RECEPTION

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees on Thursday hosted a reception for retiring college president Dr. Dale O’Daniel and his wife, Judith. 

Board chair Jenny Goodman presented O'Daniel with a Chipola Gold Card that provides admission to all college events. Goodman said, "As a former student, I realize how far this college has come under Dale's leadership. Chipola will certainly miss him."

Chipola's senior staff presented the O'Daniels with a pair of luxury lounge chairs that are popular among air show enthusiasts. Dr. O’Daniel is a licensed pilot who also enjoys flying scale-model radio-controlled aircraft.

Harry Albertson, executive director of the Florida Association of Community Colleges, presented O'Daniel with a handheld GPS. Albertson said, "We want to make sure he can always find his way back to Tallahassee."  Albertson applauded O'Daniel's leadership in the community college system and pointed out that he is one of only 52 people in the world who has ever served as state FACC president.

                In addressing the crowd O'Daniel said, "The team that is Chipola Junior College is a family. I think everybody knows that. Everybody who lives here owns this college, and all you have to do is mess it up a little and they'll let you know." Of his future plans, O'Daniel said, "I'm not going anywhere. This is my home. My whole family is here. We'll be at all the college sporting events and probably every other event that has Chipola tied to it."

 O’Daniel began his career at Chipola in 1967 as an Economics Professor. After teaching at Chipola for 12 years, he became the Chief Business Officer and eventually Dean of Administrative Services.  In 1986, he accepted the position of Vice President for Administrative Services at Daytona Beach Community College.  After nine years in that position, in 1995, he returned to Chipola Junior College as President. 

In a letter of resignation offered to the Board on Sept. 17, O’Daniel wrote, “As president, I have had the opportunity to lead the institution that had nurtured me from a 21 year-old idealistic professor to whatever I have become over these past 35 years.  It is my hope that history will record that my presidency was one of positive progress for the college.” Much of that progress was in the area of technology. During his tenure as president, Chipola has undergone a multi-million dollar technology upgrade that has placed hundreds of networked computers on the desks of students and employees.

He also has led the college in campus-wide building projects, including the construction of new buildings for Public Service, Literature/Language, Health Sciences, and Physical Education, as well as major renovations to the Library, Business Technology Building, Theatre and Residence Hall.

In 1996, O'Daniel spearheaded the effort to host the FCCAA Men's State Basketball Tournament in Chipola's Milton H. Johnson Health Center. CJC has hosted the combined Men's and Women's Tournament since 1997.

O’Daniel has held many positions of leadership in the community college system.  He served as chair of the Council of Business Affairs, member of the Community College Presidents’ Council, and President of the Florida Association of Community Colleges and President of the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA). He was recently selected to receive FCCAA’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest award bestowed by that organization.

O'Daniel's last official day on the job will be Oct. 31. The Chipola Board of Trustees has agreed to name a new president at the Oct. 15 board meeting. 

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Oct. 10, 2002

‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’ OPENS THURSDAY

 

                MARIANNA—It's hard to think of an American comedy as justly beloved as Kaufman and Hart's "You Can't Take It With You," which opens Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Chipola Theater.

                The comedy won the Pulitzer Prize for best play in 1936 and the movie version starring Jimmy Stewart won an Academy Award two years later.

                There's something compelling and cheerfully strange about its happy family of eccentrics, the Sycamores, who dance and paint and putter through their days, asking for nothing except to continue to "be happy in our own sort of way." Their family philosophy provides postmodern theater-goers with happy memories of a simpler time. 

                In the comedy, we find the conventional lovers, surrounded by the happy idealists and the Wall-Street materialists who have ulcers instead of having fun. The plot engine is the engagement between young Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby. Alice's carefully planned dinner party between the two families goes hilariously awry when the Kirbys arrive a day early to a more typically anarchic evening at the Sycamores. Heading the wacky Sycamore family is Grandpa Vanderhof, who for 35 years has pursued his favorite hobbies-snake hunting, dart throwing and tax evasion. Alice's mother, Penelope Sycamore, has become a playwright because a typewriter was delivered by mistake to her house. Her husband, Paul, manufactures fireworks in the basement with Mr. De Pinna, a long-time houseguest. Essie practices ballet in the living room, while Ed writes revolutionary propaganda to distribute with the candy he sells.

                Chipola director Charles Sirmon directs the cast which includes: Meredith Nailen as Penelope Sycamore, Sylvia Stanton as Essie, Mavis Flowers as Rheba, Aaron Tiller as Paul Sycamore, Terry Schmitz as Mr. De Pinna, Jon Solari as Ed, Arthur Obar as Martin Vanderhof, Jill White as Alice, Charles Kimrey as Henderson, DJ Meissner as Tony Kirby, James Spooner as Boris Kolenkhov, Judy Riley as Gay Wellington, Chris Manasco as Mr. Kirby, Kassandra Joyner as Mrs.Kirby, Denise Davis as Olga, Gerald Williams as Donald and Brian Mitchell as The Man. Mario Gonzalez, Joseph O’Meara and Misty Talton also are part of the technical staff.

                Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Oct. 17-19) at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday (Oct. 20) matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available in the CJC Business Office weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and at the door, 30 minutes prior to curtain time.

                For ticket information, call (850) 718-2220.

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Oct. 10, 2002

GARDNER IS CJC FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MONTH

 

                MARIANNA—Automotive Technology instructor John Gardner is the recipient of the October Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola Junior College. 

                Gardner began working at Chipola in the Fall of 2000. Under his leadership, enrollment in the program has grown tremendously. Chipola also now serves as a training center for a number of area technicians. In 2001, the program earned certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

                Gardner shares credit for the success of the program with the college administration and the local automotive community. “So many people at Chipola have been open and receptive to helping the program succeed. And our local advisory council and other local experts in the automotive field have invested a great deal of time and money into our program.”         

                Students in the CJC program learn the fundamentals of automotive technology in an integrated computer lab and then apply their skills in a fully equipped garage that features an electronically- controlled Smart Car. 

                The CJC program has earned recognition around the state. Florida Senator Stephen Wise visited last year to consider CJC as a site for establishing WEB-based instruction in Automotive Technology with other institutions.

Bud Riviere, CJC Dean of Workforce Development, says, “I am very proud of the work that John has done to make this an exemplary program in the automotive field. Students in this program get a quality education, and the industry gets quality job applicants from Chipola.”

                Gardner is a member of the Florida Association of Community Colleges and a member of the college committee on Intercollegiate Athletics.  He and his wife Nikki, a physician’s assistant at Marianna FCI, have an infant son.

                The CJC award includes a plaque, reserved parking for a month, a $300 bonus, and a $50 gift certificate from the College Book Store.  Monthly winners are eligible for the annual award.  

 

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Oct. 10, 2002

NEW ORLEANS BLUE SERENADERS SLATED FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

                MARIANNA--Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Blue Serenaders will play the Chipola Theater Monday, Nov. 18.  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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Oct. 10, 2002                        

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER CLINIC SET

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders will host a Cheerleader Day Clinic for ages 5-12, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Cheerleaders will learn the latest cheers, chants and stunts. A Showoff for parents is scheduled for Noon.

                The registration fee of $25 includes a T-shirt and insurance.

For information, call Geraldine DeFelix, CJC Cheer Coach, at (850) 718-2322.

                 

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Oct. 10, 2002

CJC OFFERS FREE COMPUTER HELP FOR SENIORS

 

MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College offers free Computer Tutoring for senior citizens on Fridays, from 8 to noon, in room M-201. 

Chipola students in CGS 1100, a second level computer class, serve as tutors. Seniors who need help in any area of basic computer use, from setup to Internet, email and word processing, are invited to take advantage of this free service.

For information, call Vikki Milton 526-2761, Ext. 3371.

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Oct. 10, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Cake Decorating II will meet Mondays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 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.  IV Therapy will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. First Aid will meet Nov. 19 and 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  A CPR class will meet Nov12 and 14, from 5 to 9 p.m.

                Two motivational workshops will be offered. “Who Moved My Cheese?” is Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The FISH Philosophy will meet Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Cost for either is $49. 

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Word I, Oct. 23 and 24 for Office 2000 and Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Introduction to Computers for Office 97, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 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; and Outlook 97, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost of each class is $56.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 20-Hour Childcare Training, Nov. 2 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 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.

                A Fiber Optics course will meet Dec. 2 through 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                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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Oct. 17, 2002

PROUGH NAMED PRESIDENT OF CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA--Dr. Gene Prough was appointed president of Chipola Junior College by the District Board of Trustees at a meeting on Oct. 15. He is the ninth president of the college, which was established in 1947.

Following the appointment, Prough said, “I am deeply honored by the trust you have shown in me to be the next leader of Chipola Junior College.”

Prough, who served as executive vice president to retiring president Dr. Dale O’Daniel, has a proven record of leadership in higher education. He was named Chipola’s Director of Vocational Education in January of 1994. He served as interim president of Chipola from June of 1994 through May of 1995 when O’Daniel became president.  Prough was named to the post of Executive Vice president in 1997. Since a re-organization of the college administration in 2000, all divisions of the college, including the Chipola Foundation, have reported to Dr. Prough.

During the past nine years, Prough has provided leadership that has enabled the college to obtain more than $17 million in building and renovation projects. During the same period he has led an initiative to seek federal and state grant funds resulting in more than $11 million in grant awards. He has guided the college in establishing a network of communication in Tallahassee and in Washington to access much needed funding to improve the learning environment for CJC students.

The Chipola Foundation also has been a focus of Prough’s work. Under his leadership, the Foundation has grown from $2 million to nearly $10 million. Endowments and scholarships in the Foundation provide some $600,000 annually in direct aid to students. 

Prough also has worked to enhance the academic programs of the college, which now include the University Center @ Chipola. He emphasizes the importance of education among college employees by supporting fee waivers, tuition reimbursement and flexible scheduling that has led to a record number of employees enrolling in college courses. The CJC Honors program also has expanded during his tenure and currently includes more than 50 of the brightest students from the area. Scholarship opportunities through the college Foundation are at an all time high with more than 185 endowments and scholarships. The University Center provides opportunities to earn bachelor’s and advanced degrees on the CJC campus. Chipola will begin its own four-year degree in Secondary Education in the Fall of 2003. “I’m very proud of the work that our people have done to make a college education more accessible to the students in our district,” said Prough.

Prough employs a basic philosophy of management that focuses on professional employees who value students and community. “We’ve got good people at Chipola—an excellent faculty and a professional staff.  I trust them to do their best for our students and for our community,” said Prough.

When asked about his vision for the future, he says, “Chipola is a fine college and I believe our best days are ahead of us. We need to focus on improving and expanding our academic and workforce programs and to consider our students first in all decision-making.”

Prough is a 1968 graduate of Chipola and a 1966 graduate of Blountstown High School. He went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business at the University of West Florida. He earned a doctorate in education from UWF in 1999.

He was one of 22 Florida Community College leaders selected for the 2001 Inaugural Executive Director's Leadership Seminar. The forum was designed to help prepare leaders that were nominated by their presidents as potential presidential candidates. 

Prough served as director of Washington-Holmes Area Vocational Technical Center in Chipley for 21 years. He also has served on the Florida Commission on Education Reform and Accountability, the Private Industry Council and the Practitioner Committee with the Department of Education/Department of Labor on Performance-Based Funding.

Prough’s wife Priscilla, a CJC grad, is a teacher at Kate M. Smith Elementary.  She also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UWF. The Proughs have a daughter, Stephanie, a son, Chad, both CJC graduates, and two grandchildren, future CJC grads. 

 

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Oct. 17, 2002

 

CHIPOLA APPROVES REDUCED FEES FOR ALABAMA AND GEORGIA STUDENTS

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College is soon to become a higher education option for nearby students in Alabama and Georgia.

On Tuesday, the CJC Board of Trustees approved a measure to charge students from the two states only one dollar extra per credit hour for college tuition and 90 cents extra for workforce fees. The new fees will take effect in the Spring 2003 semester that begins Jan. 6.

Florida’s high out-of-state tuition—more than triple the in-state rate—has prevented nearby out-of-state students from considering Chipola in the past. CJC’s current tuition for Florida residents is $52.50 per semester hour. Out-of-state students have been charged $162 per hour. With the change, Alabama and Georgia residents will now pay $53.50 per semester hour.  Students who want to take advantage of the savings will be required to complete a residency affidavit, available in the Admissions and Registration Office, prior to registering for classes.

Chipola president Dr. Dale O’Daniel said, “This new fee is really intended to help students from counties on the Florida border who may actually have a shorter drive to Chipola than to a college in their own state. We’re not looking for a large influx of students from Birmingham or Atlanta.”

The president indicated that the new fee structure does have the potential to positively affect enrollment in public service programs like fire-fighting, corrections and law enforcement which may not be available in all areas of Alabama and Georgia.”

O’Daniel said the college also would experience some savings on athletes’ tuition. Some 10 CJC student-athletes are from Alabama and Georgia.    

All community colleges with districts bordering on another state were given the option of reducing out-of-state fees.  Chipola, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Lake City, North Florida, Okaloosa-Walton, Pensacola and Tallahassee community colleges are affected by the change.

 

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Oct. 17, 2002

 

CHIPOLA PTK TO HOST LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

 

 

MARIANNA—Hundreds of promising area high school students are expected to attend Chipola Junior College’s Third Annual Leaders of Promise conference on Friday, Oct. 25, in the college Arts Center.

The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is hosting the event. PTK leaders have invited 15 high school sophomores and 15 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, will give a keynote address advocating Youth in Leadership. Students will join in leadership exercises that focus on raising awareness of health issues in local communities and on helping students organize events that will help address these problems in their schools and communities. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 12:30 p.m.

For information, call Jody Spooner at 526-2761, Ext. 3279.

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Oct. 17, 2002

 

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST SEMINAR on INFECTIOUS DISEASES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host the third program in the Satellite Seminar series on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. CST, in the CJC Continuing Education Conference Center. 

Dr. Gail Hughes will be speaking on Emerging Infectious Diseases.  Hughes is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She has extensive experience in public health care, community health and Health education, and she has taught and served as a health consultant in California and Mississippi.  Dr. Hughes has also developed community health programs and clinics in South America, India, South Africa, and Cuba. She has been especially involved with women's health and minority health issues.

Phi Theta Kappa will also be collecting baby items (such as baby food, gently-used clothing, pacifiers, etc.) at the Satellite Seminar.  All items will be donated to a local Pregnancy Crisis Center. The public is invited.  Refreshments will be served.

For further information, contact Jody Spooner, Chipola PTK advisor, at (850) 526-2761, Ext. 3279.

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Oct. 17, 2002

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS LOOKING FOR BIG SEASON

 

by: Chipola student James Wright

 

                MARIANNA--The days are becoming shorter, and the weather is turning cooler, which means another exciting season of Chipola women’s basketball. 

                The Lady Indians are coming off of a 14-16 record and are anticipating great things for the 2002-2003 season.

                Chipola has a young team this year and have only three returning players, which include:  Rebecca Montz from Abbeville, LA, who averaged 16 points per game; Lantia Carter from Columbus, OH, who averaged 8 points per game; and Amber Bryant from Raleigh, NC, who averaged 4 points per game. 

                However, the team has acquired a group of talented freshmen.  Coach Jason Keene is pleased with the young talent, especially with the abilities of Reginette Maddox from Dyersburg, TN; Andrea Martin from Lafayette, LA; Linnea Eklof from Hagersten, Sweden; and Kala Ard from Husser, LA. 

                Other players Heidi Fowler from Pace, FL; Melissa Killings from Bonifay, FL; Katie Pinder from Starks, LA; and Laquavia Roseboro from Statesville, NC have tremendous potential and will contribute significantly to the success of this year’s team.  According to Coach Keene, “The girls will be for the team, not themselves.”

                Coach Keene feels this year’s Panhandle Athletic Conference will be very competitive; nevertheless, Gulf Coast will once again be the team to beat.  The Lady Indians have a good opportunity to compete in this year’s FCCAA State Tournament, which will once again be held at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center, March 5 – 8, 2003.

Your first opportunity to see the Lady Indians in action will be November 8-9 at the Milton H. Johnson Classic. Chipola will take on Enterprise State on Friday and Southern Union on Saturday.  Both games are at 3 p.m.

 

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Oct. 17, 2002

 

CHIPOLA’S ‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’ RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY

 

                MARIANNA—The classic comedy "You Can't Take It With You," runs through Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Chipola Theater.

                Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Oct. 17-19) at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday (Oct. 20) matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available in the CJC Business Office weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and at the door, 30 minutes prior to curtain time.

                For ticket information, call (850) 718-2220.

 

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Oct. 17, 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:  Word I, Oct. 23 and 24 for Office 2000 and Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97; Introduction to Computers for Office 97, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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; and Outlook 97 will meet Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $56.

                Several Child Care courses will be offered, including: 20-Hour Childcare Training, Nov. 2 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 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.

                Computers for Seniors will be offered Nov. 11 and 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $20.

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

                A Fiber Optics course will meet the week of Dec. 2 through 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                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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Oct. 17, 2002

 

 

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CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER CLINIC SET—The Chipola Cheerleaders will host a Day Clinic for ages 5-12, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Pictured from left, are: co-captain, Chrissie Prichard; coach Geraldine DeFelix; captain, Brooke Waters; and co-captain, Meghan Smith. Participants in the clinic will learn the latest cheers, chants and stunts. A Showoff for parents is scheduled for Noon. The registration fee of $25 includes a T-shirt and insurance. For information, call Geraldine DeFelix, CJC Cheer Coach, at (850) 718-2322.

                 

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Oct. 24, 2002

STATE EMPLOYEES WAIVE TUITION AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA— Beginning in the Spring 2003 Semester, persons employed with the State of Florida can apply for the State Employee tuition waiver which pays for up to six semester hours per term.

Because Employee Tuition Waivers are offered on a space available basis, students in the program will be required to register on the final day of the Drop/Add period for each term. New student application deadline for Spring classes is Dec. 6. New student testing is Jan. 2, with classes beginning Jan. 6. Registration for students wishing to use the Employee Tuition Waiver is Jan. 9.

State employees are encouraged to request a Tuition Waiver Application from the CJC Registrar’s Office.

                For information, call the CJC Registration Office at 718-2211,or visit the CJC web site at www.chipola.edu.                   

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Oct. 24, 2002

               

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES EARLY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING CLASSES

                MARIANNA--Current Chipola Junior College students may register for the Spring semester November 4-7. Current students are those who were enrolled in Fall 2002.

New student application deadline for Spring classes is Dec. 6. Returning student registration and new student testing is Jan. 2. New student registration is Jan. 3, with classes beginning Jan. 6.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. CJC will begin its own bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in the Fall of 2003.

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

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Oct. 24, 2002        

ALABAMA AND GEORGIA STUDENTS RECEIVE TUITION BREAK

MARIANNA— Alabama and Georgia students will enjoy a reduction in tuition at Chipola Junior College beginning Spring 2003.

                The CJC Board of Trustees recently approved a measure to charge students from the two states only one dollar extra per credit hour for college tuition and 90 cents extra for workforce fees. Current Chipola Junior College students may register for the Spring semester November 4-7. Current students are those who were enrolled in Fall 2002.

New student application deadline for Spring classes is Dec. 6. Returning student registration and new student testing is Jan. 2. New student registration is Jan. 3, with classes beginning Jan. 6.

Florida’s high out-of-state tuition—more than triple the in-state rate—has prevented nearby out-of-state students from considering Chipola in the past. CJC’s current tuition for Florida residents is $52.50 per semester hour. Out-of-state students have been charged $162 per hour. With the change, Alabama and Georgia residents will now pay $53.50 per semester hour.  Students who want to take advantage of the savings will be required to complete a residency affidavit, available in the Admissions and Registration Office, prior to registering for classes.

Chipola president Dr. Dale O’Daniel said, “This new fee is really intended to help students from counties on the Florida border who may actually have a shorter drive to Chipola than to a college in their own state.”

The president indicated that the new fee structure does have the potential to positively affect enrollment in public service programs like fire-fighting, corrections and law enforcement which may not be available in all areas of Alabama and Georgia.

O’Daniel said the college also would experience some savings on athletes’ tuition. Some 10 CJC student-athletes are from Alabama and Georgia.    

All community colleges with districts bordering on another state were given the option of reducing out-of-state fees.  Chipola, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Lake City, North Florida, Okaloosa-Walton, Pensacola and Tallahassee community colleges are affected by the change.

 

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Oct. 24, 2002

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER CLINIC SET

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College Cheerleaders will host a Cheerleader Day Clinic for ages 5-12, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Cheerleaders will learn the latest cheers, chants and stunts. A Showoff for parents is scheduled for Noon.

                The registration fee of $25 includes a T-shirt and insurance.

For information, call Geraldine DeFelix, CJC Cheer Coach, at (850) 718-2322.

                 

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Oct. 24, 2002

NEW ORLEANS BLUE SERENADERS SLATED FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

                MARIANNA--Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Blue Serenaders will play the Chipola Theater Monday, Nov. 18.  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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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:  Word I, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Office 97.  Introduction to Computers, Office 97, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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: 20-Hour Childcare Training, Nov. 2 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 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.

                Computers for Seniors will be offered Nov. 11 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $20.

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

                A Fiber Optics course will meet the week of Dec. 2 through 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $600 includes books and materials.

                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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Oct. 24, 2002

CHIPOLA TO HOST MILTON H. JOHNSON CLASSIC

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College men's and women's basketball teams host a huge weekend of home basketball games, Nov. 7-9, at the Milton H. Johnson Classic.

The 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.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the women join the action when Daytona Beach women play Southern Union at 1 p.m. The CJC Lady Indians meet Enterprise at 3 p.m.  In the evening match-ups, South Georgia Tech men play Enterprise at 5:30, and the Indians meet Jefferson Davis at 7:30.

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

Coach Ryan Cross is optimistic about his team’s chances. "I have high aspirations for this team.  Entering my fourth season, I think we have finally put together a team that has the talent and all the ingredients to not only compete for a Panhandle Conference title, but also on the national level," said Cross.

            Third year CJC women's coach Jason Keene, says, "We have a little more experience and a little more talent and depth this year."

            The Indians open the season Nov. 1 and 2 at an Okaloosa-Walton Community College classic in Niceville. The Lady Indians open their season on the road at Columbia State Tennessee Tournament on Nov. 1 and 2.

Check out the CJC website at www.chipola.edu.

 

 

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October 31, 2002

CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS OUTLINE SUCCESS STRATEGY

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College employees and students participated recently in a planning workshop to help develop a strategy for Chipola’s success over the next 10 years. 

            The session was facilitated by Dr. Barbara Jones retired Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Jones assists colleges in planning and resource development and is a frequent speaker in workshops across the South. She praised Chipola’s facilities, technology, and committed personnel.

                Participants discussed future directions for three specific areas of the college: Academic Programs, Institutional Management, and Fiscal Stability. Strengths and weaknesses were identified and prioritized in each area. 

                Included in the vision were three areas of concern:

(1)     Center for Learning and Teaching

                The first was the need for a Center for Teaching and Learning to provide staff development for instructors to help them integrate technologies into the classroom, with specific training in online course presentation. Such a center also could be used to provide for supplemental instruction and tutoring services for students.

(2)     Funds for New and Existing Program Development

                Participants agreed on the need to set aside funds for new and existing program development, specifically in fundamental core curriculum leading into Chipola’s new Baccalaureate degree in math or science education.  Chipola is expected to begin offering its own four-year degrees in Secondary Math and Science Education in the Fall of 2003.

(3)     Career and Placement Center

                Third, participants identified the need for a Career and Placement Center to provide information and services to students. The group also discussed the development of new marketing and institutional development strategies. These goals will be incorporated into future college planning and grant applications.

                CJC president Dr. Gene Prough said, “This was an important day in the life of the college. Students and employees representing all areas of the institution worked to assess the overall climate of college. Together, they looked at our priorities and helped outline a vision that included many issues that will be important to our students over the next decade.”

                Participants in the planning session included members of the college’s Senior Staff, Planning and Accountability Committee and Governance Council. They included: Mary Bruce Hamilton, Richard Rehberg, Dennis Kosciw, Ana Stephens, Brandon Vaughn, John Watson, Angie Tyler, Nancy Nobles-Dunkle, Carolyn Poole, Joan Stadsklev, Mary Lu Andreu, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Dennis Everett, Mary McClendon, Dr. Gene Prough, Judy Riviere, Rose Cavin, Julie Fuqua, Allen Tidwell, Harry Fleener, Vikki Milton, Kathy Wheeler, Roberta Grantham, Margie Williams, Evelyn Ward, Charlton Keen, Ron Ward, Bud Riviere, Dr. Joan Miller, Dr. Rene Tharpe, Steve Young, Kitty Myers, Gail Hartzog, and CJC students Amy Bates, Chad Fears, Brian Mitchell and Joni Goodman.

 

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CJC OUTLINES SUCCESS STRATEGY--Chipola Junior College employees and students participated recently in a planning workshop to help develop a strategy for Chipola’s success over the next 10 years. Pictured from left, are: CJC president Dr. Gene Prough, facilitator Dr. Barbara Jones and Gail Hartzog, CJC director of planning and effectiveness. Participants discussed the need to develop a Center for Learning and Teaching, provide funding for new and existing program development and to establish a Career and Placement Center

 

 

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October 31, 2002

 

 

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES EARLY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING CLASSES

 

                MARIANNA--Current Chipola Junior College students may register for the Spring semester November 4-7. Current students are those who are enrolled in the Fall 2002 Semester.

New student application deadline for Spring classes is Dec. 6. Returning student registration and new student testing is Jan. 2. New student registration is Jan. 3, with classes beginning Jan. 6.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s degree and advanced programs on the CJC campus. CJC will begin its own bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in the Fall of 2003.

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

 

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October 31, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ENGLISH and education COURSES online

 

                MARIANNA-- Chipola Junior College will offer ENC 1101 (Communications Skills I) and EME 2040 (Introduction to Educational Technology) in an online format this Spring.

Students and instructors will interact 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.

Dr. Laurie Culbreth, a CJC English instructor who also teaches online for the University of Phoenix, will teach the English course. Culbreth says, "Online students must possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic, personal, and/or professional schedules."

Dr. Lou Cleveland, an awarded CJC mathematics instructor, will teach the Educational Technology course which is designed to prepare future teachers to use technology in the classroom.

Current CJC students may register Nov. 4-7.  New students may register for Spring classes on Jan. 3 after completing the application process.  

Persons interested in either course must register on the CJC campus before logging in and registering with the instructors at culbrethl@chipola.edu or clevelandl@chipola.edu .

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

 

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October 31, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College is offering a variety of short courses.  

                Several computer classes will be offered, including:  Introduction to Computers (Office 97), Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Word I (Office 97), Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Computers for Seniors, Nov. 11, 14 and Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon; Excel I (Office 2000), Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Excel I (Office 2000), Nov. 13 and 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Outlook (Microsoft 97), Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost of each course is $56.              

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

                A CPR class will meet Nov. 12 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.

                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 Course, Jan. 9 through April 24. 

                Sign Language I and II classes will Monday evenings, Jan. 27 through April 7. Sign Language 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.

                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. A weekend class will meet Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost for either course 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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October 31, 2002

CHIPOLA TO OFFER FIREARMS COURSE

                MARIANNA--Chipola Junior College will offer a Firearms Familiarization course Dec. 2 through 5 at the Chipola Firing Range located on the Blue Springs Highway.

                The 16-hour course will meet all four nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Completion of the course satisfies one of the requirements for individuals seeking a Concealed Weapons permit. Cost of the course is $55. 

                For more information, call Doris Williams at 718-2394.

                                                                                               

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October 31, 2002

 

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST MILTON H. JOHNSON CLASSIC

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

The Classic is named in honor of retired coaching 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 State 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 open the season on the road Nov. 1 and 2 at an Okaloosa-Walton Classic in Niceville.

            The Lady Indians squad has more experience, talent and depth this year. They open their season at a Columbia State Tournament in Tennessee on Nov. 1 and 2.

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

 

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