October 5, 2006

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER MINI-TERM

 

MARIANNA—Registration for Chipola College’s first-ever Mini-Term begins Monday, Oct. 9.

                Registration will continue through Oct. 24 with the exception of Oct. 16-17 when the college will be closed for Fall Break. The min-term, featuring eight-weeks of classes instead of the typical 16-week semester, includes some 18 classes which meet once a week. Classes begin Oct. 18.

The October short term is designed to assist those who are working toward completing the classes in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs.

                The State Employee Fee Waiver program may be used to cover tuition for the Mini-Term.   In state tuition is available for Alabama and Georgia residents.

The following courses are being offered during the mini-term:

American History to 1865 (AMH 2010), 5-9:40 p.m., Wed., Ivey;

Crafts I (ART 1100C), 5-9:40 p.m., Tuesdays, Gorman;

Intro to Biological Science (BSC 1005), 5-9:40 p.m., Mon., Hilton;

Intro to Microcomputer (CGS 1060), 8-1:20 p.m., Sat., Stephens;

College Prep Writing (ENC 0004), 5-11:15 p.m., Tues., DeFelix;

Communication Skills I (ENC 1101), 8-3:10 p.m., Fri., Hinson;

English General Knowledge Review (ENC 2110), 7-8:35 p.m., Mon., Hinson;

Curriculum for Young Children (CHD 2432) 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mon./Wed.; Dean;

Math General Knowledge Review (MGF 2118), 5-6:35 p.m., Mon., Cleveland;

General Psychology (PSY 2012), 5-10:20 p.m., Thurs., Greene;

College Prep Reading (REA0004), 8-3:10 p.m., Sat., T. Johnson;

Introduction to Social Work (SOW 2020), 8-1:20 p.m., Sat., Stone;

 

The following Workforce Development courses feature open enrollment. Times and dates may be scheduled with the instructor:

Surface Mount Technology (EET 1607C) 4 hours, Bailey;

Introduction to Electronics (EET 1083) 3 hours, Bailey;

Math for Electronics I (MTB 1327) 3 hours, Bailey;

Network Cabling (CET 1631), 1 hour, Bailey;

Logic Circuits (CET 1111) 1 hour, Bailey;

Food Service Sanitation (FOS 2201C) 3 hours, Panichella;

Dining Room Operations (HFT 2840C) 3 hours, Panichella.

For information, call 850-718-2271.

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October 5, 2006

 

STAGE COMBAT ARTIST ADVISES CHIPOLA’S ‘I HATE HAMLET’

 

                MARIANNA—Swords were drawn and blades were clanging in the Chipola theater Wednesday as Jason Tate, a certified Stage Combat expert, helped college actors rehearse fight scenes in Chipola’s upcoming production of “I Hate Hamlet.”

        Tate is a graduate theater student at the Florida State University who visited Chipola as a guest artist.  He worked with Chipola director Charles Sirmon and actors Mike Milton and Kevin Russell.

        Tickets for the show go on sale Oct. 19 in the college Business Office. The Paul Rudnick comedy opens a four-day run, Nov. 2, with a performance for high school students Nov. 1.

        Tickets—$7 for adults and $5 for students—are available weekdays in the college Business Office from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chipola students and employees get one free ticket.

        For the courtesy of all theatre patrons, no one under age 5 will be admitted. Recommended age for the subject matter is 13 and up.

        “I Hate Hamlet” tells the story of a young and successful television actor who relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment.  With his career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem:  he hates Hamlet. 

        There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew’s series has been cancelled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virtue with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet.

        When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, prompting a séance that summons Barrymore’s ghost.  The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions.

        The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.               

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.

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CHIPOLA PRESENTS ‘I HATE HAMLET’—Swords were drawn and blades were clanging in the Chipola theater Wednesday as Jason Tate, a certified Stage Combat expert, helped college actors rehearse fight scenes in Chipola’s upcoming production of “I Hate Hamlet.” The play opens a four-day run Nov. 2. Here, Chipola actors Mike Milton and Kevin Russell rehearse a scene with Tate. For information about Chipola Theater, call 850-718-2220.

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October 5, 2006

 

RIVER EXHIBIT AT CHIPOLA TO CLOSE WITH FINAL LECTURES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the final two lectures in the Apalachicola River series, Oct. 11 and 12 in the Chipola Arts Center.

The presentations are part of an ongoing program slated in conjunction with the “Apalachicola River: An American Treasure,” exhibit on display through Oct. 12.

Guests will have the opportunity to view the exhibit of large black and white photographs by Clyde Butcher and Richard Bickel, and the documentary film by Elam Stoltzfus.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., Dr. Steven J. Herrington, Apalachicola River and Bay Project Coordinator with the Nature Conservancy, will discuss Aquatic Conservation and Restoration at the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve.  

Herrington is an ichthyologist with over ten years experience examining the biology of fish and their interactions with the environment. He majored in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. He was awarded a Master’s in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, focusing on the effects of environmental degradation on stream fish. He earned a doctorate in Fisheries at Auburn while studying the ecology and impacts of introduced fish species in the southeast. He is currently working with federal, state, and local partners to assess migratory fish passage potential at Jim Woodruff Dam on the Apalachicola River.

On Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m., musician Sammy Tedder, who wrote and performed the soundtrack for a documentary on the Apalachicola, will present a workshop concert of original music featuring his hand-made instruments. 

Tedder’s musical talents stretch over 30 years of performing, composing and recording sounds near his remote cabin on the Sopchoppy River. Intrigued by the natural sounds of first primitive instruments, Tedder learned to make drums from hollow logs and flutes from the native river cane. His demonstration of hand-made instruments will feature udu, an African clay pot drum; turtle shell rattle; didgeridoos and river cane flutes and saxophones. 

He also will describe the process of building songs with recorded samples of individual musical tracks (including nature sounds) and how they are layered, eventually building up to the final mix of a song. 

The documentary film will be shown at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, and again following Tedder’s presentation.

The Apalachicola exhibit is made possible locally by the Chipola Area Board of REALTORS®, the Marianna Automobile Dealers Association, the Jackson County Tourist Development Council and Friends of the Florida Caverns. Members of the Chipola Regional Arts Association and the Artists Guild of Northwest Florida are hosting the exhibit. 

For information, call 850-718-2301.

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FINAL LECTURES SLATED WITH RIVER EXHIBIT— Dr. Steven J. Herrington, Apalachicola River and Bay Project Coordinator with the Nature Conservancy, will speak at Chipola College Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. Musician Sammy Tedder, who performed the soundtrack for a documentary on the Apalachicola, will present a workshop concert of original music featuring his hand-made instruments, Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m.  The “Apalachicola: An American Treasure” exhibit is open to the public, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m., through Oct. 12.  For information, call 850-718-2301.

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October 5, 2006

 

CHIPOLA SEEKS FUNDS FOR First Generation Scholarship

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation is seeking donations for a new scholarship fund to help “first generation in college” students.

During the 2006 Legislative Session, $5 million in non-recurring general revenue funds was appropriated to the community college system to fund “First Generation in College” Scholarships.

Each of Florida’s 28 community colleges was allocated a portion of the $5 million based upon a formula of educational factors. Chipola’s allocated portion is $34,000.

In order for Chipola to receive these funds, private donations for a dollar for dollar match must be received at the Chipola College Foundation by Dec. 1, 2006. 

“First Generation in College” Scholarships are to be awarded to students toward tuition and/or books. Private donations and the state match portion must be spent and cannot be endowed.  A first generation in college student is defined as an individual both of whose parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree.

According to Foundation director Julie Fuqua, “First Generation in College Scholarships at Chipola would be offered in the Fall 2007 based upon the dollar amount we raise to receive the state match.” 

Applications for the First Generation Scholarships would be available in late February 2007 and due June 18, 2007.   

Donations may be sent to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446, and must be earmarked for the First Generation in College Scholarship match.

For more information, contact Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director, at 718-2478. 

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October 5, 2006

 

CHILD CARE COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a special course for daycare personnel beginning Oct. 18.

Curriculum for Young Children (CHD 2432) will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kayla Dean is the instructor.

Florida (PERKS) Partners in Education and Research for Kindergarten Success is covering tuition for qualified daycare personnel. Others may be eligible for financial aid as well. PERKS is a federally-funded research program intended to increase the knowledge base of child care personnel to better prepare students to enter kindergarten.

            For information about the course, call 850-718-2319.

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 October 5, 2006

 

SHELL CARVER TO SPEAK AT CRAA MEETING

 

MARIANNA—Shell carver Grady Smith, Jr. will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 17 Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) Dutch treat lunch meeting. 

Smith is a graduate of Chipola College, a descendant of the Apalachicola Creek Muskogee Indians, and an accomplished shell carver. 

Smith lives in Bristol where he spends most of his time, following in the footsteps of ancient shell engravers. He explains “I feel as if it is in my blood; that I am destined to carry on the ways of my Muskogee Creek ancestors.”

Most of the designs he carves are taken from ancient Southeastern American Indian iconography, however, he will consider custom designs upon request. Each piece is unique due to the nature of the shell and the temperament of the artist.

CRAA meetings are open to the public and begin at 11:30 am at Jim's Buffet in Marianna. 

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 October 5, 2006

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.       

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Health, Safety & Nutrition, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Behavioral Observation & Screening, Nov. 6 & 8, 6 to 9 p.m.; Child Abuse & Neglect, Nov. 11, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth & Development, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (center), Nov. 13 & 15, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (family), Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41. 

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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DEKLE TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED—Descendants of the late Pallie Dekle Taylor gathered recently to congratulate the recipients of a Chipola College scholarship established in her name by her son Dr. Dekle Taylor. Pictured on the steps of the historic Dekle-Brunner home are, from left: Coakley Taylor, Judith Taylor Bishop, scholarship recipient Joc Calloway, Chad Taylor, Jonathan Taylor, and Helen-Marie Taylor. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Justin Brown. The scholarship is awarded annually to students from Chipola’s five-county district. Interested students should apply to the Chipola Foundation by June 18.

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HAIR COLOR SEMINAR AT CHIPOLA—Cynthia Roy, award-winning Color Specialist and National Color Educator, with Paul Mitchell, Inc., recently presented a color seminar for students in the Chipola College Cosmetology program.

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October 12, 2006

CHIPOLA MINI-TERM REGISTRATION ONGOING

 

MARIANNARegistration for Chipola College’s Fall Mini-Term will continue through Oct. 24 with the exception of Oct. 16-17 when the college will be closed for Fall Break.

The mini-term, features eight-weeks of classes instead of the typical 16-week semester, and includes 18 classes which meet once a week. Classes begin Oct. 18.

The October short term is designed to assist those who are working toward completing the classes in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs.

            The State Employee Fee Waiver program may be used to cover tuition for the Mini-Term. In- state tuition is available for Alabama and Georgia residents.

The following courses are being offered during the mini-term:

American History to 1865 (AMH 2010), 5-9:40 p.m., Wed., Ivey;

Crafts I (ART 1100C), 5-9:40 p.m., Tuesdays, Gorman;

Intro to Biological Science (BSC 1005), 5-9:40 p.m., Mon., Hilton;

Intro to Microcomputer (CGS 1060), 8-1:20 p.m., Sat., Stephens;

College Prep Writing (ENC 0004), 5-11:15 p.m., Tues., DeFelix;

Communication Skills I (ENC 1101), 8-3:10 p.m., Fri., Hinson;

English General Knowledge Review (ENC 2110), 7-8:35 p.m., Mon., Hinson;

Curriculum for Young Children (CHD 2432) 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mon./Wed.; Dean;

General Knowledge Review (MGF 2118), 5-6:35 p.m., Mon., Cleveland;

General Psychology (PSY 2012), 5-10:20 p.m., Thurs., Greene;

College Prep Reading (REA0004), 8-3:10 p.m., Sat., T. Johnson;

Introduction to Social Work (SOW 2020), 8-1:20 p.m., Sat., Stone;

 

The following Workforce Development courses feature open enrollment. Times and dates may be scheduled with the instructor:

Surface Mount Technology (EET 1607C) 4 hours, Bailey;

Introduction to Electronics (EET 1083) 3 hours, Bailey;

Math for Electronics I (MTB 1327) 3 hours, Bailey;

Network Cabling (CET 1631), 1 hour, Bailey;

Logic Circuits (CET 1111) 1 hour, Bailey;

Food Service Sanitation (FOS 2201C) 3 hours, Panichella;

Dining Room Operations (HFT 2840C) 3 hours, Panichella.

For information, call 850-718-2271.

 

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October 12, 2006           

 CHIPOLA TO SPONSOR FREE SCREENING OF GLOBAL WARMING FILM

 

            MARIANNA—The public is invited to two free showings of the global warming film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the Marianna Twin Cinema.

            Director Davis Guggenheim weaves the science of global warming with former vice president Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. 

            Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way.  "Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim. 

            The screenings are sponsored by the Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

            For information, contact PTK adviser Pam Rentz at 526-2761.

 

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October 12, 2006

CHIPOLA TO HOST MEETING ON MASONRY TRAINING PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Masonry Summit and Dinner, Nov. 9, to explore the possibility of a Masonry Apprentice Program.

Chipola is joining with the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation for the 6 p.m. dinner in the Continuing Education Conference Center on Chipola’s campus.

According to Workforce Development Dean Bud Riviere, Chipola is responding to a specific need in the construction industry pertaining to the opportunity for training and employment in the masonry industry.

Masonry contractors and subcontractors in the Florida panhandle as well as those from Alabama and Georgia are invited to participate in the meeting and to commit to sponsoring employees in the apprentice training program.

Members of the Florida Concrete Products Association, the Masonry Association of Florida, representatives of Florida’s Great Northwest, the Chipola Regional Workforce Board and the Florida Department of Education will be in attendance

Chipola College has committed space and resources to help jump start the program. Riviere says, “This apprenticeship training program will afford the student apprentice an outstanding opportunity to obtain gainful employment in an area of great unmet need in this region. Chipola is pleased to collaborate in this effort.”

Al Herndon, Regional Apprenticeship Representative with FMAEF, says “We are pleased that Chipola has offered assistance in our region to help meet the demand for masonry apprentices.  The masonry field is both challenging and rewarding in this part of Florida.  There are excellent career opportunities awaiting our apprentices.”

To register for the meeting, call the Workforce Development Office at Chipola College, at 850-718-2270.  

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October 12, 2006

WORKFORCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES MEET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College recently hosted a dinner for members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council.

            More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on nine separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs.

            Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development, says, “We depend on the expertise of these professionals to provide real-world advice about the training we need to provide to our students. Their involvement insures that our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce.”

            Advisory committees and members are:

            Automotive Technology— Neil Glover, Ray Lawrence, Mike Lichtfuss, Jamie Cozart, Roy Scheffer, Alan Scheffer, Jason Getz, Rusty Lawrence, Matt Cox, Julian Williams, Robert Vargo, Chase Vlieg, George Ed Howell, Jeff Howell, Michael Kriser, Chuck Anderson, Mike Bowyer, Ronnie Stevens, John Pforte, Phillip Deshazo, Tony Tye, Odis Boykin, Jamie Streetman

and Chad Walker.

            Computer Systems Technology— Kenny Griffin, Stan Saunders, Landis Adams, Donald Rye, Byron Ward, Harold Barnes, Dennis Everett, Brice Melvin, Don Collins, Sherri McBride, Phillip Winn, Oliver Reichert, Lee Temples, Petey Sims, Mike Pinella, and Dave Grossnickle

            Cosmetology—Carlotta Shores, Jana Baggett, Lori Harris, Necia Garcia, Rene Jordan, Paige Vanderwerf, Sarah Maddox, Angie Hill, Dana Torbett, Heather Cain, Desiree Daffin, Amy Lipford, Sherry O’Connor, Kim Donofro, Cookie Harvey, Ginger Harris, Marty Faulk, Tommy Nguyen, Carolyn Johnson, Dee-Dee Johnson, and Diane Johnson.

            Public Service/Criminal Justice —John McDaniel, David Tatum, Glenn Kimbrel, Elton Horton, Lou Roberts, Linda Stanley, Carl Davis, Robert Haddock, Kevin Crews, George Underwood, Richard Comerford, Donald Barnes, Burt McAlpin, William Watford, Coy Dennis Lee, and Ronnie Bennett.

            Culinary Management—John Milton, Edwin Blitch, Todd Sterzoy, Jessup Lankford, Scott Jackson and Mike Parrish.

            Electronic Engineering Technology—Anthony Register, Harvey Daniels, James Sims, John Worthing, Jesse Rich, Bruce Williams, Tanya Taylor, Ross Jackson, Glenda Bethel and Gary Brown.

            Firefighting—Steve Edwards, Rolf Myrltammar, Tony Wesley, Jack Barwick and Floyd Aycock.

            Telecommunications—Michael Nixon, Michael Sellers, Harry Fleener and Frank Perniciaro.

            Welding—Clayton Jordan, Patrick W. Williams, Roger Culpepper, Alonza Russ Jr, Raymond Macaluso, David G. Smith, Nathan Pittman, Sr. and Elonzo Dale Messer.

            For information about Chipola’s Workforce Development programs, call 850-718-2270. 

 

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CHIPOLA ADVISORY COUNCIL—Chipola College recently hosted a dinner for members of the Workforce Development Advisory Council. Here, Bud Riviere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development (right) congratulates (from left) Rusty Lawrence, Matt Cox and Julian Williams, members of the Automotive advisory council who served on Chipola’s ASC recertification team. More than 100 area professionals serve on nine separate advisory committees for each of the college’s technical programs.

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October 12, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.       

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Health, Safety & Nutrition, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Behavioral Observation & Screening, Nov. 6 & 8, 6 to 9 p.m.; Child Abuse & Neglect, Nov. 11, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth & Development, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (center), Nov. 13 & 15, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (family), Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 20, 7a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            Sign Language I class will meet Feb. 6 through April 17, Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.   

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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October 12, 2006

CHIPOLA INDIANS RANKED FIRST IN THE NATION

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s basketball team is ranked first in the nation in Street and Smith's College Basketball Yearbook, the premier pre-season publication for college basketball.

                The magazine also listed two Chipola players among the best in the nation. Returning point guard Jamarcus Ellis was named to Street and Smith’s First Team of Super Sophomores. At 6-6, Ellis averaged 13.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in his freshman year. DeAndre Thomas, a 6-8, 290 pounder, also was named among the nation’s top 25 sophomores.  Ellis was named first team All-Conference in 2005-06. Thomas earned Second Team All-Conference honors.

Third year Chipola head coach Greg Heiar says, "We are honored to be ranked at the top of the pre-season poll. We’re going to work every day to prove that we are worthy of this recognition." Heiar shared Conference Coach of the Year honors with TCC’s Eddie Barnes last season. Both teams finished with identical 10-2 league records.

            The Indians finished the 2005-06 campaign with a 29-4 mark, falling just short in their bid to become the first men’s team ever to win three straight Florida state titles when they lost to Tallahassee, 98-96, in triple overtime in the 2006 State Championship.

Street and Smith touts the Panhandle Conference as the one of the toughest in the country with conference coaches projecting some four dozen players from the league as serious D-1 prospects. Two of Chipola’s conference rivals also are ranked in the Top 25. Okaloosa-Walton is number 12 and Tallahassee is number 15.

            Chipola hosts Brevard and Pearl River in the Milton H. Johnson Classic, Nov. 3-4.

            Visit www.chipola.edu for more information on the Indians.

 

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October 12, 2006

CHIPOLA CHEER FEST SLATED FOR OCT. 21

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleaders will host a Cheer Fest and Critique Day for area all-star and recreation cheer squads on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                The public is invited to attend. Admission is $5 for ages 5 and older. Fans should expect great routines and an exciting morning of cheerleading.

    Interested coaches should contact Geraldine DeFelix. Entry forms are available on the Chipola website: www.chipola.edu, under “Athletics,” and “Cheerleaders.”.

    For more information, contact DeFelix at 718-2322.

 

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HINSON IS TOP FACULTY MEMBER—English instructor Richard Hinson accepts the Chipola College October faculty/administrator of the month award from vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons. Hinson has taught at the college since 1999. 

 

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BLUE SPRINGS WORKING GROUP—The Blue Springs Working Group recently held a public meeting at Chipola College.  Pictured from left, are: Chris Barrios, Rich Cailteux, Edd Sorenson, Dr. Steve Shimmel and Harley Means. Chipola was awarded a Department of Environmental Protection grant to coordinate the working group to educate stakeholders about the spring basin. For information, call Vicki Mathis at 850-718-2289.

 

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CHIPOLA HONORS GROUP DISCUSSES FINANCE—Chuck Morgan, financial consultant and former market president of Wachovia Bank, and Vicky Beauchamp, Wachovia Marianna Financial Center Manager; were the guest speakers at a recent meeting of the Chipola College Honors program. Pictured from left, are Daniel Carter, Chuck Morgan, Vicki Beauchamp and T.J. Walker.

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October 19, 2006

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE AWARDED $2.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS

MARIANNA—Current and future Chipola College students will benefit from $2.7 million in federal grants which were recently awarded to the college.

U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd attended Chipola’s annual Superintendents and Principals Breakfast on Thursday to present a check to college officials for three grants—Title III, Talent Search and Public Telecommunications.

Title III

Chipola was awarded $1,670,855 for a Title III – Strengthening Institutions grant to fund a five-year project. The Title III program has three components: (1) to strengthen instructional support; (2) to increase student engagement and (3) to offer faculty development to improve student learning and engagement.

The grant will help the college establish a new academic lab with on-demand tutoring, and provide supplemental instruction in high risk courses.

Chipola’s orientation course will be expanded to a two-hour Freshman Seminar in order to establish learning communities of 15-20 students with faculty mentors.

The goal of the project is to help students manage the college experience, plan for a career, and achieve academic and personal success. Funds also will be provided for faculty to travel to national conferences and visit exemplary institutions, to learn best practices to increase student retention and engagement.

The major goal of Chipola’s Title III program is to increase student retention by 20% by the year 2011.

Talent Search

Chipola’s Educational Talent Search program will continue to provide services to first-generation college-bound students in area middle and high schools thanks to a $1,032,000 grant for an additional four years. 

Talent Search helps identify youth in grades 6-12 to help them complete high school and enroll in postsecondary educational programs.  To date, some 90% of Chipola’s Talent Search students have graduated high school and enrolled in postsecondary programs. 

Talent Search serves 600 area students with academic advising; assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications; entrance exam preparation; personal and career counseling; and exposure to cultural and academic activities, including field trips to colleges, universities and technical centers.

Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP)

The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Chipola $67,000 from the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) to assess existing and future means of delivery of non-broadcast distance learning to high school, college, and community students in the district.

Chipola will join with local public schools to conduct an assessment of technology and curriculum within the college and the five school districts.  Educators will create a plan to deliver learning options to the area’s diverse student population based on current and future technology, current programs and needed courses of study.

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “We were excited to receive the good news from Congressman Allen Boyd that these three grant requests had been funded.  These programs will expand opportunities for our students and prospective students for years to come.”   

In addressing the meeting of college and public school officials, Congressman Boyd said, “I salute the educators in this district who are working hard to educate our next generation of citizens and leaders.”

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October 19, 2006

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BOYD DELIVERS FUNDS TO CHIPOLA DISTRICT—U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd attended Chipola College’s annual Superintendents and Principals Breakfast on Thursday to present a $2.7 million check for three federal grants. Pictured from left, are: David Summers, Liberty County Superintendent; John Padgett, Chipola board member; Danny Sims, Jackson County Superintendent; Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough; Danny Ryals, Chipola Board member; U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd; Mary Sue Neves, Calhoun County Superintendent; and Steve Griffin, Holmes County Superintendent.

                                                                                   

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October 19, 2006

CHIPOLA ALUMNUS TO SPEAK TO HONORS GROUP

      MARIANNA—Attorney Jami McFatter Balkom will be the special guest speaker for the Chipola College Honors seminar, Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall.

      Balkom is a 1998 graduate of Chipola.  She earned both her undergraduate Literature degree and her law degree from Florida State University. She began her personal injury law practice with the Manuel and Thompson firm in Panama City in 2003.

      She is licensed to practice before all Florida and Alabama State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

      Balkom is currently involved with several professional associations, including The Association Trial Lawyers of America, The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, American Bar Association.

      Balkom is an active member of the St. Andrews Bay Chapter of the Junior Service League and also serves on the Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association Board and Chair of the Development Committee, as well as the American Heart Association Community Board.

      Balkom and her husband Josh, also a Chipola alumnus, have a one year-old daughter, Alli. 

      Balkom is the daughter of James “Coach” and Madaline McFatter of Bonifay. Balkom’s four siblings also attended Chipola.

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October 19, 2006

PUBLIC INVITED CHIPOLA LECTURES ON LAW AND MIDDLE EAST

MARIANNA— The public is invited to attend two meetings scheduled as part of the Chipola Honors Lecture Series.

 Chipola history professor Robert Ivey will discuss the History of the Middle East, Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m., in Jackson Hall on the Chipola campus.

On Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m., in Jackson Hall, attorney Jami McFatter Balkom will discuss her work in the legal field and her experiences as a former student in the Chipola Honors program. 

 

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October 19, 2006

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘I HATE HAMLET’

MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of “I Hate Hamlet.”

    The Paul Rudnick comedy opens a four-day run, Nov. 2, with a performance for high school students Nov. 1.

    Tickets—$7 for adults and $5 for students—are available weekdays in the college Business Office from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chipola students and employees get one free ticket.

    For the courtesy of theatre patrons, no one under age 5 will be admitted. Recommended age for the subject matter is 13.

    “I Hate Hamlet” tells the story of a young, successful television actor who relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment.  With his career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: he hates Hamlet. 

    To add to his troubles, Andrew’s series has been cancelled; and his girlfriend is clinging to her virtue with unyielding conviction.

    When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, prompting a séance that summons Barrymore’s ghost.  The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions.

    The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.               

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.

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October 19, 2006

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CHIPOLA’S ‘I HATE HAMLET’OPENS SOON— Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of “I Hate Hamlet.” The Paul Rudnick comedy opens a four-day run, Nov. 2, with a performance for high school students on Nov. 1. Cast and crew are, from left: Shannon Grice, Mike Milton, Danuta Jacob, (second) Brittany Holmes, Kevin Russell, Chris Calton, (back) stage manager Rowdy Wilbur and Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon. For information, call 850-718-2220.

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October 19, 2006

CHIPOLA TO SPONSOR FREE SCREENING OF GLOBAL WARMING FILM       MARIANNA—The public is invited to two free showings of the global warming film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the Marianna Twin Cinema.

            Director Davis Guggenheim weaves the science of global warming with former vice president Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.  

            The screenings are sponsored by the Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

            For information, contact PTK adviser Pam Rentz at 526-2761.

 

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October 19, 2006

YOUNGSTERS INVITED TO JOIN CHIPOLA LITTLE INDIANS

    MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s basketball team invites boys and girls ages 6-12 to join the Little Indians Club. Practices begin Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. with additional practices Nov. 16 and 30, Dec. 14, Jan. 4, 18 and 20. The $20 membership fee includes: Little Indians t-shirt, instruction from Chipola players and coaches, and the opportunity to perform during Chipola games on Feb. 1, 8 and 10. For information, call Jake Headrick at (850)718-2378.

 

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October 19, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.       

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Health, Safety and Nutrition, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Behavioral Observation and Screening, Nov. 6 and 8, 6 to 9 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect, Nov. 11, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth and Development, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Nov. 13 and 15, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (family), Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Additional Child Care courses are slated in 2007: Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            Sign Language I will meet Feb. 6 through April 17, Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.   

            Chipola also offers the following custom workshops: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

.           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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 October 26, 2006

CHIPOLA PRESIDENT GETS EXCELLENT RATING

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees gave college president Dr. Gene Prough an excellent rating on his annual performance evaluation which was presented during the board’s regular monthly meeting on Oct. 24.

All nine board members rated the president’s performance as excellent, the highest rating available on the evaluation. In a summary of the trustees’ comments, board attorney Gerald Holley stated, “The board is extremely proud of and confident in Dr. Prough. He is to be commended for a job well done.”

Board members listed several areas of the president’s strengths, including: “leadership,” “vision,” “strength in fundraising from the legislature and for the foundation,” and “always having the best interest of the students in his heart.”

In the general comments section, one trustee noted, “Dr. Prough genuinely loves the college and it faculty and students, and provides valuable leadership in all areas.”

Following the meeting, Prough said, “I appreciate the opportunity to work in an environment where people appreciate you and the educational opportunities that we are providing to the people in our five-county area.”

Prough became Chipola’s ninth president in October of 2002. He served as executive vice president of the college from 1997 to 2002. Prough first came to Chipola as Director of Vocational Education in 1994.

During his time as president and executive vice-president, Dr. Prough has provided leadership that enabled the college to obtain more than $22 million in building projects and more than $15 million in federal and state grants. A new Student Services building was completed last year and a new entrance road to the college and a $13 million performing arts center are in the planning stages.

Under his leadership, the college foundation has grown from $2 million to more than $13 million. Endowments and scholarships in the foundation provide some $600,000 annually in direct aid to students. 

During Prough’s tenure as president, the college has changed its name from Chipola Junior College to Chipola College in order to begin offering bachelor’s degrees in Secondary and Middle School Science Education and Secondary and Middle School Mathematics Education. College officials have begun the application process to offer a Bachelor’s degree in business which may begin as early as August of 2007.

Prough, a 1968 graduate of Chipola, was granted a five-year rolling contract in November of 2004, and given approval to enter the state Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP). The action extended Prough’s contract through November of 2010. Prough received the same six percent salary increase awarded to career and administrative employees in August.

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October 26, 2006

CHIPOLA’S ‘I HATE HAMLET’ OPENS THURSDAY

 

             MARIANNA—The Chipola College production of “I Hate Hamlet,” opens a four-day run Thursday, Nov. 2.

             Tickets—$7 for adults and $5 for students—are available weekdays in the college Business Office from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chipola students and employees get one free ticket.

             For the courtesy of theatre patrons, no one under age 5 will be admitted. Recommended age for the subject matter is 13.

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon cast local actors in the following roles: Brittany Holmes as Felicia Dantine, Kevin Russell as Andrew Rally, Shannon Grice as Deirdre McDavey, Danuta Jacob as Lillian Troy, Mike Milton as John Barrymore and Chris Calton as Gary Peter Lefkowitz. Rowdy Wilbur will serve as the stage manager for the show.      

             The Paul Rudnick comedy tells the story of a young, successful television actor who relocates to New York, where he rents a gothic apartment.  With his career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: he hates Hamlet. 

             To add to his troubles, Andrew’s series has been cancelled; and his girlfriend is clinging to her virtue with unyielding conviction.

             When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, prompting a séance that summons Barrymore’s ghost.  The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions.

             The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.               

            For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.

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CHIPOLA ‘I HATE HAMLET’OPENS THURSDAY— Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of “I Hate Hamlet.” The Paul Rudnick comedy opens a four-day run, Nov. 2. Here, Mike Milton, (left) and Chris Calton rehearse a scene. For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.

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 October 26, 2006

Sunday Afternoon with the Arts is nov. 5 at chipola

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association will host its second annual Sunday Afternoon with the Arts, Nov. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the Chipola College Arts Center

The free event features the work of more than 50 artists and 150 pieces of original art from stained glass to oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, sculpture and photography.

In addition to the art exhibit, patrons may meet the artists and enjoy live music by pianist Audrey Haas.

A variety of art demonstrations are planned for the afternoon including: Roberta Newell's popular melted-crayon painting and Anna Gitana Layton's watercolor.  Kathy Wycoff, nationally known for her portraits, will demonstrate painting with pastels. Debra Pelc Menacof, a Marianna art instructor will feature art techniques. Betty Gilberts, a Blountstown artist will show a technique called "wipe out" and Grady Smith, Jr., Muskogee Indian shell carver from  Bristol  will  share his carving techniques.

"Last year the art demonstrations were well received. This year the committee decided to expand the art demonstrations and make them more fun and interactive for the public," said Judy Brooten, CRAA Visual Art Exhibit Chairperson.

Joan Stadsklev, Chipola Director of Fine and Performing Arts, said, "We are pleased to host Sunday Afternoon with the Arts to bring together work from local visual artists.  The Arts Center is the perfect venue for this display which not only exhibits the work of area artists but inspires artists of all ages to continue developing their artistic talents.”

John Brewer's Studio has donated a beautifully framed print as a door prize.  Light refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by The Chipola Regional Arts Association with the assistance of members of The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida.

The majority of artists in the event are from Jackson and the surrounding counties. They are: Bill Anderson, Bristol; Pamala Anderson, Bristol; Jill Arrazattee, Sneads; Christian Baker, Blountstown; Jean Battuello, Sneads; Ryan Thomas Brock, Marianna; Judy D. Brooten, Bascom; Jennifer Crawford, Marianna; Shirley J. Dyal, Quincy; Peckham Eldridge, Blountstown; Mary Flowers, Sneads; Betty Gilberts; Blountstown; Toollie Harkins, Marianna; Linda Hebb, Marianna; Alicia Jackson, Bristol; Jacqueline  Jackson, Blountstown; Lois Jones, Marianna; Dr. Tamaria E. Joyner, Blountstown; Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Marianna; Rebecca Knight, Bonifay; Anna Gitana Layton, Blountstown; Lesli Longbottom, Marianna; Debra Pelc Menacof, Marianna; Roberta T. Newell, Graceville; Sherry O'Connor, Marianna; Lee Oliver, Marianna;  Marian Oswald, Bascom; Suzanne Jean Payne, Marianna; David Peacock, Blountstown; Dr. James W. Pool, Marianna; Deann Reddick, Bristol; Tom Sanson, Marianna; Starr B. Shumaker, Marianna; Allen Simmons, Marianna; Alison Slongo, Blountstown; Debbie Slongo, Blountstown; Grady Smith, Jr., Bristol; Richard Street, Marianna; Sandra Sullivan, Grand Ridge; Janet Cumbaa Taylor, Blountstown; Chastine Watters Van Fleet, Marianna; Beth Watford, Chipley; Amanda Wiggins, Marianna; Ann Sealey Williams, Altha; David Wilson, Grand Ridge; Helene Wyckoff, Greenwood; James Wyckoff, Sneads; Kathleen Wycoff, Marianna; Carmen Yeomans, Grand Ridge; Carol Yoder, Grand Ridge; and Nancy Zurenda, Marianna.

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October 26, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.       

            Chipola will offer the following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home: Health, Safety & Nutrition, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Behavioral Observation & Screening, Nov. 6 & 8, 6 to 9 p.m.; Child Abuse & Neglect, Nov. 11, 7 to 11 a.m.; Child Growth & Development, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (center), Nov. 13 & 15, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules & Regulations (family), Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, March 31, 7  a.m. to 5 p.m.  Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            An Early Care and Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Jan. 11 through April 26 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $191.

            Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

              Cake Decorating I begins Feb. 1. Cake Decorating II begins March 1. Advanced Level Cake Decorating III begins April 5. All classes meet Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $41.

            Sign Language I class will meet Feb. 6 through April 17, Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

           Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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October 26, 2006

CHIPOLA TO HOST JOHNSON CLASSIC NOV. 3-4

 

         MARIANNA—The Chipola College men's and women's basketball teams host the annual Milton H. Johnson Classic, Nov. 3-4, in the gym that bears the same name.

            The Lady Indians play Pye Express at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, followed by the Indians against Pearl River at 7 p.m. The classic tips off Friday with Miami Dade and Kirkwood in a 1 p.m., women’s game, and TCC and Brevard in a 3 p.m., men’s matchup.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Tallahassee and Pearl River meet in a 3 p.m. men’s game. The Lady Indians of Chipola play Kirkwood at 5 p.m., followed by the Chipola Indians and Brevard in the 7 p.m. nightcap

            The Lady Indians host the three-day Holiday Inn Express Alzheimer’s Women’s Basketball Classic, Nov. 10-12. The Lady Indians play at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.

            The Lady Indians are still basking in the glory of the best season in Chipola history. The 2006 squad captured the state women’s state title for a second straight year and finished fourth in the NJCAA Tournament.  The fourth place ranking marked the best finish of any women’s team in Chipola history. The Lady Indians earned their spot in the national tournament by winning their second straight state championship in a 73-69 overtime win over Gulf Coast, March 11, 2006. The 2006 Lady Indians finished with a 31-6 overall mark.

The Chipola College men’s basketball team is ranked first in the nation in Street and Smith's College Basketball Yearbook, the premier pre-season publication for college basketball.

The magazine also listed point guard Jamarcus Ellis and DeAndre Thomas to Street and Smith’s First Team of Super Sophomores.

Chipola shared the 2006 Panhandle Conference title with Tallahassee last season. Both teams finished with identical 10-2 league records. The Indians finished the 2005-06 campaign with a 29-4 mark, falling just short in their bid to become the first men’s team ever to win three straight Florida state titles when they lost to Tallahassee, 98-96, in triple overtime in the 2006 State Championship.

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

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 October 26, 2006

Chipola Cheerleaders Announce Extravaganza

 

            MARIANNA—The 2006-07 Chipola College cheerleaders are busy preparing for the upcoming basketball season that begins Nov. 3 and the Chipola Extravaganza Cheerleading Competition set for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. 

Coach Geraldine DeFelix will be sending out brochures with registration and routine requirements to area cheerleader squads at the middle, junior varsity, and varsity levels.  Deadline for entry forms and fees is December 13, 2006.  Rules and information forms are available at  www.chipola.edu  Individual competitions will be held at all levels. 

For information, call coach DeFelix, at 718-2322 or assistant coach Melissa Laramore, at 482-1333, or e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.edu ,

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October 26, 2006

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CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS—The 2006-07 Chipola College cheerleaders are busy preparing for the upcoming basketball season that begins Nov. 3, and the Chipola Extravaganza Cheerleading Competition set for Feb. 3, 2007.  Members of the Chipola squad are, from left: (front) Brandon Dysard of Altha, Tara Mashburn of Chipley, Ashley Duce of Malone, Alisha Gonzalez of Malone, LuAnn Dean of Marianna, Rachel Taylor of Sneads, Erik Blount of Malone, (back) Laura Taylor of Marianna, Josh Parish of Ashford, AL, Destinie Sanders of Malone and Jasmine Thomas of Cottondale.

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October 26, 2006

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BETHEL IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTHGlenda Bethel accepts the November Career Employee of the month award from Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough. Bethel has served as a Programmer/Operator in Information Systems department at the college since 2004.

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October 26, 2006

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WASTE MANAGEMENT HELPS CHIPOLA STUDENTS—Waste Management recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships to a pair of students from Chipola College’s Educational Talent Search program. Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough; Evan Messer, a graduate of Poplar Springs High and Brittany Pickwick, a Holmes County High School graduate, and Waste Management officials Kevin Hinson and Achaya Kelapanda.

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October 26, 2006

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TALKING BUSINESS—Nancy Watts, owner of Waco Gifts and Drugs, recently spoke to students in Chipola College’s Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity about operating a business. Pictured from left, are: Kasey Kelly, Kasey Alford, Nancy Watts and Daryl Hunter.

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