Sept. 4, 2003

CHIPOLA ENJOYING RECORD ENROLLMENT

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is experiencing a double-digit enrollment increase this Fall.

A total of 2,113 students were enrolled through Aug. 29, the final day of late registration for Fall academic classes. The figure represents a 16.5 percent increase over last Fall’s headcount of 1,815. Full-Time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, also is up more than 12 percent to 537, compared to 479 last Fall. 

“We are excited to have so many new and returning students taking advantage of the opportunities available at Chipola,” said college president Dr. Gene Prough.

Chipola recently was renamed Chipola College in preparation to offer four-year degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. The college has experienced a surge in applications and inquiries about the new programs which begin in January, 2004.

College officials point to several other factors that may have led to the increase, including: greater emphasis on retention, the presence of university programs on campus, expansion of nursing programs, a special program for public school paraprofessionals and the offer of in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents.

Students may continue to register for many of Chipola's Workforce Development programs and Continuing Education courses throughout the semester.

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

 

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Sept. 4, 2003

 

CHIPOLA AND CHIPLEY HIGH PLAN ENGINEERING PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA--Chipley High School and Chipola College officials met recently to discuss the development of an Engineering-based Mathematics Curriculum.

The program would be a partnership between Chipley High, Chipola College and the Department of Transportation in Chipley. 

Students would take courses at Chipley High that would prepare them for careers in the engineering field.  Some courses would earn college credit toward requirements for the engineering programs at universities in Florida. 

Once the program is operational, DOT would provide mentors for the high school math courses, and assist in the development of cooperative projects and internships for the students who complete the program.

 

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CHIPLEY HIGH AND CHIPOLA-- Chipley High School and Chipola College officials met recently to discuss development of an Engineering-based Mathematics Curriculum. Pictured from left, are: Jimmy Hicks, Principal of Chipley High, Stan Young, Chipley High math teacher, Chipola officials Dr. Lou Cleveland, associate dean; Dr. Gene Prough, president; and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president.

 

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Sept. 4, 2003

 

 

GAME OF LIFE PROGRAM IS THURSDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—Thousands of 8th graders from Chipola College’s five-county district have been invited to attend “The Game of Life” motivational program, Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8:45 a.m., in the Johnson Health Center.

The program features inspirational speakers who encourage students to stay in school and out of trouble. The annual event is sponsored by David Langston of the Langston Educational Foundation.

 

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Sept. 4, 2003

 

MCLAUGHLIN PHOTOGRAPHS TO SHOW AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—“Through My Eyes: An Exhibition of Photographs by James McLaughlin,” will be on display Sept. 18 through Oct. 10 in the Chipola College Arts Center.

                The show of landscape, architectural and nature photography opens Sept. 18 immediately following the Artist Series performance by Flutist Donna Wissinger.

                McLaughlin is an avid traveler who became interested in photography to provide tangible mementos of the exotic destinations he had visited.  He has lived in Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and Guatemala. From simple, disposable cameras, his interest in photography grew to a consuming hobby with apparently no limits. 

                He has earned numerous photography awards including a Bronze Medal at the International Amateur Competition in Vienna, Austria in 1998 and a Runner-up in the California Statewide Invitational in 1999.  His photographs have been published in The Best Photography of 1999, Best Photos of 2000 and a collection called Traces of the Past.  “Ribbons and medals are certainly appreciated” he says, “but the best reward comes when someone looks at a photograph and then sees the world in a slightly new way.  Look around you.”

                McLaughlin studied Business Administration at Emory University and served in the US Air Force as a Russian Language Specialist. His interest in art began with ceramics and then metal sculpture. Working with nationally known architects and designers, he established a flourishing commission business designing and fabricating metal works in locations from New York to Guatemala City and from to St. Louis to the Bahamas.  He was named Artist/ Craftsman of the year in 1962 by the American Institute of Architects.

                In 1972 he left sculpture to try his hand at cattle and tobacco farming on a 100-acre ranch in North Carolina.  After a year on the ranch, he moved to California where he used his creativity restoring Victorian houses.  The culmination of his house-building era was a prize winning solar house design destined for Vashon Island in Puget Sound. He next turned his focus to the restoration of classic cars, specifically the grand Chrysler Imperials of the late 50’s to early 60’s. 

                McLaughlin is a native Floridian who now makes his home in Marianna. His exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Group visits are encouraged and may be arranged by phoning 718-2277. McLaughlin welcomes comments and inquiries at: jageom@earthlink.net

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Sept. 4, 2003

 

 

 

STUDENT SOCIAL WORKERS DEVELOPING RESOURCE LIST

 

MARIANNA—Student social workers from the University of West Florida @ Chipola College are developing a directory of social workers in the area.

The list will be used to develop field placements, networking and supervisory opportunities, and to provide information on upcoming training opportunities for area social workers.

Social workers who would like to be included in the listing and receive a copy of the finalized document, should email Sherri Stone at sstone@uwf.edu. Emails should include name, credentials, areas of specialization, current employment, availability for supervision for licensure, contact information, membership in professional organizations, and other relevant information.

Plans are to have the listing completed and available by the end of the year.

For information call Stone at 526-2761, Ext. 3356.

 

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Sept. 4, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Cake Decorating I will begin Sept. 8; Cake Decorating II and III are set for October.  Marthe Efurd will lead the workshops which meet on Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41 per class.

                 A CPR class will meet Sept. 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42. A Home Health Aide course will be offered Oct. 14 through 17 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $122.  First Aid will be offered Oct. 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  IV Therapy will begin Oct. 20.  Cost is $121.

                Introduction to Computers will be offered Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Sept. 16 and 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Word I will be offered Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $53.  Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX will meet Oct. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $53.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training–Developmentally Appropriate Practices will be offered Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation Course) will be offered Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 11.  Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training – Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will be offered Oct. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.

                Sign Language I will meet Saturdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.  Sign Language III will meet Saturdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $81.

                Several motivational workshops are being offered:  The FISH Philosophy will meet Sept. 22.  Who Moved My Cheese?  Oct. 9.  Eat That Frog! will be offered Dec. 14 and Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships will meet Nov. 16.  All motivational workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and cost $49.

                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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Sept. 4, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Baseball will host its second annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the CJC field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This event is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division One coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 13. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 5. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola Junior College in located in Marianna, FL, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, AL. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332.

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Eight-teen candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections program at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Yolanda Allen of Quincy, Ricky Bozeman of Bristol, Nicholas Copas of Hosford, Delores Davis of Altha, Paul Dehn of Clarksville, James Fields of Blountstown, (middle) Karen Moran of Bristol, Angie Giron of Bristol, Monique Glass of Marianna, James Howard of Kinard, Donald Parker of Hosford, Jay Parrish of Altha, (back) Glenn Phillips of Greensboro, David Price of Blountstown, Leonard Redmon, Jr. of Marianna, Kenneth Shiver of Greensboro, Larry Stephens of Hosford and Angela Thurman of Fountain.                                                                              ####

Sept. 11, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA STUDENTS PERFORM WELL ON CLAST

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College students have proven by at least one measure that they are among the very best students in the state.

          According to a report issued by the Florida Department of Education, Chipola was third among the state’s 28 community colleges in the percentage of students passing all four subtests of the CLAST during the 2002-03 school year. Chipola’s overall passing rate was sixth among all 28 community colleges and 11 universities.

          Chipola students were most impressive on the Essay Subtest with a perfect 100 percent passing rate, exceeding the state average of 83 percent and outpacing all universities and community colleges in the state. Florida State University placed second on the Essay with a 94 percent passing rate.          

          Chipola’s 63 percent passing rate in Mathematics topped all nine Panhandle universities and community colleges and placed Chipola fourth statewide, 20 points above the state passing rate of 43 percent.

          Chipola students placed second in the Panhandle Region in English Language Skills outscored only by Florida State University. Chipola was fifth statewide in English with a passing rate of 74 percent compared to the community college average of 60 percent.

          In Reading, Chipola outperformed all Panhandle community colleges with a 76 percent passing rate. Chipola was fourth among all community colleges and seventh among all institutions on the Reading subtest. 

          The report tracked first-time examinees that took one or more subtests in October 2002, February 2003 or June 2003. A passing score on the CLAST is required for students seeking an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or planning to transfer to upper division (junior) status at a State university in Florida. Students with satisfactory ACT scores and a 2.5 grade point average in specific courses are exempt from the CLAST. 

A total of 134 Chipola students were tested last year. Some 380 Chipola students qualified for an alternative on at least one subtest. Sixty students were exempt from the entire CLAST.     

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Sept. 11, 2003

               

REHBERG IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

 

                MARIANNA—Richard Rehberg of Marianna was recently named Chipola Junior College's Career Employee of the Year for 2003.

                He serves as Maintenance Repairman-Electrician in Chipola’s Physical Plant. He began working at Chipola in 1997.

                Rehberg is a member of the Chipola Career Employees Association and the Florida Association of Community Colleges. He is a representative on the Chipola Governance Council and serves on the Staff and Program Development committee. He said, "I enjoy working at Chipola and all of the people I work with." 

                Sonny Wise, director of Physical Plant, says, "Richard is a top notch employee. He has a super attitude. He is very motivated, conscientious and never complains. He serves as a good example for everyone."

                In his spare time Rehberg enjoys hunting and fishing. He serves as a deacon at Damascus Freewill Baptist Church. Rehberg and his wife Wanda have two sons, Randy and Adam.

The Employee of the Year recognizes the exceptional work of CJC's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism.  Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in FACC, and a $100 gift certificate from the CJC Book Store.             

 

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REHBERG IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE--Chipola employee of the year Richard Rehberg (right) receives congratulations from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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Sept. 11, 2003

FLUTIST OPENS CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES ON SEPTEMBER 18

 

                MARIANNA-- Flutist Donna Wissinger opens the Chipola Artist Series with a performance in the Chipola Theater, Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

                Hailed as a dynamic international star, Wissinger’s concerts include acclaimed recitals on the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the renowned Glinka Capella, recital tours of Europe and the USA, and a highly successful tour throughout several republics of the former Soviet Union.

                Audiences are captivated by her beautiful playing, charismatic stage presence and enthusiasm for her art.

                “Through My Eyes: An Exhibition of Photographs by James McLaughlin,” opens immediately following Wissinger’s performance.  The show of landscape, architectural and nature photography will be on display Sept. 18 through Oct. 10 in the Chipola Arts Center.

                Three more Artist Series events are slated for the 2003-04 season. "Red, Hot and Blue," Branson's newest Big Band Extravaganza plays Nov. 6.  Trumpeter Ron Romm performs "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 29, 2004. Orlando Opera presents "Romance, Rage & Revelry," April 12, 2004.

                The 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, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

                Season tickets—$40 for all four events—are now on sale. Season tickets entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, "Meet The Artist" receptions, and subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar. A limited number of individual event tickets are available at $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

                For season tickets, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                             

                               

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CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS NATIONAL AWARD

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College student Matt White placed fifth in the nation in the Networking Concepts competition at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Conference in Dallas. 

White won first place at 2003 State Networking Concepts competition to qualify for the national competition. He also placed fifth statewide in computer concepts and third along with Kelly Messer, in the Network Design team event.

                Chipola Networking instructor Vikki Milton, says, “Matt displays a vast knowledge in computer hardware and repair, networking technologies and numerous computer applications.”

                White has made the most of his time at Chipola. Outside the classroom, he served an internship at the college. He also volunteered for many college events involving technology, from video presentations, computer lab setups, and high-tech displays. 

                Milton said, “Matt is committed to the computer networking field and possesses a unique talent that allows him to work with a broad range of users from novice to expert.  He will certainly prove to be an exceptional, highly-motivated and skilled employee.”

 

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WHITE WINS NATIONAL AWARD--Chipola College student Matt White (center) placed fifth in the nation in the Networking Concepts competition at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Conference in Dallas.  He is pictured with Chipola Networking instructor Vikki Milton (left) and PBL advisor Kathryn Roberts.

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS EARN ASE CERTIFICATION

 

MARIANNA—Six Chipola College Automotive Technology students recently passed

the National Automotive Service Excellence Exam (ASE) in Automotive Electrical.

                The students are: Harry Kern of Marianna, Ryan Roberts of Grand Ridge, Jeff Guadiana of Chipley, Joey Jeter of Sneads, Royce Walsingham of Marianna and Robert Vargo of Alford.

                Chipola Automotive instructor John Gardner says, “These students work hard on a daily basis and are an asset to their profession as well as Chipola College.”

                ASE's mission is to improve the quality of service through certification of repair and service professionals. Consumers benefit from ASE certification because it is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skill of technicians as well as the commitment to quality of repair facilities that employ ASE certified technicians.

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

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS PASS ASE EXAM—Six Chipola College Automotive Technology students recently passed the National Automotive Service Excellence Exam (ASE) in Automotive Electrical. The students are, from left: (front) Harry Kern of Marianna, Ryan Roberts of Grand Ridge, Jeff Guadiana of Chipley, Joey Jeter of Sneads (back) Royce Walsingham of Marianna, and Robert Vargo of Alford.       

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Sept. 11, 2003

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS ATTEND CAMP

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College cheerleaders recently attended a collegiate cheerleader camp in Panama City conducted by Universal Cheerleader Association.

                The squad earned a superior evaluation in the areas of cheers, chants, and fight song dance. The group also mastered several new stunts and basket tosses.  During the informal competitions held on the last day of camp, the Chipola squad won first place in each competition. 

                The squad captured both first and second place with two separate stunt groups holding an extension stunt the longest.  Other cheerleader skills were tested in the hanging drill, in which Chipola’s all-girl team won against several co-ed teams.  

                Sophomore Amanda Horton walked away with top honors in the jumps competition, while freshman Tiffany Loflin did the most pushups in one minute. Chipola received the Teamwork Award to recognize the squad’s extraordinary unity and as they attempted and mastered the camp material and the stunts and pyramids. 

                Coach Geraldine DeFelix, bus driver David DeFelix, and assistant coach Melissa Larramore traveled with the squad to Panama City, where they stayed at Edgewater Resort.         

                The five returning sophomores serve as captains in their specialty areas as follows:  stunts-Brittany Rowland; cheers-Samantha Nunley; chants-Amanda Medley; dances-Lyndsi Miller; and gymnastics/jumps-Amanda Horton.  The squad will perform at Chipola’s Senior Day on October 15.  Their first home game is Monday, November 3.

                The squad will host its annual Cheerleader Extravaganza on Dec. 20. Coaches of all-star cheerleader squads who would like to perform for exhibition should contact DeFelix. A Cheerleader Day Clinic is slated for Nov. 1 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

                For information, call Coach DeFelix at 718-2322 or e-mail defelixg@chipola.edu.

 

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CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS--The 2003-04 Chipola College cheerleaders are, from left: (front) Joanna Velez of Cottondale, Lyndsi Miller of Graceville, Tonya Blocker of Marianna, Tiffany Loflin of Bonifay, Brittany Rowland of Fernandina Beach, Erica Hughes of Marianna; Stephanie Mann of Sneads, (back) Jessica Crutchfield of Graceville, Amanda Horton of Graceville, Amanda Medley of Sneads, Dani Miner of Chipley, Andrea Spataro of Marianna, Samantha Nunley of Marianna, Candis Williams of Graceville and Georgia Britt of Graceville.

 

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Sept. 11, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                Sign Language I will meet Mondays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $81.  Sign Language III will meet Mondays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

                Introduction to Computers will meet Sept. 16 and 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $53.  Word I will meet Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Oct. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $53.  Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX will be offered as a three part course.  Part I will be held on Oct. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 11, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Part II will be held on Oct. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 18, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Part III will be held on Oct. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 25, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Cost is $37 each. Internet for Seniors will be offered Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $24.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training (Behavior Observation Course) will be offered Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will be offered Oct. 4 and 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training – Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will meet Oct. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Childcare Training–Developmentally Appropriate Practices course will be offered Nov. 12 and 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Cost is $38.

                 Motivational workshops include:  The FISH Philosophy Sept. 22.  Who Moved My Cheese?  Oct. 9.  Eat That Frog! Dec. 14 and Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships Nov. 16.  Workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and cost $49 each.             

                In the field of Health Care:  A CPR class will meet Oct. 7 and 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42. A Home Health Aide course will be offered Oct. 14 through 17 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $122.  First Aid will be offered Oct. 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.    

                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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Sept. 18, 2003

 

CHIPOLA STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING IN THE WORKS

 

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees approved a plan Tuesday to begin work on a Student Services building that should make life easier for students.

Making college more convenient for students may prove inconvenient for several college employees who will have to endure temporary quarters while college officials await funding to add new administrative offices.

Chipola was awarded $2.5 million for remodeling and construction of a Student Services Building with an Administrative Wing. The initial plan called for remodeling the existing Administration Building, expanding the footprint of the building and adding a second story. Architects Donofro and Associates and the Construction Management firm Perry McCall estimated the cost of such a project at far more than the $2.5 million available.

When estimates came in over budget, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough recommended dividing the project into two phases with student needs being met first. 

Trustees agreed to proceed with the Student Services phase of the project, which will include remodeling the current building and adding as much new space as possible within the  $2.5 million budget. The second phase, which will include new administrative offices, will depend on future appropriations from the Florida Legislature.

Dr. Prough said, “I’m glad that our people decided to put the students first in this decision. We all agreed that students should be able to complete most of the registration process in one place. This new building will bring together most of the services that students need in order to enroll at Chipola.”

Phase One of the project will include offices for Registration, Financial Aid, Business, Testing, Data Center and Student Services, and is expected to be completed by January of 2005.

Some 40 employees formerly housed in the Administration Building were relocated this summer in preparation for the project, which could begin before the end of the year.

The second phase of the project will include offices for the president, vice president of operations, vice president of instruction and Human Resources.

 

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Sept. 18, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

 

                MARIANNA-       More than 250 promising area high school students attended Chipola College’s Fourth Annual Leaders of Promise conference held recently at the college.

                The Chipola chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, hosted the event to promote leadership among the top students from each of 16 area high schools in the Chipola district.  High schools were invited to bring 15 juniors and 15 sophomores with leadership and academic potential.

                PTK International President, Amber Davids, presented a keynote address advocating Action in Leadership. Speaker Amanda Clark, Division II PTK vice president, encouraged area students to gain leadership skills in high school and college.

                Visiting students joined in exercises led by some 60 Chipola PTK leaders. Activities focused on raising awareness of local volunteer projects and organizing events to address needs in their schools and communities.

                 "Operation M.I.A. (Motivate, Inspire, Act)" was the theme of the event, which included mini-sessions about Chipola's Day in the Life: 20/20 Program, McLain Center project, Partners for Pets, American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity.

                High schools collected spare change for a contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Cottondale High raised the most funds for the project.

 

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Sept. 18, 2003

 

 

 

CAST PICKED FOR CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO

 

                MARIANNA-       Chipola director Charles Sirmon has selected the cast and crew for the hit comedy, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," which opens a four-day run, Oct. 23.

                Actors are Erin Davis as Lala Levy, Anne Gilmartin as Reba Freitag, Sylvia Stanton as Boo Levy, Lee Shook as Adolph Freitag, Tony Horton as Joe Farkas, Melody Ruano as Sunny Freitag and Jonathan Dowling as Peachy Weil.

                Technical Director James Spooner leads an extensive behind the scenes crew.  Stage Manager/Lighting Designer is Misty Talton. Assistant Stage Manager is Brandon Gardner. Assistant Technical Director/Crew Head is Paul Carnes. Props Head/Crew member is Kimberly Hobgood.

                For information about Chipola Theater, phone 718-2227.

                                               

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Sept. 18, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

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

                CPR is Sept. 23 and 25 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  A Home Health Aide course will meet Oct. 14 through 17 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Cost is $122.  IV Therapy will begin Oct. 20.  Cost is $121.  First Aid will meet Oct. 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41. 

                Word I will meet Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Oct. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $53.  Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX will be offered as a three-part course.  Part I will be held Oct. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to noon.  Part II will be held Oct. 17 and 18. Part III is Oct. 24 and Oct. 25.  Cost of each part is $37. Internet for Seniors will be offered Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

                A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will be offered Oct. 11 and 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 10-Hour Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course will meet Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A 10-Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 year olds) will be offered Nov. 12 and 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.  A 10-Hour Behavior Observation Course will be offered Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

                Motivational workshops are set for the following dates:  The FISH Philosophy, Sept. 22; The Pygmalion Effect, Sept. 22; Who Moved My Cheese?, Oct. 9; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships, Nov. 16; The Attitude Virus, Nov. 17; After all, You’re the Supervisor, Dec. 8; Eat that Frog!, Dec. 14; and Team Building, Dec. 15. Workshops meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of each workshop is $49.                

                EducationToGo offers online programs in the following areas: 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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Sept. 18, 2003

 

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CORRECTIONS GRADS—Nineteen candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Ricardo Akins of Chattahoochee, Jack Barwick Jr. of Marianna, Brian Bilal of Quincy, Robin Bosland of Marianna, Trenise Carter of Quincy, Theresa Churchill of Sneads, Charles J. Dickey Jr. of Tallahassee, Jennifer Gortt of Blountstown, Billie Jo Hereld of Blountstown, Jessica Jones of Quincy, Autumn Lanier of Marianna, Cassondra Poole of Marianna, Shirane Smith of Marianna, Mark Tolin of Marianna, Bobby Warren of Cottondale, Gayla Wynn of Marianna, and Joshua Foster of Marianna.  Not Pictured are Pamela Sailor of Gretna and Bridgett Watson of Quincy.

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Sept. 25, 2003

CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO IN FULL REHEARSAL

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the hit comedy, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," which opens a four-day run, Oct. 23.

                The comedy is set in 1939 as the world is on the brink of war, but in Atlanta, residents are lining up for a glimpse of Clark Gable at the premiere of “Gone with the Wind.” Meanwhile, the elite of Atlanta's Jewish society are throwing a party of their own. Forget Gable. Boo Levy is looking for an eligible boy to take her daughter Lala to the Ballyhoo dance, the social event of the season. Poor Lala has to compete with her gorgeous cousin Sunny.

                With luck, they'll both find romance. And maybe their brawling families will shed a little of their pride-and lots of their prejudice-in this Tony Award-winning comedy by Alfred Uhry, the author of “Driving Miss Daisy.”

                Players in the Chipola cast are: Lee Shook of Marianna as Uncle Adolph, Sylvia Stanton of Atlanta as Boo Levy, Erin Davis of Chipley as Lala Levy, Anne Gilmartin of Orlando as Reba Freitag, Johnathan Dowling of Eufala, AL, as Peachy Weil, Melody Ruano of Orlando as Sunny Freitag and Tony Horton of Grand Ridge as Joe Farkas. 

                Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmons leads the crew which includes: technical director, James Spooner; stage manager/lighting designer, Misty Talton; assistant stage manager, Brandon Gardner; assistant technical director/crew head, Paul Carnes; and props head/crew member, Kimberly Hobgood.

                The play opens Oct. 23, with a special Opening Night Dinner to benefit the Anna K. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

                For information about Chipola Theater, phone 718-2227.

                                               

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CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO IN FULL REHEARSAL— The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the hit comedy, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," which opens a four-day run, Oct. 23. Players in the Chipola cast are, from left: (front) Lee Shook of Marianna as Uncle Adolph, Sylvia Stanton of Atlanta as Boo Levy, Erin Davis of Chipley as Lala Levy, Anne Gilmartin of Orlando as Reba Freitag, (back) Johnathan Dowling of Eufala, AL, as Peachy Weil, Melody Ruano of Orlando as Sunny Freitag and Tony Horton of Grand Ridge as Joe Farkas. 

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Sept. 25, 2003

 

BRIGHT FUTURES TOUR TO STOP AT CHIPOLA THURSDAY

 

MARIANNA—The Brighter Futures Express Educational Tour will make a stop at Chipola College, Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Florida Senator Ken Pruitt of Port St. Lucie is leading the awareness tour which is scheduled to visit all 28 community colleges and 11 universities in the state before Thanksgiving.

Pruitt says, “This tour is to engage each community in a discussion on the value of preserving our state’s commitment to provide every Florida child the opportunity for an affordable college education.”

                Funding for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program has been threatened in recent years by state budget shortfalls.  Bright Futures is a non-need based scholarship program that includes the Florida Academic Scholar, Florida Medallion Scholar and Gold Seal Vocational awards.

 

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Sept. 25, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER CLINIC SET

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleaders will host a Cheerleader Day Clinic for ages 5-12, Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 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 2 p.m.

                The registration fee of $40 includes a T-shirt, lunch and insurance.

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

                 

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Sept. 25, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses during October.

                Health related courses are slated on the following dates: CPR, Oct. 7 and 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.; Home Health Aide, Oct. 14 through 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; IV Therapy, Oct. 20; First Aid, Oct. 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.         

                Computer courses include: Word I, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Oct. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX: Part I, Oct. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to noon; Part II, Oct. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to noon; Part III, Oct. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to noon.

                Childcare Training courses include: 20 Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 11 and 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10 Hour Special Needs (Mainstreaming), Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 year olds), Nov. 12 and 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; 10-Hour Behavior Observation, Dec. 6, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Motivational workshops include:  Who Moved My Cheese?, Oct. 9; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships, Nov. 16; The Attitude Virus, Nov. 17; After All, You’re the Supervisor, Dec. 8; Eat that Frog!, Dec. 14; and Team Building, Dec. 15. Workshops meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of each workshop is $49.      

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, 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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Sept. 25, 2003

 

CHIPOLA PTK TO HOST SATELLITE SEMINAR

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will hold the first in a series of Satellite Seminars on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Continuing Education Conference Center.

                "America's Health Care System: How Good Is It and Does It Need to Change? is the title of the Sept. 30 seminar. Dr. Arnold S. Relman will lead the discussion.

                In lieu of admission, PTK members invite guests to bring donations for local pregnancy crisis centers. PTK also will hold a voter registration drive and a health care reform letter campaign in conjunction with the seminar.  The group also will be selling yellow ribbons to raise money for the American Cancer Society as September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

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

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Sept. 25, 2003

 

 

CHIPOLA AWARDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

 

MARIANNA-Chipola College marked the award of two grants totaling $80,000 at a celebration on Friday, Sept. 26. 

John McNeely, senior educational program director for the Office of Workforce Improvement High Performance Team, presented the checks on behalf of the Florida Department of Education.

A $30,000 Carl D. Perkins Implementation Plan Grant was awarded to help establish the Regional Professional Development Advisory Council (RPDAC). The newly-formed council will address the professional development needs of Region I's career-technical educators and their colleagues in the related fields of adult education and literacy. The project will implement activities and establish a council of members from educational, literacy, and community-based organizations from the 15 counties in Region 1. The council will recommend training activities to meet the needs of career/technical educators in the region.              

A $50,000 Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Training Grant will help the (RDAC) provide workshops, seminars and on-line activities for the region. These will be designed to enhance instructional methods, provide additional training resources, and inform members of future funding opportunities. In addition, Chipola will build and maintain both an RPDAC web site and a list serve for the region.

For information about the projects, contact Margie Williams, director of Continuing Education at Chipola College.

 

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Sept. 25, 2003

 

STUDENT SOCIAL WORKERS DEVELOPING RESOURCE LIST

 

MARIANNA—Student social workers from the University of West Florida @ Chipola College are developing a directory of social workers in the area.

The list will be used to develop field placements, networking and supervisory opportunities, and to provide information on upcoming training opportunities for area social workers.

Social workers who would like to be included in the listing and receive a copy of the finalized document, should email Sherri Stone at sstone@uwf.edu. Emails should include name, credentials, areas of specialization, current employment, availability for supervision for licensure, contact information, membership in professional organizations, and other relevant information.

Plans are to have the listing completed and available by the end of the year.

For information call Stone at 526-2761, Ext. 3356.

 

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