September 2, 2004

 

CHIPOLA MAINTAINS POSITIVE ENROLLMENT GROWTH

 

MARIANNA—Enrollment at Chipola College continued an upward trend this Fall following last year’s   double-digit increase.

       A total of 2,132 students were enrolled through the final day of late registration for Fall academic classes compared to 2,110 last year. While this figure represents only a one percent increase over last year, enrollment has grown 18 percent over the last two years and more than 28 percent since the Fall of 2000 when only 1,667 students were enrolled.

Full-Time Equivalency (FTE), an average calculation of the number of hours students take, is virtually the   same as last year at 694, compared to 695 in 2003. 

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “I’m very proud of our faculty and staff who worked so hard to help our students enroll this Fall. Our goal is to make college more accessible to every person in our district. These numbers show that many students are taking advantage of the opportunities available at Chipola.”

The college is still enjoying the positive impact of adding four-year degrees and changing its name to Chipola College in August of 2003. The 57-year old institution now awards B.S. degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. College officials report increased interest in all areas related to these new programs which began in January.

While new programs may have generated interest, the issues of cost and personal service continue to drive community college enrollment across the nation. Dr. Jayne Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Services said, “There is definitely a trend of more high school students enrolling in community colleges rather than universities. At Chipola, we attribute this to our reasonable costs, increased recruiting efforts and the helpfulness of our faculty and staff.”

Quality instruction and a strong academic program also are cited as reasons for the college’s continued growth. Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice President of Instruction says, “Recent surveys have shown greater student satisfaction with academic instruction. And the data we are receiving from the transfer schools show that our students are performing better than ever at the universities. This positive information has been valuable in recruiting students.”

Other factors which have contributed to Chipola’s growth in recent years include: increased retention efforts, the presence of university programs on campus 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 Chipola Admissions and Records Office at 850-718-2211.

 

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September 2, 2004

 

                CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS WITH “A MANHATTAN CABARET”

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series opens Tuesday, Sept. 14, with “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks of New York.

                The show is described as a vivacious concert in cabaret form: witty, intimate, engaging. Torch songs, ballads, rousing anthems, songs to warm the heart, lift the spirits and raise the roof. Selections from Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Gertrude Stein, William Balcom and more plus a generous helping of Broadway showstoppers as well as award-winning favorites from the theater, vintage and contemporary cabaret classics, jazz improvisation and a touch of grand concert hall magic.

                Icarus Musicworks features bass baritone John Cimino, who delighted Chipola audiences last year with selections from Man of La Mancha and Porgy and Bess last season. Principal artists include Broadway and Cabaret soprano, Dianne Legro and percussionist Richard Albagli, a frequent guest performer at the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman Conservatory. Concert flutist Donna Wissinger makes a cameo appearance, and premier pianist Jon Klibonoff who has played mainstages worldwide rounds out the evening with classical virtuosity and Cabaret flair.

                 Season tickets for all four events of the 2004-05 Artist Series are on sale in the college Business Office located in Building L.  Individual event tickets for “A Manhattan Cabaret” are also available.

                Three other big events are scheduled for the 2004-05 season. “The Hot Club of San Francisco” plays Chipola, Oct. 12. Hot Club is an ensemble of versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, The Hot Club of San Francisco keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

                "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 18, 2005. Trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm enthrall audiences with selections from Chamber Music, Opera, Orchestra and Musical Theater.

                The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.   The program is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to a succession of stunning classical music. From humorous to tragic, the performance spans the range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary. The show is recommended for adults and children age 8 and older.

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, 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—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early ticket-renewal next year. Individual event tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and

under.

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                                                                        

 

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September 2, 2004

 

AUTHOR D.K. ROBERTS TO ADDRESS CRAA

 

MARIANNA—Author Dr. Diane (DK) Roberts is the special guest for the Chipola Regional Arts Association Dutch-Treat luncheon, Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Jim’s Buffet and Grill in Marianna.

This meeting is open to the public with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the program to follow at noon.

Roberts is the author of two books, Faulkner and Southern Womanhood and The Myth of Aunt Jemima, and has contributed several volumes and scholarly journals on Southern culture, including pieces on the Confederate lady, Eudora Welty, and Southern Living magazine.

She holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University and a D.Phil. in literature from Oxford University. She has contributed to several volumes and scholarly journals on Southern culture, including pieces on the confederate lady, Eudora Welty, and Southern Living magazine.

Roberts also is a journalist, writing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Orlando Sentinel and working as a commentator for National Public Radio and is a contributor to the BBC and THE TIMES in England. She is currently writing a book on secret societies and American culture.

                For more information, call 718-2301.

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September 2, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Baseball will host its third annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Chipola field.

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

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division I 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. 18. 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. 10. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, Alabama. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332, or visit www.chipola.edu

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September 2, 2004

Chipola Theatre to host Improv  Workshop

 

                MARIANNA—Sammy Wegent, a professional comedian, actor and improv performer will put on an improvisation workshop for Chipola College theater students Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m., in the Chipola Theater.

                Wegent has been teaching, performing, and directing improvisation professionally for seven years. He holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Catholic University in Washington D.C. and a B.F.A in Theatre from Shorter College. Wegent has taught improvisation and acting at numerous universities, comedy festivals, and theatre conferences. He is the creator and Executive Producer of the Gulf Coast Comedy Festival and the Improv Instructor of the San Francisco Comedy Festival.

                A recent graduate of the San Francisco Comedy College, Sammy has performed stand-up all over the Bay Area, including showcases at the San Jose Improv, Cobb's Comedy Club, and Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club.

                Wegent is the Associate Artistic Director of the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside, FL, as well as the Artistic Director of SPF 7, the 2-Time World Record Holders for the longest improv show by a  single troupe (35 Hour Show and 70 Hour Show).

                He has performed across North America at such venues as the St. Louis Fringe Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C., the Destin Punchline Comedy Club, the Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, and the Toronto International Improv Festival.

                Wegent is one of the many guest artists Chipola theater director Charles Sirmon hopes to bring to the college this year to expose theatre majors to various areas of study in theatre arts.

                For information, call Sirmon 850-718-2277.

 

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September 2, 2004

 

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  A Microsoft Word course will meet Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $53. A Microsoft Excel course will meet Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $53.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (mainstreaming) will meet Sept.4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Oct. 2 and 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

                A CPR class will meet Sept. 14 and Sept. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. An IV Therapy certification course will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost  is $121.  A  First Aid class will meet Oct. 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                A beginning level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81. An intermediate level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $81.

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet Saturdays, Sept. 11 through December 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                Cake Decorating I will meet Thursdays, Sept. 9 through Sept. 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An Intermediate Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 7 through Oct. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

             Scrapbooking 101:  Fundamentals of Making Memories class will meet Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.  Cost is $37.  Advanced Scrapbooking class will meet Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $37. 

                The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, 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.

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September 9, 2004

ARTIST SERIES OPENS TUESDAY WITH “A MANHATTAN CABARET”

 

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets are still available for “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks of New York, the first event of the Chipola College Artist Series set for Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.

                Described as a vivacious concert in cabaret form, “A Manhattan Cabaret” is a witty, intimate and engaging show of torch songs, ballads, rousing anthems, songs to warm the heart, lift the spirits and raise the roof. Selections from Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Gertrude Stein, William Balcom and more plus a generous helping of Broadway showstoppers as well as award-winning favorites from the theater, vintage and contemporary cabaret classics, jazz improvisation and a touch of grand concert hall magic.

                Icarus Musicworks features bass baritone John Cimino, who delighted Chipola audiences last year with selections from Man of La Mancha and Porgy and Bess last season. Principal artists include Broadway and Cabaret soprano, Dianne Legro and percussionist Richard Albagli, a frequent guest performer at the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman Conservatory. Concert flutist Donna Wissinger makes a cameo appearance, and premier pianist Jon Klibonoff who has played mainstages worldwide rounds out the evening with classical virtuosity and Cabaret flair.

                 Season tickets for all four events of the 2004-05 Artist Series are on sale in the college Business Office located in Building L. 

                Three other big events are scheduled for the 2004-05 season. “The Hot Club of San Francisco” plays Chipola, Oct. 12. "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 18, 2005. The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.                              

                The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, 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—entitle holders to reserved seating, "Meet The Artist" receptions, and subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar. Individual tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under. For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                                               

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September 9, 2004

 

CHIPOLA IS A CENTER FOR ELECTRONICS EDUCATION

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College has earned a solid reputation for training students in the field of electronics.

                The college offers a vocational certificate and Associate of Science (AS) degree options in Electronic Engineering Technology. Full-time students can complete the vocational certificate program in about 18 months. The vocational program features open-enrollment which allows students to enroll at any time. The Associate of Science (AS) degree option takes approximately two years to complete.

                Students who complete either program are prepared to work in support and maintenance of digital and analog electronics systems. Chipola grads have landed jobs as electronic technicians with various power companies, and computer repair and maintenance firms. Others have been employed in the home security business and in the corrections field performing electronic systems checks, electrical, fire and surveillance support. Graduates also have gone on to work in microprocessor production, and in support and maintenance of large computer systems.

                James Bailey who directs the Electronics programs said, "One of our new programs is an AS degree in Computer Engineering Technology which has three specialization areas: Computer Electronics, Networks and Programming. The AS degree in Telecommunications provides the core of the electronics program with an additional eight hours of specialization in telecommunications.

                A related program is the two-year AS degree in Network Administration. Instructor Vikki Milton, a Microsoft Certified instructor says, “The program covers system administration, Microsoft support operation and systems management and provides students with the technical skills necessary to install, configure, manage and support a network. The curriculum also prepares students for examinations in the following industry standard certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), CompTIA Network+ and A+.

                In addition to the Chipola programs, The University of West Florida is expected to offer a B.S. in Information Technology (IT) beginning in January of 2005. The courses will be delivered online and through interactive television.

                For information about Chipola's Electronics programs, call James Bailey at 850-718-2452.

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September 9, 2004

 

Chipola Theatre to host Improv Workshop

 

                MARIANNA—Sammy Wegent, a professional comedian, actor and improv performer will present an improvisation workshop for Chipola College theater students Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m., in the Chipola Theater.  The workshop was originally scheduled for Sept. 7.

                Wegent has been teaching, performing, and directing improvisation professionally for seven years. He holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Catholic University in Washington D.C. and a B.F.A in Theatre from Shorter College. Wegent has taught improvisation and acting at numerous universities, comedy festivals, and theatre conferences. He is the creator and Executive Producer of the Gulf Coast Comedy Festival and the Improv Instructor of the San Francisco Comedy Festival.

                A recent graduate of the San Francisco Comedy College, Sammy has performed stand-up all over the Bay Area, including showcases at the San Jose Improv, Cobb's Comedy Club, and Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club.

                Wegent is the Associate Artistic Director of the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside, FL, as well as the Artistic Director of SPF 7, the 2-Time World Record Holders for the longest improv show by a  single troupe (35 Hour Show and 70 Hour Show).

                He has performed across North America at such venues as the St. Louis Fringe Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C., the Destin Punchline Comedy Club, the Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, and the Toronto International Improv Festival.

                Wegent is one of the many guest artists Chipola theater director Charles Sirmon hopes to bring to the college this year to expose theatre majors to various areas of study in theatre arts.

                For information, call Sirmon 850-718-2277.

 

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September 9, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER PIPEFITTING PROGRAM

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College is preparing to offer a 600-hour, two semester, part-time program in Industrial Pipefitting.

Chipola Dean of Workforce Development programs, Bud Riviere, says the program is expected to begin in January 2005. "The purpose of the program is to prepare students for employment in a variety of pipefitting occupations," said Riviere.

The planned sequence of instruction will focus on broad, transferable skills associated with pipefitting and will demonstrate elements of the Pipefitting Trades industry. 

Upon completion of the first 300 hours of instruction, students may be certified as an Industrial Pipefitter Helper 1.  Students may be certified as an Industrial Pipefitter upon completion of the second 300 hours.   The program will be offered through Chipola's Welding Technologies Program under the director of lead welding instructor Freddie Foran.  Adjunct instructor Dale Messer is planning to deliver the pipefitting program. 

Riviere says, “We are pleased to offer this new dimension to our welding program to enhance the employment and training opportunities for industry in our region.” 

                For more information, call Freddie Foran at 850-718-2303. 

                                                                                               

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September 9, 2004

 

 

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the hit comedy, "Run For Your Wife," which opens a four-day run, Oct. 21.  

                Players selected for the Chipola cast are: Melody Ruano as Mary Smith, Anne Gilmartin as Barbara Smith, Jonathan Dowling as John Smith, Brad Brooks as Det. Sgt. Troughton, Zackary Price as Stanley Gardner, Jordan Eley as Newspaper Reporter, Josh Barber as Photographer, Heath Carroll as Det. Sgt. Porterhouse and Chris Manasco as Bobby Franklyn.          

           Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon leads the crew which includes: Courtney Haile, Mary Kathryn Tanner, Kimberly Hobgood and Jessi Helms.

                Written by Ray Cooney, “Run for Your Wife” is a superb example of the British farce that had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York.  The comedy tells the story of taxi driver John Smith who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of this irregular working schedule.  Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. 

                For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                               

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September 9, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ARRAY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  A Microsoft Word course will meet Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $53. A Microsoft Excel course will meet Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $53.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (mainstreaming) will meet Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Oct. 2 and 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

                A CPR class will meet Sept. 14 and Sept. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. An IV Therapy certification course will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost  is $121.  A  First Aid class will meet Oct. 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                A beginning level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $81. An intermediate level Sign Language class will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $81.

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet Saturdays, Sept. 11 through December 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                Cake Decorating I will meet Thursdays, Sept. 9 through Sept. 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An Intermediate Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 7 through Oct. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

             Scrapbooking 101:  Fundamentals of Making Memories class will meet Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.  Cost is $37.  Advanced Scrapbooking class will meet Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $37. 

                The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, 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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September 9, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Registration deadline for Chipola College’s third annual High School Baseball Showcase is Friday, Sept. 10.

The event—set for Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Chipola field—is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson is expecting from 50-100 JUCO and Division I coaches, as well as professional scouts. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18. 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.

Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola College in located in Marianna, Florida, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes south of Dothan, Alabama. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332, or visit www.chipola.edu

                                                                                                               

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September 9, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL FASTPITCH SOFTBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a High Softball Showcase, Saturday, Oct. 9 at the MERE Complex on State Road 167 in Marianna.

The event is open to current members of high school softball teams. Registration deadline is Oct. 6.

Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix is expecting JUCO and Division I coaches to attend.

Check-in opens at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9.  Skill evaluation for running, hitting, fielding, pitching and catching begins at 10 a.m.  Players should dress in athletic wear and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, catching equipment, etc.

Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $50.

For information, call coach Hendrix at 850-718-2358, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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September 23, 2004

 

TV PERSONALITY DANNY LIPFORD TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Television personality Danny Lipford will address the Chipola College Honors program, Friday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

                All Chipola students and employees are invited to meet Lipford in Jackson Hall which is located on the first floor of the college Literature/Language Building.

                Earlier on Friday morning, Lipford is scheduled to speak at the Jackson County Chamber’s First Friday Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. at the Agriculture Conference Center on Penn   Avenue. 

                Lipford is host of Today’s Homeowner, a syndicated home improvement show which airs on more than 190 stations. He has a regular segment on the Weather Channel and has appeared on LIVE with Regis and Kathy Lee, Fox and Discovery’s Home Matters. Lipford is a 1975 graduate of Marianna High School who began his own remodeling company at the age of 21.

                For information, call Bonnie Smith at 850-526-2761, Ext. 3247

               

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September 23, 2004

CHIPOLA TO HOST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

 

                MARIANNA—The First Annual Chipola College FACC Arts & Crafts Show will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Arts Center.

                A limited number of 10' X 12' booth spaces are available for those wishing to sell crafts or food concessions. Deadline to reserve a booth is Nov. 1. Booths for arts and crafts are $25. Food booths are $100. Proceeds benefit the FACC scholarship fund.

                Entertainers also are invited to perform during the show.

                For information, contact Lou Kind at 718-2295 or Kim Collins at 718-2311.

 

 

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September 23, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL FASTPITCH SOFTBALL SHOWCASE

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a High School Softball Showcase, Saturday, Oct. 9 at the MERE Complex on State Road 167 in Marianna.

The event is open to current members of high school softball teams. Registration deadline is Oct. 6.

Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix is expecting several JUCO and Division I coaches to attend.

Check-in opens at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9.  Skill evaluation for running, hitting, fielding, pitching and catching begins at 10 a.m.  Players should dress in athletic wear and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, catching equipment, etc.

Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $50.

For information, call coach Hendrix at 850-718-2358, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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September 23, 2004

 

HEIAR NAMED CHIPOLA MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

 

MARIANNA—Greg Heiar was named interim, head coach of the Chipola College men’s basketball team during a press conference on Tuesday.

                The 29 year-old Heiar served for one season as top assistant to former Chipola coach Chris Jans who resigned last week to take a Division I assistant job at Illinois State. Heiar played a big part in the Indians’ 2004 season which included a Panhandle conference championship and an FCCAA State Tournament Championship. The Indians went on to place sixth at the National tournament and finished the season with an impressive 32-5 overall record.

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, "Coach Heiar has an excellent record and proven experience in recruiting, coaching and helping students-athletes succeed in the classroom.”

                Before coming to Chipola, Heiar spent four seasons as an assistant at Loras College (Iowa). He served as the recruiting coordinator and specialized in team defense and individual improvement.  He also was an assistant coach at Franciscan University (Ohio) in 1999-2000.

                Heiar’s successful playing career began at Dubuque Wahlert High School (Iowa) where he was a 2nd team all-state selection. At Kirkwood Community College (Iowa), he earned 2nd Team All-Region honors after leading his team to the National Tournament for the first time in school history. Heiar helped his team to a conference championship and a 25-10 record. He also was captain of Chris Jans’ first team at Kirkwood.

                Success followed Heiar to Franciscan University where he was twice named team captain and “MVP”. He also earned numerous all-tournament honors, 1st Team All-Conference and led his club to the MCC conference title as a senior.

                Coach Heiar said, “I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach this team. Chipola is a fine institution with great traditions. We will work extremely hard to continue those traditions.”

                Heiar and his wife Jessica have a two-year old daughter Alexis.

               

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September 23, 2004

 

ARTIST SERIES OPENS WITH ‘THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO’

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series opens with “The Hot Club of San Francisco,” Tuesday, Oct. 12.

                The hands of time will be turned back to the 1930’s and the small smoky clubs, refined lounges, and fancy hotel ballrooms of Paris. Hot Club is an ensemble of versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France.

                The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their seven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930’s and the jazz clubs of Paris and the lounges of the Hotel Ritz. Often called Gypsy Jazz, the music of Hot Club has entranced audiences around the globe for over 10 years. Critics have hailed the group’s playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant.” From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, Hot Club of keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

                Three other big events are scheduled for the 2004-05 season. “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks of New York will play the Chipola Theater, Nov. 15. The show was rescheduled from its original Sept. 14 date due to hurricane Ivan.

                "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 18, 2005. Trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm enthrall audiences with selections from Chamber Music, Opera, Orchestra and Musical Theater.

                The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.   The program is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to a succession of stunning classical music. The show is recommended for adults and children age 8 and older.

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, 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 on sale in the college Business Office located in Building L.  Individual event tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and

under.

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                                                                        

 

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September 23, 2004

 

‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater will present the hit comedy, "Run For Your Wife," beginning Oct. 21.  

                Written by Ray Cooney, “Run for Your Wife” is a superb example of the British farce that had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York.  The comedy tells the story of taxi driver John Smith who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of this irregular working schedule.  Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. 

                The cast includes: Melody Ruano as Mary Smith, Anne Gilmartin as Barbara Smith, Jonathan Dowling as John Smith, Brad Brooks as Det. Sgt. Troughton, Zackary Price as Stanley Gardner, Jordan Eley as Newspaper Reporter, Josh Barber as Photographer, Heath Carroll as Det. Sgt. Porterhouse and Chris Manasco as Bobby Franklyn.             

           Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon leads the crew of: Courtney Haile, Mary Kathryn Tanner, Kimberly Hobgood and Jessi Helms.               

                For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.  

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September 23, 2004

 

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‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College Theater will present the hit comedy, "Run For Your Wife," beginning Oct. 21.  Here, Melody Ruano and Anne Gilmartin rehearse a scene. For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                               

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September 23, 2004

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  A Microsoft Excel course will meet Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $53.

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training (mainstreaming) will meet Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation and screening) will meet Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Oct. 2 and 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

                A CPR class will meet Oct. 12 and Oct. 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. An IV Therapy certification course will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $121.  A  First Aid class will meet Oct. 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet Saturdays, Sept. 11 through December 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                 A Cake Decorating Intermediate class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 7 through Oct. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. A Cake Decorating Advanced Level class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

             Scrapbooking 101:  Fundamentals of Making Memories will meet Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.  Cost is $37.  Advanced Scrapbooking will meet Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $37. 

                The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, 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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September 23, 2004

 

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ROBERTS SPEAKS AT CRAA—Author Dr. Diane (DK) Roberts was the guest speaker at the Chipola Regional Arts Association luncheon on Sept. 21. She read from her new book “Dream State: Daughters of the Confederacy, Dangling Chads, Banana Republicans, Swamp Lawyers, and Other Florida Wildlife.” Roberts is a professor of English at the University of Alabama. The Tallahassee native has relatives in Chipley. She also is a journalist, writing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Orlando Sentinel and working as a commentator for National Public Radio. She is currently writing a book on secret societies and American culture.

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September 23, 2004

 

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Twenty candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Chasity Cole of Blountstown, Lacy Daniels of Cottondale, Chris Earnest of Hosford (middle) Yancy Gilmore of Marianna, Michael Harden of Dothan, AL, Sue McClendon of Altha (back) John Morgan of Hosford, Mark Register of Graceville, and Matt Register of Graceville. Not pictured are: Nykiea Brown, Steven Bruner, Rufus Cargile III, Maria Long, Paul McClellan, Tomas Miller, Gary Mock, Shawna Nichols, Morris Pope, Jeffrey Uhrick, and Gregory Whitman.

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September 30, 2004

 

‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ TICKETS ON SALE OCT. 7 AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of “Run for Your Wife,” go on sale Oct. 7 in the college Business Office.

                The hit comedy, "Run For Your Wife," opens a four-day run Oct. 21 in the Chipola Theater.  

                Written by Ray Cooney, “Run for Your Wife” tells the story of taxi driver John Smith who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of this irregular working schedule.  Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. 

                The cast includes: Melody Ruano as Mary Smith, Anne Gilmartin as Barbara Smith, Jonathan Dowling as John Smith, Brad Brooks as Det. Sgt. Troughton, Zackary Price as Stanley Gardner, Jordan Eley as Newspaper Reporter, Josh Barber as Photographer, Heath Carroll as Det. Sgt. Porterhouse and Chris Manasco as Bobby Franklyn.             

           Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon leads the crew of: Courtney Haile, Mary Kathryn Tanner, Kimberly Hobgood and Jessi Helms.               

                The comedy contains some adult humor. For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                               

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September 30, 2004

 

 

‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ AT CHIPOLA—The Chipola College Theater will present the hit comedy, "Run For Your Wife," beginning Oct. 21.  Here, the cast and crew pile in for a photo. For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                               

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September 30, 2004

 

                ARTIST SERIES OPENS WITH ‘THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO’

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series opens with “The Hot Club of San Francisco,” Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the college Theater. 

                The hands of time will be turned back to the 1930’s and the small smoky clubs, refined lounges, and fancy hotel ballrooms of Paris. Hot Club is an ensemble of versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France.

                The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their seven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930’s and the jazz clubs of Paris and the lounges of the Hotel Ritz. Often called Gypsy Jazz, the music of Hot Club has entranced audiences around the globe for over 10 years. Critics have hailed the group’s playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant.” From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, Hot Club of keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

                On Wednesday, Oct. 13, musicians from Hot Club will host a Music and Conversation session at 10 a.m. in H-108 of the McLendon Fine Arts Building. All students and college employees are invited to attend.

                Three other big events are scheduled for the 2004-05 Artist Series. “A Manhattan Cabaret,” by Icarus Musicworks of New York will play the Chipola Theater, Nov. 15. The show was rescheduled from its original Sept. 14 date due to hurricane Ivan.

                "A Trumpeter's Dream" is set for Jan. 18, 2005. Trumpeter Ron Romm and pianist Avis Romm enthrall audiences with selections from Chamber Music, Opera, Orchestra and Musical Theater.

                The Cashore Marionettes bring their internationally-acclaimed art of puppetry to the Chipola stage, Feb. 7, 2005.   The program is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to a succession of stunning classical music.

                The Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, 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 on sale in the college Business Office located in Building L.  Individual event tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and

under.

                For ticket information, call 850-718-2220.                                                                        

 

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September 30, 2004

 

Bob Pforte HELPS Chipola Automotive Program

 

 

                MARIANNA—Bob Pforte Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recently donated a Standard Plus Club Membership to the Chipola College Automotive Technology Program.

                Jamie Streetman director of service at Bob Pforte and an automotive advisory member presented the membership to Chipola Automotive instructor John Gardner.               Gardner said, “Our students and instructors will take full advantage of this valuable resource. Thanks to this donation our students will have access to the same technology that Bob Pforte’s professional technicians utilize on a daily basis.” 

                Standard Plus membership benefits include: technical hotline access, priority status on tech line calls, admission to technical seminars, auto repair news, tech tips, new product information, quality auto service news and promotional items

                “In our profession, technical assistance and collaboration among industry partners is a must due to the technology incorporated into today’s vehicles. The Bob Pforte team and our entire advisory committee provide strong leadership that gives us the edge to continue to deliver first class automotive training,” Gardner said.  

                For information about Chipola’s Automotive program, call 850-718-2306.                                

 

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September 30, 2004

 

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BOB PFORTE HELPS CHIPOLA AUTO PROGRAM—Bob Pforte Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recently donated a Standard Plus Club Membership to the Chipola College Automotive Technology Program. Here, Jamie Streetman (left) director of service at Bob Pforte and an automotive advisory member, presents the membership to Chipola Automotive instructor John Gardner.

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September 30, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

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

                Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors will meet Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24. 

                A CPR class will meet Oct. 12 and 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $42. An IV Therapy certification course will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost  is $121.  A  First Aid class will meet Oct. 26 and 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

                A Traffic School, 4-hour Basic Driving Improvement class will meet each Saturday Oct. 2 through Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $32.

                An Intermediate Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 7 through Oct. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

             Scrapbooking 101:  Fundamentals of Making Memories class will meet Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.  Cost is $37.  Advanced Scrapbooking class will meet Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $37. 

                A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening course) will meet Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training class will meet Jan. 15 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.

                The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment industry, 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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September 30, 2004

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL FASTPITCH SOFTBALL SHOWCASE

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a High School Softball Showcase, Saturday, Oct. 9 at the MERE Complex on State Road 167 in Marianna.

The event is open to current members of high school softball teams. Registration deadline is Oct. 6.

Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix is expecting JUCO and Division I coaches to attend.

Check-in opens at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9.  Skill evaluation for running, hitting, fielding, pitching and catching begins at 10 a.m.  Players should dress in athletic wear and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves, catching equipment, etc.

Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $50.

For information, call coach Hendrix at 850-718-2358, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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September 30, 2004

 

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MITCHELL ADDRESSES CHIPOLA HONORSSharon Mitchell, WINGS Program Coordinator from Panhandle Area Educational Cooperative was the recent guest speaker for the Chipola Honors program. Pictured from left, are: Bonnie Smith, Sophomore Honors Coordinator; Mitchell; and students Kaye Jesson and Meredith Du Rant.

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September 30, 2004

 

CHIPOLA HOSTS LEADERS OF PROMISE CONFERENCE—More than 300 promising area high school students recently attended Chipola’s Fifth annual Leaders of Promise Conference hosted by Phi Theta Kappa. Pictured from left, are: PTK leaders Jamie Williams and Kimberly Garske with HCHS students Kaci Howell, Allison Hausner and Jicole Hanson.
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September 30, 2004

 

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CHIPOLA COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM— Chipola College cosmetology student Jennifer Mercer works with a customer. The program currently has a year-long waiting list to enroll. The one-year program prepares students to earn the certification of Licensed Cosmetologist in Florida. Chipola recently acquired a state-of-the-art pedicure unit and facial room. Students in the program provide all types of hair and beauty services to gain experience. A nominal fee is charged for the services. For an appointment, call 718-2439.

 

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